US $ 1,450.00 (For group above 3 pax)
Everest Base Camp Trekking is your ultimate destination; it cannot be missed. Be prepared to enter Sagamartha National Park; a timeless land of ancient wonders, breathtaking landscapes and spiritual deities. Everest Base camp trek is a unique opportunity to not only harnesses your inner strengths and personal resolve but to also energize and purify the body, mind and soul.
The great Natural wonder of Mount Everest is known as Sagarmatha to the Nepalese; “Goddess of the Sky” and to the Tibetans it is known as Chomolungma; “Mother Goddess of the Universe.”
Mount Everest base camp is located south of the great Mountain and is situated at an altitude of 5,346m above sea level. It is the only destination that will give you the opportunity to view many other famous peaks nestled within the breathtaking and majestic Himalayan Mountains.
Be amazed by the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste and Mt. Tawache.
Discover the land of the Sherpa and experience the heartwarming and welcoming culture of these people. The Everest Base Camp Trek will be a life changing opportunity and a heartwarming adventure of the spirit.
Seize the chance of Adventure, for it is an opportunity to know yourself. The Everest Base Camp Trek will live in your heart forever.
Despite the massive earthquake of 25th April, 2015, the site is safe to visit. Few teahouses where guests are accommodated were partially destroyed by the quake but at present all of these rest houses are well maintained. The trail to the base camp are also already rebuilt. While on trek tourists do not see any sign of tremor. Everythign is back to normal
Namaste and welcome to spiritual land—Kathmandu! A representative from Crimson Nepal Adventure will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to your hotel.
We recommend a tiny walk around Thamel to gather refreshments. You will then have enough time in the evening to enjoy the night life of Thamel/Kathmandu.
Stay Overnight in hotel
Your tour begins from Kathmandu, Durbar Square. Here you observe centuries old temples, feel their energy, have the opportunity to experience and understand an ancient culture. As you begin to put all of your previous learning and conditions aside you will be left feeling refreshed and unburdened.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located at the heart of the city. According to stone scriptures, Kings in Lichhavi period constructed palaces and temples in the 3rd century. At present, no remains of that period are found as the place has been renovated and reestablished several times since then.
With the rise of Ratna Malla in 1484, the palaces in the square turned out to be Royal Palaces for Malla Kings. Different Malla Kings built many temples on the site in different time periods.
There are 50 temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The entire Durbar Square premise is divided into two quadrangles—inner and outer. The main palace and Hanuman (Monkey God) Dhoka (door) is located in the inner quadrangle whereas the outer is comprised of Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar and Shiva-Parvati Temple.
Kashtamandap is the temple of Gorakhnath (Lord Shiva in the form of cow protecting Lord) built in 16th century by King Laxmi Narasingha Malla. It is a pagoda style wooden temple. The name of Kathmandu is derived from Kashtamandap. This temple was built from the timber of one single tree.
Hanuman (Monkey God) Dhoka (door) was built outside the palace by King Pratap Malla in the 7th century with the belief that the god will protect his kingdom and palace. He built several other temples including Sundari and Mohan Chowk in the north part of the palace.
Kumari Ghar (house) is another major attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is the residence of the Kumari, a living goddess. Kumari is a pre-pubescent girl who is worshipped in the form of Devi or female energy. It is believed that the Kumari is the bodily incarnation of Taleju or Godess Durga.
This site is very beautiful as it is located on a hilltop. The prayer flags, prayer wheels and lit butter lamps make the environment very aesthetic. This is a place where seekers lose themselves in unison with cosmic energy. It is a place where people really endeavor to know the difference between transcendence and mortality.
Visiting Swoyambhu is all about rediscovering your personal inner connection with divinity. It is not about getting something spiritual but rather cleansing your unnecessary thoughts and feelings and preparing yourself for supreme consciousness.
Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest religious sites of Nepal and is regarded as the greatest Buddhist shrine. It is also known as the Monkey Temple. People of any religion can visit here. According to history, King Vrsadev founded Swoyambhunath in early 5th century AD.
It is said that Lord Buddha visited here in 5th century and spread his message of truth, love and compassion. The dome based Stupa is of cubical structure with painted eyes of Buddha in all four directions. The literal meaning of Swoyambhu is self-existing. It is said that settlement in Kathmandu Valley began with Swoyambhu.
According to legends, King Shantikarcarya built the stupa here. He later became monk or Bhikchu. It is also said that a lotus seed was planted here by Bipaswi Buddha on a full moon night. This seed later grew as a sparkling lotus with many petals and pistils. Bodhisattva Manjushree saw this spiritual lotus. Manjushree was so much occupied by the beauty of the lotus and was determined to settle a village in the Kathmandu Valley for the first time. Despite the fact that the valley consisted of a lake, he cut a gorge at Chovar, creating passage for water to flow. This is the reason why the very foundation of Kathmandu Valley is spiritual.
Pashupatinath is the national deity of Nepalis. The temple is a great Hindu shrine and is the greatest pilgrimage site of Hindus all over the world. The literal meaning of Pashupatinath is Lord of animals. The temple is built in pagoda style. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga here. It is a stone structure of Lord Shiva with four faces in four sides of a cylindrical black stone. The temple is located in the bank of Bagmati River.
Among 12 jyotrilingas, Pashupatinath is considered as the head whereas the remaining 11 collectively make a body. All of 11 jyotrilingas are in different parts of India.
There are many sadhus (saints) in search of truth who wander in Pashuptinath area. To the south of the temple is Aryaghat where people are cremated after death. You will observe this cremation for some time as it is one of the meditational techniques developed by Lord Buddha. After some time of observation, we move towards east of Pashupatinath following stone steps to reach Guheshwori. This temple is worshipped as female energy. From here we move westward to arrive at Gaurighat where Lord Gauri is worshipped. She is Lord Shiva’s wife.
Your next destination is Bouddhanath.
Bouddhanath along with Swoyambhunath is a major religious destination for Buddhists. As you approach the temple you are greeted by the painted celestial eyes of Lord Buddha. The eyes of Lord Buddha are meditated upon whilst roaming the Temple. Rotating prayer wheels for some time, we enter the stupa. The stupa was built by Lichhavi King Shivadev, originally in 590 AD. The base of the stupa is surrounded by a brick wall and 108 depictions of Amitabh Buddha are seen there. There are 50 monasteries in Bouddhanath area.
Early in the morning you head to Tribhuvan Domestic airport to catch a flight to Lukla. It is a short 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The gorgeous mountainous view will strike you. The beautiful hills, green mountains and lakes onboard will warm your heart. Once landing at Lukla you will be accompanied by other trekking members especially, porter. Then our trek begins to Phakding.
You will enjoy the company of our guide and witness the natural and scenic beauty. The green environment adds flavor to your journey.
Overnight in Phakding
Through the trails of Dudh Koshi River you trek forward to Namche Bazaar. Your instant destination is Monjo. Crossing beautiful pine forests you arrive at Monjo. Monjo is the entrance to Sagarmatha National park. It was built in 1979 AD. Walking some miles you come at Namche Bazaar, where you can walk around the bazaar and introduce yourself to the locals.
Overnight in Namche
It is a day to take a rest. However you won't remain idle and you will explore Namche and visit Sagarmatha National Park. We also go hiking to Everest View lookout. This is a day to adjust your body for the altitudes that will make up the rest of you treks, in the coming days.
Today you go for an uphill climb. Moving higher you will see a path that leads you to Tengboche. The entire path is surrounded by other beautiful Himalayas. You can get acquainted with various flora and fauna. You may even catch a glimpse of the Danphe (national bird of Nepal). It is especially found in hilly regions.
From Trashinga the route goes downward to Phunkitenga. You will climb upwards, passing through the rhododendron forest and arrive at Tengboche. Here you may visit a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery that stands sheltered by the mountains. Tengboche will mark a memorable part of your Trek.
Overnight in Tengboche
Now your trek to Dingbouche begins. Passing through a beautiful forest area and White Mountains you transcend towards Dingbouche. It is a soothing trail that lends itself for quiet personal contemplation and pleasant exercise.
Overnight in Dingbouche
This is a 2nd acclimatization day of your trekking. You will go out for a short excursion to Dingbouche Monastery and Chukkung Valley. It is a small village with people of golden hearts. Sherpa’s are the inhabitants of this village. Their culture is very unique and pleasing. It is a wonderful day to observe Mt. Everest, Mt Amadabalam, Lhotse, Tawache and other mountains.
Walking through Khumbu Glacier we move further to Dugla. You will love the breath-taking shots of Tawache and Cholaste on the way. Lobuche is a cold place. You will feel chilly after arriving at Lobuche.
Overnight in Lobuche
Finally your dream comes true. Today you trail towards Everest Base Camp. It is a place where mountaineers gear themselves up for climbing Everest.
The moment you arrive here you will feel magical. This heavenly experience can never quite be put into words. After spending one of the rare moments of your life here, in late noon you descend to Gorakshep.
Overnight in Gorakshep
Now you are on your way to Kalapattar. You will be surrounded by a wall of mountains everywhere. Walking for a few hours you arrive at Pheriche.
Overnight in Pheriche
After heading back from your main destination you come to Tengboche. Due to this exciting path there is never a dull moment. The aroma of rhododendrons makes you forget your tiredness. You will enjoy your trail back. You explore Tengboche on this day then moving onto Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche
It is a rather long trek today. There will be plenty of opportunities to gain those treasured photographs of the Beautiful landscape. Once you arrive at Lukla you can visit the sites and buy some souvenirs for your family and friends.
Overnight in Lukla
You arrive back Kathmandu through Lukla on a flight. After arriving in Kathmandu you can roam the city, enjoy shopping and taste the local cuisine.
In the evening you will be offered a hearty farewell dinner from the staff of Crimson Nepal Adventure. This dinner is regarded as a thanksgiving for successfully accomplishing your trekking.
Today is the end of your Everest Base Camp Trekking.
We say our good byes with the hope of seeing you again soon!
A representative of CNA will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours prior to scheduled flight.