Everest Base Camp Trek with Overnight at Base Camp

Facts of Trip

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 16 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

BEST TIME : March to May

Group Size:: 1 - 30

Activity: : Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking

ACCOMODATION : Hotel/Guesthouse Tent

Trip Route:: Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Thame-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Everest View Hotel-Lukla

Trip Highlights

  • Walking surrounded by 8000m peaks with view of magnificent Himalayan peaks!
  • Exciting camping overnight at Everest Bas Camp with visit to Kalapatthar at sunset!
  • Cultural trek through Sherpa land and Sherpa villages, staying in local Sherpa lodges!
  • Spiritual journey relate to Buddhism, visiting several ancient monasteries!
  • An exploration day of heritage sites, temples and monasteries in Kathmandu!
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
Everest base camp overnight trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu and a sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites in this beautiful city. The warmth of this city will fade as you catch a scenic mountain flight to Lukla with guaranteed cool weather and a gorgeous landing at an exciting airport. The beautiful Himalayas expose themselves as you begin on a trail to Phakding.
 
In no time the journey begins to entice you with striking views of vast valleys and glimpses of snowcapped peaks including Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) and Thamserku (6603m). Namche Bazaar is a major tourist hub and a stop for acclimatization. Enjoy glorious views of Mount Everest (8848m) from Namche as you saunter through thickets of rhododendron and pine trees onto the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region- Dingboche, Pangboche, and Tengboche.
 
A trek during the spring season, the blooming season for floras including rhododendron, will color the hills red and the bliss of toiling through the trail is second to none. And then the colorful aura turns stark and barren with nothing in contrast but crystal snow which engulfs a strenuous rocky terrain.
 
The stops at Gorakshep and Kalapatthar are for the exquisite views of Himalayas. Nothing stands between you and the Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Pumori (7165m), and Khumbutse (6636m) among others. Top it off with a night among these gigantic wanders of the world with nothing but the sparkling sky as the roof. Hopefully, this moment will be your nirvana.
 
What makes Everest base camp overnight trek different? 
Unlike the standard Everest Base Camp Trek which takes you to the Everest base camp and retraces back to Gorekshep for overnight, Accessible Adventure offers you this once in a lifetime opportunity to trek to the base camp of world’s highest mountain and sleep at Everest base camp.
 
Stay overnight at the Everest base camp for 1 night. Boasting an experienced lineup of professionals and having served the tourism industry for more than 30 years, we request you to give us an opportunity to make your visit worthwhile.
 
Is this trek for you?
Our sleep at Everest base camp trek is of total 16N/17 days with 12N/13 days on trek including one night at Everest base camp [5,364m/17,559ft] on tented camping. Physically challenging due to trekking at higher altitude for longer days and maximum elevation you gain is [5,545m/18,193ft] at Kalapathar.
 
No previous experience of trekking at higher altitude is required but you should be comfortable walking 6-8 hours per day and adaptable to high altitude conditions. Our itinerary is designed keeping every aspect in mind such as well-paced walk, acclimatization, good campsites, etc 
 
Why trek with Accessible Adventure? 
At, Highland Expeditions it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and the worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical or emotional.
 
All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free journey and on the trek, you will be led by experienced and medical trained guide/leader with high staff ratio.
 
Considering the safety of our utmost priority, all our Everest Base Camp trek groups are backed up with Supplementary oxygen system, oximeter, and medical kit be it a group of 1 participant or 15 participants.  
 
On the trek, all meals and accommodation are included too and we provide you with an option of OPEN/CHOICE menu meaning you can choose your meal straight from the menu. Our itineraries are also devised keeping every aspect in mind such as acclimatization, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc.
 
We also provide a sleeping bag, down jacket, and waterproof duffel bag to each participant. 
 
Customize this trip?
If you wish to make any changes in this itinerary please feel free to contact us and we will tailor the trip as per your preferences. Similarly, you can add Gokyo Lakes, Island peak climb on this itinerary, or perhaps take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu from the base camp instead of walking all the way back down. 
 
Kindly let us know your preferences should you wish to make any changes and we will tailor an itinerary exclusively made for you. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek

Day 03: : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft)

Day 04: : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 05: : First Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (6 km) trek

Day 06: : Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek

Day 07: : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 08: : Second Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek

Day 09: : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (8 km) trek

Day 10: : Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,181m/16,994ft) - Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,188ft)

Day 11: : Trek to Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp and overnight at EBC (5364m/17594ft)

Day 12: : Trek back to Pangboche (3,930m/12,890ft)

Day 13: : Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)

Day 14: : Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 15: : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Duration: 35 minutes flight

Day 16: : Farewell and Departure

Cost Include

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Three nights twin sharing accommodation in deluxe 3 star category hotel (Kathmandu Suite Home  or similar) in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours Professional English-speaking, government licensed local tour guide for and private transportation
  • Three daily meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • One twin sharing Accommodation: Tented camp
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

 

Cost Exclude

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bills, snacks, phone calls, internet etc.)
  • Tips for guide and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

 

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport KathmanduUpon your arrival, our airport representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We take you to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Then, we schedule pre trip meeting at office with our trekking guide in the afternoon.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek After a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) You make an early start from your hotel to catch your flight to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest’. All flights to Lukla are scheduled in the early part of the day as the wind picks up speed in the afternoon, and it becomes impossible to fly. This flight is also an unforgettable part of your Everest adventure. As the aircraft takes off from the airport, you will be greeted with endless rows of Himalayan mountains, stretching as far as your eyes can see. The airport at Lukla is a narrow strip of asphalt sitting atop a cliff. Famous as one of the most extreme airports globally, landing at this airport is sure to increase your heart rate and leave you covered in goosebumps. At the airport, you will meet your porters who will carry most of your heavy luggage. Leaving the airport, you walk through the busy local market and make your way down to Phakding. Your first day’s trek is a short one filled with amazing views of the Dudh Koshi River and alpine forests. Dodging mule trains, porters with heavy loads, and trekkers, you reach the metal suspension bridge that spans the Dudh Koshi River. You cross your first suspension bridge to reach Phakding. There will be many more crossings on swaying metal bridges like this in the days to come! Head to a local teahouse and later explore the village or call it a day and take a much-needed rest. Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included.

Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (10.5 km) trek We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the ‘Gateway to Everest’) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 05:First Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (6 km) trek We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06:Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek Today’s hike begins at a leisurely pace. Leaving Namche Bazaar, your path winds uphill through fragrant rhododendron woodlands and passes alongside quiet Himalayan villages. Many trekkers regard this route as the most scenic section of the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. You’re really in the mountains now: Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse are just a few of the stunning peaks that tower over the trail. You’ll continue hiking past the Imja Khola; this river drains the slopes of Everest and is actually a tributary of the Dudh Koshi. Your destination for today lies where the two rivers converge at the spiritual center of the Khumbu: Tengboche. This village is best known as the site of the important Tengboche Monastery. This is the largest gompa you’ll visit during your hike, and it’s a sublime sight to behold: flanked by pines and azaleas and set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, it’s hard to imagine a more striking setting. Make sure to step inside to check out the monastery’s exquisite murals and statuary. You’ll spend the night at a guesthouse in Tengboche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included

Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek You cross over to the plains and the Imja Khola (River) towards Pangboche. The village has the biggest as well as the highest permanent settlement of Sherpas in the region. The typical Sherpa village ambiance and the local food will keep you amused! In the afternoon head towards Dingboche. You can enjoy inspiring views of Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Dingboche. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08:Second Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang Peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam in its entirety. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (8 km) trek Continue on over craggy mountain terrain to reach Lobuche, a small settlement with outstanding views of Lobuche, Pumori, and Nuptse. Because of the high altitude, you may find walking a bit difficult. En route stop for lunch at the small village of Thukla (4600m). At Thukla Pass we stop by and pay our respects at the memorial stupas built in honor of mountaineers who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest. Among the stone memorials, the ones dedicated to alpinists Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, and the record-breaking climbing Sherpa Late Babu Chiri Sherpa stand out. The ill-fated Everest expedition where Scott Fischer and Rob Hall lost their lives have been described in John Krakauer's book "Into Thin Air" and has been made into a feature-length movie named "Everest". From the trail, one can view the peaks bordering Nepal and Tibet. Lobuche is made up of a small number of local homes and teahouses offering basic facilities. The nights are going to get colder, so it is wise to cover yourself up as you are now almost three miles above sea level. Overnight in Lobuche. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10:Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,181m/16,994ft) - Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,188ft) From Lobuche, we can see the golden rays of sun illuminating the snowy Himalayan Mountains during the break of day. This enchanting sight instantaneously sets right into your mind and soul. Thereupon, we’ll forge ahead to Gorakshep (5,181m): a Sherpa settlement with few basic lodges scattered around. Continuing our trek, we’ll ascend Kalapatthar (translates into black rock), which is a small hill considered as the best viewpoint of Khumbu Region. It can be conquered on a single day but high-altitude can create some hindrances. At its vertex, we’ll have a face-to-face encounter with the mighty Mt. Everest. On top of that, we can gaze at the unrivalled vistas of the entire Khumbu Glacier underneath us. After spending some memorable moments here, we’ll return back to Gorakshep.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11:Trek to Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp and overnight at EBC (5364m/17594ft) It’s the ultimate day of our trip but since we are spending a whole day and night at Everest base camp, there is no rush to leave our sleeping bags early in chilly morning. We wake up leisurely and after breakfast we begin our hike to Everest Base camp which starts with a walk back towards the Khumbu Glacier through the incredibly loose sand of Gorak Shep’s dry lakebed. Akin to the hike to Gorakshep from Lobuche the trail is easy, sloping gently upwards, but altitude makes it intense. On a clear day we can see Khumbu Icefall (one of the major obstacles Everest climbers need to conquer on their Everest expedition). The trail reaches the top of the ridge and follows the mountain edge due north towards the cul-de-sac at the end of the glacier. If its Everest climbing season (April-May), we see colorful tents at Everest base camp. We reach Everest base camp which is marked with piles of stones and strings of prayer flags and few Everest base camp signs. We see massive mountains like Lingtren (22,142 ft / 6,749 m), Khumbutse (21,867 ft / 6,665 m), Nuptse, Lhotse and the Khumbu Icefall but not Everest from Everest base camp, wired! Yes! But we have whole day to explore further ahead of Everest base camp! Climb up closer to Khumbu Icefall if you regain energy back after this arduous climb. Temptation of getting closer to the mountains will bring your energy back. Enjoy both the sunset views and sunrise view over the mountains from Everest base camp! Observe the expedition life at Everest base camp and share night with some of the intrepid Everest climbers! Thrilling camping at Everest base camp! You might not get sound sleep but the sleepless night is worth this adventure! Walking time: 2-3 hours. Accommodation: Tented camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12:Trek back to Pangboche (3,930m/12,890ft) After breakfast, we head back towardsPangboche. Descending via steep hills we reach to Pheriche. Following the same trial that we ascent, we reach to Lobuche. Further The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama – Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pangboche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included., we reach

Day 13: Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft) The triumph of reaching Everest Base Camp erased all remaining worries from our heads about altitude sickness because we are heading down. We are trekking gradually towards lower altitude but we still have to deal with sporadic uphills and downhills on the way back. The pressure on the knees during descents is quite bothering. From Pheriche we cross the Khumbu Khola River and ascend a short steep trail to the top of a small ridge for great views of Imja Valley, Ama Dablam and Kantega. We then descend to small settlements at Orsho and Shomare before passing through Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend back to Tengboche for lunch. In the afternoon we descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunki Tenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and ascend to Tashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and on to Namche Bazaar, where we spend the night (if agreed the group all together can trek down to Monjo too). Walking time: 5-6 hours.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14:Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek Today's walk brings you to Lukla again. After breakfast, trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then through several local villages till Lukla. In Lukla you can celebrate your conquest! This would officially be your last night in the mountains. We are sure you will experience the joy and celebrate the bonds that you have made. Overnight in Lukla. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Duration: 35 minutes flight Your successful trek concludes today. Wake up early to bid a very fond farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Khumbu before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the significant peaks. After the mountains’ solitude, the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise. You’ll be transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure; feel free to relax or explore the local markets. There are plenty of great restaurants in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 16:Farewell and Departure This is your last day in Nepal. Our representative will drop you off at the airport three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. Let us know if you wish to explore more of the Himalayas. We have a vast array of itineraries to amazing destinations for travelers bitten by the travel bug, just like you! Meal Included : Breakfast

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