Everest Base Camp Trek with Bhutan Tour

Trekking and Walking

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USD $ 3,499 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    21 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Everest Base Camp 5357 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Vehicle / Flight

  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

Our 21 days Everest Base Camp with Bhutan Tour program is a wonderful combination of the most popular and rewarding trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5,364 m) and a pleasing cultural tour of the land of the thunder dragon. This trip package is a great opportunity to experience multi-country adventure and cultural exploration.

Everest Base Camp is the best trekking destination and popular among travel enthusiasts and mountaineers all over the world. During your 12 days trip in the Everest region, you get to explore the diverse landscapes, varied vegetation, dense forests, sparkling lakes, beautiful settlements, marvelous snowcapped peaks along with the Himalayan culture, tradition, lifestyle, and hospitality of Nepalese people.

The second part of this package is accompanied by a short and beautiful journey in this tiny but wonderful Himalayan nation of Bhutan offering you the unique culture hidden from outsiders for ages. The charm of massive dzongs, fortresses and palaces in the country will make you fall in love with its art and subline architecture.

Overall, EBC with Bhutan Tour is a perfect blend of adventure and thrill and the second part of spiritual and cultural wonders that is ideal for adventure lovers and cultural explorers.

This life-changing journey allows you to experience the diverse nature and culture that stays in your memory forever.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)

🕑 30 min Drive

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and transfer you to the designated hotel.

Check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day, depending upon your arrival, you may choose to roam around the streets of the Thamel. Thamel is a tourist hub in Kathmandu where you can find lots of happenings. Music, Bar, Disco, Restaurants, Hotels and souvenir shopping will keep you busy.

We will allocate some time to meet in our office (also in Thamel) and have further/final trek and tour discussions.

Airport Pickup in a Private Car.

 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing

🕑 5-6 Hrs

Max Altitude: 1350 m

After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the valley such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. 

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath stupa is one of the oldest monuments in the Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. It is also the largest Stupa in South Asia.

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath Temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the surrounding of the temples around the temple is interesting for foreigners.

Patan Durbar Square - Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju, and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood, and stone.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2850 m) & trek to Phakding/Monjo (2656 m)

🕑 40 min flight & 3-4 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 2656 m

We will take an early morning flight to Lukla where our crew will be waiting. We will head towards the Dudh Koshi valley in a well-defined stone-paved path and reach Phakding for an overnight stay. If we stay at Monjo it will be one more hour of walk from Phakding.

If the time permits, we will visit the local monasteries around.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440 m)

🕑 6-7 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 3440 m

Today we will walk towards Namche Bazaar. After walking ahead of Monjo for some time we will head towards the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. After a couple of hours' walk on a steep trail, we will reach Namche Bazaar, the famous settlement of Sherpa people, and the gateway to the Everest base camp.

Namche Bazzar is as well a business center of the Everest Region. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 5: Acclimatization day

🕑 3-4 Hrs

Max Altitude: 3440 m

We will rest today for acclimatization as we will be walking uphill tomorrow so getting acclimatized is very essential. For this purpose, we will explore Namche and do a small hike to adjust our bodies. 

Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, Everest View Hotel, the local market, and the lifestyle of people are some things worth observing. Namche Bazaar offers a fantastic view of the Himalayan peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. 

There is a small museum giving you information about Sherpa people, culture, religion and other things related to mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)

🕑 5-6 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 3867 m

After breakfast, we will head towards Tengboche following the trail going high above the Dudh Kosi. From here onwards, you start getting much better views of the peaks including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

We will walk past small settlements hamlets and teashops and reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. We will take a brief rest at this village after lunch and then start the steep climb to Tengboche, famous for the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Pheriche (4252 m)

🕑 5-6 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 4252 m

After breakfast, we will start descending towards the Imja River and then climb towards the village of Pangboche. The view of Ama Dablam standing in front of this village is overwhelminy beautiful. 

After walking for a couple of hours from Pangboche we will reach the Periche village for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 8: Rest and Explore Pheriche

🕑 ~ 2 Hrs

Max Altitude: 4252 m

Today you can rest or explore around the village for acclimatization. We recommend you do a short hike and adjust yourself to make a small hike for about an hour. Our guide will help you with your need or wants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m)

🕑 5-6 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 4930 m

Today morning after breakfast, we start our trek up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawoche on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch.

En route to this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the Sherpas who passed while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5184 m)

🕑 4-5 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 5184 m

Today we will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Kala Patthar. We will walk in the not-so-well-defined trail for 4 hours until we reach Gorak Shep for lunch. After lunch and a brief rest, we will walk up to the finest viewpoint in the Khumbu region, Kala Pattar (5554 m). 

We will hike down and have an early dinner so that we can prepare well by taking much-needed rest for tomorrow’s trek to the Everest base camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357 m)

🕑 7 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 5357 m

Today is the day you have been looking forward since last one and a half weeks. Today we will start early since it is a long walk through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. 

We will reach the Everest Base Camp about 4 hrs from our starting point. Upon reaching here, you can take photographs and enjoy the moment. You will be surrounded by the panoramic views of the Himalayas of the Khumbu region up close.

On our return, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3985 m)

🕑 4-5 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 3985 m

We will walk downhill for most of the day to Duglha and descend to Pheriche today before we reach Pangboche for an overnight stay. You can visit The Himalayan Rescue Association and trekker’s aid post at Pheriche. We will cross the Khumbu River on a wooden suspension bridge and continue ahead to the Imja River to reach Pangboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 13: Trek to Namche (3440 m)

🕑 6-7 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 3440 m

We follow the trail along the Imja River and, after crossing it, climb back up through the rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. You can see many Himalayan peaks from here. 

Some of them include Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam, and Kantega. We will walk further for 5 hours until we reach Namche for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2800 m)

🕑 5-6 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 2800 m

Today is the last day of the trek as we will descend down to Lukla. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

🕑 40 mins flight & 30 mins drive

Max Altitude: 1350 m

We will reach Kathmandu for breakfast as we will take an early morning flight from Lukla. You are free in the daytime to explore or take rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Day 16: Fly to Paro, Bhutan

🕑 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Max Altitude: 2200 m

Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by our Bhutanese representative.  

After a brief rest and lunch, we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. Then, we take a short walk to the Rimpung Dzong often described as the fort with heaps of Jewel.

 We will also visit Khichu Lhakhang, the oldest monument in Bhutan. By the late afternoon, we reach the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort) built around the mid 17th century in the memory of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan invaders.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 17: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3120 m) & drive to Thimpu

🕑 4 hrs hike & 2 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 3120 m

Early morning breakfast and we start our hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. Famous for its significance and location, it was built in the 17th century where it is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of the Tigress and meditated for years. 

We take our lunch in a cafeteria located halfway down the hill. After reaching Paro, we drive to the capital, Thimpu. You can explore the streets and markets in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18: Full Day Thimpu (2334 m) Sightseeing

🕑 4-5 Hrs

Max Altitude: 2334 m

On the day of exploring Thimpu, we will visit popular places such as the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, and Majestic Thimphu Dzong. We will also visit the Central Zoo where the national animal of Bhutan, Takin is being protected.

In the late afternoon, we will walk inside the market called Weekend market where all kinds of local products are sold. Another beautiful night in Thimpu. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Day 19: Drive back to Paro

🕑 2 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 2200 m

We will start our journey to Paro in the morning after breakfast. A couple of hour of the journey goes through the winding road with lush green forest and small settlements.

We will arrive at Paro for Lunch. In the evening spend time around the local market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Max Altitude: 1400 m

Early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Once in the valley, you may choose to be free on your own or opt to have guided sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa and others. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 21: Final Departure

🕑 30 min private drive

Max Altitude: 1400 m

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight back to your hometown or onward destination. We wish you a safe journey and look forward to meeting you soon. 

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Accommodation on full board in Bhutan and Nepal except in Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • All transfers and sightseeing on private vehicle
  • Bhutan Visa fees
  • Ktm-Lukla-Ktm Flight
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All government taxes and office service charges 

Excludes

  • International Airfares 
  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.) 
  • Anything not mentoined in the INCLUSION section 

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, Paro, Thimpu, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. Meals in Bhutan is included within the cost. 

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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