14 days Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, our experienced mountain guide will take you for a trek to Phakding. Phakding is a Sherpa village situated in the Dudh Koshi river valley of the Everest region.
Next, you will head towards Namche. En route to Namche, you will cross the pristine DudhKoshiriver quite a few times. After passing through mani stones, Chortens and attractive and colorful prayer flags you will find yourself at the Namche Bazaar. There, you can find many good lodges, stores, internet cafes, and bakeries.
Next, you will visit many other villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Our trip to the base camp also includes an ascent of the Nangkhartshang Peak (5082m) and crossing of the Khumbu Glacier. Immerse yourself in jaw-dropping views of great mountains like AmaDablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Thamserku (6623m), ImjaTse/Island Peak (6160m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and many more. The hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) is one of the many highlights of the trip as there you will find more awesome vistas of the Everest region.
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After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative who will drop you off at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our journey starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. There, we will meet up with the rest of the team and begin our trek. We descend towards the Cheplung village. At Cheplung we get to see beautiful views of Mt. Khumbila. Mount Khumbila (5761m) also known as “God of Khumbu” sacred mountain which has never been climbed. Our journey then continues towards Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
The first part of the trail is easy, we cross the Dudkoshi and walk along the path west of the river. We pass through pine forests and small villages along the way. We continue up north the Benkar valley, we cross the Dudh Koshi again and continue forwards passing through the Chumoa and Monjo villages. Once we reach Jorsalle we verify our permits. Here, you will start seeing more sights of the snow-clad mountains ahead. The last parts of the trek get tougher as we must climb a steep incline to reach the Hillary Bridge. And then, continue hiking up a steep path leading up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This day is primarily meant for an acclimatization trek to a higher altitude and then back to Namche to sleep one more night at the current altitude. We will be hiking up to Khumjung village. It is a small but vibrant Sherpa village. There we will be visiting the Hillary School and the Khumjung Gompa where the monastery claims to have a Yeti scalp on display. After our day of exploration, we make our way back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
With breakfast done, we prepare to trek up to the renowned Tengboche monastery at Tengboche village. It is the largest monastery in the region and one of the most significant ones as well. The monastery is perched in a beautiful spot on a high ridge with Mount Ama Dablam in the background. It is surrounded by pines, azaleas and colorful mountain rhododendrons, and the views are just fantastic; you can get good views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku! Overnight in Tengboche.
The trail to Dingboche promises an outstanding views of the mountains and an awesome experience as many claim. The first part of the trail is relatively moderate with river crossings along wooden bridges, climbing up large steps through colorful gateways, and the ever-existing views of the Himalayas. The climb to Dingboche begins once we reach the Imja Valley and the Lobuche River. The trek to Dingboche is as picturesque as the village itself. Overnight at Dingboche.
Today, we will do some hiking around Dinboche. We shall ascent a ridge behind the village, from where we can get views of six of the tallest mountains in the world that includes the Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Taboche peak, and other snow-clad mountains rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley, particularly Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse. The spot also offers spectacular views of the Imja Khola Valley and the attractive Dingboche village. Overnight at Dingboche.
We continue on the trail along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and pass by stone memorials for climbers who perished in the mountains. We ascent further as we move towards the Lobuche village which is nestled under the massive Lobuche peak. Overnight at a guesthouse.
The trail to Gorak Shep is rocky and when paired with the elevation, it makes it very much tougher. Nonetheless, on Gorak Shep, you feel like you’re walking on a beach because Gorak Shep is a frozen lakebed covered with sand.
Once Gorak Shep is conquered, now it’s the part of the journey you’ve been waiting for- Everest Base Camp. The trail to EBC is also very rocky and is filled with larger rocks as we move closer towards EBC. The rocky terrain, the ascents, and descents on a glacial path, and the elevation make this trail challenging. However, the views from there and the feeling of being there away from the “world” is incredible. It isn’t more about the views but it’s more about the personal sense of achievement you get and to realize that you’ve made it!
You can see the mighty Khumbu Icefall, the upper part of the Khumbu glacier, stunning views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori, and many other Himalayan giants from EBC. We will head back to spend the night in Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
The trek starts early in the morning. We walk up a slope admiring great views of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains to reach Kala Patthar is a famous landmark in the region, it literally means black rock. Some would say, Kala Patthar is the highlight of the whole trip. The top of Kala Patthar, offers the best views of Mount Everest. Hikers walk early in the morning to Kala Patthar to witness the sunrise from Kala Pattar. After spending some time at Kala Pathhar, we head back down to Gorak Shep and from there down to Pheriche. Pheriche is small Sherpa village made popular by the Tshola Tsho Lake. Overnight in Pheriche.
Now, that we’re done with all the climbing, it’s time to come down. And, by down, 2,000 feet down! We descend through rhododendron, juniper and pine forests, at one-point crossing over the Dudh Koshi over a wooden bridge. We make it down to Sansa where awesome vistas of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains await. Twisting and turning through the woods we finally make it to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
It’s again all downhill from here. Enjoy the views and reflect upon what you just achieved in these last two weeks. It is a wonderful time to fully look back at the entire journey. After passing some rocky path, it is just a quick descent, crossing several suspensions bridges on the way until we reach our destination. We will also be passing by many monasteries, too. And finally, we make it back to Lukla. This will be the last day in the mountains! Time to rest, reflect and relax! Overnight in Lukla.
We will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu, where we can do some last-minute souvenir shopping and some celebration! You can also check out some other places in Kathmandu, we will be assisting you with that as well. A farewell dinner is arranged to celebrate your success. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is it, your last day in Nepal. It’s time to say goodbye, but we hope we’ll meet again! Our representative will escort you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.
- All the transportation between airport and hotel
- 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 11 nights in standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
- 3 Courses Meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- A cup of tea or coffee in each meal during the trek
- All accommodation during the trek
- All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
- An experienced English speaking guide and his daily wage, meal, accommodation, and Insurance
- One porter for 2 persons each of the group (Note- We do not provide porter for a single person, We will provide porter-guide who will carry your backpack and guide you throughout the journey)
- All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Farewell Dinner after the trek
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Entry visa fee
- Meals are not included in Kathmandu Except breakfast
- International airfare is charged to and from the Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Rescue and Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses like phone calls, bar bills, laundry, extra porters, boiled water, battery recharge, and shower, etc.
- Tips for the porters and guides.
- Passport and Visa:
You should bring 6 months valid passport to enter Nepal, You will easily obtain your Nepal visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Also, you can fill up a Nepal visa form online – https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
- Altitude Sickness and Prevention:
Monitor every day yourself and Make sure you don’t push yourself hard, and remember to drink plenty of fluids. Never ascend quickly. Consult with our guide and descend immediately if symptoms occur.
- Travel Insurance:
It is highly recommended you to purchase the Travel Insurance that covers emergency evacuation by a Helicopter.
- Best time to Trek:
Autumn and Spring are two best seasons for a trek in Nepal (February to end of May) and Autumn (September to November). Autumn starts just over the monsoon, all the greenery, blue sky, paddy fields, and Spring brings out the blossoming rhododendrons which sets the forests alight with color and its dry a season.
- Trekking equipment:
It is recommended you to carry the proper trekking equipment for your trekking in Nepal. Bring trekking poles – they can reduce stress on your joints by up to 20%. Wear your trekking boots in before the trek to avoid blisters.
- Fitness Requirements:
The trekking in Nepal starts from low elevation (1200 meters) to highest elevation (5545 meters) walking minimum 3 hours and maximum 8 hours in a day. Need Fair level of physical fitness, accompanied by some exercises a couple of months prior to the trip.
- Bring a water purifier or purification tablets:
Help save the environment and your pocketbook. Just fill water as you go for free anywhere and purify it yourself. Steripens work great using ultraviolet light to purify water in 30 seconds.
- Try to be vegetarian in high Elevation:
Meat is carried up the mountain which is not fresh. It’s better to avoid the meat items in the high elevations after 2-3 days trek starts.
- Give Yaks and porters the right of way at all times:
When a yaks and Sherpa porters come, move to the mountainside to get out of the way.
- Add a few days after the trek before you have to fly home:
If there is flight added in the itinerary, it is important to add a few days as there are high chances of flight delay and cancellation due to weather.
- Prepare cash for extra expenses:
The trip includes full board meals, still, there are other expenses you will have to be borne by yourself. You must carry cash for your hot shower, Wi-Fi, battery charging, shopping, cold drinks, water for drinking, and tipping to guide and porter.