- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Travel through one of the top ten trekking routes in the world
- Trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain
- Enjoy a 360degree view of the mountains from Kala Patthar
- See beautiful Sherpa villages and centuryold monasteries
Fly to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, from Kathmandu. Follow the Dudh Koshi River as you trek through the thin air of the mountains. See Sherpa hamlets and ancient monasteries along the way. Enjoy acclimatization breaks in Dingboche and Namche Bazaar.
A relaxed, 6 hours per day of walking will take you to Everest Base Camp on the eighth day. Ascend to the top of Kala Patthar and enjoy a 360-degree view of the mountains before starting your descend down to Namche.
Thank you for all”
The teahouses were mostly comfortable (though very cold at night as you get higher up!) and the food options were varied and usually tasty. Dal baht highly recommended for all! Hot showers are available at all the teahouses for a price. In the bigger villages charging can be done at the bakeries and bars in exchange for a purchase. For anyone wondering, as we were, whether they should take Diamox prior to the trip, we were recommended not to and were overall fine, apart from the odd headache.
A big thanks to Nuri Sherpa for an amazing time. Enjoy!!”
Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla (flight) - Phakding
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Namche Bazaar (acclimatization)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche
Day 5: Tyangboche - Dingboche
Day 6: Dingboche (acclimatization day)
Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche
Day 8: Lobuche - Gorakhshep
Day 9: Gorakhshep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche
Day 10: Pheriche - Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop-off services
- A Unique Adventure sleeping bag, a down jacket and duffel bag
- A first aid medical kit, an oxymeter to check your pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
- 1 professional, licensed, English-speaking mountain guide. A well-experienced, English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5 people
- Full-board meals during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Accommodation provided in guesthouses during the trek
- All necessary trekking permits, Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
- Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive with all taxes and transfers
- In the worst case scenario, we will help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- Deluxe EBC Trek Accommodation
- Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
- 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- A visa to Nepal (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
- Your international flights to and from Nepal
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking)
- Hotels in Kathmandu
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking)
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for your guide, porter and driver (recommended)
- Anything mentioned as 'optional'
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationCOVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We follow the following COVID-19 Safety protocols to ensure the safe adventure atmosphere: • We lead our tours in small groups. This adventure will have a maximum of 10 travellers to ensure the safety of people in the group and region. • We have chosen selected accommodations, vehicles, and restaurants that follow high standard COVID-19 safety measures to use during the adventure. • Wearing mask is mandatory for everyone during the trip. We also encourage travelers to wash hands with soap and water and use sanitizer when washing is not possible. Ensuring a good physical distance throughout the trip is also mandatory in our trips. We disinfect things regularly that are frequently touched during the trip. • We are committed to a sincere implementation of the COVID-19 Safety measures throughout the trip so that our travellers can enjoy the tour in the safest atmosphere possible. • All our team members who lead the adventure in the ground have tested Negative for the coronavirus and follow the necessary safety protocols strictly all the time. Recommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels
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.
- What does airport pick up and drop-off mean? For example, if I arrive in Kathmandu the night before, can I be driven to my hotel, then driven back to the airport the day after?
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.
Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.