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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Name: 
Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 
17 Days
Transportation: 
By Flight
Start Point: 
Lukla
End Point: 
Lukla

The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Nepal is a fascinating country and the trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our ascent is steady and well paced to best suit the acclimatization needed. Sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Pattar.
This trek is one for the lover of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. It is a tough challenge and not to be taken lightly with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and Buddhist monasteries, with distant views of Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam, considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the reg ion. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek. Those who have fully acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without doubt, the highlight for most will be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar - the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, of course, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of their trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 1:Katmandu (1310m)
Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 2:Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing & Permit making process
After breakfast beautiful "Kathmandu Valley" sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 3:Short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft)–Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft), 3 hours
We take a breathtaking fly from Tribhuan International Airport (TIA) on a twin-engine Otter to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, targeting the Sherpa village of Lukla (2840 meters), where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. During this perched fly in between the mountain, you can see the amazing view, which include dramatic view of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan massives. After lunch we will hike for around three hours to reach Phakding (2610 meters). During three our hike to Phakding are Mani stone walls, sacred for Buddhist, made from hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints.  Overnight at teahouse. First day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 4-5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) , 6 hrs -Acclimatization
From Phakding we continue hiking for around five hours along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, through stands of pine and oak trees, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges loaded with prayer flags. Trail starts to rise and rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir trees prevail, with breathtaking view of Namche Bazar (3440 mtrs) – the gateway to the Everest region or the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will take extra day for rest and acclimatization. During this day, an early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers’. Overnight at teahouse. Second/Third day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hours
After leaving Namceh Bazar the trek for around five to six hours continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains that becomes more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). A traditional site with its wonderful gompa (monastery) is spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. Monastery is made of incredible ornate wall hangings, twenty feet sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments of robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lama Performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Thyangboche known as the best place where panoramic view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest emerge. Overnight at teahouse. Fourth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 7:Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft), 5 hrs
Hiking from Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones holding ‘Yeti Scalp’ in its Gompa. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche  just under Ama Dablam with its lovely views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Agriculture is only barely possible in such high altitude place and the lives of the local Sherpa’s are Spartan by any standards. Much of the walking during this five to six hours trip to reach the altitude of 4100 meters is over comparatively gentle gradients, although you proceed at a leisurely pace because of the elevation. Overnight at teahouse. Fifth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 8: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) , 5 hrs
Lobuche reached by continues hiking past frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We can view the Khumbu Icefall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track. Overnight at teahouse. Sixth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day9:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft)-back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft).8 hours 
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and upto Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp it the closest place to reach Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You might see group of people attempting to climb massive Mount Everest. Then we hike back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Teahouse. Seventh day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to  Periche (4270m/14070ft),7 hours.
Another difficult but rewarding day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Pattar at the elevation of 5555 meters. The climb is challenging but the climber gets the most superb mountain scenery: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters (29028 feet), towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we make a quick plunge to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse. Eighth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche To Tenggboche (3860m/12660ft)
We hike all the way down through rhododendron forest from Pheriche to Tyangboche. Beside superb view of green hills, river and great Ama Dhablam we can visit beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of Khumbu region. Ninth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) - 6 hours 
After breakfast, we descend steeply to Namche Bazaar (3441 mtrs). Overnight at Teahouse. Tenth day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – 6 hrs.
You will trek back to Lukla along the same path. Here, you will take some rest and celebrate your accomplishment. You can taste the local beverage ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ meaning wine. If you have any amount of strength left in your body you could even groove to the local Sherpa tune and show some dance moves of your own. Or, you could dance along the Sherpa way. Overnight at teahouse. Eleventh/Last day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Look back at the mountain vistas that you spent your one and a half weeks with and kiss a good bye to them. Thirty minutes later, you will be far from these beauties and back in Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 15: Rest day Shopping/ Leisure
If you have slept off your fatigue and stinging muscles, you can go on a shopping rampage or get a massage to get your body back in shape. Or, you could still be in Lukla, if it was a bad weather the day before. Either way, you are going to be free today.
Day 16: Departure to Destination Country
If you think you have had enough of adventure and you cannot wait to tell your friends how much fun you had on this trip, we will transfer you off to the airport. Just in case, you want to prolong your stay here and want us to arrange other trips like Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek to another place, we can do that for you. Time to Time Tours & Travels (P) Ltd. would be both pleased and honored to be at your service.
Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such adventurous trip like Everest Base Camp, itinerary is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors beyond our control. Time to Time Tours & Travels (P) Ltd guide/leader would decide the best alternatives considering the best concern of the whole group.
Cost Includes,
1.All the ground transportation by our private car.
2.Five nights hotel accommodation in Katmandu in Bed and Breakfast Plan (Note: B.B Plan) 
3.Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) (Note: A.P Plan) during the trek.
4.All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
5.Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
6.An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter and their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc.
7.All necessary paper works and national park entry permits & TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
8.All government taxes.
Cost Excludes,
1.Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
2.Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whisky, beer etc),
3.Entrance fees during sight seeing.
4.Emergency evacuation if required, donation, tips and all personal nature expenses.

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