Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas. Thousands of trekkers visit this beautiful region of Nepal each yearT. The two week trek through the Sagarmatha National  Park to Everest Base Camp takes you to the land of Sherpa’s following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, Tilman and other pioneers of the Himalayas.

 

The Everest Trek has been calling out to trekkers and climbers since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest took place in 1953.


 The trails that climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain offer some of the most spectacular scenery and challenging trekking in Nepal.The trail to Everest Base Camp has been extensively developed for trekking, with well maintained trails and plenty of guest houses.

 

The Solukhumbu Region is homeland to the Sherpa people whose  reputation for their excellent skills in trekking and climbing  mountains is recognized worldwide. The Buddhist monuments of the Sherpas, called Stupa’s, and Chorten’s and the Gompas (monasteries) mirror the towering landscape all around the Sagarmatha National Park, which is also  rich in flora and fauna, and rare species of animals, such as the Snow Leopard and the Lesser Panda.
To start the trek we will fly to Lukla, whose airstrip is not quite an hour’s flight from Kathmandu. 

 

The trail to Everest Base Camp begins at Lukla, first gently decending to the village of  Phakding, and then following the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing steadily to Namche Bazaar, a large  bustling town of Sherpa People. During the first day we will pass through a number of small villages, interspersed with magnificent forests, moss covered groves of Rhododendron trees, (Laligurans, the national flower of Nepal) waterfalls, Magnolia trees and giant firs.
The trail ascends from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche through meadows where the beast of burden, the Yaks graze . Our trek will finally take us to the sandy plain of Gorak Shep, Here we will climb up amongst large boulders to the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m) Here you will discover mountain views known to be the most amazing on earth, they include Mt Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse as well as the fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. From here we will trek down to Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the famous Khumbu ice fall.

 

The Everest Base Camp Trek returns to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu. Variations can be made to the return journey at your specific request.


Detail Itineary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01 :

Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits etc

Day 02 :

A full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
After you have had your breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa atBoudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, a 2000 year old temple, A visit to Patan City will enchant you with it’s famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous Durbar Square

Day 03 :

Flight from KTM – Lukla and Trekking to Phakding (2652m) 3 - 4 hour
After having a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Everest Base Camp journey begins from Lukla and continues to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 hours. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m).

Day 04 :

Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hour
Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hour: Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. During the day, we will pass through Sherpa villages and magnificent forests. The Rhododendron trees (Laligurans, National flower of Nepal) Magnolia trees and giant firs provide a breathtaking backdrop to this part of the trek. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather Permitting) A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Day 05 :

Acclimatization day in Namche ( 3440m) 
Acclimatization day in Namche ( 3440m) . Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provide a very close up view of Mt Everest or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.

Day 06 :

Namche Bazaar trekking to Tengboche (3,867m) 5 - 6 hour
Namche Bazaar trekking to Tengboche (3,867m) 5 - 6 hour: After walking one hour you will arrive inPhungithanga. From there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and Rhodadendrons. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 07 :

Tenghoche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) 5 – 6 hours
Tenghoche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) 5 – 6 hours: In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche, We descent most of the morning in the the Imjatse Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. On the way we will have best view of Ama.Dablam. On arrival at Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes The views are great from Dingboche, we can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face of Amadablam,. Overnight in Dingboche

Day 08 :

Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m): Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche, from Nangkartshang good view os Makalau (8463 me) alternately we can follow an epic trail along theImja Khola to Chhukung this can be longer 4 to5 hour walking.

Day 09 :

Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hour
Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hour: We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. On the way to Lobuche we cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up hill, watching magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse. Overnight at Lobuche

Day 10-12 :

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m)back to Gorakshep 7 – 8 hour 
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m)back to Gorakshep 7 – 8 hour: The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrak Shep. Stopping for lunch at Gorekshep, after we walk to Everest Base Camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, trekking back to Gorakshep

Day 13 :

Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2,652m) 4-5 hour
Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2,652m): 4-5 hour: Today the trail descends steeply downward before crossing the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River. From here the trail becomes more level and natural. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding.

Day 14 :

Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) 
Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850): 3 hour We trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction. We have a short day of trekking, so we can arrive Lukla for Lunch,arriving earlier is wiser in the season time to check the flight ticket. We can have full afternoon for relax and recalls the experience of the lifetime journey.

Day 15-16 :

Flight from Lukla - KTM 
Flight from Lukla - KTM, After arriving back at the Kathmandu Domestic Airport we will return you to your hotel

Day 17 :

Depart Kathmandu 
Depart Kathmandu : If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. Our staff will oversee your safe and timely arrival at the Tribhuvan International Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again! If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.


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