Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • Live guide

  • English

  • 5545m/18193ft-Kala Patthar

overview

For many years, Everest Base Camp has fascinated travelers to its captivating natural environment and adventurous trekking trail. This trekking package offers you the chance to experience the amazing vegetation, landscape, wildlife, culture, and overall scenic natural beauty. You will explore amazing monasteries as well as museums on this journey.  On this trekking journey, you will witness some part of the trail embellished by colorful prayer flags. 

Even if you are traveling solo, you will find travel mates while dining or just walking.  Also, you will be taken aback by the eye-catching scenery of the Everest area, the amazing Kala Patthar viewpoint and the interesting town of Namche Bazaar given its ancient history, diversity and rich culture. This trekking journey starts from the capital, Kathmandu from where we board on a plane to get to Lukla from where we start our trekking journey. We will visit Sagarmatha National Park in this way, the Namche Bazaar, and the monasteries in places like Tengboche and Dingboche as well. We will witness the spectacular views of different peaks including Mt. Everest.

Tour Highlights

  • Summit the base camp of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest
  • Explore the culturally rich Sherpa villages
  • Witness the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Study the diversity of the lush green forests of rhododendron
  • Scenic flight showcasing the towering snow-clad peaks
  • Watch the beautiful glaciers and fields
  • Relish the panorama from the Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring the UNESCO heritage sites

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Itinerary

  • 1 Day
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you shall be received by our representative from Nepal Trekking Planner and will be transferred to the hotel of your stay with convenience. You shall be provided with the required briefing on the trip and about Nepal after you take rest and have a break. Later, you will be picked from the hotel for a short, fun sightseeing tour to the nearby places like Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the major tourist hubs. Also, you can explore the interesting shops, alleys, and markets. Delicious welcome dinner awaits you in the evening at an authentic Nepali restaurant alongside the cultural shows. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • 1 Day
  • 3 Star Hotel

On this day, we will explore the culturally and historically important sites in Kathmandu including the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites namely Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath stupa, and Pashupatinath temple. These are all important places for Nepal and the people here as well as around the world. After this sightseeing tour, you will be briefed about your journey the following day and you will have time to prepare for the trek with important equipment and gears. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 35 m flight and 3-4 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We leave for Lukla early in the morning. This day marks the commencement of the journey as we first fly to Lukla and then embark on our trekking journey to reach the place named Phakding. We walk along the path traditionally used by many traders and communities for trading with Tibet. We first descend to the village named Chheplung and then had to Thado Koshigaon. We cross a suspension bridge and then move through tiny settlements, colorful prayer flags, lush green jungles, vegetations, and wildlife alongside other trekkers to reach Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding.

  • 5-6 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We resume our journey on this day as we continue along the river, Dudh Koshi to reach the tourist hub, Namche Bazaar. We will see the amazing views of Kongde Ri Peak and cross several suspension bridges to reach the Benkar valley. We walk past pristine waterfalls, age-old Gompa, and lush green forests. Benkar has to offer majestic views of Thamserku (6623meters) and the Khumbila Peak (5765 meters) before we reach Monjo which is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park.

We get to Jorsale village and then reach the Larja Dobhan to cross a bridge ahead above Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi’s confluence. We set out for Namche Bazaar as we move ahead on the steep path. We can relish the views of Lhotse (8516 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), and Lhotse (8516 meters) on the steep trail. We finally reach the town of Namche Bazaar which is a popular Sherpa town, a superb place for exploration of natural surrounding and local lifestyle. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • None

This day is set aside for acclimatization as we have reached a higher altitude now.  There are so many interesting things to do in Namche Bazaar. We can visit the interesting market to try the distinct cuisines, buzzing shops, or relish the amazing scenery and interact with the cheerful Sherpa folks. We can go visit the Sherpa museum to gain a detailed insight into mountaineering, the wildlife, and vegetations along with the geography and culture of the Himalayas. 

We can hike till Everest View Hotel to witness the views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, majestic Mt, Everest and so on.  We can even see the twin villages of Khunde and Khumjung from the hotel. These villages are popular for their decade-old heritages and school as well as a hospital set up by Edmund Hillary Foundation.  Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We start off the trekking journey by first climbing up the steep way out of Namche. We then walk on a leveled path to get to the settlements of Sanasa and Kenjoma along the lush green forest enjoying the views of the majestic Everest.

We walk along the Kaligandaki riverbed and climb up the Phunke Tenga passing many bridges and hamlets. Phunke Tenga serves as a place to rest before we take on the route to Tengboche. After ascending for one and a half or two hours, we reach Tengboche, where we visit the age-old monastery popular for the celebration of the festival Mane Rimdu and enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse Nuptse, Kwangde, and Thamserku peaks along with the rhododendron flowers. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We leave the beautiful village of Tengboche on this day to head to Dingboche.  We first move through places like Deboche, Pangboche, and Pheriche to finally reach Dingboche.  We will get to see amazing views of the mighty Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and so on on the way. We will witness diverse wildlife and vegetations. We may see Blue Sheep, Musk deer, and Monal if we get lucky. We cross the bridge over the river Imja to first reach Pangboche. And then we walk past the alpine forest to reach Dingboche as we walk past tundra and juniper vegetation.   We head to Dingboche from there. Dingboche is a tiny village with beautiful stone walled homes, farmlands and amazing views of Island Peas, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Guest House

We will stay in Dingboche area for acclimatization. We will take a short hike trip to higher altitude areas to adjust to the increasing elevation. Hike to the Nangkartshang Gompa has to offer spectacular views, insight on the heritages like the paintings, Yeti scalp, and hand, and Thangka. We can explore the beautiful valley around the Imja river and the path that leads up to Island peak. We have the choice to hike to the hill which is behind Dingboche as it has to offer amazing views of peaks. Afterward, we retrace our steps back to Dingboche for overnight stay and preparation for the following day.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

On this day, we ascend to reach the pasture lands from Dingboche and to witness the view of amazing mountains. We walk past stupas, Mani walls and chortens to move ahead to see the Ama Dablam, and Tabuche peak (6495 meters) along with glacial valleys and the diverse landscape right before we ascend to Dughla valley. After walking for an hour, we reach a high ground named Chuko Lari where there are monuments built in the memory of mountaineers who lost their lives while conquering Mt. Everest.

We then descend to the west of the valley after we walk over the pristine glacier moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

  • 6-7 hrs walk
  • Guest House

Today we head to the Everest Base Camp which is the main highlight of the whole trekking journey. Remember to be aware of symptoms for acute mountain sickness as the altitude is increasing. We start our journey early in the morning after a hearty breakfast.

First, we get to Gorakshep as we walk past the moraines of the glacier of Khumbu. We ascend to the Lobuche Pass and reach the area between Khumbu and Changri Nup.

We reach Gorakshep where we stop for lunch. After taking rest, we head to Everest Base Camp. We trek to the Base Camp which might be flooded by tents and travelers if it is a peak season. You will get adequate time to capture memories in this time and savor the feeling of making it to the Everest Base Camp. We retrace back to Gorakshep and stay there overnight.

  • 7-8 hrs walk
  • Guest House

On this day, we trek to Kala Patthar viewpoint before retracing back to a lower elevation. We will get a closer view of the Himalayas including the Mt. Pumori, Lhotse, Changtse and Nuptse along with the mighty Everest. We will also get to see the Khumbu Glacier. We will have time to savor the surrounding and capture these in memories. We then, head back to Gorakshep to have lunch before we move to Pheriche. We will descend from Gorakshep with few ups and downs and walk to Pheriche across the rocky path before leaving the Everest zone. This will be mostly a downhill walk. Overnight stay in Pheriche.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We return from the Everest area as we go to the tourist hub of Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. This will be a downhill trek and we will walk along the Dudh Koshi river. We will walk gradually with the utmost ease.

We will witness masses of other trekkers, local people, Yaks and so on. We walk past dense forests, summer settlements, waterfalls, monasteries and villages on our way. We finally reach Namche Bazaar where we can explore the buzzing market and then take rest afterward. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • 5-6 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We descend on a steep path from Namche Bazaar as we head to our next destination Lukla. The path leads us to the confluence of the rivers Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi. We reach Monjo after crossing a suspension bridge. We exit the Sagarmatha National Park here.

From Benkar, we walk past several bridges, pristine waterfalls, and intriguing villages like Phakding, Nurning, Ghat, Chheplung and so on to reach Lukla. The rewarding views of the beautiful Himalayas will make all this strenuous walk worth all the effort. We reach Lukla where we get relaxed; we can stroll around for a bit if you are interested. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • 35 min
  • 3 Star Hotel

On this day, our adventure comes to an end as we return back to Kathmandu. We will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the scenic flight that has to offer the spectacular views of lush green valleys, rivers, and the glistening mountains. We will reach Kathmandu within 35 minutes from where you will be transferred to the hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. You can take your well-deserved rest. You have the choice to stroll around Thamel in the evening and the nearby areas if you like. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • 1 Day
  • None

This is your final day in Nepal. You can go for souvenir shopping before you leave or you can even extend your trip if you like. You will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport before your scheduled flight. Our representative will accompany you to the airport from where you will leave for your native country or set out for your next adventure. We wish you a joyful journey forward.

What’s included/excluded

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off facility via private vehicle (for domestic and international flights)
  • Delicious welcome dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant
  • Three nights accommodation facility in twin/ double sharing room inclusive of breakfast at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu via private vehicle (inclusive of entrance fees)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu via flight (includes departure tax)
  • Entry fee to National park and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Licensed guide proficient in English (inclusive of his lodge, food, transport, salary, and insurance)
  • One porter for two travelers (includes their food, insurance, accommodation, salary, and equipment)
  • Accommodation facility throughout the trek in twin sharing lodge (Private bathrooms having hot showers are available at Phakding, Lukla, and Namche)
  • Three main meals of the day along with tea/coffee throughout the trek
  • Snacks like peanuts, biscuits or fresh fruits while in the trek
  • First aid box
  • Down jackets, cap, T-shirt, sleeping bag, city, and trail map if necessary from Trekking Planners.
  • Emergency evacuation service available (note that insurance is mandatory for emergency evacuation and is covered by the insurance company)
  • An oximeter for checking your pulse rate, heart rate and saturation of oxygen twice every day while trekking to inspect symptoms of Altitude Mountain sickness. This is to ensure safety while traveling.
  • Important government and local taxes
  • 1-hour complimentary spa or massage while in Kathmandu after a trek

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa charge (remember to bring along adequate fee amount in USD and two passport size photographs)
  • Roundabout tickets for international flight (You do not have to pay departure tax for the international flight)
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu
  • Meals throughout the trek
  • Health and travel insurance, emergency evacuation via helicopter (Evacuation cost is covered by your insurance; if insurance is not there, you will have to pay for it in cash)
  • In case of early arrival or late departure, you will have to pay for additional cost arising our additional expenses exceeding the time span of the itinerary
  • The expense for personal items including laundry, batteries, phone calls, beverages, bottled water (Costs between $1 to $3 per bottle and become costlier as elevation increases), additional porter, and so on
  • Hot showers, batteries for charging and Wi-Fi (Wi-fi is available at the rate of $3 to $5 per hour in few tea houses and hot showers are available too at around $3 and cost charges around $1.50 per hour)
  • Entry fee for sites for a day tour at Kathmandu
  • Tipping to trekking staffs, driver or porters
  • Additional expense arising out of an uncontrollable, external event like flight delay, adverse weather condition and so on
  • Items not included in the service column

cancellation

Note that free cancellation is possible if the notice for written cancellation is sent as soon as a tour has been booked. The cancellation notice must be clear and will be valid upon the approval of the company.

And if due to unfavorable circumstances your tour is canceled without you wanting it to get canceled, we will offer you an alternative tour package.

If the offered package does not match your preference, you will be given the choice to cancel it along with the complete refund of the amount paid to us. Nevertheless, we shall not be accountable for any further claims or damages.

Good to know

Activity Level Rating Of The Trekking Route

If you can hike for five to six hours every day with lightweight baggage, you can do this trek conveniently. There are uneven stop steps on the way, some descend so your legs might get shaky; we recommend you to use poles for ease. The highest elevation is 5545 meters so be vigilant about your health as well the risks related to altitude sickness. Remember to walk slowly and drink enough water.

Safe Drinking Water

Bottled water is available at the lower elevation and is harder to get as the elevation rises and it is more expensive in higher altitudes. We recommend you to get boiled water in upper zones; it can be bought at tea houses. Also, you can bring along chlorine tablets or water filters to have your water purifier. We encourage you to use boiled water because there is mismanagement when it comes to disposing of plastic bottles.

Charging Batteries And Electronic Devices

On the trek, solar power sources and hydroelectricity are available for charging electric items like iPod, batteries, phones and so on. You might be charged with a small fee for charging. It is better for you to get adopter since plugs are limited; 220 to 240-volt power is there and the sockets fit the flat and round plugs.

Additional Advice For This Trekking Journey

While trekking, you may come across children and you may want to distribute sweets, money, pens, and balloons and so on. What we recommend is for you to not be drawn to do so because it encourages them to beg; this has been faced by many travelers.

Moreover, make sure you keep your valuable items safely. Remember to lock your room’s door when you go out and be especially vigilant at night.

Garbage Management

For managing litter, you can use the available dustbins. Please carry the litter materials with you if dustbins are not there nearby and throw it in the dustbin when you find one.

Daily Expenditure

It normally depends on your spending habits but you can allocate 9 to 12 US dollars for each meal in Kathmandu. While trekking, you can allocate 10 to 14 US dollars to buy drinks and energy bars.

Travel Insurance

We, at Trekking Planner, recommend you to get a travel and medical insurance for any contingencies. Travel insurance is mandatory because safety is very important. The travel insurance covers costs for lost items, liabilities, injuries, emergency evacuation, and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all your activities and be reminded that apt response can be offered based on the policy and your travel insurance. You can acquire your travel insurance at World Nomads Travel insurance for your holidays in Nepal.

Washing And Toilet Facility

All guest houses provide hot water facility; it could be in the form of a hot shower or a bucket of hot water. However, at a higher altitude, such facility may not be available for all the trekkers. Kindly remember to use hot water wisely and limit it unless it is solar heated. Most of the time, it is heated using firwoods which is unhealthy from an ecological point of view.

Likewise, all the lodges have a washing facility but do remember to carry a soap bar. If the water is frozen, ask your guide for hot water.

Now, the toilet is mostly Asian squat style and is located outside the room and may differ in cleanliness. Please do not dispose of the toilet paper in the toilet and make sure to use the dustbin provided.

Tea Houses

On the trail, local people have constructed tea houses with food and drink facility. A single room has two beds. You will enjoy the hospitality of the local people.

Altitude Sickness

At higher elevation, due to the decline in atmospheric pressure and oxygen, people can have breathing difficulties. This is more likely to happen when you move above 3300 meters.

The Symptoms of Altitude Sickness Are Listed as Follows:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Appetite loss

Preventive Measure

Make sure you dress warmly according to the weather conditions and drink an adequate amount of water, eat properly and walk gradually. It is advisable to climb high but sleep slow. Stay hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.