Kathmandu has only one airport, but is well connected to most international destinations via connecting flights.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is on the wishlist of every high-altitude trekker, and for good reason! You'll be joining the small community of Everest Base Campers, and earn boasting rights for a lifetime. But with this package, you'll also get to take a day trip to the Everest Expedition Camp, where you'll eat lunch with the team that is attempting to summit Everest this year! You'll be able to interact with them, and spend a day at the Expedition Camp, which no other Everest Base Camp trek offers you.
You'll also attempt a climb to Kalapathar (this is an optional activity) in the dark hours of the morning, to catch truly spectacular views of the sun rising over Mount Everest, setting the mountains ablaze.
MPORTANT: While the trek to Everest Base Camp is a non-technical trek and does not require any rock-climbing or rappelling, it is not an easy one. You'll be trekking for over 10 days, in harsh terrain and in extreme weather. To add to that, you'll be climbing to 18,000 feet, which can be difficult to adapt to.
DO NOTE: The cost for this trip includes the domestic flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, but not the flights from your home city to Nepal and back.
The actual trek to Everest Base Camp begins from Lukla, a charming village set at about 9000 feet above sea level. Over the next 14 days, you'll see the landscape change from pine forests and sparkling streams to a more rocky and bare terrain, with trails filled with snow and glacial moraine.
There are rickety bridges to cross, pine forests to hike through, and plenty to see. You'll pass yak caravans, interact with the resilient Sherpa community, and will be greeted by pink-cheeked children from the villages you pass. En route, you'll stop at tea-houses, stop at famous landmarks, and spend nights in tea houses. The Everest Base Camp trek becomes a personal journey for many, and will have a significant positive impact on you.
Spend 3 nights in vibrant Kathmandu. | Fly to Lukla in a tiny plane and land on a perilously narrow airstrip. | Explore Namche Bazaar and ask for blessings at Tengboche Monastery.| Visit the memorials of some of the most famous climbers in the world at Thukla-Dukla Pass. | Experience a thrill of adrenaline when you finally get to Everest Base Camp. | Climb Kalapathar (5545 m) to witness a glorious sunrise over Mount Everest.
You'll be picked up at Kathmandu airport by the operator and escorted to your hotel in Thamel. Thamel is the most exciting part of Kathmandu, and is filled with restaurants, shops with displays of adventure gear, and delicious food. You'll check into your room, freshen up, and meet in the common area of the hotel for a briefing session. This is an important session, because you'll meet the rest of your group, interact with the team, and understand the nature of the Everest Base Camp trek. After that, the team will check your equipment to make sure you're fully prepared. If you need to pick up any last minute essentials, Kathmandu is the right place. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
You'll be picked up at the airport and taken to a 3-star hotel in Thamel. You'll check in to your twin-sharing rooms and will freshen up. Each room has attached washrooms and hot water. No meals are included today, but you can walk into Thamel and eat something. Later in the day, once everyone arrives, you'll attend a short briefing session and meet your guides. Your guides will check your trekking gear and let you know if you need anything else, so you can go into the market to pick up any esse
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Once booked, ANY cancellations of the Everest Base Camp trek will incur a charge of INR 15,000 per person towards cancellations of Nepal domestic flights, hotel bookings at Kathmandu, and for the Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
For cancellations made 0-7 days before the departure of the Everest Base Camp trek: No refunds.
For cancellations made 8-15 days before the departure of the Everest Base Camp trek: 25% of the total trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Everest Base Camp trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
Please avoid alcohol and narcotics on the Everest Base Camp trek.
Follow the instructions of the guides during the Everest Base Camp trek, and make sure you rest well during acclimatizing days.
Go for a full medical check-up before attempting the Everest Base Camp trek, and do take the medical restrictions seriously.