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ID: 618
EVEREST BASE CAMP
Offered by Company : ID 800
Country : Nepal
Duration : 16 – 17 day(s)
Minimum Price : $450 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $600 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Adventure Tour
 
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Kathmandu, Lukla, Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, Lotche, Lhotse and Makalu, Thamserku, Kwangde Ri Namche Bazar etc.
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Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular treks available. This trek has a number of stunning attractions, one the foremost being the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges. The Everest trek involves a tremendous amount of uphill and downhill walking.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative and transferred to hotel which is located close to the district of Thamel and offers modest but comfortable accommodation in a property that blends traditional architecture with modern convenience.

Day 02: Kathmandu
A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today. This will offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute question that you may have. A half day sightseeing tour will also be arranged and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03:Kathmandu-Lukla (2880m)-Phakding (2743m).
Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the Himalaya, many of the worlds highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the worlds 3rd, 4th and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plain. On arrival we meet our Sherpas and after a cup of tea we pick up the trail out of Lukla. Surprisingly, the high alttitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding for the overnight stay.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3445m)
The first day may have been surprisingly long for some but overnight at Chauma allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees will allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in Kathmandu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwange Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that the Namche sits in.

Day 05 Namche Rest/acclimatization day
We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to climb high, sleep low so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on.

Day 06: Namche to Thame (3801m)
After our day off we traverse west, enjoying marvelous view of Kwangde Ri and the waterfalls that cascades off its flanks. The trail stay high up on the bank of Bhote Koshi and we wander through a yellow and white rhododendron forest that comes into full bloom in May. As we cross the river we look back down the valley for beautiful views of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru (6369m) before ascending through more rhododendron forest to pasture lands in front of Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Hillary in 1953. The hour-long climb to the cliff side monastery is well worth the effort. From this point, trekkers can skirt above the village to climb across the ridge in order to view the route to the Nangpa La, a pass to Tibet frequently used by the Sherpas and their yaks during the monsoon.

Day 07: Thame - Kumjung (3,791m).
We return back down the valley via Thame, a hillside nunnery, and then take a high trail that passes Namche and finally drops into Khumjung. This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. The Himalayan trust has a school here as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in the nearby Khunde.

Day 08: Kumjung to Tengboche (3863m)
The trail this morning descends to the Dudh Koshi. There are spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) as well as Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m). Keep a look out for pheasant in the undergrowth. We cross the river at Phunki Thanga and climb through the afternoon amongst rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Suddenly in front of us is Tengboche, the principal monastery of the Khumbu area; the views from here are unforgettable.

Day 09: Tengboche to Dingboche (4412)
We follow the path down from Tingboche through the rhododendron forest to Dingboche and cross an exciting bridge with the boiling roaring Imja Khola beneath our feet. A gradual climb takes us to the village of Lower Pangboche. We are now in the heart of the Khumbu with spectacular views across to Ama Dablam. The afternoon stroll takes us along a path that hugs the valley wall and then across wide plains to a split in the valley. The Khumbu breaks lift, up to Periche, but we take a detour right to the hamlet at Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley.

Day 10: Dingboche - Rest/acclimatization day
Rather than just sitting around in the tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hides, the shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche, The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons. The longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho Polu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekker terminus of Chukung is reached and after a rest we return down the valley.

Day 11: Dingboche to Loboje (4931m).
We climb up to the ridge behind Periche and stay high, mesmerized by the views of Tawoche and Cholatse, until we reach the tea houses at Dughla. A steep, stiff ascent to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier is now tackled. The top of the climb is marked by a series of stone monuments to commemorate some of the climbers that have not returned from expeditions to this region. A rough but obvious trail cuts across left away from the glacier to our camp site at Loboje, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Loboje Peak (6156m). The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome from this angle.

Day 12: Loboje to Base Camp or Kala Pattar (5545m). - Loboje
A long day and an early start we trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu Glacier to the tea shacks at Gorakshep, behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek, summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straightforward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point. A trip to the actual Base Camp (BC) of Everest is usually omitted as the Khumbu Icefall Blocks all view of the mountain and even when expeditions are on the mountain, a route to BS is difficult to find.

Day 13: Loboje to Pangboche,(3930m).
We descend all morning via Periche to Pangboche, whereupon we stay high on the west bank of the river all the way to the Sherpa village of Phortse, which lies on the lower southern flank of Tawoche directly across the valley from Tengboche.

Day 14: Pangboche to Namche (3445m)
We now descend through a forest to the Dudh Kosi. From the very pretty crossing point we climb to a chorten where there are wonderful views back across the valley to Phortse, Tengboche and the surrounding mountains. Eventually we turn south off the main trail to Khunde and Khumjung contouring past the Everest View Hotel. The route then leads down the hill to Namche.

Day 15: Namche to Lukla (2880m)
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and our memories help us up the deceptively long and the final climb into Lukla. Our resting spot will be at lodge.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
Another chance to enjoy this great flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. In such situations your patience will be greatly appreciated. Upon your arrival back to Kathmandu you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 17: Day in Kathmandu
Whole day free in Kathmandu for relaxation until the next destination.

Day 18: Departure transfer to airport.

Notes
Price Including:
Hotel in Acme Guest house in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast. In trekking accommodation, guide, porter, and their insurance and their trekking gear, conservation fees and all necessary permits. All ground transportation by coach.

Price Excluding:
Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Food, personal trekking gear such as sleeping bags, down Jacket, trekking shoes etc. Travel insurance and rescue flight, personal expenses such as bar bills, tips, telephone etc. Airport tax and visas fees, any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, road blocks due to landslides or snowfalls, in case of flight cancellations due to bad weather conditions etc.
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