- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 13 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 45
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- Trek to the base of the world's highest mountain
- Enjoy majestic views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
- Fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep Camp on a chopper
- Travel through Sherpa villages and see centuriesold monasteries along the way
The journey starts from Kathmandu, from where we fly to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. Journey through temperate forests until you reach Namche Bazaar, after which the landscape changes into sub-alpine and alpine. Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche before continuing your journey. See mountains like Thamserku, Kwangde, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest along the way.
Head for Tengboche, home to one of the largest monasteries in the region. Continue your journey via Dingboche and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep, the last permanently inhabited place en route to the base camp.
Reach the base camp, the starting point for those heading out to conquer the world's highest mountain. Enjoy amazing scenery of the majestic Himalayas from Kala Patthar. Next, it's time to fly back to Lukla on a chopper. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Khumbu region on the way back. A flight from Lukla will finally bring you back to Kathmandu. For more details, please refer to the itinerary below.
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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla (flight) & trek to Phakding
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche
Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche
Day 7: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche – Lobuche
Day 9: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar and fly to Lukla
Day 11: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 12: Reserve day
Day 13: Kathmandu departure
- Pickup and drop-off transfers. Domestic flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu. Helicopter flight from Gorakhshep to Lukla
- 12 breakfasts
- 3 night's 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
- An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
- Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permits and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality tax
- A sleeping bag, down jacket & a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
- Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
- International flight tickets
- Travel/medical insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
- Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, hot water, internet, etc
- Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary. Bar and beverage bills
- Additional nights in hotels in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
- Tips to your guide and porter
- Earn US$ 59+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationNOTE: 1. Lukla flight based from Ramechhap Airport Dear Guests! This is to inform all of you that Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has issued a NOTAM for Taxiway Maintenance due to which Kathmandu Airport will be closed from 22:30 hours to 6:30 hour everyday effective from September 01, 2019 to December 31, 2019. During the above mentioned period there will be more traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport which leads to Air Traffic Hold, flight delay and high possibility for flight cancellation due to flight startup queue, therefore for smooth operation of Lukla flights, all the airlines will be operating Lukla flight from Ramechhap Airport effective October 01, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Ramechhap is located in the Tamakoshi River Valley, the capital of Ramechhap District at an altitude of 474 meter. It is located 132 kms east of Kathmandu and takes about 4 hours by drive from Kathmandu. Thank you for your support and apology for the inconvenience caused by this which is beyond our control. Alternatively, if you prefer to ride helicopter to/from Lukla based from Kathmandu avoiding long drive to/from Ramechhap can be arranged upon request paying additional fees. 2. In a worst-case scenario, if the flight from Kathmandu / Ramechhap to Lukla, or Lukla to Kathmandu / Ramechhap is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather, we can always transfer you to a next day ticket. However, in case you’re on a tight schedule time-wise, we can charter in a helicopter at additional fees. COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
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.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
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.
- Do I need a porter?