Everest Base Camp Trek is more than just a trek. It is the adventure of a lifetime and a bucket-list trekking destination for many trekkers. Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. It is a home to many beautiful treks and Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Everest region is not just for trekking. It offers you a lot and trek to Everest Base Camp is probably the best way to experience the real beauty of Everest region.
The trekking route to base of the world's tallest mountain is full of adventure that brings you over suspension bridges, shows you the amazing landscapes and some of the worlds highest mountain peaks and provides you a lots of an opportunity to experience the authentic Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region.
The spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (the gateway to Everest region) is amazing experience.
The generous hospitality and unique culture of the locals is beautiful thing to experience.
The breathtaking stunning Everest view from the magnificent Kala Patthar viewpoint is another major highlights of this trip.
We can also visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.
A short visit to Tengboche monastery is amazing experience. Tengboche monastery is the biggest and a well-known monastery of Khumbu Region.
You can learn and experience Sherpa’s culture and tradition as the Khumbu Region is the main settlement of Sherpas.
The exciting view of the Kongde Ri, Thamserku, and Everest from Namche Bazaar rises to the height of 3,500 meters is another highlights of the Everest Base camp trek.
Everest Base Camp trek is not just a trek. It also offer you a great opportunity to experience the Biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is the habitat of more than 118 species of birds including Blood Pheasant, Red-billed chough, Lophophorus, and more.
The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and the post monsoon (late September, October, November and December). If you are looking for the best Everest Base Camp trekking experience with the perfect weather and temperature, you need to consider the months listed above while planning your Everest Base Camp Trek.
It is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp during the January and February from the mid of January temperatures start getting cold so the month of January and February are not the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. It will be very cold during that period in the mountain region.
The monsoon season (June - July - August) is best avoided if you want to have pleasant trekking experience with the spectacular mountain views.
We need to organize Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to Everest Base Camp and when you book your trek with us; we take care of your permit arrangement. We can do all the treks in Everest region with those two permits but if to trek to Everest Base Camp staring from Jiri (Classic Everest Base Camp Trek Route), we need to organize an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area.
Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast process for the UNISCO Heritage Sightseeing tour. Visit Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Khokana Village and after sight-seeing tour, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
In the morning you board for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla - a gateway from where the trek begins. The scenic mountain flight about 35 minutes gives you a perfect sight of tremendous Himalayan Range. From Lukla, the trek begins passing through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka and in due course gets in to Phakding. On the trail you come across plenty of prayer rocks. Overnight at Phakding.
Walking through a pine forest, the trail leads you along the Dudh Koshi River. While on the way you encounter with wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Passing through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you reach at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Next, the trail climbs through the forests and bridges to reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Prior to reaching in Namche Bazaar, the trail pass through Jorsale Village and while on the trail you will have first sight of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.
You will spend three nights in Namche Bazaar to allow you to slowly acclimatise. During this period you trek to the Everest View Hotel (3,900m) and to Thame (3,844m), where Tenzing Norgay grew up. Most trekkers spend just two nights in Namche before continuing up the trail, but in our experience this additional night greatly increases you chance of reaching base camp without a head ache!
After breakfast in Namche, the trek begins to Tengboche. The wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Aba Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,896m) and close up view of Mt.Thamserku make you breathless. While crossing wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar, the trail gradually leads you to Sansa. Next you travel to Dudh Koshi River and then prepare for a little tough climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight at Tengboche.
On this day, you reach at Dingboche enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains, landscapes, several Chortens, Mani walls and small villages. While passing through north to Pheriche beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam (6,856m) you come to Imja Valley enjoying panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscapes. The valley gradually unfolds as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. From Lobuche River you trek the steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
Today's trek starts from Dingboche and initially passes through the Khumbu Khola valley. In this section of the trail you will have awesome views of mountains on all sides. On the way to Duglha, you come across Dusa- a yak herder's place and Phulung Karpo-the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. As you trek on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) comes into view. Prior to reaching Duglha, you will be greeted with the fantastic views of Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks including the tip of Mt Nuptse (7,896m). Overnight at Duglha.
From Duglha, today’s trek starts with climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While moving ahead you will find the memorials to Scott Fischer and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa. As the trail passes down to the Khumbu Glacier, you face several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. In addition, Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche.
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While trekking ahead to Gorak Shep you will see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As you reach Gorak Shep, you will see snow-capped mountains looming all around you including the top of the world - Mt. Everest (8,848m). From Gorak Shep you move towards Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp of top of the world you will have the views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Mt. Everest is not visible from the base camp. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. Next, trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Today's journey starts early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of Everest. Your dream will come true here. During the trek to Kala Patthar familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower including Nuptse and Everest. While ascending to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch several outstanding view points to snap pictures. As you reach the top, gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. You wander from one mighty massif to another at this junction. It will be a tremendous moment in your life that comes once in a lifetime. After taking photo shots of spectacular mountain massifs you again trek down to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
On this day, you trek back to Namche passing through Pangboche and Tengboche. The trail is pleasant with the views of impressive mountains and forests. From Pangboche the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. While on the trial you come across Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey stops at Kyangjuma (3570 m) for a tranquil lunch. At this place you will have the chance to appreciate the stunning Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse. Next, the trail to Namche passes through pleasant valleys and pasturelands. Ultimately, you reach in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The return journey passes through rhododendron and pine forests enjoying snow covered peaks in the distance. Adding to this you walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flags. It will be the day of accomplishment of trekking section of this adventure. Overnight at Lukla.
In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.
Morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.
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