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Everest Base Camp Comfort Lodge Trek

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Following in the footsteps of the world-famous mountaineers, you will get close enough to touch the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8,849 m). During this tour you will spend the nights in high quality lodges.

The Everest region is the center for many mountaineering expeditions. Himalayan giants from Everest to Ama Dablam, above the Khumbu Valley, make this valley one of the world’s most magical and inspiring places.
For our Everest Base Camp Comfort Trekking Tour we use the chain of Yeti Mountain Homes and Everest Summit Lodges in Lukla, Thame, Monjo, Namche Bazaar and in Pangboche. The lodges offer a better standard of accommodation than is otherwise available in the area. These are environmentally friendly and known for the most picturesque views due to their special location. There are no comfort lodges above Pangboche village. Here we use the best accommodations that can be found there. Please note that these lodges only have basic equipment.

The highlights of our route are the ascent to Kala Patar for the lookout point with panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the hike from Gorakshep, along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp.

This trek is an ideal choice for mountain hikers who are looking for challenging trekking and who want to follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers on a more comfortable route. Mountain hiking experience as well as altitude tolerance and surefootedness are a must.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – Introduction to the trip, equipment check and welcome dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your reserved hotel. In the afternoon we will discuss the details of the trip with you, and in the evening you are invited to dinner with your mountain guide. Overnight at Hotel Shanker or Hotel Shangri La, (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. This day can be designed flexibly according to your wishes. The most popular places and most impressive sights include Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple with cremation places, Swayambhunath – also known as the monkey temple – and the Boudhanath Stupa. You should return to the hotel in the late afternoon and pack for the trek the next morning. You can also leave a bag with items that you won’t need on the tour at the hotel. The rest of the day can be used as freetime. Overnight at Hotel Shanker or Shangri La (B).

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and trekking tour to Monjo (2,850m) – 5 to 6 hours of hiking

After an exciting flight to Lukla, we start the tour along the beautiful Dudh Kosi river valley, past mani stones and prayer wheels, which are typical of the Buddhist Sherpa country. From Phakding we follow the path to the northern part of the Dudh Kosi valley. We stay on the west side of the river bed and there is soon a good view of the Thamserku (6,608 meters). After an ascent over a mountain ridge, there is a crossing high above the river to Benkar and a little further, we hike over a suspension bridge to the eastern bank of Dudh Kosi. There are excellent, newly built suspension bridges made of metal. We cross these bridges and rivers a couple of times. We reach Monjo, at the entrance of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. Our first evening is at Yeti Mountain Homes. This cabin is beautifully designed with a natural dining area, bedroom and private bathroom. It’s a great place to relax and get in the mood for this extraordinary setting. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Homes, (B|L|D).

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m) – approx. 5 hours of hiking
Today we climb several stone steps until we reach Namche Bazaar. After crossing the Hillary suspension bridge, the path continues uphill to the capital of the Sherpas. The place is ideal to take a day off halfway before Mount Everest appears for the first time. Upon arrival at Namche Bazaar, we will check into our hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Homes, (B|L|D).

Day 5: First day of acclimatization – day tour to Thame village (3,800m) – approx. 7 hours of hiking
Today we follow a path high above the Bhote Kosi through rhododendron forests. We continue to the village of Thame through open pastures. Thame is a beautiful village, the appearance of which is mainly shaped by the famous monastery. From there there are also views of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,500m). From the north of the village a path leads to the Nangpa La Pass (5716m), which leads to Tibet and is the highest trade route to Tibet in the Himalayas. In the afternoon we take the path back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Homes, (B|L|D).

Day 6: Trek to Debuche (3,770m) – and visit to the Tengboche monas-tery – 5 hours hike
This morning we leave Namche on a path that leads us up the mountain high above Imja Khosi. Spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse await us here, as well as the majestically beautifully shaped Ama Dablam, which is rightly said to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is also called “the Matterhorn of the Himalayas”! After passing the river at Phunki Tenga, we begin the ascent through a forest to Tengboche. From the Tengboche monastery we enjoy spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Tobuche. The Tengboche Monastery is the most important gompa in the Sherpa region and the home of the abbot and about eighty monks and nuns who follow Nyingmapa Buddhism, which in turn dominates the Sherpa region. After visiting the monastery, we will continue hiking on our way until we have reached our lodge after 20 minutes. Overnight in a simple tea house lodge with its own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 7: Trek to Pangboche (3,875m) – approx. 3 hours and optional trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp – approx. 5 hours
After the descent to Imja Kola, we cross it and climb gently to the village of Pangboche. After arriving at the hut we have an early lunch and for those who are fit enough and want to start with the ascent to Ama Dablam Base Camp. This gives us the opportunity to branch off the actual Everest Base Camp route and discover a quieter area in the Khumbu region, at the foot of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Should you prefer to take a shorter route, you can also hike to the viewpoint above the Pangboche River and visit the small monastery there. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 8: Trek to Pheriche (4,240m), approx. 5 hours of hiking
From Pangboche it goes steadily and steeply uphill through wide and open alpine pastures and when you reach the respective mountain ridges the view opens up again and again. After crossing the river, it is only an easy stroll to the village of Pheriche, where we spend two nights to encourage the acclimatization process. Pheriche consists of many huts, tea houses, shops and the “HRA” – Himalayan Rescue Association – Himalayan rescue organization. Overnight in a simple tea house lodge with its own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 9: Second day of acclimatization – Trek to Chukhung and back to Pheriche
Today there are several possibilities to make the day with interesting day trips. We could take a hike towards Chukhung with a view of the over 6,000m high Island Peak and have our lunch in one of the teahouses on the way and then hike back to Pheriche in the afternoon. There is also another lovely hike with wonderful views of the countryside beyond Pheriche. Overnight at tea house lodge with own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche or Pyramid (4,950m) – 6 hours hike
Today’s path leads up to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and then on to Dughla. From there the route follows steadily up to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, before we turn left to reach the Sherpa monument after an intermediate ascent. From the monument, the route slopes down a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Tawache and Nuptse are spectacular peaks that tower al-most 3000 m above the village. Overnight at tea house lodge with own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357 meters) and back to Go-rakshep (5,160 meters) – approx. 7 hours of hiking
After breakfast we make our way to Everest Base Camp. The hike to the base camp and back to Gorakshep will take around 5 to 6 hours. This path mainly runs on a rocky moraine before we finally walk over the glacier itself. From the base camp we have a spectacular view of the legendary Khumbu Icefall at the foot of Mount Everest. Overnight at tea house lodge with own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 12: Ascent to Kala Patar (5,545m) and trek to Thukla (4,620m), approx. 6 to 7 hours hike
In the morning we slowly climb up to Kala Patar, which with the highest point at 5,545m, represents the apex of our trekking trip. A definitely worthwhile destination, as from up there we can enjoy fascinating views of Everest, the summit of which we could not see from the base camp the day before, as it is covered from below by huge walls of rock and ice. From today’s summit we now have a clear view of the other Himalayan giants Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse and Lhotse. After enjoying the unique distant and deep views, we descend again and have lunch in the tea house in Gorakshep. Then we start our further descent and return in the afternoon to the lower Lobuche, where the higher air pressure provides us with more oxygen again. Overnight at a simple tea house lodge with own toilet, (B|L|D).

Day 13: Hike back to Pangboche (3,875 m) – 6 hours hike
From Thukla we descend past the Sherpa monuments to Dughla and then follow the lower path to Pheriche. Shortly after leaving Pheriche, we cross a bridge over the Khumbu River and then return to the path we took to Dingboche on day 8 and finally reach the village of Pangboche. Overnight at the Everest Summit Lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 14: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,445m) – approx. 7 hours of hiking
After hiking through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche, we descend to the river at Phunki Tenga. After crossing the bridge, a steady climb awaits us and the path hikes around Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Homes, (B|L|D).

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla – approx. 7 to 8 hours of hiking
From Namche we descend to the bridge and then on to Monjo, where we continue the descent into the Dudh Khosi valley. We walk through the villages Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. At Chaurikharka we begin the ascent over one last hill of the trek to reach Lukla. Ones we reach the sunrise hut, we can relax and enjoy our last evening with the mountain guides and the wonderful porters. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Homes, (B|L|D).

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu – 1 1/2 hour relaxing massage in the afternoon
We will fly to Kathmandu in the early morning, if the weather cooperates, and then we will be driven to our hotel. In the afternoon you will be able to enjoy your 1 ½ hour well-deserved relaxation massage. Overnight at Hotel Shanker or Hotel Shangri La (B).

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is at your disposal, which you can spend relaxing, sightseeing or shopping in Thamel. A good last opportunity to get some souvenirs at short notice. Overnight at Hotel Shanker or Hotel Shangri La (B).

Day 18: Flight back home
Free time until departure. Farewell and transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the flight back home. End of the journey, (B).

We reserve the right to change the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Trip Start Dates:

German guided tour
English guided tour

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers (one person alone) at an additional cost or for your group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 18 days
Costs: € 3.490
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 990 for single room supplement

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers in Nepal
  • All relevant surface transfer (with private vehicles)
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All meals on trek (B,L,D)
  • All internal flights (with Sita Air, Summit Air, Tara Air, Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle
  • Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees
  • Guide and porters
  • 12 kg free luggage on trekking tours, carried by porter
  • Quality service and trek equipment
  • Oxymeter
  • Satellite Phone
  • Relaxation massage 1 ½ hours

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
  • Beverages
  • Personal bills
  • Visas
  • Excess baggage charge (beyond 15 Kg each)
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Tips

Visa
Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 125 (stay of up to 90 days).
The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.
These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.

Insurance
Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.
The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at https://www.reiseversicherung.de/vrv/partner/ep-Assistent.html?/data/agent/hagtnr=027256&/data/agent/nagtnr=000000.

Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.

The hotels and lodges booked by us
Kathmandu: Hotel Shanker, Hotel Tibet International, Gokarna Forest Resort ****
Pokhara: Shangri-la Village, Fishtail Resort, Temple Tree Resort ****
Nagarkot: Nagarkot Farmhouse
Dhulikhel: Dhulikhel Mountain Resort
Namo Buddha: Namo Buddha Resort
Balthali: Balthali village Resort
Bhaktapur: Hotel Heritage
Annapurna Region: Ker & Downey’s lodges
Everest Region: Yeti Mountain Homes and Everest Summit Lodges

Please note: during the Everest Base Camp trek there are no comfort lodges above Pangboche village, so we use the best huts available there. Please note that these lodges have only basic facilities, especially in Dughla and Gorakshep, single rooms might not be available. Travelers need to be adaptable, however.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are with Sita Air, Summit Air, Tara Air, Yeti Air or Buddha Air.

Tour program
The travel program for all of our recommended tours is carefully planned. It can happen, however, that roads are closed without advance notice or are impassable, that there are waiting times of several hours because of traffic congestion or fuel shortages and that specific tourist attractions are closed for various reasons. Other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, the health of participants or unfavorable conditions while trekking may also make the implementation of the travel program more difficult or at worst make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will make every effort to achieve every aspect of the program to your satisfaction. As a result the inconvenience can normally be kept to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this juncture that for the above reasons program changes are possible at any time and cannot be influenced by the organizers. The resulting costs are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Holiday Type: Comfort Lodge Trek
  • Best trekking period: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Mar/Apr/May
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Max Altitude: Kala Patar at 5,545m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese mountain guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 3.490,00 
  • Single room supplement: 990,00 €