Rajendra
Trip offered by Rajendra Travel expert in Nepal

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Are you looking for a really adventurous challenge and unusual trekking experience? We can help you experience a unique trekking tour in Nepal, to Everest base camp, in the heart of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for its spectacular mountain views and hospitality of its inhabitants, the Sherpa people.

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Are you looking for a really adventurous challenge and unusual trekking experience? We can help you experience a unique trekking tour in Nepal, to Everest base camp, in the heart of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for its spectacular mountain views and hospitality of its inhabitants, the Sherpa people.

This trekking tour offers a unique panoramic views of the world's highest mountains. Trekking is possible all year round, but the best times to visit are March to May and September to December.

The trip begins with a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of entry points of the Everest Region. You will begin the trek from Lukla with many tea houses on the way in which you can stay and eat local and Western food. The trail will cross the green Dudhkosi Valley, full of flora and fauna, Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries. You will then hike up to the legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar where you will spend two nights exploring and acclimating, an important factor for your safety. Then you will proceed to the villages of Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche where Yaks can be seen grazing in the high meadows.

Finally you will reach the last human settlement, the village of Gorakshep, two hours from Everest Base Camp. Here you will be able to admire the Khumbu Ice Fall and then continue on to Kalapathar for the best  view of the Himalayan Range. From here you will descend along the same trail with breathtaking views.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Explore the Sherpa Museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy a stunning panoramic view from National Park Head Quarter and from the Everest View Hotel
  • Experience the Sherpa culture and glance of Yeti head in Khumjung village
  • Visit Tengboche monastery.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu airport
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Arrive in Kathmandu airport

    Welcome to Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, you will bereceived by our representative who will help you with the transfer to the hotel on a private car or a bus. After checking into your hotel, you can rest or start to explore the city at leisure.

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  • 2
    Kathmandu valley
    Day 2
    Kathmandu valley

    Begin your sightseeing tour from the hotel after breakfast at around 8:30 am. You will travel on a private vehicle with a professional tour guide for the tour.  You will start your sightseeing tour from the largest Hindu temple called Pashupatinath, then visit Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple).

    At the end of the day, you will visit Durbar Square and then drive back to the hotel to attend a short briefing about the trek.

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  • 3
    Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Day 3
    Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Today you will board a 30 minute flight to Lukla early in the morning. You will be introduced to your porter at the airport. After enjoying a hearty breakfast in Lukla, you will start the trekking. The walk to Phakding is easy and takes about 3 hour, hiking through the Dudhkosi valley.

    You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a suspension bridge. Just past the bridge,you will see the peaks of Kusum and Kanggru (6367m), some of the most difficultpeaks to climb. Beyond the ThadoKoshi, the trail climbs towards the Ghat (2590m) and crosses a ridge marked with painted Mani stones.

    You will continue your ascent to reach the beautiful village of Phakding where you will spend the night.

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  • 4
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
    Day 4
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

    Start your second day of trekking through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You will cross the river five times on the exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche. After crossing the last bridge, you will continue your ascent, gradually leading you to Jorsale.

    It is a two and a half hour climb up to Namche with two view points on the way.You can enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale you will enter Sagarmatha National Park where you will verify your permits. After 5 or 6 hours of hard walking, you will finally reach the main trading center of the region, Namche Bazaar.

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  • 5
    Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3445m)
    Day 5
    Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3445m)

    Acclimatization is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. You will be taken for a day’s hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung and come back to Namche through the Everest view hotel Khumjung. You will see the so called skull of a Yeti in the monastery in the region.

    You can also visit the bakery located at the world’s highest altitude. You will enjoypanoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other mountains on a sunny day. Even the view from the Everest View hotel is very impressive.

    After a hearty breakfast, you will begin a steep one-hour climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where you will slowly ascend towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde you follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in the Khumbu region, at the foot of the sacred peak of Khumbila.

    After lunch at Khumjung, you will follow a gradual climb to Everest View Hotel where you will enjoy the splendid mountain views. Then you will descend towards Namche (3540m). 4/5 hours walk.

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  • 6
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
    Day 6
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

    Your trek to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the tea shops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek.

    You will pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche sits at 3870m.

    The Himalayan giants of Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama. You will spend the night in the Tengboche village (5 hrs).

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  • 7
    Trek to Dingboche (4360m)
    Day 7
    Trek to Dingboche (4360m)

    Start your trek with a descent through a beautiful forest, then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. The trail then crosses summer pastures to Dingboche. You will spend the night in Dingboche, a very relaxing village with lots of mountain views. This is a very easy walk and takes about 3 to 4 hours.

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  • 8
    Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m)
    Day 8
    Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m)

    Today's excursion starts around 8:30 after breakfast. The trek up to Chhukung is nice and easy, offering nice views of most of the mountains specially Ama Dablam.

    This short trek is one of the highlights of the trek. It is a quick trip back down the valley to Dingboche for the night. While going back to Dingboche you might encounter strong winds.

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  • 9
    Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
    Day 9
    Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

    Begin the day with a climb to the Chorten trail that is a gentle climb for about 1 and half hour. Then, you will get to Thugla at 4600m in a tea house where you will have lunch before climbing the steepest part of the day’s trek for about one and a half hour. You will be getting to high mountains like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche where only basic accommodation and food is provided.

    Then, you will trek along a broad valley to Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at 4240 meters. When you come out of the valley, you descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight in a lodge.The day’s trip takes about 5 and a half hour’s walk.

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  • 10
    Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) and Everest base camp (5545m.)
    Day 10
    Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) and Everest base camp (5545m.)

    In the morning, you will take a 2 hour hike up to Gorakshep.The first part is easy, but one hour later the trail starts to get harder, compensated by the really nice view of big walls formed by Everest, Nuptse and many other mountains. Once you climb about 150m then the trail gets better again. Shortly after you will get to the moraine.

    Finally you will reach 5160m, the world’s highest settlement at Gorakshep. After lunch, you will begin your walk to the Everest base camp.  You will be walking on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about one and half hour, you will cross the glacier and into the Everest base camp area.

    Today you will reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5360m. Here you can get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. Afterwards, start your way back to Gorakshep. (6-7 hours).

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  • 11
    Kalapathar (5545m) & back to Pheriche (4280m)
    Day 11
    Kalapathar (5545m) & back to Pheriche (4280m)

    Early morning walk to Kalapathar from Gorakshep which is about approximately 2 hours.The short hike up to Kalapathar with clear views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks are magnificent.

    In the afternoon, you will trace back your steps to Gorakshep on a fairly easy descent. You will go down to Gorakshep, get some food then continue down to Pheriche. You will feel much better once you descend the highest point of the trek .Overnight in a lodge. We will descent towards Pheriche. (6 – 7 hours).

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  • 12
    Trek to Namche Bazaar
    Day 12
    Trek to Namche Bazaar

    From Debuche, a half an hour climb takes you to Tengboche. From Tengboche you descend to Phunkithanga at 3200m. Then you will take the final climb towards Namche Bazaar for the final party night. Once you get to Namche you can use the various services to get connected to the rest of the world. You can have an amazing time at the bakery, bar and other fun places.

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  • 13
    Trek back to Lukla
    Day 13
    Trek back to Lukla

    It is approximately a 7 hrs trek from Namche to Lukla, mostly downhill. Today you are going to end the trek as you exit the Sagarmatha National park. End this amazing trek with a pleasant walk down to Lukla.

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  • 14
    Kathmandu
    Day 14
    Kathmandu

    Flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. From Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

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  • 15
    End of tour
    Day 15 Transfer by car
    End of tour

    Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three nights in standard twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
    • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout  the trek.
    • All necessary paper works for Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • English speaking well trained guide
    • Porters with proper safety equipment and insurance (one porter for two people).
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
    • T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
    • Everest base camp trekking map.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness symptoms) which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.

    Price does not include

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($25 USD)
    • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

    Fixed departures are subject upon confirmation at the moment of booking.