Everest Base Camp Trekking
Among many trekking routes, Everest Base Camp Trek in Everest region is one of the most popular destinations among the tourists. This trekking route (Lukla) is the gateway to reach Everest. Tourists from different parts of the world trek here to fulfill their dream to either climb the top of the world or to witness the majestic and magnificent view of different mountain ranges of altitude over 6000 meters. This trek could be once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget. During this trek, you will be at the altitude of 5000 meter or high from where you can see the beautiful view of Mt. Everest. This trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site; declared in 1979, is home to different floras and faunas like pine, rhododendron, juniper and other shrubs. You can also see different wild animals like snow leopard, red pandas, musk deer, jharal, danphe (lophophores), etc. in this region. Also during this trek, you will see many Buddhist monasteries.
During this entire trek, you will get an opportunity to get familiar with the local people and know about their culture, lifestyle, and religion. The ever-smiling local people are always there to hearty welcome you any time of the year. Most of the people here are Buddhist and are from Sherpa community. Agriculture and tourism are the major occupations of people in this region.
This Everest region trekking will be once in the lifetime experience. You will get a chance to get close to nature and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu Fly to Lukla and trek to phakding
Day 04: Pkhading to Namche Bazar ( 3440 m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche ( 3860m)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Dingboche to acclimatization day
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche ( 4910 m )
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike Everest base camp ( 5363 m )
Day 11: Gorakshep to Pheriche via Kalapatthar
Day 12: Pheriche to Deboche ( 3820 m)
Day 13: Deboche to Namche Bazar ( 3440 m )
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla ( 2800 m)
Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1350 m)
Day 16: Final Departure
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal.
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be heartily welcomed by our staffs. After completion of airport duties (visas, documents, etc.), you will proceed towards the arrival gate and look for our representatives. After that, you will be transferred to Hotel. After checking in, you can take rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Trek preparation.
After finishing breakfast, we start our day with sightseeing some local historical and cultural attractions near Kathmandu including Durbar Square and temples like Pashupatinath, Buddha, and Swyambhu (monkey temple) with the tour guide. After that, we will meet our trekking guide, team leader, and other members for pre-trip discussion and prepare for the Everest trek where you can ask any questions regarding this trek. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla to Phakding (2610 m).
After breakfast, we will go to Tribhuvan International Airport’s domestic terminal for flight to Lukla (2800 m), a gateway from where our trek officially starts. During the 40-minute flight, you will see the magnificent view of Himalayas. After landing, we meet our crew there and make arrangements to trek further to reach Phakding. At the end of Lukla village, there is Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate. We have to cross this memorial to reach Chuplung village and other Sherpa villages. The trail continues to reach Thado Koshi from where you can see KusumKhangaru mountain. There are few tea houses and lodges to take rest and for refreshment. There are many chortens and colorful prayer flags and prayer wheels on the way to Phakding. This village is situated on the bank of Dudh Koshi river. From this village, you can see Kongde mountain. We will spend our leisure time by doing the short hike to nearby monasteries and local villages. Overnight in this village.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440 m).
We start our trek today along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and crossing this river through many suspension bridges. We will walk through jungles of pine and different other vegetation. While trekking, we will see different breathtaking views of different Himalayan ranges. You will also see waterfall while trekking on the way to Namche. We will pass through Sagarmatha National Park and enter our name. After few minutes of walk from here, we reach Jorsalle river side which is a good place to eat lunch. After finishing our lunch, we further continue our trek and after few minutes after crossing the suspension bridge, we will reach Larja Dobhan where Bhote Koshi river and Dudh Koshi river meet. And walking for about 3 hours, we will reach Namche Bazar, which is the gateway to Mt. Everest and main hub for business in this region. This Bazar is one of the biggest Sherpa villages where there are many hotels, lodges, and stores which sells souvenirs and trekking gears. For entertainment, there are cyber cafes which provide 24-hours internet service. Local cafes also show documentaries regarding the early expeditions and trekking. You can enjoy the documentary with the cup of tea, coffee, and bakery items. Also, there are banks and ATMs. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 05: Namche Bazar rest day (acclimatization).
Today is the rest day for acclimatization. Today, we will stay around Namche Bazar and do short hike Syangboche village. There is Syanboche Airport in this village. After hiking for few minutes we reach to Everest View Hotel from where we can see the beautiful view of different Himalayan ranges like Thamserku (6,608m), Kusum Kanguru ( 6367 m), (Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and even Mt. Everest (8,850m). We can also see Khumjung village. There is a school made by Tenzing and Hillary in this village. In the center of the school, there is a statue of Sir Edmund Hillary. There is a sacred mountain Khumbila, where Guru Rimpoche meditated and it is considered to be one of the religious and sacred mountains by the local people. The main purpose of this short hike is to adjust our body to altitude to ascend further. This hike will surely help us to acclimatize.
This bazaar is the main business market where there are government offices, bakeries, restaurants, cafes, shops, ATM’s, etc. We can go to Tourist Visitor Center near Sagarmatha National Park, where there are things related to the first Everest ascenders, local Sherpa cultures, and different flora and faunas found in this region. There is a special market on Saturdays where people from surrounding villages gather in this bazaar to buy or sell their local household products like grains and other daily use products. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche Gumba (3860 m):
Today, we will hike up toward Tengboche. During this hike, we will see closer views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. Today’s trek is a trek as it will be more smooth trails and few up hills and down hills. During this trek, we will see different wild animals like musk deer, h the red of Thar – multicolored pheasants, Danphe, and different vegetation like pine trees, rhododendron, etc. This trail continues to Kyaangjuma then to Sansa. During this trek, we will see different Buddhist flags and chortens. We can rest in few spots for tea breaks in the tea house. We will have our lunch at Phunke Tenga. On the way to Phunke Tenga, we can see water-driven prayer wheels. After lunch, we will further trek up to reach Tengboche. The trail is slightly uphill and zigzag in few places, which might be slightly difficult to walk for some people. Tengboche is the best place to view Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Everest. We can see different types of rhododendron before reaching Tengboche from Phunke Tenga. In the evening, we can go inside Tengboche Gumba which is the famous monastery of this area. Overnight stay at one of the lodges at Tengboche.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m):
Morning view of the monastery in Tengboche is spectacular and we can enjoy this view during breakfast. After breakfast, we prepare to hike further through an upper trail from where we can get a better view on the way to Pangboche village. We pass through different Chortens and prayer wheels during this trek. We will have our lunch in Pangboche. There is an old monastery in Pangboche which was established by Lama Sangwa Dorji (reincarnation of Guru Rinpoche), founder of Buddhism in Tibet in the 8th century. After lunch and taking a break for few hours, we then continue our trek further to Imja valley. We will walk through the bank of Imja Kola and then climb uphill to reach Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche rest day:
This is our second rest day for acclimatization. After breakfast, we will hike a short distance to have a great view of different mountain ranges of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, etc. We can also see Imja Khola valley and different landscapes of Dingboche. We can also hike to Nangartschang hill above the Dingboche village from where you can see beautiful views of different mountain ranges like Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, etc. We can then return to Dingboche village and do some local sightseeing and you can also enjoy a game of pool in this village. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m):
We start our trek through Khumbu Khola valley to reach Duglha. With the beautiful view of mountains like Cholatse in front of your eyes, we continue our trek through Phulung Karpo. We further descend crossing rivers through the small iron bridge to reach Thugla. The river water is melted from Khumbu glacier. In Thugla, there are few lodges and tea houses where you can take a break for a while for snacks. Further ascending for about 45 minutes through rocky trails, we reach Babu Chiri Memorial (10-time Everest summer) and another submitter memorial. From here, you will see Lobuche and Nuptse in front. After 10 minutes of walk, another trail from Cho La Pass meets on the way to reach Lobuche from where you will see Mt. Pumori. Throughout today’s trek, we can few prayer wheels and prayer flags. After crossing Khumbu glacier, we ascend further up to reach Lobuche. We might feel little out of breath due to high altitude. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140 m) Hike to Everest Base Camp.
We continue our trek toda From Lobuche we further trek ahead to reach Khumbu Glacier. On the way, we reach to Thangma Riju from where we can view the 360-degree view of snowcapped mountains. A steep walk from here up to Changri glacier, we get our first view of Kala Patthar. We must be careful while walking this trail as there are loose rocks and undulating trails. After carefully crossing this undulating trails and loose stones, we finally reach Gorak Shep from where you can get the magnificent view of different mountains including the top of the world Mt. Everest. After reaching here, we will have our lunch and rest for few times. After rest, we continue our trek further to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching there, we can see colorful tents of other mountaineers and snow covered mountains and gray surrounding (in spring). But before setting our tents or before the expedition, Sherpa offer a puja at the base camp for the success of expedition or trekking. They even hang Buddhist colored prayer flags here. After enjoying the beautiful natural view, we return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorakshep via Kala Patthar to Pheriche.
Today, we get up early to catch a beautiful view from Kala Patthar and to snap the beautiful mountains in the morning. We need to rush this time because of predawn darkness and chilling temperature (-9 C to -12 C) and also a probability of chilling winds. During our ascent to Kala Patthar, we can take a break to catch the breath in different places to enjoy the majestic views of mountains. After several hours of ascending, we reach Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, we climb further up to see the beautiful panoramic view of the different Himalayas like Mt. Pumori, Pumori glacier, and surrounding mountains. From here, we can see the beautiful view of Changri Shar glacier and Changri Nup Glacier. After spending few times there, we then descend to Gorakshep and pack our bag packs and then have our breakfast and then carefully descend from there to reach Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.
Day 12: Pheriche to Debuche (Deuche) small gomba for the nun:
After finishing our breakfast, we start today’s trek. Majestic view of mountains accompanies our trek. We pass through the different village like Shomare and upper Pangboche to see the old monastery of the Khumbu valley and then we further trek down to cross Imja Khola to reach Debuche after walking for about 30 minutes. There is a monastery of a nunnery in Debuche. This village is surrounded by different species of rhododendron trees. An overnight stay here.
Day 13: Debuche to Namche Bazar (3440 m):
After finishing our breakfast, we further trek to reach Namche Bazar. After 20-25 minutes of walk, we reach Tengboche. There is a monastery in Tengboche where we can witness early morning prayers. There are beautiful paintings inside the monastery. We can see the beautiful view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. Further trekking down, we can see chortens, prayer wheels and prayer flags. The trail is zigzag and slightly downhill up to Phunki Thenga. Here you will see water-driven prayer wheels on the way. After crossing a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and Dudh Khosi we reach Sanasa and then to Kenjoma. We can take a short tea/coffee break here in the bakery in Kenjoma from where we can see mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Khangkaru, etc. After about few hours of walk, we will reach Namche Bazar. Overnight here.
Day 14: Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,840 m):
Today’s trail is a rocky and quite steep, so we have to descend very slowly and carefully. We continue to trek after crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries. After crossing those tributaries, the trail becomes easy to walk. We trek through jungles of rhododendron and pine forests. We walk through villages mostly influenced by Tibetan and Buddhist culture. We can see different colored prayer flags as well as prayer stones while walking. And finally, we reach to Lukla after hours of walking. Today, we will take rest here. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu:
Today is the last day here. We will fly back to Kathmandu. We reach Kathmandu via morning flight. We can either rest throughout the day or go out for some sightseeing and buy some gifts to take back home for your beloved ones.
Day 16: Final Departure, back to home.
Today will be the last day of journey to Nepal. You can still do some shopping or local sightseeing at the last moment. And approximately 3 hours before scheduled flight, our representative will escort you to the airport
- All airport transfers.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites.
- Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu.
- All airport taxes.
- All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS).
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek.
- All mountain accommodation. with independent bathroom and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing a private room with shared toilet).
- Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Souvenir; Everest Base Camp Route map printed Polo Shirt.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Desserts (cakes, bakes, pies, and pudding).
- Additional Hot Drinks.
- Bottled drinks.
- Boiled water.
- Electronic device re-charge.
- Hot shower.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance and evacuation insurance.
- Tips for trekking staff.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING
- • Fleece beanie
• sun glasses
• Chap stick / Sunscreen
• Face mask or Scarf
• Hand towel
• Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
• Cold weather down jacket below waist
• Fleece jacket and trouser
• Trekking trouser
• T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
• Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
• Wind stopper and fleece gloves
• Socks and under wears
• Trekking boot
• Snow Gaiter (optional)
• Runners / Snickers for camps
• Head torch
• Personal medical kit
• Water Bottle/Camel Pak
• Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
• Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
• Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle