Among other trekking destination Everest Base Camp trekking is the most desired by many trekkers and a visit to Mount Everest is the life time dream of many people. Being the ideal chance to take in the majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery this trek takes its position in the top rank amongst trekking on the world stage. This trek winds, climbs and descends its way through lush low land and alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages.
Highlights of this trek includes the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions, rare birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs and flowers like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock make the trekking a delight for nature lovers.
Everest Base Camp trekking involves a remarkable amount of up and down walking. Tea house trekking is possible on the main trail to Everest Base Camp. While the visit to Everest Base Camp is the goal for many trekkers, the view of Everest itself from the base camp can be disappointing. For the best views of Everest we recommend taking the Kalapatter Trek. This trek can be completed in conjunction with the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Welcome to Himalayan country, Nepal. We display your name plate for easy arrival. Our representative welcomes you and transfer to your hotel at Kathmandu. Refreshment drinks, briefing you about program details and check In. Overnight stay at the hotel.
We go for Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will be escorted by a professional guide and tour you Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for its ancient temple and monuments construction from 7th century to early 20thcentury. Focus attraction of this heritage site is “Kumari”, only living goddess in Hindu religion. Different structure of temples like Shikhara style, Pagoda style and Stupa style seems so unique. Swayambhunath Stupa is situated on top of hillock where everybody can see view of Kathmandu valley. Another name of this Stupa is Monkey temple because of real monkeys down here. (Note: Do not go so close to them and picture small babies of Monkey. Mama can angry with you. Be careful while walking too close to them). Afternoon Trek preparation. Overnight stay in hotel.
We pick you up early morning for Lukla flight. It is scenic flight duration is 30 minutes from Kathmandu airport. Guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. From Lukla, we hike to Phakding village. The walk fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding.
We start our hike after we have our breakfast. Walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. This is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar. We hike through lush green pine forest to “Namche” the capital of Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at Tea house in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization day. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel, enjoy the amazing views and explore surroundings. Saturday there will be local traditional Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sagarmatha National Park Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit. – It is very important to make our body prepared for further ascending.
Today we start our trek with gently ascend and pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. Amazing view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche, and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. After crossing suspension bridge, trail ascends through the forested on its way to Tangboche. Overnight stay at the Tea house.
Today we start our hike from descending until we arrive at Deboche. We cross the Dudh Koshi river, the trail ascend from there through rhododendron forest to Pangboche. Gradually ascend and descend to reach Dingboche. Today relatively easy day in terms of walking.
Today is acclimatization day again. We require acclimatizing to ascend further altitude. We hike up to Chhukung (4,730m) and back descend Dingboche for overnight stay. Chhukung is a small village overlooking many mountains and glaciers. This village is also known for Island peak base camp. The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.
Today we are heading to 4928m above the sea level. We hike slowly; first half is gently ascend and comparatively easy walk to Thukla. Stunning view of Amadablam, Makalu, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche impress you. It’s a uphill hike to reach top of the pass called Thukla pass (m). We can spot many cemeteries of the climbers who lost their lives trying their adventure climbing mountains. We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at the Tea house. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
For those who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, Today is your big day to experience high mountains, thin air and life time experience of glacier walk. We start gently ascend; you will be awarded by amazing Khumbu glacier. Slowly we walk through rocky glacier to reach Gorakhshep. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch there and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of Mt. Everest and more. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas. Return back to GorakShep to spend the night.
We hike our first destination Kala Patthar early in the morning for the best view of Mt. Everest, close view of Mt. Pumori, other Himalayan peaks such as Amadablam, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Cholatse, Lobuche and more before sunrise. Your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. You would not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. After breakfast we descend down to Lobuche and then to Pheriche. Overnight stay at the Tea house.
From now onwards, it’s all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way back. We will overnight in Tengboche.
We continue descend down. The highlight of the day would be our visit to the Hillary School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary and hidden beautiful Kyanjuma village. We will walk the downhill trails to reach Namche Bazaar and overnight stay at the Tea house
We head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. There will be mixed feeling today. You will feel delighted that you have successfully completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. At the same time you will also be disappointed that you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. But, there is always next time and there is always next adventure waiting for you. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will overnight the night at Tea hotel in Lukla.
We take the flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu where you can relax and shopping at your will.
Today is free day at your own. Our staff can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. Later the evening, we will treat farewell dinner in Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural dance. It will also be a great opportunity to hear from you about your experience, comment and suggestions that will help us make improve ourselves.
Today is your final day in Nepal. Free till final departure. We pick up you from hotel for your final departure transfer.