Are you a small group of trekkers looking for an affordable trekking package to the Everest Base Camp? Well, search no further! Our experts at Outfitter Nepal have curated a reasonably priced Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek, especially for small groups of 3 to 5 individuals. Please continue reading for more details about the trek itself and its price.
First, let's get acquainted with the Everest Base Camp Small Group trekking journey. Because that's the sole reason you're here, to trek to the foothill of the giant Mt. Everest. Some refer to the Everest Base Camp Small Group trekking route as "the steps to heaven." There's no denying that. Each step you take along the rugged Himalayan trail leads you close to the heavenly beauty that the Everest Region is known for. The trial can get tricky with uneven terrain, but it's ultimately worth it.
Surrounded by giant mountains, you'll feel like you're at the top of the world. The serene beauty of snowy mountain peaks, Khumbu glacier, and icefall will, no doubt, take your breath away. The fresh wind swiftly passing through the prayer flags makes the scenery even more fascinating. Once you're at the top, you won't feel like coming back.
A brief summary of the trek to Everest Base Camp for Small Group
As soon as you land in Lukla, you'll be welcomed by the astonishing vistas of the Himalayas. The scenery improves as you trek to Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, and Everest Base Camp. Well, the journey doesn't end here. In the following early morning, you'll head to Kala Patthar from Gorekshep to experience the spectacular Himalayan sunrise casting golden hues against Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. The panoramic mountain views from the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar, at 5644 meters, look like something out of a fairytale.
To acclimatize well to the increasing altitude and the decreasing oxygen level, we take two rest days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche during our ascent. You can explore the Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries and learn about their culture during your leisure time. It is a must to pay a visit to the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which has gained the name of the "Spiritual Centre of Khumbu." The overall experience feels like a dream.
Reach out to us to turn your dream of conquering the Everest Base Camp into reality. The entire team of Outfitter Nepal is working day and night to provide you with an excellent trekking experience. You can rely on our years of experience in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek
- Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla at a discounted rate for Indians
- Landing at one of the most thrilling airports, Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla
- Cheaper access to Sagarmatha National Park for Indian citizens
- Exploring the breathtaking Himalayan terrain of forests, villages, rivers, glaciers, snowy mountains
- Engaging with local Sherpa people and learning their unique culture and lifestyle
- Visiting the old Tengboche monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region
- Hiking to the foothill of the world's highest mountain peak
- Standing tall at Kala Patthar (5644 m) for a panoramic sunrise view of Mt. Everest
- Experienced guides and potters to assist you during the trek
- Best service with the most affordable price for Indian passport holders
Now, let's go through the highlights of your dream trek to Everest Base Camp for small groups in detail.
Thrilling flight to Lukla airport
Brace yourself! You're going to board a flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, has a small runway of 450 m in length and 20 m in width and lies at a frightening hillside slope of 12% grade, making the landing experience such a thrill. But worry not; the airplane captains are well-trained to ensure a safe landing.
Note: The flights to Lukla usually take off from Kathmandu. However, during peak seasons, the Lukla flights take off from Ramechhap Airport, which is 125 meters drive from Kathmandu. Outfitter Nepal will take care of your airport transfers.
Sagarmatha National Park, with its rich flora and fauna
Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been home to endangered animals and birds for years. During your Everest Base Camp hike, you'd walk through the deep forests, the natural habitat of unique animals like Red Panda and Snow Leopard. If you're fond of birds, it would be a pleasant bird-watching hike for you.
Note: Tourists no longer have to issue TIMS cards to trek in the Everest region. However, there's a requirement for a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit to enter the Khumbu region for NRs. 2000 for all nationalities except for Nepalese.
The mesmerizing mountain views on the route
The Everest Base Camp Small Group Trekking trail in itself is a work of art. The more you ascend in altitude, the more precise will be the enchanting views of the region's mountain peaks. The glorious mountain sunrise you get to witness from the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar, is a lifetime opportunity. The golden hues perfectly decorate the full face of Mt. Everest, along with the surrounding mountains.