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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest base camp trek

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is top 10 best trekking in the world with spectacular scenery around some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas. Trek to Mt Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, go or return via Phortse village is another attractive route this avoid walking in same route (as usual route) go and return via Tengboche monastery. Phortse is a farming village producing potatoes and buckwheat. The Phortse village also has been developed as a model ecotourism village. The trail quite narrow between pangboche to Phortse village but more chance to see the Himalayan thar, yak, pheasant and eagle etc. Phortse village (3810 meters) from here you can see the magnificent views of Mt. Cho oyu (8201 meters), Machhermo peak (6237 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Khumbu yul Lha (5761 meters) and kwangde peak (6090 meters).

The trek takes to you Base camp of world’s highest peak mount Everest (8848m) also known in Nepali as Sagarmatha. Main goal of this trek to reach at the Mount Everest Base Camp (5364m) and summit to Kala Pattar/Patthar (5545m) for the wonderful mountains scenery including Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters),  Nuptse (7879 meters),  Ama dablam (6856 meters) and surrounding Himalayas.

Beside Mountains views, Everest Base Camp trek offer good views of Khumbu glacier, Khumbu Ice fall and Buddhist monasteries. Everest trekking trail is hometown of Sherpa people who are famous in mountaineering tourism. Everest Base Camp trek trail covered by Sagarmatha/Everest national Park which was placed a natural World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO. Our below given trek itinerary is starts from Lukla airport, just 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu airport. Everest Base Camp trek is possible to make tea house/Lodges budget trip, eat and sleep in Teahouse.

Our below given 13 days Everest Base camp trek itinerary is more common but better to plan it for 14 days without Kathmandu part, it gives more time to acclimatization en route. The trip cost will be depends on group size and hotel category that you use in Kathmandu and entire the trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar - (3,440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410m)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 11: Gorakshep Hike to Kala Pattar then trek to Pheriche (4240m)
Day 12: Trek to Phortse Village (3810)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 15: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 16: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 18 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 35 minutes fly and 3 hrs walk
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew (porter), we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar - (3,440m) 6 hrs
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. Today if clear weather we get the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is decorated between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. Options for acclimatization walks include the one-hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above the village for the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
Today we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the main junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. A path follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Everest, Nuptse and Ama Dablam and it has a biggest and famous Buddhist Monastery in whole Khumbu region.  Stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5hrs
From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Ama Dabla and Island Peak. Stay overnight at Dingboche

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410m)
Today we have a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatization which is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. Some trekkers trek up to Chhukhung or further climb to the Chukhung Ri (5550m), it is long day walk provides incredible views of moraines  valley and beautiful mountains. If you don’t go Chhukhung it is possible go to Nangkartshang Gompa. One enjoyable short walk (3/4 hours) is the 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche where you can witness the fifth highest mountain in the word Mt. Makalu (8,463m. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5hrs
From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mount Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumari. Stay overnight at Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5160m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7 hrs
We start walk by following a trail through the ablation valley at the side of the Khumbu Glacier, gaining height steadily. At this point the glacier is still hidden from us by the moraine, but as we climb to cross the rubble of a tributary glacier, we can see the great Khumbu Glacier stretching away down valley and also up towards the area of Base Camp. Beyond this tributary we reach an island of sparse grasses below the famous hill known as Kala Pattar. This place is Gorak Shep, once a summer yak herding meadow in the middle of nowhere, this remote spot now boasts several of the highest teahouses/lodges in Nepal. Above Gorak Shep, it is a steady trek to Everest Base camp, walking at first on the moraine crest and finally on the Khumbu Glacier itself. We will spend an hour or so in this inspirational place, close beneath the stupendous Khumbu Icefall, before returning at Gorak Shep. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep Hike to Kala Pattar then trek to Pheriche (4240m) 8hrs
Early in the morning, we take a hike to Kalapatthar, dotted with the black rock. Massive Everest region peaks appear eventually during the trek, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse face, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori. The golden sunrise over the white peaks really entices us that we capture in the camera. The Khumbu glacier is seen down in a winding form. Then we descend to Gorakshep and have a breakfast. Tracking down along the descent route, we reach to Thugla and cross the stream. We take a right trail avoiding the trail to Dingbuche. In Pheriche, there is a health centre. Stay Overnight at Pheriche

Day 12: Preriche trek to Phortse Village (3810) 4hrs
As we begin the trek, the charming Everest splendid surrounds us. Kangtega and Thamserku lie just above us along with the Khumbi La and Kongde RI.Cross Imja Khola before heading towards the destination, Phortse, today short walking to go Phortse village, it is a typical Sherpa village in the Khumbu region and little less explored village as it lies off the regular main base camp trail. Almost 3.5 hours of trekking journey brings us incredible views and amazing cultural experience. Stay overnight at Phortse village.

Day 13: Phortse Village trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
The trail here descends for nearly twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000m). From this spot, you can see the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Tamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache Peak. The trail follows to Namche Bazaar Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m) 8hrs
Trek from Namche Bazaar the trail descent to Phakding Village on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. If the weather is clear, take plenty of photos of your final view of Mount Everest. The Trekking from Phakding to Lukla as we begin with a descent, then climb 600 meters to end the trek in Lukla. Tonight is your last night in Himalaya so it will be nice to enjoy your last night with drinking a beer and sharing your experience with your crew. Stay Overnight at Lukla

Day 15: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu
35-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After arrive in Kathmandu then drive to your Hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 16: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) and Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination 

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • 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 and airport taxes for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader 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 tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner 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
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot Water, Hot shower and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

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  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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