15 Days Everest Camp Trek
Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp is famous worldwide as it offers a world-class hiking trail, heading straight up to the mother of the earth – Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,848 meters. When you hike to Mount Everest Base Camp, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Tenzing Hillary airport in the Khumbu region, landing amidst mountains. The closer you get to Everest Base camp, the higher the elevation you take on, and the more mountainous the landscape gets. The scenery on the Everest Base camp trek is extremely rewarding, and although it may be tough and challenging at times, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will likely remember for the rest of your life.
From Lukla, the trek beings, and you will spend the first night in Phakding Village. On the second day of the trek, you will trek to Namche Bazar, the capital of the Khumbu region. Here, at an altitude of 3,440 meters, you will take one rest day for exploration and acclimatize properly. This also allows us to explore Namche Bazaar and make an excursion to a great viewpoint, getting the first view of Mount Everest. Also, you can Hike to the Everest View hotel. Leaving Namche Bazaar, you will trek through high altitudes and chilly weather. After four hours of trekking, you will reach the Tengboche Monastery at an altitude of 3,860 m. The Tengboche monastery resides on the top of a ridge.
It provides the first divine view of Everest, “Sagarmatha”, called by the local inhabitants of the Khumbu region. You move from Tengboche to your destination, following the villages of Imja Khola, Pangboche, and Pheriche, and finally reaching the vast Khumbu glacier. Beyond this glacier, you reach the village of Dingboche, where we can rest for some time and admire the exquisite natural surroundings. Soon you will be atop the great viewpoint of Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,550 meters. You will also stand face to face with mountaineers preparing to ascend Mt. Everest at Everest Base Camp. Millions of people dream of traveling to this majestic land of iconic mountains. If you want to make your dream of Mount Everest come true, then share your dream with us, and we will tailor your trek to meet your expectations.
You are heartily welcome to the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be welcomed, greeted at the first meeting by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative at the arrival zone Then, you are free hassle transferred with private Tourist transportation to selected hotel in Kathmandu, centrally and conveniently located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. This place is well known as an exciting tourist hub and has a full range of restaurants and cuisine, gear and souvenir shops, pubs, nightspots, and tourist facilities. Today no further activities.
After having breakfast in the morning, 8:00 am Sherpa Expedition and Trekking City tour guide takes you on a sightseeing trip begins and takes you to several cultural sites and places of historical interest in the Kathmandu Valley. A private car and guide will lead the way!
We will take a morning flight to Lukla. This short scenic flight will be dramatic while flying over the city of Kathmandu, green hills, and high mountain peaks. Lukla is the main gateway to Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lukla, you will Trek to Phakding village is easy through gradual up-down trails. Overnight stay in a local teahouse.
After having breakfast, you will trek against the current of Dudh Koshi river, suspension bridges, pine forest, Bhotekoshi river, impressive view of Mt. Thamserku, and neighboring peaks are the goosebumps factors of this section. From some points, you can see the window view of Mount Everest through Nuptse and Lhotse ridge. You will enjoy the exciting uphill walk and stay overnight in a local teahouse of Namche bazaar.
Today is acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This will help your body to adapt to this high altitude and prevent any possible AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). During the day stay active, roam around the beautiful town and explore their lifestyle. In the alternative, you can even hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. overnight at Namche Bazaar
After having breakfast, we will head to Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the Khumbu region's biggest and oldest Sherpa settlements. To get to this majestic village, you will be trekking through the bank of Dudh Koshi river, Imja Khola valley, and lush rhododendron and conifers forest. This area is a natural home to spotted dear, Pheasant (Nepal’s national bird), Himalayan Thar, and many endangered birds and animals. Tengboche has Tengboche Monastery, which is located at the highest elevation (3,860m) in the world. We will stay at a local teahouse.
Today is another exciting part of the journey as we trek with a close-up view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m). People call it the most beautiful mountain in the world. You enjoy the view and see Mani walls, Nunnery and Chortens while passing through Debuche, Pangboche village, and the stream of Imja Khola. Your Sherpa guide will explain to you the values and beliefs of local religious monuments. You will stay in a local lodge in Dingboche.
Today is the perfect scheduled destination included in the itinerary for acclimatization before ascending to the higher elevation above 4,000m. Today your guides arrange a short hike in Chhukung valley to adjust the AMS or thin air for the next day's trek. In the early morning, we trace the north ridge of Dingboche and climb the Nangkar Tshang Peak (5,616m/18,425ft). The halfway to the peak, there is a popular Nangkar Tshang gompa which is the best spot for short rest and exploration. The short hike today offers a magnificent view of glorious mountains like Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyo (8,201m), and Ama Dablam (6,856mt). Finally, after the hike, we return back to Dingboche and enjoy the late sun in the summer valley. You will stay at Dingboche at the teahouse.
After having breakfast, we trek for six-hour to reach Lobuche. The trail climbs up to Yak pastures of Dusa and Dughla villages and the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Take a short, steep hike to Chukpo Lari, a memorial place made in tribute to climbers who have died on Everest. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and many others. You will stay in Lobuche at the teahouse.
Today is a very long day but a breathtaking day as you hike to Everest Base camp. The most iconic base camp in the world. Hike along the barren moraine of Khumbu Glacier until Gorak Shep, our night stay destination for tonight. We will settle our bags in a chosen lodge at Gorak Shep, take lunch, and continue to Everest Base Camp. The impressive visualization of towering peaks all over 360-degree is so unexplainable. If you are trekking in spring and autumn, you will see many camps of Everest climbers in Base Camp. Capture this immense beauty in your mind and camera. Walk around and return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Today, We’ll take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m), the highest point of our trek. Kala Patthar gives another finest view of the highest mountains such as Mount Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), and Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m), Mt. Pumori (7145m) and many others. The changing color of mountains from pink to silver-white by morning sunlight is so beautiful. After you enjoy enough time there, we trek back to Gorakshep, take breakfast, and continue returning down to Pheriche. we will stay in Periche at the teahouse.
After having breakfast, we will trek down along the glacial river and retrace the village Orso, then follow the west bank of Imja Khola to Somare. The path hereafter traces to Pangboche and drops down to Imja Khola before ascending to Debuche from where we take a short incline walk to the hilltop of Tengboche monasteries through dense rhododendron forest. Retracing the trail from Tengboche, the path finally descends to Phunki Thenga (3,250m) and then climbs a ridge to Sanasa fork from where the trail is reasonably easier to Namche for today’s accommodation with a hot shower. Namche is the perfect place to celebrate the triumph and accomplishment of the trek. You will stay in Namche at teahouse.
Today after having breakfast, we leave Namche the trail takes a steep descent route crossing a Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and through dense forest. The trail retraces the route of Sagarmatha National park up to Monjo and then takes a steep descent to Benkar, Ghat, and Cheplung with the wonderful vista of sparkling peaks in the background. Eventually from Cheplung, we ascend for more than an hour and reach our today final destination at Lukla. In this evening time, there may be a party atmosphere at Lukla. Enjoy the moment and celebrate with our trekking team. We will stay in Lukla at the hotel.
We’ll take an early morning short flight back to Kathmandu. You can make your own plan for the rest of the day. We recommend walking around the city of Thamel and buying some handmade souvenirs. You will stay in Kathmandu at the 3-star hotel.
Today is your last day in Nepal you will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will share our goodbyes and wish you a safe flight back home. With this, the trip concludes and you end the 15 days Everest Base Camp trek.