Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. Starting from Lukla, trek up the Dudh Koshi valley leads to the famous Namche Bazaar. The route has an abundance of tea houses. Phakding and Monjo are the popular stopovers on the first day and just beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale check point. Permits are checked here.
The trail that follows the Dudh Koshi River starts going uphill from the suspension bridge just a few minutes from Jorsale. It is good to halt here for a couple of days to acclimatize by walking in and around Namche as acclimatization cannot be done in a hurry. A visit to Syangboche or some Sherpa villages such as Thame, Khumjung and Khunde walk from Namche are good options for whiling away your time here. Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail follows the valley of Imja Khola with spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains, and dominating the skyline ahead are the giants, Lhotse and Everest. The most common night halt after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola at Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop, Mt. Ama Dablam. Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trail ascends through Pangboche until you reach Pheriche or Dingboche, where that day’s trek ends. Another day of acclimatization follows with a fascinating side trip to Chhukung is about a 3 hours from Dingboche. From Dingboche walk leads to Lobuche which sits on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier, what follows is a roughly 3 hour hike from Lobuche to the last settlement on the trail known as Gorak Shep. The few tea houses at this place provide shelter for the night before one undertakes the final leg of the trek over the glacier to Everest Base Camp.
Outline Itinerary (Everest Base Camp trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, 35 minutes, start trek to Phakding (2652m), 3 hours.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m), 5/30 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Tangbche to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 : Dingoche to Lobuche (4930m), 4/30 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 : Lobuche to GorakShep (5160m), 3 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10 : Gorakhshep to Everest Base Camp trek – Gorakhsep (5160m), 3 hours.
Day 11 : Gorakshep to Kala Patar – Pheriche (4270m), 6-7 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12 : Pheriche to Namche Bazar, 6/30 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13 : Namche Bazar to Lukla (2815m), 6-7 hours. Overnight atLodge.
Day 14 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes, transfer to hotel.
Day 15 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Everest Base Camp Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
NOTE: All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.