Everest Base Camp Trekking is a world class epic journey in the Everest region of Nepal. This is the most popular trek in Nepal. The natural and cultural sophistication has made the trek to Everest base camp extremely popular and enticing. The trek leads you to the base of the world’s tallest peak- Mt. Everest (8848m). This trip is especially designed to the adventure loving trekkers to experience the difference in the core of the Himalayas.
Everest base camp trek commences from the Lukla airstrip after the picturesque Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Meeting further crews in Lukla, the trek begins above the Dudh Koshi valley. crossing some suspension bridges, you enter to the Sagarmatha National park. Rhododendron, birch and juniper forests are beautiful. Himalayan goat, blue sheep and leopard types of Animal are found there. After crossing Dingbuche, the trail to EBC is mostly isolated and dotted by the glacial moraines. The Himalayan views that can be explored during the journey to Everest base camp include Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kantega and others. Everest base camp and Kalapatthar are the final destinations of this trek.
Sherpa culture and hospitality is another flaming charm of the Everest base camp trek. Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Pangboche and Tengbuche are some of the representing Sherpa villages. Monasteries and Chhortens lie there. While walking, Mani walls offer a great satisfaction on the trekkers. Namche Bazaar and Khumjung are known as the center of the people of Khumbu region. Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in Tengbuche. Sherpa are the renowned Himalayan leaders. They are equally forward in providing hospitality.
Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels organize Everest base camp trekking with perfectly designed itinerary that include acclimatization days. Please, contact us to customize the itinerary or for the further details about the trek. We are here to make your Nepal trek holiday spectacular.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu Airport (1345m).
Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trip briefing.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m). About 4 hours.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). About 5 hrs.
Day 05:Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Trek to Tengbuche (3860m). About 5 hrs.
Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m). About 5 hrs.
Day 08:Day trip to Chhukung valley (4731m) and back to Dingboche. About 4 hrs.
Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). About 5 hrs.
Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep Evening hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. About 7-8 hrs.
Day 11:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5550m) and trek back to Pheriche (4243m). About 7-8 hrs.
Day 12:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). About 6 hrs.
Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2840 meters). About 6 hrs.
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day 15:Rest day day in Kathmandu.
Day 16:Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu Airport (1345m).Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Representative of Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels receives at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing is given to you about the activities of tomorrow. Overnight at hotel. (B&B)
Day 02Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trip briefing. After the breakfast, you set out for the guided city sightseeing trip. Kathmandu is a city of temples. The tour escorts you to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Temples and Buddhist Stupas are the focused travelling monumental sites. Pashupatinath (Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa are some of them. The mediaeval arts and architectures are amazing. Drive back to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel. (B&B)
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m). About 4 hours.From Kathmandu, we fly to the Lukla airport, which takes 35 min. There we meet our trip crew and have a brief introduction. Then we take a walk through the barley and potato fields above the Dudh Koshi valley. Crossing a suspension bridge, we reach to Phakding. This is the first day of the trek, so we walk less. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). About 5 hrs. After the breakfast, we begin to ascend through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a home of the top of the world- Mt. Everest (8848m) and some other 8000 meter peaks, rare found flora and fauna along with Lakes and Glaciers. It is a continual climb up to the bustling Sherpa town. Namche is not only beautiful town but also a center of the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.As we have entered to the alpine section of the Everest region, we need to acclimatize to the growing altitude. If we do some acclimatizing courses, we can avoid mountain sickness. It is a hiking that helps to adapt in the high altitude. We go to walk around after the breakfast around the Khumjung and Syangboche. The views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other can be seen outstanding. The Sherpa cultural attractions as monasteries, chhortens and museum are wonderful. Back to the shelter and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 06Trek to Tengbuche (3860m). About 5 hrs. With a breakfast, we leave Namche Bazaar. Then the real Himalayan panoramas can be seen more stunningly. Passing the forest, we descend to the Riverbank and walk through it. We have a lunch at the restaurant beside the River, enjoying hissing skill of the River. Then we walk gradually along the bank and finally ascend to the Tengbuche monastery, which is a popular pilgrimage destination of the Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 07Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m). About 5 hrs. We can join at the Morning Prayer in the Tengbuche monastery. After the breakfast, we trek down to Debuche for half an hour. It is located beside the River. Crossing the River, we gradually walk up to Pangboche. The monastery of Pangboche is known as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Then we walk through the green forest and crossing numerous Mani walls to reach the beautiful Dingbuche village. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 08Day trip to Chhukung valley (4731m) and back to Dingboche. About 4 hrs.We are almost at 4500 meters. We need good acclimatization to avoid the mountain sickness due to the high altitude. So, Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels take you to the day hike to the Chhukung village. Walking higher, we can have a good acclimatization to the increasing altitude that will help on the following days. Mt. Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and the neighboring peaks can be explored during the hiking. The sceneries of barlely fields are awesome that are surrounded by the stone walls. Then we back to Dingbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 09Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). About 5 hrs.Leaving Dingbuche, we cross numerous Mani walls. Walking about an hour, we get the spectacular view of the Pheriche beneath the airborne peaks of the Khumbu region. Climbing to Thukla, we stop there for the lunch. On the way from there, we see the stone memorials of the Everest climbers, who have demised during their adventurous climbing. Then we trek further to Lobuche and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep Evening hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. About 7-8 hrs.After the breakfast, we walk over the Italian research center dealing the glacial trail and rocky moraines. The Khumbu ice fall region can be seen stunning. Gradually, we trek up to Gorakshep, have a lunch and check in to the lodge. Then we have our day pack and begin to hike to the Everest base camp, which is the base of the top of the world. On the one hand, Everest climbers set camps at the base camp and engage in climbing practices. On the other, EBC trekkers have a fantasy to reach the Everest base camp. Then we trek down to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 11Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5550m) and trek back to Pheriche (4243m). About 7-8 hrs. Early in the morning, we begin to hike up to the Kalapatthar. It is a wonderful viewpoint of the snowy peaks of the Everest region and sunrise over those peaks. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu and other surrounding peaks can be explored. You may like to take several snaps, so, this is the time to arrest those astounding views in your camera. Having such different experience, we climb down to Gorakshep, have a breakfast and trek down to Pheriche gradually. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 12Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). About 6 hrs. The landscape is familiar for us as we climbed up enjoying the similar views. The mountain goats can be seen at the ridgeline. The forest of rhododendron, birch and Juniper are amazing. Then trek down to Namche Bazaar and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 13Trek to Lukla (2840 meters). About 6 hrs. This is the last day of foorhill excursion in the Everest region. First we exit from the Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing some steel bridges, we trek down to Phakding via Monju and trek further to Lukla. It is the last day with our group. Having a good memory, we spend the evening. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. In the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Then transfer to the hotel. The whole day can be used for your rest or go out for the shopping. On your special request for the further activities, we can customize it/ Please, inform on time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15Rest day day in Kathmandu.Having a rest day is a wise decision as weather in the Himalayan region/high altitude region can be changed in no time. So, rest day will be used in such situation. If the flight is on time, then you can take a sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.Thank you for your trip with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels. Our representative drops to the airport for the final departure or to your further destination.
The environmental, political and several other factors that are beyond the control of our team might be the hindrances in the trip. It is quite unusual for the alteration of whole itinerary; however, these factors can be responsible for the change and improvisation of the proposed itinerary. In such cases, the group leader or the trekking guide would decide the best alternative possible and try to minimize the problem as per the group’s interest. However, the company would not be responsible for the result of the alternatives and change in the suggested itinerary.
In case of health problems:
In case of altitude sickness and other health hazards during the trip, Lovely Nepal can charter a helicopter for you. In case you use this service, you can do the payment at our office. The payment receipt will be provided so that you can claim the amount from insurance.
In case of Flight Delay:
There might be certain delay in flight schedule from few hours to few days while flying to and from Lukla. The extreme weather conditions, technical problems and minimum visibility can be the barrier for the landing and taking off of the flight. In case of these difficulties, Lovely Nepal Tours can charter a helicopter to make sure you won’t miss your international flight. In this case, the cost of the chopper can be paid directly at our office. You would be provided with the payment receipt so that you can claim the amount from insurance. However, it is a good idea to keep few spare days at the end of the itinerary while trekking in Everest region to minimize the effect of flight delay.