Everest Base Camp Trek is not just about being on top of the world but its about facing the challenges that comes by to achieve the dream of being on the top! The never ending rough paths that winds up and down in the high altitude with thin air, the journey is not a simple undertaking. Its a path full of challenges and at times you may question your sanity if your decision for the trek was wise? But the breath taking views of the mountains in such a wild attire will keep you going! As you move along, the changing landscape from green farmland, dense rhododendron forest, alpine vegetation to dry and barren land in the backdrop of the towering wild mountains, you will admit that your choice for the Everest Base Camp Trek was worth it. Despite of all those physical and mental challenges, the trophy of being on top of the world Mt Everest is the proudest moment that you will hold for lifetime.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport , transfer to your hotel meet your Guide
Day 02: In Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Free day in Kathmandu with interest for optional half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu World.Heritage sites with rest of the day free preparation for the trek to Everest base camp.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m - 05 hrs.
Morning flight to Lukla with views of Mt. Everest and arrays of peaks during 30 mins flight to Lukla, where first day walk starts to reach overnight stop at Monjo village.The walk is easier on the downhill path with short ups past several Sherpa villages and into coniferous.forest with tall rhododendron-pines and oak trees following Dudh-Kosi River and past Phakding to Monjo.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar, at first entering Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother'From here pleasant walk on river bed leading to a climb for few hours into forested areas with views of snow-capped peaks, as our walk reaches you at Namche Bazaar.At Namche afternoon free to explore streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops, stores, and many good restaurants with bakeries, Namche holds Saturday Market once a week.
Day 05: Khumjung Village
This day with a hike to Everest View Hotel above 3,880 m high offers tremendous views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse and Ama Dablam with other lesser peaks, walk leads to a climb to reach at Syangboche with a small old airstrip and runways.From here walk is easier with a gradual climb up to Everest View Hotel, the first of its kind around Khumbu and Everest areas, built in early 1970’s using Syangboche airstrip to bring its clients and customers.This nice deluxe hotel offers amazing views of Everest located within nice forested areas above Khumung and Khunde village.Walk downhill to Khumjung visit its old monastery which treasures a scalp believed to of Yeti in a glass box.From here walk to Khunde village on the same valley visit the only hospital of Khumbu region built by late Edmund Hillary Overnight in Khumjung
Day 06: Trek to Pangboche 3,910 m via Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
From Khumjung walk down to Phungitenga. One the way we can see a magnificeant views of Mountains. From Phungitenga with uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.After few hours of scenic climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kongde with magnificent
Mt. Ama Dablam, afternoon time to explore Thyangboche monastery of great interest and observing young monks and priest with prayer chanting that fills this beautiful environment.Thyangboche surrounded with lovely green woods, holds an important colorful festival Mani-Rimdu every year in the month of October as per Buddhist Luna calendar.With the visit of the monastery, After Lunch we walk upto Pangboche.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Morning walks downhill to reach Imjatse River, crossing the bridge and then into an open country where tree lines fade, and then uphill to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.Pangboche last permanent village on route Everest Base Camp, Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with a short climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located on scenic wide Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam North Face with stunning Island Peak.
Day 08: At Dingboche with a rest day for short hike and excursion.
At Dingboche with a rest day for proper acclimatization before reaching our main destination and highlight at Everest base camp, morning an optional hike to Chhukung which at 4,725 m high a walk of 5-6 hours both ways, with an incredible panorama of peaks within beautiful Imjatse valley.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, morning walk leads to a short steep climb with excellent views of peaks and then walking on the gradual uphill trail to reach Thugla for lunch, where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into raging rivers.Here path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can see stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with a short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapatthar rocky hill.The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 3,210 m - 05hrs.
Early morning climb on top Kalapatthar at 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure with a fantastic panorama of mountains facing Mt. Everest at close distance.After a great moment with excellent views descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around the windy valley.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 07 hrs.
Walk leads on easy path with short climb and descend to Pangboche village and then on same route from Pangboche onward to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot for more views, from Thyangboche walk downhill to a river with uphill for an hour, and then with nice pleasant walk back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
From Namche, our last day walk of the adventure leads to a long descend on the same route towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance to reach at Monjo village, from here on the gentle gradual trail crossing bridges to reach Phakding.From Phakding on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with a last and final climb of an hour to Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for exciting flight to reach back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu where our program to Everest base camp fifteen days trekking completes.
Day 15: International departure homeward bound.
With marvelous time on Everest Base Camp of fifteen days trekking, with last moment in Nepal the land of world highest mountains enriched with culture, depart from the hotel for airport and flight homeward bound on international airlines to respective destinations.
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome or farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and assistant trek Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, Local Municipality Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek Guide)
All government and local taxes
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,wifi, extra porters, mineral or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)