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Everest Base Camp,16 days-2020

Trip Introduction


Everest Base Camp-16 Days
Everest base camp Trek is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose dreams soar higher than even the clouds, this is one of the best trips that make your Holiday Dreams to Mountain come true. Miles from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, you’ll beyond what you thought possible. Everybody wants a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain and that’s the reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek is so popular. On the way of this trekking, there are some lovely villages, gompas (Monasteries), Sagarmatha National Park and we are sincerely and friendly welcome by Sherpa Community of Solu Khumbu region. Our Sherpa will guide you to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain (Everest).
 Everest base camp trek is an adventure trek that also includes climbing Kalapathhar(known as the Everest Viewpoint) to admire the panoramic views of Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbu Icefall, Lighting, Khumbuche, Change, and the other Himalayas. Nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips hikers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty mountain up close.
16- Day Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. This is not a luxury tour: this is a lifetime experience. For this trip, you just need some good hiking exercise before doing this trip. And Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition will lead you for the memorable adventure action-packed Journey of your lifetime….

 


Group Size : 2-12 Max - altitude : 5365 m/ 17604 Ft.
Destination : Destiny Country Fitness level : Medium
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02- Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m)
Day 03- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
Day 04-Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day (Rest Day)
Day 05- Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
Day 06- Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)
Day 07- Acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m)
Day 08- Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
Day 09- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5.365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m)
Day 10 –Morning Hike to Pumori ABC & Gorak Shep(5,180 m)
Day 11- Trek to Pheriche (4,200 m)
Day 12- Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)
Day 13- Trek to Manjoo (2835 m)
Day 14- Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)
Day 15- Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16- Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure
 
Note: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Our airport representative will welcome you to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled for the very day at the Hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day's schedule on your way to the hotel. During this meeting, we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we host a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meals along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. And the night you will be spending at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
 
Day 02- Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m), Duration: 35 min flight and 3-4 hour walk
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m).On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce your porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing you’ll have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then the trek begins by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where you’ll join the main trail to Namche Bazar, Located just above Chunrikharka (2,713 M). This walk is considered to be a short hike that will help you to acclimatize. After almost three to four hours of walk, you will reach Phakdhing. There are many beautiful monasteries to visit, beautiful Lukla village and a breathtaking terrain to view. There are many resting places and lodges in Phakding and you will be staying in one of this lodge tonight.
Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
 
Day 03- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m), Duration: 5-6 hours
You will continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river much time on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. You can find many good restaurants, hotels, lodges shop, money exchange, bakeries, and teahouses as Namche is the biggest village along the whole Everest trail. Major attractions of this day are an amazing view of Mt. Kusum, Lhoste, Nuptse, and the first Glimpse of Mt.Everest. You will stay in a guesthouse tonight.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 04-Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day (Rest Day), Duration: 3 Hrs
The entire day will be spent in Namche so as to adjust with the thin air and the environment. Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height the previous day. Namche is an important acclimatizing spot. It is always advisable to remain active instead of sitting ideal during the day. Today, you will go to the Everest View Hotel for a better view of the mountains and you can visit the National Park Headquarters, Monasteries, and the Museum. Evening time can be spent by roaming around the market areas. This night will also be spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 05- Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m), Duration: 5 Hrs
The trek for today will start shortly after breakfast. Today you will follow the trails along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi up till the altitude of 3,867 m. On your way, you can enjoy the phenomenal view of the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Enthralling Thamserku exits in the close vicinity of the trail, along with the lush of the temperate vegetation including Rhododendron, Oak, and Juniper, etc. You might also get a glance of wild fauna like Himalayan that, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, and different varieties of birds prevailing in the region. Upon reaching Tengboche; you can visit the famous Tengboche Monastery decorated with beautiful Sherpa art and beautiful wall hangings. You will stay overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 06- Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m), Duration: 5 Hrs
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Your uphill trek continues, taking you to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. You will spend the night to avoid being affected by altitude.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 07- Acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m), Duration: 4 Hrs
This day is planned as acclimatization day. You don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead, you will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The Peak is an excellent viewpoint, especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If the weather is clear, you will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling the village or resting.
 Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 08- Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m), Duration: 5 Hrs
Today the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. You will continue as heading to the village of Labuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche Peak. Due to change in air density as the air density gets lower and lower and some of you may be facing breathing problems starting from this point. You will stay in the guesthouse tonight.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 09- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5.365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), Duration: 8 Hrs
          This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at (5,365 m) the closest you can get to Mt.Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. soon after which you will return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 10 –Morning Hike to Pumori ABC & Gorak Shep (5,180 m), Duration: 8 Hrs
          This will be one of the most difficult days of the whole Trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Pumori ABC. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain Panorama-Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towards directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Chagatse, Lighting, Khumbuche, and countless others. Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base camp be seen clearly from Pumori ABC. And you will return back to Gorak Shep and spend the night there.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 11- Trek to Pheriche (4,200 m), Duration: 8 Hrs
          Early in the morning, you will head to Kalapathar, a small peak at 5,555 m. You will return along to Gorak Shep and will be heading to Pheriche for Camp. You will spend the night there.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 12- Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), Duration: 4 Hrs
Bid goodbye to Pheriche valley and the surrounding giants and head off to Tengboche. We will get another opportunity to visit the Tengboche monastery.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 13- Trek to Manjoo (2835 m), Duration: 5 Hrs
Following the same trail, leaving the mountain behind us, our descent takes us from Tengboche to Manjoo.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 14- Trek to Lukla (2,804 m), Duration: 5 Hrs
This is your last day of trekking as you return to Lukla where the trek began. You’ll enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax, and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates. Today is the final day of this trek, so shortly after the breakfast, we will head towards Lukla from where your trek began. This evening can be spent with the team members roaming around the market or can have some quality time with ourselves enjoying achievement that you made during the past few days. You will spend this night at Lukla.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 15- Fly back to Kathmandu
  On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last minutes glimpse of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Included: Bed, Breakfast & Lunch
 
Day 16- Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure
The final day marks the end of your journey with us. A farewell is certainly not at all a good feeling, but with a weighty heart and with the hope to see you again, one of our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.; Team will drop you off at the International Airport three hours prior to your departure time.
 


Cost Include 
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 Cost Exclude 
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

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Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights get delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays. And arrange the nest flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations. And if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities that can be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delays/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guest house in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Equipment and Gears

  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries

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