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Days

17

Altitude

5545m

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Everest Base Camp

  • The Everest base camp trek in Nepal

    This is one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the Himalayas, along paths lined and carved out by multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and carved Mani stones.  The are several base camps on Everest, but two of them are well known, the one in Tibet on the north side of Everest, also known as Rongbuk base camp, and the one on the Nepal side. The one of the Nepal side takes about 17 days, of which 14-15 are trekking. The one in Tibet takes about 23 days to complete, without only about 5-6 days of trekking. The Tibet trek goes above base camp and for that reason is known as the Advanced Base Camp Trek (AEBC). Detail of the AEBC trek can be accessed here.

    Not only is Everest Base Camp close the world's highest mountain (8,850m) it is also home to the friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, colourful festivals and monasteries.

    Everest Base Camp

  • Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

    Day-1: Arrival: Arrive Kathmandu

    Day-2: Guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.

    Day-3 Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). Our early morning trek to Everest Base Camp begins with a flight into Lukla - is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! We start the Everest base camp trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2,610m.

    Day-4 Phakding (2,610m) Namche bazaar (3,440m). The trek takes us through a magnificent forest of rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs, as we head up toward Namche. After a steep descent and another steep climb through the forest

    Day-5 Namche bazaar (Acclimatization 3,440 m) We will spend time here on short treks to acclimatize.

    Day-6: Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) With incredible views of the Thamserku we steadily descend to the Imja Khola where we see a series of water driven prayer wheels. Later, we ascend to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) - one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Day-7: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) Continuing up the Imja Khola valley, we trek towards the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m).

    Day-8: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) After ascending up a small ridge we contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier. After lunch, we start trekking on a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier and onto the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall at the base of Everest (4,930m).

    Day-9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) This is a short trek as we head to Gorek Shep not far from Everest Base Camp.

    Day-10: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m). / Retrace your steps to Dingboche (4,410m) We will head off early morning up Kala Patthar for breathtaking views of Everest. We then return and continue to Dingboche

    Day-11: Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) We have a relatively easy trek along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, before climb up to Tengboche Monastery.

    Day-12: Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) We trek on a long descent down the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche.

    Day-12: Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) We trek down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small village of Phakding.

    Day-14: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) We walk through town to the little airstrip of Lukla

    Day-15: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m).

    Day-16: Leisure.

    Day-17: Departure.

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    Everest Base Camp

  • All year, but best: March to May, September to mid November

    The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the few treks in Nepal, that can be done throughout the year. However, the seasons still play a role in the Khumbu region. Overall, the best times to visit the region are in Summer from the beginning of March to around May. It is around this time that many of the trees come into bloom such as the Rhododendrons. The downside to this period, is that the mountain views can often be obscured. The route to base camp also tends to be busier as this is prime Everest summit season.

    The second best time is from September to mid November, and although the days are colder with more chance of snow, the mountain views are much clear, being post monsoon season.

    December brings the snow falls, many of the lodges close for the winter, and as a result, very few tourists head into the region, making the routes less busy.

    June to September is quite wet given the monsoon season, and as a result, again, less tourists.

    Everest Base Camp

     

  • On this trek we make use of hotels in Kathmandu, and then lodges on the trek.  We start the tour with two nights in 3-star, Thamel Eco Resort, well situated within the heart of Thamel, or, if it is full, a similar category in Kathmandu.At the end of the trek, we return to the same hotel. While on trek, we stay in lodges or what is known as standard tea houses. The quality of the lodges vary and generally become more basic as one gets to higher elevations.

    Your guide will always seek out a lodge which offers comfortable rooms. Note that while some lodges have private bathroom facilities, others only offer shared facilities. Some offer attached bathrooms which you can pay extra for. Some lodges have hot shower facilities at an extra charge.

    Everest Base Camp