The Everest, region is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal , which is famous for its fantastic mountain peaks and the beauty on the hills. Most of the places to this spot go through ridges and trails, but you would have ample space to rest and have meal on your way. And one of the best things about this place is that you don’t have to worry about being lost, as you can ask anybody for the next village. The people here are very friendly and offer help and support even to strangers. The people who live here are mostly shepherds and understand English; some even speak it fluently.
You can come to this destination all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however the best time to come to this area is between March to mid may and between Septembers to mid November.
Highlights of EBC Trek:
– One of the most adventure flight in the world.
– Scenery of world’s most spectacular mountains.
– Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpas.
– Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers- Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary.
– Discovering some of the old and famous monastery in the lap of mountains.
– Searching the mysterious and mythical snow man Yeti.
– Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers.
– Challenging hikes to Kalapathar, Nagakarshang, and Everest Base camp in less oxygen.
– Incredible Khumbu Glacier.
– Glacier lakes formed because of global warming.
– Incredible and challenging passes.
– Pristine Gokyo lake.
– Flora and Fauna in side Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO.
– Experience of a Lifetime!
Our staffs will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek. Our guide will also check clients’ equipment’s and recommend to purchase or rent gear.
Early in the morning, wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramic mountain views from the aircraft. Within 25?30 minutes, we will land in Lukla, where we meet our Sherpa staff and Yaks for baggage. After having breakfast and preparing all gear, trek starts towards Phakding. Today is short easy and gentle walking start from the north end of Lukla, steeply down and runs above the village of Chaurikharka, where you can see the school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Within 45 minutes from Lukla, you will be in Cheplung Village. From Cheplung you can see the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Trail slightly descends down, cross the suspension bridge; see the nice view of Kusumkangru(6367 m). After short climb, the trail enters the Mani walls carved with Tibetan mantras, praying wheels and praying flags. Finally the trail leads you to Phakding village with numerous lodges lined along the street.
Today is a little longer walk. We continue walking along the bank of DudhKoshi River, on the way you will pass different lodge, local bhattis (porter rest house), the trail climb up to Toktok village and continue steep climb. After the village, you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserkue Peak (6608 m). Within one and half hour from Phakding you will be in village called Benker, where you can see the enough lodge for trekkers. Continue walking from Benker on the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from Chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a nice village with lodge and local houses. You can see Gompa, school and vegetables fields. After having lunch in Monjo continue walking towards our today’s destination Namche. Just above the Monjo there is check-point of Sagarmatha National Park. Guide will arrange all entry process in National Park office. Now the trail descend down, cross the suspension bridge, gentle walking to Jorsalle. After Jorsalle, re- cross the Dudhkoshi River over suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Namche is yet 2 hours far, where the walk is little bit tough. It is Zig-zagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water.
Today is our acclimatization day. To adjust with high altitude and to avoid the AMS in further trail acclimatization is required for every trekker who wants to conquer their goal safely. We hike to Khumjung- the green valley, not because of tree but because of green roof of local houses. On the way, we will visit Namche Museum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some fact of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, the airport in the highest in the world. While going further ahead you will see the breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam and others mountains. Few minutes further walking you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Slightly descend down to Khumjung valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and walk down to Namche.
After Breakfast, slowly start to walk towards north leaving the Namche behind. Trail runs straight through the sloppy hills, somewhere covered with pine and Jennifer’s tree. Crossing different Mani walls and chortens, you will be in Sansa within 1 hour. From Sansa, the trail gradually descends, crossing some smoky tea houses. On the way you can see the thumb like view of Amadablam. No sooner you cross the suspension bridge; you will be in PhunkiTenga, where you will recharge your energy for next steep climb towards Tengboche. After having lunch, fill up your water bottle and ready to navigate uphill. While climbing up gradually inside the Rhododendron forest, it is as if you are playing a Hide and Seek game with different peaks. Drink enough water and continue moving slowly, the trails bring you at one of the magnificent place of your trip. Don’t be confused, towering big mountains in front of you are Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Mt. Lohtse (8501 m). Beside this Tengboche offers the breathtaking view of Kwangde (6187 m), Twachee(6542 m), Amadablam(6812 m) Nuptse(7879 m), Kangtega and Thamserku. Enjoy the view, capture the photos and relax in the sunlight. In the evening involve in the praying ceremony at Tengboche Monastery.
Wake up early in the morning and capture some magnificent views of the mountains, have breakfast, gear up and get ready to move towards Dingboche. First the trail gradually descends down to Deboche through the forest of Birches, Conifers and Rhododendron. The continuing path inside the forest leads you to ImjaKhola, cross the steel bridge and continues walking up hill towards Pangboche Crossing different stupa along the route; you will be in Pangboche within one and half hour from Tengboche. Pangboche offers enough lodges for trekkers. In the upper part of the village there is oldest Monastery of Khumbu, founded by Lama Sange Dorje in the 17th century. Follow the path of ImjaKhola, the trail slightly steep up to Somare, where we have our lunch. Continue the trial along with ImjaKhola, the trail leads you to the small bridge over KhumbuKhola, cross the bridge and climb for around 1 hour, you will be in Dingboche, the beautiful village with enough lodges for trekkers. The views are great from Dingboche. You can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face of Amadablam.
Acclimatization in Dingboche is mandatory for every trekker like at Namche. After breakfast, slowly start to scale the Nagakarsang Hill. The view is breathtaking from the hill. You can see different glacial lakes and some of the bests view from Nagakarsang. You can also see the Makalu (8463 m), fifth highest mountain peak of the world. After hiking 2-3 hours you can back down to Dingboche. In the evening explore the Dingboche village.
We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to Luboche. Gradually uphill trail leads you to Dhukla, within 2 hours. Before reaching Dukla you have to cross the small glacial stream. Have short rest and lunch to gain more energy for coming tough walking. The trail is directly up Dukla for about one hour but the magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of climbers who lose their lives in mountains. Continue walking towards Lobuche, the perfect peak Pumori (7165 m) soars into view with whistling air, makes you feel cooler. When you are in Lobouche you will feel completely different. Symptoms of high altitude may occur on you; drinks enough hot water and garlic soup.
As usual after breakfast, start to trek towards Gorakshep. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. After rounding the bend you will get the first views of Kala-Pathar (5545m). This dark mound of mountains provides the best view of Everest and the massive mountains range. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. After having short rest and lunch in Gorakshep, process towards Everest Base Camp. Though it looks close it takes around 2 hours to reach there. Spend some time at the EBC (Everest Base Camp), take pictures of different mountains and giant Khumbu glacier and return back to Gorakshep. You can see lots of expedition tent and groups at Everest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. Next day our goal is Kalapathar top. To night before going to bed your guide will give you time for next morning and instruction for necessary gear. It’s better to be in Kalapathar top before sunrise.
Early in the morning, fill up your water bottle and proceed towards Kalapathar. The way is straight line up up from Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. With the help of your torch light, move continually towards the summit. The more you go up the more you feel cooler. Views are fantastic and breathtaking from the top. It takes around 2 hrs to reach the top. After spending few minutes at the top. The Everest from this point looks closer than you will imagine. The chilling atmospheres push you back down to Gorakshep. Have breakfast and proceed down to Pheriche, which is at the bottom of Nagakarsang hill, back side of Dingboche.
After you have already reached your final destination the previous day, your cumbersome trekking time is almost over. You have done the Everest Base Camp trek and a lot of Himalayan treks. From this day onwards, you would have pleasant and easy walks throughout. You will be heading downwards to lower elevations. The walk is similar all the while to Thugla. After you reach the ridge, you would follow the stream and start traveling towards Pheriche valley. After a walk of around 40 minutes you reach the valley floor. You can take another one hour of easy and simple walk to reach Pheriche which is at 4,243 m. You trek down the slope to reach Namche bazaar. Once you reach here, the walk for the day is over and you would spend the night in guest houses and enjoy the local meals.
This is the last day of your trekking in Nepal. Today you would have a good walk to Lukla. You can take your time and relax on your way. You would also take beaks to enjoy the natural beauty on the way. There will be a few up hill climbs but you will manage it very easily. The lush green beauty and forests will take your pain away. After this easy walk you would reach Lukla. This will be your last day with the Sherpas and other crew members, so you would like to enjoy the day with a delicious dinner and a few drinks.
On this day you would have to wake up early as the flights to Kathmandu are generally scheduled in the morning. This is because during daytime, the weather is generally windy and there might be a delay in the flight timings. However you expect a slight delay in you r early morning flight as well if the weather is not suitable. As you make your way through the security checks and your flight takes off from Lukla airport, you would have a magnanimous view of the surrounding. Consider yourself lucky if you manage to get a window seat as you would take about 45 minutes to reach Kathmandu.
Finally you can relax and relive those amazing days by checking out on photos, catching up with your family and friends back home. You can take your time out shopping in the capital city.
After you have visited Kathmandu for a day, you are prepared to depart from Kathmandu, Nepal. You have by now enjoyed the panoramic view of nature, mountains and rivers. You will be transferred to the International airport by your hotel’s taxi or the one you have arranged yourself. And this would mark your departure after an excellent trekking in Nepal.
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– Airport arrival departure 4 times (Please note that if someone is coming single or differ than the group they have to pay for extra airport hotel airport transport)
– Hotel in Kathmandu – 3 nights with Breakfast.
– Flight ticket from KTM – LUKLA – KTM for Members and Guide.
– Domestic Airport tax 2 times.
– Tims Card.
– Sagarmatha National park permit.
– Accommodation during the trekking period twin sharing.
– Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast during trek and tea or coffee will be serve before or after the meals.
– Trekking Guide salary.
– Porter Service (1 Porter : 2 Trekkers)
– Insurance for Nepali Staff.
– All Taxes.
– Anything not mentioned above.
– Meals in Kathmandu accept Breakfast.
– Boiled Water (Rs.150/ bottle).
– Alcoholic drinks and Beverages.
– Emergency medical evacuation / Helicopter rescue.
– Personal expenses.
– Tips and gratitude for guide, porters, staffs.
*GST paid is non-refundable.
*Any requests on cancellation will be taken over email and not over the phone.
No show and trek changes / cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable. No money shall be refunded in case a person is rescued and brought back to the base camp before the said date. If the travellers need to return before the trip ends, they shall have to bear all the expenses for accommodation and meals at Kathmandu or any other place after drifting from the group / regular plan. The services on the trek are arranged for even if they go unused.
If any trekker feels unwell and has to be brought back to the base camp. All the charges, including Rescue Fees, Medication, Ambulance / Transport, Accommodation apart from the scheduled itinerary, Meals or any other medical or Miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the trekker. We have one Backup plan by which people unwilling to continue to carry on with the trek can accompany the person heading back to the base camp with the team only once. If in case a second emergency occurs, the complete trek will be terminated and all the participants shall be immediately dropped back to the base camp.
P.S. We are only liable to offer the services mentioned as per the itinerary and inclusions.
We shall not offer or pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the client due to no fault of ours, or our representatives, which shall include any termination of the client’s participation in the tour product due to the client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these terms.
Risk & Adventure go hand-in-hand. There is no adventure that is without risk. In organized adventure, we try to mitigate all the known risks to maximum possible. However, it is important for the adventurer to know about the possible risks and the supporting precautions one must take to have a happy, safe and comfortable journey.
In trekking, we walk on local trails which itself can be a risk to accident falls, slips and twists, that may lead to minor or major injury. Each trek has its own share of associated risk and gravity of it for which we keep a local guide or technical team, as needed, with the group. Based on the altitude, temperature, terrain, slope, weather and communication network, every trek has varying gravity of risks associated.
Getting Wet and Falling Sick.
Slipping and Falling down.
Carry Rain-Protection gear to stay dry and comfortable.
Wear Strong Shoes with Good Grip.
Wear Goggles while trekking in daylight. Wear photo-chromatic lenses if you wear spectacles.
Delayed help in case of emergency or getting lost.
Follow the instructions given by the Trek Leader and Guide.
Walk with the group and keep a watch on your group members.
Acute Mountain Sickness (happens due the lower partial pressure of Oxygen at altitudes above 8,000 feet)
Symptoms – headache, muscle aches, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, irritability, loss of appetite, swelling of the hands, feet, and face; rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath with physical exertion, coughing, chest congestion, inability to walk or lack of balance.
Gradually attain height.
Keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water, at least 2-3 liters a day. Drink a lot of water/juice/tea etc.
Abstain from alcohol and smoking.
Eat high caloric food.
Acclimatize for a day or two before you start a high altitude trek. Take plenty of fluids and try to avoid unnecessary physical exertion.
If you’re going to an unknown terrain, they can attack you. Be Careful.
Don’t go anywhere alone, especially after dark.
Keep your eyes and ears open and try to stay in a group.
Purchase necessary Heath insurances that will cover up the cost of treatment.
Follow the instructions given by the Trek Leader.
Walk on the defined trail.
*If one has any questions or needs further details, please feel free to contact our team directly.
While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
IMPORTANT: NEVER LEAVE ANY PLASTIC OUT IN THE NATURE. Plastic is only for use. If you’ve spare plastic bag, free hands and some will, we’d recommend you collecting non-biodegradable waste from the trail and bringing back as much as possible. We all can do our bit for the Mother Nature.
Services/Equipment’s provided by us on the Trek:
One trek leader, one guide, one cook & around 15 to 20 helpers and porters, that makes a total staff of around 20 to 25 professionally qualified / locals accompanying 15 to 18 trekkers.
Our team is aware of high attitude problems and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack. Our team is trained and always present to manage emergency situations. Oxygen cylinder remains with the group in all our treks over 3500 meters altitude.
Also, team has a right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary. Final word of the trek leaders will have to be followed by all the members.
No, Diamox is not advisable. Best is to naturally acclimatize to the altitude. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.
Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers. Girls’ safety and comfort is of foremost importance to us. Even our allocation of tents and rooms is made on the basis of female to male ratio in the group.
Yes, you can offload your bag. But you should intimate us at least 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the portage your your bag accordingly.
We always serve vegetarian food during the trek with a choice of eggs sometimes, as per the trek menu. However, on certain trails and private groups, we can add non-vegetarian options on custom basis.
Yes, it is always advisable. We only carry basic first aid medicines. Also, where our team helps in emergency situations. In no way, one can replace a physician. If you have been specially prescribed some medicines, please do bring them along.