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Everest Base Camp Trek

17 day Everest Base Camp trek with return airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing & more!

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  • Accessible by road on Chinese side. Magnificent experience on top of the world. Magnetic attraction of the imposing Everest against an azure backdrop with clouds floating by. Somosmita
  • Just being here is an experience. If the clouds are forgiving you can get the most amazing views of Mt. Everest. Was in awe to be so close to her. Denell1006

Highlights

 

Achieve your goals with this breath-taking 17 day Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu!

See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, trek through Rhododendron and magnolia trees to Pakhding, discover the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa ‘capital’ of Nepal and get the chance to see Himalayan Thar, Musked deer or pheasants on your way to Tengboche.

Following our arrival at Gorakshep, we commence the trek to Everest Base Camp, tucked into the mountainside under the sparkling Khumbu Icefall. The highlight for most comes with the ascent to KalaPathar where the best views of Everest and its neighbouring peaks is found!

Your package includes return international airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more!

See the What You Get section for more.

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu (D)

Today, depart for Kathmandu, Nepal to begin your trek to the World’s highest mountain. On arrival into Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join an orientation presentation to get to know your guides and fellow travellers. This evening you enjoy a welcome dinner with Nepalese cultural show.

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)

Kathmandu city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal and is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Today head out on a full day tour of Kathmandu city and surrounding valley. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Enjoy the Boudhanath. This ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world and is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 3: Kathmandu – airplane-takeoff– Lukla – Pakhding (B)

This morning fly to Lukla. Situated at 2,860 metres, it is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive. Lukla is where we begin our trek. Today put on your boots and backpack and trek for Pakhding (2-3 hours, approx. 6.5kms). Today is an easy day with an approximately three hour trek to Phakding. To route is mainly downhill through Rhododendron, magnolia trees and pine forests. Upon passing through several small settlements with prayer wheels, flags, pointed Mani stones and tearooms, one thing is for sure, the immediate beauty of this valley overwhelms you and is intoxicating. On arrival into Pakhding the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4: Pakhding – Namche Bazaar (B)

After breakfast we begin our trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hours, approx. 12kms). This morning we pass through the gates of the Sagamartha National Park. We follow the river course to the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi, and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing our ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa ‘capital’ of Nepal. It is a tough climb as the trail passes through forest of pine to a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt Everest. The trail continues to climb and meander to Namche, and the sight of this prosperous village spread within a horse-shoe shaped valley opposite the beautiful peak of Kongde Ri is worth every step. Catch a first glimpse of Everest during a steep climb that brings us to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (B)

Today is a rest and acclimatisation day. In Namche Bazaar, towering to over 4000 metres above the valley floor, spectacular peaks seem to engulf us. Around us are Taweche (6542 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Kantega (6685 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Nuptse (7896 m) and Lhotse (8511 m). The greatest of all, Mt Everest (8848 m), rises at the head of the valley. Spend the day doing as little or as much as you like. The Sherpa Cultural Centre has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs for those wanting to learn more about the climbing history of this region.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (B)

Today’s trek involved a gradual climb following the trail high above the Dudh Koshi River, followed by an ascent of 600m to Tengboche at 3875m (4-5 hours, approx. 10.5kms). You’ll start to see now the trees begin to thin as we gain elevation. The walk today is considered one of the most beautiful valley walks on Earth. The trail takes us through pine and rhododendron forest, and, as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed and not too shy. As a result there is a possibility that we may see Himalayan Thar, Musked Deer or pheasants in the forest. The last part of the trek is steep up to the village of Tengboche, famous for its Monastery. The monastery was re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989. The views of the Everest massif, as well as all the other major peaks of the area are astounding. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure

Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche (B)

Today’s hike takes us down through a beautiful forest to the village of Pangboche. With the stunning peak of Ama Dablam towering directly overhead, hike up to the remote village of Dingboche (5-6 hours, approx. 11kms). The path proceeds along the western side of the Imja Khola, through a landscape becoming progressively more barren due to the altitude. Not long after Shomare, the path forks and initially drops down to a bridge across the Khumbu Khola and then climbs upwards to Dingboche. Dingboche is a village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukhung Valley with a population of approximately 200 people at an elevation of 4,410m. 

Day 8: Dingboche (B)

Today is our second acclimatisation day at 4,410m. You might be feeling tired from our day yesterday, so use the day to relax. For those with more energy you may wish to hike up to the ridge overlooking the village or perhaps up to Chukung Village for excellent views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Chukung Peak and Imja Tse. 

Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (B)

Today we are gaining altitude and it is important that we move at a slow, steady pace (5-6 hours, approx. 7.7kms). The slopes are quite barren now as we move above the tree line. Views of different peaks, such as Cholatse and Lobuche, unfold before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. We move up the Dhugla Ridge and onto moraine towards the Khumbu Glacier. Rock cairns and Nuptse. The hill above the town affords fine sunset views of Nuptse can be seen, many of which are dedicated to the memory of climbers attempting the high mountains of the area, including Everest. The temperatures drop here as we are more exposed amongst this glacial moraine. We enjoy spectacular views all day today of Pumori and Nuptse. On arrival, the afternoon is free to relax. The hill above the town affords fine sunset views of Nuptse.

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep (B)

Today we trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier as the path winds over the rocky moraine towards the settlement of Gorakshep. We are high, among the glaciers of the world’s highest peaks. Following our arrival at Gorakshep we commence our trek to Everest Base Camp, tucked into the mountainside under the sparkling Khumbu Icefall. In the pre monsoon season many expeditions can be seen at base camp and this excursion is one of the highlights of the trek. After some time to relax and explore Base Camp we trek back down to Gorakshep. (8-9 hours, approx. 15kms) 

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapathar – Pheriche (B)

For some this is the highlight of the trek, the day starts with hopefully a bright morning and we ascend to KalaPathar (Black rock) where you will have the privilege to get one of the best views of Mount Everest and its neighbouring peaks, get your cameras out and enjoy the view you have made it and deserve after all the hard work. We will now descend to Pheriche and where we will rest for the night. (6-7 hours, approx. 13kms). 

Day 12: Pheriche – Tengboche (B)

Today is an easier day as we begin our journey back down to Tengboche (3-5 hours, approx. 8kms). A short day’s journey towards Tengboche consists of a trek through forests filled with of a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendron. This picturesque trail dips, crossing the Imja River. It is a steep incline down from Debuche, but the views are today wonderful.

Day 13: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (B)

Today we trek down to Namche (5-6 hours, approx. 10.5kms). We will reach Namche a place we visited earlier in the trek. If the weather is clear, the mountain views are outstanding – Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are at the head of the valley, their line of sight flanked by Taweche on one side and Ama Dablam on the other. Almost directly above us are Kantega and Thamserku. Completing a 360 degree panorama of mountains are Khumblia and Kongde Ri which encircle us from across the valley. It’s a pleasant walk down to Namche, and as we near the village we pass through terraced fields that are home to a brightly colored pheasant, the Danphe Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (B)

Retracing our steps along the valley, we pass through a variety of settlements and forests before a gentle climb to Lukla. We savour our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Our last evening of the trek is a good time to have a small party for all the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. 

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (B)

This morning after breakfast we’ll fly back to Kathmandu today and enjoy free time in Kathmandu for some much needed rest! On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours.

Day 16: Kathmandu – Australia (B)

Today there is leisure time until you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight home. 

Day 17: Australia

Arrive home today. 

 

 

 

What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Return Kathmandu – Lukla airfares
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation in superior hotels in Kathmandu
  • Twin share lodge accommodation while trekking
  • Highly experienced guide & porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • All breakfasts & a welcome dinner
  • All national park fees

Highlights:

  • Be awe-stuck by the beauty of the World’s highest mountains including Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other
    lesser crests seen from incredible vantage points and of course spectacular views of Mount Everest!
  • Trek higher than most people in the world up to 5545 meters at Kala Patthar
  • Be lead by some of the best guides in the industry with the comfort of trekking with porters to assist with your gear
  • Get to know the gentle spirit of the Sherpa people

  • Get among the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book 65 prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Airline:

  • Return economy airfare with China Southern Airlines (Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways or Etihad Airways if unavailable)
  • Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth  – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person. 
  • An alternative airline cannot be requested. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers. 
  • Please purchase the interstate fee by clicking here or after you click the Buy Now button in addition to your 17 Day voucher. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.

All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa
  • City sightseeing entry fees in Kathmandu for four sites (NPR 250+200+900+1000). Approx AUD $30 per person.

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Meals not outlined in the itinerary

Single Supplement: $399 per person in addition to the twin share price. To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Group Size: 2 – 10 people

Kathmandu – Lukla Flights: Because Lukla airport is sensitive to changing weather conditions and the chance of a delay or cancellation of the flight is always there due to unforeseen circumstances. Please be advised on odd occasions Helicopter charter flights might need to be arranged if the regular flights are cancelled or delayed by a few days. It is strongly advised you check your travel insurance policy covers you for unforeseen delayed travel and any additional costs incurred. In the event flights are cancelled or delayed more than 2 days, we will divert your trek to Annapurna Base Camp alternative. An Everest scenic flight would be included for the betterment of your trip at no additional charge.

Porters: For the trek we’ll have one porter for two people. The weight limit for the trek is 10-13 kgs per person. Before the trek, we will store all our excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or alternatively at our office and only take what we require on the trek.

Guides/Leaders: Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency’s Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association and Kathmandu Environmental Educational project. With over 7 years of experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters, you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.

Fitness: The trek will be in a very wonderful part of the Everest region. Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people into their 60’s with a good level of fitness. If you have health issues please consult your doctor about the advisability of going on the trek. The highest altitude we reach is 5545 meters at Kala Patthar which offers a breathtaking view of many of the World’s greatest peaks. It is magnificent! Any trekking equipment such as walking poles, water bottles, and rucksack is very easily available in Kathmandu near our hotel.

Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is indiscriminatory side effect of high altitudes which can effect both the extremely fit or unfit. Effects of altitude on the human body begin to appear at 1500 meters above sea level. It is possible that travellers at this altitude (and higher) may experience symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) also known as altitude sickness. It is very important that all travellers are aware of, and able to recognize, signs and symptoms of altitude on their body. In some instances trekkers will require medi-vac by helicopter or other means. Be sure your insurance policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation. Also check that your insurance policy does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Meals: Lunch and dinner can be purchased in Kathmandu and on trekking days (each items cost about USD $3 – $7, depending on where you eat)

Children: Minimum age 14 years old.

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $1,200 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • If your travel date is within 180 days, you will be emailed an invoice shortly after purchase. You will then have 7 days from invoice date to arrange final payment to secure your dates. If payment is not received within 7 days, your booking will be cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable.
  • If your travel date is greater than 180 days from purchase, a final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days. If payment is not received by 180 days prior to your travel date, you booking will be cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable.

 Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Extend your stay post tour
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

Note: All flights will be booked with the best promotional airfare. You will not be able to request a preferred airline. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.

A minimum $300 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person (plus any fare and tax difference where applicable). Fees are non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

If choosing to extend your stay, your departure flight must still depart from the departure city as per the tour itinerary. Webjet Exclusives cannot accommodate any flights departing from an alternative city or airport.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights within India this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Also, Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid. Please contact flightdesk@webjetexclusives.com.au if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the 2nd Instalment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2017 :
18 May 2017
4 June 2017
18 June 2017
4 July 2017
18 July 2017
4 August 2017
18 August 2017
4 September 2017
18 September 2017
4 October 2017
18 October 2017
4 November 2017
18 November 2017

2018:

18 January 2018
4 February 2018
18 February 2018
4 March 2018
18 March 2018
4 April 2018
18 April 2018
4 May 2018
18 May 2018
4 June 2018
18 July 2018
4 August 2018
18 August 2018
4 September 2018
18 September 2018
4 October 2018
18 October 2018
4 November 2018
18 November 2018

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Accommodation in superior hotels in Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation while trekking
  • Highly experienced guide & porters
  • All breakfasts & a welcome dinner
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