18 days Amazing walking holidays, Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal
14 days lodge to lodge Everest base camp trek, up to world renown stunning mountain view point Kala patthar (5500mtr)
4 days in Kathmandu sightseeing, world heritage sights
This 18 days classic Everest base camp trek is designed specially for those trekker and hiker who have a dream to stand face to face with Mt. Everest - the tallest mountain on earth! in a bit luxury way..
On our Everest base camp trek for 50 plus, your dreams will come true!!
Please join us on this 18 days Everest base camp trek - you will enjoy luxury accomodation in Kathmandu at soaltee crown Plazza on the way up and when you are back stay at the Dwarika's hotel in Kathmandu, while on trek use local run guest house with attached bathroom and hot waters. This trek is designed for the trekkers 50 plus, senior or the baby boomers.
Everest base camp trek - a must do trek in your life time if you are an outdoor lover...
Dozens of companies offer Everest base camp treks, but we believe our experience, safety precautions, and solid record of trekking, hiking and climbing in the Himalayas make your best choice for trekking in Nepal and Tibet.
Three of the world's highest peaks - Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu guard this holy sanctuary of the Himalayan Gods. Orange monasteries are bestowed with colorful prayer flags; carved prayer mani stones line the trails; and an unbending faith in traditional values embrace this Sherpa world of Everest Khumbu region. We also climb Kalapathar (18,190ft) for a stunning close up Panoramic view of Everest and other major peaks.
Mt. Everest Named after Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General of India at the time when the mountain was first identified as "Point XV" on the border with Nepal and Tibet. To the Sherpas and Tibetans however she is "Chomolungma" - Mother Goddess of the Earth. And the Nepalese have their own name, "Sagarmartha" - Top of the world!
At the foot of Mount Everest, on its southern side, lies the Everest Base camp used by the successful 1953 expedition of late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa and countless Everest expeditions ever since. Although situated in the heart of the Himalayas, at a height of 5600 metres (18,370ft), a trek to Everest Base camp is not the sole preserve of high altitude mountaineers. There are no rocky ridges to traverse, no scrambling or technical climbing, just a good well-graded path, accessible to all keen hikers and trekkers, which leads all the way to the foot of the world's highest mountain. However one element that should not be underestimated is that your efforts to experience the Everest trail and its fabulous culture, history and scenery, will all take place at altitude. The key to trekking to Everest Base camp is therefore careful pacing and plenty of time to acclimatise. With more than a decade experience of organising Himalayan treks you can be sure that all Earthbound Expeditions treks to Everest Base camp allow optimum acclimatisation - with some days spent either just walking for a couple of hours or at rest. When choosing a trek to Everest Base camp another factor to look for is whether you will actually reach Base camp or instead, visit the nearby viewpoint peak of Kala Patthar.
Kala Patar, rather than Everest Base camp itself, offers the best close-up views of Mt. Everest. As we appreciate that reaching Base camp is the main goal for many trekkers and walkers, all of our Everest itineraries include both Base camp and Kala Pathar.
A Classic and affordable trek to the World's Most Famous Mountain, to Everest base camp, to climb the famous Kala Patar for fabulous Everest views
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal (1300 mtr):
Oce you are outside the arrival hall, you will be met and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions representative and transferred to hotel which is located close to the tourist district of Thamel and offers comfortable 5 star accommodation, Rest day.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley - sightseeing
A brand new days start with a breakfast at hotel, we will take you for sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sights in Kathmandu valley. A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today , also introduce with guide. This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have regarding the trek. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2880m) by flight and trek to phakding (2740m).
An early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world's highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world's 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla, surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there in simple tea house.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3445m).
The 2nd day hike may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit of Everest.
Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu Everest Area. A bazaar ( Market) is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and blankets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) & Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.
Day 05: Rest / acclimatization day at Namche -
We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatisation is to "climb high, sleep low" so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche, or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to "chill out" and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on. Stay in Namche Bazzar.
Day 06: Namche trek to Thame (3801m) then to Khumjung (3,791m)
Today we traverse west, enjoying marvellous view of Kwangde Ri and the waterfalls that cascade off its flanks. The trail stay high up on the bank of the Bhote Khose river, and we wander through a yellow and white rhododendron forest that comes into full bloom in April - May. As we cross the river, we look back down the valley for beautiful views of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru (6369m), before ascending through more rhododendron forest to pasture lands in front of Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953.
We return back down the valley via Thamo, a hillside nunnery, and then take a high trail that by passes Namche and finally drops into Khumjung. This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu area. The Himalayan Trust has a school here, as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in nearby Khunde.
Day 07: Khumjung to Tengboche (3863m).
The trail this morning descends to the Dudh Khosi. There are spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) as well as Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m). Keep a look-out too for pheasant in the undergrowth. We cross the river at Phunki Thanga and climb through the afternoon amongst rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Suddenly in front of us is Tengboche, the principal monastery of the Khumbu area; the views from here are unforgettable. A beautiful active monastry. .
Day 08: Tengboche to Dingboche (4412m).
Today we follow the path down from Tengboche through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and cross an exciting bridge with the roaring Imja Khola beneath our feet. A gradual climb takes us to the village of Lower Pangboche. We are now in the heart of the Khumbu, with spectacular views across to Ama Dablam. The afternoon stroll takes us along a path that hugs the valley wall and then across wide plains to a split in the valley. The Khumbu breaks left, up to Periche, but we take a detour right to the hamlet at Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley. Stay in Dingboche.
Day 09: Rest / acclimatization day at Dingboche
Rather than just sitting around in the tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons. The longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekker terminus of Chukung is reached, and after a rest we can return down the valley.
Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuje (4931m).
We climb up to the ridge behind Periche and stay high, mesmerized by the views of Tawoche and Cholatse, until we reach the tea houses at Dughla. A steep, stiff ascent to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier is now tackled. The top of the climb is marked by a series of stone monuments to commemorate some of the climbers that have not returned from expeditions to this region. The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome from this angle.
Day 11: Lobuje - Kala Pattar (5545m) - Gorak Shep
THis is a long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek's summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straightforward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Everest Base camp 5,364 mtrs to Lobuje
This is the day ! You will re-pack your pack this morning before breakfast and then put a smile on your face and get ready for the fairly easy trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. You may have a special token you would like to place there …prayer flags are popular, or a stone, a crystal, a photo of a loved one, .anything that has meaning to you, as long as it's eco-friendly. The base camp has been cleaned up nicely by some expeditions who came specifically for that purpose so the icefall and glacier are in pristine condition. The elevation here is 5,364 meters or 17,598 feet.
Enjoy your lunch at Base Camp and take lots of photos to commemorate the moment before hiking back out to Gorak Shep. You will stop to pick up any of your personal belongings you have left at the guesthouse and begin the trek back out to Lobuje. Overnight at Lobuje guesthouse.
Day 13: Lobuje to Phortse (3847m).
We descend all morning via Periche to Pangboche, whereupon we stay high on the west bank of the river all the way to the Sherpa village of Phortse, which lies on the lower southern flank of Tawoche, directly across the valley from Tengboche.
Day 14: Phortse to Namche (3445m).
We now descend through a forest to the Dudh Kosi river. From the very pretty crossing point, we climb to a chorten where there are wonderful views back across the valley to Phortse, Tengboche and the surrounding mountains. Eventually we turn south off the main trail to Khunde and Khumjung, contouring past the Everest View Hotel. The route then leads down the hill to Namche Bazzar.
Day 15: Namche to Lukla (2880m).
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu valleys and hills and our memories help us up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. Our tea house lodges are well located and offer a good final resting spot.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu.
You will have another chance to enjoy this great flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the sometimes trying circumstances which can occur will be greatly appreciated.
Upon arrival back in Kathmandu you will be met by our Earthbound Expeditions representative and transferred to the Dwarika's hotel.
Day 17: Day in Kathmandu:
Today is spent at leisure in Kathmandu. In the evening the management Will host a farewell dinner with cultural show.
Day 18: Final Departure, transfer to airport. Namaste!
Want to see spectacular breathtaking mountain panoramas (?), the Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trek is without equal, if you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world , Everest base camp trek Nepal is listed as 50 places to see before you die..!!
On our Everest base camp trek
Some fact about Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal:
The UK's leading magazine The Observer, sister publication of UK's Guardian in its Sunday edition published on January 11, 2004 has selected Everest Base Camp trek of Nepal in 20 Journeys of a Lifetime!The Everest Base Camp trek was ranked the world's 10th best journey in 2003.
Mt. Everest - The home of the world famous friendly climber Sherpa people, Yak and Yati's. Everest trek is our most popular and safe trek since last 5 years
Our route Follows the footsteps of late Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they approached Everest base camp over 50 years ago. We will travel through the homeland of the Sherpas, across high mountain passes and through valleys of the world's highest mountains.
Everest Base Camp Trek can be customized as 16 days too, please contact us for details.
Single supliment: USD 397
Rajan we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you and all of Earthbound Expeditions that made our stay in Nepal such a pleasant and safe experience that will be remembered by us for a long time. Since I celebrated my 75th birthday with you on Everest Base camp trek, I am leaving my options open and I will try to stay in shape in case my son Mike needs company, he still has quite a few birthdays to celebrate and I know that he is anxious to spend some back in Nepal" Joe and Mike, USA, Nov. 2007 Read more »
All Earthbound Expeditions adventure treks are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking in Nepal, only colder (obviously).
Prices are per person excluding international flights and joining in land ( Kathmandu). These are the departure dates currently available to book online. If our set departure dates are not appropriate for you, please contact us; we will happily customize your trip.
Everest Base camp trek – USD 1677 per person ( twin sharing room) - min 2 person in the team
People who want to use the single room entire trip will pay USD 257 more
Trip dates for Everest base Camp Trekking Nepal
02 Sep - 19 Sept 2012
Those people who was born in 1953 May when Hillary and Tenzing 1st climbed mount Everest in 2013 they will be turning 60 so if you want to celebrate your 60th birth day in Everest at around May 2013 that is a wonderful chance too. Come join us for 2013 Everest base camp trek to celebrate your 60th Birth day at the base of Everest - Top of the world!
(See the Video of Everest base camp trek on new year Jan 1st
2012 - 4 of your friends Jesse Benson, Jonathan Ellison
Kim Lill, Erin Henriksen did a small new year party at Everest base camp see the video of Everest base camp trek here from this link www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150564891410180¬if_t=video_reply)
One of our client Andrew Johnstone from Australia including 6 other trekker did Everest and Gokyo lakes trek from Oct 4 to 23rd, 2010 with us and Andrew took some Amazing photos of Everest region. You can see his photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdik/ just click on the Nepal set to see them in order. Enjoy the photos from Everest base camp trek and Gokyo lakes Nepal.
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Availability: Every week through out the year how ever (June - Aug) is not recommended.
Style: Guided trip , Tea House Trekking
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Accommodation: 5 star accommodation in cities and in trekking only simple lodge available
Transport: Car / Bus / Flight included
Meals included: 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
Note: This Everest base camp trek involves walking of 5-6 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 1300 Mtr. to MAX 5500 mtr. The local flights is from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
We have Everest Base Camp north Side tour as well from Tibet side please click here if you are interested.