Fact Information

Duration
17 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
luxurious
Food
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Max Person
18
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
5,550 meters, (18,208ft)
Best season
Autumn & Spring
Caravan route
Lukla, Namche, Tengbuche, Labuche Gorapse, Everest base camp Back to Lukla via same way
Location
Everest region

About Trip

Ultimate destination of the world for trekkers, hikers and mountaineers with not only  breathtaking white snow capped circular mountain views but also the famous Sherpa mountaineer’s uniqueness culture, the rich variety of flora and fauna is something that everyone should explore and rejoice………………” In recent years, more than 70 thousands adventure seekers reach Everest Base Camp in trekking season.

A wonderful Holiday for Typical Adventure Seeker”

The classic 17 days Everest base camp trek is ever mesmerizing mountainous trek with the highest peak Mount Everest which has been captivated by heroic men and women since the 1920s. The exploitation of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map, thousands and thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the summit.       

Due to that, today, the trek to Everest Base Camp that has become an achievable dream for the people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.

Introduction of the Trail:

 Everest Base Camp trek is a once in a lifetime experience, offering you with a sort of highest adventure in the highest Hill. The trek takes you through the vistas of Khumbhu valley, around the Khumbu valley to the towering peaks Everest 8,848 meters (29,029ft), Choyu 8,201 meters (26,906ft), Makalu 8,463 meters (27,765ft), Lhotse 8,516 meters (27,939ft) and others mountains during the trek. We rest in Nepalese Lodges, spectacular Everest High Passes and stunning Sherpa Villages while leading you towards the Base Camp of the mighty Everest at 5,364 meters (17,598ft). You will appreciate the beauty of the Everest region glowing with startling view of Everest Ice Falls, stunning glaciers and panorama of majestic mountains while you make your way up to the Everest Base Camp. The dramatic view of the mighty Mount Everest after a hike to Kalapathar 5,550 meters (18,208ft), from the base camp will really make your trip worthwhile. The trek to Everest Base Camp will treat you with marvelous scenery and fabulous cultural experiences.

Trekking is possible in this area the whole year round however the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may cause it difficult to travel in higher altitude than Tengboche, and few lodges remain open above this altitude. Summers, on the other hand, are wet and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds.

April and early May is a good time to see the hedge-rows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a fabulous splash of colour to the landscape? The views are much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere. Afterwards the days go shorter and cooler.

Outlined Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary

 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla [2,840m/9,317ft], trek to Phakding village [2,610m/8,563ft], 2. 5hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Namche bazzar [3,440 meters/11,286ft], 5 hours.

Day 04: Hike to Everest view Hotel [3,870m/12,697ft], for panorama view.

Day 05: Trek to Tengbuche Monastery [3,860 meters/12,664ft], 5 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Dingbuche village [4,410 meters/14,468ft], 5 hours.

Day 07: Hike to Nangkartshang view point [5,083 meters/16,676ft], 3 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Labuche [4,910 meters/16,108 meters], 5 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Gorapse the last settlement [5,171 meters/16,965ft], 6hrs.

Day 10: Everest base camp [5,364m/17,598ft], trek back to Labuche, 9/10hrs.

Day 11: Switch back Namche [3,440 meters/11,286ft], 9 hours downhill.

Day 12: Trek down to Lukla [2,860 meters/9,383ft], 8 hours.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to hotel.

Day 14: 15 Contingency day.

Day 16: Full day sightseeing of world heritage site.

Day 17: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Itinerary Details:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Trivuwan international airport 1,350 meters (4,429ft), transfers to Hotel in tourist bus or car, included breakfast service:

Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow.  The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Scenic flight; early in the morning (Kathmandu to Lukla) & trek to Phakding village 2,610 meters (8,563ft); 2.5 hrs. Overnight in lodge:

We will have 35 minutes of scenic flight in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla Hillary airport, the most famous airport in the world. If the weather is favorable, during the flight, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of northern and eastern Himalaya vistas before our landing in Lukla airstrip 2,860 meters (9,383ft).  After a few minutes’ break in Lukla bazzar, we set out to scenic journey to Phakding village. It’s way of 2 hrs and 30 minutes for normal trekker. The entire track crosses through famous mountaineering Sherpa villages, lodges, shops, gompas (monasteries), mani walls, prayer stones, payer flags and more than two well made suspension bridges with fascinating landscape on the way to Phakding. The trail moves ahead weaving lots of up and down to reach to Phakding village 2,610 meters (8,563ft) where we find clean and comfortable lodges with a little shopping and internet service. Today, we spend overnight at Phakding in lodge.

Day 03: Head over Namche bazzar, the capital of Sherpa people 3,440 meters (11,286ft), 5 hours of uphill trail. Overnight in lodge:

Today we journey to Namche bazzar 3,440 meters (11,286ft), the main entry gate way of Khumbu valley, the capital of Sherpa people where is the available of luxurious Hotels, banks, shops, trekking equipments and climbing gears, bakery and café and governmental administrative offices for Sagarmatha National Park with  Internet services. Today, we walk about 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche bazaar from the Phakding village. The trail more slightly ascends up following Duddha Koshi River to confluence (Dovan) of Duddha koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Finally, we push up strenuous uphill via weaving trail to Namche bazzar. Today we cross 05 well made suspension bridges including Hillary Bridge and few small wooden bridges, Sherpa settlements, Mani walls, prayer stones, waterfalls, rhododendron and blue pine’s forests. While walking on the way, probably the wild animals and birds can be appeared such as Himalayan goat (Thar), Jharals, musk deer and Himalayan pheasant Laphoforous (Danphe) a colorful bird. After walking off 2 to 3 hours we reach Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Where is required our permits. We make short break to register the permit and then head out to lunch place around Jorsalle.  Everyone has dreams to see Mt. Everest in the life, its possible today on a clear day. The Mount Everest appears in front of us after a short walk uphill from the Hillary Bridge. We spend overnight in lodge in Namche.

Day 04: Hike over Everest view Hotel the tree line [3,870m/12,697ft], for panorama of Himalaya including Mount Everest. Sightseeing of Khumjung village, overnight in lodge:

After breakfast, we go on a hike to the Everest view Hotel, established at  the highest elevation in the world, 3,870 meters (12,697ft), for stunning Mountain panorama of Amadablam, Thamserku, , Lotse, the Everest and Tauche and many more others Mountains. Then our trip continues for the worth sightseeing of Khumjung valley. After wonderful side trip, we head back to Namche bazaar. Finally we visit mountain museum in Namche. We stay in lodge including breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee service.

Day 05: Trek toTengbuche Monastery [3,860 meters/12,664ft], 4 to 5 hours of walk. Overnight in lodge:

After breakfast, we check out our place for Tengbuche 3,860 meters (12,664ft), the famous historical monastery. It is like a tiny plateau situated beneath the Amadablam Mountain. We walk 4 to 5 hours to reach Tengbuche monastery. After leaving Namche bazzar, we walk into the deeper valley of Khumbu to Tengbuche monastery. There is a largest Buddhist monastery in this Khumbu valley. It was built in 1923 after the fire caused great destruction, was rebuilt in 1998.

At the beginning of today’s trip, the route is almost like a highway. It’s pleasant walk. The track crosses good built Stupa with Everest, Lotse and Amadablam view. After crossing the well made suspension bridge over Imja Khola in Phungithanga, (Army camp / Cantonment) the trail turns more challenging.  Afterwards we ascend 2 hours to reach Tengbuche monastery. The birds-eye-views of colourful rhododendron during spring through-out our up-hill trail makes us forget our fatigue. Here you will find the end of today’s activities for the overnight in lodge.

Day 06:  Journey to Dingbuche village 4,410 meters (14,468ft), 5 hours’ of walk. Overnight in lodge:

After accomplishing morning activities as usual, we set out our Himalayan journey through Deuche valley through the pine, birch and rhododendrons forest. After crossing Imja Tse stream, the trekking trail ascends up towards Dingbuche village 4,410 meters (14,468ft), through Pangboche, a Sherpa village and old monastery of the area. The trail climbs up above Imja – Tse stream with captivating Amadablam Mountain View and others many glorious Mountains and peaks like; the famous Island peak; Lotse and Loste sar. After-wards, we trek along gentle way upwards of 5 hours to reach Dingbuche village. The landscape is changeable but will have pleasant trip. Today we spend overnight in lodge.

 Day: 07 Hike to Nangkartshang view point 5,083 meters (16,676ft), walk up hill and return the same trail for 3 hours. Stay in Lodge:

Today we hike up to the Nangkartshang view point for majestic surrounding Mountain View and acclimatization for the Everest base camp trek. From this elevation 5,083 meters (16,676ft) we can see substantial view of Chukung, Imja-se  Dingbuche, and Pheriche  valley. It’s the only one option to see view of Makalu Mountain 8,463 meters (27,765ft), the world’s 5th highest Mountain in this Everest base camp trek.

Day 08: Trek to Labuche 4,910 meters (16,108ft), 5 hours of uphill trail. Overnight in lodge:

Today, we trek to Labuche 4,910 meters (16,108ft), passing big Yak pasture lands above Pheriche village. The trail passes Thukla Sherpa lodges, rugged up way and Khagan chorten to reach Labuche valley. The Chorten were built for victim, died on their way up to Mt. Everest and Lotse peak. With a final effort a small pass is reached shortly. After the pass we hike a bit easier to reach Labuhe Lodge. We spend overnight in lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service.

Day 09: Trek to Gorapse the last settlement 5,171 meters (16,965ft), 6 hours of uphill trail. Overnight in lodge:

After breakfast we set out our trek to Gorapse Lodge 5,170 meters (16,965ft), the last permanently inhabited settlement at the lap of Mount Everest. The path moves through up trail following the edge of the Khumbu glacier and passing stones, gravels to reach Gorapse. If there is fair weather and you are physically fit, we climb to Kalopathar hill 5,550 meters (18,208ft), for the Sunset view on the top of the Everest Mountain in this evening. After breath taking view of sunset and Khumbu glacier we head back to Gorapse lodge. Overnight in lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink services.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 meters (17,598ft), 9 to 10 hours of walk and back to Labuche Lodge:

Today, we climb Kalapathar, a picturesque top 5,550 meters (18,208ft), early in the morning for superb Everest view. It will be lifetime experience to be at 5,550 meters (18,208ft), and in front of the world’s highest peak. After clicking some pictures from the top we descent to Gorapse for breakfast and head for Everest base camp 5,364 meters (17,98ft). The track crosses moraines, rock falling zones and after scrambling onto the moraine reach to Everest base camp. After breathtaking landscape of Khumbu ice fall we trek back to Lobuche Lodge. We spend overnight in lodge included dinner and breakfast with cups of tea or coffee.

Day 11: Head back to Namche bazzar 3,440 meters (11,286ft), 9 hours of downhill trail. Overnight in lodge:

After a carry off to Everest base camp trek, today we trek back to Namche bazaar via almost same way. We take departure to Pangboche following  downstream for short walk then trail rises up to Tengbuche monastery, and then trail steeply drops to Phungi thanga, Cross well made suspension bridge over Dudha koshi River, then the trail moves to Namche gently ascending up on a long walk. In overall, our journey waves many up and down. Overnight in lodge included dinner and breakfast service with hot drink like a tea and coffee.

Day 12: Final trekking day Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383ft), 8 hours of downhill trail. Overnight in lodge:

Departing from Namche bazaar, the Sherpa capital, we trek steeply to downhill meeting point (Dovan) of Dudh kosi River and Bhote Kosi River, and then the trail weaves up and down many often to reach Lukla, the fabulous trip ending point of the Everest base camp trek. Today we will celebrate our fascinating trek with some drinking and dancing or sharing some presents.  Overnight in lodge included dinner and breakfast.

Day 13: We will take 35 minutes of scenic flight Lukla to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429ft), and transfer to hotel included breakfast service:

After carry of Everest base camp trekking we will have a scenic flight Lukla to Kathmandu Trivuwan international airport and transfer to Hotel included bed and breakfast service. Evening farewell dinner with tourist standard restaurant.

Day 14 - 15: Contingency day; there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our tentative day 13 to have flight, so need some spare days to cover our program:

If we got our flight cancelled due to the bad weather or any technical problem, it needs some spare days to cover our program. Or in case we happen to miss the scheduled flight due to man regions. Specially, in Himalaya region, there is a very less chance to get another flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So, we have got another alternative way is to take a helicopter or trek to downhill to catch Jeep to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Full day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley 1,350 meters (4,429ft), with proficient tour guide, private vehicle service: 

Kathmandu, being a (UNESCO the world heritage sites), historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pasupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows Bhaktapur and Soyambhunath Stupa. In the evening, we again meet fare-well dinner.

Day 17: Departure for home, drop you off in Tribhuwan Kathmandu international airport, see you off:

We drop off you in Tribhuwan international airport at terminal room in your flight checking time by tourist Bus or a Car and forbade the hands to seeing you off to your home.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  •   Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  •   Three Nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu sharing room with included breakfast.
  •   Kathmandu/Lukla/Lukla/Kathmandu flights fare.
  •   Menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert), with (hot drinks, like tea and Coffee) 
  •   T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable.
  •   Entry permits: Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Municipality fee. All necessary trekking permits.
  •   Transportations:-  Tourist Bus or Car pick up and drop off for domestic and international Airport.
  •   One day full  valley sightseeing, Patan, Bhaktapur and Ktm with city guide with transportation.
  •   License holder, English speaking, experienced and helpful guide with all his  salary, food, drinks, accommodation and Transport.
  •   Assistant trekking guide for group over 8 members in a group with all company’s facilities.
  •   Strong and helpful porters with proper equipments, Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
  •   Nepalese staff’s insurance policy covered it emergency rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  •   Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •   Down filled Jacket (-8*C) and Sleeping bag (-20*C), (Pay extra USD1 and 50 cents for each item and each day).
  •  Company's complimentary: Duffle bag, Map and company T-short.
  •   Hot bag services.
  •   Government taxes and official expenses.
  •   Patan, Bhaktapur, Monkey temple, Pasupatinath and Bauddhanath entry fee.
  •   Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Nepali cultured restaurant.
  •   Meals while you are stay in Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  •   Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  •   Personal trekking equipments. Like 45Lts Rucksack, further more Trekking necesssary things's info go over our Trekking equipment list.
  •   Nepal entry visa fee.
  •   Climber’s Travel insurance policy should be covered it emergency helicopter  rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental
  •   International airfare.
  •   Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, WIFI and shopping during the Lodge trek
  •   Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, during the trek.
  •   Tips for the guide, Kitchen staffs, porter and driver (tipping is expected)

Useful Info

Carry out Everest base camp trek with professional guide and company's extensive service. We provide you tourist stars hotel in Kathmandu for 3 overnights with breakfast service. We organize a world heritage site’s sightseeing in valley, before leave for trip to Himalaya. To get in touch with Himalaya, we will take a scenic flight; Kathmandu to Lukla, fly along the northern Himalaya range of country, on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of northern – eastern Himalaya range. We reach to Everest base camp in 8 days with fascinating mountain views and superb hiking. For the period of trekking we stay in lodges. The trail passes to base camp through the famous mountaineer Sherpa settled villages, the most picturesque places. It’s naturally, culturally and rich with flora - fauna too. The Namche bazzar (Sherpa capital) is most admired land for trekkers or climbers in this Khumbu region.

Kalapathar 5,550 meters (18,208ft), and Everest base camp most attraction of this trip for the period of trekking. It will be Iifetime experience; there’s no boundary of happiness in the life, to be at the base camp of  Mt. Everest. It does not require good level of physical fitness and long holidays to accomplish the fabulous trip.

Why to trip with us?

Our first motto is- Best Guide; Safe Side:

 Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with a professional and intelligent guide and faithful, authentic and helpful cook and porters.

We accompany you with experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Our second motto- “Client’s satisfaction is our satisfaction”

  • The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement.
  • The tentative itineraries are only for your guidelines. We can make as your require.
  • We will book hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as your requirement.
  • We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.
  • We provide you (-20*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-12*C) down filled jacket (Pay extra 1 and 50 cents each item each day).
  • For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumer ATC guide or Figure 8, Ice ax, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
  • We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as per your choice and available in mountain lodges.
  • We book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip.
  • There are more than 300 different trekking routes in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice.
  • We organize trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.
  • We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.
  • You come across with us not only for your satisfaction in adventure but also develop your mountaineering skills.