Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Himalayas attract lots of people every year. Some of them want to get to the pinnacle of Mount Everest to prove themselves they can beat the difficulties that high altitude and the lack of oxygen cause, but there are also many who just want to admire stunning views of lower parts of the mountains surrounding such peaks as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablan. When the weather is good all the summits can be admired as well as the nature which shows its rich biodiversity. A lot of tourists are fond of the history and culture of the country which also embraces religion.

Those who do not feel like climbing the highest mountain in the world or are not fit enough usually decide on one of the treks such as Everest Base Camp trek which is not very demanding but also not easy. Such treks are offered by many companies from which Asian Trekking distinguishes considerably. Our company has a lot of experience as it was established in 1982 and since then has organized numerous treks, trips and expeditions. It was established by Ang Tshering Sherpa one of the first graduates of the school that had been founded by the first person to set foot on Mount Everest summit – Edmund Hilary. Having decided to take advantage of education he had been able to get and do something for the local community he comes from Ang Tshering Sherpa founded the company. Nowadays Asian Trekking is known all over the world for providing mountaineers with its outstanding legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services. It also takes responsibility for the health of climbers and tourists coming to Nepal.

There are a lot of foreign companies that offer similar services, however, none of them is able to work independently but through one of Nepalese companies that is certified by the Government of Nepal. Deciding on heading up right into the mountains with us tourists save a lot of money as they do not have to pay for intermediaries.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is for many a lifetime experience and is not a very difficult task although the camp is located on the altitude of 5 550 metres over the sea level. The way leads through the most spectacular Himalayan terrains. Tourists are accompanied by Sherpa guides who know the region really well as they live there all their lives. To reach Everest Base Camp means trekking past traditional Sherpa villages and hidden among mountains monasteries called “Gompas”. Locals always welcome guests friendlily and eagerly show them what their daily, timeless lives look like. Those who took part in such a trek will never forget the experience and the most exciting views on the mountains as well as picturesque pine and birch forests. They are beautiful all year round but their exceptional beauty can be admired in autumn when the air is so clear that everything looks very sharp like in a picture.

What to expect at Everest base camp?

We do our best to stick to the schedule of the Everest Base Camp trekking, nevertheless it might happen that it has to be changed. Such situations happen when there is a sudden weather change, bad conditions on trails, a tourist or a member of staff does not feel well, in short, when there is nothing we can do about, but to change the itinerary.

From the very beginning of the trek you will be amazed with absolutely fantastic views of the Himalayas as you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla lying at 2810 m. After landing, you will have the opportunity to know the rest of the staff, your Sherpa guides, and you all take a 3-hour pleasant stroll to Phakding where you will spend the first night. If you are lucky, you will be able to admire a few snow-capped summits.

The next days are not as easy as the first one because you will have to ascend first to Namche Bazar at the altitude of 3440 and Kumjung at 3780. In the second place you will stay almost the whole day for acclimatization. During the trek to Everest Base Camp you will be able to see some birds and animals. There will also be a possibility to enter a monastery in Tangboche that is an important Sherpa people place of cult. The views of Month Everest and some villages below the place are outstanding. On the most exciting day for a lot of members you will be trekking through some Sherpa villages where you will stay a little longer for acclimatization. An unforgettable experience is hiking through valleys surrounded by mountains and looking at rhododendron forests, numerous rope bridges and other views you will never see in another place. If you really want to trek to Everest Base Camp you have to be prepared for a whole day walking sometimes on steep icy trails, ridges and rocky paths but the views on the way compensate for your effort. Being interested in details, look at the itinerary where you will find everything you need to know.

We do care for all our clients and prepare everything in detail to make Everest Base Camp Trek as enjoyable as it is possible. Our staff is not only experienced but also friendly and ready to act quickly in difficult situations not to risk anyone’s life. Our Sherpa guides are certified, and they know everything about the Himalayas. Chosen from the local community they are used to harsh conditions and able to help hikers survive.

Everest – is this trip right for you?

In spite of the fact that Everest Base Camp trekking is not an easy task, almost everyone who is used to trekking with some weight on their back can experience it and take up the challenge on condition, that they start preparations for the event long before its start. If you do not suffer from serious illnesses and you are ready to prepare yourself for it, the trek to the Base Camp will be rewarding and may become the best experience in your life. For obvious reasons young people need fewer preparations than the older ones as they rarely suffer from hypertension or heart illnesses, but it does not mean, that 70-year-olds who trained their whole lives and have a lot of stamina will not be able to hike. You have to learn more about the trek and decide for yourself if the adventure suits you.

How to prepare yourself for the trek and everest base camp?

Being aware that you will have to hike up and down on an uneven trail for 13 days carrying your bagpack of at least 6 kilos on average 5-6 hours a day, you will have to start building up your strength and endurance a few months earlier. Make a plan of your training for 5-6 days a week and at least once a week walk up and down a hill with your bagpack loaded with 6 to 12 kg on. The more hill training the better and your legs and muscles get stronger. It is very important as at the higher altitude there is less oxygen and your lungs cannot provide your muscles with the right amount of it. So if you want to succeed in getting to the Base Camp and not to make trouble for other members of the trek, start exercising, take up weightlifting and walk with your heavy bagpack to be fit. Even experienced climbers prepare themselves for such a challenge in advance.

Good To Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act (2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must work through a Nepali company licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without necessarily adding any extra value.

EVEREST TAILOR MADE EXPEDITION

We are the number 1 most
experienced expedition company the World. No other company has as much
experience as us. We have organized more than 3,000 personalised treks and
expedition since 1982, including 286 climbing expeditions on Mt.
Everest.

Price Start From 55,000 US$ And
Includes

  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
      times.
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
      times.
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
    member.
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On
Request

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
    EBC/Kathmandu.
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To
Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.

 

Detailed itinerary

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Day 1
Transfer to airport

Transfer to airport and schedule flight to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m). Enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you fly alongside the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, it is a half day’s trek along the Dudh Kosi Valley to Phakding where you will rest for the night.

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Day 2
Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar (3440m). Continuing along the Dudh Kosi (river), you will enter Sagarmatha National Park (showing or buying your entrance ticket and registering your TIMS card). After continuing along the river, you will start to ascend towards Namche Bazar. This is the first altitude jump so it is important to take it easy on the way up.

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Day 3
Khumjung

Khumjung (3780m) for acclimatization. It is a short journey to Khumjung (about 2 hours) and the rest of the day is set aside for acclimatization. After a steep climb up steps to the Syangboche airstrip. The route continues upwards before a short, steep descent to Khumjung where you can relax or visit the monastery for the remains of the day.

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Day 4
Tengboche

Tengboche (3860m). Another relatively short day from Khumjung to Tengboche. The route hikes down, crossing the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi before climbing up a rocky trail. Finally ascending through the forest where you might see any number of birds and animals including musk deer and goat antelope. Tengboche is home to the most important monastery for the Sherpa people. You can go inside the monastery, meet the monks and enjoy panoramic views of the region including Everest and Khumjung village.

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Day 5
Dingboche

Dingboche (4410m). This is an absolutely perfect day’s trek. Passing through Sherpa villages Shomare and Pheriche, you will see yak pastures, chortens, monasteries and stunning mountain views all along the way. The day ends in Dingboche where you can enjoy nice viewpoints and the valley below of mountain desert.

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Day 6
Dingboche - Visit Chhukung

Dingboche - Visit Chhukung (4730m) - Acclimatization day. On this acclimatization day, walk up to Chhukung village and viewpoint. Return to Dingboche to spend the night.

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Day 7
Lobuche

Lobuche (4910m). A full day walking ascending through the Khumbu valley with mountains on both sides. Passing a glacier lake the trail descends until you cross a stream and then back upwards until you reach Dugla where you will have lunch. From Dugla, the trail climbs steeply to the Khumbu glacier. Once at the top of the ridge, you will be rewarded for your hard work with spectacular views of the mountains. Descending back down to the Khumbu glacier moraine you will enjoy more mountain views before ending your day’s walk in the village of Lobuche.

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Day 8
Lobuche

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Trek back to Gorak Shep. A full day walking ascending through the Khumbu valley with mountains on both sides. Passing a glacier lake the trail descends until you cross a stream and then back upwards until you reach Dugla where you will have lunch. From Dugla, the trail climbs steeply to the Khumbu glacier. Once at the top of the ridge, you will be rewarded for your hard work with spectacular views of the mountains. Descending back down to the Khumbu glacier moraine you will enjoy more mountain views before ending your day’s walk in the village of Lobuche. Trek to Gorekshep for lunch. After lunch visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorekshep for the night

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Day 9
Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep - Hike up Kala Pattar (5550m) - Trek back to Lobuche. It’s an early morning start heading up to Gorekshep past glaciers and your firet glimpse of Kala Pattar. From Gorekshep you will enjoy stunning views of Everest and the surrounding mountains before continuing up to Kala Pattar. Return to Gorekshep for lunch and then back down to spend the night in Lobuche.

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Day 10
Pangboche

Pangboche (3930m). A long day descending back down to finally rest in Pangboche.

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Day 11
Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar. A more leisurely day, passing through Tengboche where you can visit the monastery there before continuing on to Namche Bazar where you can rest for the night and check your email!

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Day 12
Lukla

Lukla. Another long day descending back down to Lukla following the Dudh Kosi river through the valley. The route goes down and up finishing at the end with a climb through the forest, past villages and finally reaching Lukla, where you can put your feet up!

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Day 13
Schedule flight to Kathmandu

Schedule flight to Kathmandu. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

trip grade
Hard

★★★

13 Days  

Trip Code:  ATT-208

Price starts from:  336 USD

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