17 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari

a fascinating holiday with adventure full of thrills from snow to green jungles of Chitwan
Good to Know
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, wildlife activities, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  •  An adventure from the arctic cold of ice and glaciers to a low warm sub-tropical jungle.
  •  Cultural and scenic adventure in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge of warm local hospitality.
  •  Facing grand views of mighty Himalayan peaks in harmony with Sherpa's colorful custom.
  •  Explore traditional villages and monasteries enriched with Buddhist religious ancient treasures.
  •  Daily views of high snowcapped peaks with marvelous scenery of rolling green hills.
  •  Walking into serene alpine woodland in the close backdrop of high Mt. Everest.
  •  Panoramic flights both ways with exciting walks to the base of the world's number one peak.
  •  An exclusive Himalayan holiday with high altitude walks to jungle safari in Asia’s best parks.

An advantage of booking a trip with Trekking Planner Nepal

  •  All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  •  First aid kit box.
  •  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).
  •  Oximeter 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 safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 17 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari

17 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari is a unique combination of the high arctic zone of ice and glaciers with the world's highest mountains to low–warm southern Nepal around a sub-tropical area where the dense jungle is located.

Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari, a holiday where all age-group travelers and adventurers can join in this complete adventure vacation of more than two-week duration that leads you to amazing country within high and scenic Khumbu valley with excellent views of giant snow peaks on daily walks.

An exciting adventure that leads you to the foot of the world's number one Mt. Everest which soars high as the tallest peak on this planet at above 8,848 m and 29,028 ft that straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet sides.

Starting a wonderful adventure of 12 Days of Everest Base Camp Trekking and 3 Days Wild-Life Safari, taking a swift scenic flight to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town and gateway to various adventures around high Khumbu within Everest Range, as the walk leads through many interesting and lovely villages of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, famous for hospitality and impressive Buddhist cultures.

17 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari designed and planned with care at flexible times to enjoy its beautiful surrounding and culture as well as having acclimatization days at the famous Namche Bazaar before heading to higher areas.

Walk lead into nice woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with constant views of Mt.Everest and majestic Ama Dablam with adjoining peaks to reach Thyangboche and its monastery surrounded within green woodland and high mountains, with time here to visit its interesting monastery and then towards high windswept country towards our main goal and highlight at Everest Base Camp.

Enjoying great moments at base camp with views of the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers enclosed within giant mountains and then heading back to Lukla with one more adventure to add, climbing on top of Kalapathar the highest point of the journey standing above 5,545 m high facing a tremendous panorama of mountains with Pumori and Everest at close distance.

Return journey on the same scenic and interesting route to Lukla, where a short sweeping flight brings you to Kathmandu for our next adventure visiting southern low warm areas of Nepal, where deep green forest located at Chitwan National Park, regarded as Asia’s best for exciting wild-life safari on the lookout for rare Royal Bengal tiger and other animals with various species of exotic bird-life.

With a marvelous time in the jungle of Chitwan, then heading back to Kathmandu with an ever-exciting overland ride back to Kathmandu where our remarkable and outstanding experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking and Wild-Life Safari Adventure concludes.

Important Note

  • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
  • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
  • This trip is available on a fixed departure basis as well as a private group basis.
  • If you are traveling alone or with your family, you can book this trip privately.
  • Have a large group? We can meet all your requirements.
  • We can work with you to make it affordable.
  • We accept online payments and instant bookings.

Climate and Weather-Everest Base Camp Trekking And Chitwan Safari

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Everest Base Camp and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with an extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Best Seasons for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking And 3 Days Chitwan Safari

Everest Base Camp Trek can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in the spring season, and from mid-September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May is a lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forests of tall trees and bushes of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more interesting and special.

Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon but can get cloudy sometimes with a chance of snows around higher elevations, and cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon but with short daylights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sunlight (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Some people might be interested in trek during the low season of wet monsoons. Most days are cloudy that obstructs views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during the rainy season of the Mid-June to Mid-September, but very lush and green with enough moisture that supports more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer, and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.

Itinerary
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The EBC Trekking And Chitwan Safari provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

    After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Everest Base Camp and Wild-Life Safari Adventure, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

    Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

      From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

        Today facing long uphill to reach famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walks following Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

        Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means ‘Great Mother’, from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

          A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

          In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

            From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

            After few hours of climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtiaga, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

              Morning on downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stops for few short juniper and  rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.

              A last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.

                A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining.

                For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

                  After a nice, pleasant stop at Dingboche, morning walk lead to short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river.

                  From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trail joins towards Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, witness stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.

                    Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.

                    Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                      Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, our highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to Pheriche for possible lunch stop.

                      Pheriche houses many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for overnight halt.

                        Walk leads on same route from Pangboche to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer chanting in the harmony of tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views.

                        From Thyangboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

                          Our last day walk of the adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.

                          From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

                            From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                              Morning an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu highway to Chitwan, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Tadi Bazaar at Chitwan where short drive leads you to your respective hotels at town of Saura.

                              On arrival at Chitwan near the park premises where most of nice hotels are located, after checking in to your rooms then hotel manager or naturalist briefs you with jungle activities and programs.

                              Afternoon activity with short walk to Tharu village, an indigenous tribe of Terai belt low flatland of Nepal. Evening enjoy the dinner with fascinating Tharu cultural dance.

                                Morning an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu highway to Chitwan, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Tadi Bazaar at Chitwan where short drive leads you to your respective hotels at town of Saura.

                                On arrival at Chitwan near the park premises where most of nice hotels are located, after checking in to your rooms then hotel manager or naturalist briefs you with jungle activities and programs.

                                Afternoon activity with short walk to Tharu village, an indigenous tribe of Terai belt low flatland of Nepal. Evening enjoy the dinner with fascinating Tharu cultural dance.

                                  Morning starts with birds watch program or nature walks where you can witness wide range of exotic bird life from local residential to migratory birds with ducks and egrets, after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free with evening farewell dinner includes Nepalese cultural show.

                                    After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains with exciting adventure on EBC Trekking And Chitwan Safari, and with last day in Nepal, our staff or guide transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to next port of call.

                                    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                    Inclusions
                                    What's Included
                                    •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
                                    •  Three-night twin/double sharing accommodation on BB at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
                                    •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                                    •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                                    •  A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                                    •  Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                                    •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                                    •  Best available twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek (private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla).
                                    •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                    •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.
                                    •  Kathmandu to Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
                                    •  Two nights three days safari activities on full board in Chitwan national park.    
                                    •  Welcome and farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                                    •  First aid kit.
                                    •  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)
                                    •   Oximeter 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 safest hands possible.
                                    •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                    What's Excluded
                                    •  Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
                                    •  All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights).
                                    •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                    •  Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash.).
                                    •  In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                                    •  Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc).
                                    •  Wi-Fi, charging batteries, and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                    •  Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu.
                                    •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                    •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                    Essential Info

                                    Suggested Equipment List

                                    • 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).
                                    • Sunglasses.
                                    • 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.
                                    Client Reviews
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                                      Excellent holiday - thoroughly recommended!

                                      We did the Everest Base Camp trek in April 2019 together with a safari in Chitwan National Park when we returned from trekking. The holiday exceeded expectations from start to finish. Dipak met us at the start and was a constant feature throughout. He was great, very quick to respond and an excellent organiser. The trek was fabulous (no issues whatsoever) and the safari was luxury! Dipak organised hotels in Kathmandu in between which were also of excellent quality. We have nothing bad to say. Excellent trip.

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                                      Jennie EUnited Kingdom,May 01, 2019
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                                      Trekking EBC, Chitwan and Pokhara

                                      As soon as I landed trekking planner met me and took me to the hotel they booked for me. Every part of my trip was brilliantly organised from the pre trekking meal to the safari in Chitwan. Trekking planner organised everything at a great price and made my trip to Nepal unforgettable. We were unfortunate not to make it to EBC due to bad weather which can’t be helped but my trip was still worth it as they altered my trek back getting to visit different towns and enjoy the incredible views of the himilayas.

                                      Big Thankyou to trekking planner for making my Nepal trip and for a great start to my solo travels.

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                                      Josh EUnited Kingdom,Feb 01, 2019

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