Experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the world highest mountain. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a spectacular high-altitude trek in the mountains of Nepal.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is one of the popular trek in the Everest Region. This trek has a number of stunning attractions, one of the foremost being the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world- Mt. Everest. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan giants including five of the world’s ten highest peaks, interesting Sherpa culture and their fascinating Buddhist religion. Above the treeline the scenery is stark but spectacular. The incredible monastery at Thyangboche is wonderfully set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other snow-capped peaks.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m) transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m), 30minutes flight & 03:30hrs Trek.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 06:00hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche, (3860m) 05:00hrs.
Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche, (4350m) 05:00hrs.
Day 08: Acclimatize day In Dingboche (4350m).
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4925m) 04:00hrs.
Day 10-11: Lobuche - Everest base camp (5210m) - Lobuche (4925m) 06:00hrs.
Day 12: Lobuche - Tengboche (3860m) 06:00hrs.
Day 13: Tengboche - Monjo (2815m) 04:00hrs.
Day 14: Monjo - Lukla (2840m) 05:00hrs.
Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m) fly 30 minutes.
Day 16: Departure transfer to onward destination.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.
Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.
Day 03: Katmandu - Lukla - Phakding
This morning we will be transferred from your hotel to Kathmandu airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Flying time to Lukla is approximately 40 minutes. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2850m. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
We enter the park at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu.
Day 05: Acclimatize Day in Namche
To help with our acclimatization, we will spend a second night in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and the Gompa then to Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Thangboche
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.
Day 07: Thangboche - Dingboche
After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important monastery in the region, Thangboche. Following the Imja Khola we go through Pangboche and over a short hill to the small village of Periche.
Day 08: Dingboche
we spend an an acclimatization day by climbing a spectacular point of rock above Dingboche. For most people, this will be the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche
We are now well above the tree line and your journey todays brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.
Day 10 - 11: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Lobuche
We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. After about two hours we reach Gorak Shep. Another hour or hiking will take us to base camp. From here the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World. You will be surrounded by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could touch them.
Day 12: Lobuche - Tengboche
After our tiring ascent to Kala patar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome tea house that often have "left over" for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a "years" - summer settlement.
Day 13: Tengboche - Monjo
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight.
Day 14: Monjo - Lukla
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.
Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be meet our representative at the airport and conveyed to the Hotel.
Day 16: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
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