Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest has been in the imagination of adventurer worldwide since the summit of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1950. The majesty and myths associated with Everest and the Sherpa community living there are so great trekking to its base camp (17,590′) itself is an adventure of a lifetime.
The trek commences with a tour of heritage sites of Kathmandu and early flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla in the heart of the Khumbu Region. On the first day, it is an easy hike of around three to four hours with overnight at Phakding, a Sherpa village. The treks from the next days then goes north upwards the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar; the trading hub, main town of the region. The trail then follows Imja Khola from Namche. On the way, you will get some spectacular views of the Khumbu Himal, Thamserku and Kantega with Amadablam in the distance, and Everest and Lhotse dominating the skyline. The trail then ascends gradually up the Imja Khola eventually, passing the tree line behind before Dingboche. From there to famous Kalapatthar takes a further two days, passing through the Everest glacier. Here you will have a close direct view, experience of Mt Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse, towering above you.
The rest of the journey takes about five days, retracing to Lukla, enjoying and exploring the landscapes and life in Everest region. You will then fly back to Kathmandu.
Despite the name of the Everest being associated with height, and altitude, its possible for anyone with reasonable fitness. And our itinerary has been designed to allow you plenty of time to get acclimatize and our guides will ensure that you will stay healthy and safe.
• Trek to the base of Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
• A challenging hike to Kala Patthar (18,192′), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672′). and Everest Base Camp (17,590′).
• Visit and interaction at Sherpa and Himalayan villages in Everest region.
• Visit medieval cities and World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
01 Arrival in Kathmandu,
02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
03 Flight to Lukla - trek Phakding (2652 m.), Overnight Lodge
04 Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.), Overnight Lodge
05 Rest day in Namche, Overnight Lodge
06 Namche Bazaar / Thyengboche (3867 m.) Overnight Lodge
07 Trek to Pheriche (4252m), Overnight Lodge
08 Acclimatization at Pheriche, Overnight Lodge
09 Trek to Lobuche (4930m), Overnight Lodge.
10 Lobuche / Kalapattar (5545 m.) Overnight Lodge
11 Gorak Shep / Everest Base Camp / Lobuche (4930 m.) Overnight Lodge
12 Trek to Pangpoche (3985m), Overnight Lodge
13 Trek to Namche [3450m), Overnight Lodge
14 Trek to Lukla (2800m), Overnight Lodge
15 Fly to Kathmandu, Overnight Star Hotel
PRICE: (Per Person)
US $ 2450.00 (2 Pax)
US $ 2350.00 (3 – 4 Pax)
US $ 2250. 00 (5 – 6 Pax)
US $ 2150.00 (7 – 8 Pax)
US $ 2050.00 ( 9 + Pax)
Single Supplement for Kathmandu & Pokhara only:
US $ 375.00
Airport picks and drops.
3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
English speaking Nepali Guide
Porter 1 for 2 clients
Accommodations in lodges during trekking
Three meals a day while on trek as stated in the itinerary
Insurance for Nepali staffs.
Everest National Park entry fees.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage Sites as per itinerary, Transport & guide only.
Flight Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu
International Airfare to and from Nepal
Accommodation in Kathmandu other than mentioned above.
Alcoholic and canned drinks.
Dinner & Lunches in Kathmandu
Medical treatments and medical insurance
Emergency and Evacuation costs
Clients Travel insurance
Costs associated with cancellations, delays & porters due to road works, unavoidable by Company.
Personal correspondent & phone calls.
Changes to existing ticketing (flight) and itinerary
Personal items and all that is not mentioned in the lists above inclusion.
Domestic airport tax, extra baggage fare
Duration: 16 days
Starting from: Lukla
Ending at: Lukla
Grade: Moderate and difficult
Highest access of the trek: Kalapatthar 5545 m.)
Mode of trekking: Lodge
Himalayan sights: Khumbu Himal, Thamserku and Kantega with Amadablam in the distance, dominating the skyline ahead are Everest and Lhotse.
Most attraction of the Trek: Mt. Everest and more.
Fitness *** Culture *** Nature **** Comfort**
Why Lion Adventures?
We have a team with 15 + years of experience in adventure tourism in Nepal and Asia. Our local networks, experience and commitment to locals and sustainability make our trips uniquely special for visitors and locals alike.
Accommodation & Meals
Teahouses and decent lodges are available along the entire trek in Everest region. Teahouses are simple houses, often the home of the family that runs them, and offer basic meals in a communal eating hall along with bedrooms, usually with two single beds. There has been development of decent hotels along the trail now days.
You will need to book your flight tickets in advance and let us know about your flight details in advance. It helps us to keep tracks of confirmed participants and arrival in Nepal.
We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance to protect from unforeseen circumstances. Please let us know if you need any help.
Cancellation and Transfer Policy
You can reserve your seat by paying a deposit of $400. Final payments need to be done at-least 60 days prior to departure. If you have to cancel the trip; the following charges will be made:
- No charge will be applied for cancellations before 60 days
- A charge of 10% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 30 days of departure date.
- A charge of 25% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 21 days of departure date.
- A charge of 50% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 10 days of departure date.
- No refund for any cancellation made thereafter
There are generally two traditional tour seasons for travel in Nepal. One from March to May and the next being October – December. June – August - September is time of rain and monsoon. However, there is local life and visitors are taking advantage of the off seasons too. In March – May temperatures are relatively comfortable in the day although it can be a bit cold in the morning and evenings. This is the time when there is greenery in the mountains and flowers are blossoming. The second season from October to December is most preferred in terms of clear sky and views as well as local activities. During the day its usually sunny but in the morning and evening, especially in the later season, it can get cold at freeing temperature. There is also high chances of snow and wind in passes above 4000 m. Usually its safest to descend to lower elevation or your camp before later noon.