Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek

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06 November, 2018 21 November 2018 US$ Available Book Now
14 November, 2018 29 November, 2018 US$ Available Book Now

Everest Base Camp Trekking is an awe-inspiring trek which is famous amongst the travelers from all around the world as it offers dazzling view of Mount Everest along with other famous mountains and peaks. The Everest region encompasses some of the highest mountains in the world. Of the 14 highest mountains on Earth which are over 8,000 meters, four are in the two national parks located in the Everest region, Sagarmatha National Park Mount Everest (8,848M), Lhotse (8,516M), Makalu (8,481M), and Cho Oyu (8,201M). Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage site indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of Rhododendron and an endangered species of birds and animals this trek is truly unique and memorable. While trekking in Everest Base Camp (Region)  you will enjoy with Buddhist tradition and culture, warm friendly charming people with their traditional life style and capture the knowledge of snow covered white peaks. Everest Base Camp trekking takes you to the famous Everest viewing point of Kala Patthar (5,545m) and also to the actual site of the base camp, below the tumbling Khumbu Icefall.

Everest Base Camp trekking begins after you explore the city of temples Kathmandu. An early morning flight into the remote mountain little town of Lukla introduces us to the Everest Base Camp trekking trial. After meeting our supporting team members we will be trekking up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks and heading towards the Namche Bazaar walking through the village of Phakding. After spending a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize we continue on a moderate path where you will experience a first panoramic view of Mt. Everest. We continue on the ancient route that leads us to the world’s largest monastery in Tengboche. As we ascend through the pine forests we reach Gorakshep via Dingboche and Lobuche. From Gorakshep we hike up to the famous Kala Patthar and also to the Everest base Camp above the Khumbu Glacier. We set our footsteps back after reaching our destination and trek back to Lukla from where you fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m] Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Day 03: Mountain Flight to Lukla [2,810 m], Trek To Phakdaing [2,640 m].
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 05: Rest day at Namche [3,440 m] side trip to Everest view point.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche [3,860 m].
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche [4,350 m].
Day 08: Rest att Dingboche [4,350 m] side trip around chhukkung Valley.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4,930 m].
Day 10: Trek to Gorakchep [5,170 m]. / Everest Base camp [5,350 m] trip in the afternoon.
Day 11: Trek to Kalapattar [5,545 m]. And Back To Pheriche [4,250 m].
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 13: Trek to Lukla [2,810 m].
Day 14: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 16: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.

(We need minimum 02 Person to run this trip).

Detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,330m): Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel by a representative of Adventure Treks Nepal who will be waiting for your arrival outside the airport. Depending on time of arrival a briefing session will be conducted once you have freshened up. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to do while you are in Nepal.

Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu (1,330m) - (B): You will have breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast we will drive to various UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal which are situated inside the Kathmandu Valley. Swyambhunath is the initial heritage site that we will be visiting, a famous and important stupa for Buddhists is situated at the top of a hill in Kathmandu Valley. The temple is also known as Monkey Temple due to hundreads of monkeys living around the temple area. We then head to the ancient palace of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square which consists many historical temples such as temple of the living Goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and the Kasthamandap, a famous three storey building which was built from a wood of a single tree. Later today we will visit the most scared Hindu shrine of the world, Pashupatinath followed by the visit to Bouddha stupa one of the oldest and biggest stupa in Nepal. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,652m), Trek to Phakding - (B/L/D): Early in the morning we will will head to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla. We will meet our supporting crew in Lukla. After everything is ready we will star trekking downhill to Dudh Koshi River, a furious river that flows from the glacier of the highest mountains. The gradual ascend around the potatoes fields and wheat will takes us to Phakding where we will be spending the night. Average trekking time is 3 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - (B/L/D): After breakfast we continue to trek entering into the dense Rhododendron and Pine forests while we cross the thundering Dudh Koshi River again. We are now inside the Sagarmatha National Park properly. While we trek to Namchhe Bazzar you will see many yaks transporting the goods to be traded along the trail. Spectacular Mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093 m) and Thamserku (6,808m) rise majestically above us throughout most of the day. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 05: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche (3,833m) - (B/L/D): This is a rest day in Namchhe Bazzar for acclimatization. Since the air pressure is decreasing and the air is thinning it is important for us to spend some time in Namchhe Bazzar to adjust our body with the changing climatic condition. This will decrease the possible chances of Altitude sicknesses. You can hike upto the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for breathetakling mountain views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. Average trekking time is 2 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (3,780m) - (B/L/D): From Namchhe Bazzar we head towards Thyangboche early in the morning. On our way ahead, we trek around the ridge that offers spectacular mountain views of Ama Dablam. We descend through the Rhododendron forests for Lunch. After lunch we again cross the Dudh Koshi River to continue on the trail and begin a long uphill climb upto the Tengbochhe Monastry which was initially constructed in 1912 and was recently re-built with assistance from Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989. There is high chance of encountering with some wild animals like musk deer, mountain goat and Pheasants while trekking inside the forest. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,365m) - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we begin our trek with a uphill climb to the Imja Khola before we reach the beautiful Sherpa settlement in Pangboche (3,901m). You will meet many sherpas who have successfully conquered the Everest in this village. We may take a slight detour to visit an old monastery where Lama Geishi gives his blessings to those attempting to stand on Sagarmatha’s highest point. After the visit to the monastery we continue trekking to Dingboche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 08: Acclimatization day, day hike to Chhukung - (B/L/D): This is another free day in Dingboche for acclimatization before we go above the tree line. We will hike upto Chhukung village for a short tour and return back to Dingboche. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and observing the magnificent Everest Region. Average trekking time is 4-5 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche at (4,955m) - (B/L/D): After breakfast we will continue our Everest Base Camp journey to Gorakshep. On our way we will be walking on dry sloppy landscape above the tree line from where we will witness the peaks such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumori. Many Rock Cairns can be seen at Dugla Ridge dedicated to the departed souls of climbers who died attempting the Everest. We now follow Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche for overnight stay. We will feel the drop in temperature over here as we become more elevated and exposed to the upper slopes of the valley. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,395m) - (B/L/D): From Lobuche we trek above the rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier and head in the direction of Gorak Shep. After our lunch at Gorakshep we head to the main destination of our trek, the notorious Everest Base Camp (5,340m). After spending some time in Everest Base Camp observing the beauty of the nature we then descend back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay. This picturesque village is surrounded by beautiful mountains including Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,850m). Average trekking time is 7 to 8 hours.

Day 11: Climb Kalapattar, Trek to Pheriche (4,252m) - (B/L/D):
On this day we will be heading to Kala Pattar (5,545m), famous view point for Everest and other mountains and peaks of Everest Region. It will take 2 to 3 hours to reach upto Kala Pattar which treats you with worlds best mountain view once you reach at the top of the hill.After spending some time here we then descend to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 8 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - (B/L/D):
After your breakfast we will gradually descend back to Namchhe Bazzar via Tsuro, Orsho, Shomare and Pangboche. On our way back we will visit the famous Pangboche Monastery, the oldest in this region. We can also stop at the village to admire the view of Ama Dablam. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,652m) - (B/L/D): We backtrack our footsteps along the Dudh Koshi River. It is a easy and wonderful walk passing through Rhododendron forests with a stunning view of kusum Kanguru and other famous mountains behind us . We then climb out from the river valley and reach to the trekking starting and ending point, Lukla. Average trekking time is 6 hours.

Day 14: Fly Back to Kathmandu - (B): Early in the morning we say goodbye to our supporting crew members and take a thrilling 45 min flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you willl be transferred to the Hotel. This day also acts as a buffer day in case of flight cancellation to or from Lukla due to weather condition.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu (1,330m) - (B): On this day you will have time to do anything in Kathmandu Valley. There are many tourists’ attractions around Kathmandu like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square which you can visit. You can walk around streets of Thamel for last minute shopping and to have good food. We are happy to offer you some recommendations.

Day 16: Fly back home - (B): You will be dropped to the Tribhuwan International airport by a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal according to your flight time. Fly back home with memories that last lifetime.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers by private Car international flights.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in simple Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park /Conservation entry fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

 

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.

Physically prepare yourself

It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself

Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM:

This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS

1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS

1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)
a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)
Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING
1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION
1. Acclimatization: - After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT
1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.


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