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Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Everest Base Camp Trek

Max.Altitude

5,550m

Grade

Moderate

Activity

Trekking

Duration

16 Days

Route

Lukla-Tenboche-Dingboche-EBC

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Meal

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner during the trekking

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

By Air Plane

Group Size

2-15 Person

Accommodation in Kathmandu

3 Star Class Hotel

Transportation in Kathmandu

Car/Jeep/Hiace/Coaster/Sutlej
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Overview

We see breathtaking mountain views, get a look into the lives of world-famous mountain climbers (the Sherpas), visit Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit high-altitude Buddhist temples on our Everest Base Camp 16 Days Trek. Tengboche monastery, among others, holds sacred significance for Buddhists. A night or two in Namche Bazaar is recommended for proper acclimatization and a pleasant climbing experience. 

Trekking to Nepal's Everest Base Camp also gives us the opportunity to join Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on a historic trip that began in 1953. On an adventurous trek package that also involves ascending Kala Patthar to admire the views, our Sherpa will lead us to the base camp of the world's tallest mountain, Everest.

The Everest Base Camp 16 Days trek itinerary is intended for novice trekkers in excellent health and with average physical fitness. We are sufficiently acclimatized to fully enjoy our walk to Everest base camp due to the ample distance covered between daily itineraries, consistent gain of altitude, and distinct rest days. Altitude sickness can be avoided by walking at high altitude routes with good acclimatization and a steady pace.

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Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300m/4,265ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Welcome Dinner                          Hotel


DAY 02
City Excursion/Trek Preparation. (1300m/4,265ft)

If you are interested in to access the valley an extra cost, than We take  tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Otherwise you will be free till your meeting time will start for trip briefing, discuss and introduced to our fellow participants at All Nepal adventure tours & treks office.

 Overnight in Kathmandu.

Breakfast/Lunch                                Hotel


DAY 03
Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft) to Lukla(2,845m/9,333ft) to Phakding(2,610m/8,562ft); 8 km, 3-4hrs trek.

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on the Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 04
Phakding(2,610m/8,562ft)- Namche (3440 m/11,285ft); 11km, 6-7hrs trek.

After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to the astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you, and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 05
Acclimatization and Exploration day.

Already at an elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes around Syangboche Airstrip, Everest view Hotel, and Khumjung Village.Enjoy the view of Mt.Everest and other mountains from the Everest View point. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well.

  Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                Lodge

DAY 06
Namche (3,440m/11,285ft)to Tengboche(3,870m/12,696ft); 9km, 6-7hrs trek.

Leave Namche early morning after breakfast. It is a beautiful walk up to Tengboche, the monastic village in the Everest base camp trekking trail. On the way to Tengboche, experience some of the spectacular views around. Once you reach Tengboche and check into an est house, go and explore the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 07
Tengboche(3,870m/12,696ft)-Dingboche(4,410m/14,467ft); 8km, 6-7hrs trek.

The trail descends to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls and nun monastery. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Strasm) and gradually ascend to Pangboche with the towering view of Ama Dablam (most beautiful mountain in Everest region) Trail follows upstream closer to Imja River fairly moderate up toward Imja valley. The trail fairly seen open to the confluence of Lobuche river and begin last part of the day to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by a stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 08
Acclimatization Day.

This second scheduled rest day will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. An enjoyable 3-4hr, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, north of Dingboche affords views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain, and awesome views of Ama Dablam and the valley floor.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Hotel


DAY 09
Dingboche(4,410m/14,467ft) – Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft): 7km, 5-6hrs.

The trail climbs to a ridge and view of Taboche and Cholatse. Continue through yak pastures to a wooden bridge  and Duglha (4,620m.). The trail then ascend steeply for an hour up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpa and climbers. It also affords great border views including Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering Nuptse, Lhotse wall. Follow the valley upstream for an hour to Lobuche.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge



DAY 10
Lobuche(4,910m/16,108ft) – Gorak Shep (5,160 m/16,928ft) - EBC (5,364 m/17,597ft)-Gorak shep: 14km, 8-9hrs.

Start the walk for the day to Gorakshep after breakfast. The walk goes along the Khumbu glacier, the highest glacier in the world, and Changri glacier. Once you reach Gorakshep, check into a guest house and have your lunch before you hike to Everest Base Camp. Walk to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and enjoy your moments there for a while and return back to Gorakshep.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                     Lodge

DAY 11
Gorak Shep(5,160m/16,928ft) – Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,207ft) Pheriche (4,230m/13,877ft): 15km, 7-8hrs.

A very early climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. Drop back to Gorak Shep for breakfast; then retrace your steps to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 12
Pheriche(4,230m/13,877ft) – Tengboche (3,860m/12662ft), 5-6hrs.

Today is a comparatively short day after the rigors of the previous few days, and we can now look forward to a fall in height and easier walking as we retrace our ascent route. Now that the difficult portion is over, you may relax and focus on the features of mountain living that you may have neglected on the trip up. 

We cross the Khumbu Khola River from Pheriche and climb a short steep trek to the top of a tiny ridge for spectacular views of Imja Valley, Ama Dablam, and Kantega. We then descend to the little communities of Orsho and Shomare before crossing through Lower Pangboche on our way to the Imja Khola River suspension bridge and ascending to our destination.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner         Lodge

DAY 13
Tengboche to Monjo (2835m/ 9301ft) 16 km, 5-6 hours,

Begin your trek early after breakfast. Take a descent to the Imjatse River, then a steep climb for about an hour will take you to Sanasa. From there on, the winding path takes you to Namche Bazaar. Have your lunch in one of the finer restaurants in Namche.

Looking back at the village and Mt. Everest in the backdrop, you will move on through the rugged trail towards a lush green forest. You might have the chance of coming across musk deer, Himalayan Thar or even the rare red panda. Tourists have often shared the experience of witnessing Blood Pheasant and Impeyan Pheasant. The route then takes a steep descent to the Dudh Koshi River. Cross the river via a suspension bridge towards Jorsale. It is the buffer zone of Sagarmatha National Park. You will further walk south towards Monjo Village.

Monjo is a small village known best for being the checkpoint or the entrance gate of the national park. There are many guesthouses and tea houses in this area. The stone houses roofed by tin tops and wooden windows take you back in time.


Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                           Lodge

DAY 14
Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9316ft); 9.5km.5 to 6 hours.

Today is your final walking day.After  breakfast, you will bid goodbye to the lovely locals and then head on the Dudh Koshi River trail. There is a descent in the first leg of the trek to Benkar. From there, you will take a suspension bridge and head to Ghat to grab lunch. From there, continue your trek towards Phakding village. There is a gradual climb until you reach Chualung village. Walk past a thick forest of birch and juniper; then, you will get to the Pasang Lhamu Memorial gate in a short while.

You will have reached Lukla village. Keep your backpack in your tea house, then head to the streets and enjoy yourself with the locals. The small village has a lot to give in terms of exploring. There are various shops in the area where you can find adorable souvenirs to take back home. The people here are friendly and welcoming. You can grab some locally brewed drinks and enjoy your last night in the Khumbu region, along with the locals and our team.

Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner                                   Lodge

DAY 15
Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft) to Kathmandu (1300m/4,256ft) flight(30-40 minutes flight)

We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last-minute shopping and packing, or send a few postcards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel. Enjoy Farewell dinner.

Breakfast /Dinner                                                  Hotel

DAY 16
Final Departure

We will drop you at to airport three hours prior to your flight time. Have a safe flight and good bye

Breakfast

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • All airport transfers
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight) 
  • All airport taxes
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner of your choice
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner
  • Supplementary snacks: energy  bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • Accommodation:  Lodge (Twin room)  
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit 
  • Oxi-meter: To check, heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and duffel bag
  • Souvenir; Trekking Route map printed T-Shirts

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu as per mention in itinerary
  • Hot shower while on the trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
  • City entrance fees 
  • Hot and bottled drinks
  • Wi-Fi               
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
  • Donation to the local organization.
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