It is an ultimate dream for most of the people to see massive Mt. Everest (8848 m) – highest peak in the world. This Everest Base Camp trek will help to fulfill their dreams to be close to the Everest itself. This ultimate trek will take you around beautiful Khumbu region – home of the legendary Sherpa (mountain climbers). Depending upon your time availability and itinerary, this Everest Base Camp trek will take around 13 to 16 days to complete.While trekking in this region, you will see different high mountain ranges like Lhotse (8,516 m) Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Ama Dablam (6,896 m), Nuptse (7,879m.) etc. Along with these high mountain ranges, you will be trekking through the bank of roaring Dudh Koshi river. Trail passes through dense forest of different vegetation like pine, oaks, rhododendrons, etc. and wildlife like Himalayan thar, spotted deer, pheasant, lophophorus, etc. As you will be trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park which was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, these different lush vegetation and wildlife are well protected. One must be careful while trekking inside the national park region keeping in mind not to destroy or harm any wildlife or vegetation.
Not only the vegetation and wildlife, but also culture and lifestyle is also one of the major attraction of this trek. As the Khumbu region is bordered with Tibet, from the beginning of our trek from Lukla, we will see different teahouse, lodge and guest houses mostly influenced with the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Buddhism is the major religion of the people living in this region. While trekking, you will see different prayer wheels, mani walls, multicolored prayer flags, stone inscriptions, as well as ancient monasteries. These are the sacred shrines and we should always respect the local sentiment while visiting these areas. The most famous monastery here is Tengboche monastery at an altitude of 3860 m. It is one of the biggest monasteries here in Khumbu region. During the festival of Mani Rimdu which lasts for 19 days, people from different places visit this monastery to celebrate the festival.
Trek starts after a scenic 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, the trail will take you to Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, then to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep you will trek along the trail to reach Everest Base Camp and then back to Gorak Shep. You can also do an early morning hike up to Kala Patthar (5545 m) from where you will see a majestic sunrise view and panoramic view of mountains like Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Khumbutse, etc.
Being one of the famous trekking destinations for the tourists, the trails are made easy and there are lots of hotels and guest houses / tea houses. This is a moderate trek, where you will walk for about 5-6 hours a day. So, one can easily complete this trek with the help of guide and porter.
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Max Altitude: 5550 m
Cost: USD $1300.00
Activity: Explore Nepal, Trekking
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Our representatives will welcome groups at the Kathmandu Airport with a banner and drop them at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, ClT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing. Group members should submit 2 passport size photos plus a copy of their passport and a copy of Travel insurance to the office personnel.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m.) which takes about 40 minutes, then trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi.
The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park.. We continue along the trail, cross the Bhote Kosi River and climb steeply to Namche Bazaar 3440 m. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt.Everest early on the trail.
We have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. This town, the hub of Sherpa society, is the administrative centre of the Khumbu region, several shops selling items of every description and a proliferation of Sherpa inns.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m.) which takes about five hours Tengboche is an important viewpoint on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful from here. We visit the monastery at Tengboche, the largest monastery in Khumbu region.
Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop and descend to a rhododendron-covered area to emerge in a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani-stone wall to enter the village of Dingboche. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including Island Peak (6,189m).
This is a remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike upto Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. On the same day you come back to Dingboche and have rest.
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments erected in memory of many Sherpas and foreign mountaineers who have died climbing Everest before reaching Lobuche (4910m.)
While trekking to Everest Base Camp you pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. During the spring season, you can meet some expedition team on the Everest Base Camp. The number of team is less in the autumn season. On the return leg, you can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and numerous mountains. You return to Gorak Shep to stay overnight
Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Then trek down to Pheriche . Pheriche is in the shadow of Everest Base Camp.
Trek from Pheriche to namche which takes approximately four hours. Enjoy a morning visit to the research center. Then you trek back to Namche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest & few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla and it takes about five hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla ..
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes approximately 40 minutes. Check-in at hotel, this is the free day enjoy yourself on Rickshaw ride & Shopping at Thamel or Sightseeing can be done on request.
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the Evening we will drive you to fare well Dinner in Nepali cultural restaurant.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.
Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary.
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight Fare for Members & Guide.
Twin sharing Accommodation in Tea House while on trek.
3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on tea house trek
one guide (An eco trained Government license holder an English speaking). 1 porter between two members while on trek.
TIMS Permit. National park entry permit.
All government taxes & Service Charge.
Everest trekking Map for a group
Trekking Staffs insurance by our agency
Nepali Traditional foods
Trip Success Certificate
Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days). Airport Departure taxes (domestic NRS 170 and International NRS 1700)/Excess baggage charges.
Accomodation & Meals in Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.
Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.
Tip For Staffs
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Trip Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 5550m
Accommodation: 3 nights in KTM, 11 nights in trekking lodges
Transportation: Flight & Drive
Group Size: 2 to 15 pax