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Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

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Experience the ultimate trek to Everest Base Camp, full of everything Nepal has to offer and a bit more. Embark on a 15-day adventure filled with stunning natural scenery, incredible cultural sights, and spectacular Himalayan views.
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Duration: 15 days
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Pickup service is available from any hotel from Kathmandu, Lalitpur & Bhaktapur.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit beautiful Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries
  • Admire breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam
  • Follow the route once walked by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay
  • Trek amidst alpine forests of fir and rhododendron plants
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park - a UNESCO Site and protected area
Full description
Enjoy a 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp - the ultimate trekking experience which combines everything Nepal is famous for including culture, scenery, and the world's best mountain views. Depart from Kathmandu and head into the Kathmandu Valley where it is possible on a clear day to view Everest as a small speck in the distance. 

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.

Day 2:
Take an early morning flight to Lukla (2840m), admiring views of Mt Nupla, Kusum Kanguru and the Kwongde Range along the way. Take an easy 4-hour trek to Phakding Village (2,610m). Stay overnight at the tea house with time to relax and explore the village.

Day 3:
Follow the Namche Bazaar trail for 6 hours up the Dudh Koshi Valley, hiking through pine forest, crossing the river twice via small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo (3,440m). Stay overnight at the tea house there.

Day 4: 
Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude at Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Enjoy the afternoon walking around town - set in a beautiful natural amphitheater. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 5:
Follow an interesting path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche (3,860m). After walking for around 1 hour, arrive at Phungithanga. Stay overnight at a tea house. 

Day 6:
Spend an additional day and night here to aid the acclimatization process. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 7:
Enjoy a rest day in Dingboche (4,410m) and spend the afternoon walking around. Follow another steep descent over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Admire great views of Mount Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-Tse and the great wall of Nuptse. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 8:
Trek to Lobuche, walking around 4.5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 9: 
From Lobuche, follow the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Make a detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Arrive at Gorak Shep (5,140m) and take an afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 10:
In the early morning, climb 2km to Kalapatthar, hoping for a clear day. Then, trek to Pheriche (4,270m), walking for a total of around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 11:
Enjoy a lovely relaxing day of downhill trekking when you are fully acclimatized. Arrive in Tengboche (3,860m) after about 5 hours of walking. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 12: 
Trek To Namche (3,440m), walking for around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 13: 
Trek To Lukla (2,840m) walking for around 6 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house. 

Day 14:
Take a 40-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 15:
Depart Kathmandu where your tour ends.
Includes
  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu by private car/van/ bus when mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 meals a day during the trek
  • Best available guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Sherpa/licensed English-speaking guide
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits
  • The loan of a down jacket, duffel/kit bag, and sleeping bag if required
  • Domestic return flight plus departure tax from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Land transfers from and to Kathmandu
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses (such as for alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot showers on trek, battery chargeing, telephone, etc.)
  • Tips for trekking tour guide and porters (expected but, not mandatory)
  • Valid travel insurance with medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred (due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women

From US$ 1,775 per person