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24

Everest Base Camp Trekking Booking Open for 2020- Group Joining

 Nepal Travel advice

Everest Base Camp Trek/Hike booking open now

Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest (It could also be any Everest base camp on given route, but this is less common since the two main routes became standardized). South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
Supplies are shipped to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.
 
In 2015, it was noted that about 40,000 people per year take the trek from the Lukla airport to the Nepal Everest Base Camp.
 
Everest Base Trek Route Map from Nepal side
From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is a central hub of the area. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. They then trek another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Day 02: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs 8 km

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hrs.10 km
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 05: Namche Bazzar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. 10 km
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hrs, 8km
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 08: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 /16,207ft): 4-5 hrs.7 km
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) Gorak Shep : 7-8 hrs, 15 km
Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) – Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft), ~15km, 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), ~15km, 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), ~18km, 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight
Day 14: Final Trek departure

 Trekking Cost Per Person :1097$usd 

Cost Include

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
2  nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner tea or coffee each meals ) during the in trekking.
Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Everest trekking map.
Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc from Nepal Planet Treks  (nepalguideinfo.com) Company logo bag with water prof .
All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 Trekking Gear List for Everest Base camp 2020 

Main Holdall / Rucksack – This main pack would be carried by the porter. You’ll probably not see the sack during the day, but it will arrive at your lodge / campsite. A rain cover for the sack might be useful. A zipped hold-all is probably more convenient than a rucksack: your porter won’t use the rucksack straps (he’ll probably tie your sack to another to make up his load), and a hold-all with a full-length zip makes things more accessible than a rucksack. This is normally the bag that has travelled to Nepal in the hold of the aircraft

Daypack – This is the sack you’ll be carrying yourself. A 20 / 30 litre pack is sufficient. this is to carry your important personal stuff and small equipment for the day, water, fleece / waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, First Aid kit etc: again a rain cover would be useful. This is normally the bag that’s been Cabin Luggage on the flight

Shoes – a good pair of trekking shoes / lightweight boots. Waterproof footwear is preferable as you may be walking through some streams, sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows. Its horrible to walk in soaked shoes in the cold for hours – its worst when you have to put on wet shoes in the morning !

A pair of spare laces

Flip flops or sandals for wear around your lodge / campsite

Socks. Bring a bottle of body/foot powder and squeeze a generous amount into your socks before you wear them to keep dry and comfy.

Fleece Jacket: although during the day temperatures will (hopefully) be very pleasant the mornings and evenings can be chilly. Down Jacket if you are going +3500m treks. Every evening, ask your guide about the type of temperature and terrain for the next day so to prepare the required clothes to wear and carry in your day-sack: remember the porters will most of the time NOT be walking beside you and so your other clothes will not be accessible during the day.

A sweater or sweat-shirt

Waterproof / windproof jacket

Long johns or thermal underwear

Underwear

T shirts – preferably long sleeve ones

Trousers: Lightweight trousers for lower altitudes, a heavier pair for higher altitudes. Trousers with cargo pockets at the sides and extra pockets are an advantage

Waterproof overtrousers

Gloves – waterproof, thermal (thickness depending on your trek)

Warm hat, and sun hat / cap

Lip Balm

Sunglasses- UV resistant, better if covered at the sides(extension from the rims of the specs to the face), if possible, get a case that you can easily hang on your daypack or body.

Head-torch – LED are longer lasting and more white, and spare batteries. Electricity is erratic in Nepal and you may have to use a torch when you’re at the tea houses – lighting is not always guaranteed in bedrooms.

Sunscreen – factor 50

Water Bottle – mineral water can be bought along the trails but ideally to cut down plastic waste get a 1 litre water bottle: boiled water can be topped up at tea houses.

Basic First Aid kit – plasters, wound dressings, diarrhoea pills (‘Immodium’, ‘Arret’ or similar) if you can persuade your doctor to prescribe a course of Cyproxin do so – it’s a broad-spectrum antibiotic, particularly effective for stomach upsets that have not succumbed to other remedies, painkillers, crepe bandage (for sprains and strains), ‘Deep Heat’ or similar muscle-relaxant cream, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, water purification pills

A small plastic bottle of antiseptic hand-wash: careful personal hygiene will avoid most stomach disorders.

Sewing kit – fixes your clothes but will be invaluable if your haversack or daypack tears.

Toiletries – usual, and wet-wipes. Toilet paper can be bought at all tea houses.

Towel – medium size

All the equipment mentioned can be bought in Kathmandu, (copied, non-originals) at a cheap price.There are quality differences as compared to the originals but most will do their intended purposes. It is not recommend to leave your boot/shoe purchase until you arrive in Nepal for two reasons; properly broken in footware will be much more comfortable, and footwear in Kathmandu isn’t particularly cheap.

Additional equipment that you might want to consider

Sleeping bags-can also be rented, all the tea houses will provide blankets for the cold but the additional warmth of a sleeping bag is much preferable.

Walking poles – helps with long climbs and descents, a good tool if you meet a wild or crazed animal too close !

Waist Pouch – good for cameras and extras that you can access while walking. Must-have if your trousers don’t have pockets.

Scarf – good to have when the weather is cool, windy but too hot for a fleece jacket.

Swiss army knife – you never know !

Map – there are specialized trekking maps that show the trails, get those that have some sort of description about the people, terrain and culture. reading it or discussing with your guide and fellow trekkers in the evenings will enhance the experience.

Guide book

Note book and pens / pencils

A pack of cards