Everest Lodge Trek is a lifetime journey to the Himalayas of Nepal. This high-altitude trek through the Sherpa Villages brings you to the base of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mother Goddess of the Snows, is one of the greatest hikes in the world—and we do it without camping! You’ll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers Hillary and Tenzin Sherpa. Our lodge-based trek is perfectly paced as it leads us up to Kala Patar (18,365′), a hiker’s peak with sensational views of Everest’s Southwest Face, and to Everest Base Camp itself by way of the great Khumbu Glacier. Everest Lodge Trek is one of the classic and most popular treks for all adventure seekers, adventure lover who loves adventure to make life memorable.
1. Exciting mountain flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airstrip.
2. Trekking through the river, valleys, forest, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, and Sherpa villages.
3. Panoramic views of the world’s highest peak and other snowcapped peaks from Kala Pattar (5545 meters).
4. Standing at the base camp of Everest altitude of 5364 meters & explore a closed view of Khumbu Icefall.
September to till mid-December is the best time to trek in Nepal, September, October, November is the major trekking season in Nepal usually clear day with absolutely breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. Similarly March, April, May is another perfect time for a trek to Everest Base Camp. The month of March, April and May in the Everest Base Camp covered by full of tents by Everest climbers. April May is the busy season for ascending Mount Everest.
▼ ITINERARY OVERVIEW of Everest Lodge Trek:
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding (2,10m.), 3-4h.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.), 7-8h.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,860m), 6-7h.
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410m), 7-8h.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m), 6-7h.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m), & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), 7-8h.
Day 10: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) & trek back to Pheriche (4,240m), 6-7h.
Day 11: Pheriche to Khyangjuma (3,550.), 6-7h.
Day 12: Khyangjuma to Manjo (2,835m.), 6-7h.
Day 13: Manjo to Lukla (2,835m.), 6-7h.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by 40-minute flight.
Day 15: Departure after Breakfast.
♂ Note: All itineraries can be customized at your request.
Cost: 1750$ PP
▼ WHAT’S INCLUDED?
1. All transfers according to the given Itinerary.
2. 2 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
3. Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Ramecchap and Lukla
4. Full meals of your choice during the Trek; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
5. All Tea-house Accommodation while trekking
6. All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
7. Guide and porters salaries and insurance
8. All government and local taxes
9. 1 porter (Max. 25kg) for 2 people
1. Nepal entry Visa Fee.
2. Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
3. Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
4. Single accommodations.
5. Medical evacuation services or medical care during emergency situations.
6. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), Wi-Fi, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
▼ Also, please budget for the following.
1. Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation included, and valid for travel above 6,000m. May cost anywhere between $40-70
2. Tips (10-12$) per day
3. In case of flight cancellation due to poor weather, helicopter charges for travel between Kathmandu and Lukla. This cost may start from $300 to $500 depending on availability. In the event that our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla can’t take off due to bad weather in Lukla, you will be required to pay for this to ensure that we begin the tour as per plan. In the event the flight for the return journey is canceled, this fare is optional and you may choose to wait out at Lukla for clear weather. Airlines make a full refund for a canceled trip and this amount will be utilized towards partial payment of your helicopter ride.
4. Also account for battery charging expenses (about $2 per battery) during the trek. Hot showers (about $4) are available in most tea-houses and Wifi (about $4 per hour) in some.
▼ TOUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
Minimum Group size: 2 Person, Maximum Group size: 20++
BOOKING A TRIP: A booking is confirmed only after receiving a copy of the passport and certain deposits from clients. Once the company receives the booking deposit a client will receive a confirmation invoice or email. From this stage, the booking agreement between the company and the customer will be applicable.
DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS: Community Trek requests a minimum of 20% deposit of the total trip cost before making the confirmation. The remaining amount should pay before commerce the trip.
PAYMENT METHODS: Trip Confirmation Deposit can be made by Bank Transfer, Money Transfer Services.
Here is Booking Terms & Condition in details please read out before final trip booking…
♂ Contact us at the email/numbers below to book the tour.
Tel: 977 9808881190 | WhatsApp (Ramesh)
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Community Trek will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. We can use this time to ask any questions about our trip to the management and trek leader.
The day starts with an early morning fly from Kathmandu to the tine airstrip of Lukla. The scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes so don’t forget to take your cameras, although you’ll have a second chance of taking beautiful snaps on the way back to Katmandu. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage you can have a good look around, take pictures and get prepared for adventure. Depending upon the time we land at Lukla, we might have our lunch there. From Lukla, we will walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Our day’s hike will start after having breakfast. We will start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and we will have to cross this river twice in the same day. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we will descend to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We will walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of the Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
After having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use the day for acclimatization. It is very important to have our body prepared for further ascending. You will have the day at your disposal and you can choose to do whatever you wish. One option can be to walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to have a walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday, there will be the traditional “Saturday Market” which is a wonderful experience and a great market to explore. There is also Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are interested into Sherpa’s culture and history.
On the fifth day, after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde will be at our disposal all day long. Today’s trail ascends through the forest on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche might be its beautifully big monastery. Tyangboche has a large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will finish the day by spending the night in a hotel in Tyangboche.
The day consists on a lot of descending trail which goes from Tyangboche to Dingboche. On the way, we will pass rhododendron forests, cross a valley and walk through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day, in terms of walking.
It is another acclimatization day which is required for ascending to further altitudes. You can take complete rest during the whole day. If you wish so you can also take some couple of hours’ time to hike up to CHHUKUNG (4,730m) but only if you have an excellent physical CONDITION. Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main purpose of the day will be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.
There is a lot of vertical gain today even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles. We will walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep trail which can be seen as a challenge. We will then continue along the rugged route in order to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. This will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated above 5,000m (16,000ft).
We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting on the top a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch there and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas before returning back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there.
Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start especially early and your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. The reason behind leaving that early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight for a sunrise contemplation over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would definitely not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. We will take our time, enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.
From now onward, it’s all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Khyangjuma.
Continue our descent through the Namche Bazar to Manjo, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.
After having breakfast you will be a trek back to Lukla which contains approximately 6 hours walk. On the way to Lukla, you will enjoy the vegetation, natural beauty, glaciers, rivers, and different animals of the Himalayan region.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
3. Trekking trousers / pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
10. Warm hat
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*
♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.
♂ Health and Fitness Requirements
This trek requires that you walk on an average of six hours every day, excluding the rest days. You will be hiking uphill every day from the day you land in Lukla until the day you climb up to Kalapathar on Day 10 of the tour. The highest point of this tour is almost 18,000 feet above sea level. Naturally, this requires a certain degree of fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended only for people in good health and fitness with some experience of trekking behind them. There is no restriction of upper age on this tour; your fitness is what matters. Minors who wish to be part of this tour must be accompanied by an adult.
Most people in reasonably good health would be able to make this trek without any injuries or serious sickness/problems. Check with us if you have any questions about your ability to make this tour.
Due to the altitudes, we travel in, this tour may not be suitable for people with heart ailments, chronic problems related to lungs and those with high blood pressure related problems. If you have experienced serious altitude sickness in the past that required hospitalization, this tour is not recommended for you. This tour is also not suitable for people with thyroid-related problems. If you are in doubt, please check with your doctor before signing up on this tour.
We are doing this trek at the beginning of winter. The choice of the season has its advantages:
The peak hiking season is behind us, which means the trails are quieter and so are the villages where we will be staying.
The weather is clearer than any other season, making it great for photography. Expect wonderful light during sunsets and sunrise.
Temperatures dip to fairly low numbers during this season. Nighttime temperatures go below the freezing point, while there is still some chill in the air during the day. However, the tea-houses keep you comfortable during the night, and you will warm up as you keep walking during the day.
Accommodation will be in a comfortable hotel Kathmandu.
Accommodation will be in tea-houses during the trek. Tea houses are guesthouses with permanent housing and bedding that can keep you comfortable. You will be provided with sleeping bags.
♂ What about Lukla Flight?
Because of bad weather, we could face problems with domestic flights to/from Lukla (Delayed or even cancelled). It is very rare, but it could happen even in the best trekking season. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if that is possible for you (just in case). Trekkers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the trekkers, and not something covered by Community Trek Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. This suggested amount is in addition to the emergency fund suggested below.
Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. Your Guide will be there to help with this process.
♂ Is there Drones allow?
Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.
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