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 : Fly to Lukla, 35 minutes and start trek to Phakding (2652m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs
Day 03 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (3867m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 06 : Tangbche to Dingboche (4410m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 07 : Dingoche to Lobuche (4930m) walk – Duration: 4/30 hrs
Day 08 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) walk – Duration: 6-7 hrs/and back to Gorakshep for overnight stay
Day 09 : Gorakshep to Kala Patar and back to Thukla (4615m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Thukla to Tangboche (3867m) walk – Duration: 5/30 hrs
Day 11 : Tangboche to Monjo (2835m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 12 : Monjo to Lukla (2850m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 35 minutes at Domestic ariport and transfer to hotel
Day 14 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Everest Base Camp Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.