Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the Lukla and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazzar, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Patthar (5554m) from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.Maximum Elevation: 5545 mtrs.Trek Duration: 14 DaysMode of Operation: Tea House and CampingTrip Grade: Moderate and StrenuousSeason: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.Attraction: Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic or Sherpa peoples and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Tengboche Monastery, Gokyo ice lake, Snow covered everest range,Khumbu Glacier, Sherpa’s’ Tradition and Culture, Library on the world highest place, World highest peak in the front.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla-2800 mtrs; And Walk up to Phakding; (3-4 hrs.)2653 mtrs.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day and Hike around Namche Bazzar.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche; (5-6 hrs.); 3870 mtrs.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche; (5-6 hrs.); 4360 mtrs.
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha; (4-5 hrs.); 4600 mtrs.
Day 08: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche;(3-4 hrs,); 4940 mtrs.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep; (3-4 hrs.); 5170 mtrs; And Everest Camp; (3 hrs.); 5364 mtrs.
Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar; (2 hrs.); 5545 mtrs. And Back down to Pheriche; (5-6 hrs.); 4280 mtrs.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla; (6-8 hrs.); 2800 mtrs.
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Afternoon free in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.
(Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)
Trip Cost Includes
•All airport/Hotel transfers
•3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
•Welcome and farewell dinner.
•All lodging and fooding during the trek.
•A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
•Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
•An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
•All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
•All government and local taxes if necessary.
Trip Cost Excludes
•Nepal visa fee.
•International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
•Excess baggage charges.
•Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
•Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
•Travel and Rescue insurance.
•Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
•Tips for Guides and Porters.