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Everest Base Camp Trek-Nepal

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Trip Summary

Average Walking: 4-7 Hours

Max Altitude: 5544m/18,188ft

Duration: 20 Days

Trekking: 13 days

Trip Highlights

  • A Tea House-based trekking holiday and the full Everest experience
  • Enjoy some of the finest Himalaya mountain views
  • One of the world`s top 5 trekking adventures
  • Experience the picturesque Sherpa Valleys in Nepal.

Trip Overview

This lodge-based trek follows the legendary ‘Everest Trail’ from the airstrip at Lukla. Within little more than 2 weeks, this is your chance to visit Everest Basecamp, trek to the exceptional viewpoint of Kala Patar and to experience the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu. A memorable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla provides access to an alpine world where the air is crystal clear and colourful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops. Following the famous ‘Everest Trail‘, we trek to the prosperous village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the torrential Imja Khola, to the high valley below Everest. During the course of this excellent and relatively easy-paced trek, we visit many delightful Sherpa villages, including the stunningly located Thyangboche with its impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam. Providing outrageous mountain views and a wonderful insight into the way of life of the hardy Sherpas, this is the perfect trip for a first visit to Nepal and the Himalayas.

Holiday Itinerary

Day

1

ARRIVE KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
On your day of arrival in Kathmandu, we will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. If time permits, we will have a brief meeting in our office.

Day

2

Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (45 min flight, 3-4 hours hike)
Our guide will pick you up at 5:30 am and drive to the airport. You will board the early morning flight at 6:30 AMand fly to Lukla (2750M) in about 45 minutes. After breakfast in Lukla, we will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2610M), a fairly plain terrain inhabited by Sherpas. Afterwards, we will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge. Meals :(Incl: Breakfast/lunch and Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

3

Trek to Namche Bazar from Phakding 3440m (7 hours)
We will trek for nearly 7 hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m), the famous town in Solukhumbu. The last 3 hours of this trek will be tougher, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you will forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

4

Acclimatisation/Contingency day for flight cancellation
To help your body adjust with the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village and return to the teahouse at Namchebazar for the night stay. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

5

Namche Bazar to Tengboche 3860m (Approx 6-7 hours)
After a 6-7 hour trek, you will reach Tengboche (3860 m), a perfect viewpoint to observe beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam and Thamserku and a greater part of the Himalayan range in the Khumbu Region. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

6

Hike to Dingbuche 4250m (Approx 6-7 hours)
Dingbuche (4250 m) lies at about a walking distance of 6-7 hours. Due to the increasing altitude, you will be walking slower than on previous days. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

7

Dingbuche to Lobuche 4950m (5-6 hours)
Our next stopover is Lobuche (4950M), at about a walking distance of 5-6 hours. Views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and many more are the main highlights of the day. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

8

Hike from Lobuche to Gorek Shep 5160m (Approx 3-4 hours)
The next segment of your trek, Lobuche to Gorek Shep (5160 m) is short and can be completed in about 3-4 hours, just in time for lunch. After resting for a few hours, we will take you on a walk to Everest Base Camp in the evening to sight the beautiful sunset over the majestic Mt. Everest.Then we return to Gorek Shep for overnight stay. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

9

Gorek Shep-Kalapatthar Pheriche 4270m (Approx 3-4 hours)
You will begin hiking (about 2 hours for Kalapatthar) early in the morning to Kalapatthar, lying at an altitude of 5550 m. This is well known as a perfect viewpoint to see all major parts of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest itself. If the weather permits, you will get to see a spellbinding sunrise, something you will not find elsewhere in the world. Take as many photographs as you like and go back to Gorek Shep for lunch. Shortly afterwards, you will descend back to Pheriche for our overnight stay. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

10

Hike to Tengboche 3860m (Approx 6 hours)
Trek for about 6 hours and spend overnight at Tengboche. . Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

11

Trek to Namche Bazar 3440m (Approx 5 hours)
Resume trekking for about 5 hours and arrive at Namche Bazar for the night’s stay. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

12

Trek Down to Phakding 2610m (Approx 5 hours)
Trek down to Phakading, which normally takes about 5 hours walking Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

13

Hike to Lukla 2750m (Approx 3 hours)
Walk back to Lukla, have lunch and go for a short walk in the Sherpa village.. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) O/N Tea House

Day

14

Fly to Kathmandu 45 minutes 1400m
Fly back to Kathmandu, where we will transfer you to your hotel. Meals: (Incl: Breakfast) O/N Hotel

Day

15

Fly back to Home
After breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your return flights

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