18 days Everest Base Camp Trek
 
The trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp (5350 m / 17500 ft) is one of the world’s most rewarding journeys. It is an experience of lifetime and dream of explorers and adventurer. The beauty and attraction of the Everest Base Camp trek lies not only in the Mt Everest itself, but also in its surroundings: Sherpa people with their unique culture and traditions, picturesque villages, monasteries, Tibetan Buddhism, glaciers, rivers and flora and fauna in the world’s highest National Park. The trek begins with a dramatic eye-opening flight to Lukla (2800m) and the trail follows Sherpa villages with beautiful views of the high snow capped peaks of the world, and to the highest spot at Kalapathar for the breathetaking views of numerous higher mountains including Mt. Everest. This journey into the world's highest mountain will create the lasting memories and build up a sense of achievement and courage!

"I am not what you would call a super fit person, but I opted for the Everest base camp trek. It was the most rewarding thing I've ever done. Do not be put off attempting any of these journeys, just because you can't run a marathon. A couple  of unforgettable weeks later, I found myself sitting on the summit of Kalapathar  looking down onto Everest base camp and up to the summit of Everest. I could hardly take in the beauty and the remoteness of where I was."

Roger Moore
Norfolk, England
 
Brief Itinerary
 
Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu: pick up at airport / transfer to hotel. D
Day 02: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur, then drivr to Manthali , 4 hours drive, BLD                    
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m/9185 ft), trek to Phakding (2650m/8700ft), 4 hrs trek. BLD
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11287 ft), 6 hrs trek. BLD
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization / optional day hike. BLD
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3800m) / 12470ft), 3 hrs trek, explore Sherpa village. BLD
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (3985m / 13075ft), 6 hrs trek. BLD
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4360m / 14300ft), 4 hrs trek. BLD
Day 09: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization / day hike to Chukhung village. BLD
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930m / 16175ft) / 5 hrs trek. BLD
Day 11: Trek to EBC (5350m/17550ft) -  Gorakshep (5160m /16930) / 8 hrs trek. BLD
Day 12: Climb Kala Patthar (5,545m / 18190 ft) / return to Pheriche / 7 hrs trek. BLD
Day 13: Return to Kyangjuma (3600 m / 11810 ft), 6 hrs. BLD
Day 14: Return to Phakding (2650m / 8700ft), 6 hrs trek. BLD
Day 15: Return to Lukla (2800m / 9185 ft), 4 hrs trek. BLD
Day 16: Fly to Manthali, then drive to Kathmandu / transfer to hotel. BL
Day 17: In Kathmandu: Sightseeing to Soyambhu, Patan and Boudhnath. B
Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu: Transfer to airport to return home. B

BLD = Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Qualification: People with average fitness can do this trek. ‘Slow and steady’ is the key to achieving and enjoying the trek. It does not require any previous trekking experience, but you should be able to hike for about 5 to 6 hours a day over hilly terrain with a light day pack. Your duffle bag will be carried by porters. We will suggest you to do few simple but effective exercises few weeks before trek.

Acclimatization: Our itinerary allows plenty of time for acclimatization before heading towards Base Camp to make sure that our guests can reach the destination without any problem. We have one extra day at Khumjung (Day 06), which help a lot for adequate acclimatization as well as provides an opportunity to explore the biggest Sherpa village.

Accommodation & food: The accommodations at selected mountain lodges on trek are simple, but clean and comfortable. Bathroom is communal at few higher places. Foods are fresh and nice.

Insurance: Travel insurance is mandatory for Everest Base Camp Trek. We strongly recommend purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance which provides coverage for trip interruption, flight cancellation, loss of baggage, medical, emergency assistance etc.

Visa: Tourist entry visa can be obtained at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. The visa fee is US $ 50 for 30 days multiple-entry tourist visa.

Guide: Our guides are highly experienced and extremely helpful. They will take you to your destination with utmost comfort and safety. One of the main reason our clientele recommend us is our guides.

Variation: Due to the natural calamity or nature of adventure travel, Happy Feet Travel, reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons.

Best season: Mid Sep to Nov and March, April, May.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu (1350 m / 4430 ft): You will be picking up at airport by our staff at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and take you to your hotel. Later, you will meet your trekking guide who will brief you about the trek and help you make the necessary preparation.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, drive to Manthali (475 m / 1550 ft) / 4 hours drive: After breakfast, load up your duffle bags in the car to drive to Manthali – a beautiful small town at the bank of Tamakoshi River. Before heading to Manthali, you will stop at Bhaktapur and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is about 4 hour’s scenic drive to Manthali from Bhaktapur.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
                                 
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/9185 ft) / trek to Phakding (2650 m/8700 ft) / 4 hrs trek: In the morning, take a spectacular flight from Manthali to Lukla. Perched at 2800 meters, Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu or Everest region. Today you have a short pleasant walk to Pkakding, passing terraced fields, and Sherpa hamlets following the Dudh Koshi River. After an easy afternoon's scenic walk, overnight stay at Phakding.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m / 11287 ft) / 6 hrs trek: The trail takes goes over the Dudhkoshi River crossing a suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo. Soon thereafter, you will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River en route to Jorsale. Then the trail climbs to Namche Bazaar through the magnificent forests of rhododendron blue pine, firs, and junipers.

Namche Bazaar is the Gateway to Everest. It was a trading center for Tibetan Yak caravan trading. The Tibetan traders bring wools, butter, yak and sheep meat, salt and Chinese manufactured goods on yak caravan over the Nangpa La (5800 m/ 19000 ft) and sale at Namche Bazaar.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization: Today will be spent resting and allowing your body to become acclimatized to the altitude. You can spend the day doing a day hike to Thamo village or by just explorig the beautiful Namche village and visiting the local museum.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3800 m / 12470 ft), / 3 hrs trek: The trail climbs steeply to Syangboche where there is the highest airstrip of Nepal at (3750 m / 12335 ft). Again the trail makes a short climb, and then descends to Khumjung village. Khumjung is the biggest Sherpa settlement with a monastery, Hilary school and potato fields. There will be free time in the afternoon to explore the village and acclimatize.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (3985 m / 13075 ft) / 6 hrs trek: From Khumjung the trail descends to Dudh Koshi River, and then climb through forests to Tengboche. In this part of climb, there is a high chance to see the rare musk deer. Tengboche means great high place in Sherpa language. The Tengboche monastery is an important monastery in the region. The abbot of the monastery is a reincarnation of a Tibetan lama, north of Everest. After visiting the Monastery, heads towards Pangboche for a night stop.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m / 14470 ft), /4 hrs trek: Journey towards Dingboche is through Imja valley . This picturesque trail dips down to riverbed, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Dingboche – a typical Sherpa village that offers spectacular mountain views.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 09: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization: Spend the day resting for acclimatization. You can go for a short hike on a ridge top to have even better views of the Himalayas.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m / 16175 ft) / 4 ½ hrs: The trail to Lobuche climbs the ridge above Dingboche, past the chortens (Buddhist shrines), then descends to broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. From Thukla, the trail ascents, climbing up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier - crossing the row of stone monuments: established in the memory of climbers who perished on mission to climb Everest. Among the memorials is one to Scott Fisher, the American mountaineer and guide who died along with seven others in the headline-hitting May 1996 Everest tragedy. From the memorial, the trail becomes level through glacier moraine to Lobuchee.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5350 m/17550 ft) / camp at Gorakshep (5160 m /16930 ft) / 6 hrs: Today is the both hardest and rewarding day of the trip. From Lobuche, keep climbing for approximately two hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of highest mountains of the world. After a short rest, heads towards Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. You can enjoy amazing views of highest mountains of the world such as Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori etc. After soaking in the atmosphere of Everest Base Camp, you walk back back to Gorak Shep to spend a night.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12: Climb Kala Patthar (5,545m / 18190 ft) / return to Pheriche (4370m / 14340 ft) / 7 hrs: This is another important day. After early breakfast, climb to Kala Patthar, a 5,545m / 18190 ft.  peak for one of the most close-up and formidable views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawoche, Cholatse, Amadablam and several other highest peaks. The world’s highest peak is barely 6 miles from Kala Patthar – the rocky peak with an unbelievable 360-degree panoramic view of Skyscraping Mountains and vast glaciers. After observing the dream like scenery, return all the way back to Pheriche.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13: Return to Kyangjuma (3600 m / 11810 ft), 6 hrs. BLD

Day 14: Return to Phakding (2650 m / 8700 ft), 6 hrs trek. BLD

Day 15: Return to Lukla (2800 m / 9185 ft), 4 hrs trek. BLD

Day 16: Fly to Manthali, then drive to Kathmandu / transfer to hotel. BL

Day 17: In Kathmandu: Sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage sites of  Soyambhunath, Patan and Boudhnath.  B

Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu: Transfer to airport to return home. B

BLD = Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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-    You are required to deposit of $ 200 and send a copy of passport to confirm your booking. Upon the receipt of above, we send you booking confirmation.
-    You are required to deposit full payment at least 2 months before the trip.
-    You can also make a full payment at the time of booking which saves bank or credit card service charges. The bank or credit card fees to be paid by the customer.
-    The payment should be deposited to our company’s following bank account.

Account title: Happy Feet Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Account number: 01-2980460-54
Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Swift code: SCBLNPKA
Bank address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cancellation charge:  
-    Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
-    Cancellation 45 days before trip start - 20% of the total cost
-    Cancellation between 44-21 days before trip start - 40% of the total cost  
-    Cancellation between 20-2 days before trip - 70% of the total cost.
-    Cancellation before 1 day or after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost

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It is our responsibility to serve our valuable clients to the best of our ability and ensure the trip booked with us is executed according to the itinerary supplied to you. But in some situation, you need to accept and understand that it may be necessary to adjust or amend the itinerary due to the local factors, weather, health condition etc. Similarly – though it has never happened - we may revise the price in circumstances beyond our control such as hike on domestic airfare, changes in government rule etc.

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Trip Facts
Duration
17 Nights / 18 Days
Country
Nepal
Trip Type
Nepal Treks
Trip Grade
Moderate to Strenuous
Max Altitude
5545 meter
Group Size
Min: 2 person
Max: 16 persons
 
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