Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the world-class treks that take you to the base of Mt. Everest. This 14 days trekking package has been highly acknowledged as ‘’ One of the World’s Best Treks” by National Geographic. Your journey to the base of Mt. Everest starts with a spectacular mountain flight directly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then you make trek same day following the trail to Phakding village. Next morning you continue trek through upper Phakding following the Dudh Kosi valley, past the Sagarmatha national park and interesting villages, Buddhist monasteries until you reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa‘s biggest settlement in Nepal after a couple of hours of gentle walk. Namche , a meeting-point of all trekkers, is spread in a horse-shoe shape around the valley. Following lunch you can spend some time looking through the curio shops in search of a bargain. It will be a tough climb. But you will have a glimpse of Mt Everest all through the way. It sounds incredible when you walk in the footsteps of legendary adventurers and mountaineers to the ultimate destination of Mount Everest. In Everest Base Camp trekking you will walk all the way through the land of the Sherpa people who are the original inhabitants of the Everest region.
Trekking in Everest region gives you a great opportunity to step foot at the Base camp of Mt Everest which is, indeed, once in a life time experience for every adventure enthusiasts. After Everest base camp we ascend Kalapathar early in the morning to see the wonderful views of the Himalayas which include four world’s highest peaks above 8000 m. namely, Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other breathtaking mountain peaks. Once we reach our destination to EBC and the Kalapathar we make return journey following the same route back to Lukla and then catch flight back to Kathmandu to end Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal.
Trek to Everest Base Camp does not require you to be an athlete or experienced hiker and climber. Anyone in good physical fitness and who exercises on a regular basis can comfortably and safely complete this trekking. However, you have to make difficult and sometimes long days walking to Base Camp and hiking up Kala Pattar but you have to make a slow and steady pace of walk.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (45 min flight) & trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 5 hrs.
Day 05: Rest /Acclimatization in Namche. Bazaar
Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m.)
Day 07: Trek Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m): 3-4 hrs
Day 08: Trek Duglha to Lobuche (4900m.) 2-3 hrs
Day 09: Trek Gorakshep (5180m.)- EBC (5364 m) & back to Gorakshep 8-9 hrs
Day 10: Hike Gorakshep to Kala Pattar (5545 m) and Pheriche (4255m) 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar - Phakding - Lukla
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure