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Everest Base Camp Family Trek

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5554m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Plane and Private Transportation
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotel and Tea house
Meals
Breakfast in city and BLD during the trip
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

Everest Base Camp Family Trek is an epitome of all trekking activities of the world. Bharal Adventure highly believes in providing amazing walking holiday package. Which leads reaching to the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m). The best trekking route of Nepal offers quintessential mountain vistas. Also authentic culture and traditions of Sherpa people known as expert mountain climbers over the world. The pride of Nepal is the presence of three different forests belts, water resources, and 3 geographical belts. Hence, this makes Nepal trekking as the best destination.

So, Everest Base Camp Family Trek is the moderate yet daunting task to complete. Some light exercises and walking practices help you for the easy trek start of our Lukla walk. When we land at the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. We will follow the trail along the Dudhkoshi River trekkers trek past Phakding on the way to Namche Bazaar. In addition, we can observe the gorgeous view of Kwangde and Thamserku From Namche Bazar. This acts as first Himalayan delight. We will reach the Everest View Hotel during the rest day. We can observe panoramic mountain vistas of Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, etc, can from the balcony of this hotel.

The next day’s trekking is up to Tengboche. The monastery of Tengboche holds special prayers during this festival. The journey starts to encounter less vegetation as trekkers Trek to Dingboche. We will take acclimatization break again at this windy valley nestled at the foothill of Mt. Amadablam. We will have Hiking of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m). Before heading to Everest Base Camp. View of Mt. Lobuche and Mt. Pumori will add gloss to your trekking. After trekking past the tranquil hamlet of Lobuche trekkers reach Gorakshep.

Book the best trekking in Nepal package with Bharal Adventure. In conclusion, This Trek is the prodigious wilderness adventure filled outdoor activity to do once in a lifetime. Our experienced trekking guides will endow best moments while on high altitude trekking holiday. Therefore, Explore Khumbu to the fullest booking today and get acquainted with Sherpa Culture.

When Is The Best Time For Everest Base Camp Family Trek?
There are two trekking seasons for Everest base camp Family Trek. In Spring from February to late May is suitable. In Autumn from September to the end of November is suitable. The summer months are very wet with the monsoon and winter is extremely cold. For a more explanation about the weather in the Everest region and other factors. Check out the Best time to hike in the Everest region.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, where our staff and guide will receive you with warm welcome, and then a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city to reach your hotels, with time to get refresh and then our guide will brief you with detail information regarding Everest base camp trek, hotels, lodge on Route trekking with do’s and don’ts includes evening welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural and folk programs.

In Kathmandu morning sightseeing tour after breakfast , where our city guide will take you to interesting and exciting places, as Kathmandu steeped with historical and world heritage sites visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Everest Base Camp Trekking next early morning.

(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area is also known as Little Tibet)

Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.

From Lukla walk to Phakding village for overnight stop leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Kosi a glacial River.

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Benkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

A perfect place for the rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks, visit the museum with wide information of the Khumbu areas.

From Namche on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunghe-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.

On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.

The afternoon with time for the tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fade for few short juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somare for lunch and continue walking with the climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with the panorama of mountains.

Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining. For energetic people can walk up to Chukung at 4,760 m high a small and last settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

After a great rest of Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with the short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar.

The walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a grand time with the experience of a lifetime adventure at base camp retrace the journey back to Goarkshep for the overnight halt.

Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, then downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.

Pheriche with 10-15 nice lodges with a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association)

The return journey is much easier losing heights every hour, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge with two 2 hours climb to Thyangboche for an overnight stop.

After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with a steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on the gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for an overnight stop.

Morning walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the journey back to Lukla with the last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

We reserve an extra day in Kathmandu as a contingency, in the case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which might occur sometimes, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable. If all goes well as per the itinerary one can use this day to relax or go for the shopping spree, and can join in for optional another sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Last day in Nepal, the country full of excitement and Himalayan wonders, after an overwhelming experience with memorable time on Everest Base Camp trekking, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt, Cap, and trekking map are yours to take
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Equipment List

EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Everest Base Camp Family Trek  ( IMPORTANT NOTE )

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it can be safe for families with children. However, it's crucial to ensure that everyone is physically fit and acclimatizes well to the high altitude. Consult with a healthcare professional before the trek.

The trek usually takes around 12-14 days, allowing for acclimatization and ensuring a gradual ascent to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

The trek is considered moderately challenging. While children can handle the trek, it's essential to plan shorter trekking distances each day and take ample rest to prevent fatigue.

Accommodations vary but are generally basic tea houses or lodges along the trail. They provide a warm bed and meals. It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

Physical fitness is crucial. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking. Familiarize yourselves with the altitude effects and practice trekking with daypacks.

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