Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It epitomizes by far the finest trekking experience in the Himalayas, whose premier objective is to see Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8848m, along with Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse among others.
Add to that, the unique and colorful Sherpa culture, the visit to 500 year old Thyangboche Monastery, the pristine wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park and the trek to Kalapatthar at an altitude of 5643m to see the majestic sunrise over Everest.
Everest Base Camp trek begins in Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, and ends with a challenging walk to Everest Base Camp (5364m). Our trail passes through Sherpa villages with well cultivated fields and small hamlets, interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. We will have a fascinating experience of watching the hustle and bustle of Namche Bazaar- famously called the capital of Sherpas- and a touch of modernity it creates. A few hours walk from Namche would bring us to Thyanboche Monastery, an incredible spiritual center in the heart of Himalayas.
The ascend to the summit of Kalapathar (5643m) rewards with brilliant views of Mount Everest and a breathtaking panorama of the world's highest mountains before returning to Pheriche and then back to Kathmandu.
The EBC Trek can be organized at varying times of the year and for different duration. As such, this 14-day itinerary is the most appropriate one since it has been designed keeping in mind the issue of acclimatization and attractions.
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Day 01: Board an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which will take about 35 minutes.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which will take approximately five hours.
Day 03: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization.
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) which will take about five hours.
Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) which will take approximately five hours.
Day 06: A rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) which will take about five and half hours.
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) which will take about seven hours.
Day 09: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) which will take about six hours.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which will take approximately four hours.
Day 11: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) which will take about four and half hours.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) will take about four hours.
Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) will take about three hours.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which will take about 35 minutes.
Day 01: After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal.
Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.
On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.
Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and faces the Bhote Koshi to the South. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization.
It is an ideal place to spend acclimatizing with the high altitude. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.
As you climb through the forested woods, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the Lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.
Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.
There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukum, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and a half hours.
The onward journey leads north for up to 50 minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and again back to Gorakshep takes about seven hours.
Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours.
You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the views of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours.
Tyangboche is a small village with the famous Thyanboche monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and a half hours.
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.
The trails descend steeply for about one and a half hours. After that, the path has small ups and downs to Phakding via Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.
Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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