Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration Group Size
15 Days Min 2

Trip Overview


Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a dream come true. You will be standing next to the highest monument of nature. Everest Base Camp trek, goes through the native Sherpa homeland, through numbers of stunning attractions, passing deep into the Buddhist Sherpa country, and some of the world’s most sublime peaks. This trek starts in Nepali-speaking Hindu lowlands and ends in the Tibetan-Buddhist highlands where you will glimpse hardworking and devoted Sherpas.

You will start this trek from Lukla. You will then climb the trail to Namche Bazaar which is modern day Sherpa capital as you further ascends the trek cuts across the valleys and reaches the staggering height of 5545 meters at Kala Pattar, a small peak offering a breathtaking view of Everest. In these inhospitable lands, the potato is the main crop for the survival, however, these days trekking and mountaineering is the backbone of Sherpa economy. After the trek, you will fly back to Kathmandu to enjoy the authentic Nepali dinner with cultural shows.

Highlights :

Kathmandu | Tengboche Monastery | Namche Bazaar | Tibetian Cultural Immersion | Kala Pattar | Everest Base Camp | Farewell Dinner with Cultural Shows

Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport

Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport

Grade : Moderate


Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. It is the capital and largest and old city in Nepal. Kathmandu has the artistic and architectural traditions that rivals anything you find in other great cities. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

Day 2 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,800m)

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and fly to Lukla.

Commence trek to Phakding (3.5 hrs walk). The trail from Lukla descends steeply to Thado Khola, crossing in on the local suspension bridge. Meet your first Yaks, wonderful Shaggy beasts that create lumbering mobile roadblocks on the trail. The trail passes through Ghat (2530m) on the bank of Dudh Koshi river and climbs to Phakding.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Phakding.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6 hrs walk).

The trail from Phakding passes through the number of waterfalls. Glimpse wonderful peak of Thamserku (6618m). Pass through Benker, Monjo, and Jorsale crossing the entrance of Everest National park. The trail crosses Dudh Koshi river on a suspension bridge that is at a dizzying height above the river.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 : Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is important before proceeding to the higher altitude. We will spend the day taking a  hike to Thami or just by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar. Historically Namche Bazaar was a staging point for expeditions over the Nagpa LA into Tibet with loads of the manufacturing goods from India.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3,870m/6 hrs)

Today trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (6 hrs walk).

The route from Namche to Tengboche is direct, reasonably level. We may get a glimpse of Himalayan Thar on the hillside below the trail early morning. We will pass through several Gompas, schools along our trail till we reach Khumjung. From Khumjung trail goes eastwards down the valley, continuously passing picturesque mani walls and Chortens.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Tengboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 : Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m)

Today trek from Tengboche to Dinboche (6 hrs walk).

From Tengboche trail passes through the forest of birches, conifers, and rhododendrons. We will see Nepal National bird, the Himalayan monal or the impeyan pheasant, which lives only in high altitude. High above you will begin to see the Goshwaks, Himalayan griffons, golden eagle circling the mountains.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Dinboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7 : Dingboche

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most dominant. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. Overnight at Dingboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8 : Dingboche - Lobuje (4,940m)

Today trek from Dingboche to Lobuje (4 hrs walk).

Trek climbs to Duglha (4620m), climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and further on higher on moraine to the row of stone monuments in memory of six Sherpa who died on the avalanche during 1970.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Lobuje.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9 : Lobuje - Gorak Shep (5,160m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep

The first section of the trail from here follows the western side of board Khumbu Valley and ascends gently through meadows beside the glacial moraine. The trail makes s short descent onto the sandy, flat expanse of Gorak Shep. Then, the hike to Everest Base Camp is approx. 5 hrs trip. The route follows the Khumbu Glacier, sometimes on the moraine and some time on the Glacier itself. Later, trek down to Gorak Shep (8 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Gorak Shep.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10 : Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar (5,545m) - Pheriche (4,243m)

Early morning, hike to Kala Pattar. Early morning, hike to the peak of Kala Pattar meaning ‘Black Rock’ for the best view of Mount Everest. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch a breath at several outstanding viewpoints from where we can snap great pictures We will view first rays of light over Mt. Everest. Later trek down to Pheriche (7 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Pheriche.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11 : Pheriche - Khumjung (3,790m)

Today trek from Pheriche to Khumjung (6 hrs walk).

The trail descends to Pangboche and now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. Along the way, there is an opportunity to see wildlife in and around the area like the mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Khumjung.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12 : Khumjung - Monjo (2,835m)

Today descend to the small Sherpa settlement of Monjo (5 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Monjo.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13 : Monjo - Lukla (2,800m)

This is your last day of the trek as you arrive Lukla, the descent is a bit rough to the knees, but warmer climate offers an opportunity to finally shed down-filled jackets and woolen jumpers.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Lukla.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14 : Lukla - Kathmandu

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for Nepali dinner with cultural shows.Do not miss to enjoy an authentic Nepali dinner with cultural dinners once you are here in Kathmandu. This is one of the wonderful experiences to taste typical Nepali food which we call “Dal Baht” with lentils. You will be surprised with the variety of Nepalese dishes that will keep on coming. The server with a gentle smile in their face will name you every item in Nepali as well as in English language before serving you. Along with the food you will be kept entertained with typical Nepali folk shows. You will get a chance to see the dance performance of different ethnic groups of Nepal in theirs unique cultural uniform.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 15 : Kathmandu - Departure

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport at time to connect your onward flight.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Trip Includes


  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 12 nights accommodation in a local guest house during the trek with all meals at the same lodge or along the way
  • Airport transfers as per the program
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
  • An experienced Sherpa guide during the trek with a required number of porters
  • Everest entry fee (ECAP)
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • Applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant

 

Trip Excludes


  • International airfare
  • Down Jacket, walking stick, Sleeping bag (if required//can also be hired in Kathmandu)
  • lunches/diners (except during treks & farewell dinner)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, gratuity, expenses of personal nature

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