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Everest Base Camp Standard

Our Everest Base Camp is a moderate trekking route that combines the excitement of walking on higher grounds with jaw-dropping views of the majestic Himalayan range to exploring the culture of the Sherpas.

  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Fixed Departure NOT AVAILABLE
    Price
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  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Vacation Style Adult Group
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

     

    A representative from Adventure Kora will escort you from the airport to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can opt to  take a short excursion through the city, especially the Kathmandu Durbar Square to take you on a cultural and historical tour of the ancient city.  

  2. Day 2: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu

     

    If you still have some last minute trek supplies to purchase, our guides will take you to some of the adventure sports store. We’ll head back to the hotel for dinner where the guide will orient you about the trek.

  3. Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

     

    We will take an early flight to  Lukla (2827m). Feel free to explore the village on your own while your luggage is sorted. Our next is to the village of Phakding which is enroute to our destination Namche Bazaar.  Passing through the Dudh Kosi River (River of Milk), we'll walk through trails lined with buddhist prayer flags, prayer wheels, exchanging greetings with other trekking team along the way to the Sherpa village of Phakding.

  4. Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

     

    The route to Namche bazaar leads us through  blue pine and rhododendrons. The first stop is at Monjo (2835 m), the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail further leads  to the confluence of two rivers, Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. You'll have to cross a series of suspension bridges, called Jhulunge pool before arriving at Namche. Enjoy your first sight of Everest. Lhotse, Nuptse, and Taweche (6542m) too can be seen in the horizon.

  5. Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

     

    We stay at Namche to acclimatize. There are a few shorting hiking routes at Namche that you can take. We recommend the route from the Cultural Museum to the airstrip at Shyanboche. You can also visit the museum which has a collection of Sherpa traditional artifacts. The hike to  Shyanboche airstrip is steep climb but the views of Everest and Ama Dablam, one of the world's most photographed mountains more than makes up for it.

  6. Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours

     

    Today's route is mostly steep and leads us through the villages of Shanasa and Trashinga. We'll pass through thick blue pine and silver birch forests. Danfe Pheasants (Lophophorus) are a frequent sight here. Sometimes the Himalayan thar can also be spotted grazing on the high grounds. Ascending the trail through the forest lined with fir, black juniper, rhododendron we reach Tengboche. After a quick visit to Tengboche monastery, the home of the Ringpoche of Tengboche, head outside to soak in the beautiful view of Everest, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam that surrounds the monastery.

  7. Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours

     

    Our hike today is fairly easy in most parts. The trail to Dingboche takes you through serene alpine forest and equally beautiful wildlife. Keep a lookout for the Musk deer along the way. Once we reach Dingboche, we stay here for two days.

  8. Day 8: Dingboche: Acclimatization

     

    After an early breakfast, hike to Chukkung. The trail is relatively easy and you can hike at a leisurely pace. At the top, you will be greeted by the picturesque views of Lhotse and Island Peak. If you’re up for a slightly challenging hike, head out to Nangkartshang Peak. This is the most scenic hike of this trail. At the top of Nangkarstshang, you will see spectacular sights of three of six highest peaks in the world, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

  9. Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

     

    Heading towards the valley floor of Dughla we reach Lobuje. The trail is challenging through ridges over Pheriche Valley, and moraines of Khumbu glaciers. The route is lined with packs of Taweche, Cholatse. The moraines with memorials of mountaineers has a beautiful viewpoint that shows awe-inspiring views of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Khumbutse (6623m), and Changtse (7550m).

  10. Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

     

    Today’s hike will take us on a walk to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier to the Gorak Shep. The village of Gorakshep lies under the daunting summits of Everest. Everest Base Camp is only three hours away from the Khumbu Ice Falls. However, the Everest summit is not visible from the base camp, we'll have to hike to Kala Pattar, one of the most difficult trail in this route to see the Peaks of Mount Everest. However, you will see spectacular views of other mountains. After spending some time at the Base Camp, we head towards Gorak Shep. We'll wake up early for the hike to Kalapattar tomorrow.

  11. Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

     

    At dawn we head up to Kala Pattar. The vantage point here has the most dramatic and up-close views of Everest.  The hike is difficult and at times calls for every bit of willpower you have to climb through the steep trail. Your effort will be rewarded at the top with breathtaking views of Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega and Everest. We head back to  Gorak Shep for breakfast. Retracing our steps back to Lobuje we head towards the valley of Pheriche.

  12. Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours

     

    Retracing our steps from Pheriche, we descend towards Namche. The trail will leads us through the Imjha Khola to Tenbogche until we meet the Dudh Kosi river. The last few hours of the trail from Transingha, is relatively easy. We can walk at a leisurely pace taking time to enjoy the scenic mountain views along the way. We stay at Namche today.

  13. Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

     

    Explore the village of Namche, finish up on last minute souvenir shopping. After bidding farewell to the peaks of Everest, we will start our trek towards Lukla in the late morning. As soon as we cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach lower altitudes again. The hike  to Lukla through Monjo, Benkar, Phakding is very pleasant. The evening calls for celebratory dinner.  

  14. Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

     

    If the weather permits, we will take an early flight back to Kathmandu. You can spend the afternoon at your leisure.

  15. Day 15: Final departure

     

    Adventure Kora's representative will drop you off at the airport.

 

Price Details
 
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Price Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle for airport and hotel pick up/drop off, and transfers
  • Domestic flight if needed
  • Experienced guide fluent in English
  • Accommodation in teahouses and hotels
  • All meals during trek
  • Entry permit to parks, monuments and cultural landmarks
  • All staff costs included -Trekking guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our staffs
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if needed
  • Welcome kit by Adventure Kora - t-shirt

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance covering medical treatment and evacuation by ground and air
  • Nepal entry visa, obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and evacuation
  • Extra road transport/flight cost in case member returns earlier
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and if applicable, in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and incase of early return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, communication and bar bill
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s)
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes the section