Among the entire greatest walk in the world The Classic walk to the Everest Base Camp following the footsteps of legendary climbers is the most iconic one. If walking is the part of your lifestyle then walking through the most exotic landscape of Khumbu region must be in your wish-list.
This lodge base trek goes through the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and gives plentiful time to get adapted with the prevailing environmental circumstances and enjoy the out of this world view. The trek starts with a short airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla through the Himalayas. Landing the aircraft in Lukla airport is regarded as one of the challenging tasks, but thanks to our experienced pilot as they are extraordinarily skillful landing the plane in short steep runway.
It is from Lukla where the real walk begins. We will start with a gradual uphill walk through a alpine forests and Sherpa villages which ultimately takes us to Namche Bazaar. Namche is largest Sherpa settlement is whole Khumbu region where you will find Illy coffee and brownie are available and ideal place for getting acclimatized. Leaving Namche behind us we will cross Dudh Koshi River and climb to Tengboche which is known for its monastery set in the lap of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lhotse. From here we will make our Periche and then to Gorakshep which ultimately takes to Kala patthar. The view of Everest along with many other Himalayan giants seen from here is just splendid. After this we will retrace our path back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu where this larger than life journey comes to an end.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
When you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can pick up your luggage and see for the representative of Actual Adventure after the completion of your immigration process. Then Our Actual Adventure representative will welcome you in traditional way at the arrival gate. You will be taken to the exact hotel as you plan. You can meet trekking crew at Actual Adventure head office after check in your hotel or you can visit Kathmandu valley. At evening, you can enjoy a good traditional welcome Dinner (D) in a traditional restaurant, organized by Actual Adventure. As this will your first day in Nepal, We will never miss the opportunity to make you enjoyed and make you feel good. overnight stay in kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Early in the morning we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make our way through Chaurikharka village and we further descend to Ghat(2530m). Following the bank of Dudhkoshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3430m); 5-6hours
Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjoo(2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle(2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make our way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace our path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3867m); 5-6hours
After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga(3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku.
Day 06: Trek to Pheriche(4252)
Leaving Tengboche behind us we will descend through the forest, cross Imja Khola and make a steadily uphill climb to the village of Pangboche. The village offers the extraordinary view of Ama Dablam along with the hodgepodge of many other peaks. A further two hours of walk from here takes us to Pheriche for overnight stay.
Day 07: Acclimatization at Pheriche(4252m)
Due to the gaining altitude it is necessary for us to get acclimatized with the ongoing environmental circumstances. During the day you can walk uphill to explore the Tshola Tsho Lake and the walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We too can hike up to the ridge which offers the extraordinary view of Imja valley and south face of Lhotse.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche(4930m); 5-6hours
From Pheriche the trail gradually goes uphill to Duglha offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. From Duglha the trail goes towards Khumbu glacier for an hour and then turns to the village of Lobuche. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 09: Trek to Gorkshep(5140) and Everest Base Camp(5364m) and retrace the path back to Gorakshep
After having breakfast the trail gradually goes uphill through the side of Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep. The path to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but offers the spectacular view of Mt Pumori and Everest Base Camp. Following the Khumbu glacier the trek continues. The path here can be confusing, so it is better to follow the Sherpa. Each year the trail changes due to the movement of glaciers. The walk is quite tiring as it goes through rocky dunes, moraine and streams till you reach the Base Camp. Due to high altitude and thin air you too may face some breathing problem. After having a grand time here we will retrace our path back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar(5545m) and descend down to Dingboche(4240m); 8-9 hours
Early in the morning we will hike to Kalapathar to witness a 360degree panorama of regal mountain peaks. This rocky peak with the altitude of 5545m gives the joy and sense of self-satisfaction which is beyond imagination. From here the Everest looks amazing and the panoramic view of Khumbu glacier seen in the south sweeps you up. After having our breakfast in Gorakshep we will trek down to Dhugla and then to the valley floor of Dingboche. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Trek to Namche(3450m)
Leaving Dingboche behind us the trail drop down following Dudh Koshi River through the birch and rhododendron forest we will ultimately takes us to Namche for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla(2800m)
Following the Dudh Koshi River we will retrace our path back to Lukla. This is the last day of our epic trek. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. After having lunch we will have plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 14: Farewell
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.
Note: B refers to Breakfast, L refers to Lunch and D refers to Dinner
• Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
• Full day city tour by private vehicle.
• Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
• Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
• Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
• Seasonable fresh fruit.
• Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
• One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
• Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
• Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
• Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
• Helicopter / Chopper expenses.
• Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Phaplu/Lukla-Kathmandu)
• All government and local taxes.
• Tips for guides porters and drivers
• Nepalese visa fee.
• Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
• Extra luggage charge.
• Person expenses not included in the itinerary
• International flights.
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 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.
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
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)”
first time visit KTM and I dont have any idea how it would be when we get there.but i suprise i did not think is that easy,as soon we got out from the airport sujane is waiting for us,and we met Binod too .welcome us with the beautiful flowers.then procced to their hotel.ALPINE HOTEL.
and theres mr Kedar waiting for us,
The whole trip is perfect with nice guide BInod his so kind he treat us very well.good porter delip and tikka,
and mr kedar who behind everthing trougth out our trip.provide us everything we need, we feel safe with Actual adventure,life achievement and we never never foget the people who is behind all this,thank you
Having booked online, and only spoken to an cheerful and confident Kedar Neupane of Actual Adventures, we did arrive in Kathmandu with some trepidation of what was in store.
Our unfounded fears turned to extreme satisfaction over the next 14 days when three families and a friend trekked to the Everest Base Camp, cheerfully and ably guided by Binod Nepal.
Responsive, responsible, happy and fully in command, Binod successfully managed this amateur motely group. Requests were always fulfilled to satisfaction. Unusual and untimely ones too! Always with a smile.
Our abrupt changes in plan were heeded to, at no extra cost!
Our assistant guides Anurag and Dilip were equally helpful. The porters were happy youngsters who also exchanged pleasantries throughout the trek.
No hesitation in recommending Actual Adventures for a wonderful time on the Himalayas!