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The most desired destination for trekking in Nepal is the Everest base camp. In fact, the best destination in the world for adventurers. The reason behind it being sought after is its elements. The trek packs culture, mountains and wildlife to make this trek the most wanted trek. The first reason out of all the reasons is reaching the base camp to witness the highest peak on the globe, Everest. Only few adventurous souls get to travel thousands of miles to see the top of the world.

Everest base camp trek initiates on foot from Tenzing Hillary Airport. The airport is also famous as Lukla airport. This trek straight up takes you to the base camp and back to Lukla but introduces to vast terrain within 2 weeks. Furthermore, the trek introduces you with the Sherpa culture. You will accommodate in their homes and experience their way of life and also cuisine. Sherpa people are the descendants of Tibeto Burman race and have a unique way of lifestyle. The region is entirely inhabited by the Sherpa people.

Two third of the Everest base camp trek fall in the Sagarmatha National park. The national park is a protected area and now a world UNESCO world heritage site. Sighting of blue sheep, Himalayan Thar and Yaks are common. There are high chances of spotting some rare species of birds as well. Also, you will traverse through several monasteries. Meaning, you will have the opportunities to witness everyday buddhist rituals. All in all, this trek is splendor and you will experience much more than just mountains. Come, join us in the world’s most sought adventure by booking this package today!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-101 Total Duration: 14 days
Destination: Everest Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: 1 - 12
Max Elevation: 5545 Meters

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Arrival in Kathmandu

On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. On this day you rest and rejuvenate of days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS:

The flights to Lukla and back are heavily dependent on weather conditions. As a result, flight being cancelled for one day, couple of days or for several days is a known phenomenon for flight companies in Nepal. In case we face such circumstances with your holiday plans in the Everest, we will be following a contingency plan and the plan would be as follows:

Day 2

In case your flight was cancelled on the previous day, we will attempt to board our flight on the second. This will be our second attempt to make that flight. In case we make it to Lukla on this day. We will follow our original itinerary from Lukla for the next 14 days.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Day 3

This will be the third and last attempt made to board your flight to Lukla. In case if you are not able to board the flight on this day as well, we would do our best to find an alternative. The best practiced alternative will be a helicopter to Lukla. The helicopter in a sharing basis will cost USD 500 per passenger. In case you take the Heli, you will be dropped in Lukla in around 45 minutes. In case we make it to Lukla on this day, we will still follow the original itinerary to Everest Base Camp and head back to catch our flight on the last day from Lukla.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Day 4

In case we had no luck on Day 3, we will no more wait for the flights or the weather to clear up and head towards Phaplu by road. Depending upon the package you select and the number of people in the Group, we will either take a private vehicle or a public jeep. The drive takes around 9 hours. This route to Everest Base camp was used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first to scale Mt. Everest. It takes 4 days from here to join the main trail to the base camp. The trek joins the main trail in Monjo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

It is advised to have some extra days towards the end of the trip for the same reason. Flights might get called off for the same reason and you may have to wait for couple of days or more.

Trek Preparation and Shopping Day

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Everest base camp. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

The day starts early and as early as 4 in the morning to catch an early flight to Lukla. The flight is completely dependent on the weather conditions of Lukla and at times the flights get rescheduled as well. We have our breakfast in Lukla and embark on the trails follow the stone trail downhill around 45 minutes and walk along with Yak and mules at times. We make our way through beautiful Buddhist communities with prayer flags, chorten and mani. Relatively today’s trek is easy and the the first day on the trails of Everest base camp. We trek for 3-4 hours until we arrive Phakding

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)

We start strolling on the same undulating trail we had left the earlier day. On this day we walk on the trail, carved on the hills, on the bank of Dudh koshi river. Several times we cross rustic suspension bridges to walk on the left and the right banks. The beautiful river side Buddhist settlement intermingled with sparse forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir is the main attraction of this day. We get the first glimpse of Thamserku 6608m, on this day. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and pine scented trail is the most difficult section of the day. In this section of the trek you will also feel the thin air kick in. On a clear day Namche offers the distant yet nice view of Mt. Everest

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Rest Day - Namche Bazar

We take rest on this day to acclimatize with high altitude and an excellent day to explore Namche, its culture and the periphery. Namche is interesting town which has terrace like settlement and looks like an amphitheatre. This is the most happening and biggest town along the trail. The idea is to remain active during the day and not fall asleep, which is why we hike to Syangboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary. This village is famous for the monastery which claims to hold the Yeti skull. Furthermore, it is as well the hometown of renowned sherpa’s Appa Sherpa and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. We get back to Namche we relax and enjoy the view, meanwhile we get ready for the next day’s trek.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

On this day the trail initiate with gentle ups and downs but every spur we take towards Tengboche seems to bring the mountains closer. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer. The final 2 hours ascent is the most demanding section of the trek but we encounter water charged mani wheels and view of mountains which helps fuel us to walk further. We arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tengboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

On this day we leisurely walk down hill at first and slowly start scale on the trail beside the Khumbu stream for almost 3 hours, until we reach Dingboche. We get gorgeous view of Island peak 6189 m, Peak 38 (7,591m) and Lhotse (8501 m), towards the right of Dingboche. We call it a day here and rest for the night.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Rest day - Dingboche

Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly , compared to that of Periche. We spend a day in Dingboche which is a must to acclimatize. In order to acclimatize it is very important to stay active throughout the day and the idea is to not fall asleep in the day time. We trek around 400m to Nangkartshang Gompa, a viewpoint which offers slightly different angled views for mountains in Everest region and even East Makalu (8463 m). After climbing up to see the mountains we head back to have our lunch and further do photography, play card games or invent our games to spend the day.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Dingboche – Lobuche (500m ascent)

Ascending from the very first moment, we make our way through small patches of village with splendid views of twin peak Taboche and Periche, above a barren created by vanished glacier. The trail further surpasses gravelly ridges which showcases the views of Ama Dablam and Kantega. We take a utter nerve wrecking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineer who lost their lives in 1996, this is the most difficult ascend of the day. Further we ascent with the view of soaring Thamserku in front. We reach Lobuche and spend a night here.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar/EBC – Gorakshep Ascent (650m, descent 385m)

It is very important to be careful on this day as we may feel the signs of AMS (acute mountain Sickness) but cautiously we head towards Gorak Shep. initially we follow the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb to more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. Gorakshep 5180 m which is at the base of Kalapatthar 5545m, is a flat land and a sand basin, where we have our lunch. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day to view Himalayas of Everest region. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind the Everest. We either trek to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gorakshep – Pheriche (200m ascent, descent 700+m)

If we made it to Kala Patthar on the previous day, we hike to Everest base camp on this day before we descend to Pheriche. We make a very nominal ascent of 200m this day but is very technical and takes almost 3 hours. We start our trek early at around 6 am to our destination which is a semi-permanent village made out of bright dome tents and boulder covered by prayer flags. Everest base camp is the hub of mountaineers who are waiting for green signal to climb further up, the view of the mountains are spectacular but Everest is not visible due to the towering mountains upfront. After spending brief moments in base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in Next 3-4 hours.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Pheriche – Namche (Ascent 400m and ascent 50+m)

From Periche we descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. We walk majorly through the banks of Imja stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill to Tengboche and further down to Phunki Thanga and final sheer uphill for around an hour to Namche.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and Lukla and very easy for the knees. It’s the final day in Everest region where we reconfirm our flights and enjoy the party like atmosphere amongst the trekker who has finished their trek.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Lukla – Kathmandu

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu. Our Everest base camp trek officially Ends once we transfer you to the hotel. We request you to provide us with your international departure date and we will arrange you with the international transfer.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails as per itineraries
  • 3 times meals during the trek as per itineraries
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • 2 way flight ( to and from Lukla
  • Certificate of trek Completion

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Porters
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

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Important Notes

  1. This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 2pm. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore Kathmandu.
  2. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.
  3. A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
  4. Please bring 2 passport sized photos to your joining meeting for your trekking permits.
  5. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
  6. You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
  7. We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
  8. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.

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by GlobeTrotterPri on Blank Business Name
Everest Base Camp Trek - By Budget Trekking

Just wanted to say 'thank you' to Sameer from Budget Trekking for making my Everest base camp trek a wonderful experience. Am really great full the way you and your crew made me comfortable, with attention to each and every small details, starting from money exchange to travel gear ,insurance arrangement...I was little apprehensive about going for the trek on my own but I must admit your flawless arrangement made me feel at home...Lasty ,thanks for keeping my additional request of Pashupati visit...Am amazed to meet you and your very lovely crew...special Thanks to Dev , who really took care of me and my comfort during the whole trek.I would definitely look forward to see you again in some holiday visit to Nepal...God bless you.

by snoddas on Blank Business Name
Wonderful Everest Base Camp

Our trip was organized by Mr. Sameer and his “Budget Trekking” (www.budgettrekking.com) For approximately 1500 USD per person he met us at the airport, arranged a room in Good Hotel . The price also included the plane ticket Kathmandu – Lukla –Katmandu, a very nice Sherpa guide and a porter. During the trek, all food and accommodation was also included. We recommend using Sameer and his services, he met all our expectations and we are very happy with our trip.

by Fairfax on Blank Business Name
Trek to Everest Base Camp is a must do!

Just returned from an amazing 24 days in Nepal and the trek to Everest Base Camp was absolutely one of the highlights! A group of 18 went on the trip and we were fortunate enough to use Budget Trekking as our coordinator in-country and our guide on the mountain.

Dawa Lama and his crew were amazing. We arrived in various groups and his guys were there waiting for us at the airport with marigold necklaces to greet us and get us to our 'base' in Kathmandu. They provided us great information on day trips, good places to shop (think pashmina), sites to see while we prepped for our trek.

On the mountain, we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Dawa and his crew. There were full service, working all the details for us, making sure our licenses were taken care of, arranging for our flights to/from Lukla, our tea house accommodations along the way to/from Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, our food, and the transport of our gear. The guides and porters were ready to help in any way possible and their singing and dancing warmed our hearts.

We did a 13 day trek (much like the one described in Budget Trekking) and all 18 of us made it to Everest Base Camp with very little in the way of health issues. Again, Dawa made sure all of us were as healthy as possible and took the time to gauge our group along the way. Won't take up room with the exact details of which town we stopped at each night but am happy to provide that if requested.

We went the tea house route vice the tents as we saw some groups did. Toilets and showers were surprisingly available pretty far up the mountain (showers cost extra). Some of the tea houses had toilets, some had just a hole in the ground. Internet access (and everything else) gets progressively expensive and harder to find as you go up, but it was not too hard to stay connected to back home (if that is what you want to do!).

Don't forget your head lamp (not everywhere has electricity), your toilet paper (it gets expensive and is not provided in the tea houses), your wet wipes, your tissues (you will almost certainly get a runny nose/cough from the dust , cold air and burning yak dung), your buff (again, the dust), some serious cold weather gear, and your emergency cipro!

The sights along the way will amaze you - the grandness of the mountains, the rivers, suspension bridges, temples, people in the villages, the villages themselves. I wish everyone would take the opportunity to do this trek - it really is amazing.

by JamesCollins on Blank Business Name
A busy hike, but an epic end result

If you are in Nepal and have 2 weeks to spare then you need to go Everest Base Camp. You will feel a great sense of achievement and you will experience the best views of  world highest mountain (Mt. Everest) .We booked our trip with Budget Trekking. We booked it there instead of from home as the savings were astronomical. The owner, Sameer, arranged a 3 week tour of Nepal with all accommodation, travel, guides, porters, flights to Lukla.We trekked for 2 weeks up the ever popular base camp route with a guide, Dawa Lama and a porter. It was hard going but well worth it. Thank you Budget Trekking for everything. !!!!!!!!

by Johannesburg on Blank Business Name
Everest Base camp Trek

Hi,A Wonderful trek, Well organized by Sameer and Budget Trekking. Our guide were wonderful and excellent help.Thank you to all for making our trip so memorable. I would highly recommend the use of Budget Trekking to anyone want to Visit Nepal. The trek to Everest Basecamp was awesome, one of the best adventure activities i have done in my life.

by Milwaukee Wisconsin on Blank Business Name
The best way to see Nepal

When thinking of Nepal, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. However, Nepal has so much more to offer and explore if one picks the right guide. Uzol and his whole team treated us as friends instead of tourists before we even left the airport! Uzol went above and beyond what a typical guide would do. For example, he would come with us to Thamel to make sure we went to the correct ATM and got the best deals on trekking gear that we were missing, he mapped out all of the must-see attractions in Pokhara, and treated us as a friend from the start. Uzol is passionate to the core about his country and the people within his beautiful country. He lives out what he preaches and is beyond experienced within the industry. Compared to other companies, his connections with bus companies, stores in Thamel, teahouses, and more is much greater. Moreover, his extensive experience in trekking is demonstrated in the low rates that his clients get acute mountain sickness. When you travel in Nepal with Uzol, you see and experience an immersion into Nepal like none other. He is the best guide that I have ever had and I hope more people experience Nepal the right way: with Uzol Rai.

by Daniel on Blank Business Name
Everest Base Camp

I had the luck of staying in Dormitory Nepal because I got to know Uzol and Samer and an amazing group how did the Everest Base Camp together with me. 14 very good days of trekking and the best view of Everest from Kala Patthar.

by leahvs on Blank Business Name
So much more than just a guide

My friend and I spent 12 days in January 2016 trekking with Uzol through the Everest region. The trip completely surpassed our expectations--Uzol went above and beyond to help us learn about, understand, and fall in love with Nepal. His knowledge of and love for Nepal is enough of a reason to trek with him, but his friendliness and hospitality seals the deal! He helped us bargain for equipment before leaving for our trek and he booked us bus tickets to Pokhara after the trek had ended--he acted not just as our guide, but as a close friend. Wevte was equally as hospitable and kind, highly recommend spending some nights in Kathmandu at their hostel (Dormitory Nepal) and hanging out with their staff. Already looking forward to returning to Nepal and completing another trek with Uzol and Budget Trekking!

by Hangtai on Blank Business Name
Highly Recommend !!

I am a backpacker from Hong Kong, I highly recommend you to join the tour. Uzol is a very nice and helpful guide with well speaking English. He will show you the best way to enjoy the wonderful Nepal.

by Chelsea April Lama on Blank Business Name
Great guide, great treks and breathtaking views!!

Had an amazing experience trekking both the Annapurna Scanutary and the Everest Base Camp routes!! The treks itself is an amazing experience and the views of the mountains are absolutely surreal! Booking with Budget Trekking couldn't have been any easier, they made the process extremely easy and the prices were the lowest that we found in Katmandu! We had everything included (guide, porter, meals, tea houses, rented jackets + sleeping bags).

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mountains, villages, and culture so my friend and I learned a lot, which we wouldn't have known otherwise! Also he was very knowledgeable about safety protocols, which I'm extremely thankful for. My friend experienced severe acute mountain sickness and our guide knew exactly what to do, remained calm, and kept both of us in the loop about the next steps/protocols. He made this process very stress-free in the mountains. I would definitely book with Budget Trekking again!

 

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