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Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

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Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

About the Trek: GoSouthAsia brings you a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp.  The total duration of the trip is 16 days, which includes sightseeing in Kathmandu, domestic flights to Lukla, and some acclimatization in Namche Bazar.  The core hike, from Lukla to Mt. Everest Base Camp, about 80 miles round trip and takes a span of 12-15 days. Due to the intensity and high altitude, we will only hike about 6-10 hours each day.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked by a GoSouthAsia representative at the airport who will drive to the hotel where you can rest for the day or stroll around central Kathmandu. On the second day, we will sightsee some UNESCO heritage sites including Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc. In the evening, you are invited to the welcome dinner hosted by Tara at a local ethnic Nepali restaurant.

The real adventure begins on day three. We will take a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is considered one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world, located at about 9,300 feet. At Lukla airport, we will meet with our trekking guide and crew who set you up with gear and provide other information about the trek. Now the adventure starts. We will start hiking from Lukla to Namche Bazar via Phading. We will spend two nights at Namche Bazar to acclimatize and explore life in this beautiful Himalayan town. After several days of trekking through various Himalayan terrains, small towns, and suspension bridges, we will reach to Everest Base Camp on the 10th day of arrival in Nepal. It takes about 5 days to hike back to Lukla, and finally, on day 15, we will be back in Kathmandu. You can take a much-deserved rest and browse through some of the most beautiful photos and memories you’ve captured. On day 16, you can fly back to your home country or spend some more days to explore rest of Kathmandu Valley or travel to any other parts of Nepal.

Trekking Route: You will be hiking about 4-6 hours every day after your arrival to Lukla. The route is as follows:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phading -Namche Bazar -  Tengboche -  Pheriche – Lobuche -Gorakshep- Kala Patthar - Everest Base Camp, back to Lobuche-Pheriche- TengbocheNamche-Lukla, & flight to Kathmandu.

Price:  US$ 2,299 per person. The hotel room in Kathmandu and Tea House Accommodation during the trek are provided on twin share basis with a same-gender roommate. If you do not want to share the room and would like to have a single accommodation, your price will be US$2,799. We require a refundable deposit of $250 at time of booking of the trek. Full payment is required 45 days before the departure. 

Health Precautions: Please consult with your primary care physician about the appropriate immunization needed for travel to Nepal. Do not forget to let them know that you will be hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp. They might be able to give you valuable tips and also recommend medicine for possible high altitude sickness. The vaccine courses or boosters usually advised for travel to Nepal include Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and Typhoid. You may also consider Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, etc. Just confirm with your doctor.

Visa for Nepal: All foreigners, except Indians, must have a valid visa to travel to Nepal. Although you may be able to obtain a Nepal visa upon arrival at the TIA airport, we strongly recommend you to get Nepal Visa from your native country. This will save you time and hassle at Kathmandu airport. If you decide to obtain a visa on arrival, please ensure to bring 2-3 passport sized photos with you. There are many options for visa durations; we recommend you to apply for at least 30 days’ visa for this trip.

Strongly Recommended:  Although our goal is to provide our clients the most enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, sometimes emergencies happen, trip & flights get canceled due to bad weather and other natural events.  Due to high altitude and other things, you may face medical emergencies which may require an airlift. We strongly recommend you to have proper travel insurance before venturing your trek to the Himalayan region. We already insure our trekking guide and crew. You need to take care of your insurance.

 

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