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Everest Base Camp Trekking is the ultimate vessel list trekking location in Eastern Nepal. This trek takes you into the lap of the Himalayas and the home of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest with the elevation of 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 Belvedere from Kala Pathar 5545m allows a classic view of the Everest range including 4 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks. This outstanding 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. Your journey through this majestic region will engage you in the energetic local culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries, charming villages and the gentle essence of the Sherpa people and community. The adventure lovers of the world always craft their dreams to step the basecamp of Everest once in their lifetime and Great Nepal Treks, the leading trekking agency in Nepal is ever ready to support you to make your dream turn into reality with local services and family hospitality. Grab this breathtaking offer save your time, effort and optimum satisfaction.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 2: Explore the real essence of Kathmandu valley at a glance
Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3 hrs
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) 6 hrs
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 6 hrs
Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Lobuche- Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft)- EBC (5364 m/17,594 ft)- Gorakshep 8 hrs
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m) – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek down to Namche (3440 m/11,280 ft)
Day 13: Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 ft)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu loading the memories of Mountains
Day 16: Departure Day
Arrive in Kathmandu. 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 the hotel.
Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.
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 (2,652m/8,700ft) and spends 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.
At this point, you take a well-deserved break! Today is the day for acclimatization and making the body fit to resist the altitude. Today you spend the whole day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar opens for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is a part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and Mountaineering clothing and equipment.
On the sixth day of the trek, you walk about 4-5 hours from Namche to reach Tengboche which is very famous for the biggest Buddhist monastery. Tengboche is a small traditional Sherpa village in the Khumbu region from where you can observe the scenic panoramic view of Mount Everest and other snow capped Mountain peaks including Mount Lhotse & Mount Nuptse, Thamserku and AmaDablam. You may get the exposer with some harmless wildlife such as pheasants, musk deer or Himalayan Thar etc. You will get pleasant sleep since the muscles of your body require rest after a long and steeply walk. Overnight with clean and fresh oxygen.
The load of heavy delicious breakfast pushes your steps towards Dingboche by crosses the Imja River via a suspension bride. Along the way, the village of Pangboche is passed. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu and contains a kilometer long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends down the Imja Valley. Dingboche, as the name reflects, receives more sun too. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. It’s hard to stop the camera since the sceneries are amazing and dynamic step by step. Overnight in the lap of Dingboche.
Today is you day so do not worry for early wake up. Fold your quilt till the late morning because you are staying one more day in Dingboche for acclimatization. This is your golden chance to rest and relax your mussels before the last leg of your adventure! Explore the committees and the surroundings of Dingbochethat provides the exposer of Chhukung and Imja, the ladder which links with Island Peak, the high passes of AmphuLaptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. The Chukung valley provides the breathtaking and magnificent views of many high white mountains and Glacier Lakes. . Don’t miss the opportunity of capturing the smiles of Island Peak AmphuLapche, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse with your camera. Enjoy the sleep with piercing wind and silent environment.
Your beautiful morning begins with the full charge of energy and encouragement to climb up along the Khumbu Khola Valley and Khumbu Glacier. Trekking through the boulder-strewn slope takes you inChupkiLhara, a ridge from where you get beautiful views. You will be exposed with the memorials of a famous montaineers Scott Fischer and Babu ChiriSherpa which may inspire you to step ahead to conquire the dream of Everest Base Camp. From here the trail steps down to the Khumbu glacial moraine confrontingthe closer view of several gigantic white peaks, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and MahalangurHimal. Nuptse towers over your right as we cross the Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche, the last destination of today’s trek.
The trail today pushes your steps towardsThangma Riju for a 360 degree view of the mountains where you can catch very first glimpse of Kala Patthar before reaching Gorak Shep. After you reach GorakShepyou will proceed to Everest Base Camp which is your ultimate destination of your trek. You will get mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori today. Stay for few hours in the lap of Mt Everest and capture the views of surrounding of Base Camp. You can observe several colorful tents and the adventurous lovers waiting the best chance to ascent the top of Everest. Offer the prayer flags in the memory of your family and friends and step back towards Gorakshep for overnight.
Don’t be upset for not being able to view the face of Mt Everest from the base camp, our guide from Great Nepal treks are ever there to make you smile every time so the early provides you the opportunity to climb towards the head of Kala Patthar for a panoramic sunrise view and the glowing face 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. Be aware of keeping few spaces of your camera for other sceneries too. Though it is very hard for you to disconnect with the situation that you are enjoying, you need to head down towards Pheriche for overnight.
The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill. Moving downhill is bit tricky in comparison to climb up , you need to keep balance with your trekking poles. You will miss the beautiful moments that you spent a day ago till you reach Namche, the final destination for overnight today.
After breakfast, you perform short stretchingand trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Overnight in the lap of beautiful Phakding Valley.
Hurray!You did it in reality! You have returned back to the starting point from where you started your amazing and memorable trekking. Since this will be the last night for you in the mountain, utilize your time with a grand celebration of success with your trekking crews. Share your better and bitter moments with the crew and make your heart and mind clean with happiness and joys. Though you feel very hard to get sleep missing the moments of mountains that you observed, it is your compulsion to sleep in the lap of Lukla to board the flight to Kathmandu early in the next morning.
‘’It is a popular saying that leave your foot prints and carry only the memories along with you.” A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can celebration in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel.
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 discuss about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal. The entire team of Great Nepal Treks wishes for your safe and happy departure.
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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