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Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

Mt Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for adventure lovers in Nepal. Since its first expedition in 1953 its popularity has grown up. This is a devised two week trek to Everest Base camp starting from Lukla and ends in Lukla covering 120 Kilometers. The lower section of the route follows through Dudh Kosi Valley where we meet the Sherpa capital 'Namchee". From the top of the the town you can have a first sight of Everest. From Namche we traverse along the high trial which heads towards Thyangboche monastery which is located at tyhe top of the hill. 

Trails takes down toward Imja Khola and continue our walk to the villages of Pyangboche and Dingboche. Followed by the approach to the Khumbu Glacier which takes us first to Lobuche and then to the highest settlement Gorekshep. Two hours of walk from Gorekshep takes you to the highest point (5545m) of the trip followed by the walk to Everest Base Camp  bvefore we start descending down. 

This moderate trek takes you up to an elevation of 5550m. This trek can be done during spring and autumn.

Trip Highlights

  • Marvelous mountain scenery and provides a look into traditional Sherpa culture
  • Trek in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing
  • Meet the Monks at the Tengboche monastery
  • Everest base camp and Kalapattar

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3:Fly to Lukla

Day 4:Trek to Namche (3450m)

Day 5:Trek to Kanjuma(3500) via Kumjung and Kunde

Day 6:Trek to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 7:Acclimatization day. Hike up to Amadablam base camp(4600m). Back to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 8:Trek to Dingboche(4310m)

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche(4930m)

Day 10:Trek to GorakShep (5184m) and climb Kala Pattar [5554m]

Day 11:Trek down to Everest Base Camp (5357m).Back to Gorak Shep

Day 12:Trek to Pheriche(3985m)

Day 13:Trek to Kanjuma(3500m)

Day 14:Trek down to Monzo(2800m)

Day 15:Trek to Lukla (2800 m)

Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17:Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18:International departure

Cost Includes:

    • Fully Organized Camping Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card and ACAP fees.
    • Restricted area permit fees
    • Domestic airfares
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • International flight re-confirmation.

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3Fly to Lukla

Day 4Trek to Namche (3450m)

Day 5Trek to Kanjuma(3500) via Kumjung and Kunde

Day 6Trek to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 7Acclimatization day. Hike up to Amadablam base camp(4600m). Back to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 8Trek to Dingboche(4310m)

Day 9Trek to Lobuche(4930m)

Day 10Trek to GorakShep (5184m) and climb Kala Pattar [5554m]

Day 11Trek down to Everest Base Camp (5357m).Back to Gorak Shep

Day 12Trek to Pheriche(3985m)

Day 13Trek to Kanjuma(3500m)

Day 14Trek down to Monzo(2800m)

Day 15Trek to Lukla (2800 m)

Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18International departure

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks 
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jackets or pullover
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses (UV protection)
  • Thermal Gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries.
  • Daypack 30 ltr approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Watter Bottles
  • Deodrants
  • Toiletetries (small wash towel /toilet papers /tooth brush/ paste)
  • Ear Plug ( who knows some people on the group might snore)
  • Face and Body moisturizer 
  • Feminine Hyhiene products
  • Tissue/ toilet rolls
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash 
  • Books and note books. ( If you like to read and write in your leisure time)
  • Walkman
  • Swimming Costumes ( hotel pools in Kathmandu) 
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.

The gears int he list below are provided by Himalaya HIkes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring you own.

  • Down vest or jackets.
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees
  • Trekking Bags/ Duffle Bags

Note: Available to hire/ rental through HH

Trip Note

The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.

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