Rainbow Valley Tour & Petroglyphs3 November 2020
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lake Trek – 5545m / 18192ft5 November 2020
Pack Everest Base Camp Trek – 5545m / 18192ft
With our proposal of Everest Base Camp Trek, we want to take our adventurers to highest mountain Mtn. Everest base, located at 5364m/17598 ft.
With our proposal of Everest Base Camp Trek, we want to take our adeventures to highest mountain, exactly to Mtn. Everest base, located at 5364m/17598 ft. in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. As every climber has a dream to make a summit of 8848m it is similar to reach the base of Mtn. Everest for the trekkers.
About Everest Base Camp Trek:
Everest Base Camp trails provide you a crystal-clear view of Mtn. Everest (8848m / 29029 ft), Mtn. Lhotse (8516m/ 27940 ft), Mtn. Cho Oyu (8201m/26906 ft), Mtn. Makalu (8470m/27789 ft), Mtn. Amadablam (6,812 m) and many more small peaks, you can witness 4 out of 6 world highest mountains.
Everest Base Camp Trails is densely covered by Sherpa Community. This trail can be perfect to get more closer to the lifestyle of Sherpa people and explore their community and cuisine. Sherpa People are well known for their advanced climbing skills in the mountains. They have always been the foremost people to lead in the mountains of Nepal specially foreign expeditions.
This trek starts with an adventurous 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2800m from Kathmandu (Capital city), providing you an option to drive and trek up to Lukla if you want to escape the flight. Your trek will prolong by 2-3 days if you wish to reach Lukla without the direct flight.
Your daily elevation of height during the Everest Base Camp Trek will be 400-600m which will keep you safe from altitude sickness. Until 4-5 days you will encounter plants such as birch, juniper, and blue pines and many more. As the elevation increases most of the plants are found dwarf or shrubs.
Your trail will be along the river originated from Imja Lake; formed from Imaja Glacier. Suspension bridges are found every day. You will have mostly uphill trek followed by sloppy hills. Small pagoda type temples, crafted stone with Tibetan prayers, and monasteries can be observed throughout the trails.
Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek
You will have a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu whereas during the Trek your accommodation will be in normal tea houses. Since this trail is one of the most developed trails you can have varieties of meals that our Sherpas will indicate to you in each place.
Why hire us:
We are a Sherpa company directly, without intermediaries or agencies. From the moment you contact us, our team that attends you are the same sherpas who will accompany you on your adventure through Everest.
Summary itinerary per day
- Arrival Day in Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal)-1300m/4265 ft.
- Trek Preparation Day
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla- 2800m and trek to Phakding-2652m (3-4 hours walk)
- Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar- 3440m (6 – 7 hours walk)
- Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
- Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche-3820m/12,533ft (6-7 hours walk)
- Trek from Debuche to Dingboche- 4410m/14469 ft (5-6 hours walk)
- Acclimatization in Dingboche
- Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- 4910m (5-6 hours walk)
- Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp-5364m via Gorakshep-5170m 7-8 hours Trek
- Morning hike to Kalapathar-5545m and back to Pheriche-4280m/14070ft
- Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hours walk)
- Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (6-7 hours walk)
- Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Free Day in Kathmandu
- Final Departure
Notes and Recommendations
- Pleae, check out the list of included and not included items and concepts to ensure you have everything you will need.
- You can meet online and coordinate with other travelers and our team through our forum or by contacting us directly via contact form or WhatsApp.
Check out our other tours in Nepal that we recommend you to combine during your trip:
Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal -1300m/4265 ft.)
This day you will land at the Capital city of Nepal which is Kathmandu. The airport will be Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You will be picked by the company representative and welcomed.
Providing you a flower garland made from Marigold. In Nepal, garlands are provided as a warm welcome gift and taken as good luck for further days. You are given a brief introduction and taken to Hotel via private vehicle.
As you arrive hotel you can get a nearby location map from the counter and can explore local shops or attraction points. You can also get gears for your trekking if you had missed any.
Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation Day
Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can explore the local surrounding by yourself. You will be introduced to your respective Guide and other staff. Today you will have to check all the necessary gears that you will need for the trip. You will encounter plenty of gear shops nearby so, it will not be a problem if you miss any.
You will be given information about tomorrow’s flight time which is normally early in the morning.
Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2800m and trek to Phakding-2652m (3-4 hours walk)
Most of the time the flight to Lukla starts early in the morning. You will be picked by the guide in the morning from Hotel and taken to the airport for a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
You will witness a breathtaking aerial view of sunrise over the Himalayas and many small villages. If the weather gets clear this 35-minute flight will finish in no time and your trek will surely be overwhelmed.
As you arrive Lukla we will either have breakfast/lunch depending upon the arrival and start our trek towards Phakding. Phakding is around 200m less elevation than Lukla.
Since today is the first day we will have a very easy and starter trek which will be 3-4 hours long.
Overnight at Phakding
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar- 3440m (6 – 7 hours walk)
You will be given a wake-up call early in the morning. The morning wake-up call and breakfast time will almost be the same throughout the Trek. By 8 am every day you will finish your breakfast and necessary packings for the day and start the ascend.
This day will be quite harder than the previous day. We will trek to a place called Namche Bazar which used to be a big trade center in earlier years. Today you will be trekking along the river and will encounter almost 5-6 bridges.
The trail is almost all uphill between the pine forest. Today your trek will be 6 – 7 hours long.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization days are also taken as a free day or rest day. This day is especially kept to acclimatize your body with the surrounding altitude and temperature. Although acclimatization day seems to extend the trip, It is very important and helps you to complete your climb up 5545m high keeping you away from altitude sickness.
This day is also known as Trek high and sleep low. You will be taken to hike at Everest View Point from where you will have the first sight of Mtn. Everest including many mountains like Mtn. Thamserku, Mtn. Konde, Mtn.Khangtega, Mtn. Amadablam and many peaks can be seen.
You will be back in Namche Bazar for lunch and have a free day there.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche-3820m/12,533ft (6-7 hours walk)
Finishing our daily morning routine we will head towards Debuche. We will climb the Namche Hill and then have a gentle sloppy trial. Today you will have a combination of both ascend and descend the trail.
Today’s Major attraction is a huge Buddist Monastery in the lap of the Himalayas. This place will surely stop you for a while and let you get mesmerized by nature. The monastery is named Tengboche Monastery which is a very devoted and spiritual place for all the Buddhist people living in this region. It is also the last point of the Everest Panorama Trek.
We will cross over the monastery and walk an hour or two long and reach a place call Debuche at an elevation of 3820m. Your trek will be 6-7 hours long.
Overnight at Debuche
Day 07: Trek from Debuche to Dingboche- 4410m/14469 ft (5-6 hours walk)
As always our trek will start early in the morning. You have entered into higher altitude and definitely, you will feel thin air and surroundings plants also get thinner and dwarf.
Today your trail will be normal uphill. We will Trek slowly towards Debuche which is 5-6 hours long Trek.
Overnight at Debuche
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche.
Today you will have a similar extra day you had earlier in Namche Bazaar. You can explore the Sherpa Village of Dingboche and also Hike to nearby hills and return for lunch.
Overnight at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- 4910m (5-6 hours walk)
Lobuche is a small village elevated at 4910m. The trail is not very difficult. You will have a normal uphill Trek with gentle slopes. Today you have a major attraction. A memorial spot where small rocky stupas are made for the remembrance of all the Sherpa’s and climber who have lost their lives in the Everest Expedition.
Today including all the mention mountains you can see Mtn.Tobuche, Mtn. Pumori, Mtn. Chhumbu, and Mtn. Cholatse. Your trek will be normally 5-6 hours long.
Overnight at Lobuche
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp-5364m via Gorakshep-5170m 7-8 hours Trek
Today you will reach your final Destination Mtn. Everest’s Base Camp. Today we will trek towards Gorakshep to have our lunch. As we reach Gorakshep we will rest our bags and other things at Gorakshep hotel and head to Everest Base Camp.
You will have a breathtaking view of Mtn. Lingtren, Mtn.Khumbutse, Khumbu Glacier Mtn. Changtse, Mtn. Everest, and Mtn. Nuptse.
You can spend quality time there capturing the memories to take back to your place. After a while, we will trek back to Gorakshep and enjoy for our successful Trek.
Overnight at Gorakshep
Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapathar-5545m and back to Pheriche-4280m/14070ft
Kalapathar is a beautiful spot from where you will have a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Everest Region Mountain range. It is a short hike from Gorakshep. It is an optional destination. You will have to climb without having breakfast and come back to Gorakshep for breakfast.
We will then climb down towards Pheriche. From today you will climb down to Lukla from the same trail we climbed up earlier.
Overnight at Pheriche
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hours walk)
You will now trek down through the same route via Panoche-Tengboche and then to Namche Bazaar. It will be 6-7 hours long Trek.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (6-7 hours walk)
Today is the last day of Everest Base Camp Trek. We will trek down to Lukla which will be around 6-7 hours trek. As we reach there we will meet and greet will all the members who have made this memorable trip possible. We will then prepare for the next day’s flight back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Lukla
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today you will have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be picked at the airport by the Company representative. Today you can freshen up yourself after a long and a lifer time memorable trek. You can explore if you have free time and also make shopping for your family as a memory from Nepal.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu
This day is kept as a free day / extra day. Due to unfavorable weather sometimes the flight might get delayed or canceled from Lukla. To recover the delayed time this day is kept as a backup. If everything goes as planned you can use this extra day to explore UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.
You will be invited to a farewell dinner by the company.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure.
Today the company representative will be at your hotel to drop you off at the Airport at your designated flight time. You will be honored with a Buddhist traditional scarf; Kha-Ta. It is a scarf where prayers are written in the Tibetan language. These prayers are for the best of luck, peace, long life, and harmony to everyone.
You are also handed an achievement certificate of Everest Base Camp Trek.
With a hope to see you again in this lovely country, a warm namaste, and wave sending you beautiful memories.
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
✓ Airport Pick up by private vehicle
✓ Airport Drop by private vehicle
✓ 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3-star level Hotel
✓ Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Lukla
✓ Domestic Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
✓ Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
✓ All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek- Full Board
✓ Tea and Biscuits at 4pm after reaching to Camp
✓ Seasonal fruits after Dinner
✓ Trekking Duffle Bag by company
✓ Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
✓ Experience Trekking guide
✓ Assistant Guide – Sherpa (For 5 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
✓ Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
✓ Insurance for Nepali Staff
✓ All Government and Local Taxes
✓ Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
X Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
X Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
X International airfare to and from Nepal
X Excess baggage charges for Air travel
X Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
X Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
X Extended activities and destinations
X All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
X Hot Shower During the Trek
X Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
X Tips for Guide and Staff
X Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
Trekking T Shirt
Wind Proof Jacket
Trekking Rain Coat
Thermo Water Bottle
Trekking Sun Glasses