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Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Trek on a shoestring - 12 Days

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Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Trek Highlights:

  • One of the most famous - and greatest - treks in the world.
  • Follow in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps up to the legendary Everest base camp.
  • Breathtaking vistas and spectacular views of Mt. Everest (highest mountain in the world), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and many other Himalayan peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture and sleep in local tea houses.
  • Impressive suspension bridges swinging high over rivers.
  • Explore the authentic Sherpa villages of the Khumbu region.
  • Climb Kala Pattar (5644m) and witness the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan giants and Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla.

Note: Our expert local guides are professional license holder Trekking Guides and have years of trekking experience. They are highly trained, uphold the highest safety standards and have an excellent knowledge of the Himalayan mountains. You can rest assured that you will be in safe hands. 

Day 01. SCENIC FLIGHT TO LUKLA (2860m)* / TREK TO PHAKDING (2610m) | ≈ 3 hours

After breakfast, enjoy a 30-minute mountain flight to Lukla. Our guide will introduce you to your porters. Then, we will start our trek to Phakding, following the Dudh Koshi River.

Accommodation: Tea house.

*The mountain weather in Nepal is always unpredictable and the flights from/to Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to the bad weather. We advise allowing 2 to 3 extra days should our flights from/to Lukla be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 02. TREK FROM PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m) | ≈ 5-6 hours trek

We will continue our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, following the Dudh Koshi river. On the way, we will stop for lunch at Jorsale. After lunch, we will trek through the pine forest and cross many suspension bridges before reaching the beautiful and unique Namche Bazaar. We will pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held. Facing the Dudh Koshi River, Namche Bazaar is surrounded by mountain ranges. The village is a central hub for mountaineers and trekkers from all over the world, and mountain climbing equipment can be easily purchased there.

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 03. ACCLIMATIZATION DAY - NAMCHE BAZAAR
The key to a successful trek is a proper acclimatization. Namche Bazaar is tucked between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu region and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day for acclimatization to high altitude before heading towards Tengboche. During the acclimatization day, we will walk up to the Khumjung village and we will visit the Edmund Hillary school and an old monastery. Then, we will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 04. TREK FROM NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE (3870m) | ≈ 4-5 hours trek

After breakfast, we will continue our trek while enjoying an excellent panorama of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega and Kusum Khangaru. After a steep climb, we will go down to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Then, we will climb through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche. We will visit the famous monastery (the largest gompa in the Khumbu region).  


Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 05. TREK FROM TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4410m) | ≈ 4-5 hours
After a filling breakfast, we will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. We will walk through the rhododendron forest and cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola. We will head towards Dingboche. Along the way, you will have stunning views of the Himalayan range. 

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 06. ACCLIMATIZATION DAY - DINGBOCHE
In order to prevent  altitude sickness issues, we will stay in Dingboche today. Acclimatization hike to Chhukung-Re.  

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 07. TREK FROM DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4940m) | ≈ 5 hours
We will trek to Lobuche (major trekking stop along the trail).  

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 08. TREK FROM LOBUCHE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5364m) AND FROM EVEREST BASE CAMP TO GORAK SHEP (5160m) | ≈ 8 hours
We will trek from Lobuche to the legendary Everest Base Camp (5364m). This part is more arduous but this is the most rewarding section of the trek. We will enjoy the great views of the Khumbu Icefall. During the Everest expedition season (April-May), you will get the opportunity to meet the Everest expedition teams and climbers. 

Then, we will hike to Gorak Shep, where we will spend the night.  

Accommodation: Tea house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 09. CLIMB KALA PATTAR (5644m) AND TREK DOWN TO PHERICHE (≈ 8-9 hours)
Trek at a leisurely pace and marvel at the unique scenery around you. We will climb Kala Pattar today. Enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and the magnificent Himalayan range. 

Trek down to Pheriche. 


Accommodation: Tea house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 10. TREK FROM PHERICHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (≈ 6 hours)
Morning sunrise view over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we will trek down to Namche Bazaar, via Pangboche and Tengboche.  


Accommodation: Tea house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 11. TREK FROM NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA (≈ 5-6 hours)
We will trek back to Lukla (last day of the Everest Trek), via Monjo and Phakding.   


Accommodation: Tea house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 12. FLIGHT FROM LUKLA TO KATHMANDU* - END OF THE TOUR
After breakfast, we will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. 


*The mountain weather in Nepal is always unpredictable and the flights from/to Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to the bad weather.  We advise allowing 2 to 3 extra days should our flights from/to Lukla be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Please note: This itinerary is intended to be a guideline; local conditions and weather may necessitate slight itinerary variations. We strongly advise allowing 2 to 3 contingency days in case of unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Rucksack or duffle bag. 
  • Daypack.
  • Outdoor clothing: Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers.  
  • Mountaineering/ trekking boots, trainers & sport sandals. Lightweight socks & med-heavy wool socks.
  • Gaiters.
  • Crampons.
  • Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder with Water Purification Tablets. We recommend LifeStraw, an advanced water filter bottle.
  • Trekking Pants & Shorts. 
  • Trekking shirts.
  • Lightweight thermal pants.
  • Breathable underwear.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • 1 waterproof jacket. 
  • Gloves.
  • Scarf.
  • Sun hat and knit cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Wash kit & Travel towel.
  • Medicine (in particular, diarrhea medication): Isotonic Powder/ Basic First Aid Kit/ Diamox/ Oximeter / Ibuprofen for general aches and pains/ Imodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Copies of important documents (passport, vaccination certificates, travel insurance), air tickets & extra passport photos.
  • Power adapters.
  • Padlocks.
  • Camera with extra cards and extra batteries.
  • Little trash bags to carry your waste during your trek.

*THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. 

What’s included 

  • Pre-departure support.
  • Experienced and government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 members : 1 porter).
  • 2 Flight tickets: Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Airport pick up and drop off (domestic airport).
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis: tea houses during the trek.
  • Trekking permits.
  • First aid kit/s including a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen during your trek.
  • Little trash bags to carry your waste during your trek.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.


What’s NOT included

  • International flights.
  • Excess baggage fees (domestic flights).
  • Meals.
  • Tips for porters, guides & others.
  • Personal climbing boots, clothing & equipment.
  • Personal expenditures, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, nutri-bars, etc.
  • Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘what’s included’ section above.

Health:

Excellent level of fitness.

Very active walker-climber in good health.


Experience:

You should be able to walk for 5 to 9 hours in a day.

 

You are required as a condition of booking to have an adequate travel insurance. 


Please note: Before your arrival, we will send you a complete detailed brochure regarding Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and how to prevent it. Please read this brochure carefully.

Our local trekking guides are highly experienced in preventing, recognizing and treating altitude sickness. They will monitor your health closely during your trek. A proper acclimatization is not only essential but also a necessary life-saving measure.

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Price is based on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement will be applicable if you are a solo traveler.


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