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15-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking

By Freedom Adventures

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You have time and seek a classic trek route which offers majestic mountain views and visits to the Buddhist monasteries. Don’t miss this chance to see Everest up close!

Overview

15 days 14 nights
Private trip
Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world-famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas. It also gives an opportunity to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. The opportunity to embark on the remarkable journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took and the feeling of being able to view the mighty Everest up close is second to none.

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu
Phakding
Namche Bazaar
Kala Patthar
Tengboche
Ama Dablam
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What's included

From US$ 1,295 NPR148,458.95 per person
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing via private vehicle
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • All accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouse visit during trek
  • Guides
  • Porters
  • Insurance, wages, meals, and accommodation of crew members
  • Permits, entrance fees and government tax where applicable
  • Industry standard first aid kit
  • International airport departure tax
  • Visa fees
  • Hot shower
  • Water
  • Wifi
  • Meals
  • Drinking water
  • Tips
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen events such as natural disaster, roadblocks and health conditions of fellow travellers
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Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Kathmandu Airport
Drop-off
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Kathmandu Airport
Other Notes

Tribhuvan International Airport is likely to remain closed from 22:00 to 08:00 daily due to road maintenance effective from 1 Sep 2019 to 31 Dec 2019. This will affect the flights to the KTM-Lukla sector and treks to the Everest region as most of the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla takes off and lands between 6-8 am from Kathmandu Airport. Following this change, the authority has decided to redirect/from Lukla from all the flights to Manthali Airport. This may result in price differences from what is currently published.

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 25 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Today you will explore Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu.

  • Morning: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, drop-off at hotel
  • Afternoon: Explore Thamel, shopping
  • Evening: Dinner at a Nepalean restaurant, guide about tomorrow's sightseeing trip
Day 2: Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Today you will be visiting World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

  • Morning: Breakfast, World Heritage Sites guided tour (Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddanath, and Bhaktapur).
  • Afternoon: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and the old royal complex
  • Evening: Dinner
Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Today you will start your trek through the village of Lukla!

  • Morning: Flight to Lukla, pack & make arrangements with other crew members
  • Afternoon: Trek through the prosperous village of Lukla, arrive at Phakding along the Dudh Kosi River
  • Evening: Spend the night in the village, or explore monasteries in the vicinity
Day 4: Phakding - Namche
Phakding - Namche

Today you will get a panoramic view of Mt. Thamserku and have your first glimpse of Everest!

  • Morning: Walk through a pine forest to Dudh Koshi River after crossing several suspension bridges, reach the viewpoint of the gleaming Mt. Thamserku (6618m)
  • Afternoon: Cross over to Jorsale, the trek's halfway point, then trek to Namche Bazaar, uphill climb to Namche Bazaar for the first glimpse of Everest
Day 5: Namche
Namche

Today you will explore Namche!

  • Morning - Afternoon: Hike to the viewing spot to enjoy views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and more, walk around Khumjung Valley
  • Evening: Visit Hillary school and Khunde Hospital
  • Night: Hike back to Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Namche - Tengboche
Namche - Tengboche

Today you will trek from Namche to the holy ground of Tengboche.

  • Morning: Head northeast along a tributary valley opening up to a steep climb approaching Tengboche
  • Afternoon: Enjoy the views of the monastery, yak pastures, and world's highest sacred institution at Tengboche
  • Evening: Overnight at Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche - Dingboche
Tengboche - Dingboche

Today you will trek to Dingboche, which holds the Spartan lives of Sherpas!

  • Morning to afternoon: Trek past Gompa, which holds the famous Yeti scalp
  • Evening: Overnight at Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche
Dingboche

Today you can embark on some optional hikes to Nagajun Hill or Chukung village.

  • Morning to afternoon: Optional hikes to Nagajun Hill or Chukung village, with fine views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks, interspersed with lakes and glaciers.
  • Evening: Overnight at Dingboche
Day 9: Dingboche - Lobuche
Dingboche - Lobuche

Today you will begin your ascend to Lobuche!

  • Morning to afternoon: Traverse ice-covered torrents to Lobuche where stone houses sit amongst a frozen wilderness of stunning beauty
  • Evening: Overnight at Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp
Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp

Today you will trek to Everest Base Camp (5380m above sea level)!

  • Morning: Navigate the Khumbu Glacier
  • Afternoon: Climb up to Gorak Shep, trek to Everest Base Camp, rest at Everest Base Camp, trek back to Gorak Shep
  • Evening: Overnight at Gorak Shep
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Pheriche
Gorak Shep - Pheriche

Today you will get to enjoy Everest peak at sunrise before descending back to Gorak Shep.

  • Morning: Enjoy sunrise at Everest viewing point
  • Afternoon: Descend to the flat and sandy expanse of Gorak Shep, climb up again to reach Kalapathar for more scenic views, and down to Pheriche
  • Evening: Overnight at Pheriche
Day 12: Pheriche - Tengboche
Pheriche - Tengboche

Today you will cross the Dudh Koshi torrent before descending to Tengboche.

  • Morning to evening: Gentle trail for descending, crossing the Dudh Koshi torrent and alpine meadows before reaching Tengboche for the night.
Day 13: Tengboche - Namche
Tengboche - Namche

Today you will descend down to Phunke Tenga and Namche.

  • Morning: Enjoy views from Tangboche
  • Afternoon: Descend to Phunke Tenga
  • Evening: Descend to Namche, overnight at Namche
Day 14: Namche - Lukla
Namche - Lukla

Today you will get to explore a forest of rhododendron and pine!

  • Morning: Descend to Lukla
  • Afternoon: Explore the forest of rhododendron and pine, pass by the Sherpa village to bid farewell to the locals
  • Evening: Arrive at Lukla, overnight at Lukla
Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu
Lukla - Kathmandu

Today will be your last day at Khumbu region.

  • Morning: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Afternoon: Reflect on trek, last-minute shopping in Thamel
  • Evening: Dinner, overnight in Kathmandu

Meet your guide

Freedom Adventures

Freedom Adventures is a locally based company in Nepal with highly trained staff members in both mountaineering and adventure sports while promoting sustainable tourism.
18 years experience
Basic English, Fluent English

Freedom Adventures Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Freedom Adventures pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Comfortable clothes
Duffel bags
Medicine
Passport-size photos (4 per person)
Photocopies of passport
Sleeping bag
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Trekking pole
Trekking shoes
Warm clothing
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Travel insurance is compulsory for anyone travelling with us so please ensure you have an appropriate level of cover. This insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

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