US$ 1280 per person
Activity :Trekking- Explore Everest Base Camp Kala Pattar
Accommodation:Hotel, lodge (Tea house)
Average Walk:4-6 hrs.
Best Season:March to May / September to NovemberShow All
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 othersthat 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.
Day 01 :Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 02 :Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 mins) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699f) duration: 3 hrs
Day 03 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283f): duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 :Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 05 :Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m/12660F) duration: 5hrs
Day 06 :Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) duration: 6hrs
Day 07 :Acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 08 :Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m/16105f) duration: 6hours
Day 09 :Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594f) and Gorakshep (5164m/16994f) duration: 8hrs
Day 10 :Trek from GorakShep to Pheriche (4210m/13809f) via KalaPatthar (5643m/18188f) duration: 7hrs
Day 11 :Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) duration: 7hrs
Day 12 :Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9184f) Duration: 7hrs
Day 13 :Fly back to Kathmandu. Flight duration 30 mins
Day 14 :Final Departure
Day 01 :Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) Kathmandu 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.
Day 02 :Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 mins) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699f) duration: 3 hrs To begin this trek, we first transfer to the airport and then enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight that takes in 8,000m peaks, glaciers and even Everest. We land in the bustling, mountainside town of Lukla where we meet our assisting team. From here we hit the trail, passing our first Mani wall before continuing on with the DudhKosi to our left. We walk through several villages, including Chheplung, Koshigaun, and Ghat all of which have massive, colorful prayer wheels. Soon after Ghat we pull into Phakding, our final destination for the day. Overnight in teahouse.
Day 03 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283f): duration: 6 hrs After breakfast, we begin our walk with fantastic views of Kongde Ri (6187m). 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.
Day 04 :Acclimatization at Namche BazaarCan you believe we have gained 2000m 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.
Day 05 :Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m/12660F) duration: 5hrs 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 (6812m), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Taboche (6495m), Kangtega (6782m), and Thamserku (6608m). 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.
Day 06 :Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) duration: 6hrsWe 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.
Day 07 :Acclimatization at DingbocheSince departing Namche, we have ascended another 1000m, so today we take another “rest” day and explore a wonderful day hike to Chukhung (4730m), which is the trail to Island Peak base camp. If we are feeling ambitious, we can continue on to ImjaTsho (5010m) 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.
Day 08 :Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m/16105f) duration: 6hours 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 (7861m), Cholatse (6440m), Pumori (7161m), Khumbutse (6636m), Thamserku (6608m), among so many others. Stumbling over the views, we pull in to Lobuche, our final destination for the day. Overnight tea house.
Day 09 :Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594f) and Gorakshep (5164m/16994f) duration: 8hrsToday 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 (5110m) 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.
Day 10 :Trek from GorakShep to Pheriche (4210m/13809f) via KalaPatthar (5643m/18188f) duration: 7hrsToday 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.
Day 11 :Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) duration: 7hrsFollowing 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.
Day 12 :Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9184f) Duration: 7hrsAfter 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.
Day 13 :Fly back to Kathmandu. Flight duration 30 minsWe jump back in the plane early in the morning for a scenic closure to our walk. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative meets you and transfers you to your hotel where you can rest or explore. In the evening the Adventure Bound team and you meetup for a culturally-oriented farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 :Final Departure Today our incredible trip together comes to a close, and we send you off at the international airport.
Please be informed that Kathmandu Lukla, and Lukla Kathmandu flights are often delayed by hours, and sometimes even days, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Mountain weather, especially in the Himalayas, is unpredictable and can change quickly, even in the best months of October and November. As you plan your trip to the Everest region, please plan accordingly.
Understandably, the weather is beyond the control of Adventure Bound, but please be assured that if a flight is delayed, we are working to ensure you are on the next available flight. If the delay requires that you change your trip plans, we are here to help you organize the next best alternative for you to enjoy your time in Nepal.
One of these alternatives is chartered helicopter flight to/from Lukla. Helicopters can fly in much of the weather that the airplanes cannot, and therefore are available for both charter and emergency rescue. We understand this may not be a solution for everyone.
A more exciting and rewarding alternative is to consider walking from Jiri to Lukla, or Lukla to Jiri. Jiri is the historical trailhead of the Everest Base Camp trek, and the trail gateway to the Khumbu region. These days a walker can even begin in the village of Shivalaya, just passed Jiri. The walk through the foothills helps acclimatize and is great for physically preparing for long-distance walking. And very few trekkers actually walk this each year. If you might be interested in this, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek [insert link] offers more information about this section of the walk. Or give us a shout and we will be happy to answer questions and share our thoughts.
Please also be informed that this itinerary isa scheduled trip reflecting an itinerary that has been very popular among many of our previous guests. The itinerary can be easily customized to accommodate your own preferred schedule and interests.
We are also happy to organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the well-known Chitwan National Park and its jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal, trips to Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), scenic mountain flights, world-class white-water rafting, and much more.
Reach out to discuss your thoughts and we will work with you to make it happen.
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