Nepal - Trekking in Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Solukhumbu is justifiably famous, not only for the world's highest mountain, but for its Sherpa villages and monasteries. The main goal of an Everest trek is Base Camp at an elevation of about 5340m. But you cannot see Everest from the Base Camp, though you will enjoy the view of the beautiful, and dangerous, Khumbu icefall, so trekkers must climb Kala Pattar a 5545m hump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m) from where there is dramatic view of Everest, the Western Cwm and Lhotse Face.

This is One of the classic treks in Nepal, Everest base camp is most commonly visited as a two week trek starting and finishing at Lukla, the airport just to the south of Everest National park. During the trekking seasons there are numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla, weather permitting. The flight from Kathmandu, which takes around forty-five minutes, passes over the fertile middle hills, with their scattered villages and terraced fields, with an amazing panorama of the high Himalaya as a backdrop. Before long the mountains close in and you are sweeping down to land at the gateway to Everest-Lukla.

Trip Detail

  • Trekking Region : Khumbu-Everest Region. Seventh Best Trek in the world
  • Culture : Sherpa Culture.
  • Starting Point : Flight to Lukla
  • End Point : Lukla
  • Trek Duration : 21 days include Rafting and wildlife safari
  • Tour grade : Moderate/hard
  • Highest Access : Kalapathar (5545m.)
  • Best Season : September-October, November, & March, April may
  • Type of trekking : Camping/Tea house both
  • Himalayan sights : The Himalayan world including the world's highest Mt. Everest.
  • Summary : Fly in by plane to Lukla and walk to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, the monastery at Tengpoche and on to Everest Base Camp. It is important to allow enough time on this trek for acclimatization.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days and welcome dinner.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (about 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2612m) 4 hrs. Overnight in Lodge. This is easy way walk passing through pleasant Sherpa villages and with views of Kongde and Kusumkhangaru two of Nepal's technical trekking peaks.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs. Overnight in Lodge. Today you will cross the Dudh Koshi River several times after entering the Sagamatha National Park at Jorsale, where we will probably have lunch as there is no tea house between there and Namche Bazaar. Beyond Jorsale we cross a high bridge then climb steeply up to Namche Bazaar, a climb of about two hours. On this climb you need to go very slowly and to drink a lot. But you must also admire the view of the peaks of Thaserku, Kusumkhangaru, Khongde among others.

Day 05: Acclimatization rest day in Namche Bazaar. We will make an excursion around Everest View Hotel, from where there is a spectacular view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamaserku, Khunde and many more peaks.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3870m) 6 hrs. Overnight in Lodge. On most treks we see Himalayan Thar, Danphe (the National Bird of Nepal) and Musk Deer along the trail. Lunch will be at Phunki Thanka, a small place, but at the lowest altitude of the day's trek. At Phunki Thanka there are several water-driven prayer wheels. After lunch we tackle the steep path through forest, reaching the famous Tengboche monastery after about 2 hours.

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m). About 6 hours. From Tengboche we walk through rhododendron forests, then descend a muddy trail to Debuche to cross the Imja Khola river. On the trail we pass several mani walls, then a couple of chortens on the way to Pangboche. The Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in the Khumbu area. When the trail to Pheriche crosses a small hill you can see not only the village, but Island Peak, one of Nepal's most famous trekking peaks.

Day 07: Pheriche. Rest day for acclimatization. The best way to acclimatize is to go high and sleep low, so we will climb towards Mhera Peak, at 5200m, from where there is a spectacular view of Nupse, Iland peak, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamaserku, Khangtenga, Tawache Peak, Cholatse and Lobuche Peak.

Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche (4900m). About 5 hours. The trail rises steeply to Thukla, then crosses the Thukla pass, where there are many memorials to climbers who have died on Everest. Then the trail drops gently and follows the western side of the Khumbu valley to reach Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Kala Pattar (5545m). The trail from Lobuche follows the Khumbu valley through meadows beside the Khumbu Glacier, then becomes more rocky as you approach Gorak Shep. We will eat lunch here before climbing to the small black hill of Kala Pattar which provides the best view of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. If the weather is good we will do the climb late in the day to watch the sun set on Everest. We overnight at Gorak Shep (5150m).

Day 11 : Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5300m). The trek to Base Camp is fascinating and takes about 3 hours. The views of Pumori and the Khumbu Icefall are spectacular.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Dingboche (4410m). 5 to 6 hrs. We trek back to Thukla, then take a high trail past an old yak farm to reach Dingboche.

Day 13: Dingboche to Tengboche (3870m). About 6 hrs. We go via Upper Pangboche, where there is a very old monastery, and then continue to Tengboche

Day 14: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m). About 5 hrs. We reverse our outward route, descending to Phunki Thanga, than ascending the ridge towards Namche Bazaar.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m). About 7 hrs. It is a long walk from Namche to Lukla, but by now you will be very acclimatized, and we have all day.

Day 16: Short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, and transfer to Hotel.

Day 17: About two or three Hrs Drive and Rafting on Trisuli River over night in Camp (Beach).

Day 18: Continues Rafting and Drive to Chitwan National Park. our Camp Manager will give you information about Jungle and some activities like visit Elephant Bidding center and Tharu Museum overnight in Camp.

Day 19: Second day in the park, you go canoe trip on Rapti River and Jungle walk with Guide and you have more chance to see the Crocodile and some wildlife and lunch. Afternoon Elephant Ridding in the Jungle and you have to chance Rhino, perhaps Tiger, bear, Dear many different kinds of Bird etc and evening Tharu Cultural Program.

Day 20: AM : Breakfast you will go for bird watching tour and Transfer to kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure to Airport and fly out to Home.............

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