Everest Base Camp


 
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Price

Group Expedition – $3400
Private Expedition – $4420 ($3400 for groups of 5 or more)
Student Discount – $2890 (15% discount)

Trip Information

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This expedition includes 15 days of trekking and 4 nights’ accommodation in the capital city of Kathmandu.

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much-needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfers; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple”. Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal before spending the afternoon exploring the city on your own. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner banquet.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; welcome dinner (including vegetarian option); accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight takes about half an hour. From Lukla walk to the village of Phakding. This section will be around 3-4 hours long. On the way pass by yaks as you trace the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon arrival in Phakding, get your first taste of Himalayan life.

Approximately 3-4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); park entrance fee, trekking permit, transfers, flight to Lukla, double occupancy accommodations

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). This difficult trek takes around 5-6 hours, but you’ll struggle through it knowing you have a rest day in Namche. Arguably the hardest day of the expedition, you’ll be exhausted by the time you reach the village of Namche.

Approximately 5-6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3440m). We spend a day in Namche for altitude acclimatization and rest before our next ascent. Spend your day hiking to Thami, or the surrounding foothills of Sagarmatha National Park.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (12,687ft/3867m). This segment includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Soak in views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Upon arrival in Tengboche, visit the local monastery and have a much deserved cup of tea.

Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Tengboche to Dengboche (14,862/4530m). Descend into Dengboche for about four hours as you take in the mountain views along the trail.

Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 8: Dengboche (14,862ft/4530m). Rest day in Dengboche. Spend the day hiking around nearby villages or resting on the teahouse terrace with Ama Dablam soaring directly overhead.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 9: Dengboche to Lobuche (16,207/4940m). A summer village nestled high in the Himalaya, Lobuche has become a major trekking stop along the trail to base camp.

Approximately 5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,942ft/5164m). This trek lasts about four hours. Follow the trail along the western side of the Khumbu Valley and the views of Mount Pumori — “Everest’s daughter” — will accompany you. After a brief descent, reach Gorak Shep.

Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 11: Gorak Shep (16,942ft/5164m). Reach Everest Base Camp (17,598ft/5364m)! This final stretch of the trek is an arduous four hours. Walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to reach base camp. Your destination is a flat field between Kala Pattar and Mount Pumori. You’ve arrived.

Approximately 4 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Pheriche (14,341ft/4371m). Begin your descent down the Khumbu Valley.

Approximately 5-7 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 13: Pheriche to Khumjung (13,025ft/3970m). Khumjung is widely known as “the hidden valley” of the Khumbu and rests at the base of the sacred mountain Khumbilia.

Approximately 6-8 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 14: Khumjung (13,025ft/3970m). Khumjung is the largest village in Khumbu. It boasts inscripted stone walls and chortens (Buddhist stupas). Khumbu’s only secondary school, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, is also found in this village. Take a short hike up to the monastery to view the yeti “scalp” at the Khumjung monastery.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 15: Khumjung to Phakding (8,563ft/2610m). Continue your descent.

Approximately 6 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 16: Phakding to Lukla (9,383ft/2860m). Take this three hour hike at a leisurely pace while marveling at the scenery around you.

Approximately 3 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu (4,593ft/884m). Head back to the capital city and a warm shower.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transfers, flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; accommodations

Day 18: Kathmandu (4,593ft/884m). Join your fellow expedition members for a farewell dinner and plenty of toasting.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); farewell dinner (vegetarian option available); accommodations

Day 19: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide.


 

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Included:

medical/evacuation insurance (learn more)
4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
air transportation to and from Lukla
all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
trekking permits and entry fees
farewell banquet
guide and porter services
baggage transport (limited to 10kg – 22lbs)
all ground transportation in Nepal
guided excursions in Kathmandu

Not Included:

personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
international airfare and meals during travel
snacks during trek

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

Refund Policy

If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your own (e.g. weather or size of party), we will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase, net a 20% administrative fee.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are non-refundable.

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OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.

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Departure End Date Status
April 18, 2014 May 06, 2014 Open
September 19, 2014 October 07, 2014 Open
October 31, 2014 November 18, 2014 Open
March 27, 2015 April 14, 2015 Open
April 17, 2015 May 05, 2015 Open