Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Trip Facts

  • TBA
  • Kathmandu
  • 17500
  • Hard
  • 14
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmand, Comfortable twin sharing Stay in Tea houses
  • 14

Mt. Everest.. On top of the world.. also known as third pole of the earth.. 8848 mtrs! Ain’t that enough to blow your minds and pack your bags and hit the trails?? GAF the team comprised of Giripremi’s 12 Everest summitters brings Everest Base Camp Trek a mesmerizing experience to you!

The Everest base camp located at a height of 5550m is one of the most famous treks of Nepal. The trek offers literal breathtaking views of the enchanting landscapes of famous mountains such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse and so on; a walk among the humongous mountains of the Himalayas, a dive into local cuisine and a journey following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers. GAF has been offering this experience of a lifetime to over 100 participants each year. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek upto EBC, which is one of the safest of all treks. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for this great adventure and tick another item off your bucket list.

Overview

This is one of the popular trekking destinations in the world, which is surrounded by world’s highest mountain ranges. Every year more than ten thousand people visit EBC, hence the trail is well marked (10 feet wide and paved at some stretches) and you would get decent food and stay throughout the trek. The Locals (Sherpas) are very friendly and offer help and support to all trekkers whenever needed. You can come to this destination all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however the best time to come to this area is between March to mid-May and between Septembers to mid-November.

Trek Schedule: (Ex-Kathmandu)

Spring 2023:
7th to 22nd April 2023
14th to 29th April 2023
29th April to 14th May 2023

Batch size:
15 – Seats available on first come first basis

Trek Fees: To be announced

Important note regarding TCS:
Additional 5 % of TCS from every participant will be collected and filed to the income tax department against the PAN of that individual. The same will be displayed in the form 26AS for that particular quarter. So, the total amount after TCS will be as below:

For Ex:
Basic trek cost- Rs. 75,000 + 5% GST = Rs. 78,750
Amount after TCS- Rs. 78,750 + 5% TCS = Rs. 82,678.5

Trek Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay- the first summitters of Mt. Everest and countless Everest summiters since 1953
  • To the base of highest mountain in the world - Everest
  • Safest of all Treks
  • Attain an elevation of 17500 ft.
  • Ascend Kala Patthar to witness the Glittering Everest & Lhotse Views

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

We recommend participants to reach KTM latest by 4 pm. You will be welcomed and greeted by garland on the Kathmandu airport by the agency. Travel arrangements from airport to Hotel in private vehicle. After hotel check in procedure, a briefing meeting is organized for all the participants. All are expected to pack the bags, have dinner in nearby restaurants and sleep early.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2840 m) & Trek to Phakding (2600 m)

Wake up early morning and catch flight for Lukla. The journey is about 40 mins. Once you reach Lukla (2840 m), have quick snacks and start the trek to Phakding (2600 m). It takes about 3 to 4 hrs to reach Phakding.

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440 m)

The initial part of the trek includes walk through the nearby villages. A lunch halt at Jorsalle Village. The next part of the trek includes crossing high suspension bridges and finally a steep climb till Namche Bazar. After reaching, take rest and explore the market nearby. Time taken – 4-5 hours

Day 4
Acclimatization Trek Day to Everest View Hotel (3880 m)

You will be going for a hike from Namche Bazar to Everest View hotel. This marks the first glimpse of Mt Everest. You can rest for a while and start you trek back to Namche Bazar. You can spend the remaining day exploring the various shops and cafes in Namche Bazar.

Day 5
Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3900 m)

Tengboche is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 3900 m. The trek to this village comprises of flat walking, descending and final ascent after the lunch halt at Phunkithanga. The Tengboche monastery is worth a visit. Time taken is about 6 hours.

Day 6
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4440 M)

You will be crossing through some of the beautiful villages. You will see a scenic view of Mt. Ama Dablam from Pangboche village. You will have lunch in the next village, Somori. Average trekking hour 5 to 6.

Day 7
Acclimatization hike to Nagarsang Hill (5000 m)

This day, you will hike to a nearby hill. You can go till an altitude of anything between 4800 m to 5000 m. If weather is clear you might get a view of Mt. Makalu (world’s fifth highest mountain – 8481 m). Also, Mt Lhotse and Mt Ama Dablam are visible. You can rest for the remaining day or explore the village.

Day 8
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 m)

The flat trail till Thukla Pass will offer some of the best views of this trek. You will be having lunch at the base of Thukla pass in Thukla Village. Climbing this pass just after lunch makes a gradual climb very tiresome. Once you reach the top, you’ll find the pass full of mountaineers’ memorials. You can find many famous mountaineers memorials who lost their lives in different expeditions. We usually spend some time at the pass and then proceed to Lobuche. Thukla Pass to Lobuche route is relatively flat. An average trekker takes about 6-7 hours to reach Lobuche from Dingboche

Day 9
Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5000 m) and trek to EBC (5365 m) and back to Gorakshep

This is the day which you will waiting for. The route from Lobuche to Gorakshep comprises of many ups and downs on the dead moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Base Camp is visible once you come closer to Gorakshep.
Gorakshep to Base camp is a total glacier walk. On the way, you will be witnessing beautiful views of Mt. Pumori (7138 m) to your left, Mt. Nuptse (7861 m) and of course if the weather is clear, you can see the tip of Mt. Everest on the way. Total trekking time take today will be around 8-9 hours.

Day 10
Climb to Kalapathar (5650 m) and trek back to Pheriche

You will start the climb to Kalapathar early morning at around 4 AM. By the time you reach a flat section, you will get a view of Mt. Everest and sun rays peeping from behind this mighty mountain. You will start you return journey from Kalapathar to Gorakshep (Kala Patthar hike is optional) and further to Pheriche (4320 m). You have to cross (descend) Thukla Pass and climb down on an adjacent route to Pheriche. Pheriche is small and beautiful village on the banks of Lobuche River. You will take around 6-7 hours today.

Day 11
Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar

The trek route takes you through Somori, Pangboche Tengboche villages. You will encounter two steep sections, one before Tengboche and one after Phunkithanga. It takes around 7-8 hours for the trek.

Day 12
Trek from Namche Bazar to Monjo (2835 m)

The trek from Namche from Monjo is not a difficult trek. The maximum trek consists of descending. It will take around 3 hours to reach.

Day 13
Trek Monjo to Lukla (2840 m)

This is the last day of the trek. You will be walking on the same trail as Day 1. You will take around 3-4 hours to reach Lukla.

Day 14
Fly from Lukla Kathmandu

You will catch the flight to Lukla. After reaching Tribhuvan Airport, you will be transferred to Hotel.

Day 15
Rest Day in Kathmandu

Today you can have a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, or you can rest in your hotels and have a complete leisure day. (In current situation here you may have to do your RTPCR test for travelling back)

Day 16
Departure from Kathmandu

Travel arrangements till airport will be done according to your International Flight timing. See you again…Bon Voyage !!

Trek Cost: TBA

Includes

  • All airport to hotel transfers at Kathmandu
  • 3 nights stay at Hotel in Kathmandu on sharing basis with breakfast only
  • Kathmandu – LUKLA transportation by flight
  • Food, Hot drinking water during the trek
  • Accommodation during trekking
  • Necessary paper works (ACAP permit)
  • Trekking duffel bag and Sleeping bag for use, trekking map
  • An experienced guide and porters

Excludes

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Individual gear like windcheaters, feather jackets, walking sticks etc.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except the breakfast
  • Extra beverages and mineral water during the trek
  • Personal expenses during trek like wi-fi, battery charging, hot water bath, etc.
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • Tips for guides and porter
  • VISA /permit / any other extra cost applicable to NON INDIAN passport holders
  • GST at actual
  • 5% TCS on total cost

Following is the process of registration:

Step 1>> Fill the online registration form here – Enrollment Form

Step 2>> Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 3>>Indemnity Bond
FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download
FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 4>> Balance payment

Bank Transfer:
Account Name: GIRIPREMI ADVENTURE FOUNDATION
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
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1.How safe is this trek?

This is one of the safest of the high-altitude treks with medical and emergency chopper lift facility. But you should try not to be beneficiary of these facilities which surely make a hole in your pockets. You must listen to the GGIM team’s advice. Before the trek, you should follow a fitness training module to prepare for this trek. We will share a training module with you once you register for the trek.

2.Give me some tips about level of fitness required

Trekkers are supposed to be in good physical conditions. You should increase the level of intensity of training over 4-5 months period. Apart from daily fitness, you should carry 4-6 KG load on your back during the practice treks. It will help you simulate the trekking conditions. EBC has moderate level uphill-downhill walk and on some specific trails, you may even have to climb little steeper. Few trails involve continuous walk of 4-6 hours. Be careful of not stretching yourself too much!

3.Climate and min temperatures during the trek

Climate is generally pleasant during the day time. As the evening approaches, it starts becoming colder. At night after the Namche Bazaar camp, night temperatures may reach subzero levels. Care must be taken to have appropriate warm clothing. The hotels provide blankets at night. However, you may need a sleeping bag as the weather gets very cold. We recommend to rent down jackets and high altitude sleeping bag from local shops in case you don’t have them.

4.How many days we will actually spend at Everest base camp?

You will NOT be spending nights at EBC. You need special permit for staying at EBC. You will go up to the EBC Patthar and return to Gorakhshep on the same day before its dark.

5.How is the food and accommodation during the trek?

You will be staying hotels on a twin/triple sharing basis. All the beds are provided with blankets. Common dining hall has a heater to warm your bodies. Generally, the breakfast menu is like Musli- milk, Omelet- bread- butter, pan cakes etc. For Lunch we mostly recommend Daal-bhat (local Nepali cuisine) and at dinner, there are many options. You can choose whatever you want from the menu. We recommend not to eat non veg during the trek as it is generally not a fresh meat. We will serve you hot water for drinking. There is a famous Sherpa mantra for food during the trek: “Daal –bhat power, 24 hour!”

6.Is there any additional expense for Non-Indian Citizens?

You will have to bear additional charges for Khathmandu – Lukla flight and permit fee to enter Sagarmatha National Park. But these expenses are taken care of in the cost mentioned above. Participants will bear the cost of Visa on arrival.

2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek Details

  • TBA
  • Kathmandu
  • 17500
  • Hard
  • 14
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmand, Comfortable twin sharing Stay in Tea houses
  • 14