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Everest Base Camp Charity Trek (11 days)

PROJECT OVERVIEW
  • Arrival: Kathmandu
  • Departure: Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration: 15 days
  • Trip Leader: Tour Leader, Local Guides
  • Group Size: 2-12 (Average 6)
  • Food Included: No meals included
  • Meal Budget: $210-$300
  • Flight: $326 (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Accommodations: Hotels/Guesthouses/tea houses (13 nights)
  • Transport: Plane and taxi
  • Season: Around the year
  • Trek Rating: Moderate to Strenuous
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Discover Sherpa culture, spectacular landscape, amazing Himalayan peaks and come up close and personal with Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The trek to Everest Base Camp is without doubt one of the most famous in the world which takes you into the heart of the Himalayan Range, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. The trek takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna and you’ll pass through friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries and yaks. You will also enjoy spectacular sceneries of surrounding peaks, monasteries and glaciers.

How does this charity help?

From your participation in this trek US$25-$50 per person is donated to the Ashna Orphanage of Nepal, that houses 40 children of different ages in its two orphanages in Chitwan and Kathmandu. Ashna orphanage is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to offer homely love and Education to destitute children. Your support and contribution will provide a long lasting sustainable solution to Ashna orphanage to expand its educational and other creative activities. You can also visit Ashna orphanage in Kathmandu.

Proposed Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu to Phakding (2610 M /8563ft).

An early start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport for the 35-minute flight to Lukla (2804 M). On arrival at the Airport our guide will introduce you to our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2610 M). Overnight stay at tea house Trekking duration: 3 hours

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft).

We continue our trek heading towards Namche Bazaar, which is at an altitude of 3535 M. Trekking duration. : 5 and ½ hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 03: Namche Bazaar (3440M/11286ft)

Namche Bazaar, known as the gateway of Everest. We spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thin air. In the town, visit the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. More importantly, from here you will get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountain. A day allows enough time to observe and reflect the journey ahead. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3860M/12664ft)

From Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, we trek to an altitude of 3850M and arrive at Tengboche. Your guide will tell you about the local monastery and important places. After that, we will visit the monastery to observe the prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on the trekking schedule. Overnight stay at tea house. Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410M/14468ft)

After viewing the spectacular landscape and mountains move on from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410M/14468ft). Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310M. You’ll take rest and walk slowly, adjusting the thin air. Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 06: Dingboche(4410M/14468ft)

Dingboche (4410M/14468ft), our second acclimatization day includes a visit to the nearby Chhukung Valley, where the group will be taken to Chhukung Ri (5546M). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. After appreciating the surrounding scenery, trek back to our camp in Dingboche for evening of relaxation. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuje (4910M/16108ft)

From Dingboche to Lobuje (4910M/16108ft), the trek experiences exotic views. Today our trek climbs to 4910M. Trekking duration: 5 and ½ hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft)

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft) is yet another joyful experience which inspires nature at its best. Trekking duration: 4 hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 09: Everest Base Camp (5363M/17595ft)

Everest Base Camp (5363M/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep. Reach for the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363M. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the panoramic scenery, return to Gorak Shep. Trekking duration: 5 hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 10: Kalapathar(5545M/18192ft) and Pherbuche(4210m/13812ft)

Hiking up Kalapathar(5545M/18192ft) and overnight at Pherbuche(4210m/13812ft). After reaching Base Camp, today our aim is to trek Kalapathar (5545m). We start early in the morning to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mt. Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pherbuche. Trekking duration: 6 hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M/11286ft).

We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the civilized villages where one can witness the culture and tradition of mountains. Moreover, it’s a commercial place. Trekking duration: 6 hours. Overnight stay at tea house

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2610M/8563ft)

After reaching Namche Bazaar, we rest and then again start our journey to Phakdin. The route contains many panoramic mountain views and orchestrates the mountain civilization in a picturesque state. Trekking duration: 4 hours . Overnight stay at tea house

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)

Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as to gaze upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Trekking duration: 3 hours

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

After Breakfast, we will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu.

Cost & Dates

Dates: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
One person: US$ 749;
Two or More: US$ 649/person

Cost included during the trip

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu (no food)
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter
  • Warm sleeping bag, down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Everest permit and TIMS
  • Guide’s flight to Lukla and back

Cost Excludes

  • Food
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu ($326 –both way flight)
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.