Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you into the region that has captivated adventurous men and women since the 1920s. With the adventures from the legendary George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, this lofty peak and the surrounding region received the limelight it deserved. Explore the richness and diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery and unique Sherpa culture besides the quaint monasteries and museums along the trekking trail. Join the company of like-minded adventurers who shall share the sheer pleasure of unique diversities, prayer wheels and prayer flags and swinging bridges during the day and conversation around dining-room fire in the evening. In Everest Base Camp Trekking, iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) provides you breathtaking scenery of the Everest region while the Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture and diversity.
Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with Kathmandu, a city alive and full of energy, and takes you through the Everest region before ending it again in Kathmandu. Starting with the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Nurning, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale and others, several monasteries, chortens and prayer wheels, across suspension bridges clad with prayer flags, wildlife and flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park, and with the company of torrential Dudh Koshi River (the Milky River) you reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. A Himalayan town with interesting shops and fabulous food, stunning views and interesting culture, Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub that paves your way further up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche. After sufficient acclimatization at lower altitude, you head for the beautiful Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for the breathtaking view of glittering peaks including the Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall besides the glacial rivers and avalanches. Returning back from the vicinity of the Himalayas, you shall explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community and get insider insight of the rich cultural heritages these legendary people. End the trekking in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trekking is basically a round-year trekking with March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for this trekking. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. With good preparation on your part and carefully planned itinerary, comfort and safety of the trekkers as the priority on our part, this trek for sure shall be leaving behind many valuable memories. Explore the region if you want to do something different, something challenging and something adventurous in your life.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (B/B)
Day 15: Final departure (B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner