Starts From: US $1250
Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Trip:Lodge to Guest house Trekking
Group Size:Min. 2 pax to 12 Pax
Walking Hours :Approximately 5-6 hrs/day
Best Seasons:February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December.
Trip Route:Kathmandu – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Gorekshep – Phiriche – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu
Activity:Cultural Program and High Altitude Trekking
Trip Start From:Kathmandu
Trip Ends In :Kathmandu
Price:US $1250Show Less
“Mesmerizing views and sky-piercing Himalayas are all set to test human determination and the passion to succeed in a divine environment, conquer your fear and explore the nature at its best”
Follow the footsteps of legendary mountaineers of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking. Explore the world’s most memorable and picturesque walk, which is popular among the passionate trekkers around the world for several reasons. Traversing into the landscape with thin air, dense and colorful forests, roaring rivers and gigantic glaciers, majestic ice falls, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, culturally rich Sherpa villages, rich biodiversity, flora and fauna and vibrant Buddhist heritages takes trekkers to a wonderland. Join the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking to interact with the ever-smiling locals and get an insight of the tradition and culture of the legendary Sherpa people, to reach the legendary viewpoint of Kala Patthar for iconic view of Himalayas up close and personal and get blessed from the maroon dress clad monks and nuns in the monasteries of the region.
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to the marvelous hill town of Lukla after the completion of necessary documentation in the office of Himalayan Scenery and Expedition. With the gentle trekking introduction on the second day after the trek to Phakding, the real trekking in the Everest region begins. We traverse through the rich Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, culturally rich settlements of Tengboche, the highest round the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and trek back to the initial trekking point of Lukla. The natural, scenic and biological as well as cultural diversity and up close view of humongous Himalayas gives us the euphoric feeling.
12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking demands reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular trainings such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level. Join hands with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition for professional expertise, carefully planned itinerary and best possible customer service and trekkers’ security. We believe to serve our clients with the best.
Day 01:Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2,610m – B.L.D
Day 02:Phakding – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B.L.D
Day 03:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 04:Namche – Tengboche 3,860m – B.L.D
Day 05:Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.D
Day 06:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 07:Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m – B.L.D
Day 08:Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – Gorakshep 5,164m – B.L.D
Day 09:Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m – B.L.D
Day 10:Pheriche – Namche 3,440m – B.L.D
Day 11:Namche - Lukla 2,860m – B.L.D
Day 12:Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m – B
Day 01Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2,610m – B.L.DAs we have already packed our bags the previous night, the thing we do straight in the morning is drive to airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of trek. Once we sort out our stuffs, we start the trek to Phakding today. After about 4 hours of easy trek on gentle and gradual downhill trail, we reach Phakding on the bank of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi. The very first day of Everest trail walking will take us past some beautiful cultural and spiritual wonders in the forms of prayer flags, chhortens, mani walls etc.
Day 02Phakding – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B.L.DWe enjoy our breakfast with the serene sound of flowing Dudh Koshi before starting our second day of the trek to Namche Bazar today. The walk today mostly involves uphill effort with some steep going up. We cross several suspension bridges today on the trail as we proceed towards the destination. We check into the Sagarmatha National Park entrance check point just above the beautiful village of Monjo before continuing up towards Namche bazar. Once we reach Namche bazar, a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region, we will be able to observe and experience more of the amazing culture and life style of beautiful and famous Sherpa people. A nicely settled town in the terraced slope, Namche bazar showcases some spectacular views of mountains like Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west.
Day 03Acclimatization Day – B.L.DWe spend an extra day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we are already at 3,440 meters above sea level with a large portion of the stretch left to go higher in the days to come. As this is an acclimatizing day, we will go for a hiking trip to Everest View point right above Namche bazar to have the very first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. This spectacular view point brings the wonderful mountain views including Mt. Everest that keeps us motivated to go higher towards the base camp. Once we return back to Namche bazar after the hike, we can explore the town going through one end to the other of the town. We can indulge in some conversation with locals there; surf internet cafes; or simply relax and save the energy for the days to come.
Day 04Namche – Tengboche 3,860m – B.L.DWe start the day early after breakfast and proceed towards Tengboche, a beautiful village in the Khumbu region on a hill in the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja River. The uphill walk passes through forest and involves ridge walking. After about 6 hours of uphill walk, we reach Tengboche village. Once we reach Tengboche village, we can enjoy Mountain View of the peaks like Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam including Everest. Once we settle into our accommodation, we can set out on an exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary, was sent to be a monk once. The galore magnificence of the monastery is simply overwhelming.
Day 05Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.DDingboche is the destination for today. After we finish our breakfast with view, we set off on the trekking journey for the day. We follow the downhill trail towards Diboche and past it we reach Pangboche village. We will take some time to explore the village and an ancient and beautiful monastery. Pangboche is a beautiful and the biggest Sherpa settlement in the region. After starting ahead from Pangboche village, we head towards Dingboche leaving the route to Pheriche. After spending about six hours on the trail past forest, villages and beautiful sights to see, we reach Dingboche village where a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks awaits us.
Day 06Acclimatization Day – B.L.DWe are already at the elevation of 4,410 meters above sea level thus a good full day is what we need to adjust with the high altitude climate here and above. This extra day at Dingboche works as an acclimatization and rest day as well that is essential to go further higher. Even when we are calling it a rest day, we are not staying idle. We will go for some hiking to higher elevation and return back to Dingboche for overnight stay. This full day of exploration around Dingboche will expose us to the overwhelming beauty of the place and surrounding mountain peaks.
Day 07Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m – B.L.DAs we are already above tree line on our trek, we now walk through pastures, glacial moraine, boulder strewn path and like of the terrain all the way to Lobuche. The walk today involves crossing a small pass called Dughla also known as Thukla with several memorial shrines for the brave mountaineers who lost their lives during their climbing expeditions. Although the walk is slow paced on uphill trail, made difficult by the increasing elevation, it brings wonderful views of the mountains to our sight that help us forget the strenuous effort we are taking up in the impressive mountain landscape. A well spent seven hours of the effort in the rugged Everest trekking trail that many other adventurers are treading takes us to the small settlement of Lobuche to spend overnight before striving for one more day to reach the base of the highest mountain in the world.
Day 08Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – Gorakshep 5,164m – B.L.DWe are eventually going to make it to the Everest Base Camp today after these many days of trekking in and amidst the wonderful Himalayan peaks. Our determined and sincere effort to be at the base of the highest mountain in the world is going to materialize this afternoon. We are going to stand at the place where many climbers have spent days and nights training, preparing and attempting the summit of the formidable Mt. Everest. We walk to Gorakshep, a small settlement on the glacial lakebed in the Everest region, where we are going to spend overnight today as the highest overnight stopover for the trip. After relishing our lunch at our tea house, we set off for the Everest Base Camp. A slow paced walk on the moraine and boulder strewn gradual path up to base camp is going to test our excitement and stamina. Anyway we are going to get to the base camp regardless of the difficulty of walking at the elevation. We click countless pictures and enjoy the moment of being at the classic Everest base camp before making a return trip to Gorakshep for overnight stay. Goal reached! Mission accomplished!! Congratulations!!!
Day 09Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m – B.L.DWe get up early, really early, in the morning to hike up to Kalapatthar, the highest elevation on the trip, for a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other Himalayan panorama up close with spectacular sunrise over those mighty peaks. This never-seen-before view and sunrise on earth is going to blow our mind away alluring us to stay there forever. Alas, we wish we could! We have to make a return trip back to Gorakshep for breakfast. We start the trek back to Pheriche after breakfast. The trek down today is taking us to a new place that we have not covered on the trek. Pheriche is a beautiful settlement in the Khumbu reigon which is normally the stopover place for many Everest trekkers on their way back down after the base camp and Kalapatthar joy on the trip.
Day 10Pheriche – Namche 3,440m – B.L.DOn our trek along and among the magnificent mountains, we are trekking down to Namche today via Khumjung village. We spend some time at the small and beautiful village, Khumjung that boasts perfect views of mountains including Khumbila peak. We visit a monastery there and head towards Namche for overnight stay.
Day 11Namche - Lukla 2,860m – B.L.DWe trek all the way back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Monjo and Phakding villages; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. As the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure.
We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible.
Day 12Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m – BWe take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel where the trip comes to end.