Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

The BBC describes Everest Base Camp Trek as One of the Hundred Activities to Do before you Die. In the same level, the National Geographic , a global magazine, has classified Everest Trek as one of the best treks of the world. After all, Everest Base Camp Trek comprises the highest elevation of the world, wide open landscape of the Everest Region, flora of the Sagarmatha National Park, various species of an Important Bird Area, beautiful mountains of the world, well – conserved area of the Sacred Himalayan, and the most accessible viewpoint in the world to see Mt. Everest, called Kalapathar. Because of these, Everest Base Camp Trek excels other treks of the world and appeals to the trekking spirits of the trekkers as long as the beauty of Everest Region exists.

If ascending (5,555 m) is loving to you, if walking is your cup of tea, if walking on a rugged trail is a trekking to you, and if all these mean beautiful mountains to you then you should make up your mind for the Everest Base Camp Trek without thinking twice. The more you trek to the heart of the Everest region, you will witness higher peaks and mountains, ranging from 5,500 m to 8,848 m. During the trek you will experience the lush green forest, uphill and downhill trails, rural areas, uncountable valleys, frozen streams, forested areas, terraced fields, glaciated rivers, beautiful moraines, natural ice fall, high water-falls, differentiation in altitudes, contrasting snowline, moving glaciers, breathtaking suspension bridges, passable boulders and perfect viewpoints. As you near the Everest Base Camp, you see yaks grazing on the slopes, and you trek through juniper plants.

From a close distance that you can ever reach and from a wide beautiful open valley that you can ever be, you will see Ama Dablam, the most beautiful mountain of the world. You will love to capture this beauty in your camera many times. And when you spend a night by the mountain in Lobuche, you can imagine how rewarding this experience will be. As you head off to your desired destination, that is, the Everest Base Camp, you also trek through the Sherpa villages, which are the homes to 8,000 m peak climbers, and which are the places to get the best hospitality service in Nepal. You will also know in depth about their religion, as you pass by “chortens,” prayer flags, and monastery, and you will also find both the view of the Everest and its base camp rewarding and equaling to your lifetime’s achievement as a trekker. To a determined trekker like you, who want to stand face to face with the world’s highest mountain, and who want to be carried away by the beauty of mountain ranges, Everest Base Camp Trek is worth doing from your every perspective, from your every opinion, from your every view that emerges now and then from your trekking and adventurous mind, whether it is today or tomorrow.

Day 1

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,345m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) - 35 mins and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 4

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 5

Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 6

Trek to Dingboche (4,350m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 7

Trek to the Nagarzhang Peak (5,516m) and trek back to Dingboche - 4 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 8

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 9

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) - 8 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10

Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4,200m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12

Trek to Namche Baazar (3,440m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 13

Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 14

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu - 35 mins. Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Program. Overnight at a Hotel

Day 15

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Close - up view of World's Highest Mountain - Mt. Everest (8,848 m)

    Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas
  • Glaciated Dudh Kosi River
  • Syangboche Airport, the World's Highest Altitude Airport
  • Namche Bazaar, the Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal
  • Tengboche Monastery, the Stunning Monastery of the Everest Region
  • Outstanding View of Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier
  • Stunning View of Island Peak. Other mountains include Twaste, Chotlastse, Arkamste, Phari Laptsa, Nirekha, Lobuche West, Pumori, Peak 38, Lhotse, Nuptse, , Baruntse, kanchung, Khumbutse, Lhola
  • Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Ama Dablam, the World's most Beautiful Mountain
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapathar, the most Accessible Viewpoint in the World to see Mt. Everest
  • Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,345m). 

    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organise your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hrs

    In the morning, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Ace holidays always books your flight between 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. As you fly to Lukla, you enjoy the glimpse of the mountains from the window of a plane. After landing, you are introduced to your porters, then you start Everest Trek by following your guide and descending to the Dudh Kosi River. You pass through the village, called Ghat. Later you reach Phakding. If you are interested in exploring then you can visit nearby monastery.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phakding
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5 hrs

    You trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River, cross this river by the suspension bridges (Hilary suspension bridge) and see the spectacular view of mountains and valleys From Chautara, you see a satisfying view of Mt. Everest. The villages that you come across are Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo. You also reach the confluence of the Dudh Kosi River and the Bhote Kosi River. In Namche, you see lots of restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, bakeries, including money exchanges and internet cafes. Namche is the largest Sherpa village of the Everest Region, as well as of Nepal.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

    We take rest in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize in the thin air. Later, you enjoy a short trek up to Syangboche Airport, which offers the view of mountains, such as Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Kamtega, Ama Dalam, Tawache Peak, Khumbila (Holy Peak).

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) – 5 hrs

    You trek along the glacial water of the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche and see the magnificent view of mountains. Inside Tengboche Monastery are incredible ornate, 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders. You also see puja (worshipping of god) at 3 p.m.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tengboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Trek to Dingboche (4,350m) – 6 hrs

    From Tengboche, you trek downhill to cross the Imja Khola (river) and climb to reach Pangboche, which has thousands of mani stones. The trail also takes us to the quaint, sherpa traditional Dingboche village, which offers the exquisite view of Lhotse, Island peak and Ama Dablam.Walking on this trail, we take our time to avoid the Altitude Mountain Sickness.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dingboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Nagarzhang Peak (5,516m) and Back to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 4 hrs

    Today is an acclimatization day. So we will be hiking upto Nagarzhang Peak, where we will witness amazing view of Island Peak (6,189m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Nuptse (7,860m), as well as, of the Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dingboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) – 5 hrs

    Today you will climb straight uphill, walk in the vast beautiful landscape and witness memorials of the climbers. You also see the mountains, such as Pumori (7,165m), Lingtren (6,713m), and Khumbutse (6,639m). Lobuche lies at the foothills of Lobuche Peak (6,119m). From Lobuche village, you also see other mountains, such as Cholacha, Nuptse, and Pumori.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lobuche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and then back to Gorakshep (5,180 m) – 8 hrs

    You walk through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead of the trail, you see the crest of the north ridge of Everest, as well as of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse. By doing a little ascent, you see 360 degree view of mountains. From the Everest Base Camp (5,365 m), you enjoy watching the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. After seeing these, you descend to Gorakshep.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gorakshep
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Hike up to Kalapathar (5,555m) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4,270m) – 7 hrs

    Today will be difficult day but very rewarding one, from Kalapathar (5,555m) you will witness the panoramic view of mountains, such as Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, and Lhotse, where you can take great pictures. On the way, you also see famous peaks, such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, towering to the east. From Kalapather we descend to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet and continue to Pheriche.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Pheriche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11 Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) – 5 hrs

    Seeing the great views of Everest and Ama Dablam, we head off to Tengboche, which also has the oldest and stunning monastery of the Everest region.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tengboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 6 hrs

    Following up and down trail from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, you will enjoy the stunning view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This trail also takes you to the area of the endangered Musked Deer, Himalayan Thar and Pheasant Birds, along with Pine forest, Dudh Koshi river and small villages.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13Trek to Lukla (2,804) – 6 hrs

    After 6 hours of walk, we finally return back to Lukla from where we have started our trek. We would also like to share our trek experience and achievements with other trekkers, as well as we would like to explore Lukla.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lukla
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu – 35 mins

    During your 35 mins scenic flight back to Kathmandu, you will have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the Mountains that you have recently visited. You will be transferred back to your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting or shopping tour in the streets of Kathmandu then please inform our guide. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural program.

    Accommodation: 2 to 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 15Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    The trips ends here, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays’ control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be changed to a large extent. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking changes into consideration, as well as, the best interests of the whole group, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it is not responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Lukla

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip of Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such a case, Ace Holidays charters a helicopter for you, so that you can be on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 m, and the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000 m, according to Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

    The cost of the helicopter fare is payable directly to Ace Holidays’ office in Kathmandu in the event you utilise this service. The office accepts US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only). You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you can claim the amount to your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be USD 500 and maximum will be USD 1500, depending on the number of passengers.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays, your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. During the trek we accommodate you in guesthouses and occasionally dormitory style in the remote Mountains. All the accommodation in hotels and guesthouse will be on twin sharing basis. The guesthouses basically are clean and provides basic facilities. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trek.

Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize in thin air. In many villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have meals in the same guesthouse where you have checked – in, but lunch can be ordered anywhere on the trail.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before you reach your stopping place. Throughout the day, you take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains view. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive in your tea house or lodge, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are inclined in seeing natural beauty then you may take a short walk through the village and visit the neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You can also give breakfast order, which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach you various Nepali card games. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people and the maximum is 14, the average number is normally 8. Ace Holidays provides 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), it assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Acclimatization

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they plan for a trek. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out the syptoms of altitude mountain sickness by clicking here. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers are more vulnerable to AMS than others.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following trainings: -Intensive Wilderness First Aid -Trekking Guide Training -Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet -English Language -Conservation and Biodiversity -Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. You can also do this trek in winter, that is, in December and January.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it relates to your safety. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous region, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it because weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to become flexible.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community developments in Gorkha village, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

  • The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring in the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.
  • In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings, such as money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you. Before the trek, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
  • Ace Holidays will supply complimentary waterproof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and which will be carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect it later after the trek.
Please note that the luggage has a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket From Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note your guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, you are recommended to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    If you have more questions, and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability, please check our FAQs or contact us.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can often be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable to wear then please wear it as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of it.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD 300. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 6 or more than 6 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal where as the End dates are the returning date from Nepal

  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Adult PP
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  • Apr 29, 2017
  • May 13, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed
  • May 2, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • USD 1455
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  • May 6, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed
  • May 9, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • USD 1455
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  • May 13, 2017
  • May 27, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed
  • May 16, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
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  • May 20, 2017
  • Jun 3, 2017
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  • May 23, 2017
  • Jun 6, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed
  • May 27, 2017
  • Jun 10, 2017
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  • May 30, 2017
  • Jun 13, 2017
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  • Jun 3, 2017
  • Jun 17, 2017
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  • Jun 6, 2017
  • Jun 20, 2017
  • USD 1455
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  • Jun 10, 2017
  • Jun 24, 2017
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  • Jun 13, 2017
  • Jun 27, 2017
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  • Jun 17, 2017
  • Jul 1, 2017
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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • Jul 4, 2017
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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • Jul 8, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed
  • Jun 27, 2017
  • Jul 11, 2017
  • USD 1455
  • guaranteed

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There are a very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking is recommended.

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This date is currently unavailable. Please contact Ace Holidays if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to your Specifications

You can also use this trek as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, or the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two to three star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included.)
  • Accommodation in lodges and guesthouses (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek i.e. 12 days (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • License holder English speaking trek guide.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Porter to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Everest National Park Permit and other necessary permit for trekking.
  • Domestic air tickets and domestic airport tax.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (yours to keep).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
 
Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Drinks, chocolates and snacks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Close - up view of World's Highest Mountain - Mt. Everest (8,848 m)

    Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas
  • Glaciated Dudh Kosi River
  • Syangboche Airport, the World's Highest Altitude Airport
  • Namche Bazaar, the Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal
  • Tengboche Monastery, the Stunning Monastery of the Everest Region
  • Outstanding View of Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier
  • Stunning View of Island Peak. Other mountains include Twaste, Chotlastse, Arkamste, Phari Laptsa, Nirekha, Lobuche West, Pumori, Peak 38, Lhotse, Nuptse, , Baruntse, kanchung, Khumbutse, Lhola
  • Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Ama Dablam, the World's most Beautiful Mountain
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapathar, the most Accessible Viewpoint in the World to see Mt. Everest

What is the success rate of your trips?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records of our Everest Base camp Trek.

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What is the weather & temperature in Everest trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the mighty Mt. Everest presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees Celsius, only to dip down as low as -20 degrees Celsius in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June
Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and the base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius with a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius and a minimum of -10 degrees Celsius in the morning and for areas above 4000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September is Monsoon Season
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it is also the best season to avoid the crowds. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees Celsius during sunny days with a minimum -5 degrees Celsius in the morning and at areas above 4000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees Celsius.

Autumn - End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn is also crowded in the Everest region, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February
Cold and less crowded season. The average temperature during the fall is 10 degrees Celsius with a maximum temp of 15 degrees Celsius during sunny days and a minimum of -20 degrees Celsius in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in the Everest region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

Does the staff of Ace Holidays come to pick me up?

Yes, they will come to pick you up in a private transportation,

What type of shape do i need to be in, is this trip for me?

Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatised.

To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

Do you know about how many miles the trek is?

Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.

What kinds of food can I expect in trekking?

You can expect a range of delicious foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, 'daal bhat' (rice and lentils), bread, soup, apple pies, pancakes, custard, fresh vegetables, meat items, tea, and coffee. You find a lot of garlic on the recipes, as it helps you to overcome altitude mountain sickness.

Does the guide of Ace Holidays have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received the first aid training?

Yes, they have all received 45 days trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Can I charge my digital camera or other equipments during the trek?

Yes, you can charge your digital camera and other equipments during the trek by paying a certain amount. Please also bring two or three pin travel adapter.

Is there any communication facility during trekking?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls and pass the mobile number of your guide to your family for the callback. From the trekking trail, you can also make a call from the guide’s mobile, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepalese currency.

How much additional money do I need per day while trekking?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, snacks, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

How much do I have to pay for shower?

You will have to pay USD 2 at lower elevation and USD 5 at higher elevation. Villages, such as Lukla, Phakding, and Namche have a running shower. Above these villages, you can have a bucket shower.

Is there toilet along the trail? Is it exactly like Kilimanjaro or can I do wherever there is a privacy?

At most cases, you can use the toilets that are nearby the teahouses and lodges, but in the case of emergency, you can pee, whenever there is privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays

Is water provided and available at higher altitude also? Is it filtered or boiled?

Drinking water is not included in the trip price, but you can purchase the bottle mineral water easily from the lodges or shops. It will cost you minimum USD 1 at lower elevation to maximum USD 4 at higher elevation per litre bottle of water. Apart from this, you can also drink the normal tap water or spring water if you have your own purifying aid. It is not recommended to drink boiled or filter water from the lodges because it is not boiled that good enough.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a problem?

No problem at all. We always suggest our clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Can I use credit cards in the places while trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg Celsius, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What type of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu and during the trek?

Accommodation includes shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast, and in guesthouses (occasional dormitory style) during the trek. The guesthouses are basically clean and it provides basic facilities available in the Mountains. You may bring your own sleeping bag but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket when required which must be returned after the trip.

What are the kinds of transportation that Ace Holidays use?

Ace Holidays uses different kinds of transportations, depending on the nature of the travel. It provides the transportation to and from the destination. And the transportation includes from domestic airlines to a local bus, from helicopter to yaks or mules, and from an air – conditioned private vehicle to a tourist bus. Ace Holidays provides you only those options, which enhance your local experience, and which allow you to travel comfortably and efficiently in Kathmandu and to other places of Nepal.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel we provide in Kathmandu includes the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes, the trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance.

How much should I tip to my guide and porters?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction. More information about the tipping is provided during the pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations.

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For more information, please check our special trips.

Do I need to book my international flight ticket to and from Nepal by myself?

Yes, you should book your International flight ticket by yourself because Ace Holidays is a local agent, and it would cost you significantly higher, if you book through Ace Holidays.

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

Does this trip run even if i am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

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