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Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek – 16 Days

The stunning 35-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla takes us to the gateway of the Everest region. We explore the abundance of diverse flora and fauna in the surrounding of Lukla and Namche. The Tengboche

OVERVIEW OF THE TRIP

Trip:
Tour Type: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Max Altitude: 8,225ft / 5,555 m
Trip Starts From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
Trip Region: Nepal
Best Season: 
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
Trip Level: Demanding
Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
Trip Route: Lukla-Tashinga-Pangboche-Chukung-Lobuche-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Namche Bazar-Lukla

Trip Information

The stunning 35-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla takes us to the gateway of the Everest region. We explore the abundance of diverse flora and fauna in the surrounding of Lukla and Namche. The Tengboche Monastery gives visitors an up-close view of the incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. In addition, the group will be taken to observe prayer ceremonies. Traverse the friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the plain of Gorakshep and the broad summit of Mt. Kalapatthar, the most accessible point from which to view Mt. Everest from the base. The views from Kalapatthar include a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks. Revel in the spectacular views of Mt. Everest – the roof of the world – as well as other mighty Himalayan summits like Lhotse, Nutpse, Amadablam, and Thamsherku to name a few, while walking on the Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp trip gives you a glimpse into the life of the “mountain people” living in the heart of the Himalayas. Embark on the Everest Base Camp journey for one of the most memorable treks you will ever encounter.

Aarohi Holiday has created this trip to meet and exceed customer satisfaction in luxury, quality and experience. The lodging choices along the route are designed to entail the best the country has to offer. Ace has mixed together the highest standard accommodations with local flavor guaranteeing our guests sleep soundly in the most comfortable environment available. This deluxe trip comprises of 4 nights stay in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and 11 nights stay in the best lodge along the trek. Your hard days of trekking will be perfectly complemented by a comfortable and memorable stay.

Our Everest base camp Group trek departs every week from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time, view our selected departure Dates here . If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose Private departures by selecting your own convenient tour date. These types of departure are best suited to couples, families, charity and small groups of friends. Customized itinerary are available as per your travel need.


    ITINERARY

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,345m / 4,412ft)

  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804m/9,199ft) trek to Manjo (2,825m / 9,268ft) 3.5 hours

  • Day 04: Trek to Tashinga (3,380m / 11,089ft) 5 hours

  • Day 05: Tashinga Acclimatization day Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Day 06: Trek to Pangboche(3,930m / 12,893ft) 5 hours

  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350 m / 14,271ft) 5.30 hours.

  • Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4710m / 15,452ft) and trek back to Dingboche – 4.5 hrs

  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,108ft) 5 hours.

  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m / 17,601ft)then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m / 16,994 ft.). 8 hrs

  • Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555m / 18,225ft) early in the morning and trek down to Pangboche. 7 hrs

  • Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m / 11,289 ft) – 5.5 hrs

  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,804m / 9,199ft) – 6 hrs

  • Day 14: Morning flight back to Kathmandu

  • Day 15: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

  • Day 16: Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure


    TRIP DETAILS

  • Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Aarohi Holiday signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transffered to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Note: If you arrive after 4pm you would be briefed by our airport representative/guide about tomorrow’s (Day 02) sightseeing activities on the way to hotel and then the pre trip meeting would be held after the sightseeing tour next day. But if you arrive earlier than 4PM your pre trip meeting would be done on that very day either at our office or at your hotel as per your requirement. During your pre trip meeting we would introduce you to your leader/guide once you are back from the sightseeing. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
    Overnight at Hotel.(No meals included)

  • Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:

    Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.It is a square two tiered pagoda temple built on a single tier pinth which is famous all over the world.

    Boudhanath: Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.It was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla,famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple,Bhairavnath temple,Duttatraya temple,Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel.
    Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • DAY 03- Fly to Lukla (2,804m/9,199ft) trek to Manjo (2,825m / 9,268ft) 3.5 hours.

    An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan international Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804m/9,199ft. On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before our trek begins towards Manjo (2835 m/9,268ft.)
    After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m/8,900ft). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m/8,366ft) it is a short walk to Phakding then to Manjo.
    Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home- Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 04- Trek to Tashinga (3,380m / 11,089ft) 5 hours.

    We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. From Namche it will take another one hour gentle walking to Tashinga.
    Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 05- Tashinga Acclimatization day Overnight at Guesthouse.

    We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air pressure. As well as a short trek to view point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
    Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 06- Trek to Pangboche(3,930m / 12,893ft) 5 hours.

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3,930m / 12,893ft today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche village.
    Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 07- Trek to Dingboche (4350 m / 14,271ft) 5.30 hours.

    Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.
    Overnight at Family Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 08- Trek to Chhukung (4710m / 15,452ft) and trek back to Dingboche - 4.5 hrs.

    On this day you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening.
    Overnight at Family Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 09- Trek to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,108ft) 5 hours.

    Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4,910m / 16,018ft at Lobuche, which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
    Overnight at Eco Lodge-Accomodation without attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 10- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m / 17,601ft)then back to Gorak Shep (5180 m / 16,994 ft.). 8 hour

    This is the big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365m / 17,601ft. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night.
    Overnight at Snow land Inn Lodge-Accomodation without attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 11- Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555m / 18,225ft) early in the morning and trek down to Pangboche. 7 hours

    This will be another big and rewarding day of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kalapatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555m / 18,225ft. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft, 8848meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Pangboche village.
    Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 12- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m / 11,289 ft) 5.30 hours.

    From Pangboche, leaving mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3,860m / 12,664ft before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441m / 11,289ft. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.
    Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 13- Trek to Lukla (2,804m / 9,199ft) 6 hours.

    Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
    Overnight at yeti Mountain Home-Accomodation with attached Toilet and Bathroom.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • DAY 14- Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

    Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you are transferred back to our starting hotel.
    Overnight at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar class five star hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • DAY 15- Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

    It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour you can start today. Please read our trip note about Lukla flight below. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).
    Overnight at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar class five star hotel.(Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)

  • Day 16- Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure.

    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
    (Breakfast Included)


    COST INCLUDES

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a Five star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.

  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).

  • Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (we provide accomodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Summit Lodge etc with attached toilet bathroom facilities)

  • Local Aarohi Holiday licensed English speaking guide.

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.

  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Aarohi Holiday (which need to be returned after the trek).

  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.

  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

  • Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2).

  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day (On Day 15th).

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

  • Official expenses.


    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.

  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.


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