- Trip Code: ATH383
- Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip Start: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu
- Destination: Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Namche-Lukla-Ktm
- Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
- Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Max. Altitude:
5555 m /18220.4 ft
- Group Size: Min. 1 pax
- Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hr walking
- Trip Category: Everest Region
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
- Visiting Tengboche Monastery
- Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
- Climbing Kalapatthar at elevation of 5,555m
- Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
The BBC has listed "Everest Base Camp Trek" under the heading of "50 Places to See Before you die." This means that you should do it once in your life. Keeping this in mind, Acethehimalaya has designed this trek for the adventurers, nature lovers, couples, students, individuals, families, and volunteer groups. They not only find this trip within their budgets, but they also can book it whenever they like it.
Everest Base Camp Trek, which starts from Lukla, is delightful and is full of unexpected thrills such as you would like to say, "Before me is Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain." Equally, the trek is majestic with a number of photogenic sites.
Set off the trek by walking by the side of the Dudh Kosi River, which is terrifyingly beautiful, and which links to the base camp and then walk up the hill to reach Namche, a Sherpa village, which has a cluster of houses, and which is the biggest of all Sherpa villages. As you head towards, you constantly come across monasteries, pleasant Sherpa villages, colorful religious flags, and peaceful nature. Alongside the trail, there are flowering plants, the Grand Himalayan Giants and snow covered mountains. Other points of attraction are the Khumbu Glacier, which has interesting features to catch your eyes; Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, and Amadablam, the world's most beautiful mountain. Everest Region is a region where life is simple, where air is thin, and where the trails are steep, so your guide is a main factor, who will make your Everest Base Camp Trek a success. Our guides are experienced and highly qualified, and they are also familiar with the mountain conditions and suitable alternatives and follow the footsteps of famous persons such as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
- Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 02: Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 09: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
- Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu & Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
- Day 13: Transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Ace the Himalaya will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler's cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.
It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek. When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be cancelled due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.