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Nestled in the heart of the mighty Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is an extraordinary journey that beckons adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This iconic trek takes you on a mesmerizing odyssey through picturesque landscapes, charming Sherpa villages, and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, culminating in the breathtaking view of the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a 12-day expedition that weaves its way through the Khumbu region of Nepal, offering an immersive experience in the rich cultural tapestry of the Himalayas. The trek begins in the vibrant capital city of Kathmandu, where trekkers soak in the unique blend of ancient traditions and modern energy before embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

Itinerary

day 1Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & Pre Trip Meeting (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)
Upon landing in Kathmandu, the buzzing capital of Nepal, you'll be greeted by our local representatives and transferred to your chosen accommodation. Take the rest of the day to acclimate, meet your fellow trekkers, and attend a brief orientation session to prepare for the journey. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel or visit cultural landmarks like Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, indulge in a welcome dinner featuring Nepalese cuisine, fostering camaraderie with your travel companions. Rest up for the adventure ahead as tomorrow marks the beginning of your trek to Everest Base Camp.
day 2Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) Trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft)
The excitement peaks as you board a thrilling flight to Lukla, a small airstrip nestled amidst the Himalayan foothills. The panoramic views during the 30-minute flight set the stage for the adventure ahead. Upon landing in Lukla, at an elevation of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet), you'll commence your trek to Phakding at 2,610 meters (8,562 feet). The trail meanders through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of distant mountain peaks and passing through charming Sherpa villages. Trekking alongside the Dudh Kosi River, you'll cross suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags, adding a touch of spirituality to your journey. Phakding, your destination for the day, welcomes you with its serene surroundings. Nestled along the riverbanks, this village provides a tranquil setting to reflect on the first leg of your Everest Base Camp adventure. Rest and recharge for the days ahead as you immerse yourself in the Himalayan ambiance.
day 3Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)
Rise to the crisp mountain air and embark on a scenic trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a pivotal point on the Everest Base Camp route. The trail unfolds through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River and ascending gradually. As you approach Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3,441 meters (11,290 feet), catch your first breathtaking views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. The bustling market town, set against a backdrop of towering mountains, welcomes you with vibrant Sherpa culture and warm hospitality. Acclimatize to the higher altitude by exploring the narrow alleys of Namche, where you'll find shops, bakeries, and cozy teahouses. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery and relish the sense of accomplishment on this pivotal day of your Everest Base Camp trek. Rest well, as tomorrow brings further adventures in the heart of the Khumbu region.
day 4Day 4: Acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar
Recognizing the importance of acclimatization, today is a well-deserved rest day in Namche Bazaar. Use this time to adjust to the higher altitude and allow your body to acclimate to the thinning air. While resting, explore the cultural gems of Namche, such as the Sherpa Museum or the nearby Khunde and Khumjung villages. For those seeking a panoramic perspective, a short hike to the Everest View Hotel unveils stunning vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more. Engage with the local culture, visit the bustling market, and savor the unique blend of tradition and modernity that characterizes Namche Bazaar. Amidst the majestic mountains, take a moment to absorb the serene atmosphere and prepare for the upcoming trekking challenges. Rest well and recharge, as you're poised for further exploration into the heart of the Khumbu region on the morrow.
day 5Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Village (3,870m / 12,697 ft)
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, embark on a mesmerizing trek to Tengboche Village at an elevation of 3,870 meters (12,697 feet). The trail ascends through rhododendron forests, offering a delightful play of colors during the blooming season. As you climb, catch glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, creating a stunning backdrop to your journey. Reaching Tengboche, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance surrounding the famous Tengboche Monastery. Set against the backdrop of towering peaks, this spiritual haven provides a moment of tranquility and reflection. Attend the evening prayers, where the sound of chanting monks echoes against the mountains, adding a spiritual dimension to your Himalayan experience. As you settle into Tengboche Village, relish the sense of accomplishment and savor the breathtaking views that surround you. Rest up for the adventures that await, as your Everest Base Camp trek continues to unfold.
day 6Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,305 ft)
Today's journey takes you to Dingboche, a picturesque village situated at an elevation of 4,360 meters (14,305 feet). The trail unfolds with captivating views of Ama Dablam and the rugged terrain of the Khumbu region. As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms, and the air becomes crisper. Traverse through alpine meadows and traverse the Imja Khola River, reaching Dingboche nestled in a sheltered valley. The village is renowned for its stone-walled fields that protect crops from the harsh mountain winds. Upon arriving in Dingboche, take in the stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks, including Island Peak and Lhotse. The village offers a tranquil setting for acclimatization, allowing you to adapt to the increasing altitude. Spend the evening soaking in the mountain ambiance and preparing for the upcoming adventures as you continue your trek towards Everest Base Camp.
day 7Day 7: Acclimatization and rest day at Dingboche
Recognizing the importance of acclimatization, today is dedicated to rest and exploration in Dingboche. Nestled at an altitude of 4,360 meters (14,305 feet), this picturesque village provides a strategic pause to acclimate to the higher elevations. Consider a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, and the surrounding peaks. Alternatively, explore Dingboche's surroundings, visit the local bakery, or interact with fellow trekkers sharing stories of their Himalayan adventures. As you take in the breathtaking landscapes, let the day serve as a rejuvenating break before the next leg of your Everest Base Camp journey. Rest well, hydrate, and relish the mountain serenity as you prepare for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.
day 8Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche Village(4,940 m / 16,208 ft)
As you bid farewell to Dingboche, the trek advances towards Lobuche Village at an elevation of 4,940 meters (16,208 feet). The trail unfolds through rocky terrain, with panoramic views of the towering peaks, including the majestic Pumori. The journey involves crossing the Thukla Pass, adorned with memorial stupas honoring climbers who have ventured into the Himalayas. These poignant memorials serve as a reminder of the challenges and triumphs that accompany high-altitude adventures. Upon reaching Lobuche, nestled beneath the shadow of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks, you'll sense the increasing altitude. The village, with its teahouses and mountainous backdrop, provides a surreal setting for an overnight stay. Rest and prepare for the culmination of your trek as Everest Base Camp draws near. The anticipation builds as you inch closer to the heart of the Khumbu region.
day 9Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft) then trek back to Gorakshep (5,164 m)
Today marks the pinnacle of your Everest Base Camp adventure. Set out from Lobuche towards the iconic destination, reaching the zenith at Everest Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,599 feet). The trail weaves through the rocky terrain of the Khumbu Glacier, offering awe-inspiring views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks. As you stand at the base of the world's highest mountain, the sense of accomplishment and the magnificence of the surroundings create an unforgettable experience. After soaking in the breathtaking panorama and capturing the moment with photos, descend to Gorakshep at 5,164 meters (16,942 feet). The trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, culminating in a night's rest beneath the Himalayan stars. Reflect on the day's achievement and prepare for the descent, cherishing the memories of standing in the shadow of Mount Everest.
day 10Day 10: Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then trek down to Pheriche (42,00 m)
Embark on a morning trek from Gorakshep to the breathtaking summit of Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). This vantage point offers a spectacular panorama, including unparalleled views of Everest, Nuptse, and the Khumbu Glacier. The sunrise here is particularly enchanting, casting a warm glow on the world's highest peaks. After absorbing the majestic scenery, begin your descent to Pheriche at 4,200 meters (13,780 feet). The trail winds through diverse landscapes, from the high-altitude plateau of Gorakshep to the lower elevations of Pheriche. This descent allows your body to gradually adjust to the decreasing altitude. Pheriche, a charming village in the heart of the Khumbu region, welcomes you with its serene surroundings. Enjoy the change in scenery and climate as you settle into a lower elevation. Reflect on the incredible journey from Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar, and rest in preparation for the fi
day 11Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290)
Leaving Pheriche behind, embark on the descent to Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3,441 meters (11,290 feet). The trail retraces your steps through familiar terrain, offering a different perspective of the landscape as you descend. As you journey back, take in the scenic beauty, appreciate the lush surroundings, and cherish the memories of the Himalayan vistas. Reaching Namche Bazaar, the vibrant market town nestled among the mountains, marks a significant point in your return journey. Celebrate the completion of your Everest Base Camp trek with a sense of accomplishment. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Namche, perhaps picking up souvenirs or relishing a warm meal in one of the local teahouses. Reflect on the transformative experiences of the past days and the unique connection forged with the Khumbu region. Rest well, as your final descent to Lukla awaits on the following day.
day 12Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft)
Your Everest Base Camp adventure culminates with a trek back to Lukla at an elevation of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet). The trail retraces the familiar path, offering a mix of nostalgia and a sense of achievement as you descend through the picturesque landscapes of the Khumbu region. Passing through villages like Phakding and Monjo, you'll relish the last glimpses of the Himalayan peaks and the vibrant local culture. The final stretch to Lukla is a blend of gratitude and reflection on the remarkable journey you've undertaken. Upon reaching Lukla, celebrate the successful completion of your trek with your fellow trekkers and guides. Enjoy a well-deserved rest, savoring the memories of the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal triumphs that defined your Everest Base Camp expedition. Prepare for your return flight to Kathmandu, where you can reflect on the incredible adventure you've experienced in the heart of the Himalayas.
day 13Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu Bid farewell to the Himalayan landscapes as you board a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, situated at an elevation of 1,400 meters (4,600 feet). The short yet thrilling flight provides one last opportunity to savor aerial views of the majestic mountains before touching down in the capital city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, take a moment to reflect on the transformative journey you've undertaken—from the bustling streets of Thamel to the serene heights of Everest Base Camp. Check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely afternoon to relax, explore the city, or shop for souvenirs. In the evening, perhaps gather with your fellow trekkers for a farewell dinner, sharing stories and experiences from the trek. As you recount the challenges conquered and the bonds formed, cherish the memories of your Everest Base Camp adventure—an extraordinary chapter in your travel tale.
day 14Day 14: Spare Day In Kathmandu
This spare day in Kathmandu provides flexibility to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances, such as weather-related flight delays or additional rest if needed. Use this day to explore any cultural landmarks you may have missed, indulge in local cuisine, or engage in optional activities within the city. For those who have already completed their trek without any interruptions, the spare day offers an opportunity for a more relaxed exploration of Kathmandu. Consider visiting additional historical sites, attending a cultural show, or simply strolling through the vibrant streets of Thamel. Alternatively, if your journey has proceeded smoothly, this extra day could be a perfect moment for rest and rejuvenation before your departure. Reflect on the highlights of your Everest Base Camp trek and savor the unique charm of Kathmandu one last time. As the spare day unfolds, make the most of your time in this captivating city, ensuring your Nepal adventure conc
day 15Day 15: Departure Day
On your departure day from Kathmandu, bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Nepal with a heart full of memories from your Everest Base Camp trek. Depending on your flight schedule, take some time for a leisurely breakfast or a final stroll through the vibrant streets of Thamel. Our representatives will assist you with transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey. As you leave Nepal, reflect on the incredible experiences, the breathtaking vistas, and the cultural richness that defined your Everest Base Camp adventure. Carry with you the indelible memories of the Himalayas, and perhaps, a newfound connection to the spirit of adventure and resilience that permeates this remarkable region. Whether you depart with a sense of accomplishment or a desire to return, Nepal's allure will linger in your heart, inviting you to revisit its mountains and immerse yourself in the unique tapestry of its landscapes and cultures. Until next time, safe travels!

Inclusion

  • All Airport hotel transfers by private vehicle
  • 3-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • The farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu – Lukla  - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All the twin-sharing accommodations during the trek
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Tea break, Lunch, and Dinner) with seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits(TIMS and National Park entrance)
  • All government and local  taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Assistant  trekking guide (1 assistant  trekking guide for every 15 trekkers )
  • And Sherpa porters
  • Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Namaste Nepal’s duffle  bag
  • Namaste Nepal’s  T-shirt
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
  • A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check AMS symptoms)

Exclusions

  • Nepal visas fee ( lowest fee available is for a 15-day visa costing 30$/person)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Extra night accommodating in Kathmandu (if in the case early return from the mountain then the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiling water, hot shower, wifi and or internet, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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namaste nepal trekking & research hub pvt. ltd
Best Trekking Tompany in Nepal
12 Mar 2024 (15 Days)
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Expedition Information
$1,650
Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
Everest Base Camp (Nepal) ,
Kathmandu ,
Ama Dablam ,
Everest View Trek 
Trekking 
Fitness Level
3
Technical Level
1
Group Size
1-20
Ratio
1:10
Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub Pvt. Ltd
namaste nepal trekking & research hub pvt. ltd
Best Trekking Tompany in Nepal
Continent:
Asia
Country:
Nepal
Elevation:
5,380 m / 17,651 ft
GPS:
28.0026 N°, 86.8528 E°
Continent:
Asia
Country:
Nepal
Location:
Kathmandu
Elevation:
1,400 m / 4,593 ft
GPS:
28.0026 N°, 86.8528 E°
Continent:
Asia
Country:
Nepal
Location:
Ama Dablam
Elevation:
6,812 m / 22,349 ft
GPS:
28.0026 N°, 86.8528 E°
Continent:
Asia
Country:
Nepal
Elevation:
3,440 m / 11,286 ft
GPS:
28.0026 N°, 86.8528 E°