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Everest Base Camp Trek -2015April 1 - 16
Day From To Time/Distance Height
Day 1 Kathmandu Lukla hour flight 2840m/9320ft
Lukla Phakding 8.5km/4hrs 2610m/8560ft
Day 2 Phakding Namche Bazaar 10.5km/6hrs 3440m/11,280ft
Day 3 Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar. Walk to Everest View Hotel and sights in and around Namche.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar Tengboche 12.5km/10hrs 3860m/12,660ft
Day 5 Tengboche Dingboche 8.5km/6hrs 4360m/14,300ft
Day 6 Acclimatisation at Dingboche. Walk around to see the sights.
Day 7 Dingboche Lobuche 7.5km/6hrs 4940m/16,210ft
Day 8 Lobuche Gorak Shep 3.7km/3-4hrs 5170m/16,960ft
Day To From Time/Distance Height
Day 9 Gorak Shep EBC 8km/6.5hrs (round trip)
Day 10 Gorak Shep Kala Patthar 4.2km/4hrs 5545m/18,192ft
Gorak Shep Pheriche 10km/6hrs 4360m/14300ft
Day 11 Pheriche Namche Bazaar 14.5km/7hrs 3860m/12,660ft
Day 12 Namche Bazaar Lukla 13.5km/6hrs 2840m/9320ft
Day 13 Lukla Kathmandu hour flight
Kathmandu to Lukla
Trust in 1964, the Lukla airstrip is a modern manmade marvel. Landing and taking off from this 450 meter long
Your EBC adventure starts the minute you
board your flight to Lukla. Built by Sir Edmund Hillarys the Himalayan
runway is enough to take your breath away each time you experience it. Lukla in Nepali means place of many sheep.
Lukla to Phakding
Also seen is a little village called Chaurikharka, situated on a
plateau, where Hillary built a school for the local children.
The walk from Luklato Phakding is dotted
with majestic gorges and quaint farms. Along the
Chheplung where the original trail from Jiri to EBC
meets the current road.
Sagarmata National Park
Established in 1976 the SagarmataNational Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It covers 1148 sq metres and includes the entire Khumbu area, in fact most of the areas covered within it are above 10,000 feet. Many New Zealanders, along with Hillary helped establish park rules and also helped in the setting up of the park. Its rules and regulations are now enforced by a contingent of the Nepali Army based out of Namche Bazaar.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Just as you start walking from Phakding and cross the Phakdingbridge you get a spectacular view of Thamaserku (6618m/21,721ft) and this view follows you all the way till Kala Patthar.
Namche Bazaar gets its name from a horse shoe. Namche Bazaar also affords views of Everest and the Lhotse and Nuptse ridge.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Tengboche is situated in a high altitude meadow. The trail from Namche to Tegboche passes through a divine Rhododendron forest that is a sight to see in full bloom. The Tengboche Monastry, the largest Gompa in the Khumburegion, was burnt in 1989 and rebuilt by funds collected by Hillary.An ideal time visit the Monastery is in Autumn during the Mani Rimdufestival.
This white Yak belonged to the Monastery
Tengboche to Dingboche
As you start walking from Tengboche towards Dingboche the Birch and Rhododendron forest continues to flank your steps. After about an hours walk you reach a village called Deboche (3770m/12,370ft) which houses a Bhuddhist nunnery. Once you cross Pangboche, which houses the oldest monastery in the Khumbu you will also leave behind the tree line. Dingboche has magnificent views of three of the worlds highest six peaks Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
Dingboche to Loboche
This walk goes through arid and rough terrain and yet it is one of the best walks in the entire trek. Also on this day you get a brief glimpse of Pomuri(7138m/23,418ft).After walking for a few hours you reach a ridge called Chupki Lhara(4840m/15,879ft).This ridge holds a special significance in the hearts of mountaineers as it is dotted with hundreds of memorials and prayer flags to honour those who perished on Everest.
Lobuche to Gorak Shep
This walk also continues on arid and rough terrain, however, it is
grandiose. Mostly flat and barren these paths are strewn with large
boulders. Your trail also crosses the Changri glacier which originates in
Tibet and meets the Khumbu glacier here.
Gorak Shep to EBC
Walking to EBC from Gorak Shep is completely moraine. Though you
cannot see Everest from EBC but you can experience and glimpse the passion and reverence that the
mountaineers feel for this mountain, which is nothing short of a pilgrimage
for them.Once at the base camp you will be able to see the Khumbu ice fall which is the
first stage or obstacle that climbers must cross in their dream to summit
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar is the famous accent where all climbers go to keep their first date with
Everest. Though it is a tough and rigorous climb the views and the sense of
achievement felt after climbing Kala Pattharare beyond an expression in words.
View from Kala Patthar
Cost of the Trek: Rs 70,000/- per person
Cost includes the following:1. Tea house lodging and fixed vegetarian meals for all members of the team for the
number of trekking days mentioned above.2. Experienced and mounatineering qualified English speaking trekking leader and guides
(1 guide to every 3 clients). 3. All National Park permits, entry fees and the TIMS card.4. All porterage charges (Includes porter fees, stay, meals, insurance, equipment, etc.)
Please note that a maximum of 10kgs of luggage is permissible per person for the trek. 5. The cost also includes a Service Tax of 3.09%.6. Medical First Aid in case of minor ailments.7. Land transport from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Includes International airport Hotel
International airport as well as Hotel Domestic airport Hotel. 8. 3 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. 9. Four season sleeping bag (which must be returned at the end of the trek. The cost
incurred due to loss or damaging of any item will be borne by the concerned person).
Cost excludes the following:1. Any and all personal expenses incurred outside of the items mentioned in the Cost
Includes section.2. International and domestic flights. (Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back)3. Excess hotel stay in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure and also an early
return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.4. Excess boarding and lodging in Lukla or in Kathmandu due to cancellation or delay of
flights. 5. Any expenses arising from a medical illness or rescue needed due to high altitude
sickness or any other ailment/injury/accident that requires more than basic First Aid.6. Insurance (Medical and General).7. Helicopter evacuation.8. Personal expenses incurred such as soft and alcoholic beverages, laundry charges,
cigarettes and telephone, battery recharge and internet expenses. 9. Meals except ones mentioned in Cost Includes section.10. Baths on the trek. We would advise you to not bathe on the trek as it would
exponentially increase chances of a medical ailment. 11. Excess baggage amounts levied by the local airline. 12. Tips for porters and guides.13. Personal porter hiring. 14. Cost of bottled or boiled water, excess tea, coffee or soups other than the provided
Terms and Conditions1. Bohemain Adventures will take utmost care to see to it that your trip is successful and
without any glitches. However, the participants will enrol for these trips at their own will and risk. BA will not be responsible for any illness, injury or accident encountered.
2. All participants will adhere to the environment codes attached along with the itinerary.3. Please fill in the requisite guest information form and the indemnity bond and mail it
back to us. 4. In case any individual decides to drop out of the trek after the trek commences, the
decision to continue will lie with the rest of the team members. The team member opting to return will be escorted back to the road-head. However, the individual will have to bear the additional cost of the accompanying porters and any additional nights spent in a camp site.
5. Participants are expected to take utmost care of their personal belongings and of the equipment being given to them. The cost of repairing or replacing damaged equipment will be borne by the participant. BA will not be responsible for the damage or loss of any personal belonging during the course of the trek.
6. BA reserves the right of admission to any participant on the trip depending on the fitness condition of the participant.
7. BA reserves the right to change the itinerary in the best interest of all participants, keeping in mind the weather conditions.
8. Participants may be requested to help out in certain camp activities for their own learning and merriment.
9. The consumption of alcohol (in any form) is NOT permitted on the trek.
Payment and Cancellation Policy1. Participants will be confirmed only on 50% payment of the total cost of the trek at least
1 month in advance and after a duly filled in participation/guest form is received by BA. 2. The balance payment can be made through channels mentioned in the Mode of
Payment at least two weeks prior to the departure.3. Payment will be made in accordance with the payment modes only. 4. Cancellation: 100% of the payment will be retained if the cancellation is made less than
a week prior to departure. Cancellation 7-14 days prior to departure w