Everest Base Camp Trek
- A walk of 130 km in the most beautiful part of mother earth.
- An environment where you walk is a combination of Sherpa culture and tradition.
- Follow the footsteps of the world’s greatest mountaineers of 1960s.
For an aspiring trekker who wants to cross the limit, what could be better than the Everest Base Camp Trek that has all the elements he or she wants in a remote region, far off from home, at the height of 5380 m?
The trekking trail from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp is so well established that you will always know in advance where you are heading exactly.
Everest Base Camp Trek always guarantees results because it always shows you more view of the world’s most beautiful mountains than you can expect, including Everest, whose altitude ranges 8848 m.
It features the best scene of the Himalayas till your heart is content in the world’s most accessible remote region that you can reach on foot or by helicopter.
Together with this view comes the altitude mountain sickness, but you may be one of those who will be free from it.
Before doing the Everest Base Camp Trekking, keep some extra days in your hand to tackle the flight delays in Lukla or Kathmandu due to bad mountain weather.
Why should you do Everest Base Camp Trek
It is an appropriate means to meet your trekking desire that not only tests your walking ability, but also creates every opportunity to mingle with natural beauty. From a stone throw distance, you will see the stunning view of the world’s three highest mountains, such as Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu, including Everest.
Something about the Sagarmatha National Park
This is the park where you will be trekking, and it comes under the category of the world heritage site. It is famous for its Dudh Kosi River, lakes, rugged terrain, gorges, forested temperate zone, and sub-alpine zone. The famous mountains that you see here are above 6000 m, and they are Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori.
Kalapathar, the best viewpoint in the Everest Region
Because it shows you the close up view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse.
How do I prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek
First, you must be physically fit to walk up to the altitude of 5000 m plus. For this, we recommend you to jogging of one month.
Other Similar Treks in the Everest Region
- 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Gokyo Valley Trek
- Everest Panorama Trek
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (standard accommodation)
Arrive in Kathmandu on the date that you have planned for or at the most suitable time you have decided. Do not worry about the pick up; we will be waiting for you outside the airport to take you to our office and to the hotel.
Our office remains open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Kathmandu is known as the city of temples, and it is the most developed city in Nepal as we write these words in this itinerary.
You will be staying in Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu. If you are staying in a 5 star hotel, it will be outside Thamel.
Day 02 Sightseeing with breakfast (standard accommodation)
Kathmandu is dotted with world heritage sites, and the most famous of them are
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
You will visit each of these with our city guide, and they will take you to the past. Those were the glorious days of Nepal. From your guide, hear the myths, the true story, and the significance of the historical monuments from the religious point of view.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
A short scenic flight of 35 mins shows you the bird’s eye view of the mountains. Most probably, you will catch an early flight to Lukla, the starting point of the Everest Trek. From Lukla, you will head to Phakding, one of the Sherpa villages, located at the edge of the Dudh Kosi River Valley. On the way, you will see the stunning view of the mountain called Kusum Kangaru.
Day 04 From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (four square meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today, you are heading to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park.The trekking trail takes you to the forest of pine and rhododendron. Although you will walk through small villages, the famous ones are Tok Tok and Jorsale.
Before reaching Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, you will cross the suspension bridge. The trekking trail that you are going to follow goes uphill and makes you tired, but when you reach Namche, you will have enough time to relax yourself.
Day 05 Acclimatization Day (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Being the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, Namche also has interesting places to visit. Its Everest View Hotel is not only famous for unbeatable service, but also for a viewpoint from where you can see the stunning view of the mountains, such as Everest, Thamserku, Kongdi RI, and Ama Dablam. Sherpa Culture Museum, Syangboche Airstrip, and Everest Photo Gallery are on the list that you want to visit.
Day 06 From Namche to Tengboche (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
If Namche is the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, then you can say that Tengboche is the best spiritual place for the Buddhists, including non-Buddhists. Its monastery is famous all over Nepal. You trek will be incomplete if you do not visit this monastery. To reach Tengboche, you have to walk uphill in the forest where there are small villages and pastures.
As you walk the trekking trail, the view of the mountains keeps on coming to your eyes, especially that of Ama Dablam. In addition to this, you will also see the exceptional view of Everest that will trace on your mind.
Day 07 From Tengboche to Dingboche (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, you will come across suspension bridges, not two, but many. There are many small Sherpa villages on the way, and the famous ones are Pangboche and Orsho. The trekking trail passes by maniwalls, and there are colorful prayer flags which flutter in the Himalayan breeze. As you reach Dingboche, you will enjoy the satisfying view of Everest.
Day 08 Acclimatization Day (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
During acclimatization in Namche, you had visited its interesting places. You can do the same in Dingboche by hiking up to Nagarjun hill. From the top of the hill, you will see the spectacular view of Imja Valley, including the mountains, such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Everest. Ama Dablam that you see is the world’s most beautiful mountain.
Day 09 From Dingboche to Lobuche (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You are heading to the higher altitudes, and you will notice some changes in the geographical features as you come across the snowy region and shrub plants, but the view of the mountains, such as Lingtern, Pumori, and Khumbutse will blow your mind. The villages that you come across are small in size and have fewer villagers.
Compare to Dingboche, Lobuche is small, and its Lobuche Peak is famous in the world. This is the only village where you spend your night by peak.
Day 10 From Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today, you are heading to the base of Everest that you have always dreamt of. But first, you have to reach Gorakshep which used to be the base camp for the Everest climbers. You can call this village the last village of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As you head to the base camp, you will walk by the Khumbu Glacier. When you reach there, you will see the Khumbu Icefall. There are no tea houses on the base camp; therefore, you have to return to Gorakshep to spend the night.
Day 11 From Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and Pheriche (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Before the dawn, you begin to trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar, a perfect viewpoint to see the view of the mountains that will stay permanently with you.
The sunrise on the Everest peak is so alluring that you want to capture it in your camera. It is an uphill walk to Kalapathar, which is exhausting, but the downhill walk to Pheriche turns the tired journey into a soothing one.
Day 12 From Pheriche to Namche (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Walking downhill is easier than walking uphill, and you can experience this as you reach several villages. You will be walking by the Imja Khola, a river, and once again, you reach Tengboche, Phungki Thanka, and Kyangjuma. From the area of shrub plants, you once again reach the forest of pine and rhododendron, but what is consistent is the view of the snow-covered mountains.
Day 13 From Namche to Lukla (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you head to Lukla, you will once again see the colorful Buddhist prayer flags and come across chortens, mani walls, and gompas. Crossing the suspension bridges over the glaciated Dudh Kosi River reminds you of the beginning of your Everest journey. Finally, from Cheplung, you will head to Lukla.
Day 14 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Once again, it is time to enjoy the aerial view of the mountains from the window of a plane. After landing at the airport in Kathmandu, you will either be taken to our office or to the hotel.
Day 15 Rest Day in Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Visit the interesting places in Thamel, and buy souvenirs for your friends and relatives. We have included this day in your itinerary in case your Kathmandu flight gets cancelled due to bad weather in Lukla.
Day 16 Departure (breakfast provided)
Before three hours of your international flight, we will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. Good bye, and we wish you good luck for a safe journey.