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Everest Base Camp Trek

Puru Timalsena Puru Timalsena
Posted On: April - 09
Offer Valid Till: 2010-12-31

Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

Everest base camp trekking is one of the famous treks in Nepal. We fly to Lukla to begin Everest base camp trek. The trek to Everest base camp from lukla takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries through the land of the legendary Sherpa’s into the Sagarmatha (Everest) national park. The Everest base camp trek is not only famous for its proximity of world’s highest peak but also for its friendly Sherpa people. Picturesque Sherpa villages, great variety of cultures, traditions and active Buddhist monasteries.

Everest Base Camp Highlights:

Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Fact File:

Trek Name: Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trek Duration: 18 Days

Best Season: February - June, September - November However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

Trek Grade: Moderate + fairly Strenuous

Accommodation: Tea House

Group Size: Min.1 to Max 18 persons in a group

Min. altitude: 2840 m

Max altitude: 5545 m

Mode of Travel: Flight( Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu )

Price: For the most up-to-date and competitive price, please Contact Us at puru@abovethehimalaya.com
Trekking Map


Everest base camp trek itinerary details:


Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

Day 03: Trek 1, Flight from KTM – Lukla: After having a 35 minuates scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, The Everest base camp journey start from here and continue trek to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 hours on the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla( 5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and mount kwongde range. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m).

Day 04: Trek 2, Phakding to Namche (3,440m)- Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).

Day 05: Trek 3, Acclimatization day in Namche. Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provide a very close up view of Mt Everest or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.

Day 06: Trek 4, Namche to Tengboche (3,867m): after walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 07: Trek 5, Tengboche to Pheriche: Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The Gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.

Day 08: Trek 6, Another acclimatization day, again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hill to look down on to Dingboche, Either walk offers good views of Everest and other surroundings mountains .

Day 09: Trek 7, Pheriche to Lobuche - The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m

Day 10: Trek 8, Lobuche to Gorakshep. The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapattar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the evening.

Day 11:Trek 9, Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp back to Lobuche - Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit Everest base camp area and work down to Lobuche.

Day 12: Trek 10, Lobuche to Dingboche - Staying the night at Dingboche, makes an interesting accommodation alternative.

Day 13: Trek 11, Tengboche

Day 14: Trek 12, Namche

Day 15: Trek 13, Lukla, hotel

Day 16: Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel

Day 17:Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel

Day 18: Final departure, transfer to airport

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