Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and return back to Lukla is a spectacular high altitude trek in the mountains of Nepal. The Trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is probably the most dramatic and delightful in the Nepalese Himalayas. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, but you will get a closer look at Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages, beautiful glaciers, Khumbu icefall and incredible Himalayan vista.
Not only will this trekking take you to the base camp of Mount Everest (the highest peak in the world) you will also have the opportunity to climb the non-technical peak Kala Patthar, it is a great place to see Mount Everest up close and other beautiful snow-capped mountains, which stand in the Everest Himalayan Region of Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the classical and exotic experiences that every trekking enthusiast should do at least once in a lifetime. If you trekking to Everest Base Camp, the trekking takes you to the heart of the high-altitude Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) is situated at 5364 meters and Kala Patthar at 5545 meters.
The trekking starts from Lukla and takes you through the Khumbu valley. From Kathmandu, you can fly to Lukla. Lukla is the main starting point for Everest Base Camp trekking. Starting from Lukla, the trekking follows the classic route to Everest Base Camp. The trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is beautiful, but has become quite crowded and over-developed.
Why the Everest Base Camp Trekking is so popular? The reason is very simple everybody wants to see the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m), Old Buddhist monasteries and home of the legendary Sherpa's.
Mount Everest has two Base Camps, south face Base Camp is in Nepal and another north face Base Camp is in Tibet (China) but south face (Nepal side) Everest Base Camp is more popular for trekking and hiking holidays which is also the footsteps of famous mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. After famous mountaineers made journeys in Everest Region then started this area for the adventure tourism.
Everest Base Camp Trekking offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, culture and adventure in a life-changing experience. Thousands of trekkers trekking to Everest Base Camp each year to discover the wonderful Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, beautiful valleys, Sherpa villages, Sherpa culture, origin Sherpa people, numerous Buddhist monasteries, dense forests, rare species of birds, animals and most beautiful mountains on the earth, including world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8463 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m) and many other beautiful snow-capped mountains.
It is possible to make the Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary shorter and longer according to your needs, but most trekkers prefer 12 days for trekking (Except Kathmandu part) begins from Lukla and end at Lukla. During the trekking seasons there are numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla airport, weather permitting. Lukla airport is just to the south of Sagarmatha National Park. The park was created in 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO, is one of the few places on earth that can lay claim to the biological diversity and of the highest and the youngest mountain system in the world.
When to go to Everest Base Camp Trekking is, "Whenever you are ready" means it is possible to go any time of year without any difficulty, but best time of the year from March to May and September to Mid December. On the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail there is good availability of Teahouse/Lodge facilities, so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep at Teahouse which is much cheaper than doing a camping trekking.
The package cost for Teahouse/Lodge Trek is based on group size and level of service. Anyway, Alpine Adventure Club offers Everest Base Camp trekking with competitive price and committed to giving the best value of the payment.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m) then hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4260 m)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2840 m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 15: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu