Mount Everest is an well known name to everyone in this world. The highest mountain in the world scaling 8,848 m.. This base camp trek will provide you an opportunity to see yourself what others have been able to do.
An early morning to the airport in Kathmandu for a short flight to the remote mountain town of Lukla and begin this strenuous but interesting trek, following the Dudh Koshi River to an ancient Sherpa trade route of this area’s famous Namche Bazaar. Beyond it, you will find traditional villages, rhododendron forests, terraced fields and summer pastures for yak grazing – before moving into the stark landscape of glaciers and ice.
Our route will enable you to visit monasteries in the heart of Sherpa country, where you can observe the monks in their daily prayers. You’ll also hike out to the Khumbu glacier to visit the iconic Everest Base Camp, where climbers following the steps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay prepared for their summit attempts. You can stand at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, where climbers begin their own odyssey.
You will be accompanied by an English speaking local trekking guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 1 porter will be provided to carry 2 trekkers’ luggage not exceeding 25 kg in total. Accommodation will be in moderately comfortable lodges run by local Nepali families which will be on twin sharing basis and the toilet facility will be outside of the lodge room. You will get to choose the food from the menu in the lodge that you stay. Food during the trek is local and continental. Although you would be on holiday, due to the nature of adventure (trekking), you’ll need to wake up 6 a.m. as you have to cover distance by walking. You will usually arrive for night halt by 3 – 4 p.m.
Our company representative will meet and greet you outside of the arrival terminal of airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
On this day you will be accompanied by a city tour guide with vehicle for the sightseeing of the Kathmandu city. After breakfast at 9:00 A.M. we will pick you up from your hotel and your journey to Pashupati Nath, Boudhnath and Bhaktapur starts. After the sightseeing we will have short briefing session at your hotel to let you know about the trek.
All your bags are packed, morning starts with drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla and then we start our first day of the trek upto Phakding, after we land at the airport in Lukla. Your 1st night of trek will be at Phakding.
This day can be bit tiring as you start your walk, you can feel that you are gradually walking uphill and your guide will tell you Namche is just behind that hill. Do not get distracted just keep walking to have your first glimpse of the Everest before arriving at Namche.
Prepare yourself after breakfast to have short excursion to Everest view point. As it states the name on clear day you can actually see mount Everest. The rest of the day is for you to get acclimatize, let your body and mental health adjust with the height.
Where Namche gives you the feel of developed town, Tengboche will set your body and soul to the religious atmosphere. If there are Lama’s on the monastery you can take a tour with your guide.
Our trek from Tengboche will be of short duration comparing to other days, this is to let your body adjust with an altitude and air of the the region. But you will be surprised that you are gaining height with in short period of time but as we say relax and let your mental and body health do the thing.
You are at the elevation of 4400 meters above the sea level and you are all fit and fine with the altitude. Our trekking guide will surely keep an eye on your fitness status and plan a acclimatization trip, to let you adjust more with the altitude. If everything goes well with your health then Chhukung valley is a good place to go for an excursion.
After breakfast, you will have a hiking trip to Chhukung valley and return Dingboche by evening. You can have your best to get as high as possible up to Chhukungri (5546 meters) and don’t miss the great chance to capture the dazzling view of the Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world.
No doubt after these good days, you are even much more excited and stronger for the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and best luck with that. On the way to Lobuche you will be astonished by the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and you will reach Lobuche in 4 – 5 hours of your trek.
Today you are leaving early morning (5 am) for Everest Base camp to reach in time. It will take approximately take 3-4 hours to reach Ghorakshep (5160 meters); the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. You will stop by Ghorakshep for breakfast and then continue your trek to Everest Base camp (3 hours) and return to Ghorakshep (2 hours). The most astonishing view from the Everest Base Camp; Khumbu icy falls will be mind-blowing for you. Enjoy the view and get the memory for life time.
Last but not the least.Get ready for another exciting day!
Kalapathar, the best vantage point to observe the Mount Everest in closer range will surely amuse you even more but not less than that of the icy view of Khumbu. And you are recommended to start your hike at 5 am (2 hours) or earlier to get to the top of Kalapathar and make your time the unforgettable moment of your life.Then you will return back to Ghorakshep. After having breakfast, you will trek down to Pheriche (4280 meters).
Tracing back the same trek routes, you will trek back to Namche Bazar via Pangboche and Tengboche, in about 7 hours.
Your night stay inclusive of breakfast lunch and Dinner is facilitated in good guest house.
Returning through the same trek route of Lukla – Namche Bazar, you will trek down to Lukla via Jorsale, Manjo and Phakding villages that is 7 hours trip.
Provision of your night stay inclusive of breakfast lunch and Dinner is facilitated in good guest house.
After you had early morning breakfast, your flight to Kathmandu is ready to take off. Depending upon the weather condition, the flight may be early morning or late morning or even afternoon. You can have short evening walk to nearest temples and famous enlisted heritages of Kathmandu as far as possible.
This day is reserved for any kind of issues with the flight. If you arrive on day 14th then on this day you can book a sightseeing, which is extra payable not included in the price on the package.
Based on your flight time we will arrange a hotel pickup for you to be at the airport. Airport time is 3 hrs. before the flight.