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  • Trip introduction

    The Everest Base Camp trek is an adventure of a lifetime as it takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. Stretched over 15 days, during this trip you’ll trek through rich forests of oak and rhododendron, passing through rivers and valleys and a whole bunch of tiny Pahari Villages. As your journey progresses, you’ll even get a chance to meet and interact with the native Sherpas and experience the rustic way of life.

    The highlight of this adventure is climbing to the Kalapathar to catch panoramic views of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Besides this, throughout your journey, you’ll be exposed to the icy mountain peaks of Nuptse, Thamserku, Mahalangur and Pumori amongst many others.

    Although not the easiest of mountain treks, this one offers you enrichment on a whole new level, from exposing you to the stark landscapes of the Himalayas, to even offering you an insight to its culture, this trek is a magical experience for anyone who dares to embark upon it.

    Destination

    For the Everest Base Camp trek, you’ll travel to the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Within the mountains, your trek route will mainly take place within the Sagarmatha National Park – that is now declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you’ll travel through many forested regions you’ll witness many endangered species of plants and animals – some of which include the stealthy snow leopard, the Red Panda and the Himalayan Tahr.

    You’ll begin from Kathmandu, from where you’ll first fly to Lukla, before starting your spectacular journey. Over the next 7 days your journey will encompass travelling to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep before embarking on your return journey.

    For the majority of this trek you’ll be staying in lodges, and while in some places you might have access to private bathrooms and hot shower facilities, it is guaranteed throughout the trek.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the mountainous beauty of the Himalayas through this invigorating Everest Base camp trek. | Imbibe the Nepalese culture and way of life. | Catch many gorgeous views of the Himalayas. | Traverse magical landscapes. | Feel the pride of trekking for such long durations. | Visit the monastery where Tenzing Norway lived as a monk. | Enjoy the thrill of catching a golden sunset from the highest point of this trek.

    Activity Details

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    4593

    88 kms

    56 hrs

    9.5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Everest Base camp trek: Arrival in Kathmandu

    You'll arrive in Kathmandu today and from the airport the representative will take you straight to the hotel where you can rest and relax. If you need to buy anything you can visit the Kathmandu market. By night return to your hotel room for an early night in.

    Overnight in hotel.

    Depending on your flight time, you'll arrive in Kathmandu today. From the airport a representative will come to collect you and drop you to the hotel, where you'll spend the night in a twin sharing room. No lunch or dinner is provided today, so do pick up something when you visit the market. Please do carry adequate money in local currency for tips, additional meals or extra expenses that may arise during this trip.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    10:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

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    Day 2 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
    Day 3 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Day 4 of the Everest Base camp trek: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
    Day 5 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
    Day 6 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
    Day 7 of the Everest Base camp trek: Rest day in Dingboche
    Day 8 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
    Day 9 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Everest Base camp and night at Gorakshep
    Day 10 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Kalapatthar for sunrise and then trek down to Pheriche
    Day 11 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
    Day 12 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakde
    Day 13 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight to Kathmandu
    Day 14 of the Everest Base camp trek: Buffer day OR Departure from Kathmandu and trip end
    Day 15 of the Everest Base camp trek: Depart from Kathmandu and trip end
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: 100% refund minus bank charges and GST.

    For cancellations made between 6 to 4 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: No refund, but you can choose to go on another trek at a later date.

    For cancellations made 3 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: No refund.

    All cancellations should be notified a week before the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Littering or any damage to natural habitats is strictly forbidden during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the Everest Base camp trek pick up and drop off facilities from the Tribhuvan International Airport are provided.

    The Everest Base camp trek is a 14 day journey, however an extra buffer day is provided in case of delays due to weather or unforseen conditions. All the additional expenses incurred for the buffer day (Day 14) have to be borne by the traveler.

    It is mandatory for participants of the Everest Base camp trek to carry a complete travel and medical insurance for this trip.

    For the Everest Base camp trek as flight to and from Lukla are based on weather conditions, you may encounter delays or even cancellations.

    All participants should carry adequate cash in local currency for tips or additional meals.

    Any additional expenses that occur due to unforseen circumstances during the Everest Base camp trek have to be borne by the participant.

    The operator cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, accident or death that occurs during the Everest Base camp trek.

    All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off service in Kathmandu

    • Round trip from Kathmandu to Lukla
    • Trekking porter (1 porter for 2 pax)
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 14
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 13
    • Dinner from Day 2 to Day 13
    • Evening snacks
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a sharing basis
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Private bathroom and shower facility in Phakding
    • Down jacket, trekking duffle bag and trekking map during the trek
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Trekking guide
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Extra meals or accommodation in Kathmandu outisde of the itinerary
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • International flights to and from Kathmandu
    • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests of hospitalization expenses
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Additional costs for accommodation, travel and food during the buffer day
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Down jacket
    • Ear muffs
    • Cotton socks
    • Woollen socks
    • Good gripped trekking shoes
    • Spare laces
    • Camp shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Gloves
    • Heavy waterproof gloves
    • Full sleeved t shirt
    • Trekking pants
    • Woollen sweater
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Night clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Sleeping bags
    • Down jacket, trekking duffle bag and trekking map during the trek
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Management system

    You need to get

    • Backpack/duffel bag (40 litres)
    • 2 waterbottles of 1 litre each
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Headlamp/LED torch
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Cold cream
    • Combination lock for bags
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Large plastic bags
    • Daypack (20 litres)
    • Trekking poles
    • Ear plugs
    • Binoculars
    • ID proof with copies
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, food or additional expenses
    • Plate, spoon, coffee mug and lunch box

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.