Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek (5545 Meters) - 16 days

Group size: 1-12 pax Max-Altitude: 5545 Meters
Duration: 16 days Trip grade: Moderate

Nepal is a state in south Asia which is relatively open to tourists. Trekking to Everest is a great opportunity not only to see world famous mountains but also the Buddhist monastery Tyangboche. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the most popular route not only in Nepal, but also in the Himalayas in general.

The presence of many shelters, Sherpas porters and equipped paths makes it very comfortable to travel at altitudes of about 5,000 meters. To do this, you do not need to be a mountaineer – just an ordinary (hiking) hiking experience. Everest can be seen with your own eyes – make up your mind!

Climbers discovered the wonderful country of Nepal for ordinary pedestrians. It turned out that the expedition trails, along which hundreds of tons of cargo needed for climbing were dragged, are a great place for leisurely rest, peacefully traveling with light people.

Thus, in the language of mountain peoples, the word overseas appeared – trekking. It differs very significantly from our mountain tourism – a tourist carries the load exactly as much as he needs in order to feel comfortable. Famous satellites of all the climbers on Everest to Everest Base Camp. The culmination of the track is the ascent to the observation point – the top of Kalapatar (5550m), from where a stunning view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori opens up. The other exciting part of this Everest trip is the helicopter tour over the pristine Gokyo Lake, which is also a famous trekking destination among trekkers who travel the Everest region.

Day 01

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

After your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representative. He will pick you and drop off to hotel. Plans and programs will also be provided further.

Day 02

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek

You will visit the heritage sites of the city that includes the Temple of Pashupatinath, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the tour, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 03

Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours

A flight to Lukla starts the trek from Kathmandu. The Lukla flight is one of the most dramatic short flights in the world. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 04

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM Duration: 6 hours

After breakfast at Phakding, the trail further opens out to reach the celebrated mountain town of Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, several smaller villages are crossed, like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 05

Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours

After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well.

Day 06

Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

An easy trail from Namche opens out towards the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka. From the settlement, the views of Mount Everest are magnificent. The village is also popular for Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The monastery is a hamlet from where the sight of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and numerous other peaks are beautiful to look at. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 07

Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bridge and moves towards the village of Dingboche.  Spectacular views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 08

Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Dingboche is a village for acclimatizing. A hike to Nagerjun is a great way to spend time at Dingboche. Nagerjun is located at the height of 5100 meters and lies just above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chhukung valley. After finishing our lunch, we can take a rejuvenating sunbath and relax at the village. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 09

Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Making our way to Dhungla from Dingboche, you will come across the Trekkers Aid Post- situated at Pheriche (4210m). It is run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association. Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 10

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

Avoiding altitude sickness, a slow walk further on from Lobuche runs alongside the sight of the world’s highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, to the right. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. From here, the path moves all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. Here, the sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are quite heavenly. After spending some time at the base camp enjoying the sights and the environment, we shall return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 11

Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours

Hike to Kalapatthar is done early because the sight of the sunrise from the vantage point is awesome. After some time at Kalapatthar, we will return to Gorakshep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 12

Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. The villages are also lively with people and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 13

Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

The hike back to Lukla follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and crosses a suspension bridge. Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas line the villages and the trail. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well.  Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 14

Lukla to Kathmandu

A flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trek. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be drop to the Hotel where you shall stay overnight.

Day 15

Reserve day in Kathmandu

You can proceed to relax and can have another tour of the city. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 16

Farewell

The airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Your warm clothes for trekking/climbing.
  • Tips for your trip staff.
  • Personal high rescue medical insurance.
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed at the time of emergency.
  • Beverages such as coke, beer, mineral water, bar bills.
  • International Ticket
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • English speaking  trained and experienced trekking guide, climbing guide and assistant guides
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Assistant Guide and Porter
  • National Park / Conservation Area entry permit such as tents and mattresses, cooking equipment, camp site charges, insurance and equipment for the staffs
  • Porter service (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • coordination of quick rescue service

 

PERMIT

  • National Park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit.
  • All government and local taxes.

 

BEST TIME TO CLIMB
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

This trip will take you high into the Himalayas and into the heartland of the Everest region with a chance to visit the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. You will have the opportunity to get up close not only with the snow-clad mountains and rugged terrain of the Khumbu region of Nepal, but also with the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people, whose name rings synonymous with the Himalayas itself. In order for you to maximize your opportunity and get the best out of this trip, it is only pertinent that you become familiar with the timing of your trip.

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