EVEREST BASE CAMP EXPEDITION

Region: Nepal

Total Duration – 13Nights / 14 Days

Maximum Altitude – 5361 m/ 17590 ft

Grade – Challenging

Best Season – Feburary to May

Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite

Food – from your side.

13 Nights 14 Days 1 Apr, 8 Apr, and 29 May

Inclusions / Exclusions

What is included in the tour:

  • Local transport during Trek
  • Highly Advanced and qualified Guide
  • 11 Nights of Stay in Tea House or Mountain Lodge.
  • 2 Nights Guest house stay in Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Khumbu Region entry permit (For Booking done after 1st February)
  • All government and local taxes. and other permission charges as required.
  • Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
  • Porter to carry upto 10 kg of weight per person
  • Sharing of room or tent would be triple sharing.
  • 2 Nights Guest house stay in Kathmandu

 

 

What is NOT included in the tour

 

  • GST 5%.
  • Personal trekking equipment’s – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.
  • Camp Cleaning charges. 200(per person) (Sometimes charge not every time according to the cleanliness maintained.)
  • Highlights

 

Tariff:

45,000/- (FOR 12 to 15 Persons)

Rates are excluding GST of 5%

Departure Dates: 1st April, 8th April & 29th May 2018 Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements

 

NOTE:

  • Food during the stay will not be provided.
  • Porters are available on request which one has to pay separately.
  • Refreshments during the trek would be provided from us.
  • Sharing of room or tent would be triple sharing.

Tips for Everest Base Camp

 

  • Carry enough Cash: There are no ATMs in Lukla, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buy trekking equipment’s in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest places to buy the same.
  • Carry Tea Pouch: Yes, tea is very expensive at the Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the trek.
  • Mental Preparation: As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally .be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Everest Base Camp is in small tea houses, run by the local Sherpa people or Mountain Lodges. There are options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them; however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the tea houses they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl.
  • Things to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipment’s you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 500-600 rupees a day.
  • Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm.
  • Stay hydrated & be aware of Altitude Headaches: Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times. A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems. Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it is be advisable to ascend/ trek down.
  • Avoid the Sun: Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat.Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Nepal with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.
  • Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking. It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature.
  • Carry Camera/ Batteries/Charging Packs: This trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life. In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you’ll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

Itinerary

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1: Reporting at Kathmandu

Day 2: Reporting Lukla. Lukla to Phakding.

You need to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek commences here. Trek from Lukla to Phakding.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche bazaar.

Day 4: Spending a day at Namche bazaar for acclimatisation & exploring the place.

Day 5: Namche bazaar to Tengboche

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 8: Lobuche to Goraksep

Day 9: Goraksep to Kalapathar Base Camp (in the morning) after that Everest Base Camp and then back to Goraksep

Day 10: Goraksep to Pheriche

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche bazaar

Day 12: Namche bazaar to Phakding

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla

Day 14: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

While there are various things to ponder over when you consider other treks, Everest Base Camp doesn’t really need one. It’s possibly the easiest access that there is to get a glimpse of the highest point on earth, Mt Everest (8850m)

The trek is not only scenic, but also challenging, as it gives you the perfect sense of adventure, right from the moment you land in Lukla. For years, this has been a path trodden by mountaineering greats and at the end of it, you can say you were one of the fortunate ones to follow in their footsteps.

DAY 1: Reporting to Kathmandu:

You arrive in Kathmandu , and report to hotel. We will introduced to the guide and will also be briefed about the trek. Sufficient time would be given for window shopping and trek preparation The guide will make sure that your equipment is in place and might recommend any gear that needs to be purchased or rented.

Day 2: Lukla to Phakding

If the flight wasn’t breath-taking enough, landing at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla surely will be considering its short runway nestled amid the mountains. A good place to buy some last minute essentials, especially prayer flags that you can put up at Everest Base Camp, we start out the same day as a three to four our walk will bring us to Phakding

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

We wake up to the sound of the Dudh Kosi and get ready to tackle the first real challenge. The walk up to Namche Bazaar is steep where we cross a number of suspension bridges. There’s a lot of curios on the way that are sold by locals, but remember that you have to carry it all

Once you enter the Beyul Khumbu Park, it’s a short work to Namche Bazaar. Day 4: Namche Bazaar

 

Spending a day at Namche bazaar. Explore the place and get acquainted to the environment. You have plenty of time to move and discover the surrounding of new place. Sleeping inside blanket wouldn’t help you so move out and have a lovely time.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Starting off past the terraced fields once we leave Namche Bazaar, we get closer to the snow-covered mountains on this day. The track is well-maintained and soon, we will walk through a rhododendron forest. The finally two hours is again a steep climb that leads to the Tengboche monastery, right adjacent to the village.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

The walk today is one of the easiest of the trek as we first make our way down to a forest, until we start climbing towards Dingboche. The vegetation makes way for shrub in patches, and soon, the spectacular Ama Dablam peak pops up. The sight is enough to keep you occupied and before you know, we would have reached Dingboche.

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche

The day starts off with a steep climb for a short distance, before you are on flat ground again. The landscape around you will be white, making it seem like a walk through fairyland. But en route are also small stone memorials dedicated to those who had died in this region – a stark reminder of how important it is to be safe in the mountains. Here on, it’s a simply walk to Lobuche.

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep

There’s enough reason to ignore any pain today, for just a day’s walk will bring you to Everest Base Camp. The only challenge en route is jumping across the many rocks and stones that dot the wide valley. You will be surprised to see tiny flowers growing here, despite the harsh conditions. A slow and steady march will bring you to Gorakshep, and a little ahead, the Everest Base Camp, which is marked by the many prayer flags put up there.

Day 9: Gorakshep to Kalapathar

Rising early has its perks and though the climb to Kalapathar will test your abilities due to the high altitude, you will certainly be rewarded as the sun comes up right behind Everest. And we can assure you there are few sights as beautiful as the highest point on earth!

Day 10: Goraksep to Pheriche

After descending from Kala Patthar it becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline. We will need another 3 hours to reach Lobuche (4940m). Total trek time will be 7 hours max with only one steep incline and rest simple and easy trek. It will be about 6 to 7 hours of easy declining trekking.

You will be passing through the amazing Himalayan ranges.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Namche Bazaar.. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar

Day 12: Namche bazaar to Phakding .

This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Monjo.

Overnight stay at Monjo.

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla

It will take about 6 hours to reach Lukla. This will remain a simple trek. We will get a very small incline just before Lukla.

Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes flying time.

This is a complete leisure day. Your trek ends here.

Your return journey ends here with full of experiences & a feel of Mount Everest brings Goosebumps. Going back from this crazy adventure ride brings sadness not wonder its brings more pleasure when you think of your next step to adventure. This adventure brings closer to Mount Everest.

Adventure never ends. This is just a beginning.

Here are our conditions:

 

  • For reserving seats, you can pay 25% of amount which is non-refundable.
  • The other amount is payable 30 days prior expedition.
  • This expedition is to be confirmed 100 days prior from departure date. Making arrangements for trekking is tedious and it demands lot of efforts, so a little co-operation from your side is appreciated.
  • The expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. The Himalaya Destination will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues.
  • We ensure you to have a memorable time with us!

Cancellation Policy:

 

Note: Normally we expect to carry your personal luggage on your own if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs.300/- extra per day per bag.

To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:

 

The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email.

When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book:

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

30 days or more before the date of departure: 50% of total cost.

Cancellation made 45 days prior or before departure – Advance amount will be forfeited.

Cancellation made 30 days prior or before departure – 35% of package price or Advance whichever is higher will be forfeited.

Cancellation made within 30-15 days to departure – 50% of package price will be forfeited.

Cancellation made within 15 days to Departure – 100% of package Price will be forfeited

In the case of no show – 100% cancellation applicable.

Cancellation Due To Visa Rejection:

All the clients traveling on a tour must be in possession of a valid visa. However kindly note that it is entirely at the discretion of the concerned Consulate / Authorities to grant/reject visa even after submitting all relevant documents and the company will not be held responsible for the same. The company is not at all liable for such cases or has any influence on the consulate/embassy’s decision The role of the company is only to provide necessary guidance to the client for the purpose of applying for Visa. The company will not be responsible for non-issuance of visa due to receipt of incomplete / delayed documents from the Clients. It is a possibility that the consulate may ask the passengers to appear for a personal interview. This is at the sole discretion of the Consulate / Authorities. If the required documents are not submitted by the client, the issuance of visa will further be delayed/rejected, and the client will not hold Giotrip.com for the same. Client should adhere to all the norms and conditions laid by the consulate/embassy Upon rejection of visa, if the client wishes to reapply for the visa, he/she is liable to pay again the requisite fee to the consulate and he/she will not claim from Giotrip.com

Loss/Damage:

Company is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings during the stay in the hotel or while traveling in the coach. Due to theft or loss of baggage, tour participant can lodge a complaint with the local authorities on his/her sole discretion, cost, risk and consequences.

Refund Policy:

  • Refunds if any, for variation / modification / amendments / alteration and / or cancellations etc. of any tour will be paid directly to the guest by ‘A/C payee’ cheque, in Indian Rupees at the prevailing rate of exchange on the date of the cheque, as per Reserve Bank of India Rules and Regulations, irrespective of whether the tour payments in part or whole were made in foreign currency.
  • Refund payments will be processed within 15 days of cancellation date and amount is payable as per cancellation policy.
  • No refund will be payable: –
  • For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason.
  • Where full deposit is required to be paid in advance to the concerned authorities to enable the Company to confirm the reservation
  • If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
  • If any guest decides and / or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in the rules by the concerned Government.
  • Where airfares are contracted in bulk for I-Fly departures.
  • If the tour is indefinitely postponed due to a natural calamity, riots, political calamities or any other unforeseen calamities.
  • Refund is not applicable for sectors on Indian/World tours wherein air tickets are non-refundable and date change is not allowed.
  • For all Card payments – Payment received by Cards and if there is any refund, such refund will be done through the respective cards Financial Institutions and credited to the same card. The charges for transaction to be borne by the guests.

 

Terms & Conditions:

 

  • GST shall be applicable over and above the package prices.
  • Your e-tickets will be sent 3 days before departure in case of fixed departure.
  • Above rates are Net and Non-Commissionable.
  • The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
  • Meal plan: EP – Accommodation only, CP – Accommodation with breakfast, MAP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Airline seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • In case of any Visa denial or any delay in Visa process we shall not be responsible for any loss due to the same and no refund will be applicable. Visa approval and process duration is as per consulate / embassy discretion. We cannot guarantee if visa shall be granted and duration to process the same.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • Transportation shall be provided as per the itinerary and will not be at disposal.( AC will not work on hills )
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice, Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  • It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving

License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.

  • Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  • Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
  • Air tickets issued on special fares are NON-REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.
  • Any refund payable to the Guest (if any applicable as per cancellation policy) will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
  • From 1 June 2016 onwards if any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  • Also, do read booking procedure which is given in every package details.

 

The Company reserves the right to:

 

  • Take the booking for the group tour and individual tour.
  • Cancel bookings even after the acceptance of the payment without assigning any reason. In this case the company shall refund the money to the guest.
  • Dismiss any guest from the tour for misbehavior especially if it affects the group and Physical or verbal assault to the Tour Manager.
  • Withdraw discounts at any point of time.
  • Change the routing of Air Travel.
  • Change hotel and/tour programmed due to unavoidable circumstances.

Guideline:

 

Booking Procedure:

We have a variety of Products suiting the requirements of everyone. You can select the tour as per your preference. Once you select a Tour and agreed upon the Terms and Conditions, You can book the package by sending us the query and we will revert you within 24 hours.

What happens after you book?

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