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Here is the Itinerary and the cost details for the Everest Base Camp .
Day to Day Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days!!!
Cost US$ 840 per person
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by
a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels. If the time
persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation
After breakfast there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs
Ideally, we will arrive in Lukla between 7 – 9 am, so that you can have breakfast and start walking mostly down hill for a
relaxed walk on your first day. The total hike should take 3-5 hours, depending on if you will travel to Phakding or Monjo. If
you go to Phakding (2,650m/8,694ft) it will be about 3 hours walking and if you are going to Monjo (2,850m/9,350ft) it will
take approximately 5 hours. If we are going to Monjo, we will have lunch in Phakding and then continue onto Monjo,
arriving in the afternoon. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs
For the first couple of hours you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill
towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue down hill
on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high
suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche
Bazaar. The total for today’s trekking is usually 6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. From Phakding to
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Today is one of our acclimatization trek days. As you trek up behind Namche Bazaar, the trail is quite steep and you can feel
the lack of oxygen while you ascend 460m/1,509ft to Shangbouche Airport, then cross the runway and head another 100m/
328ft up to Shangbouche Hill at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We will enjoy the stunning views and relax for 30-45 minutes before
returning back to Namche. This trek is an essential part of the acclimatization process and usually takes approximately 4
Day 06: Namche to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs
Today we will hike towards Tengbouche, at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. After ascending out of Namche, the first 2 hours are relaxed
walking, traversing the left hand side of the valley, high above the valley floor. The trail then descends down toward the
river for our lunch stop. From here it will take 2 – 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengbouche. This is a
gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5/6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 07: Tengbouche to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs
From Tengbouche, we will travel to Dingbouche, at 4,400m/ 14,436ft. The trail starts down-hill and continues very gradually
up and down hills before crossing the river and gradually head up hill towards Pangbouche for lunch (Pangbouche was one of
the villages on the trail that suffered most from the recent earthquakes), which usually takes 2-3 hours. From there it is a
gradual up-hill trek towards the Imja Valley looking towards Island Peak and an hour later arriving in Dingbouche. The total
Day 08: Acclimatization day
Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the
height of 4,900m/ 16,076ft, gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We
will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 min. at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of
relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640ft of ascent and descent.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4828m). 5-6 hrs
From Dingbouche we will head to Lobuche, at 4828m. The trail heads back towards the Khumbu valley and continues on a
long and slow trek across a beautiful elevated route towards Dugla, where we will stop for a while to eat lunch and rest. This
stretch usually takes 2 hours and after lunch, from Dugla to Lobuche, will be an additional 3 hours with plenty of rest stops.
After stopping at Dugla we have a long up hill section over the Thukla Pass to top out at the Everest Memorial, before
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep-EBC - Gorakshep (5160m-5365m-5160m). 7-8 hrs
Today we travel from Lobuche to Gorak Shep at 5,160m. Today’s trek is very beautiful and unique, crossing a lot of loose rock
and Glacier moraine. The up and down trail into GorakShep takes approximately 3 hours. We will have lunch here before
continuing an additional 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, where we will spend some time enjoying the Base Camp of the
World’s highest mountain! The hike back to Gorak Shep is a another 2 hours, bringing this long day to end after a total of 7
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555m-4358m). 7-8 hrs
After a good nights rest in Gorak Shep, those who feel ready and able, will wake up very early and hike up Kala Phattar to see
the sun rise over Everest. This is a difficult 3 hour up-hill hike which is very hard work, but well worth it for the amazing views
of Everest in the early morning. Once you return back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast and return all the way to
Pheriche at 4358m. Which can take 4 hours, making the total amount of time walking 7 hours today. 18km/ 11.2 miles
Day 12: Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 7-8 hrs
Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 7 to 9
hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up.
When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe
Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs
This another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down
Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last up hill section into Lukla
where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly
Today your legs get a break as you only have to trek to Lukla Airport and fly back to Kathmandu, which is only about 10
minutes walking!
Day 15: Departure to the Airport
Cost Included:
1. Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
2. 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
3. Teahouse accommodation during the trek
4. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and each meal a cup of tea or coffee
5. All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
6. Domestic flights ( Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
7. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and
8. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
9. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
10. Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
11. All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
12. Trip achievement certificate
13. Medical kit (carried by your trek leader
14. All government taxes, VAT and office service charge
Cost Exclude:
1. Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
2. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain
(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
6. Travel and rescue insurance
7. Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills - tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery
recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
8. Tips for guides and porters
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