Everest Base Camp trekking region is a trek from Lukla to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp trekking is so popular because of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest, standing at a massive altitude of 8848 meters. Everest Base Camp trekking is the lure of being on the lap of the highest mountain on the earth. Besides, it’s also famous for the awe-inspiring scenery of its magnificent mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants, the Sherpa people, and the numerous Monasteries and shrines on the way.
Everest base camp trekking is also known as adventure trekking and starts from Lukla. The 35-minute delightful mountain flight from Kathmandu to Ten zing-Hilary airports of Lukla provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. From Lukla, the trail climbs gradually up the steep-sided Doodhkoshi valley, crossing from side to side and passing through a forest of green pine, fir, and rhododendron.
Following the ancient snow-free route used by Hillary and Tenzing, Norgay Sherpa for the expedition marches the trek of Everest Base Camp leads us through green fields, villages, lush forest, crossing streams and relaxing the night in comfortable lodges or in a tent-pitched in a quiet pasture right beneath the highest peaks in the world. To avoid altitude sickness and to an advantage of the sightseeing, we trek at a moderate pace. The trek to Everest Base Camp winds through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth.
- Trekking Destination: Everest Trekking
- Group Size: Min. 2 & Max
- Minimum altitude: 5,364m
- Maximum altitude:5,363m
- Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
- Season: Spring & Autumn
- Accommodation: Lodge Camping
- Duration:16 Days
- Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport.
- Day 02:Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City.
- Day 03:Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (2850m) and trek Lukla to Phakding (2640m)
- Day 04:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
- Day 05:Rest day for Acclimatization and explore Sherpa museum and monastery in Namche Bazzar.
- Day 06:Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
- Day 07:Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
- Day 08:Rest day for Acclimatization and explore of monastery in Dingboche.
- Day 09:Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
- Day 10:Trek Labuche to Gorakshep (5153m)-Afternoon Everest Base Camp Visit (5,364m)
- Day 11:Trek to Pheriche (4,240m)
- Day 12:Trek Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m)
- Day 13:Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m)
- Day 14:Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m)
- Day 15:Fly to Kathmandu
- Day 16:Departure to onward Journey
- Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu airport.Pick-up at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet with your guide, and transfer to Hotel. First impressions of Kathmandu – walk to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th centuries. We also discover Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants, and outdoor shops. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening you enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural dance. Overnight stay at Hotel
- Day 2Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City.After Breakfast at the hotel starts Sightseeing with a private van to Pashupatinath, the most important Hindu temple of Nepal with the sacred burning ghats located at the holy Bagmati river and Boudhanath the biggest Buddhist stupa in South Asia, and Swoyambhunath also known as Monkey Temple. Afternoon checking and arranging trekking gear. Overnight stay at Hotel.
- Day 3Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (2850m) and trek Lukla to Phakding (2640m)In the early morning, we drive to Tribhuvan Airport to connect our flight to Lukla – the flight time app. 40 minutes from Kathmandu. After breakfast in Lukla (2,850 m) we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in Churi Kharka. We follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate-roofed houses, and views on Kusum Kangaru (5,579 m). We reach Phakding(2,640 m) after 3 – 4 h gentle walking. Overnight stay at lodge Phakding.
- Day 4Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)Today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), situated 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi to the tiny village of Toktok. We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6 608 m) and reach Benkar (2 710 m). The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2 840 m). After Jorsale we follow the riverbank over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the Dudh Kosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests. In the early evening, we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, one of the most attractive settlements of the Solu-Khumbu district.
Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
- Day 5Rest day for Acclimatization and explore Sherpa museum and monastery in Namche Bazzar.Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or day hike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital built in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966. Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
- Day 6Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), a 5-6 hour long hike from Namche Bazaar. The first part of the trail is a winding smooth path that offers fantastic views of Mount Everest (8 848 m), Thamserku (6,618 m), and Ama Dablam (6,814 m). After the trail goes down to the riverbank and then we make a strenuous 2-hour ascend to Tengboche. We walk through rhododendron forests where musk deer and Himalayan ‘tahr’ or mountain goats live. At the resting place, you can enjoy the views of Kantega mountain (6,783 m). Tengboche is famed for the Buddhist Tengboche Monastery (where you can attend the daily puja), Cafe Tengboche, and the viewpoint. Overnight stay at lodge Tengboche.
- Day 7Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m), 6-7 hours walking from Tengboche. We descend through conifer and rhododendron forest to the beautiful settlement Deboche where you have a close view of Ama Dablam. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of ImjaRiver. Soon after a snow-white stupa with gorgeous all-seeing eyes is mirroring the Ama Dablam, this is a marvelous place for a picture! Then the trail ascents gently to the village of Pangboche (3,860 m), where we climb above the treeline. After, the trail passes numerous farmer pastures with big yak populations before we reach Dingboche valley. Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche.
- Day 8Rest day for Acclimatization and explore of monastery in Dingboche.Optional acclimatization trek (5-6 hours) to the remote village of Chhukung (4,730 m) and Chhukung Ri (top) located at 5,550 m. We have magnificent sights at Island Peak (6,189 m), Amphulapche (5,663 m), Baruntse Base Camp (5 400m), and the white ice lake of Imja Tsho.
Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche.
- Day 9Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)After ascending 150 m up to the main road, we reach a viewpoint where we have outstanding sights at Tawachee (6,495 m) and Cholatse peak (6 440m). After our lunch camp in Dugla (4,620m) the trail goes directly up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers for about one hour. The trail leads to a row of memorial monuments of lost climbers and sherpas. The trail then drops a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. After four to five hours of hiking, we reach the small settlement of Lobuche which is situated at 4,930 m. Overnight stay at lodge Lobuche.
- Day 10Trek Labuche to Gorakshep (5153m)-Afternoon Everest Base Camp Visit (5,364m) The ascent to Gorak Shep (5,160 m) becomes steeper and rougher as we cross several moraines. Soon we see the peak of Pumori (7,145m). We also have our first views at Nuptse (7 864 m), Kala Pattar (5,545 m), and Mount Everest. On the right side, you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice that marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach Gorak Shep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. In total, we hike six-seven hours today. We sleep in a lodge at Gorakshep, a semi-permanent village at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall. We enjoy our wonderful in the shadow of the highest peak of the world!
Overnight stay at lodge Gorakshep.
- Day 11Trek to Pheriche (4,240m)Early morning we climb to Kala Pattar – the Black Rock – located at 5,545 m and marked by a tangle of prayer flags. At this viewpoint – one of the most astonishing views on earth- you have a 360-degree panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. We return to Gorak Shep via the viewpoints of the ice lakes of Pumori and Everest. After breakfast, we return in 4 hours back to Pheriche located at (4,240 m), and Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.
- Day 12Trek Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m)We descend the valley of the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone-walled potato fields and the highest year-round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu Region. From there we have a gentle climb to the tiny village of Deboche past mani walls deep in a rhododendron forest along the trail climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam, standing isolated from all other mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.
- Day 13Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
- Day 14Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m) We start this 6-hour trek with a strenuous descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dud Kosi (hard work for the knees), after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding, and Lukla.
Overnight stay at Lukla.
- Day 15Fly to Kathmandu After breakfast, we fly in about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan Airport and transfer to the hotel.
- Day 16Departure to onward JourneyAfter breakfast, a sightseeing activity in Kathmandu for free, from late afternoon rest time for shopping and rest for departure to onward journey.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle.
- Four-night standard accommodation in star level hotel in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in trekking
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Everest Base Camp Trekking map.
- Both ways are airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local taxes.
- Group medical supply (first aid kits).
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes.
- If you are interested we can provide you with a video of the route.
- Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per day.
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- UNO Travels and Adventure's sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag, and walking stick, if necessary.
- Tips for trekking staff and drivers.
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