About Trip

A blend of magnificent natural beauty and the majestic mountains, cold glaciers, and warm hospitality; this is how Everest Base Camp Trek will treat you. The name Everest already makes it an interesting place to be at, and the trail is as exciting as the grandeur of the name suggests it to be.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with an amazing and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Every part of this trek puts you in awe, may it be the forests, grasslands, mountains or the settlements. The Tibetan villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Dingboche have beautiful houses with friendly people, rich culture, and good food. The Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazar and the Tengboche monastery at Tengboche are interesting places to visit. The five colored prayer flags with sacred prayers make the fresh air even purer as they flutter in the wind.

The Everest Base Camp trail presents you with the spectacular views of major peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and many others. Just before you reach the base camp, you will pass through Khumbu glacier, which is a 17 km stretch of ice. Khumbu Glacier is the highest glacier in the world. At the base camp, standing on the foot of the world's tallest mountain, you can feel a surge of pride running through you. The hike to Kala Patthar is yet another highlight where you can enjoy the most beautiful 360o panoramic view of the majestic mountains. The view from Kala Patthar is even better compared to that from the base camp.

Thus, do not procrastinate anymore to check this destination off your bucket list. The best time to make this dream come true is from March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn). So pack your bags and experience the purity of the Himalayas. This will certainly be a life-changing journey and Index Adventure will leave no stone unturned to make it the best trek of your life.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu1350m
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs. walk.
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar .4-5hrs walk.
  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche.
  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4940m). 4 – 5 hrs walk
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Morning Kalapatthar sunrise and trek down to Pheriche (4280m). 7 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 11: Trek down to Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 12: Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure to International Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Both ways Flights tickets Kathmandu –Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Flight and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
  • All necessary paperwork, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

 

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

 

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu1350mAs you arrive at the beautiful land of Nepal, we will pick you up at the international airport. From the airport, we will drop you at the hotel. You can utilize your evening exploring the inner parts of Kathmandu.
  • Day 02Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs. walk.On the second day, you will experience an adventurous flight to Lukla. The 30 minutes flight to Lukla will present you breathtaking views from above. After reaching Lukla, we will start our trek towards Phakding. Passing through beautiful settlements, we will cross the Dudhkoshi through a suspension bridge. It takes about 3 hours to trek from Lukla to Phakding.
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.From Phakding, a 5-6 hours trek will take us to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is famously known as the gateway to Everest and is a trading hub of Khumbu region. The trail first runs along the banks of Dudhkoshi River. Then, we will pass through pine forests to reach Chumoa and Monjo villages. We will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park on this day.
  • Day 04Rest Day at Namche Bazaar .4-5hrs walk.In order to avoid a big gain in altitude, we will rest at Namche Bazaar on this day. Nevertheless, the day will include the hike to nearby villages (Khunde and Khumjung) and to monasteries. Gaining some elevation and returning back to Namche Bazar will help us best acclimatize to the environment. Namche Bazar also has Sherpa museum, which showcases the history of mountaineering and the Sherpa culture.
  • Day 05Trek to Tengboche (3870m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.From Namche Bazar, we will pave our paths towards Tengboche. First few hours include a steady walk, and later, we will descend towards river valley. From the river, we will again walk uphill into the rhododendron forest. A 5-6 hours' of the trek will take us to Tengboche. Tengboche has the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Throughout the trail, we can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kusum Mt. Thamserku and many other peaks.
  • Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4360m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.The destination for our 6th day in Dingboche. In order to avoid altitude gain, we will walk slowly for about 5-6 hours. As the trail starts from Tengboche, we will descend down to Debuche. Crossing the Imja Khola, we will slowly reach to the village of Pangboche. We can also visit the Pangboche monastery.
  • Day 07Acclimatization at Dingboche.As the elevation increases to nearly 4400 m, we will have a rest day at Dingboche for proper acclimatization. We can use the day to explore Dingboche and other nearby villages of Chhukung and Imja, or we can also hike up to the Island Peak base camp.
  • Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4940m). 4 – 5 hrs walkAs the elevation increases, the trail will get more challenging. As we head from Dingboche to Lobuche, we will pass Dungla where we will have our lunch. The trail then consists of climbing a steep hill which can be quite tough. The top of the hill has memorials for the dead climbers who lost their lives climbing Mt. Everest. Continuing our walk, we will reach Lobuche, where we will spend our night at.
  • Day 09Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.On this day, we will reach our destination i.e. Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is quite easy. However, from Gorak Shep, the trail is quite rocky. We will come across the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. Finally reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy the destination and soak in its greatness. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. The day includes 7-8 hours of walk.
  • Day 10Morning Kalapatthar sunrise and trek down to Pheriche (4280m). 7 - 8 hrs walk.Kala Patthar is a very famous hike among the trekkers. Kala Patthar is a small hill which provides excellent 360 degree views of the Himalayan range. The views from Kala Patthar is considered to be even beautiful than from the base camp. Witnessing the sunrise from such a spot is the even more magical experience. From Kala Patthar, we will return back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then pave our way towards Pheriche.
  • Day 11Trek down to Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.The returns are usually easier and faster. Thus, on this day, we will start our journey from Pheriche to reach Namche Bazar. We will cross Pangboche and Tengboche on this day itself. The return will take about 5-6 hours.
  • Day 12Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.From Namche Bazaar, we will trek down to Lukla. This will take about 6-8 hours of walk. Since this will be the last day of our trek, we can enjoy the nature and the mountains as much as possible.
  • Day 13Fly Back to KathmanduOn this day, we will make a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial view of the Khumbu region. Once we are back at Kathmandu, we can rest for some time and then enjoy the evening at Basantapur Durbar Square. We will be hosting a Nepali farewell dinner for you to celebrate the successful trek.
  • Day 14Departure to International Airport.As this will be the day of your departure, we will drop you to the international airport for a safe flight to your country.

Departure Dates

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28 April, 2018 11 May, 2018 US $1199 Guaranteed Book Now
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Great Costumer services

Great Costumer services

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We experienced excellent costumer service by this company .in Kathmandu there are tons of adventure companies to choose but it can be hard to differentiate but we did this one certainly. The trip was incredible and at any moment if I needed to contact Keshab he would reply almost immediately. the agency was very friendly and patient, provided us with a lot of great information and ideas and together we planned a trek tailored to our specific needs (including scheduling specific rest days and places during the trek). The Guide and porter provided to us by the agency, they were accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. He even had suggestions to make our trip more enjoyable and easier for us. I highly recommend this agency thank for you’re all helped for our dream to succeed Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Ben Melville, Australia

Highly recommend Index Adventure

Highly recommend Index Adventure

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I highly recommend Index adventure as a trekking company. I have poise that their experienced guides would improve the enjoyment and safety of any trek which they provide service. During the trek planning, I had many questions to keshab .he was always enormously patient, responsive and helpful. From the since we arrive in Kathmandu airport index adventure were very accommodating about airport pickups. They made it as easy for us as it possibly could be. In the trek they provide us rental gear (down jackets, sleeping bags, duffel bags etc) was excellent quality. We save some our budget too. The food and accommodation was much better quality than we had expected. Typical dishes were veg fried rice/noodles/pasta or potatoes, veg and egg. Meat was available but not recommended during the trek it was bad taste. Our guide madan was super brilliant. He was serious about our safety and our health and hi is joker very funny and great company.

I would not hesitate to recommend Index Adventure for any trek. I will definitely use Index adventure for a future trek in Nepal.

Megan Kate, Australia

Unforgettable experience with Index Adventure

Unforgettable experience with Index Adventure

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A Index is a piece of art made from the throng of small pieces .my Everest trek with Index Adventure was just that, I was so lucky to be trekking with two groups that came tighter as one .we are like became a family it made by our Guide and potter .they were amazing leaders that put our comfort as their priority .i have been on many tours throughout my years of travel and this team tops them all. Thank you for everything mr .Keshab owner of Index Adventure .Everything was very well organized - from reservation process, trip information, the pickup/drop off at the airport, accommodation, transportation and the activities themselves. 

If you are thinking about doing any trekking at all in the Himalayas, you can't go wrong with Index Adventure.

marilena andreoglou, Australia

Awesome experience with Index Adventure

Awesome experience with Index Adventure

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I choose Index Adventure because I have multiple friends that used this company and recommended them. So far they have best customer service. The manager you will message with from abroad was super organized and replied within 24 hours. Weldon arranged me with those things transportation, flight and trekking gears with each issue that arises. Keshab and his crew were not just there but helped with sympathy and fear made what could have been a true nightmare, especially in my weakened condition, a manageable situation. Our guide sudip was super professional and knew everything about the Everest regions.

Absolutely recommend Index Adventure for Everest Base Camp.

Steven Gore, Australia

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