Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 15 Days, 14 Nights
  • Everest

Tour Description

Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. The two week trek starts and finishes at Lukla, an airstrip to the south of the region better known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Starting from Lukla, a gentle two-day trek up the Dudh Koshi valley leads to the famous Namche Bazaar. The route has an abundance of tea houses. Phakding and Monjo are the popular stopovers on the first day and just beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale check point. Permits are checked here. The trail that followed the Dudh Koshi River starts going uphill from the suspension bridge just a few minutes from Jorsale. After a 3 hour hike, Namche Bazaar is reached. It is good to halt here for a couple of days to acclimatize by walking in and around Namche as acclimatization cannot be done in a hurry. A visit to Syangboche or some Sherpa villages such as Thame, Khumjung and Khunde just a few hours walk from Namche are good options for whiling away your time here. Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail follows the valley of Imja Khola with spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains, and dominating the skyline ahead are the giants, Lhotse and Everest. The most common night halt after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola at Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries, probably because of its unrivalled backdrop, Mt. Ama Dablam. Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trail ascends through Pangboche until Pheriche or Dingboche is reached, where the days trek ends. Another day of acclimatization follows with a fascinating side trip to Chhukung which is about a 3 hours walk from Dingboche. From Dingboche or Pheriche a 6 hour walk leads to Lobuche which sits on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. What follows is a roughly 3 hour hike from Lobuche to the last settlement on the trail known as Gorak Shep. The few tea houses at this place provide shelter for the night before one undertakes the final leg of the trek over the glacier to Everest Base Camp. Above Gorak Shep can be seen the popular view point known as Kala Patthar, from where many a trekker has captured the image of the world’s highest mountain and gazed up in awe. The trek along the glacier to base camp can take up to five hours. This is treacherous ground and one must walk through this area cautiously, as finding a route through can be tricky and the risk of falling on the ice is great.

Included

  • Pick up and drop Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit) Our service charges.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages, personal nature expenses, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage and personal trekking gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$15 per person per days per 20Kg.
  • International flight tickets, date change or re-issue If required.
  • Nepal visa fee, Visa issuance is easy upon arrival.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Additional Info

Duration

Min People

Max Alt.

Tour Grade

15 days

2

5550m

Hard

Tour Itineary

1

Kathmandu Arrival

Arrival in kathmandu, our representative will receive you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel and help you check –in.

2

Kathmandu sight seeing

visit few of the cultural heritages in kathmandu valley which includes, swyambhunath stupa (the monkey temple), bouddhanath stupa and kathmandu durbar square. in the evening the group will prepare for trekking

3

Kathmandu to Phakding (2,610 m)

Early morning flight to lukla with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding.

4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 m){ trek: 6-7 hrs}

After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. We’ll pass through few suspension bridges.

5

Acclimatization day at Namche

While trekking in high altitudes , there is less amount of oxygen and we need to acclimatize our body so we’ll stay in namche,This never means we have to stop walking but it is always suggested to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and visit Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazaar.

6

Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3,860 m), trek:5-6 hrs

Today we hike towards Tengboche at the altitude of 3870m. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center. The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening.

7

Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m), trek: 5-6 hrs

The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. \ the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

8

Acclimatization day; day trek to Imja valley towards Chukung Ri

Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of (4,900m/ 16,076ft), gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 mins at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640 feet of ascent and descent. We have option to hike Nangkar Tshang (5616m), this is will be physically much demanding but worth of better view of Mount Makalu and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Dingboche in lodge.

9

Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m) trek: 5hrs

The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten trail goes through easy grassy moraine above the Khumbu Khola valley until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche which takes about an hour. We will be trekking for a total of 5-6 hours today. 12km/ 7.5 miles. Stay overnight in lodge.

10

Lobuche to GorakShep (5,160 m) Hike to Everest base camp

After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp. Today is very challenging day for most people. You have a choice to hike Kala Patthar (5545m) to catch a sunset on Everest instead of hiking to base camp. You can make it next day. 10km/ 6.2 miles Stay overnight in lodge.

11

GorakShep -Pheriche (4,280 m), Morning hike to kalapathar (5545m)

Early in the morning, hike to Kala Pathar 5550m. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

12

Pheriche - Namche Bazaar, trek – 7hrs

Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude, and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles

13

Namche Bazaar - Lukla, trek – 7 hrs

This is another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last uphill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles. Overnight in Lukla in lodge.

14

Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla

After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes.

15

Transfer to Airport (Departure)

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