EBC Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour - 16 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
  • A noteworthy walk to the base camp of Mount Everest.
  • Travel through the lush green forests, traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and wonderful sights.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community.
  • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa and Tharu people.
  • Witness a wide scope of flora and fauna during the Jungle Safari.
  • Get exhilarating sights of several mountains including Mount Everest.

Challenge yourself with a thrilling adventure to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m). Everest base camp trek, the most admired trek is an epic excursion that will take you deep into the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Traverse through the lush green forests, traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, majestic waterfalls, icy glaciers, and the wonderful sights of the highest snow-capped peaks. The strenuous journey to Chitwan National Park is another exhilarating adventure this trip offers you experience. The unique culture of Tharu you get to experience as you get acquainted with the endangered wild animals is another highlight of this trip. 

Everest Base camp trek and Chitwan Jungle safari is a unique combination from the high region filled with ice and glaciers along with the world’s highest mountain to warm southern Nepal around the subtropical area where dense forest is located. The journey starts as you take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of the Khumbu region, as the walk leads to the charming Sherpa villages famous for the warmest hospitality and cultures. Travel through the colorful forests filled with pine and rhododendron trees, the biggest monasteries, tranquil lakes, and waterfalls with close magnificent views of Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Lhotse, etc. Marvel at the amazing views of the massive Khumbu icefall and glaciers confined with the giant mountains from the base camp. From the popular vantage point Kalapthar, enjoy the dreadful panorama of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and many more at a close distance. Then, the journey takes you to the next destination, Chitwan National Park, regarded as Asia’s perfect place for a thrilling wildlife safari on the sentry of rare wild animals and different species of exotic birds. 

You also get to explore and witness a wide range of ecosystems including rare flora and faunas during the safari tour at the Chitwan National Park. With an amazing memory on your backpack and an exhilarating experience, head back to Kathmandu with a scenic drive.

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    You will be greeted by one of our representatives upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel and a short briefing about the program itinerary takes place. In the evening wander the bustling Thamel areas on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel

      Today, you’ll be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lukla. Enjoy a scenic flight of 30 minutes to the gateway of the Everest region. Upon reaching meet the rest of the crew members at the Lukla airport. Then, the adventurous journey begins in Phakding walking through the colorful forests, and charming villages of the Sherpa people. Catch the incredible view of Kusum Kangaru before reaching Phakding. Overnight at teahouse

        Starts the trek along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing the thundering river on the exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. Along the way enjoy a glimpse of Mt. Everest and enter the Sagarmatha National park, get your permit verified and continue walking through the pine forest for an hour after then you will reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at teahouse

          Spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimate your body and adjust to the thinning year by exploring the city or an optional trip to the Everest view hotel, the highest hotel in the world from where you can witness the incredible view of sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and many others glimpse of the peaks. Overnight at teahouse

            The day begins with a steep climb to Kyanguma through the pine forests then further ascend to Tengboche as the trail might be a little difficult, but the rewarding views of Mt. Everest and other glimmering peaks relief your pain and provides a charm to your face. The tree line of the Khumbu region becomes thinner as you gain more elevation. As you reached to explore the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region – Tengboche monastery. See how they pray every day and learn more about Buddhist culture. Overnight at teahouse

              Travel through a forest before crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja River, walk past small Stupas, Chortens, and Mani walls making your way to the Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpa in the region. As you walk onward from Pangboche the tree line decreases to a dry and deserted area. Dingboche is commonly known as “The Summer Valley” of the Khumbu region and has Mani walls and prayer wheels lined along the village. Witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas before heading back to your cosy bed in the tea house. Overnight in teahouse

                Starts the day with a steep climb to Dughla, the trail of the day is a bit tough as you are reaching the higher elevation and so close to the awaited destination. From there, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of Khumbu glaciers where you will get to see a memorial dedicated to Sherpas and trekkers who lost their lives during the summit. Witness the amazing close views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Lobuche peak and others as you reach Lobuche. Overnight in teahouse

                  The most awaited day comes today! Hike up to 2 hrs to reach Gorakshep, the world’s highest place of human settlement located on a frozen lakebed. The trail is comparatively challenging with the steep and icy trail with rocky dunes and moraine. On reaching the base camp of the world’s highest Mt. Everest the incredible views of the intense Khumbu glacier as well as the Khumbu icefall will amaze you for a while. After capturing enough memories head back to Gorakshep overnight.

                    Get ready early in the morning to hike up to the popular vantage point Kalapathar, for the indescribable views of the sunrise over the majestic highest snow-capped peaks. The summit is challenging yet the most rewarding with the splendid sunrise view and the marvelous panorama of nearly a dozen peaks such as; Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many others. Capture the unforgettable moments of your life as standing in front of the highest Mt. Everest (8848m). Spending time in the top Kalapathar provides an exhilarating experience for a lifetime. For an overnight stay trek down to Pheriche.

                      Retrace the trail back to Namche witnessing the glimmering views of the Himalayas. Cross the suspension bridges, past small Sherpa villages of Monjo, Benkar, Phakding and others, lush forests then finally reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in teahouse

                        The trail to Lukla is mostly downhill and full of steep descends along the Dudh Koshi, passing the Sherpa village of Monjo, Benkar, Phakding and Cheplung. The walk leads up and down with the last climb of an hour to reach Lukla for the last overnight in the Khumbu/Himalayan region. 

                          Enjoy a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into a hotel and you can take a rest and relax your body after the cautious adventure of a lifetime. In the evening stroll around the market areas, bustling tourist hub Thamel and many others as you like on your own to explore. Overnight in teahouse

                            The journey takes you to another delightful destination- Chitwan with a scenic drive. Along the way, enjoy the scenery of green hills, beautiful landscape, Nepalese settlements and many more. The cultures, lifestyles and traditions are completely different and unique as you get from the people of the Himalayan region; enjoy the day exploring after you reached. Tharu dance is the most attractive cultural dance which provides you with a beautiful experience beyond your expectations. At the same time acquire some knowledge about their daily living and the rich cultures. After all, head back to the hotel for overnight.

                              A beautiful day starts as you head to the Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari. The foremost activities you will be doing is canoe riding in the Rapti River where the Gharials and crocodiles can be seen in close view along with the various species of birds. Next, visit the elephant breeding center and see how the elephants are taken care of and the breeding process. Relish the amazing experience of bathing in the cool water of Rapti River enjoying the shower provided by an elephant. Enjoy walking through the subtropical forests with a professional guide who takes you to the famous spot of the National Park. Later on, either you can go for a jeep safari or an elephant safari to observe the various wildlife in their natural terrain also the wild flora and fauna. If you are lucky enough, you will get to a confrontation with one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. Likewise, the day ends with a great experience of wildlife safari in Chitwan, staying overnight in a hotel. 

                                Today, you’ll be transferred to the bus station for the drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into a hotel and relax your body. In the evening explore the sparkling market areas of the Kathmandu valley on your own. Overnight in teahouse

                                  Here the trip comes to an end today so, you will be transferred to the airport before 3 hrs scheduled flight. We hope to meet you again in the near future.

                                  Cost Details

                                  Cost Includes
                                  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
                                  • 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                  • 2 Night Accommodation on full board basis at 3-star category hotel in Chitwan
                                  • All Jungle activities in Chitwan as per itinerary
                                  • 3 standard meals a day during a trek
                                  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
                                  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
                                  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
                                  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Everest trip.
                                  • Porter services for 11 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
                                  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
                                  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                                  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee
                                  • First aid medicine kit
                                  • Farewell dinner with cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
                                  • Government taxes & office service charge
                                  Cost Excludes
                                  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
                                  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
                                  • Alcoholic drinks and any other beverages.
                                  • Hot showers during the trek (Approximately Extra 2 USD Per Showers)
                                  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
                                  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
                                  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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