Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp trek continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys. You will have a day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,350 feet) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. The views of the Himalayan mountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking.
Everest Base Camp trek We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet. We will spend a night next to the Thyangboche monastery (12,887 feet), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse.
A non-technical climb of Kala Pattar (18,450 feet) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagamartha (Mt. Everest), the Mother Goddess of the World (29,030 feet), and Lhotse (27,560 feet).
Spending the better part of two days at Everest Base Camp will give us plenty of time for exploring the base of the tallest mountain in the world!
The return trek continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.
Nepal is a country of friendly people, beautiful scenery, and a great variety of cultural traditions. This journey into the world’s most impressive mountain range will create lasting memories and instill a sense of accomplishment. This blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration is a great way to experience the Himalayan mountains!
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You’ll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
You will be taken on guided city tour to see the interesting sites of the valley. Evening trip introduction and introduction.
Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 4 hours trek
Transfer to Airport and fly to Lukla 2,800m by small twin otter 35 mins. Start trekking passing some of the beautiful Sherpa villages aside the Dudhkosi River until Phakding 2,652m is reached.
Phakding-Namche Bazaar 3440m. 5 hours trek
The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River passing the villages and crossing few Hilary’s Suspension Bridge then the trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar.
A day is spent here for hiking around to acclimatise. Namche Bazaar is the main centre in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, hotel with hot showers and electric power.
Namche Bazaar- Tengboche 3810m 6 hours trek
A short climbs to the top the village then walk through the forest of birch and junipers and beautiful views of Ama Dablam on the right. Descend to Phunki Tenga then Climb up gradually through a forest to the Tengboche.
Tengboche - Dingboche 4240m 7hrs trek
The trail descends to suspension bridge through a forest of birches, conifers and rhododendrons. We then ascend through the forest, past magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. Then the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line before reaching Dingboche
Excursion around Chukkung valley and rest.
Dingboche – Lobuche 4930m 6hrs trek
he trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments. We then cross the tree line and reach to Lobuche
Lubuche-Gorak Shep 5,160m 4 hours trek
A gentle climbs all the way and a short descent to the last village Gorak Shep with few tea-houses facilities. Climb to Kala Pattar 5,545m which offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam.
Everest Base Camp excursion and trek back to Lubuche 7 hours trek
Walk into the Everest Base Camp 5,357m through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest then trek back to Lobuje.
Lubuche - Tengboche 3870m. 8 hours trek
The trail gradually descends through scrub junipers, Mani stones, rhododendron forests and beautiful Sherpa villages to Pangboche then further down to the suspension bridge. From here it is a gentle climb up hill to Tengboche through rhododendron and alpine meadows.
Tengboche - Namche Bazaar 5 hours trek
The trail descends to Phunki Tenga then Climb up gradually through a forest to Khumjung from where a long flat ridge comes to reach Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar - Lukla 7 hours trek
Trek back to Lukla along the same trail and celebrate a successful completion of the trek.
Early morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure to rest, souvenir shopping or explore any sights you want to see and evening enjoy Farwell dinner hosted by the company.
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
1. Arrival/departure transfers
2. 3 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
3. Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
4. Domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program, airport transfer
5. Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, Down jacket, sleeping bag
6. Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter
7. Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
8. All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits
9. All government and local taxes where applicable.
10. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
1. International airfare and Nepal visa fee
2. Excess baggage charges with domestic flight
3. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
4. Emergency rescue and medical expenses
5. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
6. Tips for the trekking crew
7. Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.