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Higher Limits Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek designed for those wanting 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 Kala Patthar where the adrenalin really goes into overdrive. As you hike up to Everest Base Camp, expect some 3-4 hours hiking every day of the trip, but be prepared for some longer days on the return journey. A reasonable level of fitness is required. 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 allow a day’s acclimatization hereabouts and then move on to the beautiful Thyangboche 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 Ama Dablam, where the views are breathtakingly dumbfounding.

 

The trek from Thyangboche ascends slowly but steadily to Dingboche, Lobuche and finally Gorek Shep, advancing above the treeline into more rugged and moonscape-like surroundings. Gorek 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 incursion to Everest Base Camp, passing spectacular glacial forms and enjoying the triumph of having made it all the way! A trip that will surely go down into our dairies.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

 

Day 02: Trek to Namche (3450m)

 

Day 03: Rest day in Namche

 

Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche[3864m]

 

Day 05: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]

 

Day 06: At Pheriche

 

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]

 

Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]

 

Day 09: Trek to Everest B.C [5357] back to Gorakshep

 

Day 10: Trek to Pangboche [3985m]

 

Day 11: Trek to Namche [3450m]

 

Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2900m]

 

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

 

 

“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Everest Base  Camp Trek itinerary & Service 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

  • Everest national park fee permit
  • Trekking Map
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with cup of tea or coffee during the trek,
  • 12 Nights tea house Accommodation during the trek
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • An experienced licensed holder English speaking Guide and required numbers of porters (One porter for each 2pax on a group)
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by flight and car.
  • 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.
  • Higher Limits Trek’s  T-Shirt
  • Higher Limits Trek’s Trekking Certificate
  • Cultural Program and farewell Dinner with team of HLT.
  • Airport pick up and drop off with an escort

Cost Exclude

  • Meals & Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • 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 sectio

Day 01: Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding [2656m]
We hop 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 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
we descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village stands exactly opposite 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 Pheriche.

 

Day 06: at Pheriche
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 07: 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 08: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
to get to our next destination, which is Kala Pattar, we cling 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 camping place: Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we head to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we trot at our own pace back to our camp at Gorak Shep and crash out for an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

 

Day 09: 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 10: 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 11: Trek to Namche [3450m]
we 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 12: 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 13: 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.

Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 13 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 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 stop one day rest at Namche. 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.

coming faqs

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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