EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

This trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya. The mountain views are stunning, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community is heartwarming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Lobouche Peak, Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kangru peak, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak etc.

The Everest area, known locally as Sagarmatha National Park, is home to some of the world’s highest peaks as well as the famous Sherpas, migrants from eastern Tibet who crossed over the Himalaya and settled here sometime in the late 1400s or early 1500s.

This trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya. The mountain views are stunning, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heartwarming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Lobuche Peak, Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kangru peak, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak etc.

You will also be visiting Sherpa villages and monasteries to gain insight into their culture and lifestyle from up close.

This classical trek into the Solu-Khumbu region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi (“Milk River”).

After crossing the Namche Bazaar “Sherpa headquarter” we will continue on to Tengboche. With its beautiful Buddhist monastery, this small village is considered the spiritual center of the Khumbu area. We will gradually make our ascent to Dingboche, Lobuche and finally along the glacial moraine to Gorak Shep at the base of Kala Pattar.

Now, you will have the option of sunset or sunrise trek to the summit of Kala Pattar (5550m/18208ft) for a panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountains including Everest. We’ll make the 3-hour trek on to Everest Base Camp where, depending on the season, you’ll see mountaineering expeditions preparing for their ascent to the highest peak in the world, beginning with the spectacular Khumbu Icefall.

Enjoy the holidays in the Khumbu.

Trek Highlights

  • Explore the ancient & fascination city of Kathmandu
    • Our experienced Sharpa guide ensures you enjoy the high quality adventures
    • Take a flight to Lukla & view numerous Himalayan Giants along the way
    • Trek to Everest base camp via traditional route
    • Climb Kala Patther 5,550m, & step to Foot of the Mt. Everest
    • Learn about the Sherpa Cultures & local people’s lifestyle
    • Enjoy & get experience the trekking in the Himalayas Is it right for me?

Is it right for me?

Everest Base camp trek is an appropriate goal for bushwalkers and hikers or day-walkers looking for an extra challenge. This is a chance to get amongst the Himalayas in the relative comfort of simple lodges.

Fitness

The trekking days are not long, as your body needs time to acclimatize and after all, you are on holiday. You will need to be able to walk for 4-8 hours a day with a daypack.

We are generally early abed but you might want to hang around and chat with your fellow trekkers, staff or local people or play a game of cards. Rest days normally involve a part-day hike to a place of interest or viewpoint as well as some relaxation time.

Depending on your general level of fitness you may benefit from a training regime in the lead up to the trek.

Experience

This expedition introduces you to high altitude trekking. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to stretch your horizons are what you’ll need. Some experience of hiking will be an advantage.

Why go with Blue Dragon Adventure?

Our style

On this Everest Base camp trek, your trek leader will be a qualified Nepalese trek guide. They are there to ensure your trek is a wonderful, fun and safe experience.

Your accomplished and friendly trip guide will help you to enjoy and appreciate the cultural, and natural attractions of the region. They will assist with daily arrangements as you eat in and stay in the tents. The package uses a steady acclimatization program and allows time for bad weather along the way, giving participants the maximum chance of success.

The trek will be well planned, well led, and well resourced with good quality food, transport, equipment, first aid and communications.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: We will be staying at the Shanker Hotel (4 stars). This charming historic palace has a huge peaceful garden with a pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel.

It is safe and clean and well staffed and is a safe place to leave your clean town clothes and other gear when you are in the hills. There are many restaurants in Kathmandu catering to western tastes as well as plenty of local Dahl Bhat (rice and lentils) shops at very reasonable prices.

On the Trek:

Generally, along the regular trekking areas have developed well facilities available teahouse lodges. Which are mainly used by trekkers walk along the trail, however some are very cozy and comfortable and some are the basic standard. Blue Dragon Adventure will accommodate you as best available lodges en route along the journey and your lodge room will be provided the bed, pillow blanket. If you are using your own personal sleeping bag is always recommended to bring with you.

Foods at local teahouses are hygienic and usually delicious which are prepared by using local agro-products. They offer a variety foods, for breakfast, Toast, different styles of eggs, pancake, porridge, Muesli with milk, and other creels, For lunch and dinner, variety of potato, different curries, rice, noodles and pasta, pizza, spring roll, Nepali food and others food, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. They also use some from the market which is not possible to grow up there and produce locally.

When to go?

Autumn season (Sept-Nov) being the best season for trekking, offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also the best season for peak climbing.

Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze overhang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars the beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.

Winter season (December-February) is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Although Travel in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, October through May is considered to be the best months for trekking.

Illness & Evacuation

Most of our adventures in the Himalaya take us to remote regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly and we allow for additional rest days. While most people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms, which require a return to a lower altitude or emergency evacuation. Adjusting to a new diet can also take some time.

All clients are required to have travel insurance covering emergency rescue, usually by helicopter. We must stress that this kind of evacuation occurs in a life or death situation only. Rest and/or descent to a lower altitude are the best remedies for most illnesses experienced out on the trail. Circumstances differ, and the head guide with regard to treatment and itinerary will evaluate each situation. Considering the ill person condition, if helicopter evacuation required then just coordinate with your guide, he can talk to us, we will arrange the fastest evacuation system immediately. We will work with you to accommodate your needs and requests to the best of our ability. There are small, limited health clinics in some areas, hours of operation dependent upon the season. Additional costs incurred in cases of illness are not the responsibility of mine or will be charged as an extra cost.

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TRIP SUMMARY

Destination Nepal
Trek Level Moderate-Strenuous
Accommodation Camping / Lodge
Duration 17 Days
Max Altitude 5550m
Best Season April/May/Oct/Nov/Dec

INCLUDED:

  • All required trekking permits
    • Conservation/national park fees and all govt. taxes
    • 4 (four) nights 4*** (Hotel Shanker) in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
    • Round trip domestic airfares to (KTM- Lukla –KTM) and domestic airport taxes.
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
    • An Experience Trek Guide
    • 1 Supporting Trekking Assistant Sherpa Guide
    • Require the number of porters
    • Trek Sleeping bag & Down jacket
    • All meals quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trekking period
    • All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice)
    • Trek duffle bag to each trekker
    • Complete first aid kits
    • Insurance of all local team members
    • Equipment for porters
    • Half day world heritage sites tour with Guide & private transport
    • Cultural celebration meal after trek (Nepalese finest cuisine)

EXCLUDED:

• Medical/personal high-risk insurance,
• International departure tax
• Personal trek gears
• Major meals in Kathmandu
• Cost of personal expenses
• Tips for the guide, porters & local staffs

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: City tour & trek briefing(1,400m)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding(2,600m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche bazaar(3,450m)
Day 05: Rest/Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche(3,900m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche(4,380m)
Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day
Day 09: Trek to Lobuje(4,900m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep(5,100m)
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp; overnight Gorakshep(5,300m)
Day 12: Climb Kalapattar & trek to Pangboche (4,100m)
Day 13: Trek to Namche bazaar(3,450m)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla(2,800m)
Day 15: Early morning flight to Kathmandu
Day 16: Leisure day/back up day for weather
Day 17: International departures
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