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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek offers you panoramic views of many stunning Mt. Everest Himalayan range such as Lhotse ( 8516m\27939ft.),Nuptse (7855m\25770ft.) , Amadablam (6456m\21181ft.), Thamserku (6622m\21729), Khangtega, Kongde Peak , Khumbu Ice falls , Khumbu Glacier , Everest Base Camp , Kalapathar view point and also several beautiful villages, waterfalls, River  during trekking trail. This trek provides you the great chance to explore Great Himalayas floras and faunas, wild habitats like: wild yaks, blue sheep, wild dog, wolf, musk deer, red panda etc in beautiful rhododendron forest, along with renowned Sherpa settlements of Khumbu region, following their own history and traditions, cultures, rituals. Main trek destination for its bizarre variations, difficulties and adventurous approach along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa inhabitants.

Mount Everest Base Camp trek helps to explore the great experience of the great Himalayas. Sightseeing with beautiful scenery of Kathmandu tour visiting old heritage site in Kathmandu with durbar squares, stupas, and oldest temples find the religious tolerance between Hinduism and Buddhism. This trek is well known for one of the best trekking route in the world. Enjoy the experience of the unique Nepalese culture, gorgeous views of the mountains range with the colorful scene of the rhododendron forests. Flight to Lukla with stunning views of  Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Sherpa Village, museums, Views of Everest and Khumbu Ice fall from Kalapathar, Close view of Ama Dablam and several high Himalayan peaks, Thyangboche monastery and Sherpa heartland. Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity to reach the very base of the third pole.

Main trek destination for its bizarre variations, difficulties and adventurous approach along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa inhabitants, Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most famous trekking destinations since the very first expedition to Everest Summit in 1953 by Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay. Almost every human dream of conquering the Everest but only a few can, but our Everest base camp trekking can take you very close to your dream of conquering the Everest.  This trek is very exciting where walking with its panoramic view of Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m creates an ironic experience.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you and give short brief and further details of the trip program. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Second day of the programme is succeeded with sightseeing around Kathmandu along with the trek preparation. Sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (40-45 min) & Lukla – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 - 4 hours

Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading off towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally reaching to Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey.

Day 5
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar & Hike to Khumjung (3970m., 13020ft.): 5 hours

The acclimatization is best done with the hike that is by hiking upto to the valley of Bhote Koshi River (“River from Tibet”).

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours

From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area.

Day 8
Dingboche: Acclimatization

Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking.

Day 9
Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.

Day 10
Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.

Day 11
Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours

Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.

Day 12
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours

Today we trek back to Namchhe which takes us around 6 hours. Enjoy the surrounding and meet local peoples.

Day 13
Trek to Lukla: 7 hours

The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.

Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu

We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes.

Meals included:

Day 15
Farewell & Departure

Today is the departing day or you can join for another thrilling adventure. We can right away arrange you awesome trip.

Includes

  • - All airport pick up and drop in Private vehicle
  • All transportation A/C car, tourist deluxe bus during trips & two flight ticket KTM-Lukla-KTM.
  • Three star category hotel in the city in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & nice trekking lodge during trekking
  • Whole accommodations during trips
  • We provide sleeping bag & down-jacket during trek (if you don’t have your own but return after trek)
  • Full meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner )
  • Some seasonal fruits
  • First aid medicine item, T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate
  • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance
  • One especial cultural show and farewell dinner program
  • Our government tax official expenses

Excludes

  • - Extra meals in the Kathmandu & desert items, any types of drinks
  • Tour entrance fees
  • Clients international air ticket
  • Clients travel insurance & tips for the trekking crew

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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Everest sanctuary trekking starts moderate followed up by moderate trek and strenuous too. The trek is suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however, our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Everest base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide traveling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the traveling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy the wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel/lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, a set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges/hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physical fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly especially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he/she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers to need to give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason, you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

T-shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long lightweight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants/nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat/woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Daypack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the daytime ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking Poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush/paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sunblock for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Everest region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge of culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek an enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porter's rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, footwear, and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If a needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of the severing condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (mid-Sept. – mid-Dec.). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against a blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

  • 1. How difficult is EBC trek and how can I Prepare?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp is very challenging and life changing experience can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons of sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking.

  •  2. What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in EBC trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements?  Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  •  3. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

    Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.

  • 4. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 5. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding language.

  • 6. Do I need to give tips to guiding potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping, but normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

  • 7. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

    You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.

  • 8. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on EBC trek?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveler, you have a private room.  Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Tour, Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture and Nature
  • Nepal
  • 5550m
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Difficult
  • 4-6 Hours
  • September- December and March - May

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