The Everest Base Camp trek is a special trek because of world’s highest Mount Everest. This trek takes you to the splendid view point of the Everest range. You’ll encounter lush valleys and extraordinary views of rivers, hikes over a suspension bridge and encounter spectacular view of Flora and Fauna. Mt. Everest is located border between Nepal and China and half side of the mountain also lies on each side border. This is a supreme trekking for all those trekkers who want to explore and observe the scenic beauty of the Himalayan and culture of the inhabitants.
Everest Base Camp trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is one of the busiest mountain airports while lying at altitude of 2,828m. It serves as the gateway for the Everest region and we will start our trek through the Sagarmatha National Park, which contains diversity of Flora and Fauna. It will be the best opportunity to enjoy the sight of pine forest, Rhododendron flowers and wildlife on your way to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). After having an acclimation at Namche Bazaar, you will continue your trek through Tengboche Monastery(3,860m) which is the home of the highest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region and considered as best destination for the spiritual paths. Then we will head to the Khumjung Village where you can have marvelous village of the Sherpa people. Best destination to observe and discover the authentic Sherpa culture, traditional life style, Buddhist Monasteries, the rare yaks and the Hillary school. We’ll also make you familiar with the well-known myth of Yeti and who knows you might just see one too! From here we’ll go back to our hike than back to Lukla and along the way you can enjoy the last views of the incredible Himalayan range.
We emphasis on our customer’s convenience. Our highest priority is to our guest and to provide them a superior level of service, because we regard hospitality. We can provide accommodations from star hotel to guest houses in Kathmandu depending upon your preference and needs. During the trekking portion of the trip we provide accommodations in standard guest houses with clean environments and hygienic food to keep you happy and healthy. Being one of the paramount destinations in the world, the Everest region has many tourists, so the level of lodges and facilities are very high
In the Kathmandu valley, there is a wide variety of cuisine to choose from. During the trek however you will get to eat from the continental and Nepali menus with choices such as pasta, pizza, mo-mo, soups, potatoes dishes, Dal bhat, and hot drinks which include tea &coffee.
• Our Team:
Being in the Himalayas has obvious challenging in addition to the routes, such as high altitude, weather and other conditions; any of these situations is able to compromise your trip. Guiding the steep hills and rocky routes is not a job for common guides. Leaf Holiday travel and trek has been providing native guides and staffs for many years, they are trained to overcome any challenges and make your trip a memorable one. They are not just well trained but also certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staff have received emergency training for Himalayan emergencies and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest.
• Field Staff:
Leaf Holiday is concerned about the comfort of you, our guests. In addition to your guide we may also use the services of a porter, assistance guide, cook and other staff. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 – 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. If we require porters to carry additional gears we can provide 1 porter for every 2 guests depending on the guest additional gear as we only allow 25 kg per porters. We have professional guides which can speak English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages as required. We can also manage any other staff that you may require.
In addition to warm clothes you’ll also need hiking boot, Sunglasses, sun cream, knife, walking sticks, day pack, head lamp, sleeping bag etc. This is the equipment which you’ll need to carry throughout your trek or have a porter carry for you. Be sure not to pack excessive clothes or gear as the additional weight will only slow you down.
Recommended clothing for trekking in the Himalaya includes (but is not limited to): liner socks, trekking shirts (short sleeve), thermal underwear, light weight fleece sweaters, heavier (quick drying) long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, one pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms. Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer (jacket and pants), brimmed hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, one pair gloves, down jacket, one pair trekking boots, one pair down booties (you can buy these in Namche Bazar) these will save your feet and are great for keeping your feet warm while sleeping and for wearing in the lodge. One pair of flip flops for late night bathroom runs.
• Safety & Security:
Security is our primary concern! From your first day in Nepal where we will be there to pick you up with our staff, to the day of your departure where we will drop you at the airport, we are always there to help you. During your trek, we will have the proper safety gear and professional staff. This includes a first aid kit, oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical sick or show signs of altitude sickness. We also include acclimatization days on your trek in order to minimize your risk of altitude sickness
• Best Season of Trek in Nepal:
• Autumn (September – November) and spring (March – May) are the best trekking season in Nepal. The weather is mostly clear and temperatures are moderate which offers beautiful views of the mountains without any obstruction. Spring brings beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals; the trekking is also much more suitable to most people during this season.
Summer (June – August) and Winter (December – February), although summer brings heavy monsoon rainfall it is typically very clear in the Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valleys since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is also a favorable area for trekking if this is of interest. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions are always good for trekking even in the winter season.
• Experience & Fitness:
Trekking in Nepal and specifically for views of Mount Everest on the Base Camp Trek does not require much experience, although the route is challenging compared to Annapurna, our itinerary includes only walking comfortable distances. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to altitude and he sometimes rocky routes demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. We always ensure we allow time for both in our itinerary. Certain pre-training like running, skipping and other cardio workouts will definitely help you in the long run.
• Eco Friendly:
We only leave foot prints! Green Leaf trek is very concerned about the environmental pollution and global warming. We are very serious about our collection and disposal of garbage during the trek especially when camping. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it in the proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in a program called KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.
• Helping Hand:
Profit is not our only priority! We have been helping some of our fellow villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking for interested candidates to provide a helping hand to support, inspire and enable them to create a better future for themselves. If you are interested to do this trip please contact us: Everest Base Camp trek
We have a tailor-made program for the Everest View Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday length and schedule. Trekking in Everest and around the Himalayan region has unexpected natural and health challenges which results in changes to the itinerary for your security during the trek. Our professional guides and leaders will take you to the final destination safe and sound so please cooperate with your guide for you protection. Flights in the Everest region are very weather dependent even in the best season so we request our travelers to carry luggage for extra days in Kathmandu or in Lukla.
Day 01: Pick up at Tribhuvan international airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: 45 minute fly to lukla (2880m.) trek to phakding (2680m.)Approximately 3hr. overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 03: Trek up to Namche Bazar (3440m) approximately 7hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 04: Hikking day for Acclimatization. Hike to Syangboche Everest view hotel(3800m)for panorama view including Mt Everest(8848m)& hike to khumjung valley (3730m)back to down Namche bazaar. Overnight stay at tea lodge.
Day 04: Trek up to Tengboche (3860m), approximately 5hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 05: Trek up to Dingboche (4410m), approximately 6hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 06: Trek up to Loubuche (4910m), approximately 5hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 07: Trek up to Gorakshep (5140m), approximately 3hr.after lunch hike to Everest base camp back to Gorakchep. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 08: Climb to kalapathar early morning for sunrise view of Mt Everest & back to down Feriche (4240m), approximately 6hr. overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 09: Trek to down Tengboche (3860m), approximately 5hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge
Day 10: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m), approximately 5hr. overnight stay at tea house lodge
Day 11: Trek to down phakding (2680m), approximately 7hr. overnight stay at tea house lodge
Day 12: Trek to lukla (2880m), approximately 3hr.overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 13: Morning take Breakfast and 45 minute fly to Kathmandu.