Everest Base Camp Trek 18 Days

  • Package price

    USD 1750

  • Trip Code

    MKA-1020

  • No of days

    18

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About trip

Trip Overview

Everest base camp trek traditionally is a route normally following the Hillary footstep which starts with a few hours’ drive to Jiri, but time and development of infrastructures has benefited this trekking region and thus has provided opportunities for people with limited time to trek this EBC trekking trail with a flight into Lukla.

The trekking route of Everest base camp trekking is an endless view of mountain surroundings over dramatic landscape. The trail, whether you take a shorter version with a flight into Lukla or the classical trek from Jiri, it all follows the same course of Dudh Kosi River as you gain altitude trekking through forests of rhododendron and magnolia into almost arctic conditions when you walk the Khumbu Glaciers into Everest base camp. This trek is even more challenging doing almost a circuit with a trek into Gokyo, crossing the Chola Pass into Gorek Shep to Kala Patthar and EBC or vice versa.

Makalu Adventure as one of the leading tour operator in Nepal and trek organizer to Everest Base Camp still haven’t found out the main interest of People who want to do the EBC Trek. Probably yes, to see the highest point on earth “Everest” at close range. The mystery of this trek is that one cannot get to see the Everest at close range as you get to see it from Kalapatthar. However, the trek to base camp itself is sensational, an over whelming feeling that captures your heart mind and soul.

What you will get

Includes

  • All ground transfers as per our Itinerary by Air Conditioned Private Vehicle.
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Five star Hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast basis including all govt. taxes and VAT).
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu around world heritage sites and major attractions of the city. 
  • All entrance fees wherever applicable.
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla & Lukla-Kathmandu.National Park Entrance Fees and TIMS Fees
  • Trekking Arrangements:
  • Lodge-to-Lodge Trek: Accommodation & Foods as best available on lodges on the way.
  • Daily wages and insurance of our Staffs, Guides, Sherpas and Porters.
What you wont get

Excludes

  • All International Airfares / Airport Taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bill, laundry bill, telephone bill, tips, beverages and etc.
  • Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation - If needed.
Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    A representative from Makalu Adventure will meet and assist you to your waiting vehicle. You will be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day and overcome jetlag. The evening is spent with a cultural dance program followed with a dinner of typical Nepalese delicacy, a courtesy of Makalu Adventure.

    Overnight Hotel

  • Day 02
    Kathmandu sighseeing tour

    Today we take a guided city tour of cultural and historical sites of any one the three Queen cities (once a feudal principality)  of the valley. Patan Durbar, Bhaktapur Durbar and Kathmandu Durbar all listed  in the UNESCO world Heritage site.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Lunch will be at your convenience,

    Overnight  Hotel.

  • Day 03
    Drive to domestic airport and take the flight of a lifetime to Lukla 2827m.

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport

    Your trekking guide will receive you at Lukla airport and introduce you to rest of the supporting staff. Your luggage is made into proper loads for pack animals or for your team of porters. All these are attended while you are still at Lunch and its a few hours hike as we follow the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding 2800 m for the night. Camp or lodge

  • Day 04
    To the Mecca of Khumbu

    You cross the Bhote Kosi River with a sheer climb to  the Sherpa hub or the Mecca of Khumbu with plenty of tourist pleasantries at  Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters or 11,286 ft. But this is only after you officially  enter the Sagarmatha National Park as you follow your early morning trail to  Jorsole on the northern flank of the Dudh Kosi valley. Camp or lodge.

  • Day 05
    Acclimatization day for you

    This is an acclimatization day for you to get used to  thinning air.

    Namche BazarYou have the flexibility to explore around close village of Thame  or to Everest view Hotel for a glimpse of Mountain surroundings including  Everest. Camp or lodge

  • Day 06
    Trek to Kyanjuma, and then to Dudh Kosi Valley at Punghi Thanka

    The trail continues past some village settlement to  Kyanjuma where the walk is of easy level almost on flat track. The trail then  descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Punghi Thanka where we rest for  lunch. Here on it’s a gradual rise through the right flank of the Dudh Kosi as  we reach the spiritual center of Khumbu, Tengboche at 3863m. Camp or lodge.

    Tengboche

  • Day 07
    Trek to Pangboche and then to Dingboche 4,410m

    The trail head drops down through dazzling forest before crossing the Imja Khola to reach Pangboche as we push along some summer  pastures to reach Dingboche 4,410 m. Today’s walk boosts with some extra  ordinary gift of nature, agriculture seen at its best on almost frozen ground.  The sight of barley field, buckwheat and potatoes enclosed by stone walls  around Dingboche is remarkable. Camp or lodge

  • Day 08
    Short Trek to Chhukung 4730m

    Rest day at Dingboche. Free to explore around. Short hike to Chhukung 4730m is best suited but you can also spend the day enjoying  the surrounding or doing your cores if any. Camp or lodge

  • Day 09
    Trek to Dughla and descend into the yak pastures of Lobuche 4930m

    Trek along the broad valley towards north on a gradual path with Mani prayers structures overlooking the village of Pheriche well  below. Here on it’s a steep climb through the valley of Dughla and we start to  descend into the yak pastures of Lobuche 4930m after crossing over the valley.

    Lobuche

    The day’s highlights are the views of Mt Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north, Pokalde, Kongma-tse, the great wall of Nuptse, Pumori and numerous peaks west of Everest. Camp or lodge

  • Day 10
    Trek to the Khumbu Glaciers and to the Everest Base Camp Trek 5363m then to Gorak Shep 5180m Camp

    Today we walk the Khumbu Glaciers with an amazing view  of the Khumbu Icefall as we reach the Everest base camp. This is hard walk as  well as the furthest point of your trek of EBC 5363m.

    Everest Base CampWe will never know what  your imagination about the base camp might have been prior to reaching here,  yet it is one thing you will not put behind your entire life, “the story of  your successful achievement of an Everest base camp trek”. We know people get  sentimental here, so let us quickly get back to Gorak Shep 5180m Camp or lodge

  • Day 11
    Hike to KalaPattar 5545m and retrace to Gorak Shep further following the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche 4312m

    Under the yielding light of early dawn take a hike up KalaPattar 5545m the vantage point for unhindered views of Everest and its adjacent peaks. After some appetizing moments of mountain fiestas and the Khumbu glaciers below, we retrace our step back to Gorak Shep further following the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche 4312m. Camp or lodge.

    KalaPattar

  • Day 12
    Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680m

    Today we take a detour through a forested trail of  blue pines and silver fir with opportunities to see some Himalayan wildlife.  The most common are the musk deer, Thar (mountain goats), wild and colorful  pheasants and if you are lucky enough the rare and endangered Snow Leopards and  Red Panda. The trail is basically downhill as we arrive to a small settlement  of Phortse Thanga 3680m. Camp or Lodge

  • Day 13
    To the Hillary Village of Khumjung 3780m

    The trail leads through the birth place of Lama Sange  Dorje through stone steps and Mani walls leading into Hillary Village of  Khumjung 3780m. Camp or Lodge

  • Day 14
    To EBC through Namche to Monjo 2840m

    After a short hike we follow the trail of our earliest  day trekking trails towards EBC and retrace the same trail through the village of Namche to Monjo 2840m. Camp or Lodge

  • Day 15
    Trek to the village of Phakding and a Short Hike to Lukla2800m

    From Monjo the track move down sharply, passing through the village of Phakding to reach a cutoff point towards Lower Solu and Lukla at  Chheplung. A short hike gets us to Lukla2800m from here. Camp or Lodge

    Note: The evening is a recollection of memories of past day’s experience shared among your trekking colleague while you enjoy some savory evening snacks prepared by your crew. Join in the band and try a few steps of local dancing, it signifies a courtesy of thanks to your crew whom you might not see the next morning. Retreat for the night.

  • Day 16
    Fly to Kathmandu (Extra day for the flight schedule / Free day in Kathmandu). Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 17
    Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 18
    Final Departure from Nepal.
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Safety and Precautions

At high altitudes and other flights of fancy

Traveling at high altitudes

On many of our trekking tours, it goes high. Traveling at high altitudes often allow unique experiences. However, the height should always be treated with respect. In increasing amount of oxygen is decreasing (the oxygen content of the air remains the same), our bodies can absorb less oxygen and therefore it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness.

 

Mountain Sickness

The first symptoms may be shortness of breath, etc., headache, fatigue, poor sleep, poor appetite. Upon arrival at high altitudes (above 3000 meters), these symptoms may occur temporarily, but they usually disappear after 1 to 2 days.

The incidence of altitude sickness symptoms has less to do with age or the personal fitness, but much more with the speed of the ascent to high altitudes and their own behavior. Our programs are very carefully put together in order to allow an easy acclimatization. But even so, it is possible that trip participants are rarely as strong altitude sickness that eventually the journey must even be canceled..   

 

Therapy

In an ongoing, mild form of altitude sickness (slight but persistent headache, little sleep, etc.) should if possible a rest day without climbing are turned on. In most cases, the victims recover completely and be able to continue the tour. In such a case, headache agents can reduce the discomfort associated with the active ingredient, ibuprofen or any Diamox. On many trekking group we lead with an extra horse. If someone feels not fit, you can also ride a distance, if permitted by the terrain.

People with severe headache or signs of brain dysfunction must descend (recommended at least 1000 meters in altitude). Dexamethasone can reduce the discomfort.

Acute are the Höhenlungen- and altitude cerebral edema. Extreme shortness of breath, dry cough and sudden drop in performance may indicate a high altitude pulmonary edema. In this case, nifedipine may be employed.

Walking and standing uncertainties may indicate a height edema. The treatment can be done with dexamethasone (possibly Diamox).

 

Safety Measures

Some of the Treks that Makalu Adventure has designed involves crossing over high passes some over 5000 meters. It is the utmost important for us to provide safety equipment. Some of the equipments that we provide are listed below.

 

Safety Equipment

In all of our group tours this is standard:

  • Extensive emergency pharmacy and pulse oximeter
  • Many trekking at high altitudes, this is usually this:
  • Height pressure chambers of PAC
  • Satellite phones Thuraya
  • 24h SOS -Telephone : Makalu Adventure has its own 24-hour SOS phone.
  • Vaccinations:No vaccinations are mandatory for the Himalayan countries.  Please consult on before leaving your house or tropical doctor vaccinations or contact us.
Words from clients

Client Reviews

EXCELLENT : (5 / 5.0 ) 1

100% recommend this Package.
Score Breakdown
  • Colin H
    United Kingdom January 16, 2017

    Dad and 12 year old son trek to EBC

    My son and I took the 18 day package - four nights in Kathmandu and the trek to Everest Base Camp. Given I was travelling with a 12 year old it was very important to me I used a company I could trust. After speaking with a number of local firms, my intuition led me to choose Makalu Adventures, and my choice was totally vindicated. The whole trip went very smoothly, with only a hiccup over which hotel we had chosen, which was quickly resolved without fuss. All the travel logistics went exactly to plan, and we felt very welcome and looked after. Mohan, the owner, is very professional and expertly dealt with our various dramas: on arrival in Kathmandu I needed emergency root canal treatment. Mohan whisked me straight to a U.S. trained dentist in a sparkling surgery, who dropped everything to attend to me. Similarly, when my son got a gastro problem on the last day Mohan Lamsal arranged a doctor to be in our room within 15 minutes.

    Makalu Adventure provided a fantastic guide, Nir. Observing the other groups and their guides - many of whom did not not speak good English, and appeared sullen - it was clear to me we had the best guide on the mountain. Nir was always anticipating our needs and went beyond all expectations in looking after us. His energy, enthusiasm, local knowledge and sense of humor carried us the mountain and back.

    This was an unforgettable trip, an adventure with my son that I will always treasure. Thank you
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