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Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Everest Base Camp Trekking Everest Base Camp Trekking begins after an exciting landing at Lukla. The journey to Everest base camp is more than just a trek of Khumbu glacier with a wonderful trekking destination which has many spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest and more. There are number of lodges with basic facilities and most of them are run by the local Sherpas' community. The Buddhist Manis and Monasteries with the view of Everest are giving a spiritual feeling for all the trekkers. In genuine itinerary of Everest Base Camp trekking we will have rest days in the villages of Namche and Dingboche. This will allow you to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very helpful method of ascend of Everest Base Camp trek and Kalapathar. After reaching to Gorak Shep - the last settlements of Everest base camp trekking, we also have the opportunity to climb Kalapathar [5545m] from where we can get some awesome views of the massif Himalayas which exactly freeze up your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eyes; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it.

Depending on the weather and your condition, you will normally visit base camp in the afternoon at the same day of your arrival in Gorek Shep. You stop for lunch at Gorak Shep before finally making your way to Everest base camp, after enjoying with the views in Everest Base Camp you return to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay. We leave the early morning session next day to climb Kalapathar for a breath-taking view of Mount Everest. After enjoying the views from Kalapathar you return to Gorak Shep and repeat your steps to Lukla.

Facts of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trekking Destination: Everest Region
Group Size: Min 1
Type of Tour: Adventure Trekking
Total Days: 13 Days
Accommodation: Tea House
Max. Altitude: 5545m.

Map of Everest Trekking

Detail Itinerary
Day   Activities
Day 01 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m), trek to Phakding (2610m) 3:00 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 40 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. Lukla is a small town with an airport where there are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin your first day trek with gentle walk with beautiful view of Dudh Koshi River valley and finally you will arrive at Phakding for the overnight stay. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 02 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about four and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo village (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market.

Day 03 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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 as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche tiny Village. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 04 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m.) takes almost five hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.). Tengboche is also very famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 05 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes about five hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite to Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests. This part of the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour’s walk brings you to Dingboche. Here you can see Sherpa people working hard in the agricultural farm.

Day 06 - Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Here you can steeply climb up to Nakartsang Gompa for the rare outstanding view of Mount Makalu (8463m.) along with Lhotse, Island Peak, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The another option provided is a small side trip to Chhukung which takes about 2 and half hours to go up and 1 and half hours to come back to Dingboche. There are some of the lodges which serve you the delicious food items.

Day 07 - Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Now you begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The tea house at Dongla is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone caves, 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 08 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep, 8 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse in Gorekshep.

Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about three and half hours. You will lunch at Gorakshep, take rest in your own room and if the trekker feels fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 09 - Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m) morning, then trek down to Periche (4200m). 7:00 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast followed by a gradual descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 10 - Phiriche to Tengboche (3860 meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or can reach to Tengboche. After reaching at Tengboche we can visit the oldest Buddhist monastery where we can see all Buddhist monks praying and doing ritual things.

Day 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

The trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12 - Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages.

Day 13 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.

We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too.

Trip Cost Include
1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard accommodation Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights on twin sharing)
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
5. Best available accommodation (lodges, guesthouses) during the trek - mainly in twin sharing.
6. A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
7. The required number of staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
8. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
9. National Park entry permits.
10. TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System)
11. Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
12. First aid medical kit.
13. All necessary land transport
14. Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) and airport tax.
Trip Cost Exclude
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa fee.
5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking equipments.
7. Tips for trekking staff.
8. Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.