Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,545m

About Trip

Combine the ancient spiritual practice of yoga with the thrill of trekking in the Himalaya. Not only will you be in the Himalaya, but this trekking route is ranked as one of the best trails in the whole world! Sharpen your body and mind while being in the presence of several of the highest peaks in the world, including the behemoth Mount Everest(8848 meters).

Yoga is a mental, spiritual and physical practice of disciplining and strengthening oneself. It is mostly practiced mostly by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains, though it has rapidly spread to the west and become a secular practice. Anyone and everyone can enjoy the beauty of yoga. Is there a better place on Earth to experience this enlightening activity? Find a sense of inner peace at the lap of the world’s highest summit!

There is a lot more to yoga than strengthening and relaxing the body (though that does help a lot during our trek!). It is about strengthening self-awareness and cultivating a higher consciousness in the individual. The trekking helps this even more because we are hiking through pristine sceneries. We are detached from the worries and anxieties that sometimes way down on us during our everyday life. 

This unforgettable journey will stick with you forever! Every day we begin and end the day with yoga and meditation. There is no better way to wake up and fall asleep.

The trek starts with a flight to Lukla, considered to be one of the most dangerous flights in the world (do not worry, you will be safe!). It is a slow and steadyclimb from here on. One notable stop is in Namche Bazaar – the center point of Sherpa trade and tourism. Busy shops, bakeries, and guesthouses are packed along the stone streets. It is a lovelytown to spend a day acclimatizing and exploring.

Another fascinating placeis Tengboche Monastery – a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastic complex. Receive some blessings here before traversing higher and higher into the rugged and barren environment. Reaching Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable moment. There is so much history to this legendary place, you can feel it in the air.

Kala Patthar, though, outshines Everest Base Camp in terms of sheer beauty. This is the best place to see Mount Everest, so enjoy its splendor. Also admire dozens of other rugged ridges and peaks surrounding it. Youcan see several more of the world’s tallest mountains, including Lhotse, Makalu, and others.

Throughout the trek, you feel at peace from hours of yoga and meditation. You become more present throughout the journey and your spirit is filled. You will be glowing for days following the trek. We would love to share this amazing experience with you!

To join our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek, you do not need to have any previous yoga experience. We guide you through the in’s and out’s of the practice, while making you feel comfortable and welcome. Whether you have lots of yoga experience or none at all, you will enjoy our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek. Also, you only need a basic level of fitness for the trekking. Our itinerary allows for slow and steady acclimatization so anyone can join our adventure.

It is possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year. The best times, though, are spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming. During the fall, the skies are usually clearer. Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Highlights

  • Practice yoga at the lap of the highest mountain in the world!
  • Begin and end each day with yoga and meditation
  • Participate in a world class journey through the Himalaya that will be cherished forever
  • Make it to the top of Kala Patthar (5545 meters) and enjoy the best view of Mount Everest (8848 meters)
  • Receive blessings from several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries along the way

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival to TIA, we pick you up and take you to your hotel. In the evening, we brief you on the upcoming adventure. Overnight in hotel.

    Have breakfast at the hotel and head off for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, including its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spend the day visiting Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the historical and cultural significance of each spot. Spend your evening as wish, wandering around and preparing for the trek. Overnight in hotel.

      A gripping flight from the Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla kicks off the adventure. The window shows spectacular mountain views are all around. After the quick flight, we start on the lovely trail. The route passes Sherpa villages and everything that comes with that – including their fields of crops and Tibetan Buddhist monuments. As we reach Phakding, KusumKanguru and other mountains make their presence known. Overnight at the guest house.

        On our first full day of our trek, the trail climbs through pine and rhododendron forests. Check in at the TIMS post and carry on. A little bit later, just past Monjo, we check into Sagarmatha National Park and the DudhKoshi as it goes higher in elevation. Before Namche Bazaar, Mount Everest pops into view and makes the scene even more magnificent. Overnight at the guest house. 

          We pass the day just letting our bodies adjust to the change in altitude. The wears on our bodies, so we try to prevent problems by slowly ascending. As the saying goes, “climb high, sleep low.”Climb up to Khumjung and visit the Sagarmatha National Park Museum. Fromthis spot, we have awesome views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and AmaDablam. Then, spend time exploring Namche Bazaar, which is packed with shops and bakeries. There is lots to see today! Overnight at the guest house.

            Wake up with a tasty breakfast in Namche. Trek up again toKhumjung and admire the stunning views. Carry on untilPhungiThanga, where the trail splits. One way goes to Gokyo and the other to Everest Base Camp. We take the one to Everest Base Camp, which goes uphill. Pine and rhododendron forests surround us. After a little while more, we arrive inTengboche, where there is a large monastery. Overnight at the guest house. 

              A drastic change in scenery happens today. We move past the tree line into the barren, rocky alpine area. During the trek, we enjoy dramatic mountain vistas, including views of Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam. After passing the Imja River, we reach Pangboche, a beautiful spot to have lunch. Further along the Imja Valley lies Dingboche, after one final ascent. Overnight at the guest house.

                Stay in Dingboche for an extra day to acclimatize and explore, following the mantra of climb high, sleep low. So, we climb up the Chhukung Valley. Throughout the hike, crystal clear peaks surround us. The hike is steep and difficult, but rewarding. After we are finished, we head back down to Dingboche and rest. Overnight at the guest house. 

                  Higher and higher we go, up to Lobuche. Distance-wise, it is not too far. However, the high altitude makes it hard on us. To Thukla, the trail is relatively even. We can have lunch here and to give ourselves energy. Make a final push to Lobuche and enjoy the stunning views. Overnight at the guest house. 

                    Let’s make it to Everest Base Camp today! Ascend first to Gorakshep, stopping at our guest house to drop off our bags. With our day packs, we push to base camp along a steep and rocky trail. Shoot some photographs and savor the moment of being at this historical place. Check out the Khumbu Icefall, Mt.Khumbutse and Pumori. When you are ready, we descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at the guest house.

                      The trek gets even better today as we head to Kala Patthar – the best place to view Mount Everest. It’s a bit difficult getting there, but it is totally worth it. Besides Everest, you can see many more magnificent peaks. Then, descend all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at the guest house. 

                        After breakfast, keep moving down towards Namche Bazaar. Onthe same trail, we get to seeall the beauty a second time. Take some time to revisit Tengboche Monastery or any other site you missed or especially liked the first time. Have a little celebration in Namche in the evening! Overnight at the guest house. 

                          The last day on the trail takes us back to Lukla. Enjoy the last of the mountain views. Walk over six high suspension bridges before reaching Lukla. Also, enjoy the last moments in typical Sherpa settlements. Stop in Phakding for lunch and then hike for a couple more hours to Lukla. Overnight at the guest house. 

                            After breakfast, stroll on over to Tenzing-Hillary Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day in Kathmandu as you wish! Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at the hotel. 

                              We pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Airport. Thank you for trekking with Ashmita Trek and Tours! We hope to see you soon.

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                                What's Included

                                • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan International Airport.
                                • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
                                • All transportation during the itinerary.
                                • Guest house accommodation during the trek.
                                • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
                                • Sagarmatha National Park Fee.
                                • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters.
                                • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters.
                                • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
                                • All necessary trekking equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
                                • First Aid Kit.
                                • Maps.
                                • Service charge and government taxes.
                                • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
                                • International Airfare.
                                • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast).
                                • Personal expenses (shopping, extra snacks, etc.)
                                • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
                                • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses.
                                • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee.
                                • Tips for guide and porter.
                                • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary.
                                • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

                                Useful Information

                                • Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Kalapatthar - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu
                                • Trip Style : Lodge to Guest house Trekking
                                • Activity:Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
                                • Group Size:Min. from 2pax
                                • Activity Per Day:Approximately 4-6 hr walking
                                • Best Season:February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

                                Trekking Equipments And Gear List

                                Trekking equipments and gears may be the difference between an enjoyable and a miserable trek in any trekking trail, be it Everest region or Annapurna region or other trails. It is suggested that you carry minimum possible trekking equipments, gears and clothing while trekking and leave your valuables such as jewelries back in your home. Pay attention to the limit of the weight of your luggage and avoid unnecessary equipments yet be prepared for the changing weather conditions along the varying elevations, subjective to the season of your trek. It is to be understood that the following list of equipments and gears is a general guideline for the trekkers and the precise list of equipment matches to the list mentioned below, only to differ on the basis of season and trek duration. Personal items are subject to the matter of individual interest and choice.

                                For Kathmandu you should carry light clothing (for most of the year) and warm fleece or similar jacket for winter months.

                                General Gears and Clothing : 

                                • Duffel bags or Rucksack (rugged and waterproof duffels are preferable)
                                • Daypack (25-30 liters)
                                • Sleeping bags (4 seasons sleeping bag)
                                • Down Jacket

                                Upper Body Clothing

                                • T-shirts or Shirts (synthetic t-shirts that absorb sweat are preferred)
                                • Base Layer or thermal inner-wears  (synthetic long johns) and Mid-Layer (additional warm layer  wool sweater, fleece or jacket that can be worn with other layers) clothing
                                • Waterproof jacket (nylon or Gore-Tex jacket with hood, about mid-thigh in length, full length zip light and expedition weight thermal tops)
                                • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
                                • Breathable and waterproof Shell Jacket
                                • Casual clothing (for travel/meals, sweatshirt or light jacket for evening may be preferable)

                                Lower Body Clothing

                                • Climbing/Trekking Pants (that allows freedom of movement and/or stretch, breathable and synthetic fabric)
                                • Long Trekking pants (preferably that zip on/off at the knees)
                                • Hiking shorts for warm weather (not cotton)
                                • Lightweight long  underwear (capilene or other synthetic)
                                • Soft shell pants (synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable)
                                • Hard shell pants (waterproof and breathable, easier to put on pver boots without getting undressed)
                                • Cotton Pants

                                Hands

                                • Fleece gloves
                                • Warm mittens and/or gloves
                                • Liner gloves (thin wool or synthetic for mild days or as a base layers inside other gloves for additional warmth)
                                • Instant hand warmers (optional)

                                Feet

                                • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
                                • Trekking Boots (Medium-weight trekking boots preferably Gore-Tex/Codura style, waterproof and broken-in)
                                • Gaiters (seasonal): To keep snow, mud, dust and rocks out of your hiking boots
                                • Sandals (optional)
                                • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavy weight woolen socks to be worn over liner socks)

                                Head/ Eyes/ Ears

                                • Shade hat or baseball cap (draping a bandana or head scarf down the back of their head below the  cap may be preferred by some)
                                • Warm Wool or synthetic hat
                                • Glacier glasses with UV protection, side shields and hard-sided storage case
                                • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
                                • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)

                                Medical and First-Aid Kits

                                • Personal first-aid kit with blister treatment such as mole skin, band aids, ointment, etc.
                                • Antibiotic for upper respiratory problems
                                • Antibiotic for Gastrointestinal problems
                                • Diamox for acclimatization
                                • Extra strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
                                • Asthma medication, if any history of such

                                Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

                                • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
                                • Multipurpose soap or handwash
                                • Face and body moisturizer
                                • Feminine hygiene products
                                • Nail clippers
                                • Wet wipes
                                • Sanitizers
                                • Tissue/toilet roll

                                Optional (Luxuries)

                                • Adjustable trekking poles
                                • Reading materials, Pen and pencil, journal & notebooks, binoculars, Travel map or guide book
                                • Favourite snack food
                                • Sleeping bag liner
                                • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
                                • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women to avoid getting up for chilly late night trip in case of nature call

                                Miscellaneous Items

                                • Luggage locks
                                • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
                                • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
                                • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
                                • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
                                • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type
                                • Bandans

                                Documents

                                • Valid Passport
                                • Passport size photos (2 + copies).
                                • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and provide us one just in case if you need to change the date of your flight).
                                • Dollars, Pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing  Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants, hotels, gratuities, purchasing own drinks and gifts
                                • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines, traveler's checks, etc.

                                 Note:

                                Ashmita Trek and Tours does not take responsibility for any problems incurred by weather, damages to personal property, etc. We will do our best to prevent/handle any problems that happen. There is a chance that transportation to and from Lukla may be delayed due to road and weather conditions. Therefore, it is recommended to book your International flight with several days margin.  It is possible to fly to Kathmandu if necessary (for an additional cost).