Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Treks – Everest Base Camp generally refers to two base camps of Mt Everest where the north base camp is in Tibet and south is in Nepal at an altitude of 5364m (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E). These both camps are basic campsites on Mt Everest that are used by climbers. With the help of yaks, supplies are carried by Sherpas in south base camp. It is the most attractive trekking trails in the Himalayas where thousands of trekkers come to trek every year. You will fly from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to the start point of the trek in Lukla (altitude 2860m).

From Lukla, the trail takes north into mountainous Khumbu following the Valley of Dudh Koshi River which is high Sherpa homeland. It takes two days to reach Namche which is the central hub of the area. The trail splits above the Namche (3445m), the capital of Sherpa, where one way leads to the Everest Base Camp and the standpoint of Kala Pattar (7145m) and the other for the Gokyo Lake. From Namche, after trekking two days we can reach to Dingboche (4260m) and again after trekking two days we can reach to the base camp.

The trek is very challenging and adventurous so the physical fitness of the trekkers is very significant.

We have put together an FAQ for this trek here. If your question is not addressed please do not hesitate to contact us at book@travelescapes.ie or call 01 294 1000.

Highlights

✔ Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
✔ Namche Bazar ✔ Visit Tengboche Monastery.
✔ Gorak Shep & Kala Pathhar
✔ Everest Base Camp South
✔ Impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall.
✔ Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier.
✔ Closest view of Mt Everest (8848 M)

Itinerary

The below itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change. A more accurate itinerary will be provided at time of final documentation (10-14 days before departure).
Day 1 Flight from Dublin

Depart on your overnight flights from Dublin to Kathmandu with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi.

Day 2 Arrival day in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from there and transfer to your respective hotel. There will be a pre-trekking meeting in your hotel or in our Kathmandu office where you will be introduced to the Trekking Guide who will offer you information about the trek and safety precautions. Kindly bring your passport, 3 passport size photo and a copy of your travel insurance to the meeting. Overnight at hotel. No meals included.

Day 3 Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast in the hotel, your today’s sightseeing starts. Your tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide and driver. You will visit Pashupatinath temple – which is very famous among Hindu. The another is Boudhanath Stupha one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. The last stop will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast is included.

Day 4 Flight to Lukla(2804 m) and trek to Phakding( 2610 m) – 3 Hours

Today early in the morning, we drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After 30 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing Hilary Airport Lukla (2804 M), we begin our trek to Phakding (2610 m) – 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 m) – 5.5 Hours

After a hearty breakfast, we set out on the trail as it wanders through rolling terrain, past traditional homes, ploughed fields and pine and cedar forests. Ascending slowly to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, the snowy peak of Thamserku (21,680’/6,608m) gives us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery to come. Namche is the largest Sherpa village and has long been the primary staging area for major Himalayan expeditions. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

This is a day for acclimatization. We will have a fine walk around the valley to adjust with thin air. Namche Bazar is known as the gateway to Everest and the capital of Sherpa people. We will take you to a museum too on the same day. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. There are fine views of Everest and other mountains. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7 Trek to Tengboche (3850 m) – 5 Hours

We will trek among rushing glacier water and the stunning view of mountains. When reaching Tengboche, we visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8 Trek to Dingboche (4350 m) – 5 Hours

From Tengboche, our trek crosses the suspension bridge of Imja Khola and goes uphill to Dingboche which takes us to a Sherpa village from where you can enjoy the stunning view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 9 Acclimatization day

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. This day we will have a trip to Chhukung valley, then we return to Dingboche in the evening. We will take you to Chukung Ri (5546 m) from there, we can observe a fifth highest peak in the world, Makalu. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (4950 m) – 5 Hours

Today’s trek will be uphill which takes us to Lobuche village. It is located in the lap of giant Lobuche peak. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Accommodation

4 nights in 3* Hotels in cities. Guest House / Lodges during trek.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Upgrade to 4* Hotels in Kathmandu available 
  • Single room supplement available for Kathmandu hotel only and does not apply to accommodation during trek
    • €369 for 3* hotel
    • €569 for 4* hotel
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €250 per person
  • Full payment due on receipt of confirmation if within 16 weeks
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply, call for details)
  • Itinerary subject to change
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

  Cost per person: €2,769pp
  Number of nights: 17

06 April 2018 3*  €2,769 - Waiting List Only
06 April 2018 4*  €3,059 - Waiting List Only
05 October 2018 3* €2,769
05 October 2018 4* €3,059

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  Call:  (01) 294 1000