This 13-day Everest Base Camp Economy Trekking has been designed by the Mount Fishtail Adventure after realising the desire of the trekkers to touch the mountains despite the inadequate holidays with the limited budget. The Everest Base Camp Trekking has been listed among the top destinations in the world. This is the must-do adventure trekking at least once in the lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Economy Trekking focuses on the fantastic views of Mount Everest (8,848 metres), the world’s highest mountain and other mountain ranges. The Everest Base Camp, being at an altitude of 5,364 metres, the trekkers further ascend to the maximum height of 5,545 metres at Kalapatthar that offers the marvellous view of Mount Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Lhotse mountains surrounding the Mount Everest. The sunrise and sunset views from here look wonderful as the mountains illuminate bathing in the sunlight.
We take a 40-minute domestic flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla-based Tenzing-Hillary Airport from where the trekking starts.
In this trip, Namche Bazaar, a market at the base of Himalayas offers opportunities to explore the lifestyles, cultural and traditional values of the native Sherpas and other descendants of Tibetan people. The oldest monasteries in Tyangboche are equally admirable. The travellers get the glimpse of snow-capped mountains all the time during this trek. The country lifestyle of Himalayas can be experienced here amid the settlements, fields, and farms. The Buddhist monasteries, together with the prayer flags, mani walls, chortens are the elements that showcase the Buddhism in the mountainous Nepal.
The splendid view of mountains such as Ama Dablam peak, Island Peak, Nuptse and several other mountains add flavours as we visit Dingboche village. This adventurous trip is the actual trekking or hiking on the surface of the Khumbu Glacier as we head for the Everest Base Camp.
Hotel / Accommodations
Two-night accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu and 10-night stay in the standard teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. You may have to share a bed with a companion during the mountainous trip. But if you need, $ 200 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.
Food in Kathmandu and Mountain
You will be served with breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu. All other meals will be provided to you by Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt Ltd which includes farewell dinner. We provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the journey. When you are on the mountain, you will be served with local food stuff such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan bread made of buckwheat, pancake, toast, spaghettis, pizza, momos, soup, salad, hot drinks.
Best time to travel Everest Base Camp
The best time to set out on Everest Base Camp Economy Trekking is either in Spring season (March to May) or in Autumn (September to December). It offers magnificent views in these two seasons. The journey is also possible in other seasons despite having extremely cold weather, climate, and temperature which may not suit, and we do not guarantee the panoramic views.
Please Points to Consider
The mountain flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla may delay depending on the weather conditions. It is very likely to delay the flights from one to two hours to next day. In case if you miss the scheduled flight due to the weather conditions, you will have to wait or you may pay USD$500 for emergency helicopter lift. So, it would be better if you keep a few days more in reserve to cope with such condition. Depending on the time and situation concerning your safety and security your team leader may change the itinerary item. We are liable to rescue you by lifting you on a helicopter. We charge you minimum USD$500 and maximum USD$3000 depending on the number of peoples for such emergency lift. Mount Fishtail Adventure provides you the bill that covers the rescue expenses. Later you may present the bill to claim the amount at your insurance company.
Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
Climbing Kalapatthar 5,545 m
Visiting Largest Tengboche Monastery
Living with mountain people
Visit Tenzing–Hillary Airport (Lukla)
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)
Day 02:Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to Phakding
Day 03:6 hours trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet)
Day 04:Acclimation in Namche Bazar
Day 05:Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 06:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 07:Dingbuche to Lobuche(4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) 6 hours.
Day 08:Lobuche to EBC (5,364 metres or 17,598 feet) via and back to Gorakshep (5,140 metres or 16,864 feet), 7 to 7.5 hours
Day 09:Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545 metres or 18,192 feet) and descending to Pheriche (4,280 metres or 14,042 feet)
Day 10:Back to Namche Bazar from Pheriche (6 to7 hours)
Day 11:Namche Bazar to Lukla (8 hours)
Day 12:Flight to Kathmandu
Day 13:Departure to Home
The tour package price for an individual is fixed. However, The Mount Fishtail Adventure offer discounts for a group of 10 or more people. The large group is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for one person. If you have more than 10 persons, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You are free to call us at 00977-9851137429 (Viber or WhatsApp). Apart from the regular departure for the journey, there is also an option for the private groups to choose own dates best suited.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)We receive you from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) upon your arrival. In 20- 30 minutes, our vehicle brings you to the hotel. After you take rest in the hotel, we hold a meeting over dinner to plan your trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 2Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to PhakdingEarly in the morning, we depart to Lukla from Tribhuvan International Airport. It takes about 40 minutes to arrive at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. Here, the Everest Base Camp trekking begins after breakfast in a restaurant. We continue trekking until we arrive at Phakding (2,610 metre), a small village. We stay here overnight
Day 36 hours trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet)After breakfast, we trek along the trail alongside Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River. We move ahead through the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate at Manjo. After crossing a suspension bridge amid pine forest, we ascend the steep trail before we reach Namche Bazar. The Bazar is the biggest market in the region and the most important point for traders, making available the Tibetan antique items as well as the accessory equipment for trekkers. Overnight at hotel
Day 4Acclimation in Namche BazarThe Bazar has decent offices, hotels, internet cafes and many other offices and trading concerns; ATMs, Banks, military base camp, museum. On this day, we hike up to Khumjung via Sangboche. The passage of Sangboche and Khumjung offers magnificent view of Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. Khumjung is also famous as the first climber of Everest Sir Edmond Hillary established a school here. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar.
Day 5Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet) 5-6 hours After breakfast, we carry on trekking along the trail. At a point in Kyangiuma, the path divides; the left path leads to Gokyo Lake (4790 metres) while the right one leads to Everest first camp. We move along, crossing the suspension bridge, passing through the woods and keeping the view of mountains from time to time to reach Tyangboche. The place is famous for its oldest and one of the the biggest monasteries in Nepal. Moreover, the place offers marvellous view of mountains; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight stay in Tyanboche
Day 6Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hoursHiking starts after breakfast in the morning. The trail passes through rhododendron woods until we arrive at Pangboche village. The trail offers the view of Mount Everest from time to time as we walk out the woods. We cross the Imza River and Lobuche River on this trail. Finally, we ascend to the Dingboche, a beautiful village from where we can view the mountains. Overnight stay in Dingboche
Day 7Dingbuche to Lobuche(4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) 6 hours.In the morning, after breaking fast, we incline along the trail. This is the day we find ourselves surrounded by the mountains on all sides. On the right, the mount Pumori which appears like an isosceles triangle reflects the light. We continue our trail leaving Pumori behind. We cross a rivulet to reach Duglha. After a halt in the place, we prepare to ascend the steep inclination that takes about 45 minutes to an hour. On the way we pay visit to the memorial shrine on a hill. The trial passes through the memorial shrines for the adventurers who lost their lives on Mount Everst. Further, we trek along the bed of Khumbu glacier. As we ascend the ridge, we can see the place filled with prayer flags. We continue the journey, enjoying the view of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur and Mount Nuptse. We stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 8Lobuche to EBC (5,364 metres or 17,598 feet) via and back to Gorakshep (5,140 metres or 16,864 feet), 7 to 7.5 hoursAfter breakfast in the morning, we prepare for the adventure. This is the day to realise the dream of exploring Everest Base Camp. The entire trail, over the rocks and boulders meanders along Khumbu glacier and passes through the astonishing jungles of projected ice spikes in the upper region. We can view the Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. Surprisingly, as we advance we come to meet the beautiful mountain mouce (pika) and Tibetan snow peacocks (khongma) in abundance in this height. After sinking in the beauty of the surroundings for the time being, we pace back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay.
Day 9Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545 metres or 18,192 feet) and descending to Pheriche (4,280 metres or 14,042 feet)Early in the morning, we advance to the Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar stands for black stone in Nepali language. Apparently, our trail passes through the black stones; we walk on the rough surface of black stones for two and half hours from Gorakshep. The entire trail offers the magnificent view of the Himalayas. As we arrive at Kalapatthar, the height of over five thousand metres, we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains surrounding Mount Everest. The view of the mountains from Kalapatthar is fantastic. The whole process of sunlight falling on the peaks seems alchemical. The mountains gradually turn into golden objects. Witnessing the whole process is the key to the Kalapatthar tour. After enjoying the wonder of the nature, we descend to Pheriche via Gorakshep where we take breakfast and pick our luggages. On this day, we walk for 7-8 hours in total. Overnight stay in Pheriche.
Day 10Back to Namche Bazar from Pheriche (6 to7 hours)Early in the morning after breakfast, we reverse our journey to Namche Bazar. The descending journey to Namche Bazar gives pleasure of reunion with the familiar surroundings. After taking lunch at Tyangboche we head for Namche Bazar. We walk up and down the trail through the familiar rhododendron woods, the shrubs of berries and crossing Dudh Koshi River we arrive at Namche Bazar. We stay here for the night. This is the perfect time and place to relax and recount your adventure with your friends and families. There are numerous cyber cafes with descent internet connections, cafes, restaurants, banks, ATM services, Night clubs, snooker, pool house and other entertaining clubs. Overnight Namche
Day 11Namche Bazar to Lukla (8 hours)As the journey on this day takes about 8 hours, we start the journey early in the morning after breakfast. We walk back through the familiar trail that we have already passed. Crossing several suspension bridges, we move on and halt only to take lunch when we arrive at Phakding. We carry on the journey through the monasteries and the vegetable farms. This day is the final day of trekking offered in this tour package. We stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 12Flight to KathmanduThe early morning flight of about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu offers closer view of the mountains one more time. On our arrival in Kathmandu, we check in hotel, take rest and hangingaround the city for the time being. We attend the farewell dinner with Mount Fishtail Adventure team.
Day 13Departure to Home Mount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight time.
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