Everest Region

Everest Base camp

This Everest Base Camp trek encompasses trekking through the enchanting Sherpa high country and unspoilt Buddhist monasteries to Everest Base Camp and the amazing Khumbu Glacier.

Make a direct approach to the foot of the world's highest mountain with this adventurous Everest Base Camp Trek. This leisurely itinerary allows a direct approach to the foot of Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain. You trek through enchanting Sherpa high country and unspoilt Buddhist monasteries to Everest Base Camp and the amazing Khumbu Glacier. This trek gives you the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar, a 5554 metre peak on the way to the Everest B.C, which is the superb vantage point for magnificent views of southwest face of Mt Everest and surrounding Himalayan Mountains. Your trail along the Khumbu Glacier takes you to the foot of the Everest where you have an amazing perspective on the Khumbu Ice fall.

  • Age Requirement

    18 Above
  • Activity

    Trekking
  • Duration

    16 days
  • Starting Location

    Kathmandu
  • Final Destination

    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty

    Hard
  • Max. Altitude

    5545 m
  • Accommodation

    Hotel/Lodges

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax


Day 2: Explore Kathmandu

"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites.  Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.


Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

Early in the morning you head to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 45 minutes flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. After meeting the crew in Lukla, you head up the DudhKoshi River Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.

Heights: Kathmandu 1350m, Lukla 2840m, Phakding 2600m
Trekking time: approx.4 hours
Thank you for an amazing month of great and amazing experience from the very day my group arrived. You have been taking very good care of us. Everything has been planned to perfection.
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Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

This morning you continue north following the DudhKoshi river and on to Jorsale where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the NangpoTsangpo (Bhote Kosi) where you cross once more on a suspension bridge. This is followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs) up to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market.

Heights: Namche Bazaar 3440m
Trekking time: approx.6 hours

Day 5: Rest day

Today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatise. If you are feeling good you could go for an acclimatisation walk, or explore the village. Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Options for acclimatisation walks include a visit to Khunde Hospital, or the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above Namche for the view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, with many more in the mix as well.


Day 6: Namche - Tyangboche

From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the river and, as you go, you get great views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. After dropping down steeply to the river at PhunkiTenga and having lunch, you have a long steep climb up through beautiful forest to tonight's lodge. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu and you will stay near this monastery with Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam in full view.

Heights: Tyangboche 3860m
Trekking time: approx.6 hours
This is the second time we have trekked with you in Nepal. The 1st being a fantastic trek around Annapurna and the 2nd which we just concluded ( Everest base camp).You have always been professional and helpful so we truly enjoyed our trek. See you soon again when we come for our 3rd trek.
Michael

Day 7: Tyangboche - Dingboche

After breakfast you head on up the trail to Dingboche. You firstdescend through stunning forest to Deboche and then cross the river and have a short climb to Pangboche which is a good lunch spot. On this side of the river stunning Ama Dablam is prominent and a stunning distraction from the trail as you continue up to Dingboche for the night.

Heights: Dingboche 4300m
Trekking time: approx.6 hours

Day 8: Rest day

Today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatise. If you are feeling good you could go for an acclimatisation walk up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.


Day 9: Dingboche - Lobuche

Today you head up a wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. You 'turn right' and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, passing many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died helping people climb Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier to reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Heights: Lobuche 4930m
Trekking time: approx.6 hours

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep and back to Gorakhsep

Today you will walk 3 hours to Gorakshep along Khumbu Glacier and lunch and after lunch continue walk to Everest Base Camp. The walk to base camp and back would require about 5-6 hours, following the Khumbu glacier, sometimes on moraine and sometimes on the glacier itself. On reaching the base camp, please respect the space of the expeditions based there, but enjoy this crowning moment, before returning down the long trail back to GorakShep.

Heights: GorakShep 5170m, Everest Base Camp 5350m
Trekking time: approx.9 hours

Day 11: GorakShep - Kalapattar - Pheriche

This morning you get up early to start the climb up to one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar 5554 m enjoying the sunrise over the mountains and the amazing views of Everest and the surrounding mountains you trek back to GorakShep. After breakfast you will walk down hill most of the way, as you retrace your steps to Duglha and then descend into Pheriche.

Heights: Kala Pattar 5550m, Pheriche 4240m
Trekking time: approx.8 hours

Day 12: Pheriche - Phortse

Today you rejoin the Imja Khola which you followed on the way up. Continue along the river to Pangboche and gradual walk through mountain ridge takes us to Phortse.

Heights: Phortse 3860m
Trekking time: approx.5 hours

Day 13: Phortse - Namche Bazaar

From Phortse you descend to the bridge over the DudhKosi and from there you will steeply ascend to Mongla, after the descend and gradual walk back to Namche.

Heights: Namche bazaar 3440m
Trekking time: approx.5 hours

Day 14: Namche Bazaar - Lukla

From Namche Bazaar you will be amazed at how easy that steep trail is to go down (as opposed to the hard slog you had as you came up) as you descend back down to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding and Choplung you arrive at Lukla.

Heights: Lukla 2840m
Trekking time: approx.7 hours

Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu

This morning you get up early to catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Arrival in Kathmandu and relax


Day 16: Fly back

Drive to the airport and farewell


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