EVEREST BASE CAMP 'ALMOST' LUXURY LODGE TREK
HIKING IN COMFORT TO THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK - MOUNT EVEREST
16 days: Upgraded Lodges for all but 2 nights - Picturesque Sherpa Villages - Hike Kala Pattar (18,200 feet)
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The Everest region is understandably one of the world's most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the bustling market village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Mount Everest. En route to the world's highest peak, we will visit many picturesque Sherpa villages.
Tengboche, the home of Nepal's most famous monastery, is situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (Mother's Charm). Our journey to Everest Base Camp takes us close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse. This easy-paced, fully-supported trek allows us to enjoy an excellent introduction to trekking in Nepal and provide a unique insight into the ‘Land of the Sherpa' and home to Mount Everest. A true Himalayan classic!
2018 GROUP TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
December 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018 (visit Everest Base Camp on Christmas Day)
March 23 to April 7, 2018
April 13 to April 28, 2018
April 20 to May 5, 2018
May 4 to May 19, 2018
May 11 to May 26, 2018
May 21 to June 5, 2018 (Everest Base Camp on May 29th anniversary)
September 21 to October 6, 2018
October 2 to October 17, 2018
October 14 to October 29, 2018
October 19 to November 3, 2018
November 13 to November 28, 2018
November 16 to December 1, 2018
December 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019 (visit EBC on Christmas Day)
The Everest Base Camp 'Almost' Luxury Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali guide and porter support crew. In addition to our fixed group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of March through May and September through December for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
2018 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
1 Person: $6465.00 (includes single hotel and lodge room supplement)
2 to 4 People: $5640.00
5 to 8 People: $5165.00
9 to 12 People: $4960.00
Single hotel and lodge room supplement: $2155.00 per person
Hotels: 3 nights at 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
Lodge Trek: 10 nights in upgraded lodges & 2 nights in standard mountain lodges
Trek Grade: 12 days MODERATE to STRENUOUS trekking
Max. altitude: 18,188 feet / 5,600 meters at Kala Pattar
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu / Lukla. Trek to Phakding. 3 hr trek.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,150 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Devoche via Tengboche. 12,665 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche. 14,470 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche. 16,110 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 9: Trek to Everest BC and return to Gorekshep.
Day 10: Hike up Kala Pattar and continue to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek to Phortse Village. 6-7 hr trek.
Day 12: The Mon La to Monjo. 9,320 feet. 6-7 hour trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla. 9,200 feet. 5 hour trek.
Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure.