Higher Limits Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is planned for those who are interested the ‘classic’ Everest Trek where you find Sherpa culture, and chances to click some of the best pictures in the world. The adventure also takes you through challenging terrain that includes glacial moraines and a steep climb up to the Kala Patthar where the excitement really goes into overdrive. As you hike up to Everest Base Camp, expect some 4-5 hours of hiking every day of the trip, but be prepared for some longer days on the return journey. A reasonable level of fitness is required for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

After exploring historical Kathmandu, we take a short flight to the hillside village of Lukla (2800m). As we move through the splendid mix and eye-catching vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, we trek to the Sherpa ‘capital’ of Namche Bazaar. This is an interesting, bustling and friendly town where amazingly, even at such an altitude, almost everything under the skies can be found here. Namche was formerly a trading post between Nepal and Tibet.

We take a day’s acclimatization here about and then move on to the beautiful Tengboche Monastery. At this peaceful landmark, we find ourselves amongst the Mani walls, prayer flags and chortens & soon realize we are in the shadows of the magnificent Everest massif and world’s most beautiful Mountain Ama Dablam, where the views are breathtakingly dumbfounding.

The trek from Tengboche ascends slowly but steadily to Pheriche, Lobuche and finally Gorek Shep, advancing above the treelined into more rugged and moonscape-like surroundings. Gorak Shep, at 5100m is in fact the highest point that we will lodge at, and we take our time to reach this altitude after getting well acclimatized. Naturally, we leave our packs at Gorek Shep to make an afternoon excursion to Everest Base Camp, passing spectacular glacial forms and enjoying the victory of having made it all the way! A trip that will surely go down into our dairies. If you wish to do shorter trek on this region then Everest View Trek  can be the perfect choice.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival, Pick up & transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley with Guide.

 

Day 03: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

 

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)

 

Day 05: Rest day in Namche

 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3864m]

 

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche [4410m]

 

Day 08: Rest day At Dingboche (Explore around for acclimatization)

 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4910m]

 

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep [5140m] hiking to Everest B. C. [5364m] then back to Gorakshep.

 

Day 11: Early Morning hiking to Kalapatter (5545m) back to hotel & trek to Pheriche (4240M)

 

Day 12: Trek back to Namche [3440m]

 

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla [2840m]

 

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

 

Day 15: Departure for Home

 

“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Everest Base  Camp Trek’s itinerary & Services can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: higherlimitstrek@gmail.com for your exact requirements.

 

NOTE: On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop off with an escort
  • 3 Nights standard accommodation with Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Everest national park fee (permit).
  • Trekking Map of Everest Region.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with cup of tea or coffee during the trek.
  • 12 Nights tea house Accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced licensed holder English speaking Trekking Guide and required numbers of porters (One porter for each 2pax).
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu both way domestic flight ticket with available airlines.
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipment such Sleeping bags, down jacket etc (Those are use one which need to be return after the trip).
  • All government taxes and paper works
  • Duffel Bag if you required which need to be return after the trip.
  • Cultural Program and farewell Dinner with team of HLT.

Cost Exclude

  • All Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fee
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • All kinds of Bar bills, Hot & Cold drinks etc.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower, heater, camera battery charge etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Helicopter Rescue evacuation fees if in case.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

Day 01: Arrival, Pick up & transfer to the Hotel.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley with Guide.

 

Day 03: Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding [2656m]
A flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway introduces us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. We meet with the crew, & head up to the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well known trail that’s been trodden by thousands of backpackers and then stay overnight in Phakding.

 

Day 04: Trek to Namche [3450m]
From Phakding, we double cross a river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was introduced in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. Next it’s a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is a central trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – an old time meeting place for the Hindu traders who hail from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

 

Day 05: Rest day in Namche
Namche is a little town that lies between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has a lot of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It’s just the place to be for acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche where you get sunset views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We can also expect good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
From Namche, the trail veers on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi.  This is where we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Hiking by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. This village is a good stop for lunch & rest. Here we can relax before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is taxing, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and delightful mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its celebrated monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A wonderful panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam mounting in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.

 

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche [4410m]
We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village stands exactly opposite of Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has special views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Dingboche.

 

Day 08: Rest day At Dingboche
Today we rest and acclimatize. We can go for a stroll up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up to the ridge overlooking Dingboche for views of the Imja Valley and the amazing south face of Mt.Lhotse.

 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
We carry on through our journey up the wide valley that lies below the magnificent peaks of Cholatse and Tawache towards the left. We then swerve right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. We go in for a breather in the tea house at Duglha which is a good spot to settle in for lunch. The trail then meanders through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. As we reach the top of this Sherpa village, we come across many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who visited the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

 

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep [5140m]
To get our next destination, which is Kala Pattar, we climb to the route along the Khumbu Glacier. The trail presents fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path forces itself to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We halt for lunch at our lodging place: Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we head one of the top & finest view points in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5545m]. As the light begins to fade we trot at our own pace back to our Lodge at Gorak Shep and crash out for an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

 

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]
We must start very early to reach Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail winds its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get superb view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We then return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche.

 

Day 12: Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Today we begin to trek mostly downhill. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and worth a visit. After lunch & a breather, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.

 

Day 13: Trek to Namche [3450m]
We will carry on staying close to the river and after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants that we get to see on the way. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, we see the water driven prayer wheels, which is interesting to watch before making our way back to Namche.

 

Day 14: Trek to Lukla [2800m]
On the last lap of our trekking we follow the Dudh Kosi  down to Lukla. This final evening calls for a celebration. We throw a party with our sherpa guides and porters. We sample some chang (local beer) and do a jig to some Sherpa dance steps. This brings an end to a memorable trip on a tipsy note for all the good times on the trail.

 

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
We pack up early and hike down to the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu.
on touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things or you can request us to organized some sightseeing trip around the city. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia.

 

Day 16: Departure for Home

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Your Program Duration = 15 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

MEALS / FOOD:
Every day’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included in the package during the trek. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodging you stay at.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS / HOTELS:
The whole trekking is tea house trekking which means we will stay at simple Tea House Lodge accommodation during the trek which will be wood and stone houses with outside toilet and bathroom mostly.

 

ELECTRICITY:
Almost everywhere available electricity on this trekking routes but still please be prepare with 2pin plug, power bank, spare batteries and head lamp etc.

 

PACKING LIST:
While packing for “Everest Base Camp Trekking,” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

  1. Walking (Trekking) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  2. Water & wind proof four seasons down jacket (Can be rented in Kathmandu)
  3. Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  4. T-shirts
  5. A thick pullover/fleece
  6. Shorts / skirt for sunny days
  7. Trousers / track suit or long pants
  8. Thermal long underwear
  9. Water bottle
  10. Warm socks (woolen is best)
  11. Swiss army knife
  12. Flashlight with spare batteries
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Sun cream
  15. Personal medical supplies
  16. Towel
  17. Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  18. Warm woolen hat
  19. Sun protection hat
  20. Gloves
  21. Rain Coat (Necessary) (Poncho)
  22. Walking Poles (Leki or BlackYak preferably)
  23. Sleeping Bag -20degree
  24. Win stopper
  25. 25. 2pin plug for charging camera and phone
  26. Power bank & many more…..

(Note: This is just a guideline to help you on your preparation.)

 

ACCLIMATIZATION:
Keep in mind that you will be reaching above 5000m during the journey to Kalapather. Walking fast at such elevation could lead to medical complications (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be serious. There is less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places. The higher, altitude will be the less oxygen in air. Your body needs a days to acclimatize to this environment, which is why we will take two days rest during the trip, a day at Namche Bazzar & a day at Pheriche. Although we provide information regarding AMS insurance, the only option for treatment is descending (evacuation). We advise that clients with known heart, lung or blood diseases, or clients over the age of 60 to discuss with their doctor before traveling with us.

 

HEALTH & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
This trekking involves five to seven hours walking per day. However, it is some part of this trek at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but high altitude experience & walking is a benefit.

Q How can I book this trip?
Ans: When you confirmed the trip with us, we need scan copy of your passport with one photograph and 20% advance deposit of the total price for Flight, Transport, Hotel and Permit process etc. Please note that the transfer fees should be made by the clients themselves, here is our bank details:

NAME of the Account Holder:  Higher Limits Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Account Number: 3304217500006
Account Type: Current “U S Dollar”
Paying Bank: Nabil Bank Ltd. “Thamel Branch”
Bank Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank Telephone Number: 00977-1-4212606,4212167
Fax: 00977-1-4238543
SWIFT CODE: NARBNPKA

Q. Is Everest Base Camp Trek for me?
Ans:
Yes, if you have high altitude experience and physically fit for sports & adventure then you are fit for this trek. walking experience is benefit too.

 

Q. Is electricity available in this trekking route?
Ans:
Yes, electricity is available in the majority of location along this trekking route. However, it is recommended to be prepared with a 2-pin plug, power bank and spare batteries for your devices.

 

Q. What kind of Sleeping bag is required for this trek?.
Ans: Normally, we recommend sleeping bag that cover -20 degree.

 

Q. Can we leave some of our luggage in your office that is not necessary for the trip?
Ans:
Yes, sure no problem you can leave the unnecessary things for the trekking in our office.

 

Q. How do we pay – on arrival? We prefer an online bank transfer. When we arrive as we cannot withdraw the amount cash at once from our bank account.
Ans:
Normally, we need 20% advance deposit through the bank transfer or through any other method when you book your trip with us and the due amount you can make online bank transfer or any others comfortable method for you, here is our bank details https://higherlimitstrek.com/company/booking-terms-and-conditions/

 

Q. Should we take toilet paper on the trip?
Ans: If you wish you can carry some of them as cost hikes day to day but you can buy during the trek as well.

Teike Van Der Aa

I really wanted to do some trekking while I was in Nepal, but I was alone. It is very difficult to know if you can trust the people when you want to do the trekking. But I joined this nice small company Higher Limits Trek with Gopal. I really liked him from the beginning and I booked the Everest Base Camp Trekking. My guide was Puru, a very experienced nice guide who I recommend to everybody. He spoke good English and was nice company. Because it was monsoon season I was prepared for bad weather, I really wanted to see the Mount Everest, but because of the weather that may have been a problem but at the day of the Kalapather, the sky was blue and I had the nicest views I have ever seen. It was really beautiful!!
It was the best experience from my while in Nepal!
You should not doubt about it and just do it!

Teike Van Der Aa
Netherlands
Email: teikevanderaa@live.nl
16/06/2011

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