Mount Everest or locally known as Sagarmatha is the world’s highest peak. It has always been the top choice amongst the trekkers. It’s base camp is where the trekking concludes and the expedition is always full of adventure. The trekkers would get a lifetime experience in the lap of the Himalayas of Nepal with 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek.
With exclusive picturesque beauty to capture, the south face of the Everest Base Camp trip has always been popular. The incredible view of the sun going down is one of them.
Understanding the area, season and location will ensure the trekkers reach to the destination safely. The base camp is located in the south face of the mighty Mt. Everest which lies in the region of Sagarmatha in Nepal.
Lukla, a village in Nepal, serves as the gateway to the highest summit. Taking a 40-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is going to save you time. There are frequent flights connecting this village to the capital town of Nepal.
The flight journey from Kathmandu to Lukla is itself a full of memories. One can view the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the flight. From Lukla, one can trek all the places from the Sagarmatha region only if you one does not opt for helicopter service.
Besides the flight, one can reach Lukla by road as well. A bus ride to Jiri and then reaching out to the point of trek is another way out. However, this is going to be time taking and would take almost 6 days to reach Lukla.
Lukla is situated at a height of 2800MSL and stretches up to 5643MSL near the Everest Base Camp. The key to successfully reaching the spot is to ascend gradually on daily basis and without hurrying owing to the sudden increase in the elevation.
Trekkers prefer these two different seasons. While the time during Mid-March to June is less cold and one can have a glimpse of several wildflowers on the lower altitude region of Gokyo Lake Valley.
The other time of expedition is colder, and by the time of December, it’s extremely cold. However, the skies are clear during the winter. There are trekkers who prefer these colder months for expedition as they want to experience the coldest of the weather. The region has always remained the coldest as Khumbu Ice Fall and the surrounding places are full of glaciers.
Day 1 : Your Arrival Day in Kathmandu Airport (1,340m/4,430ft).
Day 2 : 35 minutesFly to Lukla,trek to Phakding( 2650m/8745ft).
Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m/11,352ft).
Day 4 : Acclimatization-Day in Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,352ft).
Day 5 : 4-5 hours Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3880m/12800ft),.
Day 6 : From Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche village (4,340 m).
Day 7 : Dingboche: Acclimatization, 4 hours (4km).
Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuje (4910m/16200ft) via Thukla.
Day 9 : Lobuje to Gorakshep (5180 m/17,094ft).
Day 10 : Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5,545m/18,295ft).
Day 11 : Trek down from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.
Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft).
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu overnight Hotel.
Day 14 : Your Final departure or self-explore in city temples.
World’s Dramatic take on/off in Lukla gateway to Everest Base Camp
25+ years experienced local guide and porter from Lukla
5 nights attached bathroom with hot shower at Namche, Phakding, and Lukla
Acute Mountain Sickness friendly and flexible itinerary
Sherpa Culture and tradition of Himalayan people
Crossing Several High suspension Hanging Bridges
Tibetan Buddhism and practice
2 rest and acclimatization days before gain the Everest Base Camp
Eye touching Closure view of Himalayas en-route and return
Highest Trekking Base camp of tallest Mountain (known as the roof of the world)
Incredible Breathtaking view ofMount Everest Sunrise & Sunset from Kalapathar
Best Comfortable Accommodation and hygiene meals every day from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport meet our guide and staff for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, after checking in and getting refreshed join with the group for briefing on Everest base camp trek of 13 days duration, includes dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants.
Morning flight to Lukla with views of Mt. Everest and arrays of peaks during 30 mins flight toLukla, where first day walk starts to reach overnight stop at Monjo village.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.
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.
At Namche acclimatization 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 Khumjung and Khunde village.Options of a walk to Khumjung and Khunde villages located on a glacial valley beneath the holy peak Khumbila (patron god of Khumbu Sherpa), 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 Trust, after a pleasant walk returns back on the downhill trail to Namche Bazaar.
From Namche walk up to Namche ridge with excellent views of Everest, Ama-Dablam and other adjoining peaks, after a climbing walk leads on gradual and scenic winding path then on downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon 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, a short walk downhill brings you to an isolated spot in Deoboche amidst woodland of rhododendron and pines tree lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 14 days trekking completes.
With marvelous time on Everest Base Camp fourteen 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.