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Everest Base Camp 14 Days

Mount Everest towers above the Khumbu region at 8,848m/29,000ft and is perhaps the most iconic symbol of challenge and adventure on earth. Making the journey through the Everest Region is not only visually stunning, you will also discover amazing cultural diversity, monasteries, adventure and not to mention the most genuine people you will ever encounter, the Sherpa people. Solukhumbu Region is characterized with sweeping glaciers, picturesque mountains and forests, inhabited by a wide range of animal and bird species. The Sherpa people dwell in this region, living along the trails, welcoming you to their villages as you move up the valley towards Mt. Everest.

Group Size:

Min. 2 People

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

5,545m / 18,200ft

Starts At:

kathmandu

Ends At:

kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

On our Everest Base Camp yoga trek we follow in the footsteps of legends as we ascend from Lukla to the vast glaciers and razor-sharp ridgelines of the Everest Himalayas, home of the world's highest peaks. At Base Camp, stand face-to-face with the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs. We also hike to the summit of Kala Patarat 5,545m/18,200ft for an unobstructed view of Everest's windblown summit.

From Kala Pattar you will have a 360 degrees view on awesome Himalayan Giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, AmaDablam, Pumori and many more. During this trek you will experience the historic route to the base of the world`s highest mountain and visit the Buddhist Monasteries of Thame and Thengboche, this region’s largest Monasteries. Watch the mountaineers in the Everest Base Camp, stay in villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles, get to know the unique culture of the Sherpas and walk trails lined with mani stones and engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers. Discover remote mountain monasteries and learn about the Sherpas’ spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home.

Everest Base Camp yoga trek is a journey of a lifetime to a land known as Shangrila where you will stay amongst the Sherpa community. Experience the magical feeling as you walk amongst the people of the high Himalaya. Let your mind relax as you step away from the hustle of modern day life. Let your spirit run free in a landscape that once sat at the bottom of the ocean and that was thrust upwards over millions of years to become the abode of the Gods, where the mountain tops touch the heavens.

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1320m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu (1320m) - Lukla (2840m), trek to Monjo (2710m) [B, L, D]: After the breakfast we will be headed towards the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Monjo. It will take around 4/5 hrs walk to reach Monjo. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m).Over night stay at Monjo.

Day 03 Monjo (2710m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m) [B, L, D]: After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazaar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers, forests, and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04 Namche Bazaar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m) [B, L, D]: After breakfast we will be heading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoromic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche, Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar – Thengboche (3890m) [B, L, D]: We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the region’s largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas.

Day 06 Thengboche - Pangboche – Dingboche (4400m) [B, L, D]: Very early wakeup call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start today’s trek to Pangboche. Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful moutainpeak in the Himalayas, Mount Ama Dablam. We continue to walk upto Dingboche (4400m). Altogether it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Dag 07 Dingboche (restday or dayhike) [B, L, D]: We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Ama Dablam. Or we can go to Chhukum valley.

Day 08 Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m) [B, L, D]: Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether  it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 09 Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep (5180m) [B, L, D]: Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 10 Gorak Shep – Kalapathar – Pheriche (4200m) [B, L, D]: Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar. It takes around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest point of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains ( Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri ,Mt. Makalu and much more ). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Pheriche. It taks altogether 6-7 hrs from Gorak shep to Phriche.

Day 11 Pheriche - Namche Bazar (3440m) [B, L, D]After the breakfast, we start our trek down to Namche Bazar. It takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Pheriche.

Day 12 Namche Bazar – Lukla (2800m) [B, L, D]Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 6-7 hrs to reach Lukla from Namche Bazar.

Day 13 Flight Lukla – Kathmandu [B]Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After 35 minutes flight with a scenic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 14 Kathmandu (Free day) [B, D]: This is the free day for you and you can enjoy yourself around the city. In the evening there will be a Typical Nepali Dinner organized by Himalayan Rock for you in the Typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 15 Kathmandu – Departure [B]: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Transfer to a hotel within central Kathmandu on the first and last day
  • Flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu on the first and last day of the itinerary at a hotel
  • 12 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis in teahouses during the trek
  • 3 meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner from teahouse menu)
  • Healthy snacks that we carry with us - fresh fruit, nuts, cheese, dried fruit, oat biscuits etc.
  • An experienced English speaking Yoga Teacher
  • An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All staff's insurance, meals, salary & accommodation
  • Yoga Mats (to be returned after the trek)
  • Meditation Blanket (can be purchased or returned after the trek)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Souvenir sunhat
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paperwork, conservation fees and trekking permits
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International or domestic airfare other than specified
  • Main meals during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Beverages (Hard or Soft drinks, Mineral Water Bottles, Filtered Water)
  • Personal travel and health insurance
  • Personal travel equipment and medical supplies (sleeping bags and down jackets can be hired)
  • Personal expenses on the trek (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge fee, extra porters, bottle water or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • Any cost arisen due to circumstances outside of our control like landslide, road blockage, political disturbance, strike, guest sickness, natural disaster etc.
  • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program
  • Extra accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure or early return from the trekking trail than the scheduled itinerary due to any reason
  • Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost
  • Tips for trekking guide, yoga teacher & porters

Trekking Equipment Checklist

TREKKING DAY CLOTHES
3-4 long sleeve tops
Two pairs full length trekking trousers
One pair warm thick trekking trousers
Trekking shoes / boots (should be well broken in before the trek)
Down jacket (-15 to -20 degrees)
Rain poncho
Two pairs inner thermal set
One small backpack / day pack (around 20 to 30 lt)
3 pairs of regular socks
2 pairs of woollen socks
Thermal or sports underwear

TREKKING EVENING CLOTHES
Three long sleeve tops
One pair of warm trousers or pants
One pair of warm sleeping clothes
One pair of warm yoga clothes
Fleece top or some other warm top

OTHER EQUIPMENT
Sleeping bag (-20 degrees) - can be hired here
Torch light / headlamp with spare batteries
Pocket money (for water, snacks, drinks etc.)
Water bottle(s)
Personal medicines
Personal care items (Light Towel / Soap / Toothpaste / Toothbrush / Wet Wipes / Toilet Paper etc.)
30 SPF + Sunscreen & Lip Guard
Sunglasses
Warm hat, scarf & gloves
Flip-flops
Water purifying tablets
Few plastic bags – useful to separate clean/dry clothes from dirty/wet clothes
Money belt – to carry your cash and/or other valuables
One pair trekking poles (optional)
Hot water bag for cold nights (optional)
Camera with charger and spare battery