Everest Base Camp 16 Days

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    USD 1550

  • Trip Code

    MKA-1118

  • No of days

    16

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About trip

Trip Overview

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Everest trek in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain ( 8848m ) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of cultures and traditions, Colourful festivals and monasteries.

The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery to the world from the Khumbu region.

The trek begins with rather "scary" flight to mountain airstrip of Lukla at 2800 metres and passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to Gorakshep culminating in the "ascent" of Kala Pattar (5500 m) from where classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are available. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000 meters in the Khumbu and Imja valleys, whose skylines are dominated by the massive peaks of the Eastern Himalayas.

There will be a plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa life. Stop at any of the numerous teahouses sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas.

Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trailside singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveller

Trip Cost: US$ 1550.00 Per Person (Twin Sharing Basis)

Single Room Supplement   US$ 175.00

What you will get

Includes

  • All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing, including breakfast and all taxes).
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees).
  • Airfare: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Teahouse Trekking arrangement (staying in lodges).
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Entrance Fee.
  • Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance.
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program to all members. (complimentary)
  • Duffel bag on trek.(complimentary)
What you wont get

Excludes

  • Personal expenses like bottled drinks, bar bill, laundry, telephone and etc.
  • Travel insurance and medical expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if needed (we provide only administration service).
  • Meals (lunch / dinner) while staying at hotels (our offer includes only breakfast).
  • Delays, and extra services, because of natural events like land slides etc
Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
    Overnight: Hotel

  • Day 02
    Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

    Start full day sightseeing after breakfast at hotel.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    First we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar square classic tour takes you to the famous places has housed kings of different dynasties and temple-scape representing finest specimens of Hindu and Buddhist architectures.

    Swayambhunath:
    One of world’s most glorious, ancient, enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas dating back more than 2000 years is situated on a hillock. Swayambhunath, literally “the Self-Created or Existent”, is a mosaic of small stupas and pagoda temple contributed by and time by the succession of kings and noblemen. The main structure of is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sides on the base of the spire are the “All Seeing Eyes” of Lord Buddha.  The main features of Swayambhunath in brief are “The Five Buddhas.”

    Bouddhanth:
    This colossal and ancient Stupa, one of Nepal’s most unique monument and said to be the world biggest, attracts Nepalese pilgrimage of Tibetan stock from as far as Dolpo and Mugu as well as Tibet, Ladhak in India and Bhutan. Baudhanath Stupa with all seeing eyes of primordial Adi Buddha on all the four sides of the stupa is said to hold the remains of Kasyapa - the Buddha of the previous time.The Stupa 100 meters in diameter,  built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels by the Lichchivi King Mana Deva in the fifth century rises to 36 meters above the base including the spire, “all seeing eyes” and the pinnacle represent the stages of enlightenment, symbol of royalty, compassion, knowing and nirvana. There are many myths about the origins of the stupa.

    Pashupatinath:
    Just a small walk takes you the temple of lord Siva-Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb Newari architecture situated near the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted to the “Hindus Only”, however visitors can clearly see the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.

    Pashupati, literally, “Lord of the Animals” is the patron deity of Nepal and believed to have been unearthed by an obscure herdsman while one of his cattle was showering the earth with milk. Across the sacred river, above the array of decorated monuments is the “Slasmantak or Mrigasthali Ban (forest)” where legends have it that Lord Siva dwelled in a form of an antelope to evade the hordes of demigods.

    Welcome Program
    This evening we invite you on a special welcome program, a dinner with live Nepali cultural show at traditional restaurant.
    Back to hotel for overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Hotel

     
  • Day 03
    Flight to Lukla(2,840 m) from Kathmandu (1,310m)

    Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours)

    Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters!

    Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. You will need to identify your luggage, which is to be made into loads, and then while you have lunch your crew will load these onto pack animals or get it ready for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2800 m.
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 04
    Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs)


    The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. There is an entrance station just beyond the village where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected. Continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3500 m., the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society.

    A view of namche bazar during everest base camp trekking Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail on the way to Everest!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 05
    Namche rest for acclimatization / Explore around

    You will explore the surrounding of Namche this day, Namche Bazar Rest and acclimatization. Namche is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we have rest in the afternoon to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 06
    Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs)

    Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) 5hrs walk. We walk with beautiful view under the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. Here in Phunki, we see series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch 2 hrs ascent will take us to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) surely is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 07
    Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs)

    Pheriche (4,260m) 5 hrs walk. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley Pangboche (3,900m) and lunch. After lunch we visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp. We again move to the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m). Superb scenery at all time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 08
    Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs)

    Lobuche (4,920m) 4 hrs walk. We move up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 09
    Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs)

    The actual distance is not so far for this day but we wake up in the early morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa where we take a rest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 10
    Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) Everest Base Camp (5200m), Back to Lobuche (4,920m) / (5 hrs)

    View from kalapatthar

    This day, we climb Kala Patthar and visit the Everest Base Camp. From Gorakshep, we have a steep ascent up to the top of the Kala Patthar top. The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (5,545m) is a hard pull but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flows, huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse (7,750m) in Tibet itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over everyone. This is the roof of the world. The Everest Base Camp is a short trek down. We return to Lobuche for overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 11
    Pheriche (4270m) (4 hrs)

    Follow the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche, site of the Himalayan Rescue Association's Trekkers' Aid Post.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 12
    Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs)

    Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 13
    Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs)

    The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb to Namche Bazaar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 14
    Lukla (2,840m) (6 hrs)

    A view of Namche Bazar.

    Down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi and trek further up to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Lodge

  • Day 15
    Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu

    Fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the diverse restaurants, chaotic markets for shopping and relaxing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu

  • Day 16
    Fly back

    We drop to Kathmandu airport.
    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Please Note: Our itinerary may be dictated by road and bridge conditions, and the location of good camp spots. So, the itinerary serves only as a basic guideline.

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EXCELLENT : (5 / 5.0 ) 2

100% recommend this Package.
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  • Cindy M
    United Kingdom June 27, 2017

    Outstanding Service by Makalu Adventure

    Mohan Lamsal and Makalu Adventures are simply fantastic, I cannot rate them highly enough. These are the people to chose if you want a trip that is organised to perfection.

    This is the second time we have used this company. There were 5 of us and our trip consisted of 28 days, we spent a few days in Kathmandu followed by 18 day trek from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. Then spent the remaining days in Kathmandu at the Thamel Eco Resort which is also amazing. Makalu even helped us with our shopping prior to the trek to ensure we had the correct quality equipment and organised a cultural evening which was brilliant.

    The whole trip was well organised and planned to perfection with excellent attention to detail. Our guides Tenging Sherpa and Raju were excellent, with perfect service and nothing too much trouble, they even helped carry the rucksack of one of our party who was struggling. The lodges that we stayed at were great.

    Makalu also organised a tour of Kathmandu which was fantastic, the guide was very knowledgable (sorry can't remember his name), even though this was my second tour I was not bored once and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I had been fundraising to help build a school and also buy the children shoes in Taruka after the earthquakes, Mohan organised a trip for us to visit the school and visit the local villages. This was simply the best part of the trip for me, it was wonderful to see the school and all the children. The hospitality of the local villagers was overwhelming it was a truly humbling experience.

    Mohan and Makalu excel in everything they do, there is not a single thing I would change to make it better (how often can you say that lol)

    Thanks for an amazing trip and wonderful memories.
  • Jochem Verspreet
    Belgium January 16, 2017

    Everest Base Camp Trek after Earthquake 2015

    I was a participant in the trekking to Everest base camp after the big earthquake, still happy that I have been with this organization. An amazing adventure and experience, very well organized...
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