Customize Everest Base Camp Trek- 15 Days

 

 

The trek to the Everest Base Camp can be regarded as one of the most beautiful, scenic, thrilling and rewarding experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. As described by trekkers, travelers across the globe, the trek to the foothills of world’s highest mountain through the Sherpa villages has been a life changing experience. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest Mount Everest (8848m) is not just a straightforward journey, it is a chance to experience the highest and most beautiful Himalayan peak perfectly and appreciate the unique Sherpa community, people, culture and their glorious history.  

 

The trek starts with an exciting flight to Lukla Airport. You will come across many popular Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazzar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before getting to Everest Base Camp. Sherpa Bazaars (Markets), Buddhist monasteries, suspension bridges, prayer flags, colorful teahouses, and the welcoming Sherpa people of the Khumbu region makes the trekking through the area a joy.

 

This trip might be challenging but you surely will be stimulated after you experience the panoramic views of wonderful mountains such as Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m) and Himalayan glaciers like Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and Imja Glacier during the trek to Everest Base Camp. At the end of this remarkable trip, you’ll have a bountiful collection of precious memories, pictures, experiences and stories to share in your mind that will last forever.

 

Trip Highlights

follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary to the iconic Everest Base Camp
spectacular trek up the Khumbu Valley
visit the beautiful monastery at Tengboche
ascend Kala Pattar, 5554m, for magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse
explore and experience local Sherpa culture 
 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2,610m/8,562ft / Dist: 8 km/ 4 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m/11,289ft Dist: 11 km/ 6-7 hrs

Day 4 : Acclimatization day- Hiking around Khumjung or Thame 3,790 m/12,434ft Dist: 4 km/ 3-4 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Tengbuche,3,864m/12,677ft Dist: 11 km/5-6 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Dingbuche, 4,400m/14,435ft Dist: 10 km 5 hrs

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung valley or Nagerjun 4,850m/15,912ft Dist: 4-5 km/ 3-4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche,4,915 m/ 16,125ft Dist: 11 km/ 6 hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Gorak Shep (Day hike Everest Base Camp ) 5,130m/16,830ft Dist: 12 km/ 8 hrs

Day 10 : Ascent to Kala Pattar 5545m/ 18,188ftft & descent to Pheruche 4,371m/ 14,340ft Dist: 15 km/ 7 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Khumjung (Alternative route via Phorste) 3,790 m/12,434ft ft Dist: 20 km/ 6-7 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Phakdingma, 2,610m/8,562ft / Dist: 10 km/ 4-5 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla 2860m / 9383ft / Dist 10 km 4 hrs

Day 14 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
20 September, 2019 04 October, 2019 US $1045 per person Available
04 October, 2019 18 October, 2019 US $1045 per person Available
17 October, 2019 31 October, 2019 US $1045 per person Available
31 October, 2019 14 November, 2019 US $1045 per person Available
13 November, 2019 27 November, 2019 US $1045 per person Available
28 November, 2019 12 December, 2019 US $1045 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  • Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • Accommodation during trek ; local lodges  12 nights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights (bed and breakfast  Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar other hotels
  • Experienced English-speaking Sherpa; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guides
  • Porters (2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter)
  • Sagarmatha  National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
  • Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu
  • Company duffel bag
  • Local Airport Tax

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Batteries and Telephone calls
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary
  • Excess baggage charge(s)            
  • Allow USD 400-480 for meals not included. .

Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment and Packing List

This list is only our suggestion Everest Base Camp Trek. You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip.  Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.

Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.   

Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients.  The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg.  That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs).  You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail. 

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.

Clothing

It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.

Upper Body

  • 2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  • 3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec powerstretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  • 1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  • 1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  • 2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  • 1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  • 1-Light weight hiking trousers
  • 1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  • Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  • *Under Garments

 

Feet

  • 4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  • 4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  • 2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  • *Spare laces for hiking boots
  • Snow Gaiters (optional)
  • Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Head

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •  Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 20’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):  

  • *personal medication
  •  Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  • Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  • Rehydration salt sachets
  • Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •  *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  • Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  • Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze 
  • Antibiotic cream 
  • 10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory)
  • 4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  • throat lozenges
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Small whistle
  • Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material, journal
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  • *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  • *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  • A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 15 Days

Price : US $1045 p/p

Trip Grade : Challenging

Max. Altitude:5545m

Min. Altitude:1300m

Max. group size:8 pax

Min. group size:2 pax

Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Transport By:Domestic Flight, private vehicles

Starting/ Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:2 nights Bed & Breakfast plan, Holy Himalaya or Similar

Accommodation during Trek:local lodges 12 nights

Supporter:Guide and porter

Round Trip Airfare:Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu

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