Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days is probably the best way to explore Khumbu. Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the iconic trekking journey. Some may argue that the word comfort doesn’t suit the Everest journey. It is true. Moreover, to leave your footprints at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is not an easy task. Trekkers need to prepare both physically and mentally. However, the travel planners of Awesome Nepal Treks knitted the fantastic 17 days itinerary. The theme of the itinerary is to provide the hassle free voyage.
Lots of people return back to Lukla before reaching the Everest Base Camp. The major reason behind this is the altitude and tiredness. However, Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days itinerary allows you ample time for the acclimatization. Less walking hours and quality rest ensure high success rate. In fact, travel investment must be returned to the fullest in the form of momentous travel tale. Get ready to accumulate the memory of Sherpa villages and an abode of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest comfortably.
Elderly citizen and kids can also do the Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days. Therefore, you can trek to the Everest Base Camp with your family members too. For your next family vacation, treat your family members with the marvelous trekking trip. Walking along with the friends and family is always blissful. Moreover, getting to know about an abode of the world’s tallest mountain is not an ordinary travel activity. In fact, it will become one of the most cherished travel of your lifetime.
If you want to do the shortest Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will require at least 7 days of walking. However, it is risky because of lack of acclimatization. The walking hours per day is also very high. The body has to bear the tiredness as well as altitude. The itinerary of Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days allows trekkers to acclimatize fully. There is not rush in the itinerary. Therefore, trekkers can relax and skip a day or two if they don’t feel like walking.
Overnight in Khumjung village is included in this itinerary. Therefore, trekkers can explore the village of Sherpa people as well. These people are renowned throughout the world as the fierce mountain climbers. In fact, there are thousands of records in the field of mountaineering in the name of these people.
Book the Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days in Nepal with us. Trek to the Everest Base Camp in a regal way. The provision of lodging during this trekking is also at the best available tea houses or lodge. From the services and guiding perspective, it is an epitome way of exploring the Everest region of Nepal.
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Your first impression on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport will be an experience itself, but don’t worry with the confusion at the airport, where our office representative will be waiting to receive you have your name on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within less than an hour.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until at evening Group Meeting or briefing will take place. Where we collect your details will be discussed regarding the trip, after an informative meeting, ready for the first welcome dinner. Your tour/trek leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel or nearby.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour (optional) starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after the tour back to hotel and preparation for the trek.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range includes Mt. Everest, after 35 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip, the gateway town of Everest region and base camp including other adventure destination.
From Lukla walk to Phakding village leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Koshi, a glacial River.
After breakfast, commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail follows along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku peaks stand majestically skyward on the opposite bank.
Then reach at Benkar, as the trail climbs from the riverbed to the left bank into mountain path, walk through a forest to reach Chumoa, continue walks with short ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the village at Monjo. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park where park permits should be obtained, and then follow a short walk along the riverbed to cross over a high Hillary bridge as our route climbs to a ridge called Topp Danda facing views of Everest (on a clear day), the trek begins with a steep ascent to Namche Bazar.
On the way, facing excellent views of snow-clad peaks all the way to Namche Bazaar (3440m) hub of Khumbu and Everest area, where one can find necessary goods staying overnight at Namche.
At Namche Bazaar above 3,440m high, spending another day allows bodies to get acclimatized before heading higher altitude. Where walking high and sleeping low is the best way to get acclimatize, for better acclimatization short hike recommend to Everest View Hotel.
A perfect place for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning hike to Everest View Hotel which is about 3 hrs uphill walk, a great spot for the magnificent view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and adjoining peaks of the Khumbu Himalaya.
On Saturdays, colorful Bazaar held once a week for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.
After a great time at Namche, morning route heads higher ridge of Namche to reach at Syangboche with bird eye views of Namche, Syangboche an old small airstrip for STOL aircraft and helicopter to land and take off, sometimes used for helicopters no longer exists using passenger flight.
The walk continues on the uphill trail to reach at Khumjung the largest Sherpa villages around Khumbu area, nearby Khunde and Khumjung villages located on a glacial valley beneath the sacred peak Mt. Khumbila at 5,761m (patron god of Khumbu).
(Optional walk to Khunde visit the only hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Foundation) while at Khumjung visit its old Monastery, a place believed to be of Yeti scalp. Khumjung with High School built with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
From Khumjung on scenic path downhill to Imjatse river at Phungi Thanga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam. An afternoon with time for a tour of the monastery, which was burnt by an accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.
Morning walk descends through forest to Debuche and a little further cross over rushing Imja Khola, from here climb steadily as the trail meanders to Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement of Khumbu. Ascending the valley with lunch at Shomare on leaving trees behind to cross a small bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Khola. A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, at 4,400m, a summer settlement where great peaks surround us.
The second day in Dingboche scheduled as the rest day to assist with acclimatization before heading higher to base camp, an enjoyable walk with a short climb to Nangkartshang, North of Dingboche offers views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain with awesome views of Amadablam and the valley.
From Dingboche walk lead to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glacier melt into a torrential Khumbu Khola.
A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around peaks of Khumbu and Everest Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach at Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on an open wide valley with a slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers.
The walk leads past moraine and dunes to reach Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kala Patthar route. Gorakshep once was a base camp of Everest from 1950 to late 1970 before the route was made 4 k.m further, to reach present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season, this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.
After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for the highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Early morning hike on top Kalapathar above 5,545 meters, highest point of the adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our journey to Labuche then downhill to Thukla and continue around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with many nice lodges to stay with Health Post run by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association)
The return journey much easier on losing heights every hour and then, heading below about 760 m in elevation. After a short climb to Pheriche small pass, walk downhill with few short ups to reach Pangboche and then descend to Imja River after crossing suspension bridge trek through the cool forested area to Debuche and then half an hour uphill to Thyangboche.
From here descend through pine and Rhododendron forest to Phungki Thanga, after crossing a bridge our route eventually goes up to Sanasa (Khumbu Junction) with fabulous views of Amadablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains then we walk on smooth trails to overnight stop at Kyangjuma, ahead Namche Bazaar.
The walk leads on the scenic and pleasant winding trail to Namche Bazaar with time for the refreshing break and then follow downhill to Dudh-Kosi River to reach Sagarmatha National Park and then at Monjo for an overnight stop in this nice village.
After breakfast, walk through several local villages to reach Lukla for last overnight stops in Khumbu and Everest region before flying back to Kathmandu early next morning.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Everest Base Camp trekking, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.
Yes, our airport representative will come to pick you up at the airport. He/She will hold the placard with your name or group name. You will be transferred to the agreed hotel and later in the evening, the agency will hold the welcome dinner for you.
You will need a Covid Vaccination certificate certified by any government agency.
Yes, you can join our fixed departure group as well. However, we can arrange the solo trekker trekking too. You can hire a porter guide for the trip who will carry your stuff as well as a guide you through the trekking. You can get either female or male trekking guide according to your preference.
Yes, you can book the private trip as well. After covid pandemic the agency is operating many private trips. Feel free to ask our travel planners for the arrangement.
We use 3 star to 5 star hotels for your accommodation in the Kathmandu. It depends upon your request and preference. Most of the hotels that we use are within the city center (Thamel area). Yes, you can extend your stay in Nepal. If you want, you can do the hotel booking on your own in which we can assist you. You can also buy the tour package with us as well. It is up to you to decide. We can arrange for any kinds of extended stay in Kathmandu or any other major cities of Nepal.
Yes, you can upgrade hotel to luxury hotel in Kathmandu but the price will be adjusted. The package hotel cost will not be redeemed but can be transferred to your luxury hotel cost. If you buy the luxury trek or tour package then the luxury hotel in Kathmandu is included in your trip itinerary.
During the trek don’t expect luxury accommodation facilities. However, in some places you can get the room with attached bathrooms. In high altitude and also during the peak season; you will have to share the room with other trekkers. It depends whether you get to shower or not. In some places you can shower in your own room. However, most of the lodges/tea houses you will have to pay extra for the hot shower.
You will get breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Hot water is extra. You can carry the purifying pill which you can use for the normal tap water as well. The food is from the menu.
Typical Trekking Day consists of 6-7 hours of average walking hours. You will start the trekking after breakfast and stop for the lunch on the way. In between you will have briefings and information regarding the area’s landscape, mountains and culture as well. Breakfast is normally at 7 o’clock in the morning and lunch is at around 12-1 o’clock in the afternoon and dinner is at 7-8 o’clock in the evening.
Mobile connectivity is available in almost every trekking trails of Nepal. However, in some parts the connectivity is very less. If there is not mobile connectivity then you will have to buy the internet wifi card from the lodge.
Acclimatization is dependent upon the type of the trekking that we are doing. For Example, Everest Base Camp Trekking has two acclimatization rests, one at Namche and other at Dingboche. However, for the low altitude trekking you might not need acclimatization at all or just one day’s acclimatization is fine.
We follow the safety protocols text to text. Every evening our clients’ oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure is measured. In case of emergency the team will decide whether to continue or not. If you have the travel insurance, during emergency, we might have to use that for the emergency evacuation.
If you are on full package, the agency will bear your meal, accommodation and tea/coffees so you will not need much cash. However, in an average you will need Nrs. 3000 to 4000 per day if you are on your own for the trip like in service trekking. Credit cards are not accepted on the trail.
In some places you will get the laundry service but it is possible to do laundry only during the acclimatization rest days. Therefore, you will have to collect all soiled clothes and use the laundry while you are back in the city.
Yes you can recharge your electronic devices in the teahouse/lodge. The charge is incurred per device.
Yes, you can do Everest Base Camp Trekking without prior trekking experience also. However, you need to be physically fit. One month prior to the trekking date, do some exercises in your home country.
There is no alternative way if the flight is canceled. However, you can hire a helicopter back to Kathmandu.
The weight limit is 15 kgs including day pack.
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for the EBC Trek. The insurance must cover medical aid, accidents and emergency helicopter rescue.
Yes, all our guides are Nepal Government license holder. They are well versed in the basic first aids as well. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about minor injuries.
The trekking guide will assess your situation and decide whether you can continue the trek or not.
Yes all our guides are certified by the Government of Nepal and TAAN.
Tipping is not mandatory but expected. You can tip according to your liking.
You can add extra days to your trekking but the cost increases.
Yes you need to make the advance deposit of 20% of the trip to guarantee. Once you land in Kathmandu, you will have to clear the trip cost before commencing the trip.