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- Exploring some of the world's tallest mountains including Mt Everest 8849m / 29032ft.
- Sherpa culture, custom, tradition exploration.
- High altitude Buddhist monasteries.
- 30-minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla 2840m.
- Visit Everest Base Camp 5365m & Kalapathar 5565m.
- Sherpa food and cuisine exploration.
- Namche gateway to Everest.
- Sherpa Museum.
Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is one of the most desirable adventure journeys in the world. Watching the world's tallest mountain with your naked eye is an outstanding experience. Walking in the Sherpaland, Exploring the hidden valleys, Visiting sacred monastery, walking in the footstep of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpaa, exploring this region's flora-fauna, and observing the livelihood of local Sherpa people are the highlights of this journey.
Everest base camp is located in the Everest region of Nepal inside Sagarmatha national park. This region is a UNESCO world heritage site so it is well protected and preserved. Tourist link trek offers you the best to make your journey reliable, convenient, and memorable.
This two-week adventure starts in Kathmandu with your arrival. The next day we fly to Lukla 2840m which takes nearly 30 minutes and is very scenic and spectacular. You will meet your porter and other supporting crew there and the guide will explain to you about the journey, Dos-Don'ts, People, customs, culture, local rules, and caution to be careful. The journey starts descending to Phakding 2610m through lush green forest and passing several villages. We stay our first overnight there and the next day walk to Namche bazaar 3440m where we spent two nights because it is very crucial to spend an extra night to get acclimatized. We go visiting the museum, Everest view hotel, and the neighboring village on this consecutive day. We continue ascending through the rugged terrain passing through several villages and monasteries. We spend two nights at Dingbochey 4410m which is also to get acclimatized. Above 4000m altitude, the landscape is completely desolate thus here we can see pastureland. Here we can see a lot of Yaks carrying stuff and commodities whereas donkeys and Zokpeys are widely used for this purpose. After Dingbochey we pass through Thokla 4650m and climb uphill and reach Memorial hill where we can see many monuments build. The trail goes through the more rugged path to Lobuche 4900m where we spent one night. We have pristine panoramic Mountain View here while we walk over the moraine route here. We walk to Gorakshep 5150m where we take the highest sleep of the journey. We visit Everest base camp and next day climb Kalapathar 5545m for the panoramic bird's eye view of the Himalayas. We come back down passing through the beautiful village exploring the village in depth.
Everest Base camp trek complexity
The journey to the Everest Base Camp trek is for sure a challenging task that requires physical fitness and little hiking experience. If you consider doing some physical workout and cardio exercise before coming to the Everest trek it will be way easier than you think. We do it steadily taking a significant amount of acclimatization which makes it easier than you think. In short, we can say it’s challenging but not very difficult.
30 Min. Breakfast only 3 star Hotel
An airport representative from Tourist Link Trek will receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. after checking in to the hotel and sorting out your luggage you will be taken to our office where you have negotiated with Director Hom then he will explain the detail about your journey. The remaining payment should be made here.
5 hrs Breakfast only 3 star Hotel
After having breakfast your trip starts. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable government-authorized guide who will explain all detail about the sites you visit in Nepal, its People, and its history. You will be visiting all major UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will be taken to Monkey temple aka Swayambhunath stupa which is more than 20 centuries old where you can see a lot of monasteries, Chorten, spinning wheel, and a lot of devotees flocking around in order to worship. After we head to Kathmandu durbar square where you can see a bunch of temples, courtyards, and an old palace which is a museum now. There are several interesting places around and yet visiting Kumari living goddess at Kumarighar would be awesome. After Durbar square we move to Pashupatinath temple which is one of the prominent pilgrimages among Hindus. you can see a big crowd of devotees and at the bank of river Bagmati, you can see Hindus performing funerals by burning. more places you can visit these days are Bouddhanath stupa and Patan durbar square which are also very explore-worthy.
4 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Guesthouse
Your guide will meet you at your hotel early in the morning and drive you to the airport which takes 10 minutes. After the check-in and all airport proceeding, you will take a scenic Himalayan flight to Lukla 2840m which takes about 30 minutes. Your porter will come to greet you at the airport and help to take the baggage to the nearby hotel where the guide will explain the journey, and dos-don't and introduce to the porter. Then the journey begins downhill towards Phakding through a stone spread trail. you pass through some nice Sherpa villages like Cheplung, Chaurikharka, and Ghat. you will meet the turquoise green Dudhkoshi river at Ghat village. you will have a launch at Thadokoshi village with stunning views of Mt Kusumkangaro.
7hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Guesthouse
Your trek starts after having breakfast around 8 o'clock in the morning. The trail goes along the river Dudh Koshi passing through several villages. You can see a bunch of mountains including Thamserku 6608m, kusumkangaroo 6367m, Kwangde 6168m, Nuptse 7861m, Taboche 6367m, Cholatse 6335m, Khumbi-yulha 5761m and of course Mt Everest 8848m. The trail traverse through both sides crossing a suspension bridge. Stop at Monjo where you enter the national park there your guide will check in all your permit. Launch at Jorsalle 2740m with an amazing view of river, jungle, and waterfall. It is worth watching the donkey, trekker, and porter while stopping for launch. After crossing the high suspension bridge at Larja dovan 2830m the trail ascends uphill through a stone spread staircase. Halfway to Namche, we reach Everest viewpoint from there we can see Mt Everest 8848m and Nuptse 7861m. After the trail goes ascending all the way to Namche through a shady trail. It takes around 7 hours and overnight at Namche 3440m in mountain lodge aka tea house.
6 Hours Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
We have a rest day here in Namche 3440m but it does literally not rest because we hike a few hundred meter uphill for acclimatization. After having breakfast we commence our excursion straight up towards Sagarmatha national park office where we visit the museum and viewpoint from we can see a panoramic view of the gigantic mountains including Mt Everest. Then we climb more uphill to Everest view hotel where we pass through a small airstrip at Syangbochey 3700m. We spend some time inside Hotel Everest view 3880m with some refreshment and head to Khumjung village 3780m which is one of the highest Sherpa villages in this province. We visit the monastery and have launched by its premise. After the rejuvenating launch, we walk back to Namche. We can see dozens of mountains this day including Mt Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8414m, Nuptse 7861, Amadablam 6856m, Khangtega 6685m, Cholatse 6335, Taboche 6367m, Thamserku 6608m, Kwanngde 6168m, Tengi Ragi Tau 6943m, Khumbi-Yulha 5761m. The excursion takes 5 hours back and forth. After coming back from the excursion you can visit an Internet cafe, Bakery and shop for missing goods. Overnight at mountain lodge.
6hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
we start after having breakfast. The trail goes straight up for first 20 minute and takes flat path which goes high above the bottom. We get the company of beautiful view most of the time. We have exhilarating views of Mt Amadablam 6856m, Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8414m, Taboche 6367m, cholatse 6335m, Thamserku 6608m and Khangtega 6685m. After Sanasa we head downhill all the way to Phunki Tenga 3250m where we meet river Dudhkoshi. We stop there for launch. After launch we walk uphill passing through many switchback while at the same time we can see close up view of Mt Khangtega 6685m also beautiful birdeye view towards Namche and Khummjung. Chances of seeing Himalayan Thar is high, this is a kind of wild goat. The view from Tengboche is superb you can see Mt Everest, Mt Amadablam at its backdrop. Tengboche is one of the centuries old historic monastery from Everest region so its sacred and mystic. You can visit the monastery where they have worrship ritual every evening and morning. Total duration of walk is 6 hour and overnight at mountain lodge.
6 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
We start trekking after having breakfast as usual in the early morning. The trail goes downhill to Dingboche 3820m where we can see Nunnery and the trail goes through the edge of the valley and crosses the river Duhkoshi. You can san see a close-up view of Mt Amadablam 6856m just in front of you. The next village you pass through is Pangboche 3930m from there vegetation gets sparse. You walk surrounded by 360 views of eye-catching mountains including Mt Everest. We stop for launch at Somare 4010m from where we don't have trees thus everything looks barren and bald. We can see a lot of Yaks and Yak herder shelters on the way. We cross the glacial river and we take the left side uphill to Dingbochey 4400m. Dingboche was a farming village formerly but now it's a tea house town though people do farming during summer which is off-season in terms of tourism. Overnight at mountain lodge. It takes around 6 hours to reach Dingboche 4410m.
6 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
We have acclimatization day here in Dingbochey because it is very crucial unless the chances rise higher getting AMS acute mountain sickness. After having breakfast we walk uphill to Nangakar Tsang 4900m aka Nagarjuna Ri. Nagarjuna Ri is one of the hills which offers surreal views Khumbu region including mountains, rivers, pastureland, glacier, etc. We talk launch after coming back from an excursion. We go exploring the village in the evening. We walk 6 hours on this day and overnight at the mountain lodge.
6 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
On this consecutive day, we walk to Lobuche 4900m filling up ourselves with energizing breakfast. The trail climbs the hill in the very beginning then it traverses through pastureland until Thokla 4600m. we take a short break at Thokla 4830m and we climb uphill a small pass called Thokla where we can see a lot of monuments at the top of this pass. A lot of memorials are commemorated in honor of great climbers and trekkers who lost their lives here in this region. we can see some plaques for some of the legendary climbers. Then we pass through a gully formed by moraine all the way to Lobuche 4900m. we can see some more beautiful mountains like Khumbutse 6665m, Lingtren 6749m, Chumbu 6859m, Lobuche peak 6119m. The duration of the walk will be 5 hours. Overnight at mountain lodge.
7 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
We begin our journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes through the gully formed by glaciers. We climb a small pass called Lobuche pass and the trail goes above died glacier full of loose rock and gravel. You should listen to your body and take your own pace at this altitude because as we go higher and higher oxygen levels go lower and lower. We have the company of spectacular Himalayan panorama during the hike so even if you stop you have always rejuvenating views. After reaching Gorakshep we take some rest and have some launch and go visiting Everest base camp 5365m. We walk through the bottom edge of the mountain by the side of the glacier. Everest base camp is located in the Khumbu glacier so it’s full of rock ice, gravel, and a big chunk of rock. We have Mt Pumo Ri 7165m standing high and tall just above the forehead. We walk back to Gorakshep after spending some time at base camp.
8 Hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
Early morning we climb the small hill called Kalapathar 5550m which takes roughly about three hours. We can see a panoramic view of the Himalayas from the top of Kalapatthar. It is very crucial to visit Kala Patthar because visiting the Everest base camp isn't perfect for the acute view of the Everest panorama. We can see dozens of mountains from Kalapathar including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Nireka peak, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Chumbu, Everest west shoulder, Thamserku, and Amadablam. We walk back down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. We walk back down to Pheriche which is gradually downhill. It feels great walking downhill from the pinnacle. you will get your appetite back more as you get down to low altitude.
6hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Lodge
We start the hike after having breakfast which goes all the way downhill passing through some of the beautiful villages like Pangboche, Phortse, and Somare. Somare village is famous for its unique style of fences around the field where a farmer grows their crops during summer. Be careful you can spot musk deer around this area. After reaching Namche you have time for some rejuvenation and relaxation that bunch of bars and cafes are available here. You can recover your tired body by having a Yogic massage. Overnight at mountain lodge.
5 hrs Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Mountain Guesthouse
We start after having breakfast early in the morning. This is the last day of the mountain trekking while you get accompanied by the nice view, lush green forest, turquoise green river, a beautiful village, and hospitable people. we stop halfway for launch. we have a small thanksgiving celebration in the evening with the porter for the successful journey. Overnight at mountain lodge.
30 Min. Breakfast only 3 star Hotel
Early morning we walk to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu which takes nearly 30 minutes. You will be picked up by tourist link treks provided van which will drop you at your hotel. During the day you have time to walk around, shopping, visit some sights,s, etc. Evening you will have a Nepali dinner with a cultural show provided by Tourist link trekking. Overnight at the hotel.
All day Breakfast only 3 star Hotel
This is an easy day you have. You can spend according to your wish so you can go shopping, sightseeing around Thamel or be idle in the cafe.
25 min airport drop Breakfast only
Well, this is the last day of your Journey in Nepal including the Everest base camp trek. Tourist Link Trek will provide you with an airport drop facility. We like to say goodbye full of thankfulness and look forward to serving you in the upcoming days.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
- Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
- Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
- Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
- One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
- A local fee of Khumbu valley or instated of TIMS
- All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
What's not included?
- Nepal Visa fee
- Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
- Personal trekking equipment
- Snacks and other expenses
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing and Namche
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
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Everest Base Camp Trek - Journey of Lifetime
Everest Base Camp Trek What You Need Know?
When to Go?
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Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities
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