Everest Base camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek has been rated in the concert of the most effective adventures within the world by trekkers and adventurers. Catch panoramas of the Himalayas and in Sagarmatha park, take time to admire the gorgeous and rare plants, animals and birds. Everest Base Camp trek provides you thrills and reminiscences which will last a lifespan.
Your journey to the Everest region begins with the exciting flight to Lukla. The landing at the runway, that is simply a slender strip high within the mountains, will surely give you the chills. After landing, follow your experienced mountain guide and trek to Phakding, a Sherpa village situated in the Dudh Koshi river valley of the Everest region. Your next stop is Namche and to reach the village you cross and re-cross the pristine Dudh Koshi river. Trekking past mani stones, vibrant strips of prayer flags and chortens, you reach the bowl-shaped Namche Bazaar, an important trading post for Sherpas living in the higher reaches of the Everest region. Namche is home to several quality restaurants, lodges, shops, web cafes and bakeries. Other villages on the path embrace Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche.
Everest base camp trek difficulty
The trek length, Altitude and unpredictable weather are some factors that make Everest base camp trek a challenging one.
Everest base camp trek Length
The total length from Lukla to Everest is 65 kilometres and the total length of this trek will be just double in essence 130 kilometres.
Generally, Everest base camp trek can be done in two weeks however, the length of 130 kilometres in the Himalayas is really tough for any novice trekkers.
Everest base camp trek increasing altitude
At the first place, the altitude of Lukla airport is 2804m which is just double of an altitude of Kathmandu airport that is 1400m. Likewise, the daily altitude gain in Everest base camp trek route will be around 600-800 meters. The Acute mountain sickness that this increasing altitude may cause can't be ignored. So, while doing Everest base camp trek one need to properly acclimatize. You always need to keep yourself hydrated and gain the altitude slowly following every precaution and in case of any altitude, sickness sign appears you must stop your trek and fall back.
Everest base camp trek unpredictable weather condition
The weather in Everest base camp trek is always changing in an unpredictable manner which is something natural and we cannot stop or change it. So it is wise to follow instruction your guide provides to stay safe. Everest base camp trek is not possible to accomplish in every other season due to the weather condition. You always need to consider the best seasons for Everest base camp trek.
Best time for Everest base camp trek
You can explore the best that Everest base camp trek can offer on two seasons, Autumn and spring. Autumn falls on the month of March to May. Likewise, Spring falls on the month of September to December.
Everest base camp trek highlights
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Explore Khumbu region and relish on native Sherpa culture
Hike up to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar for amazing view around Everest.
Day by Day Trip Plan
Our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is intended for beginner trekkers who are in healthiness with average good condition. The ample distance coated between daily itineraries, the steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we have a tendency to properly acclimatize to totally relish our trek to the Mount Everest base camp. You can customize the itinerary as per your criteria following the precautions.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit our office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by our agency. For dinner, you'll be served authentic Nepalese cookery which can introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today just after your breakfast is over, you’ll begin a guided tour to many of the most historical and religious attractions around Kathmandu valley, which also are listed as United Nations World Heritage sites. You’ll visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you’ll get your equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss Everest base camp trek details at our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (35 minutes flight) and trek to Phakding (approx. 4 hours)
After a brief morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. Then from Lukla continue your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a well-liked stopping point.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 Hours approx.
Today you’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. After that, your trail firstly takes you over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon after that, you’ll approach the entrance point to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. Further, you’ll descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. you’ll have your lunch here, and then it’s uphill to Namche.your path on the riverside is flanked by two crossings, one among that is the Hillary suspension bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to your resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.
DAY 05: NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
At this point, you’ll take a well-deserved break! Today you will spend your day resting and allowing your bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. In addition to that, there’s an optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for a summary of the Sherpa culture and history of mountain climbing. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open at the locals’ marketplace. It is a part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub crammed with all manner of trekking and mountain climbing vesture and instrumentality.
Day 06: Namche Bazzar To Tengboche (approx. 6 hours)
On the sixth day, breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels you up for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes you to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground finally leading you to your destination, Tengboche. Additionally, Tengboche is also one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. you’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. You can nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery. Likewise, you can relish by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.
DAY 07: TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (approx. 6 hours trek)
Your trek today starts off with a hike through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Right after that trail passes by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. You’ll then pass the valley wall and further traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. You’ll get to relish a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals. You can have a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. your afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and you’ll hike towards Dingboche.
DAY 08: DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
You’ll stop at Dingboche for the second acclimatization day during your Everest base camp trek. This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of your adventure. Savour a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an elective trek to the valleys pays off in rewardable views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll want your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.
DAY 09: DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (approx. 7 hours trek)
From here on forth, the trek trail will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the increase in altitude. You’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of your adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a chilly night, as you are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright cold.
DAY 10: LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GOREKSHEP (approx. 8 hours trek)
This is it! your big day starts off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The succeeding, straight trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed the accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to your destination, you’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Everest Base Camp, your goal, you’ll have the possibility (during the climbing season in spring) to encounter climbers making an attempt to scale the Everest’s summit. Take out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, you’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a gruelling and busy day.
DAY 11: GOREKSHEP TO KALAPATHAR AND PHERICHE(approx. 6 hours trek)
On this day, you’ll wake before dawn to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for encountering fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate the mighty Everest, along with Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse. Likewise, the view of golden peaks will be amazing. As a matter of fact, on your whole journey to Everest, this may be the most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighbouring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, your nighttime stop. your pace will be a lot brisker as you descend, and the walking is easier going this way.
DAY 12: PHERICHE TO NAMCHE(approx. 8 hours trek)
The Hike from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counter-intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. you’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before your last day on the mountain.
DAY 13: NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA(approx. 7 hours trek)
After breakfast, you’ll hike toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Your arrival in Lukla brings an evening in your last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to nice cooperation and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which may be bittersweet.
DAY 14: LUKLA TO KATHMANDU(35 minutes flight)
In the 14th day morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one among the most effective Nepalese restaurants in the city, where we’ll be desperate to hear your feedback on the trip.
Day 15: Final departure
Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan international airport from your hotel and you’ll be leaving Nepal with all the beautiful memories.