The areas around Khumbu are commonly called as the Everest Region. It is also known as the home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti. This trek comprises not only the Everest Base Camp but also Kalapatthar from where you can witness the stunning view of Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world.
The trek starts from Lukla where we reach by plane from Kathmandu. During the flight, you will have magnificent geographical views of snow capped high Himalayas, colorful flowered green hills, tiny settlements; river gorges etc....
The Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most famous trek in the world. Our 17 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary goes right into the heart of the Himalaya; taking in the famous trading town of Namche Bazaar, the world's highest Buddhist monastery and Everest Base Camp itself, where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on their epic journey in 1953.
|*||Extreme Adventure representative will collect you from the airport. It’s a free day. Later in the evening, there will be a group briefing and welcome group dinner.||1340 m|
|*||The trekking guide or experience staff will first do a gear check at your hotel and organize renting any equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Heritage sites in Kathmandu (Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Pahupatinath and Boudha Stupa).||1340 m|
Flight to Lukla and Trek to Monjo
Our trip begins at early morning. Our office staff and trekking guide will see you at the hotel. You go for 30 min flight to Lukla, which flies over endless rolling hills covered with green terraces. Once in Lukla, we have a short break to organize porters and gear before starting our day’s Trek. You will trek for about 5 hrs to Monjo.
Trek to Namche
After Breakfast you will trek to Namche Bazzar. The route crosses several steel suspension bridges covered with katas, whith well-wishing scarves, and prayer flags. It’s a 5 hr hike up to Namche. On a clear day, you can catch your first view of Everest from a lookout about mid-way up the hill.
Rest day in Namche
Spend an extra day in Namche before trekking higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of oxgyen in the air. In the morning, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Thamserku.
Trek to Tengboche
We will walk to Tengboche Monastery which is the most important monastery for the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. It is tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest be blessed by the head Lama of this monastery. The monastery is also significant because a decree from the Lama prohibits killing within the premises which is largely the reason why the Sagarmatha National Park is a refuge for a variety of endangered fauna. We will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery on the face of the Earth.
Trek to Dingboche
We will walk via Pangboche (3930m), take a moment to look back and enjoy the classic view of Tengboche. It is also the last village before heading right to Ama dablam base camp, which dominates the scenery from now to Lobuche. We again gradually traverse up the valley, cross the Imja river and briefly walk upwards to Dingboche. The mountains appear distinctly more reachable and glorious.
Rest day in Dingboche
Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You will experience the great faces of Nuptse, Lhotse and Imja Tsa (Island Peak, 6189m) and another face of Ama dablam. There’s also the option to walk to Chhukung village or visit Pheriche.
Trek to Lobuche
Walking out of Dingboche to Lobuche we can feel that you can almost touch the mountains and sense that Everest must be close. The trail gradually leads upwards to a small river crossing at the foot of Dughla. The rocky path passes the trekking peak of Lobuche on the left, before we reach Lobuche
Trek to Gorak Shep
Gorak Shep is the last settlement before reaching Everest base camp. From Lobuche, it’s a short walk. We will walk further along the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu glacier to reach Everest base camp. We trek back to Gorak Shep for the night to ready for an early start the next day.
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Explore Kala Pattar and to Lobuche
We rise early the next morning and begin walking a trail behind Gorak Shep to the summit of Kala Pattar (black rock). We will make the return journey to Lobuche.
Trek to Pangboche
After breakfast we will walk to Pangboche from where you can enjoy the classic view of Tengboche again and Mt. Ama dablam.
|11||Trek to Namche Bazzar||3440 m||Lodge|
Trek to Lukla
From Namche Bazzar we will walk downhill to the valley floor and to Lukla. This is our last night as a group with your guides and porters
|13||Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our office staff will meet you at Kathmandu airport. Drive to your hotel.||1340 m|
|*||Free day in Kathmandu. You can book valley sightseeing trip around placess like Swambhunath, Bhaktapur, Patan||1340 m|
|*||Depending on your flight time we will drop you at International airport for your final departure to destination|
The accommodation in Kathmandu as well as extra activities like city tour, rafting, paragliding, jungle safari, mountain flight is not included in the above package. The company will provide you the above information according to the visitor’s choice and interest.
Accommodation in Kathmandu:
As mentioned in the note, hotel accommodation is not included in the package. Therefore, if you need accommodation in Kathmandu, we will provide you with hotels of different categories (1 star to 5 stars) as per your choice.