Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek Some Quick Facts:
A hike to Everest Base Camp is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose hopes and dreams float above the clouds. Trekking to Nepal's Everest Base Camp also allows us to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay embarked on in 1953. The journey begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you can acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while waiting for your ascent. Your journey to Everest base camp at 5,364m up to the base of the world's highest mountain will take you across bridges crossing air vents, through hidden Buddhist monasteries, and deep into the heart of the world where sherpa hot and hard culture thrives. Nothing compares to the rush and sense of accomplishment that hikers feel when they see the power and grace of the mighty mountain up close.
The 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is intended for novice hikers in good health and fitness. The long distance between daily routes, the constant altitude gain, and the separate rest days ensure that we are properly acclimated to fully enjoy our trek to Everest Base Camp. However, if you want to take on a greater challenge offered by our agency, Go Nepal, and "get off the beaten path," the Everest base camp through the Gokyo lakes in 18 days would be ideal. A 14-day trek is another option for experienced trekkers with limited time.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
you’ll arrive at Kathmandu international airport. Our agent will pick you and
take you to the respective hotel where you refresh and rest. All the necessary
information on tour provided in hotel. In the
evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by Go Nepal. Overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bouddhanath
Stupa, all of which are World Heritage Sites. The Durbar Square highlights the
life of royalty in antiquity. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most
important pilgrimage sites for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the
monkey temple and the Baudhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the
world. At evening, we introduce ourselves to our fellow participants and
discuss our trip to the Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
We take an early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, where all our trek to Everest Base Camp begins. We met the rest of our team in Lukla and started walking from there. We walk along a path that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we can see the Mountain Khumbila, a sacred mountain that has never been climbed. From there, we descend gradually towards Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours:
Our path crosses through a very good pine forest and we continue our way on the path that leads north into the Benkar Valley. We crossed the Dudh Koshi River and crossed the villages of Chumoa and Monjo before arriving at the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, we crossed the village of Jorsale and skirted the rivers Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. We climb a steep path and arrive at the Namche Bazaar, which is probably the largest city in the Everest region. We will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5 : Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
We can visit Namche Bazaar, the main city of the Everest or Khumbu region, which has various government offices, ATMs, cybercafés, local shops, restaurants and a colorful market. We can hike to the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, we can walk to the village of Khumjung. Today we will also visit the Hillary school and a monastery, a monastery in Khumjung houses a purported Yeti scalp. We will spend the night in the Namche bazaar.
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours
The walk to Phunki is an easy walk for all of us. From here we climb to Tengboche City, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Everest region. It is located in Sagarmatha National Park, which falls under a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery has a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 15:00. So if we arrive by 3 pm, we can attend a Buddhist religious ceremony. Night in Tengboche.
Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
Our path descends through leafy birch forests and rhododendrons trees. During the trek we can admire the beautiful mountain views. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We descended to Debuche and crossed the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We chose the upper Pangboche Trail and admire the view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our hike in the Imja Valley and the Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful fields of barley, potatoes and buckwheat with grazing animals scattered throughout these fields.
Day 8 : Dingboche: Acclimatization
Spending a day in Dingboche will help us get used to the altitude as we walk furthermore for next day. Instead of staying inactive, we climb a ridge behind the village and see six of the highest peaks in the world, including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. In addition, we can also admire the peaks of Cholatse and Taboche. In our northwest we see more Himalayan peaks overlooking the Khumbu Khola Valley. Of these summits, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most dominant. From another location on the ridge, we can also admire the picturesque valley of Imja Khola and the beautiful village of Dingboche. Night in Dingboche.
Day 9 : Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 4km, 3 - 4 hours
It is a relatively short trip from Dinboche to Duglha. We are going through a wide passage that is a very desired change to walking in a straight line. At the beginning of our walk today, we enjoy the company of powerful Himalayas on all sides. The valley begins to shrink as Dusa approaches. We started to see Mt. Pumori as we continue our journey. As our path descends and bends, we say goodbye to the mountain, Pumori. We cross a stream and climb to Duglha, which is a small town with a huge row of prayer flags hanging in the valley. Once we reach in Duglha, we can walk between 45 minutes and an hour and visit the Memorial Sanctuary. Overnight in Duglha.
Day 10 : Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2 - 4 hours
We climb up to the Moraine terminal of the Khumbu Glacier. The path leads over rocky slopes up the Chupki Lhara, a ridge with spectacular mountain views. The summit of the ridge is full of prayer flags and stones that are memorial shrines for mountaineers who have lost their lives on the Mount Everest. As the road to Khumbu Glacier Moraine descends, we are standing in front of some peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Crossing the Khumbu glacier we can also see the Mount Nuptse. Night in Lobuche.
Day 11 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Hiking to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we go up and down mainly on a glacier trail. There are also many meanders in difficult terrain. Upon arrival at the base camp, we enjoyed the incredible fusion models and admired the slightly rounded ice towers at the top of the Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp is incredibly beautiful. From base camp, we can enjoy incredible views of the Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori Mountains. After immersing ourselves in beauty, we return to Gorak Shep where we will spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 12 : Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
We wake up early here to go to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperatures and most likely cold winds. We walked on a fairly steep path at a comfortable pace. Going up the hill, we can see the mountains Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse. The view from the top is exceptional. You can see the highest mountain in the world, Everest, along other peaks of the Himalayas. After spending some time at the top of Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep, which is relatively easier than climbing to Kala Pathhar. Hikers visiting Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast, as the walk to Everest Base Camp takes longer than Kala Patthar's. After their return to Gorak Shep, both groups will have lunch together. After lunch, we go down to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 13 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours
Now we are losing about 2,000 feet in height and taking a road with many ups and downs. We descend a slope full of rhododendrons and junipers and cross a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi. We descend quickly through the pine forest, where we can easily see mountain goats, pheasants and other common animals and birds in the area. The road finally reaches Sansa from where we can admire the views of the Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We continue along winding paths, followed by another hike in a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night in the Namche bazaar.
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours
We begin our walk to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mainly a descent on a path along the Dudh Koshi River. We shall pass through several hanging bridges and we will cross several monasteries and then towns before arriving at Lukla. After arriving in Lukla, we spent the rest of the day resting because it will be our last day in the mountains region. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu
We fly early morning to Kathmandu after our long trek. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we can take a break or buy souvenirs. If we want to explore other parts of Kathmandu, we can do it today. Our guides can help you with the purchase of souvenirs or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. A Go Nepal representative will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.
Ø Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Ø 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with
Ø Teahouse accommodation during the trek
Ø All meals during the trek (15 breakfast, 12
Lunch, 12 Dinner)
Ø Welcome and farewell dinners
Ø All ground transportation on a comfortable
private vehicle as per the itinerary
Ø Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Ø An experienced, English-speaking and
government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1
Ø Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Ø Staff costs including their salary, insurance,
equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Ø Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be
returned after trip completion)
Ø Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking
map are yours to take
Ø All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Ø Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Ø All government and local taxes