Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest trek is essentially a 10 days, 55 km/ 34 mile walk from Lukla airport, elevation 2800m/ 9186ft, to the Everest viewpoint Kala Patthar, altitude 5545m/ 18192ft.

While there are several variations and options, this is the primary and most popular trekking route in the Sagarmatha National park, the Everest region sanctuary. The trail following the Dudh Koshi river and its tributary, the Imja Khola, passes through Namche Bazaar ( 3440m/ 11285ft), the region’s largest settlement, where most trekkers take a day off to acclimatize, and Tengboche (3869m/ 12664ft), with its great mountain views and famous Buddhist monastery.

A popular variation beyond Namche is the slightly circuitous trail that goes through the large Khumbu village of Khunde and Khumjung before reaching Tengboche. Stopping over exceed 5000m/ 17000ft. The body must be allowed a day or two adapt to the thin air; it does so by initially increasing the rate and depth of breathing and subsequently generating more red blood cells to better absorb the scarcer oxygen. Beside the thin air; it can be very cold at the heights one reaches: in Lobuche and Gorak Shep, the last two halts before Kala Patthar, temperatures fall well below freezing at night even in summer.

From Tengboche, the main trail proceeds upstream along the Dudh Kosi to reach Pangboche, the last permanent village with Khumbu’s oldest monastery. Beyong Pangboche, the terrain becomes barren as one ascends along the Imja Khola to reach Dingboche, places that were more pastures not so long ago.

A rest day at Dingboche (or Pheriche) is recommended, for you have already climbed to height exceeding 4300m/ 14000ft. You are also now deep in the high Himalayas with stunning views all around. From a ridge-top beside Dingboche you can spy the lofty distant peaks of Makalu (the planet’s fifth highest summit) and Cho Oyu (sixth highest). The trail carries on to Lobuche and then on to Gorek Shep, the staging point for the ascent of Kala Patthar and the march, usually the nest day, to Everest Base Camp.

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Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

    Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.


  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

    After breakfast process for the UNISCO Heritage Sightseeing tour. Visit Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Khokana Village and after sight-seeing tour, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.


  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800m) - Phakding (2,652m): 3 - 4 hrs

    In the morning you board for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla - a gateway from where the trek begins. The scenic mountain flight about 35 minutes gives you a perfect sight of tremendous Himalayan Range. From Lukla, the trek begins passing through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka and in due course gets in to Phakding. On the trail you come across plenty of prayer rocks. Overnight at Phakding.


  • Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hrs

    Walking through a pine forest, the trail leads you along the Dudh Koshi River. While on the way you encounter with wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Passing through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you reach at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Next, the trail climbs through the forests and bridges to reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Prior to reaching in Namche Bazaar, the trail pass through Jorsale Village and while on the trail you will have first sight of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.


  • Day 05: Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar (3,400m)

    You will spend three nights in Namche Bazaar to allow you to slowly acclimatise. During this period you trek to the Everest View Hotel (3,900m) and to Thame (3,844m), where Tenzing Norgay grew up. Most trekkers spend just two nights in Namche before continuing up the trail, but in our experience this additional night greatly increases you chance of reaching base camp without a head ache!


  • Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m): 5 - 6 hrs

    After breakfast in Namche, the trek begins to Tengboche. The wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Aba Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,896m) and close up view of Mt.Thamserku make you breathless. While crossing wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar, the trail gradually leads you to Sansa. Next you travel to Dudh Koshi River and then prepare for a little tough climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight at Tengboche.


  • Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hrs

    On this day, you reach at Dingboche enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains, landscapes, several Chortens, Mani walls and small villages. While passing through north to Pheriche beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam (6,856m) you come to Imja Valley enjoying panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscapes. The valley gradually unfolds as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. From Lobuche River you trek the steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.


  • Day 08: Dingboche - Duglha (4,600 m): 3 - 4 hrs

    Today's trek starts from Dingboche and initially passes through the Khumbu Khola valley. In this section of the trail you will have awesome views of mountains on all sides. On the way to Duglha, you come across Dusa- a yak herder's place and Phulung Karpo-the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. As you trek on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) comes into view. Prior to reaching Duglha, you will be greeted with the fantastic views of Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks including the tip of Mt Nuptse (7,896m). Overnight at Duglha.


  • Day 09: Duglha - Lobuche (4,940 m): 3 - 4 hrs

    From Duglha, today’s trek starts with climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While moving ahead you will find the memorials to Scott Fischer and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa. As the trail passes down to the Khumbu Glacier, you face several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. In addition, Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche.


  • Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs

    The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While trekking ahead to Gorak Shep you will see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As you reach Gorak Shep, you will see snow-capped mountains looming all around you including the top of the world - Mt. Everest (8,848m). From Gorak Shep you move towards Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp of top of the world you will have the views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Mt. Everest is not visible from the base camp. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. Next, trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.


  • Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche (4,280m): 8 - 9 hrs

    Today's journey starts early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of Everest. Your dream will come true here. During the trek to Kala Patthar familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower including Nuptse and Everest. While ascending to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch several outstanding view points to snap pictures. As you reach the top, gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. You wander from one mighty massif to another at this junction. It will be a tremendous moment in your life that comes once in a lifetime. After taking photo shots of spectacular mountain massifs you again trek down to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.


  • Day 12: Pheriche to Pangboche to Tengboche - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m): 5 - 6 hrs

    On this day, you trek back to Namche passing through Pangboche and Tengboche. The trail is pleasant with the views of impressive mountains and forests. From Pangboche the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. While on the trial you come across Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey stops at Kyangjuma (3570 m) for a tranquil lunch. At this place you will have the chance to appreciate the stunning Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse. Next, the trail to Namche passes through pleasant valleys and pasturelands. Ultimately, you reach in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


  • Day 13: Namche Bazzar - Lukla: 7 - 8 hrs

    The return journey passes through rhododendron and pine forests enjoying snow covered peaks in the distance. Adding to this you walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flags. It will be the day of accomplishment of trekking section of this adventure. Overnight at Lukla.


  • Day 14: Fly Back to Kathmandu

    In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.


  • Day 15: Departure from Nepal.

    Morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.


Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including all arrivals and departures.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Everest Base Camp Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • All domestic flights as listed in the itinerary with airport tax.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Everest Base Camp Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.
   

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