Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
Everest Base Camp Trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal offers definitive adventure experience by taking you to the base camp (5,364m/17,598ft) of the highest peak (Mt. Everest) in the world, offering additional opportunities to experience the spectacular view of other peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. We don’t stop here; we hike up to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) for the best view of Mt. Everest. Other major highlights of this trek include stunning landscape, beautiful Rhododendron forest, glacial moraines, foothills, rare species of birds and animals, sunrise from Kala Patthar, the legendary Sherpas; their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, monasteries and not to be missed, their warm hospitality.
Minimum Gropup size : 2
Grade : Moderate Area : Everest
Best time : Feb -May /Sep-Nov
Accomodation :Trekkers Lodge
Taken care by :Professional Trekking Guide and Porters(Carry your luggage)
Day 01:Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Himalayan Discovery Nepal Trekking heartily welcomes you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by one of our company representatives who will further escort you to the hotel. Later that day (if possible) or the following day, a meeting is scheduled at our head office to brief you the details of your upcoming trek. Here, you will also be introduced to your trekking guides and Sherpas. If your flight arrives on time, a welcome dinner is also scheduled for you at one of the most popular local restaurant where you can enjoy Nepali food along with a glimpse of cultural music and ethnic dance. On request, dinner can also be postponed to the following day (as per your convenience).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, itself offers a wide range of unique historical, natural and cultural sites. You will be guided to some of these sites for the purpose of sightseeing. The sites include the World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square – one of the most important historical structure that offers eye appealing architectural wonders, the Pashupatinath temple - a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva (the lord that holds the power of destruction), Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and the Boudhanath Stupa – dedicated to Lord Buddha. However, you also have an option to skip one of these sites and visit another World Heritage site, ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with Mahabouddha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple that simply offers some of the historical masterpieces to the connoisseurs of art. After spending 3-4 hours observing these beautiful sites, we will meet one more time to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). The evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/ 8,700ft)35 minutes flight and 4 hours walk
All the flights to Lukla are scheduled early in the morning. Hence, you will be escorted (in a private vehicle) to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you board a Twin otter to Lukla (2,800m). It will approximately take 30-35 min to reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla which is commonly known as a gateway destination. If the day is clear, you will also get to enjoy the aerial view of the terrain which is simply a feast to behold.
On reaching Lukla Airport, we conduct a short introduction session with other crew members after which the breakfast is served at the lodge. At the same time the luggage is also prepared for the Porters. Once everything is set, we finally commence the ultimate walk following the stone pathway downhill that leads you out of Lukla towards Phakding after 4 hours walk. The trail offers an experience of downhill and flat trail, prayer rocks (‘Mani’ in colloquial language), and the view of the colorful Lukla village. Upon reaching Phakding, you can freshen up and then our guides will take to for a short walk to the village or even hike up to the nearby Gompas (monasteries) that helps in necessary acclimatization. Then we get back to the lodge where the dinner. After dinner briefing regarding the following day’s trek will be made by the team leader. The night is spent at a lodge in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)5-6 hours walk
After having breakfast, without wasting any time we set out from our lodge in Phakding and move towards Monju which is also known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. In between Phakding and Sagarmatha National Park you will get to experience the thrill offered by many suspension bridges, and the small settlements like Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa and Monju. Here, you can also enjoy small tea houses and shops while your leader takes care of the necessary national park formalities at the entrance to the park. On entering the national park the trail drops steeply down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hillary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads you uphill to the Namche Bazaar offering you the first great view of Mt. Everest, hidden behind Lhotse-Nuptse along with the view of Mt. Kusum Khangru. The night will be stayed at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatize day
Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas, is the main trading center and a tourist hub in the Khumbu region. This place is very popular for altitude acclimatization. Though this is a rest day it is highly recommended to keep moving and stay active for proper adaptation. Therefore, we organize a short hike to Thame, which is an old Sherpa village or visiting Khumjung/Khunde/Khongde is also considered a very good option to enhance acclimatization. Moreover, Namche Bazaar offers many ways to spend a day. You will have you enough time to visit the National Park Head office, Museum, and other monasteries. You can also have your own quality time at cafes, shops, bakeries or restaurants. The place also features other essential services like post office, hospital, government health post, 24 hour electricity and water supply and high speed internet access. You can also contact your family before heading towards the base of Everest Base Camp. This is night is also spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/1,268ft)5 hours walk
Shortly after having breakfast at the lodge in Namche Bazaar, we continue to follow the trail along the hastening glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi. The trail offers dramatic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Amadblam along with the close up view of Thamserku. Before reaching Sanasa, you can also enjoy the blooming Rhododendron forest. If you are lucky you will also get a chance to spot wildlife musk deer, multi-colored pheasants and a herd of Himalayan Thar. On reaching Sanasa which is a major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp, we take a steep ascent that will lead us to the famous Tengboche monastery (the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal) which is draped with a spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountains. We spend our night at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft)5-6 hours walk
After having breakfast, we again start the usual hike walk. This time, we first hike half an hour downhill to the riverside then through the lush forest, across the river and finally climb up to Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Here you can experience magnificent Chorten and Mani walls. We then ascend to Pheriche and from here a moderate walk will lead you to the Imja Valley. From here we climb the last and the steepest climb of the day and finally reach Dingboche. The night is spent at the lodge in Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatize day
This is the final acclimatization day before we make our way up to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. Dingboche is a beautiful place which offers a magnificent view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and numerous other peaks from the ridge on the north behind the village. You can also observe the Imja River that flows directly east of the village. Another interesting thing about this village is, the kilometers of stone walls that cover the entire valley of Imja. You will also be surprised to see an internet café and one of the world’s highest billiard parlors. Therefore, this place offers some of the best options to spend your day.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft)5 hours walk
As soon as we have our breakfast we begin the walk towards Dughla all the way through the Khumbu Khola valley. We then make our way through Dusa and Phulong Karpo. The trail gives you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Chola Lake and experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Pumori which eventually vanishes when the trail goes down and takes a bend across the stream. From here the trail mounts to Dughla. On reaching Dughla, we scale up the sheer terminal of the Khumbu Glacier. Here you can see the memorials of those Sherpas who passed away on the glacier of Mt. Everest on the way to Expedition to the summit. You can also enjoy the great view of some of the other peaks like Pumori, Mahalangur Himal, Khumbutse, and Lingtren. On crossing the Khumbu Glacier we gently hike up to Lobuche. We spend the night at a lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft) / (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep)7-8 hours walk
Soon after breakfast, without wasting any more time we continue the hike towards Gorak Shep as this day is finally taking you to your destination. On reaching Gorak Shep, we check into the lodge have lunch and then continue to hike up to the Everest Base Camp. We pass the pyramid sign from where you get an opportunity to see the top of the north ridge of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Nuptse. A small way up from here leads you to a place that allows you to experience 360 degree landscape of the hoary mountains. We further climb up to the top all the way through the torrent Changri Glacier in order to get a quick glimpse of Kala Pattar (Black Rock). Struggling your way up through this rock and glacial trail eventually leads you to your destination – the Everest Base Camp. You can spend some time taking pictures and appreciating the beauty offered by Mt. Everest and her sibling peaks. We then return to Gorekshep and spend our night at a lodge.
Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar-Pheriche (5,550m/18,204ft Kala Pattar) / (4,358m/ 14,295ft Pheriche)7-8 hours
The major goal of this day is to watch the view of sunrise in the Himalayas. Hence, we start early (around 4am) in the morning. A couple of hours walk towards Kala Pattar will take you to the most popular viewing point of Kala Pattar (5,545m) that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The mountain glows golden as soon as the very first ray of the sun strike the peaks. This view of the glowing mountains is nothing less than a feast to behold. We spend some time taking the picture of the magnificent views of the soaring mountain. After that we hike back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast and trace our way back to Pheriche where we spend our night at a lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)7-8 hours
We have our breakfast at the lodge in Pheriche start our day. As we make our way down to Namche Bazaar, the trail drops downhill to Pangboche village which further drops to the riverside where on crossing the bridge over Imja Khola the trail hikes up to Tengboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent takes you to the Dudh Koshi River, where we cross the first bridge over the Dudh Koshi River in Phunki Tenga. We then pass the village of Tashinga, Sanasa and finally reach Kyangjuma. The trail from here to Namche Bazaar is a piece of cake for all those trekkers who manage to make their way up to the Mt. Everest. We spend the night in Namche Bazaar, where you can enjoy a hot shower and loosen up your muscles. You also have an option to relax in the nearby restaurants, cafés and bakeries. The night is spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)7-8 hours
After the breakfast, we continue our walk downhill from Namche toward the second bridge across the Dudh Koshi River near the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Then we walk towards Monjo where on fulfilling the formalities at the check post of the National Park at Monjo we continue our walk towards Phakding. We stop at Phakding for lunch and soon after the lunch we continue the trail that leads us to Lukla. Along this flat trail you can enjoy prayer stones, rhododendron and pine forest, prayer flags, Sherpa village as well as open plains. This is the last day of the trek. On reaching Lukla you can either spend your time with the rest of the crew members or look for some alone time to summon up the wonderful memories made during the past few days. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 14:Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)35 minutes scenic flight
Finally, it’s time to bid farewell to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Sherpas will take your luggage to the airport and other airport formalities will be taken care of by the guides allowing you to enjoy your last breakfast in the Khumbu region. Once the aircraft arrives, you can directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. A private vehicle depending on your group size will be awaiting your arrival in the airport. Your guide will then escort you to the hotel.
Day 15: Departure day
This is the last day of your trip. One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport as per your flight departure time if you have already booked your return ticket. However, if you are looking to extend your trip, Himalayan Discovery Nepal Treks and Expedition can make the required arrangements. If your flight is scheduled late in the evening, then you can also go for shopping to collect few gifts for your friends and family.
OR : If you have some free time when you finished the trekking to back pokhara you can enjoy with some adventre activities :like Paragliding ,Ultralight flight ,Rafting ,Jungle safari trip or what ever you like to do .For extend your holiday please we can support you to organize the trip for you .Let us know about that .
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