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EVEREST BASE CAMP – EVENT DETAILS

Location
Kathmandu

Region
Nepal

Difficulty Level
High

Endurance Level
Extremely High

Highest Altitude
~ 18513 ft.

Temperature
Day ~ 12-18 °C
Night ~ 0-5°C

Start-End
Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp – Kathmandu

Duration
12 Nights / 13 Days

Dates
02nd-14th April 2018
18th-30th April 2018

Price
Rs. 70,000 (inclusive)

OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is a tourist center. It is the gateway to Nepal Himalayas Treks / Hikes in the Himalayas differ from easy to difficult to strenuous and beyond.

While the city suffered a lot of damage during 2015 earthquake, it leftovers a captivating place to discover. Everest Base Camp trek is the dream trek for every hiker / Trekker. Most of the places to this spot go through ridges and trails, but you would have sufficient space to break and have meal on your mode. And one of the greatest things about this place is that you don’t have to worry about being lost, by way of you can ask someone for the next village. The people are very friendly and provide assistance and support even to outsiders.

HIGHLIGHTS

Take the flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla, where your trek starts.

Lukla is a small village with a runway at the end of the valley. This airport is called the most dangerous airport in the world for its short runway and the drop off in the end. Landing and taking off in Lukla is an adrenaline pumping experience. Cloud covering a mountain ridge can closed this airport down.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Check into the Hotel & Rest
Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Check into the Hotel & Rest. Get ready for the next days expeditions.
Day 2 - Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8745 ft) : 35-40 minutes flight, 3-4 hours trek (5-6 km)
Today our first exciting morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Take overview snowy mountain peaks along the way to Lukla. After landing small air script at Lukla takes around an hours to start our trek meeting. Passing amazing air script we landed and forward to Phakding via Sherpa Settlements Cheplung, Thado Koshi and Ghat where we will get incredible glimpse of Khumbila peak and east part of Thamserku peak.
Day 3 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3430 m/ 11352 ft) : 5 - 6 hours (10-11km)
After breakfast we gradually continue through Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo villages passing a pine forest along the Dudh Kosi River valley. Last village Jorsale before final steep climbing 350m to Namche Bazaar the main gateway and luxury town in Everest region we will be staying another extra night for acclimatization before heading more high altitude.
Day 4 - Acclimatization-Day in Namche Bazaar : (3440 m/ 11352 ft) : 3-4 hours (6-8 km up and down)
We can tour around the town visiting museum and national park headquarters to overview Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Konde, Kangtega and other ranges. Today we also hike around 400m to Everest View hotel for best view point possible tea break with some cookies and back to Namche Bazaar lunch and rest overnight lodge.
Day 5 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3880 m/ 12800 ft) : 4-5 hours (8-9 km)
Today trek gradually passes around National Park Headquarter above the ridges over viewing Dudhkoshi Valley passing Kyanjuma gradually downhill to riverside spot Phunki then climb to Monastery land Tengboche which is blessed around the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse ranges, Thamserku and snow peak Himalayas.
Day 6 - Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche village (4340 m/ 14320 ft): 5 - 6 hours (9-10 km)
From the monastery our trails slowly descend through rhododendrons, confer trees and lush forests of birch along the fantastic admired views of Amadablam, Lhotse and Everest to Imja valley. Crossing Imja Khola we take upper Pangboche village for Closet Himalayan Vista. After Pangboche ascend Somare short tea break and continue to Dingboche valley where crossing Lobuje river to Imja river valley. This is the last Sherpa settlement of picturesque village with potatoes fields, buckwheat field and barley field with grazing animals along the dotted fields.
Day 7 - Dingboche: Acclimatization: 4 hours (4 km)
We recommend spending a day in Dingboche village to help acclimate before heading more high altitude instead of staying at guest house, we climb steep ridge called Nangkartshang peak for best view point of Makalu,Chhopolu, Lhotse,Lhotse shar, Island Peak,Cho Oyu the six tallest peaks of the world and deepest dingboche valley to to Namche Bazaar valley.overnight at dingboche.
Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/ 16200 ft) via Thukla (4620 m/ 15245 ft): 4 - 5 hours
The trail from Dingboche to Thukla gradually ascent after the ridge and steep climb to top of the ridge is filled mountain prayer flags and memorials stones for climbers who lost their lives on climbing Mt.Everest ,facing several great views including Lingtren,Khumbutse,Mahalangur himal ,Pumori and across the Khumbu glacier Nuptse looks more shirker. Walk slowly as possible, rest and make sure enough drinking water due to going higher windy into thin air and desert land. Another one hour from the top of ridge to camp side Lobuje where we will overnight.
Day 9 - Lobuche to GorakShep (5180 m/ 17094 ft) after lunch visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/ 17700 ft) overnight at Gorakshep: 6-8 hours (12 km)
The trail not steep hard but long day due to walk up/down on a glacier rock path. We eat something and continue Everest base camp after check in the room. Following beside Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall on touching distance. Feel tired after just close to Everest base camp one of the stunning beautiful amazing views of Nuptse, west ridge of Everest, Kbumbutse and Pumori from the snowy base camp. After few minutes enjoy the views with some snicker bars and cookies, taking some beautiful shots on camera, we backwards to Gorakshep for overnight.
Day 10 - Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/ 18295 ft) to Pheriche (4200 m/ 13860 ft) 7-8 hours (14 km)
We wake up early in the morning to climb our final destination Kala Pathar as soon get light outside on cold temperature and continue ascent after hot cup of tea or coffee. Takes around two/three hours to top and backwards 40 minutes depending on physical condition when we there. Kala Pathar viewpoint is one of best way to overview the tallest mountain Everest. we can also see south cool between Lhotse and Everest (which also known as 5th Camp while attempt the top. Kala Patthar is viewpoint place that your unleashed dream trip became reality and feels one of the strongest people in the world to achieve your goal. Now legs ready to go down as soon possible to Gorakshep pack up and down to windy Pheriche valley.
Day 11 - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/ 11280 ft): 6 - 7 hours (18 km)
Today we will feel more pleasure in knee and lose approximately 2500 ft on trail with lots of down and ups. Cross Dudhkoshi river bank then continue Namche Bazaar for celebrating successful trip.
Day 12 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m/ 9186 ft): 6 - 8 hours (16-17 km)
In the morning one of the best breakfast as possible we continue final downhill destination to Lukla. Crossing several suspension bridges and monasteries. Descending around (3000m/9900 ft) from Kalapathar Peak 5545m to Phakding 2600m and Lukla 2800m. that’s why we are so tired after hot shower start final Everest trek celebration. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 13 - Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning after breakfast go to airport for first flight to Kathmandu to take us after long journey of Mountain to vibrant city Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel rest and after lunch explore self for souvenir shopping for family and friends ours guide keen to help you as desired.

THINGS TO CARRY

Note: This is just a reminder list of what to bring. You can bring any other additional things as per your requirements. When in doubt, you can can always contact us and we would be happy to assist and guide you.

MAP & GETTING THERE

Kathmandu, Nepal  is well connected country.  From Delhi fly to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport).

PRICE POLICY

Price Includes:
✓ Accommodation (Hotel, Guest house, Homestay, Camping)
✓ Meals while on trek (Veg)
✓ Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, and tent)
✓ All necessary permits and entry fees
✓ First aid medical kits
✓ Experts of Mountain Hikers
✓ Food & Accommodation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Price Excludes
× Air/ Train / Bus Tickets as per the service have taken by participants.
×
Mineral Water / Cold Drinks, etc.
× Camera & Coolie charges.
× Food charges during Train & Bus Journey.
× Personal expenditure of any kind.
× Insurance of any kind.
× Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
× Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.
Cancellation Policy
§ Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund. Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund. Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
§ In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.
§ The refund (if any) will be given within 15 days after the event is over, irrespective of cancellation date on the cancellation request form.

FAQs

Q1. How about accommodation facility in this trek?
Accommodation will be in tents / Hotels– each tent / room will be shared by 3 / 4 Hikers. The tents / Hotels will be provided by Mountain Hikers – The number will vary according to the size of the group. Mountain Hikers will provide sleeping bag to each Hiker. The sleeping bags we provide can sustain temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.

 

Q2. At what time should we reach Lukla?
Preferably on Day 1 itself. Once the whole group gathers, we will start immediately for Phakding, which is a 5 hours trek from Lukla.
Q3. Will there be water sources on the way?
You have access to drinking water at the Hotels where you stay. For your day’s trek, two litres of water should be enough. Sometimes unlikely to find water sources. But Mountain Hikers experts will help to get water. Please note, you will need to buy drinking water once you reach 1 litre of drinking water costs 300-350 Nepalese rupees. This is not included in your trek fee.
Q4. Can First timers go for this trek?
Everest Base Camp is not a beginner’s trek. This is a difficult trek which required at least a couple of high altitude trekking experiences.
Q5. Is there mobile network on this trek?
You will have Network connectivity at all locations except Labouche.
Q6. Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?
Hotels may allow you the use of electricity charging points at an extra cost, which can be pretty high.
Q7. Do I need special snowshoes for the trek?
No need to buy special snowshoes for this trek. A good trekking shoes is sufficient for the trek. We advise a pair that is water resistant. Keep sufficient spare socks for a quick change in case the snow wets the insides of the shoes.
Q8. Who will be trek coordinator with us from Mountain Hikers?
An expert qualified & certified Trek Leader from Mountain Hikers, along with technical guides, cooks and other staff members will be with hikers during the whole trek. This team is well trained and is always ready to help hikers.
Q9. When it becomes really cold can I consume alcohol?
Alcohol is unsafe in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very speedily. Hence consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on all Mountain Hikers treks. Similarly smoking is not allowed on Mountain Hikers Treks Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek.
Q10. How about the Internet or wifi connectivity?
Yes, there is a good mobile phone reception on the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are basically two GSM service providers in Nepal, Nepal Telecom aka NTC.
Q11. What about the ATM facility in case if I need to withdraw money?
You can find ATMs at Namche bazaar village where you can also find market selling everything from Tibetan artefacts to trekking and climbing equipment.

BOOKING – Everest Base Camp Trek

Dates
02nd-14th April 2018
18th-30th April 2018

Price
Rs. 70,000 (inclusive)

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