The picturesque view of the Himalayas, the dense forests covered by a blanket of Red Rhododendrons, the warm and caring Sherpa families, and adventure throughout, the trek to the Everest Base camp is everything that any adventure lover would go for.
Walking through the same trails that were once stepped on by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on their ascent to the Mount Everest, the sheer presence in the trail is an experience of a lifetime. The similar flow towards the summit of the majestic peak gave rise to various possibilities among the adventure-seekers. Trekking to Mount Everest region has become absolutely perfect for those who are seeking for the closeness with nature, fun, thrill, adventure and exploration at the same take.
As the trek progresses, one can see the majestic view of the Mount Everest towering right by your side, along with attractions like the ancient Tengboche monastery, the famous Everest Base Camp, the beautiful Khumbu Icefall and Kalapatthar, one of the last landmarks on the way to Mount Everest. Although Everest Base Camp Trek can be pursued throughout the year, the most favourable seasons are autumn and spring. During autumn one can experience excellent weather and breath-taking mountainous sceneries while during the spring, varying species of wild flowers especially Red Rhododendrons make the trekking trail “A Road to Paradise”.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, after taking a flight from Kathmandu. The trail from Lukla extends to Phakding, Dudh Koshi valley and then to Namche bazaar. On the way ahead, Breath-taking view of Everest flashes a smile at you from premises of Tengboche monastery. On Climbing downwards to village Pangboche and upwards to Pheriche one can get acquainted with local culture and traditions. Then on following the Khumbu glacier, we will reach Lobuche from where we can enjoy view of many peaks such as Amadablam, Taweche etc. The next destination will be Gorakhsep from where we can move towardsKalapattharwhich is one of the major attractions of this trek.
The picturesque views of the magnificent Himalayas and panoramiclandscapes you will experience during this journey is sure going to sweep you of your feet and leave a beautiful imprint on your memory that will remain last forever.
•Examine mysterious home of a ‘real’ yeti skull and its existence.
•Discover the ancient Kirat hunting and pasture land.
•Trek through the Sherpa village, receiving good hospitality and their cultures.
•Cho-la pass (5420m/17519ft), over one of beautiful passes
•Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes.
•From Scoundrel's viewpoint near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier.
•Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17575ft) for spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
•Hike the Largest glacier of Ngozumpa Glacier largest glacier in the Himalaya.
•Sherpa Culture & Monasteries.
•Gokyo Lake & glaciers.
Day 1 : Welcome to Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft)
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu from your home. We welcome to you a small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Our company representatives will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport, and drop you to your hotel with some important briefing for the further preparation of this summit. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu
Today we will tour in Kathmandu valley's cultural heritage site, which are enlisted by world heritage site in 1979. The Buddhist and Hindu monument of medieval period of creations are worth seeing to know about Nepal. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) early morning with 30 minutes scenic flight then Trek to the Phakding. [Overnight at Phakding]
Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,290ft )
After our breakfast, we trek to NamcheBazar following Dudhkosi River with narrow valley via, Manjo and Sagarmatha National park check post with processing of official documents as rules of National Park authority and have lunch at Jorshalle. We cross over suspension bridge, and gently climb up through pine forests at some point of half way up to the rest place where you may see a glimpse of Mt. Everest. We will continue walking about 1:30 hrs to reach the NamcheBazar. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 5 : Rest Day and Day Hike for Acclimatize
Today is rest day at Namche along with enjoying leisure time as well as taking hike purpose to support acclimatization, where Namche has perfect height for hiking around Everest view point for scenery of Everest –Nuptse-Lhotse and Amadablam with range of smaller peaks. It is important to visit museum of great interest which provides you with much information of Khumbu valley Sherpa, landscapes, flora and fauna with history of mountaineering around Khumbu area. In the afternoon, we explore around streets of Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar we will hike to Khumjung (3790m/12,434ft) and surrounding village for best acclimatization. We trek across the Shyangboche airfield on to the Japanese established Everest view hotel from where we get the unforgettable views of Mt. Lhotse, AmaDablam, Thamserku and Everest. We visit the Khumjung monastery, the statue of Guru Rimpoche and mysterious tale of Himalayan snow man Yeti skull. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m/13779ft) 5hrs
We trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole, the trail is gentle flat until Sanasa and will climb via Mon La pass. And while walking on trail, the views of Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotsesar and Twache peak are seen with their lovely smile to welcome you into sacred hidden valley. Then, we descent to the Phortse Tenga, close to the Dudh Koshi river. We will pass through pine, birch and rhododendron forests decked out with hanging lichens and mosses. From this place we head towards north climbing up to the Dole. [Overnight at Dole]
Day 7 : Dole to Machhermo(4,470m/14009ft) 3hrs
After having delicious breakfast, the trail leads us up to the mountain having magnificent view of Kangtega and Thamserku along with memorable valley. We pass through rhododendron, some of the plants bush. There are some Lophophorous (Danphe) which is the national emblem of Nepal. We climb certain levels step by step. Meanwhile, we may get chance to see marvelous view of Cho Oyu with blue sky. [Overnight at Machhermo]
Day 8 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m/15583ft) 3hrs
The trail goes up high terrain with rocky part of the valley, to see blue sky, and walk over risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. We will get to witness the sequence of stunning blue color of the Gokyo Lake. The nature is enchanted by varied scenery of Gokyo wetland as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet and Cho Oyu can be seen. When we reach at second stunning Gokyo Lake which is completely a captivate heaven in one land, we get a peaceful feeling of having blue sky right on our heads. Finally we will get to the Gokyo. [Overnight at Gokyo]
Day 9 : Explore day and Climb Gokyo Ri and Lake(5360m/17585ft) 6hrs
Today is explore day, so we will climb to the Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), which is located to the west from Gokyo Lake, standing like sustaining horse for someone waiting to climb. It will take approximately 3 hrs slowly to the top, which may bring you a breathtaking panorama views such as first highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m/29028ft), fifth highest peak Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27766ft) and tranquil Gokyo lake.
Day 10 : Gokyo to Thangnak (4900m/16076ft) 6hrs
As we set on our trek on this day, a beautiful lake at height 4580m welcomes our trip and then a straight trail on the frozen Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal, which is really exciting and lifetime experience. Now we are trekking almost at 4500m above the sea level. The journey sounds exciting itself despite some difficulty which might be encountered as a result of the cold climate. [Overnight at Thangnak]
Day 11 : Thangnak to Cho-la Pass to Dzongla (4830m/15846ft) 8hrs
550m difficult ascend from the Thagna brings you right in front of the Cho la. The trail then follows the difficult but exciting steep up path which leads over the Cho la pass (5420m). Next, we follow the trail lapped in the snow capped mountains and the straight and descending path. On this walk we enjoy the views of Lobuche (6145m), Awi peak (5054m), and Chola col (5690m). Dzanghla is a high altitude pasture directly beneath the striking north wall of Cholatse. To the west of Dzanghla, the large, still lake reflects the beauty and peace of the region. [Overnight at Dznglha]
Day 12 : Dzongla to Gorakshep (5140m/16863ft) 5hrs
We hike a trail through the moraine of Khumbu, high above Tsholo Lake and rejoin the main Everest trail. It requires 2 and half hours of hiking along the rocky fields and glacial fragments at the edge of the Khumbu Glacier. The next stop; Gorakshep arrives after the high pass over the Khumbu glacier and the frozen snow peak are the frequently seen all along the path. Gorakshep is nestled under the snow-coned summit of Pumori (7145m/23,442 ft) and the sheer west face of Nuptse (7896m/25,850 ft). If you choose to attempt the hike up to Kala Patar and Base camp (5420m, 3-4 hours round trip), you will be rewarded with the best view of Mt. Everest. [Overnight at Gorakshep]
Day 13 : Explore Everest base camp and Kalapathar (5380m/17650ft) 5hrs
Today we hike to Everest base camp (5380m/17650ft), it will take 4 hours with beautiful views of Mt. Pumori (7145m/23,441ft), Lingtren (6697m/21912ft), Khumbutse (6640m/21,874ft). [Overnight at Gorakshep]
Day 14 : Gorakshep to Pheriche (4240m/ 13,910ft) 5 hrs
The descent to the Khumbu Khola passes along the juniper trees on either side. Relatively easier trek provides the amazing views of the Himalayas and natural beauty all the way long. Sherpa people with their unique religion and culture are another attraction of this trip. You will have many opportunities to meet, interact and befriend them. You can try their salty butter tea in tea houses or indulge in sipping a glass of Chang, homemade raw beer. Brightly-colored prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and beautifully-carved Mani stones are the common sights along the trail and hillside. [Overnight at Pheriche]
Day 15 : Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft) 5hrs
We pass through the beautiful Shrepa villages of Pheriche, Orsho, and Shomare before we arrive at Pangboche (2 hrs). If you plan to visit the monastery in Pangboche, then we have to take alternative route from Shormare. From Pangboche, we continue down to Imaja Khola and cross the bridge and walk through the forest to Debuche where we can visit a nunnery, a Nyingma-pa Instition (3hrs). Tengboche Monastery is further 30 mins descent from Debuche. Finally, we reach Tengboche Monastery, magnificently suited on a ridge in the forest in the forest with awesome views of Everest and Ama Dablam and views down three valleys. It's probably the best location on the whole trip!! Tengboche hosts a famous festival knows as Mani Rimbu during the month of November. This section of the trail is well defined. We walk past the large stupa to the south of Tengboche and walk down the steep path, lined with juniper and rhododendron trees. We can expect pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudhkoshi River, we reach PhunkiThenga by the Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows the river gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa-a major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjumam (3570 m/ 11,710 ft) and enjoy lunch in relaxed atmosphere with gorgeous views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse in every bite. [Overnight at Tengboche]
Day 16 : Tengboche to Monjo (2835m/9301ft) 6hrs
Tengboche Village is full of Sherpa habited land, a small place on the lap of Taboche peak with potato field looking beautiful terraces land which is surmounted by rhododendron forest which is also a good shelter for Lophophorous (Danphe). During clear day, you may get chance to see these pheasants (colorful male and dark color female) grazing around the potato fields. After having wonderful experience on this sport, we walk through rhododendron forests descending to Phortse Thenga and gentle climb till Mon La. This place has a nice view of Taboche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtega. There will be some chances of vulture flying over blue sky. The trail leads us gently down and flat till Namche Bazaar. Then descent down to the Manjo through Pine forest crossing Dudhkosi River and we will arrive at Manjo [Overnight at Manjo]
Day 17 : Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9317ft) 5hrs
The trail crosses several bridges over the fast following Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail comes in level. Although we are travelling the same route down, we find out completely different views. It takes about 3 ½ hrs to reach Phakding where we may stop for refreshment. It takes another 2 to 3 hrs to reach Lukla. We will have time in Lukla to stretch those sore legs, and recall the experiences of the last 2 weeks. We will also reconfirm our flight ticket today. [Overnight at Lukla].
Day 18 : Lukla to Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft): 31minute
If the weather is fine, plane from Lukla to Kathmandu airship in time; we hop on the plane and fly to Kathmandu. Transfer by car to Hotel. Rest of the day, you are on your own way to explore the highlights of Kathmandu Valley. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 19 : Departure to Home.
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip. Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences that knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
•Welcome & welfare dinner
•Airport pickup and drops.
•Domestic two way flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu.
•Kathmandu (hotel 3 star category).
•Accommodation in the trekking route (basic lodge, tea houses).
•All meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) indicated by the itinerary during trek.
•National Park fee & Permits
•Gov. License holder best experienced English speaking licensed guide
•Porter service (One porter per two trekkers)
•Guide, Sherpa & Porter's salary, equipment, transportation, food and teahouse.
•Insurance for Guide, Porter and field staffs.
•All Government and Local taxes.
•Excess baggage 15 kg luggage allowance
•Comprehensive medical kit
What's not included
•Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
•Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
•Hot and cold Drinks.
•Nepal Visa fee
•All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
•Personal Expenses (Laundry Service, Phone Calls, Battery Charge, Bar bills, Hot Shower Boiled Water, etc.)
•Tips for Guide, Sherpa, Porters and Driver.
Good to Know
Note: If you want more activities such as tour or special explore of World cultural heritage site of Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and birth place of Lumbni let us know by our email firstname.lastname@example.org before your trekking start or after complete your trekking if you have extra time utilization in Nepal.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Please note that our leader and guide have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader and Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required of the conditions. And we highly recommend to all clients to have travel insurance.
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Published on : February 01, 2019
J.B. Howarth 3 Brow Cottages Kingsley Cheshire WA6 8EZ firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been trekking in the Nepal Himalaya for over 30 years. 14 years ago I met a young trekking worker called Dhiren who was so obviously good at his job that he soon became my full time guide. Since then his ability has grown as we have trekked together through some of the remotest parts of the Himalaya. Our trips, often lasting 2 or 3 months twice a year have gone spectacularly well, mostly due to his guidance.
Dhiren picks the trekking crew, arranges the transport and takes us through all the varied dealings with the local people through whose land we travel. It is in this last that he particularly excels. His great strength is his ability to get on with absolutely everybody. This smooths our way and brings in all kinds of help and delight from those we meet. We never have porter trouble, striking workers are charmed to let us through, villagers celebrate our coming and with his determination we achieve our goals.
Totally honest, he is, quite simply, the best guide in Nepal.