Everest Base Camp – A trip of a lifetime
Everest Base Camp, Nepal | 17-31 October 2019
Your biggest challenge for 2019 is awaiting you. Get ready to immerse yourself in some of the most astounding views you will ever experience in the Himalayas, by surrounding yourself with some of the world’s highest mountains. We invite you to join us for an incredible fourteen day, fully guided tour as we embark on this epic adventure through mind-blowing mountainous scenery. Come with us as we brave the altitude, test our limits, build our endurance and make headway to Everest Base Camp. What are you waiting for? UFIT Retreats are open to everyone - you do not have to be a UFIT member to join us on our escapes around the world.
TRIP DETAILS:Travel dates: 17-31 October 2018 (14 days/13 nights)
Fitness level: Good base level health and fitness
Accommodation: Twin sharing lodges and 2 nights at 3-star hotel
Package price: $3500* Flights are excluded in the trip
*Subject to change after early bird prices ends. *50% deposit needs to be paid upfront and can be fully refundable one month after payment, otherwise lost. We can also help with payment installments just talk to our team to learn what your options are.
What’s included in the UFIT EVEREST BASE CAMP PACKAGE:
Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
Highly experienced guides and porters
All require trekking permits
Government taxes and office service charge
An evening with an epic adventurer!
UFIT Gift bags
2 x Organised hikes
Welcome Guide / FAQs / Itinerary
1 x UFIT Clinic 45minute massage post-trek.
All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
Option to opt to join an organised trek outside of Singapore at an extra cost to get some practice walking up higher ground.
What’s not included:
Flights and airport tax (book through our partner Flight Centre)
Personal Travel Insurance – Our trusted Insurance Partner UEX is highly recommended. Here is the link for instant quotation and issuance online (with 30% single trip discount, and 45% annual discount)
Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
Personal trekking equipment
UFIT RETREATS EVEREST BASE CAMP ITINERARY
DAY 01: Thursday, October 17 - ARRIVE AT TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KATHMANDU
Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer and get settled at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02: Friday, October 18 - FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2,652M/8699FT (WALKING DISTANCE: 8 KM) DURATION: 3 HOURS
From Kathmandu we will take a short flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Solu Khumbu region and the starting point for our trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The Lukla flight is one of the most dramatic short flights in the world. The Lukla Airport itself is located on a cliff with a single runway. Surrounded by tall mountains and jaded hills, the airstrip at Lukla is quite fascinating and the flight is deemed as a little thrilling adventure in itself. Upon arriving at Lukla, the change in the scenery is immediately felt. From Lukla, the trekking trail slowly moves towards the village of Phakding lies in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla and contains many guesthouses and lodges that cater for tourists and trekkers. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 03: Saturday, October 19 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11283FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 10-12 KM) DURATION: 6 HOURS
After breakfast at Phakding, the trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. Walking along the trekking route through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many features, such as its alpine woods, small rivers, brooks and deciduous forests. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 04: Sunday, October 20 - ACCLIMATISATION DAY - HIKE TO EVEREST VIEW HOTEL (WALKING DISTANCE: 3-4 KM) DURATION: 3-4 HOURS
Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 05: Monday, October 21 - NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE (3,860M/12660FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 10-11 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS
An easy trail from Namche opens out towards the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka. From the settlement, the views of Mount Everest are magnificent. Following the trail that marches along the right side of the Dudh Koshi River, the village of Tengboche is reached. The journey from Namche to Tengboche is filled with the amazing natural scenery of rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks before we reach our destination for the evening. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 06: Tuesday, October 22 - TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4,410M/14464FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 11-12 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS
The trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bridge and moves towards the village of Dingboche. Along the way, the village of Pangboche is passed. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu and contains a kilometre-long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends the Imja Valley. Dingboche, as the name reflects, receives more sun too. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 07: Wednesday, October 23 - ACCLIMATISATION DAY - HIKE TO NAGERJUN AND RETURN (WALKING DISTANCE: 5-6 KM) DURATION: 4-5 HOURS
Dingboche is also a great village for acclimatising. A hike to Nagerjun is a great way to spend time at Dingboche. Nagerjun is located at the height of 5,100 meters and lies just above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chhukung valley. The hike is uphill and steep and requires a bit of a strenuous energy. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun from where a marvellous panorama of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6,145m), Kangtega (6,685m), Taboche Peak (6,367m), Thamserku (6,608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m) can be seen. After finishing our lunch, we can take a rejuvenating sunbathe and relax at the village. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 08: Thursday, October 24 - DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4,910M/16105FT) (WALKING DISTANCE.: 11-12 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS
Making our way to Dhungla from Dingboche, you will come across the Trekkers Aid Post- situated at Pheriche (4,210m). It is run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association. The aid post helps in the treatment of trekkers. The Chupki Lhara is then reached. It is a rock-strewn oblique from where the sight of magisterial mountains can be seen. Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 09: Friday, October 25 - LOBUCHE - EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M/17594FT) - GOREKSHEP (DISTANCE: 14-15 KM) 8 HOURS
As an anticipated day of the trip, it will commence with a slow walk. Avoiding altitude sickness, a slow walk further on from Lobuche runs alongside the sight of the world’s highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, to the right. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorakshep (5,181m/16994ft), a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. From here, the path moves all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. Here, the sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are quite heavenly. After spending some time at the base camp enjoying the sights and the environment, we shall return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 10: Saturday, October 26 - GORAKSHEP - KALA PATHAR (5,545M/18188FT) - PHERICHE (4210M) (DISTANCE: 13-14 KM) 7 HOURS
An early morning hike to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep is another highlight of the trip. Kalapatthar is a famous vantage point popular for providing panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori among many other peaks. Hike to Kalapatthar is done early at dawn because the sight of the rising sun seen from the vantage point is absolutely amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 11: Sunday, October 27 - PHERICHE TO NAMCHE (3,440M/11283FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 14-15 KM)DURATION: 7 HOURS
The trail follows the Imja River again all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. It is a relaxing hike back and the sight of the landscape and the Himalayas can be enjoyed pleasantly. The villages are fully occupied by the local people and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 12: Monday, October 28 - NAMCHE TO LUKLA (2,800M/9184FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 18-19 KM) DURATION: 7 HOURS
The hike back to Lukla follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and crosses a suspension bridge. Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls, and small Gompas line the villages and the trail. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
DAY 13: Tuesday, October 29 - LUKLA TO KATHMANDU
We will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and then transfer to the hotel where we will stay overnight. Meals: Breakfast included.
DAY 14: Wednesday, October 30 - FAREWELL
We will say our goodbyes to this beautiful country to leave from Kathmandu International Airport and head back home.
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