Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek: 14 Days

Yoga with everest panoramic view
Trip Information
  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5545
  • ActivityTrekking And Yoga As Per Itinerary
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-Dec
Highlights
  • Immerse in the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, including the majestic Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Nuptse.
  • Engage in the daily yoga session in the Himalayan setting of the Khumbu region to practice meditation and mindfulness.
  • Discover the vibrant Namche Bazaar and its sherpa market to sample local cuisines and get insights into mountain life.
  • Experience the fantastic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, considered one of the most thrilling flight routes in the world.
  • Get a chance to engage in cultural and religious practices with yoga in Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries to achieve peace of mind and get insights into the meaning of life.
  • Look at the incredible sunrise and sunset views from Kalapatthar, the highest point in the trip (5,545 m/ 18,192 ft), with a 360-degree view of the mountain peaks.

 

Advantage of Booking EBC Yoga trek with Holiday Planner Nepal

  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  • One-hour complimentary spa or massage in Kathmandu after the trek
  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirts, caps, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps, if necessary.
  • First aid kit
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is as safe as possible.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (You should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid by your travel insurance company.)
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

Everest base camp, with an elevation of 5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet lies in Nepal, is known as the South Base Camp, and the North Base Camp is located in China. The Everest Base Camp is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is situated in the Khumbu region, which is the most prominent choice for trekkers who wish to travel to Nepal.

Journey to the Everest Base camp can take at least 14 days, during which visitors can view some of the most majestic peaks on the planet. These grandeurs of nature include Mount Everest, Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world; Makalu, the fifth tallest mountain in the world; Cho Oyu, the eighth tallest mountain in the world; Khumbu Yui Lha, Ama Dablam, Mera Peak, Imja Tse, Ombigaichan, Lobuche, Kusum Kanguru, Kongde Ri, Chhukung Ri and many more.

Similarly, the Everest region is also the most favored location for yoga. The yoga session in the backdrop of such pristine mountains is considered one of the most amazing experiences in life. The Khumbu region is cherished for its rich culture, religion and history. There are many monasteries, chortens, stupas, and other holy places where yoga can be practiced. Yoga trek in Everest offers personal growth through physical activity, meditation, breath control, pain or stress relief, improved flexibility, and strength.

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking promotes mind and body connection with a greater sense of body awareness. The yoga trek also provides a deeper understanding of the emotional side of human beings, aiding in calmness of mind and body.

Besides yoga, the journey towards the Everest Base Camp provides a chance to witness the crystal-clear rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, wildlife, and the hospitality of the Sherpa community, who are the natives of the region.

As Everest lies in the Sagarmatha National Park, visitors can get a chance to see the diverse flora and fauna settled here. Some of the most exotic and rare animals and birds that visitors can encounter during the Everest Base Camp route are Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Goral, Himalayan wolf, Himalayan Marmot, Himalayan Monal (national bird of Nepal), Blood pheasant, Golden eagle and many more.

Everest Base Camp Yoga trek route is off-beaten and rugged, with steep slopes, ups and downs, and gradual elevation. However, the Everest trek is considered moderately complex, and proper physical and mental fitness is required to encounter the path. The increased elevation can challenge beginner trekkers as the chance of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is possible. However, proper guidance from the guides provided by Holiday Tours Nepal can significantly help to complete the trek. So, the proper logistics and preparation should be done while acquiring travel insurance from a trusted insurance company that can safeguard against any unforeseen circumstances.

Besides physical preparation, various permits are required to enter the Everest Region as it is labeled as a protected area by the government of Nepal. So get all the gear, equipment, and adventure spirit ready to travel to one of the most anticipated locations in the world with Holiday Planner Nepal.

How does the Everest base camp yoga trek start and end?

The Everest yoga trek starts in the bustling city of Kathmandu and heads towards the more remote but beautiful side of the Khumbu region on a scenic and thrilling flight to Lukla. Lukla, also known as the gateway of Everest, is on a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. Upon landing, the actual trek begins towards Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the trading hub and center in the Khumbu region, where a day of acclimatization is often recommended.

After Namche, the trek to Everest Base Camp continues towards Tengboche, which hosts the oldest monastery in the Everest region, called the Tengboche Monastery. As the quick exploration of the monastery is completed, the next destination in the Everest Base Camp Yoga trek itinerary is Dingboche. Dingboche portrays a magnificent view of Nangkartshang Peak. Trekkers and visitors can see this majestic peak from two viewpoints, which are called the low viewpoint and the high viewpoint. These viewpoints are just an hour's walk apart from each other. Similarly, the front view of Ama Dablam can also be seen here.

Likewise, Dingboche is another destination for acclimatization during the yoga trek on Everest. This enables travelers to explore the area further and get immersed in the culture and tradition of the communities, which provides insights into mountain life. When proper acclimatization is done, the Everest Base Camp yoga trek route continues toward a higher altitude. The next destination is Lobuche, the last stop before reaching Everest Base Camp. From Lobuche, the Lobuche peak can be seen, followed by a view of Nuptse and Pumori. Lobuche is also on the way to Thula Pass, where the memorial site for climbers who previously attempted Everest has been established.

The following location in the Everest Base Camp yoga trek map is Gorakshep. 360-degree view of the mountain can be seen from this beautiful village. As the walk continues, trekkers will now traverse the rugged terrain along the Khumbu glacier, considered one of the most enormous glaciers in the Khumbu region. After moving past Gorakshep, the journey continues towards the Everest Base Camp, which is the major highlight of the trip. As individuals reach the base camp, they will explore the area with the magnificent view of Everest, Kwande Peak, Kusum Kang guru, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taweche, and many more. Photographs of the famous Everest base camp rock are a must.

Afterward, the hikers move towards the trek's highest point, which is Kalapatthar, for a mesmerizing sunrise view, and then the walk moves to Pheriche. Pheriche Village has a medical center providing emergency evacuation and medical care services. Moving past Pheriche, the return trip commences towards Namche bazaar, then to Lukla, from where the flight to Kathmandu progresses, marking the end of the journey.

Best season and time for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Yoga trekking are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). While the trek can be done in any season all year round, spring and autumn are the most recommended times.

Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Everest region, where the moderate temperature provides a comfortable walking environment. The clear skies, with an average temperature of 15 C (59 F), make the trekking experience relatively easier. The rhododendron flower becomes in full bloom during spring, making the forests lively. This creates a more comfortable scenario and a sense of relaxation during the trekking period. The day is more extended in spring, allowing for longer exploration time. The trails are relatively in good condition.

Another best season for trekking in the Everest is autumn. The sky is clear with appropriate weather conditions. The average temperature in the autumn months is -5 °C to 10 °C (23 °F to 50 °F), while the night temperature is lower. The mountains, landscapes, and vegetation come alive to show the sparking natural surroundings. The traditional sherpa villages, monasteries, glaciers, and water sources make the Everest base camp journey a mystical destination. The autumn season offers an unobstructed view of Lhotse, Everest, Ama Dablam, and Pumori.

Despite trekking to Everest in spring and autumn, Nepal faces two more seasons: winter and summer/monsoon. These seasons are less favored, and the number of trekkers could be higher. Trekking in the winter and monsoon is a challenge and comes with risk. Hiking in the monsoon and winter is possible but requires logistic preparation. During these seasons, the climate is extreme, with bone-chilling temperatures. The trails are covered with snow, and the skies are only frequently clear. Thus, trekking in these seasons is often recommended for expert trekkers who love to face challenges and like adrenaline.

So, anyone who intends to travel to Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek needs to keep the weather conditions in mind and travel accordingly. It is better to consult with Holiday Planner Nepal to prepare the travel itinerary for extreme weather, as they need a detailed work plan.

Fitness for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking

The Everest base camp is a moderate trek according to difficulty. Trekking to the base camp does not require prior expertise; however, proper physical and mental fitness is necessary.

Walking past the rugged trails, steep uphill, on the glaciers requires good stamina and endurance. A person who wants to trek to the Everest Base Camp must have good physical fitness. However, any hardcore trekking experience or prior knowledge is optional. Enrolling in cardio exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and running is necessary before heading to the trek for one month. Avoiding lifts, taking the stairs, and walking for 45 minutes daily can be minor changes to prepare the body for trekking.

This high-altitude trekking also needs mental stability. As the trekking is on the remote side of Nepal, expect luxury only some of the way. The accommodation, food, and bathroom facilities might not meet someone's expectations, so it is necessary to keep an open mind. The trails can be hectic, the luggage may need to be a better friend, and communication can be troublesome; however, maintaining a solid mentality and adjusting small changes can help achieve one of the most memorable treks ever.

So proper physical fitness, good balance, endurance, and a strong mentality can significantly enhance the yoga trek in Everest. As there will be yoga sessions in different locations of the Everest region, one can keep a steady mentality and adjust to the high altitude accordingly.

Similarly, it is essential to note that individuals who have a long history of chronic disease and severe medical conditions like heart and lung disease should not attempt this trek. It is advised to go for some more accessible trekking packages like the Mardi Himal trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang Valley trekking, Annapurna Base Camp trekking, and others.

Accommodation facilities at Everest Yoga trekking

Accommodation facilities are crucial factors while trekking in the Everest region. The type of accommodation directly impacts the mentality of the trekkers. A proper night's rest after a long day of walking helps to regain fitness and reduce stress. Thus, appropriate accommodations with good amenities must be chosen.

There are a variety of accommodation types that can be selected to spend the night in the Everest region. Some of the accommodation options in the Everest region are as follows:

  • Teahouses: these are the basic accommodation types in Everest. The teahouse provides a convenient facility with basic beds and blankets. Teahouses are small guesthouses with single or double beds. A room in the teahouse can accommodate up to 2–3 people at maximum. While they are the cheapest accommodation option, the bathrooms are shared. Showers in the teahouse can be buckets, geysers, or solar showers with hot water. However, showers in the teahouse always come with an extra cost.
  • Guesthouses and hotels: These are more expensive forms of accommodation for trekkers, only available in densely populated areas or places with higher settlements. In guesthouses and hotels, the trekkers stay with the local families and savor the regional cuisines on the menu. This allows visitors to communicate with the people of the Solukhumbu area and get insights into their mountain life. A room in the guesthouse has only two beds where only two trekkers can rest. So, they work on one individual on a one-bed basis.

These guesthouses similarly provide good bed and blanket facilities; however, anyone who wishes to book rooms with attached bathrooms should book it in advance as such rooms are taken first.

  • Luxury houses: As the name explains, these are the most lavish and most comfortable night options. However, luxury houses are present only in the prominent places along the Everest Base Camp route. Such hospitality and facilities come at a cost, so luxury houses are the most expensive accommodation options. Amenities like attached bathrooms, heating systems, hot showers, and delicious cuisines for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available.
  • Camping: Camping on Everest is also an option and is widely followed by many mountaineers and trekkers. Individuals who attempt the Everest summit camp mandatorily. However, those who wish to spend time close to nature in the lap of the Himalayas can also sleep while setting up the camp. Trekkers, guides, and porters can carry tents, sleeping bags, and other equipment required for camping. Thus, it is understandable that camping during the Everest Trek requires more logistic preparation and careful planning.

Communication and electricity facilities at the trail of Everest

Communication, Charging, and Electricity will be of significant importance while going to any region for traveling, and Everest is no different. As Everest comes under high-altitude trekking, communication, and electricity facilities may be compromised in certain sections. Due to the remoteness, the communication tower may not work at high altitudes or inside forests, and some passes, besides this communication facility, are effortless.

Holiday Tours Nepal provides a sim card that is free of cost and has 20 GB of data. This will help you communicate and surf data until your stay in Nepal.

Charging and electricity are available in all the accommodations. Cell phones and cameras can be charged in personal rooms of lodges, hotels, guesthouses, and luxury houses. However, anyone residing in the teahouse must charge their devices in the hotel lobby. Charging in the teahouse comes with an extra cost, ranging from 3 to 5 USD. During the trekking route and camping, charging is not an option, so carrying power banks, a different set of batteries, and solar chargers is advisable to have an undisputed power supply.

Permits and Documents required for Everest Base Camp with cost

The Everest Base camp lies in the Khumbu region, which the Government of Nepal labels as a protected area. So, various permits and documents are required to enter the area, and they must be made as multiple check posts and permit points thoroughly check the records. The following are the permits for trekkers, nature lovers, and adventurers to reach the Everest Base Camp.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

Tourists and SAARC nationals can get this permit by paying NRS 2,000 per person, valid for the first four weeks. However, if the travel extends for more than four weeks, the permit cost is NRs. 2500 per person. Similarly, this permit can be obtained in Lukla.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Foreign nationals must pay NRs 3,000 per person to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a protected area under the Khumbu region. However, the cost of the permit is NRs. 1,500 for SAARC nationals. Similarly, children who are under the age of 10 do not require this permit. Visitors can obtain their permit in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office or Sagarmatha National Park entry point in Monjo.

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card

The TIMS card is a required document for the safety of all trekkers. The TIMS card helps to maintain a record of the trekkers and their destination of travel to update the information to the authorities in case of unforeseen circumstances during the trek. The cost of a TIMS card is projected below:

Tourists outside SAARC country
NRs. 1,000 (about US$ 10) per trekking route, per participant, per entry for group trekkers and NRs. 2,000 (about US$20) per trekking route, per participant, per entry for individual trekkers.
Tourists of the SAARC country
NRS. 300 (about US$ 3) per trekking route, per person, per entry for group trekkers and NRs. 600 (about US$ 6) per trekking route, per participant, per entry for individual trekkers.
  • Passport
  • Other documents
  • Valid Visa to Nepal
  • Two copies of Passport Size Photo

 Altitude Sickness during Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), also known as Altitude Sickness, is a common problem for individuals who trek in the high-altitude region. The leading cause of altitude sickness is rapid ascent to higher elevations without enough time for acclimatization. The body needs to adapt to reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes. The common symptoms can be a headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, and shortness of breath. However, if necessary precautions are not taken, things might be complicated. Some of the extreme forms of AMS are high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

HAPE affects the lungs and causes them to fill with fluid, which is not the most severe form, but it can cause severe health problems.

Similarly, HACE is the most severe form, where altitude sickness causes the brain to swell. This is the most dangerous condition and requires immediate emergency care.

Note: If any uneasiness or discomfort in the health condition is felt while trekking in the Everest region, it is advisable to seek immediate assistance. The condition must be shared with the guide, who is an expert in such a condition. 

Holiday Tours Nepal has the following points prepared to prevent altitude sickness during the yoga trek in Everest:

  • Acclimatization: It is necessary to deal with lower oxygen levels at higher elevations. This means that people must rest frequently before rising to more significant elevations. This will familiarize the body with the environment, which will help to lessen the likelihood of altitude sickness. It is also advised to gain at most 300–500 meters of height each day and to relax every 3–4 days.
  • Hydration: Stay hydrated to avoid dehydration, which may worsen altitude sickness. Trekkers should avoid caffeine and alcohol because they dehydrate the body.
  • Medicine: To avoid altitude sickness, eat garlic soup or consider taking medication. Before beginning any medicine, consult your doctor and ensure you take the correct dosage.
  • Descend: If you begin to experience symptoms of altitude sickness, descend quickly to a lower altitude. Stop climbing as soon as your symptoms have eased.
  • Determine Symptoms: If you see any of the symptoms of altitude sickness, notify your guide or hiking partner. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vertigo, and dyspnea.
  • Fitness: To prepare for the physical demands of the climb and to reduce your chances of altitude sickness, train properly before the hike. This will improve your endurance and fitness level.

Is Travel Insurance Necessary for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking?

Anyone planning to tackle the Everest Three Pass Trekking route should get travel insurance. This type of insurance can cover many hazards and unanticipated scenarios that may develop when hiking. Keep the following considerations in mind while purchasing travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking:

  • Medical insurance: Check that coverage covers medical expenses, which can be costly at high heights, such as emergency medical care and evacuation.
  • Trip interruption and cancellation: Purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance to protect yourself in unforeseen events, such as illness, injury, or natural catastrophes, forcing you to postpone or cancel your holiday.
  • Lost or stolen items: Look for insurance that covers lost or stolen items such as gear, equipment, and personal things.

As some insurance policies do not, check to see if the policy covers high-risk activities like trekking and mountaineering.

Search for coverage that provides round-the-clock emergency help in a medical or other emergency.

Pre-existing conditions: Check to see if the insurance covers your pre-existing medical conditions or if you can get a waiver if you have any.

Everest Yoga Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m/4430 ft)

Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2,828 meters/9,279 feet), 35 meters, and trek to Phakding (2,780 meters/9,121 feet, 3-4 hours walk); walking Distance: 9 km (5.50 miles)

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,287 feet) 5 6 hours hrs walk, Walking Distance: 12 km (7.45 miles)

Day 4: Rest day at Namche Bazaar/acclimatization day

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,850 meters/12,632 feet) 4-5 hours of walking Distance: 10 km (6.21 miles)

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 meters/14,272 feet) 4-5 hours of walking Distance: 12 km (7.45 miles)

Day 7: Rest day in Dingboche/acclimatization day

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,109 feet) 4-5 hours of walking Distance: 12 km (7.45 miles)

Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180 meters/16,995 feet) (about 3 hours walk) and Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,600 feet) 2-3 hours of walking Distance: 15 km (9.32 miles)

Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters/18,193 feet) 2-3 hours walk to Pheriche (4,280 meters/14,042 feet) 5 6-hour walk; walking Distance: 13 km (8.07 miles)

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,287 feet) 4-5 hours of walking Distance: 14 km/8.69 miles

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,828 meters (9,279 feet)) 5 6 hours of walking Distance: 21 km (13.0488 miles)

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350 meters/4,430 feet) in about 35 minutes.

Day 14: International departure

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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative with a placard will wait for you in the arrival section. Upon meeting, the representative will transfer the luggage in the vehicle and carry you towards the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel, through a scenic drive in a private car. After you arrive at the hotel, the representative will assist you further in check-in. After check-in, rest in the room. Later in the evening, you will meet the company owner and discuss the trek. After the meeting, we will take you to an authentic Nepalese restaurant for dinner, where traditional dance and music are performed. After dinner, get back to the hotel to stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    Today, you will wake up early and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will take your trekking luggage and make all the necessary preparations to leave. As the preparation is completed, your guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you to the domestic section of Tribhuvan airport. Upon arrival, you will board the plane and leave for Lukla. The flight takes about 30 minutes, and during the flight, you will get a bird's eye view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Shishapangma, and many more.

    As you land in Lukla, you will have a tea break to meet with your guides and porters. After a short discussion, your actual trek will begin, and you will head towards Phakding. The first checkpoint is at Lukla, so an entry permit is required. After crossing the check post, walk in a gradual up trail followed by stone steps for about 3-4 hours to reach Phakding. Phakding is a small settlement where a mule first starts to appear. The path is narrow and slippery before arriving at Phakding.

    Upon reaching Phakding, settle in an accommodation place and rest. Savor a hot and delicious dinner and stay overnight in Phakding.

    • Max. Altitude:2,828 meters/9,279 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    After waking up, you will have a yoga session in Phakding. The session will last for 35 minutes to an hour. After yoga, you will prepare to leave Phakding and start your trek. Today, you will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, which will be a 5 6-hour walk. Continue the uphill climb and pass some notable villages like Monjo and Jorsale. Upon reaching Monjo, you must enter at the check post as the Sagarmatha National Park starts from here. After the check post, continue the hike towards Jorsale, which will be the stop for lunch. Savor local cuisine along the bank of Dudh Khosi River located in Jorsale. After lunch, move towards Namche bazaar, another three-hour walk. A famous suspension bridge named after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, known as the Tenzing Hillary (first to summit Everest) suspension bridge, is crossed, after which you will continue to walk for another two and half hours to reach Namche.

    As you reach Namche, settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, you can rest and spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

    • Max. Altitude:3,440 meters/11,287 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Today you will wake up, get refreshed, and prepare for the yoga session with a backdrop of Mount Everest. Then, after yoga, you will rest for a while and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will spend your acclimatization day in Namche. You will explore places in and around Namche. Trekkers can go to Sagarmatha National Park Museum to learn about Everest's rich mountaineering history. Another popular acclimatization spot in Namche is the Everest View Hotel. This location is about an hour and forty-five minutes hike from the Namche Bazaar, and the altitude gain is about 300-400 meters, making it an ideal location to adapt to higher altitudes. Similarly, Everest View Hotel provides an excellent view of Everest with splendid sunrises and sunsets.

    Other attractions in Namche Bazaar are Syangboche Panorama View Point, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Sherpa Panorama View Point, and the Irish Pub. If you are visiting on a Saturday, visit the Saturday market in Namche, where vendors from all over the Everest region come to sell their goods.

    After a well-spent acclimatization day, return to the hotel in Namche and savor delicious cuisine for dinner. After dinner, take a whole night's rest and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • Max. Altitude:3,440 meters/11,287 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Today, after waking up, you will have a yoga session in Namche and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue your trek towards Tengboche. Views of Thamserku, Nuptse, and Everest can be seen along the way. Reaching Tengboche takes about four to five hours from Namche. After walking for about 3 hours, you will reach Phunkithanga, where lunch is served. After moving past Phunkithanga, you will then go towards Tengboche. After reaching Tengboche, one must visit the Tengboche monastery, which is believed to be the oldest in the Everest region.

    There is also a 16th-century footprint on a rock, which is believed to be of a monk who meditated in the monastery. Also, there are only five hotels in Tengboche so that booking can be helpful. Similarly, mountain goats can be seen in this section. After exploration, continue towards your hotel and rest. You will savor authentic drinks and cuisines at dinner. After dinner, stay overnight in Tengboche.

    • Max. Altitude:3,850 meters/12,632 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    You will feel refreshed and ready for the yoga session as you wake up. Get rejuvenated and find mindfulness in the lap of the Himalayas. After some yoga sessions, you will have breakfast and prepare to march to Dingboche.

    As you move ahead of Tengboche towards Dingboche, you will gain a 500m altitude once you reach Dingboche. However, before reaching Dingboche, you will pass through Deboche, a small valley in the rhododendron forest. After Deboche, you will reach Pangboche, the gateway to Ama Dablam Base Camp, and mountain goats can be seen along the route. In Pangboche, a sherpa monk blesses every trekker who visits the place. The Pangboche monastery is also a major highlight in this area. After spending some time in Pangboche, you will move towards Somare for lunch and trek another 3 hours to reach Dingboche.

    After reaching Dingboche, settle in a place of accommodation and get served some delicious cuisines on the menu for dinner. After dinner, you will rest and spend the night in Dingboche.

    • Max. Altitude:4,350 meters/14,272 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    You will wake up early and prepare for your yoga session in Dingboche. After your session, you will get a rejuvenating breakfast and ready to explore places in and around Dingboche.

    Today is your second acclimatization day after Lukla, so you will have the day to properly acclimate by ascending to the higher altitude and returning to Dingboche. You will hike to Nangkartshang Peak, where you will gain an altitude of 800 meters and return to Dingboche. The route towards the peak is a steep uphill climb which takes about three hours. Once you reach the viewpoint, you will see the magnificent view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Makalu (3rd highest mountain in the world), Thamserku, and Kong de.

    As you spend time in the viewpoint and adequately adapt to the low oxygen level, you will come back through the same route, which will take about one and a half hours to reach Dingboche. If you have more time, you can explore the beautiful settlement of Dingboche, or you will go to your accommodation place and savor some cuisines. After that, rest and spend overnight in Dingboche.

    • Max. Altitude:4,350 meters/14,272 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Wake up for a smooth yoga session with our experts, and then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue the trek towards Lobuche, which will take about 4-5 hours. The trail starts with a gradual uphill climb to reach Thukla, which takes about two and a half hours. As you reach Thukla, begin the adventure of crossing the steep uphill climb of Thukla Pass, which is considered the most challenging section of this Everest Yoga Trek Itinerary.

    Once you reach the top of Thukla Pass, you will see a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains with a lower view of the Pheriche Valley. Thukla Pass's top is a memorial site for climbers who previously attempted Everest. Afterward, you will gradually climb uphill for 45 minutes to reach Lobuche.

    As you reach Lobuche, you will settle in a place of accommodation and rest until dinner is served. After dinner, you will spend overnight in Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude:4,910 meters/16,109 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Today, you will wake up early and have breakfast so you can leave for Everest Base Camp, the main highlight of the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking Package. The trek up to Gorakshep is 3 hours, starting from Lobuche Pass with a gradual uphill trail. From there, you will walk above the glacier surface, full of ups and downs. The end trail to reach Gorakshep is a steep downhill. After reaching Gorakshep, stop for lunch. Then, continue towards Everest Base Camp, about two and a half hours. The route continues to the Khumbu Glacier, which is relatively flat. Viewing the Khumbu glacier, you will continue an uphill followed by a downhill trail to finally reach Everest Base Camp.

    Once you reach the Everest Base Camp, you will spend time there mesmerizing the view. You can see the panoramic view of the mountains of the Everest region. Be sure to click photographs at the famous Everest Base Camp rock marking as proof of reaching Everest's base camp. You can enjoy the full view of the giant Khumbu glacier. As the exploration completes, continue the descent towards Gorakshep, which will take about two hours, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

    • Max. Altitude:5,180 meters/16,995 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    After you wake up, you will have breakfast and trek towards Kala Patthar, the highest point of this trip. The route to Kalapatthar is an entirely steep climb up, which takes about 2-3 hours. Once you reach the top, you will see the beautiful sunrise view with the panoramic view of the mountains. The best view of Mount Everest can be seen from Kalapatthar.

    After the quick exploration, you will come back to Gorakshep, which will take about one hour, where you will have lunch. Then, you will continue the return journey through Lobuche, Thukla, and finally, Pheriche, which will be your stop for the night.

    Once you reach Pheriche after a 5-6 hour walk from Kalapatthar, you will have dinner in the available accommodation option. Spend overnight in Pheriche.

    • Max. Altitude:5,545 meters/18,193 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Today, after breakfast, you will continue the journey toward Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. The trip commences initially through a zigzag down to reach Deboche. After reaching Deboche, continue the ascent with a steep climb to Tengboche. Then, the path is downhill to get to Phunkithanga. Likewise, the path after Phunkithanga is a climb towards Kenjuma la followed by a relatively flat route to Namche, a total of 4-5 hours walk from Pheriche.

    Once you reach Namche, you will settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. You will spend overnight in Namche.

    • Max. Altitude:3,440 meters/11,287 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    After waking up, prepare your yoga mats for a final yoga session in the mountains. After the session, you will have breakfast in Namche and leave for Lukla. The initial route from Namche to Lukla to reach Jorsale is downhill. After Jorsale, the path is a zigzag downhill until Ghat. Finally, after that, the path is then a gradual climb to reach Lukla. This walk takes about 5-6 hours after it commences. Upon reaching Lukla, settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, you can rest and stay overnight in Lukla.

    • Max. Altitude:2,828 meters /9,279 feet
    • Accommodation:Tea house/Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner

    Today is your last day in the Everest region. Be sure to wake up and have breakfast according to your flight schedule. After all that, make sure you have all your belongings packed and ready. As the preparation is complete, walk down to the Lukla airport. You will be given a round-trip ticket at the start of the journey. When you reach the airport, reconfirm the ticket with the company and the airline. Your guide will handle all the logistics, and you will board the plane to leave for Kathmandu.

    You can again see the Khumbu region's magnificent beauty from up top. You will savor all the mountain memories and reembrace all the activities you did until reaching Kathmandu. After this short 30-minute flight, you will arrive at the Kathmandu domestic section, where a representative from Holiday Planner Nepal will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. You will check in and then rest or even buy souvenirs. Later in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner where you will meet the company owner and share all the experiences of the mountains.

    After dinner, you will return to the hotel and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude:1,350 meters/4,430 feet
    • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast+ Lunch

    Following your flight, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle. Pack all your belongings and bring all the necessary souvenirs from Nepal. Reaching the airport at least an hour before your flight schedule would be best, so leave accordingly. Once you board the plane, your next journey starts.

    Best Wishes!!

      Route Map

      Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek: 14 Days map
      Cost Details
      What's Included
      • All airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
      • 02 night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu.
      • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
      • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
      • Professional Yoga teacher/01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid.
      • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
      • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary per the group size
      • Lodge accommodation on the mountain during the trekking
      • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
      • Yoga mat for each member
      • First aid kit.
      • Holiday Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
      •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
      •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is safe as possible.
      • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.
      • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
      What's not Included
      • Your Nepal Visa fees 
      • All the international air fare from and to Kathmandu 
      • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
      • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation
      • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
      • Your personal expenses such as laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc.
      • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
      Availability
      • The trip departs every day of the year.
      • The trip and trek are fully customizable. We can customize the trip according to the needs and necessities of our clients.

      • The trip is available for solo, group, and private travelers.

      • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for 100+ members.

      • If the given date is not appropriate for travelers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients.

      • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least seven days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodations are booked prior, so prior booking helps a lot.

      Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630. We are available 24/7 for additional WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat information.

      Useful Information

      Equipment and Gear List

      GeneralGeneral

      • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
      • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
      • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

      CatUpper Body

      • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
      • warm woolen hat
      • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
      • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
      • Polarized sunglasses

      TorsoTorso

      • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
      • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
      • Fleece jacket or down jacket

      LowerLower Body

      • thermals inner
      • Hiking pants at least 3
      • Comfortable pants for teahouses
      • Waterproof, windproof shell
      • Hiking shorts

      glovesHands

      • Woolen gloves for the tea house
      • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

      feetFeet

      • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
      • Hiking socks
      • Liner socks
      • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
      • Crampons (For passes)
      • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
      • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

      undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

      • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
      • Sports bras (women)
      • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

      FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

      Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

      • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
      • Lip balm or Vaseline
      • ointment cream
      • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
      • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

      Optional Other Essentials

      • Passport
      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
      • Reusable water bottle
      • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
      • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
      • water bladder for the day bag
      • small towel for personal use
      • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
      • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
      • Power bank or extra batteries
      • Cameras and mobile phone
      • Cards/book
      • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
      • Trekking poles
      • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
      • Thermos for hot water during the night
      • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
      • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
      • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
      • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
      • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
      • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
      • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
      • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

      Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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