Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking

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  • Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate To Adventurous
  • Destination Nepal
All Inclusive PriceUS $2199US $2299
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Highlights

  • Grand scenic walks to Mt. Everest base camp standing on the foot of world highest peaks
  • Marvelous scenery of unique landscapes from green hills to arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  • Explore cultural heritage Sherpa lovely villages and impressive monasteries of great interest
  • Within Sagarmatha National Park listed in World Heritage Site with world highest peaks
  • Exciting scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills to arctic zone ice and glaciers

‘adventure the quickest and scenic ways to Everest base camp with short Heli flights’

Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking the fastest way to cover all best scenic places of high Khumbu and Everest region, great and swiftest adventures where walk takes you to your dream destination at Everest base camp with climb of high Kalapathar Hill top, then flying to Lukla saving more than two days walks of long descend.

Swift Everest Trekking a perfect adventure especially for travelers with limited holiday duration but with keen interest for treks to reach on the foot of number one Mt. Everest can join in this wonderful walks of ten days, fulfills your lifetime vision being closest within world highest mountains.

Starts with normal short panoramic flight to reach at Lukla, a town with unique airstrip named in tribute to legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary, from Lukla on nice pleasant picturesque trail walking through nice interesting Sherpa villages lined with religious monuments of prayer stone walls and spinning wheels.

As walk takes you at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park listed in world heritage sites (Sagarmatha name for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa call as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language), where walk follows Dudh Kosi River within gorge and valley lined with tall dense tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, blue pines and firs.

Soon adventure climbs on wide winding path to reach at famous Namche tagged as Bazaar where weekly colorful and busy Saturday market held an interesting place to observe local Sherpa culture and custom.

Namche Bazaar, an ideal place for free day to support acclimatization against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), from here onward heeding slowly as altitude gains along with close views of Mt. Everest and adjoining series of peaks with magnificent looking Amadablam.

Walk continues with steep into cool shade of alpine woodland to reach at awesome scenic spot in Thyangboche a place with beautiful monastery located in the midst of green forest and surrounded by array of peak range with views of Mt. Everest and close south face of Mt. Amadablam.

A wonderful place for views as well for short tour of the monastery where once a year great colorful festival held called Mani-Rimdu during months of October or November as per auspicious dates from Buddhist Lunar calendar.

From Thyangboche onward heading past last permanent village of Pangboche where rest of the journey overnights around temporary settlements of Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep provides good simple lodges for travelers.

As walk continues heading closer to our final target on reaching at ever exciting Everest base camp standing on the foot of world number one with several names for one single tallest peaks, (Everest, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma, Peak IV also called Third Pole).

Everest base camp flooded with expeditions camps in high peak season of mountaineering during April and May, enjoy dramatic views of massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers with giant peaks Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse and Pumori that towers above you.

After a great glorious moments and delightful views with next final adventure steep climb up to high Kalapathar rocky hill top on the tallest spot of the treks offers mind-blowing spectacular panorama of mountain range with Everest at closest distance.

Enjoying fantastic views descend to Gorakshep then board in a chopper for short scenic flight to reach at Lukla for last overnight halt around high Khumbu and Everest area, where next early morning flight in a smaller aircraft bring you back to Kathmandu, after a superb adventure and experience on Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Itinerary

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On first arrival in country’s international airport at Kathmandu meet our Trekking Planner staff and guide for short transfer in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, an interesting location where all needful items found around in the shops and stores in Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of the treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us enjoyable.

Evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.

    In Kathmandu free day at leisure preparation for Everest base camp trek, where one can book a tour around heritage sites as Kathmandu steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour get glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries.

      After having early breakfast depart for Kathmandu domestic airport where short scenic flight in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar airplane), during air enjoy fantastic views of Himalayan range of peaks with Everest, Lhotse as plane lands at small airstrip in Lukla.

      Lukla a busy town and gateway to Everest base camp and other various destinations within high Khumbu area, in Lukla with time to get organized checking your baggage and then leaving the bigger bags for porters or pack animals to carry.

      From Lukla a short walk of few hours following a pleasant path through nice lovely Sherpa villages along the bank of Dudh Kosi River to reach first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding village after an enjoyable walk.

        With first pleasant overnight in a nice cozy local lodge serving good foods, morning after breakfast walk continues on nice trail with short up and down crossing bridge to reach at Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo a nice scenic village with views of Tharmarserku peaks.

        After Monjo and park entrance cross another bridge over the same Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar, as walk leads on river banks within serene woods with climb to cross the high bridge to reach Namche Bazaar.

        Walk on winding uphill path facing grand views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru and Mt. Everest and Lhotse (weather permitting if it’s a clear afternoon), route along tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines to reach at colorful and large village in Namche Bazaar.

          A rest and free day to enjoy wonderful views from the hills of Namche Bazaar where you can overlook beautiful scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam includes range of peaks, at Namche visit the park museum near to the view point hill, or climb to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel ever built in high Khumbu area).

          While at Namche enjoy visiting the main streets of Namche filled with many shops, stores, banks, hotels and restaurants, Namche holds busy and interesting market once a week in Saturday.

            From Namche a short up and then on winding nice trail built and managed by an old Sherpa named Pasang, where he collects some donation from trekkers for the good cause in making good trekking path been on this job over past two decades.

            Walk takes you on scenic winding path with down to Imjatse River in a small place of Phunki-Tenga, a popular spot for lunch stop and refreshment, from here afternoon climb into lovely forested area to reach at beautiful Thyangboche and the monastery.

            Located on scenic view spot facing array of white snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest and ever present majestic peak Amadablam, here with time to visit its impressive colorful monastery of great interest and then retire to your rooms in local nice lodge at Thyangboche or little lower to a place called Deboche.

              Catch the morning views of Everest and towering Amadablam, start the walk downhill to a bridge, where tree lines stops after crossing a steady steel bridge, with slow uphill facing tremendous views of Amadablam at close distance to reach at Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest base camp.

              From Pangboche gradual climb to Somare a small settlement for lunch stop, in the shade of majestic Amadablam, afternoon walk on gentle uphill to reach a small bridge, then climb to beautiful Imjatse  valley where Dingboche located for two overnight stops in this scenic valley.

                Another leisure and rest day at Dingboche within scenic Imjatse valley located on the bottom of Amadablam North Face facing views of Island and Taboche peaks with Lhotse and Nuptse mountain range.

                Morning taking a short hike above Imjatse valley and Dingboche for superb panorama of surrounding high peaks with views of Mt. Makalu towards east direction, afternoon rest and short walk around Dingboche with many good lodges.

                  After pleasant and relaxing stops at Dingboche, morning short climb to a ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer monuments of Stupa and colorful flags enjoy grand views of peaks with Island Peak at the end of Imjatse valley.

                  From here on nice uphill path on hard grassy meadow as walk leads on winding trail to reach a small place of Thugla with few small lodges and shops, this is where massive Khumbu glacier ends melting into a torrential river.

                  Thugla the last place with tea-shops and lodge and popular spot for lunch break before heading up to Lobuche, afternoon a steep climb of less than hour to reach a high ridge also called as Thugla pass, a flat area with many stone memorials of unfortunate mountaineers on expedition to Mt. Everest and adjoining nearby mountains.

                  Enjoying rest carry on trekking on nice easy path of an hour to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop with close views of Nuptse peak, Lobuche with 5-6 nice lodges.

                    From Lobuche morning starts with pleasant walk on wide valley with short climb where route to interesting metrological station and Everest base camp separates, interested people can visit Glass Pyramid at metrological stations, a joint venture of Italian and Nepalese Government scientists, to record weather and movement of ice and glaciers.

                    Getting interesting information of the project walk continues heading above moraine and ice above Khumbu glacier and then short descends to a wide open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp.

                    After a short stop and rest heading to reach our goal and highlight as route takes you over moraine and rocks to reach at Everest base camp within close to massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

                    A great feat reaching to your dream destinations at Everest Base camp standing beneath towering Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, surrounded by series of giant peaks during high season for Mt. Everest expedition, this place looks like a Jamboree with many tented camps all around of different mountaineering expeditions teams.

                    Enjoying marvelous time at Everest base camp, return walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop in one of its nice lodge.

                      Early morning few hours steep climb to reach on top rocky hill of Kalapathar close to lofty peak of Pumori, from the top and the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,297 ft rewards you with awesome panorama of high mountain range that encircles this high hill with closest views of Mt. Everest.

                      After a glorious scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and then board in small helicopter for short scenic flight to reach at Lukla for last final overnight around Khumbu and Everest region.

                        Morning flight to Kathmandu, after last breakfast in Lukla and around Khumbu area transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal then board in a small aircraft for sweeping and panoramic flight that reaches you to Kathmandu, on flight tremendous views of mountain range as air journey lands at Kathmandu airport transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

                          After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains on Swift Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking, and with your last day in the country of marvelous scenery and adventure our staff and guide transfers you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

                            Swift Mt. Everest base camp trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

                            We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

                            Cost Details

                            Includes

                            • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                            • Welcome/ farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant
                            • Double/Twin shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
                            • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                            • Gorek Shep to Lukla with helicptoer 
                            • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                            • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                            • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                            • Twin/double shearing lodge accommodation with attached bathroom as possible in the mountain during the trekking
                            • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                            • First aid kit box
                            • Trekking Planner Inc’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                            • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                            • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                            • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

                            Excludes

                            • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                            • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                            • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
                            • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                            • In case of extra more nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                            • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                            • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                            • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                            • Anything not included in service includes column

                            Essential Info

                            Please Note:
                            Short flight in Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla using Turbine Robinson R 66 Helicopter USA, H-125 or AS-350B3, MSN 8477 or AS 350 B series of helicopters manufactured by Euro-Copter.

                            Group Size: Minimum 2 to 3 pax and maximum 5 persons.

                            Best Seasons for Swift Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:
                            Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year; however the best time is from March to May in spring season and with mid September till December months during autumn and pre-winter season.

                            March to May lovely with enough day lights and sunshine when high hills with forest of tall trees and bush of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wild-flowers, make this trek more interesting and special.

                            Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

                            Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid afternoon but with short day lights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sun lights (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

                            Local Culture and Religion:
                            Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word Sherpa comes from Tibetan language as East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

                            Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

                            In every Sherpa villages one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages, where’s the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

                            As you walk from village to another where you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

                            Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post till present.

                            Information on Normal Airplane Flights:
                            From 2019 October most schedule flight to Lukla from Kathmandu at present runs and operates from  Manthali town airport, flying in to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has been changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority.

                            The changes started since April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramchap district Province No: 03 of Nepal.

                            Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx: 5 hrs which is about 154 k.m. approx 500 miles distance from the capital Kathmandu where drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).

                            Located towards Dhulikhel town and then continue journey further to Manthali town and its small airport.

                            Accommodation in Manthali Town:
                            Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simple suitable for local travelers only, where trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us, if staying overnight at Manthali for flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.

                            The other options will be driving early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.

                            Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.

                            Please bear with us for above sudden change of notice flight to Lukla instead from Kathmandu domestic airport will be from Manthali airport, Ramechap which will continue till near future.

                            Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out Lukla requires minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with present situation regarding change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other mountain destinations.

                            Climate and Weather:
                            Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

                            Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

                            Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

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