Everest Base Camp Trekking: Trekking in Nepal is one of the best adventures in the world. Trekking in the Everest region will provide you with a golden opportunity to see Mt. Everest with your own eyes. Nepal is a unique country, it has 8 out of the 14 high mountains in the World which are more than 8,000 meters!
It is also famous for its unmatched beauty and cultural heritage. Mt. Everest has become a matter of challenge for all who enjoy trekking and climbing. They always keep their cameras ready to capture the virgin beauty of the mountain peaks while they enjoy trekking and climbing in this region. They not only get new experiences but also become familiar with countless varieties of Himalayan flora and fauna.
There are a number of ways for approaching this region. The first and original route is from Jiri but nowadays direct flight is also available from Kathmandu to Lukla (28, 00 meters). We can get wonderful views of the creation of nature while flying.
From Lukla the further you go, the more captivated you will be with the natural charm. Snow capped peaks and stones engraved with Buddhist texts will touch your heart. The glacier fed aqua blue water of Dudha Koshi and Bhotekoshi along with their tributaries add to the natural colors all the way to Namche Bazaar .
Main attractions of this area are historical Tangboche Monastery, snow filled Gokyo lake and Everest base camp. Trekkers can choose from many simple and welcoming guest houses run by local people in Tibetan style. You can experience staying in these remote areas with some of the bravest people of the world.
Treks range from one week to one month according to your preference. It is advised to take rest for a few days on the way as going up directly can cause acclimatization problem.
Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trekking package Highlight:
- 17 Night 18 Days Everest Base Camp adventures trekking. Kathmandu- Fly to Lukla, trek to Namche– Tangboche-EBC- Kalaphattar (5556 meters)-Lobuche- Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu..
- Golden opportunity to see Mt. Everest 8848.86 meters with your own eyes.
- Unmatched beauty and cultural heritage (sherpa), local people in Tibetan style.
- Many historical Monastery including Tangboche & Pangboche Monastery.
- Amazing trek through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more.
- Everest base camp 5360 m. with wonderful view from Kalaphattar.
- Experience sharing in local community in different villages, Flora, fauna & wildlife.
- Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu & tea house during trekking.
- Private vehicle in Kathmandu and experience crew throughout the trekking.
- Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 1360m, overnight Kathmandu – Welcome dinner
- Day 02: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing. B
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m), overnight teahouse. B, L, D
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), overnight teahouse. B, L, D
- Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar Side Walk around Namche bazaar. (B, L, D)
- Day 06: Trek to Tangboche Monastery beautiful sun set (3860m), overnight teahouse.
- Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) via Pangboche Monastery, 6 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche (4750m), side treks, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4900m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m) and back to Gorakshep (5160m), 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 11: Climb Kala Patthar (5545m) for sunrise (2 hours) and trek to Lobuche (4900m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 12: – Trek to Pangboche (3889m), overnight teahouse. (B, L, D)
- Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3790m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse. B, L, D
- Day 14: Trek to Phakding (2610meters) overnight at Tea House B. L. D
- Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2860 meters) overnight at Tea House B. L. D
- Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (40 mins), stay at Hotel. B.
- Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu
- Day 18: Final Departure.
- Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu 1360m, overnight Kathmandu – Welcome dinner You arrive in Katmandu and transferred to the warmth of your hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be scheduled to discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements. Get familiar with your surroundings by going for a hike down the street before we head to a delicious dinner where the cuisine is prepared Nepalese style and is known for its healthy ingredients. This is your first overnight in the valley of the gods. Meals included: 1 welcome dinner.
- Day 2: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing Today we explore Katmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is open to all the citizens of Nepal that begins with royalty to the simple man on the street. The early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some last-minute shopping. You will be provided with your trek departure information in the afternoon. Meals included: 1 breakfast.
- Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse. B, L, D In the early morning we take the fantastic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2860m. Flight time is about 40 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. This flight of true sightseeing in space gives your box office views of some of the highest mountains in the world, right from the window of your plane. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort out and load the trekking equipment. In the afternoon, we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudhkosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to the first local village of Phakding where we’ll crash out for the night. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse. B, L, D Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudhkoshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch superb scenes of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Through the settlement of Banker, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the views. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading Centre of this region. Overnight in Namche [Las Vegas of the Khumbu] – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazaar (3440m – Acclimatization) Side Walk around Namche bazaar. (B, L, D) This is the first ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Mountain climbing experts always advise us to stay active and move around on a rest day instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or we visit Khunde; maybe we could just relax and explore the lively Namche Bazaar itself. This is the nerve Centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday where any and everything is up for sale. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize.
Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an collection of equipments related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to the vibrant Khumjung. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip will be the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.
The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, which hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is located at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 6: Trek to Tangboche (3860m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse. After enjoying a hot breakfast in chilly Namche, we start out for Tangboche enjoying fabulous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam and an upfront view of Mt. Thamserku. Our trek follows a gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking brilliant views of the awesome Himalayas. Along the routes, we come across some wild fauna that include pheasants, musk deer, and sometimes a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes steadily down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa, which is the major trail junction for Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The pathway then follows through pine forests and after we cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge over Dudhkoshi River, we reach Phunkitenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch and some rest at Phunkitenga, its then a pretty little gritty climb that goes steeply up through the pine forests until we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a perfect spot for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) via Pangboche Monastery, 6 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) With the Mountains as an ideal backdrop, the monastery in Tangboche is a lovely sight to behold more in the morning. We click some pictures of the monastery and the surrounding scenes before we start our journey of the day. We hike through a few Chortens, mani walls and some small villages after which, we haul up for some grub and while enjoying our meals we savor some upfront views of Amadablam towering just above us; We trek via Pangboche, the highest of the true lasting settlements in the valley and reach the regular settlement, the final steepest climb of the day on our way to Dingboche at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley. We spend our night in a lodge. With 867 metres of ascent and 416 metres of descent, we finally hit the sack at a local lodge for the night in Dingboche. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche (4750m – Acclimatization), side treks, 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) This is a day to haul up and rest without being idle. We can stroll around the village and get palely with the local folks with some interesting conversations. This will give us deep insights into the lifestyles and cultures of the local folks in this region. At the same time we can also relish the landscapes that surround us and we can also catch up on some reading. Our acclimatizing gets a further boost with our hike to Chhukung village. we then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri at 5550m [if we feel like it] and as we top it with gasping breath we soon realize the gritty climb was worth the go; the rewards are as lovely as it comes with the natural beauty that greets us for our efforts, the jaw-dropping vistas of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the gigantic Lhotse wall at 8400m, Amadablam at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m & Baruntse at 7129m all put together set our hearts on top gear as it skips a beat while watching these massive peaks. Overnight at our lodge in Dingboche. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 9: Lobuche (4900m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) After crossing by some of the teahouses of Duglha, we plod higher onto the pretty risky moraine of the Khumbu glacier, passing a chain of stone monuments built in memory of Sherpas who have died on mountaineering expeditions to Mt Everest. From hereabouts, the trail lowers and goes by the west side of the valley to Lobuche. The sunset on Nuptse from this point is an amazing sight to behold. Overnight at Lobuche . Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m) and back to Gorakshep (5100m), 8-10 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) A real early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast GorakShep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the risky route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a grand view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Gorakshep for a restful night. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 11: Climb Kala Patthar (5545m) for sunrise (2 hours) and trek to Lobuche (4940m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) Today is the most important part of our trip. We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse.
During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to click pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here, we scuttle to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views (Probably best view point to see Mt. Everest), wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. After this we make our way back to Lobuche with a slow descent; for a good night’s rest which we truly deserve. Overnight at a local lodge after a great day. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3889 m), 4 -5 hours, overnight teahouse. (B, L, D) The trail from Lobuche to Pangboche is mostly gentle down. You start out in Lobuche, heading south; in Dughla, you opt for the direct descent to Pheriche (4240 m), which you’ll reach in a surprisingly short time: walking downhill and having become optimally acclimatized will put a real spring in your step. Having crossed a small pass (Pheriche Pass, 4270 m), you follow the route for a fairly long but easy stretch along the banks of the foaming Imja Khola river, until you reach your destination: the large Sherpa village of Pangboche. You still have time to visit the ancient Pangboche Gompa monastery, situated a few minutes’ walk above the village – whose monks are once again the keepers of a supposed Yeti-scalp. Overnight in the hotel at Pangboche. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3790 meters) We continue our trek down. On the way to our cross via Phortse, a small farming village. This community is off the usual path taken by Everest hikers and therefore is a more traditional example of a Sherpa village high in the Himalayas. Khumjung is the beautiful Sherpa valley surrounded by mountains. Among them, Khumbila is highly revered by Sherpa people as their local deity. Overnight at Hotel – Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 14: Trek to Phakding (2610 meters) After breakfast, we start our return journey. Crossing Namche in just about an hour, this almost 5-hour trail heads further down to Monjo, our stopover for lunch. After lunch, we walk again for about 3 hours to Phakding Village, the stopover for this day. Overnight at Hotel. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2860m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse. B, L, D Today, we begin to get warmed up by the light cool breeze. Although we are traveling the same route down, we enjoy completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We take time and walk at our own pace today as this is the last day of our trek. We experience the Sherpa villages’ impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayer flags while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those aching legs, and recall the experiences of the last couple of days. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with truly happy faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. In the evening, we enjoy last dinner with our crew and make it a party night which calls for a celebration. Overnight at our Lodge. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
- Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (45 mins), stay at Hotel, farewell dinner. B, D Today, after a hale and hearty b/fast, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel. walking on Thamel street and afternoon we will provide you 30 min. foot massage. Over night at Kathmandu, Meals included: 1 breakfast.
- Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu. Meals included: 1 breakfast.
- Day 18: Final Departure – Breakfast. We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative from Aroma Nepal Treks will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!
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- All overland transfer by private vehicle as per itinerary.
- All accommodations on twin sharing basis.
- 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Kathmandu cultural sightseeing tour
- Domestic Flight : Kathmandu – Lukla & Lukla – Kathmandu.
- Experience guide throughout the tour.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking.
- One Welcome dinner.
- Experience Trekking guide and porters during trekking.
- Sagarmatha National Park trekking entry permit and TIMS permit for the trekking.
- Sleeping bag, Walking Sticks, Water bottle & Duffel bag for the trekking.
- All entrance fee during sightseeing.
- 30 min Foot Massage at Thamel after the trekking.
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Any kind of bar bill & drinks.
- Any other personal expenses
- Gratuities to guide and driver (Not mandatory but expected as customary thank you for the service)
- Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip