Everest Base Camp Trek
Ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa conquered Mt. Everest in 1953, Everest Trekking has been very popular, whether it is base camp trek or summit climbing. Fulfilling a challenging task of trekking Everest Base Camp is a lifetime achievement for anyone. Who wouldn’t want to see the magnificent view of mountains one after another? Who wouldn’t have the desire to step on the sacred land of Nepal and find peace in their hearts? That is why, maybe, 40,000 people each year are destined to have done what they had always desired for. You can be one of them!
Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trekallows the trekkers to enjoy sightseeing of not only sky touching mountains but also ancient Buddhist monasteries, that is to say both nature and culture. This is where we witness the beautiful Himalayas, wonderful Sherpa culture and exquisite traditions of the people living in the Himalayas. After arriving in Kathmandu, we leave for Lukla the following day and arrive in Phakding. After that we shall be among the busy streets of popular Namche Bazzar. Here we rest for one day and allow our bodies to get acclimated in the cool lap of the Himalayas. Then we leave to Tengboche to reach Dingboche where the path is smooth, compared to other places, but not without a few ups and downs. In the way we cross the DudhKoshi River and also visit Tengboche monastery, spitirual centre of Kumbhu. This is the perfect place for the glorious views of mountains ahead, namely Mt. Abadablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt.Everest itself. From there, the view of the mountains isn’t limited to a particular direction; the mountains are spread all around i.e. spectacular 360-degrees view of the mountains.
From Dingboche, we leave behind Duglha, Lobuche and Gorak Shep (along with stone-walled villages, thick furred Yaks and mountain goats) to reach our final destination which is Everest Base Camp- also known as Kala Patthar. From there the views of the mountains get clearer than before and our hearts start pounding louder. After all, we are standing tall at 5545m. We then explore EBC a little while and have a decent walk here and there.
After having won a medal within ourselves, we make our way back to the Lukla airport through the same path that we climbed before. We then arrive back in Kathmandu.
Day to Day Itinerary
DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation [1,300m]
DAY 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m]: 3-4 hrs
DAY 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: [3,440m]
DAY 05: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche [3,870m] : 5 to 6 hrs walk
DAY 06: Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360 m]: 5 to 6 hrs
DAY 07: Dingboche – Duglha [4,600 m]: 3 to 4 hrs
DAY 08: Duglha – Lobuche [4940 m]: 2 to 4 hour trek
DAY 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m] / Kala Patthar [5545 m] – Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs
DAY 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar / Everest Base Camp – Pheriche [4280 m]: 8-9 hrs
DAY 11: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar [3,440 m]: 5-6 hrs
DAY 12: Namche Bazaar-Lukla [2,800m]: 6-8 hrs
DAY 13: Lukla – Kathmandu
DAY 14: Farewell Friend
Upon your arrival here in Kathmandu, we will escort you from Tribhuwan International Airport to a hotel, where you will spend the rest of your day. There, we will do some social networking and get to know each other. In the dinner time, you will meet our guide for the trekking; there you can ask him various questions about trekking too.
Early in the morning we have to leave for Lukla, a 35minutes long trip to follow. The scenic flight is also a experience that you will a rare experience for you to make. The guide will then introduce you with the porters and familiarize you with the surrounding. The trekking starts the very day, with 3-4 hours of walking from Lukla to Phakding, the route accompanied by forest and green landscape. From 1,300m to 2,652m you will start to feel the difference already between Kathmandu and Phakding.
After spending the day in Phakding, we head out for Namche Bazzar, the most popular market in the Himalayas. The trekking route is filled with Pine trees and also green landscapes. In the way we can see the DudhKoshi River and pass through various suspension bridges, one of which is the most famous Hillary Suspension bridge. We then leave behind us the gorgeous view of Mt.Thamserku and many settlements before reching to Namche Bazzar. We then get the first view of Mt.Everest after trekking for nearly 3hours. There is a Chautara-a place designed for resting, where we stay for a few moments to admire the view of Mt. Everest. But we still need to travel 2 hours to reach Namche Bazzar from there.
However, travelling without resting is not a good idea and our body still has to adjust into the climate of thin air. In Namche Bazzar, the roads are busy, with many people doing their day to day activities. It’s the place where there are many facilities, from government offices to ATM Machines, This is where a lot of tourists rest for some days before making their way to the Everest Base Camp or to Kathmandu if they are returning. The place is mostly inhibited by the Sherpas, so we can observe the Buddhist community and traditions of Nepal for a few days. The Sherpas are known all over the world for their good humored behavior, hospitality and welcoming manners and to be in their hospitality is a blessing thing. And our guide will tell you more about them.
With the views of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lotse and Mt. Aba Dablam ahead of us, we are set for yet another splendid day of trekking. We trek a trail, where we are likely to see the wildlife such as musk deer, pheasant and Himalayan Thar. We then eventually reach Sansa, a junction of DudhKoshi River and Bhotekoshi River. After that, we take our trekking to next level; we travel a tough trail of pine forests. After that we reach Tengboche the same day and then we also visit the biggest Monastery of Khumbu region. The height of Tengboche is 3,870.
Our day starts with breakfast as usual. On the way to Dingboche we pass through the small villages scattered all over the trail and also the rhodendron and the conifer forest.The trek is a 5-6 hours of trekking. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of ImjaRiver. Earlier we could see the closeup view of the Aba Dablam mountain which is also very beautiful.In the afternoon, we walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. Now we walk past the Lobuche River and then we pace our way to get to Dingboche. On the way to Dingboche we can also see the farmer pastures protected by collections of stone walls to protect wheat, barley and potatoes from the cold winds and also the grazing animals at the night.
From Dingboche, we climb to Dughla through the Khumbu Khola valley. As we progress through the valley, the valley gets narrow continuously after we pass through yak herder’s place called Dusa. We continue through Phulung Karpo, the place of the camp site for the first ever successful expedition of Mt.Everest. We then have a dominating view of Mt. Pumori which is of 7,138m height. We advance further to leave the view out of our sight and cross a stream. We ascend to Dughla, where we can see the tip of Nuptse as well as Cholatse, Thamserku and other glorious mountains. We then spend our night in Dughla. While we are doing all of this, our body is acclimating slowly and steadily.
After Dughla, we carry our journey further by climbing the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way to Lobuche, we can see prayer flags used as a memorandum of Scoot Fischer(American mountaineer) and Babu chiri Sherpa(a Nepali mountain guide who climbed the Everest 10 times while attempting for the 11th). Moving forward, we will see Mt Khumbtuse, Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur and finally Mt. Nuptse. We also pass through a stream leaving Khumbu glacier behind. In Lobuche, we spend the rest of our night.
Today, we reach our final destination which Everest Base Camp.From Lobuche the ascend to Gorak Shep becomes steeper and rougher than before as we also have to cross various moraines.// We trial to see peaks all around us, a 360 degrees of snowy mountains. We reach Ghorak Shep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. After reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy ourselves for a few moments, admire the view and the mountain climbers who have taken a daunting task of conquering the highest peak in the world. The Mountaineer’s tents stand out spotted against the gray surrounding. From here we can get the best view of Mt. Everest than any other place. The mountains that can be viewed from the Base Camp are Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pamori.
In the morning, we go to Kala Patthar for a sole objective of watching sunrise. As the sun rises and the golden rays strike the mountains, we find peace in our hearts and make for ourselves a memory that can never be overlooked. At the height of 5545m, we can see one of most astonishing views on the earth, a 360-degrees panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche to Nuptse, and from Lhote to Everest. This is also the climax of our trip. We return back to Ghorak Shep for lunch. Now even though we want to stay there for longer, we have to leave the place. We shall descend to Pheriche(4280m), a place on the way back to Lukla. After having walked for nearly 8-9 hours in the day, this is where we spend the rest of the night.
At this trekking, we will again see the rhododendron and juniper trees which we left earlier in our trekking. After crossing the DudhKoshi River, the trial is a quick drop away of the pine trees too. By the time we return, we are able to recognize some of the places at least. Sansa might be one of them which you might remember. We can also get our memory freshened by reliving the moments of magnificent views Aba Dablam and other mountains in the sideline. We will be able to drop back at a faster rate compared to our pace while going up. That is why we will be able to arrive at Pheriche to Namche Bazzar in just 5-6 hours of trekking.
We start this 7 hours trek with a rapid succession of downward trek, the trail is very steep. After crossing the DuchKoshi and it’s remaining tributaries, the trial gets esay than before. Even though it is the same place that we walked before, it feels very different to us again. We re-experience the Sherpa villages, monasteries and pine and rhododendron forest too. After our arrival in Lukla, we recall the moments and experiences and have a social gathering too.Taking gifts for your loved ones and memorandum for yourself is possible from the nearby shops.
After the breakfast early in the morning, we leave from Lukla to Kathmandu. We arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, after a 35 minutes residing in a plane. We progress our way to a hotel then. After lunch, we will take you to different popular parts of the city too, if you are willing. We will also be hosting a celebration for your successful completion of the trek.
Your journey ends here in Nepal on a high note, saying goodbyes to all the places that you have visited and missing all those places and the moments that you have cherished. We will be saying goodbye to you and you will be saying goodbye to us. No matter how much we want to stay together, we have to be separated. So farewell friend. If everything goes fine, we look forward to hosting you here again in Nepal.
Thank you, We will be missing you.
Yes, Nepal is safe to travel now after earthquake as only certain places are damaged due to earthquake and most of the places are opened to all travelers as it has been mentioned safe.
Yes, we can customize each and every treks and tours as per the requirement of the traveller. You can customize as per your budget or travelling time.
You can follow the below link in order to know regarding Langtang National Park and its buferzone http://www.wwfnepal.org/about_wwf/conservation_nepal/shls/lnpbz_sp/ http://www.forestrynepal.org/resources/pas/langtang-national-park
Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Yes all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants, we can arrange the trip for one person as well.
Yes, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
While on the trek, Our porter is there for you to take care of your luggage. All you can do is carry a small bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.
This is just our customized package . If you want increase the days including other routes or increasing number days in trails then we can do that. We can customize the package as per your requirement. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
For you kind information Tipping is not required but it is a small gesture of thanks to your guides or local porters. There is no any required sum for the tip. You can give them as per your satisfaction with them.
Usually there is no required number of trekkers. A trekking group consists of four or more trekkers but we are happy to guide 3,2 or just 1 trekker. we are happy to be there for you.
Yes , you can change the lodges as per you requirement. You can talk with guides to change the Lodge.