Everest Base Camp Trek

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Getting to an elevation of 5357m at Everest Base Camp is a dream of every trekker. After a day exploration of the cultural troves in Kathmandu the Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the spectacular flight to the airport in Lukla, which hangs on the edge of the cliff at 2900m. While penetrating through the floral and fauna biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, the trail winds through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. The gateways to scattered highland hamlets are adorned with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags.

The stunning landscapes and the breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam among others are frequent rewards throughout the trek. Encounter with the culture of native Sherpa families are astounding cultural highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. Getting closer to colossal Everest, Kalapattar 5545m is a major highlight offering the best view of Everest and the fantastic glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp which lies at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall make the trek absolutely lifetime experience. After stepping on to base camp and Kalapatthar we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Walk through beautiful rhododendron and pine forest observing rare wild animals and birds
  • Explore Sherpa villages, Monasteries and lush valleys with the spectacular view of the Himalayas
  • Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku
  • Views of Khumbu Ice - Fall and sunrise from Kalapatthar
  • Experience highland Sherpa people's life style and their unique cultural hospitality

Trip Grade - Moderate to Challenging

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Trip Summary
  • Day 1 :Arrive Kathmandu: meet and greet
  • Day 2 :Sight Seeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3 :Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (approx 4 hr trek)
  • Day 4 :Trek to Manju (approx 4 hrs)
  • Day 5 :Trek to Namche (3440m). Walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 6 :Rest day Namche Bazaar
  • Day 7 :Trek to Deboche (3820m) via Thyangboche. Walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 8 :Trek to Dingboche (4410m), walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 9 :Rest day in Dingboche
  • Day 10 :Trek to Lobuche (4910m). Walk approx. 6 hours
  • Day 11 :Trek to GorakShep (5140m) & Base Camp (5364m). Walk approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 12 :Kala Pattar (5550m)&trek toPheriche (4410m), walk approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 13 :Trek to Phortse (3850m). Walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 14 :Trek to Khumjung(3780m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
  • Day 15 :Trek to Bengkar or Phakding (2630m), walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 16 :Trek to Lukla (2800m) Walk approx. 4-5 hours
  • Day 17 :Fly to Kathmandu: remainder of day for leisure
  • Day 18 :Trip concludes Kathmandu
Daily Movements
    Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu: meet and greet

    Your group leader will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel where there will be a short arrival briefing and then trek briefing at 5 pm at this time your group leader will distribute sleeping bag, down jacket and kit bag.  Evening meal with the keep walking family.

    Day 2: Sight Seeing in Kathmandu

    Half day sightseeing tour of the 2 major attractions in Kathmandu. You will visit Boudha (the second largest Buddhist stupa in the world) and Pashupatinath (one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmatiriver). Afternoon at leisure for last minute shopping or you may like to explore Durbar Square or the extensive handicraft shops in Thamel.

    Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (approx 4 hr trek)

    Fly to Lukla (2800m), trek to Phakding (2610m). Walk approx 4 hours.

    An early start flight from Kathmandu to Lukla,it takes 35 minute to land at Luklaairstrip. This is the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friends to serve the Everest Region when he began his work of building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people. We begin our trek to Ghat for lunch and then continue further to Phakding for overnight stay.

    Day 4: Trek to Manju (approx 4 hrs)

    To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4 hours. Today we cross and re-cross the glacial river, named “Dudh” (milk) Koshi (river) because of its colour, whilst walking through pine forest and terraced fields growing a variety of crops. It is one of the main trading trails and we will see small groups of donkeys, dzopko and yaks carrying supplies. A dzopko is a yak-cow crossbreed while a yak is a full-blood long haired male, (nak being the female) more commonly used at higher altitudes. We see our first Mani walls today. These stone structures are made from many stone tablets, each with the inscription “Om Mani Padme Hum” which translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus”, and is mantra (chant) venerated by Buddhists. Buddhists will walk to the left of these mani walls and chortens, but many who have no knowledge of Buddhism will do the same. Overnight at Monjo. This is a short day to allow you to acclimatize.

    Day 5: Trek to Namche (3440m). Walk approx. 6-7 hours

    Today we cross and re-cross the glacial river, named “Dudh” (milk) Kosi (river) because of its colour, whilst trekking through pine forest and terraced fields growing a variety of crops. It is one of the main trading trails and we will see small groups of donkeys, dzopko and yaks carrying supplies. A dzopko is a yak-cow crossbreed while a yak is a full-blood long haired male, (nak being the female) more commonly used at higher altitudes. We see our first Mani walls today. These stone structures are made from many stone tablets, each with the inscription “Om Mani Padme Hum” which translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus”, and is mantra (chant) venerated by Buddhists. Buddhists walk to the left of these Mani walls and chortens, but many who have no knowledge of Buddhism do the same. We pass through the gates of the Sagamartha National Park. We follow the river to the confluence of the DudhKosi and the BhoteKosi, crossing a spectacular high bridge before commencing our ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa ‘capital’ of Nepal. It is a tough climb but we have our first view of Mt Everest today. Namche is a prosperous village spread in a horse-shoe shape around the valley. Following lunch, you may like to spend time looking through the shops in search of a bargain. Overnight at lodge

    Day 6: Rest day Namche Bazaar

    Those who are fit and acclimatizing well may wish to take the optional walk to the Everest View Hotel (2-3hrs) where spectacular views of Everest and AmaDablam may be seen. Around us also as we walk are Thamserku (6618m), Kantega (6783m), AmaDablam (6814m), Nuptse (7864m) and Lhotse (8516m) and the greatest of all, Mt Everest (8848m). As we sit looking at the magnificent view from the hotel balcony we will share with you some of the technical aspects of scaling some of the peaks we have climbed. AmaDablam whilst not as high as Mt Everest is technically more difficult and therefore is challenging. We have climbed most of the major peaks in the Himalayan range. Overnight at lodge.

    Day 7: Trek to Deboche (3820m) via Thyangboche. Walk approx. 6-7 hours

    Today’s walk along the ridgeline to Deboche is spectacular. We will lunch at PhungiThanga the junction of the ImjaKhola and DhudKosi rivers, after which we cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. Continuing our climb, we reach the monastery village of Thyangboche. The views of Everest, as well as all the other major peaks of the area are breathtaking. After a rest and visit to the monastery we head downhill to Deboche

    Today’s walk along the ridgeline to Deboche is spectacular. We will lunch at PhungiThanga the junction of the ImjaKhola and DhudKosi rivers, after which we cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. Continuing our climb, we reach the monastery village of Thyangboche. The views of Everest, as well as all the other major peaks of the area are breathtaking. After a rest and visit to the monastery we head downhill to Deboche. Overnight at lodge

    Day 8: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), walk approx. 6-7 hours

    Today is a steady ascent to Dingboche. The stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Kantega, Thamserku, AmaDablam and Nuptse are spectacular throughout our walk today. Crossing the ImjaKhola it is an easy climb along a wide trail to the small village of Pangboche (3930m). Here, we visit the PangbocheGompa, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region (360 years old). It is here that Buddhist climbers take time to pray with the Monastery Lama for good weather and a safe journey before stepping on the sacred mountain Sagarmatha (Mt Everest). We continue to Shomare (4010m) for lunch. Crossing the river again we trek up to Dingboche, situated beneath AmaDablam, our rest spot for the night

    Day 9: Rest day in Dingboche

    An important acclimatisation/rest day today with the option of hiking high up to the ridge (4-5hrs) overlooking the village for excellent views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Chukung Peak (5550m) and ImjaTse (5083m) Overnight at lodge

    Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910m). Walk approx. 6 hours

    Gaining altitude, it is important that we move at a slow, steady pace. The slopes are quite barren now as we move above the tree line and the temperature begins to drop. Views of different peaks, such as Cholatse and Lobuche, are seen before us. Climbing up the Dhugla Ridge we step onto the moraine heading towards the Khumbu Glacier. Rock cairns can be seen, which are dedicated to the memory of climbers attempting the high mountains of the area, including Everest. On our last journey to climb Everest we sat with Ang Rita Sherpa, also known as the Snow Leopard (who summited Mt Everest successfully 10 times without oxygen) and remembered the lives of the climbers who died on the slopes of these mountains. Overnight at lodge

    Day 11: Trek to GorakShep (5140m) & Base Camp (5364m). Walk approx. 7-8 hours

    Trekking alongside the Khumbu Glacier over the rocky moraine we head towards the settlement of GorakShep. We are now high among the glaciers of the world’s highest peaks. Following our arrival at GorakShep we have an early lunch before we commence our trek further to Everest Base Camp. It’s from here the hardcore climbers start their expedition up to the highest mountain in the world. And being at the base camp you can feel amazing. When the sun goes down, we return to GorakShep gazing at the sky and the surrounding mountains. Overnight at lodge

    Day 12: Kala Pattar (5550m)&trek toPheriche (4410m), walk approx. 7-8 hours

    Gaining altitude, we trek up to the top of Kala Pattar, the highest point of our trek. The views are spectacular. We can see the mighty Everest with its ascent routes. We will tell you about the different camps that are used to reach the top of the peak and describe the difficulty crossing the Khumbu icefall. After lunch, back at GorakShep we head back down to Pheriche. Enjoy views of Nuptse, Lhotse and Chhukung Peak along the trail.

    Day 13: Trek to Phortse (3850m). Walk approx. 6-7 hours

    Passing more ‘seasonal’ villages our walk today undulates past numerous chortens and views of landslides and streams that have carved out the side of the valley. We enjoy magnificent views of Thamserku, TengbocheMonastery.Phortse village is a maze of small walled lanes. It is one of the oldest villages in the Khumbu region.

    Day 14: Trek to Khumjung(3780m), walk approx. 5-6 hours

    Khumjung village is home to the only high school in the Khumbu region. Also known as Hillary School, its founder in 1961 Sir Edmund Hillary, cater for over 300 pupils from grades 1 to 10. A monastery in the village is purported to house a yeti scalp.

    Day 15: Trek to Bengkar or Phakding (2630m), walk approx. 6-7 hours

    Today we head downhill through Namche Bazaar stopping to enjoy the view of Everest before we cross the DudhKoshi river. Today’s walk is easy and mostly downhill but you need to take your time and enjoy the views, still there is lot to see. We pass the Sagamartha National Park and villages, overnight at Benkar

    Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m) Walk approx. 4-5 hours

    Today is the last day of our mountain trekking adventure. We gradually descend and walk along the DudhKoshi river banks. Tonight, our last evening of the trek is a good opportunity for a small party with all the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. Appreciation in the form of tips may be expressed at that time to these people who make the trip such and enjoyable adventure.

    Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu: remainder of day for leisure

    This morning we fly to Kathmandu. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. We will meet again for dinner

    Day 18: Trip concludes Kathmandu

    Journey formally concludes after breakfast with transportation to the airport, unless other arrangements have been made

Cost - US $ 2200 (joining Kathmandu)

(Single Supplement: additional US $ )
Cost Includes:
  • Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel including breakfast on twin sharing
  • Kathmandu city tours inclusive of vehicle transfer, entrance fees & professional English speaking tour
  • Around trip domestic flight fare from Kathmandu –Lukla –Kathmandu includes. Airport tax.
  • Accommodation during the trek at Teahouse s/lodges on twin sharing.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Highly experienced a local trek leader and necessary Sherpa porters during the trek and their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit and fees.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Duffle Bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
Cost Excludes:
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Rescue and travel insurance
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call and internet
  • Tips to trekking crew
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TRIP FACTS
  • Duration

    18 Days
  • Best Season

    March - May, Oct - Nov, Dec - Jan
  • Max-Altitude

    5550m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate to Challenging
  • Group Size

    10 persons
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