Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days) with Nepal Hiking Trek
Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. It goes through the famous Sherpa settlements that are renowned to lead the trekkers and mountaineers. During the excursion to EBC, the splendid views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and other airborne peaks allure to explore this mysterious alpine land. Another exciting aspect of the trek is the Sherpa cultural traditions, sites and their remarkable lifestyle.
Walking through the hidden Sherpa Valleys, you get the fascinations of the exotic flora and fauna. Beginning the Everest base camp trekking from Lukla, you enter into the Sagarmatha National Park and walk thoroughly passing some of the enticing valleys. The region is spectacular with the typical wildlife having some endangered flora and fauna. It is a home of the Himalayan thar, snow leopard, pheasant and others.
Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche, Pangboche and some other places are the representative villages on the Everest base camp trail to display the cultural matters. Some of the people from the hidden communities still follow some traditional pattern of lifestyle, which means fully spiritual. Several monasteries and Chhortens are the symbols of their beliefs and they are highly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism.
Following the trail with glaciers and moraines, you reach to the Gorakshep and hike to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar one after another destination. This part is located over 5000 metres, so your walking should be guided by your physical fitness and acclimatization.
Nepal Hiking Trek recommends you to have some extra days on the Everest base camp trip. It is because the weather changes in no time in mountain region and Lukla is the only one option to take a flight from there. It helps you not to miss your important things/flight further. For any queries, please feel free to contact us.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1350m).
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Nepal Hiking Trek welcomes you to this Himalayan country. Then we transport you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
We take you to some of the popular cultural sites today after having a breakfast. The Kathmandu sightseeing includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer expert tour guide for this trip. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m).
After the breakfast (at early morning), we take you to the domestic airport to take a flight to Lukla. You can enjoy the panoramic Himalayan sceneries. Our field staffs welcome you at Lukla and begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River with a destiny to Phakding. Today, we walk up to here and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
What a breakfast in mountain. After this, we begin our trek to the uphill after check-in to the Sagarmatha National Park counter. When we are about to reach the Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is taken as the Sherpa capital, which is a bustling market. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization.
When we spend a rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we make a short trip on its surroundings. It is also an exploration day. Walking around the villages like Khunde, Khumjung and other places, we can get the fascinations of the colourful monasteries and Chhortens. No need to explain the abundant Himalayan panoramas. We need to acclimatize with the gaining altitude. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m).
Wish a warm breakfast at Namche, we begin the trek with a destiny to Tengboche. Slowly, we walk forward to the cultural hot spots and all the way, in one way or other, this fact comes to us. The outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other white peaks welcome us with a smile. We reach to Tengboche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m).
We commence after the breakfast to Dingboche, crossing the Imja Khola/River, below the Ama Dablam peak. The alpine landscape fascinates you but the excursion gets tougher and tougher. On the way, we see the ancient monasteries and some settlements of the Sherpa people. Then we reach to Dingboche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Rest day.
To deal the higher altitude, we recommend a rest day at Dingboche. We will find very few houses/ lodges from this place. But you will really love the steam of foods…yummy. We use this day with a short hike and again enjoy the magnificent snowy mountains. Back to Dingbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m).
As we begin the trek, we see the Khumbu glacier. We cross the memorials of the mountaineers who passed away during their trip. Our walking will move gradually and we reach to Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekshep (5181m).
A great day for us. We begin the trek from Lobuche and reach to Gorakshep for the lunch. Then we walk to our target destination- Everest base camp and enjoy our trip. We will see the movement of the climbers and have a good camping stay to practice and wait the good time for climbing. After a short time, we descend to Gorakshep again for our overnight stay. Overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapattar (5545m), descend to Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m).
We get up quite early today and get a hot drink. Then we ascend to the Kalapatthar and enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the top of the world- Mt. Everest along the magnificent views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and others. Then we trek down to Pheriche, have a lunch and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
Crossing the famous cultural places like Pangboche and Tengboche, we gradually move to the Namche Bazaar. If you like, we can walk to Monjo so that we can change the stop. We pass the rhododendron forests and reach our place for the stay. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
On the last day of out trek, we reach to Lukla from where we began the trek. It is also the last day with some (sometimes all) guides and porters. So, we enjoy the evening with a celebration to cheer up the successful trek. Ovenight at lodge.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Early morning, you go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Once again, the Himalayan views grab your attention. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for your personal things. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Rest day/shopping (Farewell dinner).
We want to celebrate your wonderful trek with a dinner. The whole day, you have time for shopping and buy souvenirs and the evening we celebrate. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Back Home.
After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for the departure. Thank you for your journey with us. See you.
Airport pick-up and drop-off by private Car/Van/Bus.
3 nights accommodation in a 3-star (***) hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu scenic flight.
Full board meals during the trek (3 times/day tea or coffee, breakfast lunch and dinner).
Teahouse accommodations on trek.
Seasonal fruits during the trek.
Expert, experienced, friendly guide and porter as well as their food accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
Duffle bag for trek.
Trekking poles for trek duration.
Down jacket and sleeping bag.
All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
Government tax,Farewell Dinner.
International flight tickets.
Nepal entry visa.
Cold drinks, snacks and personal equipments.
Tips for guide, porters and drivers.