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Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest base camp trekking is one of the popular and exciting route in the world. It is an unbelievable experience that will introduce you to stunning view of the highest mountain in the Himalaya and revels some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan region.

Your trip will begin with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla on the second day of your arrival to Kathmandu. From there the journey continues in footprint of famous mountaineers for the walk into Everest base camp. On the way you will see various colorful prayers flags and the Buddhist monasteries. On the third day you will pass through the woods of rhododendron and magnolia. On the following day you will reach at Namche Bazar, also a junction for the trekkers . the Everest base camp is designed including some of the most fabulous scenery and it passes through a number of small beautiful villages. Thus you can experience and get a feel of the isolated villages and the people living there.

 

 

Trip Duration: 16 days
Trek Duration: 12 days
Grading: Strenuous
Max. Altitude: Kalapattar (5550m.)
Group Size: 1 to above 
Price: $1,513.00 per person
Start and end dates: Flexible
Trek Style: Lodge to Lodge trek
Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
Best Season: Feb-May, Sep-Nov. 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Arriving at Kathmandu Airport, our office representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will then have some free time explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, the company owner and your trekking guide will meet you on the hotel and discus about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After staff meeting, one of the our professional tour guides will take you for a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for travelling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters.After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.  

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m.) 5 hours.
The trek starts with a tough climbing on the hill for around ten minutes but then flattens out and jig jags through the small pine forest. There is more chance to see the mountain goats and himalayan pheasant (called Munal in Nepali), which is the national bird of Nepal. At the same time, you can enjoy the sight of some of the world highest, and most beautiful mountains. It really is a sight to behold. We continue walking to follow the trail as it winds its way up and down towards Tengboche. Tengboche where is the oldest local Buddhiest monastery is situated. We visit inside which is incredibly decorated with ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.
From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.  

Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization day.
Today you are going to enjoy another day of acclimatization and rest. We suggest to you to do some small hiking trips around the area, which are very good for acclimatization. Go higher and sleep lower is what is recommended. We climb a small hill near by for a couple of hours and back to hotel for lunch and a rest. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse. 

 Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) and back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 8 hours.

This is the day when your dreams come true. We trek for two and a half hours to reach Gorak Shep and have some lunch. We leave the bags in the tea house and start off again along the Khumbu Glacier up to the worlds highest mountains base camp at 5365m. You will enjoy the view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier from base camp. Then we return back to Gorak Shep. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse. 

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.) 6-7 hours.
From Pheriche we go all the way down to Pangboche, then climb for 30min to Tangboche stop for lunch and make our way up and down to Namche Bazzar. (Over night at tea house on full board basis) 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours.
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part anda lso giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.  

Day 14: Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Enjoy the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 15: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour you can start today. Please read our trip note about Lukla flight below. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Transfer for your final flight departure (Breakfast Included) 

 

COST COVERS:
• 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.

COST DOES NOT COVER:
• 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.

WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP DIFFERENT ? 

Alfresco adventure Travel works closely with  Altruistic Community Development Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Chunidevi, Champi, Lalitpur  through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation 
Alfresco Adventure Travel donates a percentage of its business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Universal children care, a community-based primary school in Budhanilkantha, Ktm. (plus we are enggaged in the regulation of orphanage home where 15 children are getting shelter and education now.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Altruistic Community Development Foundation  Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Alfresco Adventure.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Volunteer Program, conducted by Alfresco Adventure and Altruistic Community Development Foundation Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Chunidevi village in Lalitpur.

For more details, visit Altruistic Community Development Foundation Nepal's website http://www.acdf.org.np/

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 tril 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??
 
A Average level of fitness is required.
For trekking to Everest Base Camp? in Nepal you'll need to consider the amount 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 alots 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  trek 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 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 necessities:

  • A good pair of hiking boots
  • A wind cheater 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.
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