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    Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 days

    After leading several Himalayan expeditions myself, including the first American ascent of Annapurna I, I can attest to Chandra’s outstanding qualities as leader and organizer. He is an especially good guide for student groups. I first met Chandra when my daughter attended 8th grade at the Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, and he was the guide selected by the expat community to lead the 8th  grade students on a week-long “Explore Nepal” trek.  The students and parents really appreciated Chandran’s thoughtful planning and leadership.
    In the last twenty years, I've enjoyed a dozen diverse adventures in Nepal with Chandra.  He always provides great food, gear, and guides as well as personalized itineraries and attention for individual travelers and small and large groups. His company is a good choice for any individual, school, group or family that wants to enjoy their own trek with a personal itinerary at a relatively low cost.
    If you might like a Nepal adventure customized to your interests, abilities, and schedule,  you can learn more at at  Himalayan Icefall Trekking or contact Chandra at himtrekzone@gmail.com.
     

    Ms. Arlene Blum PhD, Biophysical Chemist, Author, and Mountaineer

    UC Berkeley, United States

     

    Mount Everest Base camp (5364 meters) is the most unique and one and only memorable trekking experience that every hikers, climbers, and trekker should do at least for once in a lifetime. Mount Everest Base camp trekking is considered the holiest place for every Trekker in the world. Everest Base camp Trekking is compared with the Mecca, Jerusalem, Pashupatinath, and Lumbini for every trekkers and nature lovers around the world.
    Everest base camp lies within the Sagarmatha national park and these both lies within the Everest region. Since it lies within Sagarmatha National Park, the Everest region is rich in flora and fauna. The main inhabitant of the Everest region is the Sherpa communities, there main source of income is through Tourism. Everest region is home to not only the supreme Mount Everest (8848m), it is also home to other highest mountains and peaks, including Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Nuptse (7861m), Mount Makalu (8485m), Amadablam (6812m), Island Peak (6160m), Mera peak (6470m), Lobuche (6119m) and several others. Everest region is also best known for Mountaineering and Peak climbing, because of availability of best and beautiful and highest mountains. Besides Everest base camp Trekking can be best understood as following:


    Accessibility:
    Mount Everest base camp is located in the North Eastern part of Nepal and can be accessed in two ways.

    a) Everest base camp can be reached either by flying up to the Lukla Airport from Kathmandu, not to forget that this Airport is considered as world's one of the Dangerous Airport and this adds extra Adventure on the Everest base camp trekking, however, due to advancement in technology and improved Aircraft it is less dangerous nowadays.

    b) The other way to access Everest base camp trekking is through the traditional route that starts from Jiri, this is the small town and it needs 6-7 hours' drive from Kathmandu to reach Jiri from where the trek to Everest base camp can be embarked, which additionally requires longer duration, however this is one of the best way if time and wish favors the trekkers.

    Accommodation:

    There are numerous Tea houses, lodge, and hotels in Everest region, one can get even luxury hotels around Lukla and Namche, whereas more you climb up, lesser the hotel but can find adequate tea house accommodations in every point. Generally trekking in Everest region is Tea house, except around the most Remote parts.
     
    Amenities

    * There are Banks, Restaurants, Public Toilets, Communication services including Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity, Drinking water, Trekkers information desk in and around Lukla and Namche, whereas more high you trek lesser chances you get adequate Amenities.

    Attractions
    Mountains and Peaks:


    * Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Mount Makalu (8485m), Amadablam (6812m), Island Peak (6160m), Mera peak (6470m), Lobuche (6119m), Gyachung kang (7952m), Pumari (7161m) and several others.

    Flora:

    * Rhododendron forest, Birch, Juniper, Bamboo, Pine, firs, Hemlock, Lichens, mosses.

    Fauna:

    * Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, Langur monkeys, Wolves, Yak.

    Besides these attractions, one can also see amazing landscapes, several unnamed snowcapped peaks, Glaciers, Glacials, Ice lakes, and most importantly the nice hospitality of the Nepalese people.
    The best time to trek Everest base camp trekking is during the month of March, April, May and September, October and November. The maximum elevation during the Everest base camp trekking is 5644 at the Kalapatthar, Proper acclimatization during the trek is the most essential factor during the trekking.

     

    Trip Hightlight


    Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary (14N/15D)

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
    Day 02: Kathmandu full day city Tour.
    Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m)
    Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3900m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4380m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) (4-5 hours)
    Day 09: Trek Lobuche To Gorakshep (5170m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back To Gorakshep: 7 - 8 Hours
    Day 10:  Trek Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5550m) then return to Pangboche (4100m) (7-8 hours)
    Day 11: Trek Pangboche Khumjung (3780m) (7-8 hours)
    Day 12: Trek Khumjung to Phakding (2610 m) (5-6 hours)
    Day 13: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2840m) (3-4 hours)
    Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (25-30 minutes)
    Day 15: International Departure.

     
     
    EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING ITINERARY (14 NIGHTS/15 DAYS)

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
    Arrivals at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, Then welcome by our office representative and transfer to the respective hotel. After checking in to the hotel, meet our experienced trekking guide then detail briefing about the Trekking. Trekking permit collection as well as other required documents for the trekking. Finally, settle down all the payment procedures.

    Day 02: Kathmandu full day city Tour.
    After the morning breakfast, briefing about the Kathmandu full day city sightseeing. i.e Swoyambhunath, it is one of the holiest pilgrims for Buddhist and Hindus, and it is located at the hilltop in the Kathmandu also popularly known as the monkey temple.  
    Then after we drive to Bouddhanath stupa, which is also the main important shrine for Buddhist around the world. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical Stupa of Nepal and one of the largest Stupa in the world. Then finally we drive for Pashupatinath.
    Pashupatinath is located nearby Bouddhanth, this temple is one of the major important sacred pilgrim site for the Hindus around the world. And not to forget all above three shrines are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site. Finally drive back to the hotel, then have some rest, prepare for trekking which starts from tomorrow. Overnight.


                                               (Pashupatinath Temple)


    Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Early morning drive to Kathmandu domestic Airport then fly to Lukla, this will take around 25-30 minutes. After Landing at Lukla Airport, we Trek to Phakding. The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with a mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours, we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight.


                                      (Lukla Airport)



                                    (Phakding Village)

    Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (6-7 hours)
    After breakfast trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar, An easy walk today to Monjo will take you through the pine trees and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. You will pass through the checkpoint before reaching Monjo where the officials check your permits. All trekkers to this region require TIMS cards and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee. After Lunch at Monjo we will head towards Namche . After one hrs walk you will cross the bridge in over Dudhkoshi River and start climbing to Namche. Stay at hotel and lodge.



    Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m)
    This day is for acclimatizing. During the day you can visit Syangboche (3-4 hours) two ways. You can make your days more effective by viewing Mount Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku. Stay overnight at Namche.

    Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3900m) (6-7 hours)
    Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It lies within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki tenga will be easy, but afterward ascending will become relatively harder. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the monastery shows us a divine universe built under the same range. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. Stay overnight at Tengboche.



    Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4380m) (6-7 hours)
    With a magnificent view of a rhododendron forest followed by a bridge over the raging Imja khola (River), we ascend towards Dingboche. We’ll pass the valley wall and then the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of the Sherpa in the region. It is a great opportunity to have a lunch with the Sherpa locals. Stay overnight at Dingboche.



    Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) (4-5 hours)
    After breakfast we will trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, from here on forth, the trek will be gradually more challenging due to the increase in altitude. By trekking steep to the top of a high hill, we will be passing Dughla (Thukla). The company of the Himalayas will be on all sides of our trek. After crossing Dughla, the trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing great peaks. Stay overnight at Lobuche.



    Day 09: Trek Lobuche To Gorakshep (5170m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back To Gorakshep: 7 - 8 Hours
    After Breakfast trek to Everest base camp via Gorakhshep, this will take around 7-8 hours. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is of 4.5 km and will take approximately 2 hours to reach. From Gorakshep, It is approximately 3.4km to the Base Camp and approximetly two and half hours are required to reach Everest base camp from Gorakshep. As we walk for the base camp we can see many Buddhist prayer flags that mark the spot, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. Excursions around the Everest base camp then return back to Gorakshep. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.


                               (Gorakshep)



                            (Everest Base Camp)

    Day 10:  Trek Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5550m) then return to Pangboche (4100m) (7-8 hours)
    In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar this takes around two hours from Gorakshep, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. After spending some time at Kalapathar we trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast then trek back to Pangboche. Stay overnight at Pangboche.


                    (View from Kalapathhar)

                (On the way back to Pangboche)

    Day 11: Trek Pangboche to Khumjung (3780m) (7-8 hours)
    After Breakfast at Pangboche we will trek to Khumjung, this will take around 7-8 hours of ascending and descending trails. Khumjung village is at an elevation of 3,790 meters above sea level, and is situated near Mount Khumbila. Khumjung is also famous for its khumjung monastery where we can visit to see the purpoted Yeti scalp. During the leisure time we can also visit the Khumjung School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Stay overnight at Khumjung.



    Day 12: Trek Khumjung to Phakding (2610 m) (5-6 hours)
    After Breakfast at Phakding we trek khumjung to Phakding, this is also one of the best trail within this itinerary where we can see stunning views of mountain range, amazing landscapes and beautiful forests. The trekking through the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.

    Day 13: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2840m) (3-4 hours)
    The trek from Phakding to Lukla is an uphill walk. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3-4 hours, we reach Lukla where we spend our overnight.

    Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (25-30 minutes)
    Early morning fly Lukla to Kathmandu this will take around 25-30 minutes. Arrive in Kathmandu Domestic Airport, drive to Hotel, and Check-in, breakfast then an easy day at your own. At evening enjoy typical Nepali farewell dinner. Overnight Kathmandu.

    Day 15: International Departure.
    After breakfast drive to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey.
    Cost:
    Cost starts from USD 2050.00 per person (Minimum 2 pax)
    From 3-5 person USD 1850.00 per person
    From 6-10 person USD 1650.00 per person
    From 11-15 Person USD 1450.00 per person


    Included: 
    •         Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
    •         Kathmandu/Lukla/ Kathmandu flight cost
    •         Accommodation in the Lodges in trekking areas.
    •         All required land Transportation during the Trip
    •         Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
    •         Necessary number of porters
    •         Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour
    •         Kathmandu Hotel on BB plan
    •         Porter’s salary, foods. Insurance &equipment’s
    •         All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
    •         First aid box.
    •         Celebration dinner after the trip in Kathmandu.
    Excludes:
    •         Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
    •         Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking
    •         Tips for Nepalese staffs.
    •         Cost of personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills etc.
    •         Nepal Visa Fee
    •         International Airfare
    •         Extra night at Kathmandu.
    •         Extra night at lukla incase of flight cancellation.
    •         Internet cost during the trekking
    •         Hot water Showers during the trek

    •         Major meals in Kathmandu
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    2018
    September
    25th Sep 08th Oct OPENED 1450 Book Now
    October
    04th Oct 18th Oct GUARANTEED 1450 Book Now
    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines
    19) Flash light-1

     
    How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek? 
    In terms of terrain, there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The trail is rough, rocky and gravel-strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. Use caution or seek the expertise of our guide.

    How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Everest Base Camp?
     The average level of fitness is required. Trekking to Everest Base Camp? In Nepal, you'll need to consider the number of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is not the biggest problem for this trek but there are lots of up and down with many stone steps.
     Many people from all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels have trekked to Everest Base Camp and it is one of the popular treks in Nepal.

    Can my children go on the Everest Base Camp trek?
    Yes, your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.

    What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
    No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you.
    Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone.
     
    When should I go to Everest Base Camp Trek?
    However, the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to visit.
    October - November/December: this is Nepal's peak and the best time to go trekking.
    February-March-April: this is the end of the dry season and the second-best time of year to go trekking.
    November/December to January/February: the skies are clear but it can get very cold.
    May - June: This is Nepal's hot season and it can get very warm indeed.
     
    What equipment do I need to go trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek?
    Trekking permits you need include the SNPE & TIMS available at agents and through the official Nepal Tourism Board offices (Mountain World Treks take care of this for you).
    After that, it depends on the time of year in regards to clothing and equipment. The following are the necessities:
    •    A good pair of hiking boots
    •    A windcheater style jacket
    •    Good quality socks
    •    Hat
    •    Long sleeve shirts
    •    Map
    •    Rubber sandals
    •    Shorts
    •    Trekking pants
    •    Water bottles (water purification system)

    Keep in mind if you do the trek during the off-peak winter season you'll need to carry extra clothing. Wearing layers is essential as it can get hot during the day so you'll remove clothing then. While when the sun goes down it can get very cold very fast.
     
    Meanwhile in during the monsoon season, you'll need to bring a rain jacket, cap and think about additional socks. It's harder to dry things out so spares are essential for more information.

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    Trip Facts

    Duration : 15 Days

    Grading : C

    Trip Start : Lukla

    Max. Altitude : 5340

    Trip Ends : Lukla

    Destination : Everest Base camp

    Trip Style : Moderate

    Activity : Trek

    Group Size : Minimum 1 pax

    Activity Per Day : Trekking and Sightseeing

    Best Season : Sep-Nov, Feb-May

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