Everest Base Camp Trek
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Dingboche - Everest Base Camp
View the mighty King of Mountains
Trek through the majestic Himalayas with an expert local guide and friendly porters
Experience warm hospitality and cooking at mountain lodges
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDING TWIN SHARE ACCOMMODATION, UNPARALLELED TREKKING, UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.
Kathmandu - Thamel Eco Resort or similar
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu airport. Our driver will meet you outside the terminal and transport you to the hotel. 5 pm orientation meeting.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.
Phakding - Namche
The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit.
Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.
A day to acclimatize. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).
Namche - Tyangboche
From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.
Tyangboche - Dingboche
Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).
Day trip to Chhukung valley (4,710m) and return trek to Dingboche. Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Chooyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.
Dingboche - Lobuche
The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.(4,920m)
Lobuche - Kala Pattar
Gorakshep. A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.
Everest Base Camp
Visit Kalapattar (5,545m), and trek to Pheriche (4,240m).
Everest Base Camp
Trek Khumjung (3,790m). O/N Lodge.
We continue our descent via Namche Bazar to Monjo.
Return to Lukla where we spend the night.
Lukla - Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu. Farewell cultural dinner O/N Hotel
2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3 star or similar twin sharing standard room on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Basic comfortable Mountain lodge on trek.
Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu flight.
Domestic airport tax.
1 porter for each 2 members to carry their baggage (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
1 Sherpa English speaking guide for entire trek days (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
Guide and porter insurance.
Meals (During the trek meals are easily available in the lodges that you are staying)
Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water, personal expenses
Your travel insurance (mandatory).
Nepal entry visa (Can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, requires 2 passport size photos and US$ 40 or equivalent in any other currency).