Everest base camp Trek
Mount Everest (8848m), 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 trek, 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 trek is reaching the highest view point-Kala Pattar lying at 5550m.
Everest Base Camp trek will begin with an exciting mountain flight to the Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. You will then pass through the appealing Sherpa community Phakding, Namche bazaar. Our path continues to make way up all the way passing through Tengboche, Pheriche, then to Gorakshep and to end with reach Mt. Everest base camp. Subsequently, we will climb to Kalapattar meaning in Nepali black rock which is the incredible view spot and the keep on walking to descend to Lukla and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu
Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions is self-assured to put forward Everest Base Camp along with the incomparable service. Without doubt, Everest Base Camp climb is intended to everyone from proficient climber to an inexpert adventure enthusiast. You will be stunned with the superb vistas of Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and numerous other snow-topped peaks of Everest area.
As the name speaks for itself, each and every service provided is of superior quality than that of regular standard. Best of the available tea-houses along the trek with attached bathroom as far as possible, free menu meaning clients having freedom to choose anything they prefer, tea and coffee anytime as requested, seasonal fruits and desserts with meals, adequate number of qualified and experienced trekking guide and porters who are well trained and up to date with knowledge and skills, extra staff such as experienced cook to coordinate with tea-house cooks to prepare best foods and Sherpa staff to make all necessary arrangements before group arrives in each tea house and also during the trek are provided. Clients and their every need are duly taken care of so that they feel safe and secure all throughout the trip. As the quality does cost the money, you will truly feel value for the money.
Tourism was hardly hit by the devastating earthquakes of 2015. A year has gone by but it’s still struggling to revive. Despite not being particularly affected by the earthquakes, tourism in Everest region was no more an exception in terms of effect. Visiting now would certainly aid in the process of reviving tourism and help the Nepalese.
One of the two national parks of Nepal listed in UNESCO’s world heritage sites, trekking in Everest is certainly one of the most liked activities in Nepal. This region includes 4 of the world’s highest mountains including the highest of all Everest. The altitude from 2800m at the lowest to 5545m at the highest makes it diverse region with some of the breathtaking landscapes on earth.
The trek takes you to the world’s famous Sherpa settlement. Namche bazaar, known as the gateway to Mt. Everest is also known as the capital of Sherpa, the renowned mountaineers. Not only Sherpas but also the people from other ethnic communities such as Rai, Tamang, Bramhan, Chhetri live in the region making it culturally diverse.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 star category hotel, on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu as per the itinerary
- Airport transfers for internal flights
- City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private vehicle
- Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
- National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
- Local Village Development Committee Area fee
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
- First aid kit for comprehensive medical supplies
- Accommodation in guest houses/lodges best possibly with private bathroom, hot and cold shower, 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 staffs
- All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
- Sleeping bag, down jacket, rucksack, duffel bag, trekking poles 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 Kathmandu
- Personal expenses and bar bills
- Clients’ travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival in Kathmandu, accord a warm welcome / pick up and transfer to the hotel / introductory briefing about the trip Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparationMost of the day is spent visiting the important historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu / late afternoon trek preparation Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding (2610m); approx., 2-3 hours trekAfter an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m). / trek starts / pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,492m) / the trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,610m). Overnight in Hotel Seven Star
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar(3440m): approx., 4-5 hours trekkingNamche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu Valley / a bazaar is held here every Saturday / meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots / Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche rests in / halfway up the hill / a gap in the trees allows us to see Everest for the first time. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest dayWe take the day to acclimatise / off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere / side treks possible / or just relax around Namche. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 06: Namche – Thame (3820m): approx., 4-5 hoursToday we head to Thame / marvellous view of Kwangde Ri and the waterfalls that cascade off its flanks / The trail stays high up on the bank of the Bhote Khose / a yellow and white Rhododendron forest that comes into full bloom in early May / cross the river / good views down the valley / of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru (6369m) / before ascending through more Rhododendron forests to pasture lands in front of Thame. This village is the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay / the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Hillary in 1953 / The hour-long climb to the cliff side monastery is well worth the effort / from this point, trekkers can skirt above the village to climb across the ridge in order to view the route to the Nangpa La, a pass to Tibet frequently used by the Sherpas and their yaks during the monsoon. Overnight in Hotel Everest
Day 07: Thame – Khumjung (3,780m): approx., 5-6 hoursWe return back down the valley via Thamo, a hillside sanctuary, and then take a high trail that bypasses Namche and finally drops into Khumjung / this village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu / The Himalayan Trust has a school here / as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in nearby Khunde. Overnight in Hotel Everest View
Day 08: Khumjung-Tengboche (3860m) – Debuche (3770m): approx., 4-5 hoursThe trail this morning descends to the Dudh Khosi(river) / There are spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m). We cross the river at Phunki Thanga and climb through the afternoon amongst Rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill / right in front of us is Tengboche / the principal monastery of the Khumbu area / the views from here are unforgettable. We proceed on to further about 10 to 15 minutes downhill to Debuche for our overnight stay. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 09 : Tengboche – Rest/ Acclimatisation dayThis is another catch-up day for our bodies / Nearby ridges offer the opportunity for a half-day hike to get close-up views of Ama Dablam / the monks usually give conducted tours around the monastery then finally back to Debuche. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 10: Tengboche-Dingboche (4410m): approx., 4-5 hoursThere’s a slight descent early today through lush forest / before a gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m) / continue ascending in the afternoon / through alpine meadows and yak herds / eventually reaching Dingboche. Overnight in Tashi Delek Guest House
Day 11: Dingboche: Rest DayThere is one of two hikes from here / you may choose / the shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche / to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here most afternoons. The longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho Polu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekker terminus of Chukung is reached, and after a rest we return down the valley. Overnight in Tashi Delek Guest House
Day 12 : Dingboche-Lobuche(4910m): approx., 5-6 hoursToday is a climb to Duglha (4,620m) / from here there are stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m) / the trail goes up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche. (4,930m) / by this stage the effects of altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights. Overnight in Hotel Pyramid
Day 13 : Lobuche-Gorak Shep(5140m): 2-3 hourThe trail continues climb to Gorak Shep / overnight in Gorak Shep (5,140m). Overnight in Hotel Yeti
Day 14 : Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Gorakhshep: approx., 7-8 hoursToday we finally make Everest Base Camp (5,364m) walking through rocky and glacial trails / where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continuing the trek we return to Gorakh Shep. Overnight in Hotel Yeti
Day 15 : Gorakhshep to Pheriche (4240m):approx., 3-4 hoursIn the morning hike to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m / this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing / back to Gorakhshep and trek on to Pheriche / the trail descends gradually down /accross small streams / fantastic views / rocky terrain until we reach Pheriche by the river. Overnight in Himalaya Hotel
Day 16 : Pheriche-Pangboche, (3930m): approx., 3-4 hoursThe trek to pangboche is a fairly gradual descent along the river and passed pine trees before a short climb up to Pangboche (3,930m), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola. Overnight in Om Kailash Hotel
Day 17 : Pangboche – Tengboche (3860m): approx., 2 hoursTrek descends to reach Tengboche (3860 m) in Khumbu. We will spend overnight in Debuche. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 18 : Tengboche- Namche Bazaar (3440m): approx., 5-6 hoursThe walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga / near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries / the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp / from Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings us to the village of Khunde /’ visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings us to Namche. Overnight in Hotel Himalaya Culture Home
Day 19 : Namche Bazaar- Phakding (2610): approx, 3-4 hoursToday the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. Overnight in Hotel Seven Star
Day 20: Phakding-Lukla (2840m): approx., 3 hoursfinally today the trail takes us back to Lukla (2,810m). On arrival in Lukla / time to relax Overnight in Himalayan Hotel
Day 21: Lukla- KathmanduAfter an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you will be received from the airport and taken to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for your shopping and relaxation. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House
Day 22: Free day relaxation and shopping in KathmanduOvernight in Kathmandu Guest House
Day 23: Departure dayTransfer to the airport / flight to onward destination with beautiful memories back home