Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek - 15 days

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

Trekking through the Himalaya is a spiritual experience. What better way to trek to Everest Base Camp than to add yoga to your daily routine? Trekking Planner offers a wonderfully spiritual Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek where we combine culture, nature, landscape, and spirituality into one experience of a lifetime.Each day begins with the practice of yoga under the guide of an instructor. The yoga instructor will travel with you and your guide for the duration of your trek. Each day the practice begins with centering the mind and body to be present in the mountain environment. The yoga instructor acts a spiritual guide as you journey through this pristine environment.Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek starts in Kathmandu. We will spend a day touring the many UNESCO World Heritage sites this ancient city has to offer. We will walk through the wonders of Durbar Square, circumnavigate the Boudhanath Stupa and immerse ourselves in the vibrant Buddhist culture. Tour the Sayambhu or monkey temple. Experience the wonders of the Hindu religion at the Pashupati and Changue Narayan temples.

The next day we will set out for the incredible mountains of Nepal. Our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking route begins with an exciting flight into the Lukla Airport. After we land we begin our trek. The walk to Phakding meanders through several villages, dropping down from lush forests and follows a brilliant blue glacial river.The next day we will climb up the valley to Namche Bazaar, the last large, permanently settled town before Everest Base Camp. Before we set out we will great the day with the practice of yoga. We continue to follow the gorgeous river and pass the many mani stones and prayer wheels along the trail. Along the way we will stop in the charming village of Monjo, just outside of Sagarmatha National Park. Our yoga trekking will continue to the famous Hillary Tenzing bridge. This bridge soars high in the air, crossing the stunning glacial waters, before the trail climbs steeply to Namche.

In Namche we will rest for a day in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Here we will focus on our yoga practice, explore the town of Namche, visit the town monastery, and climb the Everest View Hill.

After resting we will awaken, practice yoga, and trek to Tengboche along the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek route. In Tengboche we will visit the largest monastery in the region. Here we will explore this spiritual village and incredible mountain scenery. The following day our yoga trek to Everest continues to the beautiful high-alpine village of Dingoboche. We will have a second day to acclimatize here.

Be sure to look out for the many types of wildlife along your trek. Aside from the many pack animals that carry supplies from village to village, you will have the opportunity to see deer, birds, flowers, and other wildlife. Take the time to look around, slow your pace, and absorb the wonderful nature around you.

After acclimatizing we will continue to Lobuche, then to Goraskhep. Now you are surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Himalaya. Covered in ice and snow, these mountains rise impossibly high into the sky. Relish in the magnificent beauty of today’s walk. After Gorakshep we will arrive at Everest Base Camp. Here you can explore the base camp area and take in view of the famous Khumbu Glacier. We can practice yoga in this moving place.

The next day our yoga trek in Nepal will continue to the famous Kala Patthar mountain. From the mountain you get an incredible view of Mt Everest. Take in the stunning view of Everest. Take time to meditate at the top of this amazing peak. After you are filled with views and joy, we will come back the way we came.

It takes around two and a half days to trek back to Lulka, where we will catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Our trekking ends in Kathmandu, where we will say goodbye to newfound friends.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 08: Rest day Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (B/B)

Day 15: Final departure (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.”

Note; Each day we start with meditation, pranayama, and asana practice.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. Take some rest at the hotel and get some briefing about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. Later in the evening cherish the authentic cultural dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staffs. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritages in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Later in the afternoon, get briefed about the trekking and check the gears and equipments for the trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

“Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary however there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience.”

We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • Professional Yoga teacher/01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary  per the group size
  • Accommodation on the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First add kit
  • Yoga mat for each member
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safe as possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the international air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during travel time
  • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your personal expenses such as laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc.
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries
  • Yoga mat

FAQs

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
Based on location, the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Each of them have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedrooms above them. You have to share toilet facilities. Some have hot shower facilities but some will have a stand pipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity to charge your electronics. As we go higher tea houses become more basic. Cooler temperatures drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

Do a guides or porters carry oxygen tanks on Everest Base Camp Yoga trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs as well as all camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers’ bags. The number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

How much water should I carry each day on the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are at high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate symptoms of altitude.

Is it necessary to carry trekking poles?
Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies you may desire. There are no any plastic recycling facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets or a filter and use previously boiled water in the tea houses.

Should I bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablets with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or in streams during the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If you gain a lot of elevation quickly then you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so the group leader keeps a close watch on all trekkers. The group leader is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If a trekker shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
Yes. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you should expect to experience all four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. Even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day. The higher the altitude the higher the temperature difference is at night. It can get very cold at night, around -10C in October/November, and around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However, we suggest not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Before You Go

Activity Level rating of Everest Base Camp and Yoga Trekking Route
Someone who is easily able to hike 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. There are stone steps up and down which are uneven. Due to some long descents, your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink lots of water.

Safe drinking water on the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude but it gets harder to find it at higher elevations. Furthermore, it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes, we recommend you drink previously boiled water which can be purchased at tea houses for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets or a backcountry rated water filter to purify your water if you wish. Due to the lack of regulation and difficulty of disposing of plastic bottles it is highly encouraged to use boiled water. This is very helpful to protect our environment.

Recharging Batteries and Electronic Items on the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like cameras, batteries, iPods, phones etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
In your trekking you might come across some cute, sweet children that you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens. Many trekkers have felt the same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. While trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage until dustbin facilities are available. Do not litter on the trail. Please be conscious of conserving the environment.

Spending Money per Day
This mainly depends on your spending habits. Normally you should allocate US $9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While trekking, US $10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
You should be sufficiently protected. It is required to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges. They are quite charming and include food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two single beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality. Don’t be shy, say Namaste!

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

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