Everest Base Camp Trek
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5,380 m (17,600 ft) m
About : Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is situated at an altitude of 5,380 m (17,600 ft) on the south side of the Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan) in Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal. This is the first base camp that is used to spend one overnight prior to climb Mt. Everest. The first Sagarmatha Himalaya submitter Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used this path in 1953. Afterwards, trekking to Everest Base Camp was popularly known among mountain lovers.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world by elevation, measured 8,845 meters (29,029 ft) above sea-level. Due to its uniqueness, UNESCO listed it in Natural World Heritage Site that people must visit in a lifetime. And to observe this snow-capped miraculous, thousands of adventure lovers visit Nepal to attend Everest Base Camp Hiking.
In this Everest Base Camp Trek, Kala Patthar (5545 m / 18,188 ft) located above Gorakshep, present an awesome view of Everest Massif. The world’s highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, is located at Kala Patthar. This place equally caters the spectacular views of Mt. Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse and many other highest peaks.
To reach Nepal’s Sagarmatha Base Camp, trekking is the only one route to the traveler. There aren’t any road attached to the base of Everest from Nepal neither via air. One needs to hike for 6 to 8 days from Lukla or 2 weeks from Jiri allowing for proper altitude acclimatization in order to prevent altitude sickness.
Tenzing–Hillary Airport popularly known as Lukla is the nearest small airport to begin Everest Base Camp Trek. It is also considered as the most dangerous airport in the world due to the short, narrow and ascending runway surrounded by giant hills. Sherpas settled in this region use this airport as the means of transportation to bring their daily necessaries items, goods, and luggage.
For Everest climbers, the base camp has been divided into four section as per the altitudes and difficulties. They are Everest Base Camp I, II, III, and Everest Base Camp IV. And in this trek, you will reach up to the first among four Base Camp. The day by day Itinerary for this hiking are mentioned below.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After your arrival in Kathmandu, Our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to the hotel by our representatives. At the evening we will provide you a warm welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
Day 2: fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 3-4 hours trek
We start with a secenic flight to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We will meet our rest of the team members have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be on Phakding.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar 5-6 hours trek
The trial today passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. Namche Bazar. We will be staying overnight witnessing beautiful Namche Bazar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar
Since we will be gaining a lot of high altitude acclimatization is very important to reduce the chances of altitude sickness. We will have a rest day today at Namche for acclimatization. We will tour to the primary town of the Everest region which is Namche Bazar. It also has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and colorful markets. Overall this market is one of the major economic hubs of Khumbu region. We will spend our whole day hiking to the places that are near to the areas. We can hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas. After that, we will visit the Hillary School and monasteries. It will help our body to acclimate the lower content of oxygen in the air. Our overnight stay will be on Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 5- 6 hours
We begin our trek to Tengboche via Phunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village. The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everrest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku can be viewed from here. We will be staying overnight in Tengboche.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche , 5 - 6 hours
Throughout today’s trial to Dingboche, we will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields.
Day 07: Dingboche, Acclimatization
Dingboche is our acclimatization stop which is located in Chukung Valley. After having breakfast we will trek towards Chukung valley which is not very difficult. We will have our lunch here. This valley is famous for remarkable views of mountains such as Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam. Moreover, we will also get to see the beautifully arranged fields with stone walls in order to protect the seasonal crops from cold winds and grazing animals. After this remarkable short trek, we will then go back to Dingboche. We will have our dinner here and our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we forward our steps towards Lobuche. After approximately two hours trek we will reach to Thugla. There we will take a rest for some time by having some hot drink. We can see the high mountains getting closer to us as we proceed towards Lobuche. On our trek to Lobuche, we will climb up to the steep hill where we can see the Everest Memorial which is a memorial for the climbers who have lost their lives while attempting to summit Mount Everest. As we continue our trial to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we will be facing several great peaks. After 5-6 hours trek from Dingboche, we will reach to Lobuche. Our today’s overnight stay will be on Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep , 2-4 hrs
Goarakshep is our today’s destination for overnight. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours. As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trail gets easier as we climb about 150m. There will be a strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover, the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.
Day10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Pherice, 7-8 hrs.
Today we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views of Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought of having off. We will have our lunch there and will return back to Pherice. Our overnight stay will be on Pherice.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar 6-7 hrs.
We will wake up early in the morning and start our journey to Namche by following the trials of beautiful juniper and rhododendron trees and crossing the Bridge of Dudh Koshi River we will move downwards losing almost 2,000ft of elevations. Leaving the beautiful mountains behind us we can also spot mountain goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds habitual to the area.we will ultimately reach Sansa from where we will witness mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. We will arrive back to Namche and our overnight stay will be there.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6-7 hrs.
Today we will have our last day in the mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscences of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on Lukla.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
Bidding goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today you will have your final hours in Kathmandu. After having breakfast you are free till the departure. We hope you had an amazing time with us and we look forward to serving you again. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
- Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private/Tourist vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes
- International air fear, visa fee, and airport tax.
- Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Bar Bill.
- Personal nature such as laundry, telephone/fax calls.
- Any reasons beyond our control such any accidents, medical evacuations, etc
- Tips to drivers, hotel staff, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.