Everest Base Camp Trek – Guide Cost Itinerary 2016/2017 - 14 Days

Everest base camp Trek Guides

Everest has always been the desirable name among all the people around the world,mostly the adventure lovers. To reach at an altitude of 8,848m is not an easy task, it requires a lot of hard effort and dedication. It can be the greatest achievement in one’s life, overcoming the fear of the harshness of the nature. Mount Everest is also known as Chomolungma which resembles the meaning as a mother earth. Everest was successfully conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in the year 1953 for the first time. Following the same route discovered by them thousands of travelers each make an attempt to conquer the highest peak of the world annually. Though some of them became successful whereas some lost their life. Though,who cant make it to the peak fulfill the desire of the having glimpse of Mount Everest from its base,from the base camp (5,320m).
Everest lies in the Khumbu region in Solukhumbu district, the northern region of Nepal. It is the southern face of the Everest that lies in Nepal where as the northern face lies in the Tibet. The southern face is easily accessible in comparison to the northern part.The trekking to the Everest base camp starts after the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After you land to the Himalayan region, its time to step your foot to your destination through the Khumbu region, passing the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Acclimatization is very important in terms of the high altitude climbing. So, one can make a basic preparation of acclimatization reaching the Namche Bazaar. This is the land of the Sherpas, so you can get warm welcome in your travel to this place. Sherpas are the legendary heroes of the mountainous region. Without their help it’s very hard to accomplish your journey.Every trekker makes their destination at Namche Bazaar With the view of Mount Everest on its background. Namche Bazaar is the largest town of the Khumbu region. This trekking is also an opportunity to know the inhabitant of this region, the Sherpas communities, their lifestyle, traditions, farming styles and many more. They are the followers of the Buddhism so you can know more about it visiting the traditional gompas, monasteries. You will have an opportunity to visit the Tengboche, the largest monastery in Khumbu region. After the full preparation in the Namche, the trail will ascend to the Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak shep and finally to the base camp. The base camp up rises above the dramatic Khumbu icefall. From here you can have a 360 degree view of the high peaks like Mt Pumori, Lhotse peak, South Col, Mt Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse including the Mount Everest.

Itinerary

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu over night Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)

Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingbuche (4481m)

Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingbuche.

Day 08: Dingbuche – Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Firiche ( 4283m)

Day 11: Firiche –– Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu

 Day  14: fly back to  home

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal. upon your arrival at Nepal our representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu Thamel (1,350m).

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
We can fly early in the morning, it will take a around 35/40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – it is around 2865 m from sea level. It is Eastern part of region the Kathmandu of Nepal – provided that memorable views of the terraced countryside and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspective of some of the world’s highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding , (2650m). After an easy afternoon’s scenic walk, the group will camp near Phakding. it takes around ¾ hour) overnight in lodge. There are many difference type, stander Hotel, resort, and lodge depend of the budget in the Phakding.

Day 3. Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446 m)
After breakfast around 8 am, we can walk magnificent forest of rhododendron with memorable views in the river side , ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (5/6 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, fires, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest and other some best hills and over night Namche Bazaar ( 3440 m)

Day 4. Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Early morning we will take the breakfast and walk one and half hour to Everest Views Hotel, where we can see the one of best views mount Everest and all Himalaya renege and best sunrise and sunset. After few hours back to hotel and rest. evening you will have to enjoy the beauty of Namche quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna with Namche Market as well as the history of the Mount Everest region in Namche bazaar in museum.

Day5. Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)
Around 8 am we will walk to for Tengboche, during the walk, we will have unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. This stretch of the trek (approximately three hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki, followed by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the traditional place, you will have to enjoy with great Tibet Buddhist monasteries with Sherpa religion then a lots monk as well. Buddhist monasteries open Every day in 4 pm and every tourist are welcome then you will have to enjoy best worship and meditation I am sure in the evening on of the best mount Everest sunset.. (it is 3900 meter from sea level)

Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,481m)
A it is short day’s j walking to Dingboche consists of a trek from beginning to end forests filled with of a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendron and we meet the a lots yak. This picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Dingboche where there is an HRA Trekkers’ aid post and possible medical assistance should come to the Hotel and late you about the HRA about the high altitude information.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche.
It is our second Acclimatize day for trekking. Follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to D some hike peak or Chhukung valley while simultaneously experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalayan ranges and special for the views island peak and Ama dablam mountain other much more . We can hike around 2-3 hour and overnight in Dingboche. It is our high place rest day in the during the trekking.

Day 8: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930 m)
It is Continuation of ascent, climbing up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier – crossing the row of stone monuments: established in the memory of six Sherpas who perished as the result of an avalanche at. During the walking. It is 3-4 hour journey

Day 9: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m) – Base camp (5365 m)
That day we need start our walk early morning around 7am. We are climb of approximately two (2) hours and arriving at Gorak Shep, during the walk you will have to enjoy the best views beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori and other so many himalayan range . After arrival Gorak shep, we will take lunch and walk to Everest base camp, it takes around 4 hour go and back to Gorak shep. Along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380 m) – the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, participants can enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp prior to descending to in Base camp.

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Firiche ( 4283m)
We are early morning around 4 am ,before our breakfast climb of approximately two (2) hours and arriving at Gorak Shep, during the walk you will have to enjoy the best views beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori – reaching Kala Patthar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable sunrise views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar. After that back to Hotel take the breakfast walk to down in Pheriche overnight in Pheriche.

Day 11 Firiche –– Namche Bazaar
Further return-descent to Namche Bazaar – once again traversing the beautiful, panoramic forests of blue pine and rhododendron views during the trekking.

Day 12: Namche Bazzar – Lukla
it is easy down to Phakding the walk Nepalese flat waking day to Lukla for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region in lukla – participants can explore Lukla, with enjoy the best Himalayans drinks and local wine with last mountain foods.

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu
It will be morning fly to Kathmandu ( around 35 minute) .it is also last views for the see all the Himalayan range and mount Everest views. Overnight Kathmandu with best foods and hotel

Day 14: Departure Flight Back to Say Goodbye and good and safe journey

Trip Fact

Duration: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate
Trip Type: Tea House Trekking
Seasons: Sept - Nov & Mar - May
Max altitude: 8848 m
Group size: Min 2 pax/ Max 15 pax

Include/Exclude

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) 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, equipments, 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.
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 Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Everest Base Camp Trekking Gear Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2016 /2017
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

Health Insurance

Everest Base camp Trekking /Hiking Health Insurance Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2016/2017
We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Typhoid
Rabies
Meningococcal
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

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Reviews

  • admin says:

    We trekked with Sanjib Adhikari from Nepal Planet Day Tours from 15.4.2015 to 28.4.2015. On 4.25.2015, the massive earthquake struck while we were on our descent from Base Camp, in Namche.

    Sanjib picked us up from the airport when our flight arrived 12.4.2015. He took us to our hostel, and visited us again the next morning, taking us to various places to get final provisions prior to our trek. His office is very nice and he served us tea.

    He picked us up the morning of our flight to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we met our porter and we had breakfast. The cost of our trek was extraordinarily competitive and everything was included. The only thing I had to pay for was if I wanted something like a candy bar while trekking–and then only if it weren’t a scheduled meal or break. I honestly feel we had the best deal available for this trek in Nepal.

    Sanjib commands a certain amount of respect from the Nepalese and other guides. He is very tall and in excellent shape. He seems known by everyone on the trail, from the teahouse owners to the other guides to airport personnel. It seemed as if he arranged everything in advance, getting us excellent lodgings in teahouses. Each of our dinners came with pomegranate seeds and tangerines–but no one else in the dining area had these. To this day, I don’t know where Sanjib found this stuff.

    My travel partner and I are 57 and 53 years old respectively. Sanjib did not push us to make our miles in any amount of time. It was a leisurely pace, although still very difficult. He explained many of the sites and cultures. He knew everything it seemed. His English was good enough where we had absolutely no problems with communication.

    Sanjib has an excellent sense of humor, and even with the extreme difficulty, I found something to laugh about daily. On the day from Tengboche to Lobuche, I ended up very ill. I couldn’t even carry my pack. I would say this is one of the sickest I’ve ever been. When we reached Lobuche, I immediately laid down under two sleeping bags and two huge wool blankets. I could not get warm. I had no appetite.

    Shortly after, Sanjib appeared with a bowl of porridge and cup of tea. He very calmly but sternly explained that it was necessary I choke this down if I had to. He left. I choked it down, and within 1/2 an hour, my strength began returning and I started tow arm up. The next day I woke up about 80% of my usual strength, able to continue on to Gorekshep. It wasn’t until later I found out we were headed out in a helicopter the next morning if I woke up in the same condition.

    On our descent, while in Namche, the earthquake struck. This isn’t a review of the earthquake, so I’ll say no more about that event. Sanjib decided, along with my travel partner (I was overruled) to head out the next morning to Phak Ding. The trek to Phak Ding was treacherous, with earth clearly waiting to slide off the mountain. We reached a landslide area that destroyed the trail, so we had a vertical climb up and around this landslide.

    The ground we had to climb was very loose and I was fearful it would not hold our weight. Sanjib made steps with his feet, after taking my pack, and assisted me with getting to the top. I was fearful, knowing I left a kid back at home.

    A half hour after we got off the trail, a 6.9 aftershock occurred. Sanjib had insisted we be off the trail by noon because of “tales” of another earthquake. I told him that was superstition and he should not worry. He said ok, but we need to hurry up and get off the trail. The 6.9 aftershock occurred 12:30.

    Upon arrival in Lukla, so many people were waiting to get out of the airport and back to Kathmandu. Our flight was cancelled, so we were now at the end of the line of hundreds of trekkers trying to get out. We were looking at that time at a good one week delay. Somehow, and he has not told me how this happened, he got us on the first flight out on the day after we were scheduled to leave.

    People who trekked the same time as us were stranded for up to two weeks. We were delayed one day. You tell me what kind of pull Sanjib had, to get us out of Lukla only one day later.

    When we arrived in Kathmandu, our hostel was closed because of damage. Sanjib found us a very good high rise hotel at a very reasonable cost who took us in. He visited us everyday until we left.

    I owe this guide my sincere thanks for the best trek we’ve ever taken–and we are world trekkers–and for in all likelihood, saving our lives.

    I cannot wait to again visit Nepal and visit Sanjib Adhikari.

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