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|Day||Itinerary||Altitude in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrive in Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr drive|
|3||Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) trek to Phakding||2,610 m / 8,562 ft||30m flight 4 hrs Trek|
|4||Trek to Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|5||Acclimatization & Rest day at Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft|
|6||Trek to Tyangboche||3,870m / 12,697 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|7||Trek to Dingboche||4,360 m / 14,305 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|8||Acclimatization and rest at Dingboche||4,360 m / 14,305 ft|
|9||Trek to Lobuche||4,940 m / 16,208 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|10||Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft) then trek back to Gorakshep||5,164 m / 16,942 ft||7-8 hr Trek|
|11||Trek to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then take the helicopter back to Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||2 hrs Trek & 1 hr Flight|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport, 2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces into magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
- Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries
- An ancient royal palace with a museum
- Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)
- Living Goddess Kumari
- Black Bhairava (God of death)
Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 30 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flights you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.
After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.
From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.
From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.
After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).
After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize. The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although it's the rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Everest base camp again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.
You'll continue along the trail. There are numerous tea shops along the way, so you can stop for a cup of Nepali Tea with the view of Ama Doblom.
Finally, you'll make a steep descent over the river along yet another suspension bridge. The village of Phunki Tenga where we will stop for another mountain lunch. Load up on carbs over lunch as you enjoy the scenery. From there, you'll face another steep climb. The shady path zigzags through rhododendron forests and high-altitude vistas—keep your eyes peeled for the region's colorful mountain bird species. Finally, you'll arrive at Tengboche, home to a legendary Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Khumbu.
After having morning tea with the sunrise view over the Everest Massive, you'll now descend steeply through thick forest. You'll cross over the Imja Khola River, part of the Dudh Khosi river. From there, you'll arrive at the village of Pangboche, which is situated directly opposite Ama Dablam, one of the region's landmark summits. Because of the village's unique location, you'll be able to admire stunning and immersive views of the mountain. You'll also be able to see a gompa, or Tibetan monastery, along with sacred Buddhist mani walls.
After another few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Dingboche, where you'll be spending the night.
After resting up, or going on a few shorter day hikes, you'll head out again on the main path. Continue to climb the wide valley, just beneath the snow-capped peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, which loom impressively on your left. You'll notice that the landscape becomes more icy and remote, with sparser habitation.
Another turn brings you to a steep ascent at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world. Though it's one of the most photographed sights along the route, nothing can prepare you for a face-to-face view.
As you continue climbing, you'll find many stone cairns along the top of the path. These have been built as memorials to the Sherpas and other brave mountaineers who have died while leading Everest expeditions. The route continues gently along the slope of the glacier, eventually reaching the small cluster of houses known as Lobuche.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.
But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.
In the early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar meaning “Black Rock” to enjoy the view of sunrise. It is one of the best Everest Mountain View spot in Nepal. You will be face to face with the Highest Mountain in the world. From here we can have panoramic views of Everest and many other mountain peaks like Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more. You will trek down to the Kala Patthar helipad to take the most wonderful moment of our trek, the flight to Kathmandu. Your chopper flies from the lap of mt Everest towards the Lukla then to Kathmandu. You can admire the Arial view of the trek you have done in the last 9 days in a few minutes. also, the Arial view of the mountains and the fling above the glassier will be something you will never forget in your life.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening farewell dinner will be served in the traditional Nepali restaurant with a cultural program.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to an end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason are providing the room with attached bathrooms, we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for high altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and dinner we will take wherever we stay and the lunch we will take on the way to our destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package for the complete details about the food please visit our complete FAQ.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
Most of the trekking trails have mineral water bottles available. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, high altitude risk management, and are prepared to deal with most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your rescue if needed in a few places in this trek, there are health posts that have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price. Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included. Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets. Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own. Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter. Tips for your guide and support staff: Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
About 65Km/40.3 Miles is the total distance of Everest Base Camp trek one way. However, Everest base camp trek can be done in many ways from 9 days to 20 days depending on which trekking trail you take the distance can be different. So the distance can be different. 65 Km is the standard distance. Trekking starting from Lukla and following the route through Dingboche village and flying out from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a stranger guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking leader or guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide better services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different training to be professional guides. Among them some of they are:
• Trekking Guide Tanning
• Tour Guide Training
• First-Aid Training
• Mountaineering training
• High Altitude Risk Management Training
• Bird Watching Training
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Everest Base Camp trek below the Dingbuche have electricity, a hot shower, and Wi-fi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them. And most villages below Namche Bazaar are connected to the government electricity supply line. Above the Dingbuche most of the guesthouses have a solar panel for the electricity. It might be difficult sometimes to charge your phone or the camera in case of bad weather. It is Batter to have a good backup with you. For the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar panels and a gas tankless water heater. And for the Wi-Fi, every single guesthouse is connected with Everest-Link, you can buy various data plans and enjoy your free time with your loved once.
The following 9 days itinerary starting at Lukla and taking a Helicopter out from Gorakshep is the shortest way to get there. If you trek through Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass it takes 15 days, similarly, if you start from Chukung and Kongma La pass will take 14 days too. Also, the Everest base camp trek without flying to Lukla can take 20 to 23 days. So the Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in between 9 to 25 days. Just let us know how long you want to spend?
The highest point of Everest Base Camp trek is Kalaphatter(5545m/18190ft), but Gorakshep (5180m/16895ft) is the highest place you spend the Night. Everest Base Camp (5365m/17600ft) itself is the second highest point of this trek.
No, normally for this Everest Base Camp trek you don't need the Crampons. It will be ideal if you are trekking in the pre and after-wintertime. In the winter trail from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp and further is normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
The altitude of Everest Case amp is 5356 meters/17570 feet above the sea label.
Normally in the autumn and spring, the weather is usually clear even in the mountains. we provide the earliest possible flight in this kind of package because we know the weather can change very fast. However, in case of the bad weather you have 2 choices, wait at the same place until the weather gets batter, or continue your trek to lower elevation, some times the weather in Lower elevation gets unexpectedly batter then higher alleviation. in fact, this is the design to take on the spot. so don't worry and hope for the best!
Normally 4 to 6 people can fly out with Caption once from Gorakshep, because of the pressure in the Air is very low helicopter can't take off with their full capacity. we will arrange a Helicopter depends on the group size.
Yes, unless if you want them to fly with you! Depending on the group size, if there any free space in the helicopter we will take them with you. And if we have to hire another helicopter for them to peak up we will be asking you and your team about this. Normally the support staff and assistance Guides are from Lukla area which is 1 and half day trek for them to get from Gorakshep.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
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Every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits.
1) TIMS Card,
2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and,
3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card.
All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.
The height of Mt. Everest is 8848.86 meters. shocked?
The new height is 86 cm/2.82 ft higher than the previous height considered by Nepal. This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mount Everest on its own. The height has been made public by holding joint programs by the Government of Nepal and China in Beijing and Kathmandu on December 8, 2020.
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