Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days

  • Trip duration 15 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
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  • Trip cost US$ 1299 Group Discount
    No of people Price P.P
    2-5 Pax 1199
    6-9 Person 1110
    +10 1029

Trip Information 

Everest Base Camp trekking is the most exciting trek that reveals the wonders of nature as the trail meanders amid the world’s highest mountains. The trail ascends to the maximum height of 5,545 metres at Kalapatthar.  The trek offers the magnificent view of Mountains; Everest (8,884 metres), Lhotse (8516 metres), Cho Oyu (8,152 metres), Ama Dablam (6,812 metres), Makalu (8,463 metres), Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantega Peak, Island Peak (6,189 metres), Lobuche Peak, Khumbutse Peak, Pumori, Cholatse, Taboche and other Himalayas.

The entire trail explores within Sagarmatha National Park, which has been listed in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1979.

Everest Base camp trekking is an opportunity to explore the region where the vegetation found at the lower altitude in the region includes pine and hemlock forests, while fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron, scrub and alpine plant communities are common at the higher altitude. The park is home to various mammals such as red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan thar, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika) and over 118 species of bird including the Impeyan pheasant, snow cock, blood pheasant, red-billed cough and others.

This 15-day-trek also covers sight-seeing tour in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.    

After the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the initial phase of the trek starts from Namche Bazar, the most important hub at the base of Himalayas. The short stay here offers the view of Mount Everest from Sangboche. The oldest monasteries in Tyangboche and Sherpa villages in the region are among the major attractions. Here, we get time to observe the Sherpa cultures and lifestyle during the acclimatisation in the region.

Hotel / Accommodations

Three-night accommodation in a star hotel in Kathmandu and 11-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, $ 250 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.

Food:

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 welcome 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, spaghettis, soup, salad, hot drinks.

Best time to travel

The best time to set out on Everest Base Camp trekking is either in Spring season (March to May) or in Autumn (September to November). 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.

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 $600 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 extra $600 per person 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. 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Mount Everest the highest peak in the world
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Rare Gurung and Sherpa cultures
  • Visit to Namche Bazar the highest town in Nepal
  • Oldest Buddhist monasteries in Tyangboche
  • Hiking on Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit to Kalapatthar the highest point being
  • Living with the native Sherpa family

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)

Day 02:Kathmandu sight-seeing

Day 03:Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to Phakding

Day 04:6 hours trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet)

Day 05:Acclimation in Namche Bazar

Day 06:5-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet)

Day 07:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours

Day 08:Acclimation at Dingboche

Day 09:Dingbuche to Lobuche(4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) 6 hours.

Day 10: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 11:Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545 metres or 18,192 feet) and descending to Pheriche (4,280 metres or 14,042 feet)

Day 12:Back to Namche Bazar from Pheriche (6 to7 hours)

Day 13:Namche Bazar to Lukla (8 hours)

Day 14:Flight to Kathmandu

Day 15:Departure to Home

Cost Includes

    • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
    • Guided full day Kathmandu Sightseeing by private vehicle
    • Full Board Meals Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
    • Welcome dinner
    • Best suited teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • An experienced Government License holder Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers : A.G) and porter to carry luggage (For two person) during the trek
    • All salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, meals and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
    • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Park)
    • Heritage entrance fees for sightseeing 
    • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit while trekking
    • All Government and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Meals Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • International airfare and airport taxes
    • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
    • Extra cost on shower, battery charge, extra porters during the trek
    • Personal travel and rescue insurance
    • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew

Note

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 info@mountfishtailadventure.com 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.

Detail Itinerary

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 hotel, we hold a meeting over dinner to plan your trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Included meal: Dinner

Day 2Kathmandu sight-seeing After breakfast early in the morning, we set on visiting the UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. We visit Famous Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa that lies on the north eastern part of Kathmandu valley. Ascending the Swayambhunath Temple, the monkey temple on the hill in the western skirt of Kathmandu is an opportunity to study the whole city in bird’s view. Kathmandu Durbar Square listed in the UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites, built during Malla Dynasty exhibits the finest cuts of wood carvings and arts. You get an opportunity to explore the typical Newari culture and cuisines. Overnight at hotel

Included meal: Breakfast

Day 3Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to Phakding Early 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.

Included meals: breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 46 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

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5Acclimation in Namche Bazar The 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.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 65-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet) 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

Included all meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 7Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours Hiking 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

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 8Acclimation at Dingboche On this day we halt for acclimation. But instead of staying idle, we explore the geographical features. In the locality, we can exercise the trial climbing up the hills to get the marvellous views of mountains; Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and three other highest Himalayas. In the northwest we can see the Lobuche and Lhotse peaks. As the village produce potatoes, buckwheat, barley and cabbages, we may explore the farms. The sight of rivers add colour in the environment. The overnight stay in the village.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 9Dingbuche 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.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 10Lobuche 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 After 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.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 11Climb 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.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 12Back 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

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 13Namche 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.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 14Flight to Kathmandu The 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 hanging around the city for the time being. We attend the farewell dinner with Mount Fishtail Adventure team.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15Departure to Home Mount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight time.

Included meal: Breakfast

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Happy High Flying with Mount Fishtail Adventure

Rating: Date: 19 - 04- 2015

Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, one of the only things that we wanted to do for sure was see the Himalayas. We decided that a mountain flight would be the best idea with the amount of time we had there. So, after perusing through Thamel, and seeing MANY travel agencies boasting mountain flights, we randomly walked into Mount Fishtail Adventure and we are SO glad that we did. Narayan went above and beyond to help our dream come true. He found us reasonably priced tickets, accompanied us to the airport on multiple occasions very early in the morning (as our flight was cancelled a few times), and was even able to get a refund for my boyfriend's ticket, as he was down and out with a sad bout of food poisoning and couldn't make our last and successful (for me, anyway!) flight. Narayan is kind and detail-oriented, and the office was professional. He even gave us great suggestions for food and activities nearby.  We are beyond excited to return to Nepal to go on an Everest Base Camp Trek, and Narayan has already emailed us all the details we need. We'll definitely be going through Mount Fishtail Adventure for our next Himalaya adventure! Thank you Narayan & team! See you soon!