Trip Facts
Duration
17 Days
Country
Nepal
Trip Type
Nepal Trek
Trip Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5357 meter
Group Size
Min- 2pax
Max: 14pax
 
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Everest Base Camp Trek
 
 Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Mount Everest base camp has been a popular destination for trekkers from all over the world. The Everest base camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the Lukla airport and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyanboche Monastery. The Monastery sits at 3867m. in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. 
 
 
Brief Itinerary
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel 
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2840m.) 35 minutes, trek to Phakding ( 2610 m.) 3 hours 
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m.) / 5-6 hours
Day 05: Rest day in Namche 
Day 06: Trek to Thyanboche (3864m.) / 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4252m.) / 4-5 hours
Day 08: Rest day in Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m.) / 4-5 hours 
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m.) 4 hours 
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m.) , back to Gorak Shep 8-9  hours
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3985m.) 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3450m.) 6 hours 
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2900m.)
Day 15: Flight to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day in Kathamndu
Day 17: Departure.
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 
Upon arrival meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Office representative collect 2 copies of Passport size photo and Passport copy to make the trekking permit. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 02: In Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel 
AM:  Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath.
Kathmandu City: Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world’s oldest cities. It is also known as Kantipur. Here one can find distinctive pagoda-roofed temples, stone sculptures, and old monasteries and histories monuments. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of devotees from the balcony of here temple residence Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the former Nepalese Royalty.
Swayambhunath: Located approximately 4 km, Buddhist stupa this is said to be more than 2000 years old, making it one of the world’s oldest and most glorious Buddhist chaityas. The Chaitya (stupa) which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of gilt copper. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It stands on a hill which is a mosaic of small chaityas and pagoda temples.
PM: and Preparation for trekking equipments evening briefing 
 
Day 03: Fly to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2656m)/ 3 hours
Kathmandu to Lukla takes 35 minutes. A hair rising landing on a steep mountain runway, brings us to the village of Lukla (2900m). After meeting the crew, we start trek. You head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then overnight at local lodge in Phakding.
 
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)/ 5-6  hours 
We cross and re-cross the rivers on high suspension bridges from Namche. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The park was set-up to conserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather permits, catch the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market- a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. You then reach the Namche bazaar.

Day 05:  Rest day in Namche
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the Natioanl Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
 
Day 06: Trek to Thyanboche (3864m)/ 5-6 hours  
From Namche thee trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi from Namche. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the Zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with `many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tenboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.
 
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4252m) /4-5 hours 
Today we descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. The village is directly opposite Ama Dablam (6856m), and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk us to Pheriche.
 
Day 08: Rest day in  Pheriche
Day eight for rest and acclimatization. We also to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt. Lhotse.
 
 
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)/ 4-5 hours 
Continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt. Everest. the path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. 
 
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m)/ 3-4 hours 
To reach our next stop Kala Pattar we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place: Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar (5554m). As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.
 
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m)/ 6 hours 
Early breakfast and start trek to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves it’s through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche.
 
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3985) /5-6  hours
Today’s trek is mostly Downhill. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himaloayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and worth a visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.
 
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3450m)/ 6-7  hours 
From Namche, we continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. We descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi from Tengboche. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.
 
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2900m) 7-8 hours 
Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains presents an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters. We get to sample chang (rice beer), try Sherpa dance steps and end the trek on a merry note.
 
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu o/n Hotel 
Breakfast at Lukla , we head to the airstrip for our return journey to Kathmandu, installation in the hotel.
 
Day 16: Free Day in Kathmandu.
Optional tour: Sightseeing tour in Bhaktpur or patan.
 
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel .Rest of the day at leisure till departure. Later transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.
 
 
Trip duration: 17 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Starts in: Kathmandu  
Ends in: Kathmandu
 
Trek Type: FOT/TH/GAP
[FOT: Fully Organized Camping Trek TH: Tea House (Lodge) GAP: Guide, Accommodation & Porter]
Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge in tea house 
Transportation: Flight, Private car or bus
Maximum altitude: 5357m.
 
You are very much aware that sometimes flight to / from Lukla gets cancelled due to bad weather. We have experienced in the past that our clients had stucked for 2/3 days due to flight cancellation because of bad weather. As you know normally this flight operates only in the morning for certain time because of heavy wind.  All extra costs involved in such situation will have to be burned by clients as we do not know whether it happens or not. As such clients should be briefed about it in advance so that they will be prepared to travel accordingly. 
 
 
 
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