Everest Base Camp Trek (12 days)

Everest Base Camp Trek ( 12 days)

Everybody knows of Mr. Everest and that’s the simple reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek is so popular. Mount Everest towers above the Khumbu at over 8,848 m and is perhaps the most iconic symbol of challenge and adventure on Earth. EBC treks follow in the footsteps of legends as we ascend from verdant Lukla to the vast glaciers and razor-sharp ridgelines of the Everest Himalayas; home of the world's highest peaks. At Base Camp, stand face-to-face with the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs. Hike to the summit of Kala Patar at over 5,512 m for an unobstructed view of Everest's windblown summit, trailing a seemingly perpetual banner of cloud and snow. The treks take you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains.

Except the mountain, the unique Sherpa culture, traditions, religion and hospitalities will be tasted in this trek as well. Most of the trekking days will be spent above altitude of 3000m in the Khumbu and Imja Khola valleys exploration- there will be plenty of time to enjoy the local culture of the Sherpa people, visiting ancient monasteries, learn about Buddhism influence in Sherpa’s life and traditional farming system will add to flavor to your journey and will be most unforgettable experiences.

Everest Base Camp is the dream of the trekkers, because of its amazing scenery, because of the unique people living there, because of the stars are so close to touch,  because of the mountain is there, that's why you are here.

 

General Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 03: Acclimatize day

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Day 06: Acclimatize Day

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)

Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )

Day 09: Hike to Kala Pattar - Pheriche (5550m/18,204ft Kalapatthar)/ (4,358m/14,295 ft. Pheriche)

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

 

 

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Itinerary Details:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)/35 minutes flight and 4 hours walk

We drive to airport early in the morning as per flight departure time to take our flight to lukla (2,800m). It is scenic flight about 35 minutes which gives you a perfect site of mountain range. We will have breakfast at Lukla. By the time prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 03: Acclimatize day

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)/ 5 hours walk

After breakfast at the lodge at Namche, the trail leads short up towards ridge and easy way to Kyamjuma then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. After that a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche monastery, with its picturesque background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

We hike half an hour down to riverside though lush forest, across the river and take a gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche. Over night at Lodge.

Day 06: Acclimatize Day

Today we again acclimatize at Dingboche as second acclimatize  day on this trip. You may hike up to Chhukung towards to Island peak or explore Dingboche valley or hike up to Chhukung Ri or relax. Over night at Dingboche.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)/ 5 hours walk

After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads through the valley and get in to the bottom of the hill from where uphill begins to get in to Dugla. After that the trail continue climb upto the ridge where many memories of Sherpa who died on the glacier of Mount Everest. The the trail gently climb up to the Lobuche for overnight.
 

Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )/ 7-8 hours walk

The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep, check in to Mt. lodge, lunch and start your hike to EBC. This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails which is the most wonderful renowned place of this trek. After visiting the Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) for overnight.

Day 09: Hike to Kala Pattar - Pheriche (5550m/18,204ft Kalapatthar)/ (4,358m/14,295 ft. Pheriche)/ 7-8 hours

Today early morning your leader will knock your door to wake up you and you will take a dark climb up to the Kala Pattar. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft ; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The views are golden along with sunrise and then back to its original color of white snow capped. Explore sunrise with Everest as long as you want then hike back to Gorekshep, breakfast and will retrace back to Pheriche for overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 7-8 hours

After hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops easy downhill through the dry valley till Pangboche village. Then the trail drops to the riverside and cross a bridge and continues up through the pine and juniper forest to Tengboche. The trail descends to the Dudhkoshi River and continues up to Kyungjuna. Finally an easy walk leads you to the Namche bazzar for overnight where you will have really hot shower which is the best after few days having no shower. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)/ 7-8 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities has to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)/ 35 minutes scenic flight

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.

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