Everest Base Camp Trek

Looking to trek the Everest Base Camp Trek some time end of December 2017 to early January 2018. Dates are rather fixed for me (from 22 Dec 2017 to 06 Jan 2017) due to the number of leave days I can play around with.

Just looking for someone to join the trek. I don’t mind trekking together or doing it alone. I have a couple of contacts with regard to guide/accommodation. Open to suggestions.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2, 800 meters), then walk to Phakding (2, 652
Meters)
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3, 440 meters), Short Hiking
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3, 860 meters)
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4, 360 meters)
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4, 360 meters)
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4, 940 meters)
Day 9: Lobuche (4, 940 meters) to Gorakshep (5, 170 meters) to Everest
Base Camp (5,364 meters) and come back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hiking to Kala Patthar (5, 645 meters) and descend to Lobuche (4,
940 meters)
Day 11: Lobuche (4, 940 meters) to Tengboche (3, 860 meters)
Day 12: Tengboche (3,860 meters) to Monjo (2, 835 meters)
Day 13: Monjo (2, 835 meters) to Lukla (2, 800 meters)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Upon arrival we will gather and will tarvel to the hotel and issue a first permit. In the evening you can visit the Thamel Street, it is a very popular place. It has lot of restaurants, casinos and plenty of shops to buy trekking gears and accessories. You can also visit the Darbar Marg.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2, 800 meters), then walk to Phakding (2, 652 meters)
After breakfast we will proceed to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu. We will take a flight to Lukla. The total flying time is of 35 minutes. The experience of flying in this route will be one of your best. The flight will be passing through valleys and presenting some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages atop. We will start our trekking and trek to Phakding. It is at an altitude level of 2652m. It is a simple trek for 2.5 hours. The trail will pass via many small villages and green mountains. We will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Today we will trek for Namche Bazaar. Namche is at an altitude level of 3, 440 meters. The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges. The Dudh Koshi River flows along the side till Namche. We will stop at Monjo for the lunch, as that is the last point to get food before Namche. The route between Monjo and Namche is a gradually inclining trail amidst thick green forest. You will be able to get a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse just before Namche, though not very clear. Overnight stay at hotel. Total trekking will be 6 to 7 hours with moderate difficulty level and a portion after Monjo will be strenuous.

Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3, 440 meters), Short Hiking
This is a day for acclimatization and we will be resting in Namche Bazaar. It is a place that has everything one can wish for, Coffee shops, bars, restaurants and many more things to do. You can go to the Namche museum, this a little above Namche Bazaar, just about 20 minutes trek. You can get a clear view of Everest and Lhotse from this place. You can visit the Namche Bazaar (Market) and Namche Monastery.

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3, 860 meters)
Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude level of 3,860m. It is one of the most beautiful places of our entire trekking route. The Tengboche Monastery is a famous and beautiful place, worth visiting. The trek time will be about 5 hours with moderate difficulty level.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4, 360 meters)
Today we will start our trek and go towards the Pangboche village and we will get some nice views of Mount Ama Dablam. We are likely to have our lunch at Pangboche. We will then trek towards Pheriche and proceed to the Imja Valley. We will be able to see the Lobuche River and will pass through it and take steep hike to Dingboche. Overnight stay in a hotel at Dingboche. The trek will be about 6 to 7 hours while it will be moderate for most part, there will be about 1 steep incline.

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4, 360 meters)
Today will be an acclimatization day. We can take a small hike to get a view of worlds three top mountain peaks, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4, 940 meters)
Today we will start trekking towards Dughla (4, 600m) and then to Lobuche (4,940m). On this route we will get to see a huge stream and many mountain peaks including Mount Pumori (7, 138m), Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount
Thamserku. Once we pass the Khumbu Glacier we will get to see the highest peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur. While all of these will look very near to the Mount Everest, it is not possible to get a glimpse of Everest from here. Total trekking time will be 6 to 7 hours and this will be a moderate trek. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Lobuche (4, 940 meters) to Gorakshep (5, 170 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and come back to Gorakshep.
This will be a completely glacier route. The trek to Gorakshep (5, 170m) and Everest Base Camp (5, 364m) is likely to be a moderate trek. You can see Everest on the way but you can’t get a full view from Base camp, the Kumbhu icefall will be very clearly visible. This part of the trek will surely feel like you are in heaven amidst the glaciers and see the gigantic mountain up-close. We will get to see the peak of the Everest very clearly tomorrow from Kala Patthar. Overnight stay in a hotel at Gorakshep. The total trekking time will be 8 – 9 hours.

Day 10: Hiking to Kala Patthar (5, 645 meters) and descend to Lobuche (4, 940 meters)
The hike to Kala Patthar will be the most difficult part of this trekking expedition of yours as well as the most rewarding one. You will be able to see the Peak of Everest. In fact Kala Patthar is the only place which will give you views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Himalayan Ranges. It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. After Kala Patthar it will be all descending from now on and the trek becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline. We will need another 3 hours to reach Lobuche (4940m). Total trek time will be 7 hours max with only one steep incline and rest simple and easy trek.

Day 11: Lobuche (4, 940 meters) to Tengboche (3, 860 meters)
Today we will reach Tengboche via Pheriche it will be about 6 to 7 hours of easy declining trekking. You will be passing through the amazing Himalayan ranges.

Day 12: Tengboche (3,860 meters) to Monjo (2, 835 meters)
This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Monjo. Overnight stay at Monjo.

Day 13: Monjo (2, 835 meters) to Lukla (2, 800 meters)
It will take about 6 hours to reach Lukla. This will remain a simple trek. We will get a very small incline just before Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes flying time. This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Departure
Please check out by 12 noon to catch your flight. We will drop you at the Airport

TOTAL FEES: $600 + 9% service tax

Fees Includes

Airport pick up and drop for international terminal.
Domestic airport transfers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
Accommodation during the trekking period (12 nights).
Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
All government and local taxes.

Fees Excludes

Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
Nepalese visa fee.

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  1. Hey –

    We I just posted as well and I see that we have similar plans – Let me know if you’re keen to do it together! 🙂