Overview

The Everest Base Camp trek starts at the Phakding village and follows the Dudh Kosi river valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche bazaar that's a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest . Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.

We trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunningand is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.

We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, advantage point for some spectacular views of the 'Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.

We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the Mt. Everest . We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.

Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953.

To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02- Sightseeng tour in Kathmandu
Day 03- Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04- Trek to Namche (3450m)
Day 05- Rest day in Namche
Day 06- Trek to Thayngboche[3864m]
Day 07- Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
Day 08- Rest day in Periche
Day 09- Trek to Lobuche[4930m]
Day 10- Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
Day 11 - Trek to Everest BC [5357], back to Gorak Shep
Day 12- Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Day 13- Trek to Namche[3450m]
Day 14- Trek to Lukla[2900m]
Day 15- Flight to Kathmandu
Day 16- Depart Kathmandu

Price

EVEREST BASE CAMP 2014

Pax -4-6 HNT-EBCT-16D Price per person in US$ 1475.00
Pax-7-11 HNT-EBCT-16D Price per person in US$ 1275.00
Pax-10-15 HNT-EBCT-16D Price per person in US$ 1175.00


(CT: Camping Trek, HLT: Hotel/Lodge Trek)
Accommodation
1) Hotel/Lodge trek
Includes: Accommodation in Lodge, guide, porters and all meals

1)Camping trek
Includes: Guide, Porters, Cook, All meals and tents


PRICE INLUDES:
All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek (tent on camping trek, lodge on lodge trek)
Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Sagarmatha National park fees
3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on double sharing with breakfast
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
Insurance for all staff & porters

PRICE EXCLUDES:
International flight & departure tax
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Personal gears emergency rescue, alcoholic soft dirk & clothing (available on hire)
Tips, any expenses of personal nature, incident client's insurance, bad weather or political unrest etc

TRIP GRADE - Moderate to fairly challenging
Longer treks going right into high mountain country, to some of the famous mountaineering Base Camps over high passes. Physically quite tiring, involves approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. No previous experience is required, you should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Trek Facts

Trip length:16 Days

Grade:Moderate to fairly challenging

Activity: Trekking and Natural beauty Exploring

Trek Type: CT/HLT

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek code: HNT-EBCT-16D

Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge

Transpotation:Flights, private car or tourist bus

Altitude maximum: 5357m

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