Everest Base Camp Trek considered getting you real close-up to the ‘Top of the world’ Mt. Everest [8848m], the highest mountain on the planet. If u like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world do it. The Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking (16 days) is major trekking on the earth together and limitless chances to walk beyond the Himalayas where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay started their spirited journey on 1953. The ultimate challenge of Everest base camp trek offers breathtaking mountain panoramas and offers the widest and most exciting range of treks and also gives you the opportunity offering sceneries ranging from mountains, glaciers and famous mountain trails. Everest Base Camp trekking expedition highlights into the living of universal famous climbers and sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people.
The journey of Everest base camp trek begins with an exciting Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu and trek up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks heading towards the Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. We trek along a high traversing path where we have our first magnificent view of Everest and head towards Thyangboche Monastery. The monastery is located on a ridge top where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits with absolutely mesmerizing and stunning view of the Everest landscape. We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. The hospitable Sherpas and their traditions, exquisite food and culture, you cannot help getting captivated and can enjoy every bit of it.
The trail of Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal heads to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Taweche and breath-taking sceneries second to none. Going up the trails all the way to Kala Patter [5554m a viewpoint recognized as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas. Some marvelous views of the Himalayan giants literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. Lastly, at the foot of Khumbu ice fall in Everest Base Camp trek, we walk at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our back down to take returning flight to Kathmandu.
For all the more adventurous trekkers, Nepal Everest Base camp trek is the best trekking route ever. Taking pleasure in and discovering the Sherpa heartland of the Solukhumbu area the Everest base camp Kala Patthar trek package brings enjoyment from the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu area that contain five of the world’s highest Himalaya Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyu (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m) increasing senior than anything else. Not only does the Everest Base Camp trekking provide us with a nice and sound time-out from the hustle and bustle of our lives but it also gives us the unprecedented sense of calm and peace on our way back to normal life. The experience of getting into the forests of rhododendron and fir trees and running into some endangered species of birds and animals during your Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is simply inexplicable. Rugged mountains of the north, long and treacherous walk up and down the hill is pleasant with the warm welcome and homely environment that will have you forget all the struggles you had on your way to the destinations. So now is the time to brace you for the breakaway for a couple of weeks to experience the most amazing and adventurous Nepal Mt. Everest Base Camp trek with exciting exploration
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m): walking distance 2-3 hours.
Day 04: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440m): walking distance 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 4-5 hours.
Day 07: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m): walking distance 4-5 hours.
Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
Day 09: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m): walking distance 4-5 hours.
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5170m) – Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak Shep (5170m): walking distance 6-8 hours.
Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280m): walking distance 6-7 hours.
Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 7 hours.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m): walking distance 6 hours.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, 1320 m.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel. When you have had your time to freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley about 7-hour tour.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbar Marg.
Day 3: Flight from KTM flight to Lukla 35 minute flight, Distance 136.17km, and trekking to Phakding (2652m): walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent – 8km
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along with the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440m): walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent – 11.3 km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
We start our trek with the pleasant walk through the forest with the magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 7: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m): walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent – 12 km
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several shortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and further beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worth while which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 9: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent – 9 km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Tohunga beautiful views of cholate across the valley. After another steep ascends the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak Shep (5170m): walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent – 11.4 km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along the windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to submit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m): walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent – 13.5 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and – 22 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It Takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the Trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m): walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying the final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to KTM of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and canceled.). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll through the streets and buy some souvenirs and be remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows.
Day 16: Final Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
ABC Treks has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
- Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- ABC Treks duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- ABC Treks Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.