Everest Base Camp Trek Mt Everest, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

Mt Everest, Nepal

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15 days
2019

Sun, Sep 29

Sun, Oct 13

€1,459

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Overview

Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.

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Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Kathmandu/Phakding
Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Meet the Sherpas and begin the trek to Phakding. The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other. The flight is on a small Dornier / Twin Otter flight and flight duration is generally around 25 – 30 minutes. Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!
Day 3Phakding/Namche Bazaar
Hike to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek. An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Day 4Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Day 5Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Day 6Thyāngboche/Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize.
Day 7Dingboche
Today is an acclimatization day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Day 8Dingboche/Lobuche
Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Day 9Everest Base Camp
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Day 10Gorak Shep/Pheriche
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.
Day 11Pheriche/Kyangjuma
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Kyangjuma.
Day 12Kyangjuma/Monjo
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
Day 13Monjo/Lukla
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Day 14Lukla/Kathmandu
Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
Day 15Kathmandu
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), teahouse lodges (12 nts).

What's Included

English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek. Porters included on the trek. Trekking to Everest Base Camp. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

No meals included

What to Take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water-proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 10 Kg/22lbs per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Kathmandu/Phakding
Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Meet the Sherpas and begin the trek to Phakding. The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other. The flight is on a small Dornier / Twin Otter flight and flight duration is generally around 25 – 30 minutes. Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!
Day 3Phakding/Namche Bazaar
Hike to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek. An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Day 4Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.
Day 5Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.
Day 6Thyāngboche/Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize.
Day 7Dingboche
Today is an acclimatization day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Day 8Dingboche/Lobuche
Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Day 9Everest Base Camp
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Day 10Gorak Shep/Pheriche
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.
Day 11Pheriche/Kyangjuma
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Kyangjuma.
Day 12Kyangjuma/Monjo
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
Day 13Monjo/Lukla
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Day 14Lukla/Kathmandu
Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
Day 15Kathmandu
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), teahouse lodges (12 nts).

What's Included

English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek. Porters included on the trek. Trekking to Everest Base Camp. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

No meals included

What to Take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water-proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 10 Kg/22lbs per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.
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15 days
2019

Sun, Sep 29

Sun, Oct 13

€1,459

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