Everest base camp (EBC) Trek,Nepal
Everest base camp trek
Facts of the Trek
Accommodation:- Hotel in cities /teahouse or camping in Trek
Best time to visit:- September to December / February to May
Elevation up to:- 5643 m /kalapathar
Trek start:- Kathmandu
Trek end:- Kathmandu
Group size:- Minimum 2 Pax /Maximum 20 pax
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu airport. We will meet you and transfer to the hotel. There will be a full trek briefing this evening if you on time.
Day02: Spectacular flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding vilage.
Early morning short flight (30min) to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu and heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi River. Three hours walk in tantalizing views to Phakding(2,652m).
Day 03: Follow Dudhkosi River ascend to Namche Bazaar
After a breakfast, we set out on the trail as it wanders through rolling terrain, past traditional homes, plowed fields and pine and cedar forests. Ascending slowly to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, the snowy mount Thamserku (6,608m) gives us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery to come. After Jorsale we cross the west fork of the river, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. About 600m up this ascent we get the capital city of Himalaya ‘Namchhe Bazzar”. Namche(3,440m) is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading centre with a weekly market selling fresh foodstuffs brought up from lower village.
Day 04: Acclimatized hike for first views of Mt. Everest.
Temple horns and yak bells awaken us to a sunrise surrounded by snowy summits over 6,100 m high! Today is an acclimatization day so limb steeply out of Namche to the Everest View Hotel. Built by the Japanese this spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam is an ideal place for a tea break. Continuing, we trek to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpa’s and back to hotel in Namche.
Day 05: Trek to monastery at Thyangboche.
Trek decent to the river cross it at Phunki Thangkha then climb steeply through the forest to Thyangboche ( 3,867m) in the afternoon visit the famous monastery and to watch the sunset on the fantastic panorama of mountains surrounding us ,Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse and Mt.Ama Dablam provide a wonderful backdrop to our teahouse.
Day 06: Continue up the khumbu &Imza valley to Dingboche.
trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of mountains. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche (4,360 m) . It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Day 07: acclimatization Day at Dingboche .
Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100m and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
Day 08: Trek ascent to Lobuche.
Out of Dingboche Past a chorten and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we have a short, steep climb up to Chukpo Lari, a beautiful, yet poignant place where there is a line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Everest and from. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4,930m) The sunset on Mt .Nuptse is not to be missed.
Day 09: Visit EBC and spend the night at Gorak Shep.
Start Following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorak Shep (5,180m). After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorak Shep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see in the distance some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop by the Base Camp rock we retrace our steps to Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Climb KalaPattar and descend to Pheriche.
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Day 11: Retrace our steps to Namchhe.
We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation 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 descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Descend to Lukla.
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping or Kathmandu city sightseeing(extra cost for do sightseeing)
Day 14: International Departure.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. our representative will drop off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.
• All private transportation.
• 2/3 Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
• There Time Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek.
• Tea house accommodation during the trek
• Both way flight to/from Lukla
• Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters.
• Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
• First aid medical kit (with the guide).
• Sagarmatha national park Permits and TIMS fee.
• Welcome and Farewell dinner.
• Government taxes & office service charge.
• International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
• Nepal entry visa.
• Lunch and evening meals in cities, except the trek (and also
the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or because of
early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due
to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery
recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for drivers, guides and porter.