Everest Base Camp Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Moderate
- Destination: Everest
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Guest Houses
- Meals: Full Board
- Maximum altitude: 5545M
- Group size: 1 - 32 Pax
- Best Season: Spring, Autumn
- The best trek in the world, visit to Everest Base camp
- Magnificient views of Himalayas from Kalapatthar
- 12 Days fully guided hiking to Everest Base Camp
- Namche Bazaar, one of the most scenic villages in the world
Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the classical and popular trekking trail that started in 1953 from Nepal side. Generally, trekkers love two weeks trek starting and concluding at Lukla, the airport at the south of Sagarmatha National Park. However, alternativey you may start from Jiri spending extra ten days before Phakding. The trail continues via upper Phakding and it follows the Dudh Kosi valley that climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazzar which is the junction for every trekker to the Everest region.
Villages and magnificent rhododendron, magnolia and giant fire forests are intermingled in the region. Enroute, you will pass through Thyangboche monastery, Pangboche and Pheriche villages, rich in Sherpa culture and traditions. The trail follows Khumbu Glacier upto Lobuche, a best point to view the scene of Ama Dablam, Tawache and other peaks then trail leads Gorak Shep. Mount Kala pattar(5554m) is the final destination of this trek which offers the breathtaking views of Himalayan giant, literally, freezing your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung stuffed climb that took you up to there.
Day 01 :Fly to Lukla (2800meters) and start trek to Phakding (2610meters), overnight at guest house.
Transfer to domestic airport and 30-minutes flight to Lukla. The trek begins gently up by the river side, along excellent paved footpaths, passing a multitude of teahouses and scattered green conifers. Phakding at 2,610meters, is a pretty village comprising approximately 35 houses. It is roughly a 3/4-hour walk from Lukla and is located at both sides of Dudh Koshi River.
Day 02 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest - 3440meters), overnight at guest house.
The day will begin with breakfast and walk to Monjo, another beautiful Sherpa settlement of the trek; official entry into the Sagarmatha National Park where you will have to show your permits, at the check point in Monjo.The walk to Namche Bazaar involves a tough uphill climb of about 590m, taking approximately 5/6-hours,As gateway to the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, at an altitude of 3440meters, is famous for its many bakeries and local market which takes place each Saturday. Built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of high Himalaya on the side, the town has restaurants, shops, banks and currency exchange. There are also availability of cyber cafes and pool halls.
Day 03 : Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, overnight at guest house.
It is important to walk to higher altitudes while you stay two days in Namche bazaar. There are options here either to trek to Khumjung where you can visit the local area and to Thame village of Sherpa Everest expediters and syangboche, above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, which was set up by the Japanese to bring affluent tourists into the region for a prime view of Everest. The scheme was brought down by the fact that the hotel was at nearly 4000m and many suffer form altitude sickness.
Day 04 :Trek to Phortse , overnight at guesthouse.
After your breakfast in the Himalayas before we start trekking to Phortse; another magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with short climbing before we reach the Kenjoma.From here the trail steeps down until we reach Phunki Tenga for our lunch. This place has very few lodges with basic services available. Once we finish our breakfast we again cross Dudhkoshi River before ascending to reach Phortse. The trail again goes steep up through beautiful forests with numerous views of villages in the horizon. As the trail ascends up we will also reach Phortse in about an hour where we will be stopping for overnight.
Day 05 :Trek to Dingboche(4360M) , overnight at guesthouse.
The journey will pass through wooded forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalayas begin to surround you. You will contour gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village, this is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to Khumbu. You will then climb up to Dingboche at 4360meters. The views of Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking.
Day 06 : Rest at Dingboche (day hike to Chhukung), overnight at guesthouse.
Today, we will have another day for acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung which offers you a magnificent view of the Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Peak etc.
Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche (4950meters), overnight at guest house.
We will start the trail through gentle uphill climbing on the top of Pheriche Village. Here the trail is mostly clear, Continuing the walk for nearly 2 hours we will be crossing small stream before we reach Dughla.There are only couple of lodges or guest houses available for meals.The trail consists of numerous huge rocks and yaks will be passing nearby.The trail will become slightly easier from here and mostly we will be walking on the flat.Here we come at Lobuche.
Day 08 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400meters) and back to Gorakhshep (5160meters), overnight at guest house.
Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch, the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters.Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.
Day 09 : Trek to Kalapatthar (5545meters) and back to Pheriche, overnight at guest house.
The ascent of Kalapatthar will offers the best view of the Everest. At the top, you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7169m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7861m) and countless other smaller peaks. You will then descend and return to Pheriche.
Day 10 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, overnight at guest house.
After breakfast in the hotel we will walking down. This is the same route that we used to go up on previous days. We will be walking through beautiful villages along the way like Phunki Tenga and Kyanjuma before we reach Namche Bazaar. The views of Himalayas will be still there along with us.
Day 11 : Trek to Lukla, overnight at guest house.
From Namche it's mostly downhill until we reach Phakding. From Phakding it's all the way gentle uphill till we reach Lukla. We will be walking through beautiful green forests having views of villages in the cliffs. Crossing numerous stunning suspension bridges we will reach Phakding. We will have our lunch in Phakding and continue our journey to Lukla. We are coming to conclude our memorable trekking. This is the last day and our final night in the Himalayas . We will also have sights of flights coming to Lukla and flights taking off from Lukla.
Day 12 : Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to your own hotel.
Early morning flight back to Kathmandu will give us spare time to rest or to explore around the Kathmandu or to shop gifts or souvenirs to family and friends. The Lukla flight is exciting but scary. After the guide will drop you at the hotel.
What is included?
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) whilst on trekking.
- Cozy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking as per the itinerary.
- Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes.
- All necessary government and local permits, National Park entry fees.
- TIMS registration card
- An experienced fluent English speaking guide, licensed by ministry of Culture, Tourism Civil Aviation.
- Guide food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
- Nepal Holiday sleeping bag,down jacket, duffel bag and area trekking map.
- Airport transfers during the whole trip as per the itinerary.
- First aid medical kit with Oxymeter to check pulse,heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
- Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek.
What is not included?
- International Airfare, visa fees and re-entry visa fees if applicable
- Meals at Kathmandu except mentioned.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Personal nature expenses like bar bills, beverage bills, hot drinks, telephone bills, laundry etc.
- Porters to carry your luggage (you can add a porter when booking)
- Your Travel Insurance and rescue evacuation, medical costs.
- Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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