Nepal EBC Trek with Bhutan Tour

Nepal EBC Trek with Bhutan Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

21 Days

Max Altitude:

Gorak Shep (5184m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Any

Nepal EBC trekking with Bhutan Tour is planned for those who want to visit two different countries in one time. The tour involves two countries and gives you a unique experience in terms of nature, culture, geography, and lifestyle.

Nepal Everest Base Camp trek is a great adventure opportunity as it includes the Everest Base camp trek, the most popular trekking in Nepal. Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world and lies between Tibet and Nepal. This 14-day trekking experience is considered the best trekking route in Nepal as it has a combination of natural and cultural experience. While walking on the trail to Everest base camp you not only see the highest peaks of the world including Mt. Everest but also get the opportunity to understand the Sherpa people, their culture and why they are best in mountain climbing.

Bhutan, on the other hand, the land of Mahayana Buddhism and this tiny kingdom is still a mystic land as it opened to foreigners only in the early 70’s.  It has great monuments calla the Dzongs and monasteries with Bhutanese architecture, monasteries with artistic Thankgka painting and friendly, shy people with their own unique lifestyle.

Our trip begins and ends at Kathmandu. First, you enjoy some days in Nepal and then fly to Bhutan. In Nepal, we take you for the sightseeing at different cultural sites. The next day, we begin our trek to the Everest Base Camp. Firstly, we take a domestic flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. The next day we trek to Namche Bazaar and acclimatize for a day. Following towards the base camp, the trail takes us to Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally to the Everest Base Camp. We take a rest day at Pheriche to acclimatize.

Everest Base Camp is located at an altitude of 5357 meters. Thus, it is obvious that you have now stepped at one of the highest points in the world. We congratulate you on your great achievement on reaching the Everest Base Camp after trekking for five days. Further, it is now time for us to trek back down to Lukla. Therefore, from EBC we trek back to Pangboche to Namche and to Lukla. The next day, we fly back to Kathmandu. Furthermore, we take an international flight to Bhutan from Kathmandu. We land at Paro International Airport and from there go for sightseeing. The next day we go for an excursion in the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

(Note: Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most popular destinations in Bhutan. This monastery is popular because it is amazingly built by the side of the cliff.)

After the excursion, we go for sightseeing in Thimpu in the evening. The following day also, we go for sightseeing in Thimpu. We fly back to Kathmandu from Paro and finish the trip.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu comprising of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding/Monjo [2656m].
Day 04: Trek to Namche [3440m].
Day 05: Rest day for exploring and acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3867m].
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche [4252m].
Day 08: Rest and explore around the Pheriche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4930m].
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m].
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m].
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche [3985m].
Day 13: Trek to Namche [3440m].
Day 14: Trek to Lukla [2800m].
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu Day.
Day 16: Arrival at Bhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m).
Day 17: Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu (2 hours/54km) in the afternoon (2350m).
Day 18: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu.
Day 19: Drive back to Paro (54km/ 2 hours) and free time in the evening.
Day 20: Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar square and Swayambhunath before checking in to the hotel. Evening Farewell dinner with the cultural program.
Day 21: Final departure.

Starting Price

USD 3499 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu comprising of Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pashupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Patan Durbar Square - Patan unlike most of the other cities in Nepal has the majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. 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.

Day 3

Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding/Monjo [2656m]

We will take an early morning flight to Lukla [2850m] where our trekking crew will be waiting for us. We will head towards the Dudh Koshi valley in a well-defined stone paved path for 3 hours to reach Phakding for an overnight stay. If we stay at Monjo it will be one more hour of walk from Phakding.

Day 4

Trek to Namche [3440m]

Today we will walk for around 5-6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding/Monjo. After walking ahead of Monjo for some time we will head towards the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. After walking for some time on a steep trail we will reach Namche Bazaar, the famous settlement of Sherpa people and the gateway to the Everest base camp.

Day 5

Rest day for exploring and acclimatization

We will rest today for acclimatization as we will be walking uphill tomorrow so getting acclimatized is very essential. You can explore the Namche bazaar which has lots of things to see. 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 which you can enjoy just sitting at your hotel balcony. There is a small museum giving you information about Sherpa people, culture, religion and other things related to mountains.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche [3867m]

After breakfast we will head towards Tengboche which takes 5-6 Hours of the walk, the trail continues high above the Dudh Kosi. From here onwards you will be getting a much better view of the mountains in the Khumbu region including the 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. After 3 hours of a tiring walk uphill we will reach Tengboche, famous for the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche [4252m]

After breakfast, we will start descending towards the Imja River and then climb towards the village of Pangboche. As Ama Dablam stands in front of this village you can have an excellent view of the mountain from here. After walking for a couple of hours from Pangboche we will reach the Pheriche village for overnight stay.

Day 8

Rest and explore around the Pheriche

Today you can rest or explore around the village for acclimatization.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche [4930m]

We continue 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. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]

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 [5554m]. 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.

Day 11

Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]

Today is the day you have been looking forward since last one and a half week. Today we will start early since it is a long walk of about 7 hours through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, 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.

Day 12

Trek to Pangboche [3985m]

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.

Day 13

Trek to Namche [3440m]

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 peals 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.

Day 14

Trek to Lukla [2800m]

Today is the last day of the trek as we will descend down to Lukla. Since you have completed the most exciting trek in the world it calls for a party to engage in the local restaurants with the crew and have some beer and dance with the local Sherpas in the evening.

Day 15

Fly to Kathmandu

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.

Day 16

Arrival at Bhutan, Paro International Airport and sightseeing in the afternoon (2250m)

The flight into Bhutan is one of the most interesting Mountain flights in the world. You will be welcomed by the representative of Adventure mission Nepal treks and expedition and transferred to the hotel. After a brief rest and lunch, we will head towards the Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. After the visit to the Museum, we take a short walk to the Rinpung Dzong often described as the fort with heaps of Jewel. Khichu Lhakhang is the next place we visit. It is the oldest monument in the small kingdom of 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.

Day 17

Excursion to the Tigers Nest (3190m) and Drive to Thimphu in the afternoon (2350m)

After a warm and nice breakfast served at the hotel, we will hike up the 4200 steps to the Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktsang Monastery. This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan since a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location. The Mahayani Buddhist believes that the first Dalai Lama, Padmasambhav flew on a back of a tigress to her for Meditation. While coming down we will have lunch halfway down the hill and continue to Paro. We drive to Thimpu in the late afternoon. This is a scenic drive through the hills for around 2 hours.

Day 18

Full day sightseeing of Thimpu

The places we visit today include the King’s Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Changgangkha Monastery, Majestic Thimphu Dzong etc. Besides that, we also go to the Central zoo to see the animals over there and among them the Takin, a goat-antelope is a major attraction as it is the national animal of Bhutan. In the afternoon visit the Weekend market famous for all kinds of local products ranging from handicrafts to vegetables. You can also visit the radio tower on a hilltop, which offers a panoramic view of Thimpu city.

Day 19

Drive back to Paro (54km/ 2 hours) and free time in the evening

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.

Day 20

Early morning checkout from the hotel and drive to the Airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar square and Swayambhunath before checking in to the hotel. Evening Farewell dinner with Cultural program

Kathmandu Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Besides that, the program of different kinds and gathering of people from all over Nepal makes it a lively place and the best place to understand Nepal.

Swayambhunath Stupa - Swayambhunath stupa is also referred to as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hilltop about 4 Km from the city center this stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu and comes from the Vajrayana sect of Mahayana Buddhism. With a pair of eyes in each direction, this place is a spiritual center for the locals and tourist visiting this area. The hilltop also offers the scenic view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas.

Day 21

Final departure

After breakfast and on your scheduled time, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you off to the airport.

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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.
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 and 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.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • 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 the private vehicle.
  • Bhutan Visa fees.
  • Ktm-Lukla-Ktm Flight.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
  • Meals in Nepal
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Air fare to Paro and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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