Everest Base Camp walking begins with a short 40-minute early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, which lies at an altitude of 2,860m. On the first day, trekkers begin their trip with a short descent of 3 to 4 hour to Phakding.
After that, it is an average of 5 hours walking each day, with a couple of long days of 7 to 8 hours. Built into this trek is time to acclimatize before trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and the Everest viewpoint at Kala patthar, with an altitude of over 5,500m.
The trekking route goes through alpine forests, through villages, and along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers to a market town with a name that conjures up pictures of red-cheeked Sherpa children and generations of mountain expeditions from around the world – Namche Bazaar.
Here it is possible to walk to Khumjung Village to visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1953. Of course, no one can climb alone, so the setting up of this school was one of the ways Sir Edmund gave back to the Sherpa community who continue today to be the backbone of an expedition to Everest. Another highlight of this trek is a visit to Tengboche Monastery.
The panoramic views from the monastery area, are, however, still spectacular and include views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. With all this natural beauty it is easy to see why the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region was built on this spot.
Both natural and spiritual beauty has always drawn people to this area. Interestingly, the Tibetan and Sherpa name of Mount Everest is in Chomolungma or Mother Goddess of the Universe.
In more recent times the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has added this area, which is part of Sagarmatha National Park, to its Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative. The trail to Base Camp from Gorakshep and back is quite arduous and will take 6 to 7 hours of walking over rocky ground, formed by millennia of glacial debris.
The trail runs alongside the Khumbu Glacier with views of the Khumbu icefall. During the climbing season there maybe is an opportunity to witness expeditions setting up camp in order to attempt to summit Everest. Needless to say, the scenery is breathtaking!
Aside from the Base Camp itself, there is a spectacular close up view of Everest from the highest point of the trek at Kala Patthar. Not for nothing is Kala Patthar called the Everest View Point. Also seen from here are Mount Pumori and Ama Dablam.
This trek comes to an end by returning to Lukla for the short flight back to Kathmandu. If you don’t want to trek but wish to see Everest, check out Everest Helicopter Tour with the landing.
After your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal Master Himalaya representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help you to transfer to the hotel, Introduce your trekking guide. In the afternoon we will explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. The evening will be for well come dinner with Master Himalaya team at Thamel.
From today we start our Everest Base Camp trek. After breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla, from where we start your trek. The flight to Lukla (35 mins). In Lukla we meet our remaining team members. After then we start out short trekking today's destination phakding following Koshi River "River of milk". Overnight stay will be in the tea house.
After breakfast, today we trek approx. 6 hours to Namche Bazaar. the route follows Dudh Koshi river through many suspension bridges. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. After three hours through beautiful pine forest finally reach to the administrative village Namche Bazaar, overnight in tea house.
This day for acclimating in Namche bazaar. stay active and roaming instead of being lazy. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend staying at least one extra night. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber, cafés, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel.
The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are fabulously sparkling wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning dependent on the day’s trek.
From Tengboche, the trekking trail drops to Debuche, passes another electrifying suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and trek up to Pangboche almost thousands of mani walls. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its admirable views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
This is another acclimatization day to ensure that your body has fully adapted to the altitude and thinner air. There are many options for day hikes including to the base of gorgeous Ama Dablam Peak and the Chhukung valley. Trekkers can also hike to the base of Nangkartshang Peak, or climb to a reasonable altitude for breathtaking views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Ama Dablam and Tawoche Peaks. The Nangkartshang Monastery, another atmospheric monastery of the region is also a popular day hike destination. Hiking up the Imja River to the small summer settlement of Chhukung gives us great views of Island Peak, Lhotse and Ama Dablam Peaks and fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha Pass. Your trekking guide will be happy to discuss the best option for you dependent upon your fitness, interests and time available.
We start our trek with a gentle climb out of Dingboche, and contour along the trail through yak grazing lands and alpine vegetation to reach Dughla. En route, we shall have a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains including the Tawoche, Cholatse and the unique and beautiful Ama Dablam. Further along the trail there is a short yet steep hike to Thokla Pass (4830m) passing the line of memorials at the summit of the pass, clad with prayer flags, dedicated to the mountaineers who have lost their lives during expeditions to Everest. The trail now is on lateral moraines of the Khumbu glacier offering unforgettable views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and several other snowy peaks. Beyond the Thokla Pass, we will reach Lobuche, surrounded by verdant alpine scenery. Don’t miss the breathtaking sunset from Lobuche as you spend a night here before your final destination.
At the right side, you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice which marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach Gorak Shep for lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular.
Early morning we climb to Kala Pattar "the Black Rock" located at (5545 m) and marked by a tangle of prayer flags. At this viewpoint one of the most admirable views on earth, you have a 360-degree panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.
We are now heading back down to the oxygen-rich air, where any effects of the higher altitudes will disappear. We start our trek out of Pheriche by a short climb and then descent to Imja River before joining the classical Everest Base Camp Trail. The trail passes through rhododendron forests, smaller settlements such as Somare, crossing over several suspension bridges to Pangboche. We rejoin the Musk Deer trail to reach Tengboche. After Lunch, The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,440m upon reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber, cafés, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Today we shall have a long descent to Lukla, the endpoint of our trek. The last chance to view the world’s greatest peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and others. Starting with a steep descent to Larja Dobhan, we leave Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and contour through the dense forests, culturally rich villages, lush hills, and valleys, over several suspension bridges, past ancient chortens, monasteries and Mani walls, and other natural wonders to reach Lukla. Time to pack our bags, shop for any souvenirs and celebrate our successful adventure in the Everest region.
After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu for about 35 mins. After your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. After a long trek, you may be tired you will have nice SPA and massage available in Kathmandu which is the extra applicable at Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule.
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Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek, can accomplish with the average hikers. The hike won't exceed eight hours per day. But in someday hike vary from 4-5 hours a day. Some routes might get challenging but proper guidance will make you able to complete the trek.
High altitude sickness can depend upon each individual. considering the time and situation travelers are provided sufficient acclimatization with two stops at Namche and Dingboche, With adequate information about the high altitude our guide will assist you with certain safety and precautions on the trek.
Yes, Wi-Fi is accessible on a certain location only. Namche, Dingboche, Louche, Gorakshep, and Lukla are the place where you can access Wi-Fi. In someplace you will charge for the Wi-Fi access.
As per your requirement, we can able to arrange a full-time personal cook and assistant on-hand to create the menu and maintain hygiene. or you can have the option to have foods provided by Tea House. The menu goes like this
Breakfast: Tea served in your tent, coffee or hot chocolate, porridge or a grain cereal, toast with spreads, eggs (fried, omelet or boiled) and tomatoes, boiled water.
Lunch: Juice, potatoes, cucumber and carrot salad, cheese and gherkins, chapatis, pizza, canned tuna and meats, fresh oranges and bananas, boiled water.
Dinner: Soup, steamed vegetables, rice, fried chicken, daal, spaghetti, chocolate cake, fresh apples, tea or hot chocolate, boiled water.
The favorable season for Everest Base Camp runs from Mid- September to May. Among these months October seems to be the most favorable month for trekking with great views, moderate temperature. But as per data, many travelers enjoy trekking in winter (Dec- Jan) due to fewer visitors in the area and skies gets clear. The most interesting part to travel in winter is to celebrate Christmas and New Year's at the top of the world.
Note: If you wish to trek in winter, we would advise getting suitable trekking clothes for low temperature, sleeping bags, down jackets and fleece sleeping bags to keep you cozy.
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