Everest Base Camp Trekking -14Days

Trek to one of the most popular trekking destination; The Everest Base Camp as it takes you along a scenic view of the mountains and the lifestyle of the local Sherpa people. It gives an amazing beauty of nature as we will get to witness the lush rhododendrons and juniper trees blooming everywhere. Crossing suspension bridges and rocky paths, observing local wildlife and hiking to yak farms is even more exciting as it sounds.

Our journey start with a 40 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will get ready and trek to Phakding. In Phakding, we may visit the local monasteries with spare time in our hands. The next day we trek to Namche Bazaar; the gateway of Everest. We will be crossing many suspension bridges and passing through dense forests. When arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will be spending a day to acclimatize. We will further continue the trek to Tengboche where we will visit the ancient Buddhist monastery. The challenging trail leads us to Dingboche and we will have a second acclimatizing day. Rather than staying idle, we will have short hikes around the village. Nearing to our destination we trek to Lobuche, we pass the memorial statue of climbers. Finally, we trek to the Everest Base camp(5,364m) and feel proud of the achievement and the effort that we put in. To get a great view of Mt. Everest, the next day we will hike to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m) to get a panoramic view of the highest mountain in the world along with other peaks. After admiration, we will be trekking through dense forests, suspension bridges and rocky paths to Lobuche then to Namche Bazaar and finally back to Lukla. The next day we will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu remembering the mesmerizing journey to the Everest base camp.

Trip Facts

  • 14 days
  • Everest Region
  • nepal
  • 5,555m
  • Challenging

Day 1 : Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 3 hrs.

After breakfast, we will be heading to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. After our exciting and a scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will meet with our crew members and begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 2 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) 6 hrs.

Today we’ll be trekking the whole day. We will begin our trek early morning along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we follow the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered. The trail climbs through dense forests making it challenging for us. We will also get the first sight of Mt. Everest. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 3 : Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day for us. Trekkers may wish to explore Namche Bazaar as it is a famous town comprising of numerous cafes and restaurants with Wi-Fi, souvenir and gear shops etc. Additionally, we have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center and a remarkable hike to Khunde and Khumjung. It is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar. We will also be hiking up to Everest View Hotel, where we’ll get a spectacular view of Mt. Everest. We will then head back to Namche Bazaar. After a relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek next day. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 4 : Trek to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) 5 hrs.

After our early morning breakfast, we will begin our trek to Tengboche. On the way, we will enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. The trail leads us up and down as it becomes challenging but we’ll be getting a great view of the Himalaya. We can also spot wild life on the way such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar. We will further trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi river. Passing through dense alpine forests we will reach a small settlement called Phunki Thenga. Continuing ahead, we will eventually reach Tengboche after a steep climb through a pine forest. We will see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region; Tengboche Monastery. With spare time, we can visit the monastery and observe their prayers in the afternoon.Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 5 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft) 5 hrs.

We will be heading towards the upper trail on the way to Pangboche village. We will pass many Chortens, mani walls and small villages. We will be getting a great view of the peak Ama Dablam. The trek becomes easier as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche river. We will descend into the river and trek the steepest climb to Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche, we will see beautiful arrangement of fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The trek today becomes a little challenging as we are in a higher elevation. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 6 : Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche

Another scheduled acclimatization day is at Dingboche. We are at a high elevation and we should not pressurize our body but instead give it time to adjust to the thin air. We will not be staying idle. We will have our acclimatization walk up the ridge above Dingbouche and we will slowly enjoy the breath taking panoramic close up view of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, back side of Ama Dablam and Island peak. Cho Oyu, and Makalu being one of the six of the world’s highest mountains are also worth admiring. To the north, we observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Khola valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 7 : Trek to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft) 5 hrs.

The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. We will then be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awe gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Upon arrival, we will see that Lobuche has a large settlement with many hotels and shops. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 8 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m/17,010 ft) 6-8 hrs.

With much excitement built in us, we will begin our early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Galceir. We will arrive at Gorak Shep, where we will see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we will see the Indian Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. We will spend some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we will head back to Gorak Shep for the evening . Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 9 : Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m/18,208ft), Trek to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) 5 hrs.

Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar being a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the view point we will trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we will be trekking to Pheriche, the small beautiful village. Reflecting an unforgettable view of the Mt. Everest, the trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 10 : Trek to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) 4-5 hrs.

We will be trekking down the trails of the hillside covered by rhododendron trees. During spring, the surroundings would be so colorful. Our trek will cross the bridge over the Imja Khola and heads into the forest of Juniper. As we walk along a level of path of ground through the forest, we reach Dingboche. After a final steep climb, we will reach the famous monastery of Tengboche. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) 4-5 hrs.

The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through forests where we may eye a wild life like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats or even snow leopard. We will be climbing on the steep slope and winding through several bands. We will pass prayer flags hung along the way and chortens. As we are heading back, we can click pictures and enjoy the view of tip of Everest and back side of Lhotse. After finally arriving to Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 12 : Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 4-5 hrs.

As we are trekking back, our path goes downhill. We will be returning by following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and also crossing back many suspension bridges. Passing through forests and small villages, we will finally be reaching Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 3-4 hrs.

Our last day on the trekking trails will be rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKoshi valley. The route is generally quite gentle back uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. Before rushing on to Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west. After the first climb, the path reaches a small village. At the junction take a left turn up into trees. The trial ahead through the village leads down to the main trial joining at the side stream before Toktok. From Toktok, From this direction the views will be entirely different. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla with airport where tomorrow we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu

If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and a successful journey to the Everest Base Camp. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to the you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Tea house, lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkersluggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All government and Local taxes
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness,change of government policies, strikes etc.

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