Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is perhaps one of the most popular and more demanding classic trekking in Everest region. Everest base camp trek has been found as a prime choice encounter of trekkers to see the world’s highest mountain Mt –Everest being face to face. You will hike to Everest base camp where the Everest expedition team begins for climbing Mt-Everest. Likewise you will climb up to Kalapather to see the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains including Mt-Everest. Everest base camp trek is not only for thrilling views of landscapes, as it obviously provides the opportunities to explore the ever green forest and village situated in high area with monasteries. Everest base camp trek begins after half an hour flight to Lukla that some time ascents and descents through the forest, village and hill rugged trail. Trekking to Everest base camp looking the heart-beating views in almost 3600 from your every step will always miss your holiday in Nepal.
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
On reaching Kathmandu airport meet the guide and staff for the transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rendezvous with other members of the group for orientation and briefing with welcome dinner at authentic Nepali dinner.
DAY 2: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,650 m.
Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla the gateway to Everest and higher Khumbu area, from here after a break to refresh meet the guide, trekking staff and porters and continue walk past Lukla town on the easy path with views of Kwangde peak and village of Muse and Chowri Kharka, the walk with few ups and down following the Dudh Kosi River passing villages of Choplung, Ghat till Phakding is reached for overnight stop.
DAY 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m.
From Phakding morning walk is pleasant through nice woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with few ups and down with views of Kusum Khanguru, Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks crossing bridge over Dudh Kosi to reach at Monjo and to Jorsalle after entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, at Jorsalle for lunch.From here walking on the river bed for some time and heading uphill in the forest to cross the last bridge over Imjatse and Bhote Kosi that joins Dudh Kosi river at this point.Along winding uphill with first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse (on a clear day) this winding climb finally reaches at Namche Bazaar after few hours of hard uphill walk from lunch place.At Namche check into one of the fine designated lodge with time to browse around the shops and vendors or just relax.
DAY 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche and hike
A great place for rest and free day and necessary for acclimatization before heading higher beyond Namche, at Namche optional short hike to view point and the museum provides information of this area from flora / fauna, geography, mountain and Sherpa history, culture and religion offering tremendous views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarku, Kwangde, holy Khumbi-la peak and of valley and gorge below.Optional hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche at 3,880 meters by Syangboche old airstrip or a half day hike visiting the quiet and sleepy villages of Khumjung with monastery and Khunde.
DAY 5: Namche to Tengboche 3,867 m
After an enjoyable rest at Namche, journey continues on the nice and scenic trail with views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and other range of peaks walking into green tree lines a good walk with downhill to Phungetenga a small place in a gorge after crossing the Imjatse River for lunch at Phungetenga.From here a steep uphill haul through the nice forest surrounding with views of Thermasarku and Kangtenga peaks, and then with long climb of less than two hours reaching at famous Tengboche monastery with awesome views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam.Here as per the time set for a visit inside the monastery where you can observe monks, priests and lama on prayer time in late afternoon.All major expeditions to Mt. Everest and other high peaks visits here to get bless from the high priest for successful and safe climb.
DAY 6: Tengboche to Dingboche 4,530 m - 05 hrs.
On leaving Tengboche walk leads downhill through nice cool woodland passing settlement of Deuboche to reach a bridge over Imjatse river gorge, from this bridge the last of tree lines and lush vegetation, walk leads to a gradual climb through rows of prayer and mani wall, stupa with fantastic views of Ama Dablam as the walk progress reaching at Pangboche (the last permanent village on route Everest Base camp and other high area of Khumbu).From Pangboche walk leads to a short steep climb to Shomare a small temporary village serving as lodge, teahouse and popular lunch stop on route Dingboche and Pheriche with close views of AmaDablam.From here a slow climb towards Orsho where the walk gets gentle and path splits from this place the other high trail to Pheriche, the lower path east to Dingboche, our route heading east crossing the icy Khumbu river tributary of Imjatse and Dudh Kosi river, and then a steep climb for 45 minutes to reach the ridge with prayer stones, a pleasant walk from here brings at Dingboche with many lodges around where the areas are guarded with stone walls located on the southern Imajatse valley beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Lhotse, peak 29 and Island / Imjatse peak towards east.
DAY 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche and Hike.
A pleasant place for extra rest day before starting the real adventure crossing passes of Khongmatse and Tsho-la, here optional hike to Nangkartsang a high hill offering superb views of surrounding snow capped peaks including world 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peaks as well.Rest of the afternoon at leisure the last place with assist to cyber café in one its many lodges around.
DAY 8: Dingboche to Lobuche 4,910 m via Thugla 4,640 m - 05 hrs.
Starting the morning walk with a slow climb uphill to the ridge with prayer flags and Buddhist monument of stupa, overlooking superb views of snow capped peaks and on the pleasant trail with gradual up and downhill reaching the raging streams fed from the Khumbu glacier at a small place of Thugla (Dugla).A popular lunch stop place where the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins with an hour break a steep climb of less than an hour reaches the top ridge of Thug-la with great views of Ama Dablam north face with Tawache and Cholatse, an interesting spot with memorials of late mountaineers who died climbing Everest, Lhotse, Pumori or other peaks of this area.From here walk continues on the gradual path towards Lobuche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge after a good day.
DAY 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m.
The trail today is quite hard due to altitude gain with tremendous views ofMt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters / 29,028 ft. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep through moraine and icy path, Gorakshep houses 4 lodges, this place with the last lodge before Everest Base Camp, after a break here our journey continue to Everest Base Camp walking along then moraine with view of Khumbu Icefall and then reaching at Everest Base Camp our goal and destination of this adventurous memorable trek. After spending some time at the base camp, return journey back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop after fulfilling the high light of this trip.
DAY 10: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4, 240 m.
Morning climb with a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for the most fantastic view of Mt. Everest with other surroundings peaks all the way to south eastern horizon. Kalapatthar at 5,545 m the scenic view top for entire south face of Mt. Everest and other high snow capped peaks, after a memorable moment here and the highest point of this awesome trek, spending some time here a steep downhill back to Gorakshep and continue the journey all the way to Thugla after Lobuche and finally towards Pheriche valley for the overnight stop.Pheriche a temporary settlement near to Dingboche with more than 20 lodges and teahouses with fabulous views of snow capped peaks of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and as far to Mt. Cho-Oyu in the distance.
DAY 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazzar 3440m.
Leaving Pherbuche on the trail towards downhill to Panbuche valley with super views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, Pheriche a nice place with many lodges heading on the uphill trail at Tenboche Monastery after crossing Panbuche bridge.From Tengboche downhill to Phungtenga and after the bridge climb to the top of Luvisa and Shanasa villages and then on the gradual winding trail reaching at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.
DAY 12: Namche Bazzar to Lukla.
A leisure and easy last day walk of this adventure to Lukla, the path follows the Dudh Kosi for sometime passing Benkar, Tuc Tuc and Phakding villages, and then slowly reaching at Choplung where the trail from Jiri and Lukla joins.From here the last 50 minutes climb of this trip to Lukla, on reaching Lukla in the comfort of nice lodge and prepare for the last night dinner and party with fellow trekking guides, staff and porters.
DAY 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu.You can see the beautiful scenario from the flight.On reaching kathmandu our staff will take you to the hotel.
DAY 14: In Kathmandu Optional tour and free day
In Kathmandu free and spare day in case of flight delay at Lukla due to bad and unfavorable weather, which occurs sometimes in the high Himalaya region,a free day for own individual activities or inform the staff of local agent for more sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
DAY 15: Departure
Our staff will take to the international airport for farewell.