Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular high altitude base camp trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Trekking up to Mount Everest Base Camp is truly an adventure that offers an opportunity to stand in front of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, but you will also get to see Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages, beautiful glaciers, Khumbu Icefall, and incredible Himalayan vistas from close quarters. This trekking will not only take you to the base camp (5364 m) of Mount Everest, but you will also get a chance to climb the non-technical peak Kala Patthar (5545 m). It is a great place to see Mount Everest up close and other beautiful snow-capped mountains standing in the Everest Himalayan region of Nepal.
Everest Base Camp is a trekking route that has the potential to fulfill every person's wish, so it is a must-do for every trekking enthusiast at least once in a lifetime. If you do this trekking, the trekking takes you to the heart of the high-altitude Himalayas.
Most of the trekkers start trekking from Lukla and end at Lukla. Daily flights are available from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu if the weather is favorable. Lukla is the main starting and ending point for Everest Base Camp and other beautiful treks located in the Everest region. Starting from Lukla, the trekking follows the classic route of Everest Base Camp. Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is scenic but has become quite congested and over-developed.
Why is Everest Base Camp Trekking so popular? The reason is very simple. Everybody wants to see the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m), Old Buddhist monasteries, and the home of the legendary Sherpa's.
Mount Everest has two base camps, South Face Base Camp is in Nepal and the other North Face Base Camp is in Tibet (China), but South Face (Nepal side) Base Camp is more popular for trekking and hiking holidays. Known as the route followed by famous climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the area has become an excellent destination for adventure tourism ever since famous climbers have traveled to the Everest region.
It offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, culture, and adventure with a life-changing experience. Every year thousands of trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp to see the wonderful Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, beautiful Khumbu Valley, Sherpa villages, Sherpa culture, Sherpa people, numerous Buddhist monasteries, dense forests, rare species of birds, animals and beautiful mountains. They will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8463 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), and many other snow-capped peaks.
It is possible to make the trekking itinerary shorter and longer as per your requirements, but most of the trekkers prefer 12 days for trekking (except Kathmandu) starting from Lukla and ending at Lukla. There are numerous daily flights between Kathmandu and Lukla during the trekking season, but the weather should be good. Lukla Airport is to the south of Sagarmatha National Park. The park was created in 1976 and inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is one of the few places on Earth that can lay claim to biological diversity and the highest and youngest mountain system in the world.
When to go Everest Base Camp Trekking "Whenever you're ready," which means it's possible to go at any time of the year without difficulty, but the best times of year are from March to May and September to mid-December. There is good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities along the way, so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep in a teahouse which is much cheaper than camping trekking.
The package cost for teahouse/lodge trekking is based on the size of the group and the level of service. Anyway, Alpine Adventure Club offers Trekking Tours at competitive prices and is committed to providing the best service.
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