Our 15 day Mt Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the backyard of the world-famous Sherpas, including Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and the mightiest viewpoint of Kala Patthar and of course, Mount Everest Base Camp itself.
Furthermore, we reach Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal and come close to four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu.
We begin our hike to the Everest base camp with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport equipped with all necessary permits and trekking equipment.
A total of two acclimatisation days are included so trekkers can rest, recharge and enjoy the natural surroundings of the journey at ease.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu , we will greet you at the airport and accompany you to the Hotel.There will be a welcome dinner in the evening where you will get to experience excellent Nepalese cuisine.
This day is set to explore the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is known as the City of Temple and has many beautiful architectures that are worth visiting. First, we will visit Swayambhunath-a fine Buddhist Stupa. Swayambhunath is suited in the top of the hill to the west of Thamel. It is popular as ‘Monkey Temple’. Then, we shall visit Pashupatinath temple-another vibrant place in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple is the oldest and the finest temple of Lord Shiva in Nepal. It is a sacred place for Hindus in every nook and corner of the world. From Pashupatinath, we will drive towards Boudhanath which lies in the northeast of the valley. It is the largest spherical stupa of Nepal. The aesthetic monks, rolling Mani Wheels prayer hymn and effused incense stick make the area beautiful. Patan Durbar Square is our last stop for the day. Patan is known as the beautiful city of festivals, art, feast, and culture. We visit the monuments as Patan Durbar Square, Ganesh Mandir, Krishna Mandir, Patan museum, and different other temples and places. After visiting the major heritage sites, we drive back to the hotel. Today, you shall complete the preparation for the trek and pack your bag Overnight in Kathmandu
After an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m / 9,186ft) and final preparations, the trekking starts. It will be an adventurous start to the day as the Tenzing/Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is hanging off the side of a mountain and is one of the most famous airports worldwide, and sits at an altitude of 2,800m. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. From Lukla, you’ll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. - Overnight at Phakding
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge and then leads you along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge. Our trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. - Overnight at Namche bazaar
This day is our rest day for acclimatisation in the region. Experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days for a better trekking experience, and for this reason, we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and around Namche Bazaar. You can spend it taking a day hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself which is known as the gateway to Mt. Everest. Our guide can also take us to the Tourist Visitor Centre near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life in the Everest region. - Overnight at Namche bazaar
Today’s route starts by climbing up to the Syangboche airstrip. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. From here the trail will descend slightly to Dudh Koshi at 3250m. Then a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche Gompa, with its stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. - Overnight at Tengboche
We begin today’s trek by walking downhill and pass through lush forests filled with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees. We continue our trek with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam to keep us company. The picturesque trail dips down to Deboche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. While walking the upper Pangboche trails, we get a more pristine view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by chortens (Buddhist shrine) and prayer flags and is also known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at Dingboche.
Today is a climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). From here stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m) can be enjoyed. The trail goes up to Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche (4,930m/12,894ft). By this stage, the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights. - Overnight at Lobuche
The trail continues to climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Patthar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing. - Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft)
This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m / 17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Due to the lower levels of oxygen available at this altitude, our time at Base Camp will be limited to about two hours or so. Continuing on the trek we’ll return to Lobuche. - Overnight at Lobuche (4,930m / 12,894ft)
The trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche. Finally the trek ends at Pangboche, which lies on the bank of Imja Khola. - Overnight at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft)
Now the trail retraces the same way back, stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon, the colourful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing. - Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m / 11,286ft)
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). On arrival in Lukla, you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. - Overnight at Phakding
Our flight is scheduled early in the morning. If the weather is good, we will fly back right after breakfast. While we wait for our flight to arrive, we can capture some last glimpse of the Himalayas. We get to enjoy the thrilling 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu. As you land at the airport at Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you to the hotels. The remainder of the day, you can explore the areas around the hotel. You can also spend some time buying gifts for yourself and your loved one. Thamel has some beautiful classic handicrafts that will remind you of this beautiful country. Overnight in Kathmandu
This is your last morning in this land of Himalayan wonders. You can enjoy the last meal in Kathmandu. As per your flight schedule, our staff will drop you to the airport- two hours before the time. After waving goodbye to each other, our wonderful journey ends here. You return with all the beautiful memories of this Himalayan Nation. We wish a safe journey towards homeward.
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