Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House on Trek
Max. Altitude: 5,545m/at Kalapathar
Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Best Month: Sept - Dec and Mar - May
Group Size: 01 Minimum and 15 MaximumShow Less
The history of Everest base camp trekking dates back to 29 May 1953, when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary achieved victory over the Mount Everest. The similar flow towards the summit of the majestic peak gave rise to various possibilities among the adventure-seekers. Everest Base camp Treks has become absolutely perfect for those who are seeking for the closeness with nature, fun, thrill, adventure and exploration at the same take, which is special offer for 2017 by Beside The Himalayan Treks. During Treks to Everest Base Camp one can get close magnificent view of Mount Everest, traditionally rich Tengboche monastery, popular Everest base camp, famous Kalapaththar, Khumbu glacier, varieties of rare but awe striking floras and faunas and get acquainted with friendly Sherpa communities. Although Everest Base Camp Trekking can be pursued throughout the year, the most favorable seasons are autumn and spring. During autumn one can experience excellent weather and breath-taking mountainous sceneries while during the spring, varying species of wild flowers especially Red Rhododendrons make the trekking trail “A Road to Paradise”.
Experiencing the base camp life of Mount Everest climbers, trekking to the Khumbu Icefall, marveling at the stunning views from Kala Patthar and interacting with the friendly Sherpa people of Nepal is for sure going to make this journey “the journey of the lifetime” for the ones trekking in Everest area. And who knows, some may even have a glance of the Yeti!!. Everest Trek, blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration is the best way to experience the world’s most mighty and impressive mountains. In addition to the thrill and adventures, this trekking experience will help you acquaint to the friendly and hospitable Nepalese, beautiful sceneries and number of unique cultural traditions. You are simply going to be overtaken by Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, which can be reached by short flight from Kathmandu. The trail from Lukla extends to Phakding, Dudh Koshi valley and then to Namche bazaar. On the way ahead, Breath-taking view of Everest flashes a smile at you from premises of Tengboche monastery. On Climbing downwards to village Pangboche and upwards to Pheriche one can get acquainted with local culture and traditions. Then on following the Khumbu glacier, we will reach Lobuche from where we can enjoy view of many peaks such as Amadablam, Taweche etc. The next destination will be Gorakhsep from where we can move towards Kalapatthar which is one of the major attractions of this trek.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelOur official will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Overnight at hotel.You will pick up to take Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath. After Sightseeing Tour Meeting and Preparation for Trekking. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 03Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m), 3 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.D30 minutes to Lukla and walking 3:30, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.D From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Acclimatization! Hike to Khumjung and return 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.D Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area
Day 06Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.DAn enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep butshort climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house
Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.DOur trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house
Day 08Second acclimatization day; hiking to Nagerjun (5100m) and return, 5 hrs. B.L.D Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.D Today our trek climbs to 4910m. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m), and return to Gorekshep (5180m) 8 hrs. B.L.DM walking 8:00 hours,Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs. B.L.Dwalking 6 hours,After reaching Base camp our aim today is to trek Kalapathar (5545m). We start early to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pherbuche. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12Trek to Namche, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.D walking 6:30 hours.We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house
Day 13Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, B.L.DOur final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.
Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m) 30 - min. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakast We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakast
Day 16Final departure to your onward destination.
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Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
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