Base Camp Everest - 16 days Trek Route : Himalayan Smile Treks

Base Camp Everest

Base Camp Everest trek route is the unique and globally significant cultural and natural attributes. It is globally known as highest peak of the world, holds delightful existence besides 8848m range of massive icy mountain. It is located between Nepal and Tibet, the route is most and more often accessible.

  • Trip Fact - 16 days
  • Trip Price: 1095.00
  • Trip Code: HST-ET-17
  • Trek Start/End: Lukla
  • Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 2810m/9216ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5545m/18187ft
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
Base camp everest

Base Camp Everest trek route is the unique and globally significant cultural and natural attributes. It is globally known as the highest peak of the world, holds delightful existence besides 8848m range of massive icy mountain. This high mountain is located between Nepal and Tibet, the route is most and more often accessible via south of the mountain, Everest Base Camp. With an altitude of 5,364 meters, does this base camp actually visited by nonmountaineers as well? The answer is simply yes and we don’t need any climbing equipment and so on. For instance, trekking lovers ususally visits this Everest base camp. During Base Camp Everest route you can found Yak above the 4000 meters. Now the Yak is domesticated, it is very important in a life of peoples living in the high Himalayas. They carry loads, pull plows, give milk, furnish meat hair and hides.

Trekking in Base Camp Everest is one of the most fascinating and popular treks of Himalayas. Thousands of trekkers visit this base camp each year. Then again, trekking to base camp Everest not easy as an apparent but ultimate adventure. With compensation of time and energy, visitors usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin the trek. The trekking then reaches the gateway of Everest ‘Namche Bazaar’ where a high community of Sherpa’s lives. The village has Buddhist culture including ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries. On a long journey passes by Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, the mountain appears to the surroundings along with chilled climates. Admiringly, lodges with hot water shower are available on purpose. After reaching Gorakshep, the most awaited Everest Base Camp is climbed tucked under the sparkling Khumbu Icefalls. It takes about 4hours to the summit and comes back to Gorak Shep for next day to return.

Base Camp Everest landscapes and people nevertheless show an overall stability and resiliency that provides important insights and models for mountain people around the world. The Himalayan Smile treks offer Base Camp Everest trek best price and customized trek itinerary according to your interest. Your dream to hike world highest mountain base camp can true with Himalayan Smile Treks.

Base Camp Everest Trek FAQ

How is tea house facility?

Various tea houses are available during trekking route for lunch and dinner. However, all types of meals and accommodation are only included in a trip if the payment is gold class. Likewise, payment with silver class has to pay separately the expenses of meals and accommodation in a tea house. Charging electronic goods are also available with some small amount of charge.

 

What is the climate in Base Camp Everest?

The climate ranges from temperature to arctic condition depending on elevation and aspects. Although the Everest Base Camp weather and climate has intenseness of coldness, the high altitude remains occasionally dry during summer and rainfall occurs frequently in low altitude areas. The temperature recorded in base camp is -17°C in winter and 18°C in the summer season.

 

What is the best time for Base Camp Everest trek?

In our reviews, the highly seasonal peak is pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to December). During these seasons rain is infrequent and ideal time for the trek, with generally clear days and comfortable temperature. Rhododendron and other flowers are full bloom during the spring (April and May) and decorate the lower hill region. You can also catch a beautiful glimpse of Himalayan peaks at suitable temperatures. Whereas winter (December to February) is obviously an extreme lower temperature in Everest and fewer seem to trek. However, some may even prefer when fewer people on the trail during the off-season.

 

Is there any vegetation zone in Everest region?

Apparently yes, and is based on different elevation; the lower belt (below 3800m) consisting of temperate forest and woodlands, the middle zone (3800m – 4200m) of subalpine forest and shrublands, and the upper zone (above 4200m) with tundra vegetation.

 

Are there any species of animals?

Because of varied topography, climate and vegetation, the region support the rich amount of wild animals. The most commonly can observe animals are Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, hemitragus jemlachicus (a species of wild goat) and varieties of rodents & reptiles. Some local Sherpas even claimed to have seen Yeti, the abominable snowman.

 

Is there any sign of global warming affecting on Everest?

The recent study states most of the glaciers in Everest region is melting as rising temperature of global warming. It is estimated 5500 glaciers in Mt. Everest and many other tallest peaks could reduce their volume by 70% in hundred years. So hurry, get to the glorious state of Everest before global warming gets there!

Base Camp Everest Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast our experience mountain guide check your trekking gear and suggest you insufficient important trekking gear. He will guide you to the trekking gear shop.
Afternoon Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
Boudhanath is one of the world biggest temples. It lies 8 km east of Kathmandu. This magnificent stupa stands over three tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles in order to bring out the yantra form. When you visit this temple you see many Tibetans, monks, monasteries and butter lamps. Many of Tibetans are refugees who came here in 1959 after China declared Tibet as its autonomous region. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan culture is accessible, vibrant and unfettered. Apart from Tibetans and Nepalese you also find many foreign Buddhist students. The stupa along with the monasteries are the centre of Buddhism learning, cultural activities, prayers and meditation. This spot was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.
After Boudhanath Stupa drive to Bhaktapur which is 13 KM away from Kathmandu. Lunch in Bhaktapur Darbar Square. The oldest city of Nepal known as City of devotees retains the charm of 15th century. You can see the 55 window palace and its ancient art and architecture of different temple and surrounding. Visit Durbar square, Golden Gate, Bhaktapur Palace, Peacock Window, Batsala Devi, Vatsala Durga, Taumadhi Tole, Nyatapola Temple. Overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla.. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. O/n at mountain lodge.

Your trekking starts after breakfast at mountain lodge. You cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. After half an hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. O/n at mountain lodge.

Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, Bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku (6618m) and more mountains. After lunch in Khumjung village(3780m) hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.

Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam(6814m). Also you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other world high mountains. On the way you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. Two and half hour walking you will arrive to Tengboche(3860m). O/n at mountain lodge.

Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is very rare wild animal. After crossing iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m). Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4410m). After the lunch in Shomare (4110m)you walk around two hour and arrive to Dingboche Village (4410m). O/n at mountain lodge

It is the best place to acclimatization who is attending to climb Island peak or trek to Everest base camp. The Chukhung village has several Yak herders, hunts and few tea houses. From Chukhum great view of the Karyolung, Numbur and Khagtega mountains. 8h walking. O/n at Dingboche in mountain lodge.

Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here you can see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m). Tea break in Dughla(4620m). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half and hour climb you arrive to Dughla Pass (4830m). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m). 5h hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge

This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree Celsius. In the beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch start to hike to the Everest base camp (5364m). After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier and foot of world highest mountain. 8 hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Early in the morning start climb to the Kalapatthar(5550m). After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. After breakfast you will back to the Pheruche same route. 10 hour waling. O/n at mountain lodge.

You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure.

Base Camp Everest Price

Silver Price - US$ 1095.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)
Package cost includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Four night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories in BB Plan
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, Himalayan Smile Treks t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare for guide.
The Package cost excludes:
  • Other ground transportation
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • All meals during trekking
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Cold drinks (Alcohol  and cold drinks)
  • Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
Gold Price - US$ 1450.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)
Package cost includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Four night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories in BB Plan
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of tea / coffee in each meals during trekking trek
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, Himalayan Smiel Treks t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare for guide.
The Package cost excludes:
  • Other ground transportation
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Cold drinks (Alcohol  and cold drinks)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

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