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Everest base camp Trek

This trek has obvious appeal, with it’s route taking trekkers to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain. With it’s outstanding views of the mighty Mount Everest 8848m and the similarly impressive peaks nearby of Pumari 7165m, Nuptse 7861m and the Khumbu Glacier, this is undoubtedly one of the most popular treks in the world. As well as visiting base camp at 5363m, this trek offers the opportunity to hike to the top of nearby Kalapathar 5555m, from where there are unrivalled 360 views of the Mount Everest region and the surrounding Himalayas.

Everest base camp trek begins at Lukla, following the Everest expedition trail. After 2 days on the route we stay at the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazzar 3440m, where we take a day’s rest for acclimatization and a chance of the first excellent view of Mt Everest. Continuing on, we visit the famous Buddhist monastery at Tyangbuche with the beautiful backdrop view of Mt Amadablang. The route then gently ascends through the Imja valley with comfortable stays in friendly Sherpa owned tea houses, before finally ascending towards Gorak Shep and base camp itself.

The majority of the route falls within the Sagarmatha National Park, ‘Sagarmatha’ being the Nepali name for Mount Everest. There is the opportunity for keen eyed trekkers to spot the region’s rare wildlife, including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar and the charismatic Snow Leopard. The combination of beautiful surroundings and the rich cultural experience of the local Sherpa hospitality make this a matchless choice for the adventurous trekker.

A good level of fitness and some trekking experience is highly recommended for this trek with some parts of the trail providing challenging hiking, especially when at the higher altitudes. There is no doubt however that 2 weeks on this trek will provide a genuine sense of achievement with lasting memories of the stunning surroundings.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: - 13 days from Kathmandu.
  • Highest point :- Kalapathar (5,555m/18045ft)
  • Best season: - Oct, Nov, March & April
  • Meal plan: - Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek
  • Physical rating: -
Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. Pick up by   Sherpa Brothers Treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 02 Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip.  In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers Treks at Typical  Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 03 Morning scenic mountain  flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9,318ft) and trek to Phakding, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours
  • Day 04 Trek to Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11,306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5.5 hours
  • Day 05 Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Hike to the world highest point hotel Everest view hotel for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours
  • Day 06 Trek to Tyangbuche (3,867m / 12,687ft), One of the prominent monastery in the Everest area, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 07 Trek  to Dingbuche (4100m / 13,451ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours
  • Day 08 Rest day, hike to Chhukung (4700m / 15,420ft), for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours
  • Day 09 Trek to Labuche (4,930m / 16,175ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours
  • Day 10 Trek  to Gorakshep [5,160m/16,929ft) and hike to the base camp of world highest Peak Mt Everest (5,316m / 17,437ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 11 Early morning hike to Kalapather for sun rise view (the highest point of the trip) Kalapathar (5,550m / 18,204ft) and trek back to Phereche (42,20 m, / 13910 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 12 Trek  to Kengjuma (3,500 / 11,483ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 13 Trek   to Manjo (2840m / 9,318ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours
  • Day 14 Trek to Lukla,(2,810m / 9,219ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 15 After having early morning breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 16 Extra day for weather contingency
  • Day 17 As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure
Cost Included

  • Accommodation and food during the trip
  • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
  • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
  • Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
  • Standard 3 star category hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 4 nights or Extra 2 days for weather contingency
  • Sagarmathan National park and TIMS permit
  • Airport receive and departure 4 times
  • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Trip route map
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Duffle bag for packing daily trek gears
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
Cost Excluded

  • Personal nature expense
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Unforeseen accidental rescue
  • Days beyond the itinerary
  • Tips for staff
   
Additional Info

Physical Grading Level

Three circles indicate the challenging grade trek. It usually requires 5- 6 hours walk every day  and the highest level of the trail is 5555 m. Some part of high altitude walking  is  challenging but it begins at 2800 m and a week  gradually walking up gives genuine   sense of achievements.  The participant require to be physically fit, positive attitude and obviously in good health.. Regular exercise or jogging couple of months prior to the trip is essential. It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Accommodation and Food:- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star hotel with deluxe BB plan room on twin sharing and 13 days in mountain tea house on twin sharing with meal on full board.( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea and coffee)

Travel insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.

All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.

When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

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