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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code EBC-02
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 15 Days
Max. elevation 5550 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation private vehicle and domestic flight ticket as per itinerary
Accomodation Three star hotel in Kathmandu, and tea house lodges during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche bazaar-Dingboche-Gorakshep- kata Patthar-Everest Base Camp-Pheriche-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,297 per person

Highlights

Overview

Everest base camp trek with Hiker Himalaya leads you to the heart of the world's highest Mt. Everest, within adjoining giant peaks. A great adventure to experience standing beneath towering mountains close to massive Khumbu ice-falls and glaciers. Scenic views of the snow-capped mountain range will follow you from the start of the trek to the end of Lukla. Everest base camp trek begins with a smooth exciting short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla 2, 820 m high. A prime Sherpa town where many great adventures and treks start and conclude on this lively town in Lukla.

The only active and busy airport around the district of Solu-Khumbu, where the airport is named Tenzing & Hillary. A tribute to legendary mountaineers the first conqueror on Mt. Everest way back in 1953. From Lukla our adventure starts, heading towards Dudh Kosi River on an easy downhill with gradual walks from one village to another. An interesting, scenic trek following the river and crossing several exciting bridges to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The name Sagarmatha is a Nepalese word for Mt. Everest, the landmark of the country while the local Sherpa calls Chomolungma. The park was established in 1976 and listed in world heritage sites, one of the world’s highest parks with the world's tallest peaks.

Walk to last Jorsalle village, then on river bed covered in dense woods of tall rhododendron, pine, hemlocks trees. The climb begins on undulating uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar, a perfect height at 3,440 m high for rest and acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar, situated on the mid-ways to many trekking destinations, as well as the main hub for trekkers and local villagers. Where once a week Saturday market is held, an exciting bazaar to witness Sherpa’s of Khumbu and their colorful cultures and traditions. The Sherpa is famously known for their warm traditional hospitality, interwoven with Buddhism religion, similar cultures to Tibetan predecessor.

After an enjoyable time at Namche, carry on trekking on a scenic pleasant trail to our destination's Everest base camp. As trek progress with a climb to beautiful Tengboche, a scenic spot with a famous monastery overlooking grand views of Everest. Includes an array of high snow-capped peaks with magnificent looking Mt. Amadablam, enjoy a tour of the monastery interior.

Adorned with tall idols of Buddha with colorful religious paintings, truly an impressive place to be and well worth a visit. From Tengboche, after an enjoyable stay within the backdrop of high peaks and lovely forest, the adventure continues towards high mountain wilderness. Route follows on arid and barren terrain, where tree lines fade for short bushes of juniper and rhododendrons. As a walk leads past Pangboche and Dingboche to reach Lobuche, a day hike from here to reach Everest Base Camp.

From Lobuche towards our main target and highlight, as walk follows on rocky moraine sections to Gorakshep. A small settlement with few good lodges, located en route to Everest base camp and climb to Kalapathar scenic hilltop. After Gorakshep, a few hours trek to our final destination at Everest Base Camp, enjoy the most exciting moments. Stand beneath mighty Mt. Everest 8884.86, Lhotse, and Nuptse, from here next adventure to Kalapathar the highest point of the trek. A steep climb from Gorakshep reaches atop the grand view spot of Kalapathar, facing closet views of Mt. Everest.

The panorama includes adjoining giant peaks that surround this high point which is at 5, 545 m high. On completing our dream destinations, walk back down to Lukla for the last overnight stop around the high Khumbu region. Where next early morning a sweeping scenic flight brings you to busy Kathmandu city, after a glorious adventure and experience on Everest base camp trek.

Best Seasons for Everest base camp trek:
Everest base camp trek can be visited round the year, except for monsoon wet rainy season of mid-June to an early week of September months. Best in springtime from March to May, and in autumn starts from September to November.

Springtime is lively with longer daylight hours for pleasant walks, as well as for scenic views when flowers are in seasonal bloom. Cold morning and nighttime, could snow sometimes.

Next, the best season is autumn from mid-September to November to pre-winter in December. Where days are clear with blue sky, but short sunlight hours, can be very freezing cold in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime.

Can get snowed sometimes but a beautiful day for walks and to marvel at grand views of mountains.  
 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m):

The tour begins as you arrive in Kathmandu Valley, the central hub of Nepal. You will be picked from the Tribhuvan International Airport and be transferred to your respective hotels. A warm and authentic Nepali meal will be offered to you at dinner and later you can enjoy some folk cultural music and dance.

Day 2 : Trek preparation in Kathmandu:

On this day, you will be briefed about the Everest Base Camp trek by the guide. The agents will help you sort and prepare the required documents for the trek and will also guide you in picking the bags with the necessary clothing, food items, and equipment. After the preparation, you can opt for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You can visit places like Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can visit world heritage sites like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, or Pashupatinath. Stay overnight at respective hotel.

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2820) and trek to Pakding (2640 m),4 hours:

On this day, after breakfast, you will head to the airport and take a domestic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the starting point of the trek to Everest Base Camp. The flight will take you across the green landscape and then snow covered geography within 45 minutes. After the breathtaking scenery, you will begin your trek from Lukla to Phakding which is a short hike. Stay overnight at Phakding.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), 05 hours:

You will be heading towards Namche Bazaar which is the central tourist hub in Khumbu Region. You will enter the Sagarmatha National Park and walk through Dudh Kosh upstream. After crossing bridges, you will eventually head to Namche Bazaar which is the last town in the region. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 5 : Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar:

This day is set aside for acclimatization purposes so that your body does not succumb to altitude sickness. On this day, after breakfast, you will head to the National Park headquarters for sightseeing. You can hike to the nearby areas with mesmerizing views of different mountains in the Khumbu region.

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3867 m), 05 hours:

You will set out on a hike towards Thyangboche from Namche Bazaar. The short hike will take you past mani walls and monasteries along the way. On the way, you can visit monasteries and take blessings from high priests.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4260 m), 04 hours:

After having breakfast, take the trail towards Dingboche which is a short hike. Along the way, you will walk through forests of pines and rhododendron. From an exposed area, you can get an up close view of Mount Ama Dablam which is completely mesmerizing.

Day 8 : Acclimatize at Dingboche:

This day has been set aside for acclimatizing at Dingboche. Acclimatization is very important since there is a significant change in the altitude which might eventually result in altitude sickness. You can take a short hike uphill and get exquisite views of the nearby mountain range.

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4930 m), 05 hours:

After Breakfast, you will head towards Lobuche. The trail will lead to Thugla which is a large summer pasture and meadow. Eventually, you will walk past stone monuments and reach Khumbu Glacier. The monuments are placed there to commemorate the mountaineers and climbers who have lost their lives during their climb. The view from Lobuche is very beautiful on a clear day.

Day 10 : Trek towards Gorakshep (5170m) and to Everest Base Camp (5334 m):

On this day, you will walk from Lobuche towards Gorakshep. Upon reaching the pasture, you will walk towards Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp will welcome you will panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khubutse, and more. The Everest Base Camp is the highlight of the entire trek. Set camp for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4240m), 6hours:

After breakfast, you will Hike towards Kalapatthar which is a hilltop black ridge that offers a mesmerizing and up close view of all the surrounding mountains at a 360-degree angle. Many trekkers consider Kalapthhar as the main highlight of the trek due to the panoramic views. Mount Everest looks even more enticing from Kala Patthar. After enjoying the view and taking a few pictures you will head towards Pheriche.

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3340m)-6 hours

On this day, you will trek from Pheriche towards Namche Bazaar and mark your return. Along the way, you will bid farewell to the lovely mountains, flora, and fauna. With the Dudh Koshi on the side, you will eventually reach Namche where you can have warm drinks and meals.

Day 13 : Trek back to Lukla (2820m), 06 hours:

From Namche Bazar, you will head back to Lukla. You will have to say goodbye to the rich tradition and amazing lifestyle of the Sherpa Community living in Namche. After reaching Lukla, you can enjoy some folklore, cultural dances along with warm mean and local drinks. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 14 : Flight to Kathmandu:

This day marks the end of your stay in the lovely Khumbu region. You will head towards the domestic airport in Lukla and take a 45-minute flight towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can prepare for homeward bound for the next day. At night, you will be offered a farewell meal and can also enjoy pubs in Thamel or can go for souvenir shopping. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 15 : International departure:

After having breakfast, you are dropped at the Tribhuvan International Airport for Homeward Bound.  You can visit Nepal for your next adventure after the successful and exciting Everest Base Camp trek.

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