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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Trekking
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Highest Altitude: Pangboche 4000M
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
  • Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
  • Total Days: 15 Days
  • Trip Cost: Budget Trip- US$ 1000
  • Trip Code: ET - BN

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Everest Trek

Trip Overview

Everest TrekThe Everest trek brings you into the heart of the Sherpa home land. A trek for those who aren't sure if they can handle the full Everest base camp trek.

  • Neat & clean accommodation
  • A low altitude trek is safer than high alt: and suits all ages
  • Visit homes of former Sherpas of "Hillary's" vintage.
  • The homes and lodges make this a truly cultural experience.

On this Everest Trek you might be able to meet up with one of 2 remaining Climbing Sherpas from the 53 Everest Expedition. We also provide you with the privilege to stay in the Lodge of Appa Sherpa the world record holder of 16 Everest summits.

Trip Information

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu free in the afternoon. Evening meal of local fare and to get acquainted with the group.
Day 2 - Morning: Walking tour of Ason (an old spice market), walking through old busy streets of the capital, seeing the old Durbar (palace) Square. After the walking tour we will go to Kilroy's restaurant for lunch and briefing for the whole trek. Those who want to buy or hire equipment for the trek can do so after lunch at the nearby trek hiring shop. Rest of the afternoon free. Evening get together for drinks and briefing about the next morning's departure and go out for dinner.
Day 3 - We fly to Lukla( 2,800m ) perched high on the side of the mountains and following our exciting landing, we start the trek. The small settlements are close together and you will find a tea house every kilometer or so through to the lovely little village of Phakding ( 2,600m ) with its large selection of lodges, as it is a common first night stop.
Day 4 - The following day sees us following the Dudh Koshi river, cross a suspension bridge on the Kyashar Khola, pass through Monjo( 2,840m ) before entering Sagarmartha (Nepalese for Mt Everest) National Park. We soon start a long steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, ( 3,400m ) an important trading centre in the Khumbu region. This section of the trek must be taken very slowly to aid acclimatization
Day 5 - We rise early and climb for views of Everest on our first rest day, which allows us time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural centre.
In the afternoon we visit the home of 1 0f 2 remaining climbing Sherpas' who contributed towards the success of the Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa's famous climb.
Day 6 - We trek to Thame( 3,700m ) where we will be staying in a lodge owned by Appa Sherpa,
who is the world record holder of 12 successful ascents of Everest.
Day 7 - On and up to Khumjung ( 3,790 ) where we enjoy afternoon tea in the highest bakery in the world.
Day 8 - Trek to Deboche past the famous Tengboche monastery. (3790m)
Day 9 - We cross the Imja Khola on a suspension bridge, walk through Rhododendron forests and pass mani walls with their stone carvings before arriving at Pangboche( 3,860m )
Here we visit a 300 year old Gompa, (Monastery) the oldest in the Khumbu region and the highest point on this trek. In the afternoon we return to Deboche
Day 10 - On the return leg we reach Kyangjuma ( 3,700m ) a tiny village near Sanasa.
Here we will be staying in a lodge owned by a two time Everest summiteer.
Day 11 - Retracing our footsteps we pass through Namche Bazaar and, after the long downhill stretch, we follow the turbulent Dudh Koshi river to Monjo ( 2,840m ) where it meets the Kyashar Khola.
Day 12 - We will enjoy a pleasant walk through the densely populated area between Phakding and Lukla to finally relax over a drink to celebrate your achievement and absorb the wonderful experiences you have shared.
Day 13 - Another exhilarating flight from the top of the world you will be able to tell your grandchildren about lets us safely arrive back in the civilization that is Kathmandu.
To sleep or to party? that is the question. B&B only in Kathmandu.
Day 14 - Free rest day to clean clothes, phone home, last minute shopping or just relax in a pub with a good book
Day 15 - International departure

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu free in the afternoon. Evening meal of local fare and to get acquainted with the group.
Day 2 - Morning: Walking tour of Ason (an old spice market), walking through old busy streets of the capital, seeing the old Durbar (palace) Square. After the walking tour we will go to Kilroy's restaurant for lunch and briefing for the whole trek. Those who want to buy or hire equipment for the trek can do so after lunch at the nearby trek hiring shop. Rest of the afternoon free. Evening get together for drinks and briefing about the next morning's departure and go out for dinner.
Day 3 - We fly to Lukla( 2,800m ) perched high on the side of the mountains and following our exciting landing, we start the trek. The small settlements are close together and you will find a tea house every kilometer or so through to the lovely little village of Phakding ( 2,600m ) with its large selection of lodges, as it is a common first night stop.
Day 4 - The following day sees us following the Dudh Koshi river, cross a suspension bridge on the Kyashar Khola, pass through Monjo( 2,840m ) before entering Sagarmartha (Nepalese for Mt Everest) National Park. We soon start a long steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, ( 3,400m ) an important trading centre in the Khumbu region. This section of the trek must be taken very slowly to aid acclimatization
Day 5 - We rise early and climb for views of Everest on our first rest day, which allows us time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural centre.
In the afternoon we visit the home of 1 0f 2 remaining climbing Sherpas' who contributed towards the success of the Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa's famous climb.
Day 6 - We trek to Thame( 3,700m ) where we will be staying in a lodge owned by Appa Sherpa,
who is the world record holder of 12 successful ascents of Everest.
Day 7 - On and up to Khumjung ( 3,790 ) where we enjoy afternoon tea in the highest bakery in the world.
Day 8 - Trek to Deboche past the famous Tengboche monastery. (3790m)
Day 9 - We cross the Imja Khola on a suspension bridge, walk through Rhododendron forests and pass mani walls with their stone carvings before arriving at Pangboche( 3,860m )
Here we visit a 300 year old Gompa, (Monastery) the oldest in the Khumbu region and the highest point on this trek. In the afternoon we return to Deboche
Day 10 - On the return leg we reach Kyangjuma ( 3,700m ) a tiny village near Sanasa.
Here we will be staying in a lodge owned by a two time Everest summiteer.
Day 11 - Retracing our footsteps we pass through Namche Bazaar and, after the long downhill stretch, we follow the turbulent Dudh Koshi river to Monjo ( 2,840m ) where it meets the Kyashar Khola.
Day 12 - We will enjoy a pleasant walk through the densely populated area between Phakding and Lukla to finally relax over a drink to celebrate your achievement and absorb the wonderful experiences you have shared.
Day 13 - Another exhilarating flight from the top of the world you will be able to tell your grandchildren about lets us safely arrive back in the civilization that is Kathmandu.
To sleep or to party? that is the question. B&B only in Kathmandu.
Day 14 - Free rest day to clean clothes, phone home, last minute shopping or just relax in a pub with a good book
Day 15 - International departure

Fact Finder

Duration - 15 days
Trip Details: -
  • Experienced Nepalese guides & Leader
  • Porters to carry personal gear
  • Safe trekking due to low altitude
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu
Activities - Cultural, Touring, Walking
Trip Grade - Moderate
Mode of Travel - Private coach, domestic flights.
Group & Staff - Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver.
Accommodation - Comfortable lodges throughout 10 day trek
Land Cost - Budget Trip- US$ 1000           ( Deluxe Package - USD 1600 Click here)

Trip Cost

Cost Includes:-

  1. Non Star Tourist class Hotel in Kathmandu room only basis, twin sharing
  2. Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  3. All transportation
  4. Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader (Click to watch video of trek leaders)
  5. Complimentary T-Shirt
  6. Use of trekking kit bag during trek
  7. 1 Assistant guide between 6 trekkers
  8. 1 porter between three trekkers
  9. Good clothing for porters and crew
  10. Insurance for crew and porters
  11. All permits
  12. Twin sharing room on trek
  13. Domestic airfare.

Cost Does Not Include:-

  1. Visas
  2. No meals on whole trip Budget US$15-20 per day for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on trek (A bit more if you have a bigger appetite)
  3. All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  4. Transportation outside of the tour program
  5. Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  6. Tips(suggested amount; US$35 per week for staff only), Leader's tipping up to your discretion
  7. Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.

Client Reviews

2 thumbs up for Responsible Adventures! We had a very enjoyable and unforgettable time throughout the trek - starting from Lukla and all the way back to Lukla at the end of the trek. Our heartfelt gratitude for the professional services rendered, be it through the bad and the good times for all of us in the team. A big thank you to your boys for making sure that our needs were fulfilled at all times.

The EBC trek has opened our eyes to really appreciate the magnificent views of beautiful snow-capped mountains, icy flowing rivers, beautiful lakes not forgetting the bluest skies one could ever imagine.

We hope to come back to Nepal and hopefully it would be with Responsible Adventures again. Thank you so much and god bless!

Wan Adibah Zulkhefli
Central Bank of Malaysia

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