Everest Base Camp Trek- The Detail Guide
Everest Base Camp is a world-class trekking journey into the high Himalayas that takes you to the base camp of the highest peak on Earth, the nearest place that a trekker can reach without any technical climb. Everest base camp is a natural paradise of unparalleled Himalayan beauty that people can find nowhere in the world.
The Base camp is used for Everest climbers on the way up to attempt the summit however the place now has become a dreamland for thousands of people from around the globe to be and see once in a lifetime which had carried long history the view of spectacular legendary Khumbu Icefall and a thrilling feeling like nothing else in the Himalaya.
Everest Base camp Trek is a memorable location of past tragedy and glory. Since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay made the first successful summit of Everest in 1953 A.D., the Everest base camp became the brand and dream adventure journey of thousands of people throughout the planet.
We begin our Journey to the base camp with an exciting historical city tour of the valley offering a glimpse of its World Heritage Sites and busy marketplaces. The Kathmandu Day Tour includes a visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Then, we enjoy a short morning flight to the starting point of our trek, Lukla, a Sherpa village. Then our Journeys to the base camp follow a steep river valley to Namche Bazaar, the gateway of the Khumbu trekking. The settlement is located in a natural arena overlooking the valley with the amazing beauty of the surrounding mountains.
We take a day of rest in Namche to get acclimatized to the altitude with the chance to explore the surrounding areas and villages of Kunde and Khumjung. Our trek to Base Camp continues with a stopover for the night at the magnificent Tangboche monastery, with unforgettable views of the peaks there.
The base camp trip route continues to the north through one of the original Sherpa settlements in this region, Dingboche. After resting another extra day in Dingboche for acclimatization, we continue our trip and the landscape becomes more remote and desolate as we make our way closer and closer to the highest summit on earth.
Finally, we are rewarded for our efforts as we achieve the ultimate goal to reach Everest Base Camp, and the great feeling of satisfaction that accompanies our triumph. We enjoy this extraordinary atmosphere and follow it up with a hike to the Kala Patthar viewpoint before eventually beginning a peaceful journey back to Namche Bazaar and a flight from Lukla. You will have time to explore more of Kathmandu's mysteries and search for souvenirs and gifts before being escorted to the international airport for your return flight home.
There are much other popular trekking and tour program in the Everest Region and some of them are Everest Panorama Trek, Renjo La Pass Trek, Everest Chola Pass Trek, Everest High Pass Trek, EBC Trek and return by Helicopter, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Everest Experience mountain fight tour and Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek.
Itinerary of the Trek:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport- transfer to hotel
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel, Evening free and overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Pre Trip Meeting and Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu
After having Breakfast – we will take you to our office and introduce you to the guide and make a balance payment then we take you on the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours
Early morning drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching Lukla our guide will introduce the porters, then start today’s trekking following the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
We continue our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times we enter the park in Jorsale and we will stop there for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after a few hours of walking Namche Bazar will appear ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off toward Tyangboche. For acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest. Khumjung is densely populated by the Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well and then Return to Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.)
We start our trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking a few hours on flat Zigzag we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Then we climb through the Rhododendron forest to the Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)
We start our trekking by descending through the Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization
Today 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 up to Chhukum. From there, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak, and others.
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)
The onward Himalayan journey leads us north for up to 50 minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue 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 trekking up to Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep
We start our trekking following the rocky moraine path and view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and leave all our stuff there at the lodge as this is the last place where there are lodges available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp- WOW !!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp then we return to Gorekshep.
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and trek to Pheriche
Quite an Early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar, we 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, after seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have lunch and start trekking down to Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Now, we are trekking back to Namche, an easier descent passing through a rhododendron forest. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you a splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Today is the last day of your trekking, The trekking is pleasant, except for a 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.
Day 14: Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu- transfer to hotel
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It's also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, farewell dinner in Kathmandu, or, you can do an optional Patan Bhaktapur Day Tour.
Day 16: Transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure
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