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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

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Trekking Name: Everest Base Camp Trek  14 days with Budget 

Hotels in Kathmandu: Alpine Hotel and Apartment 

Accommodation:  Mountains Lodges (Guest House)

Transportation: Private transfer and Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight

Attractions: You will have an Amazing view of Mt. Everest Himalayan range such as Lotse,Nuptse , Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Kongde Peak , Khumbu Ice falls , Khumbu Glacier , Everest Base Camp , Kalapathar view point and also several  beautiful villages, waterfalls, Dukh Kosi (River) nature & culture 

Grade: Classic & Moderate

Best Season: Feb, March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec

Walking hours: per day 6 hrs Average 

Point of entry into the National Park: Jorsalle

Point of Exit into the National Park: Jorsalle

Group size:  2 to 16 members or (we can organize solo travelers private group & Family group as well)

Guides: Experience register Trekking guide 

Minimum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350 m)

Maximum Altitude: (Everest Base Camp 5364 m), (Kalapathar 5550 m) 

Duration: Total 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is the best trail for those who want to see best view of Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is newly design package for those people who want budget trek in Everest region in Nepal. Everest Base Camp & Kalapthar Treks starts from Lukla and Namche, Tengpoche, Dingbuche and Lobuche then heads toward Mt. Everest Base Camp and return same way back. The word “Kala Patthar” means black rock. The trail begins from near the lake bed in Gorakshep close to the helipad. It is a hill behind Gorakshep which offers the great views of the Mount Everest Panorama. It takes about 2 hours to climb Kala Patthar.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will meet Actual Adventure representative at the arrival gate of International Airport who takes you to your hotel.  Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. Overnight In Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m) then Trek to Phakding (2,652m)

After having breakfast early in the morning, we will attend domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We can enjoy the glorious green landscape and the White Mountains while flying to Tenging Hillary airport. This is an amazing air route in the world terminating in a spectacular hillside surrounded by high mountains. We will meet our group member as we arrive in Lukla and we will finish our packing and arrangement to start our trek via the prosperous Lukla village to Phakding. Today to acclimatize the atmosphere, we will have short trek. However, if you show your interest for additional trip then we go to a nearby Monastery. We will spend our night at hotel in Phakding

Day 3: Journey on foot to Namche Bazaar 3,440m

We will start our walk in the morning after finishing breakfast. Today the trek is enjoyable with a few short climbs and descends with several crosses over DhudKoshi River and fabulous scene of Mt. Thamserku (6623m) via Benkar village. We will arrive at Monjo, gateway of Sagarmatha National Park passing many bridges on the way where our trekking permit will be checked to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs. Regularly down walk take us to the last village of Namche Bazaar, Jorsale. We will reach at Hillary suspension bridge on walking through the river bed. We will climb towards Namche bazaar and enjoy the glorious and closer scene of Kwangde Peak; we can also get pleasure of KusumKangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other peaks.  We will enjoy the panorama by sitting in Chautara. We will spend our night at the colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is an entry door of Khumbu region.

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche

Today is our acclimatization day so we will have a small hike to the Everest view hotel instead of staying idle. We will wake up in the yak bells and sunrise revealing 6000m mountains that cover us! We can be mesmerized by Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m). Even it is a place after day, thrill is in the air, as a slow ascent hike leads to the world’s highest Hotel, the Everest View, will help us for adoption and offers us our first dazzling scene of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other famous Himalaya peaks with Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama-Dablam (6856m). We will back to Namche Bazaar and stay one more night.

Day 5: Trek to Tenboche (3867 m)

Today we will chase the track lines on to the side of the valley over the DudhKoshi. We will get breath taking vistas of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and AmaDablam. As we cross many village and several teashops we will walk down to a bridge above the River at PhunkiTenga. We will stop in the village to re-energize and have lunch there before steep hike to Tengboche, the famous monastery and the largest in the Khumbu. Then we will carry on slowly to Pangboche (3900m) through Rhododendron forest. There we will surprise by the gorgeous AmaDablam ahead.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)

Today we will walk around 6 hours which will be enjoyable, climbing steadily high above the Imja River. We will pass through tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and the mature glacial moraines on the way to our lodge in the Dingboche. The marvelous panorama of Lhotse, Nuptse ridge is seen even Mt Everest is disappeared behind these mountain. We then walk along the tree line in the clear weather so that we can see the striking sunset on Ama-Dablam. Today’s hike is little bit laborious due to the elevation, so it will better to hear suggestion of trek leader.

Day 7: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4360m)

Today is an acclimatization day so we won’t have hard and laborious hike today but we even stay idle. We will have a short walk around the village. Dingboche is a wonderful hodgepodge of small fields. We can see the huge massive of Taweche behind our lodge. Today the short hike up to the Chukkung valley is valuable option which offers the incredible views of the South face of Lhotse to North face and Island peak in the middle of the valley. We will take lunch in Chukkung. Afternoon we can stay back relax and enjoy the superb scenery.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m)

We will walk quite shorter today so that we can get lots of time to view and enjoy the surroundings. We walk down from Dingboche and pass from the bridge. We then slant via grassy way enjoying the panorama of Lobuche peak. Finally we will extend through an edge. We can rest in Lobuche for the whole night after twisting round throughout the large grumpy river bed.

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m) then Everest Base Camp (5364 m)

In the morning, we will start walking to Gorakshep where we will see snowcapped peaks cherished us the top of the world. The way through Gorakshep leads us through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier so after a lunch and concise rest, we will hike to Everest base camp. Even we cannot see the grand Mt Everest from base camp. We can really realize the risk of the brave mountaineers hiking through the Khumbu Icefall. We will spend our night at Gorakshep.

Day 10: Trek to Kala patthar and Pheriche (4280)

Mt Everest is clearly visible from Kala Patthar so we will trek there early in the morning to grasp the remarkable scene of shining, bright Mt Everest by the sun rays. On the way to Kala Patthar, our mouth might be open to say wow for the many picturesque scenes and to enclose them in camera. As we stand on Kala Patthar Junction, we will rush to hike the rocky ledge close to pinnacle manifest by payer’s flags. After reaching at top of the Kala Patthar our eyes stock to watch incredible Himalaya’s panorama. We can take many pictures there for the lifelong memories. We will have our breakfast there and return to Gorakshep. Definitely we will spend our night in Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche

Today we will have the much easier walk, running down the lower altitude following the route of mortal moraines  at Dughla and the large valley of Khumbu River. We have to cross many attractive Sherpa settlements like Pheriche, Orsho and Shomare. We can either walk to the Gompa in upper Pangboche or we can walk regular way to reach Pangboche from where we can descend to Imja River and up by forest to Debuche. We will take our lunch in Tengboche and carry on to hike through Rhododendron and Junipers tree. We will cross over the Bridge of DudhKoshi River, the trail then chases the DudhKoshi ravine sliding hastily by pine forest. We will ultimately reach Sansa. We will reach Namche Bazaar within a few hours walk. We can enjoy the last view of Lhotse, the lean of Everest and Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. Then we will take rest and relax at our Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

The path is suddenly downwards so we must be managed and walk slowly. Now we will cross the suspension bridge above the roaring DudhKoshi. We have to pass through dense forest and Sherpa villages. Then eventually we will reach Lukla where we can stretch our painful legs and remember all the experiences of the last two weeks. Today we will enjoy the Sherpa culture and relax there.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

We will return to Kathmandu today, after the long mountain trip. Early morning flight Bring us to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax the whole day at the hotel. If you want to do some shopping for your family and friends then you can explore Thamel. You can also take help of Actual Adventure guides. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you will be free until Departure. Then you will be taken to Kathmandu Airport by our representative. We hope that we provide you our best service and want to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle with official Representative 
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Alpine and Apartment)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek with Twin sharing Bed 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome or farewell dinners with cultural show 
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Everest Base Camp Trekking Equipment’s & Packing List

Actual Adventure is a local trekking operator and we always update about weather and climate in the mountain, this list is a guideline to help you pack for your Everest base camp trek 14 days Budget and short trekking. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porters but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Head

Upper Body

Hands

Lower Body

Feet

Sleeping

Rucksack and Travel Bags

Medical

Practical Items

Toiletries

Personal Hygiene

Extras/Luxuries

 Please pack your packing lightly “for a trip can be exciting. But unpacking is always depressing”

  Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual. 

April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.

June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds. 

October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility Duration Fee

Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”

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