Everest Base Camp Trek

‘adventure on highest spot of the planet at the base of Mt. Everest’

Trip Highlights:

  • Adventure at the base of world’s highest Mt. Everest within Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
  • Scenic, sweeping flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with super mountain views.
  • Walking into lovely cultural Sherpa villages adorned with prayer walls and spinning bells.
  • Daily grand views of high snow capped peaks on walks to Everest base camp.
  • Explore Sherpa village enriched with Buddhist religions and its interesting monasteries.
  • From green alpine woodland to arctic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.
  • On top high Kalapathar with breathtaking panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance.

Everest Base Camp Trekking, one of the world’s most desired adventure destinations where every travelers, trekkers and adventurer dreams to set foot at the base of Mt. Everest the highest mountains on this planet earth.

Everest Base Camp Trekking, where walk leads you into scenic country full of amazing and fantastic views of high peaks that forms great range of Khumbu Himal in the shade of high Mt. Everest, where native Sherpa calls Chomolungma and in Nepalese Sagarmatha for Mt. Everest in both languages means ‘Great Mother’.

After a great success ascent by late Tenzing and Hillary on top Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953 ,the mountains and Khumbu area were exposed to the outside world, which at present is one of the popular adventure destination in and around Himalaya.

Beside mountain views and its beautiful dramatic landscapes, the villages of Sherpa people is equally worth the trekking visiting its nice traditional farm villages around Phakding-Monjo and famous colorful Namche Bazaar, where you can find almost all facilities from banks, post-office, shops and stores with excellent restaurants and hotels, where once a week interesting and busy  Saturday market takes place.

Our marvelous Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with scenic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla, a small airstrip, where walk leads you to Namche Bazaar and then at beautiful spot of Thyangboche and its impressive monastery surrounded by green woodland and series of peaks.

On leaving green forest heading into arctic zone within arid and dry landscapes at the foot of world’s highest mountains at Everest base camp, enjoying and feeling in high spirit return journey leads on top Kalapathar for excellent views of Everest with surrounding peaks and then downhill to Lukla.

After a great walk into forest and mountains with interesting villages ending our marvelous adventure completes at Lukla with scenic flight back to Kathmandu, with everlasting grand memories and adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2 : Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,610 m - 03 hrs.
  • Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m past Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 10 : Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and descend to Pheriche 4,270 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs with afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 14 : Depart for your next destination.
Includes
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary private/local
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu three star hotel with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in tea house and meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced trekking guide and porters on trek.
  • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of the trek guides and porters.
  • All additional government and local taxes.
  • First aid, medical kit and Oximeter
  • All necessary paper and trekking permits
  • Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu air fare
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepalese restaurant on your last evening in Nepal.
Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Cold drinks, mineral water, lunch and dinner as per itinerary.
  • Tip to staffs.
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport, received by our guide and staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.  First check into your hotel rooms after getting refreshed from the flight, then join with other members of Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, includes welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants followed with Folk cultural programs as entertain during dinner.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,610 m - 03 hrs.

Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region.

From Lukla, a gradual walk begins with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer)monuments and large spinning bells.

Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many good lodges for overnight stay nearby glacial Dudh Kosi River.

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees.

After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks.

Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

Day 4 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Rest day for acclimatization before heading to higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum which provides you much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

Day 5 Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop.

Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at
Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on
prayer.

Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

Day 6 Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m past Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.

Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp.

From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea).

Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.

Day 7 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.

Day 8 Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river.

A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest.

Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 9 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route.

Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp.

From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.

After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

Day 10 Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and descend to Pheriche 4,270 m - 06 hrs.

Morning climb to Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance.

With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley with many good lodges with time for lunch and overnight stop in Pheriche.

Day 11 Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

After Pheriche walk leads down with short climb and then a long descend to reach Pangboche village with unique views of Amadablam at close distance.

From Pangboche walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to Phunki Tenga with climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma route Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Ama Dablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks.

Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal).

After a refreshing stop with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche for overnight stop.

Day 12 Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs with afternoon at leisure.

Our last day walk of the adventure where trek follows on the same trail back to Lukla past Monjo, Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town for last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel.

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Day 14 Depart for your next destination.

Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Lasso Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Code : #Everest1
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to Adventurous.
  • Max Altitude : At Kalapathar 5,545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m high.
  • Min Altitude : 1350m.
  • Activities: Trekking
  • No of Trip Days: 14 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Group Size : 2-12
  • Walking Per Day : 5-8
  • Trek/Tour style : Tea house
  • Accomodation: On Hotels and Lodge on treks
  • Best Season : March to May when wild-flowers are in season with clear morning for walks and views, and from Mid-September to December months.
  • Entry : Lukla
  • Exit : Lukla
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