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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route
Guide language: English
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Departures
  • Details

Overview

This is one of the world’s best treks, and is one of our most popular, set amongst breathtaking high mountain sceneries. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges, and colourful Sherpa villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience. The route takes you through the high Khumbu Mountains before finally arriving at the foot of Everest. The starting point for all summit attempts, Everest Base Camp is situated on the Khumbu Glacier. We ascend the Kala Pathar (5,554m) for one of the highlights of this trek and from here one gains a lifelong memory of an incredible panorama of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the majestic Everest, or Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Sherpa language. In Nepali it is Sagarmatha (Brow of the Ocean)). She is undeniably the greatest of all mountains, standing at 8,848M; The impressive Thyangboche Monastery (3,860m) is an important Buddhist monastery, which has the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. Built in 1923, it has been damaged by both earthquake and fire. It has subsequently been rebuilt with help from the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and many other international supporters.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Alt: 1,350m.
At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla then Trek to Phakding – Alt. 2,610m. Trek 3 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

An early morning mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m) with spectacular views of Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (6,959m), takes us to our gateway to Everest Base Camp and the land of Sherpas. Our trek heads northwards through the village of Lukla, descending to Ghat along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, followed by a gentle climb and level meandering walk to Phakding. Awaiting us are great views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m) and Sherpa hospitality.

Day 3 Namche Bazaar – Alt. 3,440m. Trek 6 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Continuing along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail climbs through forests of rhododendron and giant pines to Jorsale. Shortly after completing check post formalities we cross the Dudh Kosi via a suspension bridge to start a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. During this ascend, weather conditions permitting, we encounter our first sight of Everest and Lhotse on foot. Namche Bazaar, ‘Sherpa Capital’, is situated in a crescent amphitheatre that towers above two great valleys – Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi, and offers a stunning view of the mountains across the valley.

Day 4 Namche Bazaar – Alt. 3,440m. Trek 4 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Today is an acclimatization day to allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, walk up to the Everest viewpoint or simply relax.
Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Thamo or Syangboche. At Thamo there is the Thamo Nunnery; in the north east looms the majestic Khumbi Yul Lha – a black rocky mountain, which is sacred to the Buddhists, to the west waterfalls crash down the cliff face to the Bhote Kosi. The trail here is on the traditional trade route to Tibet, so you may come across caravans of yaks led by Tibetan merchants. Syangboche is were the worlds highest airstrip is located and to the west stands Mount Kawande. The trail here is a steep ascent along small pine trees and juniper shrubs, en route looms Khumbi Yul Lha.

Day 5 Phortse – Alt. 3,810m. Trek 6 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

From the village, the trail to Sanasa is a series of ascents and descents with stunning views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse coming into view. To reach Dudh Kosi we climb the less populated trail to Mongdada followed by a steep descent through a rhododendron forest towards a small bridge. After crossing the river the trail continues through the forest ascending to Phortse. In the forest, on either side of the river, we may encounter both musk deer and wild colourful peacocks. Phortse is one of the small villages framing the stunning Khumbu Valley. From here we get our first view of Cho Oyu, one of the great eight-thousanders, whilst behind the village the peaks of Taboche (6,367m) and Cholatse (6,335m) are present. The village itself is watched over by the magnificent Ama Dablam.

Day 6 Dingboche – Alt. 4,410m. Trek 5 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

The day commences with a steep descent through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola (river), and then a steady climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam. En route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.

Day 7 Dingboche – Acclimatization day
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Alt. 4,410m. Trek 3½ hours.

Our second acclimatization day, you can explore the village and surrounding area or simply relax and watch the world go by. There is a guided excursion to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri. Within half an hour of leaving the village along a black rocky trail there are magnificent views of Makalu and Borangche. Whilst looking down towards Namche Bazaar there are spectacular views of Khumbu Valley. At the end of the trail it opens up into a boulder field where there are magnificent close up views of Ama Dabam and Island Peak. Retracing our steps we return to the village.

Day 8 Labuche – Alt. 4,910m. Trek 5 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Heading up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m), but well above the tree line we reach Dughla. As we approach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier the climb becomes steeper. We take the zigzag path up through the boulders of the moraine to reach Labuche. En route we have superb views of Nuptse, Kala Pathar and Pomo Ri.

Day 9 Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Gorakshep – Alt. 5,140m. Trek 8 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

An early start to a challenging day to accomplish our dream that is Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The route commences with a gentle ascent as we continue along the side of the Khumbu Glacier, which becomes steep, rocky and awkward for a short time. Rewarded with breathtaking views, the sugar loaf dome of Pomo Ri (7,165m) lies directly ahead, on the right Nuptse (7,861m) raises in a sheer spire and behind it an elusive sight of Everest (8,848m). A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before taking the trail to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp Everest is not visible but we live the dream. After exploring Base Camp and soaking up all it has to offer we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10 Ascend Kala Pathar and Trek to Pheriche – Alt. 4,240m. Trek 7 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

In terms of incredible, breathtaking scenery today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this magnificent daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) there is an unforgettable panorama: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. When it is time to leave with our indelible memory of all that is before us we retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche.

Day 11 Khumjung – Alt. 3,780m. Trek 5 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

The trail is mainly down hill as we travel back to Pangboche, followed by a gradual ascent to Tyangboche through a forest. There is time to visit Tyangboche’s legendary monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and the museum. From Tyangboche we are able to view Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku from another aspect. Continuing uphill towards the large Khumjung valley, which foots the Khumbi Yul Lha – a sacred mountain for the Sherpas, we come to rest at Khumjung. En route there are excellent views of Taboche, Thamserku and Kangtega.

Day 12 Phakding – Alt. 2,610m. Trek 5½ hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

The trail continues to descend, taking us through Namche Bazaar and passing under the imposing Kongde ridge (6,186m). We continue along the banks of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

Day 13 Lukla – Alt. 2,840m. Trek 3 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

We retrace our steps to Lukla along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi. Time to relax, reflect on the truly amazing days since arriving in Lukla, and enjoy Sherpa hospitality.

Day 14 Kathmandu – Alt. 1,350m.

Flight back to Kathmandu, departure time is subject to weather conditions. Your time is free to further explore Kathmandu and its shops, or simply chill out.

Departures

Start DateEnd Date
Everest Base Camp Trekking5 Feb 201818 Feb 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking15 Feb 201828 Feb 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking24 Feb 20189 Mar 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking2nd Mar 201815 Mar 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking12 Mar 201825 Mar 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking20th Mar 20182nd Apr 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking30 Mar 201812 Apr 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking3rd Apr 201816 Apr 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking13 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking21st Apr 20184 May 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking29 Apr 201812 Apr 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking4 May 201817 May 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking12 May 201825 May 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking20 May 20182nd Jun 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking1st Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking8 Sep 201821st Sep 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking17 Sep 201830 Sep 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking27 Sep 201810 Oct 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking2nd Oct 201815 Oct 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking15th Oct 201828th Oct 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking19 Oct 20181st Nov 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking29 Oct 201811 Nov 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking3rd Nov 201816 Nov 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking10 Nov 201823rd Nov 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking20 Nov 20183rd Dec 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking28 Nov 201811 Dec 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking6 Dec 201819 Dec 2018
Everest Base Camp Trekking15 Dec 201828 Dec 2018

Details

Add-On Trips:

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Price Includes

  • All transfers to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing as detailed in the itinerary. Twin rooms are provided for non-couples as well as couples
  • Activities as shown in the itinerary, note this may vary from day to day
  • Sterilized drinking water during trek
  • All necessary transportation, whether private or public
  • All trekking related permits and fees
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Assistant guides and porters to support the group size
  • Trek Nepal T-shirt
  • 13% VAT

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, passport costs, insurance premiums of any kind and excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and Meals In Kathmandu
  • Any Meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings). It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover
  • Personal clothing and footwear such as down jackets, waterproofs, hat, gloves, hiking boots
  • Personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
  • Optional single accommodation supplement
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, room service charges, porterage, bar bills (meals exclude bottle and alcohol drinks), tips to guides, porters and drivers, laundry
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Optional tours, excursions and activities
  • Any item not detailed in the “What Is Included”
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of TrekNepal
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