Everest Base Camp Trek 2020 May-10th & Lukla-Namche Heli Ride (Full-Board) - 14 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-96
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
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About Trip:

Trip Introduction: -

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, the world's most awe-inspiring and iconic mountain trail trek takes us to the backyard of the world-famous Sherpas, Buddhism, the quaint Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest monastery on the Everest region, the mightiest viewpoint of Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp itself and close to four of the world's six tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Our 15-day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a great introductory trek for those travelers who wish to reach the base camp of Mount Everest in a short period of time.

 

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary: -

May 10th - Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and rest (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

May 11th - Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Brief discussion upon

the trip

May 12th-Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft): 40 min flight, Reserved

Helicopter Ride from Lukla to Namche Bazaar on the same day.

May 13th - Day 04Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

May 14th - Day 05Trek to Tyangboche (3,870m/12,694 ft.) or Deboche

(3860m/12,665 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

May 15th - Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

May 16th - Day 07Acclimatization at Dingboche

May 17th - Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

May 18th - Day 09Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), ascend Everest

Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

May 19th - Day 10Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and back to

Dingboche (4,288m/14,070 ft.) 7-8 hrs walk

May 20th - Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.): 6-7 hrs

walk

May 21st - Day 12Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 6-7 hrs

walk

May 22nd - Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 min flight

May 23rd - Day 14Final departure

(Note: Booking must be confirmed 4 months before in advance)

Cost Includes:

What Is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Star-level hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Lukla- Namche Bazaar Reserved Helicopter ride.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Very experienced trekking leader.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge (If more than 15 kgs: per kg 2$)
  • Kathmandu City Tour Entrance fees.
  • Expenses except what is mentioned in the 'What Is Included' section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Credit facility
  • Emergency evacuation if incase
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s), etc.

Itinerary: -

May 10th - Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and rest (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of Himalayas! Upon your arrival our representative from Himalayan Traverse will welcome to you at the airport and take you to your respective hotel for rest. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast

 

May 11th - Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Brief discussion upon the trip

After breakfast in the morning we start a small sightseeing in Kathmandu in the three famous UNESCO World heritage enlisted sites: “Pashupatinath Temple” the biggest temple for Hindus, “Swayambhunath Stupa” also known as the monkey temple which is one of the famous religious Stupa for Buddhists and “Boudhanath Stupa” the biggest Stupa in Nepal located in Kathmandu. After this short visit to religious sites we make early preparations for our trip and make sure everything is okay. As it is the second day, we will make you brief introduction on your trip and your guide/s too. At the evening we will host a welcome dinner offering typical Nepalese cuisine in one of the finest Nepalese Restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

 Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

 

May 12th-Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft): 40 min flight, Reserved Helicopter Ride from Lukla to Namche Bazaar on the same day.

Early in the morning we take short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which will be about 35 minutes and we start our journey for Everest Base Camp. As we land on Tenzing Hillary Airport we hold on a bit in Lukla as the guides and porters manage the baggage. Then we have a reserved helicopter ride from Lukla to Namche Bazaar on the same day. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 13th - Day 04Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

After a continuous walk to Namche Bazaar, today we make our day as an acclimatization day. Today we can for activities as per your wish. For example, a short hike to Khumjung or Everest View Hotel and enjoying the view of the mighty Himalayas can be a good option. We also experience the Sherpa culture and learn about Sherpa and mountaineering history by making a short visit to Sherpa museum and Khumjung School nearby. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 14th - Day 05Trek to Tyangboche (3,870m/12,694 ft.) or Deboche (3860m/12,665 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

The day starts with a pleasant walk with the magnificent views if the Himlayas. We can see the high mountains such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Amadablam and Kongde all the way. Making our way through the rhododendron forests we finally reach our destination for today, Tyangboche. Rhododendron is also the national flower of Nepal. We also make our short visit to the largest monastery in the region by the name “Tyangboche Monastery”. Overnight at Tyangboche or Deboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 15th - Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

We start our day descending through the lush tree forest with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam and Mount Lhotse. As we move forward towards Imja Valley and up to Dingboche we can have the scenery of barley, buckwheat and potato fields on our way and also the “Pangboche Monastery” in Pangboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 16th - Day 07Acclimatization at Dingboche

It’s another acclimatization day in the village with fields of buckwheat, barley and potatoes. We can either take rest or make hike to Nagarhuna Hill and Chukkung nearby for some excellent views of Himalayas and the place. Overnight at Dingboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 17th - Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Making our way through the Khumbu glaciers at the terminal moraine we climb up to Dugla. We can find the prayers flags and stones on our way up. We can see the clear views of peak like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur himal and Pumori. Gradually after a hike of 5 to 6 hours we reach Lobuche situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge. Overnight at Lobuche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 18th - Day 09Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), ascend Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

Today is as exciting day as we will be hiking for Everest Base Camp, our final destination. It definitely is going to be as amazing experience but a bit challenging too. We make our way to Gorak Shep first and head towards Everest Base Camp then following the Khumbu Glacier trails. On the way we can view mountains which are Nuptse, Pumori and Khumbutse and finally reach Everest Base Camp where we will be exploring today. For overnight we return to Gorakshep.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 19th - Day 10Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and back to Dingboche (4,288m/14,070 ft.) 7-8 hrs walk

Early in the morning we depart for Kala Patthar to view the amazing sunrise seen from the Kala Patthar and other mighty Himalayas too. After enjoying the magnificent panorama from the top of Kala Patthar we head back to Dingboche for overnight stay.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 20th - Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

We descend back to Namche Bazaar crossing the rhododendron forests. Enjoying the natural beauty of the place and watching the smiley faces of Sherpa locals we make our way down to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 21st - Day 12Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

We head to Lukla today making our way through the Sherpa villages. We may take rest at places like Phakding and after a couple of hours we reach Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning tomorrow. Overnight at Lukla.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

May 22nd - Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 min flight

As today we have to fly back to Kathmandu, we wake up early in the morning and make our early flight in Kathmandu. During the day you could take rest or buy yourself some souvenirs. On the occasion of our successful trip there will be a farewell dinner conducted by us in the evening.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

 

May 23rd - Day 14Final departure

Today we will be biding you farewell. We will be hoping that you will come back to Nepal again for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport some hours before the scheduled flight and finally you will depart back for your homeland!

-Breakfast

(Note: Booking must be confirmed 4 months before in advance)

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