A Glimpse of Everest Base Camp

Trip Overview

“Because it’s there”…….Late Sir George Mallory

For many people trekking in the Himalayas can be very strenuous because of the high altitude. Other reasons may be time constraints. This does not mean that you cannot see the Himalayas, the Sherpa culture, the fluttering prayer flags, mani’s and prayer stone walls at close range.   This ‘A Journey to the Everest Region’ trek would be ideal for such visitors giving us a chance to relish trekking in the amazing Himalayan trails while also exploring the wide range of spectacular scenery combined with monasteries and rich local traditions of the Sherpas.

One of the top trekking destinations of the world, this trek reveals you mesmerizing landscapes and untouched vistas of the Khumbu Valley, Sagarmatha National Park and the Himalayas. Traverse your way through the land of the Sherpas – the fierce climbers and make your way to Thyangboche, take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, to name a few of the treats that lay en route. This is one of the best ways to see the mighty Himalayas up close in  a short period of time.

Our return journey takes us back to the airstrip at Lukla, where we bid farewell to our new found Sherpa friends and fly back to Kathmandu. 


Day 1

Arrival: TIA, Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu, met by a Khempalung Adventure representative and hotel transfer. Relax the rest of the day. 

Day 2

Am: Sightseeing (optional) PM: Trek Briefing/Last minute essentials purchase
Overnight: Hotel
In the morning, travel through time as you explore the various UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit the temples and palaces of the Durbar Square with beautiful architecture, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and watch the Kathmandu Valley atop a hill.  In the evening a short brief about the trek and allow time to purchase last minute essentials. 

Day 3

Flight: Kathmandu – Ramachep / Lukla, Trek: Lukla to Phakding (2652 m)
Overnight: Phakding          Trek Duration: 3 hours. 
Start early in the morning and drive to Ramachep which takes about 5 ½ hours to catch an early morning amazing flight to Lukla – a trailer to your journey. The short flight will provide you glimpses of the Himalayas – your home for the next few days. Be met by Sherpa team and a short stroll around Lukla. After we are set and porters have been assigned the luggage, we follow the trail towards the north-east. We cross a suspension bridge to leave Lukla behind. Cross small picturesque villages of  Chaunrikharka and Ghat and descend to reach Phakding just by the river. 

Day 4

Namche Bazaar (3447 m)
Overnight: Namche          Trek Duration: 5 – 5 ½ hours. 
Follow the trail with the gushing Dudh Kosi on your right – a pleasant walk as we pass through agricultural fields, small villages and a beautiful monastery. Cross Dudh Kosi at Benkar and be greeted with tantalizing glimpses of snow-capped peaks Kusum Kanguru(6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). Steep climb for 20 mins to reach Monjo – our lunch stop.  Head to the check post to clear our permits and enter Sagarmatha National Park. A busy trail with several interests – small villages, pine forests. After crossing the river again, a steady climb to reach Namche Bazaar – halfway through the climb catch your first glimpse of the mighty three – Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8383m).  Reach Namche Bazaar – a bustling little prosperous town in the Khumbu region surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks. 

Day 5

Khumjung (3780 m) via Everest View Hotel
Overnight: Khumjung          Trek Duration: 3 ½ – 4 ½ hours.
Set out from Namche Bazar and reach a small pass – a steep ascent awaits you. Reach Syangboche which features an inoperative airport with a stone plowed runway. A pleasant hike through meadows and small remnants of coniferous forests with beautifully scattered rhododendrons. Kongde Ri (6186m) is behind you.  We reach Everest View Hotel which features unspoiled views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse amongst other Himalayan peaks. Head towards towards Khumjung– the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu. 

Day 6

Thyangboche (3867m)
Overnight: Thyangboche          Trek Duration: 4 ½ – 5 hours
We pass the village of Khumjung and start our descend towards Phunki Tanga located at the bottom of the valley.  We enjoy magnificent views of the Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kang Taiga as we follow the meandering downhill trail  From Phunki Tanga a steep trail leads us to Thyangboche where we can get spending views of the Himalayas, including Everest. Thyangboche features a monastery, the most revered in the Khumbu Region where all Everest Expeditions receive their blessings before heading towards the challenge they are about to embark on. 

Day 7

Namche Bazaar (3447m)
Overnight: Namche          Trek Duration: 4 ½ – 5 hours.
Retrace our steps through the forests of juniper, rhododendrons and fir to Phunk Tanga. Cross Dudh Kosi, ascend to Trashinga. Stop for a short break and Shanasa – a small town where Tibetan traders have traditional artifacts and souvenirs for sale. Indulge yourself.  An easy walk brings us to Namche Bazaar.

Day 8

Overnight: Lukla          Trek Duration: 6 – 6 ½ hours.
We exit the Sagarmatha National Park at the same point we had entered a few days ago. Follow the same footsteps, take in the views of the mountains – our abode for the past few days and make way to Lukla – where we officially finish our trek. In the evening, a farewell dinner, and may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dance with our Sherpa companions.

Day 9

Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel, Kathmandu.
A hearty breakfast – our last meal in the lap of the Himalayas and take a short flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to hotel. The remainder of the day is free.

Day 10

Free day in Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel
Take the day to explore Kathmandu – a city where the modern meets the traditional. Note: If you wish to go sightseeing, please contact our representative for tour options.

Day 11

Last minute shopping of souvenirs and transfer to TIA, Kathmandu for onward journey. Watch the Himalayas pass by as you relive the memories spent only days ago in the heart of the mountains. Relish on the achievement of a lifetime experience.

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May – Oct to Dec

Time Period: 10  Nights / 11Days.

Trek Period: 06 Night / 07 Days

In Kathmandu: 04 Nights     

 Flights: 2 Ways (domestic Lukla flights)

Trek Type: Difficult

Highest Altitude: 3780 meters

Warning: Altitude Sickness.
Trek Start / End Point: Lukla

Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek 


National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. kms)

Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse,  Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc. 

Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola etc.

Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche,  etc     

Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans 

Forest: Of Rhododendron and Pine. 

Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains


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