Everest Base Camp Trek

16 days

“adventure around high Khumbu valley in the heart of Mt. Everest”

Highlights:

“Scenic short flight both ways from Kathmandu to Luka with panorama of peaks with Everest,
A classic and super adventure to Everest base camp and Kalapathar view point hill
Visiting cultural and traditional Sherpa villages of Buddhist religion and monasteries,
Walking into lovely alpine forest of rhododendron, pine trees to arid windswept country
Trekking beneath Mt. Everest and massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:                 Moderate and Adventurous.
Activities:                    Sightseeing tour- interesting drive –flights and scenic trekking.
Highest Altitude:         5,545 m on top of Kalapathar and 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp.
Trek duration:             12 Nights and 13 Days (With flights both ways)
Total Trip:                   15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon rains).
March and April- October to November best months with clear blue sky
March to May flowering months with hills alive with wild-flowers.

Introduction:

Nepal Holiday Organizer Everest Base Camp Trek leads you on worlds’ most popular and favorite trekking destinations in whole Himalaya among trekkers and adventurer.
Due to its spectacular sceneries of giant peaks and dramatic landscapes which leads you from alpine green hills to arid, barren moonscapes within dry mountainous areas between towering peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trek where you can marvel views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)  Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft).

Everest Base Camp Trekking a great delightful adventure which leads into beautiful farm areas around traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries of Buddhist culture and religion in the backdrop of high mountains, walking involves serene woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir tree lines with enjoyable rest days at Namche and Dingboche with visit of beautiful Thyangboche Monastery.

As the journey progress ending our last leg of the adventure at Everest base camp with stunning views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, then with a hike on highest point of the trek at Kalapathar view top for outstanding views of Everest at close distance.

Our return walks lead downhill to reach at Lukla for sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu to conclude this fascinating and exciting Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: To Everest Base Camp 5,364 m via Gorak Shep 5,170 m and back at Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 15: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 16: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu after your international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Everest Base Camp trekking, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding trekking - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820m and trek to Phakding village 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendry climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.

From Lukla our first day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for overnight stop near the glacier fed Dudh Kosi (river)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

After an overnight stop at Phakding, walk follows Dudh Kosi upstream to cross several bridges to reach past Sagarmatha National Park and Monjo village, and then with last climb of the day leading at famous Namche Bazaar for two over nights where you can find facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Namche a perfect place for rest and acclimatization, morning take a short walk up to park museum with information on mountaineering, flora / fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a wonderful stop with rest day at Namche, morning leads to nice winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peak.

After few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into pristine forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery.

Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest.  A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receives blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for successful and safe climb.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.
Morning with eye catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descend through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola.

From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.

Walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Amadablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops.

Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Amadablam. 

Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.

Rest day in Dingboche for better acclimatization, morning take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjun hill for best views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam.  Thugla a popular lunch spot for people heading up hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge known as Thug-la pass festooned with many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions. 

From this lovely spot an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp.

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m, Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads on gradual trail with few short steep up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest.

After few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with few nice lodges for overnight stop, this isolated spot located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp.

Gorakshep was the earlier and original base camp in 1950’s to 1970’s, from here our journey continues walking over moraines and glaciers trail to reach our main highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp located beneath massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, this super spot with immense views can be crowded during peak expedition season around April and May months, here enjoy surrounding views with Mt. Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse.

On reaching our destination and highlight return back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop around high and beautiful Khumbu valley.

Day 10:  Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pheriche 4, 240 m - 05 hrs.
Starting early morning to reach Kalapathar with steep climb for few hours, on reaching the top of black rocky ridge, enjoy super panorama views of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, on top Kalapathar highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.

After a fantastic time on top of scenic Kalapathar, return walk downhill to Gorakshep and then continue trek to reach Pheriche valley for overnight stop, walk leads on same trail to Thugla, after crossing a small bridge then down to Pheriche windy valley.

A nice walk of few hours to reach at the end of the valley at Pheriche for overnight stop, this windy spot has many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post.

Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Leaving Pheriche with super morning views of Amadablam, and then on downhill walk with short climb then losing altitude heading past Pangboche and from the bridge back into tree lines with an hour climb to Tengboche Monastery.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.

Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue walk on downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla for last overnight in Khumbu area - 04 hrs walks.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges with super Everest base camp trek, our last day walk of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving in Lunch by lunch time with last overnight stop within Everest region, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.

Day 15: In Kathmandu free and spare day.
In Kathmandu free and spare day in case of flight delay or cancellation, can occur sometimes due to bad unfavorable weather, if all turns up well as per our itinerary days join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance. 

Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.
As per your flight time Nepal Holiday Organizer guide and staff transfers you to airport after a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders.

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