Everest Base Camp Trek-17 Days l Churen Himal Treks

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Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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4 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

5 Oct 2020 - 21 Oct 2020

4 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020 1 more dates

Duration: 17 Day(s) / Tour with fixed start dates
Price: from $669

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Every year over 35 000 people travel to Nepal looking for an amazing and unforgettable experience. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is not only a great possibility to experience a romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world, but is also a good first step on the way to fulfilling your dream of climbing Chomolungma. You will hike through Sherpa villages, forests of fir, rhododendron and cross high suspension bridges. At some point you will visit Namche Bazaar - a colorful, bustling market. Climbing above the treeline, crossing alpine pastures, glacial moraine and sensational views of Everest will not leave you indifferent.

The high season on Everest Base Camp tour is almost all year round except for the summer which is Nepalese monsoon season and it’s highly unlikely that you will get any views. If you are not a big fan of the crowds you may consider booking your trip during winter - it will be much colder than during the high season, but still doable. The temperatures on this trek vary greatly and change rapidly, but if you bring appropriate clothing with you, you have nothing to worry about. You do not need to have any previous technical climbing experience or even any altitude experience. However, you do need to be physically fit to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the journey.

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Services of an english-speaking guide
  • Accommodation at basic tea house
  • Gau Palika Trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for Everest base camp trekking
  • 4 Nights Accommodation at Mandala Boutique Hotel with Breakfast plan
  • Two trekker : one porter policy
  • Churen Himal trekking bag, T-shirt or cap, & trekking Map
  • Staff daily wages, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All applicable government taxes/ service charges
  • Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Cultural program in Kathmandu

Not included in price

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • All domestic flights and airport tax
  • City tour in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals ( BB,Lunch & Diner)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visit as per the itinerary
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water and hot shower
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
  • Clothing packing items or bags, personal medical kit
  • Personal trekking gear ( Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags)
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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Churen Himal Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.

Nepal, Kathmandu

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"Churen Himal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd." was established in the year 2,000 AD, with a mission to guide all those who are willing to explore the real adventurous in Nepal Himalayas, Tibet, India, Pakistan and Bhutan. Our company offers a quality service in the field of mountaineering and trekking with the support of our team of professional, experienced, and energetic climbers and guides. The sole purpose of our company is to provide professional services in the field of mountaineering, peak climbing and trekking to every individual and group in the Himalayas who loves to be thrilled with the beauty of nature and adventure activities. This company is established as per the Nepal government’s company Act 2063 (Reg. No. 12915/056/057) and license No. 513/057 issued by the Department of Tourism. The company is also legally authorized from Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of Nepal in dealing with foreign currency and transaction with foreigners and members of domestic and overseas tourism travel agencies.

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Nepal, Khumjung, Eastern Development Region, Sagarmatha

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International Airport Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
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Day 03

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Day 04

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Day 07

Trek to Dingboche
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Day 09

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Trek to Lukla
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