Trekking through the everest base camp trek of Tenzing Norge and Edmond Hillary. The Sherpa culture, Sagarmatha National Park.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic trip in the Everest region. The trek leads you to the heart of the Khumbu area, where you can feel the Sherpa hospitality and the Tibetan Buddhists culture. EBC trek became a popular trip after Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest with a trek through this trail in 1953. It has been turned into the tourist hub for the trekkers and high Himalayan climbers. If you love nature and want to be in the picturesque Himalayan zone, be ready to face the adventure of Everest base camp trekking.
EBC trek embarks from the tiny airstrip of Lukla after a 35 min fly from Kathmandu. The Himalayan panoramas can be explored from the flight. The features of this trek are awesome landscape, dense alpine woods of rhododendron, birch, juniper and others. Some rare wild animals are found in the Sagarmatha National Park. Namche bazaar, Khumjung and Tengbuche are some of the spiritual places, where you can view the ancient Everest monasteries, Chhortens and Sherpa rituals. The beautiful natural scenery of the white peaks as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Island Peak, Thamserku and the neighbouring peaks fascinates you. Namche and Dingbuche are suitable places to take a rest and acclimatization days. From Lobuche, the trek goes up to EBC and trek down to Gorakshep. Again, the charming day, you hike to Kalapatthar to view the golden sunrise. The trek retraces all the way down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
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Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1300m).
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1300m).
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Trek to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 07:Trek to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 08:Acclimatization day.
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4828m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep-EBC - Gorakshep (5160m-5365m-5160m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 11:Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555m-4358m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly.
Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1300m).After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels. If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1300m). The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening. After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel
Day 03Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs walk. Ideally, we will arrive in Lukla between 7 – 9 am, so that you can have breakfast and start walking mostly down hill for a relaxed walk on your first day. The total hike should take 3-5 hours, depending on if you will travel to Phakding or Monjo. If you go to Phakding (2,650m/8,694ft) it will be about 3 hours walking and if you are going to Monjo (2,850m/9,350ft) it will take approximately 5 hours. If we are going to Monjo, we will have lunch in Phakding and then continue onto Monjo, arriving in the afternoon. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated; drinking 3 to 4 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 9km/ 5.6 miles to Phakding or Monjo will be 13km/ 8.8 miles
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs walk. For the first couple of hours you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue down hill on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The total for today’s trekking is usually 6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. From Phakding to Namche is 11.3 km/ 7.02 miles
Day 05Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Today is one of our acclimatization trek days. As you trek up behind Namche Bazaar, the trail is quite steep and you can feel the lack of oxygen while you ascend 460m/1,509ft to Shangbouche Airport, then cross the runway and head another 100m/ 328ft up to Shangbouche Hill at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We will enjoy the stunning views and relax for 30-45 minutes before returning back to Namche. This trek is an essential part of the acclimatization process and usually takes approximately 4 hours. 3km/ 1.8 miles
Day 06Trek to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs walk. Today we will hike towards Tengbouche, at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. After ascending out of Namche, the first 2 hours are relaxed walking, traversing the left hand side of the valley, high above the valley floor. The trail then descends down toward the river for our lunch stop. From here it will take 2 – 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengbouche. This is a gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5/6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 07Trek to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs walk. From Tengbouche, we will travel to Dingbouche, at 4,400m/ 14,436ft. The trail starts down-hill and continues very gradually up and down hills before crossing the river and gradually head up hill towards Pangbouche for lunch (Pangbouche was one of the villages on the trail that suffered most from the recent earthquakes), which usually takes 2-3 hours. From there it is a gradual up-hill trek towards the Imja Valley looking towards Island Peak and an hour later arriving in Dingbouche. The total trekking time today will be 5 to 6 hours. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 08Acclimatization day. Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of 4,900m/ 16,076ft, gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 min. at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640ft of ascent and descent.
Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4828m). 5-6 hrs walk. From Dingbouche we will head to Lobuche, at 4828m. The trail heads back towards the Khumbu valley and continues on a long and slow trek across a beautiful elevated route towards Dugla, where we will stop for a while to eat lunch and rest. This stretch usually takes 2 hours and after lunch, from Dugla to Lobuche, will be an additional 3 hours with plenty of rest stops. After stopping at Dugla we have a long up hill section over the Thukla Pass to top out at the Everest Memorial, before heading on to Lobuche. We will be trekking for a total of 5 hours today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 10Trek to Gorakshep-EBC - Gorakshep (5160m-5365m-5160m). 7-8 hrs walk. Today we travel from Lobuche to Gorak Shep at 5,160m. Today’s trek is very beautiful and unique, crossing a lot of loose rock and Glacier moraine. The up and down trail into GorakShep takes approximately 3 hours. We will have lunch here before continuing an additional 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, where we will spend some time enjoying the Base Camp of the World’s highest mountain! The hike back to Gorak Shep is a another 2 hours, bringing this long day to end after a total of 7 or 8 hours of hiking. Today is very challenging day for most people. 10km/ 6.2 miles
Day 11Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555m-4358m). 7-8 hrs walk. After a good nights rest in Gorak Shep, those who feel ready and able, will wake up very early and hike up Kala Phattar to see the sun rise over Everest. This is a difficult 3 hour up-hill hike which is very hard work, but well worth it for the amazing views of Everest in the early morning. Once you return back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast and return all the way to Pheriche at 4358m. Which can take 4 hours, making the total amount of time walking 7 hours today. 18km/ 11.2 miles
Day 12Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 7-8 hrs walk. Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 7 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles
Day 13Trek to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs walk. This another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last up hill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles
Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly. Today your legs get a break as you only have to trek to Lukla Airport and fly back to Kathmandu, which is only about 10 minutes walking! O/N at Hotel
Day 15Departure. Today we departure you to the International terminal by our representative approximately three hours before as per your flight schedule. Have a happy and safe journey!!!!
Weather in the Everest region gets changed in no time. Sometimes it goes for some days that may affect the flight schedule. In such a situation, your flight will be postponed. To face this situation, we suggest you to have some extra days. In case the weather will be up-to-date, you can enjoy your leisures with the refreshing tour, jungle safari, rafting and shopping.
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