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Tour Name : GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
Tour Code : EVEREST BASE CAMP
Duration : 14 Nights & 15 Days
Routing : DELHI - KATHMANDU - LUKLA - PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR - THYANGBOCHE - PHERICHE - LOBUJE - GORKSHEP - EVEREST BASE CAMP - GORKSHEP - PHERICHE - PANGBOCHE - NAMCHE BAZAAR - LUKLA - KATHMANDU

This one of the most interesting, popular and beautiful treks in the world. The trek is possible all around the year and anybody in good health/shape with a flair of bit of adventure can do this trek. While taking this trek you come across some of the most beautiful snow clad peaks and sights for your camera.

Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi & transfer to Hotel. Overnight Delhi.

Day 02 :- Delhi Kathmandu
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and rest of the day is to prepare yourself for the great trek. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 :- Kathmandu Lukla Phakding 2652m
We will take a panoramic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which takes approximately40 minutes. The elevation of Kathmandu is 1357 meters and Lukla is 2860 meters. Lukla is situated on a hill above "Dudh Koshi River". Leaving Lukla the trail descends gradually passing through the large village of Chauri Kharka 2680m and through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. We will be at Phakding in 3 or 4 hours walk from Lukla. Phakding is situated at an altitude of 2652 meters. This is our first night stop.

Day 04 :- Phakding Namche Bazaar 3440m
From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Koshi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches a village of Benkar. Beyond this village the trail crosses to the eastern bank of Dudh Koshi River beside a large rock with excellent example of "mani" carving on it and climbs gently to the village of Chumao. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola which is fed by the mountains of Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kanguru. From Monjo the trail crosses a small saddle behind a rock and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Koshi at Jorsale (2804m). On the cliff above the river it is possible to see the rare musk deer and Himalayan Thar. Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up the western bank until the confluence with Bhote Koshi is crossed and we enter the Khumbu region. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up the steep spur between the two rivers following the ledges between bluffs, through sparse forest, until a resting place on a small level area is reached, after 300 meters of climbing. From the far end of this resting area, Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) can be seen rising above Nuptse - Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply traversing above the Bhote Koshi until Namche Bazaar (3440m) the main trekking village in the "Sagarmatha National Park" is reached for overnight stay. Total walking time 6 -7hours.

Day 05 :- Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Today we are free at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We can go on walking to the Namche Bazaar and explore the area. This small village is indeed very pretty and looks like a picture post card. You can also find lots of Tibetan stuff being sold here as the people cross over from Tibet to sell their stuff in this part of Nepal. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06 :- Namche Thyangboche 3860m
After breakfast we will proceed towards Thyangboche which is set an altitude of 3860meters. The monastery of Thyangboche was founded about 80 years ago. Each year in "November - December" full moon the Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated here. We proceed towards Sarnasa. Bird life is rich in this area. We will descend to Teshinga gradually and then steeply to Phungi Tenga. From here we follow the trail which climbs steeply and then gradually to the saddle on which Thyangboche Monastery is located. The best views of Sagarmatha, Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam amongst other can be seen .Total walking time is 6-7 hours.

Day 07 :- Thyangboche Pheriche 4243m
We follow the descent route to Diboche crossing the Imja Khola (river) and see an ascent for half hour and another half hour on flat land walk will take us to Pangboche (3985m). From Pangboche we walk along the Imja Khola crossing the village of Shomare on an easy trail and then walk on a gradual ascent to Pheriche 4243m crossing a number of villages including Hortse.Pheriche offers the views of Amadablam, Kantega, Tawache, Cho Oyu, Lobuje Peak etc.Total walking time 5-6 hours.

Day 08 :- Pheriche Lobuje 4930m
From Pheriche we will take an easy walk for one hour to Tshambur and see uphill steeply to Thugla (4620m). Then again 2 hours steep ascent to Thugla Top and proceed through the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuje (4930m). We can see the views of Lobuje Peak, Pokhalde, Thamserku, Nuptse etc.Total walking time 6 hours. One may feel headache, uneasy which could be the symptom of altitude sickness at Thugla Top and advisable to avoid alcoholic drinks.

Day 09 :- Lobuje Gorkshep 5140m
We follow the trail frequently walking up and down throughout to our overnight stay place Gorkshep which takes 3 hours to reach there. Overnight at lodge. We can see LhoLa, Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall and many others.

Day 10 :- Gorkshep Everest Base Camp Gorkshep
In the morning we proceed to Everest Base Camp through Khumbu Glacier and reach 5800 meters the Everest Base Camp. We carry packed lunch. Having absorbed the views of the majestic Himalayan Peaks we return back to Gorkshep for relaxation. We walk 5 hours round trip.

Day 11 :- Gorekshep Pheriche Pangboche
We take our return journey on the same route to Pheriche walking 6 hours. Another one hour walk will take you to the next stop which is Pangboche. Overnight stay.

Day 12 :- Pangboche Namche
Walk to Namche Bazaar on the same route for 6-7 hour for overnight stay.

Day 13 :- Namche Lukla
This is the last day of our trekking and walk down to Lukla from Namche on the same route for 8 hours but comfortable trek.

Day 14 :- Lukla Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla early morning and on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free to relax or go last minute shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15 :- Departure
Transfer to airport.

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EVEREST BASE CAMP COST
 
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK DATES:- Sep 11,2009 / Oct 09,2009 / Nov 06,2009 / Dec 04,2009
 
INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS (COUPLES/FAMILY/FRIENDS):-
- For minimum of 2 people travelling together USD- 1185 ( per person sharing a doubleroom )
- Supplement if you wish for a Single Room USD- 275.
 
AIRFARES:- Delhi-Kathmandu + Kathmandu-Lukla + Lukla-Kathmandu USD- 450.
(airfares are subjec to change without notice)
 
HOTEL IN DELHI:- Hotel Gautam Deluxe 3*
 
HOTEL IN KATHMANDU:- Hotel Shangrila - 4* / Hotel Annapurna
 
COST INCLUDES:- Round trip transfers, accomodation sharing a double room for total of 14 nights - bed/breakfast in Delhi/Kathmandu and on Full Board basisduring the trek , Sherpa guide (Sirdar) and necessary crew and porters.
 
COST EXCLUDES:- Airfares (mentioned separately), Expenses of a personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone-calls etc, Insurance of any kind - whether for person or property, Any cost for evacuation in case of emergency such as helicopter, porter carriage
 
NOTE:- During Trek - Wayside Teahouse accomodation/shelters with very basic facilities. Clients are advised to bring in their rucksacks, sleeping bags/mattress and personal toileteries/clothing/medicines.
 
 
 
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