Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

While trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp one should be aware of acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS is caused by climbing too quickly to a high elevation and due to some other reasons. We have arranged our itinerary and Himalayan Guide to acclimatize properly in the high elevation on the basis of climb high and sleep low to complete your life time Mount Everest trekking, the best worth remembering. So there are ALWAYS very LESS chances that our clients suffer seriously from High Altitude affect. Our guides are well trained in first aid medication and expert in finding out the High altitude affect on you so that makes your safe journey guaranteed. Even If you suffer from serious altitude sickness, you can still make a worthwhile trek to lower elevated destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche or in the Sherpa villages and the surrounding mountain areas. Wherever you choose to trek in the Everest region you’ll be treated with some of the most marvelous scenery and fascinating cultural experiences anywhere in the world.

Trip Facts:
Trip: Everest Base Camp Trekking
Duration: 17 Days
Per day walking: 4 – 7 hrs
Elevation: 5545m
Grade: Moderate to hard
Best Season: March – May / September - November
Accommodation: Tea House
Transportation: Domestic flight/ Car/ Haice/ Bus

Trip Highlights:
Scenic and adventures flight to Lukla, real Nepalese life styles, settlement of mixed ethnic group, Visit to the Edmund Hillary School, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.


Itinerary Day by day details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: City tour & preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810m) & trek to Phakding (2660m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 05: Namche- acclimatization day >Khumjung Hiking (3900m)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4243m)
Day 08: Pheriche – acclimatization day > Nangakarshang Hill Hiking (5010m)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 10: Trek to Everest B. C. (5360m) >Gorakshep (5170m)
Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar and stay at Pheriche (4243m)
Day 12: Trek back to Tengboche (3870m)
Day 13: Trek to Monjo (2835m)
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2810m)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 16: Rest & Shopping day
Day 17: Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Muktinath Yatra representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.

Day 02: City tour & preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Bhuddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pasupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Sqare (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Your guide will check all your trekking and climbing equipment. You can rent or buy the required equipment in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810m) & trek to Phakding (2660m): 2: 30 hrs walking
Early in the morning you have to wake up to have stunning flight to the gateway to the region of the Legendry Sherpas. It takes 30 minutes to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport of Lukla. You can have wonderful views of mountains from your aircraft. Lukla flight itself is a world’s most adventures flight. In Lukla you will meet our rest of the staffs and yaks for baggage then your first day trekking begin from Lukla to Phakding (Meandering trails lined with stoned walls)

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m): 6 hrs walking
Today we will trek from Phakding following the torrent of Dudh Koshi the trail climbs north through forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs etc. Namche, the largest village often called administrative centre of Khumbhu region where you can also buy and rent the equipment needed for the treks.

Day 05: Namche- acclimatization day >Khumjung Hiking (3900m)
Today is your acclimatization day in Namche ; to adjust by exploring the local markets, mingle with the people, walk up to the Everest view point (you can see the stunning view of Mt. Everest and Amadamlam etc), breathing deeply and happily lazing around in sunshine. We visit to Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and Khunde.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m): 6 to 7 hrs walking
Today you walk down to Tengboche. You can visit the significant Buddhist Monastery; yak pasture and world’s highest sacred institution combined. Tengboche is in the panoramic place surrounded by Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku. The trail now forks northeast along a tributary valley with the mountain views opening up to become very dramatic as the steep climb approaches the holy ground of Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4243m): 5 to 6 hrs walking
Today we descent down to Debuche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. It is the home of the HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) which runs hospital built in 1975 by the Japanese. Crossing Imja Khola (river) on a steel bridge, the route climb to the Pangboche.

Day 08: Pheriche – acclimatization day > Nangakarshang hiking (5010m)
To adjust with high altitude today also you stay at Pheriche. Today you will hike to Nangakarshang hill for acclimatization. You will have short briefing class regarding the high altitude sickness at HRA. HRA runs high altitude information class every day.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m): 5 to 6 hrs walking
Ascending at a sensible pace, traversing ice covered torrents, to Lobuche where stone houses sit amongst a frozen wilderness of stunning beauty and where a thrilling sense of closeness to our ultimate goal exists. From Lobuche you can have magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse which gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of the climbers.

Day 10: Trek to Everest B. C. (5360m) > Gorakshep (5170m): 5 hrs walking
The goal that is Base Camp is a demanding day. After breakfast you will start your trek to Everest Base camp. At Everest Base Camp you can see many expeditions’ tents during the spring season of Expedition. It is great place to view Khumbhu glacier. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall At Gorakshep you have the glorious view of Mt. Phumori and Nuptse standing above us.

Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar and stay at Pheriche (4243m): 7 hrs walking
The way is straight line up above the Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. Kala Pathar means black rock which is located at 5550m high, very closed and front side of the Mt. Everest. From Kala Pathar one can see panoramic view of Mt.Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt.Pumori, Mt.Lingtren, Mt. Khumertse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Thamserku and many more. After a short excursion and Photography, return back to Gorak Shep. After your breakfast and we process down to Pheriche, which is at the bottom of Nagakarsang hill, back side of Dingboche.

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche (3870m): 5 hrs walking
Descending through Pheriche, we cross a small bridge and have a short climb before descending to join the main Imja Khola Valley. We follow the valley down to Pangboche through an alpine meadow landscape. We drop down to the rushing river then walk through the peaceful rhododendron forests to the village of Devoche from where we climb back up to Thyangboche on the ridge.

Day 13: Trek to Monjo (2710m): 6 to 6: 30 hrs walking
Today you walk all the way downhill to Monjo; En route you have to pass Namche Bazzar.

Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2810m): 4 hrs walking
Today is the last day of your adventure. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu: 30 minutes flight
You will take again the scenic and adventures flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu.

Day 16: Kathmandu
Today is the free day in Kathmandu. You can have shopping. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurants with variety of cultural programs.

Day 17: Final Departure
Muktinath Yatra representative will drop you to the Tribhubhan International Airport and give you Khada, for good luck.

Cost Includes
- All necessary airport, hotel transfers (4 times)
- Hotel in Kathmandu 3 nights with Breakfast
- Around Kathmandu Sightseeing Entrance Fees with transportation and guide salary
- Flight ticket from KTM to LUKLA to KTM for Members and Guide
- Domestic Airport Tax (2 times)
- TIMS Card
- Sagarmatha National park permit
- TIMS Card
- Trekking Guide, porters and necessary staffs during the trek
- Food and accommodation during the trekking period both to members and guide
- Trekking Guide salary during the trekking period
- Porter salary during the trekking period
- Welcome dinner / Farewell dinner
- Insurance for all Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Personal Expenses and Equipments
- Emergency medical evacuation/ helicopter rescue
- Bottled or Boiled water during the trekking
- Alcohol and Beverages


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