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Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is 12 days exciting trip starting and ending at Lukla, in the northeast Himalayan Region of Nepal. After half an hour scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the one-way route is 60 km between Lukla (2860 m) and Mount Everest base camp (5364 m). A tea house or camping trip required travel insurance, National parks permit (3390 Rupee), TIMS card ($20), and proper equipment. The hiking route goes along the Dudh Kosi Valley, UNESCO heritage site Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa village, and suspension bridges with the stunning snow-clad peaks. Kalapathar (5545 m) is the best viewpoint of Pumori, Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516), sunrise, sunset, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glaciers, and Ice Pinnacles on a clear day.

Everest base camp trek is the most popular and strenuous journey following each step of the Himalayan pioneers, Edmund Hillary, George Mallory, Junko Tabei, and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Trekkers stay overnight above 4000 meters at Sherpa villages, including Khunde, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. The stunning Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar (3441 m) offers to visit a museum, tea shop, monastery, and the Everest view. Annually 35000 trekkers hike to the base camp and Kalapathar.  In April and May expedition groups set up their tents at the Sagarmatha Base Camp. September to December and February to May are the best time to visit there.

Everest base camp trek is an opportunity for iconic mountain views, Sherpa lifestyle, ethical dress, food habits, Buddhist culture, flora, and fauna. Photographs of snow peaks, alpine landscapes, terraced fields, river valley, waterfall, and wildlife are possible. A side trip to the Everest View Hotel (five-star at 3880 m), Sherpa museum, Khumjung Village, and the highest airport Syangboche Airport (3720 m) is worth. Bring proper trekking gears, rescue insurance, and follow mountain rules to enjoy the holiday. Make sure contribution will be appreciated the trashes are growing there. Bad weather makes the trip longer at Lukla while flying back to Kathmandu. The high season can be crowdy and others peaceful. Be safe with a domestic and wild beast while on walking. Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for a safe and happy trip with porter, guide, and flight ticket. Additional information is below.

Day 01: Trip to Phakding (2652 m) with a flight – 4/5 hours

Day 02: Hike to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Hike to Tengboche (3860 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Hike to Dingboche (4400 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 07: Hike to Lobuche (4930 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorakshep (5180 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 09: Return to Pheriche (4250 m) – 7/8 hours

Day 10: Return to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 7/8 hours

Day 11: Return to Lukla (2860m) – 7/8 hours

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu – 30 minute

Day 01: Trip to Phakding (2652 m) with a flight – 4/5 hours
Kathmandu-Lukla Flight takes 30 minutes. Hike to Choplung takes 40 minutes on the downhill path. The walk takes 2:20 hours to Phakding village with lodges situated bank of the Dud Koshi River with a power. Stay overnight in Phakding Village.

Day 02: Hike to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 5/6 hours
Phakding to Benkar (2700 m) is uphill track takes one-hour through the bank of the river. Benkar to Monjo (2800 m) is uphill with a couple of suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River that takes 40 minutes. Monjo to Jorsalle (2810 m) takes 35 minutes. A few hotels and the Sagarmatha National Park office to be checked trekking permits. Jorsalle to Namche Bazaar is uphill across the river valley with Hillary bridge, pine forest, and Everest views take 2:40 hours. Namche Bazaar has several lodges with a bank, internet, tea shop, electricity, army post, and museum. The Sherpa town, Namche offers mountain views, including the Mount Everest.

Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Early morning walk to the Army Camp to enjoy the Mount Everest view. After a hot breakfast walk 1:30 hours across the Sanghboche Airport (3720 m) to explore the Khumjung Village (3790 m), Hillary School, and Yeti Head Monastery. Explore the Everest View Hotel (3880 m) with the Dudh Koshi valley, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Tabuche and the Everest. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 04: Hike to Tengboche (3860 m) – 5/6 hours
Hike from Namche Bazaar to Pungi Tanga (3250 m) in 2:45 hours with an uphill and downhill trail. Enjoy the views of River Valley, Everest, and Ama Dablam. Take a lunch, hike, continue in 2 hours uphill to Tengboche, crossing a bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Tengboche is a Sherpa Village with Monastery, five hotels, power, and the view of Mt. Everest.

Day 05: Hike to Dingboche (4400 m) – 5/6 hours
Tengboche to Pangboche (3900 m) takes 1:30 hours with downhill and uphill paths. Pangboche is the mountain village with seven hotels. Enjoy the view of Mt. Amadablam (6856 m). A side trip to Amadablam base camp takes 3:20 hours uphill. Pangboche to Dingboche takes 2:40 hours uphill. Dingboche is an alpine Sherpa village with several lodges. The village situated bank of the river with warmer temperatures than Pheriche (4250 m).

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche
To acclimatize to high altitude climbs to Narsingha Hill (5000 m) with the Mt Makalu (8163 m) and hidden valleys. A side trip from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730 m) takes 2:30 hours uphill. Chhukung has two hotels with the viewpoint Chukung Ri can observe Island peak and surrounding valleys.

Day 07: Hike to Lobuche (4930 m) – 4/5 hours
Hike from Dingboche to Dugla (4620 m) takes 1:45 hours on the uphill trail. Dugla has a lodge for lunch and overnight stay. Dugla to Lobuche is uphill trail takes 1:35 hours. Lobuche situated at high altitude with six lodges. Enjoy awesome views of Lobuche peak, and the sunset over Nuptse.

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorakshep (5180 m) – 6/7 hours
Lobuche to Gorakshep is difficult because of altitude takes 2:40 hours on the uphill track. Gorakshep is the highest and coldest village in Nepal with five lodges, also the foothill of Kalapathar (5545 m). Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is difficult hiking takes 2:30 hours. Everest Base Camp is an interesting with ice pinnacles, Khumbu glacier, and mountain view, however, Everest is invisible. Hike from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep takes 1:40 hours.

Day 09: Return to Pheriche (4250 m) – 7/8 hours
An early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545 m) takes 2:15 hours. Enjoy the sunlights over the Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. The view of Everest base camp, Khumbu glaciers,and others peaks are interesting. There are very cold, bring proper clothe. Climb-down from Kalapathar to Gorakshep takes 1:15 hours. Hike from Gorakshep to Lobuche takes 1:30 hours at downhill. Lobuche to Pheriche takes 2:35 hours at downhill path.

Day 10: Return to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 7/8 hours
Pheriche to Pangboche takes 1:50 hours at downhill. Pangboche to Tengboche takes another 1:25 hours at downhill. Tengboche to Pungi Tanga takes 1:15 hours at downhill. Pungi Tanga to Namche takes 3 hours of uphill and downhill tracks.

Day 11: Return to Lukla (2860m) – 7/8 hours
Hike from Namche Bazaar to Jorsalle takes 1:45 hours of downhill. Jorsalle to Phakding takes 2:50 hours of downhill. Phakding to Lukla takes 2:45 hours of uphill. Reconfirm your flight ticket to Kathmandu one day before. Lukla has several hotels with power.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu – 30 minute
Take early morning breakfast and walk to the airport. Fly back to Kathmandu with a view of mountain, village and river valley. Take a taxi to reach Thamel.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car.
  • Eleven nights lodge in twin sharing bed in the mountain.
  • Professional hiking guide & porter.
  • Food, lodge, salary, transportation and insurance to the porter and guide.
  • Farewell meal & breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • National Park permit and TIMS Card.
  • Flight tickets to and from Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Taxi to Airport, before & after the Kathmandu-Lukla flight.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Mountain Travel Insurance with the helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare and airport tax.
  • Bar bills, tea, coffee, desert, water, battery charge, laundry, and hot shower in the Mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.

 

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Start : Kathmandu
  • Trip: Strenuous/Teahouse trek
  • Altitude: 5364 m at EBC
  • Views: Lhotse and Everest
  • Access: flight
  • Best season: February to May & October to December
  • Stay: At mountain guesthouse

Trip Map

Everest base camp trek map

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