Code EBCT • 14 Days •
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The Everest Base Camp has a lot more to offer other than just attractive views of the Himalayan range, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. The Base Camp attracts climbers and enthusiasts from all over the world, therefore visitors get the opportunity to learn a lot more about other cultures – on one of the highest points on the planet! It’s a spiritual haven as well and the countless Buddhist flags make it evident. Its very hard to describe in Words that how that atmosphere at the camp be like. Its something like from the another world. The colorful prayer flags decorating campsite alongside magnificent views of the Himalaya mountain range make it feel like it’s truly heaven on earth.
The trek starts after a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers initiate the journey to Everest Base Camp Trek by traveling through Sagarmatha National Park, a rugged and breathtaking landscape that showcases the deep rivers and massive glaciers carved into the terrain.
After the steep climb through the Sagarmatha National Park, trekkers make it to Namche Bazaar. The Namche Bazzar at 3,440m is the home of the famous Sherpas and a charming retreat in this splendid landscape. It has numerous lodging accommodations for trekkers. It also has stores where you can get extra supplies. Trekkers have the chance to discover the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas and the varied landscape of surrounding areas.
After Namche the trail passes through lush alpine forests, stunning glacial rivers and sacred Buddhist temples leading towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. At Kala Patthar, it’s too obvious and easy to make out why Mt. Everest and Sagarmatha National Park is such a popular destination. Everest Base Camp Trek is obviously an adventure that you ought to take that leaves you with a memorable life time experience.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to hotel, welcome dinner
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: day rest
Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 07: Dingboche: day rest
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m), hike to EBC (5,364m)
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5.545m) and trek to Pheriche (4,280m)
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Stay in Kathmandu
Day 15: Final departure transfer
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Everest Base Camp Trek take a longer period of time to trek through, between 2 and 3 weeks with an altitude that can reach 5500 meters. Trekkers should note that these trekking routes are far away from the village settlements and are much more rarely visited than the other easier treks. Having these things in mind, physical fitness and good health conditions, as well as a true adventure spirit, are a must!
MEAL DURING THE TRIP:
The meals in Tea Houses and Lodges are plentiful and delicious. For the breakfast, it’s usually a variety of cereals, bread, and eggs. And for lunch and dinner, it is usually rice, noodle or soup, and seasonal vegetables. If you want to buy snacks, the accommodations sell plenty of biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruits in season.
All travelers age should be 12+ and under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
After your trip to Kathmandu, Our Team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way, you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture. Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street.
After a good night sleep, we will fly from Kathmandu to the Tenzing – Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival, we will start the trek to Phakhing. The trail comes to the Dudh Kosi Valley before to uphill to Phakding.
We will cross a river thanks to a suspension bridge and uphill following the shoreline to Chumoa, where there are some coffee shops. Afterward, we will walk through the forest and different small villages. The last two hours, uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, nicknamed the capital of Sherpa. An excellent time to understand their lives in the mountain and to discover their cultural heritage.
To prevent the altitude sickness, you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar. If you are feeling good and wants to explore, you could hike to Syangboche Everest View hotel, the highest hotel in the world to observe close view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse.
The trail will uphill and downhill to the Dudh Kosi River, its current makes turn the prayer wheels. One last steep ascent on 400 meters before to reach Tengboche Monastery with a panoramic view in the background..
Today we will walk through a rhododendron forest with many “mani” (Tibetan mantra engraved stones) to Pangboche. On the high part of this village is exposed the skull and the hand of a supposed yeti, the emblematic and mystic animal of Himalaya. Afterward, we will walk through others small villages.
Today we have decided that we will hike Chhukung Valley which is present in southern Slopes of Nuptse and Lhotse, by Nup and Lho Glacier and western slopes of baruntse and Cho Polu by the end of Imja Glacier, Northern Slope of Mount Ama by Chukhun and Ama Dablam Glacier. Besides, earlier this area was used as Yak Pasture with temporary habitation. However, due to the popularity of Mount Everest Trek, numerous lodges have taken shape.
The trail climbs steadily to Khumbu Glacier during 3 hours. Then, we could see a set of a memorial dedicated to Sherpas and trekkers who lost their lives in the Himalaya. A last short ascent leads to Lobuche.
Today, we will finally uphill to reach the Everest Base Camp. The highest peak of the world. Enjoy this unforgettable experience before to get down to Gorak Shep.
Early in the morning, we will hike up to Kalapatthar. This peak offers the best view of the Everest summit of the entire trek. Enjoy and take some photos to keep memories of this breath-taking view. Now, its time to going back and after your great ascension, the trail is going to seem easy.
Like on the way up, you could share a time with local people in Namche Bazaar village.
This is your last trekking day, which will finish in the same place when we started the trek: in the city of
When you will arrive in Kathmandu, Asian Journey will pick you up to transfer you to your hotel. You could decide to have a rest after the efforts made during the trek, or you could visit Kathmandu.Our team could help you to manage some visits and to book a taxi for you. We will provide you a map of the city and give you some advice about what you could visit. Kathmandu is rich in Hindu and Buddhist monuments and temples, which are very interesting to visit.
It is important to add a day to your itinerary, in case of the weather conditions for our fly back. Like the day before you will have free time to enjoy as you want.
We will transfer you to the airport and hope you spent a beautiful time with us.
Jon | USA | August 11, 2017
Recently I have completed my Everest Base camp Trek that I had booked with Asian Journey. This adventurous journey has turned out to be the best journey of my entire life.
If you ask me then I would say that an Asian journey is one of the best companies for organizing such type of trips to Nepal. From our arrival to the time of our departure our agency owner Mr. Surya Shrestha ensures whether all our needs and wishes are properly addressed or not.
On the first day, we enjoyed our trip to Nepal and our knowledgeable guide takes us to various city attractions. Besides, he might take some time but answer all possible questions present in our head regarding Nepali culture, tradition and how native people live happily with each other despite belonging from different religious belief.
Flight to Lukla is the most memorable experience; therefore, I would suggest all to experience it at least for once. There you will get the first ever look of the great Himalayas. We start our trekking after having nice breakfast in the guesthouse present at the shore of Lukla. Here scenery was unmatchable therefore don’t forget to carry your camera along so that you can click picture freely. You never know when you came across the beautiful scenic photo that you don’t even want to miss.
Trekking is itself like walking in the park, which holds numerous ups and downs beside with the trail. Every person can easily do it but brace yourselves for more than a trip around the block.
Our porter and our guide were great. These two were full of life, personable; therefore it was great to have a trip with them. They have a profound knowledge of the mountains, plants that we encounter during the path. Besides this, we also enjoy a card game with them.
Trek was a breathtaking, memorable and beautiful experience. There are numerous tea houses where you can enjoy the route guiding toward the Mount Everest base camp. The Kala pathar, here we started our hiking early and reached the top just with the sun that is shining on the peak of Himalayas.
Asian Journeys works for us when we are confused in selection of the itinerary. This service provider is quite committed and flexible thus ensure the happiness of the client in every aspect of the trip.
In the end, it would be fair to say that this trip was best than I had expected.
Alice Tang | Kaohsiung, Taiwan |
Thanks to Asian Journeys team for making our dream come true. I and My friend used Asian Journeys for Everest Base Camp in October 2016 and enjoyed the trek with their expert team. Without Asian Journey‘s professional help and work we would not be able to do this amazing journey.
We would like to thank Babu and our guide for this adventure, who is very professional and reliable, it was a pleasure having him with us during the trek.
I will definitely come back to Nepal soon and will use Asian Journey’s Team for another trip.
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