Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
5545m
Trip Duration
16 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“Scenic smooth and scenic flights to Lukla with wide-range of mountain views Walking into Sagarmatha National Park enriched with exotic flora and fauna Explore impressive villages of Highlanders of Everest the renown Sherpa tribe Visiting interesting culture and monasteries with an ever-present view of Everest At the foot of number one Mt. Everest base camp with awesome mountain views Climb high and scenic Kalapathar hilltop for closest views of Mt. Everest.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate and Adventurous walks.

People and Culture: Populated by Sherpa people of Buddhism religions with colorful and impressive cultures.

Highest spot: At Kalapathar 5, 545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m.

The region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-East Khumbu and Everest Region.

Duration of walks: 11 Nights and 12 Days (Lukla to Lukla).

Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning  and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Everest Base Camp trekking one of the most desired adventure destinations for all wide world travelers and adventurer due to its spectacular scenery of world giant peaks and to be closed within number one Mt. Everest Southern Base Camp, where the north side of Everest located in Tibet.

Everest Base Camp trekking with Nepal High Point Treks will be a great experience with our flexible itinerary days that allows you to marvel the beauty of surrounding marvelous landscapes and mountains in the harmony of local Sherpa impressive cultures.

Everest Base Camp trekking truly takes you in high spirits walking into traditional villages enriched with Buddhism religion and cultural heritage as it was past hundreds of centuries as well visiting its monasteries of great interest in the backdrop of high mountains with Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp trekking begins with a cynic, a short flight from the capital Kathmandu to land at Lukla, a popular Sherpa town where most of the adventures, trekking, and mountaineering starts and ends on this town at Lukla.

From Lukla heading on towards higher terrain following Dudh-Kosi River gorge and valley past nice villages within lovely woodlands to reach at Sagarmatha National Park (added in the list of world heritage sites since 1979), where Sagarmatha means Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin.

As walk leads past the river valley with a climb to famous Namche Bazaar with time here for acclimatization in this exciting and lively large village nearly a town with many facilities for trekkers and visitors.

 After a pleasant time at Namche then walk on scenic trails with constant views of Everest-Amadablam and other peaks, where walk enters into serene woodland of tall pines, oaks, rhododendron and silver firs to reach a beautiful spot in Thyangboche and its monastery.

Herewith to visit monastery and witness monks and priest on religious activities of Buddhism religion, and then leaving the green vegetations and tree lines for the arctic wilderness of dry landscapes, as walk leads near towards high mountains.

Finally after rest and acclimatization days reaching at the foot of Mt. Everest with glorious views of peaks include massif Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers enjoying great exciting moment climb to Kalapathar hilltop for a sweeping panorama of snow-clad peaks with Mt. Everest at its closet distance.

Our return journey leads back at Lukla after a mesmerizing time on high Khumbu valley within high mountains and from Lukla panoramic flight brings you back at hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu city after completing most memorable adventure and experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,560 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.     

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.   

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with short walks.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla via Phakding village - 06 hrs.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 15: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where Nepal High Point Treks guides will provide information on treks-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this adventure Everest Base Camp trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Everest Base Camp trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,615 m - 04 hrs.

Early morning Nepal High Point guide and staff will pick you from your hotel for short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, completing security formalities board in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar plane) where short and scenic flight heads eastbound facing views of Himalayan range with includes Mt. Everest, and then lands at Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport named after legendary mountaineers. From here having refreshing morning break walk continues on a gradual trail with some down-hill and short ups to reach first overnight stop in Phakding village, a nice Sherpa village situated above near Dudh-Kosi River. 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.                                    

A slow an easy morning walks leads to Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, with time here for refreshing stop then cross a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar (possible lunch stop), from here walk on river bed within forested area and then climb from the last high bridge to reach at famous and colorful Namche Bazaar. Where walk leads to climbing on winding uphill facing views of peaks, at Namche check into a nice and cozy lodge, with time to wander around its many well-stocked shops, Namche Bazaar the hub and main town or large village of Khumbu area where colorful and busy Saturday market held once a week.

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.         

Rest day at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards higher terrains, with various options for short walks to catch best views of high peaks will be a good hike to Everest View Hotel, a four hours walks both ways, rewards you with an excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam.  At Namche visit the interesting museum with much information of Khumbu Sherpa, culture, flora-fauna as well of mountaineering expedition history with the rest of the afternoon at leisure. 

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

After pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche morning walk leads to a short climb and then on good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach at a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as walk brings at a wide open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam amidst a forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines, truly a great place for overnight stop. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask dancers by monks of the monastery.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.

Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deoboche, within the green forested area and a further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with many good lodges to cater needs of travelers and trekkers. Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

Day 08: At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with short walks.

Another enjoyable rest day for acclimatization options for ha like of few hours on high hills above Imjatse valley and Dingboche, where you can catch awesome panorama of peaks with world 5th highest Mt. Makalu in the east direction beyond famous Island Peak. Afternoon free to wander around Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley beneath might peaks of Amadablam North Face. 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a Manan enjoyable rest day in Dingboche, morning walk leads to short climb on a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks and then on go the od gradual path to walk. Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with a slow climb to ridge top lines with a memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest. From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.

Adventure today leads to our goal at Everest base camp, as morning walk follows a flat valley with a low climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep with a short break. From Gorakshep heading further east to reach to reach highlight destination at Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions. After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

Early morning before breakfast climb on ta op rocky hill above 5,545 m to reach the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley for an overnight stop in one of its nice lovely lodge. Pheriche located on a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs. 

From Pheriche, an easy walk on near flat ground and then further down to reach at Pangboche village with a great scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads loosing elevation every hour of walks. From Pangboche reaching with a climb to beautiful Thyangboche and its colorful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla via Phakding - 06 hrs. 

Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting short scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, as you depart from Lukla early morning, as air journey leads you with an amazing panorama of mountains and then landing at Kathmandu airport with short drivel back to your respective hotels. 

Day 15: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

While in Kathmandu we have reserved this day as a contingency in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather condition. On this day as you fly in as per the itinerary where you can enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with a free day in Kathmandu. 

Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of high Everest within massive Himalaya, with an amazing experience and wonderful memories and adventure on Everest Base Camp trek, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time Nepal High Point staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu- every hotel rate are  affected by standard and ranking.  We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off transport services by private vehicles.
  • Everest region  National Park permit.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card (permit).
  • Well Trained English speaking Trekking guide.
  • Porter  - 2 guest = 1 porter who carries 20-25 kg of your luggage.
  • Accommodation in  Hotel / Lodge during the trek.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Food and accommodation as well as Insurance and equipment for guide and porters.
  • Rescue assistance if necessary for an emergency (urgent) situation only.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Your travel insurance and Personal nature expenses.
  • Drinks (tea/coffee, beer, cokes, mineral water), beverages and hot shower.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing.
  • Meals &  accommodation while you are in Kathmandu.

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Departure Dates

Trip Name Start Date End Date Price
Everest Base Camp Trek Thu 25 Apr, 2019 Fri 10 May, 2019 $1,195 Book Now
Everest Base Camp Trek Wed 22 May, 2019 Fri 05 Apr, 2019 $1,195 Book Now