Everest Base Camp

The journey through the Sherpa homelands to the base of the Everest and the shining spires of the Khumbu ice fall thoroughly deserves its moniker of one the world’s greatest treks. Not to be undertaken lightly this trek rewards with incredible scenery, rich and diverse cultural landscapes and the Everest or Sagarmartha Mother Goddess of the Earth herself.

This is an exhilarating trek: most trek days are 5-6 hours long and sometimes 7-8 hours; we have steady gains in altitude, carefully paced to allow us to acclimatize; the paths and tracks are a mix of wide, relatively even and well marked main trails to some more alpine style footpaths on the higher hills. The trekking is sustained with rest days built in to allow acclimatization.

Days

Program

Accommodation

Meals

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 2

HD sightseeing in Kathmandu. Drive to Mulkot, Ramechap (3 hrs)

Hotel in Mulkot

B L D

Day 3

Drive to Ramechap airport (1 hour). Fly to Lukla (2,850m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 4

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) approx 5 hrs

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 5

Acclimatization day Namche

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 6

Trek Namche to Tengboche (3870 m) approx 5-6 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 7

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m) approx. 5 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 8

Acclimatization day Dingboche (4410 m)  

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4910m) approx 6 hours

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep, and continue on to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) approx 8 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 11

Ascent of Kala Pathar (5140m) and descend to Pheriche (4626m) approx 8-9 hrs

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 12

Trek Pheriche to Namche (3,440 m) approx 6-7 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 13

Trek Namche (3,440 m) to Lukla (2,850m). Approx 5-6 hrs.

Local Lodge

B L D

Day 14

Fly Lukla to Ramechap. Drive to Kathmandu (4 hours).

Hotel in Kathmandu

B

Day 15

Free day in Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu

B

Day 16

Final Departure

 

B

Meals: None

Welcome to Nepal!

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from Yeti Adventure will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have half day at leisure in Kathmandu. Afternoon, you will be transferred to Mulkot. The drive from Kathmandu to Mulkot is approx 3 hours. Once, in Mulkot, Check in at the hotel. Note: - The accommodation in Mulkot will be tourist standard with facilities of clean, comfortable rooms with facilities of air condition, attached bathrooms etc. in the room.

Overnight at Hotel in Mulkot

Meals:  Lunch & Dinner

Depending upon your flight time to Lukla, you will be transferred to Ramechap airport (3 hours). Once in airport, you will board the plane for a spectacular 20-minute flight to Lukla. Sit on the left-hand side of the plane for the best views. Upon arrival meet the trekking crew and start our walk to Phakding.

 

Descend through the rhododendrons forest with views of the valley to our right. Dudh Koshi river approaches as we pass a mani wall and arrive at Ghat. We follow the Dudh Khosi river to Phakding. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice an impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind.

 

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start our walk to Namche. The walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.

 

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, turning away from the main Everest trail we head out past Namche’s gompa to join a high alpine trail contouring Nepali flat style along and gently up through pine forest and  meadows to the hamlet of Thamo. This trail forms part of the entry route to Tibet, which passes near the 8,012-metre peak of Cho Oyu, first climbed in 1954. It is also the historical route that the Sherpa’s migrated from eastern Tibet 800 years ago. Thamo is also the home Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds the record for scaling Mt Everest ten times without oxygen.

After lunch at Thamo, we retrace our step back to Namche.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche. The trek has a few ups and downs with magnificent views of the great Himalayas. We enjoy the hike until we stop and relax for lunch. After lunch we start walking through the pine forest for about 2 more hours to reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam which has the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.

Overnight at Lodge lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A very different from the previous day we are now on the wide rounded slopes of the lower valley gently ascending to Orsho before crossing the river and a final up to the vibrant village of Dingboche and our lodge.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

To help our adjustment to the ever increasing altitude we spend two nights at the same sleep height. So today is free for a morning walk up the Imja khola valley towards Chukkung and the glittering folds of glacier visible opposite.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we climb up past the chortens on the ridge above and take a gently rising path on the fell side above the main valley toward the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Thugla for lunch then press on for a short but steep climb to attain the side of the glacier. From here it’s a flat-ish couple of hours to Lobuche.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we climb up past the chortens on the ridge above and take a gently rising path on the fell side above the main valley toward the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Thugla for lunch then press on for a short but steep climb to attain the side of the glacier. From here it’s a flat-ish couple of hours to Lobuche.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning ascent of Kala Patar (5140m) to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. Later, descend to Pheriche. We have a cheeky climb up to the glacier side, then start to head down to Lobuche, down again to Thugla and then the final walk down the valley to our lodge for the night at Pheriche.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail follows the Imja River again all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. It is a relaxing hike back and the sight of the landscape and the Himalayas can be enjoyed pleasantly. The villages are also lively with people and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. 

Continue our walk to Lukla with some downhill walk and brief ascents too. We further enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributaries, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla.

Overnight at Local lodge

Meals:  Breakfast

Today, you fly back to Ramechap airport. Once in Ramechap airport, meet your vehicle and you are transferred back to your hotel in Kathmandu (4 hours) where you can enjoy a day of rest and relaxation.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Meals:  Breakfast

Today you have a free day to explore on your own or relax at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Meals:  Breakfast

Drive to the airport for your flight back home.

PRICE:- US$ 1,755.00 PER PERSON. (minimum 2 pax travelling together)

INCLUDED IN THE COSTS ARE:

·     03 night’s accommodation at local 3 star hotel in Kathmandu sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.

·     01 night’s accommodation at tourist standard local lodge sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.

·     11 Nights accommodation in local lodges sharing twin room on full board basis (food only) (Note: We will provide the best available Local Lodges in Everest region based on the room availability. please also expect that some of local lodges in higher elevation may not have attached bathrooms here. Hence, clients will have to adjust on common bathrooms as well. However, we will try our best to allocate the rooms with attached bathroom wherever available).

·     12 days Trek is accompanied by a basic local English speaking sirdar and required porters ((Note: - one porter will carry a maximum weight of 24kgs, 1 porter for every 2 guests and 1 sherpa will accompany every 4 guests). Includes all meals, accommodation, allowance, Kathmandu / Lukla/ Kathmandu airfare of 1 Sirdar & insurance of sirdar and porter & porter equipment.

·     Airfare Ramechap – Lukla – Ramechap

·     All necessary permits for Everest

·     Pick up/drop transfer from hotel in kathmandu to Domestic airport by private vehicle.

·     Surface transfer to/from Kathmandu / Ramechap.

·     Loan of sleeping bag, duffel bags and trekking poles.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COSTS ARE:

·     International airfares

·     Nepal visa fee

·     Any beverages, including Tea, mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc, unless otherwise specified.

·     Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.

·     The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice

·     Helicopter Rescue, Evacuation & Insurance

·     Sightseeing, dinner transfers, entrance fees in Kathmandu

·     Cost of Showers during trekking

·     Tips to staffs

·     Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion

·     Gamow Bags, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc

·     Internet & Battery Charge

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