The Everest Base Camp stands as one of the most famous and exciting Treks in Nepal. Considered a goal for thousands of avid trekkers across the globe, a sense of grandeur always comes about when trekking the foot of Mount Everest.
The majority of these places go through numerous trials and ridges. But you will always get ample space to take a break, eat something and soak up the spectacular scenic surrounding.
A trek through Nepal and to the Everest Base Camp also presents lots of opportunities to witness first-hand the Nepalese culture with their warm, cordial behavior and hospitality. Furthermore, those carrying their cameras will get plenty of opportunities to capture vivid shades of ancient Hindu and Buddhist monuments.
Ideally, during Summers, most peaks are lost in the clouds, and most of the place is wet. That’s why it is best to delay the trek till April and May. But if you ought to choose the best time to visit, then the months of July and August (pre-Monsoon season) are when you will get the best sights and scenarios of lush green trees and shrubs blossoming extensively through the region.
This 16-day trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp will kick start with everyone hopping on a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the flight, trek enthusiasts including yourself will find a slew of panoramic mountainous views to appease their eyes.
Immediately, on touching base at Lukla special airstrip, everyone collectively will head over to the Mt Everest Base Camp. This involves walking through nice traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and farms.
This walk leads past many villages or settlements until everyone reaches the Namche Bazaar and eventually reaches the beautiful Thyangboche monastery. And only with a little bit more walking will take everyone to the foot of the Everest Base Camp.
Other than being mesmerized by taking in the breathtaking visuals of the Everest Base Camp; you will get ample scope to set out on other challenging treks.
This super 16-day journey package includes awe-aspiring treks to:
Mount Everest (8.848m)
Mt. Lhotse (8,518m)
Mt. Nuptse (7,855m)
Mt. Khumbutse or Lho-La (6,036m)
Mt. Lingtren (6,749m)
Mt. Changtse (7,583m)
Mt. Pumori (7,161m)
Mt Ama- Dablam (6,812m)
Mt. Kangtenga (6,782m)
Mt. Thamserku (6,623m)
Mt Kongde (6,011m)
Mt. Kusum Khanguru (6,373m)
The Sacred peaks of Mt. Khumbi-La (5,761m)
Exploring the 5th highest range of Mt. Makalu (8.463m), and other popular peaks like Imjatse or Island Peak (6,160m), Mt Lobuje (6,119m) and Mt. Pokhalde (5,806m) are also included!
After all the fun and excitement is finally over, everyone will return back from their flight to where they started in Kathmandu with heaps of priceless memories of the Everest Base Camp.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: At Namche Bazaar hike to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde 3,880 m.
Day 06: Trek to Deoboche 3,760 m via Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chhukung Valley 4,560 m – 05hrs.
Day 08: Rest at Dingboche with a rest day for short hike Makalu View Point and excursion.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 3,210 m – 05hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 07 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 15: In Kathmandu for a sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 16: International departure homeward bound.
A trek to the Everest Base Camp- the most famous and dangerous trek site; will definitely acquaint you with an experience worth remembering for years to come.
So, get in touch and inquire about this famous 16-day trek package. It will be one of the highlights of your life.
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 15 days duration, includes dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants.
Free day in Kathmandu with interest for optional half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu World
Heritage sites with rest of the day free preparation for the trek to Everest base camp.
Morning flight to Lukla with views of Mt. Everest and arrays of peaks during 30 mins flight to
Lukla, where first-day walk starts to reach overnight stop at Monjo village.
The 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
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 at 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 sixteen days trekking completes.
Morning free for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of interest, as Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites of great charm and beauty with local fascinating culture.
This day also as contingency spare day in case of flight delay and can cancellation in Lukla due to bad weather conditions.
With marvelous time on Everest Base Camp of sixteen 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.