15 Days

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery located at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.

We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.

We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar [5554m] from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.

Itinerary Highlights
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu – Swoyambhu – Patan city
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886 m.) and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 05: Rest day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp [5357m]
Day 11: Trek to Pangboche [3985m]
Day 12: Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 13: Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure


Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu

Meet, assist upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, by our representative who will escort you to your hotel.
Overnight at The in Kathmandu.

Day 02:Kathmandu – Swoyambhu – Patan city:

(While we will be processing to get the permit for the trek, you will be accomplishing the sightseeing tours.)
AM: Commence on sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city & Swoyambhunath stupa.
PM: Commence on sightseeing tour to Patan city.
Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla -2886 m, and trek to Phakding:

After having an early breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Lukla. It takes about 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and also takes about 03 and half hours to trek to Phakding (2640m.) from Lukla airport. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudhkoshi. Nupla (5885m.) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right and its far end Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Koshi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat tea house. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudhkoshi to Phakding.
Overnight at the Tea House.

Day 04:Trek to Namche-3450m

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 05:Rest day in Namche

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06:Trek to Tengboche-3867m

From Namche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche-4930m

We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche -4930m

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 09:Trek to Gorak Shep-5184m

To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place: Gorak Shep. Later, in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp, the following day.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp-5357m

A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Lobuche.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 11:Trek to Pangboche-3985m

Today’s trek is mostly downhill. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and worth a visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 12: Trek to Namche-3450m

We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla -2800m

Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

We pack up early and head for the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu. Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu and escort to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 15: Departure:

Free until departure later, transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.
  • 3 nights twin sharing accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 12 days trek to Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp, as specified in the above itinerary.
  • Sherpa guide and Sherpa porters for the Trek portion.
  • All the surface transfers in the above itinerary with A/C vehicle.
  • Two way airfares for Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu sectors with domestic airport tax.
  • Two way airfares for Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu sectors with domestic airport Tax for Sherpa guide.
  • Equipments, clothings for porter.
  • Prevailing government taxes, Sagarmatha National Park fee, Tims card fee.
  • Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry  bills, camera fees etc.
  • Insurances of any sort and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disturbances or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Adventure G.Nepal.
  • Any other services which is not mentioned in the COST INCLUDES section above.

Please note:
Any change in program, no. of pax, exchange rate, fuel surcharge, govt. taxes (currently 13% VAT + 10% service charge are applied) and inflation will change the quotation accordingly.

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