One of the most popular treks, the Everest Base Camp takes us to the backyard of the world-famous Sherpas, their faith in Buddhism, Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the most majestic viewpoint of Kala Patthar and the Everest Base Camp itself. Also Mt. Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers who want to accomplish when they come to Nepal. This remarkable trek passes through the Sherpa town, where trekkers acclimatize and admire the lifestyle and the warm hospitality of the locals. You can also observe the breathtaking and mesmerizing spectacles of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and many other tall peaks. The biodiversity is attractive at the Sagarmatha National Park which is one of the world heritage sites.
Furthermore, we arrive at Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. You can socialize yourself with inhabitants of Sherpa communities and their culture and lifestyles. You can witness the beauty of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) and Cho Yu (8,201 m) in this trek. You can enjoy and observe the amazing wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan Monal along with a wide range of flora and fauna. The stunning Khumbu Glacier and panoramic view from Kala Pathar (5,555m) will give you a mesmerizing and memorable experience. This trek takes you to the world’s highest airport in Syanboche too.
We start our hike to the Everest base camp with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla equipped with all necessary permits and trekking gears. The Everest Base Camp Trek is full of challenges, excitement, and beauty. The best time to go on this trek is Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May). This trek is moderate which takes you to the elevation of 5364 meters.
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa are one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The trek starts with an early scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can have amazing scenery of hills covered with forest, waterfalls and rivers, clouds flowing in the air, etc. As soon as you step on Lukla, you will have your first glimpse of sky-touching snow-capped mountains. From Lukla, we start trekking north to the beautiful village of Phakding. It resides at an elevation of 2,700 m on the Dudh Koshi river valley. Overnight at Phakding Hotel/lodge.
After breakfast, the trek begins to Namche Bazaar which is one of the biggest Sherpa villages in Nepal. The trail takes you over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Manju, about two hours away. As we move ahead, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to the Dudh Koshi River en route to Jorasalle. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Your path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. You’ll be rewarded with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde are some of the highlights that you cannot miss. As we descend, the trail takes us to the riverside, and then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Continual uphill trek the trail shifts between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground until you reach Tengboche which is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in the Khumbu region where you can observe chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks. Overnight in Tengboche.
The trail goes through the rhododendron forest to Debouche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. You’ll pass the valley wall and then cross the plains to Pangboche village where you can enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village. You can also hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. The trail will be a difficult one as we move ahead, as the landscape gives way to dry and deserted mountains and you hike towards Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.
The trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude from Dingboche. Along the trail, you can find the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The trail further brings over steep mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing panoramas of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse. The evenings can be downright chilly as we are now almost 4800 meters above sea level. Overnight in Lobuche.
The trail kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorek Shep. But the straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky hills and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial rubble. On the way, you will approach the Khumbu Glacier and icefall located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, you can observe unbelievable scenes of breathtaking beauty. After some time we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed relaxation after an exhausting and busy day. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Today we trek towards Kalapathar for an enthusiastic and magnificent sunrise over Mt. Everest. You can observe a spectacular view of Nuptse Cholatse, Lhotse, Everest, and its neighboring peaks. Then we back to Gorekshep for breakfast and trek back to Pheriche. Your step will be a lot quicker as you descend, and the walking is easier going this way. Overnight in Pheriche.
The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mostly downhill. We descend towards the suspension bridge over the Imja River, slight climb over Tengboche, crossing the alluring rhododendron, oaks, and junipers and suspension bridges. We’ll be in Namche Bazaar by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
You trek via the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through numerous local villages. We have to descend a steep pathway cross multiple bridges over the Dudh Kosi river and reach the Phakding village. We reach the Lukla after a few more walks across the Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight at Lukla.
Early in the morning, we will fly to Kathmandu on this day. After that, we will escort you to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day to explore around Kathmandu if any remaining. Overnight in the hotel.
Airport pickup by private vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
All the transportation as per the itinerary.
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis.
Tea house accommodation during the trek.
Three times meal in the trek.
Hot soup in high places.
Two-way flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for all.
A professional guide for trek and tour.
An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Insurance for guides and porters.
Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
All government and local taxes.
Airport taxes of Kathmandu and Lukla.
Necessary medical kit for staff.
Trekking map as itinerary.
T-shirt from the company.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Trip completion certificate.
Airport drop by private vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
Visa for Nepal.
International flight to and from Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Entry fee in monuments areas
Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
Extra night accommodation exception of the itinerary.
Tips for your guide and porters.
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February 17, 2020
My husband and I can only say positive things about Attractive Travels and Tours. We were very satisfied with their service and can definitely recommend them. Overall it was a well-planned trek