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  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 15 Days

Introduction

As one of the most famous trekking adventures in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trekking is the adventure of a lifetime. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes place in the Khumbu region of the country, home of the magnificent Everest Himalayas. The journey is a delightful adventure loaded with Khumbu’s best natural, cultural and Himalayan aspects. This trek presents you with the best opportunities to enjoy the mighty Everest peaks up close. The spectacle of the majestic Himalayas of the Everest massif is indescribable in words. They are truly breathtaking and majestic. Paired with the cultural presence of the region, the journey is a memorable trip that will stick to one’s minds for a lifetime.

The trail passes through alpine and rhododendron forests, winding along steep ridgelines and river gorges. You go through the renowned Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar, the Gateway to Everest. Namche Bazaar was an ancient trading point between the Himalayan traders and low-land merchants. As you go through the trail, you come up to the village of Tengboche, where you can visit the famous Tengboche Monastery which is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region. You can also visit Kalapatthar, one of the most well-known vantage points in Khumbu that presents panoramic scenes of the entire Mount Everest massif spectacularly. The path also goes through the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area that is home to many of the region’s endangered species of animals and birds.
Everest Base Camp Trek start from Lukla airport after the flight has landed. You spent the first three days walking on the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Trekking is the trekking that leads you to your long waited for the worldly renowned destination. Mount Everest attracts the adventurous hearts of Amadablam, Pumori, Labuche, Pheriche, Thamserku, Island, Makalu, Nuptse, and Lotse offer other most attractive and mesmerizing views. We fly to Lukla (2827 m) with spectacular views of the mountains and ascend through the Dudh Koshi valley to the Sherpa culture. The highest elevation of this trek is 5545 m. at Kala Pathar. And the best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trekking is from September to December & March to May.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

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.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

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, also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is 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.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and walk to Manju (2710 m.)

Today we will catch an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827 m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our curator will assist us to move our belongings. We will walk ahead from Lukla to get to Manjo which takes approximately 5 hours. Overnight in Manju.

Day 4: Manju to Namche Bazar (3440 m.)

From Manju, the track is filled with amazing woods of rhododendron, magnolia trees as well as colossal firs. Next, we will stroll to Namche going across some bridges. After trekking for 4 hrs we arrive at Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 5: Acclimatization day.

This day is to rest at Namche Bazaar to get properly accustomed to the high elevated environment. At Namche, a flourishing village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region, you will have an astonishing experience. Also, you can visit the Khumjung monastery and Khumjung village which is one of the most important villages occupied by Sherpa people in the Everest Region. A remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam( 6856 m), Thamserku (6608 m) as well as gigantic vistas of Everest will spellbind you. We will also walk to Thami (3810 m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley. We may also visit the Sagarmatha National park to view the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 6: Namche to Thyingboche (3860 m.)

The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From Phunki, we climb towards Tengboche village where we can visit the famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony in the Tengboche Monastery that opens at 3:00 pm. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 7: Thyingboche to Dingboche (4410 m.)

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam while trekking. We walk descend to Debuche and cross the Imja River to approach Pangboche. We prefer the upper Pangboche trail and cherish the Himalayan sight and the Pangboche Monastery. Our trail passes through the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat field complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.

Day 8: Dingboche to Labuche (4910 m.)

Due to the higher altitude, the trek will be more challenging from here on forth. We’ll pass Dungla, after a hard, sheer walk to the top of a steep hill. Here we can observe the memorial stupas sanctified to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. As we move our adventure begins over steep mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with marvelous scenes of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse. It will be a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly. Overnight in Labuche.

Day 9: Labuche to Gorak Chep (5130 m.)

The trek to Everest Base Camp continues as we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we experience the incredible melt patterns and cherish the smoothly rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can experience amazing scenes of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After that, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5550 m.)

We walk upon a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace to Kala Patthar. As we are ascending the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can observe the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the peak of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorakshep which is moderately more comfortable than hiking up to Kala Patthar. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4370 m.)

Today you can again enjoy a morning hike to Kala Patthar to watch the sunrise from the vantage point. The sun rises from behind the Mount Everest massif, making the peaks appear golden, which makes the mesmerizing and memorable experience. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazar.

We lose nearly 2,000 feet in altitude today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We continue to descend rapidly through pine woods where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants, and other wild animals and birds natural to the region. The path ultimately reaches Sansa from where we can experience amazing scenes of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding paths and through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2830 m.)

We descend on a rocky path and cross many suspension bridges before walking on a surfaced path. Here you can feel the air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain finishes after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla to flight Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

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.

Day 15: Escort to Airport and flight for your destination.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs. Our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.

Inclusions

  • 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.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 12 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.

Exclusions

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas in Kathmandu.
  • 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 in Kathmandu in the exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

 

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Nice Trip

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

We hiked to Everest Base Camp with Attractive Travels and Tours and our Guide. The Tour was great. The views were amazing. Everything was perfectly organized. Our Oxygenlevel was measured by our guide daily, this made us feel safe and also gave us the confidence to be in Professional hands. Our Guide was very helpful, reliable and friendly. We made it up to EBC, we had a great time and we would highly recommend everyone to join the adventure. Mountain Mart and our guide Sudip fully met our expectations and we are happy about the choice we made. Lodges and food were also better than expected. The trip is exhausting but worth every step!
Dirk & Lisa

Dirk Williams

Trip Facts

PRICE: US $ 1295
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 15 Days
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May and September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 5550 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted
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