Everest Base Camp Trek

Climb Everest base camp safely with Sri Lanka mountaineers and guides. We are the first Sri Lankan adventure travel company to host everest base camp trek with partnering with local Sherpa people. You will trek through Lukla, Phakding, Tengboche, Pheriche/ Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar

Overview

The 16-day Everest base camp Sri Lanka itinerary is designed for Sri Lankan beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. SummitMadness will provide expert guidance and training for in advance to prepare you for this challanging once in a life time oppertunity.

The ample distance covered between daily itineraries, steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy our trek to the Everest base camp.

There are mountains and then there is Everest. Mount Everest is world renowned as for its sheer size, priceless views and untouched terrain that has called to generations of trekkers looking for the ultimate challenge. Unknown to most is the delicate scenery and wide range to indigenous flora and fauna which call Everest home.

If you wish to take up a bigger challenge, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be ideal.

Highlights
Travel Style: Active Outdoor

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 3 - Medium

Light walking and hiking suitable for average and above fitness levels. Somewhat challenging.

Max Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft

Trekking up to 6-10 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trails. Exercise regularly at least a month before. 

Service Levels: Standard, Delux & Luxury

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations to 5 star hotels; mix of public and private transport and guiding/ porter services.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1 Pax

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Itinerary
Day 01 Arival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, SummitMadness trekking staff will be waiting to greet you discuss your travels and transfer you to the hotel. You can explore through the town during the evening.

Day 02 Sightseeing and trek preparation

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its mysterious doors to visitors. There will be a half day guided tour to the infamous Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath “the monkey temple”. Prior to your departure you will receive more information about the trip and offered an English-speaking guide to give you unique insights into the culture and architecture of each destination.

Day 03 Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2650 m/8,694 ft): 3 hours

The flight to Lukla lands on a steep mountain runway and brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in the town of Phakding.

Day 04 Trek to Namche (3450 m/11,318 ft): 6 - 7 hours

From Phakding, you will cross multiple suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was established to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. Then you take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. 

Day 05 Rest day in Namche (3450 m/11286 ft)

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a day while acclimating to the new altitude to prevent any health issues.

Day 06 Trek to Tyngboche (3870 m/12,700 ft): 7 hours

From Namche, the trail contours to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. You get the first  views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam waits upon arrival at the campsite.

Day 07 Pheriche (4252 m/13,9503 ft): 5.5 hours

We will descend downhill through a forest while crossing the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. After another two hours of walking we will arrive at Pheriche.

Rest Day at Pheriche (4252 m/13,9503 ft)

A day for rest and acclimatization spent wandering up the valley to look at the Tshola Tsho Lake and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We will scale the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt.Lhotse.

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4930 m/16,174 ft): 4 - 5 hours

You will continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. The tea-house at Duglha will provide a good spot to rest and have lunch. Then the path will be steep and then climbs gently along the glacier, to reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10 Trek to GorakShep (5184 m/17,007 ft): 3 hours

To reach your next stop, Gorakshep, you will continue on the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at at Gorak Shep.

Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m].

Same day Gorakshep to Kala Patther climb
walk : 2 hours to climb and plus 1.30 min to return back to Gorakshep excluding the time spend in Kalapatter .
Distance 1.5 km plus 1.5 km 
Kalapatter Elevation: 18,208 ft ( 5554 m)
Gorakshep Altitude . 17,007 ft ( 5184 m)
Total Climbing : 1201 ft ( 366 m) 

Day 11 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357 m/17,575 ft)

A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. 

Walk : 3-4 hour up to Everest Base Camp and coming down 2 hours 
Distance 4.5 KM total walk going and coming back. From and to Gorakshep.
Everest Base Camp Height 17,575 ft ( 5357 m)
Gorakshep Altitude . 17,007 ft ( 5184 m)
Total Climbing : 568 ft. (173 m) 

Day 12 Trek to Pangboche (3985 m/13,077 ft) : 7 hours

Today’s trek is mostly downhill. You will arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association that serves as a trekker’s aid post makes for an interesting visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.

Day 13 Trek to Namche (3450 m/11,318 ft) : 4-6 hours

You will continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.

Day 14 Trek to Lukla (2800 m/9,186 ft) : 5-7 hours

Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. As our trekking is completed, we arrange a party with our sherpa guides and porters. We sample some local beer and invite you to try out some traditional Sherpa dances. 

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu

After saying bye to Lukla and entire Everest region you will be again in kathmandu after half hour flight and the day you can spend on washing, massage, cleaning, more sightseeing.

Day 16 Depature from Kathmandu

SummitMadness Trekking staffs will transfer you to Airport for your international flight .

What's Included
Accommodation

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and breakfast.


Tea-house accommodation during the trek.

Meals

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.


Welcome and farewell dinners.

Transport

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle



Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla round trip)



All ground transportation on private vehicle as per the itinerary

Facilities & Services

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leaders.



Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter or 1:1).



Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.



Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)



SummitMadness trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt.



Medical kit (carried by your trek leader). &



(optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free



to bring them).



All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (TIMS).



Everest Conservation area fee.



All government and local taxes Emergency rescue arrangements.



Nepal visa processing (available for Sri Lankans only).

Not Included in the Cost
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal Visa fee & Sightseeing fees in Kathmandu
  • (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Important Notes

Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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