Short Everest Base Camp Trekking
Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Facts
|Package:||Short Everest Base Camp Trekking|
|Transportation||Flight/Private vehicle or tourist bus|
|Max Elevation||5,545 m|
|Meal||Full board in trek and breakfast in Kathmandu|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of most thrilling trekking adventures. The destination lies at a staggering 5380m, and you will be able to experience life at some of the highest settlements in the world. Along the way, you cross the Khumbu valley, believed to be one of the glaciers as a result of the last great ice age, more than 500,000 years ago. Khumbu valley lies at an altitude ranging from 3300m to 8848m up to the summit of the highest peak in the world, the mount Everest. This trek will give you a mesmerising view of four of the highest peaks in the world. Mt Lhotse (8516m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8470m) and Cho Oyu ( 8201m)
Everest Base Camp Trek is usually between 14 to 16 days, including time for acclimatisation. Your travel starts when you arrive to Kathmandu, the capital city. The next day, you board a early morning domestic flight to Lukla. A thirty-minute flight will take you the Lukla’s Tenzing Hillary airport at an altitude of 2843m. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is considered to be one of the most thrilling aerial journeys you can experience. When you arrive, you start your trek, and by the end of the second day after a 3/4-hour trek, you reach the village of Phakding (2610m). You will come across suspension bridges, monasteries, and small valleys along the way. This will give you an idea of the unique culture the Everest region hosts.
If you can push yourself, an additional 2 hours of trek will take you to Monjo (2835m) on the same day. The next morning you head to Namche(3440m), as you cross paths of Jorsale (2740m) It is a steep ascent that will take 3/4 hours. This is your stop for third day if you choose to push up to Mojo on the second day of your travel. It is recommended that you stay in Namche to acclimatise yourself to the higher altitudes in the days to come. You can stay here for one, or two days. Namche is a small valley, but there are various locations you can take a hike to during your rest days. Some of these include Khumjung village (3790m) which is over the hill directly behind Namche and takes about one and a half to two hours to reach. You can also take a hike to Thame ( 3750m ) which takes 2/3 hours. Or, you can choose to relax in Namche. Your next stop is Tengboche ( 3867m). The trail from Namche to Tengboche will gift you with beautiful views of Everest(8848m) , Lhostse,(8516m) and Ama Dablam(6812m).
Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to Tengboche the home to the largest buddhist monastery. Every year, a 19 day festival occurs here, also known as the Madi Rimdu. We also offer a special trek expedition to experience the Madi Rimdu festival. The next morning, you head to Periche(4240m) . This trail is a mixture of descents and ascents. The higher altitude will feel exhausting , but the trail offers you beautiful scenery that will make every step worth it. You will spend the night here, and the next day too to help you body acclimatize itself to the higher altitudes. On the eighth day , you reach Loubuche(4940m) . This day is tough, as you climb up 600m. You can expect a lot of other trekkers here , and you might have to adjust your night stay here, by sharing rooms. Take some much needed rest here at night , as the next day , you will reach your ultimate destination. A three hour hike from Loubuche will take you to Gorak Shep( 5160m). You will rest here for a while , before climbing further up the Everst base camp. When you reach , you will be greeted by the stunning views of the Himalayas. You return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Over the next three days, you walk back to Lukla, where you take the flight back to Kathmandu!
We have a fixed departure dates on this coming September for this Everest Base Camp trek. If you are interested to trek to the world tallest mountain with your friends, families and colleague and make new friend connect us through our booking requirement. Get ready to be part of the most visit destination of Nepal Himalayas
Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day
The first day, our representatives will be awaiting you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your warm welcome. You will be further shifted towards fine tourist standard inn. This day, we plan for a meeting to introduce with trekking members and argue about upcoming trek along late evening hours will be spent on popular local restaurant enjoying Nepalese cultural dance and music with delicious Nepali food.
Day 2: Flight towards Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar (30 to 35 minutes flight and 7 to 8 hours trek)
The second-day early morning, we will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle to catch an early morning panoramic flight towards Lukla. After steeping at Tenzing Hillary Airport on Lukla, we meet with our crew members and start quick arrangements to develop our trek forward. Forwarding trek, you will pass different settlements and famous places like Phakding and Monjo to step Namche Bazaar. This night will be spent at Namche Bazaar.
Day 3: Trek to Tengboche (4 to 5 hours walk)
After having early light breakfast, we walk passing through rhododendron and pine forests observing spectacular giant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Amadablam to reach Sanasa (Junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp). Developing steep ascent takes us to the destination of the day, Tengboche. We explore Tengboche Monastery (oldest Khumbu region monastery) on remaining hours and spend a night at the lodge in Tengboche.
Day 4: Trek to Dingboche (5 to 6 hours walk)
This day after having sweet breakfast, by following stone steps, we hike down to cross Imja Khola. After that, crossing many flat trails, bridges, yak herds and alpine meadows, we climb uphill to reach Dingboche. After stepping Dingboche, extra time will be spent by exploring attractions of the villages and views of mountains along this night will be spent at the lodge in Dingboche.
Day 5: Trek to Lobuche (5 to 6 hours walk)
Triggering our trek towards Palrung Kharka crossing Dusa, we reach Dungla bypassing numerous of suspension bridges over rivers and stream, memorial stupas, different Lakes, wooden bridges, and mountains. After reaching Dungla, we head upward crossing Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche and this day we sight large glacier there and stay a night in Lobuche.
Day 6: Trek Everest base camp and fly back to Lukla from Gokarshep (6 to 7 hours walk and 10 to 15 minutes flight)
Early morning after enjoying our breakfast, we leave Lobuche and develop our trek towards Everest base camp. Walking through glacial route, viewing sky pointing mountains finally offer our targeted spot. 360° Himalayan vistas from small ascend are really awesome. After spending some moments on high elevation, we return back to Gorakshep and catch the helicopter to return back to Lukla.
Day 7: Flight to Kathmandu and Departure (30 to 35 minutes flight)
Catching early morning scenic flight over the Himalayas, we land on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu). Our agents will be there to pick you up and take to have a look throughout some famous spots. Focusing your flight schedule, our private vehicle drops you towards Airport to catch your flight.
All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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What Our Clients Say ?
Stunning View and Spiritually Rich - EVEREST
Verna N. Carson
This past year, I had done trekking into Nepal for the Thrill experience with all the ABC himalayan trekking and tours team and the provider reacts to our question very quickly with great response and clear detail. It is hard to write this review without getting hyperbole following hyperbole. They provided the best Hotel rooms, standard lodges with quality dinner and foods. Our guide created a plan to perform the short Everest Base Camp and this trip easily finished with a humble guide. The trek was about a stunning view of snowcapped mountains and glacier-fed river and landscape which grows increasingly and also the weather was bright - clear blue sky with no rain and otherworldly scenery. Climbing into the top hill behind Namche Bazaar you are rewarded with the very first view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse to the north. This area is truly rich by diversity, ethnic groups, and civilization. I heard so much about hiking and Nepali culture during the trek and 100% recommend ABC Himalayan trekking and tours Nepal.