Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 14 Days
 
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Everest Base Camp Short Trek is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in the Everest region. The Everest region is understandably one of the world's most spectacular hiking destinations in the world. It is life memorable trek to Everest region including Kalapatthar climbing and overview of four of the world’s six tallest peaks in the region including the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu. Everest Base Camp trek starts from Kathmandu flight to Lukla and continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into Khumbu region. The trek provides you wonderful experiences of lifestyle and culture of Sherpa with the chances of exploring different landmarks of the region. The trek passes through some ancient monasteries and Gompas as well.


ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours

Arrival in Kathmandu and Trip Preparation - 1,300m
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our airport representative. After the completion of immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your choice, you can either visit our office site where you can meet your trekking guide or stroll around the streets of Thamel - a tourist hub in Kathmandu. After roaming around the streets of Thamel, you will engage on upcoming trip preparation with your trek members. Overnight in Kathmandu. 


Day 2
4 Hours

 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m): 3 - 4 hrs.
In the morning you board for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla - a gateway from where the trek begins. The scenic mountain flight about 35 minutes gives you a perfect sight of tremendous Himalayan Range. From Lukla, the trek begins passing through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka and in due course gets in to Phakding. On the trail you come across plenty of prayer rocks. Overnight at Phakding. (BLD)

Note: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D - Dinner


Day 3
5 Hours

Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hrs
Following through a pine forest, the trail leads you along the Dudh Koshi River. While on the way you encounter with wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Passing through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you reach at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Next, the trail climbs through the forests and bridges to reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Prior to reaching in Namche Bazaar, the trail pass through Jorsale Village and while on the trail you will have first sight of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche. (BLD)


Day 4
3 Hours

Acclimatization Day
This will be the appropriate acclimatization day with some excursion around the landmarks of Namche Bazaar – the trading hub of Everest region. In the center of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and spend some quality time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa. Next, you can visit to Sagarmatha National Park headquarter and the Tourist Visitor Centre as well. Beyond the centre of this Sherpa Capital, you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. Besides, you can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche before returning back to Namche. Overnight in Namche. (BLD)


Day 5
6 Hours

Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5 - 6 hrs
After breakfast in Namche, the trek begins to Tengboche. The wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Aba Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,896m) and close up view of Mt.Thamserku make you breathless. While crossing wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar, the trail gradually leads you to Sansa. Next, the trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River and then prepares for a little tough climb till to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Overnight at Tengboche. (BLD)


Day 6
6 Hours

Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hrs
On this day, you reach at Dingboche enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains, landscapes, several Chortens, Mani walls and small villages. While passing through north to Pheriche beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam (6,856m) you come to Imja Valley enjoying panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscapes. The valley gradually unfolds as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. From Lobuche River you trek the steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche. (BLD)


Day 7
4 Hours

Dingboche - Duglha (4,600 m): 3 - 4 hrs
Today’s trek starts from Dingboche and initially passes through the Khumbu Khola valley. In this section of the trail you will have awesome views of mountains on all sides. On the way to Duglha, you come across Dusa- a yak herder's place and Phulung Karpo-the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. As you trek on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) comes into view. Prior to reaching Duglha, you will be greeted with the fantastic views of Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks including the tip of Mt Nuptse (7,896m). Overnight at Duglha. (BLD)


Day 8
4 Hours

Duglha - Lobuche (4,940 m): 3 - 4 hrs
From Duglha, today’s trek starts with climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While moving ahead you will find the memorials to Scott Fischer and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa. As the trail passes down to the Khumbu Glacier, you face several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. In addition, Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche. (BLD)


Day 9
8 Hours

Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While trekking ahead to Gorak Shep you will see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As you reach Gorak Shep, you will see snow-capped mountains looming all around you including the top of the world - Mt. Everest (8,848m). From Gorak Shep you move towards Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp of top of the world you will have the views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Mt. Everest is not visible from the base camp. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. Next, trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorak Shep. (BLD)


Day 10
8 Hours

Gorak Shep -  Kala Patthar - Pheriche (4,280 m): 8 - 9 hrs
Today’s journey starts early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of Everest. Your dream will come true here. During the trek to Kala Patthar familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower including Nuptse and Everest. While ascending to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch several outstanding view points to snap pictures. As you reach the top, gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. You wander from one mighty massif to another at this junction. It will be a tremendous moment in your life that comes once in a lifetime. After taking photo shots of spectacular mountain massifs you again trek down to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep. (BLD)


Day 11
6 Hours

Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
On this day, you trek back to Namche passing through Pangboche and Tengboche. The trail is pleasant with the views of impressive mountains and forests. From Pangboche the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. While on the trial you come across Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey stops at Kyangjuma (3570 m) for a tranquil lunch. At this place you will have the chance to appreciate the stunning Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse. Next, the trail to Namche passes through pleasant valleys and pasturelands. Ultimately, you reach in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. (BLD)


Day 12
7 Hours

Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 7 hrs
Even if you are trekking in the same trail, you feel completely different experiences. You walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flags. Upon arrival at Lukla, you can stroll around. Overnight at Lukla. (BLD)


Day 13
1 Hours

Lukla - Kathmandu
It will be your fly back time to Kathmandu. This short and scenic flight makes you feel nostalgic because of the glimpses of snowy mountains. In Kathmandu you will be taken to your hotel where you can take rest or may stroll around the streets of Thamel for souvenir shopping or may explore around popular tourist attractions nearby Thamel.  In the evening, you will have a trip celebration dinner with your team. Overnight in Kathmandu. (BD)


Day 14
1 Hours

Day 14: Departure from Nepal
The 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek comes to an end today. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to airport. On your way to home, we hope, you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure trip in the Himalayas. Or you can extend your Nepal stay for more couple of days. (B)



WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Regular transfers to/from airport and hotel
    • 2 overnights twin share accommodation at centrally located  2 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Trekking based on teahouse or lodges with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • All transportation in a private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Internal flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) with airport departure tax
    • Skilled trekking crew: experienced trekking leader and porters inclusive of their salary, insurance, flight, meals and accommodation
    • Trekking gear: down jacket, sleeping bag, a trekking map (bags and jackets are to be returned after the trek)
    • Trekking permit: Everest national park permits and TIMS
    • Trekking map
    • Complete medical kit
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    • Nepal  Visa Fee
    • International flights
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Emergency medical treatment costs, including hospital charges and air ambulance fees
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early departure from the mountain
    • Tips and gratuities to the guide/porters
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CANCELLATION
    • The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
    • The cancellation fees excluding insurance are expressed hereafter:
      • 60 days or more before departure      : Loss of deposit
      • 59-21 days before departure               : 50% of cost of services booked
      • Less than 21 days before departure  : 100% of cost of services booked
REFUND

    Your refund request will be answered and processed as soon as possible. If you do not receive the reply within 24 hours, please call the office immediately. Payment will be done via any means preferred by you.

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