Everest Base camp Trekking is one of the most trekked destinations among the other trekking routes in the Everest region. Each Year the number of visitors are increasing to Everest Base Camp trekking, for its wide range of scenic views of majestic Mt. Everest (8,848) , Mt.Pumori, Amadablam and diverse culture of local inhabitants.
Everest Base camp Trekking is one of the most trekked destinations among the other trekking routes in the Everest region. Each Year the number of visitors are increasing to Everest Base Camp trekking, for its wide range of scenic views of majestic Mt. Everest (8,848) , Mt.Pumori, Amadablam and diverse culture of local inhabitants. This phenomenon shows that everybody who is seeking the combination of adventure, fascinating and unique culture of local people, may need to plan for the Everest Base Camp trekking. Once you will be surrounded by snow capped mountains and standing on the khumbu glacier at Everest Base Camp, you feel of being unleashed in spite of physical exhaustion.
Pick-up at Tribhuvan International Airport, meeting with your guide and transfer to Hotel. First impressions of Kathmandu – walk to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also discover Thamel - the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoorshops.Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening you enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel
In the early morning we drive to Tribhuvan Airport to connect our fly to Lukla - flight time app. 40 minutes from Kathmandu. After breakfast in Lukla (2 850 m) we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in Churi Kharka. We follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate roofed houses and views on Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). We reach Phakding (2640m) after 3 - 4 h gentle walking. Overnight stay at lodge Phakding.
today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), situated at 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi to the tiny village of Toktok. We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6608m) and reach Benkar (2710m). The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2840m). After Jorsale we follow the riverbank over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the Dudh Kosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests. In the early evening we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, The most attractive settlements of Solu-Khumbu district. Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar
Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the Sherwi Khangba Sherpa Culture Museum or day hike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital build in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966.Overnight stay at lodge Namche Bazaar.
Trek to Tengboche (3 860 m), 5-6 hour long hike from Namche Bazaar. The first part of trail is a winding smooth path which offers fantastic views on Mount Everest (8 848 m), Thamserku (6 618 m), Ama Dablam (6 814 m). After the trail goes down to the riverbank and then we make a strenuous 2 hour ascend to Tengboche. We walk through rhododendron forests where musk deer and Himalayan ‘Thar’ or mountain goat. At the rest place you can enjoy the views towards Kantega mountain (6783m). Tengboche, is famed for the Buddhist Tengboche Monastery (where you can attend the daily puja), Cafe Tengboche and the view point. Overnight stay at lodge Tengboche
Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 6-7 hours walking from Tengboche. We descend through conifer and rhododendron forest to the beautiful settlement Dingboche where you have a close view at Ama Dablam. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of Imja River. Soon after a snow white stupa with gorgeous all seeing eyes is mirroring the Ama Dablam, this is a marvelous place for a picture! Then the trail ascents gently to the village of Pangboche (3860m), where we climb above the tree line. After, the trail passes numerous farmer pastures with big yak populations before we reach Dingboche valley. Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche
Optional acclimatization trek (5-6 hours) to the remote village of Chhukung (4730m) and Chhukung Ri (top) located at 5550 m. We have magnificent sights at Island Peak (6189m), Amphulapche (5 663 m), Baruntse Base Camp (5 400m) and the white ice lake of Imja Tsho. Overnight stay at lodge Dingboche.
After ascending 150 m up to the main road, we reach a viewpoint where we have outstanding sights at Tawachee (6495 m) and Cholatse peak (6440m).After our lunch camp in Dugla (4620m) the trail goes directly up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers for about one hour. The trail leads to a row of memorial monuments of lost climbers and sherpas. The trail then drops a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. After four to five hours hiking we reach the small settlement of Lobuche which is situated at 4930 m.Overnight stay at lodge Lobuche
The ascent to Gorak Shep (5160 m) becomes steeper and rougher as we cross several moraines. Soon we see the peak of Pumori (7145m). We also have our first views at Nuptse (7 864 m), Kala Pattar (5 545 m) and Mount Everest. At the right side you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice which marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach Gorak Shep by lunchtime. Stay in Lodge at Gorakshep
Trek to Base Camp in the morning. In total we hike 5-6 hours today. We sleep in a lodge at Gorakshep, a semi-permanent village at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall. We enjoy our wonderful day in the shadow of the highest peak of the world! Overnight stay at lodge Gorakshep.
Early morning we climb to Kala Pattar – the Black Rock - located at 5 545 m and marked by a tangle of prayer flags. At this viewpoint - one of the most astonishing views on earth- you have a 360 degree panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We return back to Gorak Shep via the view points of the ice lakes of Pumori and Everest. After breakfast we return in 4 hours back to Pheriche located at (4 240 m),Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.
We descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoes fields and the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu Region. From there we have a gentle climb to the tiny village of Deboche past mani walls deep in a rhododendron forest along the trail climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam, standing isolated from all other mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay at lodge Pheriche.
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
We start this 6 hours during trek with a strenuous descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dud Kosi (hard work for the knees), after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding and Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Reserve day in Lukla/ Flights delay/Weather contingency day.
After breakfast we fly in about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan Airport and transfer to hotel
After breakfast doing a sightseeing activities in Kathmandu free from late afternoon rest time for shopping and rest for departure to onward journey.