|Group Size:||1 - 16 Person|
|Max Altitude:||5550.00 meters|
|Travel Style:||Trekking Educational Tour Hiking in Nepal|
|Activities||Trekking and Hiking|
| Places Covered
Kathmandu, Dormitory Nepal, Kala Patthar, Tribhuvan International Airport, Phakding, Namche, Namche acclimatization, Tengboche, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Dingboche acclimatize, Labuche, Gorak shep, Pheriche, Chukkung, Khumjung, Thamel, Everest Base Camp, Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla), Lukla Flight , Syangboche, Sagarmatha National Park headquarter , Khumjung Monastery , Nangkartshang Hermitage and View Point, Hillary School ,
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The most desired destination for trekking in Nepal is undisputedly the Everest Base Camp.It offers almost everything that an adventurer would wish to indulge in and no doubt on the first place being able to get a glance of the highest peak in the world. It is a moment of pride to share with friends and families over the glass of beer you are having in your local club or over the dinner table. Not everyone get to travel thousands of miles away and walk 5000 meters high above the sea level to just see the mountain which has been the talk of adventurers for centuries.
The trek initiates on foot from Tenzing Hillary Airport which is commonly known as Lukla airport. This trek straight up takes you to the base camp and back to Lukla but introduces to the vast terrain within a week. Furthermore, the trek introduces you with the Sherpa culture, their way of life and cuisine. Sherpa people are the descendants of Tibeto Burman race and have a unique way of lifestyle. Everest is heavily inhabited by the Sherpa people.
Two third of Everest base camp trek falls in the Sagarmatha National park, which is a protected area and now a world UNESCO world heritage site. Majority of the trekkers spot Himalayan tahr which is a rare species of animal found on the mountains. On the other hand, spotting some rare species of birds is as well a common aspect. Overall this trek is splendid and you would get opportunity to indulge in a whole lot thing than just the tallest himalayas in the country.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 2||Trek Preparation and Shopping Day|
|Day 3||Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)|
|Day 4||Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)|
|Day 5||Rest Day|
|Day 6||Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)|
|Day 7||Tengboche – Dingboche 70 m descent, 580m ascent|
|Day 8||Rest day|
|Day 9||Dingboche – Labuche 500m ascent|
|Day 10||Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar/EBC – Gorakshep Ascent 650m, descent 385m|
|Day 11||Gorakshep – Pheriche 200m ascent, descent 700+m|
|Day 12||Pheriche – Namche Ascent 400m and ascent 50+m|
|Day 13||Namche – Lukla Ascent 950m, descend 250m|
|Day 14||Lukla – Kathmandu|
Arrival in Kathmandu
On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. On this day you rest and rejuvenate of days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.
Trek Preparation and Shopping Day
Places Visited: Thamel
You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Everest base camp. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)
The day starts early and as early as 4 in the morning to catch an early flight to Lukla. The flight is completely dependent on the weather conditions of Lukla and at times the flights get rescheduled as well. We have our breakfast in Lukla and embark on the trails follow the stone trail downhill around 45 minutes and walk along with Yak and mules at times. We make our way through beautiful Buddhist communities with prayer flags, chorten and mani. Relatively today’s trek is easy and the the first day on the trails of Everest base camp. We trek for 3-4 hours until we arrive Phakding.
Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)
We start strolling on the same undulating trail we had left the earlier day. On this day we walk on the trail, carved on the hills, on the bank of Dudh koshi river. Several times we cross rustic suspension bridges to walk on the left and the right banks. The beautiful river side Buddhist settlement intermingled with sparse forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir is the main attraction of this day. We get the first glimpse of Thamserku 6608m, on this day. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and pine scented trail is the most difficult section of the day. In this section of the trek you will also feel the thin air kick in. On a clear day Namche offers the distant yet nice view of Mt. Everest
We take rest on this day to acclimatize with high altitude and an excellent day to explore Namche, its culture and the periphery. Namche is interesting town which has terrace like settlement and looks like an amphitheatre. This is the most happening and biggest town along the trail. The idea is to remain active during the day and not fall asleep, which is why we hike to Syngboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary. This village is famous for the monastery which claims to hold the Yeti skull. Furthermore, it is as well the hometown of renowned sherpa’s Appa Sherpa and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. We get back to Namche we relax and enjoy the view, meanwhile we get ready for the next day’s trek.
Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)
On this day the trail initiate with gentle ups and downs but every spur we take towards Tengboche seems to bring the mountains closer. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer. The final 2 hours ascent is the most demanding section of the trek but we encounter water charged mani wheels and view of mountains which helps fuel us to walk further. We arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tengboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region.
Tengboche – Dingboche 70 m descent, 580m ascent
On this day we leisurely walk down hill at first and slowly start scale on the trail beside the Khumbu stream for almost 3 hours, until we reach Dingboche. We get gorgeous view of Island peak 6189m, Peak 38 (7,591m) and Lhotse (8501m), towards the right of Dingboche. We call it a day here and rest for the night.
Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly , compared to that of Periche. We spend a day in Dingboche which is a must to acclimatize. In order to acclimatize it is very important to stay active throughout the day and the idea is to not fall asleep in the day time. We trek around 400m to Nangkartshang Gompa, a viewpoint which offers slightly different angled views for mountains in Everest region and even East Makalu (8463m). After climbing up to see the mountains we head back to have our lunch and further do photography, play card games or invent our games to spend the day.
Dingboche – Labuche 500m ascent
Ascending from the very first moment, we make our way through small patches of village with splendid views of twin peak Taboche and Periche, above a barren created by vanished glacier. The trail further surpasses gravelly ridges which showcases the views of Amadablam and Kantega. We take a utter nerve wrecking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineer who lost their lives in 1996, this is the most difficult ascend of the day. Further we ascent with the view of soaring Thamserku in front. We reach Lobuche and spend a night here.
Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar/EBC – Gorakshep Ascent 650m, descent 385m
It is very important to be careful on this day as we may feel the signs of AMS (acute mountain Sickness) but cautiously we head towards Gorak Shep. initially we follow the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb to more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. Gorakshep 5180 m which is at the base of Kalapatthar 5545m, is a flat land and a sand basin, where we have our lunch. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day to view Himalayas of Everest region. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind the Everest. We either trek to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night.
Gorakshep – Pheriche 200m ascent, descent 700+m
If we made it to Kala Patthar on the previous day, we hike to Everest base camp on this day before we descend to Pheriche. We make a very nominal ascent of 200m this day but is very technical and takes almost 3 hours. We start our trek early at around 6 am to our destination which is a semi-permanent village made out of bright dome tents and boulder covered by prayer flags. Everest base camp is the hub of mountaineers who are waiting for green signal to climb further up, the view of the mountains are spectacular but Everest is not visible due to the towering mountains upfront. After spending brief moments in base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in Next 3-4 hours.
Pheriche – Namche Ascent 400m and ascent 50+m
From Periche we descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. We walk majorly through the banks of Imja stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill to Tengboche and further down to Phunki Thanga and final sheer uphill for around an hour to Namche.
Namche – Lukla Ascent 950m, descend 250m
Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and Lukla and very easy for the knees. It’s the final day in Everest region where we reconfirm our flights and enjoy the party like atmosphere amongst the trekker who has finished their trek.
Lukla – Kathmandu
We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu. Our Everest base camp trek officially Ends once we transfer you to the hotel. We request you to provide us with your international departure date and we will arrange you with the international transfer.
We (me and my friends) just completed a 15 Day Everest Base Camp Trekking. What a fantastic experience. From the team leader (Raj) to the assistant guides (Govinda, Hem, Sudip) to the porters, all were caring, knowledgeable and great fun. More than just a tick off the bucket list - a great adventure and holiday. Don't think of reasons not to do this trip....embrace the opportunity, and go for it.View Complete Review
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Incredible trip. Accommodation was much better than expected, rooms were nice and clean - not basic at all. Hike was a little harder than expected, but Trekking Leader(Raj) was always supportive and encouraging. It was all worth it for the views of course, never witnessed so much beauty in my life. Great opportunity to learn about the culture and meet the local people. Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd is a great travel company with a fantastic ethos. They do not discriminate by age and they seem to have a real focus on grass roots travel and the employment of local people which I think is great Will definitely be visiting Nepal and travelling with Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd again!View Complete Review
What an amazing trip! The excellent Team - very helpful, knowledgeable and caring throughout the trek and even during the booking process. I would recommend them to anyone.View Complete Review
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My friend and I spent 14 days in January 2016 trekking with Uzol through the Everest region. The trip completely surpassed our expectations--Uzol went above and beyond to help us learn about, understand, and fall in love with Nepal. His knowledge of and love for Nepal is enough of a reason to trek with him, but his friendliness and hospitality seals the deal! He helped us bargain for equipment before leaving for our trek and he booked us bus tickets to Pokhara after the trek had ended--he acted not just as our guide, but as a close friend. Wevte was equally as hospitable and kind, highly recommend spending some nights in Kathmandu at their hostel (Dormitory Nepal) and hanging out with their staff. Already looking forward to returning to Nepal and completing another trek with Uzol and Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd!View Complete Review
Had an amazing experience trekking both the Annapurna Scanutary and the Everest Base Camp routes ! The treks itself is an amazing experience and the views of the mountains are absolutely surreal ! Booking with Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd couldn't have been any easier, they made the process extremely easy and the prices were the lowest that we found in Katmandu! We had everything included (guide, porter, meals, tea houses, rented jackets + sleeping bags). Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mountains, villages, and culture so my friend and I learned a lot, which we wouldn't have known otherwise! Also he was very knowledgeable about safety protocols, which I'm extremely thankful for. My friend experienced severe acute mountain sickness and our guide knew exactly what to do, remained calm, and kept both of us in the loop about the next steps/protocols. He made this process very stress-free in the mountains. I would definitely book with Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd again! Visited October 2014View Complete Review
Trekking to Everest Base Camp with BT(Budget Trekking), and getting there on My Birthday Day is an experience that I will never forget. The leader and assistants that we had were absolutely top notch, they could not do enough to help us to make the most of the trip, and were so experienced that they could answer all our questions and give us great insight into local culture and helpful hints and tips for making it to Everest Base Camp! The group of 16 were absolutely great, and we found that we all got on really well with each other and despite our different backgrounds and experiences, we all shared the same positive outlook on life and getting the most out of the trip. I can't recommend this trip highly enough - memories, people and experiences that I'll never forget!View Complete Review
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