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Everest Base Camp Trek Express 11 Days

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Group Size:05 - 15 pax

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal

Grade:Moderate

Transportation:Plane, Bus, Helicopter

Destination:Everest Base Camp, Kalapather

Elevation:5,545 m

Duration:11 days

Accomodation:5 star Hotel for Ktm & Luxury Lodge for Trek.

Meal:Full board while on trekking. as itineary

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Trip Highlights:

Beautiful Mountain Scenic flight to Lukla, Sherpa Home town, Monasteries, Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Pumori, Kangtega, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde, Khumbiyula, Tabutse, Akramtse, Cholatse, Island Peak (Imjatse), Lingtring, Kambutse, Chengtse (Tibetan side mountain), Chupalu, Peak 38, Kangteri,  Views of Khumbu Icefall, Sherpa villages, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar.

Introduction:

Everest Base Camp Trek Express 11 Days, one of the greatest treks in the world, The Himalayan trek, flying Lukla and climbing to the foot of Mt. Everest through a breathless high alpine landscape. Mt. Everest has exported a powerful draw for a century now. You will be following in the mountain legend footprint of great mountaineer’s legend like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Sundare Sherpa, Ang Rita Sherpa, Appa Sherpa you climb through the Sherpa villages, Monasteries, Sherpa Culture, foothills, of the world’s highest mountain base camp and Kalapather.

Our Everest Base Camp ExpressTrek begins flying for an interesting mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, also featured in the National Geographic. Further, it will be a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa’s, where we are greeted by amazing mountain vistas. We continue our trek following the trail to a famous view point, Kalapatthar, which offers a marvelous panorama of the Himalayas. After achieving our target of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar , we will fly back to Kathmandu via lukla by helicopter from Gorakshep.

Another noteworthy feature of the trip is the chance to stay at the finest local luxury lodges and experience the typical Himalayan daily life. Enjoy the outstanding scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region with three of the world's six tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu rising above everything in view. As well trekking, take a glance into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas. The trek further provides a huge opportunity to analysis around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park which hosts a mixture of Himalayan flora and fauna and to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu hotel transfer.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2880m than trek to Phakding 2610m 3 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hours.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3880m. 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4410m. 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m).  5-6 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Ghorakshep 5140, Everest Base camp 5350m and return to Ghorakshep. 7-8 hours.
Day 10: Hiking to Kalapathar, Fly back Ktm via Lukla by Helicopter.
Day 11: Departure home.

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Accommodation for this trip: 

Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides three kinds of accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek Express 11 Days. At Kathmandu, we provide five-star hotels like Yak & Yeti, Hotel Dell Annapurna, Hotel Mulberry, and Hotel Solti Crone Plaza. During the trek, we provide Yeti Mountain Home (Luxury Lodge in Khumbu Valley) and five-night we provide the best lodge in town room with toilet but not in Lobuche and Gorakshep because of this two town located over 5000m that’s why no room with toilet. If you need a Single room we will charge extra $855 (only Kathmandu and Luxury Lodge trek). 

Food:

Everest Base Camp Trek Express 11 Days, Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides different kind of food like Nepali, Continental and Indian with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, coke and dessert. We provide welcome dinner Nepali cousin with Nepali culture dance and farewell dinner at K2 steak house (best steak in Kathmandu). Breakfast Kathmandu and luxury lodge they provide a lot of items you can choose yourself and other guest house you can choose in the menu. 

Physical Requirements:

Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd, Everest Base Camp Trek Express 11 Days is moderate trek basically hikers have to hike per day 5 to 6 hours with daypack except some days are longer hour than 8 to 9. High altitude hike anyway need energy and experience, we have two days acclimatization day Namche and Dingboche that absolutely help for your altitude fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence and physically powerful determination, we can achieve the trek successfully. If Around month jogging regularly before this trip is a great idea to improve our power and performance. Past hiking experience would be a great advantage but no technical skill is required for this trip. Before booking this trip it is a great idea to consult with your doctor and if you have any disease better inform us. 

Best Time to Travel:

We have two best seasons in the year like autumn and spring, Autumn best month is mid September to mid December and spring best month is mid February to May this two seasons are the best seasons for this trek because of the weather is fine and warm with perfect views but the nights are chilly and can drop to freezing level in higher altitude. Winter season is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek the only problem is cold. Trekking in summer season will be affected by rain but the summer trek could. The trekking routes are not crowded like a spring and autumn. 

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day: 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,330m
Arrival at the Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will take your hotel. Today the trek leader will check our equipment(s) to make sure for one last time to get us ready for our adventure. This step will also ensure that if any equipment is found faulty we have the rest of the day to fix it or find equipment that works. After checking in the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. Hotel Overnight. Included meal: (D)

Day:  02: Fly to Lukla 2,880m, trek to Phakding 2,610m, 35 min fly, trek 3 hours.
Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to the airport for flying Lukla. After a great 35 minute scenic flight, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.  At Lukla, we meet our boys and after tea break, porter bag arrangements, we start our trek to Phakding via Sherpa villages Cheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat. We only have a short hike today, however, if interested in more hike, we can take a side trip to a Gumela monastery. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar via Jamphute, Toktok, Banker, Manju, Jorsalle and Toop Danda. After hiking for around hour latter the glossy Mt. Thamserku 6,608m on right side and also smoothness the peacefulness of fir pine and juniper forests all the way through our journey, hiking until we reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park after Manju Sherpa village then officially enter world heritage site after check in our permit, inside park 20 minute from entrance gate we can have lunch break because of no teahouse until Namche except for small fruit and juice shop at Top Danda,  If not cloudy a quick look of first Mt. Everest behind of the Lhotse and Nuptse ridge from Top Danda, after Everest will get to Namche around one and half hour later getaway to Everest and Sherpa Capital. Today we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 04: Namche Bazaar 3,440 m.  Acclimatization Day
Acclimatization day must increase altitude overnight same place (climb high sleep low). We can hike Everest View Hotel which is situated at 3880m high altitude from sea level if you are not enough to hike can go further to Khumjung village which is called green valley where we can visit the Edmund Hillary School with the statue and Khumjung Monastery with inside we can see yeti skull then back to Namche visit market and bakery café. Lodge Overnight.  Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,870m.  5- 6 hours
after breakfast, trek to Tengboche via Kyangjoma, Sanasa, Lausyasa and Phungi Tenga. It is an Easy hike from Namche Bazaar to Phunki Tenga; we have a lunch break at Phungi Tenga because of no tea house on the way until Tengboche. After lunch two and half hour hike we will reach to Tengboche famous Monastery with the fantastic panoramic view including Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Khumbi La (secret mountain of Khumbu valley) and Thamserku. The Tengboche monastery opens always if a request to monk but if want to attend everyday ritual (Puja) have to be there 3 pm. Lodge Overnight.. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast, trek to Dingboche via Debuche, Milingo, Pangboche, Somare and Orsyo. Today we have a great chance to visit the monastery in the morning for taking bless from the Lama for safe and success trek as wish and enjoying capture some morning picture of the monastery with Everest and another mountain panorama. Today we increase 600m altitude from Tengboche, about trails easier than previous day definitely having a lunch break on the way or directly to Dingboche as your wish. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 07: Acclimatization Day
today set aside for acclimatization because we gain 1000m from last previous acclimatization place Namche Bazaar. Himalayan fitness experts recommend that (climb high sleep low). There one beautiful peak Nagajuna 5200m local name that is a great option to acclimatization or Hike to Chukung 4770m. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast, trek to Lobuche via Thukla, Thukla Pass. Today we start with an easy hike to Thukla. Next, we hike up the steep of Thukla Pass where we can find a display of stones with prayer flags used as memorials of many mountain climbers died on mountain example Scott Fischer, Babu Chiri Sherpa and more who mission to climb Everest and another mountain. The trail then continues to Lobuche with fantastic panoramic views of Lobuche Peak, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other.  Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 09: Trek to Ghorakshep 5140, Everest Base camp 5350m and return to Ghorakshep. 7-8 hours.
after early breakfast, we start with an easy then cross to Lobuche Pass, after pass we cross moraine to get Gorakshep, Gorakshep is our highest overnight lodge which is situated at 5140m from sea level, check-in room get ready for Everest Base Camp after getting some food then back to Gorakshep get some rest if you have some energy left or interested to take capture of Everest sun set picture don’t miss this chance, if perfect weather you have to hike around hour up hill on the way to Kalapather then you can capture fantastic sun set picture from there. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 10: Trek to Kalapathar 5545m, Fly back to Ktm via Lukla.
Today we have to start early in the morning to Kalapather Viewpoint than back to Gorakshep fly out from there by helicopter to ktm via lukla after barekfast, don’t miss the great chance to capture one of the best panoramic pictures in the world from Kalapather and helicopter. When we reach Kathmandu if we have time we provide vehicle and for half day sightseeing. Hotel Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 11: Airport Departure.  Included meals (B)

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & transfers.
  • Flight to Lukla.
  • Helicopters fly from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu. 
  • Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, transport.
  • Full accommodation best hotel or guest house in town attach toilet room during the trek. 
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu as per above program.
  • Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance.
  • Drinks (coke & water) shower, internet, battery charge during the trek.
  • Group First Aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • Khumbu trekking Permit.
  • Eco Tourism Adventure print porter bag for client.
  • Government taxes.
  • Office Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Single room $855
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Tips for staff.

Important documents and items

  • Ø Valid passport,
  • Ø Two extra passport size pictures.
  • Ø Cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.
  • Ø Bank cards (for withdraw money at Nepal).

Clothing

  • Ø Trekking boots and spare laces.
  • Ø Hat (worm), buff or scarf and gloves.
  • Ø Waterproof set, poncho or umbrella.
  • Ø Hiking shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops).
  • Ø Wool blend socks (for snow), cool-max socks (for warmer weather), underwire
  • Ø Sunhat with strap and wide brim
  • Ø Fleece jacket
  • Ø Wind stopper
  • Ø Quick drying t-shirt(two or three)        

Equipment

  • Ø Backpack and day pack.
  • Ø Sleeping bag and liner.
  • Ø Map.
  • Ø Water bottle or bladder.
  • Ø Lead head torch.

 Miscellaneous Items

  • Ø Toiletries (in travel size bottles with screw on lid)
  • Ø Quick drying towel.
  • Ø Toilet paper and cigarette lighter.
  • Ø Laundry shop.
  • Ø Sunscreen (SPF 30plus) and lip balm.
  • Ø Polarizing sunglass and hard case.
  • Ø Water purification tablets.
  • Ø Personal Medical Kit.
  • Ø Blister kit (if you doing trek first time).
  • Ø Insect repellent (for lower altitude). 
  • Ø Locks for bag.
  • Ø Stuff sack and Ziploc bag.
  • Ø Gaffer/duct tape for repair.

For treks above 4200m

  • Ø Thermal underwear and down jacket.
  • Ø Gaiters.
  • Ø Micro spikes or Yakrrax (for winter and high pass). 

Optional Equipment

  • Ø Camera, memory card and battery charger or spare batteries.
  • Ø GPS unit.
  • Ø Smartphone or tablet/kindle, books and charger.
  • Ø Small duffle bag (to leave behind Kathmandu).
  • Ø Back cover.
  • Ø Trekking poles.
  • Ø Antibacterial gel or sanitizer.
  • Ø Pocket knife. 

Medical

  • Ø Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Ø Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Ø Blister repair tape.
  • Ø Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Ø Pain killers pills.
  • Ø Anti cough or anti cold medicine.
  • Ø Altitude sickness pills: Acetylzolamide.
  • Ø For Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin. Note: Don't bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Ø Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

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