The trek to Everest is the eye-candy for most of the trekkers around the world. An opportunity to view some of the greatest mountains on Earth is offered by this trek. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are few of the great mountains. The 16 days trek offers enough time to explore the Khumbu region with ease. If you aren’t in hurry, you can take time during the trek and enjoy the local culture and landscapes with this trek.

The trek begins at Lukla, a small airport town in Khumbu. The trail ascends to Namche Bazaar through Phakding. Namche Bazaar is the highlight of the trek. A most populated Sherpa town is known for its open market, luxurious or budget lodges and ethnic lifestyle. Hiking around the place is most recommended. It ascends further to Tengboche, another highlight of the trek. Tengboche boasts the highest monastery on Earth. The monastery is over 100 years old and the popular Mani Rimdu festival is held every year to commemorate its legacy. Few other Sherpa villages you’ll come across are Dingboche and Lobuche. From here, the trail ascends towards Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep.

A day tour is enough to see around the Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. The next day you can  hike the Kala Patthar and return back. It literally translates to “Black Stone;” and the impressive thing is, only it can offer the close glimpse of the Mount Everest during the entire trek.Sagarmatha National Park is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of Himalayan flora and fauna.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!


Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Rest in Kathmandu / Trek preparation
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2,652 m (8,698 ft) 2-3 hours
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m (11,289 ft) 5.3 hours
Day 5 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft) 5 hours
Day 7 Trek to Pheriche 4,252 m (13,950 ft) 6 hours
Day 8 Acclimatization day at Pheriche
Day 9 Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m (16,108 ft) 5 hours
Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m (17,601 ft) via Gorakshep 8 hours
Day 11 Trek to Kala Patthar 5,643 m (18,513 ft) and hike back to Lobuche 7 hours
Day 12 Trek to Pangboche 6 hours
Day 13 Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hours
Day 14 Trek to Lukla 6 hours
Day 15 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16 Depart from Kathmandu
Keep a spare day or two to ensure you catch your flight to and from Lukla. The flights to Lukla are known to have often postponed or delayed because of the sudden changing weather conditions. In such a case, you may have to spend an extra night or two in Kathmandu. (The extra day spent in Kathmandu is to be borne by the Client)

Includes
  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 3 Nights at ★★★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Entire land commute during the trip
  • Domestic flight fare, airport tax and domestic transfer.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • 1 Duffle Bag and Company T-shirt
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine)
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
Excludes
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and before/after complimentary dinner
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping

Testimonials

Everest trek proved to be a challenge for me. I never had trekked to such great height before, however, the proper acclimatization and sound health helped me reach the base camp at no time.

Thanks to the team of Caravan Outdoors, specially to Hom Rana, for making the trip successful. The tea-houses were clean and standard, likewise the hotel in Kathmandu. Fabulous trip and well organized overall. ~Rob Ellington (NSW, Australia)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
    At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program.
  2. Rest Day / Trek Preparation
    Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal and the historical city. You can choose to roam around the city or rest at the hotel preparing for the trek..
  3. Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding
    Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local sceneries.
  4. Trek to Namche Bazaar
    The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.
  5. Acclimatization Day
    Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.
  6. Trek to Tengboche
    You will hike up to Tengboche village. First one hour of the trek is straight through the hillsidefollowed by a descent. It is known for its monastery. Tengboche monastery is the highest among many monasteries in Nepal. Mt. Ama Dablam will be seen closer from Tengboche. And if you arrive here during Autumn, you might get to witness the grand festival of Mani Rimdu.
  7. Trek to Pheriche
    You also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. You can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt.Lhotse
  8. Acclimatization Day
    It is acclimatization and an important day. You’ll get used to the thin air of above 4,000 meters. It is essential to spend some time here to prepare yourself for the further trek. You can also take some couple of hours to hike up or rest basking in the sun.
  9. Trek to Lobuche
    There is a lot of vertical inclination even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
  10. Trek to Gorak Shep & Hike to Everest Base Camp
    Today is the special day. You’re approaching the base camp, therefore, there are many anxieties and surprises. A tough trek through Gorakshep will take you to Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging. You can spend some time exploring the iconic base camp and the surrounding areas, and return to Gorakshep for the night.
  11. Early Morning hike to Kala Patthar & Back to Lobuche
    Kala Patthar is the landmark of the Everest. You will start especially early. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. It provides the most wonderful sights of the surrounding along with the Mount Everest. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and couple more to reach the Lobuche.
  12. Trek to Pangboche
    As you retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche. After lunch you cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.
  13. Trek to Namche Bazaar
    Today, you will return the same way to Namche. You climb to Tengboche for lunch and steeply down to Phungi Tenga. Our trek leads up to Sansa and arrives to high ridge above the Douh Koshi River.
  14. Trek to Lukla
    Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.
  15. Fly back to Kathmandu
    You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Later the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.
  16. Departure from Kathmandu
    You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days

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Trips Details

Trip Length 16 days
Trek Length 12 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 5,643 meters (18,513 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Full board on trek
Accommodation
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu)
Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Best Month February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Group Size 2-10 Persons
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