Journey to Everest Base Camp

"Because it's there"... Late Sir George Mallory

Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek is one of the top ten trekking destinations of the world and if you enjoy hiking and views of Himalayas this has to be in your bucket list. The Khumbu region was established in 1976 as a Sagarmatha National Park and covers an area of 1148 sq.kms in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a dream of every trekking enthusiast as it gives an opportunity to get glimpse of some of the highest and mesmerizing landscape in the world including the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest. This journey starts with a dramatic flight to Lukla. From here the hike starts towards north passing through pine forest, Sherpa villages, monasteries, gushing rivers fed by the Himalayan glaciers, crossing hanging bridges to arrive at the bustling Sherpa 'capital' Namche Bazaar. From here we head towards the famous Thyangboche monastery which has a backdrop of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Amadablum. Mani walls, chortens and fluttering prayer flags with views of magnificent Himalayas make this spot one of the highlights of the trip. From here we continue our ascend crossing the Imja Khola, the scenery becoming more rugged and crossing the tree line to reach Pheriche. It is then a steady ascent following glacial moraines to Lobuche and then to our lodge at Gorak Shep. From here we hike to the famous and historic site of Everest Base Camp. Finally we will climb Kalapathaar (5,545m / 18,193 ft) to get some mesmerizing views of the Himalayas.

Having reached our goal we start the descend back to Lukla which takes 4 days and on the 5th day we reach Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Half Day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding 2,652m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3,447m)
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Thyangboche (3,863m)
Day 07: Pheriche (4,220m)
Day 08: Acclimatization at Pheriche
Day 09: Lobuche (4931m)
Day 10: Gorak Shep (5,160m) / Kala Pattar & back
Day 11: Day trip to Everest Base Camp (5,360m)
Day 12: Dingboche (4,350m)
Day 13: Thyangboche (3,867m)
Day 14: Descend to Monjo via Namche Bazaar
Day 15: Monjo / Trek to Lukla (4½ hrs)
Day 16: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight
Day 17: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Trek Period: 13 Night / 14 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Strenuous
Highest Altitude: 5,545m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Tawatse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, etc
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Journey to Everest Base Camp