Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Overview

“Scenic smooth and scenic flights to Lukla with wide-range of mountain views Walking into Sagarmatha National Park enriched with exotic flora and fauna Explore impressive villages of Highlanders of Everest the renown Sherpa tribe Visiting interesting culture and monasteries with an ever-present view of Everest At the foot of number one Mt. Everest base camp with awesome mountain views Climb high and scenic Kalapathar hilltop for closest views of Mt. Everest.”
Introduction:

Everest Base Camp trekking one of the most desired adventure destinations for all wide world travelers and adventurer due to its spectacular scenery of world giant peaks and to be closed within number one Mt. Everest Southern Base Camp, where the north side of Everest located in Tibet.

Everest Base Camp trekking with Nepal High Point Treks will be a great experience with our flexible itinerary days that allows you to marvel the beauty of surrounding marvelous landscapes and mountains in the harmony of local Sherpa impressive cultures.

Everest Base Camp trekking truly takes you in high spirits walking into traditional villages enriched with Buddhism religion and cultural heritage as it was past hundreds of centuries as well visiting its monasteries of great interest in the backdrop of high mountains with Mt. Everest.

Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, greeted by one of our airport representatives and transfer to hotel and breffing about trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (visit world heritage site)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,560 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.     

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.   

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs. 

Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla via Phakding village - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 14:  Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

FAQs about Everest base camp trek
Q1. what is the accomodation like during trekking to EBC? 

Ans: In Kathmandu: Generally, it depends on you, which standard hotel do you need to stay in, options are: Tourist standard hotel, 2 Star, 3 star, 4 star, 5 star.  During Trek: You may accommodate in tea house or lodge.

Q2. What currency should I take? 

Ans: Generally, you can bring USD or Euro or any other to the Kathmandu and exchange it in airport or other money exchange counter, however, you will not get exchange during trekking. So make sure that you have Nepalese currency with you during your trek. Also, some of banks are providing service that you can withdraw NPR from the ATM using your international master card.

Q3. Do I need fitness to trek? 

Generally, Everest Base Camp trekking requires 7 hours walk per day in average, and you may carry small bag with 6-8 KG. Some acclimation is required and you can decide whether you are fit enough for trekking or not.

Q4. What are additional things I should take care for my EBC trek? 

Ans: Please Click here to read more about complete guide of EBC.

Itenerary

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where Nepal High Point Treks guides will provide information on treks-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this adventure Everest Base Camp trekking.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
Early morning Nepal High Point guide and staff will pick you from your hotel for short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, completing security formalities board in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar plane) where short and scenic flight heads eastbound facing views of Himalayan range with includes Mt. Everest, and then lands at Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport named after legendary mountaineers. From here having refreshing morning break walk continues on a gradual trail with some down-hill and short ups to reach first overnight stop in Phakding village, a nice Sherpa village situated above near Dudh-Kosi River.
A slow an easy morning walks leads to Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, with time here for refreshing stop then cross a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar (possible lunch stop), from here walk on river bed within forested area and then climb from the last high bridge to reach at famous and colorful Namche Bazaar. Where walk leads to climbing on winding uphill facing views of peaks, at Namche check into a nice and cozy lodge, with time to wander around its many well-stocked shops, Namche Bazaar the hub and main town or large village of Khumbu area where colorful and busy Saturday market held once a week.
Rest day at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards higher terrains, with various options for short walks to catch best views of high peaks will be a good hike to Everest View Hotel, a four hours walks both ways, rewards you with an excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam. At Namche visit the interesting museum with much information of Khumbu Sherpa, culture, flora-fauna as well of mountaineering expedition history with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
After pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche morning walk leads to a short climb and then on good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach at a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as walk brings at a wide open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam amidst a forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines, truly a great place for overnight stop. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask dancers by monks of the monastery.
Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deoboche, within the green forested area and a further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with many good lodges to cater needs of travelers and trekkers. Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.
After a Manan enjoyable rest day in Dingboche, morning walk leads to short climb on a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks and then on go the od gradual path to walk. Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with a slow climb to ridge top lines with a memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest. From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.
Adventure today leads to our goal at Everest base camp, as morning walk follows a flat valley with a low climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep with a short break. From Gorakshep heading further east to reach to reach highlight destination at Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions. After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.
Early morning before breakfast climb on ta op rocky hill above 5,545 m to reach the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley for an overnight stop in one of its nice lovely lodge. Pheriche located on a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement.
From Pheriche, an easy walk on near flat ground and then further down to reach at Pangboche village with a great scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads loosing elevation every hour of walks. From Pangboche reaching with a climb to beautiful Thyangboche and its colorful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
Having early breakfast where interesting short scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, as you depart from Lukla early morning, as air journey leads you with an amazing panorama of mountains and then landing at Kathmandu airport with short drivel back to your respective hotels.
Last day in the country of high Everest within massive Himalaya, with an amazing experience and wonderful memories and adventure on Everest Base Camp trek, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time Nepal High Point staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

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What is Included?

    • Kathmandu airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • 3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
    • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary, round trip air ticket Lukla-Kathmandu).
    • Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included .
    • Accommodation in  hotel / lodge/ tea house during the trek.
    • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek.
    • Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
    • Everest region national park permit.
    • Local community area permit.
    • Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • Trek completion certificate as award 
    • Farewell dinner
    • First Aid Kit.
    • All Government and local taxes.

    Note*

    1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accrdingly. 

    2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu, white water rafting, Paragliding, we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.

What is Excluded?

    • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
    • Food during your stay in Kathmandu
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
    • Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing

Equipment Checklist

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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