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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal

16

Days

TREK

Trip highlights

• Visit World Heritage sights in Kathmandu
• Spectacular mountain flight to and from Lukla.
• Explore the bustling Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar.
• Experience the unique Sherpa culture and their generous hospitality
• Visit the Everest Base Camp at 5364m
• Experience the breathtaking view of sunrise over the snowcapped peaks from the summit of Kalapatthar at 5644m
• Remarkable views of the Khumbu Glacier.
• Breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m) and surrounding mountains in Khumbu region.
• Get close to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest(8,848m).
• Visit the ancient monasteries of Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It is considered as one of the most exhilarating adventure on Earth. Ever since the successful completion of the expedition to summit the Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. It has become every trekkers dream to set foot at the Everest Base Camp. The journey originates in Khumbu region filled with its distinct landscape, natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna along with one of the best opportunity to view the world’s highest peak from so near.

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short spectacular mountain flight to Lukla, one of the highest airports in the world. Then from here it commences to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest Base Camp and the largest settlement of the Sherpa Community in the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is a perfect place to rest and acclimatize; you will spend two nights here before proceeding further. From here the trail ascends traversing through alpine woodlands and rhododendron forest, winding along steep ridge lines and river gorges. Across several overnight stops like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche with amazing view of the mountain peaks along the way until Gorakshep. From Gorakshep we will hike to Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar and then retrace back through Pheriche, Namche, Lukla and finally to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary


Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can either relax at your hotel or take a short walk to the Thamel area. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2. In Kathmandu(trek preparation).
Today in the first half we will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city that includes Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. On the later part we will prepare and plan for the trek for the next day. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3. Fly to Lukla-Trek to Phakding(2652m/3hrs).
This morning we will take a short spectacular 30 minute flight to Lukla, which offers good views of the mountain peaks. On arrival gather our gears and head for Phakding(3hrs). The trail goes through scenic landscape and local villages. Overnight in a trekkers lodge.

Day 4. Phakding – NamcheBazaar (3440m/6hrs).
The trek from Phakding goes through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension bridge and reach the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes through several settlements and reach Chautara from where we get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest and from here we continue uphill until Namche Bazaar. Evening free to explore the Namche Bazaar area. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 5. In Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar is the centre of Sherpa Community and the most vibrant town in the Himalayas. This day is for acclimatization and altitude adaptation. There are several options how you wish to spend the day. We can suggest you for a short hike up to Everest View Hotel passing through Syangboche airstrip and also visit the Sherpa Culture Private Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight in Trekkers lodge.

Day 6. Namche Bazaar – Tengboche(3860m/5hrs).
From Namche it is an easy uphill hike towards Tengboche, the home of the famous Tengboche monastery. The trail passes by the Imja Khola (Imja River), through rhododendron-laden hamlets and emerald pastures with majestic view of peaks like the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku along the way. On arrival we shall visit Tengboche monastery and pay our respect to the mother goddess. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 7. Tengboche – Dingboche(via Pangboche)(4410m/5hrs).
Our next stop on the trek is Dingboche, also known as the summer valley. From Tengboche, we hike over the Imja Khola, Pangboche village, crossing several suspension bridge and passing though several small villages. From today we will find a remarkable change in the vegetation, the mountain vegetation changes to short bushy alpine vegetation. Along the way we come across occasional stone walls carved with prayers and colorful prayer flags swaying in the Himalayan breeze. Upon reaching Dingboche, we can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Amadablam peaks that tower over the village. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 8. Acclimatization Day - hike to Nagarjuna (Nangkartshang) hill view point (5073 m)(3-4hrs).
This is another day reserved for acclimatization. Today we hike up the Nagarjuna(Nangkartshang)hill, the hike is uphill and rather strenuous, but the effort is worth the journey. From the top we can have the panoramic view of the Imja valley and the majestic peaks like the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lobuche and surrounding peaks. Overnight in a trekkers lodge.

Day 9. Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m/5hrs).
Today we head towards Lobuche, a small Sherpa settlement with the Lobuche Peaks looming at the background. Along the way we pass through Thukla and the Khumbu Glacier along a memorial yard to those Sherpas and climbers who had lost their lives on the quest of conquering Mt. Everest.
The trek goes past pasture lands with noticeable change in the vegetation to lush forest to sparsely dotted alpine shrubs. Overnight in trekker’s lodge.

Day 10. Lobuche-Gorakshep (5180m)-Everest Base Camp (5364m)-Gorakshep (8hrs).
Today is one of the most anticipated day of the trek. We head towards Gorakshep, the last human settlement we encounter on the way to EBC. We stop here for lunch, after lunch continue our journey alongside the Khumbu glacier moraine towards the base camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we will return back to Gorakshep for overnight. Overnight in a trekkers lodge.

Day 11. Gorakshep – KalaPatthar(5643m)-Pheriche(4210m)(7hrs).
Wake up early at 4am in the morning and start hike to Kalapatthar, one of the best vantage points for spectacular sunrise and the best panoramic views of the Everest, Nuptse and the entire Everest range. After enjoying the breath-taking views, trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m) via Lobuche and Thukla. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 12. Pheriche-Namche(7hrs).
Descend down the Pheriche valley with views of Ama Dablam and join the main Imja Khola valley and then down past Pangboche, Tengboche and finally to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 13. Namche-Lukla(7hrs).
Today we have a long day to hike all the way from Namche Bazaar to Lukla retracing our route past Phakding. We will spend our last night in Lukla celebrating the completion of our Everest adventure. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 14. Lukla-Kathmandu.
First hour in the morning fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the afternoon is free to rest and relax or pursue your own interest. Overnight in hotel.

Day 15. In Kathmandu.
This day is reserved for any delays in Lukla-Kathmandu flight(frequent cancellation due to unpredictable mountain weather). Free day in Kathmandu, you can request for a local sightseeing around the valley. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 16. Departure.
Transfer to the airport for departure homewards.

  • Group Size2-8

  • MealsOnly breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals included while on trek.

  • Trip Accommodation3-4*hotels in Kathamandu and trekkers lodge/tea house during the trek.

  • RouteKathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Everest Base Camp-Gorakshep-Pheriche-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu

  • Trip Type Trekking

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November

  • Lean MonthsFebruary, June, July, August

  • Not RecommendJanuary, December

Prices & Dates

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Included

• All airport and hotel transfer by private vehicle.
• Round trip domestic flight tickets to and from Lukla.
• Sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local tour guide as per itinerary.
• Accommodation in  listed or similar(3-4*) hotels in Kathmandu and in local village lodges /tea house during the trek.
• Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu with one welcome/farewell dinner, three standard meals including 3 coffee/tea during the trek.
• One experienced English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two members) during the trek.
• Meals, wages, transportation, insurance and trekking gears for guide, porter and trekking staff.
• All necessary paper work and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permit)
• All Government taxes and service charges.

Not included

• Nepal entry visa.
• International flight to and from Kathmandu.
• Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
• Personal Travel Medical Insurance(covering rescue and evacuation recommended).
• Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
• Hot showers during the trek.
• Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
• All other personal expenses not listed in the included section

Accommodations

3-4* category hotel in Kathmandu and in trekkers lodge/tea house while on trek.