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EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

 

Selected among the world's 20 Journey, Everest Base Camp Trek in justifiably famous. Not only is Everest Base Camp exceptionally close the world's highest mountain, Mt Evereest (8,850m) but it is also home to the wonderful friendly Sherpa people of the Everest region, picturesque villages, variety of cultures, traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. 

 

Please note that we can also add in extra acclimatisation days, or move them around to have them later in the climb.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

 

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.

 

Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours).

Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla to start your Everest base camp trek. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters!

 

Meet with your sirdar and crew. After lunch, trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2,610 m. Camp or Lodge overnight.

 

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs).

The trail continues p the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. Here, Everest trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected. Continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3,440m the administrative centre of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail on the way to Everest!

 

Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.

You will explore the surrounding of Namche this day, Namche Bazaar Rest and acclimatization. Namche is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we have rest in the afternoon to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

 

Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).

Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) 5hrs walk. We walk with the incredible view of the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. Here in Phunki, we see series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch a 2 hr ascent will take us to Tengboche Monastery. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

 

Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs).

Pheriche (4,260m) 5 hrs walk. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley Pangboche (3,900m) and stop for lunch. Later, we visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp. We move to the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m).Overnight Camp or Lodge.

 

Day 08: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).

Lobuche (4,920m) 4 hrs walk. We ascend up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m). Overnight Camp or Lodge.

 

Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs).

The actual distance is not so far for this day but we wake up in the early morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa where we take a rest.

 

Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m). / Retrace your steps to Dingboche (4,410m) (5 hrs).

This day, we climb Kala Patthar. From here we have a steep ascent up to the summit of the Kala Patthar. The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (5,545m) is a hard pull but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us, flow huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet. But Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over everyone. We return at Lobuche

Day 11: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).

Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery. Camp or Lodge Overnight.

 

Day 12: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs).

The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb to Namche Bazaar. Camp or Lodge Overnight.

 

Day 13: Trek Namche to Phakding (2,610m). (3-4 hours).

Down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small village of Phakding. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

 

Day 14: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) (3 hrs).

Trek further to the mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing! Overnight Camp or Lodge at Lukla.

 

Day 15: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m). Hotel Overnight.

 

Day 16: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu and celebrate your Everest base camp trek. Hotel Overnight.

 

Day 17: Final Departure.

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Location: Nepal

Total Tour Duration: 17 or more Days

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodges

Minimum Group Size: 1

Departures: All Year

Best : April to October

Risk: Altitude Sickness

Maximum Altitude: 5,545m

 

 

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Everest Base Camp Difficulty:

Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal is a combination of long days with steep paths. The route follows reasonable paths through thick vegetation, up hillsides, across rocky areas, and slippery shale surfaces.  Glaciers and snow may be encountered, there is no need for technical climbing equipment. Altitudes up to 5,545m.

 

 

 

Other tours in Tibet

Everest Advanced Base Camp

Kharta Valley

Mountain Bike Lhasa to Kathmandu

Mount Kailash Lhasa

Mount Kailash via Simikot

Mount Kailash via Zhangmu

Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour to Base Camp

 

 

 

 

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