Everest base camp trekking has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Mt. Everest was accomplished in 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two weeks of Everest base camp treks which runs directly Kathmandu to Lukla Everest base camp via Namche Bazaar,Thyangboche Monastery and Dingboche then enjoying the panorama views Kalapatthar then return back to Lukla then fly to Kathmandu.
Everest base camp trek, a very well known adventure mountain treks in Nepal, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley gently climbing up to the Sherpa capital of Solukhumbu; Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest trek. Sagarmatha National Park or Mt. Everest National Park, which covers 1748 sq.km and it was established in 1976. This National Park was enlisted as the natural heritage sites of Nepal in 1979. All along this part of the trails, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the Everest base camp trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a life time.
Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is designed for beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. The ample distance covered between daily itineraries, steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy our trek to the Everest base camp. But, if you wish to take up a bigger challenge offered by our agency, Nepal Everest Adventures and "stay off the beaten path”, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trekking would be ideal. Another option for experienced trekkers with more time would be Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking - 23 Days
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
An early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla we are treading on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky colour from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first day here. Overnight at lodge.
Today we walk mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We cross Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day you get panaromic views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge.
Today the landscape changes dramatically. The trail is more open and wide and it reveals the great depths of the surrounding mountains. We descend to the Dudh Kosi River and stop for lunch at Phunki Tenga. From here we climb steeply through a beautiful rhododendron and birch forest for 2 hours that will take us to Tengboche. We will visit the monastery and watch the monks performing their rituals. Overnight at lodge.
This stretch of the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is through some pretty nice shady forest trails, full of Birches, Conifers and Rhododendrons. The trail continues along the ridge on true right side all the way to Dingboche while Ama Dablam's thumb like visage dominates the trail most of the time. Dingboche is another rest area to acclamatize in higher altitude. Overnight at lodge.
We take rest day for proper acclimatization and explore around. There are several great sights need to explored. Overnight at lodge.
The trail ascends a bit up to the Chorten above Dingboche and then gradually ascends to north west Khumbu valley until we reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail is steep uphill and we reach the memorial place of people who died while climbing Everest. Then, the trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
From Lobuche you make an early start to Gorak Shep and climb to Everest Base Camp through a higher route. You will spend a few hours in the Everest Base Camp (EBC). From EBC you can see Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. Then, you get back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast you will make an early start to reach Kalapatther. It is a steep climb of one or two hours up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. Kala Pattar climb is one of the finest parts of the entire trek to watch the spectacular view of Kala Pattar of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the black pyramid of Everest. Then, you will continue trek to Pheriche. It’s a downhill walk most of the way. Afternoon can be very windy .Overnight stay at lodge.
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to a bridge then it is downhill all the way with few ups along the way. At the end of it lies a bridge from where the trail heads back to the woodlands and vegetation with an hour-long uphill walk to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.
Retrace the journey back to Shanasha , where the trails from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meet. From here the route follows on the busy main path winding down all the way to Namche Bazaar and continue to Monjo for the overnight camp, located just near the Everest National Park entrance and exit.
You can walk at your own leisurely pace enjoying the lush green scenery and the amazing view of the surrounding mountains .Apart from a few short uphill stretches the only long climb will be from a place called Choplung just before reaching Lukla (40 minutes). At Lukla , we’ll have a merry dinner party at night with the whole Sherpa crew and porters.
This morning you will transfer to Lukla airstrip for your flight back to Kathmandu. The 40 minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early from Lukla but this depends on the weather.
- All pick up drop arrival & departure
- Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu flight
- Everest National Park Permit & TIMS Card.
- 2 night standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with B/B (Bed & Breakfast).
- 13 Nights Teahouse/Lodge accommodations in Everest base camp trek & trekking map.
- 13 Days Guide/Leader (English Speaking) with their food, accommodations and salary.
- 13 Days Sherpa Porter and their food, accommodations and salary (2 guests = 1 Porter)
- Insurance for Guide and porter during the trek.
- A medical kit for trek.
- All local and government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Nature of Personal shopping
- Personal food and bar bills with soft hard drinks during the trek
- Personal Insurance to coverage helicopter rescue if emergency (important- Every passenger should have it.)
- Tipping for guide and porter.
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).