- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 10
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5550 meters
- Tour Code BM-38546
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- Exiting smallplane scenic flight To Lukla
- Visit Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Discover Sherpa culture and lifestyle
- Get amazing panoramic views from Kalapatthar
This 12-day trek takes you around lakes, over glaciers, and through very distinctive Sherpa villages, home to probably the most skilled high altitude climbers in the world. The flora and fauna, such as Nepal’s national flower – the rhododendron, musk deer, and the always present yak add to the charm of this adventure.
We begin our trek with a short 30-minute flight to Lukla, where we lace up our boots and head off along the trail to Phakding Village. From here we head to the rallying point for many treks and expeditions, the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, a bustling town with all modern facilities. Leaving Namche Bazaar we head to Tengboche and its famous Buddhist monastery, Dawa Choling Gompa. From the monastery echo the haunting mantras of the monks and nuns that create a tranquil and peaceful mood. The next village is Thukla from where we start trekking to higher elevations. We then come to Lobuche, where we have panoramic views of the Himalayas. The next stop is Everest Base Camp (5364m), the highest point on the trek. Next is the massive Khumbu Glacier, rising from 4,900 meters at its lowest point to 7,600 meters at its source high up the mountain. Gorak Shep and Kala Patthar's viewpoint are next along the trail. We will make sure we get the best views from Kala Patthar by arriving there very early in the morning when the air is pure and the light is perfect to catch the glory of the sun rising over the mountains. Then, we head back to Gorak Shep, Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, and to where we began our trek at Lukla. Our flight from Lukla will highlight the massive extent of the Himalayas below, even more so now that you have been among and humbled by those glorious mountains.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) transfer to hotel
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,804m) & trek to Phakding
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 4: Exploration & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3930/12850ft)
Day 6: Pangboche to Thukla (4620m/15110ft)
Day 7: Trek to Everest Base camp (5364 m) & back to Gorakshep
Day 8: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,555m) and trek to Pheriche.
Day 9: Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,283ft)
Day 10: Namche to Lukla (2,804m)
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 12: Transfer to the International Airport.
- 3 meals a day ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
- Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis.
- All domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla to Kathmandu) including airport departure tax and transfers.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder trekking guide.
- Everest Base camp trekking permit that includes TIMS permit and Sagarmatha National Park permit.
- All government tax
- Airport and hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
- Use of sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
- Sherpa Trekking Porter
- Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers) can be added on at checkout
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Any kind of extra expenses including drinks such as cola, mineral water, alcoholic beverage, and telephone calls.
- Nepal entry visa Fee
- International flight fare
- Tips for Guide and Porter
- Earn US$ 40+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationThe following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek. General: all season sleeping bag and down jacket (we can provide if you need it, but has to be returned after the trek), duffle bag (we provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek), a wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a musthave for morning and evenings above 3,000m), daypack Head / ears / eyewear: a pair of half gloves, a warmer hat that covers the ears, sunglasses, neckwarmer, sunscreen, headlamp and an extra set of batteries Hands: pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer), warmer shell gloves and liner Upper body: long sleeve tshirts, thermal tops, wool jacket or pullover, sports bras for women and girls, water and windproof shell jacket Lower body: thermal underwear (especially trousers), windproof and waterproof trousers, warmer trousers, comfortable trekking pants, extra casual sport pants Footwear: a pair of good waterproof trekking boots, pair of sandals, 45 pairs of woolen socks, sock liners, light shoes and sneakers First aid kits and medicines, assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred), blister treatment cream or similar, insect / antiitch ointment, ibuprofen or other painrelief medication, diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness), warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage, water purifying pills. Please note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal firstaid kit as well. Miscellaneous: 4 passport size photos with original passport, water bottle & filter, flight details, bathroom kit (should include toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: comfortable trekking poles, quality energy dry foods (up to you), power bank and music players, camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
How much will a trip to Nepal cost?
How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.
On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants.
- How does it work with a porter?
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.