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Mount Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Trip Everest Base Camp Trek
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Experience the Himalayas up close and personal as you trek towards Mount Everest Base Camp. Stay in small Nepalese villages and take in the culture as you challenge yourself on this 16 day adventure.
This trekking journey offers the ultimate challenge for trekkers and will bring you to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (29,029 ft). Filled with breathtaking mountain panoramas and charming Sherpa settlements, the trail goes up the Dudh Koshi Valley to Namche Bazaar and Kala Patthar (18,225 ft), the highest point of the Everest Base Camp trek. If you are up for the challenge, this is one of the most inspiring experiences in the world.

This all-inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. After exploring the temples, shrines and bazaars of Kathmandu, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded by soaring peaks. The views of Everest, Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world.

While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. This stunning trek visits Everest Base Camp (17,601 ft), which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas, and Kala Patthar (18,225 ft), a viewpoint recognised as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest. After trekking to Base Camp and Kala Patthar, we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change due to weather, safety, and other factors
  • 1
    Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you will meet an Ace the Himalaya representative. They will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in a private Ace the Himalaya vehicle. You will then be introduced to your guide at the pre-trip meeting. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy.
  • 2
    Your first day on the trip is all about taking in the sites of Kathmandu. After a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritage sites, including The Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • 3
    An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (9,200 ft). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the River and the walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat it is a short walk to Phakding.
  • 4
    We continue trekking, along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. After about 5 and a half hours we will reach Namche Bazaar. (considered the ‘Gateway to Everest’) Namche is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries.
  • 5
    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum featuring exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.
  • 6
    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked about 5 hours to an altitude of 12,665 ft upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning, dependent on the day’s trek.
  • 7
    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude, we will hike about 5 hours today.
  • 8
    This day is planned as an acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang Peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam in its entirety. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.
  • 9
    Today, we hike 5 hours continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passing by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak.
  • 10
    This is a big and difficult day with around 8 hours of hiking. We will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 17,600 ft, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
  • 11
    This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 18,225 ft. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama – Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,029 ft, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.
  • 12
    Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us about 7 hours through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back to Namche in the afternoon.
  • 13
    This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
  • 14
    Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel.
  • 15
    Today is a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Enjoy exploring Kathmandu during the day. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
  • 16
    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Trip Package Includes
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All standard meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek. Twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights)
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Necessities for field staff
  • Local porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag rental
  • Airfare from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffle/kit bag and sun hat
  • Sightseeing/monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Farewell dinner with cultural dance program
  • All official expenses (government taxes, vat, tourist service charges)
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
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Area Information

Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp

This challenging but rewarding Nepal trek will take guests to the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Trekkers will take in incredible views of the Himalayas, experience local Nepalese culture and challenge themselves with the help of local knowledgeable guides. Along the way guests will stop to experience Tengboche Monastery, a Buddhist center in the shadows of the spectacular Mount Ama Dablam, top out on Nangkartshang Peak and experience the massive size of the Khumbu Glacier at 16,000 ft.
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. Ace the Himalaya will supply you a duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. 
 
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Is my departure guaranteed?
    Yes, all of our listed departures are guaranteed. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from Ace the Himalaya.
  • None of the listed dates work for me, are other dates available?
    Yes, other 2019-2020 departures are available on request. Please note each departure requires a minimum of 2 people in order to run. In the case of 1 person being on a departure, they will have the choice to rebook on a different departure or continue on their trip and pay a $250 single supplement that will be paid directly to Ace the Himalaya.
  • Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for $40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs $100. Please have 2 passport-size photos. USD in cash is handy)
  • Do I need any extra documents?
    Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You will need photos for permits.
  • What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
    This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit - no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness regimen such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. In order to ensure the ascents feel as comfortable as possible, we recommend an hour of aerobic exercise 3 to 4 times per week. This will ensure you are able to enjoy the trek to the full.
  • What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and while trekking?
    Ace the Himalaya uses standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. You can rent sleeping bags for $35 pp if needed, but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a log burner.
  • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
    Normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory style rooms. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when available. In Kathmandu, USD 45 per room per night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountains especially during the peak time.
  • What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
    Most tea houses (lodges) cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety dependent on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and chips.
  • What are the drinking water facilities in the mountains?
    Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per liter. The higher you go the more expensive it is. If you are planning to drink normal water, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is a must. One can purchase purification tablets or iodine in Kathmandu, Lukla or Namche. Or, you can bring your own water filter or Steripen instead.
  • What opportunities will I have for showering along the trek?
    At the lower altitude like Lukla, Phakding and Namche the guesthouses provide hot showers. On rest of the trek (at higher elevation), warm water in a bucket will be provided for washing. For all above showers, it will cost you extra, about USD 3-4 per shower.
  • Can I use credit cards during the trek?
    During the trek, cash transactions are highly recommended. Please change the currency into local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. An ATM is available only in Namche and it is unreliable. You can exchange currency here but it is expensive compared to Kathmandu.
  • How much additional money do I need per day?
    It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for hot showers and a few drinks during the trek. Please note, the higher you go the more expensive products are.
  • What is the cancellation policy for this trip?
    evo upholds Ace the Himalaya’s policies regarding cancellation. Cancellation notice is required minimum 20 days prior to trip departure and must be made in writing, such notice commences from the day notice is received. Cancellation shall be valid with approval from the company after receiving documentation. The Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid. There will be no refund to clients that provide less than 20 days notice, before trip departure and if a passenger leaves a trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily, involuntarily or if you commit any unlawful act after the trip has commenced. We will make no refunds for any meals, accommodation or services not used.
  • Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
    This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.
  • What immunizations will I need?
    No vaccinations are compulsory for traveling in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to travelling. That you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.
Testimonials
Our guide Ramhari was amazing for the whole trek. His knowledge of the Himalayas was outstanding and we never encountered any problems during the trek. The food and accommodation provided was better than what we had expected... We will definitely be coming back to Nepal and will be asked for Ramhari as our guide again
Jonathan S.
Everest Base Camp Trek June 2018
I had a fantastic trek with Ace the Himalaya to Everest Base Camp... Our guide, Ram, did a great job, and because of his leadership our entire trekking team made it to Everest Base Camp. He was always available to converse with us, answer questions, and help with our concerns, including health related issues along the trek... This was a great adventure and I will cherish the pictures and memories forever.
Jeff
Everest Base Camp Trek April 2018
I booked this trip last-minute and came with no expectations. Reality: I was blown away. Our lead guide Ram always made sure we were taken care of, and we were in good hands while trekking with our assistant guide Rabi. Krishna and the entire crew of porters did an amazing job, and we couldn’t do this without them! I quickly fell in love with the group as a whole…guides, porters, and trekkers. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!
Ayakos
Everest Base Camp Trek May 2018

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