Everest Base Camp is located underneath the tallest mountain of the world; Mt. Everest. Situated at 5,380m, Nepal shares the south side of Everest Base Camp, there are unsophisticated campsites on the Base Camp for climbers as well as trekkers. Hundreds of prayer flags directing towards the glorious mountain and smell of local butter tea from the locals will make this place more charming. Thus, hundreds of trekkers make an attempt to reach the Base Camp and few of them even provoke to climb the tallest mountain in the world. Mt. Everest has been a commercial area to trek especially because of the help from the Sherpa’s and trek companies providing trek guides and porters and every possible basic facilities. Hence, it is big-budget to trek the Everest region due to its growing popularity. Nevertheless, Desire Adventures has come up with a budget trek to suit your needs while giving you the best of the mountains. This 14 days trek will take you through the land of the Himalayas, amidst the greens of the forests and the whites of the snow.
We value your time and safety. Thus, let us know if we can provide you with your safety instructions during trekking or can customize your trip according to your liking.
- Airport transfer to hotel
- Trekking permit and TIMS permit
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Bed and breakfast during the entire trip
- Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Desire Adventures duffel bag (if required)
- Desire AdventuresTrekking T- Shirt
- Trekking route map
- First Aid service (Basic)
- Oximeter - To determine your normal oxygen range
- Nepal arrival visa
- Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu and during the trek
- Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
- Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, our team representative will be at the airport to greet you and accompany you to your hotel. After freshening up at the hotel, you will visit us at our main office in Thamel where we can discuss further on the trek and you can get to meet your correspondence and your guide. If you have any questions, you can also ask it to our team today.
Overnight at Kathmandu
We will catch the early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight takes about 40minutes and flies above the valleys and alongside the mountains with a truly brilliant view. Upon landing on Lukla, you will be introduced to your porters and guide. Henceforth, we will start walking towards Phakding which is our destination for today. Phakding is in a lower altitude than Lukla thus we will be facing a number of downhill. Crossing a suspension bridge from Lukla we will walk along mani walls and prayer flags. We will come across small settlements like Chheplung and Nurning. Overnight at Phadking.
Highlights: Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with an exhilarating landing experience. Landscape view of Lukla in an organized formation. the trail to Phadking accompanied by small Sherpa settlements, ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani Walls, monasteries and prayer wheels.The spectacular first view of Kusum Khangkaru from ThadoKoshigaon and the Kongde RI from Phakding.
On the 3rd day of the trek we will walk from Phadking to Namche which takes about 5-6 hours on a 10kms trail. From Phadking we cross various suspension bridges and walk uphill until reaching Monjo. Monjo is a small settlement in the Khumbu region with the national park entrance gate. Lying on the Dudh Koshi river valley and decorated with prayer flags, we get the true feeling of entering the land of the Himalayas from Monjo. After filling up the official forms, we pass Monjo and walk towards Larja Dobhan. Crossing the Larja Bridge, we get our first glance of Mt. Everest from land. A little further up and we reach Namche Bazar at 3440m. Overnight at Namche.
Highlights: Local settlements along the way, refreshing view of the forest of Rhododendron; an experience of suspension bridges hanging above the roaring rivers; the very first view of the Mt. Everest and the stunning views of other peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Kusum Khangkaru.
Acclimatization is a major issue for trekkers since we will be coving a large altitude in a very short time. Thus, to get used to the elevation and avoid acute mountain sickness, we stay a day in Namche and take a rest day off. Nevertheless, we will visit some attraction places in the areas like the memorials, stupas and nearby villages. Overnight at Namche.
Highlights: Khunde, Namche, Khumjung and Thame presenting the lifestyle in the Khumbu region, Sherpa people, their settlements, moral/values and the way of living, stunning views of Mt. Everest, Shyangboche panorama; modern facilities like high speed internet cafes, bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops.
We will wake up early today and after breakfast we will continue our trek. Our destination for today is Tengboche. We take the east way connecting the trail to Chhayang Kharka and reach Phungi Thanka. We will enjoy the water driven prayer wheels and walking past the the suspension bridge we climb steeply therough the rhododendron forest and eventually we will reach Tengboche. Tengboche resides the biggest a monastery in Khumbu region called the Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at Tengboche.
Highlights: Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa; first view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku; rhododendron forest; water-driven prayer wheels from Phunki Tenga; Tengboche monastery, Mani stones, the statue of various deities; the scripture of Kangyaur, the mural and Thangka paintings and sculptural collections that date back to the 20th century; panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku and Tawache.
Tengboche lies at 3,870m at the altitude of 4300 meter with beautiful landscapes of the mountains surrounding the valley. After breakfast in Tengboche, we proceed to our destination for today. Dingboche is about 9kms from Tengboche in an altitude of 4360m. It is a small Sherpa Settlement and is a popular stop from climbers and trekkers passing for Everest or Imja Tse. From Tengboche we first walk down the stone steps to Deboche. From here we can spot various wildlife such as the musk deer, monal and the blue sheep. We cross the suspension bridge and walk towards Somare, Orso and eventually towards the path alongside the Imja KHola (River) which will lead us to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Highlights: Forest, tough climbs, alpine meadows; the sight of monasteries, Chortens and kilometers of stone wall covering the Imja Valle; grand views of Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam and internet cafes
We will spend yet another day acclimatizing at Dingboche. The day will be spent exploring the nearby attraction areas such as various Gompas and mani stoned walls. Tomorrow we will have yet another exertion walk to Lobuche which is at 4940m. To get used to the elevation we will do some short walk around the area and rest at our hotel.
Highlights: Enjoy the views of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Makalu, and Baruntse from Chhukung RI; view of Nuptse, Lhotse Nup, Lhotse and Ama Dablam glacier, settlement of Dingboche, monasteries and mani stones.
After breakfast at Dingboche, a gentle climb takes us to Dusa, from where we continue up till Palrung Kharka. We now cross a bridge across the stream and hike towards the Thokla Pass, past the tombstones. Enjoying the view of the terminus of the Khumbu glacier, we follow the terminal moraine and later the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier, until we reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Highlights: Memorial for the climbers who lost their lives in Mt. Everest; spectacular view of Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren and Mahalangur Himal; Khumbu Glacier and the spectacular view from the Thokla Pass.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) - Gorak Shep (13km, 6-7 hours)
Amidst the glorious mountains and captivating scenery lies Lobuche. It is a small settlement in the Khumbu region closest stop to the Base Camp. From here, today we walk towards Gorak Shep and finally accomplish Everest Base Camp journey. Early morning we start ascending from Lobuche towards the Lobuche Pass and past the terminus of the Lobuche glacier and Pyramid (Nepali and Italian project to track cimate change and pollution). From the pass, we hike down to the junction of Changri Nup, Changri Shar and the Khumbu glacier. We walk across the glacier to reach Gorak Shep. In Gorak Shep, we drop our backs and head towards the Base Camp.through the rocky trail we finally reach the Everest Base Camp. The Base Camp is denoted by various stoned signs and prayer flags with colorful tents of expedition companies. We spend some time here and return back to Gorak Shep where we spend the night.
Highlights: Experience Everest Base Camp. 60 degree vista of the snowy peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur Himal, Khumbutse, Nuptse; stunning view of Kala Patthar and the Everest Icefall.
Although we reached the Base Camp the day before, Everest cannot be seen from the Base Camp. To get the closest view we will hike upto Kala Patthar today. From Gorak Shep we take the west trail towards Kala Patthar. Along the way we will also come across the memorial for those who lost their lives climbing Everest. From Kala Patthar we can view Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. After the magnificent view, we hike down towards our destination for today; Periche. Overnight at Periche.
Highlights: Sunrise view from Kala Patthar with the superb views of the surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam and the distant view of the base camp from Kala Patthar, the views of the glaciers like Changri Nup, Changri Shar. Walk in the Khumbu ice trail before returning.
After breakfast in Periche, we leave early for Namche. We trace back our path back to Namche via Somare, Deboche and Tengboche simultaneously. Accompanied by chortens, stone walls and local settlements, we walk down to Somare on a flat trail. Then we move down crossing some suspension bridges and stone steps and walk by the Cholunga Khola. We cross Deboche and Tengboche, cross the river in Pungi Thanga and head down towards Namche. Along the way we have our last view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku. Overnight at Namche.
Highlights: Walk along the beautiful settlements like Pangboche, Deboche, Tengboche, Sanasa and Khyangjum; views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku; monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls, and the modern facilities like hot shower, internet cafes and bakeries at Namche to contact your loved ones.
From Namche to Lukla is a straight downhill of 19kms. After breakfast in Lukla we will have our last view of Mt. Everest from land and after crossing various bridges hike down to Larja Dhoban, Monjo, Phadking, Nurning and finally to Lukla. Walking along the Bhote Koshi River for about 6-7 hours we will finally reach Lukla were we rest today and fly back to the city tomorrow. Overnight at Lukla.
Highlights: Last views of the Mt. Everest, walk along the roaring Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, explore the Sherpa settlements exhibiting the lifestyle and culture of Khumbu Sherpa people, sights of a number of monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls decorated with prayer flags.
Leaving the pleasant scenarios and heart melting view behind, we pack our bags and leave Lukla. We catch our flight and head back to Kathmandu. He flight will bestow us with a magnificent view of the Himalayan massif from up above. After the 40mintue flight we reach Kathmandu. We will be taken to your hotel where you can relax or spend the day touring the attraction area. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Highlights: Scenic view of the valley, gorges and mountains from the airplane. Last view of the mighty Everest. Return to the capital city of Nepal after a strenuous trek in the Himalayas.
On your last day, we will drop you off at the airport. Nevertheless, if your flight is late in the afternoon or at night, you can go for souvenir shopping for your friends and family. Namaste and hope you have a safe flight!
The best season to trek in Nepal is March-May and September-November. While planning your trip, trekking with Desire Adventures will not only be compatible to your travel schedule, it will also be cost effective. We value our customer service. Thus, let us know if you want to customize the trip and we will work our best in terms of you benefits. Everest Budget Base Camp Trek gives you the best in the most reasonable price. Write to us if you want any further information and we will reach out to you as soon as we can.
Your safety is our uttermost priority. Thus, we would be thankful if you have a good communication with your team leader and follow his guiding. We only partner with Tour and Trek guides who have been working in tourism industry for a long time. Therefore, they will have a significant resolution if anything doesn’t go according to plan. We would also kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, preceding illnesses and the medications you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.
Other information that might come of use:
For everyone planning their next trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get a travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with air ambulance, helicopter rescue and other treatment cost). Your insurance policy should cover up your entire acvities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal. In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, most of the trekking trails in Nepal take you above the altitude of 5000m, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5000m. In short, its client himself/herself has to take the responsibility regarding unforeseen expenses during the trip.
Health, fitness and experience requirements:
Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 8-9 hours of walking.
Though trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is highly suggested to seek advice, medications and permission from your doctor before scheduling your trek. It is also recommended to take expert guidance from your local General Practitioner regarding necessary guide walks prior to your trek in Nepal. In the absence of GP, seeking advice from travel clinic is also considered as a very good idea.
Moreover, the good news is that, no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking or camping experience will definitely be considered as a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.
Food and Accommodation:
We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay, we book tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu before and after your trek. Normally, the rooms are twin share, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel. On request, triple share can also be arranged. Moreover, if you are looking for a single supplement room, extra charges will be applied. During the trek, your stay is arranged in a local guesthouse or lodges with shared amenities. You can also enjoy a hot shower in these lodges. In the absence of shower few buckets of hot water can also be arranged on request. A full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea &coffee) will be provided from the teahouse menu during the entire trek. Usually, porridge, toast or chapattis, oatmeal and local bread are served for breakfast. The food served for lunch and dinner are simply great.
Our legal documents:
Registered under the government of Nepal, Amigo Travel & Expedition P. Ltd. is a fully licensed and certified company. Therefore, this company holds complete authority to operate treks, tours, expedition, hiking and many other tourism related services in the Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. In addition to this, we are also a very active member of the following organizations.
Nepal Tourism board (NTB)
Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry
Passport and Visa Information:
It is very easy to obtain Nepal visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country, or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:
Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost
Multiple entry (15 days) 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (30 days) 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (90 days) 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency
(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-1-00977-1 422199 / 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868.
What should I bring?
Along with warm clothes you will also need other equipment for the sufficient protection of your body. Below is the list of necessary items that you need to pack before commencing your trek.
Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm.
Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket(included)
Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)
Accessories - Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs
Toiletries - Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel
Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, backgammon)
With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.
Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:
Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.
Round the clock service:
Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.
Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:
Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.
Importance to Sustainable Tourism:
We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.
No exceptions with quality and equipments:
Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency. Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.
5:1 Client Guide Ratio
We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles.
Why Desire Adventures?
- Exceptional Product Knowledge
- Fair Price and Service Quality Guaranteed
- Guaranteed Departure on each booking
- Ultra-personalized itinerary and Unmatched Flexibility:
- We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio