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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Duration

12 Days

Tour Availability

Fixed Departure

Group Size

14 people

Languages

English

High in the Himalayas, miles from the luxuries, cars, and conveniences, The Everest Base Camp is the journey to the top of the world and an adventure of a lifetime. For those whose dreams soar even higher than the clouds, the trip offers you to get immersed in the highlands of insane heights and so much more!! Being the number one priority for the trekkers, it is the most popular trek in Nepal tour, each year completed by thousands of visitors from all across the world. The Everest Base Camp is a piece of cake for those who wish to climb Mount Everest. Anyone with average fitness and people of all demographics can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. The two weeks trip is fully customizable and has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.

Enjoy the merry villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, and get through many prominent Sherpa Villages lying in the Shadows of the Himalayas. As you head to Namche, there are hundreds of trekkers, and you wade through suspension bridges and Sherpa villages, glancing at the mountain, such as Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft). If the weather permits, you will have a beautiful view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde. The view can be best had through binoculars from the Everest View Hotel. Become familiar with the captivating Sherpa culture of the Khumbu and explore the hidden Monasteries of the Himalayas and visit the highest located hotel in the world.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take an adventurous journey towards the world's highest peak, Everest base camp
  • Explore the world-renowned mountaineer 'Sherpa' culture
  • Experience a thrilling mountain flight
  • Enjoy spectacular views of mountains from the Kalapathar viewpoint, including Mount Everest.

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m), trek to Phadking (2,650m) - 4 hrs trek
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m), trek to Phadking (2,650m) - 4 hrs trek

Our guide picks you up from the hotel for 30-35 minutes of an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla itself is a great adventure with an aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills, a view of the Himalayan range, and wavy rivers and valleys. We meet the rest of the team ( porters) and begin the short trek to Phakding. Watching the local settlements and spinning prayer wheels, we descend to Chheplung village past mani walls. Crossing several suspension bridges, we today walk through a dense forest that is home to diverse flora and fauna. Overnight at local guest house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 02: Trek to Namche (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek

The trail today goes upstream along the riverbank to the junction of Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River. We will have to cross a Hilary bridge. Then we will ascend for Namche Bazaar. On the way, it gives a chance us incredible photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time of the trip. Overnight at the local Guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Acclimatization days at Namche

We rest this day at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the new altitude, which is an ideal place to spend a rest day before heading off towards a higher elevation. Instead of resting in your lodge, staying active and mobile during the acclimatization day is recommended. A few hundred feet vertical treks during the day will help you properly acclimatize. Or rather you can spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. The place is the center of the Everest region and has plenty of lodges, tea shops, souvenir shops, ATMs, money exchangers, Internet cafes, government offices, restaurants, bakeries, etc. You can visit the Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park's headquarters where you can observe an assortment of things allied to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, Khumjung hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. You can also visit Hillary School at Khumjung. Overnight at local guest house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hrs trek

After breakfast, we will leave for Tengboche. The trial goes ups and downs offering us the splendid view of snowy caps like Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Ama Dablam. The trekking today is moderate and not difficult. The views just will keep getting better as we move ahead. You can encounter animals, visit some monasteries and go through some beautiful villages on the way to Tengboche. There is a possible view of wildlife including musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and colorful pheasants. Going through the forest and river, we will be at Tengboche. We then stay overnight at a guest house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) - 5 hrs trek

Walk through the dense forests of the Imja Valley. The views keep getting better as you climb higher. Hike up to Pangboche (3,985m), whose monastery dates from when Buddhism was introduced to the Khumbu region. Reach Dingboche (4,410m), where you'll stay for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: Another acclimatization day at Dingboche

Stay in Dingboche for a day and allow your body to adapt to the changing altitude. You have the option of booking a hike up to Chhukung if you are interested in it. The hike will start at around 8:30 in the morning after breakfast.
The trek up to Chhukung is not that difficult. Enjoy great views of the mountains, especially that of Ama Dablam. It is a quick trip back down to Dingboche for the night. You might encounter strong winds while returning.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 5 hrs trek

Start with a gentle climb for about one and a half hours. Reach Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche. A western volunteer doctor supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers traveling through this route.
Have your lunch at a teahouse in Thugla. Time to conquer the steepest section of today's journey. Climb uphill for one and a half hours. The higher you move, the better the views get. Descend down highland pastures to reach Lobuche. Head for your accommodation. Today's trek lasts for about 4-5 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - 8 hrs trek

Today is a long 8 hours walk to reach base camp. Our trek starts walking over the rocky path with the view of glacial ponds and icebergs. We climb through meadows and moraine stone steps then reach Gorakshep, either climb to Kalapathar (5,555 m) or continue heading to Everest base camp. Kala Patthar (5,550 m) is a small peak meaning ‘black rock’. After some moment we will be at a place no lesser than a paradise. After spending some memorable time in base camp, we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: Hike to Kalapather (5,545m), trek to Pheriche (4,210m) - 7 hrs trek

As scheduled, we start early in the morning and after about two hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. The strenuous ascent to the summit is rewarded with a view beyond our imagination. Kala Patthar is decorated by prayer flags and cairns and has a small stupa and weather station at its summit, where you are surrounded by glaciers and incredible panoramic views of the mountains that include Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Everest and Kantega. We have breakfast back at Gorekshep and descend to Pheriche for a well-earned rest. Overnight at local guest house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Trek back to Namche (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek

Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasant through valleys and pasturelands. We descend to the lower altitude where breathing becomes easy and the temperature keeps rising as we move further to the lower altitude, passing through Tengboche and enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. You will now follow in your footsteps back to Lukla with spectacular views of Amadablam. We continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendrons and juniper trees and keep looking for wildlife such as colorful pheasants, mountain goats, snow leopards, etc. The distance of the mountains makes you feel like watching all the time. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (2,800m) - 7 hrs trek

As we are trekking back, our path goes steeply downhill. The more we trek downwards, the more we feel easier to breathe as the air gets denser. You will continue the trail after the Sherpa village and follow the Tenzing and Hillary suspension bridge. The trail is full of picturesque views of the landscape and some mountain scenarios. Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River and crossing back many suspension bridges, we pass through forests and small villages. We make our way to Lukla, our final stop in the Solukhumbu region. You can explore Lukla Bazaar, shop for local items, and celebrate your successful and safe trek with your crew. Overnight at Lukla.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu - 30-40 minutes flight

Early morning, we leave Tenzing Hillary airport boarding a scenic 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Flying over the clouds and enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Khumbu region, we will be carrying an unforgettable and successful journey to the EBC. Upon arrival, your guide will transfer you to the hotel where a good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner together.
Meals included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

  • All the airport drop-offs and pick-ups by private vehicles.
  • An experienced and government-certified guide for the trek.
  • Full board meals while on the trek. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Serve seasonal fresh fruits every evening after dinner.
  • All the essential trekking permits and entrance fees for the trek
  • Two-way domestic flights (KTM - Lukla and return) and airport taxes
  • 11 nights Twin sharing local lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Helicopter rescue service in case of an emergency evacuation. (In this case, you should have your own travel insurance)
  • Adventure certificate upon successful trip completion
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
  • 1 complimentary farewell dinner at a typical restaurant with a cultural program.
  • First aid medical kit carried by our local guide.
  • Rain protection duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek. (should return after the trek)
  • Nepal entry visa and international flights
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodations
  • Extra nights in Lukla if the flight is canceled or postponed due to bad weather.
  • Tips
  • Porters are available at an extra cost.

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