Everest Base Camp Trek is the journey to the world’s highest mountain deep within the valley of Sagarmatha surrounded by the rarest of flora and fauna, marveling at the ancestral way of life and guided by the snow-capped peaks of some of the world’s tallest mountains. Through the telltale signs left by all those before us, we attempt to transcend beyond the clutches of time amazed by the courage it took Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to first conquer the mountains. With humble Sherpa hospitality and their mesmerizing culture along with the rich bio-diversity of the Sagarmatha National Park, the Everest Base Camp Trek tops off with the journey to the foot of Mt Everest (8848m). Everest Base Camp Trek is every trekkers dream in the world who wants to have life time experience of Himalayan region of Nepal.
The Trekking journey of Everest Base Camp Trek to the world’s highest mountain begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. From there we head towards Phakding climbing up to Namche Bazaar where we take a day for acclimatization. The village of Tengboche which is also the home of the famous Mani Rimdu Festival is next on our list as we head towards the summer settlement of Gorakshep. The final stretch of our journey takes us to Kala Patthar at 5550m sporting mesmerizing views of the entire Everest region including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Thamserku (6,608m). The culmination of all our arduous travels, the ragged breathes and complaints lodged by every part of our body comes down to the final trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. At 5,364m the base camp provides final shelter to those heading up to conquer the Himalayas. A sense of euphoria seizes control over our hearts and excitement shines through the foggy breaths as we achieve what we set out for in Everest Base Camp Trek.
We here at Alpine Adventure Team count ourselves as privileged that we get to witness the life-changing journey of so many travelers and be a part of their memories. With well-constructed itineraries, trained guides, and ample facilities we are sure of our capability to provide you everything you need in this incredible journey. Head up with us to explore the mesmerizing grandeur of the Himalayas for Everest Base Camp.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m
Our representatives will be awaiting your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be transferred directly to your hotel. You will be introduced to your guides who will brief you on the trek. We advise you to head down to the local bazaar for a taste of the bustling city of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/35 minutes and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours
Our adventure officially kicks off with a scenic flight to Lukla in the early morning. The Himalayan landscape illuminated by the rising sun before the morning fog rolls make for a pleasant flight. After landing at the most adventurous airstrip of the nation we begin our trek towards the village of Phakding. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
The peak of Thamserku (6,608m) glimmers in the sunlight ahead of us as we reach the village of Monjo. This denotes our entry to Sagarmatha National Park which is also the oldest national park of the nation. Surrounded by exquisite floras and faunas we continue our journey through the convergence of Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day
Namche is a perfect destination to acclimatize with its stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848) and Lhotse (8,414m) on the horizon and eye-catching destinations all around. We begin with the village of Khumjung and Khunde. Located below the holy mountain of Khumbila (5765m) the village of Khumjung is famous for housing the skull of a yeti in the Yeti Skull Monastery. The hotel at highest altitude Everest hotel with stunning views of the Himalayan Region is next on our list. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours
After letting our bodies properly acclimatize we head out to the village of Tengboche. Home to Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery of the entire Khumbu Region, it is well known for the practice of Mani Rimdu Festival. Crossing Dudh Koshi River, we continue through pine forests filled with wildlife in the form of pheasant, musk deer, and others and arrive at Tengboche. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/4-5 hours
Having our fill of the spiritual and natural goodness from the Tengboche Monastery, we head towards the village of Dingboche. The trail squeezes past deep pine and oak forests filled with blooming rhododendron. Ama Dablam (6,856m) shoots towards the sky as we continue the journey through the slippery snowy trail to Dingboche. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Dingboche.
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours
The trail continues upward guided by the majestic peaks in the form of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m). The trail winds through the stone cairns build in the memorial of the Sherpas who lost their lives while climbing Everest before shooting past the foot of Khumbu Glacier and eventually to Lobuche. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Lobuche.
Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3-4 hours
The journey continues towards Gorakshep which is also the last settlement before reaching Everest Base Camp. The trail climbs through the Khumbu Glacier before dipping down between hills and onto a ridge. We also cross the Lobuche pass (5110m) on the way to Gorakshep. The village of Gorakshep is a frozen lake bed with ample space for camping outside for those interested. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Gorakshep.
Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar 5550m/2 hours and explore to Everest Base Camp 5364m/5 hours
Today, we head towards Kala Patthar viewpoint for views of the Himalayas at sunrise. The increasing altitude, combined with our ragged breaths and rocky steps can very well be the hardest journey of the entire trek. But the mesmerizing scenery from the top is worth the trouble. The sights of the Mt. Everest (8,848m) combined with countless other snow-capped Himalayas enveloped by the ethereal glow cast by the rising sun is not something you see daily. We head back to Gorakshep and continue our journey towards Khumbu Glacier eventually climbing towards Everest Base Camp. Finally, your foot on the foot of the world’s tallest mountain and the views of Mt Everest (8848m), Khumbu Glacier and icefalls welcome you to the base camp. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Gorakshep.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche 4240m/5-6 hours
Having arrived Gorakshep the earlier night we head back to Pheriche. The trail diverges from the village of Dingboche heading south from the village of Lobuche. Heading out through the Thokla Pass (4830m) we continue our journey through Thokla before descending to the valley of Pheriche. At 4240m stunning views of the mountains of the Everest Region crowd the horizon adding to a wonderful day of travel. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse 3810m/ 5-6 hours
The journey to Phortse takes about five hours and the trail provides the truest examples of Nepali flat meaning through some ups and downs. The decreasing altitude helps us keeps a reasonable place as we continue our journey through rugged pastures. A leisurely trek surrounded by never-ending the Himalayas and the warming rays of the sun, today is the perfect day to relax our mountain weary bones. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Phortse.
Day 12: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
After crossing the river, we head towards Namche Bazaar through an ascending path crossing through the hill. The trail continues upward for an hour or so before reaching the flat land on the summit. From there, an easy descend begins eventually reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail is packed with Mani stones and the widespread impact of Buddhism is evident through the culture and lifestyle of the locals. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
Our final day of Himalayan adventure we make our way back the town of Lukla. The final leg of the journey sees us passing through cool and shady forests of pine and oaks and eventually heading out of Sagarmatha National Park. The trail eventually breaks at Lukla our final Himalayan stop. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Lukla.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 1340m/35 minutes
An early morning flight from Lukla gives us the chance to bid goodbyes to the Himalayas and the stunning villages that have hosted us for the last fourteen days. Lifting off from the most thrill-inducing airstrips of the nation we head towards the hustling and bustling city of Kathmandu. Back at Kathmandu, we will head directly towards the hotel from where you are free to do as you wish. Overnight stay at a hotel on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
A company representative will drop you off at the airport as you head to next destination of yours. We wish you all the luck with your future endeavors.
Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Round trip domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Trek Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…