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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Legend

Duration Maximun Elevation Style of Trek Trek Grade Start Finish
16 Days 5556 m Tea House Medium/Hard Kathmandu Kathmandu
Annapurna Circuit

     Everest Base Camp trek  is definitely one of the most famous trek in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains. The name "EVEREST" is a magnet in itself. Everest at (8848m) is called "SAGARMATHA" in Nepali – "Higher than the Sky" and "CHHOMOLUNGMA" in Tibetan – "Mother Goddess of the Earth". The quickest and easiest way to reach this region is by an Otter flight to Lukla at 2827m, probably the highest airport strip in the world.

The Mount Everest or Solu Khumbu region is the second most popular trekking area in Nepal. It would probably be the most popular destination, but it is more expensive and difficult to get to Solu Khumbu than to the Annapurna area. To get near Everest, you must either walk for a week or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip. Solu Khumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain (8848m.), but also for its pretty, colorful Sherpa villages and monasteries. The nominal goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340m. You cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers climb Kala Patthar, a 5545m bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m.). From Kala Patthar there is a dramatic view of Everest that’s considered one of the best in the world. If you love trekking, then this trip is mandatory.

  An outline of your itinerary:

Day 01:- Arrival

Day 02:-Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking preparation

Day 03:- Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding: (2652m)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche: (3446m)

Day 05: Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4462m)

Day 08: Rest day (Climb Nagarjuna Hill 5100m for acclimatization).

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4951m)

Day 10: Lobuche via Gorak Shep to E.B.C. Khumbu Ice fall back to Gorak Shep (5100m)

Day 11: Climb to Kalapattar back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 12: Pheriche to Phorche Village

Day 13: Back to Namche Bazaar

Day 14: Namche to Lukla

Day 15: Lukla to Katmandu by flight, shopping and relax

Day 16:- Departure Home

           Itinerary in Details:- 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip.

Day 3 Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding [2656m]

A flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 Trek to Namche [3450m]

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Day 5 Rest day in Namche

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche [3867m]

From Namche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi.  We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.

Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche [4462m]

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of well cultivated lush green fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08 A day for rest (we climb Nagarjuna hill (5050m) for acclimatisation

Our well earned day for rest & acclimatization, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill (5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu at 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery where the views just take your breath away, we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house

Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m]

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10 Trek to Lobuche via Gorak Shep to EBC Khumbu Ice fall & back to Gorak Shep [5184m]

To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place: Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Day 11 Climb to Kalapathar & back to Pheriche [5357m]

After some early morning tea/coffee, we climb to Kalapathar (5545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kalapathar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks that include a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks. Yaks are normally regarded as four legged porters in this area due to its tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town. Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here and foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area. We stay over night at a lodge.

Day 12 Pheriche to Phorche village [3985m]

Today’s trek is mostly downhill. As we retrace our steps and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and worth a visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Phorche.

Day 13 back to Namche [3450m]

We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.

Day 14 Namche to Lukla [2800m] your last day on these lovely mountains

Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. This last evening calls for a celebration. We have a party with our Sherpa guides and porters. We sample some chhang (local mountain beer) and try out some Sherpa dance steps. This is a wonderful conclusion to a memorable trip on a merry note. Raj Nepal,an independent tour guide fully encourages camaraderie among the group & crew to give way to a lasting relationship that lasts for a long time to come…

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu

We pack up early and head for the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu

On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia.

Day 16 Depart Kathmandu for home sweet home… Hope to see you again, friend!

Our escort team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or you can stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc- please let us know, we’d be glad to help you for any further programs).

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