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“Tea house” Trek to the Everest Base Camp, 14 days round trip from Kathmandu

Join a certified mountain guide on this 14-day trek to the Everest Base Camp while staying at cosy tea houses! Explore the peaks of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and the majestic Mount Everest (8848m)!

Group

Himalaya

14 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the snowy peaks, alpine lakes and milky waterfalls of the Himalayas.
  • Stay at cosy tea houses.
  • See the majestic peaks of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and Mt Everest!

Description

We’ll take you on a unique journey to the Everest Base Camp, hiking through remote mountain villages and staying in cosy tea houses in Nepal!

On this 14-days trek we’ll will explore the snow-capped peaks, alpine lakes, huge glaciers, milky waterfalls and the rich ecosystem of the Himalayas!

We’ll hike through the rugged terrain of Sagarmatha National park  and see the towering peaks of Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Makalu (8,470m) and Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m) along with witnessing the majestic Mount Everest (8848m)!

Our journey from Kathmandu will begin by taking a 35 minutes flight to Lukla. From Lukla we’ll descend along the Dudh Koshi river and follow it upstream to Phakding, a small Sherpa village.

Traversing the lush sub-tropical forest in Sagarmatha National park, we’ll notice multiple endemic flowering plants, mountain birds, mammals and about 10 different kinds of Rhododendron! And if are lucky, we might as well spot the colourful Himalayan monal and musk deer!

We’ll head further towards Namche Bazar, a Sherpa village that has been the gateway to the Everest ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put their first steps on the peak in May 29, 1953!

Continuing our hike through the villages of Tengboche, Pheriche and Lobuche, we’ll reach Gorakshep, our last stop.

We’ll reach the Everest base camp (5380m) on the 8th day. And the feeling of standing there is unbelievable! You’ll be spellbound and humbled by the spectacular view around you!

We’ll also ascend to Kalapatthar(5545m), the highest point of our trip which provides exceptional view of the Everest and the neighbouring snow covered peaks.

Shortly we’ll descend on the same path through the Khumbu valley and Namche Bazar all the way to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

After a farewell dinner in Kathmandu, you’ll spend the remaining days  exploring the beautiful medieval Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries in the city.

Request to book this exceptional 14-day journey to the Everest Base Camp for a life-altering experience!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 999 Each

Group of 2

USD 999 Each

Group of 3

USD 999 Each

Group of 4

USD 999 Each

Group of 5

USD 999 Each

Group of 6

USD 999 Each

Group of 7

USD 999 Each

Group of 8

USD 999 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Minimum Group Size is 4. Price Includes: Airport transfers, Guide and Porter (Two participants=1 Porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage ), All Meals, Accommodation,Sleeping bags, Down Jackets, Duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required), Permit to National park, TIMS(Trekking Information Management System ), Return Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla , Insurance, First aid kit, Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a traditional Nepali restaurant.

Doesn't Include: Personal expenses, Drinks, Hot Shower, Extra accommodation in Kathmandu ,Travel insurance, Tips for guide and porter, Meals & accommodation not mentioned in the itinerary.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

Activities: Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Relax and unwind from your long flight.
Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Elevation: 1345m/4412ft.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2: City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Highlights: Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square and other cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

 

 

 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla flight (2,652m)

Highlights: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (45 mins). The view of the snowy mountains from your window seat to the Everest Base Camp Trek is breathtaking.
What’s to see: The traditional Sherpa people and Buddhist shrines.

Terrain: Flat and downhill, well developed paths, stone steps.
View on offer: Amazing Himalayan peaks on the way to Lukla.

Hours of walking: 3.5.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Highlights: Visit the colourful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar – the gateway to the Himalayas. Cross some impressive suspension bridges over the river valley.
What’s to see : The milky waters of the Dudh Kosi River, thick rhododendron, magnolia and fir tree forests, herds of yaks carrying supplies.

Hours of walking: 6 hours approximately.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.
Terrain: Rocky and dirt tracks, stone steps, gradual uphill with some steep inclines.
View: Spectacular approaching views of Namche Bazaar, snow capped peaks and the river valley.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest day

Highlights: Your first sight of Everest!

Hours walking: 4.
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3962m at Mountain View Hotel, 3790m at Khumkung.
Terrain: Hilly, grassy trails, some steep inclines and flat tracks.
View : Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam.

What’s to see: Khumjung Edmund Hillary School, Sherpa museum, shops and markets around Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 6: Namche to Tengboche (3,870m)

Highlights: Tyangboche monastery, magnificent panoramic views from Tyangboche.

Hours of walking: 5
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3860m/12664ft.
Terrain: River bank path, some steep inclines, some flat and some short descents.

View: Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.

What’s to see: The Lamas and Monks in the stunning Tyangboche Monastery, ornate wall hangings and a 20 foot statue of Lord Buddha.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

 

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)

Highlights: The beautiful location of Dingboche under Ama Dablam and spectacular mountain views from your teahouse.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4360m
Terrain: Rocky uphill tracks, stone steps, a gentle riverbank trail.
Views on offer: Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam.

What’s to see: A Yeti scalp in the Pangboche Gompa, the fast flowing waters of the Imja Khola, sacred mani stone walls.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 8: Hike to Nagartsang and back to Dingboche (Acclimatization day)

Highlights: Remarkable view of Makalu and Lhotse. Get acclimatised to high altitude.

Hours of Walking: 4.
Difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 5080m
Terrain: Rocky and steep inclines.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910)

Highlights: Reach the top of a steep incline for panoramic views of the Buddhist chortens.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 4940m
Terrain: Some steep inclines and rocky tracks where you might need to scramble for a short time.
Views on offer: The Khumbu Icefall and Pumori amongst other beautiful Himalayan mountains.

What’s to see: Memorial sight for people who sadly lost their lives attempting the Everest summit, traditional Sherpa houses.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep via EBC (5,170m)

Highlights: Congratulations, you made it! You reached the base camp to the highest mountain in the world.

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Difficult/strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5300m at Base Camp and 5170m at Gorak Shep.
Terrain: Uneven, ridge tracks, rocky, uphill and flat trails.
Views on offer: Icy wonderland! Get your cameras ready!

What’s to see: Might see a group of mountaineers preparing to attempt the summit. Sunset views from your Gorak Shep teahouse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 11: Gorekshep to Pheriche Via Kalapatthar (4280 m)

Highlights: Spectacular views from the top of Kala Patthar.

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5545m/18192ft at Kala Patthar, 4270m/14009ft at Pheriche.
Terrain: Steep, rocky climb to Kala Patthar and a gentle descent over rocky and some well defined paths to Pheriche.
Views on offer: Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.

What’s to see: Sunrise from 5545m amidst a mountain wonderland!
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3,570m)

Highlights: Return to Namche, the vibrant Sherpa town.

Hours of Walking: 7.
Difficulty: Easy to difficult.
Elevation reached: 3440m
Terrain: Steep descents, stone steps, rocky trails and grassland.
Views on offer: The River Valley and snow-capped peaks.

What’s to see: Local markets, bars and restaurants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 13: Namche to Lukla

Highlights: Last day in the Khumbu region. Well done, you completed your trip!

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: moderate.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft.
Terrain: By the banks of the river, stone steps and some descents and last ascents up to Lukla.
Views on offer: The glistening river amidst a mountain backdrop.

What’s to see: Thick forests, an array of birds and some final views of the mountains.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Highlights: Another breathtaking airplane ride on a twin-engine otter amidst the mighty Himalayas.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 15: Farewell Travel Guest!

Trips ends.

 

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Details

Accommodation

Stay at Thamel Park Hotel or a 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu. Tea Houses while on the trek.

More info

Additional USD 80 for Single Supplement / Per night in Kathmandu. And additional USD 250 during the trek.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Warm layered Clothing, Sunscreen, Sturdy Shoes


About the guide

Nepal Trekking Routes is a local company welcoming visitors from all over the world to our beautiful Himalayan Nation. Our goal is to offer our gests the best trekking experience in Nepal, with the support of an experienced and friendly crew and guides. We provide high-quality service and outstantding hospitality while showing you the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.

We take our clients along magnificent trekking trails, adventure tours and unique destinations within the country. Our experienced team members and highly qualified travel planners make sure our gests enjoy unforgettable customized travel itineraries. Feel the adventure and live the authentic local way while travelling in Nepal. Come discover an amazing nation, with a unique rich culture and blessed by Mother Nature.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the natural and cultural treasures of our beautiful country with you!

Languages

English

Residence

Kathmandu, Nepal


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