Everest Base Camp Trek
- 18 Days
01. Arrival in Kathmandu- transfer to Hotel
will receive you in Kathmandu Airport then escort to a 3 star level
talks with refreshment and dinner.
Day 02. Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation
will be taken on a short city tour around to some of the World Heritage
sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu city is a kind of open museum of ancient
architectures with the master pieces of wood and stone works. In the
afternoon, we will do the final preparation for trekking. We will make
sure to pack every item needed up in high altitude. We will rent or
buy the items if anything is in short. I will be with
you to assist on every step. We will check and recheck our equipment
Day 03. Kathmandu to Lukla flight then move to Phakding
a plan of taking an early flight we will go to the airport with a cup
of tea or coffee. Flight delays or cancellations often happen due to
bad weather either in Luka or in Kathmandu. You will enjoy the magnificent
views of the Himalayan ranges from your seat in the plane. Flying over
the high hills alongside the Himalayan ranges and landing on the narrow
airstrip at the elevation of 2850 meter is an adventure itself.
We will have breakfast in Lukla then move to Phakding
for lunch and stop for the day. We will stay at Shangrila Guest House
is just the time to experience the land of Sherpa people and its natural-beauty
of the villages, terraced farming plots, Monasteries, stone prayer walls,
zopkey caravans, deep valleys, waterfalls, rivers and of course snow
clad high mountains. An astonishing natural beauty rejuvenates in your
a while a wide vista opens at Dudh Koshi river valley. Dudhkoshi river
is flowing from Nangpa La Tibetan border and adjacent various glaciers
and the main tributary river is Imja Khola which is fed by Chhukung
and Imja glacial lakes, Khumbu glacier and Ngazumba glacier. Vertically
standing majestic view of Mt. Kusum Kangru 6330 meter is seen from Kusum
Khola or Thado Koshi, the tributary rivulet to Dudhkoshi.
Day 04. Phakding – Namche (3445 meter)
start is required for the day due to steep climb below Namche, in the
afternoon. We will trek along the banks of Dudhkoshi river, crossing
over the suspension bridges for four times on the same river. This is
the day you will enter the Sagarmatha National park. All the documentation
and entry fees will be in your guide's responsibility. The fifth bridge
we will cross is over the Imja Khola. We will see Tao Tse peak from
the bridge, in a clear day.
have got to test your ability below Namche while climbing steep terrain
and gaining height faster. Looking back provides fascinating views of
Dudh Koshi valley. But, many of the trekkers do not take a chance to
look back because they are gasping on taking height rapidly. We will
trek with several stops allowing our body to acclimatize in higher altitude.
Don't push up yourself harder. If you do push yourself the consequence
will be headache and other high altitude related sicknesses by the time
you reach Namche. In a clear day, you will have a chance to see Mt.
Everest from Top Dada below Namche.
Day 05. Namche acclimatization day
day in Namche gives a few options to choose for the day; shorter or
longer. I recommend everyone to walk up above Syangboche airstrip. The
views from the ridge is outstanding, we will be surrounded by some of
high mountains of Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest. We can see some
of the ages old pine and juniper trees. Also, we can see the hidden
villages of Khunde and Khumjung.
06. Namche – Tyangboche (3850 meter)
trek today starts easy contouring to the village of Sanasa where the
trail forks for Khumbu Valley and Gokyo valley. Then it is all the way
down to Funkitenga Imja river side. We will stop at Funkitenga for a
lunch. After lunch we will take the steep climb up all the way up to
Tyangboche. Tyangboche is known for its natural beauty. The Monastery
in this place is about 400 years old is UNESCO approved World Heritage
Site is the center for Budhist learning center and the heart of the
Sherpa community. The views from Tyangboche are breathtaking - Mt. Knagteiga
6685 meter, Mt. Thamserku 6630 meter, Mt. Amadablum 6868 meter, Mt.
Kongde 6185 meter, Khumbila 5360 meter, Mt. Towtse 6345, Mt. Nuptse-Lhotse
wall (7990 and 8516 meter respectively) and Mt. Everest itself.
will stay in Tashi Deleg Lodge. Tyangboche usually becomes over crowded
sometimes it is difficult to find a room. If it happens we will move
further for about 20 minutes to Deboche for the night stop. This section
of the trial may be muddy after ice melted on the ground. We will have
to walk with extra care, as keeping safety first in our mind.
Day 07. Tyangboche to Dingboche (4420 meter)
the first the trail takes easy way, downhill and flat. After crossing
the bridge over Imja Khola we will be on the sunny side with closer
view of Mt. Amadablum. Now we have crossed the tree line. We will trek
through Pangboche village as known the village of climbers. Our lunch
break will be at Somare about 4100 meter above sea level. Another option
is there, we can reach Dingboche for late lunch and that is all for
the day. We will stay in Peaceful Lodge in Dingboche.
still can see Mt. Amadablum and Mt. Tao Tse, but may not be able to
recognize because of its different appearance from another face. You
can see one of the popular trekking peaks, the Island peak (6210 meter).
Day 08. Dingboche acclimatization
will hike up above Dingboche village or to Chhukung 4730 meter. We will
be back to Dingboche for lunch if we hike up above the village. We will
have a lunch in Khangri Resort in Chhukung if we hike up to Chhukung.
Then, walk back down to Dingboche.
It will be
quite a long day.
Day 09. Dingboche to Italian Camp 8000 Inn 5010 meter via Lobuche
breakfast we will walk up to Thugla contouring the grazing pasture.
The trial takes up the height from Thugla teashop. This part is tougher
because of steepness and higher altitude. At the crest 4850 meter, there
are a number of monuments erected in respect of climbers who died up
in the mountains. Uphill is over for the day. We will walk on almost
the flat level, still gaining the altitude rapidly.
We will reach Lobuche 4930 meter
above sea level. We will stop there for a lunch, it will be a late lunch
of the day. After lunch we will have to walk for about 45 minutes to
reach the Italian camp 8000 Inn 5010 meter above sea level. That will
be the night stop. This is the place for High Altitude weather Research
Center. You can have a tour in the Laboratory of the research center.
Not to forget, we can have a high altitude hot shower experience at
this place if it is a sunny day. Some waiting time is expected.
Day 10. Lobuche Acclimatization day
coming days are more challenging so we have to be well acclimatized.
We will have longer sleep and late breakfast. We will walk up to the
ridge above the Researcg Center to have look at the wide view of Khumbu
glacier. We can see the destination of the following days; Kalapattar,
Goraksep and Mt. Everest base camp.
Day 11. Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160
meter) Kalapattar (5623 meter)
will move towards Goraksep 5160 meter. We will stay higher walking off
the trail for about an hour, then meet the main trail at the edge of
Khumbu Glacier. After this point we have to walk carefully while crossing
the Changri glacier. We will see huge glacial holes that can swallow
anything into it. Glacier crossing is not an easy task we need great
effort to go through. We will reach Goraksep where we will spend the
night in one of the lodges. After
lunch we will be heading towards Kalapattar 5623 meter. It takes a few
hours to reach the summit of the peak. If you cannot make it all the
way, you can stop at what you can make; that gives you satisfactory
view of Mt. Everest at Sunset.
will see some of the Khongma
birds running up the hill with super stamina. The birds are highly
respected by Sherpa people, kindly treat them as local cultural asset.
It is believed that harming the birds brings bad luck at home. The birds
do expect some handouts of leftover food stuffs like nuts and broken
biscuits. I often give some biscuits to keep them around me.
Day 12. Goraksep- Everest Base Camp (5360
will be a round trip to Mt. Everest Base Camp 5364 meter and back to
Goraksep. We feel like, "It is just there". But the distance
in the high altitude is very deceptive- just there but takes longer
to reach there. This trip needs a full day with pack lunch and sufficient
drinking water. Nothing more to see than the glacial structure, Mt.
Everest itself is not seen from its base camp. You will be surrounded
by the Himalayan walls. This is the day you can say, "I have been
to the Mt. Everest Base camp".
Day 13. Goraksep to Dingboche 4420
have done and seen almost everything by now. Easy start, we will trek
down all the way to Dingboche.
14. Dingboche to Phortse
early start is better. We will follow the same trail to Pangboche. We
will stop at upper Pangboche for lunch break. Pangboche to Phortse takes
longer time than we can imagine that is due to its folded geographical
formation. It is like in and out into those little gorges. We will walk
carefully avoiding going to the edge of the trail. At some sections
we can stop to look at the mountain range of AmaDablam, Kongtega, Thamserku,
all of them standing face to face. We may have chances to see mountain
goats and Himalayan pheasants. Musk deer are seen nearby the Phortse
For the night stop we will
reach Phortse village that is situated at the elevation of 3850, the
same height to Tyangboche across the village. Phortse has fertile land
where they produce potatoes during the Monsoon season.
Day 15. Phortse to Namche via Khumjung
trail takes down to the river; Phortse Tenga. Then, it climbs up straight
to Mong La 3970 meter. We will stop there for a cup of tea to enjoy
the mountain views. After the tea break we will move towards the village
of Khumjung for lunch. Khumjung is a hidden village that is not seen
from distance. After lunch we will take an uphill for about half an
hour, then all the way down to Namche via Syangboche airstrip.
Day 16. Namche to Lukla
is quite a long day to come down to Lukla in one day. We will stop at
Phakding for a lunch break.
Day 17. Lukla to Kathmandu,
ready early morning, go to airport check in lounge and start playing
a waiting game checking the amount of cloud on the horizon to catch
the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 18. Fly out from Kathmandu
to your further destination. Transportation to the airport is provided.
covered in the package
not covered in the package
pick up and drop off Transport,
*Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu (Twins
bed, 3 Star level hotel)
*All three meals and accommodation provided during the trek,
*Guided city tour in Kathmandu (Transport provided),
*Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Domestic flights,
*Permit fees for National Park and World Heritage sites,
*Documentation for Traveller's Information card (TIMS),
*Two beds sharing room in standard lodges during trek,
*Porter to carry your belongings and guide service
insurance and Helicopter rescue,
*International flights, Visa fees,
*Accommodation, Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
*Bottled beverages and bar bills,
*Cost of re-hydration fluid in high altitude,
*Hot showers & Battery charging cost on trek,
*Staff gratuities/tips off
*Personal equipment sets,
*Non scheduled meals and other expenses,