Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights:

Its one of the most popular trekking route in the world where you can mesmerize Mount Everest as well as the breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu which stand as four of the world’s six tallest peaks. The floras and faunas of Sagarmatha, the steep forests of rhododendron and magnolia, village and monasteries etc are the major attraction of this trek. Tengboche monastery on the way to Everest Base Camp is another major attraction. Kalapatthar is another major attraction as a best point to see Mount Everest. This trek can be done in any season but March to May and September to December is taken as a best season for this trekking.

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Everest Base camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes that offers you the opportunity to be at the foot of world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest as well as the breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu which stand as four of the world’s six tallest peaks. This trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas which reveals sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of world famous climbers (the Sherpas).

 

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with about half an hour spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then the journey begins on the foot trail following the majestic Dudh Koshi river and penetrating through the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmath National Park. After a steep ascent through the forests of rhododendron and magnolia, villages and monasteries you will reach Namche Bazaar, capital of Sherpas. A day rest here aids acclimatization and you will get to enjoy the hospitality and culture of Sherpas. Then we follow the trail leading to famous Tengboche monastery located high on a ridge.

 

We then cross Dingboche with exciting suspension bridge, Lobuche, Gorakshep with each step nearing to Mt. Everest and finally reach the Everest Base Camp(5364m). Finally we proceed to KalaPatthar(5555m), a viewpoint recognized as the best vantage point to see Mt. Everest which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas. You will also be mesmerized by the refreshing spectacular view of numerous dangling mountainsand typical Sherpa land with typical houses and landscapes . Finally, its time to return leisurely back to Namche and Lukla for return flight. Scenery will start enchanting as soon as you begin from the Lukla and the breathtaking view from the Kala Pathhar has captivated everyone who has been there. It’s a journey of a lifetime. This trek can be done in any season but March to May and September to December is taken as a best season for this trekking.

Brief Itenary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) 
Day 2: Kathmandu - Lukla– Phakding: 3-4 hours trek (Trekking times only) (2610m) 
Day 3: Phakding–Namche Bazar: 5 - 6 hours (3440m) 
Day 4: Namche - Acclimatization Day (3440m) 
Day 5: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,860m): 5 - 6 hrs 
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,4100 m): 5 - 6 hrs 
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m): 5 - 7 hrs 
Day 8: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5140 m)-Everest Base Camp (5364 m)-Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs 
Day 9: Gorak Shep-Kala Patthar - Pheriche( 6-7 hours) (5550m) 
Day 10: Pheriche- Namche (6-7 hours) (4240m) 
Day 11: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 8 hrs 
Day 12: Lukla–Kathmandu 
Day 13: Final Departure 

Whats Included.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed  holder Guide  and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

 

What’s  Not Included.

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. You will be warmly greeted by a representative from Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up with our display board at the arrival gate. Overnight at a hotel of your choice

Day 2: Kathmandu - Lukla– Phakding: 3-4 hours trek (Trekking times only) (2610m)
After early breakfast, head to domestic airport for flight to Lukla, the starting destination of your Everest Base Camp Trek. Upon arrival at Lukla, get arranged with the baggage and porters; get off on the trail to Monjo. The first day of trekking is through forested paths under the shade of birch, conifer, rhododendron and juniper trees, and along the milky waters of the Dudh Kosi River. Overnight Lodge

Day 3: Phakding–Namche Bazar: 5 - 6 hours (3440m)
The second day, walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads you along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. Your eyes catch the wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park; pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. After walking nearly 1.5 hours, you reach at the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region- Namche Bazaar. You stay overnight in Namche Bazaar at a hotel of your choice.

Day 4: Namche - Acclimatization Day (3440m)
An acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar is essential for further high altitude. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region with hospitality and other various services. You would have the chance to know Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. You also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung, Syangboche, the Everest View Hotel (a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth). The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 5: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,860m): 5 - 6 hrs
When you start your trek towards Tengboche, your eyes will catch the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Your trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way you can enjoy watching the wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. You finally reach at Tengboche after catching wonderful beauty of Himalayas on the way. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,4100 m): 5 - 6 hrs
The sixth day of Everest Base Camp Trek begins more serious trekking into the higher reaches of the Everest region. The initial part of the day descends through forested paths into Dibuche. There is a chance of getting sight of some Himalayan Wild animals in the forest. Dingboche, an old Sherpa settlement, acts as view point towards Island Peak and lush valleys and barley fields dotted with stone huts and pastoral stone-walled enclosures. Overnight at Lodge

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m): 5 - 7 hrs
Cross Chhukung valley, begin climbing further up the Everest trail. Lobuche used to be summer settlement for the Sherpas. Lobuje can get busy during the peak trekking seasons, as it is the main gateway to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), and all trekkers with the aim of going on to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, or climb Everest spend the night in Lobuje. Overnight at Lodge

Day 8: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5140 m)-Everest Base Camp (5364 m)-Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs
Climbing up to Gorak Shep, through rocky and glacial trials you will finally reach to the Everest Base Camp, gathering place of climbers’ summiting Everest. This is the ultimate point; the base camp is a cluster of semi-permanent camps dotted with multicolored tents. Although there is no grand view of Mt. Everest from EBC, a visit to the Base Camp is a must just for the thrill of being on the foot of Everest. You will return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.Overnight at Lodge

Day 9: Gorak Shep-Kala Patthar - Pheriche( 6-7 hours) (5550m)
Early in the morning, you start to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch your breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, you reach Kala Patthar. As you reach the top, you sit on the Kala Patthar where rocks our eyes taking unthinkable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. You take as many pictures as you can and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. The trek will then continue after breakfast to Pheriche where you will stay overnight.

Day 10: Pheriche- Namche (6-7 hours) (4240m)
The trek begins to descend back, retracing the steps to Tengboche. The trail continues through a wide valley from the settlement of Pheriche. And climb down to the village of Pangboche, across the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola, past Debuche and ascend towards Tengboche. Overnight Lodge

Day 11: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 8 hrs
It’s the time of ending the journey, take a last look around all those beautiful views once again and back to Lukla on the next day. Overnight Lodge

Day 12: Lukla–Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu (flight depends on weather condition), transfer to hotel and relax day in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final Departure
After an wonderful trek you'll be escorted in Airport for your final departure.

Route Map

  Map from Leaf Holidays Trek

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Trip Facts

Duration: 13 Days

Price: USD $ 1300

Difficulty: Moderate- Difficult

Atitude : 5,364 m / 17,598 ft

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