Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days - 14 Days

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Overview

The most popular trekking trail in Everest region, Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a unique and an unforgettable experience. It is nestled between the ranges of the highest mountain in the world. The story of its fame dates back to 1953 when Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay made a successful expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest. , Everest Base camp is known for its spectacular view of landscapes, glacier moraines, and foothills. A remarkable feature of this trek is the hospitality of the inhabitants- The Sherpa people- and the opportunity you get to experience and learn their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, and monasteries.

Everest region trek is considered to be one of the most rewarding adventure trip in the Khumbu Himalaya Range as it provides views of  Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m),Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m),Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m).

The Everest Base camp Trek route which is rich in flora and fauna contains a variety of botanical diversities. It is difficult, but not impossible to confront some of the wildlife inhabitants of this region. One might spot- musk deer, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, birds such as Pheasant, and long tails birds.

The Everest Base camp trekking  takes one through the green Dudhkosi Valley, which is rich in Flora and Fauna, Sherpa Villages, and Buddhist Monasteries. The Sherpa residents of this village are warm, friendly and vibrant. One can explore the lifestyle of these people, which is known to be derived from the Tibetan culture. The trail also leads to another legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar.

The Himalayas on foot makes arrangements of the trekking in the area, whole around the year, but the best time to visit the region is considered to be from the beginning of March to mid-May and from the beginning of September to mid-November.

Trip Highlights

  • Closest to Mt. Everest you have ever been
  • Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery
  • Explore the Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
  • Experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people.
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point
  • Visit of market town Namche Bazaar

For the ones who want a more luxurious journey, there is always a Luxury Everest base camp (superfast) Trek available.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding

Early in this morning, we will head towards the domestic terminal to Kathmandu airport to board the flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)- a gateway destination from where our trek starts. The 40 min long flight has amazing views of silver glistening mountain peaks peeking through the clouds to offer. Once we reach Lukla, we will start our trek towards Phakding. It will take us about 3-4hrs to reach Phakding. We will spend the night in a hotel in Phakding.

Day 2: Phakding-Namche Bazaar

We will begin our journey towards Namche Bazaar through a beautiful pine forest followed by the Dudh Koshi River across numerous suspension bridges. We can catch a wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). After walking through the settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo we will come to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. It will take us about 5-6hrs to reach Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar: Rest day

The rest day at Namche Bazaar is crucial for acclimatization. It is advisable to stay active instead of being idle for  this day. We could hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or explore Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the centre of the Khumbu region that houses government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market on every Friday evening and Saturday. We could also pay a visit to the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park, where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various botanical and wildlife of the region. We can also take a trip to Khumjung valley that is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Namche-Tengboche

We start our trek towards the village of Tengboche. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. We might spot some of the wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a Pine Forest. We will then come across a small settlement amidst the alpine woods. The journey toward Tengboche is through another Pine forest. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it houses the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We will spend the night in a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 5: Tengboche-Dingboche

On this day we will trek for about 6-7 hours to Dingboche from Tengboche. The trail passes through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We will also catch a glimpse of Ama-Dablam. The walk becomes fairly moderate as we reach Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. A steep climb across the river will bring us to Dingboche, We will spend the night in Dingboche.

Day 6: Dingboche: Rest Day

We spend our second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and numerous other peaks are visible from Dingboche. We can also see three of the world’s six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Yu. To the west, loom the towering peaks of Cholatse and Taboche. As we look northwest, we see an array of peaks, the Lobuche West and Lobuche East being the most dominating ones, rising at the head of the Khumbu Khola valley. We will spend the night at Dingboche.

Day 7: Dingboche-Duglha-Labuche

We will move towards Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. As we come to a yak herder’s place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow. We continue through Phulung Karpo and come across a majestic view of Mt. Pumori. As the trail descends after crossing a small wooden bridge over a roaring stream, we ascend to Dugla. We can see Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks from here. Beyond Duglha we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal will be towering right above us. We will spend the night in Labuche.

Day 8: Lubuche-Gorak Shep

Our journey towards Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. View of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, will come to sight as we get closer to Gorak Shep. A slightly ascending scent trail will take us to Thangma Riju which is surrounded by snowy peaks. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we will catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar- a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As soon as we reach Gorak Shep, we will head towards the base camp. The sun’s rays dispersed across the peaks of silver glistening mountains is an incredible scenery that is available from base camp. We will spend the night in in Gorak Shep in a local lodge. 

Day 9: Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Lubuche

The trail to Lubuche passes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and a stone memorials built for those climbers who lost their lives in their attempt to make it to the summit. The climb will eventually get steeper and reach an altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche. It will takes us about 6-7hrs to reach Lubuche. One might experience a certain level of discomfort for normal respiration. We will spend the night in Lubuche in a Guesthouse.

Day 10: Lubuche-Pangboche

On this day, we will trek from Lubuche to Pangboche. The altitude will make this climb highly uneasy for almost everyone. The 5-6 hours walk to Pangboche provides and amazing view of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse. We will spend the night in a hotel in Pangboche.

Day 11: Pangboche- Namche Bazaar

On this day we will begin our journey towards Namche Bazaar. It will take us about 4-5hours to each Namche Bazar. The trail passes through several forests and bridges. We might also spot some of the wildlife inhabitants of the region. The entire region is rich in flora and fauna of rich diversity. As we descend further down the trail, we will reach Namche Bazaar and spend the night here in a local lodge.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar- Phakding

We will begin our journey towards Phakding through the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We will then pass through several forests and bridges. We can catch wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The route then heads across several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing a pine forest, we will finally enter Phakding. It will take us about 5-6 hours to reach here.  We will spend the night in Phakding.

Day 13: Phakding-Lukla

On this day we will continue our journey towards Lukla from Phakding.  It will take us about 3-4 hours to reach Lukla. Our journey towards the highest mountain will come to end on this day. You will have the rest of the day free to yourself to rest or explore Lukla as you please. You can a moment to cherish the Sherpa culture village you will soon be bidding farewell to. We will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 14: Lukla- Kathmandu

On this day we will extend our final good-byes to the Khumbu region.  You will be transferred to the airport and other airport formalities will be taken care of by the guides. Once the aircraft arrives, you can directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting for you at the Kathmandu airport. You will be transferred to your respective hotels. You will have the  rest of the day free to yourself to explore the city as you please.

 

Cost Includes

        • All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer as per itinerary
        • Twin sharing accommodation in Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu
        • All ground transportation by private vehicles
        • All accommodations in teahouse and all 3 times meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the treks
        • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag
        • Complementary Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant
        • All Porter ages costs of Human carry or Animal carry
        • All cost for a Himalayas on foot Guide (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and Sherpa helpers
        • All required major permits
        • All necessary paper works and permits
        • Travel & Rescue arrangements
        • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
        • All government and local taxes if necessary
        • First Aid Kit Bag, T-shirt & Trek bag
        • Free air ticket re-confirmation

Cost Exclude(s)

      • Visa fees/ International airfare to & from home city/ international airport departure taxes
      • Excess baggage charges & Monuments & Monastery fees
      • Lunch And dinner while you are in Katmandu tips for porter and guide
      • all the drinks while you are in trek ,such as beers ,whisky, Juices,hot shower ,tea /coffee etc
Mari M. Nov 25, 2015“Good information”

I don't have any plane when I reach Kathmandu Nepal. I book hotel Shree tibet family guest house in Thamel. They have one travel desk and they arrange tours for me. Pokhara and chitwan. It's was really amazing and good service.fully recommend that place.

Mattias P Nov 25, 2015“Brilliant / The Brothers”

Me n my brother went to Nepal for a month in April, 2014. We spent some time in the Capital city Kathmandu, and we stayed at a place called Shree Tibet Family Guesthouse. The Place was situated in the popular tourist-area Thamel, in the middle of Kathmandu. The staff was extremely friendly, like most Nepalese people, and they were always glad to see you around. The accommodation was acceptable and compared to most places around the city Shree Tibet Guesthouse was what it appeard to us, one of the better places to stay. The price was good and you got a decent room for about 15 to 20 dollar a night. Absolutely fair to what you get! The guys also helped us to plan our trek to Everest Basecamp, and they offered a very good price, far better than we had found ourselves. They also provided a guide with a lot of experience around the Himalayas, and it all felt very professional and safe.But what we liked most about the place was their constant will to help you out if some problems appeared. When we our self had some issues and had to run some errands they offered a free ride in their lil van to drive us around the town in order to fix it. There are no huge things, but sometimes these small offerings can help you out and make it ten times easier, and that is was I call simple, honest, and good service. No one forces them to do so, but they always want to treat their guests in a fair way and make sure they'll leave the place with a smile on their lips.Thanks to all the guys on Shree Tibet Famliy Guesthouse, and especially to Muk Ti for his constant help, and of course our guide Ram Giri who we truly recommend to other people who's looking for a good guide to take you away to places in the Himalayas you only thought existed in your dreams!Cheers // the brothers

Miranda Y Nov 25, 2015“Great tour company in Nepal”

I was on a trek in the Himalayas in the Everest region and everything was fantastically prepared. Great adventure in Himalaya with a wonderful guide Dipak ! I would highly recommend to anyone this company for any kinds of trip in Nepal. Thank you so much Mukti and Dipak for my wonderful time in Nepal highly appreciated...

Bmillertary Nov 25, 2015“Literally the best!”

If you're looking for a guide service, your search is over. Himalayas on Foot was amazing. From the very first second I landed in the airport I received the best service I have ever received. I've never had anyone outside of my family work so hard to make me feel comfortable and valued.My guide, Dipak, was literally a life saver on the Everest Base Camp trek. He knew when to push me as when to reign me in. If you are on the fence about getting a guide, the best advice I can give you is go with this company. The amount of wisdom, experience, and friendliness that you get is worth far more than any dollar amount. From helping you find the best gear for the cheapest prices to expertly guiding you through the majestic Himalayas. You don't want to be the Trekkers who have to turn around because they got lost or had high altitude sickness.Himalayas on foot also arranged a safari trip to Chitwan and adrenaline junkie trip to Pokhara. It can be stressful traveling in Nepal if you don't speak the language but The owner, Mukti, arranged everything with the skill of someone who has been doing this for a while and someone who genuinely loves what they do.I can't endorse this company, Mukti, or Dipak enough. See you guys in California sometime!

Sigurd H Nov 25, 2015“The best trekking company!”

I had the best time in Himalaya with "Himalayas On Foot"! I would absolutely recommend trekking. The nature on the way to Everest Base Camp was amazing! Mukti, the boss, planned the trek with intelligence, and made me feel taken care of the entire time. And Dipak, my guide, knows everything worth knowing about the culture, nature, and safety. He even helped me buy my gear before the trek and helped me in Kathmandu after the trek was done. He was super friendly and caring.I started the trek with a guide, but ended up with a friend. I hope I see you again! Greetings from Norway

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