Everest base camp trek is being the dreams of many travelers around the world. The trek is just awesome, the trails, Mountain Views, vast and beautiful landscape, Rare species of flora and fauna, wild animals, various species of birds and most of all the happiness of completing the trek, doing it while feeling the adrenaline and thrill, daring the trail and enjoying the adventure to the higher Himalayas of Nepal. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s tallest Mount Everest cannot be defined it should be experienced firsthand.
The most common and most basic trek to Everest base camp is of 14 days which includes three days of acclimatization. This basic trek to Everest base camp is known as 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek. Most adventurers choose 14 days trek to Everest Base Camp as it has the most completion rate compared to other standard treks such as Short Everest Base Camp Trek and 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest base camp trek starts from the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. But the package designed at Himalayan Scenery Treks provides you an extra day with a city tour which lets you explore most of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Usually, Traveler search for Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu and it is decent because basically, the trek starts from Kathmandu.
If you are planning for your trip to Everest base camp it is good to know about the Map, Route and the weather you will be in during the trek. You can visit the Everest base camp trek for the Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary and the Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map. Here we will be explaining about the Everest Base Camp Trek Map.
Usually, the Everest base camp trek route is designed for 14 days which makes enough time for acclimatization and exploration. The trail is great with the great views of Himalayas, vast landscape and the local Sherpa. You can check the map given below and can understand where you will be trekking each day. Here, we will explain about the places according to the map given below.
After you arrive here at Kathmandu and check-in your hotel the next day you will be taken out for the sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. During the tour you will be able to explore the local community, ancient architecture, local culture and traditions and you will be able to explore the world's largest and greatest Hindu pilgrimage site.
Here is some major destination you will be hiking to during your adventurous trek. You will be able to explore a lot more during the trek and get to know a lot about the people of higher Himalayas. You will be discovering many monasteries and shrines on your route to Everest base camp trek.
Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) and Phakding:
For the second day, you will be boarding on the plane for your flight to Lukla which will last for about 45 minutes. After you arrive at Lukla Airport you will trek to Phakding. Lukla Airport was rated as the most dangerous airport in the world for over 20 years in a program titled Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010. During 2010 the runway as well was not perfect and was graveled and was rough now it has been reconstructed and is in great condition. You can feel assured you will have a great flight and view while you are traveling to Lukla. The airport is also considered the gateway to those who are doing the Everest base camp trek or Everest Expedition. Lukla Airport has considered one of the most dangerous and most traveler explains the flight as the thrilling and adventurous journey as the views are great and the weather around pretty good.
Phakding is small in the Khumbu region is listed on the UNESCO world heritage Site since 1979. Here you will be able to understand and explore the lifestyle of Sherpas in lower Himalayas. You will be able to see lots of lodges and tea houses around here. The houses here are still primitive and are very splendid in their way. The place offers great views of the vast landscape and greenery that Nepal has. You will also be able to get great views of Himalayas.
On the third day of the trek, your destination will be Namche bazar. Namche Bazar is a small town in the Himalayas. The town is located in Khumbu Pasanglhambu Rural Municipality in Solukhmbu District Province No.1 of north-eastern Nepal. The town is elevated at an altitude of 3,440 Meters at its low point. Locale here is almost Sherpa and most of them are experienced in the tourism field. Namche bazar is also considered as the gateway to high Himalayas of Nepal and is especially known for altitude acclimatization. The people around town are friendly and you will get the most amazing hospitality in the world while you are in Namche Bazar.
Dingboche, a small Sherpa village in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal in the Chunking Village. The village is elevated at an altitude of 4,410 Meters. After you arrive at this level of altitude you will feel short of oxygen level in the air. Here at Dingboche there something unusual for you to know and explore about and it called Kilometers of stone walls which is built using the stones of different size. This Kilometer wall almost covers the entire valley of Imaj. As for the stone walls every stone is placed so that the locale could plow their field for agriculture. Every stone they find on their field is piled which makes these kilometers walls of stone.
Other than that, you will be able to explore the vast landscape and the very few vegetation which grows only in the higher Himalayan region of Nepal. Dingboche offers great views of high snowcapped mountains.
Lobuche, a small settlement located near the foot of Khumbu Glacier one of the main features and highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek. Lobuche is elevated at an altitude of 4,940 Meters. The settlement shared its name from the various mountains that surround the settlement itself such as Lobuche Far East, Lobuche East and Lobuche West (a separate mountain further west). Labuche Kang (sometimes spelled Lobuche Kang) is not local but is in Tibet.
There’s one thing everyone should know is here at Lobuche accommodations are notoriously primitive. consisting mostly of stone huts with shared bunk dormitories. In recent years there have been some additions of more modern facilities and amenities including seven lodges providing 200 twin-bed rooms. Some lodges provide internet and oxygen services. And during the season it is very hard to book the lodge around here so you will pre-book Everest base camp trek if you are buying a package and if you are traveling solo it will be harder for you to get lodges around here.
Everest Base Camp:
There is two base camp of Everest. Everest Base Camp in Nepal is also south base camp elevated at an altitude of 5,364 meters. This is the most popular trekking route in the Higher Himalayas and thousands of travelers from around the world trek every year. It’s about 8 days adventure only to reach the Everest base camp including 2 days of acclimatization and other 6 days of hiking. And it will be 4 days for your return to Kathmandu including flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. While ascending back from the camp you will no more need acclimatization.
Kala Patthar, meaning 'black rock' in Nepali and Hindi, is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas above Gorakshep. Although not a proper mountain, with a prominence of only 10 m (33 ft), the ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest since it provides the most accessible closeup view of Everest. Due to the structure of the Everest Massif, its high summit is blocked by Nuptse from much of the surrounding region. The views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world's highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, was located here. Kala Patthar is considered the highest altitude most will reach without a climbing permit, which must be obtained in Kathmandu, at the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
These are all the places you will be hiking to during your trek to Everest Base camp or for your expedition but for the expedition, you will be climbing further up towards camp 1, camp 2, camp 3, camp 4 and to the top Everest. There are no notable landmarks above here except for the glaciers and the camp for the climbers. Summiting Everest as well has been dreamt for lots of travelers but you need great team, effective planning and a great guide for a successful summit.
Now let’s move towards the most basic itinerary to Everest base camp trek. Here’s the outline itinerary to help you out for which day you will be hiking to where.
Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek:
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu:
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding:
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar:
Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar:
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche:
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche:
Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche:
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche:
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp:
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Trek to Pheriche:
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche:
Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla:
Day 14: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu:
Day 15: Final Departure Day:
Now you can check the detailed itinerary here on Everest Base Camp Trek Detailed Itinerary. The detailed itinerary will provide you with the general idea about what are you going to do every day, what kind of accommodation you will get. You can make some major changes in the itinerary, such as accommodation and acclimatization and flights.
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