EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  16 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2-15 Pax
  •  Price:  From $1750 PP
  •  Trip Style:  Tea-house trek
  •  Diffculty:  Challenging
  •  Best Season:  Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Overview

Gorak Shep Village 5160, Everest
Gorak Shep, the last stop with lodging on the Everest Base Camp trail at 5160m. elevation.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the classic and most popular treks to the base of the highest peak in the world, the Mt. Everest 8848m. Apart from Mount Everest, you will also be able to see the magnificent Mt. Lhotse (8516m.), Mt. Makalu (8462m.), Mt. Nuptse (7861m.), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m).

 

Besides taking you closer to the world’s highest mountain, this adventure will also give you a great insight into the local Sherpa culture and the true experience of what is living in the high Himalayas. Walking along the footsteps left behind by Hillary and Tenzing will also allow you the best opportunity of seeing the beautiful Mount of Kala Patthar (5,550m.) which is also known as “The black rock” and feel the adventure offered by such an experience.

 

Community Trek will take you to Everest Classic Base Camp trek which is one of the most famous destinations for the Mountaineers and adventure lovers.

 

Make a collection of marvelous experiences by observing the breathtaking vistas while going around the Khumjung village, meeting with the culture of the Sherpa people and discovering monasteries in Tengboche. You will come back home with precious and fulfilling memories of an incredible trip to the sides of Community Trek.

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Full Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival day in Kathmandu

    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.

    (Pick up from Airport and drop to your Hotel) (1,300 meters/4,245ft) (Hotel)
  • 02

    Kathmandu: Half day Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    We tour Swayambhunath stupa; is also known as the Monkey Temple. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip.

    (Brekfast) (1,300 meters/4,245ft) (Hotel)
  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding

    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.

    (40 minutes flight to Lukla) (Lukla 2,800m, Phakding 2,652m.) (3-4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 04

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    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.

    (3440 m/11253ft) (7 - 8 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 05

    Acclimatization day at 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.

    (3440 m/11253ft) (Lodge)
  • Day 06

    Namche to Tyangboche

    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.

    (3,867m/12684ft) (5 - 6 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 07

    Tyangboche to Dingboche

    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.

    (4,358m/14,295 ft) (6-7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 08

    Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    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.

    (4,358m/14,295 ft) (Lodge)
  • Day 09

    Dingboche to Lobuche

    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.

    (4,928m/16164 ft) (6 - 7hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 10

    Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp

    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.

    (Gorak Shep 5,160m, Base Camp: 5,320m.) (7 - 8 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 11

    Early hike to Kala Patthar & trek back to Pheriche

    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.

    (5,550m/18,204ft) (6 - 7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 12

    Pheriche to Tyangbuche

    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 Tyangbuche with one best views of Everest Himalayan Range.

    (3,867m/12684ft) (4 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 13

    Tyangbuche to Manju

    It’s an easy day for us with short down and uphill walking with the last view of Mt. Everest. We will walk the downhill trails to reach Monju and stay overnight in Manju.

    (3440 m/11253ft) (4 Hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 14

    Manju To Luka

    You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla, which is from where we started our adventure. There will be mixed feelings today. You will feel delighted that you have successfully completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. But at the same time, you will also feel sad that you have to leave this beautiful adventure behind. But, there is always the next time, the adventure will already be waiting for you. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.

    (2,652m.) (4 -5 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 15

    Lukla to Kathmandu by 40 minute flight

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    (30 minutes) (Breakfast & Dinner ) (1,300 meters/4,245ft) (Hotel)
  • Day 16

    Departure from Kathmandu

    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.

    (Breakfast) (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Note

    Customize your trip

    ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.

Cost and Services

Price Includes
01. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
02. Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
03. Teahouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (12 nights).
04. All standard meals during the trek
05. Professional English-speaking trekking guide.
06. The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter (Max. 20Kg) for every two guests.
07. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
08. Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
09. Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
10. Free Community Trek duffel/kit bag
11. All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
12. Official expenses.

Price Does not include
01. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
02. Travel Insurance(compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
03. International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page.)
04. Nepal entry visa – You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
05. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
06. Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
07. Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
08. Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

Tour Details

#Gear List
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
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers/pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers/rainpants
5. Base layer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
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 seasons * (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.

Organization

Because of bad weather, we could face problems with domestic flights to/from Lukla (Delayed or even canceled). It is very rare, but it could happen even in 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). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, white water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, during the extra days.

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