Trip Overview

In the Everest Base Camp Trekking arranged by Go For Nepal, we will explore the naturally beautiful places of Nepal. The Everest Camp Trek combines places like Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep, Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp and Lukla.

The trek begins at Phadking and ends at Lukla. In Namche Bazaar, we will get a chance for acclimatization. Namche is a market where trekkers can refill their goods and necessities. On Friday evening and Saturday, special markets are put up in the Bazaar. The Namche Bazaar has been a trading post since the traditional times. Apart from the market, Namche monastery, Namche library and Museum related to Sherpa life are also some attractions of Namche.

The Thyangboche monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. We will pass by the Thyangboche monastery while heading towards Gorakshep from Namche Bazaar. Gorakshep is a village in the Sagarmatha National Park. Sherpa people are the local inhabitants of this place. They make their living by guiding and mountaineering. Gorakshep is also the original base camp for Everest.  We will begin our hike to Kalapathar at Gorakshep. Kalapathar is the most convenient spot to view Mt. Everest. Apart from Everest, other peaks like Nuptse Nup II, Changtse and north of Lhotse is also seen from Kalapathar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Kyanjima 3,630 m (near Namche & Khumjung) via Thyangboche – 06 hrs walks.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 16: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Everest Base Camp trekking and while you are under our care.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for fabulous Everest Base Camp taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high, from here walk towards Phakding on gradual downhill trail with short ups with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks as the walk leads through Choplung and Ghat Sherpa villages to reach our overnight stop at Phakding.

Phakding village, located above Dudh Kosi River here with time for short hike around this lovely village to witness Sherpa cultures with overnight halt in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs walks.
After a pleasant night stop with the sound of river, morning walk leads following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing suspension bridges to reach at Monjo village with grand views of Kwangde and Tharmarserku peaks, from here into Sagarmatha National park (Sagarmatha Nepalese name for Mt. Everest, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').

Walk proceed towards Jorsalle village and into river valley covered within rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir trees as the route leads uphill for few hours to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where colorful and busy Saturday market is held weekly.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
An important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, at Namche one can take a short walk to Everest View Hotel of few hours walk uphill or visit the park museum located on top of Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other series of snow capped peaks.

Visit its interesting museum full of information regarding Sherpa people, culture with flora/fauna and as well of mountaineering history, rest of the afternoon free at leisure with views of mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
With marvelous stop at Namche Bazaar, morning with short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading downhill at Phunki-Tenga, a small place by the Imjatse River for lunch.

After lunch with few hours climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk leads on a small plateau at Thyangboche Monastery the highest spot of the trek at 3,867 m high offering mind blowing views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and arrays of peaks that surrounds this lovely spot.

Here with time to visit it's interesting and famous Buddhist monastery, where in October a great festival Mani Rimdu is held and as well mountaineers takes blessing from the priest for safe and successful climbs.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m - 05hrs.
From Thyangboche after catching the morning glorious panorama of mountains and then heading downhill through serene woodland reaching at a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here with uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Imjatse valley.

Dingboche at 4,360 m located within beautiful Imjatse valley with close North Face views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Island peak towards east.

 

Day 07:  Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Another important rest day at Dingboche for proper acclimatization before heading towards higher zone to base camp and climb of Kalapathar, Dingboche with many fine lodges with some cyber facilities a summer pasture for yaks, with grazing fields.

Here the Sherpa from nearby village tends their barley and buckwheat fields as well catering the needs of the trekkers.

At Dingboche one take a short acclimatization walks up Nagarjung hills for super views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Makalu towards further east.

 

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Amadablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads to Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river here with rest and lunch then climb up to Thugla ridge, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition including other peaks within Everest region.

After a pleasant stop another hour of high altitude walk brings you at Lobuche with 10-12 good lodges to stay facing Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

 

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today a big marvelous day with an adventure towards our main goal and highlight of the trip reaching at the foot of world number Mt. Everest at base camp, morning walk leads on gradual uphill slope with short steep climb near Glass Pyramid, optional side walk to visit at this glass pyramid a metrological station and a lab, established by Italy and Nepal government to track and read the Himalayan weather and the flow of glacier.

From here few hour of good walk over moraine and glacier brings you at Gorakshep located on route Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar hill top, Gorakshep with 3-4 nice lodges for overnight stops, from here our walk leads further east over glacier and moraine then reaching at Everest base camp of above 5,364 m high with sweeping views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

During peak expedition season this place is flooded with climbers-guides and porters with many tents pitched above the glacier.

After feeling high with an adventure of a lifetime experience head back to Gorakshep for overnight stop before heading back to Lukla.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Early morning optional walk up to the top of Kalapathar, the highest spot of the adventure at above 5,545 m high offering breath taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, after a vigorous climb descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek on the same path till Thugla.

From here our route diverts towards Pheriche windy valley on near level ground with fabulous views during the walk all the way to Pheriche for overnight stop.

Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.

Day 11: Trek to Kyanjima 3,630 m (near Namche & Khumjung) via Thyangboche - 06 hrs walks.
From here onward on long descend with few climbs as the trail leads towards Pangboche village and then to the bridge, after the bridge back into greens and tree lines as the route climbs up to Thyangboche Monastery, with downhill walk to Phunki Tenga on crossing a wooden bridge climb uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma.

A beautiful spot with few lodges facing Everest-Amadablam and Tharmarserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and national bird of Nepal).

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m - 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at this scenic quiet spot within serene alpine woodland walk descends towards with pleasant and scenic walk towards Namche Bazaar, here having a short rest and then continue walk downhill towards Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our fabulous Everest Base Camp treks concludes with a walk back to Lukla, as the trail leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserve as contingency and a free day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 16: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

Trip Equipment

For Head
  1. Sun hat / Scarf
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head Torch
For Upper Body
  1. Water Proof Jacket
  2. Down Jacket
  3. Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
  1. Water Proof Pants
  2. Light Weight Pant
For Hand
  1. Gloves
For Feet
  1. Thin Inner socks
  2. Woolen socks
  3. Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
Other Accessories
  1. Trekking and sleeping bags
  2. Water and camel bottle etc
 

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of two or more than two person. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status
24th September 2017 9th October 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
9th October 2017 23rd October 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
15th October 2017 30th October 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
23rd October 2017 7th November 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
3rd November 2017 18th November 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
13th November 2017 28th November 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
19th November 2017 4th December 2017 $ 1620 Guaranteed
4th March 2018 19th March 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
7th March 2018 22nd March 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
11th March 2018 26th March 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
14th March 2018 29th March 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
19th March 2018 4th April 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
25th March 2018 9th April 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
2nd April 2018 17th April 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
9th April 2018 14th April 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
13th April 2018 28th April 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
16th April 2018 1st May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
19th April 2018 4th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
23rd April 2018 8th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
27th April 2018 12th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
4th May 2018 19th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
7th May 2018 22nd May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
10th May 2018 25th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
13th May 2018 28th May 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
18th May 2018 3rd June 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
21st May 2018 5th June 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
24th May 2018 8th June 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed
27th May 2018 11th June 2018 $ 1620 Guaranteed

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.