Overview/Itinerary

Pack your bags this is your opportunity with Treks and Trails, India organizing the Trek to Mount Everest Base camp in May 2016. This program has been designed to fulfill the demands of the people who want to have a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. Apart from breathtaking scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colorful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. While evenings rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire, the heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable trek. It’s Journey of a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek Details

  • Duration of the Programme: 14 Days
  • Actual Trekking days: 12 Days
  • Batch size: Minimum 5 & Maximum 15
  • Reporting at: Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Itinerary

Day One ‐ Arrival in Kathmandu

Our coordinators will be at the airport to pick you up and assist you in your hotel check-ins. Participants briefed in a short introduction about our trip to Mount Everest Base Camp.

 

Day Two ‐ Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding 2650 meter–around 3 hours trek.

Lunch will be at Phakding. Early in the morning, you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramic Mountain View by aircraft. Within 25‐30 minutes we will land in Lukla, where we can meet our Sherpa staffs and Yaks for baggage. After having breakfast and preparing all gear and crews ready, treks start towards Phakding. 

It is short easy and gentle Trek starting from the north end of Lukla. Steeply down and runs above the village of Chaurikharka, where you can see the school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Within 45 minutes from Lukla, you will be in Cheplung Village. From Cheplung you can see the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Trial slightly descends, cross the suspension bridge; see the beautiful view of Kusumkangru (6367m). After a short climb, the trail enters the mani walls, and Chortens craved with Tibetan mantras, praying wheels and praying flags. Finally, the path leads you to Phakding village with numerous lodes lined along the street.

 

Day Three ‐ Phakding to Namche - 3440 meters – Around 5 to 6 hours trek.

Lunch will be at Monjo village. It is going to be a long, trekking day. We continue our trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. On the way, you will pass different lodge, local bhattis porter rest house. The trail climbs up to Toktok village and continues steep climb after the community you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserku Peak 6608 meters. Within one and half hour from Phakding, you will be in the village called Benker, where you can see enough lodges for trekkers. 

Continue trekking from Benker on the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a beautiful village with a lodge and local houses. You can see gompa, school and vegetable fields. After having lunch in Monjo, we continue trekking towards our destination Namche. Just above the Monjo, there is a checkpoint of Sagarmatha National Park. The guide will arrange all the entry process in the national park office. 

Now the trail descends, cross the suspension bridge, gentle Trekking to Jorsalle after Jorsalle re-cross the Dudhkoshi River over the suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Slightly up few steps and cross the high suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi. Namche is yet 2 hours far from you, where the trek is a little bit tough. It is Zigzagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step, you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water.

 

Day Four - Namche – Acclimatization – Hike up to Khumjung valley 3970 meters.

Lunch will be at Khumjung. Today is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude and to avoid the AMS in further trail acclimatization is require for every trekker, those who want to conquer their goal safely. We hike to Khumjung – the green valley, not because of the tree but because of the green roof of local houses. 

On the way, we will visit Namche Museum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some fact of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, this airport is in the highest elevation in the world. While going further ahead, you will see the breathtaking view of Mount Amadablam and other mountains. Few minutes also you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Slightly descend to Khumjung valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and Trek down to Namche.

 

Day Five - Namche – Tengboche 3840 meter – around 4-5 hours trek.

Lunch will be at Phunki Thenga. After Breakfast, slowly start to trek towards north leaving the Namche back. The trail runs straight through the sloppy hills, somewhere covered with pine and Jenifer’s trees. Crossing different mani walls and Chortens, you will be in Sansa within an hour. From Sansa trail gradually down inside the forest of Pine. Cross some Smokey tea houses and descend a few steps. On the way, you can see the thumb like the view of Ama Dablam. 

No sooner you cross the suspension bridge; you will be in Phunki Tenga where you will recharge your energy for next steep climb towards Tengboche. After having lunch, fill up your water bottle and ready to navigate the uphill. While climbing up gradually inside the Rhodendren forest, it is as if you are playing a Hide and Seek game with different peaks. Drink enough water and continue moving slowly, the trails bring you to one of the magnificent places of your trip. 

Don’t be confused, towering big mountains in front of you are Mount Everest 8848 meter and Mount Lhotse 8501meters. Beside this Tengboche offers the breathtaking view of Kwangde Peak 6187 meter, Twachee 6542 meter, Ama Dablam 6812 meter, Nuptse 7879 meter, Kangtega, and Thamserku. Enjoy the view, capture the photos and relax in the sunlight. In the evening involve yourself in the praying ceremony in Tengboche monastery

 

Day Six ‐ Trek to Dingboche. Around 4 hrs trek.

Lunch will be at Somare. Wake up early in the morning and capture some magnificent view of mountains, have some breakfast, gear up and ready to move towards Dingboche. First, the trail gradually descends to Deboche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendron. The path continues inside the forest and leads you to ImjaKhola, cross the steel bridge and continues trekking up the hill towards Pangboche. Passing different stupa along the route; you will be in Pangboche within one and half hour from Tengboche. 

Pangboche offers enough lodges for trekkers. In the upper part of the village, there is the oldest Monastery of Khumbu, founded by Lama SangeDorge in the 17th century. Follow the path of Imja Khola, the trail slightly steep up to Somare, have lunch and continue the trial along with Imja Khola. The trail leads you to the small bridge over Khumbu Khola, cross the bridge and climb around an hour; you will be in Dingboche the beautiful village. The views from Dingboche are great. You can see Island Peak, Makalu, and another face Ama Dablam.

 

Day Seven ‐ Acclimatization- Hike to Nagakarsang 5090 meter

Acclimatization in Dingboche is mandatory for every trekker as like in Namche. After breakfast, slowly start to scale the Nagakarsang Hill. The view is magnificent from the hill. You can see the different glacial lake and some of the best pictures from Nagakarsang. You can also see the Makalu Peak 8463 meter fifth highest mountain in the world. After hiking 2-3 hours, you can come back down to Dingboche. In the evening, explore the Dingboche village.

 

Day 08 ‐ Trek to Lobuche. Lunch @ Dukla - Around 5 hours Trekking.

We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. The trial goes just above the Pheriche. The gradually up trail leads you to Dukla, within 2 hours. Before reaching Dukla, you have to cross the small glacial stream. Have short rest, lunch and gain more energy for the upcoming trek. The trail is directly up Dukla for about an hour but the magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, and Nuptse gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge, you can see the memorials of climbers who lose their life in the mountains. Continue trekking towards Lobuche, the perfect peak Pumori (7165m) soars into view with whistling air, makes you feel more relaxed. When you are in Lobuche, you will feel completely different. Symptoms of high altitude may occur on you; drink enough hot water, noodles and garlic soup.

 

Day Nine - Trek to Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. Around 6 hours

As usual, after breakfast, start the trek towards Gorakshep. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. After going round the bend, you will get the first view of Kala Pathar 5545 meters. This dark mound of the mountain provides the best view of Everest and the massive mountain range. 

We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. After having short rest and lunch in Gorakshep, the process towards Everest Base Camp. Though it looks close, it takes around 2 hours to reach there. Spend some time @ base camp, take pictures of different mountains and giant Khumbu glacier and return to Gorakshep. You can see lots of expedition tents and groups in Everest Base Camp during the expedition period in spring. Next day our goal is Kala Pathar top. Tonight before going to bed, your guide will give you time for next morning and instruction for necessary gear. It’s better to be on Kala Pathar top before sunrise.

 

Day 10 ‐ Early in the morning climb Kala Pathar 5545 meter and back down to Pheriche. Lunch at Lobuche/Dukla. Around 6 hours trek.

Early in the morning fill up your water bottle and proceed towards Kala Pathar. The way is a straight line up above the Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. With the help of your torchlight, keep moving continuously towards the summit. The more you go up, the more you feel calmer. Views are fantastic and breathtaking from the top. It takes around two hours to reach the top. After spending a few minutes on the top, the chilling atmospheres push you back down to Gorakshep. Take your breakfast and process down to Pheriche, which is at the bottom of Nagakarsang hill, the backside of Dingboche.

 

Day Eleven – Trek Pheriche down to Namche

Day 12 ‐ Last trekking day. Back to Lukla and enjoy the evening with your crew members.

Day 13 ‐ Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 14 ‐ Departure.

 

How to reach Kathmandu?

By bus: All visitors entering Nepal by land must use the below-mentioned entry points only: Nepal-India border

  •   Kakarbhitta
  •   Birgunj
  •   Belhiya, Bhairahawa
  •   Nepalgunj
  •   Dhangadi
  •   Mahendra Nagar

By Air

Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu are Indian Airlines Delhi, Kolkata.

Who should trek the Mount Everest Base camp?

  • Photographers, Destination Explorers
  • Those who are interested in Nature explorations
  • Photojournalist, Travellers, trekkers, Adventure travelers
  • For those who wish to hire Photography equipment – Do let us know we could guide you about it.
  • Hire charges for the hiking equipment to be paid by the participants.

Who can participate?

This expedition is open to people who are 18 years above and physically fit. This condition strictly adhered. Underage trekkers will are not allowed.

 

14 Nights 13 Days Available on request Kathmandu, Central Development Region
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights in Hostel on Multiple sharing basis (Mixed)
  • Accommodation during Trek for 11 nights in Teahouses on Twin sharing basis (Mixed)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu). Domestic Airport transfer (for Lukla Flights)
  • 1 English Speaking Trekking Guide for all groups. 1 Assistant Guide for group size above 6 pax. 
  • Porters to carry 10Kg maximum per person on the trek (Porter: Trekker = 1:3)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee
  • All permits, applicable local taxes required for itinerary and as per Nepali regulations at the time of the trek
  • Wages, Accommodation, Food,  Insurance of trekking guides and porters
  • Adventure Travel Insurance with emergency Medical helicopter assistance and evacuation
  • Medical oxygen if needed for emergency purpose

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal expenses of any nature, personal tips to guides & porters, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, mineral water/boiled water and hot showers during the trek. 
  • Meals in Kathmandu and on the Trek *Meal upgrades available on all packages
  • International Airfare & Tourist visa for Nepal. Pick up & drop for International Arrival & Departure
  • Any transportation needs outside of the itinerary inclusions. 
  • Any sightseeing outside of the itinerary inclusions
  • Any kind of personal Gear, Clothing and Equipment   
  • Any Unforeseen Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions, International or domestic flight delays/cancellations, political disturbance, natural disaster, deviation in programs and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Any extra night costs for rooms in case of domestic flight delays in both Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Any filming permits of any kind. This includes any type of drone. The fee for drones is at $16,000 and permits take 45 days to obtain
Things to Carry
Things to Carry

What to bring along as Participants

Woollen Thermals or inners, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Woollen sweaters or Jackets, Gloves, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enamelled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, medicines which you normally use at home, Camera and Sunscreen SPF 40 or above as recommended by your doctor.

Medical Tips:

• Carry regular medicines for headaches, travel sickness, vomiting, stomach upset, etc.

• Please ensure that you carry specific medication that you are currently consuming (if any).

• Consult your physician for general tips on high altitude travel.

• Consumption of water should be minimum 3 to 3.5 litres per day.

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy:

In case you are unable to join this trip you will get 50% of the programme fees as refund, provided your request is received directly at least 30 days in advance from the date of your joining.

Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.

Incase the event is not conducted due unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity then Treks and Trails will try to refund your payments after minimum cancellation charges (varies).

 

Important Note:

Registrations are done only on phone calls and will be confirmed only after the receipt of full programme fees.

Registrations will be on first come first served basis.

TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

Food & Water supplies: Simple and nutritious meals will be provided. 

What to bring along as Participants

Woollen Thermals or inners, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Woollen sweaters or Jackets, Gloves, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enamelled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, medicines which you normally use at home, Camera and Sunscreen SPF 40 or above as recommended by your doctor.

 

Medical Tips:

• Carry regular medicines for headaches, travel sickness, vomiting, stomach upset, etc.

• Please ensure that you carry specific medication that you are currently consuming (if any).

• Consult your physician for general tips on high altitude travel.

• Consumption of water should be minimum 3 to 3.5 litres per day.

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

Extensive and pain taking preparations have gone into the planning the route for your safety. Our field staff and experienced guides have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure your safety Treks and Trails, India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.

Pickup point
Directions.
Kathmandu, Nepal View on Map
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
Duration
7+ Days