- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 5-79 yrs
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5545 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Tour Code BM-3841
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- Trek to the worldfamous Everest Base Camp
- Enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
- Travel through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and Dingboche
- Visit Tengboche, the biggest and oldest monastery in the region
Reach Namche Bazaar on the second day of the trip. Travel past the Sherpa villages of Debuche, Dingboche and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep, a small settlement (5,164m) that sits on the edge of a frozen, sand-covered lakebed. Reach Everest Base Camp, located in the middle of the Khumbu Glacier, on the eighth day of the trip.
Head for Kala Patthar next. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains, including Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Kangtega, Mt Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, Mt Kusum Kanguru, Mt Pumori, Mt Lhotse, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Mt Makalu and, of course, the breathtaking Mt Everest itself, towering above the rest.
Start your journey downhill to Lukla after that. Get the chance to enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the Sherpa people along the way. Learn more about their culture and religion during a visit to Tengboche Monastery. We look forward to taking you on a trek of a lifetime. Please go through the itinerary for more details.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla (flight) - Phakding
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Namche Bazar (acclimatization)
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery
Day 5: Debuche- Dingboche
Day 6: Dingboche (acclimatization)
Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche
Day 8: Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep
Day 9: Kala Patthar (5,545m) - Pangboche
Day 10: Pangboche - Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
- Airport pickup and drop-off (on request) services in a private vehicle
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets, including all airline taxes and fuel surcharges
- Meals on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner / main course) during the trek
- Accommodation in tea houses / lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card
- Experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- An assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags (down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags are to be returned after the completion of the trip)
- Daily seasonal fresh fruits as per the availability
- A first aid kit carried by the guide. An American Medical Association approved oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude (imported from USA)
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- In a worst case scenario, rescue and medical evacuation assistance (costs to be paid by the client)
- 1 complementary dinner after arrival or before departure in a traditional restaurant
- KTM Hotel
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs required) and travel and medical insurance for emergency evacuation
- Expenses of a personal nature (bars and beverage bills, dessert and snacks, hot shower, drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits, etc)
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control. Costs are non-refundable and non-transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily
- Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu in cases of early returns and late departures
- Services not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section and referred to as 'optional'
- Porters available at an extra cost
- Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationEquipment List Head: Sun hat or scarf, light balaclavas or warm fleece hats, sunglasses with UV protection Lower Body: Hiking shorts, cotton long pants, light thermal bottoms for expedition, fleece or woolen pants (seasonal), waterproof shell pants (preferably those made of breathable fabric) Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks; warm, thick wool hiking socks; hiking boots with spare laces; camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals); gaiters for hiking in the winter to the base camp Upper Body: T-shirts, lightweight thermal tops meant for an expedition, fleece jackets or pullovers, wind-stopper jackets (optional), waterproof shell jackets (preferably breathable fabric), a down vest and/or a jacket* Hands: Lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal) Personal Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue /toilet roll, anti-bacterial handwash Accessories: Sleeping bag (rated zero degree centigrade),* headlamps (eg, Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bags/duffel bags*, basic first aid kits and large plastic bags, daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), trekking poles, water bottles (2) or camel bags, toiletries (Small wash towels, toilet papers, etc), earplugs ( just in case) Toiletries: Medium-sized, quick-drying towels, toothbrushes and paste (preferably biodegradable), multipurpose soap bars (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, female hygiene products Extras: Binoculars, books, trail maps/guidebooks, notebooks and pens, swimming costume
- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
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 does it work with a porter?
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
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.