EBC Mountain Biking trip (Lukla to Lukla), Mount Everest (8848 m), the highest peak of the world has always been a feature for appealing large number of tourist every year. An attempt to reach at the base of the top peak in the world will no doubt offer elating and fantastic experiences. Everest Base Camp cycling tour, the most breathtaking mountain trail will in fact take us to the world famous Sherpa settlement. Plus, you will see the culture of bright prayer flags, the appealing Namche Bazaar, pass by the Sagarmatha National Park. Also, the most appealing part of the tour is reaching the highest viewpoint-Kala Patthar lying at 5550 m.
Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions is self-assured to put forward Everest Base Camp along with the incomparable services and boast great pride of arranging the cycling trip in Everest region in Nepal for the first time in cycling history of Nepal. Just recently one of our valued bikers from our first group from Italy named as Mr. Paolo Francheschini, has kept the Guinness World Record for the performance of comedy show in Everest base camp which is the matter of great pride and honor for all of us.
Important Note and Optional Activities
All the cycling itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category hotel on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- Special permission and liaison officer from the Government of Nepal
- All the local area fees during the trip
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit fees
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- First aid kit for comprehensive medical supplies
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back from Lukla to Kathmandu / overland transport if needed as per the itinerary
- Cargo service
- Camping equipment like member tent, Sherpa tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, toilet tent, mattress, pillows and all kitchen utensils, etc.
- Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trip, tea and coffee, snacks, desserts and seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner, purified drinking water
- Qualified and experienced cycling guide, cook, Sherpas and all the helpers, porter services, yak and yak men
- Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for all the Nepalese staffs
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag if required
- Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
What's not included ?
- Meals other than breakfast when staying in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Mountain bike
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport transfer to HotelAfter your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be accorded warm welcome and transfer to the Hotel, give a short briefing about the trip
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then ride to Phakding (2610m) about 35 minutes flight and about 2 hrs cyclingIt takes about 35 minute’s flight journey to Lukla. From Lukla, we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. There is a ride and pushing up somewhere and we follow the river course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar (3440m) about 4/5 hoursAfter breakfast, we head through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first tight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to cycle to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar – Rest and Acclimatization DayThis day we will have a rest to acclimatize in the place. We can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region on this day.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) about 4/5 hrsAfter breakfast, we ascend riding the cycle out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend with through forests of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) approx., 5-6 hrsToday’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche with closer views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft). The trail then follows the river as it rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above terraced fields of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.
Day 07: Dingboche: Rest DayThe second rest day is taken for the acclimatization at Dingboche / side-trips planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip winds up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) about 3 – 4 hrsAfter breakfast, our cycling brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Thughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak shep (5140m) then cycle to Everest base camp (5364m) about 3 – 4 hrsToday bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning after breakfast we following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs cycle wherever needed push and ride. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Cam, we get fantastic close-up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop, we retrace our steps to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Pattar (5545m) then cycle to Pangboche (3985m), approx.,In order to reach the final destination for the day, i.e., Pangboche, you need to gradually cycle downhill. You will continue the journey and pass Khumbu Khola, Imja Khola and the suspension bridge finally before arriving at Pangboche.
Day 11: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m), approx.,From Pangboche, your journey will continue towards Namche. The trail will take you across rivers and rhododendron forests amidst the incredible views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains.
Day 12: Namche to Phakding (2610m), approx.,First, descend today towards Pkading and stop at Chauatra to admire the view. The trail descends through the forests and bridges through the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river and through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) passing through many suspension bridges leading us to Phakding.
Day 13: Phakding to LuklaToday we follow the river course, passing through the village of Ghat. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest then reach to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley then ascending towards Phakding
Day 14: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)In the morning, we take the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth.
Day 15: Departure from KathmanduAfter breakfast, departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination with beautiful memories back home