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:

Everest Base Camp [5,357m]

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr

Our three weeks Everest Base Camp with Short Bhutan Tour program is a wonderful combination of the most popular and rewarding trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5,364m) 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 Trek is the best trekking destination in Nepal 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 vast landscapes, different vegetation, dense forests, sparkling lakes, beautiful settlements, marvelous snowcapped peaks along with the Himalayan culture, tradition, lifestyle, and hospitality of Nepal.

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

Overall, Everest Base Camp with Short Bhutan Tour is a perfect blend of adventurous and thrilling trekking and spiritual and cultural wonders that is ideal for adventure lovers and cultural explorers. So, this life-changing journey allows you to experience the diverse nature and culture that stays in your memory forever.  

Starting Price

USD 3499 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

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 is on your own. In the evening, you can roam around the streets of the Thamel area. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

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

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.

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Lukla [2850m] & trek to Phakding/Monjo [2656m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will take an early morning flight to Lukla where our trekking crew will be waiting for us. 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 40 min flight & 3-4 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Namche [3440m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 5

Acclimatization day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will rest today for acclimatization as we will be walking uphill tomorrow so getting acclimatized is very essential.

So, we will explore Namche Bazaar. 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.

Accommodation: Guest house

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche [3867m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will head towards Tengboche following the trail going high above the Dudh Kosi. From here onwards you will be 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.

Accommodation: Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche [4252m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Local Guest House Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 8

Rest and explore around the Pheriche

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Local Guest House

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche [4930m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

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.

Accommodation: Local Guest House Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Local lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 11

Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 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.

Accommodation: Local lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 7 hrs hike

Day 12

Trek to Pangboche [3985m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Local lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 13

Trek to Namche [3440m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs hike

Day 14

Trek to Lukla [2800m]

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 15

Fly to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 40 mins flight & 30 mins drive

Day 16

Fly to Paro, Bhutan

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by a 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 17

Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m) & drive to Thimpu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 the 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. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4 hrs hike & 2 hrs drive

Day 18

Full-day sightseeing of Thimpu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 19

Drive back to Paro

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Early morning, you wil be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Once in the valley, free on your own. You can opt to have a guided sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley including Kathmadu Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 21

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

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. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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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. 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.


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 private vehicle
  • Bhutan Visa fees
  • Ktm-Lukla-Ktm Flight
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All government taxes and office service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • 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 


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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