Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest region trek is considered to be one of the most rewarding adventure trip in the Khumbu Himalaya range as it provides views of  Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m) etc. This trek allows you to explore the rich and unique culture of the Sherpa People. The stay in the hospitable Sherpa villages and visit to the local Buddhist monasteries is a great way to get an insight on culture and lifestyle of the mountain people. The Journey to the EBC  of the world’s highest mountain Everest begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

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

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Our tour leader Dilip will explain you about the overall glimpse of our full 14 days tour then in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02:   Kathmandu – Manthali-Lukla – Phakding (2652m) via Lukla, max 3 hrs trek

Early morning, we take jeep ride to Manthali airport, It takes some 3:30 hrs to cover the distance of  132 km. Then we fly to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day.

Day 03:  Phakding – Namche Bazaar(3440m), max 6 hrs trek

Today we we walk through a beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river crossing  many suspension bridges.  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 our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop for a while to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, a trading center of Everest region.

Day 04:   Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. We either spend the day taking hiking to Thame or Khumjung  or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 05:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), max 6 hrs trek

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks. 

Day 06 :   Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m), max 6 hrs trek

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village.

Day 07:   Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m), max 4 hrs trek

Today we will Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. The trail from Dingboche to Thokla or Dughla is nice and easy. From Thokla, We need to climb steep up to Dulhga pass then a bit straight walking to north-east to get Lobuche. In the afternoon, you will explore around Khumbu glacier or Italian Pyramid.

Day 08:  Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m), max 7 hrs trek

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Ice fall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season.

Day 09:  Gorakshep to Pheriche (4280m) with Kala Patthar, max 9 hrs trek

We do some 2 hrs climb to get Kala Patthar early in the morning. From  Kala Patthar can be seen countless snow massive peaks to its all directions. Spending some minutes there for the beautiful photographs, we come down to Gorakshep. After returning for breakfast in Gorak Shep, we’ll begin our return journey to Pheriche, beautiful sherpa village.

Day 10:  Pheriche to Namche Bazzar(3,440m), max 7 hrs trek

Now, we are trekking back to Namche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest and few traditional villages. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche.

Day 11:   Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m), 6 hrs trek

Following the morning breakfast, we continue our trek to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes steeply downward with rocky terrain. Even though, we are walking the same route, we feel completely different then the before. We pass through the rhododendron, pine and oaks forest and several snow covered peaks.

Day 12:  Fly Lukla to Manthali and Jeep ride to KTM

We will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Manthali. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen. After landing at Manthali Airport we take a jeep ride to KTM which takes some 3:30 hrs.

Day 13:   Final departure to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end!  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey for your way back to home.

Itinerary

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

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Our tour leader Dilip will explain you about the overall glimpse of our full 14 days tour then in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02:   Kathmandu – Manthali-Lukla – Phakding (2652m) via Lukla, max 3 hrs trek

Early morning, we take jeep ride to Manthali airport, It takes some 3:30 hrs to cover the distance of  132 km. Then we fly to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day.

Day 03:  Phakding – Namche Bazaar(3440m), max 6 hrs trek

Today we we walk through a beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river crossing  many suspension bridges.  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 our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop for a while to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, a trading center of Everest region.

Day 04:   Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. We either spend the day taking hiking to Thame or Khumjung  or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 05:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), max 6 hrs trek

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

 

Day 06 :   Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m), max 6 hrs trek

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village.

Day 07:   Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m), max 4 hrs trek

Today we will Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. The trail from Dingboche to Thokla or Dughla is nice and easy. From Thokla, We need to climb steep up to Dulhga pass then a bit straight walking to north-east to get Lobuche. In the afternoon, you will explore around Khumbu glacier or Italian Pyramid.

Day 08:  Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m), max 7 hrs trek

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Ice fall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season.

Day 09:  Gorakshep to Pheriche (4280m) with Kala Patthar, max 9 hrs trek

We do some 2 hrs climb to get Kala Patthar early in the morning. From  Kala Patthar can be seen countless snow massive peaks to its all directions. Spending some minutes there for the beautiful photographs, we come down to Gorakshep. After returning for breakfast in Gorak Shep, we’ll begin our return journey to Pheriche, beautiful sherpa village.

Day 10:  Pheriche to Namche Bazzar(3,440m), max 7 hrs trek

Now, we are trekking back to Namche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest and few traditional villages. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche.

Day 11:   Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m), 6 hrs trek

Following the morning breakfast, we continue our trek to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes steeply downward with rocky terrain. Even though, we are walking the same route, we feel completely different then the before. We pass through the rhododendron, pine and oaks forest and several snow covered peaks.

Day 12:  Fly Lukla to Manthali and Jeep ride to KTM

We will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Manthali. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen. After landing at Manthali Airport we take a jeep ride to KTM which takes some 3:30 hrs.

Day 13:   Final departure to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end!  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey for your way back to home.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the 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)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • 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
  • The cost of 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)
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