Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations among the trekkers who would opt for an incredible trekking experience while enjoying its natural splendor. Trek to Everest Base Camp is one the most renowned trekking trail in the world. Four of the world’s six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are situated in this beautiful region. Everest Base Camp Trek is popular amongst the trekkers since the first trekking endeavor in the year 1953, that was when Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa first triumphed over the highest peak of Mount Everest.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking trail is luring the increasing number of expeditors who are seeking to enjoy the unique blend of both adventure and cultural / natural sightseeing. The trail also encounters you with courageous and hospitable The amiable traditions and unique cultures of Sherpa people who are always eager to welcome you with their arms wide open. Sherpa’s are yet another interesting part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking through the Everest region takes you to the world of Himalayan beauty where you get to witness the beautiful Himalayas, wonderful Sherpa culture and exquisite traditions of the people living in the Himalayas.
The trek further enhances your adventure while sightseeing in Sagarmatha National Park which is a habitat for different varieties of floras and faunas. The region is also embellished with ancient Buddhist monasteries, beautiful glaciers, rivers and most of all the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan range.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
- Trekking in Sagarmatha National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural site)
- Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
- Visit to Sir Edmund Hillary memorials (Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung and Sir Edmund Hillary Hospital in Khunde Valley)
- Explore Everest Base Camp and a decent walk on the Khumbu Glacier.
- Ascend Kala Patthar, a rockey hill at the height of 5550m for the view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m) etc.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]
Day 05: Acclimatization, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) [3 – 4 hours]
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) [5 hours]
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) [5 hours]
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) [5 hours]
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m)-Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return to Gorak Shep [7-8 hours]
Day 10: Hiking to Kala Pattar (5545m) – Gorekshep – Pheriche (4210m) [7 hours]
Day 11: Trek to Khumjung (3900m) [6 hours]
Day 12: Trek to Manjo (2740m) [6 hours]
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) [5 hours]
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or roam around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). You will be briefed about our trekking plan by our company representative. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Today after breakfast we will set out for a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport (Domestic Terminal) to board a flight to Lukla, a gateway for our trekking expedition. The scenic flight to Lukla is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience for you. The air route to Lukla is one the most beautiful air route in the world. Guess what the airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 460 meters! The 40 minutes flight above the majestic mountains will land you at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla we start our trek until we reach Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Today we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension bridge to reach the check post and the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Walking further we reach chautra where we have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Two hours of more walk eventually lands us in Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and of course trading point for many Sherpa people and Tibetan merchants. Namche Bazaar is an ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts and other mementos. We will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization and visiting local markets and traditions of the people living in the Himalayas. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
We have set this day for acclimatization and a hike to Everest view hotel. We will hike all the way to Syangboche Airport (3700m) which is said to the airport situated at the highest altitude. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On our way back we will visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders. We also have ample time to learn about the Sherpa Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Today after breakfast in Namche we set off for Tengboche. We will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama dablam and Thamserku. The trail is more or less smooth with few ups and downs. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas makes our expedition full of excitement. The trail passes through Kayangjuma and reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. Walking further crossing the Dudh Koshi Bridge we reach Phunki Thenga which is a small settlement with few teahouses and lodges. Now we will gear up for a slightly rougher climb to reach Tengboche . Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3860m). The monastery is a spiritual center of the Khumbu. We pay our visit to the monastery and witness some ceremonies out there. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Today we set off our expedition to reach Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley. We choose the upper trail and pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We cross Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m). The majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and the Himalayan range is still keeping our expedition energetic. We enter the Imja Valley and descend into the Lobuche river and a continuous climb from there will eventually takes us to Dingboche. We will see beautiful green fields protected by stone walls to them safe from cold wind and animals. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
We will today set out for Lobuche. We start climbing to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola Valley. We continue our walk until we reach Dusa and from here we still continue through Phulung Karpo to reach Chola Lake. As we walk we witness a great view of Mt. Pumori. After crossing a small bridge we ascend to Duglha from where we can see beautiful views of Himalayas. We still climb up passing through Chupki Larka. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still there is no need to panic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
The trail to Gorak Shep heads through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On our way to Gorak Shep we will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse etc. Climbing further through the Changri Glacier we have a first glimpse of Kala Patthar. After a continuous walk of approximately three hours from Lobuche, we will reach Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep we still continue our expedition to reach Everest Base Camp which is the ultimate destination our expedition. We hike through the trail with many ups and downs in the high altitude. You might feel tiresome but the beautiful views of snowcapped mountains will make the journey more lively and vibrant. After approximately three hours of steady hiking we will reach at the base camp where we will enjoy the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. This is the point from where the Everest expedition actually begins. One can truly salute the courage and bravery of Everest climbers witnessing the deadly trail that leads to the peak of the Everest. We will spend some time in the base camp enjoying the Himalayan beauty and capturing the majestic views in our cameras. We will later climb down to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Today, we set off for yet another exciting and adventurous hiking expedition to Kala Patthar. We start in the early morning to catch the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan range from Kala Patthar. We need to gear up with some fine cloths so as to protect ourselves from the cold wind which is quite common in the region. On our way we will enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Changtse etc from a distance. We can also witness Mt. Everest revealing itself as we continue our trek. We will halt in some places to snap the beautiful natural scenes and the Himalayan views. A long but truly an exciting walk will finally land us in Kala Patthar. We will truly enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas and capture the moments in our cameras. This moment is going to be the most memorable moments for us which would keep our memories alive for the rest of our lifetime. We then trek back to Gorek Shep for the breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
We are all set to trek to Khumjung today. We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. A short climb through Tengboche leads us to Phungki Thanka. Few hours of further climb lead us to Khumjung where we enjoy natural sightseeing and pay our visit to Hillary memorial school. Khumjung is also famous for observing the Yeti Scalp. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Today we will be trekking to the village of Monjo. We will start our expedition after the breakfast. We will pass through Hillary Memorial School which was established by Sir Edmond Hillary in 1961. After crossing a small hill we will reach Syangboche Airport which is the airport situated in the highest altitude. We will then descend down the valley via Dudh Koshi river to reach Monjo. The beautiful Monjo village is located near the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park. Upon reaching Monjo we may choose to hang around the village and interact with the local people. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
We will be wrapping up our trekking expedition today walking all the way to Lukla following the lower altitude trail in the Everest region. We walk passing various Sherpa settlements enjoying the dense forest area covered by beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. We will also see many monasteries that resemble unique Buddhist culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla we have a relaxing time at the hotel and make preparation to fly back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
The thirty minutes of amazing scenic flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by one of our representative. Today you have whole day for relaxing or roaming around the streets of Kathmandu buying gifts for your friends and families. You can also enjoy your last dinner in Kathmandu in a fine restaurant. Enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu! Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Today you will be bidding farewell to Nepal and the team of Breakfree Adventures. Our representative will transfer you to Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We hope you had a pleasant expedition and enjoyed your stay in Nepal. Do keep us in mind when you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!!