Everest Base Camp Classic Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Everest Base Camp Classic Trek takes the road less traveled to land on the base camp of Mount. Everest at (5,364m/ 17,594 feet) You make people along the way, teahouse 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.

 Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is for those who want to take them 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.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lot of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you. You have to carry your small regular daypack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest. The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on the next day’s trip plans. If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath and Durbar Squares.
  • The classic route to Everest, from Salleri till Monjo.
  • Namche Bazaar, Everest region’s busiest market.
  • Tengboche Monastery, the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is also a viewpoint and provides fantastic views of AmaDablam and Mount Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp with views of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse
  • Kala Patthar, it is the ultimate viewpoint of the Everest Region. This is from where you can see Everest the closest; also enjoy views of other surrounding mountains.
  • Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri: 8-9 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Salleri to Nunthala.
  • Day 05: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa.
  • Day 06: Trek Bupsa to Chaurikharka
  • Day 07: Trek Chaurikharka to Monjo.
  • Day 08: Trek Monjo to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 09: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 10: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.
  • Day 11: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche.
  • Day 12: Acclimatization at Dingboche
  • Day 13: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche.
  • Day 14: Trek Lobuche to GorakShep (5,170m) Everest Base Camp and back to GorakShep.
  • Day 15: Climb GorakShep to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) -P heriche.
  • Day 16: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 17: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 Nights).
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary,  accommodation,  food, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt,  and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

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.

Note: 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.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
December 15, 2018
January 02, 2019
Available US$ 1439
December 20, 2018
January 07, 2019
Available US$ 1439
December 25, 2018
January 12, 2019
Available US$ 1439
December 30, 2018
January 17, 2019
Available US$ 1439
PRICE FROM US$ 1439 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1439
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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