Everest Base Camp Trek with Bhutan Short Tour -17 Day


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWC089
Trip Duration
17 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
5545m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
March-May, Sep–Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star hotels in Kathmandu
  • 3N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 11N Teahoues (Trek)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 13 Lunches and Dinners
  • Bottled Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Location Covered

Overview


Considered as one of the most popular and rewarding treks in Nepal; Mount Everest base camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5545m), traveled by thousands of trekkers from all over the world each year. This is the best trekking destination for adventure and mountain lovers in Nepal. Also, get an extra activity in Bhutan after the trek to EBC, you will experience amazing Bhutan and its Cultural and Historical beauties. On this Everest Base Camp Trek with Bhutan Short Tour, you will need almost 3 Weeks (17-19 Days) to enjoy both destinations (Everest Base Camp and Bhutan), 12 Days for the Everest region, and 3-4 Days in Bhutan.  This is the combined trip of Everest Base Camp in Nepal and a Short trip to Bhutan that gives you a unique explanation of culture, nature, Himalayas, traditions, and lifestyles.  Let's enjoy these beautiful Himalayan nations as a combined trip of trekking…

Considered as one of the most popular and rewarding treks in Nepal; Mount Everest base camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5545m), traveled by thousands of trekkers from all over the world each year. This is the best trekking destination for adventure and mountain lovers in Nepal. Also, get an extra activity in Bhutan after the trek to EBC, you will experience amazing Bhutan and its Cultural and Historical beauties.


On this Everest Base Camp Trek with Bhutan Short Tour, you will need almost 3 Weeks (17-19 Days) to enjoy both destinations (Everest Base Camp and Bhutan), 12 Days for the Everest region, and 3-4 Days in Bhutan.  This is the combined trip of Everest Base Camp in Nepal and a Short trip to Bhutan that gives you a unique explanation of culture, nature, Himalayas, traditions, and lifestyles.  Let’s enjoy these beautiful Himalayan nations as a combined trip of trekking and tours. Our team offers quality services with the best travel experiences.

Additionally, you can also adjust Short Lhasa City Tibet Tour (4 Days) instead of Bhutan or with after or before the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (12 Days) in Nepal. 

Itineraries Expand All


You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), after completing immigration and customs formalities, our representative from HimalayanWindows will greet you and escort you to the hotel.  The afternoon is open for resting and last hour shopping for your adventure trek to EBC. Our manager will brief you about your adventure trek to Everest Base Camp. Or you may take walking with your guide to becoming more familiar with the town. Overnight at hotel

In the very early in the morning (Guide will explain the flight time); drive to the domestic airport to take a scenic flight to Lukla, the main entrance to the Khumbu region. Upon your arrival at Lukla airport, you will be greeted by our local staffs and our supplies, gears will be taken by porters or loaded onto yaks, then your adventure trek begins with 3-4 hours trek down through terraced hillsides and stone fences to the Dudh Koshi river and you will cross the suspension bridge with several prayer flags to our first halt at Phakding. Remember the say Buddhists prayer “OM Mani Padme Hum” during the monastery visit and be sure to walk clockwise around these special “Mani (Prayer) Stones. Overnight at Phakding

This is the toughest hiking day as you will hike through rolling terrain, plowed fields, traditional homes, pine forests and Dudh Koshi River with several suspension (hanging) bridges. Ascending to the entrance of Sagarmatha national park, the snowy view of peak Thamserku (6608m) gives us a complete taste of supreme mountain scenery to come. After hiking for almost 6 hours via Monjo and taking lunch on the way, you will have your final step to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Village. You will spend 2 nights in Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Overnight at Namche

This is your rest day at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. It means to stay to gain strength and get familiar with altitude. After breakfast, we go for a hike for a couple of hours to maybe Everest View hotel or Syangboche to enable our bodies to better adjust to the altitude before continue the ascend. We can also enjoy the snowy view of Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6685m). When we ascend for a day hike, the peaks Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and even Mount Everest (8848m). The day can be spent wandering around the Namche Bazar, shopping around, and having good coffee, playing snooker/cards and etc. Overnight at Namche

This route from Namche to Tengboche also kind of spiritual because of several monasteries and temples. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and pine forest before reaching Tengboche. You will visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 3860m. Overnight at Tengboche

You will trek to Dingboche up to the elevation of 4360m and trek for almost 6 hours. You will also be crossing suspension bridges from where a spectacular view of snowy mountains including Ama Dablam can be seen. The valley begins slowly to open up as you reach the confluence of the Lobuche River, a steep ascend across the river brings you to Dingboche; the gateway to Imja Tso (Island Peak). Overnight at Dingboche

This is another rest day during your Everest Base Camp trekking, you will need to adjust with an altitude again as you will be ascending up to 5000m now. A short hike around Dingboche gives you strength and capacity to adapt to the local weather. Overnight at Dingboche

This day, you will hike to Lobuche which lies at an elevation of 4840m, on the way to Lobuche, you pass through a number of stone memorials to honor climbers who failed to attempt to make it to the Mount Everest. This route offers stunning views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several other jaw-dropping mountain views. When the train reaches to Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will have the closest view of the Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight at Lobuche

This day is the most awaiting and thrilling day of your trek of EBC. After the breakfast, you will hike to Gorakshep (Last settlement on this EBC trekking), you will take lunch at Gorakshep and hike up to amazing Khumbu Icefall and you will trek to Everest Base camp; spend about an hour exploring the campsite which is gifted by scenic natural beauty. After an exploration of EBC, trek back to Gorakshep. Spend a night at Gorakshep

Early in the morning (before the sun rises); hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and this is the highest point of this trek from where the magnificent mountain views can be seen in front of you. This is an excellent viewpoint of Mount Everest including Pumori, Nuptse, Loptse and etc. After spending an hour on the viewpoint, trek back to Gorakshep; eat breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche

This day is another day of descending with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. We descend to Deboche and short trek to Tengboche Monastery. We will continue descending to Dudh Koshi River and then climb for 1 and half hours to Kyangjuma for lunch. We will finish our trek with a gradually descending walk from Kyangjuma to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche

You will leave Namche Bazaar and get a big descent to Phakding; you will have plenty of scenic photos if the weather is clear. And further descending to Lukla as we begin with a descent, the climb to end the trip of our adventure of a lifetime! Overnight at Lukla

Note: Keep a few days gap before flying to Bhutan in Kathmandu. Due to Lukla flight uncertainty; you can do Kathmandu, Bhaktapur Patan City Sightseeing Tours in between.

Flying to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along with the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

There are a good many places to see in the capital which has a very peaceful, laid-back feel about it. Thimpu is a moderately small city having a population of approximately 80000 people and the streets are wide and tree-lined. You will almost surely visit the Late King’s Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangka paintings, masks, jewelry, etc

Afternoon you can also visit Thimpu Dzong which is the administrative headquarter of Bhutan.

Late afternoon drive to Paro for overnight stay.

After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint of the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch, you can visit another important site which you could not complete in previous days.

After lunch, a tour of Bhutan’s national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armor to textiles and thangka paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. An amazing view of Mount. Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be visibly seen from here. Also, visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farmhouse.

After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to connect flight for onward destination. Your trip ends in Kathmandu. Farewell with a happy face!

What's Included


  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • 2 Nights 3 Star accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All necessary permits such and TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking Gears such as Duffle Bag, Walking sticks during trekking (needs to be returned)
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including a guide
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and return
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers including his entire expenses
  • Staff insurance, Salary, necessary equipment, Food, and accommodation
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills
  • Full Board Package in Bhutan with all arrangments

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu because of  early arrival, late departure, or early arrival from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any drinks such as hard or soft
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supports staff and etc.

Customer Reviews


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David Ezra . May 25, 2019
Everest Base Camp Trek and Bhutan tour

I'm a single male and having no experience with trekking, I decided to throw myself in the deep end and do Everest base camp trek. Rather than wanting to do it in a group, I decided to do it solo and have my own tour guide and porter. Bhutan has always been on my bucket list and due to the limited places you can fly from, once I was Kathmandu,…

I’m a single male and having no experience with trekking, I decided to throw myself in the deep end and do Everest base camp trek. Rather than wanting to do it in a group, I decided to do it solo and have my own tour guide and porter. Bhutan has always been on my bucket list and due to the limited places you can fly from, once I was Kathmandu, I just had to go. Being expensive, I went for the minimum 2-night stay.

You can drive yourself mad looking for tours to base camp but I came across Himalayan windows (as they offered my perfect tour of Base Camp and 2 night Bhutan) and messaged them straight away. A swift reply from Anup and I felt the personal touch straight away rather than messages I received back from standard tours. I drove him mad with numerous questions and a couple of days later had a long conversation on the phone and he put all my worries at ease. I just had to make everything was in place as I have no experience any trekking let alone one of this magnitude. Anup was the man for this
I booked my flights to Kathmandu, told him the dates of when I was arriving and leaving and he literally sorted out everything for me from hotels, guide, porter, Bhutan flights, Bhutan visas, all travel to and from the airport so I had nothing to worry about.

I already felt like I knew Anup as a friend beforehand from all our conversations, but Anup personally met me at the airport and then met me later that evening in a bar Kathmandu to get me all the details and introduce me to my porter. I was so happy I booked it through him already and I knew I made the right choice.

The next day, my porter Bibek and I flew together to Lukla, met my tour guide Sonam and the next 10 days was just unbelievable. Never alone for one minute, always meeting people from around the world in the teahouses, and with help of Sonam and Bibek, who were 2 of the funniest, caring, and giving people you could meet, my trek was one of the highlights of my life so far.

On my arrival back to Kathmandu, once again Anup picked me up from the airport and took me to my hotel. I had 2 nights before leaving for Bhutan. The night before I was going, Anup sent a representative to my hotel to give me a lowdown on Bhutan, my flight confirmations, and visas. The next morning Anup made arrangements for me to be taken back to the airport. 2 nights in Bhutan was amazing just to see such a different culture, and of course, the highlight being the trek to Tigers nest monastery. I took a horse halfway as the last thing I wanted to do was another trek.
I was again picked up from the airport and back to Kathmandu for my last night before flying back to London. To my surprise, the next morning Bibek had come in a taxi to take me to the airport. I felt like I had made 3 good friends and have stayed in contact with all 3 of them since back in London.

Overall, all I can say is don’t hesitate to book with Himalayan windows. It’s the best thing I did and Anup is the nicest man you could possibly meet. I hope his business thrives and he does very well as he deserves it. Good luck and thanks for the trip of a lifetime

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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Everest Base Camp is one of the world's popular trekking destinations.  Every mountain lover has a dream of scaling the base camp of mighty Everest. There are several trekking routes in the Everest Region and EBC trek is the most popular one. We have prepared the Top 10 FAQs on Everest  Base Camp Trek (EBC) in Nepal that is prepared based on the experiences from our previous trekkers. If the… Read More »

Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? Yes, it… Read More »

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