Everest Base Camp Trek

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Be in the top of the world, with close view of mighty Everest, Discover yourself, experience Sherpa culture and make your dream come true. Join us today.

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October 10 - 30, 2020
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Everest Base Camp Trek

At Namaste Nomad, we take great pride in our work and are firmly of the belief that
we offer the best quality trek to Everest Base Camp. All our tours are based on a
holistic approach, with a particular focus on health, wellbeing, safety, a good diet,
comfortable lodges and the best sherpas and guides.

Because our co-founder is from the Himalayas and is a very experienced sherpa,
we are able to offer this trek for an extremely competitive price. We can do this
because we have all the necessary connections, without using commission agents or
middle men.

We also offer a uniquely high-quality service. We give breathing lessons everyday,
offer simple yoga, and by paying close attention to diet, according to people’s health
and requirements, we aim to keep people safe from food poisoning or any altitude-
related issues. We do not allow alcohol at high altitude, and we don’t serve any dairy
or meat on the way up to Base Camp. This is because all meat comes from
Kathmandu and has to be carried in by porters, open to the air. We have seen too
many people from other companies falling sick and getting helicopter rescue. Some
companies actually benefit from this as they are given a commission by the
helicopter company.

For us a successful trip is what matters. Our co-founder Mohan lives in Ireland – as
an advocate of health and wellbeing and an experienced therapist, he makes client
safety an absolute priority. Most of our sherpas have been to the top of Everest and
our guides are all trained in first aid and hygiene. Our aim is to provide a decent
living for our staff and their families, and to give as many clients as possible the
opportunity to experience the joy of trekking in such an amazing place.

What you get from this trek: Culture, adventure, nature, beautiful scenery and the experience of a lifetime. Is this
what you are looking for? Then come join us on our epic trip to Everest Base Camp.
With its vibrant culture, bustling capital and the best trekking in the world, it’s easy to
see why Nepal was voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top five countries to visit in
2020.

In this 18 day trip, you will trek for 12 to 13 days, through one of the lushest
landscapes on earth, to a strikingly different world above the treeline where
glistening peaks surround you. Trek with us to the base camp of Mount Everest at
5,380m (17,600 ft), with the chance of meeting climbers either side of summiting.
See for yourself the beauty of the majestic white peaks. Make your way into the
stunning valleys over colourful prayerflag-laden suspension bridges. See and
experience the vibrant Sherpa way of living. Trek through the beautiful scenery of
Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). And, finally, reach the
base camp of the world’s highest mountain – Everest!
Also included in this trip are four nights staying in the bustling city of Kathmandu
where you’ll visit world-famous Hindu and Buddhist temples, taste the

wonderful Nepali cuisine, get the opportunity to meet with our charity partners and
experience traditional Nepali cultural performances.
This is your opportunity to not only trek through the majestic mountains of Nepal with
like-minded people, but to discover a new and fascinating culture and way of life.
This journey is more then just about trekking, it changes people’s perception, their
outlook on life and brings a vibrancy and peacefulness to peoples lives on their
return that no other trip can.The Nepalese people are very humble, grateful and
compassionate people and being in their company is inspirational in itself.
Experience the peacefulness of the valleys, the calmness of the majestic mountains
and the opportunity to escape the busy lives we live in western society. This trip can
be both physically and mentally challenging but with the assistance and expertise of
our friendly staff, we can help to you make your dream of trekking to Everest, the
highest mountain the world, come true. Come join us and we promise to make this
the most fulfilling experience you have ever had.

NOTE: You don’t need to be an experienced trekker or climber to do this trek, but a
good level of fitness is required.

*If you bring a group of ten people or more, one person is free of cost.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
Arrive in Nepal (or meet with us if you’re there already). Relax at the hotel, have a
welcome meal & talk, and enjoy our first night in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu
Let’s start by getting to know the city: we go on a sightseeing tour of bustling
Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas, and
of course do a bit of shopping, picking up any last-minute essentials for our trek. We
end the day with an evening of traditional Nepali cuisine & culture.

Day 3: The Lukla Flight
We’re off to Everest! We fly on a twin-engine Otter to Lukla, with an incredible view
of the Himalayas. At Lukla we meet the rest of our staff, sherpas and porters and
have a short briefing. Now we start our Everest trek! And two and a half hours later,
after with a delightfully easy initial downhill trek, we arrive at Phakding, spending the
night in our first teahouse / lodge close to the gushing Kosi river. Hiking distance: 4.5
miles

Day 4: Wake up in the Himalayas

We wake up in the Himalayas! We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh
Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden
with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply
with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.
Elevation: 3,440 meters. Hiking distance: 6 miles

Day 5: Acclimatization
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in beautiful Namche Bazaar. Namche is a
unique horse-shoe shaped village (pictured above) with many wonderful and
interesting shops and vendors, great food, and stunning views of the surrounding
mountains. An early hike above town rewards us with a spectacular Himalayan
sunrise and views of Mt. Everest. Elevation: 3,440 meters

Day 6: Clean air
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with
magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche
monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region, and take the opportunity of
visiting the monks and watching their singing meditations. Elevation: 3,860m

Day 7: Breaking a sweat
From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension
bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche past thousands of mani stones.
Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of
Dingboche with its exquisite views of the high mountains, including Lhotse, Island
Peak and Ama Dablam. This is where all that training pays off! Elevation: 4,410
meters

Day 8: Dingboche
Today we take another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche – a tiny village with
a population of around 200. It’s here that Everest climbers sometimes come for
medical attention. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider
variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region. Elevation: 4,410
meters

Day 9: Footsteps of the great
Today’s trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes
by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. After a long
and adrenaline-inducing trek, we arrive at the Eco Lodge for hot showers and well
deserved warm meals. Elevation: 4,910 meters. Hiking distance: 5 miles

Day 10: Rise and shine
After an early morning start, we ascend Kala Pattar mountain (18,450 feet), from
which we can enjoy unbelievable views of the Himalayas, without having to climb
Everest! That evening we sleep beneath Kala Pattar at Gorak Shep. Elevation:
17,000 feet / 5,182 meters

Day 11: Everest
Today, after a relatively short but incredibly exciting trek, we reach our destination –
Everest Base Camp! It’s located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, and we’ll spend
some time there, giving you a chance maybe to meet some climbers, and to
thoroughly explore the area if the weather allows. We’ll return to Gorak Shep for the
night. Elevation: 5,357 meters. Hiking distance: 2 miles

Day 12: Gorak Shep
In the morning we will enjoy tea and breakfast before our parting view of Everest and
our descent. We head down the glacier and re-enter the lush and beautiful valleys,
surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the village of
Pheriche, you may have the opportunity to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association’s
Aid Post. Elevation: 4,252 meters. Hiking distance: 7.5 miles

Day 13: Descend
We continue back down the valley, below the tree line and through the rhododendron
forest to Debuce, a quiet village with a Tibetan nunnery. Today will be a short hiking
day with an afternoon to relax, shower, do laundry and prepare for the final day’s
hiking. Elevation: 3,820 meters

Day 14: Namche
Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron
forest and past beautiful waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes
us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving
in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people trading
food and supplies at market-time. We stay at the Hotel with hot showers and a
comfortable bed. Elevation: 3,440 meters. Hiking distance: 10 miles.

Day 15: Celebrate!
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla where we spend the night at the Khumbu Lodge.
Hot showers are available and we have a celebratory night with the staff. Elevation:
2,840 meters

Day 16: Back to the capital
If the weather is clear, the morning flight back to Kathmandu will be a scenic and
smooth farewell to the mountains. We arrive in Kathmandu and we say goodbye to
some of the staff. Elevation: 1,336 meters

Day 17: Shopping

Free day for activities of your choice: rest & relax / shopping / city touring. It is also
possible to visit, for example, Nagarkot or BhaktaPur (the cost for this is not included
in our itinerary)

Day 18: Home

Leave Nepal after your incredible journey and head home, or stay on and have
another adventure. Check out what else we offer in Nepal.

Price Includes
  • Pick up and drop Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period, fully experienced guide, sherpas and porters.
  • Transport of 15 Kg Luggage per person during the trekking (by porter or yaks).
  • Facility of food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit).
  • Emergency Oxygen and testing.
  • All hotel accommodation with BB Plan in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges
Price Excludes
  • Lunches and some dinners in Kathmandu
  • Unscheduled hotel nights (if arriving pre / late departure)
  • International Flights *Please note: flights from Dublin can be arranged at an additional cost of €750
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Vaccinations, medications.
  • Alcoholic beverages, personal nature expenses, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • Personal travel insurance, trekking insurance with rescue.
  • Nepal Visa and visa fee
  • Tips


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