Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the classic treks in Nepal. It is the most common two weeks trek starting and finishing at Lukla, the airport just to the south of Everest National park. The Everest Base Camp trek (5400m) is without doubt one of the most famous treks in the world.

Designed for those wanting the 'classic' Everest trek where you find Sherpa culture, and chances to click some of the best pictures in the world. The adventure also takes you through challenging terrain that includes glacial moraines and a steep climb up Kala Patthar where the adrenalin really goes into overdrive. As you hike up to EBC, expect some 3-4 hours hiking every day of the trip, but be prepared for some longer days on the return journey. A reasonable level of fitness is required. After exploring historical Kathmandu, we take a short flight to the hillside village of Lukla (2800m). As we move through the splendid mix and eye-catching vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, we trek to the Sherpa 'capital' of Namche Bazaar. This is an interesting, bustling and friendly town where amazingly, even at such an altitude, almost everything under the skies can be found here. Namche was formerly a trading post between Nepal and Tibet.

We allow a day's acclimatization hereabouts and then move on to the beautiful Thyangboche Monastery. At this peaceful landmark, we find ourselves amongst the Mani walls, prayer flags and chortens & soon realize we are in the shadows of the magnificent Everest massif and Ama Dablam, where the views are breathtakingly dumbfounding.


Day 1: Kathmandu, Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu, Kathmandu city sightseeing including Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupa. A favorite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. 

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding, We fly to Lukla (9,350 feet), we meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding. 

Day 4: Phakding - Namche, We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

Day 5: Namche – Tengboche, The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornated wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. 

Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche, From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. 

Day 7: Dingboche – Dzugla, From Dingbouche the trail traverses through farmlands and meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will stop in Dzugla, giving our bodies plenty of time to rest and relax amidst the majestic mountains of Nepal. 

Day 8: Dzugla – Lobuche, Today’s trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We follow the trail just beyond Lobuche.

Day 9: Lobuche – Gorak Shep, After an early morning start, we ascend Kala Patthar (18,450 feet) and enjoy famous views of the Himalayas, without having to climb Everest! That evening we camp beneath Kala Pattar at Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Kalapathar – EBC, We will also continue our trek to Everest Basecamp, located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. We’ll spend the day at Everest/Lhotse base camp, giving you a chance to meet the climbers and thoroughly explore the area.

Day 11: EBC – Pheriche, In the morning we will enjoy tea and breakfast while taking in the view of Everest before leaving for our descent. We head down the glacier and reenter the lush and beautiful valleys, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. 

Day 12: Pheriche - Namche Bazzar, Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. 

Day 13: Namche – Lukla, Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla where we spend the night at the Khumbu Lodge. 

Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu, In the morning flight back to Kathmandu and sightseeing rest of the day and evening join a traditional dinner party.

Day 15: Final Departure: Our airport representative drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport by a car for onward destination.

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