Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |  1 Reviews

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek because who wouldn’t want to live the spiritual experience of yoga sessions in the Everest region? The Everest Base Camp trek in itself is a glorious experience, adding a daily yoga session makes the experience almost enlightening. Adventure Club Trek offers Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek-16 Days Retreat in the company of an accomplished and experienced Yoga Guru. The first day of the trek is scheduled for your arrival in Kathmandu. The next day, we take a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and organize a pre-trip meeting. The sightseeing gives you a better understanding of Nepalese culture.

Our Everest Base Camp Yoga trek officially starts on the 3rd day with an early morning flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The more or less 35 minute-long flight on a twin otter plane is scenic beyond words; you are flying above some of the world’s highest mountains after all.

We start every day of the trek with a relaxing and healing yoga session with our Guru. Our first yoga session with Mt. Everest in view will be at Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu region. So we’ll make that two sessions as we will be acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. The trek to Everest Base Camp is magnificent. The views of numerous mountains over 8,000m, Sherpa culture, customs and traditions, sightings of endangered animals like the snow leopard, hospitable locals, stunning landscape and the list goes on, make this trek one of the absolute best in the world.

But, what makes Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek so unique is that it is a healing experience apart from being an adventure. Each day is more scenic than the other and thus makes for a beautiful yoga session setting. A yoga session in Tengboche with the Tengboche Monastery and Mt. AmaDablam in view is soul uplifting kind of experience. Our next stop after Tengboche is Dingboche. Since we would now be a well-above 4,000m mark, we will acclimatize in Dingboche. That means morning yoga session with incredible mountains views, including of Mt. Everest!

We set foot on Everest Base Camp at 5,364m on the 10th Day of the trek (8th day of actual walking). Due to the altitude, we might not be able to do a complete yoga set at Everest Base Camp, but you can still strike a few poses. Enjoy the views of Mt. Nuptse (7,861m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m) and Khumbutse (6,636m) among a plethora of other mountains. You can also closely observe the massive Khumbu icefall. However, you cannot see Mt. Everest from its base camp as it is too huge with a flat top to be seen from its foot. For crystal clear and close views of Mt. Everest and other mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Yu among others in the Khumbu region, we trek to Kala Patthar. Also, for some exclusive yoga session setting, of course!

Kala Patthar is a black rock ridge and one of the two best vantage points in the Khumbu region, the other one being Gokyo Ri. Once we summit Kala Patthar, we descend to Pheriche. From Pheriche, we climb down to Namche Bazar the next day and from Namche to Lukla the day after. We take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu marking the end of this amazing. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage sites like
  • Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Durbar Squares.
  • Daily Yoga and meditation session with an accomplished Yoga Guru.
  • Namche Bazaar, Everest region’s busiest market and your first viewpoint to get a good glimpse of Mt. Everest. The yoga session is facing at Namche facing the sunrise over Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Thamserku among other mountains.
  • 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. Yoga session with the backdrop of the monastery and the mountains.
  • Striking Yoga poses at the Everest Base Camp with views of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse.
  • Yoga session at 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 to and from Lukla.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m) : 8 km.3 hours
  • Day 04: Ttek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) : 10-12 km, 5-6 hours
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) : 10 km, 5-6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) : 10 km, 5-6 hours
  • Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
  • Day 09: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche : 8-10 km.
  • Day 10: Lobuche to GorakShep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp 15 km.
  • Day 11: Climb GorakShep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche (4,288m) :: 14km.
  • Day 12: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. : 13-15 km.
  • Day 13: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft) : 16km.
  • Day 14: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Contingency/ Leisure Day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 16: Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1,350m/4,428ft)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

    Today, we go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. We start the program after breakfast. Our first visit is The Sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath. Though non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of the temple, we are allowed to visit the cremation site and surrounding areas. We then head to Boudhanath, considered one of the Largest Stupas in Asia due to the massive mandala that surrounds the main dome. The smell of Himalayan incense and locals doing kora(making clockwise rounds of the stupa) gives you a little insight into Buddhist culture. Our next stop is Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple, located on top of a hill. The stupa is similar to Boudhanath, but here the stupa is surrounded by many temples and shrines. Some of the temples date back to the medieval Lichchhavi period. Our final stop is Kathmandu Durbar square which is a fine example of Newari(an ethnic tribe of Kathmandu Valley)architecture. The premises of the Durbar square house many temples and royal palaces, however, most of the temples and building were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are being renovated.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m) : 8 km.3 hours

    Today, we catch an early flight to Lukla which is considered one of the most scenic flights in the world. It is around 35 minute-long flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla with the fantastic views of some of the world’s highest mountains. Upon our landing in Lukla, one porter will be assigned to two trekkers, and then we begin our trek to Phakding. The path starts with a descend towards the Dudh Kosi River and then we follow the main trail that leads to Namche Bazaar. Below we can see the village of Chaurikharka. Continue on the trail through Ghat, a small village, towards Phakding.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04: Ttek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) : 10-12 km, 5-6 hours

    Wake up early for a yoga session with our experienced yoga guru. A routine practiced by the guru is taught which will be followed throughout the trek. After a relaxing session, we have breakfast and prepare for the day’s trek. Today, we trek to Namche Bazaar also known as the Gateway to Everest. We begin by following the bank of Dudh Kosi River and cross the river multiple times over suspension bridges. The trail climbs up steeply after we enter the Sagarmatha National Park which also opens up to breathtaking views of the Khumbu Himalaya. Namche Bazaar has many restaurants, bakeries, cyber cafes, money exchange, and hotels, so use the necessary service required before we head out to the rural parts during the trek.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day

    We perform our routine yoga to relax our tired muscles after which we enjoy a filling breakfast. Following the breakfast, we follow the planned schedule to explore Namche Bazaar. Today, we acclimatize to the thinning air, and increasing altitude as rushing your trek at a higher altitude can cause Acute Mountain sickness which can be life-threatening in severe cases. The day starts with a short trek to Everest View Hotel, one of the highest placed hotels in the world from where we can enjoy a fantastic view of the mountains including Everest. On our way back we take a detour to Syangboche Airport, and we also make a stop at the Sherpa Culture Museum. For those who seek longer trek, we have the option of exploring the Khumjung village. We return to Namche for a good night’s sleep.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) : 10 km, 5-6 hours

    Breakfast follows a relaxing yoga session in the morning. We then head towards Tengboche. We first arrive at Phunki after which it only uphill climbs to Tengboche village. One of the famous monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery lies here. The monastery houses a 20 foot long Buddha statue and is decorated with antique wall hangings. We will also get to see the monks praying and meditating.
    Overnight at Teahouse at Tengboche
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) : 10 km, 5-6 hours

    Routine yoga session at an altitude of 3,870m amidst some of the world’s highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and AmaDablam. After a relaxing session, we make our way to Dingboche. First, we descend through a thick forest of rhododendron and confer to Debuche. Along the way the views of Everest, AmaDablam, and Lhotse accompany us. We cross the Imja River to arrive at Pangboche, and from here we have two options, the upper trail, and the lower trail. We take the upper Pangboche trail as it is more scenic. We then make an ascend to Dingboche.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Dingboche
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

    Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, and Ama Dablam.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Dingboche
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche : 8-10 km.

    Ease up your muscles and rejuvenate your soul with a yoga session in the morning to prepare for the day’s trek. Today, we leave the picturesque village of Dingboche and head towards Lobuche.
    We walk on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier, and upon reaching ChupkiLhara, a ridge, you can see stone memorials dedicated to the fallen climbers. Also, the ridge is a spectacular viewpoint to see mountains including Pumori, Khumbu Tse, and Nuptse among others. It is a steep climb, and even the altitude makes it a challenging one. It is advised to move at a steady pace and rest frequently.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Lobuche
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10: Lobuche to GorakShep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp 15 km.

    A yoga session in the morning at an altitude of 4,940m is pleasing, and the fresh mountain air adds more to the pleasure. We then have breakfast then make our way towards the Everest Base Camp, one of the highlights of the trip. During the peak season, we can see submitters preparing to conquer Everest. Bask in the beauty of the Base Camp surrounded by mountains including Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbuste. Also, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall. Strike a few yoga poses at the base camp. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we head towards Gorakshep where we spend the night.

    Overnight at Teahouse at GorakShep
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11: Climb GorakShep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche (4,288m) :: 14km.

    This is another highlight of the trip. Today, we climb Kala Patthar, a small rocky peak which is one of two best vantage point to enjoy the view of the mighty Mt. Everest. We make an early start, before the dawn break, to watch the sunrise over the mountains like Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse among others. If the weather permits, we do our routine yoga session at Kala Patthar surrounded by a plethora of Himalayan peaks. After soaking in the beauty of the Himalayas, we return to GorakShep have breakfast and head down to Pheriche.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Pheriche
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. : 13-15 km.

    We start with our routine yoga session. Today, we return to Namche Bazaar gaining a descend of around 2000m in the process. We descend through lush rhododendron and juniper forest, eventually crossing the Dudh Kosi River over a suspension bridge. Again, we walk through pine forest to arrive at Sansa which offers spectacular views of AmaDablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. After many ascend and descend, we finally arrive at Namche Bazaar.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft) : 16km.

    After an early morning yoga session, we head down to Lukla. Today’s trail mainly requires downhill trekking. We follow the path alongside Dudh Kosi River, crossing the river many times over suspension bridges.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Lukla
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu

    Today, we bid the Khumbu region goodbye and head back to Kathmandu. As usual, we do our yoga routine and have breakfast. We then board our flight back to the capital city. Enjoy the views of the mountains as we head back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. Rest for the day, and later in the evening, you can stroll around the city.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 15: Contingency/ Leisure Day in Kathmandu.

    It is also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. At this pleasant day, you may have full day leisure on your own. Explore the Thamel main downtown for last day shopping and evening Adventure Club will meet you again and host the last farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Farewell Dinner

  • Day 16: Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure.

    Bid farewell to your trek partners and your guide as today concludes your 16-day-long Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek. A representative from Adventure Club Trek will drop you off at the airport according to your flight’s schedule.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge for accommodation during the trek (11 nights). 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first ai
  • Professional Yoga instructor.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation in 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, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters in base camp Kalapathar hike.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffel Bag for 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 entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Clients Reviews

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    Hilary F
    United States Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Treat you like family!

    Rating:

    I trekked with Adventure Club through a collaboration with 180 Retreats which added Yoga and Meditation to the daily trekking, and it was an amazing experience. 
    The guides on our trek were knowledgable, kind, smart, funny and easy going. Everyone treated us like we were part of one big family. I never heard anyone complain, I just saw sweet smiles on their faces. 
    I felt so safe with this trekking group, I plan on sending my kids (when they are older) because I would trust Adventure Club's care of my most precious gift. 
    Can't say enough good things! Go!


     

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 AnnapurnaLangtang, 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 Departure Dates 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.

Trip Status

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
PRICE FROM US$ 1699 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1699

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-21
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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