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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Duration: 17 days
Group Size: 2 - 10 Persons
Max-Heigh: 5,380 m
Best Season: All Time

Trip Cost: $ Per Person


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Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known Himalayan trek, starts at Lukla and follows the Dudh Koshi valley which climbs up to the famous Sherpa village Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a main hub for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, 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 trek make it the kind of walk which makes you lifetime experience.

Short Itinerary


Detail Itinerary

DAY 01 Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu Welcome and Assistance on arrival at Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Hotel Check in. Dinner and overnight stay at Kathmandu

Day 02 Kathmandu/ Lukla, trek to Phakding [2656m]
After an early breakfast at the Hotel, we are transferred to the Domestic Airport to connect flight to Lukla, which is the starting point of our trek. From the airstrip of Lukla we move towards north, passing through the lodges, airline offices and shops, dropping steeply for a while then descending to Chablung. Crossing the stream at Chablung the trail heads north, descending steeply to Tharo Kosi and then we climb a bit beyond the Tharo Kosi bridge and reach to Ghat at 2590m. From there, crossing a ridge, climbing a bit above the river we reach to our destination marked for the day, Phakding. Overnight stay at the Local Lodge at Phakding.

Day 03 Phakding to Namche [3420m]
From Phakding, following the Dudh Koshi valley north and staying 100m above the river on its west bank move to Zamphuti. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge and connect high above the river to Benkar. We then climb to Chomoa and then to Monjo, crossing Kyashar Khola. Beyond Monjo, we enter to the Sagarmatha National Park. From this point the trail makes a steep rocky descent to a large farm and then turn left to cross the Dudh Koshi, following the west bank. After making a short distance from the river we reach to Jorsale. Crossing and re-crossing the river, we finally make our way to Namche, at an elevation of 3420m. Overnight stay at the local lodge at Namche.

Day 04 Acclimatization day in Namche
A day rest is very important at this point before proceeding higher and further with our Trek. This Acclimatisation day provides us with an enormous opportunity to explore the famous Namche Bazzar. We can hike to Thami, visit the villages of Khunde also can visit the Namche Gompa. Overnight stay at the local lodge at Namche.

Day 05 Namche to Tengboche [3870m]
From Namche to reach to Tengboche it takes us 5 hours. From Sansa the trail descends to Labisyasa, which is at the foot of Teshinga, descending more we reach to Phunki Thanga, a small settlement. The trail climbs steeply at first then makes a gradual ascent through forests, it takes us only two hours from Phunki Thanga to reach to Tengboche. Overnight stay at the local lodge at Tengboche.

Day 06 Tengboche to Pheriche [4240m]
We take a short steep descent from Tengboche to Devuche, which also consists of a Gompa, to continue with our trek we pass through many mani walls in a deep forests of Rhododendrons. Crossing the Imja Khola we reach to Pangboche. From Pangboche through Shomare, Orsho we finally arrive at Pheriche, which is a labyrinth of walls and pastures

Day 07 Rest day in Pheriche
One more day of acclimatization is required to us. So we make a second time halt at Pheriche. We can spend the day relaxing at our camp if not then can make a short hike to the small Nangkartshang Gompa. From where we can check the good views east to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world.

Day 08 Pheriche to Lobuche [4930m]
A day acclimatization helps us to relax a lot. We feel a little relaxed and fresh to continue our trek from Pheriche. Ascending from Pheriche we move to Phalang Karpo and then crossing a bridge reach at Duglha. From Dulgha we go straight up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and turn left from there to Chukpilhara. The trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche

Day 09 Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5184m]
As it is not possible to camp at Kala Pattar, from Lobuche we climb to Kala Pattar on the way to Gorak Shep following the Khumbu Glacier and after exploring the place move to Gorak Shep for camping. Kala Pattar climb is one of the finest parts of the trip. It is a steep climb of one or two hours up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. We can catch the glimpses from Kala Pattar of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the black pyramid of Everest.

Day 10 Everest base camp [5357m] to Lobuche [4930m]
Making a way through the ice pinnacles and passing the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier, we make our way to the Everest Base Camp. After an early breakfast we make an early start as it will take us hours to reach the camp on the way back we walk through a higher route, watching the spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. Ending with our day at the camp we return to Lobuche for the night.

Day 11 Pangboche
With the exploring of the Everest Base camp begins our journey of retracing our steps way back to our starting point. For today, it is downhill most of the way. We retrace our steps to Duglha, passing through the pastures at Dusa, we descend to Pheriche. Crossing the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge we follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. Overnight stay at Pangboche.

Day 12 Trek to Tengboche
After breakfast at Pangboche we continue retracing our way from Pangboche to Tengboche. We mark an end to our Trek for the day on arrival to Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

Day 13 Tengboche to Namche [3450m]
Within 4- 5 hours we reach to Namche from Tengboche. The trail descends to Phunki Thanga and then ascends to the ridge towards Namche Bazzar. On arrival to Namche Bazzar, we get an opportunity to buy fake Tibetan Jewellery. We are moreover towards the end of our trek to the base camp. We make an overnight stay at the local lodge at Namche.

Day 14 Namche to Lukla [2800m]
For the last day of our trek we descend 950m and ascend 250m in total, which might take us of nearly 7 hours to complete. The trail descending from Jorsale at Dudh Koshi reaches at Monjo and from there to Lukla, both the beginning and ending point of our trek. We make an overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu
After an early breakfast at the accommodated lodge at Lukla, we are transferred to the domestic airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. After arrival at Kathmandu, transferred to the Hotel. Rest and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Breakfast at Hotel. Full day sightseeing.
AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the "Monkey Temple". There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple. PM: Visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats and visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath, Overnight stay at the Hotel

AM: Breakfast at Hotel. Free time till departure to Airport.


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