SHORT AND EASY EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
‘an adventure on the foot of world’s number one Mt. Everest within giant peaks’

Highlights:

“Cultural and scenic adventure within high beautiful Khumbu valley to Everest base camp
Grand scenery on daily walks with views of world highest peaks Everest and Lhotse
Walk into world highest Sagarmatha National Park listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites
Visiting traditional Sherpa villages the highlander tribes of Khumbu and Everest region
Explore Buddhist culture and monasteries of great interest with age-old colorful custom
From green woodland to arid and moonscapes towards remorseless fields of ice and glaciers”

Trip at a Glance:

  • Trekking Mode: On Hotels and Lodge on route treks.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous with touch of high altitude
  • Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid East Himalaya around Khumbu district
  • Hours of Walks: From minimum 4 hrs to maximum of 6 hrs.
  • Maximum altitude: 5,545 m high on top Kalapathar and 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp.
  • People and Culture: Mostly Sherpa tribe with Buddhism religion and culture of Tibetan origin traditions and custom.
  • Trekking Duration:  11 Nights and 12 Days  (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 12 Nights & 13 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Season: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon wet months of July and August March to May wild flower in season bloom with clear morning but can get overcast during late afternoon times. October to January best times for clear views of mountains but can be very cold during morn and night time including shades away from sunlight’s with chances of snow on higher areas.

Introduction:

Everest Base Camp Trekking, an adventure that leads at very foot of world number one peaks within remorseless fields of moraine-ice and glaciers with sweeping panorama of giant peaks that surrounds you on this incredible journey Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you an adventure of lifetime experience with grand memories which lasts forever of this fascinating and mesmerizing journey with exciting time around attractive Sherpa villages interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture as well visiting its old monasteries of great interest in the shade of Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking areas located Nepal North Mid Eastern Himalaya within high Khumbu district providing you with exceptional views including hospitality of Sherpa people the highlanders of Everest region, where the main town and villages are Lukla-Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar including Khunde and Khumjung villages with last permanents Pangboche village.

The other human settlement beyond Pangboche are just temporary places with good lodges to cater the needs of trekkers and adventurer which was originally a summer pasture areas for yaks and other cattle grazing animals.

Starting with scenic and short flight taking a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter) to land at Lukla the gateway Sherpa town to various adventure destinations around high Khumbu and Everest region, where walk begins entering into Sagarmatha National Park. (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma which means Great Mother in both language)

As walk progress past villages and lovely alpine woodland of tall firs-oaks-magnolia-pines and rhododendron trees with views of surrounding peaks, slowly gaining heights on reaching at famous Namche Bazaar above 3,440 m high, an ideal place for rest day with acclimatization before heading towards higher altitude.

From Namche walking towards beautiful Thyangboche Monastery surrounded with green forest with sweeping panorama of high peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peaks, a place with monastery of great interest to visit where you can observe young monks and priest on religious activities in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.

On leaving the green vegetation and tree lines entering into windswept country of arid and barren within arctic zone to reach at our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp after trekking past few overnights stop around Dingboche and Lobuche, gaining tremendous heights with close views of mountains.

At Everest Base Camp standing beneath world highest peaks at mere distance from great Khumbu ice Falls and glaciers, our return journey leads to Lukla with climb up to famous scenic view point on top Kalapathar above 5,545 m high offering spectacular panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at its closest.

After feeling in high spirit with enjoyable and exciting time high above Khumbu valley heading back to Lukla for scenic flight to reach hustle and bustle city life in Kathmandu with fabulous and grand overwhelming adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Optional adventure  Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing

Itinerary

Trip in Detail / Dossier:


  1. Day 1

    On arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff for transfer to hotel.

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu within Thamel, the happening and exciting place of the city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

  2. Day 2

    Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 03 hrs

    Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to Lukla, the door to many adventures around Khumbu region, where walk starts on gradual winding path past several Sherpa farm villages with views of Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru to reach at Phakding, for overnight stop located by the Dudh Kosi Rivers.

  3. Day 3

    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs

    Walk today leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning starts following Dudh Kosi River and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing the last high bridge where few hours climb reaches you at Namche Bazaar facing views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks, Namche Bazaar at an altitude 4,440 m high a perfect spot for rest day to gety acclimatize, which is also a main town / village of Khumbu areas, where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

  4. Day 4

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

    Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

  5. Day 5

    Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs

    Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an good spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon walk heading uphill within lovely cool shade of alpine forest to reach at Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds colorful festival ‘Mani-Rimdu’ monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

  6. Day 6

    Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs

    Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. Other places are temporary settlements with fine lodges to cater the needs of travelers and trekkers, as walk continues heading higher, from here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walking up into a wide glacial valley to Dingboche with spectacular views of island peak, north face of Amadablam, Cholatse and Taboche peaks with Nuptse and Lhotse, a nice scenic spot having many good lodges where rooms faces views of mountains.

  7. Day 7

    Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view points.

    Another rest day to help and support you with proper acclimatization before heading towards our highlight at Everest Base Camp which is above 5,364 m high, Dingboche offers several side walk the nearest hike to Nakarjung hill for best views of surrounding peaks with beautiful Imjatse valley.

  8. Day 8

    Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs

    From Dingboche our route leads closer to Everest as walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around peaks of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodge with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

  9. Day 9

    Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs

    Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep an earlier Everest base camp since 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route further about 4-6 k.m. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

  10. Day 10

    Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche -05hrs

    Morning climb to scenic hill top at Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley and then with short climb to a ridge with long descend to Pangboche village for overnight stop.

  11. Day 11

    Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs

    Walk on same route with descend to Imjatse River and then climb to Thyangboche Monastery back into green vegetation and tree lines, with time here with scenic views, head downhill to Phunki Tenga and climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma for overnight stop, which is on route Namche, a pleasant spot facing views of Everest-Ama Dablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal). After a lovely walk with superb views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice pleasant on a wide trail brings you back at Namche Bazaar for overnight halt before Lukla, with time to browse around its stores and shops.

  12. Day 12

    Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs

    Morning with last day trek of this marvelous adventure leads on same scenic trail to Phakding on following Dudh Kosi River downstream, from here a pleasant walk with few short ups and down to Choplung village, where an hour climb brings you back at Lukla for lunch and overnight stop. In Lukla celebrate last night dinner among fellow trekkers, guides and porters after a fantastic time on Everest base camp trekking.

  13. Day 13

    Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.

    Morning transfer to Luka airport named Tenzing-Hillary a tribute to late legendry mountaineers who conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953. As per the flight time board in the aircraft for scenic 35 minutes flight to reach hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Cost & Dates

Cost Includes

  • All transportation to and from the airport / hotels as per the itinerary
  • Twin sharing accommodation in hotels at Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.(for single supplement / rooms at extra cost)
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Management Systems) and National Park permits fees.
  • Domestic Airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Includes one group dinner either on arrival as welcome or farewell dinner.
  • Half day sightseeing tour accompanied by expert guides as per the itinerary.
  • Full board trekking with accommodation-B-L-D on twin sharing basis (for single supplement / rooms at extra cost where available)
  • Wages-transportation-insurance, warm gear for staff-porters and guides with meals allowance.

Price Doesn't Include

  • International Air Fare – Personal Travel / Medical Insurance\
  • Expenses of personal nature meals in Kathmandu and gratitude for staff-guides-porters, soft and hard drinks, laundry services, and other meals and snacks, extra drinks.
  • Personal belonging, trekking gears sleeping bags, down jackets and duffel / kit bags.
  • Personal Medical kits and Emergency evacuation by any means of transport or Helicopter.
  • Early return from the trek due to personal / medical problem where cost of the trip will not be entertained as company norms and regulations, however company can provide a letter to claim from you valid insurance company.

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Khumbu

Area around Khumbu: Khumbu and Everest region from Lukla onward protected by Sagarmatha National Park with an areas of 1,148 sq, kms (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa of Tibetan origin calls as Chomolungma both names means Great Mother). Sagarmatha one of the world highest national parks added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. the park covers world’s three highest mountains Mt. Everest-Mt. Lhotse and Cho-Oyu with other high 7,000 m and below 6,000 meters. The main villages and towns are Lukla-Ghat-Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar, Khunde and Khumjung, Thame in the west with last permanent Pangboche village beyond are temporary settlement to cater the needs of the trekkers and travelers on route Everest Base Camp. We run and organize Everest Base Camp nearly all months of the year, except the monsoon wet times from mid June to mid September when the areas will be overcast with not much view to enjoy, but it will be very green with lush vegetation in the rainy months of July and August.

Communication

Communications:   Nearly all standard and deluxe lodges and resorts do have access to Sat Phone-ISD or STD, most of the high areas and villages can pick up the local networks, except around deep valley and gorges for some days. Communication will be not much of a problem where you can have facilities with local Cell-Phone network as well with Sat-Phone and other means of gadgets for communications.

Weather

Best Seasons: Nearly all seasons fine for the trek to Everest Base Camp except the monsoon period, the very best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in bloom which adds extra color and brightens the day with blooming flowers with riots of colors that makes the hills and valley lively with contrast to white snow capped peaks. During these months morning till mid afternoon will be mostly clear for the views and as well for walking, can get cloudy during afternoon times with wind, adding chill factors to normal day temperatures. Day time of average 15-20 degree Celsius in the sunlight with minimum of -0 to -05 degree Celsius away from the sunlight as well in the morning and night times without adding the wind chill factor and depends upon the altitude as well. Mid September to November the best months for views when it is clear all through the day time but can be cold from late afternoon till early morning before sun enters the areas at designated places of trekking. December to February another clear months, but unpredictable sometimes nearly all days are fine with sunlight with cold temperatures and wind chill, chances of snow during these months which will add more adventure on the walk to Everest Base Camp and around high Khumbu valley. What to expect: Everest areas populated by Highlanders of Himalaya the Sherpa people, a mountain tribe interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture, migrated from East Tibet as the name Sher means East and Pa as people, the eastern people of Tibet who migrated to Nepal hills and mountainous region mainly around Solu-Khumbu and Rolwaling areas within Mid Eastern Himalaya as early 15th Century AD. Since then Sherpa have become one of the most prominent tribe of Mid East high Mountain region, in early days were cattle – Yak herders and breeders with some trade with Tibet across the border of Nangpa-la pass close to Thame village. Due to mass flow of trekkers and mountaineers since 1953 and onward Sherpa has become the pioneer mountain guides and climbers as main profession, the area around Khumbu at present totally depends upon tourism for the economy. Sherpa practice Tibetan Buddhism with many important and impressive monasteries known as Gompa are found nearly in all villages and towns run and managed by village community as well be head priest known as ‘Rinpoche’ the enlightened one. On treks one can witness series of prayer walls and spinning large bells close to the village called Mani with Tibetan inscriptions of prayer.

Lodge & Food

Lodge and Food on the Treks:   All Lodges-Hotels and Resorts run and managed by local Nepalese and Sherpa people with warm friendly smiles and hospitalities, where you can find rooms facing views of dramatic landscapes and snow capped mountains, with warm and cozy spacious rooms and rest rooms with sitting toilet seats and hot / cold showers. But remember as you trekking in world highest region around remote Himalayan destinations, where sometimes attached toilets and rest rooms are not available higher up due to cold weather and terrain conditions, but provides you with outside toilets which is safe and best for the needs. Meals as per the menu with continental-Chinese-Indian-Nepalese to Tibetan / Sherpa cuisines vegetables and meats items sometimes as per the season wise, but all food provided will to your expectations on this high country where you can find fresh bakeries as well in some places on the treks.

Equipment & Clothing:

Trekking Equipment List to Bring from home or rent and purchase in Kathmandu: Equipment & Clothing: Well fitting, comfortable boots / shoes are to be preferred over training shoes and clothing will be required, for strong hot sun on drive through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night in the higher region. Shorts, skirt or lightweight trousers are ideal in the heat of the day along with T-shirt, long sleeved cotton shirts and sun hat. During evening and at higher altitudes warmers clothing required.

  • FIBER PILE JACKETS
  • SHORTS OR SKIRTS (for ladies)
  • LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS
  • BREECHES /TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS
  • DUVET / DOWN JACKETS: (Down feathers or synthetic (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)
  • WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS: (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)
  • WATERPROOFS: Jacket and trousers
  • SUN HATS, SCARF : Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun and dust
  • SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
  • SUN SCREEN CREAM : High protection factor [20 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream due to thin air the U/V is stronger in the sun.
  • LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN: Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
  • WATER BOTTLE: 1 litre metal to keep warm while at night time and for drinking purpose.
  • TOILET ITEMS
  • HEAD TORCHES: Petzel (recommended) -spare batteries and bulbs
  • SEWING KIT
  • SMALL KNIFE : Swiss army style - has many uses
  • NOTEBOOK/DIARY/PENS
  • SMALL PADLOCK : Useful for locking your kit / duffel bag
  • MONEY BELTS
  • SLEEPING BAGS / DOWN JACKETS (which can be hired and purchase in Kathmandu at reasonable cost, if it is too much to carry from home.

OPTIONAL

  • THERMAREST: Or similar self-inflating mattress, gives decadent luxury
  • CAMERA GEAR
  • WALKING STICKS / POLES:  Useful crossing rivers and in snow and ice areas.

FAQ


  1. Q.1

    How do I book your trips?

    Can be done easily just give us a call and let us know through our E-Mail and other useful method at you own convenience, select the trips for our wide range of listed programs. Booking should be made within minimum of 4 weeks before treks departure dates. For private family-school / collage groups or individual groups seeking special tailor made programs can be done in short frame of time minimum 2 week ahead.

  2. Q.2

    Which time of the season best for Himalayan this treks?

    Around Nepal Himalaya we run and organize treks and tours nearly all seasons depends upon the areas of trekking destination from soft-moderate to adventurous treks. Nepal has 4 main seasons ' spring, summer includes monsoon (wet months) with autumn or fall & winter. For major treks best from March to June and September to November for moderate short treks all season except July to mid September (wet monsoon months)

  3. Q.3

    How tough is Everest Base Camp Trek and what to expect?

    Everest Base Camp trek can be done with some variations and options the shortest way is taking a flight to Lukla and start trekking with few hour drive to starting point of walks and then ending back at Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu. Walk of moderate grade with ups and down hills trails as well adventurous due to high altitude walks with grand views of peaks on daily walks. Encountering many Sherpa people of Mongolian features and origin within high hills with farm villages exploring interesting places as walk leads around nice farm terraces and fields, a great place to be as walk leads into lovely forested areas, with chances of spotting some mountain wild-life as well. It all depends upon the trek that you choose, on Everest Base Camp trekking of moderate to adventurous walks, any normal and fit people can join on this trek, as long you take it slow and steady with rest in between. Walking minimum 4 hours and with some days of more than 6 hours leading you ups and down with some gradual path.

  4. Q.4

    What are the measures and arrangement if a person gets very sick on trekking?

    On every trek we carry full stocked medical kits, most visitors are unaware of some medical problem in developing countries with hygiene and sanitation. Our guide and staff are well and fully trained with several Medical Course and First Aid, If some serious medical problem arises, our guides has full capacity to deal with the situation acting immediately and evacuating sick victims to a nearest health post or hospitals. On serious cases and accident of emergency where evacuation requires we transport the victims on helicopter to Kathmandu or to nearest towns and cities having good medical facilities.

  5. Q.5

    Are there any telephone and other good communication on treks including cell phones?

    Since last few decades of time where most of the rural villages do have proper communication wither by cell- phone (mobile) or STD / ISTD, our guides will be in touch with the head office through his cell-phone. Sometimes Cell-Phone and Sat Phone do works and don'ts as Nepal a hilly and mountainous country with deep gorge and valley, where cell phone works on high hills, and might not when in deep gorge hidden by hills and mountains. Chances of working cell-phone are most positive you can try using local popular SiM card.

  6. Q.6

    On trek how cold can it gets?

    April- May - June to September are much warm even above 2,500 m the temperature drop up to below minimum minus -0 to -05 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however mid morning and afternoon are pleasant with some sunshine.

  7. Q.7

    How long is the walk each day?

    Depending on the trekking itinerary chosen with average hours of 4 to 5 hours normally, but on longer adventure treks, can extend 7 to 8 hrs specially on crossing high passes.

  8. Q.8

    What are the limits in age-group on this trek?

    No limit on age groups in most of our leisure and moderate, where any people with sound physical / medical health can join in our treks and tours. Joining in this trip maximum of 70 years of age should book and one must be physical fit and in sound medical health. We need medical reports from your doctors mentioning that one is fit for longer hard adventurous treks. On treks less than a week to 10 days child of minimum 4 to 5 yrs can join accompanied by parents where extra porters / staff will be needed to take care of the infants.

  9. Q.9

    Will I be safe from theft and robbery on trekking?

    Nepal, a friendly country with warm hospitality of Nepalese where all world-wide travelers received with warm cheerful smile. Most of your valuables and items are safe to carry, as Nepal has few theft and robbery cases within local towns and cities only, not a major crime like in other parts of the world. As always where you travel, especially backpackers traveling alone without guides have encountered this situation rarely. Using good companies with expert and good guides where you will be always safe from such situations, facing very minimum regarding this type of cases theft and robbery

  10. Q.10

    Are there any medical facilities and hospitals on Everest areas?

    On treks which involves walking in remote areas, where hospitals and medical care is very minimum, but some villages has health post with simple and basic medical treatment. Towns and cities do have good medical facilities on trek for severe and emergency situations our guide will contact the head office for immediate medical evacuation by other means of transport with helicopter service for quick recovery. For quick and immediate evacuation one should obtain medical insurance policy to cover all medical, travel and Heli evacuation when required in such situations.