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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Posted by: Admin | Date: February 13, 2010

Everest Base Camp TrekThe Highest Mountain on earth, Everest (8848m) has several names to different people. It is called Mt. Everest to the Westerners and Qomolangma to the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibetans, and to the Nepalese it is called Sagarmatha. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal where lies the Mt. Everest ( 8,848 m ) has been a magnet for travelers ever since its opening to foreigners in  1950. This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their virtually unchanged unique culture. Solu has received countless trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Solukhumbu has developed to a stage where many options are possible from a full-scale expedition with tents and porters to an independent trek using the local lodges. Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covers much of this region. This fascinating land surrounded by high mountains is a real paradise for mountaineers & trekkers.

One can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu or get bus to Jiri to get there. Trek from Jiri to Lukla is a classic trek and best way to acclimatize as well. Gokyo and the Everest Base Camp are the two trekking routes where many people like to go.

Fact of the trip

Trek Duration: 14days
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-beginning of Dec) and Spring (Mar-May)
Starting Point: Lukla (35 minutes flight from Kathmandu)
Ending at: Lukla (35 minutes flight to Kathmandu)
Type of trek: Tea house
Grade: Adventurous and Moderate
Culture: Sherpa
Highest access of the trek: 5545m (Kalapatthar)
Average Temperature: -10 to 15 Celsius
Himalayan Views: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and many more

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2700m and trek to Phakding 2600, 4 hrs and overnight.

Day 02: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m, (6 hrs) and overnight.

Day 03: Namche Bazaar rest day and overnight.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche, 3860m, (6 hrs) and overnight.

Day 05: Tengboche trek to Dingboche, 4300m, (6hrs) and overnight

Day 06: Dingboche trek to Lobuche 4930m, (6 hrs) and overnight

Day 07: Lobuche rest day and overnight

Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep 5170m, (2 and half hrs) and overnight

Day 09: Gorakshep trek to Everest base camp 5400m and back to Gorakshep (5 hrs) and overnight or (Gorakshep Kalapatthar -Gorakshep) 3 hrs.

Day 10: Gorakshep trek to Pheriche 4280m (6 and half hrs) and overnight.

Day 11: Pheriche trek to Tengboche 3860m, (4 hrs) and overnight.

Day 12: Tengboche trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m, (5 hrs) and overnight.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla 2840m, (7hrs) and overnight.

Day 14: Lukla fly to Kathmandu

Note: If you are interested to do this trekking you can use our in built form for making inquiry to local agents here in Nepal or  you can put queries to know the details of the trekking area by expert in the link below or you can get extra information from Nepal travel news team.

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