Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 days |  $1,550.00

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 days

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Everest trek in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain ( 8848m ) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of cultures and traditions, Colourful festivals and monasteries.

The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery to the world from the Khumbu region.

 

The trek begins with rather "scary" flight to mountain airstrip of Lukla at 2800 metres and passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to Gorakshep culminating in the "ascent" of Kala Pattar (5500 m) from where classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are available. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000 meters in the Khumbu and Imja valleys, whose skylines are dominated by the massive peaks of the Eastern Himalayas.

There will be a plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa life. Stop at any of the numerous teahouses sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas.

Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trailside singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveller

Day 01    Arrive in Kathmandu
Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02    Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Start full day sightseeing after breakfast at hotel.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
First we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar square classic tour takes you to the famous places has housed kings of different dynasties and temple-scape representing finest specimens of Hindu and Buddhist architectures.

Swayambhunath:
One of world’s most glorious, ancient, enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas dating back more than 2000 years is situated on a hillock. Swayambhunath, literally “the Self-Created or Existent”, is a mosaic of small stupas and pagoda temple contributed by and time by the succession of kings and noblemen. The main structure of is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sides on the base of the spire are the “All Seeing Eyes” of Lord Buddha.  The main features of Swayambhunath in brief are “The Five Buddhas.”

Bouddhanth:
This colossal and ancient Stupa, one of Nepal’s most unique monument and said to be the world biggest, attracts Nepalese pilgrimage of Tibetan stock from as far as Dolpo and Mugu as well as Tibet, Ladhak in India and Bhutan. Baudhanath Stupa with all seeing eyes of primordial Adi Buddha on all the four sides of the stupa is said to hold the remains of Kasyapa - the Buddha of the previous time.The Stupa 100 meters in diameter,  built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels by the Lichchivi King Mana Deva in the fifth century rises to 36 meters above the base including the spire, “all seeing eyes” and the pinnacle represent the stages of enlightenment, symbol of royalty, compassion, knowing and nirvana. There are many myths about the origins of the stupa.

Pashupatinath:
Just a small walk takes you the temple of lord Siva-Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb Newari architecture situated near the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted to the “Hindus Only”, however visitors can clearly see the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Pashupati, literally, “Lord of the Animals” is the patron deity of Nepal and believed to have been unearthed by an obscure herdsman while one of his cattle was showering the earth with milk. Across the sacred river, above the array of decorated monuments is the “Slasmantak or Mrigasthali Ban (forest)” where legends have it that Lord Siva dwelled in a form of an antelope to evade the hordes of demigods.

Welcome Program
This evening we invite you on a special welcome program, a dinner with live Nepali cultural show at traditional restaurant.
Back to hotel for overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03    Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours)

Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters!

Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. You will need to identify your luggage, which is to be made into loads, and then while you have lunch your crew will load these onto pack animals or get it ready for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2800 m.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 04    Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs)
The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. There is an entrance station just beyond the village where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected. Continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3500 m., the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail on the way to Everest!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 05    Namche rest for acclimatization / Explore around
You will explore the surrounding of Namche this day, Namche Bazar Rest and acclimatization. Namche is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we have rest in the afternoon to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 06  Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs)


Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) 5hrs walk. We walk with beautiful view under the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. Here in Phunki, we see series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch 2 hrs ascent will take us to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) surely is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 07   Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs)
Pheriche (4,260m) 5 hrs walk. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley Pangboche (3,900m) and lunch. After lunch we visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp. We again move to the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m). Superb scenery at all time.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 08   Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs)
Lobuche (4,920m) 4 hrs walk. We move up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 09    Trek Lobuche  to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs)
The actual distance is not so far for this day but we wake up in the early morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa where we take a rest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 10    Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) Everest Base Camp (5200m), Back to Lobuche (4,920m) / (5 hrs)

This day, we climb Kala Patthar and visit the Everest Base Camp. From Gorakshep, we have a steep ascent up to the top of the Kala Patthar top. The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (5,545m) is a hard pull but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flows, huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse (7,750m) in Tibet itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over everyone. This is the roof of the world. The Everest Base Camp is a short trek down. We return to Lobuche for overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 11    Pheriche (4270m) (4 hrs)
Follow the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche, site of the Himalayan Rescue Association's Trekkers' Aid Post.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 12    Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs)

Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 13    Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs)
The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb to Namche Bazaar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 14    Lukla (2,840m) (6 hrs)
Down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi and trek further up to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Lodge

Day 15    Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the diverse restaurants, chaotic markets for shopping and relaxing.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 16    Fly back
We drop to Kathmandu airport.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Please Note: Our itinerary may be dictated by road and bridge conditions, and the location of good camp spots. So, the itinerary serves only as a basic guideline.

Trip Cost: USD 1550 based on Five star hotel twinsharing on bed and breakfast basis or Price on request for group by email info@makalu-adventure.com or mohanlamsal@gmail.com 
 

Included Services:

  • All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.
  • 3 nights five star Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing, including breakfast and all taxes).
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees).
  • Airfare: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Teahouse Trekking arrangement (staying in lodges).
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Entrance Fee.
  • Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance.

Complimentary:

  1. Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program to all members.
  2. Duffel bag on trek

Excluded Services:

  • Personal expenses like bottled drinks, bar bill, laundry, telephone and etc.
  • Travel insurance and medical expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if needed (we provide only administration service).
  • Meals (lunch / dinner) while staying at hotels (our offer includes only breakfast).
  • Delays, and extra services, because of natural events like land slides etc
 Departure Dates 2017 Departure Dates 2018

January

Trip 01: 01/01/ to 16/01/2016 

Trip 02: 10/01/ to 25/01/2016

Trip 03: 18/01/ to 02/02/2016

January

Trip 01: 02/01/ to 17/01/2018

Trip 02: 11/01/ to 26/01/2018

Trip 03: 17/01/ to 01/02/2018

Feburary

Trip 04: 04/02/ to 19/02/2017

Trip 05: 10/02/ to 25/02/2017

Trip 06: 14/02/ to 29/02/2017

Feburary

Trip 04: 02/02/ to 17/02/2018

Trip 05: 08/02/ to 23/02/2018

Trip 06: 12/02/ to 27/02/2018

March

Trip 07: 02303/ to 18/03/2017

Trip 08: 09/03/ to 24/03/2017

Trip 09: 13/03/ to 28/03/2017

March

Trip 07: 01/03/ to 16/03/2018

Trip 08: 07/03/ to 22/03/2018

Trip 09: 15/03/ to 30/03/2018

April

Trip 10: 03/04/ to 18/04/2017 

Trip 11: 11/04/ to 26/04/2017

Trip 12: 14/04/ to 28/04/2017

April

Trip 10: 04/04/ to 19/04/2018

Trip 11: 09/04/ to 24/04/2018

Trip 12: 15/04/ to 29/04/2018 

May

Trip 13: 09/05/ to 24/05/2017

Trip 14: 15/05/ to 29/05/2017

Trip 15: 19/05/ to 03/06/2017

May

Trip 13: 07/05/ to 22/05/2018

Trip 14: 12/05/ to 27/05/2018

Trip 15: 20/05/ to 04/06/2018

June

Trip 16: 05/06/ to 20/06/2017

Trip 17: 13/06/ to 28/06/2017

Trip 18: 26/06/ to 11/07/2017

June

Trip 16: 03/06/ to 18/06/2018

Trip 17: 15/06/ to 30/06/2018

Trip 18: 24/06/ to 09/07/2018

July

Trip 19: 04/07/ to 19/07/2017

Trip 20: 11/07/ to 26/07/2017

Trip 21: 20/07/ to 04/08/2017

July

Trip 19: 02/07/ to 17/07/2018

Trip 20: 12/07/ to 27/07/2018

Trip 21: 19/07/ to 03/08/2018

August

Trip 22: 06/08/ to 21/08/2017

Trip 23: 16/08/ to 30/09/2017

Trip 24: 23/08/to 04/08/2017

August

Trip 22: 05/08/ to 20/08/2018

Trip 23: 18/08/ to 02/09/2018

Trip 24: 25/08/to 06/08/2018

September

Trip 25: 04/09/ to 19/09/2017

Trip 26: 13/09/ to 28/09/2017

Trip 27: 19/09/ to 04/10/2017

September

Trip 25: 06/09/ to 21/09/2018

Trip 26: 11/09/ to 26/09/2018

Trip 27: 17/09/ to 02/10/2018

October

Trip 28: 02/10/ to 17/10/2017

Trip 29: 05/10/ to 20/10/2017

Trip 30: 10/10/ to 26/10/2017 

Trip 31: 17/10/ to 01/11/2017

Trip 32: 25/10/ to 09/11/2017  

October

Trip 28: 03/10/ to 18/10/2018

Trip 29: 07/10/ to 22/10/2018

Trip 30: 11/10/ to 26/10/2018 

Trip 31: 16/10/ to 31/10/2018

Trip 32: 24/10/ to 08/11/2018   

November

Trip 33: 02/11/ to 17/11/2017

Trip 34: 08/11/ to 23/11/2017

Trip 35: 18/11/ to 03/12/2017

Trip 36: 24/11/ to 09/12/2017

November

Trip 33: 03/11/ to 18/11/2018

Trip 34: 10/11/ to 25/11/2018

Trip 35: 20/11/ to 05/12/2018

Trip 36: 26/11/ to 11/12/2018

December

Trip 37: 14/12/ to 29/12/2017 

Trip 38: 17/12/2016 to 01/01/2018

Trip 39: 22/12/2016 to 06/01/2018

December

Trip 37: 06/12/ to 21/12/2018 

Trip 38: 19/12/2017 to 03/01/2019

Trip 39: 24/12/2017 to 08/01/2019

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