Trek to Everest Base Camp

ITINERARY

Everest Base Camp Trek is a trek like no other. This is one trek that offers you breath-taking and unparalleled views of the highest mountain peak in the world – Mount Everest. You start your trek from Lukla in Nepal and trek all the way to Kala Patthar above South Base Camp at 18,192 feet.

This trek would give you an adrenaline rush and a sense of accomplishment like no other trek. It combines tough terrains, extremely high altitudes and stunning landscapes, with the icing on the cake being mighty Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek is literally the mother of all Himalayan Treks as it is higher in altitude than most other Himalayan treks and requires a certain level of physical fitness and mental preparedness.

Aside from breathtaking scenery, travellers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colourful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire.

The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable one.

Higlights of the Trek

- With the high passes and the white misty glaciers Everest Base Camp trek will give you an experience of a lifetime.

- On this trek, you will trek to the foothills of the Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

- Get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of Kathmandu and learn about the people and their culture.

- Visit the ancient Tengboche monastery and marvel at the beauty of the Sherpa village.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: 20th April - Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m / 4428 ft)

Day 02: 21st April - Fly to Lukla (2840 m / 9,315 ft) trek to Phakding (2610 m / 8560 ft) 3-4 hours.

Day 03: 22nd April - Phadking to Jorsale (2800 m) 3 hours

Day 04: 23rd April - Jorsale to Namche (3450 m / 11316 ft) 3-4 hours

Day 05: 24th April - Namche to Porche (3,840 m / 12,430 ft) 6 hours

Day 06: 25th April - Porche to Dingbouch (4410m/14464 ft) 6-7 hours

Day 07: 26th April - Dingbouch to Loboche (4910 m/16104 ft) 3-4 hours

Day 08: 27th April - Lobuche to Gorak-Shep (5170 m /16,957 ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17593 ft) to Gorak-Shep, 6-7 hours

Day 09: 28th April - Climb to Kalapatther (5540 m /18,208 ft) & to Pheriche (4280 m /14038 ft) 7-8 hours.

Day 10: 29th April - Phericher to Tengboche (3,867 m / 12,687 ft) 5 hours

Day 11: 30th April - Tengboche to Monjo (2030 m / 12,697 ft) 6 hours

Day 12: 1st May - Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9,315 ft) 6 hours

Day 13: 2nd MayFly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

Day 14: 3rd May - Reserve Day

Day 15: 4th May - Fly back from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:  20th April - Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m / 4428 ft) Transfer to hotel and evening free for shopping.

Arrive in Kathmandu which is the capital of Nepal and is a tourist hub. It is the gateway to the Himalayas and stands at the elevation of 4,600 ft. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: 21st April - Fly to Lukla (2840 m / 9,315 ft) trek to Phakding (2610 m / 8560 ft) 3-4 hours.

We fly over the mountains to Lukla (9,200'), perched high on a slope in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Here, we’ll meet our porters, Sherpa guides and start our trek to Phakding. The trail to Phakding is mostly descending. After a small forest trail in the beginning, you will walk through Nepalese villages surrounded by a lot of vegetation.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 03: 22nd April - Phadking to Jorsale (2800 m) 3 hours

Short distance to go – this helps with the acclimatization process. Jorsale is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the west side of the Dudh Kosi river, just north of Monjo and south of Namche Bazaar,at an altitude of 2,740 m,

The trail start at Lukla and Jorsale is the last settlement before Namche, the main stopping point for trekkers on their way to Sagarmartha.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 04: 23rd April - Jorsale to Namche (3450 m / 11316 ft) 3-4 hours

We continue our trek to Namche - a village in Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area. Namche Bazaar is popular with trekkers in the Khumbu region, especially for altitude acclimatisation, and is the gateway to the high Himalayas.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 05: 24th April - Namche to Porche (3,840 m / 12,430 ft) 6 hours

Khumjung is located in the Khumbu region inside Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. In order to make a short distance a whole day affair we can ascend above Namche towards the large sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung which is considered the sherpa capital.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06: 25th April - Porche to Dingbouch (4410m/14464 ft) 6-7 hours

Today we start a early morning trek to Dingbouche. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse.The village relies heavily on tourists with lodges and tenting areas comprising most of Dingboche. The Imja River flows directly east of the village. One of the characteristics of Dingboche is the kilometers of stone walls, built using the stones of different sizes that cover the entire Valley of Imja. These stones are removed in order to plow the soil and end up being piled one over the other creating kilometers of walls.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07: 26th April - Dingbouch to Loboche (4910 m/16104 ft) 3-4 hours

We continue with our trek over the treeline. Walking slowly, we actually first descend past Dusa to a stream at 4580m and from there we ascend slowly, up to the teahouse at Dugla and then onto a ridge which contains the memorial site for Sherpa’s who gave their lives on expeditions to the top of Everest. Once past this ridge we really start to see changes in the landscape because we will now be walking alongside the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori as we hike all the way to Lobuche our stopping point for the night.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 08: 27th April - Lobuche to Gorak-Shep (5170 m /16,957 ft) to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17593 ft) to Gorak-Shep, 6-7 hours

We start our day again following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep. Every which way we turn the scenery is incredible. After about 3 hours we reach Gorakshep. From here we take a break for a while and we set off for our final destination – Everest Base Camp. Again, we continue alongside the glacial moraine for around 2 hours before we actually start walking on the rocky glacial moraine itself. We can see the camp long before we reach it which makes it even more enticing as we wind our way along the trails all the way toEverest Base Camp.

From Base Camp we get fantastic views of the Khumbu Ice fall which is one of the most difficult traverses for those attempting to summit Everest. After some time we will then return, with smiles on our faces, making our way back to Gorakshep for our well-earned food and night-stop.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 09: 28th April - Climb to Kalapatther (5540 m /18,208 ft)  & to Pheriche (4280 m /14038 ft) 7-8 hours.

Today, we walk early in the morning to climb Kala Pattar to reach the highest point on the trail. We meander up the switchbacks to enjoy the first light of the day shining on MountEverest from Kala Pattar. Once we reach Kala Pattar we can climb and nestle ourselves amongst the rocky outcrops here. While sitting amongst the prayer flags on these outcrops, enjoying chai and biscuits and watching the day break on the highest point in the whole world is something to really cherish. Once we’ve had our moments, we will slowly return to Gorakshep for our well-earned breakfast before then setting off back to Lobuche for lunch and onto Pheriche for our overnight stop.

(Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb to Kala Pattar are both tough. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the walks depending on the group’s ability and the current weather conditions).

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 10: 29th April - Phericher to Tengboche (3,867 m / 12,687 ft) 5 hours

Today, we descend Pheriche to Tengboche.Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 metres. In the village is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: 30th April - Tengboche to Monjo (2030 m / 12,697 ft) 6 hours

It is a long descent to the Dudh Kosi River, an easy path but very dusty. Monjo is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Phakding and south of Jorsale, at an altitude of 2,835 m, just below the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate and check-point,[one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: 1st May - Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9,315 ft) 6 hours

Today we start early from Monjo to Lukla. Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. Situated at 2,860 metres, it is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13: 2nd May - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

We are now back to below the tree line, the scenery has changed back to beautiful pine forest and rhododendrons. We start crossing our suspension bridges again, climbing up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back along the Dudh Kosi river through the small village of Monjo and finally our last and final push onto to Lukla to complete our circle to the tip of the world and back. Tiring as it may be, it will be nothing compared to the exhilaration at having completed such an amazing feat, despite the sore feet.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 14: 3rd May - Reserve Day

We have left this day free in Kathmandu in case of any change in weather in Lukla which may delay our return flight. If all goes as planned, then on this day we can chose to arrange along with fellow group members to visit some of the sites of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will all go out to celebrate our victory with dinner, reminiscing and reminding ourselves of our fabulous adventure and hopefully planning for the next!

Day 15: 4th May - Fly back from Kathmandu

 

 

Trip Cost: Rs 1,05,000 + Airfare + Insurance + 5% GST

Travel Dates: 20th April to 4th May, 2019

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