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Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.It is one of the most beautiful as well as famous trekking journeys of Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp trek lasts for 14-days.Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to this base camp. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.After a 30 minutes of flight from kathmandu you will reached to lukla airport.From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river.Where you will encounter the first of the Three Passes-Renjo La (5,370m). After reaching the high point, the trail descends to the idyllic Gokyo Lakes and further on to the village of Gokyo.

The route then turns east as you make your way to Everest Base Camp by crossing the second pass called Cho La Pass (5,420m). After the second pass you will have the opportunity to explore the intricacies of Everest Base Camp life as well as soaking up some of the best views of Everest and the surrounding peaks when you climb the iconic viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
The inwards leg of the trek involves traversing the final of the Three Passes – Kongma La Pass (5,545m) – to join up with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route that will take you down to Lukla, where the trek ends.
Those who fully acclimatize can continue to Everest Base Camp, but without a doubt the main highlight will be the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori and the notable landmark of Kala Patthar. See the extraordinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier and the mountain of Nuptse on the southwest face of Mt. Everest.
During the trek you will enjoy the traditional culture and hospitality of the local Sherpa people.You will also get the experience of viewing the Himalayas and see the world’s highest Mt. Everest peak closer than you ever have before which is ranges to 8,848 meter high.

Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu:

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed by one of our airport representative , and transferred to nearby hotel. Your trek leader will brief you about the trek plan and introduce you with your guide. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding:

Waking up early in the morning and after a breakfast, you will drive to Airport and and you will take a flight to Lukla (2804 meters.). After meeting your trek crews, you will embark the first day trek to Phakding (2610 meters).

Enjoying the view of landscape, villages, crossing a couple of streams, bridges, you will reach at Phakding in 3 hours. There is probability to get flight delay or cancel even in good season of March, April, October, November, If flight is on time, you will reach to Phakding on lunch time. In case of any delay you will stop for lunch in Lukla or after an hour walking from Lukla.Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters)

After taking breakfast at around 7 am, you will start your 3rd day trek following Phakding village then you will cross an bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. After a couple of hours of easy trail following the river; you will arrive Manjo and Jorsali where you will stop for lunch. In Jorsale there is a Check Post for trek permit (Sagarmatha National Park office). After lunch you will register your trek permit on the check-post; then you will enter into Sagarmatha National Park zone. From here the trail descends for 10 minutes, cross the bridge and continue the trek following the Dudh Koshi river and the trail will gradually ascend until you reach the last high bridge over the Bhote Koshi river. From here the trail ascends steeply until you reach at Namche Bazar. It is approximately 6 hours trek.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Now you are already above 3000 meters, So it’s recommended to spend 1 or 2 nights in Namche Bazar to avoid any risk of high altitude sickness with a side trip to Khumjung village or Thame.

Then after breakfast, you go for day hiking to Syangboche, Khungde (3840 meters) and even further to Khumjung (3780 meters) or Thame. It is also worth visiting to Sagarmatha National Park Museum as a side trip. This day you will be thrilled by overlooking the amazing views of Himalayan ranges including Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and Mount Everest. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5
Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3850 meters)

On the fifth day you will trek for the duration of only 6 – 7 hours. After leaving Namche Bazar, you will follow the well defined curving trail over looking the mountain views. After 1 hour trek you will reach at Khyangjumpa (3550 meters), where there are some guest houses and tea shops. This place also offers amazing view of Mount Ama Dablam. From here trail descends to Sanasa and then reach at Phunki Tenga (3150 meters) in one hour and 30 minutes. You may stop here for lunch. After crossing the river; the trail ascent following the delightful pine, rhododendron(National flower) and birch forest. In 2 hours trek you will reach at Tengboche, situated on the hillside. This place offers excellent view of Mount Amadablam and glimpse of Mount Everest.Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 meters)

After a breakfast at around 7 am and you will start the trek for 6th day. After leaving the Tengboche Monastery, you will trek down through pine and rhododendron forest and in about 20 minutes trek you will reach at Deboche (3820 meters). For another 20 minutes you will continue your trek through the pine, rhododendron and birch forest until you reach at the bridge and ascent again after crossing the Imja river and after about 1 hour ascend you will reach at Pangboche (3930 meters). You will stop here for lunch.

After a lunch you will visit to Pangboche monastery; the oldest Gompa in the Khumbu region. You will also continue the trek following the Imja river with gradual ascent and after an hour trek you will reach at major trail junction (4175 meters). The left trail leads to Pheriche and the right trail leads to Dingboche. From the junction you will descend to a bridge by crossing the Imja river and ascend again to reach Dingboche in an hour.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7
Acclimatization day in Dingboche

On the 7th day of your trekking you have already reached at the elevation of 4400 meters above the sea level. Congratulation, you are all fit and fine with the altitude. Though you will acclimatize here to avoid any further risk of altitude.

After breakfast, your guide will take you for a hiking trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche by the evening. Do your best to get as high as possible up to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) and don’t miss out to witness the Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8
Trek from Dingboche to Labuje (4950 meters):

As usual after a breakfast you will trek towards the Labuje. No doubt, after the big days you are even much stronger for the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. On the way to Labajuje you will see the impressive view of the Himalayas and reach at Labuje in 4 – 5 hours of your trek. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400 meters)

This is your final destination for Everest Base Camp!!

Today you will leave early morning (5 am) for Everest Base camp that will approximately take 3-4 hours to reach Ghorakshep (5160 meters); the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. You will stop at Ghorakshep for breakfast and then continue trek to Everest Base camp (3 hours) and return to Ghorakshep (2 hours) for overnight stay.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10
Trek to Kalapathar (5545 meters)

On the 10th day you will be ready for the Kalapathar which is the best vantage point to observe the Mount Everest.

It is Recommended to start your hike at 5 am. It will take 2 hours to get to the top of Kalapathar; then return to Ghorakshep. After breakfast, you will trek down to Pheriche (4280 meters).

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11
Trek back to Namche Bazar

Now following the same trek routes, you will trek back to Namche Bazar via Pangboche and Tengboche, that will take about 7 hours to trek.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12
Trek back to Lukla

Following the same trek route of Lukla to Namche Bazar, you will trek down to Lukla via Jorsale, Manjo and Phakding villages (nearly 7 hours).

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13
Fly back to Kathmandu Airport

After early morning breakfast you should get ready for your return flight to Kathmandu. Depending on weather condition, the flight may be early morning or late morning or even afternoon.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.

Day 14

After breakfast your guide will arrange a car for your transfer to the airport; and then bid farewell with safe flight. And you will return home by collecting all wonderful memories you have had during 2 weeks in Nepal.

How fit do i need to be to do this trek?

Everest Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk everyday when doing Everest Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is nearly 5545 m. This is the elevation of Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries in route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Everest Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Everest Base Camp trekking?

It depends on you. If you want, Everest Base Camp trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For this region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking