2, easy ( technical 0 + altitudinal 2 ) | 15 Days in Nepal

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Pheruche - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Ghorekshep - Lobuche - Tengboche - Namche Bazar - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Activities

    Trekking

  • Altitude

    5,100 m
  • Group size

    4-10 pax
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu
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Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.

From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.

We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.

Those who join this trek will start their journey from Kathmandu to Lukla-by flight at 2840m. From Lukla you walk to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazar and on to the Tyangboche Buddhist Monastery, with its panoramic view of Everest - 8848m, Lhotse - 8501m and Ama Dablam - 6856m. Then it's across the glaciers to the foot of Mount Everest, and one of the most spectacular views of your life.

Trip Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel. Walk around the city. We recommend a walk through the old town, walk around Durbar Square, watch new Royal Palace, Parliament, and numerous temples.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Sight Seeing in Kathmandu valley. Familiarity with Kathmandu Durbar Square old palace, visit the palace of the living goddess Kumari. The world's largest ancient Stupa Boudhanath - center of Tibetan Buddhism. At sunset - a site visit of the Force - Swoyambhunath stupa, located at 77 E-meter hill, inhabited by monkeys, overlooking the Kathmandu valley. It offers the best views of the city and the Himalayas. Evening visa. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3 Schedule flight to Lukla (2840m)

Trek to Phakding. (2610m). Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in a small plane (about 45 min flight). Arrival route start transition to the village. Phakding (2.5 h) (2640 m) or to the village. Monjo (4 hrs) (2800 meters), depending on the level of the group.

Day 4 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)

Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hrs The trail follows the narrow valley of the river. Dudh Kosi, the arrival in the village. Namche Bazaar (6 h) (3400 m).

Day 5 Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Day 6 Namche Bazzar to Tengboche Monastery

Namche Bazzar to Tengboche Monastery (3,870m/12,694ft), 5 - 6 hrs. We set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

Day 7 Tengboche to Pheriche (4,360 m/14,300ft)

Tengboche to Pheriche (4,360 m/14,300ft), 5 - 6 hrs. With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. At this juncture, we can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages.

Day 8 Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m)

Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m). 5-6 hrs. 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 9-10 Lobuche - Hike up Kala Pattar (5550m)

Lobuche - Hike up Kala Pattar (5550m). 7-8 hrs. Today early morning we 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 Lobuche for overnight.

Day 11 Lobuche to Tengboche (3930m)

Lobuche to Tengboche (3930m). We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Tyangboche.

Day 12 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 5-6 hours 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 13 Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

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 14 Fly to Kathmandu

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.

Day 15 Transfer to Airport

Transfer to Airport. Final Departure to your home country.

Cost Include

  • Airport transfers - Pick up and drop.
  • 1 Nepalese English Speaking Guide for the group.
  • 2 nights Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Entry permit fee to Sagarmatha National Park.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Pass.

Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card.
  • National Park permit.

Cost Does not Include

  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • KTM city tour.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Food during the trek.
  • Overnight accommodation in Hotel/Lodges along the trail.
  • Personal Porters on the trek.
  • Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hotel after 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donations, tips etc...

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Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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