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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking
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      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 high early pioneers and adventurers including mountaineers first set foot on this virgin trail 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 a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels are located. After checking into your lovely rooms and getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for a 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 the short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of the 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 a few hours of walks 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 a nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River. Overnight at Guest House. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       

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 the Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing a few bridges to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, which means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on the river bed then climbing for a 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. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner      
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 a free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with a scenic hike to viewpoints on top of Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other ranges of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week. Overnight at Guest House. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       
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 a few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, and Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests on prayer. Overnight at Guest House. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner    

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 a few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach 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 continues 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. Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       

Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
A rest day for proper acclimatization here is a short hike up to Nagarjuna hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards the east adjoining. For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung 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. Meals  included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, our morning walk lead to a short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on a gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where the massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trails 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 Mt. Everest, Lhotse, or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for the overnight stop. Overnight at Guest House.  Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today our adventure takes you to Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for a few hours with the ort steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching 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 the massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, and after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an over-the-night stop. Overnight at Guest House. Meals  included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner      
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche - 06 hrs.
Early morning climb on top of Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around the windy valley with a nice scenic walk to Pheriche for the 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.  Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       

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 more time in this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests prayer chanting in the harmony of a tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views. From Thyangboche walk downhill with a short up to reach Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam including other close peaks then reaching at Namche for the overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs. Overnight at Guest House.  Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

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 a long descent 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 a last climb of an hour to reach Lukla for the last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region. Overnight at Guest House.  Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner       

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  Meals included: Breakfast   and  Dinner     
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.

Meals included: Breakfast

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2  Night Kathmandu  Hotel accommodation with breakfast (3-star Hotel)  
  • Pre-trek briefing
  • Internal flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek /lodges along the trek as per itinerary
  • Meals on full board  ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner ) with 3 times  tea/coffee  during the  trek 
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations, and insurance
  • 1 well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance(1 porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos in total even if shared by 2 or more people)
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Duffel bag, and trekking map.
  • 1 Well-Plan Trekking t-shirt
  • Comprehensive medical kits and basic first aid (carried by your guide)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level  
  • All government and local taxes
  • Well  Plan  Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant 

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Nepal entry  visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
  • Personal nature expenses egg. all kinds of drinks, Mineral water, Beer, Coke, entire beverage,  Hot  water, etc
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
  • Tips for guides and   porters

Physically  condition & experience requirements
For physically fit people of all ages with sound health who have done moderately strenuous walks and activities before or at present. This type of trek 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-experienced people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around the Himalayas 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 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 at 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, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. also, note that single rooms are available in 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 include 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. 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 problems arise and situations beyond companies control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportation 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 that 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 the nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay for related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well as your next of 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 from 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, and the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

The 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 in 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 is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours resulting in flight delays or cancellations for the entire day.  Our 16 days package includes one buffer day in case of 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

Client Reivews

hoa

I booked the tour only a week before coming to Nepal, everything was very spontaneous but Ram arranged it in a blink of an eye and then we met Raju, our awesome tour guide. In the beginning, everything went smoothly. Raju and we got along very well. He’s just like our babysitter and our only job was trekking, eating and sleeping. The scenery during the way shouldn’t be mentioned because it’s magnificent. It’s nothing that I can comment. The only problem is that when we reached the top, without any preparation for our physical health, we couldn’t go down as we were so sick. However, with all our tour guide team efforts, we flew down by helicopter safely and nothing happened. I really appreciate Raju and Ram that did everything for us, just to make us feel comfortable and happy during the trip.
I really can’t say thank you enough!

Nellaiappan

Well plan Trekking is a wonderful trek organizer.
They are not only good at organizing trekking, but They are well prepared for the emergency response also.
Even though Ram can’t accompany me personally during my 16 days trek, The guide who came with me was good in English and knowledgeable about the area and people there.
They provided many valuable tips in preparing to trek and what to bring .. etc…
Overall I would say I am very happy with their service and I recommend them to my friends as well.

Mike

We were on Everest Base Camp Camping Trek. I wanted to express my appreciation for the trip. WellPlan Trekking had organized our trip very well and did a phenomenal job for us until Airport departure! Mr. Ram(Owner) is a great person who had always taken care of his customers even after our trips was over. A person had a hard time carrying his bag during the trip so his staff carried his bag the first day in addition to his own, taking on an incredible load. Ram kept encouraging everyone and kept running back and forth to make sure everyone was okay going at their speed and ensuring everyone got to the campsite safely. Even after that long first day Ram’s camping Cook made the meal and wanted to serve us, not allowing us to help. His meals were incredible and there was always plenty to eat and he would go last to make sure everyone got as much as they needed. Ram had helpful hints as to how to wear the packs and use the walking poles and stay hydrated. I can’t say enough about how Ram and his staff were being our friends and ensured a fun and successful hike. The four of us had a great time! Thank you, Ram, and your staff who had made our trip successful. I would definitely recommend joining WellPlan Trekking to my friends and others who are interested in trekking in Nepal.

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otiliva

I did EBC as a solo trekker and my experience with Ram and Raju-the guide- was amazing and I could not recommend more. The agency provided me support on my way to Ramechaap airport, but also after that Ram was checking if I am ok.

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