The Everest Base Camp trek passes through Rhododendron forests, alpine vegetation, river trails and the villages of the Sherpas and rests you at foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese. From the heart-clenching flight to Lukla and views of four among six highest mountains in the world, EBC brings you everything you need for the perfect adventure.
Everest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,594ft) one of the most popular and challenging trekking destinations in the world, brings you numerous opportunities to see the Himalaya in its full glory and magnificence. Our 14-day long trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world comes with an added day for acclimatization. In these fourteen days you will experience up and close views of some eight-thousanders (a group of 14 independent mountains over 8,000m) like Cho Oyu at 8102m ( sixth highest), Mt.Makalu at 8481m (fifth highest), Mt. Lhotse at 8516m (fourth highest) and Mt. Everest at 8848m( the highest).
The Khumbu region is more than the glory of altitude, you will also get to enjoy views of Nangkhartshang Peak(5082m), Thamserku(6623m), AmaDablam(6856m), Nuptse(7861m), ImjaTse/Island Peak(6160m) Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft.), Pumori(7161m)and closely observe the Khumbu glacier in this trip. Not only mountains, but you will also get to see the culture and way of life of the Sherpas (the bravest climbers in the world and natives of the region).
Our journey to Everest begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/9,186 feet). It is your first step closer to Everest Base Camp and a very thrilling mountain ride. Since altitude is a significant concern in the Everest, we will make the first layover for acclimatization and rest at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft), a hustling and bustling Sherpa village which is also known as the gateway to Everest.
Everest Base Camp lies in the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) which has a vast variety of flora and fauna and Buddhist monasteries, all of which you’d be passing through in this trek.This journey that leads to the top of the world will fill you with thrill and adventure at first, and with satisfaction in the end. The friendly Sherpas and their villages, yak processions, views of some of the tallest mountains in the world, Dudhkoshi ( River of milk) trail, magnolia and rhododendron forests, and the smell of Himalayan incense paired with morning prayers that echo the region will give you an experience as you’ve never had before.
Everest Base Camp trek brings in more than 40,000 trekkers each year making it Nepal’s most famous trek. Whether it is off the beaten trail, you are looking for or well-established route with all necessary comforts; you can get both in this trek based on what you choose.
If you are a novice trekker in average health and have regular physical fitness, then joining the Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days could be a better option for you. For experienced trekkers who seek a challenge, take them off the beaten path with Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 days, or Everest Base Camp with Three High Passes-20 days trek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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