Discover your hidden strength in the EBC, Great Himalaya Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal, Luxury for Real Trekkers from Lukla wirth personalized service in one of the typical treks which is an admired destination for trekkers in Nepal since the decade of 1950s. The Everest view from the Everest Base Camp trek commences from Lukla and follows the Dudh Kosi valley and climbs up to the gate-way of Everest Namche Bazar (3440m) a sherpa's territory. The trail, passes along blooming forests of Rhododendron, magnolia, giant firs, across high mountain passes, remote valleys, villages and monasteries.
This ebc trek is suitable to those who do not have much time to spend in Nepal but have a desire to see Mt. Everest from close quarters. The trip starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Tengboche. After visiting the Tengboche Monastery and viewing the soaring Mt. Everest from the base camp we get back to Kathmandu on the flight from Lukla. The spectacular scenery is unrivalled and the Sherpa communities make the trekkers feel welcome to their homes. Alpine flowers, stunning Buddhist monasteries and high mountain passes are the highlights of this trek.
The trail goes by a high traverse path to achieve the Thyangboche monastery stands at the elevation of 3867m. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge crest with superior views of the mighty Everest. The vista in the morning from the courtyard of Thyangboche is enormously mesmerizing and eye-catching. After the path goes ahead to the Imja Khola and enters into the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before forthcoming to the Khumbu Glacier. The route goes behind the glacier, to Lobuche, a vantage point for impressive surveillance of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, Lhotse and other peaks. Trekkers too have an opportunity to soar Kala Pattar (5550m) where an awesome image of the Himalayan giants precisely makes your minds with wheezing speculate. Alternatively, the come back route can be arranged through the Chola Pass, Gokyo, Renjo Pass, and Thame trail offers the pleasure adventurous psyche with more magnificent mountain views, verdant forested valleys, and possibilities to experience Nepalese tradition and culture.
Grade: Strenuous Trek
Max. Altitude: 5545 m
Duration: 15 days
Trek Days: 12 days
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival and transfer to your hotel
Our office representative will pick up you from Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to your hotel. O/N stays the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (approx 4 Hours)
Early morning 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic Airport, after familiar with the guide and porters trek to Phakding .Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar (approx 6 Hours)
After breakfast, continue our trek to following the Dudh Koshi River.After few hours walking will reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 4: Rest day at Namche Bazar
Namche is perfect place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. We walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest and other peaks. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (approx 5 Hours)
We start our trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking few hours on flat Zigzag we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (approx 5 Hours)
Today, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche .Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 7: Rest day at Dingboche
Today is the significant acclimatization day with breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche ( 5 Hours)
The onward trek leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, Overnight at Lodge
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep( approx 6-7 Hours)
The trekking continues following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp. Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp then we return to Gorekshep, Overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Trek to Pheriche via Kalapathar (approx 6-7 Hours)
Early in the morning, climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have lunch and start trekking down to Pheriche, Overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar (approx 5-6 Hours)
After breakfast trek back to Namche, an easy descent passing through rhododendron forest. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche , Overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Trek to Namche to Lukla (approx 5-6 Hours)
The last day trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla, Overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla (approx 35 Minutes Flight)
We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, Free time for shopping, Evening farewell Dinner. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: These are "cushion" days in case bad weather or other circumstances delay your return to Ktm. Otherwise, they can be used for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley or free for shopping days. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure
You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before you flight.
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.experience Nepalese tradition and culture.
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Trek Cost 2-5 Pax : US$ 1255 per Person on Twin Sharing
Trek Cost 6-9 Pax : US$ 1195 per Person on Twin Sharing
Trek Cost 10+ Pax: US$ 1135 per Person on Twin Sharing
Single room supplement: US$ 215/net extra per person
Extra cost [subject to change if revised]
Airfare/Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu: US$ 340.00 per person
The above cost includes the following services:
✓Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
✓03 nights at 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
✓World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
✓All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of trek
✓Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bed room during the entire trek and climb
✓Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
✓Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
✓Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
✓Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food and accommodation
✓Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
✓Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
✓Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
✓All necessary paper work; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
✓Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
✓Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
✓All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.
The above cost doesn't include the following services:
* International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
* Nepal entry visa fee which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
* Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
* Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
* Airfare for the sector Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu. Quoted separately
* Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
* Personal trekking Equipment
* Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
* Personal climbing equipment
* Personal climbing guide if requested
* Food and accommodation if clients stock due to flight cancellation
* Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
* Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
Travel insurance coverage for high rescue & evacuation, Medical treatment, loss of belongings and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.
The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
LIST OF EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING REQUIRED:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking sticks, Toiletries (Soaps, Sanitizers)
Bring Items/Snacks with you:
Strong water bottle/ Thermal flask, Sun/Snow Glasses, Sun hat, Sun Cream, Torch Light with extra batteries, Mask, Lip balm, chocolates, dry food, Walking Stick, Cameras (chargers and batteries), Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks. Your own regular medicine etc.
Casual wears & comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing for nights & mornings, Raincoats, Towels, Warm jacket, Fleece Jacket, Thermal inner wear, warm trousers(wind proof jacket ) and shirts, woolen gloves, Sun Hat, Woolen socks(some pears)
This year, after last year I experienced with the same company the great annapurna trekk, I chose to be in different location...the Kumbu Valley.
What can I say, except for the weather the first five days, the rest was just perfect. My guide Indra was there at Lukla Airport to greeting me on arrival from Kathmandu, he did a great job through out the trek, his expertice is pair to none. (all guides of the Parikrama are very liable)
We went through the trek very well, all the days have been planned to make the climbing gradual and not dangerous for possible altitude sickness.At the end in Kala Pattar, fortunately the weather changed, and the mountains rised their imponent figures above us...Speachless!!
The whole experience has been great, organization has been, as usual, very well placed from the Parikrama Team they follow my request,for the trek experience,since the first E-mail we change. Company very reliablea and wellnone in the Kathmandu, highly reccomended if you decide to go and trek in Nepal.
Trip of a lifetime! Impeccable service, fantastic scenery!
If you're fit and looking for an adventure, I think a trek in Nepal with Parikrama is the best value for money you can get. My boyfriend and I signed up for the group trek, but it ended up being just the 2 of us on the trek. Everything went perfectly smoothly, even when it didn't! By that I mean the service by the tour director, guide, and porter were so impeccable, they took care of all uncontrollable mishaps before they really affected us. That's why I would suggest going with this company -- our guide, Indra, is very expereinced, and knows exactly how to handle every situation. He had friends at all the lodges we stayed at, so and we seemed to be treated especially well because of it.
I was picked up by the tour director in his private car at the airport in Kathmandu no problem, and brought to my hotel. I would recommend asking for a hotel in the tourist area of Thamel. We stayed about a 15 min walk from Thamel the first night but it would have been nice to be right there. (We stayed in Thamel the second night.)
We were supposed to trek to Everest Base Camp but the weather was so bad in Lukla that planes weren't flying there. We talked to our guide, Indra, about options and ended up switching our flight to trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) instead. It was a pretty major change in plans (it involved switching our flights, local porter, taxis, and accomodations) but Indra made it happen seamlessly. In the end, I'm glad we were "forced" to do ABC instead. I think the scenery and trek more generally was more to behold.
Throughout the 10-day trek, our porter carried our heavy bags seemingly effortlessly. He would get to the lodge before us, get our room, and leave our bags on our beds, and hand us the key when we arrived. Indra spoke English very well and patiently answered our questions along the way. He was very flexible with how our days of trekking went. If we were feeling especially energetic, we would go further and faster, and if we felt like having a easier, shorter day, he would accomodate that too. The food at the lodges was very good. I am vegetarian and most of the food was delicious vegetarian. My boyfriend said the buffalo steak is the best steak he's had though. All of our meals and non-alcoholic drinks were included, so Indra always took care of the bill behind the scenes.
We were trekking in Nepal so I wouldn't call the accomodations luxurious by any stretch, but the rooms and showers, and eating areas were always clean, and the toliets were usually clean. Indra was quick to address any of our questions and concerns whenever he could. He left us alone and gave us privacy, but as soon as we needed something, he appeared as if from nowhere!
We want to go back to do the Everest Bast Camp trek in a few years, maybe for our honeymoon. We'll definitely go with Parikrama and request Indra again. We felt so safe and comfortable with him. I know if something went wrong, he'd have our backs in a second! Happy trekking!
From the very start, it was clear that Kumar and Susma from Parikrama provide tremendous service. I had a lengthy email exchange with Parikrama prior to my trip, and every question was answered professionally and thoroughly and made me feel like I had booked with the best agency.
This was confirmed when my flight was delayed several hours and I finally arrived in Kathmandu after 1:00 in the morning, as they both waited patiently at the airport to pick me up and take me to my hotel.
My guide Indra - who has been with Parikrama for many years - was absolutely fantastic and attentive, helping me in so many ways even through the difficulties of the earthquake (which hit when we were on the trail almost at Everest Base Camp) and right through the surreal days following the earthquake on our return trek. I just cannot say enough about Indra's character, professionalism, devotion, and experience - despite all the calamity - and also the support and friendliness of our porter Kallam. Through many days of trekking, we developed a bond of friendship.
On my return to Kathmandu one week after the earthquake, I also got to experience first hand Kumar's and Susma's community spirit and generosity as they kindly allowed me to join them for a couple of days visiting the displaced people living in tents and joining with other volunteers to help dig out the back allies of Kathmandu. The hospitality and dedication shown me was amazing, and even more so given the hardship and loss that Kumar and his extended family faced because of the earthquake.
I was beyond impressed that they continued to host me so graciously from arrival to departure, and do not hesitate to endorse all the good people at Parikrama and their tour service.
Our Everest base camp trek with Parikrama Treks & Expeditions was well organized from start to finish.
Already in the planning phase, which started more than half a year before our trek, the owner of the company Mr. Kumar Basnet was very helpful with all upcoming questions and always answered by email within 24 hours.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu we were welcomed by him and his daughter Sushma who brought us to our hotel where we first met our guide and had a short briefing.
During the trek itself we were accompanied by our experienced guide Indra and his brother Kamal who acted as our porter.
Both formed a perfect team, communicating well when it came to arranging for our baggage, meals, beverages and accommodation for the day and night.
Even though we had a pre-determined itinerary, it was no problem at all to change it spontaneously when we decided to cut two days off in order to make it up Kala Patthar in good weather with breathtaking views of the Everest range.
Also the fact that we arrived back in Lukla, the start and end point of our trek, earlier didn’t cause any problems.
Thanks to Indra we were put on the return flight to Kathmandu the next day.
Both Indra and Kamal are pleasant people who are professional in what they do and with whom you can have a good laugh.
Back to Kathmandu, we were greeted again by Mr. Basnet who made sure, that we enjoyed the rest of our stay in Kathmandu.
All in all, everything went very smoothly and we would definitely recommend Parikrama Treks & Expeditions if you plan to trek in Nepal.
Thanks guys for planning a very reasonable budget trek of Everest Base Camp and providing needed logistics support in Kathmandu. Sushma was a great help for the local tour. Female travelers should give a try with her to explore the capital of Nepal.