This trek is similar to the 14 day trek to Everest Base Camp Trek for a description of the Everest region please refer to E.B.C. trek 14 day itinerary.It differs in days because we have built an itinerary that includes some time Kathmandu that will also allow you time to explore the valley where there is so much cultural along with natural beauty to discover.It also leaves a free day in Kathmandu at the end of the trek to wind down a little and reflect on your Everest experience.
The trek to Everest Base Camp goes right into the heart of Himalayas taking you through the famous Sherpa trading town of Namche and to Thangboche the world’s highest Buddhist monastery and on to Everest Base Camp itself where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey set off on their epic journey to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private vehicle
- Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
- Local VDC Area fees
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
- Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
- Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek and seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner
- Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
- Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
- Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
- Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure
What's not included ?
- Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive in KathmanduArrival Kathmandu, accord warm welcome/ Pick up and transfer to hotel / introduction to staff and briefing.
Day 02 : Kathmandu:sightseeing and trek preparationGuided tour of Kathmandu’s historical and spiritual attractions taking in many of the important valley sites
Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding; 3-4 hours trek (Trekking times only; stops not included)Early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / final preparations / trek starts / pass Chaurikharka village / make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) / overnight.
Day 04 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hoursThe trail crosses Dudhkoshi River / long suspension bridge / along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge / trail climbs further from here to Namche Bazaar / overnight
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: Rest dayThis day is a rest day taken for the acclimatization / day hike to Thame / visiting Khunde / relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar known as the gateway to Mt. Everest / overnight
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar- Khumjung: 4 hoursStart / climb up to the Shyangboche airstrip / just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel / Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on earth. overnight (3,810m/12,500ft).
Day 07 : Khumjung-Tengboche: 4-5 hoursTrail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m ‘/ steep ascent to famous Tengboche Gompa / stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks / overnight
Day 08 : Tengboche-Dingboche: 5-6 hourSlight descent early today through lush forest / gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) / continue ascending in the afternoon / through alpine meadows / yak herds / eventually reaching Dingboche.
Day 09 : Dingboche: Rest DayThe second rest day is taken for the acclimatization at Dingboche. As at Namche Bazaar, there is a side-trip planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip will wind up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.
Day 10 : Dingboche-Lobuche: 5-6 hoursToday climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) / stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m) / trail goes up to Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche. (4,930m/12,894ft). By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.
Day 11 : Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakhshep 7-8 hoursThe trail continues climb to Gorak Shep / then to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest/ trek back /overnight Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).
Day 12 : Gorak Shep-Kalapatthar- Lobuche: 5-6 hoursEarly morning hike to Kalapatthar/takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kalapatthar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; small peak / best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing / return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft)/overnight at Lobuche
Day 13 : Lobuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hoursThe trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche. Finally the trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola.
Day 14 : Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hoursNow the trail retraces the same way back, stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).
Day 15 : Namche Bazaar- Phakding: 5-6 hoursTrail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. overnight 2,652m/8,700ft).
Day 16 : Phakding-Lukla: 3-4 hoursFinal day back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / arrival in Lukla / time to relax.
Day 17 : Lukla- KathmanduEarly morning flight to Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer hotel / rest of the day is free for your shopping and relaxation.
Day 18 : Departure dayTransfer to airport as per your flight schedule / flight to onward destination.