Everest, the highest Mountain in the world has fascinated adventure seekers from all around the globe ever since it was climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Trek to Everest Base Camp provides wonderful opportunity to people to set foot at the base of Everest.
One cannot simply take down camera and you will be left snapping shots after shots. So, make sure to bring extra batteries. Everest Base Camp trekking route begins from Tenzing Hillary Airport after we take Kathmandu to Lukla flight by following one of the most breath-taking air routes in the world and continues through Sagarmatha National Park where we can witness rich Himalayan biodiversity. This region is the home of legendary Sherpas. Walking through their villages with our native and experienced guide will provide you an insight to their unique culture and traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. There are glacial moraines to tread through.
Through the combined Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar Trek, you will be guided to Kalapattar, one of the best view points in Everest for close-up view of Everest. Situated in an iconic place by being surrounded with lofty mountains, Base Camp of Everest allows views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other 8000+m mountains.
Standard Everest Base Camp Trekking itineraryat Mani Kang Nepal Treks & Adventure is 16days activity. Enough rest days have been placed in the itinerary to minimize the risk of High Altitude Sickness. So, this trek can equally be enjoyed by trekking novices and experts.
When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will go through custom and visa formalities. As you exit from the Arrival Hall, you will find our representative waiting for you with placard in his hand. Look for your name in a placard. After receiving you, he will transfer you to the three-star category hotel. Get refreshed. Later, you will get briefing regarding the trip. Explore the surroundings. Have a comfortable stay.
After breakfast, you will join for guided Kathmandu City Tour. Out of 10 UNESCO cultural sites in Nepal, 4 of them exist in Kathmandu alone making it the historical city. We will start the tour by visiting Pashupatinath Complex which is the most significant Hindu Temple in Nepal. Non- Hindus are not allowed an access in the main temple premises but you can still observe cremation ceremony at the bank of Bagmati River. You will also visit Bouddhanath which was listed in world heritage site in 1979 A.D. This is also known as mini Tibet in Kathmandu. Next stop will be at Swoyambhunath which is the oldest Buddhist Stupa located at the top of the hill. Swoyambhunath is the oldest stupa that dates 2500 years back. Drive further to Kathmandu Durbar Square- the ancient Royal Palace. Hanumandhoka Museum, Kasthamandap Temple, KalBhairav Statue and House of Living Goddess are places of interest. Return to hotel for comfortable stay
Morning flight from Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal will take us to Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. In the scenic 30minutes flight, you can get aerial views of many 8000m+ mountains including world’s highest Everest Mountain. We will land at Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla and meet with other crew members. Once the potters are ready with the luggage, we will begin Everest Base Camp Trek. We will descend through stone path to small village of Ghatbefore making it to Phakding where we will visit local monastery before staying overnight.
Walking along Dudhkoshi River, we will cross pine forest and arrive at a suspension bridge. The trail stretches further through tiny settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa. We will reach Monjo. This village is also known as the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. The guide will take care of national park formalities before you can enter the park. This park is rich in Himalayan biodiversity. We will cross Hillary Bridge and arrive at Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.
Spend at least one day in Namche before making further advancement. It will help you a lot in proper acclimatization with the increasing altitude and greatly minimizes the risk of High Altitude Sickness. Explore Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the views of Thamserku Mountain, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Namche is also popular as the capital land of legendary Sherpas. Khumjung and Khundeare nearby villages that are worth exploring.
Following DudhKoshi River, we will enjoy the breath-taking views of Mount Everest, Nuptse Mountain, Lhotse Mountain, ThamserkuMountain and AmaDablam Mountain. We will follow the escalating path through blooming rhododendron forest and reach the small hamlet of Sanasa. Musk deer can be seen in this area. We will follow the branched path from Sanasato Everest Base Camp. The trail climbs uphill toTengboche monastery. Gate of Tengboche is open after 3pm. Crossing forest, we will reach Deboche. Stay overnight in Deboche.
Leaving Deboche, descend to Imja River early in the morning. The trail to Everest Base Camp stretches uphill from River to Pangboche (3860m). Stop by Khumbu’s oldest Pangboche Monastery before continuing the journey along chorten and Mani walls to Imja Valley. Follow the trail uphill toLobuche River before moving further to Dingboche. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche is a temporary settlement where locals inhabit during summer. Dingboche is an amazing place to witness views of Amadablam Mountain and Lhotse. We can get awe-inspiring view of Imja River flowing to the east of Dingboche from the ridge located to the north of Dingboche. You can also provide internet access in this area. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
After an early morning breakfast, leave Dingboche and take easy and short walk to small village of Pheriche. From Pheriche, continue to climb to Dugla. The trail continues further through moraine of Khumbu glacier to ChupkiLhara which is the memorial site of great Everest climberBabuChhiri Sherpa. Walk further through Khumbu glacier moraine to reach Lobuchefor overnight stay.
Leaving Lobuche, follow the trail along moraines to GorakShep Lake. Once a vast mountain lake, this lake has been shrunk in past few years. Walk past Indian Army Mountaineers' Memorials and walk through rocky dunes to Base Camp of Everest. Enjoy views of Nuptse Mountain, Khumbuste Mountain PumoriMountain and other mountains. Sadly, we will have to wait till we reach Kalapattar to get view of Everest. We will return back to our camp in Gorakshep to spend the night.
Trek to Kalapattar is in fact the most difficult part of Everest Base Camp Trek. Not only will we face the challenge of increasing altitude but there will be low oxygen level and chill wind. Begin the trek much early before dawn at around 3am as you do not want to miss sunrise view over Everest. Difficult climb will take us to Kalapattar. The views of Everest, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse peakswill make this place worth visiting. Retrace the route to Pheriche for overnight stay.
Phericheis a windy and dusty town. We will leave Pheriche early in the morning and take short walk to Phortse. Enjoy the views of Cholatsepeak and Tawache peak from Phortse. You can also visit Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and learn about High Altitude Sickness from volunteer doctors. There also exists a small local monastery in Phortse that is worth visiting. Stay overnight in Phortse.
Leaving Phortse early in the morning, lower down toPhortseThanga where you can find few small teahouses. Walk through the pine and rhododendron forest and cross the wooden bridge aboveDudhkoshi River before climbinguphill to small Sanasa village. Descend to Namche from Sanasa and stay overnight.
The path to Lukla from Namche descends to bridge over DudhKoshi River before stretching to Monjo village. When your trek leader completes the official formalities at check post, you will be guided towardsPhakding village from where you will continue to walk to Lukla. Stay overnight in a hotel in Lukla.
Catch a morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. When you land at Tribhuvan Airport, our representative will escort you back to the hotel. Spend the free time as you like. Take rest or go for shopping in Thamel. Stay overnight in a hotel.
You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe journey. We hope to see you soon.