Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the Earth lies in the Himalayas and the northern belt of Nepal. Nepal is a home to eight highest peaks above 8000m in the world. Every year thousands of climbers and trekkers visit Nepal for an expedition to climb or to trek to the base of these legendary mountains. Climbing to the top of the Mount Everest is a dream and an achievement of a life time even for the professional climbers around the globe. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is also a dream come true for many trekkers and nature lovers.
Everest Base Camp trek has also been rated as one of the best treks in the world. The unobstructed views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest, the old Monasteries in this region, the wildlife and environment preserved in this high altitude and the colorful villages and culture of the legendary Sherpa people makes this trek a best trekking in a life time for all trekkers. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is being easier every year because of the availability of better accommodations and dining facilities. The trekking trails are maintained and communication facilities are getting better. Regular flights to Lukla and helicopter services for rescue, cargo and sightseeing makes this region more accessible.
Here we offer 14 days basic itinerary with enough rest for acclimatization and we can customize customize the itinerary for private group.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu.
Our representative will receive you from International airport and transfer to the Hotel. Evening: Briefing about the trip in the hotel.
Day 2- Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding(2610m)4-5 hours.
Early in the morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). The flight offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. After landing we will meet with our porters for the trek. We will have time to explore the village before starting the trail. The trek starts with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. The walking is easy and we will soon reach our lodge at Phakding. 4-5 hours trek. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 3- Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m):6-7 hours.
We will ascend slowly on the route to Everest Base Camp. Advancing slowly will ensure acclimatization. We shall tread slowly from Phakding crossing the river to walk through tracts of blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. We will cross the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and enjoy great views of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. After Monjo the trek will be a little strenuous as it will involve more walking with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From here, it is a short walk to the entrance of the National Park where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to Jorsale. The trek continues upstream on a flat terrain to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. After crossing a large suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply to the village of Namche Bazaar 3440m. A slow and steady pace is recommended on this section of the climb and we are encouraged to make the most of the fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taweche come into view. The effects of high altitude will slow down your pace a little, thus we encourage you to advance slowly. In Namche, we move into our lodge in the midst of the village and the rest of the afternoon is free to bargain for artifacts or embrace the spectacular scenery. 6-7 Hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 4- Leisure in Namche Bazaar
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440m. In the morning, there is the option of walking up to the Everest View Hotel 3,900m, returning to Namche for lunch. Overnight at Lodge
Day 5- Trek to Tengboche(3867m)5-6 hours.
From Namche, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Koshi. As we follow the path, we will get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the Dudh Koshi River and make a steep climb to Tengboche (3867m), home of an impressive monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Tengboche and in a relaxing lodge. 5-6 hours trek. Overnight at Lodge
Day 6- Trek to Dingboche(4260m) 6-7 hours.
In the morning we will visit the monastery before descending through forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron. The walking today is uphill yet done very slowly to adjust to the altitude thus pace yourself slowly. After crossing the Imja river the trail heads to the village of Pangboche, backed by the peak of Ama Dablam, where we will take lunch. Later our trail climbs through open alpine hillsides before we re-cross the Imja River and old glacial remains to our lodge in Dingboche 4260m. 6-7 hours trek. Overnight at Lodge
Day 7- Dingboche - Acclimatization Day
Before we ascend any higher we will take a day to relax and acclimatize, thus exploring the beautiful Imja Khola Valley. Dingboche is located in a patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops. An ascent of the hill behind our lodge will showcase great views of the fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu, which is not visible from the valley floor. A walk up the valley towards Chukkung is worthwhile. The views are fantastic in this valley; to the north is Lhotse, Island Peak in the centre of the valley, and the crimped ice-walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley form a hauntingly beautiful sight. Unfortunately Everest is not visible from the village. Overnight at Lodge
Day 8- Trek to Lobuche(4930m) 4-5 hours.
Today the walk is relatively tiring up the valley to Lobuche so we advise you take your time and are well hydrated. From Dingboche we ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley. From the top, the peaks of Taweche and Cholatse dramatically line the valley to the west. To the north, Lobuje Peak and the snowfields of the Cho La can be seen. At Dughla we take a light lunch at the foot of the huge moraines of the Khumbu Glacier flowing off Everest and in the afternoon we will climb steadily to reach a ridge with a line of cairns, built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is enthralling, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and across the border in Tibet, Changtse are seen at the head of the valley, whilst Everest is hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse. We then follow the valley stream to our lodge at Lobuje 4930m where we will be arriving early afternoon. 4-5 hours trek. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09- Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep(5170m) Total 8-9 hours.We will advance early to trek along the glacier to Everest Base Camp, which takes around 3 hours to Gorakshep and about 5 hours to ebc and back to Gorakshep. If you are trekking in the popular climbing period of March to May you will almost certainly encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to expeditions here. From Base Camp we do not get views of Everest but we will be able to see the notorious Everest Ice Fall which is regarded as the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. We return to Gorakshep for late lunch or tea time, if possible have early lunch before heading to EBC as soon as you arrive at Gorakshep from Lobuche.
Day 10- Hike up to Kalapatthar(5545m) for sunrise view and trek down to Pheriche 4200m. Total 7-8 hours.
This day we are hiking to 5545m for sunrise view and the view of mountains including the loftiest peak in the world call Sagaramatha(Mt Everest) in Nepali. It will give you a bit difficult time to climb early in the morning due to high altitude but once you make it the top you will feel the highest and free your tiredness .it will take 2 to 3 hours to make it the top and about one and half hours back to Gorakshep and continue trek down to our destination for the day to Pheriche.
Day 11- Trek back to Namche Bazar. 7-8 hours.
We will follow the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through Pangboche and climb to the monastery at Tengboche and continue trek down to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Lodge
Day 12- Trek to Lukla. 5-6 hours.
Today mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. Evening; farewell dinner with all staffs to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight at Lodge
Day 13- Fly back to Kathmandu
An early morning flight to Katmandu. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rest in the Hotel. Evening: Visit Swyambhunath Stupa. Evening; Nepalese cultural dinner program. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Final departure
Airport transfer for final departure