Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp is most probably the only trek that every trekker wishes to do once in his or her lifetime. This is a strenuous trek and a trekker should be well- prepared and properly acclimatized to complete this trek. You will see Mount Everest –the highest mountain on Earth and 3 other highest peaks of the world -Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu up-close. You will venture into the less traveled valleys lying below Everest, including the remote Gokyo Valley, with its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes and moonscape-like glaciers.
Hike the Kala Patar-from where you will have the best view of Mount Everest. Other peaks that loom right in front are Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Pumori, AmaDablam, and Island Peak. The experience of being so close to such awesome mountains, its purity and spirituality is something you will never forget. The friendly Sherpa people with their unique religion and culture are another attraction of this trip. You will have many opportunities to meet, interact and befriend them. You can try their salty butter tea in tea houses or indulge in sipping a glass of chang, homemade raw beer. Brightly-colored prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and beautifully-carved mani stones are the common sights along the trail and hillside.
- See Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.
- Hike Kala Patar for the best view of Mount Everest.
- Opportunity to meet, interact and befriend with the friendly Herpa people with their unique religion and culture.
Arrive into Kathmandu and be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel Tibet to unwind and relax.
Prepare for your trek and continue to relax at Hotel Tibet.
Lukla / Phakding (B,L,D)
(8661ft) 3 hours
The flight to Lukla is very much weather-dependent and will take off only after their is confirmation of good visibility in Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla Airport, your guild will arrange the porters or pack animals, assemble our gear and head out to Phakding, about a two and half hour gradual downhill walk.
Namche Bazaar (B,L,D)
(11316ft) 4 hours
The trail continues north pu the DudhKosi valley to Jorsale and then ascends a steep uphill climb to Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. The town is bustling with numerous homes, trekker’s inns, shops, and a small monastery. We will camp or overnight lodge in Namche Bazaar. (5-6 hours hiking)
Namche Bazaar (B,L,D)
We take another day here for acclimatization for exploring the Bazaar and nearby villages.
(12500ft) 3 hours
We follow the BhoteKoshi River down to the Nangpo Valley, enjoying a moderately easy and beautiful walk to the Sherpa village of Thame. It is situated at an important junction along the old trade route to and from Tibet via the Nangpa La Pass. We will spend the night here.
(12649ft) 4 hours
Visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu a training center for new monks. The area is considered holy; nothing may be hunted or killed. Expeditions to the world’s highest peaks have traditionally stopped here to receive the blessing of the Tenboche Rinpoche. Tengboche has the high scenic treasures like AmaDablam and Mount Everest in the background that impresses all visitors.
(14270ft) 6 hours
Dingboche / Chukung / Dingboche (B,L,D)
(15518ft) 4 hours
Today we’ll take a hard but dramatic hike that climbs about 2800ft from camp and ends in a small rock plateau form where, with a little imaginations, one can nearly touch the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. Views of Makalu, Pumori, amaDablam, and Island Peak are superb (30 moutnains over 20000ft can be identified from this spot!). There are several other less demanding options in the Chhukhung Valley. We descend back to our camp to Dingboche.
(16175ft) 5 hours
Gorak Shep (B,L,D)
(16930ft) 3 hours
Optional to Kalapatar (18190ft)
Gorak Shep is nestled under the snow-cones summit of Pumori and the sheer west face of Nuptse. If you choose to attempt the hike up to Kalapatar, you will be rewarded with the best view of Mount Everest.
EBC / Loboche (B,L,D)
(16175ft) 3 hours
(12800ft) 5 hours
(12598ft) 4 hours
Namche / Menjo (B,L,D)
(9676ft) 5 hours
Transfer back to Kathmandu for overnight at Hotel Tibet.
A reserve day in Kathmandu with overnight stay at Hotel Tibet.
Kathmandu / Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for departure flight to your final destination.
- Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
- Entrance fees where applicable.
- Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
- Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
- Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.