Everest Base Camp Trek
There is only one Everest and only one life, so do come watch the highest peak in the world! Everest base camp trek is one of the most favored trekking in Nepal and its access as well as logistic in abundance makes it a heartthrob. There are many trekking trails in the Everest region but the Everest base camp is the most feasible as well as easy in grade compared to that of others.
Everest is popular for two major reason; one it being the home of more than one highest mountains in the world and hundreds of mountains, which sets the center stage with the best mountain scenery and second it being the home of one of the most hospitable species in the world, known as the Sherpas.
The Everest base camp trek unlike the primitive days of trekking starts from Lukla. Lukla is the only permanently function and commercial airport, which serves the entire region of Everest. Lukla in itself is an adventure, with airstrip only mere 450m in size it is one of the most exhilarating airports in the world. The majority of the trail falls in the Sagarmatha National park and in result the region as well offers beautiful floral and faunal species along with the mountains.
Walking through the days along gushing tributaries, making stops from one village to another and dwelling in one of teahouses or lodges owned by the locals is a very precious element of the Everest base camp trek. Indeed the trail soars in all direction at no time and the AIMS kick in past Namche Bazaar and can be felt in every muscle of our body but the sense of achievement at the end of the trek is so profound that all you will share is the joy of your trek, not the demanding trails. By the time you come to the end of the trek you will see the lives of people, who are living in the most rarest conditions and many would touch your heart and vice versa, which is also known as the Everest effect.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,350m):
On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your hotel. After arriving at the hotel you rest and rejuvenate and observe the locality. A member of Himalayas facts holidays will brief about the itinerary on this same day.
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu:
While our backend personnel will be busy making arrangements for the day to come, we would take the privilege to go around the city and look at some interesting historical relics. On this day we would visit Swayambunath; famous as monkey temple as well, Basantapur Durbar Square; an ancient palace courtyard, and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m) 04hrs.:
After breakfast, 35 minute flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We start short hike around 03 hours through the flourishing village of Lukla until we reach to the Phakding. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 06hrs.:
Today after breakfast, trekking through the pine forest and track leads us along the Dudh Koshi river crossing many suspension bridges. Our first glimpse is Mt.Thamserku (6618 m). We will entry our visit in the check post in Monjo, which is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges, after a final steep ascent get first view of Mt. Everest with Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Finally we arrived gate way to the Mt. Everest, recognized “Namche Bazar “ which is the main trading center of this region. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization.:
Today is our acclimatization day. We will explore Namche Bazzar, the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region, it has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants and bakery. You can visit the Tourist visitor center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an variety of things related to the Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Further climb up to the famous airfield at Syangboche, where you can see the Everest View Hotel, from there you will see great views of the highest mountains on Earth “ Mount Everest”. We trek back down to the Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche, (3860m) 05:00hrs.:
After breakfast, trek start enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. On the way to Tengboche, you can see wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. Continues walk through the pine forests before we reach to Tengboche. You can see the close views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest from The Tengboche. Tengboche has a biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche, (4350m) 05:00hrs.:
After breakfast, we leave behind through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. After five hours walk we reached to Dingboche. We will see beautiful fields by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatize day In Dingboche (4350m/14270ft).:
Today is also acclimatization day. Explore around the Dingboche. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4925m) 04:00hrs.:
Today we climb up the steep fatal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We are now in the locality of Mount Everest but the great mountain still remains mysterious. After 04 hours trek we arrived Lobuche, where you begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Kalapatthar (5545m)-Gorakshep 06:00hrs.:
Early morning you begin trek. We follow the path running through a trough alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Continuing on over rough ground we reach Gorak Shep, where a short break is offered to replenish fluids. After 02 hours trek, we reaches Kala Pattar. Kala Patthar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori . It is a hard climb to Kala Patthar, but the view from the top it’s fantastic you can’t imagination. You will see huge creaking glaciers surround and classic views of Mount Everest. The views from the summit of Kala Patthar (5545m) are really outstanding.
Day 11: Gorakshep - Everest base camp (8848m) - Lobuche (4925m) 06:00hrs.:
Today trek to Everest Base Camp. Mt. Everest known as “Chomolungma” in Chinese,” Sagarmatha” in Nepali, Mt. Everest in English, the mountain was originally called Peak XV, In 1852 it was recognized as the highest peak on earth and four years back was given the name “Mount Everest” in honor of Sir George Everest, who was the surveyor of general. Mount Everest included in world heritage site of UNESCO and Nepal government include “ Sagarmatha National Park”. After seeing breathtaking view and Khumbu glacier we return back to Lobuche. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 12: Lobuche- Pangboche (3901m) 04:30hrs.:
After breakfast, we head down to the lovely twin villages of Pangboche. Today we stay in new village of Pangboche.
Day 13: Pangboche - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 05:00hrs.:
We trek back through birch and rhododendron forest to the Tengboche, where has oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, and continue the trek, seeing spectacular views of Himalayas to the Namche Bazar.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m) 06:00hrs.:
Today is our final days of trekking pursue the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla.
Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1310m) fly 35 minutes.:
Early morning 35 minutes flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure:
Departure transfers to airport for your own destination.