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Everest Base Camp (16 Days)
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Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.


A 16 Days classic and challenging trek to everest base camp starts at the upper Phakding and follows the- (River of Milk) - Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that's a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs.


From Namche, trek along a high traversing path where you will have a first good views of Everest and proceed towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867 Mtrs. in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.


Descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. Follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.


You will also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pathar [5554 Mtrs.] from there you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the South Col and the summit of Mt Everest (8848 Mtrs.), Lhotse (8501 Mtrs.), Nuptse (7879 Mtrs.), Ama Dablam (6856 Mtrs.), Thamserku (6608 Mtrs.) and Kantega (6685 Mtrs.). You will continue your Himalayan journey to eventually reach Everest Base Camp, the starting point for summit attempts.



PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Moderate, with reasonable stages and excursions to relatively high altitudes.
EQUIPMENTS: No technical equipment is required. A Rucksack, Sleeping Bag & Mat, Personal clothing, Trekking Shoes, Socks and Gloves, Torch, Walking Stick, Water Bottle, personal Medicines, Sun Glasses & Sun Cream.
ACCCESS ROUTES: The little airport of Lukla is linked to Kathmandu by numerous flights each day by Royal National Airlines. The planes 20- seater Twin Otters, fly only when the weather is good or may have to wait otherwise.

  • Arrive Kathmandu

    Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel. Kathmandu valley has an exotic setting. It is surrounded by tier upon tier of green mountain walls above which tower mighty snowcapped peaks. The valley covers an area of 218 sq miles. It is situated at 1310 Mtrs. above the sea level. It contains three fabled cities of great historic, religious and cultural interest. Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). Every town has Durbar Square (old palace) with its old temples and palaces, epimotizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The valley has often been described as an open air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick,stone,metal and wood scattered through out it. The day is free to take Kathmandu city tour. After a pre-tour briefing depart for city tour visiting - Durbar Square, with its numerous temples and the old royal palace, we take a walk up to the top of Swayambunath Stupa for a great view over the city, and of course enjoy the numerous shops and stalls along the way. The evening is at leisure to exploring or sample Kathmandu's unique nightlife.
  • Kathmandu Lukla to Phakding,Dist.Climbed-150 Mtrs.,Dist.descnd-400 Mtrs.(2.30 Hrs)

    The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport)- with a runway of only 1700 Mtrs. at 2,850 Mtrs. - high in the Himalayas is one of the most exciting Flight in the world. The opening of the airport gave this village an important role for all travelling to Everest Region, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley,Khumbu Valley,of particular interest is the final steep approach and take-offs down "the hill" of the inclined runway.After leaving the airport, follow the trail that descends obliquely along the slope ,crossing a tributary steam and reaching the valley of the Dhudh kosi River at choplung. Shortly there after,cross the bridge and pass the houses of ghat (2,545 Mtrs.).

    Along the eastern bank of the river, climb up to the village of Phakding (2,650 Mtrs.) In this part of Nepal, there are no roads. There are dozens of villages from Lukla for about 40 miles to the base of Mount Everest with pearl white stupas and colourful prayer flags flapping in the breeze. The EBC trek, also referred as a Himlayan highway, is subject to its own traffic: Porters and caravans of yaks with bells tied to their necks, carrying tremendous loads of building supplies, food, drinks and other goods. The trail is lined with rocks engraved with Buddhist carvings, pearl white stupas and colorful prayer flags flapping in the breeze.
  • Phakdung to Namche Bazaar - Dist.climbed-780 Mtrs./4 Hrs.

    The trail climbs up among pine trees and rhododrendeons until reaching the houses of benkar (2,900 Mtrs.), and then continues along one side of a steep rocky gorge, where you can see a number of large hanging beehives. After crossing a mountain stream, climb up through a fissure as far as Mondzo (2,835 Mtrs.) and from there descends to a bridge and to the village of Jorsale (or thumbing 2,775 Mtrs.) where you enter the Sagarmaths National Park . The trail continues through the woods on the logographic right bank of the river ,reaching confluence of the Bhote Kosl and the Dhud Kosi. After crossing a bridge (2,850Mtrs.) you begin a long, sunny climb toward Namche Bazaar (3,440 Mtrs.).
  • Acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar

    Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or dayhike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3,700 Mtrs.) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital build in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966.
    Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
  • From - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 600 Mtrs.

    After leaving Namche, the trail continues toward the Tengboche Monastery, and its marvelous grassy clearing within sight of Everest and Ama Dablam. Founded in 1923 and destroyed by fire at the end of the 1980’s , the monastery has been beautifully rebuilt. The Tengboche Monastery is the most important monastery for the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. It is tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest be blessed by the head Lama of this monastery. The monastery is also significant because a decree from the Lama prohibits killing within the premises which is largely the reason why the Sagarmatha National Park is a refuge for a variety of endangered fauna.

    Begin along the trail that runs oblique until it reaches a crossroads that leads to Khumjung and Khunde passes by the lodges of Kyangjuma and Sanasa and then descends to a dramatic bridge over the Imja khola and the house of phunki(3,250 Mtrs.) , with its distinctive prayer wheels turned constantly by the water. Begins again with a long climb through the evergreen forests full of rhodendrons,along a handsome trail of switchbacks that winds all the way to the plateau of tenboche (3,867 Mtrs.) the tour of the monastery is very intresting .
  • Tyengboche to Dingboche

    A 6-7 Hrs. of trek from Tengboche, through conifer and rhododendron forest brings you to Dingboche. In the distance you may get glimpses of the summit Everest, grit by the impressive rock walls of Lhoste and the Nuptse. A short climb takes you up to Pangboche (3,985 Mtrs.). After touring the monastery, you set out again, crossing a saddle and continuing practically on a level as far as the meadows of Tsuro Og(4135 Mtrs.), not far from the confluence of the Imja Khola beyond which it is possible to head left to reach the highest houses and pangboche monastery (3,985 Mtrs.). The lower path rises to the foot of a rock wall , passes by shormare and orsho lodges and then reaches a junction. The path that heads left roasses a wide col and reaches the plateau and pheriche lodges(4,280 Mtrs.) the right hand path leads to Dingboche (4350 Mtrs.) in a more sheltered position. Many groups spend a couple of nights in these places acclimatize themselves.
  • Acclimatisation trek to Dingboche to Nagartsang Peak

    A rocky and muddy trek to Chukkung or Nagarstsang are best for acclamatisation. A height of 5083 Mtrs. on Nagarstang provide awesome views of Himalayan peaks. This is quite a challenging trek, it is steep all the way up for 2 and half Hrs. You can view magnificent sights at Island Peak (6,189 Mtrs.), Amphulapche (5,663 Mtrs.), Baruntse Base Camp (5,400 Mtrs.) and the white ice lake of Imja Tsho. Return to Dingboche for overnight stay.
  • Dingboche to Lobuche

    The first half of the day to Thukla or Dugla is gradual walk, takes about 2 Hrs., mostly flattish. The view is spectacular with Mt Everest giving way to other prominent peaks and hides behind other peaks. Lhotse, Kangtega Thamserku among other peaks keeps you spell bound for the journey. The trail leads to a row of memorial monuments of lost climbers and sherpas. The trail then drops a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. After four to five hours hiking we reach the small settlement of Lobuche which is situated at 4930 Mtrs.
  • Lobuche to Kala Pathar and Climbed - 650 Mtrs.(6.30 Hrs.)

    A modest rise of grassy earth and enormous granite blocks. Kala Pathar offers the best view of the southern slope of Everest and the Khumbu serac. From here , in the autumn of 1951, Eric shipton and Edmund Hillary discovered the route that was followed the next year by swiss climbers, and was also adopted by the British and Commonwealth party in 1953. Begin by following the high valley, along an up and down trail marked by cairns. After crossing the morians of the Changiri Nup and Changiri Shar Glaciers, one can reach the sandy plain of Gorak Shep (5185 Mtrs.) which has a noteworthy lake.

    The snowy Pumori peak looms over the area. The Everest Expedition in 1953 established their based camp at the lake (lake camp) and here one can see number of monuments to climbers killed on Everest. Remains of trails indicated by cairns run up the southern slop of kala pattar.
    In the last section of the day, climb up on large boulders as far as the broad summit(5545 Mtrs.) beyond which it is possible to continue further along the crest in the direction of Pumori. The panorama is splendid and the descent is along the same route . Instead of Kala Pattar, it is possible to climb up to Everest base camp (about 5,400 Mtrs.), four hours round trip from Gorak Shep. Sunset view of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar is amzing.
  • GorakShep to EBC to Periche

    This is supposed to be a long day, so wake up early, in all probability the water will be frozen in washrooms. Trek to the base camp is generally flat with many glaciers enroute. The real base camp is little further than where it is earmarked as base camp. From Gorak Shep it takes about 2 Hrs. to reach the EBC.
    Khumbu glaciers are magnificent. These glaciers have come down in heights over the centuries and movements have also been seen as the tour guides and maps would show. A place which marks its brilliance as one of the key milestones to summit. Return to the Hotel and then started your descent to Periche. A trek of about 5 Hrs. takes you to Periche.
  • Trek to Namche

    A 5 Hrs. Trek directly from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 Mtrs.). Since you have already travelled on this trail, with body and mind accustomed to what is expected.
  • Trek to Lukla

    This is 6 Hrs. trek with a streneous descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dud Kosi, after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding and Lukla.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu

    After breakfast we fly in about 40 Min. from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free to reorganise yourself for flight back home. Gala dinner in the evening.
  • &

    Day 14 & 15 is generally kept as reserved to meet any eventuality or delays due to bad weather or unforseen cirumstances. The days otherwise may be utilised for sightseeing or to explore the city.
  • Day 16: Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport – We hope you enjoyed your stay!
GENERAL INFORMATION
Country Nepal
Elevation Ghat (2,545 Mtrs.) to Kala Pattar (5,625 Mtrs.)
Activities Trekking and Hiking
Grade Moderate
Altitude: Maximum: 5554 Mtrs. / 18192 Ft.
Best Season March to May and September to December.

TARIFF: Rs. 62,000.00 Per Person
Payment option:
By Cheque / Demand Draft / Wire Trasnfer:
Bank Details

BanK:Union Bank Of INDIA, Kailash Colony, NEW DELHI -110075
Name: TRIPS N EVENTS
Account No.:335705010132926
IFSC Code: UBIN0535575
SWIFT Code: UBININBBNDL


INCLUDES


ACCOMMODATION:
KATHMANDU: 3 star Hotel with breakfast.
EBC Trek: Tea Houses or Lodges or Tents.


MEALS:
Breakfast only: Pre & Post EBC trek stay in Kathmandu.
All meals (Veg / Non. Veg.) during trek from Day 2 till Day 13.


TRANSPORT:

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure by representative.
  • SUV or Coach for arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per itinerary
  • including transfer of baggage in the same transport or separately depending on the size of group.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu


PORTERS & GUIDE:
  • Service of an English speaking experienced trekking guide (The trekking guide will be provided in a ratio of 10 pax per guide basis. Porters to carry personal baggage. 01 porter for every 2 persons.)

ENTRANCE:
  • Entrance fees at the monuments at all places as per programme
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee


EXCLUDES


  • Personal expenses like laundry, communication, shopping and meals in Katmandu except welcome dinner and celebration party.
  • Tips for Guides and Porters or staffs.
  • International Flights
  • Insurance Premium
  • Rescue & Evecuation Services.
  • Anu additional cost due to unforeseen circumstances.

Note:

  • It's expected to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay for it.

Dressing for any outdoor activity in the cold is all about layering. Preparing for your trek is exciting. At Himalayan Hikes, we provide you with the best possible experience while trekking. So it’s worth taking the time to bring the right gear so you make the most of it. Packing for a trek is almost as exciting as trekking because you know you’re heading off on an adventure!

   SOCKSS & JOCKS:  Have at least 4 - 5 Pairs of each to keep yourself healthy while on Hikes. (Depending on whether you have the chance to wash and dry clothes) Always wear TWO layers of socks – thin ‘inner’ and some thicker wool socks (it's worth spending the money on good socks). Thin socks move slightly inside the thicker socks, so there is much less chance of getting blisters on your feet as the friction between your feet and the boot is reducedThin liners are easy to wash and your thicker socks stay clean and smell-free for longer It’s warmer and a lot more comfortable!


    THERMAL WEARS:  Travel with two pairs of long thermal pants, a couple of short thermal tops and one or two long tops. Also, add a couple of t-shirts or specific trekking shirts you get from a gear shop (these are expensive and t-shirts are fine ).
Tip: Make sure you wash your new thermals a couple of times with fabric softener before you go so they're not itchy.


   FLEECE LAYER:  A pair of cheap fleece pants are great for wearing in the lodge. If it gets cold during the day, a pair of thermal pants under trekking pants is usually plenty to keep you warm so it’s very unlikely you’ll wear the fleece pants while walking. You need at least one fleece top as well. Lightweight fleece top and one thicker one – one for during the day and one for night. Outer layer: This is for extreme cold and bad weather. These things are very warm and make life far more pleasant once you start getting above 3000m or so. It is essential if you’re going much higher or trekking in the colder months.


   WATERPROOF JACKET & TREKKING PANTS:  Don’t trek in jeans!
By all means pack some waterproof shorts for trekking in the lower altitudes (also good when you’re washing). Trekking pants should be lightweight, comfortable, breathable and quick-drying. One lightweight pair and one mid-weight are fine. If it’s really cold, wear thermals under your pants. Waterproof pants are handy.
Tip:  A webbing belt might also be handy – you WILL lose weight when you’re trekking and your pants can fall down.


   FOOTWEAR:
Crocs / Floaters / Slippers: Ideal for wearing in the lodge or dining tent.
Trekking boots : Water proof hiking shoes are recommended.
Gaiters are something to consider if you’ll encounter deep snow or mud – they keep the stuff out of your boots and keep the bottom of your pants dry.


   HEAD GEAR:
   SUNGLASSES with UV protection & wraparound to prevent light coming in from the side.
   SUNCREAM: Good quality sun cream (SPF 50+) is a must. Pop it next to the head of your figure. At night or on a cold day a comfortable beanie (warm hat) is important.
   Bandana or Scarves


   WATER BOTTLE:  At least 2 ltrs.
   BAGS WATERPROOF:  Carry a few – one for clean clothes, one for dirty and one for electronic gear or whatever.
    GARBAGE BAGS:  KEEP TREKS AND REGION CLEAN. PICK UP RUBBISH.
   ZIPLOC BAGS:  Snacks, spare batteries and other loose items.
   TOILETRIES:  Personal hygiene kit with a few medicines like pain killers (avoid codeine at altitude), ear plugs, bandaids or blister skins, lip balm (a must), Imodium (or similar) for diarrhea (best not to take these but you may need to!), hand sanitising gel, eye/ear drops plus the usual stuff you’d take on holidas.


    First Aid Kit:All our guides carry a first aid kit on every trek. It will include such items as bandages, plasters/band aids, tubigrip/support bandages, iodine, dressings, electrolyte solution for dehydration, ointment for insect bites. However if you know that you might need some additional kind of medication along the trip, ie a particular support for a weak joint or medication for a particular allergy etc; then please bring this with you.


If you have any medical history relevant to trekking please let us know. If you have extreme reactions to bee stings you should bring your own medical kit.


ACCESSORIES:

  • Spare laces
  • Multipurpose knife
  • Match Box / Lighters (2)
  • Torch with extra batteries and spare bulb or LED Torch.
  • Sleeping bag ( Personal)
  • Rucksack (65 ltrs)
  • Daypack, Haversack
  • Poncho – Rain gear
  • Ski Poles / Sticks
  • Ice Axe / Crampons – For trekking expeditions or snow bound treks.
  • Personal Mess tin.
  • Money Pouch or Belt

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATION:
Your booking is made with TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS – NEW DELHI- 110075, INDIA.
BOOKING:
To book a tour: send the completed booking form together with a non-refundable deposit. (10 % of Invoice value on per person basis). The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure. No reminder will be sent, so if the balance is not paid by the due date we will regard the booking as cancelled.
CANCELLATION CHARGES:
  • 30 days before departure : NIL
  • 15 days before departure : 10%
  • 07-14 days before departure : 25%
  • 02- 07 days departure : 50%
  • Less than 2 day : 100%


PRICE:
Though the price is FIXED however, we reserve the right to increase the price of a holiday due to fuel costs, taxes or exchange rate changes.

GROUP SIZE:
A minimum number of bookings is set for scheduled group tours and if there are insufficient members or if we have to cancel your trip for any other reason a full refund will be given. If we cancel your tour we will advise you at least four weeks prior to the departure date.

SAFETY & SECURITY:
Our tours involve travel in remote, mountainous regions, at high altitudes, where amenities and medical facilities are few and far between. Every effort is made to ensure your safety and well being, but bookings are accepted on the understanding that you appreciate the risks and hazards associated with this sort of travel. TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS, NEW DELHI, INDIA will not accept responsibility for accidents, injury, lack of fitness, carelessness, illness, negligence or lack of punctuality attributable to the customer. If you have any disability or illness, you must inform us at the time of booking the holiday so advice can be given on the suitability of the trip.

INSURANCE:
All trekkers or participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance which must cover medical expenses, injury, death, rescue, helicopter rescue (if appropriate), repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. Customers must provide TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS with evidence of their insurance. We recommend you take out insurance at the time of booking and double check the small print to ensure it covers all activities you are involved in.

AIR FARE:
With regard to international & domestic flights: TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS can book flights for customers but cannot however take responsibility for changes or alterations to any flights.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Personal items and baggage remain at all times the responsibility of the customer. In addition responsibility must be accepted for any equipment loaned to you, and you must agree to pay for any loss or damage caused to this equipment while in your care.

IMMIGRATION & VISA:
You are responsible for arranging your passport, and any necessary visas and vaccination certificates. Please check with the relevant embassy for the latest requirements with regard to visas and vaccinations.

LIABILITY:
TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS cannot be held responsible for; the consequences of any delays, expenses incurred or alterations caused by illness, weather, war, terrorism, political events, civil strife, strikes, natural disaster, technical difficulties or any event beyond our control.

ALTERATION OR AMENDMENTS:
The tour itinerary may have to be changed due to altered circumstances and conditions. We will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services which are not utilised as a result.

COMPLIANCE:
Due to the adventurous nature of the tours, all customers must at all times agree to comply with the decisions taken by the guide or the management.

COMPLAINTS:
If you should have a complaint about the tour, it must be made in writing by letter or email and received by TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS within 14 days of the end of the tour.

LEGAL:
In the unlikely event of any sort of dispute arising, the jurisdiction of Delhi shall apply. If the dispute cannot be resolved directly between us within 6 weeks of written intimation of the dispute, both TORNA and our customer shall attempt to settle the dispute by an arbitrator. An arbitrator will be selected on mutually agreeable basis.

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