Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

Most Everyone Wants to See Sagarmatha Goddess Mother of the World. The Panoramic of the 4 World’s Highest peak: Everest, Lhoche, Makalu, Choyo. Four Well Known Technical Mountain: Pumori , Amadablem, Lhoste Shar, Cholaste.Tengbuche Monastery: Established in 1916

Trip Overview

It is the dream of every avid adventurer to reach to the close proximity of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest standing at the mighty height of 8,848 m and the experience is simply priceless.

The trek starts from the culturally rich Kathmandu. The trek to Everest Base Camp will take you to the height of 5,364m and the trek definitely is a hard one as you will have to go through many rocky trails and encounter the harsh Himalayan weather. On the way, we will pass many hidden Buddhists monasteries and ancient Sherpa culture. The views of many mind- blowing mountains will accompany you will include Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. The traditional tea houses on the way will maximize your experience and the professional guides of High Altitude Sherpa guide will make sure that you will have a safe trek. The major highlights of Everest Base Camp trekking are the fascinating views of the sunrise over the tallest mountain on earth, the Everest. Also, the Khumbu ice fall is something that cannot be forgotten. The trek takes you to the Tengboche monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region and also Sagarmatha National Park which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be One assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you ado trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk 5-7 hours day with a light pack.

 Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.

 Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

 you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

– self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

 Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/N
Day 1 Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding 2651 m Lodge
Day 2 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 m Lodge
Day 3 Acclimatization day Day trip to Everest view point 3700 m Lodge
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3880 m Lodge
Day 5 Tengboche to Dingboche 4260 m Lodge
Day 6 Acclimatization day (Day trip to Nagarjun Hill) 4900 m Lodge
Day 7 Dingboche to Lobuche 4900 m Lodge
Day 8 Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC) 5268 m Lodge
Day 9 Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar) 5545 m Lodge
Day 10 Pheriche to Tengboche 3880 m Lodge
Day 11 Tengboche to Jhorsalle 2730 m Lodge
Day 12 Jhorsalle to Lukla 2860 m Lodge
Day 13 Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight) 1300 m Lodge

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the everest base camp trek each day program. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation:

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.in evening we are introduced to our guide and discuss about our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minutes flight: 3 – 4 hour.

We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village From here we gradually descend until Phakding. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hours.

Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft).

We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region. We can hike-up to Everest view point hotel and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp!  O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours.

The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche monastery which is the biggest and famous monastery of the Everest region.The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours.

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views .We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization to Adjust your body with height.

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying , we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu,Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most main. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. Overnight in dingbuche. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m): 6-7 hours.

From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly! O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 7-8 hours:

We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds.  We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse,  Changtse mountains and The world’s tallest mountain Everest. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.

Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 6 – 7 hours:

We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours:

We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain.  It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu:

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 16: Final departure:

Our adventure in Nepal ends today will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.

Equipment List

Head:

1. Sun hat or scarf

2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

4. T-shirts

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8.Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]-  necessary

Hands :

10: Lightweight gloves

11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12: Fleece liner gloves

Lower Body:

13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15: Lightweight cotton long pants

16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

17: Fleece or wool pants

18: Gore-tex jacket

19; Gore-tex jacket trouser

Feet:

20: Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22: Hiking boots with spare laces

23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Accessories:

24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25: Headlamp and batteries

26: Basic First Aid Kit

27: Day pack 40L-45L.

28: Water bottles (2)

29: Small wash towel

30: Swise knife

31: Leap Gurd 30spf

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 1015 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 811 am and in the afternoon from 13 or 4 pm. A 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa  will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • Domestic Flight and All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • Sagaramatha national park entry fee.
  • khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication.
  • Oxygen Bottle Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency .
  • Gamow Bag 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including guide
  • Trekking camping equipment
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximetry:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Everest rigion
  •  Activities: Culture/tour Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+pax
  •  Best Seasons: Sep/Nov and Mar/Apr
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel in kathmandu&during the Trek teahouse
  •   Transportation: Flight

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