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Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Date: March
  • Destination: Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration: 18 nights
  • Price: 2769
Destination Himalayas, Nepal
From Dublin
Date 6th April & 5th October 2018
Duration 17 Nights
Price Was 2,769
Flight Details Dublin to Kathmandu via Abu Dhabi
Kathmandu to Dublin via Abu Dhabi

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Mount Everest & Nepal

The ultimate challenge – trekking through the Himalayas to the base camp of Everest at an altitude of 5400m (over 17,000ft). Travel through Sherpa country visiting the village of Khumjung, the famous monastery of Thyangboche and to Kala Patthar (5545m) for stunning views of Mount Everest. The tour concludes with 2 nights in Kathmandu to explore the culture of this wonderful city

We are delighted to offer this exclusive small group departure for Travel Escapes clients only.

Everest Base Camp Treks – Everest Base Camp generally refers to two base camps of Mt Everest where the north base camp is in Tibet and south is in Nepal at an altitude of 5364m (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E). These both camps are basic campsites on Mt Everest that are used by climbers. With the help of yaks, supplies are carried by Sherpas in south base camp. It is the most attractive trekking trails in the Himalayas where thousands of trekkers come to trek every year. You will fly from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to the start point of the trek in Lukla (altitude 2860m).

From Lukla, the trail takes north into mountainous Khumbu following the Valley of Dudh Koshi River which is high Sherpa homeland. It takes two days to reach Namche which is the central hub of the area. The trail splits above the Namche (3445m), the capital of Sherpa, where one way leads to the Everest Base Camp and the standpoint of Kala Pattar (7145m) and the other for the Gokyo Lake. From Namche, after trekking two days we can reach to Dingboche (4260m) and again after trekking two days we can reach to the base camp.

The trek is very challenging and adventurous so the physical fitness of the trekkers is very significant.

We have put together an FAQ for this trek here. If your question is not addressed please do not hesitate to contact us at book@travelescapes.ie or call 01 294 1000.

Tour Highlights

✔ Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
✔ Namche Bazar
✔ Visit Tengboche Monastery.
✔ Gorak Shep & Kala Pathhar
✔ Everest Base Camp South
✔ Impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall.
✔ Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier.
✔ Closest view of Mt Everest(8848 M)

Itinerary

The below itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change. A more accurate itinerary will be provided at time of final documentation (10-14 days before departure).

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Day 01: Flight from Dublin
Depart on your overnight flights from Dublin to Kathmandu with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi.

Day 02: Arrival day in Kathmandu
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from there and transfer to your respective hotel. There will be a pre-trekking meeting in your hotel or in our partner’s Kathmandu office where you will be introduced to the Trekking Guide who will offer you information about the trek and safety precautions. Kindly bring your passport, 3 passport size photo and a copy of your travel insurance to the meeting.
Overnight at hotel. No meals included.

Day 03: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast (Own expense), your today’s sightseeing starts. Your tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide and driver. You will visit Pashupatinath temple – which is very famous among Hindu, another is Boudhanath Stupha one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. The last stop will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 04: Flight to Lukla(2804 m) and trek to Phakding( 2610 m) – 3 Hours
Today early in the morning, we drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After 30 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing Hilary Airport Lukla (2804 M), we begin our trek to Phakding (2610 m) – 3 hours easy walking.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 m) – 5.5 Hours
After a hearty breakfast, we set out on the trail as it wanders through rolling terrain, past traditional homes, ploughed fields and pine and cedar forests. Ascending slowly to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, the snowy peak of Thamserku (21,680’/6,608m) gives us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery to come. Namche is the largest Sherpa village and has long been the primary staging area for major Himalayan expeditions.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
This is a day for acclimatisation. We will have a fine walk around the valley to adjust with thin air. Namche Bazar is known as the gateway to Everest and the capital of Sherpa people. We will take you to a museum too on the same day. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. There are fine views of Everest and other mountains.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3850 m) – 5 Hours
We will trek among rushing glacier water and the stunning view of mountains. When reaching Tengboche, we visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4350 m) – 5 Hours
From Tengboche, our trek crosses the suspension bridge of Imja Khola and goes uphill to Dingboche which takes us to a Sherpa village from where you can enjoy the stunning view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09: Acclimatisation day
Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatisation. This day we will have a trip to Chhukung valley, then we return to Dingboche in the evening. We will take you to Chukung Ri (5546 m) from there, we can observe a fifth highest peak in the world, Makalu.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4950 m) – 5 Hours
Today’s trek will be uphill which takes us to Lobuche village. It is located in the lap of giant Lobuche peak.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 m) and return to Ghorakshep (5160 m) – 8 Hours
Today is our prime day of Trekking. Our trekking goes through Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp which is at the height of 5365 meters from Sea Level. You will get the closest view of Mt Everest (8848 m) and the Khumbu Icefall during this trek today.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12: Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 m), then trek to Pheriche (4200 m) – 7 Hours
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 m), an excellent viewpoint to observe the Mt Everest. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 m).
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13: Trek back to Namche Bazar – 7 Hours
Leaving all the mountains behind us, we move towards Namche Bazar. We hike through Pangboche and Tengboche before Namche Bazar.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2804 m) – 6 Hours
Today is the Last day of Everest Base Camp Trek. We walk gently for 6 hours and rest in Lukla waiting for our flight in the morning.
Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu, enjoying the mesmerizing view of the mountains which we trekked recently. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Domestic Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by private vehicle.
Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
(it’s also a spare day in case of any flight delay in Lukla due to bad weather). In the evening we will have Farewell dinner with live traditional dance.
Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 17: Departure Day
Your adventure ends there. Our representative will transfer to Airport for your overnight flight back to Dublin.

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Price Inclusions

✔ Return flights from Dublin to Kathmandu with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi
✔ All Airport transfers
✔ Standard 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 nights on twin sharing basis (Upgrade available)
✔ Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea and coffee) during the trek
✔ TIMS card and National Park Entry Permit
✔ Domestic flight (Lukla – Kathmandu – Lukla ) including airport taxes.
✔ All accommodation in Lodges / Tea Houses during the trek (twin sharing basis)
✔ Porter(s) (1 porter for 2 clients basis)
✔ First aid kit
✔ All local and Government Taxes
✔ Land transportation for porter and other staff
✔ Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant
✔ Guided city tour in Kathmandu
✔ Experienced Trekking guide(s)
Not Included:
✘ Nepal entry visa fee
✘ Travel & Medical insurance*
✘ Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
✘ Hot shower during trekking
✘ Tips for the guide and porter (Which is Expected )
✘ Battery charging
✘ Items not mentioned in “Price Inclusions” Section
* Your travel insurance should be a comprehensive insurance and in the unlikely event, cover you for mountain evacuation by helicopter.

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Upgrade to 4* Hotels in Kathmandu available (see below for pricing)
  • Single room supplement available for Kathmandu hotel only and does not apply to accommodation during trek
    • €369 for 3* hotel
    • €569 for 4* hotel
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €250 per person at the time of booking. A further €250 deposit to be paid by 31st March 2018. Full balance due on 06th June 2018.
  • Full payment due on receipt of confirmation if booked on or after 06th June 2018
  • 2% surcharge if the balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply, call for details). Insurance is compulsory for this tour and must be at least comparable to that offered by Travel Escapes.
  • Itinerary subject to change, no refunds will be made for unforeseen changes made to itineraries.
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

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Accommodation details

4 nights in 3* Hotels in Kathmandu. Guest House / Lodges during trek.

Upgrade to 4* hotels available for Kathmandu only.

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Dates and Prices

Date Hotel Price
06 April 2018 3* €2,769
06 April 2018 4* €3,059
05 October 2018 3* €2,769
05 October 2018 4* €3,059

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