Nepal & Tibet
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Trekking
Adventure

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. En route, traverse through rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries from temperate to snow line regions.

Total Duration 14 Nights / 15 Days (Ex Kathmandu)
Grade Tough
Maximum Altitude 5,545 m / 18,193 ft
Best Season April- May; September- October.
Accommodation Hotel nights – 3; Teahouse nights – 11
Food Hotel – Bed and breakfast basis; On the trek – All meals included
Travel Airport transfers in deluxe vehicles/coach; Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & back

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS ADVENTURE TRIP

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. En route, traverse through rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries from temperate to snow line regions.

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Day 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet your local guides to assist and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, trip briefing, followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 2: FLY KATHMANDU TO LUKLA TREK STARTS TO PHAKDING (2,652 m / 8,700 ft. – 3 hrs)

Early morning transfer to the airport to fly to Lukla (2,880 m). From Lukla you start trekking to Phakding. The trek starts by following the trail leading to the northwest direction through a narrow street, which immediately descends from the end of the village through the open hillside. The trail is well defined and enjoy the superb views of Kusum-Kangru, while crossing the short suspension bridge on your way. After a short climb, you reach the Ghat village and another one and a half hours of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 3: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,447m / 11,300 ft – 5-6 hrs)

From Phakding cross the Dudh-koshi suspension bridge and the walk is easy with a short uphill and down-hill climb. Enjoy the magnificent view of Thermasarkhu which is 6,608 metres from the village of Benkar. Now cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote- Koshi river. Arrive at the small village of Monjo, after a climb of 20 minutes.
Here, you have the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. At this point, your trekking permit is checked and the officials keep a record of all the trekkers going ahead. After a gradual walk you would reach Namche bazaar.Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 4: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT NAMCHE BAZAAR

Rest day for acclimatization in Namche. Take a short up-hill walk towards the Sangmatha National Park headquarters. This spot is on the top of Namache Bazaar with breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. Visit the local museum which gives you the history of Himalayas, its geographic and cultural aspects, flora and fauna, etc. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 5: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO DINGBOUCHE VIA TYANGBOCHE MONASTERY (3,800 m / 12,464 ft – 7 hrs)

The first half of the walk is fairly simple and easy. You reach the top of Namche Bazaar after about 20 minutes. After an enjoyable 2-hour walk, you come to Shanasa. Here you might see the colorful Danphe pheasant, which is the national bird of Nepal. Descend gradually and reach the Imjatse River at Phungitenga which is at a height of 3,250 meters. After about an hour, you reach the beautiful Tengboche Monastery on one of the most beautiful valley walks on Earth. The monastery is the home of the Rimpoche of Tengboche.
After a visit to the monastery, you begin the trek towards Dingboche. The path goes through a forest that has trees like birch, juniper, fir, rhododendron, etc. enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dblam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 6: DINGBOCHE TO PHERICHE (4,220 m / 13,840 ft. – 5 hrs)

Trek to Pheriche. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 7: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT PHERICHE

Rest day for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 8: PHERICHE TO LOBUCHE (4,931 m / 16,173 ft – 5 hrs)

Trek to Lobuche. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 9: LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP (5,160m) AND CONTINUE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364 m / 17,593 ft. - 7 hrs)

The first walk of an hour is gradual up to the valley and leads to a grassy field. A walk of nearly 20 minutes takes you to the rocky moraine dunes. As you go ahead on your journey you can see the icy- glacial ponds and icebergs which lie below the Khumbu glacier. After a few more rocky moraine dunes and a gradual downhill walk, you reach Gorakshep.
After this, the trek to EBC is a strenuous climb. You must follow the lead Sherpa as the paths change every season due to the movement of the glaciers. But once you reach EBC, a grand view of the Khumbu ice fall awaits you. EBC is a lively place during the high expedition season. Return back to Gorakshep and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 10: CLIMB KALA PATTHAR (5,545m / 18,190 ft) & BACKTRACK TO PHERICHE (4,220 m / 13,840 ft – 8 hrs)

The walk towards Kalapather from Gorakshep starts with a few minutes of easy walk through sandy fields. Then, there is a steep climb for about 45 minutes. Post this tiresome and strenuous mountaineering, you would come to the level fields and the walk from here is easy and gradual. You would have the comfort of walking for the next one hour, post which there is again a steep trek to the top of Kala Patthar for about half an hour. Enjoy the fabulous view of Everest from this point.
Now enjoy pleasant and easy walks throughout as you will be heading to lower elevations. The walk is similar all the while to Thugla. After you reach the ridge, follow the stream and start traveling towards Pheriche valley. After around 40 minutes you reach the valley floor. Another one hour of easy walking gets you to Pheriche which is at 4,243 meters. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 11: TREK TO NAMCHE (3,447m / 11,300 ft – 8/9 hrs)

You trek down to reach Namche bazaar. Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 12: TREK TO LUKLA (2,880 m / 9,446 ft. – 8 hrs)

Today have a good walk to Lukla. Take beaks to enjoy the natural beauty on the way. There will be a few uphill climbs but you will manage it very easily. This will be your last day with the Sherpas and other crew members, so enjoy a delicious farewell dinner and a few drinks. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
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Day 13: FLY LUKLA – KATHMANDU (45 min)

Early morning, fly from Lukla to Katmandu. However expect a slight delay in your early morning flight if the weather is not suitable. Get a window seat! Upon arrival, meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 14: SIGHTSEEING TOUR KATHMANDU

Am: After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. It includes visits to the Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square), in addition also visit the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple.

Pm: After lunch drive up to the Swayambhunath stupa. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 15: FINAL DEPARTURE

Free for last-minute packing and shopping until transfer to the airport for final departure.
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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
November 17, 2016

A must-do trek for all you trekking fanatics!! It was an incredible experience. Not as hard as I had imagined it would be and awesomely beautiful!! Such amazing peaks…towering above you, and the monasteries…simply serene! But… you have to be fit and prepared to attempt the Sagarmatha basecamp! The tea houses are luxurious and comfortable, the food is great and the long walks everyday, make the tea houses a welcoming sight. One of my best treks till date!!

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