Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview
Everest Base Camp Trek is ultimate goal for trekkers and introductory bid for climbers seeking to conquer Everest. Being the highest mountain above sea level, many enthusiastic climber mark summiting 8,848m on their bucket list. The risk and budget involved, however, is a setback for most of people who wants to step foot on the top of Everest. But, now, there is great alternative for common folks – Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp starts with an adventurous Trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla – make sure you sit on your left for the glimpse of Everest. We follow the trail to Sherpa village that menders between soaring peaks, towards Everest. The 65km (approx.) long distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp promises immaculate high-altitude beauty, breathtaking waterfalls, wonderful mountain views and incredible glaciers.

Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and preparation for the trek

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a representative from Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition will receive you and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, trip discussion with the management and trek leaders. In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner hosted by Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural shows.

Included Meals: Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,70ft) – 8km/3-4 hours trek

Early morning transfer to the Domestic Airport and catch short Trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla: gateway to Everest region. You will be introduced to your rest of trekking crew. Start your trek with an easy hike through Chaurikharka village and drop off towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2530m/8300ft). Follow the bank of Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where you stay overnight to acclimatize. Enjoy your leisure time in Phakding, a famous stopping point.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Phakding

Day 03:Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280ft) – 11km/5-6 hours trek

Follow the beautiful forest of pine and take the north trail that leads up to the valley of Benkar. Then, cross Dudh Koshi River and walk across the village of Chumao and Monjo, the entrance to the Everest National Park. Next, cross the suspension bridge and walk across Jorsale village. Further, follow the tail the goes alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. A steep ascend takes us to the heartland of Khumbu region – Namche Bazaar. En route – enjoy the excellent view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Phakding

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)

At Namche Bazaar, we take a well-deserved break! There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar and we spend a day here acclimatizing the body at lofty altitude. Namche Bazaar is the major hub of Khumbu region and houses government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants and colorful markets. Our guides helps you explore the real charm of this fascinating town.

Hike to Sangarmatha Nation Park to enjoy the fabulous view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you wise, you can take part in a day hike to Khumjung village – a beautiful Sherpa village.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) – 10km/5-6 hours trek

After breakfast, we follow the trail that climbs and then contours around the hillside, offering fabulous views. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan Thars and birds – including the colorful Danphe Pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). At Sanasa, the trail splits to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. Take a right trail and drop down to cross the Dudh Khosi (past water driven prayer wheels) near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. Next, follow the Imja Khola Valley trail and climb through the dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest for two hours to reach the hilltop village of Tengboche.

Here discover the region’s largest Gompa that is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest and other peaks. At full moon in October/November, you can enjoy the colorful Mani Rimdu festival with masked dancing in Tibetan Opera.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Tengboche

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft) – 9km/5-6 hours trek

Today’s trail drops to Dubuche – a small scattered village that houses many nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Next, cross Imja Khola and climb to village of Pangboche with best view of lofty Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft). Further, the trail follows the river, cross the confluence of Lobuche Khola and finally ascends to Dingboche – the last year-round Sherpa settlement. You can discover the different angle of Ama Dablam rising above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are shield with stone wall to protect the crops from icy winds and animals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Dingobhce

Day07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Dingboche is famous stopover for trekkers and climbers heading for Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse expedition. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkung valley for excellent views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

Day 08:Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) – 7km/5-6 hours

Today, we start our day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we take a steep trail to Chupki Lhara and walk through the assortment of stones with prayer flags installed as a memory to Scott Fischer (American Mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali Mountain Guide) who died on mission to Everest expedition. Further continuing through the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves amidst of ice giants – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trial then takes easy route to Lobuche.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Lobuche

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) – Ghorak Shep – 13km/6-7 hours

After breakfast, we follow the trail to Everest Base Camp via the beautiful village of Gorak Shep Lake. We continue straight ahead and cross the Indian army mountaineers memorials. The route from here can be puzzling, so it is important to follow the path of your trek guide carefully. The trek is strenuous and trekkers might encounter some breathing problem due thin air in high altitude. So it important to walk slow and stay hydrate. We cross several rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. At base camp, we can see may tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in spring). We can admire the close view of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori. We retrace our step back to Gorakshep and rest overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Gorakshep

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) – 16km/7-8 hours trek

After breakfast, we depart early in the morning for Kalapatthar, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 degree C to -14 degree C). There is always the potential for snowy winds. Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse comes into the view and ever Everest starts appearing. From Kalapatthar, we get the 360 degree panorama of Mt. Everest and other peaks. After some moments at Kalapatthar, we return back to Pheriche for comfortable nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Pheriche

Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft) – 20km/6-7 hours trek

After breakfast, we trek down through the forested route of rhododendron and juniper trees. We cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River that is decorated with prayer-flag and continue through the Dudh Koshi gorge climbing down rapidly through the forest of pine. Look out for the colorful pheasants and mountain goats. We also walk through zigzag trail before reaching Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft) – 19km/6-7 hours

Today is the last day of our EBC trek. The trail drops downwards steeply so we need to walk carefully as our tired legs continuously battel the rocky terrain. Upon arrival at Lukla, we stretch those legs and rest overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at lodge in Lukla

Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, we drive back to the hotel and take a rest day off. In the evening, we will reunite again for farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant in town, where we will be eager to hear the feedback of your trip.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure

It’s your last day in Nepal! Take some breakfast and if your wish, you can catch last-minute shopping Kathmandu. Our airport representative will transfer you to airport with plenty time before your flight home.
Farewell!!!

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