Everest Base Camp trek provides great experience of the great Himalayas. Ever since the days of early climbing expeditions, the 8848m mountain has had a lure of its own. Drawing climbers and trekkers to it like a magnet. Naturally, the trail to the base camp of the mountain has became one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.
During the trek we follow the main Everest Base Camp Trail. The route pioneered and still used by many climbing expeditions. The well maintained trail of Everest base camp offers picturesque views and apart from the walk up Kala Pattar with the final stretch to base camp, it is not particularly demanding.
What makes it hard going is the altitude, which may affect your performance, though rest days are built into the trek to help you acclimatize. Most trekking days allow ample time to cover the distance at a leisurely pace. To enjoy the trek fully you need to be reasonably fit and previous trekking experience would be an asset but is not essential. In addition one can enjoy the great views of mountains in greater extent in our Everest base camp chola pass trek
- Mingle with world famous Sherpa Culture.
- Get an amazing view of Mt. Everest Himalayan Range.
- Have great views of Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Kongde, and many more.
- See Khumbu Ice falls and Khumbu Glacier.
- Visit the Kalapathar view point at 5550 meters.
- Visit beautiful villages, waterfalls, and rivers along the way.
In just about half an hour, you will land at Lukla airport and get the first introduction to the Sherpa country. It is about three hours trek to Phakding, and the course is initial descent from Lukla to Dudh Koshi riverbank followed by level walk on the riverside. Plenty of cool air, rhododendron and pine trees lie on the way.
In all their majesty and grandeur, the trail goes more up and down than following flat, horizontal movement. In rickety suspension bridges, we cross the Dudh Koshi River twice, the Bhote Koshi equal times afterwards, and the Imjatse River once finally. The turn to shine today is of Mt Thamserku from the villages named Benkar and Monzo, then many other beautiful scenarios. Finally, the destination is Namche Bazar.
This day break is necessary for the sake of altitude adjustment, but remember that the best adjusted are those who keep active during the day. Get on day hikes around the Namche Bazaar, climbing into higher altitudes than where you spend the night. There are plenty of options here: from the national park headquarter, the Sherpa museum to the pristine Sherpa settlements in Khumjung and Khunde.
The walk today does not need more than three hours, but because of altitude gain, we will not go farther than the Sherpa village Tengboche and its magnificent monastery. Onwards from Namche, never-ending panorama of peaks fascinates you.
Another day of short trek amidst the heavenly Himalayan panorama, and still deeper into the land of Sherpas. It is surprising to see them living at such attitude and climes.
This is another acclimatization day trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche in the evening. There will be plenty of Himalayan ranges to admire and appreciate as you go to Chukung from Dingboche and return to Dingboche. Some of the most spectacular memories and sceneries will linger on your mind although our intent today is to acclimatize ourselves in the high altitude.
Initially gentle but the final one hour is very steep, nose-kissing-ground walk as the local proverb goes. But you are least likely to notice the difficulties because the glimmering peaks all around just captivate you. There are countless of them today like Tawache, Ama Dablam, Kongmatse, Nuptse, Pumori , both well-known and little known. We drop into a teahouse in Lobuche to spend our night.
Gorak Shep is the flat field at the foot of Kalapathar. It used to serve as the base camp for Everest Expeditions long ago. En-route you will not just walk over the glacial moraine, but also have good view of the Khumbu glacier downwards. Around in the horizon, the piercing peaks as usual. Stay in a teahouse in Gorak Shep overnight.
It is possible to climb Kalapathar, the best vantage point offering awesomely close views of Everest and return to Gorak Shep the previous day. But to make the trip relaxed and strain-free, we recommend you to spend the night at Gorak Shep, and then climb to Kalapathar early in the morning to catch the sunrise view. At anytime of the day, the visitors get beside themselves with excitement to have close up views of grand and majestic mountain panorama for 360 degrees. Now imagine for yourself the fresh beauty of the glimmering, glistening mountain peaks in the morning!
Although there is not much to appreciate in terms of sceneries from the base camp to compare with those from Kalapathar, the journey gives you something to brag about. After reaching a few hours distance to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, it sounds almost unmanly, a bit cowardly to return without making it to the point.
We trace our steps back to Dingboche today and take rest.
We trace our way back to Namche Bazaar. Feel the difference in your perception today of this same place. After days in sparsely populated, high mountain terrain, you may feel like being thrown from virgin wilderness to a booming metropolish!
We return to Lukla from Namche.
We fly back to Kathmandu and end our trip. Arrive Kathmandu, tour guide will take you for sightseeing in historical monuments and sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. If you have flight in the evening, You will be drop in airport.
Our Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
What are included?
- Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
- Porter service
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- First aid services
- Trekking Map
- All government and local taxes
What are not included?
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Must visit to Nepal!! Trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek is simply amazing and doing it with Outshine Adventure was, by far, the best choice. Our trekking guide, Dhamala, was very concerned and helpful all the time. Would definitely trek with them again. 100% reliable to my trek, thank you all trip4nepal team.