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Everest Base Camp Trek

17 day Everest Base Camp Trek including return international flights, accommodation, transfers, most meals, in-depth sightseeing, highly experienced guide and porters and more.

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  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
  • 17 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Flights
 

Highlights

 

Achieve your goals with this breath-taking 17 day Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu!

See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, trek through Rhododendron and magnolia trees to Phakding, discover the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa ‘capital’ of Nepal and get the chance to see Himalayan Thar, Musked deer or pheasants on your way to Tengboche.

Following our arrival at Gorakshep, we commence the trek to Everest Base Camp, tucked into the mountainside under the sparkling Khumbu Icefall. The highlight for most comes with the ascent to Kala Patthar where the best views of Everest and its neighbouring peaks is found!

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily and most other meals, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand –airplane-takeoff– Kathmandu

Today depart New Zealand for Kathmandu, Nepal!

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. 

Day 2: Pre-Trek Meeting & Kathmandu Valley Tour (B)

After breakfast you will have a pre-trek briefing and meet your guides for the trip. Then, set off for full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. The tour includes; the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site); the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath, Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to buy or rent any trekking gear you require.

Day 3: Kathmandu –airplane-takeoff– Lukla (2886m) – Phakding (2610m)  (B,L,D)

This morning take an early morning scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world! On the flight watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya. Many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla you will meet your porters and begin today’s trekking. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding where we stay for the night.

Trekking Time: approx. 3 ½ hours

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m)  (B,L,D)

Today continue the trek following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times to enter the park in Jorsale. Stop there for lunch before continuing the trek. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us a cheeky glimpse of Mount Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear at the top, the South-West face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. After a few hours walking, Namche Bazar will appear ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area. Food, sundry and mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. Mt. Thamserku (6648m), Mt. Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Mt. Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in. Overnight at Lodge.

Trekking Time: approx. 6 hours

Day 5: Namche Bazzar – Rest Day  (B,L,D) 

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest. Khhumjung is densely populated by the Sherpa community. We’ll visit the old monastery before returning to Namche. Overnight at Lodge.

 Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tyangboche (3,867m)  (B,L,D)

 We start our trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. After walking for a few hours on flat Zigzag we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Then we climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche. Overnight at lodge.

Trekking Time: approx. 5 hours

Day 7: Tyangboche – Dingboche (4,260m)  (B,L,D)

 Today we start our trek with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola. We’ll cross an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and pass by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.

 Trekking Time: approx. 5 hours

 Day 8: Dingboche – Rest Day (B,L,D)

 Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.

Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,930m) (B,L,D)

 The onward Himalayan journey leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then the trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche.

Trekking Time: approx. 5 hours

 Day 10: Everest Base Camp! (5,300m) (B,L,D)

We start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch. We leave our gear here at the lodge as this is the last place where lodges are available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp! After spending some time at Base Camp we return to Gorekshep.

Trekking Time: approx. 6-7 hours

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,243m) (B,L,D)

An early morning start to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. After seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have lunch and start trekking down to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.

Trekking Time: approx. 7 hours

Day 12: Periche – Namche Bazaar (3,441m)  (B,L,D)

Today we walk back to Namche, one of the beautiful Sherpa villages to spend overnight. An easier descent passing through rhododendron forest.

Trekking Time: approx. 6 hours

Day 13: Namche – Lukla (2886m) (B,L,D)

Today is the last day of your trekking. A pleasant trek except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River, crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.

 Trekking Time: approx. 6 hours

Day 14: Lukla –airplane-takeoff– Kathmandu (B)

Today we take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 15: Kathmandu – Free Day (B,D)

Free day in Kathmandu. It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Kathmandu with your fellow trekkers.

Day 16: Kathmandu –airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

After a memorable trip of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 17: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Return scenic mountain flights from Kathmandu – Lukla
  • All transfers
  • 15 nights’ accommodation in comfortable lodges on a twin share basis
  • Most meals – breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Highly experienced guide & porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • All national park fees

Highlights:

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and feel on top of the world!
  • Be awe-stuck by the beauty of the World’s highest mountains including Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse 
  • Trek higher than most people in the world up to 5545 meters at Kala Patthar
  • Be led by some of the best guides in the industry with porters to assist with your gear
  • Learn about the gentle spirit of the Sherpa people
  • Get among the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar

 

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Travel dates are subject to availability. If your preferred travel date cannot be confirmed after submitting your booking form, you will receive a refund of the deposit paid.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 90 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  •  
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and Flexi Flight cost (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

 Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers
  • Visas
  • Tipping
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.
  • Hot showers during trek

Single Supplement:

$469 per person in addition to the twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: : 2 – 14 people

Child Policy: Not suitable for children under 15 years old. For children aged 15 and above please purchase 1 x voucher

Accommodation: 

Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight or similar
On Trek: Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses 

Health:

Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

 2021:

4 February 
8 February 
12 February 
20 February 
24 February 
28 February 
4 March 
8 March 
12 March 
20 March 
24 March 
28 March 
4 April 
8 April 
12 April 
20 April 
24 April 
28 April 
4 May 
8 May 
12 May 
20 May 
24 May 
28 May 
4 June 
12 June 
4 September 
8 September 
12 September 
20 September 
24 September 
28 September 
12 October 
16 October 
20 October 
28 October 
4 November 
8 November 
12 November 
20 November 
24 November 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates reflected in both the Fine Print and Calendar are subject to change at any time.

Bookings not accepted when within 90 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information: 

  • Return economy airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with China Southern, Malaysia Airlines or similar 
  • Including minimum 15kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flexi Flight Options: 

Arrive early and/or extend your stay:

  • If you wish to arrive earlier and/or extend your stay this can be accommodated for an additional $250.00 per person when flying in and out of the same cities per the itinerary
  • To arrive early or extend your stay, you must detail at the time of booking how many days you wish to extend via the dropdown selections.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you arrive early or extend your stay, you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, an additional cost of $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply.
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Change your itinerary routing:

  • If you wish to change your arrival and/or departure city this can be done for an additional $400.00 per person. For example, your tour may begin and end in Zurich, but you may wish to fly into London, make your own way to Zurich then fly out of Zurich at the conclusion of the tour.
  • To change your arrival and/or departure city you must detail this at the time of the booking within the special requests box by advising the airport you wish to fly into and the airport you wish to fly out of
  • Changes to the arrival and/or departure cities must be on the same continent as the original arrival/departure city of the tour itinerary.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the special request box on the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • In the event you require additional internal flights to meet the tours arrival or departure points, these will need to be booked by the individual customer at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they allow ample time to connect with the start/end of the tour.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you make changes to your flight itinerary you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, the cost is an $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Premium Economy and Business Class Upgrades (where available):

  • Premium economy and business class upgrades may be available on select itineraries and airlines. Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of completing the booking form.
  • Upon completing your booking, a quote will be sent via email which includes the additional amount due per person should you wish to proceed with the upgrade, together with the payment due date which is typically 24-48 hours.
  • In the event we don’t hear from you at all we will proceed with issuing economy class tickets as per the deal inclusions and send these through to you via email.
  • The flights will be quoted using the promotional carrier outlined above along with their codeshare partners in the Airline Information
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, the cost is $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. You may still subject to seat availability upgrade from economy to premium economy or business class.

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Only $199 deposit!
  • Return airfares with a full service airline including checked luggage
  • Return scenic mountain flights from Kathmandu – Lukla
  • All transfers
  • 15 nights’ accommodation
  • Most meals – breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Highly experienced guide & porters
  • All national park fees
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