‘adventure with scenic views and local colorful culture to world’s highest base camp’
- Mode of Trekking: Tea-House-Lodge
- Trekking Grade: Moderate to adventurous
- Maximum Altitude: 5,545m on top Kalapatthar
- Total Trip: 15 nights 16 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
- Season: All months of the year except June to August (wet monsoon months)
Everest Base Camp trekking, leads you to marvel great mountains within scenic high Khumbu valley in the harmony of local Sherpa colorful rich culture interwoven with Buddhism religion where you can explore its ancient monasteries in the shade of Everest and panorama of high snow capped peaks.
Everest Base Camp trekking, a dream of millions travelers to stand beneath world’s highest Mt. Everest and to feel its pristine environment of pure wilderness of mountains, ice and glaciers with exceptional stunning views from Kalapatthar hill top.
A fabulous adventure of great beautiful natural surrounding where you can witness local tradition and age old Sherpa village of immense interest on this wonderful walk to Everest Base Camp with views of tumbling massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
In our complete Everest Base Camp Trekking with time to enjoy beauty of the surrounding area and to merge in local culture, this trip includes all the highlights of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park includes famous Namche Bazaar with unmatched view point of Kala Pattarat above 5,545m high and ever exciting walk to Everest Base Camp.
Adventure begins with scenic short flight to Lukla town with its unique airstrip, and then trek starts visiting nice Sherpa farm villages with awe-some views of high snow capped peaks, and then reaching our highest spot of the trip on top Kalapatthar with mind-blowing panorama of surrounding high mountains with Mt. Everest at its closest.
The Everest region is understandably one of the most popular and a spectacular destination for walkers and it offers some of the most fascinating and enjoyable trekking.
After an adventurous, memorable journey our route heads back to Lukla for scenic short flight back to Kathmandu with mesmerizing and fond memories of this great adventure Everest Base Camp Trekking.
- Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
- Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding 35 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m 9-10km -03hrs walk to Phakding 2,652m.
- Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m - 06 hrs.
- Day 04 Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
- Day 05 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m-05 hours.
- Day 06 Trek to Dingboche 4,358m-06 hrs.
- Day 07 Rest Day at Dingboche.
- Day 08 Trek to Lobuche 4,928m. -05 hours.
- Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m & continue to Everest base Camp 5,357m.
- Day 10 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Pangboche 3,950m -06 hrs.
- Day 11 Trek to PhortseTenga for lunch and continue trek to Khumjung via Mong La. Approx. 6 hrs.
- Day 12 Trek to Monjo 2,835m-05 hrs.
- Day 13 Trek to Lukla -04 hrs.
- Day 14 Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
- Day 15 Free day at leisure.
- Day 16 Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and then transfer to your Hotel, our guide will brief on Hotel, Kathmandu, trekking programs, do's and don'ts and other related information.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding 35 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m 9-10km -03hrs walk to Phakding 2,652m.
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic Airport and then board in a smaller aircraft (twin otter or Dornier) for scenic flight to Lukla.
At Lukla received by our trekking guides with porters to carry your bigger bags with time to explore around, our first day walk starts with gradual downhill and then with few ups with view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m.
As walk continues crossing short suspension bridge with short climb brings to reach Phakding village for overnight stop located nearDudh-Kosi River.
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m - 06 hrs.
From Phakding on crossing bridge over Dudh-Kosi, morning walk with some short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m.
After few hours of walks reaching at Monjo village and then walk to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, both names means ‘Great-Mother’)
From the Park gate short descend Jorsalle village, last village before Namche Bazaar is reached, walk leads on river bank within green forested areas of pines-oaks and rhododendron tree.
On reaching the last high bridge where walk leads on a wide winding uphill trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest- Nuptse , Lhotse peaks on walk uphill.
Namche Bazaar with excellent hotels and lodge situated in a U shaped bowl a major village / town of Khumbu region where colorful and busy Saturday Market is held every week.
Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche an ideal place for rest day for acclimatization and short hike, suggested activities walkto Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest and Ama-Dablam visit its interesting museum for wide information history of Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering as well information on flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at free at leisure explore Namche Bazaar full of shops and stores.
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m-05 hours.
Morning walks on fairly easy trail for first half, with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peaks.
After a nice-pleasant walk of few hour reaching at Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with couple of teahouses in the midst of alpine forest with silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees.
Afternoon walk leads to a climb for nearly two hours in the shade of tall trees till Thyangboche Monastery (Ghompa) is reached for overnight stop.
This beautiful spot offers views of majestic and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.
Trek to Dingboche 4,358m-06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Thyangboche, our route descend into forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, coming to lovely spot at Deoboche 3,650 m with magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt.Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse.
From Deoboche walk past prayer mani wall, and then reach a metal bridge over a narrow gorge of Imja-TseRiver.
From the bridge uphill walk most of the way to Pangboche village at 3,900m (the last permanent village on route base camp).
After Pangboche a short climb to Shomare for lunch, a small settlement with excellent view of Ama-Dablam. After a pleasant stop journey continues towards east, after an hour walk crossing a small wooden bridge and then heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley for overnight stop at Dingboche village.
Dingboche located within scenic Imja-Tse valley beneath Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of Island peak or ImjaTse Himal above 6,189m high, a popular peak amongst all trekking peaks in Nepal.
Dingboche with nice field enclosed by stone walls protecting crops of barley, buckwheat’s and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals, Dingboche with many good lodges to stay.
Rest Day at Dingboche.
At Dingboche another rest day for short hike with few nice areas for short hikes up the hill for best glamorous views of the valley and mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east direction.
Trek to Lobuche 4,928m. -05 hours.
From Dingboche our route leads north to reach first at mani-prayer Stupa Buddhist monuments, from here walk on gentle path looking down towards Pheriche valley and the village, walk offers beautiful view of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and Pokalde peak.
After a nice pleasant walks of few hour, reaching a junction where Pheriche and Dingboche route joins at Thugla, and then crossing a small wooden bridge over torrential river fed from Khumbu glacier.
From Thugla, an hour steep to the top, with view of Mt. Pumori and other peaks which is west of Everest, here observe many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around Everest and other mountains of the region.
After a short rest continue walk for an hour with gradual ascend to Lobuche for overnight stop, Lobuche houses and lodge placed in a corner and well hidden and sheltered from the cold wind.
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m & continue to Everest base Camp 5,357m.
Today, adventure leads to our final destination of the journey at the very foot of Mt. Everest, the first hour walk on gradual path with slow up and then short 20 minutes climb to reach a moraine above Khumbu glacier.
Walk from here follows on rocky moraine path to Gorakshep, located on a flat sandy field below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt. Pumori 7,145m.
Gorakshep with few lodge and teahouses, this place was an earlier base camp of Everest till the end of 1980’s. After a break here continue trek to Everest Base Camp, walk is quite strenuous due to high altitude and thin air, where trail leads over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till Everest base camp is reached after 3 hrs of walk from Gorakshep.
Everest Base Camp is lively during high expedition season here enjoy view of massive Khumbu icefalls and glaciers with series of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lola.
After a wonderful time at base camp then retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop before heading back to Lukla.
Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Pangboche 3,950m -06 hrs.
Early morning a steep walk leads you atop Kalapatthar, a small rocky peak within southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, view from here is beyond imagination as Everest is within a stone throw distance, after a wonderful time descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Pheriche and beyond to Pangboche.
Walk downhill to Thugla where Dingboche trails branches off and the descend further to reach a flat land of Pheriche Valley, afternoon can be very windy here after an hour of good walk reaching at Pheriche for possible lunch stop.
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to a bridge, after the bridge downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop.
Trek to PhortseTenga for lunch and continue trek to Khumjung via Mong La. Approx. 6 hrs.
From Pangboche taking an alternative route on a quiet trail to sleepy village at Phortse Tenga from here uphill to Mong hill top with few lodge offering grand panorama of mountains.
After a climb head downhill near to Sanasa village and then with short climb to reach at Khumjung village for overnight stop, located on a glacial valley below the holy peak of Khumbi-la.
Here with time to visit one of the oldest monasteries of Khumbu, the only place that treasures a Yeti Scalp kept in safe glass box.
Trek to Monjo 2,835m-05 hrs.
Morning catch the views of snow capped peaks and then continue our journey with some options either walk straight to Namche Bazaar, or take a longer path visiting Khunde and its hospital built by Edmund Hillary Trust and Foundation.
Whichever route walk leads at Syangboche old small airstrip and with steep descend to Namche Bazaar, at Namche for lunch and then walk downhill to Monjo for overnight stop before Lukla.
Trek to Lukla -04 hrs.
Last day of this great journey enjoy the lush greenery landscapes around, a leisure walk with short climb before Lukla and then ending the day in the afternoon in Lukla with time to explore its town with last night dinner around Everest and Khumbu areas.
30 min flight, overnight at hotel.
The flight time to Kathmandu, schedule at morning normally, sometimes flight can get delayed due to bad weather and other reason, depending upon flight time board in a small aircraft for super flight back to Kathmandu and then transfer back to your respective Hotels.
Free day at leisure.
A free day in Kathmandu, reserved in case of flight delay at Lukla, with spare day enjoy your individual activities and shopping with options to join in tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, our staff transfers you to airport for final departure from the country of Himalayan Wonders, Nepal.
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Price includes following services:
- Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
- Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
- Internal flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
- Trekking arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew using local lodges on full board basis.
- Applicable Trek Permit & National Park Fees.
- Insurance for Nepalese crew.
Our price does not include followings:
- International flights to / from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
- Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
- Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
- Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
- Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, Wi-Fi, charging fee of electronic devices, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
- Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.