Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Nepal, Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek is a journey of experience where you can explore the beauty outside and within the self. Everest base camp yoga trek is a wonderful trekking experience among the trekking program because of its all-round physical, mental and spiritual benefits. It gives you physical health, mental peace, and spiritual awareness. Mountains are the source of energy where our ancient sages use to practice their yoga and meditation.
Trekking through the Himalaya is a spiritual experience, to be spiritual is to adapt nature to unite yourself with it. 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 the lifetime experience. During the trekking our days starts with the practice of yoga under the guidance of an instructor. The guide and yoga instructor will be traveling with you during the trek.
Each day the practice begins with the centering of the mind and body to be present in the peaceful environment of the mountain. Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek starts from Kathmandu which is the capital of Nepal and also known as the ancient city which attracts most of the tour because of its incredible beauty. We will spend a day touring the beautiful sites around the Kathmandu valley which are listed in the world heritage site of UNESCO.
Be sure to look out for the many types of wildlife along your trek. Aside from the many pack animals , you will have the opportunity to see musk deer, birds, flowers and other wildlife . Take the time to look around, slow your pace, and absorb the wonderful nature around you. The trekking will be continued for 12 days, after summiting Everest base camp and Kalaphatar we will turn back to Kathmandu through the flight from Lukla, Tenzing–Hillary Airport.
Everest base camp yoga trek is available all around the year, from March to May and September to December consider as the best time for the yoga trekking, other than that we are operating silence yoga retreat during other times. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for the safe and comfortable journey. We care about your comfort and safety. If you want to do something different, something adventures remember us. We will help our best to serve your needs.
- Daily yoga sessions and meditation on the lap of world’s famous mountain , in the morning and in the evening
- Guided sightseeing tours in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Witness aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills
- Return domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Daily delicious healthy meals; vegetarian and non-vegetarian
- 14 nights accommodation (11 nights on full board in mountain and 03 nights on BB in Kathmandu)
- Explore highlanders Sherpa villages and monasteries of impressive culture and age-old custom
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,828 meters/9,279 feet) 35 meters and trek to Phakding (2,780 meters/9,121 feet - three to four hours walk)
- Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,287 feet) 5- 6 hrs walk
- Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar/ acclimatization day
- Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,850 meters/12,632 feet) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 meters/14,272 feet) 4-5 hours walk
- Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche/ acclimatization day
- Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,109 feet) 4-5 hours walk
- Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180 meters/16,995 feet) about 3 hours walk) and Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,600 feet) 2-3 hours walk.
- Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters/18,193 feet) 2-3 hours walk and to Pheriche (4,280 meters/14,042 feet) 5-6 six hours walk
- Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,287 feet) 4-5 hours walk
- Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,828 meters/9,279 feet) 5-6 hours walk
- Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350 meters/4,430 feet) about 35 min flight
- Day 15: Final departure
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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.
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.
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 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:
- 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.