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Everest Base Camp Trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Aesthetic view of Mountains include Mt. Everest from Kalapatther
  • Flight over the highest mountain range
  • The stunning Tengboche Monastery
  • Accommodation in the native Sherpa Village
  • Khumbu Glacier                                                                                  

Everest Base Camp Trekking is beyond one’s imagination. It is an epitome of all adventure journeys that you have ever accomplished. If you wish to leave your footprints on the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m) then get ready to soak your spirit up in the alluring Himalayan beauty of Khumbu region. Explore an abode of intrepid Sherpa and over dozens of snow-clad mountains blessed by Mother Nature. Feel the cool breeze of fresh mountain air and relish alpine woods to high altitude barren landscape. You just dream and visit Nepal. Green Society Adventure ensures hassle free stupendous Nepal Trekking holiday.

The trip of Everest Base Camp Trekking is starting with the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is equally captivating. Thrill starts to take over your soul immediately after landing at the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Khumbu region of Nepal is much diversified in terms of nature and culture. Trip heads to Namche Bazaar after first night rest in Phakding. The first sight of glorious Mt. Everest can be seen prior 30 minutes before reaching Namche. Adventurous Larpchen Bridge too can be fascinating. Acclimatization hiking is done the following day to adjust your mind and body to high altitude walking journey of Everest Base Camp. During acclimatization, trekkers reach the highest located organized hotel in the world the Everest View Hotel. Weather permits the scenery of the mountains will be spectacular and closer. The view of Mt. Thamserku, Amadablam, Tabuchi, Lhotse, Nuptse and Everest can be cherished by sipping a cup of coffee in Hotel’s terrace restaurant. Strolling around various eateries, shops, and bars of Namche during evening could also endow some insights about the lifestyle of Sherpa people. The journey from Namche Bazaar onwards is purely Himalayan wilderness.

Spiritual Tengboche monastery and majestically placed Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop is the next destination of Everest Base Camp Trekking. After getting the blessings from the monastery, the trail leads trekkers to the windy valley of Dingboche via Pangboche. Proper walking techniques and heeding instructions of trekking guides are keys of successful trekking in Everest region. Another acclimatization hiking takes place in the form of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m) during the rest day at Dingboche. From this place, the marvelous view of Mt. Pumori looms large throughout until trekkers reach Gorakshep. The memorial of famous climbers like Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, Babu Chhiri, Pasang Lhamu and others in Thukla Pass is an important aspect of learning the fate of brave mountaineers. A tranquil hamlet of Lobuche and moraines trail leads trekkers to Gorakshep. About 2 hours of walking from this place are iconic Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Leave your footprints on a legendary spot where famous Everest climbers started their summit journey. After such vivacious moment in EBC, early morning hiking of Kalapathar (5545 m) endow majestic joy of witnessing sunrise phenomena. This place is probably the highest place to witness the sunrise. After such illustrious journey of Everest Base Camp Trekking, the journey returns back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu.

SHORT ITINERARY 

DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft). 

DAY 2: Flight to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) and hike to Phakding 2-3 hours walk (2655m/ 8708ft).

DAY 3: Trek to Namche bazaar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

DAY 4: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).

DAY 5: Trek to Thyangboche 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).

DAY 6: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

DAY 7: Trek to Thukla or (Dhukla) 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).

DAY 8: Trek to Lobuche 3 hours, (4930m/16172ft).

DAY 9: Trek to Gorekshep 3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

DAY 10: Early hike to Kala Patthar (viewpoint) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek back to Pheriche 4-5 hours, (2400m/13776ft).

DAY 11: Trek to Namche 6 hours, (3440/11284ft).

DAY 12: Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours, (2800m/9184ft).

DAY 13: Flight back to Kathmandu, free day. 

DAY 14: Final departure from Nepal.

DAY

1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).

Soon after your flight lands at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. 

DAY

2

Flight to lukla (2800m/9184ft) and hike to Phakding 2-3 hours walk (2655m/ 8708ft).

Wake up early in the morning and be ready for the exciting adventure. Today our journey begins for adventurous flight above the range of beautiful green and White Mountains; we will reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) in 35 minutes, where we can meet ours additional crew members. We will have a three hours trek to Phakding. In route, we can see Rhododendron, Magnolia trees and pine forest. Passing through several small settlements with prayer wheels, flags Mani stones, tea houses and shop we will in Phakding. As per your interest, you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery in additional activities. Overnight in a teahouse. 

DAY

3

Trek to Namche bazaar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

Soon after our breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazaar. We go cross to the Dudh Koshi River several places with a scenic view of snow-capped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamserku (6623m). The way then become fairly difficult & includes a perpendicular climb to Namche. Rest after Chautara to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest we again ascend to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge.

 

DAY

4

Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).

Today we will visit Namche Bazaar and hike higher to proper adaption with the high and new altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and the amazing scenic view of Khumbu Himalayans. After having our breakfast we can hike to Everest view pint and beautiful village Khumjung or visit Sagarmatha national park headquarter visitor center, where you can get more information about Khumbu region and Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for the panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, one of the beautiful mountain Amadablam and so on. There is plenty of place such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, restaurant to spend your time. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight in lodge. 

DAY

5

Trek to Thyangboche 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).

Today we start our journey from Namche Bazaar to Phorthe, enjoying an aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku as well some others beautiful Mountain. Our trek follows more or less smooth wide trail with few ups and downs. Along the way, we can see wildlife Musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma, when we reach Sanasa we take the Lower one trail which leads all the way to Everest base camp The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight in a teahouse.

DAY

6

Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

Trek to Dingboche will be more gradual but five hundred meters. Hike to Dingboche in the beginning down and flat inside a shadow of pine forest, where you can get a chance to see wildlife like Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants as well green valley and white caped Mountain View from along the way is more pleasurable. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls before arrive at beautiful town Pangboche. After a gradual climb, we would better have a lunch break at Somera, enjoying the view of the most beautiful mountain on earth, Ama Dablam. After Lunch, we spent most of the day walking close to the river with a reasonable ascent towards the end of the walk before arriving Dingboche. At this altitude 4410m the lack of oxygen in your breath is normality. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see the beautiful arrangement of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight in local lodge.

DAY

7

Trek to Thukla or (Dhukla) 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).

Today we will start our trek to Thukla with spectacular Mountain view. The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance of beautiful tiny flower carpeting the land. The path follows the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, Soon after crossing the Khumbu Khola bridge, we will reach today destination Thukla. After short rest, we will have a lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our body. Overnight in Thukla yak lodge.

DAY

8

Trek to Lobuche 3 hours, (4930m/16172ft).

Soon after our breakfast, we start our hike to the next destination Lobuche. The first part of our trek steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place where there is a memorial in honor to the climbers who died during Everest and some other Mountain expedition. We will continue our trek through the more gradual and smooth trail all the way to Lobuche, a small place with few teahouses. This afternoon we will hike around to Khumbu Glacier, stay active with a great view of Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche. 

DAY

9

Trek to Gorekshep 3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

Today is the great day of our trek! Dream destination Everest base camp is going to be filled today. Actively we are weak up early in the morning and start hike for the long glorious day. About 3 hours slow and steady walk over the dry and rocky path we will be in Gorekshep, the last settlement of teahouse. After a lunch, we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb over rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way to EBC, we can see the aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse etc. Take some photos of memorial days with the background of great. Khumbu icefall and trek back to Gorekshey. Overnight in a teahouse. 

DAY

10

Early hike to kalapatthar (view point) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek back to Pheriche 4-5 hours, (2400m/13776ft).

Wake up early in the morning and hike to one of the most fabulous view point kalapather is another important day for the trekkers. A couple of hours breath taking ascends to kalapather give you an opportunity to see the perfect view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam as well many other Mountains along the Khumbu valley. Catching the panoramic view in our Camera with and unforgettable memories in heart, we walk down to Gorekshep. After having a breakfast at Gorekshep we trek all the way down to Pheriche, Beautiful Sherpa village on the bank of Khumbu River. Overnight in teahouse. 

 

DAY

11

Trek to Namche 6 hours, (3440/11284ft).

After spent a night in low altitude, you might be feel much better today. Descend down to Namche, you feel much better and breathing is easier. Crossing the first suspension bride we ascent few meters and hike all the way down to the big village pangboche. After having a tea break facing with the beautiful Mountain Ama dablam, we continue to our trek to Thyangboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further, we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa, Kyangjuma before reaching the beautifula town Namche. Overnight in a teshouse

 

DAY

12

Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours, (2800m/9184ft).

Today our last day of trek at lower altitude is more easy and enjoyable. Most tracks today is flat although we will have some descend and brief ascents too. Today, we enjoy the lush green scenery of rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We have to cross the 3 suspension bridge over Dhud Koshi River through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with whole crew as the porters will not accompany with us to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla. 

DAY

13

Flight back to Kathmandu, free day.

After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we flight back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you can spend your time for last minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu, include. 

 

DAY

14

Final departure from Nepal.

Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service. 

Trip Cost Includes

  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Accommodations in Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing Basic.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Full board meals: B, L, D and accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Green society duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and National park permits and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case 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 guides and porters.
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FAQS

Group Size 1 to 12
Best Season June - August
Duration 14 days
Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 5540 meters
Starting Point Kathmandu
Accommodation

Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse During Trek. 

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Three times meal during the trek. 

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