Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp, the closest you get to Mt. Everest

Duration: 16 Days

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Enjoy amazing experience visiting Himalaya range
  • From dense green forest to a wide scenic valley of ice and glaciers
  • Stunning mountain panorama
  • Explore immense and interesting culture and custom of local people
Trip Duration

16 Days

Maximum Altitude

5545m

Trip Grade

Moderate

Group Size

2-12 People

Activity

Trekking and Cultural excursion

Accommodation

Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

This is a famous journey to the foothills of the highest peak on earth…Mt. Everest…& as we clamber up well known trails our eyes fall on some of the most ecstatic scenery on the planet…and the culture of the friendly folks of the mountains that we meet on the way tells us why Everest Base Camp trek is one of the worlds best known classic trips sought by mankind…

The animated colorful sherpa villages you plod through on the way as you are greeted by congenial smiles from the local folks literally warms the heart in this otherwise chilly region that will emotionally touch you…

The Everest Base Camp holiday is one of those unusual vacations you’d sure want to do before you depart from this planet. This trek, which follows in the footsteps of legends, goes by well known paths at the higher altitudes of Phakding and clings to the Dudh Kosi river as we move to the upper regions through sprinkled sherpa villages to the happening Sherpa capital of Namche, a busy bazaar that’s a fundamental start-up point for budding trekkers, the local Sherpa folks from around the region gather here to trade essential goods and for expeditions en route to the mother peak of Mt. Everest. All along the trail, villages are laden with splendid forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In early autumn and late spring, this area of the journey is literally carpeted with pretty colorful flowers, that bring your emotions to life and will find a place in your memories for some time to come; the wonders of this particular area will give you pictures to brighten the favorite corners of your sweet home…the Mt Everest Base Camp journey has always been a big draw for trekkers heading to Nepal’s Himalayas. The innovative trail via the Jiri route got sunshine status when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa successfully summitted Mt. Everest in the early 50s; however, after Sir Edmund witnessed upfront what the local folks had to suffer in this region, the Hillary Trust built an airport at Lukla to ease the sufferings of the sherpa people and today most backpackers prefer to fly in for the famous EBC trek, but there are those that still go for the old well known Jiri trails that go through a humid belt of villages and diverse landscapes that offers more of nature to enjoy as you head down to Namche.

It’s a subject of your choice where your trip can now begin with a 30 minute flight before you blaze the trails to glory. It’s only after you check out From Namche, that you get the first good sights of this mother of all peaks – Everest – towering over the planet. Our trip pulls the curtains down at Everest Base Camp before we make a beeline down to Pangboche, Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu and a soft snug bed at our hotel. Family Adventure Treks will escort you on this king trip for a lifetime memory that will stay with you forever…

Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary


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Day 01: Arrival

Pick up at Tribhuvan international airport & transfer to the hotel brief about the trip. overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Overnight stay at hotel.

After having breakfast, we introduce our guide and driver at your hotel then we take you for sightseeing including Kathmandu Darbar square, pasupatinath, Baudha Nath & Soyanbunath (Monkey Temple) (H, B)

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Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

After an early b/fast, we hop down to the airport for an early scenic flight to Lukla, it will take a around 35/40-minute – Lukla is at an altitude of 2865m from sea level. this is the Eastern region of Nepal – the flight provides memorable views of the terraced countryside and river valleys below, as well as some close perspectives of some of the world’s highest mountains; on touchdown, our trip is followed with a hike to Phakding, (2650m). After a cool afternoon’s scenic walk, we will stay at a cosy lodge in Phakding. [this takes around ¾ hours). There are many different types of lodges in Phakding that range from standard Hotels, resort types, and simple clean lodges. We choose the best for your first overnight on the trail.

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Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)

After breakfast at around 8 am, we walk through superb forest of rhododendron with memorable views of the river side, where your nature-filled journey concludes at Namche Bazaar (5/6 hrs from Phakding). While hiking through this long and often-steep passage, we enjoy both the peacefulness and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful background that is Mount Everest and other green hillocks. We do an overnight at Namche Bazaar that is known as the Las Vegas of the Everest region. This is where it’s all happening.

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Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

After a hearty morning b/fast, we will go for a hike to Everest View Hotel, where we can get some of the best views of Mt. Everest and the whole Himalaya range. The sunrise and sunsets from hereabouts is spectacular.

After several hours we return back to our hotel and rest. At eventide, we will enjoy the beauty of Namche’s charming village that’s like more of a town as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna and then hike around the Namche Market and enjoy the bartering of wares among the local folks. Overnight in Namche

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Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Around 8 am we will hike down to Tengboche, during our hike we will enjoy unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku, all famous peaks. This stretch of the trek (approximately three hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki, followed by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche. Tengboche is a traditional Sherpa village; we will truly enjoy the great Tibet Buddhist monasteries and strike up an interesting conversation with the monks as well. The monasteries open every day at 4 pm and all trekkers are welcome to visit in the evening for some meditation. Some of the of the best Everest sunset views in the region can be seen from this famous monastery (it is 3900 meter from sea level)

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Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (4481m)

A it is short day’s hike to Dingboche through lush green forests filled with of a variety of lush trees like – birch, conifers and rhododendron and we meet a lot of the yaks grazing on the way. This picturesque trail dips down to Deboche, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Dingboche where there is a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] Trekkers’ aid post that provides possible medical assistance and a lot of information about the high altitude sickness.

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Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

This is our second Acclimatization day for trekking which is good for our bodies. We follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to some hike peaks or Chhukung valley while simultaneously experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalaya’s ranges and some great sights of island peak and Ama Dablam Mountain and some other peaks. We can hike around 2-3 hour and overnight in Dingboche. This is a high altitude resting place during our trekking.

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Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m)

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. This is a 3-4 hour journey.

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Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)

To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place: Gorak Shep. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day. A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche for the night.

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Day 11: Gorak Shep – Pheriche (4283m)

We must move early in the morning at around 4 am, before our breakfast we climb for approximately two hours and before arriving at Gorak Shep, during the walk we will have to enjoy the most beautiful views of Mt. Everest and Pumori – before reaching Kala Patthar (within two hours of trekking). As we peak at Kalapathar, our eyes feast on one of the most up-close and stunning sunrise views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar. This is an ecstatic moment we will remember forever! After this we return back to our lodge for breakfast, rest for a while, and then walk down to Pheriche for our overnight.

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Day12: Pheriche – Namche bazaar (3500m)

After a great breakfast, we hike to one of the hidden valleys over Pangboche village to get Tengboche. As you know this day you will have lunch at Tengboche and continue walk start for Namche bazaar. 7hour walk.

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Day 13: Namche Bazaar - Lukla(2800m)

From Namche, once again, stroll the same way back to lukla. It takes around seven hours to reach Lukla. This day all the way down to phakding. All the way cover forest and landslide view. End of the part ot trek 40 minute up to get lukla.. Overnight at lukla (LA)

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Day 14: Lukla to kathmandu fly

After a lovely breakfast will be a morning flight to Kathmandu. It is also the last views of the panorama view of Himalaya range and the fantastic Mt. Everest which will remain in our memories.overnihgt stay at hotel. (H)

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Day 15: Free Day in kathmandu. This day your rest and shopping day.

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Day 16: Departure to international airport for next destination.
Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodaton in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by car or Bus
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All Tea house loge accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Circuite Trekking Map
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works
  • Trekking permit & TIMS Card
  • Nayapool to pokhara by car
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Car, flight and Bus
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

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