Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Flight and car
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,535 m
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Average Walk: 5-6 hrs
  • Best Season: March to May / September to November

Highlights

  •  Epic high-altitude, big-mountain scenery
  • Sherpa culture and mystical Tibetan Buddhist heritage
  • Alpine flora and fauna
  • Ancient Monasteries, including the Pangboche and Tengboche monasteries
  • Everest Base Camp and KalaPatthar viewpoint

About Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is likely the most storied walk on the planet. For decades it has inspired humanity with its otherworldly high-altitude landscapes and mystical Tibetan Buddhist heritage. For many, it is a dream-come-true trek that challenges them to process staggering big-mountain views and alpine scenery.

From the bustling Sherpa outpost of Lukla to the unobstructed panoramas gained from Kala Patthar, you will traverse Sagarmatha National Park and can look forward to encountering Sherpa culture, some of the most dramatic high-mountain scenery on Earth, and possibly even a few of the rare species that call this region home. The Everest Base Camp Trek is an empowering, fulfilling, and accessible walk all should experience at least once.

Our walk begins in Lukla following a thrilling, scenic flight introducing us to many of the mountains that will accompany us through much of our trek. As we proceed up the eastern side of the valley, we are accompanied by the DudhKosi, the aqua-colored glacially-fed river that originates in higher altitudes of the Everest region and that defines the valley floor.

During our walk, we pass through Sherpa villages filled with Mani walls, prayer wheels, and legendary hospitality. We stop in Namche Bazaar (3440m), a bustling mountain-side village full of stories, delicious food, and excellent day hikes for acclimatizing. We discover Tengboche, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region, and home to its largest Gompa.

In the higher alpine, we clamber over moraine trails, glimpse glacier after glacier, and consider the mysticism of colorful prayer flags and Mani walls. From GorakShep, we bag Kala Patthar (5643m) and catch a killer sunrise and life-changing panoramic views of Everest (8848m), AmaDablam (6812m), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Pumori (7161m), Thamserku (6608m), and so many others that we will be drooling.

Following our walk in the Khumbu region, we return to Kathmandu via another scenic flight for final glimpses of the big peaks.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an empowering, fulfilling, and accessible walk all should experience at least once.

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Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will be waiting to welcome you at the arrival gate. For your convenience, our representative will be holding your or your company’s name card. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you can rest and freshen up before we meet at the reception area to discuss trip details and any other information as required. Overnight in hotel.

    From the hotel, drive to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla, which is a 35 minute picturesque flight, enjoying the snowy 8000 meter peaks, including the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m). In Lukla, we meet the assisting team and begin to trek passing the stone wall, Nurning and reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

      After breakfast, we begin our walk with fantastic views of Kongde Ri (6,187m). Soon after departing Phakding we cross the first of several bridges of the day. Not long after crossing the second we enter Manjo and are officially heading into Sagarmatha National Park. From Manjo, we begin a knee-crunching steep ascent via the LarjaDobhan bridge and pass an Everest viewing point, our first of the walk. We continue our ascent to arrive in Namche, our final destination for the day. Overnight in teahouse.

        Can you believe we have gained 2,000m since departing Kathmandu? Today therefore is a “rest” day, a full day for our bodies to adjust to the higher elevation before we proceed to the next stage of the trek. While “rest” means we will not trek to our next stage today, it certainly does not mean we cannot explore the surrounding delights. Namche is full of opportunities to share stories with other walkers and to explore day hikes to Khunde, the Everest View Hotel and many others, including the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu, located in Khumjung. Overnight in tea house.

          After our warm breakfast in Namche, we begin our walk to Tengboche, home to the largest Gompa in the Khumbu and an important spiritual center. Along the way we are delighted with jaw-dropping views of AmaDablam (6,812m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Taboche (6,495m), Kangtega (6,782m), and Thamserku (6,608m). After an hour or so, we pass Kyanjunma and may spy mountain goats on the slopes. We continue on passing through the village of Phungi Thenga before arriving in Tengboche, our final destination for the day. Overnight in tea house.

            We enjoy breakfast and continue on, ascending stone steps. We press on, passingthe high-altitude villages of Deboche andMilinggo before crossing the ImjaKhola. We continue on, passing through villages and absorbing AmaDablam before crossing the bridge again in Shomare, where the trail flattens and we continue adjacent to the ImjaKhola, reaching Dingboche, our final destination for the day. Overnight in tea house.

              Since departing Namche, we have ascended another 1,000m, so today we take another “rest” day and explore a wonderful day hike to Chukhung (4,730m), which is the trail to Island Peak base camp. If we are feeling ambitious, we can continue on to ImjaTsho (5,010m) for a quick glimpse of this beautiful high alpine lake. This is high alpine country, with incredible big-mountain views complemented by Mani walls. After our day hike, we descend back to Dingboche. Overnight in tea house.   

                We enjoy breakfast before hitting the trail and exploring the Khumbu’s high alpine wonders. We press on through the remnants of glacial moraines to arrive at the foot of a steep ascent. We pass Dusa and PalrungKharka. As we power on we come across memorials to fallen climbers lost during ascents of Everest. We gain Thukla Pass to continue on, distracted by the awe of Nuptste (7,861m), Cholatse (6,440m), Pumori (7,161m), Khumbutse (6,636m), Thamserku (6,608m), among so many others. Stumbling over the views, we pull in to Lobuche, our final destination for the day. Overnight tea house.

                  Today is a big day, so an early breakfast and we are off. We follow the left moraine, keeping the Khumbu glacier to our right. We continue to ascend to cross the Lobuche pass at (5,110m) before a push to GorakShep where we enjoy a much-deserved lunch and tea. Following lunch, we continue on to Everest Base Camp. The altitude is a challenge, so we take it easy on an otherwise not-too-demanding trail. We take in the views, and enjoy our time before descending back to GorakShep, our final destination for the day. Overnight in tea house. 

                    Today is packed with world-class views, so we hit the trail early for sunrise atop Kala Patthar. We ascend from GorakShep to gain the vantage, and enjoy shocking panoramic views of Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Cholatse, and so many others. We take in the views, consider our accomplishment and shoot some photos before descending to GorakShep for breakfast. From here we trek back to Pheriche, which feels like sea level after this! Pheriche is our final destination for the day. Overnight in tea house.

                      Following breakfast, we depart and return along the trail we originally ascended. We walk back through Shomare and pass other high altitude villages along the way to take Deboche, then Tengboche and again Phungi Thenga. We continue on, savoring some of the last big mountain views, and pull in to Namche, our final destination for the day. Overnight in tea house. 

                        After a delicious breakfast, we hit the trail, descending that knee-crunching path we remember well. We wave goodbye to Sagarmatha National Park and continue our descent, passing through Manjo. From Phakding the trail largely flattens and our knees take a breath while we enjoy the remaining Mani walls and all those wonderfully colorful prayer wheels as we once again pass through Ghat and other villages. We arrive in Lukla, our final destination for the day and celebrate! Overnight in tea house.

                          From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu 30-minutes in the morning getting the sights of the Everest Himalayas. From the airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel.

                            Today our incredible trip together comes to a close, and we send you off at the international Airport.

                              Cost Details

                              • All Airport transport in a private vehicle
                              • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
                              • Round -trip flight ticket Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu including departure taxes
                              • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                              • 3 Meals a day during the trek: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of Tea/ coffee during the breakfast time.
                              • Some seasonal fruit every evening after the dinner
                              • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                              • Sagarmatha National park permit fee
                              • TIMS fee – Trekkers information Management System Card
                              • Down jacket and sleeping bag if need
                              • First aid medicine kid including a pulse oximeter
                              • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                              • Farewell dinner
                              • Government taxes & office service charge
                              • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                              • Nepal entry visa fee
                              • Your travel and medical insurance (recommended)
                              • Porter fee for single trekker (optional)
                              • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, costs of alcohol, recharging batteries, additional porters, bottled or boiled water, all desserts, tea coffee hot showers, and wifi, among others
                              • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

                              Useful Information

                              Lukla Flight are departing and returning to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. It’s about a 4 hours drive to Ramrchhap from Kathmandu so that you need to leave from Kathmandu around 2 am. The return drive at the end of this trek between 4/5 hours depending on traffic

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