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Everest Base Camp

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Everest Base Camp Trek reveals some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalayas. After exploring Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla where your trek to Everest begins. The trail follows the course of the Dudh Kosi, the ‘River of Milk’, gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia.

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All About Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek reveals some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalayas. After exploring Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla where your trek to Everest begins. The trail follows the course of the Dudh Kosi, the ‘River of Milk’, gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia.

There are rest days at Namche Bazaar (the delightful Sherpa capital) and at Dingboche village (set below the spectacular peak of Ama Dablam) – to help adjust to the altitude.

By the time, you reach Lobuche the temperature will have dropped and you will be walking among frozen rivers in an icy wilderness. From here, you make the trek to Base Camp itself – at the foot of the world’s highest peak. The next day brings you to the final highlight – Kala Pattar (5,545m) with stunning views of Everest and the Khumbu Glacier cascading below.

The package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

• Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
• Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek or a twin- shared basis
• Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
• Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
• Multilingual, trained and experienced guide
• Potter service charges during the trek
• Permit Fees for trekking
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Four seasonal sleeping bag, Unlimited Himalaya Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt,and trekking map ( sleeping       bag and Duffel Bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All necessary paper work and permit
• All applicable taxes and service charges

Not Included in the Cost

• Nepalese visa fee
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,      shower,etc.)
• Tips for guides and porters
• The services which are not included in our ‘What is Included’ section

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu

    Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  3. Day 3 To Lukla and Phakding

    Early morning we will take the airplane to Lukla, which will take us about 45 minutes of flight time. At Lukla we will head north from the to Chablung (2,700m). Here we will cross the Tharo Kosi river. From here, we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6,367m). Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will climb to Phakding where we will stay overnight (3 hrs).

  4. Day 4 To Namche Bazaar

    From Phakding we follow the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2,710m). We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2,840m). The trek enters the Sagarmatha National Park, and then the trail makes a descent and crosses the Dudh Kosi river towards Jorsale (2,830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up, we will reach Namche Bazaar (3,420m) (6 hrs).

  5. Day 5 Namche Bazaar

    Today we will take a hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3,790m), from where we will ascend towards Khunde passing numerous (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying lunch here we will follow a steep trail descending to Chhorkung (3,540m). From here it is a quick descent back to Namche Bazaar (5 hrs).

  6. Day 6 To Tengboche

    Our route of today to Tengboche is made of small ups and downs to Kenjoma. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small town of Sanasa and then to Phunki Thanga (3,250m). From here the trail follows the side of a hill on which the monestary of Tengboche sits at 3,870m. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. (5 hrs).

  7. Day 7 To Pheriche

    From Tengboche we descend through forests to the village of Devuche. After crossing the Imja Khola river the route climbs up to Pangboche (3,860m). This is the highest year-round settlement in the valley, and the Pangboche gompa is the oldest in Khumbu. Beyond Pangboche the route enters alpine meadows, mostly of scrub juniper and tundra. We will cross the Khumbu Khola river and arrive in Pheriche, which is a labyrinth of walls and pastures (4:30 hrs).

  8. Day 8 Pheriche

    The most important thing to acclimatisation to high altitudes is a slow ascent. Therefore it is imperative that we spend an additional night at Pheriche to aid the acclimatisation process. A good way to spend the day is to hike to the small summer settlement of Chhukung at 4730m. From here we have tremendous views of Island Peak (6189m), the south face of Lothse and the south eastern face of Ama Dablam. After enjoying the views here we return back to Pheriche (4 hrs).

  9. Day 9 To Duglha

    The trail of today ascents the broad, gently sloping valley from Pheriche to Phalang Karpo at 4320m. In many places the trail crosses small streams on boulders. Beyond Phalang Karpo the trail climbs steeply onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, then joins the trail from Dingboche and contours down to a stream, crossing it on a bridge just before Duglha (3 hrs).

  10. Day 10 To Lobuche

    From Dughla the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about an hour to the memorial area known as Chukpilhara. From here the trail drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche, a summer settlement at 4930m that has become a major trekking stop. The sunset on Nuptse, seen from here, is a memorable sight.

  11. Day 11 To Gorak Shep

    Today’s trail follows the western side of the Khumbu valley and ascents through meadows. The ascent becomes steeper and after rounding a bend , the peak of Pumori comes into view. On the lower slopes of this mountain a ridge terminates in a small peak, known as Kala Pattar (5,545m). The trail then makes a short descent onto the flat expanse of Gorak Shep. From here we will continue to Everest base camp, which is on return walk from Gorak Shep. We will return to this settlement after our visit to the base camp (6 hrs).

  12. Day 12 To Lobuche

    After an early morning rise we will start our day by climbing the Kala Pattar (5545m). This is a steep ascent up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. From Kala Pattar the entire Everest south face is visible as well as Lho La (the pass between Nepal and Tibet, also named the Western Cwm), Changtse (the northern peak of Everest) and most of the West-Ridge route. We return to Gorak Shep and continue to descent to Lobuche (6 hrs).

  13. Day 13 To Dingboche

    To go to Dingboche we retrace our steps back to Dughla, and then go straight up the hill from the bridge to reach an upper trail, staying high above the valley floor. The views from here are great. You can easily recognise Island Peak and the top of Makalu is visible in the distance over the pass to the right of Island Peak. After passing a chorten we will descent to Dingboche, where we will stay the night (4 hrs).

  14. Day 14 To Tengboche

    The route from Dingboche desents the Imja valley, then crosses the Khumbu Khola on a wooden bridge and climbs to rejoin the upward trail at some stone huts. Following the trail downhill from here we will arrive at Tengboche (3 hrs).

  15. Day 15 To Namche Bazaar

    Today we retrace our trail what we followed on day 04 to reach Namche Bazaar (5 hrs).

  16. Day 16 To Lukla

    It is a long walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, but we are probably all in good shape by now. From Namche, we will descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night (7 hrs).

  17. Day 17 To Kathmandu

    The 35 minutes flight from Lukla will bring us back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

  18. Day 18 Departure


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