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15-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking by Freedom Adventures

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Private trip
15 days 14 nights
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.

Meet your guide

FA

Freedom Adventures

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

Prices

Prices start from USD$1,295 per person Prices start from NPR143,356.50
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

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

What's included

  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Twin Beds

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Flexible
Pick-up Point
Kathmandu Airport
Drop-off Time
Flexible
Drop-off Point
Kathmandu Airport
Transport 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.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes
Duffel bags
Medicine
Passport-size photos (4 per person)
Passport-size photos (4 per person)
Photocopies of passport
Sleeping bag
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Trekking pole
Trekking shoes
Warm clothing

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 25 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 10 Nov 2019
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