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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

13 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Strenuous

    Ventures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.

    Strenuous

  • 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
  • Trip Highlight

    • 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.

Itinerary Overview

  • 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.


What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation
Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org