Yes, you read that correctly. I’m now offering an Everest Base Camp group trip in 2022. YOLO!

DATES: October 16-30, 2022 (15 days)

COST: $2800


Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

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 

  • AccommodationHotel Kumari Boutique
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m
Day 2:UNESCO World Heritage Site Excursion

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. 

  • AccommodationKumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m
Day 3:Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

The day began and on this day, you’ve to wake up early in the morning and your guide will be there in Hotel to pick you from the airport. All the flights in Lukla are scheduled in the early morning as the weather in Lukla becomes not suitable for the flights. The 30min flight from Kathmandu to Luka is the most memorable part of your trip. The Lukla airport is a narrow and short strip of asphalt sitting atop a cliff. That’s what this airport is often considered one of the most extreme airports in the world. 

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 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 teahouse in Phakding. 

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4hr trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m
Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar

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. 

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m
Day 5:Acclimatization in Namche Bazar

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m
Day 6:Trek to Pangboche

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,985m
Day 7:Trek to Dingboche

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, 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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m
Day 8:Acclimatization in Dingboche

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m
Day 9:Trek to Lobuche

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,910m
Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp & Stay at Gorakshep

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 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.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m
Day 11:Hike to Kalapatthar & Trek to Pheriche

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 hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m
Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar

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

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m
Day 13:Trek to Lukla

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 trekmates.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu

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.

  • AccommodationThree Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30min flght
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m
Day 15:Departure Day

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

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

INCLUSIONS

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicles. 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner ) during trekking.
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking. 
  • Professional and experienced English-speaking guide. 
  • A porter for the two trekkers. 
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking. (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • All the ground transportation including airport pick and transfer. 
  • Farewell dinner with culture show program in a typical restaurant. 
  • National Park certificate of acknowledgment. 
  • A medical kit is carried by our trekking guide/leader. 
  • Footprint Duffel bag, trekking map, and a t-shirt from the company. 
  • All the government taxes and operating charges. 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal trekking equipment. (Most can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things. (Mandatory)
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver ( expected).
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks, laundry, and your personal expenses during the entire Nepal trip. 
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory).
  • International flight tickets.
  • City sightseeing entrance fee. 
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Cost includes.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Trust us, we know we are living in strange times right now! But not to fear, our cancellation policy has you covered! Since these trips all require travel insurance, your trip will be covered should you need to cancel for any of the included reasons with your plan (death in the family, injury, illness), including if you get sick with COVID, or test positive after signing up for the policy. This means you would get a full refund including the deposit! Your travel insurance will also cover trip interruption or cancellation, should something happen like a hurricane or sudden closure of borders.

If you would like to cancel for personal reasons, you can get a full refund less the $500 deposit up to 30 days before the trip date, and if we are able to fill your spot, you can move the deposit to a future trip. If you need to cancel less than 30 days before the trip, you will only get the refund of payments less the deposit if we are able to fill your spot.