In the year 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal walked to the base camp of Mt. Everest only to make a historic and successful ascent to the summit of the highest peak in the world. Since then many adventurers have walked on the same trail that Hillary and Sherpa took to the Everest. Now, Everest Base Camp trek is the most famous trekking adventure in the Himalayas and one of the most sought after walking holidays in the world.
This epic Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream destination for many adventure lovers and they come from different parts of the world to make their dream come true in the Himalayas. The actual trek on the Everest trail begins after a small fixed-winged aircraft lands at the airstrip of Lukla, the gateway town for the trek also known as EBC trek. Then the trail passes along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and traverses many sections up and down the hill only to take you to the higher elevation. The trail passes through the Sherpa capital town of Namche and through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and eventually makes it to the spectacular base of the world’s highest mountain. Although the trip has the name after the base camp, the most highlighted and spectacular place of the whole trip is Kalapatthar just above Gorakshep at the elevation of 5550 meters above sea level. One can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Himalayan range from this stunning view point.
After the Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp thrill, the trek descends towards Pheriche, Khumjung, Namche, Monjo and eventually to Lukla to catch another adventurous flight back to Kathmandu only to find yourself in the chaos of urban life again. Although you are in hustle and bustle of the city, the impression of serene mountain atmosphere and stunning Himalayan views is so deeply imprinted in your mind and heart that the city chaos seems like non-existent to you.
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m)
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla (2860m) – Phakding (3620m)
Take an early morning flight to Lukla, the gateway town to the Everest trek. Flying for about 45 minutes enjoying spectacularly beautiful view of the middle hills and mountains of Nepal, we land at the airstrip of Lukla. We, then, meet our complete trekking crew at Lukla and proceed on our trek for the day towards Phakding. After a four hours’ trek on a gradual downhill trail, we reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River.
Stay overnight at a teahouse.
Day 03: Phakding (3620m) – Namche (3440m)
The trek for the day today that starts after breakfast at the teahouse goes mostly uphill to Namche. We come across several suspension bridges that allow us to connect from one mountain to the other across rivers and gorges. The effort of the trek is rewarded by the spectacular beauty of Namche bazar and the view of the Himalayan peaks from here. The stunning mountain peaks seen from this homeland of the famous Sherpas are… This homeland of famous climbing tribe Sherpa, who have the roots centuries back into Tibet, has become the ethnic Sherpa town for ages now when they migrated to the Everest region crossing the Himalayas.
Development of tourism activities in the Everest region has brought a significant change in the social and economic lives of Sherpa community as they have been the most preferred climbing assistants and trekking guides. All local Sherpa households of Namche bazar have been benefitted from the tourism industry as they have been able to run hotels at their own hometown.
Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
We spend an extra night here at Namche Bazar as part of the acclimatization to the high altitude climate. We will take a day hiking trip to one of the hiking destinations in the area. We come back to Namche bazar for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Namche (3440m) – Tengboche (3870m)
We walk to Tengboche today on an uphill trail to an even higher elevation today. We will be walking higher and higher on the trek for the next few days until we reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. On reaching Tengboche and checking into a teahouse, we can explore the surrounding and Tengboche Monastery.
Day 06: Tengboche (3870m) – Dingboche (4410m)
The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is about 6 hours on a beautiful trail. We will walk past the beautiful mountain villages of Diboche and Pangboche which are also overnight stopover places in some of the trips. We walk on the trail across a river called Imja and reach Pangboche where we will have a short break to visit Pangboche monastery. After walking some distance on the Imja valley we finally start the ascent to Dingboche, the stopover place for today.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day
As part of the acclimatization process on the high altitude climate, we are going to stay overnight at Dingboche today. We will hike up to a view point ridge behind Dingboche to find a spectacular view of high soaring mountain peaks including Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. Several other mountain peaks are also visible from the point we hike to. Later, we hike down to Dingboche and relax.
Day 08: Dingboche (4410m) – Lobuche (4940m)
We walk to Lobuche today after breakfast. Our walk today passes along the glacial moraine on Khumbu glacier. The walk will bring various mountain peaks into our view. The walk with the view of several spectacular mountains is worth the effort it takes.
Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche (4940m) – Gorakshep (5164m) – Everest Base Camp (5364m)
We walk to Gorakshep from Lobuche today. The trail traverses up and down on the mountains and glacial moraine. Once we reach Gorakshep, we take lunch at the tea house we are staying tonight and proceed towards Everest Base Camp in the afternoon. We walk to the epic base of the highest mountain in the world. We walk to the new base camp of the Everest which is different than the old one where Hillary and Tenzing had camped before starting on their adventure journey towards the summit of the highest peak in the world.
After spending some quality time at the base camp, from where we can inhale fresh air from stunning mountains of Pumori, Khumbutse and Nuptse, we start our way back to Gorakshep for the stay overnight.
Day 10: Gorakshep (5164m) – Kalapatthar (5550m) – Pheriche (4288m)
We go for an early morning hike up to the stunning view point of Kalapatthar at the elevation of 5545 meters above, which is also the highest elevation gain on this trek, for an excellent panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks right in front of us. Later we descend to Gorakshep and have our breakfast. We proceed on the trek for the day down to Pheriche to stay our overnight there.
Day 11: Pheriche (4288m) – Namche (3440m)
The walk for the day on the trail leading us to lower elevation comes at stop when we reach Namche Bazar. The walk takes us through rhododendron and juniper forest. We can have some stunning views of Ama Dablam, Nuptseand Thamserku mountains from some points on the trail.
Stay overnight at Namche.
Day 12: Namche (3440m) – Lukla (2860m)
Today we map the Everest trail all the way back down to Lukla. We take the same trail we took to go up and come across several suspension bridges and walk past several local villages. Dudh Koshi River flow adds more beauty on the trail and makes the walk more enjoyable. And we eventually reach the town of Lukla where our trek to the Everest Base Camp comes to end.
We bid farewell to our supporting crew members expressing our thankfulness for everything they did to take us to the base camp of the world’s highest peak and bring us back safely. We stay overnight at Lukla today waiting for the flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Day 13: Lukla (2860m) – Kathmandu (1400m)
We take another adventurous flight back to Kathmandu. Before boarding the plane, we will have a look on the Everest region and be grateful for offering us such incredible days which will stay in memory forever. The flight takes us back to the chaotic charm of Kathmandu. We reach hotel; check in and spend the day at leisure or find some massage, yoga etc. to rejuvenate our somewhat tired body.
Day 14: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We will take you for a historical and cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after breakfast today. The tour will take you to some of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Those sites are Pashupatinath to see the Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of a holy river, Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Swoyambhunath famously known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a medieval palace square where you visit the temple of living goddess, Kumari.
Day 15: Departure Day
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
• Airport pick up and drop
• 3 night in Shanker Hotle or similar 4-5 star hotle at Kathmandu
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• Trekking guide, assistant guide, and potters with their salary.
• Lodging and fooding during the trek.
• flight ticket of ktm-lukla both way.
• culture tour.
• Welcome and farewell dinners.
• extra cold drink like coke,water,beer etc.
• Tips for main guide, assistant guide and porters
• Kathmandu Sightseeing Entry fee
• loundry,shower,Internet services and charge fee of battery
• Over luggage these are the bill you need to pay yourself.