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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

      Exciting and scenic walks to Everest Base Camp trekking with striking views of giant mountains Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Walk from cooler alpine hills covered within serene woodland to the arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore around traditional Sherpa villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively cultures Scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with an array of mountain range views.

     Well Plan Trekking Path presents Everest Base Camp Trekking as a moderate to adventurous walk due to some high altitude gain with ample time for rest and acclimatization before reaching our desired destinations at Everest Base Camp with the climb of scenic Kalapathar. A dream of millions of travelers and adventurers to catch a glimpse of the world’s number one peak where you can gain adventure and experience of a lifetime on this scenic walk to Everest Base Camp with enjoyable times on daily walks with constant views of high snow-capped peaks. Mt. Everest soars high above 8,848 m and 29,028 ft was high were early pioneers and adventurers including mountaineers first set foot on this virgin trails to  Everest Base Camp Trek from the southern Face of Everest where first summated by legendary Tenzing and Hillary in 1953.
Since then Everest base camp trekking got noticed presently since the last three decades thousands of trekkers and climbers have visited this beautiful region around high Khumbu within Everest.
Our marvelous adventure to Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with a short flight to land at Sherpa town at Lukla, where the walk starts through lovely Sherpa farm villages encountering many prayer walls called Mani with rotating Prayer Wheels which makes the walk more interesting with lively Buddhist culture and custom of the local Sherpa people.
Walk enters into a large village nearly a town at Namche Bazaar located above 3,440 m high with many facilities of hotels-resorts-banks with well-stocked stores and shops including scenic views of Kongde and Everest with majestic Amadablam. After a time at Namche walking higher to the famed Thyangboche Monastery with time to visit its interesting monastery surrounded by green tree lines and mountains with views of Mt. Everest, and then leaving the tree lines behind for arid and dry country to reach our main goal at Everest Base Camp Trekking.
At Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoy the massive views of Khumbu Icefall and glaciers enclosed within the array of giant peaks, after a wonderful time and experience head back to Lukla with the climb of Kalapathar the highest point of the trek at 5,545 m with mind-blowing views where you see Mt. Everest at its closet.
On reaching Lukla Airport  with great downhill walks with last overnight stops within the high Khumbu and Everest region, then fly back to Kathmandu after the mesmerizing adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Base camp Trekking

 Short   Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to the respective Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to phakding 2,610 m -04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m-05hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,210m -06hrs
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and a short scenic excursion
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930m -06hrs
Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5180m -06hrs
Day 10: Hike to kalapather 5545 m Trek to pangboche 3900m -06hrs
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla 06hrs
Day 13: From Luckla Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your Hotel.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound or to the respective country.

Note: The above itinerary is a guide and standard template of what we provide .our trip can be customized at your request to your specific requirements. short EBC TREK 

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels. Overnight at the hotel. B.B.  
On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs
Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs
From Namche walk leads on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Morning on the downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stop for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nagarjuna hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining. For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, as our morning walk lead to short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on a gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trail join towards Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, witness stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for the overnight stop. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with the ort steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath loathe for a peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill. The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for over the night stop. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche - 06 hrs.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to Pheriche for possible lunch stop. Pheriche houses many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for the overnight halt. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs walks. 
The walk leads on the same route from Pangboche to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests on prayer chanting in the harmony of a tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views. From Thyangboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for the overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 12: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges after more than 06 hrs walk.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, the morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding. From Phakding a few hours to Lukla with last climb for an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.       

Day 13: From Lukla Fly to Kathmandu 1,345 m and get transferred to respective hotels.
After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu after an awesome scenic short flight with great experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp trekking, transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Overnight at Hotel.B.B.       
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Day 14: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries.

Physically  condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.

Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

Lukla airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains .due to this reason, landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. The weather in the area unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours resulting in flight delays or canceled for the entire day.  Our 16 days package includes one buffer day in case delays but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $550 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($30) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed from Lukla you are responsible for extra accommodation and meals (approximately $40).

 

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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