EVEREST BASE CAMP
Lets start exploring the tallest and the mightiest mountain along with the unique sherpa villages, monasteries, culture and tradition that comes along the way of this wonderful and the most exciting trek in the world.
Everest Base Camp Trekking package is probably one of the most popular trekking package in the world. Royal Mountain Trekking's 16 days Everest Base Camp Trekking is designed with the motive to support even a normal person with the average physical fitness. This world famous trek will bring you closer with the Mount Everest which is the highest peak of the world.
Royal Mountain Trekking has been providing affordable Everest Base Camp Trekking service from a very long time. Nearly all our staffs and tour guides knows each and every nook and cranny of Everest Base Camp Trek since we’ve been in trekking in Nepal business for a very long period. In-fact when it comes to Trekking in Nepal we are known for providing the best Everest Base Camp Trekking service. This trek which Royal Mountain Trekking is providing lasts for 16 days and it begins from the gateway of Nepal i.e Kathmandu. It will be a unique experience to confront Mount Everest face-to-face while enjoying the fascinating Sherpa culture and it can surely be one of the best personal sense of achievement.
Day 1 Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport symbolic will welcome you and provide the detailed program further. As we don’t have any planned activities, we check into the hotel and rest for the day. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Kathmandu is a small city enriched with 7 world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Some of these man-made marvels are as old as 2500 years. This day we will visit some UNESCO sites.
The Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest shrines of all Hindus. It is located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley on the bank of Bagmati River. Two tire magnificent golden temple has four triple silver doorways is a unique example of Nepalese temple architecture. Having the area of approx. 2.5 kilometers it is one of the largest Hindu temples in South-Asia.
The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is believed to be 2000 years old. Also hundreds of ancient lingam, shrines, icons and statues of different Hindu Gods and Goddesses can be seen in the temple.
The Boudhanath stupa
It is one of the largest and oldest monuments of Nepal, standing 36m high. Surrounded by many private colorful houses Boudhanath Stupa is considered as Mecca for Tibetan Buddhists.
The Stupa is built in mandals style having three levels of platform. There is no written document about who and when the stupa was built. Yet according to the legend it is believed that it was built by a poor lady with her four sons in fifth century AD.
Kathmandu Durbar square
Popularly known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace -an ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty lies in the heart of the capital city. It is a complex of a tremendous variety of temples, courtyards and palaces like Hanumandhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple (used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is still a focal point for social and religious ceremonies. Till date, all major state and social ceremonies are celebrated here.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft, 3 hours)
You will be transferred to the airport for Lukla flight in the early morning. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself as the two ends of the runway is just 60 meters away. From here we trek to Phakding along with the green landscape and beautiful view of Kusum Kangaru. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft, 6 hours)
This day we move along with the Dudh Koshi river. Ascend through the Himalayan pine and cedar forest to Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles.
Namche bazaar is also popular within the merchants for trading traditional crafts. Therefore, apart from being splendid destination for tourists, it is also the central trading post in Khumbu for Himalayan and lowland merchants. For acclimatization, we will spend 2 days with our team and visit local markets. Also, hike and capture the glimpses of Mount Everest and other neighbouring peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5 Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will make a short hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m). It was supposed to be the highest airport in the world at 3700m. Further, we continue our hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Amadablam, Tawache etc. Also, visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum on return. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft, 5 hours)
Today we have an easy and uniform trail leading us to the view of Mount Everest. It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. We continue our trip descending into the Dudh Koshi valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends at the right edge of Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). The views of Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks are marvellous. The satisfying views adequately compensate our long and lengthy climb. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft, 5 hours)
It is one of the interesting days of the trip as we will not lose altitude and enjoy the views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks. We descend via a beautiful forest, Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangobche (3900m). The route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 8 Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche.
The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The footpath becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude, there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley.
After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft, 5 hours)
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Finally, we arrive out of the valley and descend towards yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft, 8 hours)
A short climb via meadows and look down to the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours, we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. The route does not elevate much, yet the ups and downs along with altitude can make the day exhausting. You will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and ice-fall, it will take approximately 3 hrs of hiking time, from where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) 7 hours
We start the day with a hike to Kalapattar (5545m). It is the best viewpoint for witnessing Mount Everest in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. For breakfast, we will move towards Gorakshep and then move down to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft, 7 hours)
We have an easy walk today. The easy trail passes via Imja Khola, small climb to Tengboche, descend to Pungki Thanka. We encounter totally steep trail to Kyangjuma, and finally easy way to Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft, 7 hours)
The trekking route stretches along with Dudh Koshi River to Lukla. The trek ends here at small mountain airstrip and catch flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14 Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
30 minutes amazing scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 15 Rest Day at Kathmandu
This day, you can relax and have a tour at city or go for shopping at Thamel (the tourist hub). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 Farewell
Breakfast at hotel and approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Royal Mountain Trekking will take you to the airport.
• All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek • Twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes • Duffle bag for the trekking • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require • First aid medical kit • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee 11. TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit) 12. Government taxes and office service charge
1. Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’ 2. Travel insurance 3. International airfare 4. Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.) 5. Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc. 6. Snacks and other personal expenses 7. Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla 8. Personal trekking equipment 9. WiFi internet during the trek 10. Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
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