Everest Base Camp Classic Trek takes the road less travelled to land on the base camp of Mount. Everest at (5,364m/ 17,594 feet) You make people along the way, tea house owners, and any porters you may hire very happy as they don’t get to see much business in this route. So, you are helping the local economy by making this journey. Our journey starts in Kathmandu; we go sightseeing in and around the city visiting various UNESCO world heritage sites like Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and a few other places.
We leave Kathmandu for Salleri the following day. The rather long drive to Salleri is thoroughly scenic and enjoyable, high chances you will be glad you took the road instead of the flight to Lukla which you’d have to take while coming back. We are on the classic trail to Everest Base Camp until the eighth day of the trip, the next day we join the main route.
Through forests of rhododendron and deciduous trees, Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, suspension bridges, waterfalls, high current whitewater rivers and deep gorges, we reach the Everest Base Camp on the 14th day of the trip. This trek also gets you to Kala Patthar, the best-known viewpoint in the Everest region. You can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the Khumbu Himalaya spread including the mighty Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and AmaDablam among other surrounding mountains.
dventure Club Trek’s Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is for those who want to take the off the beaten path, avoid the seasonal crowd, get to know Sherpa culture and Nepalese lifestyle that is not tamed for touristic purposes and simply enjoy the Himalaya.
Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Delays
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.
To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500.
Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.