Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route takes you into the region that has captivated adventurous men and women since the 1920s. The legends George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay surround this region. Explore the rich diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery, and unique Sherpa culture. Discover the quaint monasteries and museums along the trekking trail. Join the company of like-minded adventurers who share the sheer pleasure of prayer wheels, prayer flags and swinging bridges during the day. Converse with your new-found friends around dining-room fire in the evening. On Everest Base Camp Trekking route, iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) provides you breathtaking scenery of the Everest region while Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking Route begins in Kathmandu, a city alive and full of energy. Next, it takes you through the Everest region before ending returning to Kathmandu. Starting with the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Nurning, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale and others. Along the way, you will find several monasteries, chortens and prayer wheels. You will cross suspension bridges clad with prayer flags. Observe the wildlife and scenery of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek along the torrential Dudh Koshi River (the Milky River) until you reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a true Himalayan town with interesting shops, fabulous food, stunning views, and culture. Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub that paves your way further up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche.
After sufficient acclimatization at lower altitude, you head for the beautiful Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for its breathtaking view of glittering peaks including the Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse. Not only can you see the stunning mountains, but you will also be able to view the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall, the glacial rivers, and avalanche paths. Returning back from the high Himalayas, you shall explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community and get insider insight of the rich cultural heritage of these legendary people. End the trekking in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trekking route is basically available year round with March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for this trek. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. With good preparation on your part and carefully planned itineraries, comfort and safety of the trekkers as the priority on our part, this trek for sure shall be leaving behind many valuable memories. Explore the region if you want to do something different, something challenging and something adventurous in your life.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08:Rest day Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12:Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
Day 15: Final departure
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner