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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. This spectacular journey takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal, passing through unmatched natural beauty along with the age old tradition, culture and the hospitality of the Sherpa people. This incredible journey to the Himalayas will leave you with an everlasting memory for a life time.

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short spectacular mountain flight to Lukla, one of the highest airport in the world. The trek in a real sense begins from Lukla, passing through lush forest, high hanging suspension bridges, steep ridges with incredible view all along the way and reach Phakding. And from Phakding, we continue to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region and the gateway to Mt. Everest. We will spend two nights in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing before proceeding further, from here we will pass through several overnight stops like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche with amazing view of the mountain peaks all 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 self guided tour of the city. 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 may include Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. On the later part we will prepare and plan for the trek. 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 trail passes through evergreen forests of pine and rhododendron north up the Benkar valley crossing the Dudh Koshi to Monjo village. This small settlement of Monjo serves as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha National Park is home to several species of Himalayan flora and fauna. After crossing the suspension bridge, our trail winds up past the settlements of Jorsalle alongside the Dudh Koshi river. From here it is a steep uphill hike of about 2 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in trekker’s lodge.

Day 5. In Namche Bazaar.
Today is reserved as acclimatization, as we ascend higher altitude, it is necessary to adapt our body with the surrounding environment. There are several options to do this. We can either hike to the Everest View Hotel past Syangboche airstrip which provides stunning view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. There is also the the option to take a days’ hike to Khumjung or Thame village, these hikes helps us to adjust and adapt with the altitude gain. Overnight in a trekkers lodge.

Day 6. Namche Bazaar – Tengboche(3860m/5hrs).
Leaving Namche the trail winds uphill with beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku all along the way. The trail passes by the Imja Khola, through rhododendron-laden hamlets and emerald pastures to Tengboche. On arrival we shall visit Tengboche monastery and pay our respect. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 7. Tengboche – Dingboche(via Pangboche)(4410m/5hrs).
Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees to the tiny hamlet of Debuche. After crossing several suspension bridges we arrive at the next settlement of Pangboche, from here 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 trekker’s 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 wonderful view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, Taboche along with the panonramic view of the entire Imja Khola valley. Overnight in a trekkers lodge.

Day 9. Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m/5hrs).
Today hike goes through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche. Along the way we pass through Thukla and the Khumbu Glacier, at the moraine there is a memorial yard of those Sherpas and climbers who had lost their lives on the quest of conquering Mt. Everest. As you trek further, you will notice significant changes in the vegetation from bushes to alpine shrubs. Today’s trek ends at Lobuche, a small village with Lobuche peak towering at the background.Overnight in trekker’s lodge.

Day 10. Lobuche-Gorakshep (5180m)-Everest Base Camp (5364m)-Gorakshep (8hrs).
Today is the most anticipated day of the trek, you will be finally able to see the EBC. From Lobuche we hit the trail to Gorakshep, the last stop on the way to the Everest Base Camp. Lunch will be served at Gorakshep and after a short rest we hike to the Everest Base Camp following the Khumbu glacier moraine. Spend some time enjoying the incredible view at the Base Camp and 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.