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Everest is not a name only to be associated with world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m) rather it’s fairyland up in the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is more than an ordinary trek. Throughout a trail better described as iconic steps towards paradise offers blend of Sherpa culture, alpine forests and more than 20 mountain vistas.

Everest is not a name only to be associated with world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m) rather it’s fairyland up in the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is more than an ordinary trek. Throughout a trail better described as iconic steps towards paradise offers blend of Sherpa culture, alpine forests and more than 20 mountain vistas. Glacial Moraines and glacial lakes along with high altitude passes make every step into this magnificent land of Khumbu challenging.  Trekking in Nepal is considered as the prime outdoor walking holiday activity and Everest region trekking is its deity.

Everest base camp trek detail 

Trekking crew members of Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition ensures closer examination of host culture before opening a casement towards the summit of the world. Experience the thrilling feeling of flying to world’s most extreme airport in Lukla and camp at the tranquil hamlet of Phakding on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. As you trek upwards green lush forests below Namche Bazaar presents the first view of much coveted Mt. Everest. On course of acclimatization act the hiking of Everest View Hotel. endows plethora of mountains in front of you. Amadablam, Thamserku, Kang Tega, Lhotse, Tabuche, Nuptse, Everest and others are mountains seen magnificently during rest day hiking. Everest Base Camp Trekking follows the yak caravan route towards spiritual Tengboche Monastery. This is the most sacred place of Sherpa and also hosts Mani Rimdu Festival every year. Get blessings for further treks in Everest before heading to Dingboche. Our crews members will keep you check with the altitude by resting another day in Dingboche. The most enthralling day of trekking starts here after. Memorial of Everest summiteers in Thukla and pristine Lobuche paves way of trekkers for Gorakshep. This is the last camping place residing below Kalapathar (5545 m). The time finally arrives as you will be stepping your step on the iconic base camp of Everest (5365 m). Leave your footprints and take as many pictures as possible. Cherish the moment to the fullest. Early morning sunrise view from Kalapathar will add more gloss to your trekking in Everest region. Trip heads back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu following the same trail.

High altitude trekking is not for the faint hearted people. If you are adventure lover and have fit physical abilities then we are here to take you to the base camp of world’s tallest mountain. Everest Base Camp Trekking with us is always fun filled, safe and informative. More than a decade of experience in the heartland of Sherpa people really proves our mettle in taking trekkers up in the Himalayas beyond expectations. Plan today, decide wisely and choose us for momentous walking holiday in Himalayas.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

 

Elevation: 1345m/4412ft.

Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.
Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.
Accomodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 02: City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.
Accomodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla flight (2,652m) 45 min

Hours of walking: 3.5.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding.
Terrain: Flat and downhill, well developed paths, stone steps.
Views on offer: Amazing Himalayan views on approach to Lukla.
Highlights: The breathtaking flight between the mountains, first day of your Everest Base Camp Trek.
What’s to see: The traditional Sherpa people and Buddhist shrines
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Hours of walking: 6 Approximately.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.
Terrain: Rocky and dirt tracks, stone steps, mostly uphill, gradual with some steep inclines.
Views on offer: Spectacular approaching views of Namche Bazaar, snow capped peaks and the river valley.
Highlights: The colourful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar – the gateway to the high Himalaya and crossing some impressive suspension bridges over the river valley.
What’s to see : The milky waters of the Dudh Kosi River, thick rhododendron, magnolia and fir tree forests, herds of yaks carrying supplies.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest day

Hours walking: 4.
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3962m/12998ft at Mountain View Hotel, 3790m/12434ft at Khumkung.
Terrain: Hilly, grassy trails, some steep inclines and flat tracks.
Views on offer: Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam.
Highlights: Your first sight of Everest!
What’s to see: Khumjung Edmund Hillary School, Sherpa museum, shops and markets around Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,870m):

Hours of walking: 5
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3860m/12664ft.
Terrain: River bank path, some steep inclines, some flat and some short descents.
Views on offer: Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.
Highlights: Tyangboche monastery, magnificent panoramic views from Tyangboche.
What’s to see: The Lamas and Monks in the stunning Tyangboche Monastery, ornate wall hangings and a 20 foot statue of Lord Buddha.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

 

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4360m/14304ft.
Terrain: Rocky uphill tracks, stone steps, a gentle riverbank trail.
Views on offer: Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam.
Highlights: The beautiful location of Dingboche under Ama Dablam, the mountain views from your teahouse.
What’s to see: A Yeti scalp in the Pangboche Gompa, the fast flowing waters of the Imja Khola, sacred mani stone walls.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 08: Hike to Nagartsang and back to Dingboche (Acclimatization day)

Hours of Walking: 4.
Difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 5080m/16667ft.
Terrain: Rocky and steep inclines.
Views on offer: Remarkable view of Makalu and Lhotse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4,910)

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficluty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 4940m/16207ft.
Terrain: Some steep inclines and rocky tracks where you will need to scramble for a short time.
Views on offer: The Khumbu Icefall and Pumori amongst other beautiful Himalayan mountains.
Highlights: Reaching the top of a steep incline for breathtaking panoramic views amongst Buddhist chortens.
What’s to see: Memorial sight for people who sadly lost their lives attempting to summit Everest, traditional Sherpa houses.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep via EBC (5,170m)

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Difficult/strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5300m/17388ft at Base Camp and 5170m/16962ft at Gorak Shep.
Terrain: Uneven, ridge tracks, rocky, uphill and flat trails.
Views on offer: Too many to mention! You will be surrounded by an icy wonderland, get your cameras at the ready!
Highlights: Congratulations, you made it! You reached the base camp to the highest mountain in the world.
What’s to see: You may see a group of mountaineers preparing to attempt an Everest summit. Sunset views from your Gorak Shep teahouse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 11: Gorekshep to Pheriche Via Kalapatthar (4280 m)

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5545m/18192ft at Kala Patthar, 4270m/14009ft at Pheriche.
Terrain: Steep, rocky climb to Kala Patthar and a gentle descent over rocky and some well defined paths to Pheriche.
Views on offer: Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.
Highlights: The most spectacular, panoramic views from the top of Kala Patthar.
What’s to see: Sunrise from 5545m amidst a mountain wonderland, simply amazing.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3,570m)

Hours of Walking: 7.
Difficulty: Easy to difficult.
Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.
Terrain: Steep descents, stone steps, rocky trails and grassland
Views on offer: The River Valley and snow-capped peaks in the distance.
Highlights: Returning to this vibrant Sherpa town.
What’s to see: Check out the local markets, bars and restaurants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 13: Namche to Lukla

 

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: moderate.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft.
Terrain: By the banks of the river, stone steps and some descents and last ascents up to Lukla.
Views on offer: The glistening river amidst a mountain backdrop.
Highlights: Last day of walking in the Khumbu region. Well done, you completed your trip!
What’s to see: Thick forests, an array of birds and some final views of the mountains.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights: Another breathtaking airplane ride on a twin-engine otter amidst the mighty Himalayas.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Farewell Travel Guest

Time to go home and tell your friends and family of the fun and adventure had on your trek in Nepal. Or, you could extend your trip. We can arrange many other tours and trips for you, such as: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek in a different region. Nepal Trekking Routes would be both pleased and honored to be at your service.

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