Everest Base Camp Trek
Overview The Everest Base Camp Trek is a 12-day adventure that takes trekkers on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal. This iconic trek also offers an opportunity to witness some of the world's highest and most awe-inspiring peaks, including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet. Starting with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and glacial rivers. Along the way, trekkers also encounter vibrant local culture, as they pass through Namche Bazaar, a bustling trading hub and the gateway to the Everest region. As…
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a 12-day adventure that takes trekkers on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal. This iconic trek also offers an opportunity to witness some of the world’s highest and most awe-inspiring peaks, including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet.
Starting with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and glacial rivers. Along the way, trekkers also encounter vibrant local culture, as they pass through Namche Bazaar, a bustling trading hub and the gateway to the Everest region.
As the trail ascends, the landscape transforms into a rugged, alpine terrain with breathtaking vistas of towering peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others. Trekkers also have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche Monastery, immersing themselves in the spiritual heritage of the region.
The trek presents challenges, including high altitudes, but also provides ample acclimatization days to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Acclimatization breaks also allow trekkers to explore higher elevations, which offer panoramic views of the Himalayan giants.
The ultimate destination, Everest Base Camp, stands at an impressive 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. Here, trekkers can also witness the Khumbu Icefall and gain insight into the world of mountaineering as climbers prepare to conquer the mighty Everest.
Another highlight is Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point located at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). From here, trekkers can witness a breathtaking sunrise over Everest, turning the surrounding peaks into a sea of golden hues.
Throughout the journey, trekkers forge lasting friendships, sharing the camaraderie that comes with overcoming challenges and marveling at the extraordinary beauty of the Himalayas.
Conclusion and Summary
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a bucket-list adventure for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. It offers an immersive experience into the heart of the world’s tallest mountains, leaving trekkers with cherished memories and a profound sense of accomplishment.
Why Trek to Everest Base Camp?
Fantastic views of the Everest Region
Trek at altitude to a height of 5,550 meters
A dramatic, breath taking flight with your first views of the Everest region
Share the experience of trekking with others
Share in the excitement as expedition groups prepare for their ascent of Mount Everest
Collect your own photograph of the mighty Mount Everest from the view point of Kalapattar
Experience the Himalayan lodges of the khumbu region
Memories that last forever.
• Watch the sun set on Mt. Everest & Lhotse from Kala Patthar viewpoint
• Experience and learn about Sherpa culture, who have made this region their home
• Sip tea or coffee at one of the world’s highest markets, Namche Bazaar
• Experience ground zero for all Everest expeditions at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall
A spectacular flight and a jagged landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail. Overnight.
we continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market. Overnight.
Namche Bazaar rest day and overnight Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the ‘Trekkers Mecca of Nepal, Namche now boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatising to the new altitude of 3450m before heading off towards Gokyo. Options for acclimatisation walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital and also the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight.
From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We stay near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of our guest house. Overnight.
After breakfast we head up to Dingbuche. On the way the majestic Amadablam over shadows our day. On the way we meet a little Sherpa village called Pangbuche continue to Dingbuche for overnight.
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier.At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Overnight.
Gorakshep We continue our trek along the Khumbu Glacier. We will reach our destination quiet early but you can spend rest of the days for acclimatization & preparation for the next day adventure and Hike to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp and Overnight at Gorakshep.
Wake up early morning. The sunrise colors begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. And trek back to Gorakshep for Breakfast. We eat our breakfast and then continue to Everest Base camp (5300m).Walk to base camp and back would requires about 5-6 hours, following the Khumbu glacier, sometimes on moraine and sometimes on the glacier itself. The walk is especially interesting for the views of the 15-meters high series of ice, a feature peculiar to Himalayan glaciers. The base camp of the highest mountain in the world is mostly inhabited by several expeditions all over the world. After Ebc, Today is downhill most of the way, as we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue Association has a trekker’s aid post here and it is quite interesting to visit. Overnight.
Back to Pheriche for overnight
we continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Khumjung. Overnight.
From Phakding the trail descends steeply to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding (2640m) From Khumjung we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki where there are water driven prayer wheels, then climb and contour around the hillside to Phakding. Overnight.
From Phakding Passing the villages of Phakding (2640m) and Choplung, we reach Chaunrikharka and the trail that cuts up to the airstrip at Lukla. Overnight.
Early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. End of Trek.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The Everest Base Camp Trek takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. Enroute, traverse through rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries from temperate to snow line regions. The Himalayas are best seen on this trek as one traces the main route through the Khumbu region from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Trekkers get a close view of the world’s greatest mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache and others.
This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world’s tallest peak. You’ll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.
CULTURE: SHERPA / TAMANG
HIGHEST ACCESS POINT: KALAPATHAR (5500M)
HIMALAYAN SIGHTSEEING: EVEREST, AMADABLAM, LHOTSE, ETC
DAY 01:KATHMANDU – LUKLA – 2700M – PHAKDING 2600, 4 HRS
DAY 02:PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR 3440M, (6 HRS)
DAY 03: NAMCHE BAZAAR REST DAY
DAY 04:NAMCHE BAZAAR – TYANGBOCHE, 3860M, (6 HRS)
DAY 05: TYANGBOCHE – DINGBOCHE, 4300M, (6HRS)
DAY 06:DINGBOCHE – LABUCHE 4930M, (6 HRS)
Day 07:LABUCHE TREK TO GORAKPSHEP 5170M, (2 AND HALF HRS) KALAPATTAR (5500M) – GORAKSHEP 3 HRS, TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP 5300M AND BACK TO GORAKSHEP AND OVERNIGHT
Day 08:GORAKSHEP – KALAPATTAR (5500M) – TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP 5300M AND BACK TO PHERICHE 4280M (7 HRS)
Day 09: PHERICHE – KHUMJUNG 3860M, (6 HRS)
Day 10:KHUMJUNG – PHAKDING 3440M, (5 HRS)
DAY 11:PHAKDING – LUKLA 2840M, (4HRS)
DAY 12:LUKLA- KATHMANDU
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