Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most preferred trekking in Nepal. People all over the world loved to visit Nepal, especially Mt. Everest since the time Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa succeed in climbing the Mt. Everest in 1953. Everest’s frightening peak rises so high that the trekking to the base camp is still an adventure of the highest sort. The breathtaking scenery of this region with green dense forest, flora and fauna, high spectacular glaciers, and typical unique settlement of Sherpa people with their own culture and tradition is the most attractive thing that you can see here.
Our carefully created Everest Base Camp Trekking guarantees proper accommodation, allowing you to fully enjoy one of your most stunning adventures. You will stand face to face with Mt. Everest, which is also known as the “Goddess Mother of the Earth,” from the easily reached high-point of 18,513 foot Kala Patthar while on the Everest. On this journey of a lifetime, you’ll experience the base camp life of Mt. Everest climbers, wonder at the stunning views from Kala Patthar, trek to the Khumbu Icefall, and also engage yourself with the friendly Sherpa people of Nepal. Our trek to the base of Mount Everest will exceed your expectations.Everest Base Camp Trekking trail leads you through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung and Thyangboche that reflects the prominent Sherpa culture. We also ascents to Kala Patthar (5545m) from where our professional guides will point out the standard climbing routes to the summit. This mixture of outdoor adventure is a great way to experience the Himalayan Mountains – the world’s most remarkable mountains.
So to make your adventure remarkable come to The Nepal Trekking Company which will be your one stop solution. Our Everest Base Camp Trekking package includes all the facilities that you want during the trekking.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
You will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day of the itinerary package, you will be engaged in the sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. After finishing breakfast at the hotel in the morning, you will begin the sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and enjoying the ancient art and architecture of the monuments. Likewise, the tourists can also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple and also the Bouddhanath Stupa which are important destinations for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
Day 3 – Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
After having breakfast in the third morning, you will take 30 minutes of scenic flight from the Capital City of Kathmandu to the Tenzing- Hilary Airport of Lukla. Though the Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous Airports in the world, flight to Lukla will be full of adventure and thrill for the trekkers. The real trekking then starts from Lukla from where the trekkers start hiking from Lukla to the nearby village of Phakding.
Day 4- Trek to Namche Bazaar
The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River the next day before climbing up the way through Himalayan Pine and Deodar, Cedar forests before the trekkers finally make it to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the business and trading point for the Everest Region. Namche used to be and still is an important place for trade between the traders of Tibet and Nepal. Items like salt, dried meat and other consumable and grocery items are traded in Namche since many years.
Day 5 – Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
The fourth day is allocated for acclimatization in Namche as acclimatization to the changing altitude and the environmental conditions is very important for the trekkers during the course of Everest trekking. A day of acclimatization and rest will help the trekkers prepare for the upcoming challenge in the trekking. Trekking experts suggest the trekkers to have mild walk on the day rather than having complete rest. In the afternoon, the visitors can stroll around the market area of Namche and then talk and converse with the local Sherpa people of Namche. If the trekkers are willing, they can also visit the Everest Hotel which is the Hotel situated in the largest altitude in the world. After that, you can return back to Namche and stay overnight there at a guesthouse.
Day 6 – Trek to Tengboche
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, the trekkers will then resume walking through the trail, enjoying the panoramic views of the mountain peaks like Thamserku, Mount Kantega and Mount Kusum Kangru. After a gentle descend, the trail then continually rises uphill before you coming across the stone gate built by Lamas that acts as the gateway to Tengboche. Tengboche is located at an altitude of 3860 meters allowing some of the best sunset views of Mount Everest.
Day 7- Trek to Dingboche
The next morning, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains and also observe the monastery in Tengboche. After having breakfast and spending some time there, the trekkers will then continue their walking journey towards Dingboche. On the way, you will cross past the forests of birch, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the North, the path goes through several walls chortens and peanuts along with the small villages. The trail also offers some of the best views of Mount Amadablam. After arriving at Dingboche, the trekkers can enjoy the natural beauty of the place and also the fields of barley, buckwheat, potatoes etc.
Day 8 Dingboche Rest for acclimatization – You will have the rest day today for your acclimatization. After a Himalayan breakfast with the admiring view of Abadablam and other peaks, you can climb a ridge to the north behind the village from where you can get the amazing views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Yu, Mt. Makalu and other numerous peaks. Instead, you hike to Chukkung for acclimatization. You will have enough time to explore village and interact with the locals.
Day 9- Trek to Lobuche
On the 9th day of the itinerary, you will continue your trip further uphill and make your way towards Lobuche. It will take around five hours for you to reach Lobuche which is located at around 5000 meters of altitude. While on the way to Lobuche, the trekkers will have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill as they can view the magnificent vista of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori.
Day 10 – Trek to Gorak Shep and the Everest Base Camp
The most important day of the itinerary comes on the tenth day when you will start the walking for the day from Lobuche, following the narrow trail in between the moraines of the glaciers, cross several mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorak Shep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorak Shep and then continue your walk towards the Base Camp of the Mount Everest. In about couple of hours, you will reach the Base camp located at around 5400 meters of altitude. It is the best place to have the most amazing and complete view of the Mount Everest and also the other mountains. After exploring the Base Camp, you will then return back to Gorak Shep in the evening.
Day 11- Trek to Pheriche
You will climb down from Gorak Shep the next day and will enjoy the day’s walking as the trekkers will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains of the region. More gradual descent for few hours will lead us to Pheriche which is our destination for the day.
Day 12- Trek to Namche Bazaar
Today, the trail descends steeply down from Pheriche before crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. From here, the trail becomes more plain and natural. Few more hours of walking along the forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees and crossing past the villages and settlement areas of the Sherpas, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar.
Day13 –Trek to Lukla
After having breakfast, you will have a casual stroll through series of ups and downs chasing the easy trail prior to crossing Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge to eventually reach Lukla. After reaching the town Lukla, you will find a guesthouse and then stay rest of the time at the guesthouse resting and preparing for the flight next day.
Day14 – Fly back to Kathmandu
On the tenth day of the itinerary, you will be taking a flight back to the Capital City of Kathmandu from Lukla. In around 30 minutes, you will reach the Capital city of Kathmandu and then be transferred to the Hotel.
Day 15: Final Departure
It’s the last day of your stay in Nepal. As per your flight time, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your country or to your next favored destination.
- Airport pick up and drop offs
- 3 nights twin share / single/ triple accommodation in Kathmandu , Tourist Standard hotel on B.B
- Kathmandu city sightseen with car and professional tour guide.
- Twin share / single / tripple accommodation in lodge/teahouse during the trek and Daily Mountain Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cups of tea/coffee.
- Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu round trip flight ticket with airport tax (Guest and Guide).
- All necessary paper work and national park entry permits.
- All the necessary paper work and government tax.
- Trekker’s information Management System (TIMS) cards
- 1 English speaking, government liscen holder,experienced and helpful guide, payed his salary, foods, accomodiations and inseurance.
- 1 porter (for two guests), payed his salary, foods, accomodiations and inseurance. ( for single clients need to pay porter salary in Kathmandu office).
- Nepali Sim Cards, If Needed.
- Traditional Nepali dinner at Authentic Nepali restaurent with cultural shows.
- Everest Base Camp Trekking Map.
- Trip Achievement Certificate.
- Medical supplies
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit.
- Personal travel insurances.
- Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bag,down jacket,trekking boots,sunglasses,sunscreen,gloves,trekking sticks).
- International air fairs and airport departure tax.
- lunch and dinner in the city.
- Hot shower.
- Tips for the trekking crews.
- Thick socks
- Light socks
- Camp shoes
- Sleeping bag (4seasons)
- Down jacket
- Daypack /Backpack – 1
- Water bottle – 1
- Sun cream and moisturizer
- Flashlight/Torch light with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
- Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
- Fleece jacket or pullover (1)
- Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
- Shirts and T-shirts (4 pieces)
- Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
- Thermal set (1 Pair)
- Shorts (2 pieces)
- Sun hat, woolen scarf (1)
- Woolen hat (1)
- Sunglasses (1)
- Lightweight gloves (1)
- Rain coat (1) – in rainy seasons
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)