Everest Base Camp Trek – a stimulating, nerve shaking, spiritual and inspiring journey to the top of the world!
Take a break from your life’s topsy turvy and hear the call from the quaint mountains because it’s a sacred place where peace resides. As we turn the pages of history, we can see how sages made their way to the tranquil mountains to find the peace and harmony. The nerve shaking experience in those towering giant mountains is wild and strenuous; yet the wilderness that these lofty mountains possess is a necessity!
Everest Base Camp Trek is an accomplishment, a trophy, a lifetime achievement! Imagine yourself on the top of the world, standing so close to the towering mountains of Everest region that stands tall one after other. The jaw dropping views of the highest peaks namely, Kwangde, Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku that unfolds before our eyes is a blessing. The impressive view of Everest that rises behind Lhotse and Nuptse peak is a dream comes true.
We begin our trekking experience with a flight to Lukla. After a fascinating 30 minute flight above the fascinating green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. The flight to Lukla is an adventurous experience in itself with lush landscape below and the white glittering mountains parallel to us!
Upon arrival, we start our trek through the flourishing village of Lukla. We descend to the Dudh Koshi River and follow the river to join the main trail to Namche. We cross a long suspension bridge and walk through the well paved paths and steps to the village of Phakding. We cross suspension bridges and pass few settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo to the entrance of Everest region i.e. Sagarmatha National Park. We pass Jorsale and head to Namche Bazaar, a main trading centre of this region and a gateway to Mt. Everest.
Our trail climbs up through the forests and narrow busy paths along the villages. We hike to Syangboche Airport and continue our climb to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Tawache. The spectacular view of the towering mountains with a sip of tea at the Everest view Hotel is an overwhelming experience.
From Namche, we follow a smooth trail with few ups and downs through the pine forests to Tengboche. We cross the prayer flags adorned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and pay of visit to Tengboche monastery, a popular spiritual centre of Khumbu. Tengboche is an outstanding place for the close up views of Mt Amadablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest.
We continue our journey to Dingboche; pass several chortens, Mani walls and small villages with an appealing close-up view of Mt Amadablam. We hike to Nagerjun and cherish the close and spectacular views of all the towering mountains in the Everest region. We pass the quaint stone-wall villages, mountain goats, jabbering snow cocks, and immense woolly yaks with slow, pensive gazes to Lobuche and continue to Gorekshep through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The 360 degree vista of snowy mountains and the glimpse of Kalapatthar, a grey-green cliff beneath Mt. Pumori are absolutely amazing.
We take the trail through the Gorekshep Lake and continue to Everest Base Camp, our ultimate destination. We then hike up to Kalapatthar and witness the surise/sunset into the peaks of the mountains, particularly- Mt. Everest. The jaw dropping views of the highest peaks as we ascend up to Kalapatthar are fascinating.
After conquering the top and beholding such an amazing experience, we make our way back to Lukla through the same path.
Nepal Hiking Team takes you to the top of the world with due care and make your travel memorable and stress free. Our well experienced and friendly guide will escort you throughout the journey and provide you service of exceptional quality. We are the best because we care!
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks.
Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Dingboche, 6 hours
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.
After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration : 7 hours
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 15: Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 16: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing.
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Upon your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will receive a warm welcome from our airport representative who will assist you to the hotel for check in. Before commencing the trek, we will review your itinerary and introduce you with our guides. We also help you with the final preparation to start our journey.
You will be transferred to a three star hotel in Kathmandu for check in where you will be spending 4 nights Inc. pre trek and post trek. Comfortable deluxe rooms are available in the hotel and breakfast is included in the accommodation service in Kathmandu. During the trek, we provide you with best lodges/guesthouses on a twin sharing basis. Private bathrooms with hot shower are normally available at Phakding, Lukla and Namche.
As we go up from Namche, guesthouses available are basic where you should share rooms and toilets. If you are in group, you will share the room with the group member of same gender. Generally, single room is not available. We may arrange it as per your preference but you will have to pay supplement amount for it.
Meals and Drinking Water
We ensure you with the quality and quantity (breakfast, lunch, dinner) of food in the guesthouses during the trek. We will stop in the guesthouse chosen by us. The guide will help you select the menu. You will get delicious food as much as you want but due to the extreme location, only seasonal vegetables are available. Soup, noodles, rice and seasonal vegetables are easily available in these areas. You generally get bread, eggs and cereals for breakfast. Biscuits, soft drinks and chocolates are available at various stores for snacks. In some areas, you may also find fresh fruits.
You can buy mineral water at the lodges or ask to fill your bottle with boiled water at the guesthouses or lodge.
You can obtain a Nepal entry visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport itself. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD 40. Similarly, 90 days multiple entry tourist visas can be obtained for USD 100. Do not forget to bring 2 passport size photos with you.
Iinternational flight accessibility to Nepal
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. Best connecting flight from Europe to Kathmandu are Silk Air via Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha, Thai Airways via Bangkok and Dragon Air via Hongkong. Similarly, from USA, we have North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal Airlines (RA) to Kathmandu.
From Australia, we have Silk Air and Dragon Air that connects directly to Kathmandu or fly by Quantas to Bangkok and connect with Thai Airways to Kathmandu.
Airport tax: Airport tax is not applicable for both domestic and international flight.
Your luggage must be declared and cleared through the customs of the port of entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. The duty on articles brought by the visitor varies according to the volume and value of the goods. A tourist may bring dutiable goods like tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed limit free of duty. Carrying narcotic, arms, ammunition are strictly prohibited.
Tourists are required to fill up disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.
The passengers who arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying any dutiable articles, you will have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Visitors are allowed to bring some items to Nepal free of duty too. You can bring cigarettes (200)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring the following articles free of duty on a condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.
It is strictly prohibited to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts). They are valued for culture and religious reasons. So, do not purchase such items. They are Nepals cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology at Ram shah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country.
Currency and Foreign Exchange
At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters where you can exchange your currency. We advise you to exchange the currency only through banks and authorized foreign exchange centre. Daily foreign rates are determined by Nepal Rastra bank. The exchange rates are published on daily newspaper or the bank’s official site www.nrb.org.np.
The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. 1 Rupee = 100 paisa.
Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 500, 1000.
We strongly advise you to have travel insurance while traveling to Nepal. You should leave a copy of your insurance while you are away on tour.
High Altitude sickness:
One can suffer from mild to serious symptoms of high altitude sickness along their trek trial which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Major initial symptoms of high altitude sickness are Nausea, vomiting , loss of appetite, insomnia, persistent headache, dizziness, light headedness, confusion, disorientation, drunken gait, weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs, slight swelling of hands and face, difficulty in breathing, reduced urine output.
Generally, the symptoms may appear at an altitude above 300 meters. When we ascend in the mountain, air pressure becomes thin and consequently the amount of available oxygen falls. So, we recommend you to take adequate time acclimatizing in the mountain atmosphere. Intake of plenty of water and liquid in regular basis is very essential to minimize AMS effect.
Our team will have the medication box in case necessary. While you trek in the Himalayas, we suggest you to halt the trek rest at the guesthouse. If the symptoms are serious, it becomes necessary to descend to the lower altitude. In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted to Kathmandu city for further treatment.
Find the list of the recommended equipment here on our website: https://www.nepalhikingteam.com/uploads/equipments.pdf
To secure your booking, we require that you need to complete a BOOKING FORM and submit a copy of a current passport. In addition we also require a 20% deposit to guarantee your place; this enables us to make advance arrangements on your behalf. Deposits can be made via Bank transfer or by credit card. The remaining 80% of the booking fees can be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
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Just came back from an amazing and once in a lifetime trek to EBC with Nepal Hiking Team! As a solo traveler in her 20's I always felt taken care of and in safe hands upon arrival to Kathmandu all the way through my return to the airport.
Ganga was always very prompt and professional with my questions before my departure and very helpful and hospitable while in Kathmandu. I loved the fact that our hotel in Kathmandu was a quick walk way from the famous Thamel shopping area!
Deepak was my guide on the trek and I couldn't have imagined anyone else better for me! He was very fun, cracked jokes, and always tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. But, more importantly, he ALWYAS made sure I was feeling well and taken care of on the mountain. Always asking how I felt during and after the days trek to make sure I wasn't in any medical danger. When I did get quite ill from the altitude Deepak had medication to help me.
I had a great experience with NHT and would book with them on my next travels to Nepal!
Big thanks to Nepal Hiking Team for excellent organization of my trip! In March 2015 my dream has been realized – I visited The Roof of the World in one of the best place: Everest Base Camp. Our group was very small: two tourists only. Guide and porter were very friendly and helpful. During the trek we had very good accommodations; almost all lodges had private toilet, and 4 lodges had hot shower! Very good choice of free meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek; I tried many, many different dishes, including local traditional ones, which are so delicious! No any delay during the trek, as well as, on transfer to/from airports (Kathmandu and Lukla).
Highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team as very good trekking agency with lower prices and excellent quality of its job!