Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate bucket list trekking location. This trek takes you into the lap of the Himalayas and the home of the highest mountain in the world Mt Everest at 8848m. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364m and brings you as close as you can get to the highest peak in the world (without a climbing permit). The viewpoint from Kala Patar 5545m allows a classic view of the Everest range including 4 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks. This magnificent trek will bring you to the starting point of summit attempts and in spring you can even view the hustle and bustle of the climbing expeditions preparing for summit attempts.
During this trek, you will enjoy crystal clear view of The Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumoriamong others. Trekking to Mt Everest Base camp takes only 15 days by including 1 full day Nepali cultural sightseeing tour inside the valley. Generally, the local people in this area are Sherpas, they are very welcoming and consider every tourist as their own guests. Guests are regarded as Gods according to Nepalese tradition and culture. You will be greeted with a soft voice saying “Namaste” accompanied by the joining of palms together. Save plenty of space on your memory card as you will witness countless photographic moments. You will immerse in the fascinating Sherpa community, culture and traditional way of life.
This is not an easy trek but if you have courage, persistence and endurance then you can accomplish this trek and you do not need any previous experience, just need to be fit and enjoy in walking. The trip will start from Kathmandu valley by taking a morning flight with your trek guide towards Lukla and it takes around 30-40 minutes to be in Lukla Airport, where our field staffs will wait for your arrival.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath–Swayambhunath–Bouddhanath
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) 6 hrs
Day 05: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 hrs
Day 07: Tengboche – Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Lobuche- Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft)- EBC (5364 m/17,594 ft)- Gorakshep 8-9hrs
Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m) – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Dingboche – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Tengboche – NamcheBazar (3440 m/11,280 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from TIA.
You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. There will be a welcome dinner tonight where you will enjoy local cuisine and folk dance, overnight stay in hotel.
The day begins with the breakfast in your hotel; today you will be exploring the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Our first stop is the very sacred Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple, it lies 6 Km from central Kathmandu. One of the holiest Hindu temples it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the site for Hindu cremations. Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati Rive; the main temple is built in pagoda style, has a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. Then you will visit the famous Stupa, Boudhanath. This stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and also has a strong Tibetan influence and community. Then after we finally visit Swayambhunath temple, from there we return to your hotel.
Early morning, you will be transferred to Domestic Airport to board your onward flight to Lukla Airport commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. After wonderful 30 minutes on one of the most scenic mountain flights, you will be at Lukla. After having breakfast, you begin the trek which takes around to Phakding village and spend the night there.
In this Day, the trail will take you along the DudhKoshi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to your destination, Namche Bazaar, a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders and the tourist “hub” for Khumbu trekking. Along the way, you will get your first glimpse of Mt Everest as well as other mountain peaks such as KusumKangru (6369m) and Mt Thamserku (6608m). You will see paintings of Buddhist deities at Benkar and a small gompa at Monjo as well as explore the granite bluff carved with Tibetan Mantra’s en route to Jorsale, Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
the fifth day of the trek will be spent in Namche itself for acclimatization purposes. As the altitude will now increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. Options for today include a visit the Everest View Hotel which is situated at 3900m for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range and our first proper view of Mt Everest. On our way, we pass the Syangboche airstrip and there is an option to visit Khumjungvillage which is the location of the Hilary School, overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
On the sixth day of the trek, you walk about 4-5 hours from Namche to reach Tengboche which is the location of one of the region’s biggest Buddhist monasteries. Tengboche is a small traditional Sherpa village in the Khumbu region from where there is a beautiful panoramic view of Mount Everest and other Mountain peaks including Mount Lhotse & Mount Nuptse. The highlight of the day is stunning views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and AmaDablam. You will have the opportunity to see wildlife such as pheasants, musk deer or Himalayan Thar.
on day 7 of your trek you will get the chance to spot several Chortens, Mani walls and small villages called Pheriche, where you can also relax for your minor health issues. Similarly, a delicious lunch that will simply blow you away will be served to you. The feature of the walk today is a close-up view of Mt. AmaDablam, the Lobuche River and a beautiful vista of fields.
Today you will be accompanied by magnificent views of the mountains Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several others. We move up upstream of the ImjaKhola with deep forests of rhododendron, overnight in Lobuche.
The trail will bring you to ThangmaRiju for a 360 degree view of the mountains where you will catch the very first glimpse of Kala Patthar before reaching Gorak. After you reach Gorakshep and will proceed to Everest Base Camp. You will get mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori today.
Early this morning you will climb Kala Patthar for a panoramic sunrise view of Mt Everest. This is the highlight of the trip and includes the classic view of the entire Everest Range and surrounding peaks including 4 of the world’s highest peaks all over 8000m. We then head down the valley to Dingboche overnight.
Today’s trek will take you through magnificent Rhododendron and Juniper forest. On the trail, mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants can be seen, overnight in Tengboche.
Today we walk back down the trail accompanied by magnificent mountain views to reach Namche where we stay overnight.
Today you will descend from Namche Bazar. Along the trail you cross the Cross the suspension bridges on DudhKoshi River and its tributaries. Also you will get a chance to witness Sherpa culture and their impressive devotion to God.
You will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoying exhilarating mountain views for 30 minutes. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you can spend time shopping or for buying souvenirs. Tonight there is a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with typical Nepalese cuisine and folk music to celebrate the successful completion of your trek, overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
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