Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest base camp trekking is one of the very popular trekking in Nepal. This trek takes you to the base of world’s highest Mountain Mt. Everest. You will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and back.
Everest base camp trek is one of the very popular trekking trips in Everest region. This trek takes you to the base of world’s top Mountain Everest. Everest base camp trek starts from Lukla and reach to Tengboche monastery on the way it complete the romantic journey of beautiful places such as Phakding, Jorsale, Namche bazaar and Syangboche. During the Everest base camp trek Tengboche monastery provide relief to the trekkers with stunning glimpse of beautiful mountains such as Everest (8848m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Amadablam (6812m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Island peak (6189m.), Kongde Himal (6200m.), Thamserku (6430m.), and Khumbila (5761m.). Beside the stunning glimpse of the mountains this monastery is also famous for Mani Rimdu festival which is the important festival of Sherpa. During the time of Mani Rimdu festival this monastery is artistically decorated and large number of Sherpa people around the Khumbu region gathers there to celebrate Mani Rimdu festival.
After enjoying in the Tengboche monastery trek climb to Pangboche, sites of Khumbu’s oldest Gompa where a yeti scalp and hand relic are displayed. From Pangboche trek follows the Imja Khola which leads east towards the high settlements of Dingboche and Chhukung. The Mountain viewpoint of Chhukung offers superb views of the ice draped southern face of the Lhotse to Nuptse massif. From the confluence of the Imja Khola and Lobuche Khola, the left hand route climbs gradually to Pheriche an unimpressive settlement with tea shops and trekkers’ medical post. From there trek finally reach to Everest base camp which offer striking views of beautiful mountains such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak, Lobuche peak and Kwangde.
Everest base camp trekking is also famous for local culture and festivals. Main ethnic people of this region are Sherpa who follow Buddhist religion and live their own unique life style with their own culture and festivals. Trekking routes of Everest base camp pass the important typical villages of Sherpa where trekkers can know and experience the Sherpa culture and religion. Moreover in Everest region there are numerous colorful Monasteries, Gompas, Chörtens and Mani walls which will give the sacred feeling to the trekkers.
Highlights of the trek, stunning glimpse of beautiful mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Island (6189m.), Kongde Himal, Thamserku, and Khumbila. Sherpa culture and festivals, Monasteries, Gompas, Mani walls, Chörtens, Flora and Fauna of Sagarmatha national park.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu- 1350m/4,428ft. Meet and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Trip preparation in Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla. Begin trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft).
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft ).
Day 5: Namche – Acclimatization Day (hike to Thame or Khude Khumjung)
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3870m/12,694ft).
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4100m/13,076ft).
Day 8: Dingboche – Acclimatization day (hike towards Chukung Ri)
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16,172ft ),
Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep (5160m/16,929ft ). Visit Everest Base Camp (5357m/17,575ft).
Day 11: Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft), Trek back to Pangboche (3860m/12,664ft),
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440m/11,284ft).
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9,184ft) , 6/7 hrs
Day 14: Early morning fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel. Farewell dinner.
Day 15: A leisure day. Overnight hotel
Day 16: Final departure transfer
Moderate to Strenuous
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.