Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Tour Info

  • EBCT110
  • Medium to Challenging
  • Nepal
  • 15 Days
  • Trekking
  • 5643 m
  • March to May and late September to early December.
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu

Overview:

 

Mount Everest has captivated attention of people from all over the world ever since the   mountain was   identified as the highest peak on earth. Climbing Mount Everest is the ultimate dream of   everyone. But only a few manage to  fulfill their dream. For those we cannot climb Mount Everest, there is a way to experience the peak up close. Everest Base Camp Trek    is one such way to experience the tallest mountain on earth. Trek to Everest Base  Camp is a sort of    pilgrimage for many. Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a sweeping   flight to Lukla airstrip. It then follows the    Dudh Koshi River,   passing through dense forests of pine, juniper and rhododendron, beautiful Sherpa villages like Monjo and Namche   Bazaar, and visiting beautiful monasteries like Tengboche. Of course, the main attraction of this   trail is Mount Everest,    but all other aspects of this  trek will be memorable.    Sherpa hospitality,   breathtaking mountain views,    beautiful sceneries, rugged landscape and moraines.

 

Outline Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m).
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2810m); Trek to Phakding (2610m) — Approx 3 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) — Approx 4 hrs.
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) — Approx 5 hrs.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) — Approx 5 hrs.
Day 8: Rest Day for Acclimatization.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940m) — Approx 6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) and further to EBC (5364m) and back.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar ridge (5,643m), and trek to Pheriche (4,200m) — Approx 8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3444m) — Approx 8 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla — Approx 7 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m).

 

Welcome to Nepal. Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. In the evening, meet your guide and participate in trek briefing. Your guide will also check your gears and advise you if you need to buy/rent any. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing.

 

Today, our tour guide will take you for full-day sightseeing of   Kathmandu Valley as    we complete    your permit formalities. We begin the day with a visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa — a landmark Buddhist temple in Kathmandu  and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Popular   among tourists as Monkey Temple, the   main attraction is   a white-washed dome and a glittering golden spire. Then we move on to Kathmandu    Durbar Square — another UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here you can see temples and monuments dating back to 17th century. It used to be the seat      of Malla rulers and the now deposed Shah kings. After lunch, we move to Bouddhanath Stupa — the biggest stupa complex in South Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also a white- washed dome capped by a glittering golden spire.    The   ambience here    is quite    amazing as    you can see     incense sticks    burning    and pilgrims circumambulating the stupa chanting sacred mantras. It is believed to have been built in the 5th century. Then we move on to our hotel. O/N: Hotel

 

 

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2810 m) Trek to Phakding (2610 m) — Approx 3 hrs.

 

Our trek begins today! Our representative will transfer you to domestic terminal for your flight to Lukla. The flight offers you breathtaking mountain views. The flight is adventurous as you will be landing on one of the most dangerous airports in the world. But don’t worry, you are in safe hands as Nepali    pilots have been     flying there since 1960s. Finally, you are in Everest land. Meet your crew, watch them pack your loads, and begin your trek. A walk of about three hours through pristine mountainside will take you to our destination in Phakding. In the evening, explore the village which sits on the banks of the roaring Dudhkoshi River. O/N: Lodge

 

 

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) — Approx 4 hrs.

 

 

We begin the walk after having breakfast at our lodge. A walk of around two hours will take us to Monjo, where we show our permit at the office of Sagarmatha (Everest)   National Park. Monjo is a    beautiful Sherpa    village. After admiring the village briefly, we continue our walk to a place called Jorsalle — a confluence of two rivers. After crossing the river on a suspension ridge, we make a gradual climb toward   Namche Bazaar through   pine forest.  We reach Namche Bazaar just in time for lunch. Namche Bazaar is the largest  Sherpa village in the region   and is referred to by many as the Sherpa capital. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.

 

Today, we will have a free day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We will utilize the day by hiking to Syangboche ridge (3880 m), and further to Everest View Hotel.  The hotel offers 360  degree view of snow-capped   mountains, including the majestic Mount Everest, all around us. We return to our lodge for lunch.  O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m) — Approx 5 hrs.

 

We begin the day after breakfast at our lodge. Form Namche Bazaar, the trail  heads to   Kyangjuma (3600 m) which offers magnificent view of Mount Everest, Amadublum and Lhotse. From here, we make a descent to Dudhkosi River. We have lunch at a place called Phungi Thanga (3250 m) which sits on the banks of Dudhkoshi River. After lunch, we walk gradually toward Tengboche (3,860 m). The main attraction here is Tengboche Monastery and in the   backdrop lies the magnificent Amadablam mountain. In the evening, you can    explore the    monastery    and interact with the Lamas. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) — Approx 5 hrs.

 

As usual, we begin the day after having breakfast at our lodge. We bid adieu to Tengboche Monastery and trek through an   impressive rhododendron    forest,    which is in    full bloom in spring, to Dingboche. You will notice change in vegetation on this day as trees now look shorter and landscape turn a bit barren. After a shot  spell of trek on flat land, we make a descent to Imja Khola River which drains the famous Imja glacial lake. We crossing, the trail goes up to the beautiful village of Pangboche (3900 m) through the Imja Valley. We can stop  here for lunch   or proceed   further to Shomare  for lunch.   The trail after Pangboche runs  parallel to the Imja Khola River. After  passing through small villages, we finally reach Dingboche. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 8: Rest Day for Acclimatization.

 

 

 Today, we take a rest day for acclimatization. We will spend the day hiking to a viewpoint named Nagarjuna Hill (5050 m) which offers spectacular views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6812 m), Makalu (8485 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m). We return to the lunch for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you can explore the Dingboche village or take  a rest in your cozy lodge O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m) — Approx 6 hrs.

 

The trail to Lobuche maybe shorter but it’s difficult nevertheless. Greenery is gone. We trek on barren and often dusty area. Villages look small and amenities basic. All we see is mountains and rocky hills. We continue our walk along the river gorge. The walk is easy initially, but we make a climb to reach Dughla (4620 m). We have lunch here and make a steep climb to Thukla Pass. There you can see chhortens built in memory of climbers who   lost their lives in    Everest. We continue our work. We are approaching Khumbu Glacier. Very soon we can see   Mount Pumori (716 m),   Lingtren (6749 m) and Nuptse (7861 m) rise above us. We are arriving at the top of the world. A gradual descent from here takes us to Lobuche (4940 m).O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5140 m) and further to EBC (5364 m) and back.

 

From Lobuche, the trail slopes gradually upward through the moraine of Khumbu Glacier toward Italian Pyramid.  The distance from Lobuche to Gorakshep is only about four kilometers and we gain some 230 meters altitude. But   the walk is exhausting as we are crossing 5,000 meters! After gentle initial incline, the trial goes down before   the  final climb leading to Gorakshep — the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. The trail is dustry and full of loose rocks due to years of glacial activities. We cross a large moraine of Changri Shar glacier before reaching  Gorakshep. Mount Pumori stands right above us while Nutpse and other mountains of Everest range are to our right. After having lunch and taking some rest, we start walking toward Everest Base Camp — the ultimate destination of this trek. As we are gaining height of 200 meters, the walk is tiring. We negotiate difficult trail along the  Khumbu Glacier for   nearly three hours. After crossing a difficult moraine of Khumbu Glacier, we make one last  climb and we are finally    at our dream destination! If it’s spring, we can see lot of activities here. The area looks buzzing   with climbers from all over
the world. But on other seasons, it’s mostly empty. After taking photographs to record our landmark feat, we gradually retreat to the comfort of our lodge at Gorakshep. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar ridge (5,643m), and trek to Pheriche (4,200m) — Approx 8 hrs.

 

We begin walk early today to catch some of the world’s tallest mountain glitter in morning sun. We will be climbing to the highest point of our trek today. The trail is easy but high altitude will slow  our progress. A tiring walk of   around two hours will take us to the top of Kala Patthar ridge. The view from the top, however, is rewarding. The view of sun rising between Everest and Nuptse will remain etched in our memory for long. You can get     panoramic views of Mt Chantse, Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse and Khumbu glacier below you.We then return to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek toward Lobuche. After lunch, we continue our descent to Pheriche. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3444 m) — Approx 8 hrs.

 

 

We lose around 800 meters in elevation today. We make a descent to the Dudh Koshi River through a beautiful hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the river, we make climb to Tengboche where        we have lunch. We continue our walk through winding trail  which offers us   breathtaking views of   Amadablam, Thamserku and Nuptse, among other mountains. A short walk through a forest and we reach to our destination in Namche Bazaar. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla — Approx 7 hrs.

 

Our last day of the trek! We resume the walk after having lunch at our lodge. We make a descent through pine forest to Jorsalle at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. A walk of three hours along the   banks of   Dud Koshi River will take us to Phakding via Monjo. After having lunch, a leisurely walk of around three hours will take us to Lukla. We celebrate the success of our trek in the evening with our support team. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.

 

After breakfast, we walk to the Tenzing-Hillary  Airport in   Lukla, which is   named   after the first   persons to climb Everest — Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. Enjoy the thrilling takeoff and bid adieu to the mountains from the comfort of your aircraft seat. A flight of 35 minutes will take you to  Kathmandu. Board a    waiting car    and drive to your hotel. Take the much needed rest or you can stroll in the neighborhood to buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home. In the evening, we will organize farewell dinner for you at a  typical Nepali   restaurant.   Enjoy the Nepali meal and the performance of typical Nepali songs and dance. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 15: Departure.

 

Your last day in Nepal! Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to home. Adieu, until we meet again.

    Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement
  • 3 nights accommodation on twin sharing in Kathmandu
  • Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One day sightseeing in cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Everest national park permit and TIMS card for trekking
  • Trekking porter
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be Returned After trip Completion
  • First Aid KitTour
  • Government Taxes and Our Service Charges.
  • Teahouse Accommodation During the Trek

    Price Not Includes

  • Purely Personal Expenses
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • International Travel,Health insurance.
  • Bar and Beverage.
  • Hot Shower in TeaHouse.
  • Laundry
  • Tipping/Tips (Expected)

   Trip Highlights:

  • Landing at lukla airstrip.
  • Beautiful Sherpa Villages.
  • Introduction to the cultural and religious practices of the Sherpa’s.
  • Trek to the foothills of Mount Everest.
  • Ancient monasteries like Tengboche.
  • Khumbu Icefall.
  • Breathtaking mountain views from Kalapatthar.

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