Everest Base Camp Trekking
- Travel to the base of highest peak of the world.
- Be stunned by the majestic views during the trek.
- Get the opportunity to experience Sherpa people hospitality and explore their lifstyle.
- Experience the adventourous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Everest Base Camp Trek offers a once in a lifetime experience to trekkers and proves to be an iconic trip to the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is exactly the route that has been used by scores of famous mountaineers during their expedition adventure to the highest point on earth. Although this is a quite crowded trekking route, thousands of trekking aspirants want to be in this route to be at the Base of the Mt. Everest and experience the joy of seeing the highest mountain peak of the world along with other numbers of gigantic peaks.
Several suspension bridges, prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries in addition to the magnificent mountains come across the trail add to your trek experience. A close look at the Sherpa lifestyle living in the higher Himalayan region with their distinct culture is an attraction of the trip.
The real thrill of the adventure begins with the flight to Lukla. The flight along the Himalayan peaks crossing various dotted settlements, forests and streams is adventurous. The overall experience of this trekking tour to the Everest base camp is inexpressible in mere words. It’s a simply wonderful feeling that stays with you for the lifetime.
The trip starts from Kathmandu through adventourous flight to Lukla. You will start your trek with our friendly staff whom you will meet at the airport. The trek will be performed as per the itinerary provided.
- Day 1 - Kathmandu Arrival (1,300 m/4265ft)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be greeted by our friendly representative and then we transfer to your pre-booked Hotel. Finish the check-in formalities and then go for a good rest. Depending upon your arrival time, you can take short walking tour around the Thamel – the bustling tourist town of Nepal. Thamel offers all services to tourists including world-class dining experience, Banks, Money changers, ATMs, Supermarket, Gear shop and others. In the later evening, we assemble you to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel.
- Day 2 - Kathmandu – Lukla (2,860 m/ 9,383 ft) – Phakding (2690 m/8825) | 30 mins / 3.30 hrs walk
You drive short to domestic airport terminal for an early morning flight to Lukla – small town developed after the Everest region became famous. Thrilling flight of about 30 minutes that offers spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges, riverbeds, terraced landscape, forest lands at the Lukla airstrip – notoriously famous for one of the most dangerous airports of the world.
You will meet with some crew members here (porters).
Trek for today is short, and easy to begin with as most of the trail descend or have little gentle uphill. After a three and half-hours to four hours’ trek you reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River. Overnight local lodge.
- Day 3 - Trek Phakding – Namche (3,440 m/11,286 ft) | 5-7 hrs walk
After breakfast at the teahouse, we start our longer and tougher day to Namche than previous. The first part is along the river Bhote Koshi in the beautiful forest stretch. You cross several suspension bridges. The last part after lunch is steep uphill for about good two hours. This effort will be rewarded by spectacular beauty of Namche bazar and the view of the Himalayan peaks from here. This homeland of famous climbing tribe Sherpas who migrated to the Everest region crossing the Himalayas centuries ago.
Arrive Namche. Chek-in to your Hotel. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
- Day 4 - Excursion Day to the Everest View Hotel (3,880 m/12565ft) – Namche |1.5 – 5 hrs walk:
After breakfast, you set out for acclimatizing hiking. First, visit around Namche Bazaar – to the top of Namche where Sherpa Museum is located. You will then visit the Sagarmatha National Park’s headquarter from where the breathtaking panoramas of the mountains. The peak you can view includes Mt. Everest (8,848 m /29,029 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/ 27,940 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/ 21,680 ft), Kantenga (6,782 m/ 22,251 ft), Cho-Latse (6,440 m/ 21,128 ft), Tawache or Taboche (6,542 m/ 21,463 ft), Kongde Peak (6,187 m/ 20,298 ft) and others.
If you are still energetic and want to go higher then we hike up the Syangboche Airport (Old Airport) and Everest View Hotel. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan panorama from this high hill-top. The luxury Hotel located at an altitude of 3880 m offers tea/coffee for the trekkers as well, if you want to rest. From here, you can decide to return back to your Hotel the same way, or make a trip to the biggest Sherpa village in Everest region - Khumjung village, where the Hillary school sits.
- Day 5 - Trek Namche – Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft) | 5-7 hrs walk:
Trek to Tegboche both comprises of uphill, downhill, and gentle stretch. First stretch for couple hours is beautiful with rewarding view of the Himalayan peaks. You will walk down to the river in Phungi Tenga, your lunch place, and walk steep uphill for about two hours.
On reaching Tengboche and checking into a teahouse, you will explore the surrounding area and Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of Khumbu region where Tibetan Buddhism is practiced and known for fascinating festival of Mani Rimdu that falls in the month of October-November (date is fixed according to lunar calendar).
Awe-inspiring view of the Himalayan peaks including incredible Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dabalam, Mt. Thmasreku, Gokyo Ri, Kongde Peak, Kantenga, Tawache etcetera make your day. Overnight local lodge.
- Day 6 - Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/ 14,468 ft) | 5 hours walk
On this day we follow the trail into beautiful forest and trek down to the Imja Khola and continue passing through the village of Pangboche (3,900 m/12,795 ft). The hike is not that strenuous, and the view of the peaks make the day breathtaking. The sceneries along our path to Dingboche, known as the “summer valley”, is amazing. We spend our night at Dingboche.
- Day 7 - Dingboche to Chukung (4,710 m/15452ft) and return | 5 hrs trek
Today you are spending another day of acclimatization. After breakfast, walk to Chukung valley along the Imja River upwards. The trail is scenic with the view of Lhotse Shar’s massive south wall and Amadablam on both sides and Island Peak straight ahead. Enjoy lunch at Chukung and return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight local lodge.
- Day 8 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/ 16,108 ft) | 5 hrs walk
Trek starts to be tougher from here. As you are approaching to higher altitude and deserted alpine glacial land, you will struggle to breathe more than earlier days.
On this day we pass through beautiful pastureland, and a village of Pheriche where Trekkers Aid Post that offers treatment and consultation to trekkers on altitude sickness can be seen along the riverbed. We trek our way to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4,910m) crossing Dhugla pass where memorials of those who lost their life in the Himalayas is situated. Overnight at the lodge in Lobuche.
- Day 9 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,598 ft) then back to Gorakshep (5,164 m/ 16,942 ft) | 9 hours walk
After breakfast your big day begins. You set for the Everest Base Camp.
You will walk in the moraines parallel to Khumbu Glacier which is visible from near to Gorakshep – small town where you are sleeping for tonight.
Once you reach Gorakshep, eat some meal and get ready for the Base Camp. The trail is winding in the glacial moraines and on the rocks. It takes about 3 hrs of hiking to reach the base camp from where you take a closer look of Khumbu glacier and even walk crossing it.
This Base Camp located in the southern face is used by the expeditions. If you reach here in March -May, you will see hundreds of colorful tents by climbers.
You will then return back to Gorakhshep after spending some time at the Base Camp. Stay at the lodge in Gorakhshep for the night.
- Day 10 - Hike up to Kalapatthar(5,545m/18,192ft)-Trek down to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft) | walk 8 hours
You start the thrilling day at pre-dawn by steep climb to Kalapatthar – takes about 2.5 hrs – to catch the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. Kalapatthar offers 3600 views of the mountains including the tallest south face of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori.
Enjoy the view of the Sunrise, mountain peaks, Khumbu glaciers and others, take photos, and then climb down to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Tengboche and when you reach Tengboche, you will check into the hotel and overnight there.
- Day 11 - Trek back Pheriche to Phortse (3800 m/12467ft) | 3.30 hrs walk
This day is comparatively short and rewarding day. Phortse is a Sherpa village, off the trail to base camp that remains less explored. Explore the unique cultural identity and spend night in this village at a local lodge.
- Day 12 - Trek Phortse to Monjo (2835 m/9301ft) | 6 hrs walk
After breakfast, we trek all the way to Namche Bazar for lunch. Then we trek down the trail reach Monjo. The trekking is steeply down routed. We spend our night at a local lodge in Monjo.
- Day 13 - Trek from Monjo – Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,317 ft) | 4 hrs walk
From Monjo we trail alongside Dudh Koshi passing the beautiful Phakding on our way. Upon reaching Lukla we thank our crew members and celebrate the completion of our trip. We spend our final night in the mountain air residing at a local lodge.
- Day 14 - Lukla – Kathmandu (1300 m/4265ft) | fly 30 mins
We take a flight to Kathmandu. The flight will be an adventure and thrill in itself given the landscape. Heading towards Kathmandu valley will bring changes in air and leave mountain fresh air back, but you get to rest your body after a long trek. You will get good food after weeks of meal in the Himalayas.
We transfer you to hotel and leave you for the day to explore nearest market and relax. You will spend the night at hotel.
- Day 15 - Departure Day
We will drop you to airport and bid our adieu. You will be taken to airport 3 hrs before the scheduled flight.
- Airport Pick up and Drop
- Tea House(Lodge) accomodation during Trek
- Tea Coffee (3 times a day) during trek.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) three times a day during trip
- A professional trekking Guide.
- Assistant Guide if group is above 5 member
- Air ticket (Kathmandu- Lukla –Kathmandu).
- All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for Trekking Staff.
- Trekking Permit (TIMS).
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
- Municipality Entry Permit.
- Down Jacket, a sleeping bag, Fleece liner and a duffel bag.
- Farewell Dinner
- All government taxes
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen expenses.
- Hotel, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Tips for Guide, Porter & Driver
- Anything that is not mentioned in Inclusion.
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