Everest Base Camp Trek is without doubt one of the most famous in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. The name “EVEREST” is magic in itself. Everest (8848m. ) is called “SAGARMATHA” in Nepali – “Higher than the Sky” and “CHHOMOLUNGMA” in Tibetan – “Mother Goddess of the Earth”. The quickest and easiest way to reach this region is by flight to Lukla at 2827 m. The Mount Everest of Solu Khumbu region is the second most popular trekking area in Nepal. It would probably be the most popular destination, but it is more expensive and difficult to get to Solu Khumbu than to the Annapurna area. To get near Everest, you must either walk for a week or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip. Solu Khumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848m.), but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries.
Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley and climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche. From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, in its amazing ridge-top location. We descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep. The nominal goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340m. You cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers climb Kala Patthar, a 5545m on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m.). From Kala Patthar there is a dramatic view of Everest.We have an opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar for even more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest's south west face. We then visit Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before making our way back down to Lukla.
- All Airport & Hotel Transfer
- 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast 3 star
- 12 night accommodation in During the Trekking at normal Lodge / Tea House
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the Trek
- Domestic Flight Ticket (Kathmandu –Lukla –Kathmandu)
- Kathmandu city sightseeing with English Speaking Guide
- An experienced, helpful and friendly English Speaking Trekking Guide
- Porter during the trekking to carry luggage (2 Trekkers 1 porters carry 15 kg)
- Salary, Food, Lodging for Guide & Porters
- Conservation area & TEMS Permit
- Down Jacket , Sleeping Bag if necessary (Jacket & Sleeping Bag are to be Returned after Trek Complete
- Last day one Nepali dinner with Culture show
- Personal Tack Care & any Emergency Support by Scenic Mountain Travel
- Sightseeing & Transfer by Private Vehicle
- Nepalese visa which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
- Expenses of personal nature
- Telephone Call, Laundry Service, Bottled drinks, Drinking Water
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
- Extra expenses of loss due to nature and unforeseen events
- Valid Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory for Trekking)
- excess baggage charges in Domestic / International Airport
- Tips for staff, guide & driver
- Bank Transfer Charge fee
- Extra meals Charge which is Not Include in Itinerary
- If Cost increase by Flight cancellation, strike, Political Disturbances, land slide
- Personal equipment and clothing
- Rescue Service
- Hot Shower /Batteries Charge/Heater during the Trek
- Others Expenses which is not mention in includes
- Entrance for Sightseeing of moment Visit in Kathmandu USD 20
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Pick-up from international airport by our representative then Transfer to Hotel After check-in at Hotel briefing about your Tours Kathmandu is largest city and Capital City of Nepal. Kathmandu valley consists of three main cities of great historic and cultural interest Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). The Kathmandu valley was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1979. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing
After breakfast start to Kathmandu Valley sightseeing by private vehicle you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square – This is Old Places and Protected as a UNESCO world Heritages Site in 1979 Other famous landmarks around the durbar, Hanuman Dhoka the old and historic palace, Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A. D, Kumari Ghar- the residence of Living Goddess Kumari means the virgin girl. The wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak, There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace. Sleeping Vishnu (Bhudanilkantha) Temple of lords Vishnu, This is beautiful Hindu Temple of Lord Vishnu on the bed of snakes in the middle of a small pond of Swayambhunath - Swayambhu also know as Monkey temple It is said to be 2000 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. This is one of the world's most fabulous Buddhist stupas which offer panoramic views of Kathmandu city. Patan Durbar Square It is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. This Square was the former Royal Palace Complex which was the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze status and religious monuments. One remarkable monument here is 17th Century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. After Visit Back to Hotel overnight in Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) – 4/5 Hours Trek
This morning we will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will be met by our local guides and porters. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2850m ("luk la" = place of sheep). From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley . The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat . Our destination is the small village of Phakding where accommodation is provided in the form of Tea House Lodges. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 5/6 Hours Trek
From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail: porters from the lower Solu district in the south ferrying supplies to Namche, Sherpas with their Zopkio (half yak, half cow) taking trekking or climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. We again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park . Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazar . Stay in the heart of the village Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today is a full day at rest to acclimatize. As the name suggest, Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialise. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Namche Bazar. Rising early, those who climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Spend the morning exploring this colourful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thami Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m) - 5 Hours Trek
After walking for about one hour we will arrive at Phungithanga. From there the trail climbs through forests where we can spot musk deer. Tengboche is sited on a saddle at 3870m in a clear surrounded by dwarf firs and Rhododendrons. Kwongde (6187m), Tawache(6542m) , Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8618m), Amadablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m) provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We can also visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche which is the largest one in Khumbu region Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Tyangboch (3867m).Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 07: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m) - 5 /6Hours Trek
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. We descent most of the morning in the the Imjatse Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons As we follow the river northward the trails, we pass through several chortens, mani walls and small villages. On the way we will have best view of Amadablam. Upon arrival at Dingboche, we can enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The views are great from Dingboche we can also observe Island Peak, Makalu and another face of Amadablam Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Dingboche (4360m).Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 08: Dingboche (4360m) for acclimatization
Today we have a full day for acclimatization and exploring. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze on the valley pastures. Those looking for a pleasant walk can head up the valley towards Chukung. The views are fantastic the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the centre of the valley, and the fluted ice-walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley form a hauntingly beautiful sight. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Dingboche (4360m)Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) – 5/6 Hours Trek
We are now well above the tree line and your journey todays brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4940m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Lobuche (4940mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) & back to Gorakshep 7 – 8 hour
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrak Shep. Stopping for lunch at Gorekshep, after we walk to Everest Base Camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt Everest, The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers are brave enough to summit this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp we trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Ghorak Shep (5170m) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5555m) and trek to Pheriche (4280m) – 7/8 Hours Trek
We start early in the morning as mornings are usually sparkling and clear and the best time to climb the Kalapathar, which is the highlight of the trekking. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains. On trekking back to Gorak Shep, we have our breakfast followed by a gradual descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Pheriche (4280m) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner .
Day 12: Pheriche to Tyangboche -3800 m – 4/5 Hours
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze the surroundings. Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon finally we will arrive at Tyangboche. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge at Tyangboche (3800 m) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Monjo 2800 m 5/6 Hours Trek
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashing. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 14: Monjo to Lukla
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek . Overnight at Guest house in Lukla Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport Transfer to Hotel then free for your Personal Activities Evening Nepali Dinner with Nepali Culture Show Overnight at Kathmandu.Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 16: Kathmandu -Final Departure
Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari Tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be charge extra for rafting & safari.
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