The Everest Base Camp is the dive you dip in to explore the ultimate Himalayan virtues. Everest base camp is the adventurous journey; it is especially for those dreamers who dream to feel the thrill. It’s everyone’s favorite and most desirable destination.
Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the splendid view point of the Everest range. You’ll encounter lush valleys and extraordinary views of rivers, hikes over a suspension bridge and encounter spectacular view of Flora and Fauna. Mt. Everest is located border between Nepal and China and half side of the mountain also lies on each side border. This is a supreme trekking for all those trekkers who want to explore and observe the scenic beauty of the Himalayan and culture of the inhabitants. The grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas reveals sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of world famous climbers (the Sherpa’s).
Everest Base Camp trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is one of the busiest mountain airports while lying at altitude of 2,828m. It serves as the gateway for the Everest region and we will start our trek through the Sagarmatha National Park, which contains diversity of Flora and Fauna. It will be the best opportunity to enjoy the sight of pine forest, Rhododendron flowers and wildlife on your way to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3-4 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar – This is a day for Acclimatization.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) reckons this takes about five hours.
Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) this will take approximately five hours
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to lobuche (4950 m.) which takes about 4-5 hours.
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche (4,950 m) Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) then return to Gorakshep
(5170 m.) 7 -8 hours 3-4 hours trek.
Day 09: Ascend to Kalapathar (5,550m) & return to Pheriche (4,280 m) 8-9 hours trek.
Day 10: Pheriche-Pangboche-Kyangjuma [3,500 m/11,280 ft]: 6 -7 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Kyangjuma to – Monjo (2850m} 5-6 hrs trek
Day 12: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,800m.) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu – departure for the green, green grass of home
Day 14: Departure to international airport
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip over a delightful welcome Nepalese dinner. This is your first night in historical Kathmandu.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 30 minutes. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Kosi River. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, and is a peak a top the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Kongde-Ri and Tawache peak. You will also visit some of the village monasteries on the way trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). Stay overnight at a hotel in Namche
On this day we rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by the late Sir Edmund Hillary and you can also hike for an hour up to Tengboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for some outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town. Stay overnight at Namche.
As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and splendid views appear. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of well cultivated lush green fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After 1 ½ to 2 hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Duglha (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. Stop at Duglha, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue (1 ½ to 2 hours) of trekking up to Lobuche which is hidden and sheltered from the wind.stay overnight at lodge.
After breakfast you will guided to Goryakchep. About will be 3 hour walk to get Goryakchep . you will have lunch there and For the trek to Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required. It takes several hours on a trail across the Khumbu Glacier which weaves its way along translucent ice pinnacles and past seemingly bottomless crevasses. At Base Camp, there will hopefully be an expedition 'in residence' and there are great views up into the Khumbu Icefall where there is often some climbing activity. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the south Col. We then return to Gorakshep. We will spend approximately 4 and half hours trekking up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on a glacier and snow- capped rocks. We can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp area. We then return to Gorakshep for our stay overnight at a lodge.
After some early morning tea/coffee, we climb to Kalapathar (5545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kalapatthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks that include a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks. Yaks are normally regarded as four legged porters in this area due to its tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town.
Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here and foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area. We stay overnight at a lodge.
We will trek down through hillocks blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers set our surroundings ablaze. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for a lunch break. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail, we then follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch & rest our weary bones. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Today's journey starts with a climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. Trekking up for about 2 hours and then leveling off until we reach the village of Khumjung. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. Another set of busy and colorful monasteries, lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels, are braced along the slopes high above this traditional village. We might have our lunch near Phunki Tenga. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. After Namche we walk down to the hill, cross some suspension bridges and reach Monjo for an overnight stay.
By today we begin to get warmed up by a pleasant light breeze. Although we are traveling the same route down, we feel completely different with new views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We take time and walk leisurely today as this is the last day of our trek. We feel the Sherpa villages' impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those tired, sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the conclusion of an amazing trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with real happy faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. In the evening, we enjoy a celebration last dinner with your crew. Overnight in Lodge
After an early breakfast, hoping for good weather, we board our 35 minutes flight for Kathmandu. We bid farewell to these wonderful mountains that sheltered us all of these days as our journey in Nepal concludes today on a merry note! There is not much except send a few mails home telling the folks about the dream holidays you enjoyed
Today leaf Holidays representative will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
Destination : Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Duration : 14 Days
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Group Size : 2 - 20 People
Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card
Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing
Transportation : Private vehicle, Tourist bus and helicopter flights
Accommodation : Hotel/Guest House as per guests’ choices