Everest Base Camp Trek
Apart from the Mount Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp Trek features the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to several rare species of plants and wildlife.
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Everest Base Camp Trek is a 14-day trek located in the foothill of the world’s highest mountain, the Mt. Everest (8848m). The route leading to Everest Base Camp is simply fascinating. Moreover, the trek also explores the Sagarmatha National Park. Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Sherpa habitat and culture.
Due to reliable weather, March to May and September to November are the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek. Since the trek is moderately difficult, you will need no prior trek experience. Above all, you will have the pride of reaching the Everest Base Camp.
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- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m]
The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.
Kathmandu – Lukla [2,840m] by flight, 35 mins – Trek from Lukla to Phakding [2,610m], 3-4 hrs trek
The initial aspect of the journey takes us to Lukla which involves taking a short flight from Kathmandu. The flight provides a thorough display of the mountains of the Everest range. After arriving in Lukla, we shall collect our stuff and then head to Phakding. We need to walk through the Chheplung village and cross the amazing Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Trek from Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440m] 6-8 hrs
From Phakding, the trail traverses through the pine forests and later heads north up the Bengkar valley. Along the way, we shall be accompanied by the Dudh Koshi River and we shall pass through Chhuthawa and Monjo. After getting our permits checked in Jorsalle, we shall head on the steep trail to reach Namche Bazar. It is the biggest village in the Everest region and is primarily inhabited by the Sherpas. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day
The motive for the day is to not indulge in heavy trekking, but rather spend the day by exploring the Namche Bazaar and acclimatizing. You can visit the Khumjung Monastery near the Khumjung village which houses the scalp of a Yeti. You can even dine in the Hotel Everest View which is the hotel at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Trek from Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m] 5-6 hrs
The altitude increases rapidly as we first walk all the way to Sanasa. Trekking along the Imja River, we reach Phunke and slowly head towards the Tengboche village. This village houses the amazing Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Everest region. From the monastery, you can catch jaw-dropping sight of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Nuptse (7861m). Overnight in Tengboche.
Trek from Tengboche - Dingboche [4,410 m] 5-6 hrs
The trail initially descends through the forests decorated with fir and rhododendron. As we trek ahead, we are blessed with views of Lobuche (6119m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). We shall take a breather at Debuche and then cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. Explore the Pangboche Monastery and then reach Dingboche by crossing the fields of potato and barley. Overnight in Dingboche.
Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day
In order to prepare ourselves for the day ahead, we won’t be involved in any sort of trekking bit rather we shall spend the day to acclimatize. We shall climb the Nangkar Tshang Peak (5616m) and observe the majestic Himalayan peaks that rise above the Khumbu valley. Interact with the locals at Dingboche to learn about their Sherpa culture and traditions. Overnight in Dingboche.
Trek from Dingboche – Lobuche [4,940m] 4-5 hrs
From Dingboche, the trail initially takes us to Thukla and from there, to Pheriche. The trail is pretty steep and slippery so tread carefully. After a while, we shall reach Chupki Lahara and we can even witness the Khumbu Glacier. After crossing the moraine, we arrive at Lobuche which is a small settlement with decent teahouses and small lodges. Overnight in Lobuche.
Trek from Lobuche – Gorakshep [5,160m] – Everest Base Camp [5,364m] – Gorakshep, 7-8 hrs
The trail to Everest Base Camp takes us through glacial paths that meander through narrow slopes. As we head ahead, we reach Gorakshep which comprises of small tents. Take a quick break there, and later make your way to the base camp. You can see the upper parts of the Khumbu Glacier and the mighty Mount Everest (8848m) from the base camp. The base camp provides us with picturesque glimpses of mountains like Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), and Pumo Ri (7165m). Overnight in Gorakshep.
Trek from Gorakshep – Kalapatthar [5,545m] – Pher5600iche [4,280m] 7-8 hrs
The trail for the day takes us to Kalapatthar. To reach there, we must walk through the step and snowy trail. We reach Kalapatthar at early morning to catch the glorious sunrise that illuminates mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Amadablam (6856m); and Nuptse (7861m). After observing the sunrise, we shall head back to Pheriche by retracing our steps. Overnight in Pheriche.
Trek from Pheriche – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] 8-9 hrs
The trail for the day sees a drastic decrease in altitude as it takes us along the hills decorated with rhododendron and juniper. The descent is rapid and we can see pine forests, mountain goats, and pheasants. Along the way, admire the surreal views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), and Nuptse (7861m). Upon arrival in Namche Bazar, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Trek from Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,840m] 7-8 hrs
Our descent continues today as well as we make our way back to Lukla. The downward trail shows us an amazing display of the snow laden mountains and the Dudh Koshi River shall keep us company. We shall take a quick break at Phakding and later continue the journey until we arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu [1,300m] 35 min flight, Rest | Farewell Dinner
The journey for the day starts with a quick morning snack and catching a quick flight that takes you back to Kathmandu. The flight presents the mesmerizing beauty and allure of the Everest region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day by going souvenir hunting in Thamel and Asan. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Its departure day and our representative will meet you in time to pick you up at your hotel. We will drop you off at the airport before your scheduled flight and wish you good luck on your future endeavors.
Apart from the Mount Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp Trek features the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to several rare species of plants and wildlife. The trek boasts merry villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Likewise, these villages are popular for their distinct Sherpa culture. Besides these, the view of the mountains is always a delight to enjoy.
Everest Base Camp Trek at a glance
First of all, the Everest Base Camp Trek starts from the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. A short trek of about 4-5 hours leads to Phakding (2610 meters). Another day starts the trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m). Here, a whole day is separated for acclimation and to explore the village.
Likewise, after crossing Lobuche and Gorakshep, the trekkers arrive at the Everest Base Camp at 5346 meters. A slow ascent leads to the highest viewpoint, Kalapatthar (5545 m). At Kalapatthar, you can experience the panoramic view of the great Himalayas. The sheer amount of rocky terrains is astounding and even more beautiful to look at in its snowy glow. The Everest stands out as the most noteworthy natural gift amongst all. The descent to Lukla is comparatively easier and faster.
Geography : Forests/Hills/Himalayas
Location : Solukhumbu
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Duration of Trek : 16 days
Max Altitude : 5545m
Religions : Buddhist
Ethnic People : Sherpa
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax : 02
- Explore the monasteries in Tengboche and Pangboche
- Witness the morning sunrise from Kalapatthar
- A panoramic display of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Nuptse (7861m)
- Adventurous trek through the Sagarmatha National Park
The trek boasts merry villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Likewise, these villages are popular for their distinct Sherpa culture. Besides these, the view of the mountains is always a delight to enjoy.