Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek



  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12 peoples
  •  Best Seasons: April - May and Sept - Nov
  •   Meals: All meals included.
  •   Accomodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek
  •   Transportation: Flight & private vehicle

Trip Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trekking

 

Looking forward to trek to Everest Base Camp Trek? We are here to make your dream come true. Our team, experienced in trekking, is ready to escort your years-long ambition. Your safe journey and optimum worthwhile time in entire trekking are our first and foremost priority. Hiking leaders, Assistants and other crew members belong from mountainous regions. No other knows about trail, weather and other related issues better than them.

Everest Base Camp Trek, most prominent destination point, locates at 5,5380mt, attracts thousands of people. The Mt. Everest came in limelight since 1953. First climbers, duo Mr. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, scaled the summit of it. The Everest aka Sagarmatha and its importance subsequently flourished all around the world. In fact, the nature decorates it amazingly including entire trail and region. Ones should not miss this Natural wonder once in life time.

Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days itinerary combines with one day city sightseeing. Prior to Trekking, we accompany trekkers to explore UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. We visit to four different temples including Hindus and Bauddha and Durbar squares. After having interesting culture tour, you go to shopping if something you need to buy.

Outline Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itineary

  1. Day 1st: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m) and transfer to Hotel
  2. Day 2nd: Kathmandu Temple Sightseeing, trekking preparation, shopping, and orientation of Trekking.
  3. Day 3rd: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla  (2886 m), and Trek to Phakding (3438 m)
  4. Day 4th: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) – 5 /6 hours trek
  5. Day 5th: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar and day sightseeing
  6. Day 6th: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3867 m) – 5/6 hours trek
  7. Day 7th: Tenboche – Dingboche (4260 m) – 5/6 hours trek
  8. Day 8th: Dinboche – Lobuche (4930 m) – 5/6 hours trek
  9. Day 9th: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m i.e our ultimate goal) – 7/8 hours trek
  10. Day 10th: Gorakshep – Kalapathar (5545 m) – Pheriche (4288 m) – 7-8 hours trek
  11. Day 11th: Pheriche – Namche Bazar (3440 m) – 6/7 hours walk
  12. Day 12th: Namche Bazaar – Phakding (3438 m) – Lukla (2886 m)
  13. Day 13th: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350 m), transfer to Hotel (rest day)
  14. Day 14th: Tour Finishes. Airport drop off.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • 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
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m)

Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, as per clients arrival detail GoTrekkingNepal staff member will be coming to pick up with holding a placard that will state GoTrekkingNepal sign at the Kathmandu airport and transfer to the required hotel. In  evening, GTN organizes a dinner program in a Nepali culture restaurant, which will be a informal  ice-break meeting with trek leader and crews. We will happily welcome any questions that rise up from our valuable clients regarding  forthcoming trek.

 

Day 02: Temples Sightseeing around Kathmandu. (1,300m)

After having breakfast, our tour leader escorts you to heritage sites exploration.1. Swayambhu Nath Temple, known as a monkey temple, is located on the top of hill. This is a shrine of Buddhist and Hindus. 2. Patan Durbar square, locates towards south of Kathmandu. This is a masterpiece of Malla architecture; offer beautiful temples, castle and museum. 3. Pashupati Nath Temple, located on the bank of Bagmati River, non-Hindus are not allowed to get into the temple. Whatever rigid rule is, there are lot of thing see, observe Hindus crematory procession. 4. The last not the least temple is Bauddha Nath stupa, the biggest Stupa, including monasteries around, in Nepal. Many Tibetan and Buddhist devotees are being seen spinning prayer wheels and bowing towards Stupa.

 

After completing Day tour, clients will have time to get shopping, if there any left and packing for trekking for tomorrows trekking.

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla for 35 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,651m) 3 to 4 hours.

Early morning checking out the hotel, clients will be escorted to the domestic airport by trek leader. During 40 minutes long Dornier aircraft travel, the spectacular views of farms, hills, valleys, forests, and mountains make  flight  enjoyable. After landing at Lukla, we will meet up with more fellow trekking crews, who will be assisting us to carry baggage during entire trek. We start trekking on semi-down trail and arrive at Chhepulung village then still trek going on toward Phakding. During trail, we will have opportunity to view mount khumbila, beautiful Sherpa villages and their farm. After hours trek, we will arrive in Phakding, where we will be staying overnight at a Teahouse lodge.

 

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) 5 to 6 hours

The trail leads us by crossing Dhudkoshi suspension bridge, through a pine forest ,towards Benkar valley alongside the river bank. During this trail, we will cross several villages and tea houses like Monjo, Jorsalle etc. Before arriving at Namche, we will get in check at the Sagarmath National Park entry point. By having enjoyable trek we will arrive at the much fascinating Sherpa settlement in mountain, the Namche Bazaar,  is known as the gate way of Everest Region Trekking. We will be staying at a Teahouse lodge in Namche bazaar.

 

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)

Today, it is acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar. We will go to see sunrise early in morning and explore famous viewpoints from where breathtaking mountains such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and more can be viewed. Depending in our time availability and interest, we can make a hike to other beautiful Sherpa settlements and explore nature. After getting back to Lukla from mountain hiking, we can use additional time to explore Namche Bazaar, sending post cards to friends and family back home, checking mails, visiting schools and museum etc.

 

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 10km, 5 – 6 hours

Having acclimatization and worthwhile time in Namche Bazaar, we head towards to Tengboche, today’s overnight camp. The trail follows semi descendant until Dhudkoshi River. Number of spectacular mountains, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, are waiting for us to present their beauty. After couple of hour’s uphill trail through pine forest, we will arrive in Tengboche where we will stop for night stay.  In Tengboche, we have ample to time for strolling around to see world famous Monastery which has been featured in numerous books, magazines and documentary etc. As mountain explorer, we will not miss astonishing views of Everest, Ama Dablam, other peaks and beautiful landscape at surrounding location.

 

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 9km, 5 – 6 hours

The tail follows down to Deboche through a pine forest then we cross Imja River Bridge and get us to Pangboche. There is no doubt, the trail rewards us with stunning views of mountain never let down during trek. The trail takes through Imja valley, through alongside the Imja River to Shomare where we stop for lunch. Continuously, the trail moves gradual uphill to Lobuche River and having couple hour ascending from the river we will finally arrive in Dingboche. At Dingboche, the air pressure gets thinner; however, the enticing views of high mountain farmland, grazing animals and surrounding nature makes us joyful. After short exploration, we will stay overnight at Dingboche.

 

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Today, we will be stopping at Dingboche to explore beautiful view points, hiking up to Nagarjuna hill. As the air pressure getting low, the altitude requires acclimatize to get fit into thin air atmosphere. During Dingboche stay, we have times to walk to explore Chukhung Valley to view more mountain peaks of Amadablam, Cholatse, Makalu, Tawache etc. Moreover, we can observe Sherpa settlement and their livelihood around Dingboche.

 

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m): 7km, 5-6 hours

As usual, we start our hike with gradual uphill trail to Dughla. From Dughla, we climb a steep uphill path to Chupki Lhara, we see waving prayer flags in the memory of Scott Fischer, an American mountaineer, and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa, Nepali mountain guide, who lost their life in attempting climb the Everest. Continuously, the trail leads to Khumbu Glacier moraine and amazes us with alluring views of several enormous peaks of Khumbutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and Pumori.

 

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m): 12km, 6-7 hours

We are heading towards our ultimate destination, Everest Base Camp.  After 3 to 4 hour’s enjoyable journey, we arrive at Gorak Shep. We will book a hotel, and leave heavy backpack then go forward to visit Everest Base Camp. The walk will be strenuous due thin air pressure, as we will have already been crossed over 5100 Meter. However, our well-trained Trek leader and fellow Sherpa assistant will be caring us in every single moment. The path is pretty sharp rocky, we better to be careful while viewing beautiful scene side by side.  Upon reaching at Everest Base Camp, we will not miss group photo. The stunning views around base camp will be a perfect feed for us. After spending half any hour or more time of Everest Base Camp exploration, we will be heading back to our lodge at Gorakshep for wonderful night stay

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Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pherice (4,288m): 16km, 7-8 hours

Early morning, likely in pre-dawn, we will get ready to visit another famous view point, Kalapathar. The temperature may go down up to -10 to -14 Celsius which is obviously chilly by adding unfriendly winds too. Upon arrival at the view point, exhilarating view of astonishing Mountains and peaks appear at 360 degree angle. After taking group photos, several other position photos and certainly selfies, we will get back to Gorak Shep to prepare return to Phiriche.

Having a lunch we will start descending towards Phiriche and overnight at the a tea house trek for good rest.

 

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 20km, 6 – 7 hours

The trail takes us down trail through rhododendron forest. As we will be descending downhill trail, and we may get foot ache and knee sore. So, we better to tread lightly. We cross Dudhkoshi River Bridge and will arrive at Sansa village in one and half hour trek. We will arrive at Namche that we left in a week ago and  spend overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

 

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours

Today will be our last not the least day of Trekking in Everest Region. The trails leads us towards steeply downhill, we may get more foot sore while descending as yesterday downhill trail might get us knee sore. By following same trail, that we made on the first day trekking, leads us to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will have a good time with fellow trekking crews and saying good bye.

 

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after a long Everest Trekking. In Kathmandu, we will have a rest and go to shopping souvenir for friends and family back home. In evening, GoTrekkingNepal will organize a farewell dinner which will be a time to share wonderful Everest Base Camp Experience with GoTrekkingNepal officiasl, and receive a recognition certificate of successfully doing Everest Base Camp Trekking.

 

Day 15: Final departure

  • Airport pick up and drop off in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • 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
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights

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