Footprint Special Everest Base Camp Trek

Footprint Special Everest Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:16 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • ActivityTrekking, Cleaning, Hiking, City Tour
  • Group Size2-10
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0 people - 2 peopleUS$ 1699
3 people - 6 peopleUS$ 1599
7 people - 10 peopleUS$ 1550
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Everest Base Camp Trek is the most rewarding and fascinating destination in the foothills of the world’s highest mountains. The entire trek offers diverse natural beauties, rich Sherpa culture, adventure, and Tibetian Buddhism along with marvelous views of snow-capped mountains is the paradise for all the adventure seekers around the globe. Everest Base Camp trek is the priority of all the travel enthusiasts, which is already recommended by renowned travel guides and journals like a lonely planet, national geography, discovery, and many more popular travel guides. Everest Region is not only the home of the high mountains, but it is also a paradise for the natural beauties, warm sherpa hospitality, filled with monasteries, stupas and you will get a chance to encounter the exotic flora and fauna inside Sagarmatha National Park. The entire environment is ready to welcome you and this region is an inspiration that fills your heart with happiness and satisfaction at the same time. 

This fantastic journey starts with the 30min scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Luka Airport, the world’s most extreme airport, and hiking started through the sherpa towns, trails filled with pine forest, thrilling suspension bridges, and a vibrant environment of exotic flora and fauna. As you hike across a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stunning Sagarmatha National Park, you’ll reach the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar and stay there for an additional night to acclimatize and explore the town. We will organize awareness campaigns near Namche to the hikers, local people, and students about the cleanliness of the mountain environment. The main motto of this campaign would be “ take only memories and leave only footprints”.Ascending towards Tengboche, Dingboche, and gaining more and more altitude makes you a little tired but the breathtaking view of giant mountains, spectacular landscape gives you sufficient joy and satisfaction, which is enough to recover your tiredness. You will get a chance to pray for the departed sherpa and climbers in different Everest expeditions in Thukla Pass. Labuche and Gorakshep are the villages that lie above 5,000m where you can feel the pain of high altitude, all the tiredness, and the worst part of your trekking. Once you reach the base of the world's highest point and Kalapatthar summit, you can experience a 360-degree panoramic view of astonishing mountains and the Khumbu glaciers. 

This will fill your heart with happiness, and it's the winning moment for all the trekkers. Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Malaku, mighty Everest including 100s of other beautiful mountains can be explored from the summit of the Kalapatthar. A stair of spirituality, which Tengboche monastery can add to your excursion. The reflection of Tibetian Buddhism and tradition can be observed in stone walls, small stupas, prayer flags on your trekking trail.

Highlights of Footprint Special Everest Base Camp Trek 

Sherpa Culture and Tibetian Buddhism

Trekkers will get a fascinating insight into unique sherpa traditions, cultures, and lifestyles. Everest region is the home of the Sherpa people and their practices, tradition, and uniqueness are simply the best things to explore on this trip. Prayers flags, stone walls, monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and small stupas are the correspondence of living Tibetian Buddhism. You will encounter the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and getting a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche adds more spiritual energy to your trip. 

Scenic View of World’s Highest Mountains

Everest Region is the home of the mountains, where you will find more than 300+ peaks above 6,000m altitude. There are four mountains above 8,000m including the world’s highest mountain - Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu can be easily experienced in the Everest region. Besides this, Ama Dabla is considered the most iconic mountain in the world, which is the major attraction of this trek. Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, Nuptse, and numerous mountains provide additional beauty in your picture.  

Footprint Campaigns in Mountains

We won’t do only trekking but we will inspire and aware people of the impact of climate change and our responsibility towards it. We will organize a cleaning campaign in Namche and Dingboche along with UNESCO world heritage site sanitation in Kathmandu city. This campaign with Everest Base Camp trek is worth doing in your lifetime.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Luka 
  • Hiking through the alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park and exploring the life of rare flora and fauna.   
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Organize cleaning campaigns in Namche Bazaar and spread awareness. 
  • Getting a blessing from Lama Rimpoche in Tengboche monastery. 
  • Trek to the world’s most famous base camp and explore the Khumbu region from a close distance. 
  • Hike to the world’s most renowned viewpoint, Kalapatthar viewpoint, and explore the 360-degree panoramic views of mountains. 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes. 
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 
  • Cultural and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

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Here is the complete itinerary of our special Everest base camp trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in works. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Once you land at the Lukla Airport, you will meet your porters who will carry your luggage. Leaving the airport, you will walk through the busy and cozy Lukla village, market, and make your way down to Phakding. The first day of your trek is quite easy as you will walk through the vibrant villages, sherpa houses, and lower alpine forests of the Everest region. You will walk through the ridges of the Dudhkoshi river, beautiful hills, and stunning landscapes. You will cross one suspension bridge before reaching Phakding. After 3 hours of gentle hike, you will reach the beautiful village Phakding. Overnight at the teahouse in Phakding. 

  • Accommodation Trekkers Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

After breakfast, we will make an early start along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, crossing the thrilling suspension bridges laden with prayers flags. It is a rigorous walk filled with steep ascents. Though the scenery is breathtaking and landscapes are magical. As we reach Manjo, we will enter inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail passes steeply with breathtaking views including the longest Hillary Suspension bridge before ascending to Namche Bazaar. 

Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes, and bakeries. A Sherpa settlement, the town is carved on the side of the steep mountain face. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at a comfortable teahouse run by a Sherpa family. 

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

After that, we'll organize a sanitation and cleaning program in Namche Bazaar and spread awareness about mountain cleaning. The Sagarmatha National Park, Local Community along with our team will involve in this campaign in Namche Bazaar. 

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. After that, we'll descent a little and stay alongside the Imja river in beautiful Debuche village.

  • Accommodation Goodluck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

From Debuche, the trail passes through the alpine Rhododendron forest, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m

Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Today we will spend a second night at Dingboche as a part of our acclimatization plan. Dingboche (or Pheriche) is the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers. For us, this is the third acclimatization stop as we spent an extra day in Deboche.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude5,060 m

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

  • Accommodation 8000 in Pyramid
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,050m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Hotel Himalayan
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama    Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pangboche crossing Pheriche village.

  • Accommodation Everest View Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Debuche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back in Namche in the afternoon.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.

  • Accommodation Khumbu Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

On this day, we will go to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square) and organize a sanitation program. We will help them to clean the heritage sites with the collaboration of the respective site management team. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

 

  • All ground transport in private vehicles including airport transfers. 
  • Kathmandu city excursion, tour guide, and private transportation.
  • Four night's accommodations with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge/teahouse for the accommodations during the trekking.
  • Desert of seasonal fruits during dinner.
  • Government Licence holder and experienced English-speaking high mountain guide.
  • Honest, kind, and helpful porter during the trekking.
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight. 
  • Trip achievement certificate issued by Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • First Aid Medicine Kit carry by trekking leader. 
  • Everest National Park Permit and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes.
  • Footprint adventure's T-Shirt, trekking map, and duffle bag (in return).
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Welcome,/Farewell dinner with a cultural show program in a typical restaurant.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing sports.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trek. 
  • Snacks and other personal expenses. 
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver. (expected)
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks.
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
  • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, shower, electricity charge fee.
  • Rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Price includes.

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateAugust 20, 2022 - September 04, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1699

Additional Info

Flight

The flight is very important for Everest Base Camp Trek. While you are going to Lukla from Kathmandu or  Kathmandu from Lukla  Some time will not fly on time because of the weather so after finish the trekking you need to take a private helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight so you have to take minimum 02 days extra for Tengboche Trek.

High Altitude Sickness

Everest Base Camp Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend you to go this trekking. While you are going toward the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kalapatthar (5,545m) you have to eat a lot of food to keep your body hydrated. If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital as soon as possible and in this case, you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Trekking Grade 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into the high mountain country, so it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions. It would be additional support if you could have done high mountain trekking before.

Weather

The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek are from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time is usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible with the proper precautions and safety. 

Food

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation

Everest Base Camp Trek starts transport from Airport to Hotel and hotel to airport by drive then Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. The hotel pick-up facility would be done by private vehicles whereas flight via twin otter aircraft. 

Telephone and Internet

Everest Base Camp Trek offers the availability of internet and telephone in almost all the places. They have Everest Link for the internet and you can use NTC/Ncell Sim card for the telephone. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

Electricity

Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in all the places in Everest Base Camp Trek. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra.

Drinking-Water

The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boiling water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage

In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced honesty with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Flight.

Trip Extensions

In addition to Everest Base Camp Trek, we can organize a trip to the Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Mountain Flight, Water rafting,  Jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan Tour or India Tour extension as per your time frame.

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