A glimpse of Mount Everest

Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 Days from Kathmandu

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16 days
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What You'll Do
  • Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant stupa at Boudhanath
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Climbing Kalapattar at elevation of 5,555m
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
This Everest base camp trek is a great introductory lodge trek that offers sensational mountain views (including the tallest mountain- Mount Everest) and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people.
What to Expect
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at the (omit) Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (No meals included)

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

In the morning, after breakfast, at around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a cap and brief you with all the departure information about the trip.

Please let us know if you will be arriving late or unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

For the pre-trip meeting, all guests must bring:
· Passport
· 3 copies of Passport size photo
· Travel Insurance Policy

After the pre-trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and a professional tour guide.

We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa, we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attractions of the (omit) Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 03- Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters.

After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 04- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05- Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 06- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 07- Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours

From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 08- Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4.30 hours

Today, you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 09- Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours

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. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 10- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 8 hours

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 11- Hike up to Kala Patthar(5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning today is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 12- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours

From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 13- Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 14- Morning flight back to Kathmandu

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast included)

Day 15- Leisure day in Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour, you can start today. Please read our trip note about Lukla flight below. (Breakfast included)

Day 16- Transfer for your final flight departure

The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast included)
What's Included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included. (4 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style)
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking guide
  • 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, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace the Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment (See the trekking equipment page)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section
Meeting Point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
The itinerary can as well be customized. Besides, weather, local politics, etc may affect this kind of trip.

Please do not forget to bring:
· Passport
· 3 copies of Passport size photo
· Travel Insurance Policy

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