- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 35
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
- Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
- Check out stunning snowcapped peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and more.
- Trek through two of world's greatest glaciers Ngojumpa and Khumbu.
- Visit the most popular monastery in Nepal Tyangboche
- Discover the fascinating natural beauty surrounding Lake Gokyo.
The captivating sunrise views against snow capped-peaks over the Khumbu Glacier are an extraordinary sight that can be seen from the peak of Kala Patthar. Also, you will be rewarded with a 360-degree imagery of some of the immense peaks such as Mt. Pumori (7169m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7861m). As an added bonus, ,you will have a chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of legendary Sherpas.
Upon arrival at Lukla airport (2850m), the trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River which flows down the narrow ravines. Sacred stones, prayer flags, chortens will be seen en-route to Everest. You also get to see popular Himalayan animals such as the Himalayan Thar, mountain goats, musk deer and shaggy-coated yak while trekking.
This trek takes you to the stunning region of Everest, an experience that you must experience in your lifetime. Enjoy striking views of the great Mount Everest, explore unique Sherpa culture, visit Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, go up to the Gokyo Lake, Fifth Lake, Gokyo Ri, and forever remember the time you stepped foot into Everest Base Camp, making you one of the few lucky souls who managed to see the roof of the world from up close.
Even during our trek, when we needed assistance, Chris was always there for us. We ran into issues with our flight to Lukla (airport had been closed for days) and we inquired if there was any chance to hire a helicopter to fly us to Lukla, so we could start our trek. Within two hours we were on board a helicopter and on our way (of course we paid for this flight out of our own pockets).
Trekking in the Himalayas went off without a hitch and we had a wonderful time.
Before and after our trek, Unique Adventures organized city tours of Kathmandu for us. We always had very knowledgeable guides who educated us in Nepalese culture and religion (we highly recommend Shankar Bhattarai as your city guide, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chris even met us for breakfast a couple of times at our hotel in Kathmandu, just to say hello.
We highly recommend Unique Adventures for all your Himalaya adventures.”
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 4: Trek to Dole
Day 5: Trek to Machhermo
Day 6: Trek to Gokyo Lake
Day 7: Day hike to Fifth Lake and back to Gokyo Lake
Day 8: Climb Gokyo Ri and trek to Thangnak
Day 9: Trek to Dzong La after crossing Cho La Pass
Day 10: Trek to Gorakhshep
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep
Day 12: Trek to Kalapatthar and back down to Pheriche
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tyangboche Monastery
Day 14: Trek to Lukla
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
- Pre-trek meeting.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket and duffel bag.
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
- Full board meal during the trek (Main course - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
- All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organisational requirements.
- Deluxe Trek Accommodation
- Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
- 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa (USD 30 for 15 days or USD 50 for 30 days).
- Your international flight 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 guide, porter, driver.
- Earn US$ 43+ 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. Urgent Notice for Domestic Flights (To/From Lukla) The Government of Nepal has announced the halt of all flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla, tentatively. Flights to Lukla have now been re-directed to Manthali airport in the district of Ramechhap which is 132 Km east of Kathmandu until further notice, to avoid the heavy traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap physically sits in the Tamakoshi River Valley and is located 132 km from Kathmandu (an approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, the early morning flight which departs at 6 am in the morning from Kathmandu will be available throughout this period, subject to early bookings at least 6 months to 1 year in advance prior to all Everest trips, which can be tedious in the peak season periods of spring and autumn. This too, is not guaranteed due to inclement weather patterns in these climatic changing times. All other flights after 6 am to Lukla will only be available from the airport in Ramechhap. Other than this, optionally, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people on a sharing basis with an addition of USD 500 for a one way flight per person with an exclusive choice [only yours] to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate ways to form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but again, this too cannot be guaranteed, especially in peak season periods. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Travelers are requested to advise us on your preferred alternatives for flights to/from Lukla if/when possible delays or disruptions occur. We would truly appreciate your patience to bear with us in the mentioned circumstances above. Climate change and our, should we say, blessed geographical conditions; which can be a monster when least expected, has become the relevant cause for this, making us victims of unseen circumstances beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind understanding. 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 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.
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.
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?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.