Women Everest Base Camp

Women Everest Base Camp

Local Sherpa Women Guide takes you to Everest Base Camp

Back in 2018, we planned and operated an all-women trek to Everest Base Camp co-guided by local Sherpa Women Guides for one of our women tours travel partners.  To undertake this planning, we particularly wanted local women guides from the Khumbu region, since this is their backyard. But the truth was, it wasn’t an easy task, we inquired locally about women guides in Khumbu, and interestingly most of the women actually are running and operating local lodges.  So, it was a challenge for us, and we explored more into it.

After several months of searching for local women guides in Khumbu, we discovered Fura Diki and Nima Doma, both from Khumbu and interestingly had a sorrowful story.  Our intention of hiring local Khumbu women guides was not limited to caste, their poverty level, or their marital status. We eventually found out that they were both widows, whose husband passed away in Everest Expeditions, and were trying to attempt Everest on their own as well in 2019.

In 2019, both of them made it to the Summit of Everest. 2020 hit everyone with Covid 19, and 2021 is also halfway without any travelers or any opportunities for the local guides.

So, for 2022 Fall, we are running the Everest Base Camp Trip, where both Fura Diki and Nima Doma will be leading this trip.  After 2 years of pause, they will now show you their backyard, will share their story of Everest Expeditions, and will definitely make you empower.

Culture

With so many cultures in Nepal, the Khumbu region has its own people and culture that is unique in every way. Get emerged with the locals as you travel through the villages in the Khumbu region.

Landmarks in Kathmandu Valley

Explore few of the glamorous landmarks in the Kathmandu valley. Even though it is the capital city, Kathmandu is still filled with historical locations and old buildings. Walk through these roads as you experience the history of Kathmandu.

Guide : Local Sherpa Women

Get immersed in the Himalayan Culture and Tradition with Fura Diki Sherpa and Nima Doma Sherpa as your local guides. You can expect to get in in-depth experience of local culture and sherpa lifestyle.

Majestic Himalayas

With many of the tallest mountains in the northern part of Nepal. Get a panoramic view of some of the tallest mountains in the Everest region and capture amazing images and moments.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01   Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and they will be displaying a Last Frontiers Trekking signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by us.

Overnight at a hotel. Welcome Dinner
Day 02   Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Fully Guided city tour of kathmandu.

Overnight at a a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 03   Flight to Lukla, Hike to Phakding - 4 hours

Flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport usually takes place early in the morning. We suggest you to make all the sorting and packing the day before, so there is no rush on Day 3. Once you reach Lukla, have your breakfast while our guide will make an arrangement of porters. We assign one porter to every two clients. Begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

If due to weather or any other reason we cannot take the fixed wing flight, then we will fly on a chopper.

Overnight in Phakding, Lunch and dinner included
Day 04   Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400 m) — 5-6 hours

After having breakfast in Phakding, we trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing suspension bridges en route. Hereafter we hike through a beautiful pine forest towards the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. Then, we continue trek in Namche trails, climbing steeply upward beholding the sights of sacred mani stones, colorful prayer flags, raging glacial rivers and beautiful mountains. The Everest Base Camp short trek for today comes to close as you reach Namche Bazaar, the beautiful sherpa town where we stay overnight at a guest house there.

Overnight in Namche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05   Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,400 m) — 4 hours

Namche Bazaar is the first acclimatization spot en route to Everest Base Camp. This popular mountain town is a busy trading hub of native Sherpa people where you can shop mountain gears and clothes, buy local handicrafts, find hotels, guest houses, and visit museums and many more. We spend acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We visit Sherpa Cultural Museum to explore the history and culture of the Sherpa people and their unique traditions and customs. Even more, we hike up to Syangboche Airport (the highest altitude airport of Nepal) and Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel in the world at 13,000 feet. This place offers astounding views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and neighboring mountain peaks.

Overnight in Namche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06   Trek to Debouche (3,798 m) — 5-6 hours

Our trek starts after having breakfast in the morning. We embark on a journey through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail connects with Khumjung. The trek continues descending towards Dudh Koshi River, followed by steep ascent towards Tengboche. On the way, behold the sights of rushing glacial river, beautiful rhododendron forest, and cliff top monasteries. Also, we pay a visit to Tengboche monastery, the famed and largest monastery in the Khumbu region. You will discover powerful spiritual experience, Buddhist celebrations and enactments there. Depending upon arrival time, we will observe a prayer ceremony performed by Lamas either in the morning or evening. From there, we enjoy the breathtaking and stunning view of beautiful mountains- Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde, Tawachee and many others.

Overnight in Debouche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07   Trek to Dingboche (4300 m) — 5-6 hours

Today we trek through trails through coniferous forest to Deboche. From there, we pass suspension bridge over Imja Khola river, and climb uphill towards Pangboche village. From there, we follow the trails towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and finally ascent to quaint traditional Sherpa village, Dingboche. En route, we come across colorful mani stones, prayer flags and breathtaking view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Overnight in Dingboche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08:   Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) — 4 hours

Today is set for acclimatization. Especially, when going on high altitude, we need to take a rest in order to adapt in a new environment and prevent altitude sickness. On this day, we take a short hike to Nangkartshang peak for astounding views of gorgeous Ama Dablam. In the evening, we stroll around the village or you can take a rest. Along the way, we see farmlands surrounded by stone walls to protect food crops grown there.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09:   Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) — 4.5-5 hours

The trail gradually goes uphill to Dughla offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. As you pass through trail, we come across the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. En route, we observe the stone memorials with prayer flags built in the memory of perished climbers. Then, we trek towards Lobuche village; from here we observe a close view of mountain peaks like Nuptse, Lobuche and Pumori.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10:   Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and Back to Gorakshep (5,180 m) — 7-8 hours

This is a great day, a challenging yet fulfilling trek. Prepare yourself for trekking to the base of the world’s tallest mountain- Mount Everest. First we headed to Gorakshep. From here the strenuous trek continues along the alpine trails, moving through rivers, rocky dunes, and moraines. En route to Everest Base Camp, we observe a spectacular view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. From there, you will have a much better view of incredible peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, among others. We return back to Gorakshep and stay overnight there.

Overnight in Gorekshep. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11:   Hike Up to Kalapathar (5,555 m) early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) — 7-9 hours

In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. This place offers the best viewpoint for observing panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chagatse, Pumori and many more. Finally experience the fascinating trip of lifetime and profound phenomenon of mountains, standing on the highest elevation of the entire trip, 5555m. From there, we descent to Gorak Shep for breakfast and continue hiking towards Pheriche.

Overnight in Pheriche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12:   Trek back to Debouche (3,798 m) — 4 hours

We trek the same route back to Debouche.

Overnight in Debouche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13:   Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,400 m) — 4-5 hours

We trek the same route back to Namche. On the way, we pass Tengboche that leads to our ultimate destination Namche, for overnight stay. En route we come across Dudh Koshi gorge, forests filled with rhododendron, pine, Himalayan birch, juniper trees, colorful pheasants, mountain goats to name a few.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14:   Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) — 6-7 hours

This is the final leg of our epic and adventurous trek in the Everest region as we retrace the same path back to Lukla. Now is the time to reflect back on this adventurous trip of your lifetime and celebrate our extraordinary achievement. We can spend our free time stroll around the Lukla village, and enjoying the sightseeing. We close the sojourn with dinner in the evening. Have fun, dance, celebration drink with your team members.

Overnight in Lukla. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15:   Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla (2,804 m)

If we don’t have a regular fixed wing flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, then we will take a chopper ride back to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu. Breakfast
Day 16:   Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

We will be touring some more sites in Kathmandu today. Some of the highlights for today will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
Day 17:   Transfer to the International Airport for Your flight Home

Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes — our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Breakfast included.
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Local Sherpa Women Guides

Your guides both Fura Diki and Nima Doma are 2 inspiring widow women who summitted Everest in 2019. Both of them went through mountaineering courses, and are also getting lesson in English. These 2 ladies come from the Khumbu region, and are single women parent, who are independent and shows strong role model for every one of us. Let’s explore the Khumbu region with them.

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Tour Pricing

Shared Room
$3,990/person
Single Room
$4,540/person

Cancellation Policy

  • Last deposit payment to book is 40 days prior to arrival date
  • Final Payment to be made 30 days prior to arrival date
  • 50% cancellation charge, if cancelled 20 days prior to arrival date
  • 100% cancellation charge, if cancelled 10 days prior to arrival date

Price includes

  • 4 nights at Hotel Marshyangdi Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • Transfer within the country on private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner on Day 1 & Farewell Dinner with drinks on Day 16
  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 2 (excludes drinks)
  • Domestic Internal flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • If due to weather or any reason your fixed-wing plane doesn’t fly, then we covered you for a Chopper ride for one time.
  • Entrance Fee & Guide Fee for Tours in the city
  • Good Condition Tea Houses/Lodges for accommodation on trek
  • Guest orders all 3 meals per day from lodge menu (no restrictions)
  • Lunch from Day 03 – until Day 14 Breakfast
  • Boiled Water, Tea, Coffee, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea included
  • Local Women Trekking Guide and Porters fee, accommodation, and meals
  • Last Frontiers duffel bag for trek portion & give away as well
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fee
  • Trekking Guide/Porter insurance covered
  • Tour on Day 16 as well

Price excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips to city Guide & Drivers
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Bottled liquid like water, Juice,
  • Any soda or alcoholic drinks
  • Any Meals not mentioned
  • Gifts, Souvenirs, Donations
  • Gratitude to trek guide & porter

Why take this trip with us?

Bucket List

Many of Nepal’s areas are yet in developing states or are underdeveloped to explore. We have particularly selected to trek through the Sagarmatha National Park because this is one of the must do things during a lifetime. Explore the Khumbu region of Nepal, and you will be amazed to see Everest, its people, and have it checked.

Be inspired

We believe in so much more than travel. We are always striving towards helping the local economy and the environment in our trips. We have partnered with many organizations that has a purpose on our trip. With this trek we are cooperating with the local Sherpa women of the Khumbu region to promote Women Empowerment.

Explore

Every location has their own people, culture and tradition; Sherpas are the major inhabitants of this location. Sherpas have been residing in the foot of the Himalayas since long. Because of this Sherpas are very adept in this cold and high altitude location. Explore and get involved with the people of the Himalayas and experience their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

What To Expect

Note on Itinerary

Although we generally stick to the schedule date, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, lodging availability, and the group’s general timing.

Qualifications

The Langtang trek is considered moderate. It’s a great introduction to trekking the Himalayas, particularly if you are nervous of the more high altitude expeditions. The highest point on the trail is 5,364 meters. However, you will have the option to opt out if you wish.

 Air Travel

Please check with your travel agent for a better route to fly into the arriving destination. We advise you to check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

Weather

The two best seasons for the Everest trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec). The winter months are also possible, however, you will have to prepare yourself with some cold nights!

Distance of the Trek

The route is 65 miles or 110 km. This means that you will be trekking for an average of 6 hours per day on the 17 day itinerary.

Lukla Flight Note

Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you.

In such a situation, we have covered you to take a Helicopter ride from the airport to airport.  It can be from either other end airports.  We will be able to cover 1 time use of helicopter one-way only.

The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Last Frontiers upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Want to experience the wonder land of the Khumbu region?

Frequently asked questions

1. What travel insurance do I require?
– You will require Travel Insurance. If you need any clarification, do not hesitate to contact us.

2. I am traveling alone, can I still book the trip?
– For any single room travelers, we suggest you to email us, and provide us your request. If you wish to room single, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement noted on the trip itinerary. During the trek, we will do our best to provide you Single Room depending on availability.

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