The Everest Base Camp Trek leads you to the base of the World’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m), presenting you the panoramic views of the giant snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and many other ranges in the Khumbu Region. It is an excellent choice of a trek for those who want to experience challenging adventures and explore the local sherpa culture along with the diverse ecosystem in the Sagarmatha National Park. The Khumbu Region and its hidden corners are tranquil and exotic in themselves.
The trail passes through beautiful Sherpa Settlements, dense forests, glacial rivers, moraines, raging rivers, and slowly towards rocky paths where vegetations are rarely found. The monasteries, stupas, chhortens along the way will surely refresh you and keep you energized. Allow yourself to immerse in the simple rural lifestyle of the sherpas with minimal needs.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is going to be one of the best travel experiences so far because it has so much to offer that can hardly be described in words. Join us in this adventure of 16 days where you will encounter the beauty, thrill, and adrenaline rush that you have never felt before. Availability of Internet Services in different stations is going to keep you connected with your near and dear ones and share your experiences with them through social media.
When you arrived at kathmandu international airport, one of our company staff will pick up and take you to the hotel.
Start full day sightseeing after having breakfast at hotel.
First we will drive to Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath is said to be two thousand years old, making it one of the world’s oldest and most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. The chaitya (stupa) which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by the pinnacle of giltcopper. Painted on the four sides base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of lord Buddha. This Buddhist temple is also listed in world heritage sites of Nepal. The temple is situated three kilometers west of Kathmandu city, and stands on the hill. This hill is the mosaic of small chaityas and pagoda temples. After visiting Swayambhunath we will drive to Boudhanath.
This colossal stupa, one of the biggest in the world, is situated eight kilometers east of capital. The all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha gaze in each of the four directions. Built on a huge octagonal base, the stupa is surrounded with a wall inset with the prayer wheels. It is common to see dozens of worshippers constantly circumambulating the stupa while taking care to the spin each of the scared prayer wheels. Around the stupa and in the surroundings fields are many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Then we will again drive to Pashupatinath Temple.
This is the holiest of the shiva shrines in Nepal and is the abode of Lord Shiva Pashupatinath, the guardian sprit of Nepal. The temple of pashupatinath is a large double-roofted pagoda of brass and gilt gold; the gateway is placed with sliver. It stands on the western bank of the bagmati, about five kilometers north-east of Kathmandu and contains the scared linga of lord shiva. Before the temples stands an enormous gilt filguree of the bull Nandi, the mount of shiva, flanked by the golden trident. There is a crematorium outside the temple by side of the wide but shallow river and the wooded surroundings are dotted with the small shrines. On the occasion of the annual festival of Mahashivaratri (February/March) the temples is visited by a large number of pilgrims from India. The temple is also the site number of others festival and rituals taking place throughout the year.
Welcome Program to Guests
This evening we invite you on a special welcome program, a dinner with live Nepali cultural show at traditional restaurant in Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to Tribhuvan Airport for flight to Lukla. The 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. Meet with your guide and the rest of the crew. You will need to identify your luggage, which is to be made into loads, and then while you have lunch your crew will load these pack on donkeys or get it ready for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for a few hours along the dudhkosi river to the village of Phakding.
We will trek to Namche bazaar and stay there the next day as well to acclimate ourselves. It is a beautiful town to explore. The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. There is an entrance station just beyond the village where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected. Continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3500 m., the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. From namche bazar you can see different mountains and know sherpa cultures and traditions.
Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) is the oldest monastry. We walk with beautiful view under the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. In Phunki, we see series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch 2 hrs ascent will take us to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) surely is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Today you will trek from tyangboche to pheriche. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley Pangboche (3,900m) and lunch. We will take a rest (15 minutes) . After lunch we visit the Monastery and visit at the mountain Yeti scalp. Then we again move to the village of Pheriche (4,260m).
After having the breakfast in the morning, We move up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the mountains views are stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m).
After a short climb, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we reach to Gorekshep, and continue this journey to the Everest Base Camp (5364m). There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs at the way and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, We will arrive at the everest base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions to world highest mountain begins.
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range.The mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse (7,750m) in Tibet itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over everyone. This is the roof of the world. Then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then return down to Lobuche.
Follow the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche, site of the Himalayan Rescue Association's Trekkers' Aid Post. Enjoy, the best view of mountains scenery, take some photos for memories after some couple of hours you will reach to the oldest monastry Tengboche. After taking some rest at hotel, you can visit to leading khumbu buddhist Tyangboche Monastry.
Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery. From Tangboche Monastry you can see the best view of Mt.Everest, Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt Thamserku and other highest mountains peaks.
The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb to Namche Bazaar. It approixmately takes 4 hours to reach Namche Bazaar (3500m). Namche Bazaar is a historic hub for homemade butter and yak cheese. It is suitated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain,with an amazing views of Himalayan Peaks.
Down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi and trek further up to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to get your return flight back to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. It takes approixmately to 6 hours to reach Lukla (2840m). You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing for entertainment.
Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes). Enjoy the diverse restaurants, chaotic markets for shopping and relaxing at Kathmandu Valley. We will have a farewell dinner at hotel.
It's time to bid farewell. Thank you for the amazing journey with us. Our staff will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure.