Everest Base Camp Trek-17 Days
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Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than in the Everest region. It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayans. The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offfers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.
Himalayan Glacier's 17-day Everest Base Camp Trek begins with exploring temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants in the capital city of Kathmandu. The following day we take a flight to Hillary Airport at Lukla, which is itself a breathtaking experience as we get a bird's-eye view of the entire Himalayan range. The same day, Himalayan Glacier escorts us on a trek around Sagarmatha National Park and through the colorful surrounding landscapes, Gompas and monasteries enclosed by the soaring peaks. Next will be our a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas, where spectacular mountain vistas greet us. The two days' rest at Namche is important not just because it gives our body the time it needs to acclimatize, but also because we get a chance to stroll around the village that is home to legendary Sherpas and get acquainted with their culture and monasteries. As we pass through rocky trails, the crisp mountain air, the sprightly pine and fir forests, the gurgling glacial rivers, and the views of Everest and other mighty mountains begin to look more familiar and friendly every day. We continue our journey to reach the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar, from where we get a marvelous 360-degree panoramic view of the world's tallest mountains. Having completed our mission to reach the Everest Base Camp, we descend to Lukla and take a return flight to Kathmandu. The 17-day Everest Base camp itinerary is actually designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. Himalayan Glacier's "Everest Base Camp-14 days" itinerary would be ideal if we are young, energetic, physically fit and have a limited amount of time. Those willing to take up more challenge and "stay off the beaten path, then the Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-17 days" would be ideal. If we are seeking real adventurer for more a challenging route that crisscrosses some of the most famous high passes in the world, we definitely need to consider Himalayan Glacier's Everest Transverse Trek-20 days
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Everest Base Camp Trek route map
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Day to Day Itinerary
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- Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu
- Day 02 Sightseeing & trek preparation
- Day 03 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Day 03 - 14 Trekking in Mountain
- Day 15 Trek back to Lukla from Phakding
- Day 16 Morning flight to Kathmandu
- Day 17 Final departure to your destination or extend your trip
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Three nights 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the Everest Base Camp trek for group of any size. But generally it will be better to have a maximum of twelve people, as we have found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp Trek-17 days is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. In ...read more »»
All accommodations for Everest base camp trek are in local lodges on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and standard of location. During the trip, we will spend three nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during our trek we will spend 13 nights at standard tea house or at lodge or at hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. Himalayan Glacier provides attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities.
If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 350. There are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Everest Region. On paying single supplement, we will get single room in Kathmandu but it is possible only up to Namche Bazzar during the trek. Above Namchhe Bazzar single accommodation is not always feasible. However, Himalayan Glacier will try its best to provide single rooms in all places if possible.
During this trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier's Everest Base Camp Trek-17 days itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Everest Base Camp Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will be led by the ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Everest Base Camp Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June, July) will be affected by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn. But during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and visitors could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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