Everest Base Camp is the most representative trek to Nepal Himalayas and offers the best view of Mt. Everest; The view along this trek is superb and exciting. The Everest Base Camp travel route follows the main course of Khumbu region from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, Everest Base Camp Nepal tour allows the trekker to have close view at world’s highest and most handsome peaks. The route also offers you plenty of opportunity to have a close contact with Sherpa life and culture. You would be overwhelmed to visit the stupas, monasteries, Mani Stones and monks and Lamas practicing Buddhism. In spring, the route has rhododendron bush in complete blossom, which is quite romantic.
Trip end : Kathmandu, Nepal
Activity : Outdoor activity, Nepal tour
Group size : Minimum 3 people, maximum 16 people;
Single Supplement : US$ 136 ; only applicable for one room occupied by one person
Transfers in Kathmandu per itinerary;
One Porter for 2 Persons;
one Licensed English-speaking guide;
Everest National Park fee;
Accommodations in the lodges during trekking;
Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
D1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel, check in, you will have your time free after hotel check in;
D2 Sightseeing of Kathmandu
You will visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
D3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek begins
By flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then start the trek to Phakding.
D4 Trek day 2, Phakding to Nache
Today there is a long, steep climb up to the town of Namche Bazaar (11300ft, 3440m), the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. The climb is, however, made easier by the distractions offered by the magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as our first views of Mt. Everest.
D5 Trek day 3, Acclimatization day at Namche
This day can be spent relaxing at camp, exploring the tiny shops in the bazaar and the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. You can also participate in an optional hike to some of the Sherpa villages nearby, such as Kunde and Khumjung, or take a more strenuous walk to Thame.
D6 Trek day 4, Namche to Tengboche
If it is a Saturday, you can visit colorful market, where local and Chinese goods (brought over the high passes from Tibet) can be seen and purchased. We then head for Tengboche, along a trail with spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Kantaiga, and AmaDablam. Our campsite is at Tengboche (3875m), one of the most impressive locations on earth and site of the region’s most important Buddhist monastery (faithfully rebuilt since the 1989 fire). We will have the opportunity to explore the monastery and see monks at prayer.
D7 Trek day 5, Tengboche to Dingboche
The early part of the day is spent walking through lush rhododendron and pine forests. We eventually emerge above the tree line and continue for the rest of the day up the glacial valley until we reach Dingboche at (4252m). En route we see some of the area’s most beautifully carved mani (prayer) stones.
D8 Trek day 6, Dingboche to Dughla
Making sure of proper acclimatization, we cautiously continue up the valley from Dingboche to the tiny settlement of Dughla (4620m), on the terminal moraine of the great Khumbu Glacier.
D9 Trek day 7, Dughla to Lobuje
It is a short but steep climb up to Lobuche (4930m), which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Again the views are spectacular and the sunset on Nuptse, towering directly ahead of Lobuche is especially impressive.
D10 Trek day 8, Lobuche to Kala Pattar and Gorakhsep
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. If possible we can stay and watch the awe-inspiring sunset on Everest and its neighbors. We make a quick descent to GorakShep, a tiny hamlet 5170m, where we stay the night. Some people, who are not interested to go to Everest Basecamp prefer walk further down to Lobuje for overnight stay in order avoid altitude sickness.
D11 Trek day 9, Gorakshep to Everest Basecamp and Lobuje
On this day we walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5380m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. But the view of the Everest itself is not as spectacular as from Kala Pattar. We return down to Lobuje for the night.
D12 Trek day 10, Lobuje to Upper Pangboche
From Lobuche we take a slightly different route down to Upper Pangboche. Here is the oldest monastery in the region, which once contained what was said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman
D13 Trek day 11, Upper Pangboche depart for Namche
From Upper Pangboche we descend to join the main trail above Tengboche and continue on down to Namche.
D14 Trek day 12, Namche return to Lukla
Today is the day that this great trek ends, we will depart from Namche, enjoy the nature scenery along the walk. the trail continue descends, we will reach at Lukla in the late afternoon
D15 Lukla to Kathmandu
An early morning flight takes us back to Kathmandu, and gives us a last view of the mountains we have just spent two weeks exploring. After arriving in Kathmandu, check in, you will have your time free to relax
D16 Kathmandu departure
Your journey ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for your departure