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Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest base camp is one of the most popular trekking and hiking destination in the world. Mt Everest base camp trek is takes to you at the base camp of world's highest peak mount Everest (8848 meters) and provide the opportunity to climb the non-technical Peak Kala Pattar/ Kala Patthar at 5545 meters elevation which is higher elevation than Everest Base Camp (5364 meters), from the top of Kala Pattar we will see the truly spectacular panorama views of Mount Everest and other most beautiful well-known mountains on earth.  Everest Base Camp trek is not only popular to see the mountains also rich in culture and Buddhist monasteries. This trek is possible to operate both for individual and group (family and friends). March, April, October and November is best time of year to make this trek but this trek is possible to run any time of year. The trek itinerary is possible to make short and long as per client’s desire.  

Our below given 12 days Everest base camp trek itinerary is more common itinerary without Kathmandu stay. Nowadays most of trekkers booked hotel in Kathmandu online on their choice and looking to book the trekking separately so we published fixed departure dates to join in group for those who want to trek with a new friends. Does not matter if you decide not to trek with a group and wish to make trek on private, individual, friends and family we are ready to operate the trek as per your wish. 12 days trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar starting and finishing at Lukla, the airport just to the south of Everest (Sagarmatha) National park. During the trekking seasons there are numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla, weather permitting.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 02: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 05: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 06: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche (4410m)
Day 07: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) and Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 09: Gorak Shep Hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) then trek to Pheriche (4260m)
Day 10: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 11: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 12: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest  
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 12 Days

Day 01: Kathmandu flight to Lukla (2840m) then trek to Phakding (2610m)
Early in the morning your trek guide will come to your hotel to transfer to you in Kathmandu domestic airport to catch the flight to Lukla (2840m).The flight duration is approximately 35 minutes. After arrive in Lukla you will meet with a porter (Sherpa) who will carry your bags / luggage during the trekking. You will have a short break in Lukla to have a tea and coffee to refresh to heading Everest Base Camp trekking. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2580m) with stunning view of Kusum Kangaru (6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. Overnight at teahouse/lodge (small, family run lodge/guesthouse provide accommodation and meals for the trekkers)

Day 02: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Normally trekkers are starts the trek around 8Am after breakfast at teahouse. Today you will cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking you will see the Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delight to see the Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is getaway of the Everest base camp trekking and Gokyo Lakes Valley. Overnight at teahouse

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar and Explore around
Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as internet, Bank, ATM, Bakery and varieties of shops for shopping. After breakfast it is possible visit to the Thame village (Monastery) it takes about 7/8 go and back to Namche bazaar if you are interested to visit Thame better to consult with guide earlier night. Most of trekkers in rest day they walking to Syangboche (3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku(6618m) and many more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half and hour to the Khumjung village (3780m), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Today the trail at first slightly climb up for a while up to the Chor camp continue easy level walk to kyangjuma (3550m). Along the way from chor camp to kyangjuma you can see very close up views of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam (6814m). Also you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other beautiful mountains. From kyangjuma the trail follows for a while easy level walk through Rhododendron forest to sanasa where you can meet two trails one left hand side go to Gokyo valley and another right hand side go to direct Everest Base Camp. After sanasa the trail descends gradually through pine forest to lausasa then trail drops steeply through the pine and Rhododendron forest to Phungi thanga (3250m).  From Phungi Thanga the trail climbs steeply at beginning then a gradual ascent through blue pine trees and Rhododendron forest to Tengboche (3867m). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery which is one of the beautiful monasteries in whole Solu khumbu area from where you will see the best sunrise and sunset view on the top of word’s highest peak Mt Everest. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
After enjoy the sunrise view, take a breakfast then trek descend Deboche (3820m). After Deboche the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer pheasant and blue sheep etc. After crossing Iron Bridge on the right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam (6814m). May be you can enjoy taking photos of yours backup with Ama Dablam. Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche (3930m). After Pangboche the trail lead level and gradually up to shomare (4010m) then level walk to orsho (4190m). There are two trails further ahead from orsho whereas one trail higher up left hand side leads to Pheriche and lower trail right hand side above Imja khola leads gradually ascend to Dingboche (4410m), the place where today have plan to stay overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche (4410m)
This second scheduled rest day will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. An enjoyable 3-4hr, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, north of Dingboche affords views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain and awesome views of Ama Dablam and the valley floor.  If strong people can visit the Chhukhung Ri (5550m) but it is long day walking. Stay overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
From Dingboche to Lobuche the trial leads north until we reach a Mani prayer Stupa. The trial is much gentle looking down to Pheriche Village. The trial offers views of Mt. Tawache, Cholatse, Thamserku Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Kongma-tse and many other lovely mountains. The great wall of Nuptse (7864m) also goes along the trial. After few hours walking from Dingboche you will meet the trial from Pheriche joins near by Dhughla (4620m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Dughla (Thukla) is a best place for Lunch and those who afraid about the altitude sickness we suggest to stay one over night here. After Dughla continue trek an hour to Thukla pass (4830m), where there are views of Mt. Pumori, Lubuche east Lingtren and many other peaks. After the Dughla Pass the trail gently climb up and drops a bit then continue level walk to Loboche (4910m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then visit Everest base camp (5364m)
From Lobuche in beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail. Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive at Gorak Shep (5140m). Along the way you can enjoy incredible views of Pumori (7167m) Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m), Nuptse (7879m),  Lobuche east (6090m) as well as Khumbu glacier and icefall. Have a lunch and short rest in Gorak Shep then continue hiking to the Everest Base Camp (5364m). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is not available teahouses /lodges facility. After taking footprints at base camp of Mt Everest then trek back to Gorakshep. The trek trail to Everest Base Camp is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 09: Gorakhep Climb up to Kalapatter (5545m) then trek back to Pheriche (4260m)
Today  Early in the morning start to climb up to Kala Pattar for breathtaking view of the numerous snow-covered mountains with marvelous sunrise. Gorak shep to Kala patthar trail at the beginning is steep climb about half an hour then arrive at the flat land after that the trail is steep climb with lots of bends and 50 meters steeply with rocky climbing to summit at the Kala patter (5545m). Today you will see the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Icefall, few lakes and outstanding Himalayas views including Mt Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) Nuptse (7864m), Pumori (7165m)Ama dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6618m), Kangtega (6783m), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak(6495m) Lobuche peak (6090m , Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m) and many more beautiful mountains. After climb the Kala Patthar trek back to Gorak Shep then continue to Dughla little further cross the river where you will meet two trails - one left hand side trail go to Dingboche and right hand side lead to Pheriche. It is easy walk in the valley to reach Pheriche (4260m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today’s trail descends to Debouche, rises through rhododendron forest to Tengboche. A long descent, leads back to Phunki Thenga before the climb to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo). The walk along the broader trail to Namche Bazaar is easy. Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m)
Today's trail descend through the pine forests to Larja dobhan, confluence of two rivers from where you can see Mt. Everest for the last time. After crossing the bridge at Larja Dobhan the trail descends for while and then walk along the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing Dudh Koshi continue level walk to Jorsale. After Jorsale the trail lead a bit ascend after that re-crosses the suspension bridge then short steep climb to Monjo (2835m). After Monjo the trail descend for a while then cross the Dudh koshi over the suspension bridge brings short easy level walk to Benkar after that a bit up and down level walk along the Dudh Koshi valley and re-cross the suspension bridge to reach at Phakding (2610m) After Phakding the trail lead a short descend and a level walk for a while then short steep climb up passes several Buddhist setups at Ghat village. After short steep climb up to Thado Koshi then a bit descend and re-cross the small bridge then steep climb up for a short distance and again re-cross the last long suspension bridge on this trek. The trail after the long suspension bridge leads the up wards route to Chheblung then follows uphill left hand side trail climbs steadily past a few local inn and houses then  trail follows through scrub forest above the school and houses of Chaurikharka village then final climb up of your trek about half and hour to reach to Lukla (2840m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Flights to Kathmandu are generally early in the morning so you may have a breakfast at teahouse early in the morning then check in airport to fly back in Kathmandu (1350m). After arrival in Kathmandu transfer to your Hotel then end your trip.

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets (It Cost US$ 316.00 Per person)
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets for guide and airport taxes
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert (Fresh fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • One government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
  • One porter from Lukla who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Accommodation and meals/Food during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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NOTE:
Above trip price is Per Person in minimum group size two people and above but if you are solo traveler better to ask with us somebody booked yet or not for your desire date because if not booked yet, you need to pay some additional cost than above price to arrange your trip as a private incase we unable to collect the people to join with you. Above fixed departure dates are published to collect people for the group join trip. If departure dates are not appropriate for you or looking to make your own private trip? No worry, we will happily start the trip on your suitable dates as a private or group trip on request.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed and departure the trip any date that suitable to your holiday schedule especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

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