Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Nights 17 Days - 17 Days

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Transportation: NA
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This world famous trek takes us up to Everest Base Camp after passing through Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole of Solukhumbu, which is nestled beneath Mount Everest and the majestic Ama Dablam (6812). The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. 

The Khumbu region, commonly known as the Everest Region, is the home of Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world.  Though, it is also home to the Sherpa ethnic group, famous for their remarkable hospitality and their cclimbing capabilities.  The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, and monuments of Tibetan Buddhism (prayer flags, mani walls, etc.) add much charm to the trail.  The allure of trekking in the Khumbu area does not come only from trekking and expeditions, but also from Sherpa culture. You will enjoy learning a lot about Sherpa culture while visiting this region.

This is the same trail as our "Everest Base Camp Trek," though slightly shortened for those who are on a time constraint, or have a faster walking pace than most. The trek begins with a hike from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for visitors who have limited time. It is best to book your flight with a few days of leeway, as flights to and from Lukla can often be delayed depending on weather conditions. However, helicopter services and chartered flights are also available as per your request.

The vegetation at lower levels is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees; at around 4500m the forest gives way to juniper, rhododendron, and other shrubs. The park contains a variety of mammals: the Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan black bear are all native to the park. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries that you will come across on your travels in this region.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03:Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2640m)
  • Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 05:Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)
  • Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m)
  • Day 08:Rest day at Dingboche (4260m) for acclimatization
  • Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5180 M)
  • Day 11:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 12:Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m)
  • Day 13:Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 14:Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2886m)
  • Day 15:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 16:Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 17:Final Departure

What's Includes:

  • 12 nights and 13 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Three nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag (Keep yourself).
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.

What's Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight fare 
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu Arrival Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour After breakfast on the second morning, you will leave for Kathmandu city sightseeing tour. Our English speaking tour guide will be escorting during your entire tour and he will try to give you full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. During our sightseeing tour, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Durbar Squares of three cities in the Capital and others.

    Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of lord Shiva in the world. It is located along the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses, the sacred linga or the holy symbol of Lord Shiva at some of the features of the Temple. The temple is of the Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. All the features of pagoda style are founded here like cubic constructions, beautifully carved wooden rafters on which they rest (tundal). The two level roofs are of copper with gold covering. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. This temple has a gold pinnacle, (Gajur), which is a symbol of religious thought. The western door has a statue of large bull or Nandi, plated in bronze. The deity is of black stone, about 6 feet in height and the same in circumference. Inside the temple it is a narrow ambulatory around the sanctum. The sanctum contains a one-meter high linga with four faces (chaturmukha) representing Pashupati, as well as images of Vishnu, Surya, Devi and Ganesh. Pashupati Temple's extensive grounds include many other old and important temples, shrines and statues. South of the temple, for instance, is Chadeshvar, an inscribed Licchavi linga from the 7th century, and north of the temple is a 9th-century temple of Brahma. On the south side of Pashupati temple is the Dharmashila, a stone where sacred oaths are taken, and pillars with statues of various Shah Kings. In the northeast corner of the temple courtyard is the small pagoda temple of Vasuki, the King of the Nagas. Vasuki has the form of a Naga (mythical snake) from the waist upwards, while the lower parts are an intricate tangle of snakes' bodies. According to local belief, Vasuki took up residence here in order to protect Pashupati. One can often see devotees circumambulating and worshipping Vasuki before entering the main sanctum.
    Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. It is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, there is something painted which looks likes the nose - but is the Nepali symbol of 'unity', in the main Nepali language dialect. There is a large pair of eyes on each of the four sides of the main stupa which represent Wisdom and Compassion. Above each pair of eyes is another eye, the third eye. It is said that when Buddha preaches, cosmic rays emanate from the third eye which act as messages to heavenly beings, so that those interested can come down to earth to listen to the Buddha. The hellish beings and beings below the human realm cannot come to earth to listen to the Buddha's teaching. However, the cosmic rays relieve their suffering when Buddha preaches. There are carvings of the Panch Buddhas (five Buddhas) on each of the four sides of stupa. There are also statues of the Buddhas at the base of the stupas. Panch Buddhas are Buddha in metaphorical sense in Tantrayana. They are Vairochana (occupies the center and is the master of the temple), Akshobhya (faces the east and represents the cosmic element of consciousness), Ratna Sambhava (faces the south and represents the cosmic element of sensation), Amitabha (He represents cosmic element of Sanjna (name) and always faces the West) and Amoghsiddhi (He represents the cosmic element of conformation and faces the north).

    Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of Lalitpur city. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is The Ancient Royal Palace where Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Patan is one of the oldest know Buddhist City. It is a center of both Hinduism and Buddhism with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Most of these structures are in the vicinity of the Durbar Square. The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newa architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square build by the Newa People.
  • Day 03Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2640m) On this day, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which will take approximately 30 minutes and then you will trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes three hours. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Koshi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 04Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) On the fourth day, you will be trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours. You cross rivers on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch the first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak along the way. You can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way of trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. Namche Bazaar is a fascinating place to explore. Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 05Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended to take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche takes about five hours. Leaving the village, you will climb to the top of a ridge onto a level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. After a gentle descent, the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. You descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. It is a long climb to Tengboche. The first half is especially steep. As you trek through the forested zone, the incline eases to a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam appears. You continue climbing along the mountainside until you reach the stone gate, built by lamas, marking your entry into Tengboche (3860m). You spend the night at the lodge.
  • Day 07Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m) In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08Rest day at Dingboche (4260m) for acclimatization On the 8th day you will be climbing a bit and then descending, in order to acclimatize. You can go for a short walk of 400 meters, ascending Nangkartshang Gompa in the north of the range, Dingboche from Nangkartshang which offers good scenic view. To see Makalau (8463 m), alternatively, you can follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to Chhukung which may be longer walk taking 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) On the 9th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in tented camp.
  • Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5180 M) In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
  • Day 11Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & Pheriche (4243m) We will leave early in the morning for Kala Patthar. We hope for bright and clear weather, which helps when climbing Kala Patthar. Today is one of the highlights of the trip. You will be rewarded with viewing a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayan peaks. Arriving back in Gorakshep, we will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 12Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m) Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche takes approximately four hours. It will be an easier descent, passing through rhododendron forests with beautiufl natural scenery all aroundus. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery. We have excellent views of Ama Dablam, rolling terraced hills and flowing rivers. Overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 13Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, which takes about four and half hours, is mild and mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is a very beautiful, long winding path. On the way you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village, another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for an overnight stay.
  • Day 14Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2886m) Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more flat. We pass forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view of the snow peaks in the distance before reaching Phakding. After taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night with this crew trek will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 15Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu On the last day, we give thanks to the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Day 16Free day in Kathmandu This is a free day in Kathmandu and you can use it for your shopping and buying mementos for your loved ones. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance. You can stay overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 17Final Departure We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

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17 December, 2018 02 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 0
20 December, 2018 05 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 0
24 December, 2018 09 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 0
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31 December, 2018 16 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 0