Trek Facts Country: Nepal Grade: Hard Area: Everest Region Total Duration: 17 days Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec Altitudes: 5550 m
Everest Base Camp Trek is a great introductory trek for those travelers who wish to reach the base camp of Mount Everest in a short period of time. The trek holds a variety of routes, which can be tailored to suit your schedule. Your adventure can last anywhere from a week up to a month. The trekker traverses deep canyons and tall ridges ascending a total of 8,848m (the height of Everest itself).Trekkers that are physically fit, in good health, and have trekking experiences can make this 14 days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you are a novice trekker who is in good health and average physical fitness, Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days might be right for you. For experienced trekkers who wish to take up more challenge and “stay off the beaten path, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be an ideal choice. If you allow the time to ascend at your own pace this trek is open to the moderately fit. It is also possible to trek in winter but be prepared for the cold.
Day 01. Kathmandu (1350m)
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met, greeted and transported to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu – Nepal’s capital city and prepare for the next day’s Mount Everest trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m) – Phakding (2610m).
In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – 2840 meters in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world’s highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding (2610m). After an easy afternoon’s scenic walk, set up camp for an overnight stay Phakding. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Walking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest.Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 05: Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s quaint village 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 as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3860 meters)
Participants begin their trek with awe-inspiring, unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse , Cholatse, Kantega, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. This stretch of the trek (approximately 3 hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki, followed by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche. Overnight at lodge/hotel.
Day 07: Tengboche – Pheriche (4240m)
Journey towards Pheriche and trek through forests filled with of a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendron. This picturesque trail dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Pheriche.Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Day of Acclimatization in Pheriche (4240m)
Acclimatize for trekking. Follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to Dingboche and Chhukung while simultaneously experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalayas. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuje (4940m.)
Continuation of ascent, climbing up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier – crossing the row of stone monuments. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Kala Pathar (5550m) – Gorak Shep
Enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori – reaching Kala Pathar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.Overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Gorak Shep – EBC(5380m) – Lobuje (4940m.)
Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuje. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 12: Lobuje – Pangboche (3940m)
Enjoy a gentle, view-filled descent from Lobuje to Pangboche. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 13: Pangboche – Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Further return-descent to Namche Bazaar – once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m)
An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region – participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge/hotel/resort.
Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1350m)
Take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where participants can kick up their feet and relax at a hotel; taking time to reflect on the journey behind them Overnight Accommodations : Hotel
Day 16: Kathmandu
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Final Departure
Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
Transfer airport – hotel – airport including domestic airport
4 Nights Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu with breakfast
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets including guide
Everest National Park Fee + TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
All meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) during the trek
Accommodation at lodge during the trek
Guide and porter-s during the trek
Guide and porter-s all meal, accommodation, daily wages and insurance
Company service charge
All necessary government taxes
Personal and medical insurance
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer and etc.)
Any other services, which is not mentioned above