Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition
$999 for a 12 Day Mt Everest Base Camp Trek With Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition incl Accommodation, Domestic Airfares, Transfers, Guide & Porter, Nepali Cultural Show, Heritage Sightseeing & More
- Fine Print
- If the slight slope of the driveway just isn’t doing it for you anymore, today’s trip of a lifetime is here to help!
- Experience breath taking beauty and visit the rooftop of the world with this 12 day Mt Everest base camp trek for just $999
- Discover the heart of Sherpa country, visit awe-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries, explore the world heritage listed National Park and walk through the hustle and bustle of a market town
- Trek up 5555m and see the dramatic grand Himalayan giants with your own eyes - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point
- If you’ve got an adventure to cross off your bucket list, this once in a lifetime experience cannot be missed
- Includes accommodation, domestic airfares (round trip Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), transfers, guide & porter, Nepali cultural show, heritage sightseeing, national park permits, all ground transportation by private luxury jeep & car, all government taxes, medical kit box and more
- Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and is rated as 'excellent' by 99% of TripAdvisor reviewers
- Departure dates for 2016: May 15, 20 and 26, June 06, August 24, September 06, 15 and 27, October 03, 08, 16, 22 and 28, November 03, 08, 16, 22 and 28, December 03, 08, 16 and 28
- Check out the full itinerary under the ‘Itinerary’ tab
What We Like
A stroll in the park doesn’t make for an adventurous story, but following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary is one for the memoirs!
Explore the world’s most memorable and picturesque walks in the world with this 12 day Everest Base Camp trek. Traversing into the landscape with thin air, dense and colorful forests, roaring rivers and gigantic glaciers, majestic ice falls, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, culturally rich Sherpa villages, rich biodiversity, flora and fauna and vibrant Buddhist heritages takes trekkers to a wonderland.
Join the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking to interact with the ever-smiling locals and get an insight of the tradition and culture of the legendary Sherpa people, to reach the legendary viewpoint of Kala Patthar for iconic view of Himalayas up close and personal and get blessed from the maroon dress clad monks and nuns in the monasteries of the region.
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to the marvelous hill town of Lukla after the completion of necessary documentation in the office of Himalayan Scenery and Expedition. With the gentle trekking introduction on the second day after the trek to Phakding, the real trekking in the Everest region begins. You’ll traverse through the rich Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, culturally rich settlements of Tengboche, the highest round the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and trek back to the initial trekking point of Lukla.
12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking demands reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular trainings such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level.
The Fine Print
Expires 28 December 2016
Bookings must be made by 28 November 2016
Departure date for 2016:-May 15, 20 and 26, June 06, August 24, September 06, 15 and 27, October 03, 08, 16, 22 and 28, November 03, 08, 16, 22 and 28, December 03, 08, 16 and 28
Max 5 per person and 5 as gifts
Single supplement charge $250 NZD (paid directly to the Merchant after arriving In Nepal)
Trip Cost Includes: Airport/hotel/airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu. Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek, service charge and tax. Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for you and your guide. Kathmandu and domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews. National Park permits. TIMS (trekkers’ information management System. All ground transportation by private luxury jeep and Car. Medical kit box, All government taxes. Official expenses
Trip Cost Excludes: All food, Your travel insurance (compulsory). International air fare. Nepal entry visa fee. Personal trekking Equipment. Tips for the guide, porter and driver. City Entrée Fees, Sightseeing and anything not mentioned above. Trekking equipment available for hire in Kathmandu Thamel.
Please ensure luggage is in a duffel bag or backpack and is light weight
Recommend bring your own sleeping bag, also available for hire in Kathmandu Thamel
Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition standard terms and conditions apply, for more information please see link here: http://www.himalayanst.com/company-policy.html
No refund or cash back
Subject to availability
Bookings essential (email: email@example.com and quote voucher ID) and present voucher on redemption
Additional $450NZD required to include all meals (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner). Can be paid directly to the Merchant after arriving In Nepal.
Day 01 - Pre-trip meeting /Trip preparation and Documentation in our office
This day shall be dedicated to the trip preparation and clarifying you about the requirements of the trip, providing the necessary information and interacting with the trekking guides. Overnight at your Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and trek to Phakding (2640m), 3/4 hours
We shall leave early before the day breaks for the beautiful Lukla city to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. This short and scenic flight of about 40 minutes shall provide you with the view of terrains. After reaching to this beautiful hill we meet with the remaining trekking team. Time permitting we shall explore the surrounding areas while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Further ahead we shall have a gentle introduction to the trekking in this region with short trek to quaint Phakding village. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 03 - Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 6 hours
We shall begin the trek with breakfast in the small settlement of Phakding and start for Namche Bazaar. After an hour of trekking, we reach Toktok and further ahead the trail leads us to Bengkar from where the sight of Mt. Thamserku (6618m) is visible to your right. Continuing along the mighty Dudh Koshi River, we reach to the settlement of Monjo, the entrance to the protected area of Sagarmatha National Park. After having our permits checked we continue our trek to Jorsale and stop for lunch. In the next phase of the trek we cross the high Hillary Bridge over the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River at Larja Dobhan where we also have the view of marvellous Mount Everest. There is a steep ascent to the Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar. With the views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m) on the way we reach to the destination for today, Namche Bazaar after couple of hours’ trek. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04 - Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization. A necessary exercise at the high altitudes, acclimatization makes the body adapt to the changing altitudes and Namche Bazaar is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude trek before heading upwards. The Sherpa cultural museum in the main market provides information about mountaineering, culture and traditions, history of mountaineering in the region and flora and fauna in the region. Other exploration activities include the hike to the beautiful and small Sherpa village of Khumjung with Hillary hospital and school as well as the ancient monastery with ornate wall hangings and Yeti skull. After exploring the diverse landscape we trek back to Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05 - Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m) 6 hours
From this section onwards we shall get into the higher alpine altitude and surrounded by glaciers, peaks, rough terrain and colder climate. This section of trek begins with the short uphill walk towards the ridge and to Kyanjuma which further descends to the mighty Dudh Koshi River. Accompanied by the view of mountains, we reach the junction of Sansa and downhill trek to Phunke Tenga along stone steps. After this we have an uphill trek to Tyangboche, the village famous for ancient Tengboche Monastery.
Day 06 - Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m) 6 hours
The destination for today is Dingboche (4260m). The trek begins with a short descent to the settlement of Deboche and further onto the riverside through the dense forests inhabited by the wild animals including the Musk, Deer, Blue sheep, Monal and others. Along the pouring river accompanying the trail, we gradually climb to the highest round the year settlement in this trekking trail, the settlement of Pangboche. Leaving behind several chorterns, prayer flags and prayer wheels as well as the ancient monastery in Pangboche we pass through several suspension bridges, beautiful settlements of Soamre, Samso Ogma and others. Trekkers may either trek through Pheriche or part way little ahead of Samso to trek along the Imja River to reach the destination for today, Dingboce. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 07 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m) 5.30 hours
Today we shall head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours trek. Beginning with the climb to the rim for the view of Taboche and Chholatse peak we trek ahead in the secondary trail through the yak pastures, over the wooden bridge over a roaring stream and gradual ascent over to Dughla. Further ahead on the trail is steep elevation and trek onto the lateral moraine debris of Khumbu glacier. Passing through the memorials built in memory of the climbers who lost their life during Everest expedition, we pass through Thokla Pass and the rough terrain along the Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche with gentle climb in the later section of the trek. Intermittently we have the view of great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingten, Pumori and Mahalangur Peak, the majestic Khumbu glacier and beautiful and glittering Chola Lake. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 08 - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) Everest Base Camp (5364m) & night at Gorakshep (5140m) 7 hours
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek for Everest Base Camp today via Gorakshep (5140m). The trek begins along the moraines of Khumbu glacier and past the Italian Research Centre. Further ahead in the trail we pass the Changri Nup glacier and reach Gorakshep. We then traverse ahead in the trail along the company of Khumbu Glacier on the New Moraine Route to reach to the Everest Base Camp. The Base Camp is decorated by the prayer flags, colourful tents of climbers aspiring to ascent to the world’s tallest peak. After capturing moments and getting immersed for some moments in one of the most exquisite landscapes of the region, we trek back to the Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 09 - Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and then to Pheriche (4243m) 8 hours
Today is one of the most picturesque trekking sections besides the section traversed the day before. We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4243m) in this section of the trek. The trek begins before the daybreak to sight the sunrise over the humongous mountains including the Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Trek back to the settlement of Pheriche. Trekkers may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post available at Pheriche where foreign volunteer doctors are available to provide medical treatment. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 10 - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7.30 hours
A fairly long downhill trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar starts with an easy downhill trail to the Pangboche village. Further along the trail we descent to the riverside of the mighty Imja River and continue our trek up the culturally rich settlement of Tyangboche. A steep descent from Tyangboche takes trekkers to the Dudh Koshi River crossing which we reach to the settlement of Phunke Tenga, alongside the Imja River which is the trek’s lowest point north of the Lukla. Passing through the dense forest, we traverse along the stone steps to Sansa (the place where the trail gets divided to Gokyo valley) and further on a relatively relaxing trek to the destination for today, Namche Bazaar. Intermittently we may also hike to the monastery at Khumjung besides the Hillary Hospital in Khunde. Finally we are in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 11 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m) 7 hours
This section of the trail leads to the comfortable altitudes as we gradually trek down to the ending point of this trek, Lukla. On arrival to Lukla we bid adieu to the porters. After the trek we take rest at this beautiful hill town in Khumbu region. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 12 - Lukla to Kathmandu & Evening Farewell Dinner
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be received by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping. In the evening we will gathering in our office and have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.