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Everest Base Camp Classic Trek

Imagine yourself getting lost in the captivating wonders of the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Himalaya. There can be nothing more wonderful than trekking in the wilderness amidst high soaring, snow-capped mountains. Duration: 15 Days (approx.)
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Everest Base Camp Trek is such an incredible adventure trekking trip that takes you to the Everest base camp, the base of the highest mountain in the world. Trekking through the trail that passes amidst mountain peaks, cultural villages, glacial rivers, and lovely vegetation is definitely an experience to take at least once in a lifetime. View of the mountain peaks like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and several other mountains in addition to the 8,000 meters Lhotse and Everest makes this trip incredibly enchanting.

Everest is the region where the Sherpa community, the climbing heroes, lives. Trekking to the Everest base camp is also an opportunity to know the culture and lifestyle of these brave high-altitude heroes who make mountaineering possible. Apart from the culture and the mountains, you can also learn about the influence of Buddhism in the region. Thousands of trekkers trek to the Everest base camp every year as it keeps alluring people to enjoy the magnificence.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to the marvelous hill town of Lukla after the completion of necessary documentation in the office of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition. With the gentle trekking introduction on the second day after the trek to Phakding, the real trekking in the Everest region begins. We traverse through the rich Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, culturally rich settlements of Tengboche, the highest around the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and trek back to the initial trekking point of Lukla. The natural, scenic and biological as well as cultural diversity and up close view of humongous Himalayas gives us the euphoric feeling.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking demands reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular training such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level. Join hands with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition for professional expertise, carefully planned itinerary and best possible customer service and trekkers’ security. We believe to serve our clients with the best.

- What Will You Do

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar
Day 06: Trek From Namche Bazar to Tengboche
Day 07: Trek From Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek From Dingboche to lobuche
Day 10: Trek From Lobuche to Gorakshep and to Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Trek From Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and to Pheriche
Day 12: Trek From Pheriche to Namche
Day 13: Trek From Namche to Lukla
Day 14: Fly Back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure Day

- What To Expect

- Adventure Trek in the Everest region
- Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks in the Everest region
- Beautiful Himalayan trekking experience
- Joy of being at the Everest Base Camp
- Panoramic view with never-seen-before sunrise over the Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar

- What Is Included

- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
- ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
- Government taxes & office service charge

- What Is Not Included

- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- US $ 20 Local Government Tax
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free
- Gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

- Know Before You Go

- Travel Insurance
It is a condition while booking treks and tours with us that travelers/trekkers/climbers must be protected by insurance themselves that covers cancellation, accidents, health, emergency evacuation, and loss of items, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects.

All costs for emergency evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay the costs on your behalf. It is important that any insurance policy issued to cover emergency evacuation for climb/trek/tour does not exclude alpinism or mountaineering.

Note that if you are traveling in Nepal and doing various activities like trekking, climbing, and expeditions with Himalayan Scenery Treks then the travel insurance is mandatory. The Travel Insurance must cover both the medical and emergency evacuation cost. We recommend that your insurance is worth a minimum of USD 100,000.

Some of the key points that your insurance policy should cover are listed below:
- Emergency Evacuation Cost
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Canceling and cutting short your holiday
- Delayed departure
- Scheduled airline failure
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel document

- Transfers

Pick up and drop to airport by private vehicle. Please remember to give us your flight details at the time of booking.

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Is the trek difficult?
The trek is not as hard as it is considered to be. It is rated as a moderate trek and can be attempted by anyone disregard of experience or age as long as they are physically healthy. Precisely, difficulty is a subjective term and may vary from person to person depending upon their physical fitness. The itinerary designed by most companies have spare days for acclimatization and rest because of which the journey should be quite convenient. You can even spend extra days resting if required.
How risky or dangerous is the route?
Risk in involved in achieving high altitude that can lead to altitude sickness. You need to acclimatize properly throughout the trek. Pay keen attention to your body. Do not push it beyond what it can take, at least not in areas of high altitudes that might cost you your life. Otherwise, the route is pretty much safe as it is devoid of crevasses. You could fall a victim of Yak injury. When you see one, do not panic and allow it to pass.
Do I need to have earlier trekking experience to do this trek?
You do not need to have past trekking experiences or mountaineering skills for this trek. But before you commit to the trek, ask yourself if you are the kind of person who can adapt to the unfavorable condition that are an inevitable factors of trekking. Go for short and easy hikes of a day or two and see if you enjoy them.
What is the level of physical fitness that is required?
An averagely fit person should be able to complete this trek with ease. The trek is less demanding than you think. With enough acclimatization, you should be god to go. However, train your body before you trek. The more fit you are, the more pleasant the journey will be. Go on short hikes, or long weekend walks around your area. You can even exercise daily. But do not overdo it. If you are a heart or lungs patient, consult with a doctor beforehand. The trek is unsuitable for those with knee and ankle problems.
How long does the trek take?
The number of days to reach the EBC depends upon the route you take and the number of days you spend in acclimatization. The shortest way would be to take a 30 min flight to Lukla. The entire journey, to and fro, should take you about 11 days. The longer route is by walking through Jiri. This route will take you about 10 days to reach Namche Bazaar and additional number of days to reach the Base Camp. There are many other trekking routes in the Everest region ranging from 8dayss to 22 days.
What is the best time of the year to trek Everest base camp?
The best time to trek is the autumn season extending from September to November. The skies are clear and the weather, pleasant. The forests will be washed with the recent rains of monsoon and the spring season starts cold and gets warmer whereas fall is the opposite. Both can see significant snow at any time but more so in the fall. In general the skies are more clear into the early fall thus providing better views of Everest and other mountains. It is common to experience rain, sometimes very heavy, lower down valley between Lukla and Namche in both seasons.
Do I buy gears from my hometown of Nepal?
There are a pool of shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara that sell trekking gears. You will find a few other shops in some places along the trek too. Apart from high quality and popular branded stores of trekking gears, you will also find many other shops selling high quality copy of these brands but at a relatively cheaper price. However, the quality of these gears may not be as promising. Some recommended shops to buy trekking equipment’s in Nepal are: Sherpa Adventure Gears Everest Hard Wear Red Fox Outdoor You can even rent most of the equipment from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The rental cost is cheap at should not exceed more than 3-4$ a day. When it comes to jackets, sleeping bags and boots, it is advisable not compromise on the quality. Recklessness with caring the right kind of equipment can ruin the experience of the entire trek for you. Also, it is recommendable to buy a pair of high quality trekking glares from your hometown.
What are the possible medical emergencies that I may encounter during this trek?
One of the deadliest medical situation you may encounter is altitude sickness. There is absolutely no way of training your body for the altitude. The only way is by acclimatizing to allow the body to adapt itself to the changing altitude. There are several symptoms of altitude sickness. Do not take it for granted when you begin to notice any of the symptoms. Arrangements for immediate deportation will be made for you. You could find about treatment of AMS in this article. Otherwise, if you walk carefully, have the right gears with you, and are not confronted by an avalanche, your journey should be a pleasant one.
Can I trek Everest base camp with my children?
Yes, you can trek to Everest base camp with children but only those above 10. Young children before this age will not be able to adapt to the altitude level of Everest base camp. Young children will not be able to recognize the early sign of acute mountain sickness. Children who are fussy about food, do not like walking, and prefer luxurious lifestyle are unlikely to enjoy Everest Base Camp. One way of making your children enjoy the trek is by taking enough rest for acclimatization. The route is filled with wild inhabitants, waterfalls, glacier lakes and other such things that fascinates a kid.
Do I really need a guide or porters?
These days the tourists are supposed to travel with a guide. A guide will not help you with navigation but also with negotiation of prices of hotel rooms. They obviously know the place better and hence can suggest you the best places to eat and spend the night in. They will also brief you with the history associated with the monuments and monasteries you will encounter. They will help you with gears, medical emergencies and travelling arrangements. A porter is someone who will carry your baggage for you. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks accompanied by beautiful scenic views.
What are the accommodations like in Everest base camp?
You will be spending your nights in teahouses and tented camps. Teahouse is a synonym of guest houses that have plywood cells with two beds, a table and few pegs. You might have to share the toilet that have squatting pans and a shower area with a bucket. Hot water is available but at a certain cost. The rooms are available at a low cost of 4-5$ per night. You will have to pay extra for drinking water, hot water for showers, and toilet paper.

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