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Everest Base Camp tour
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Everest Base Camp

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 1,599 $ 100 / day
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Short Description

This classic trek gives you a once in a lifetime chance to get right up close to Everest. It is a tough trek that needs some preparation, but immensely rewarding. We pace the itinerary sensibly with acclimatization days en- route, and time in the Kathmandu Valley at either end of the trek

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers, including 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a trekking guide and porters throughout the trek
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to sites visited in the itinerary
  • Tips for drivers

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
We greet you on your arrival in Kathmandu airport today and transfer you to your hotel in the Thamel tourist district of the city. Our rep will help you settle in and familiarise you with the local area.
| OVERNIGHT:
Kathmandu - 3 star hotel
| MEALS:
None
| EXTRAS:
Extra days in Kathmandu, Single room supplement (Kathmandu only)

Day 2, Fly to Lukla and start trekking to Phakding
Today we catch the short early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and start trekking to Phakding (2,652m). Descending out of Lukla the trail gently winds its way along the river and serves as an easy introduction to the harder days ahead. We overnight at Phakding at one of the many comfortable trekking lodges.
| OVERNIGHT:
Phakding - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Trekking Pack

Day 3, Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
The day starts gently as we make our way along the river to the entrance of the Sagamartha National Park, where we will obtain our trekking permits and register with the park authorities. Soon the trail starts to rise for a long climb up to Namche Bazaar (3,446m), where we stop for the night.
| OVERNIGHT:
Namche Bazaar - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 4, Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation day
Today is a free day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatisation. This colourful Sherpa town is a great place to spend time exploring. There are numerous shops and stalls selling everything from cut price trekking gear to Buddhist prayer flags. Its internet cafes, bakeries and cafes are also popular with the many visitors. Of course, if you’re not too tired, there are plenty of interesting and scenic day walks you can do if wish. We overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
| OVERNIGHT:
Namche Bazaar - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 5, Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thengboche
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind our goal today is the village of Thengboche, which lies on top of another ridge. There are several ascents and descents through Rhododendron forests down to the suspension bridge at Phunki Tenga (3,250m). Then we start the climb and it really is a strenuous climb, as now we have to fight against the altitude as well at the steepness of the trail. Eventually we crest the ridge and arrive at Thengboche (3,870m), from where, on a clear day, the views of Everest and Lhotse are magnificent. Thengboche is also the site of a large Buddhist monastery, which is certainly worth a visit. We overnight at a lodge in Thengboche.
| OVERNIGHT:
Tengboche - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 6, Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Today’s trekking takes us through beautiful Rhododendron forests as we follow the river up the Imja valley towards Dingboche. Along this stretch of the trail there is a good possibility of spotting the elusive musk deer, an endangered species indigenous to the area. Leaving the forests behind, we end the day with a steep climb up to Dingboche (4,410m). We overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
| OVERNIGHT:
Dingboche - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 7, Dingboche – acclimatisation day
We spend the day in Dingboche acclimatising to the high altitude. This beautiful Sherpa village is a patchwork of small fields enclosed by stonewalls and offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. If you don’t feel like resting you can head up the valley towards Chukung for even better views. We overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
| OVERNIGHT:
Dingboche - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 8, Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Climbing up from Dingboche we follow the valley high up on one side until we reach Dughla (4,620m) and the entrance to the Khumbu valley. Heading up the Khumbu valley, a steep climb takes us over the Thokla Pass (4,830m) then we follow the edge of the glacial moraine onto Lobuche (4,910m). We overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.
| OVERNIGHT:
Lobuche - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 9, Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Kalar Pattar (flexible day)
As we continue along the Khumbu valley the unfolding mountain panoramas are quite simply breathtaking. Reaching the Lobuche Pass (5,110m) we continue onto Gorak Shep (5,140m), where we take a welcome break from the altitude before making our short but steep ascent of Kalar Pattar (5,550m). This view point is the perfect place to take in the full majesty of the surrounding mountains. We overnight at a lodge in Gorak Shep. We keep our itinerary for today and tomorrow flexible, depending on the weather and how people are handling the altitude.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gorak Shep - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast Day 10, Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (flexible day)
Today we continue up the edge of the Khumbu glacier until we finally reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m). If you’re lucky and the timing is right you may see expeditions preparing to climb Mount Everest. After spending some time to enjoy the surroundings and the completion of our goal, we make our way back down to Lobuche. We overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.
| OVERNIGHT:
Lobuche - trekking lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast
Days 11-13, Trek from Lobuche to Lukla via Devoche and Namche Bazaar
From Lobuche we head back down the trail via Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Having acclimatised well to the altitude the trekking becomes much easier as we make our way back down to Lukla, and there is plenty of time to take in the beauty of our surroundings. We overnight at lodges in Namche Bazaar and Lukla.
| OVERNIGHT:
Trekking lodges
| MEALS:
Breakfast Day 14, Finish trek, and fly to Kathmandu
This morning we catch the flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, where we transfer back to your hotel for some welcome relaxation and a celebratory evening drink and meal.
| OVERNIGHT:
Kathmandu - hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast Day 16, Kathmandu. Free time. Transfer to airport
Your last day in Kathmandu is free for you to catch up on some last minute souvenir shopping and exploring before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast

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Only ground transport

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

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  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (budget approx. US$250 for lunches & dinners on the trek)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for trekking guide and porters
  • Any other items not mentioned above

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