Trip Speciality/ Highlights
- Breathtakingly close view of Mount Everest and her neighbouring peaks from the top of Kalapathar
- Experience the thrill of walking along the gushing Dudhkoshi river, over overhanging Hillary Bridge and many more
- Explore the native Sherpa culture and heritage
- Comfortable quality lodge trek
- Five star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a journey that takes you directly through the heart of the Sherpa homeland of Khumbu and arrive at the foot of the highest mountain in the world , the Mount Everest. This trip starts with short flight to Lukla and then hike on the safe and gentle trail that goes through varied natural landscapes – initially through dense forests; gushing himlayan river and slowly steeper and higher elevations in to the Sherpa villages; fiinally all the way up to the top of Kala Patthar where you lay face-to-face with Everest and he neighbouring peaks.
Accompained by our experienced and knowledgeable guide you will not only learn and enjoy the mountains in Everest area but you will learn about the Sherpa culture.
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Arrival in Kathmandu
One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, upon your arrival, we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening and an informal briefing about the days ahead.
Sightseeing to Cultural Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Apart from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is originally a place rich in cultural heritage sites. On this day, we take you on a half-day tour to visit the holy and precious stupas of Boudhanath and the Swoyambunath. Swoyambunath Stupa is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the fact that its premises are also a home to monkeys. We also utilize some time checking up your gears and assist you do some last minute shopping – if necessary.
Fly to Lukla, then trek to Phakding
Early morning pick up at your hotel then transfer to domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 35 minutes adventurous flight to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we introduce you to rest of our trek staff, then we begin the trek to Phakding, which is short and pleasant. Gentle walk along the Dudhkoshi river and passing small sherpa settlement of Chuplung, Thado koshi and Ghat before arriving in Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Our trek, today, begins on the gentle trail that goes through pine jungle, suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river and pass by Monjo village. We continue our trek and we stop at the Sagarmatha National Park Entry point at Jorsalle. After completing check-post formalities we continue northward and cross over the gushing Dudh Koshi river using the spectacular suspension bridge, the Hillary Bridge. Then we ascend the steep trail all the way up to the Namche Bazaar. Given its fine geographic location Namche Bazaar was popular as the main local
trade market in old days. Today it has developed with modern facilities of a town and is widely known as the sherpa capital of khumbu region.
Morning hike to Syangboche and descend back
We stay one more day at Namche for acclimatization. In the morning, we hike steep up theSyangboche (3800m), take tea break at Hotel Everest View while enjoying panaromic view of Everest and then walk down to our lodge in Namche. In the afternoon, just take rest or explore around Namche.
Trek to Deboche
From Namche, as we walk the gently sloped trail along the valley above the Dudh Koshi river and then descend down we are rejuvenated by the beautiful views. After crossing the river and then climbing up through a rhodendron forests we arrive at Tengboche village. We stop here for quick visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery. A little walk further down then we arrive our lodge in Deboche, which is warmer, spacious and have better accommodation.
Trek to Pheriche
From Deboche the trail goes northwards through the rhodendron forests with excellent view of Amadablam and arrive at upper Pangboche by lunch time. We will visit the nearby Pangboche Monastery, which is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Afterwards, we continue our trek towards the Imja valley but turn left up the valley that leads to the beautiful settlement of Pheriche.
Acclimatization -hike to Nagarjun hill and back to Pheriche
Pheriche is a better place to stay for an acclimatization day. Apart from having very good lodging facility it offers a fantastic hiking place, the Nagarjun hill. So, in the morning we hike up to the nearby 5000m high Nagarjun, from where we can rejoice the view of Makalu, Lhotse, Island Peak, Pokalde and Amadablam. Also, we have an access to hospital at Pheriche, incase necessary.
Trek to Lobuche
After Pheriche we enter the higher elevations, which is above the normal sherpa settlements. We start slow-and-steady walk up to the Dughla and then steeper climb up to Chupki Lhara, which is a memoria sites of the climbers who have lost their life on Everest. Continuing our walk on moraine terrain of the Khumbu Glacier we finally arrive at our lodge in Lobuche.
Trek to Everest Base Camp and overnight at Gorakshep
Around three hours walk from Lobuche we arrive at our lodge in Gorakshep. After a quick tea break and dropping of our luggage we trek all the way up to the Everest Base Camp, 5300m. In the spring, we can witness the expedition camps covering the whole base camp area. We walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Hike to Kalapathar for sunrise view over Everest, overnight at Pheriche
Today’s exciting event starts with an early wake up at Gorakshep then we hike up Kalapathar before the dawn breaks in. Athough its cold we anxiously await the sunrise and as it happens we lay face-to-face with Everest facing us – lit in morning rays of the sun. Afterwards we head back to Gorakshep and continue further down to Pheriche for overnight stay.
Trek to Namche
From Pheriche we trek on the same trail back to Namche.
Trek to Lukla
The trek back to Lukla is also the same trail as before. Celebrate trip success the evening!
Fly back to Kathmandu
We take a flight back to Kathmandu and you have free time to relax and recover.
Today, we take you on a half-day sightseeing to one of the world heritage sites, either the
Pashupatinath Temple or Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. And you have the
remaining time to do shopping or explore around Thamel.
Transfer to Airport for homebound departure
Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.
Service Included in the Price
- Trekking permit & fees
- Trekking meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee Breaks)
- Clean and comfortable lodge accommodation as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis as per itinerary
- All ground transportation as per itinerary
- Domestic Flights: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- An experienced Trekking Guide
- Assistant Guide (1:5): guide to client ratio
- Porter (1:2): porter to client ratio
- Insurance of guides and porters
- Medical Kits (first aid + high altitude medicines+ oxygen)
- Sightseeing to cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Welcome dinner
- Duffel bag (for use and return basis)
- Company service charge and applicable taxes
Service not included in the Price
- International Flight, Nepal Visa
- Travel Insurance: Medical and Heli Evacuation
- Meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner)
- Items of personal nature such as trekking gear, laundry, phone call etc.
- Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and single supplementary room
Other Useful Information
The domestic airlines allows only 15 kg of luggage per person for Lukla flight. Excess weight is chargeable at the check in counter.