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Comfortable Everest Base camp trek

Comfortable Everest Base camp trek.

Our comfortable Everest Base camp trek package is designed with itinerary by 14 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Comfortable Everest Base camp trek package gives a great opportunity to our customers to be in Everest Base camp easily. Comfortable Everest Base camp trek itinerary is suitable for all kinds of trekkers which is designed with a bit slower and more acclimatized than the normal itinerary.

No doubt, Everest Base camp is a dream for the trekking lovers which offer stunning views as well as unique culture of Sherpa people.

Our Comfortable Everest Base camp trek itinerary provides middle kinds of luxuries hotels during the trek with private bathroom inside with hot shower includes all most every camp sides.

From the beginning we pick up our customers from the international airport and transfer to the 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu we provide three night hotels includes breakfast on this package, the night will be in Kathmandu, 02 nights before the trek and 01 after the trek. We provide a strong porter (carrier) which is really supportive to hike up to the Everest base camp, Sure A guide will be there during the entire route for taking care of all your needs.

Trip Highlight of comfortable Everest Base camp trek:

1. Scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.
2. Sherpa home town and learn their an amazing culture and tradition.
3. Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many more.
4. Visit an ancient Tengboche monastery.
5. Trek to the foot of breathtaking Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Trek to Kalapathar the best view point of Mt. Everest. Explore mount Everest Base camp.

Recommended Packing list for Comfortable Everest Base camp trek.

Clothing.

  • 2 quick drying long base layer shirts.
  • 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
  • 2 Thermal underwear – base layer.
  • 2 liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks.
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
  • Sandels.

 Outer layers. 

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket. ( -20 D.C )
  • 1 down vest
  • 1 warm winter hat
  • 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
  • 1 peak hat
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 Pair trekking boots.
  • 1, Head lamp with extra batteries,
  • 1 sleeping bag heavy ( -20 D.C)
  • 1 watch with alarm
  • 1 Sun glasses ( UV protection )
  • 1 camera with, extra batteries.
  • 2-3 portable chargers.

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseaus a lot at altitude.
  • immodium – diarrhea is common at altitude.
  • bandaids
  • blister band-aids or moleskin
  • eye drops
  • Advil cold and dinus
  • nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
  • Q-tips
  • tweezers
  • tiger balm.

Toiletries

  • Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • micro fibre towel
  • Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free and Sightseeing day.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding  to Namche Bazaar (3535 mtrs.).

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m).

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 mtrs.).

Day 08: Day trip to Chhukung valley and trek back to Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950 mtrs.).

Day 10: Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160 mtrs.).

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 mtrs.) and return to Ghorakshep.

Day 12 Hike up to Kalapathar (5545 mtrs.) trek down to Phiriche.

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung Village (3753 mtrs.).

Day 14: Trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.).

Day 15: Trek to Lukla.

Day 16: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

We will warmly pick up you from the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu ( 4 Star hotel ) on B/B.

Day 02: Free and Sightseeing day.

By car with a professional tour guide, You will start your sightseeing after the breakfast ,  tour from the largest Hindu temple Pashupatinath, then visit Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple). At the end of the day, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and then drive back to the hotel to prepare for the trip with a short briefing about the trek.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.

Early in the morning, we drive about 20 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After 30 minutes scenic flight to Lukla (2804 mtrs.), we begin our trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.) The walk to Phakding is a fairly easy 3 hour walk through the Dudhkosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge,you can see the peak Kusum and Kanggru (6367m),  - 3 hours easy walking.

Day 04: Phakding  to Namche Bazaar (3535 mtrs.).

Trek through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You cross the Dudhkosi River five times on the exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche. After you cross the last bridge, you will continue your ascend, gradually leading you to Jorsale. It is a two and a half hour climb up to Namche with two view points on the way.You will enjoy a mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale you enter the Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to verify your permits. After 5 or 6 hours of hard walking, you reach the main trading center of the region,the Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

This is a day for acclimatization. We have a fine walk around the valley to adjust with thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. We will take you to a museum too on the same day. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa peoples. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be overviewed from this place.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m).

The route to Tengboche is a spiritual one comprising of various monasteries and temples. You will be visiting Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 12,700ft. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a Pine Forest before entering into Tengboche. By reaching Tengboche, we visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 mtrs.).

The hike to Dingboche is at an elevation of 14,000 ft. You will also be walking over a suspension bridge that gains its popularity from the spectacular view of the mountain, Ama Dablam. The valley will slowly begin to open up as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. A steep climb across the river will bring you to Dingboche.

Day 08: Day trip to Chhukung valley and trek back to Dingboche. 

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. This day we will have trip to Chhukung valley, then we return to Dingboche in the evening. We will take you to Chhukung Ri (5546 mtrs) too. From there, we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950 mtrs.).

Start with a climb to the Chorten trail that is a gentle climb for about 1 and half hour.Then, you get to Thugla at 4600m in a tea house where you will have your lunch before climbing the steep part of the day’s trek for about one and a half hour. You start to get close to high mountains like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche where only basic accommodation and food is provided. Then, you trek along a broad valley floor to Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at 4240 Meters. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers as you continue up the valley gaining altitude. When you come out of the valley, you descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160 mtrs.).

This morning, you will take a 2 hour hike up to Gorakshep.The first part is nice and easy, but one hour later the trail starts to get harder, which is compensated by the really nice view of big walls formed by Everest, Nuptse and many other mountains. Once you climb about 150m then the trail gets better again. Shortly after you will get to the moraine. Finally,you get to 5160m, the world’s highest settlement at Gorakshep

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 mtrs.) and return to Ghorakshep. 

Walking on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about one and half hour, you cross the Glacier and into the Everest base camp area. Today you reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5360m. You will be able to meet and talk to other mountain climbers at the base camp. You can get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. From there you can also see the big crevasses in the climbing way. After appreciating your own efforts and photographing the achievements, you start your way back to Gorakshep.

Day 12 Hike up to Kalapathar (5545 mtrs.) trek down to Phiriche.

Early morning walk to Kalapathar from Gorakshep is about approximately 2 hours.The short hike up to Kalapathar with clear views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks are magnificent. Most of the famous photographs of Everest are taken from this “thump” on the landscape. In the afternoon, you trace back your steps to Gorakshep which is a fairly easy descent. You will go down to Gorakshep, get some food then go down to Pheriche. You feel much better once you descend the highest point of the trek .Overnight at Lodge. We will descent towards Pheriche. (6 – 7 hours)

An excellent viewpoint to observe the Mount. Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then tre  to Pheriche (4280m).

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung Village (3753 mtrs.).

Day 14: Trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.).

Day 15: Trek to Lukla.

Day 16: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Trip Cost US$ 2085 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Three night four star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by car with professional tour guide.
  • All your entry fees for the temple and monastery during the Kathmandu valley  Sightseeing.
  • Your entire stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek, Soup during the diner. A Cup of Tea/ Coffe During the meals.
  • luxurious hotel accommodation during the trek with attached bath / toilet with hot shower where it is possible.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
  • A strong porter carrier including all his expenses with full insurance.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Guide.
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box with oxy-meter ( Oxygen checker )
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • Trekking route map.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.
Cost Excludes:
  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.

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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking  disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.

Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.

If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.

1.      Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.

If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.

Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.

If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.

Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.

Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.

2.      Is trekking expensive?

This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.

You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.

Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!

3.      What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.

Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.

If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.

4.      What are the things I need to pack?

There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.

Some of the equipments are listed below:

  • Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Best down jacket
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • A good quality Ultra-light Backpacking Sleeping Bags that is comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius.. It is not necessary to carry ultra-light backpacking sleeping bags but ultra-light will reduce the backpack weight. Check out Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags Under $100 and best Ultra-light Backpacking Sleeping Bags.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. (25 to 40 liters)
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
  • Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)

 

5.      Do I need special permission to trek?

You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.

Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-

http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees

6.      Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.

7.      What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.

8.      What kind of accommodation should I expect?

Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking

1.      Tea house trekking:

You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.

Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.

The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.

2.      Camp treks

In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.

 

9.      What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-

  1. Attain height gradually and slowly
  2. As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
  5. Eat high caloric food
  6. Avoid smoking or drinking

11. How to diagnose AMS?

In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Feeling unsteady
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Difficulty sleeping

If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:

  1. Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  2. Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  3. Take complete rest until you feel well
  4. Do not exercise
  5. Do not smoke
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  8. Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.

12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.

In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.

Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.

13. Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.

A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.

Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.

14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?

Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.

In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.

15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?

Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.

In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.

Conclusion

The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at info@excitingnepal.com

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: 14
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Minimum altitude: 1300m
  • Maximum altitude: 5555m
  • Season: All around the year
  • Grade Info: Medium /Hard
  • Transportation: Aerpoplane
  • Total Days: 16
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 6 hours/ day

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