On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed be ready for briefing on Everest Base Camp Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Everest Base Camp trekking next early morning flight to Lukla.
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.
From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.
Today with long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.
Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.
In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Ama Dablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.
From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.
After few hours of climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.
Morning on downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stops for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.
This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.
A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining.
For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.
After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, as our morning walk lead to short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river.
From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trail joins towards Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, witness stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on
Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.
Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to Pheriche for possible lunch stop.
Pheriche houses many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for overnight halt.
Walk leads on same route from Pangboche to reach at scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer chanting in the harmony of tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views.
From Thyangboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.
From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.
If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Trekking is longer duration walks involves longer days from few days to a week or more within Himalayan terrain of ups and downhill with some gradual portion.
Trekking from moderate, adventurous to challenging grade which is for you to choose as per your physical fitness and ability to cope with minimum 3-4 hrs to longer 5 to 6 hours walks within fresh clean mountain air.
As long you are physically fit and in sound health with good medical history background where all age-groups and interested one can join choosing the right types of trekking itineraries with grading of walks.
Guide is recommended in all parts of the walking journey in Himalaya destinations especially around remote and isolated region of Nepal Himalaya, where trek leads beyond villages and human life in complete sheer wilderness.
Guide is best to take for one safety and to communicate with local people and to gain knowledge of the areas of trekking.
Every leading company in Nepal and as well Government Department of Tourism encourages foreign travelers to have experience guides to escort, lead and to accompany. This will benefit you in case you are lost or in worst disaster, landslide-avalanche-floods, riots and broken trails.
Guides are handy in such situation and help you in all kinds of situation where you won’t feel lonely and helpless if situation arise.
No age bar and limit where all age-groups can join in for various types of holiday provided in varied programs, where children under 16 years of age and above 70 years, should be accompanied by guardian-friends and relatives.
Depending upon the type of trekking where in moderate to adventurous program nearly all age group can join in as long they are physically fit and able to cope with long hours of ups and down-hill as well with cold temperatures wise.
Treks in Nepal considered as one of best adventure destination in all Himalaya and probably in this planet, where people can have many choice and options to choose from group joining to make your own private trip as tailor made.
Trekking and walking in Himalayan country involves much ups and downhill walks with some gradual portion, it all depends upon your choice of trekking program on most moderate treks walking for maximum 6 hrs with minimum of 3-4 hrs some days.
The only tough is climbing uphill where high passes are involved on treks with steepness and altitude wise also.
Depends upon the area and grade of trekking, for moderate and adventurous treks where one should be physically and medically fit, rest lies on each day walking hours where you will gain enough exercise and experience on Himalayan terrain and landscapes.
To be fit for the trek we suggest that after booking trips in Himalaya get prepared with some exercise at home jogging-swimming-aerobic-Zumba-walking minimum for an hour, walking on steps ups and down at least a month before departure from home country for Nepal.
Please follow our trekking equipment list as provided for extra from the list is at your own to carry or not, if it’s too much than international airlines baggage allowance more than 20-25 KGS, where you should consider yourself, if it is much important for you than pack in the bags depending upon it’s not too heavy or bulky.
Some of the things that you miss packing essential items, which you can buy in Kathmandu, as the city have large range of shopping Mall including many trekking and mountaineering shops-stores where you can purchase or rent on daily basis, like sleeping bags-duvet / down jackets and etc…
All major trips in our wide range of trekking-climbing programs where medical and travel insurance are compulsory for all clients for holiday in Himalaya destinations, where medical and other comfort lacks in remote corners of Himalaya. Medical Insurance is a must in case of emergency related to your ill health condition while on trekking or climb in Himalaya, where you might need to be evacuated the fastest way like using chopper or other means of quick transportation to reach the nearest medical facilities and good hospitals.
Medical insurance comes into action when you are fully insured covering immediate costly Helicopter services including your medical bills on treatments.
As for Travel Insurance which might arise sometimes due to bad weather conditions where domestic flights might get delayed and cancels hampering your itinerary days for some days, where you might have to break the journey in some situations.
Delay in overland journey due to bad road or broken trail conditions with landslides-floods including strikes and other political situation where the company will be forced to delay or cancel the trips or reroute to other places, where some people might not be interested or do not have much holiday in this case where you Travel Insurance Policy will take place to claim from the trip that did not happen as expected.
Nepal for all season best time from March to May, when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.
March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.
Monsoon wet months starts from mid-June till mid-September, where most of the days gets much rain in the southern areas of Himalaya, where northern region gets less rains falls in rain shadow, where monsoon clouds blocked by Himalayan range of mountains.
October to December another good time for trekking specially on the mid hills where temperatures are mild and pleasant to walk with clear views of mountains, cold in the morning and night time with shorter day lights during autumn / fall and in winter months of December to mid-February.
If booked for high altitude treks, which involves passes above 4,500 m or 5,000 m where the pass might be closed due to heavy snow conditions, which you have to consider that the guide and the company will do their best to make the trip as per the standard itinerary days.
Trekking permits required in all walks in Himalayan areas the permit TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) which is applied to all foreign nationality as well to Indian where price differs.
Besides Trekking permits one has to obtain either national park entrance or conservation fees as per the areas of trekking destinations, all permits are obtained well in advance by your local company once you have booked the trip providing Pass Port details with photograph required on permits