Everest Base Camp trek, one of the most famous and popular trekking destination around whole Himalaya and probably on this globe. This famous trek is known worldwide for its trailblazing routes & the landscapes speak to your senses.We will begin with a short mountain flight to Lukla which is the main hub to Everest region. We will also walk to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center for the Khumbu region. Likewise, we will hike to Tengboche set at the altitude of 3860m. Plus, trekking to Lobuche, the amazing views of Pumori (7145m), Changtse (7550m), will allure you. Walking further on from Lobuche, we will trek to Gorakshep (5140m) and trek beside the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp which at an altitude of 5360m which is the foot of the tallest mountain on the earth- Mt Everest. Moreover, we will trek ahead from Gorakshep to Kalapathhar located at the altitude of 5550m. The magnificent mountain views of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m), will greet us during our journey.
On this trip you also peak out at the famous Kala Patthar (5,600m/18,373ft) view point for some grand upfront views of the highest mountain in the world. Everest Base Camp Trek also includes other famous 8 thousand peaks like Mt Lhotse (8,516m /27,940ft), Makalu (8,485m /27,838 ft) & the giant Cho-Oyu (8,201m /26,906ft). The culture in this particular area is of great notebook stuff & interacting with the local folks puts more zest into your adventurous journey as you plod through the khumbu region of Nepal.Experiencing rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, long-established rural village, and soaring alpine valleys in the shadow of the highest peak Mt. Everest in a relatively luxurious way will remember you forever. Moreover, you will also get to know Buddhist Sherpa culture where you will see Mani walls, colorful prayer flags, special Buddhist ceremoinies and monasteries along the way to your everest base camp trekking.
The Everest region is strikingly beautiful and trekking to Everest Base Camp is a lifetime experience to any experienced or amateur trekkers. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will stay at tea houses owned by Nepalese family . Everest Base Camp is definitely a demanding trekking yet and rewarding one. Plus, if you choose to go for Everest Base Camp Trekking with Eagle Eye treks and Expedition , it comparatively enables you to experience memorable journey of your lifetime.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and
transfer to hotel:
As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Eagle Eye Treks and Expedition’s(EETE) representative will be there for your warm welcome. And will accompany you to transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing:
Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place. After sightseeing evening will be for trek briefing and preparation of things per need.
Day 3 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 Hours
Early morning the drive from hotel to domestic airport terminal after breakfast. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdung is a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we rest in Phakding. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 4 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 Hours
Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River and views of Maunt Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 5 :Namche: Acclimatization and Rest Day
Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 6 :Trek from Namche to Phorse Village (3800m): 5-6 Hours
After breakfast in Namche the Trek to Phorse begins. One can reach Mugla Pass and view the beautiful glimpse of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Khumbu and Mount Thamserku. Upon decending to the Dudh Koshi and crossing the bridge and the trail ascends through rhododendron, pine and oak forests to reach Phorse. Overnight stay at a lodge in the village. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 7 :Trek from Phorse Village to Dingboche (4360m): 6-7 HoursTrek from Phorse to Dingboche starts the other day with a visit to biggest Buddist Monastry in the region. The journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho and Tsuro Wog. One can view beautiful view of soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Lhotse along with others while passing through the Khumbila Khola valley to ridge top. On moving further through the trail through Imja Khola eventually Dingboche is reached. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 8 :Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4600m): 3-4 HoursToday, the climb begins from Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. On the way we see Dusa the Yak herders place, Phulong Karp, the camp of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 AD. Chola lake besides enjoying the view of Mount Pumori. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 9 :Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940m): 2-4 HoursDuring the trek after walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, the ascent to Chupki Lhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories to American mountaineer Scott Fischer and to Babu Chhiri Sherpa, the 10 time Everest Summitteer Nepalese citizen. Beautiful view Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori and Mount Mahalangur can be viewed as trail crosses the Khumbu glacier where little symptoms of altitude sickness can be experienced. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 10 :Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep: 7-8 HoursThis is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360 degree panaromic view snowcapped mountains. Actually Mount Everest is not seen from here however Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. Below Mount Pumori a grey grassy land of Kalapathar can be seen after climbing up the steep through terrain of Changri glacier. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 11 :Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m): 7-8 HoursOn the climax of this trip the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one pauses and catch breath while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep. The descent to Periche begins after Lunch. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 12 :Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3440m): 6-7 HoursThe descend continues through the Jame route back to the terminal moraine at Duglha, passing through the beautiful village of Pheriche and Orsho along with Shomare. On reaching Pangboche village one can explore the oldest monastry in the region which has the legend of storing scalp and bones of YETI, the repulsive snowman. Moving further over the bridge above Dudh Koshi River and Dudh Koshi gorge down the descent through pine forests, the path reaches Sansa trail junction. After lunch the trail to Namche bazar continues appreciating the marvel of Mount Amadabla, Mount Lhotse, views of the tip of Everest and Tengboche on the trail route. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Day 13:Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 HoursThe last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.Day 14
: Flight back to Kathmandu :This is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15: Departure Day:Day to fly back home, say Namaste for memories of your trekking to the everest base camp that will last for a lifetime. A EETE representative will accompany you to get Airport for your departure or Onward for Next Program.
Cost doesn’t Include:
Price: USD $1050
Mode of Trip : Tea House / Lodge basis.
Trek Grade : Moderate to Adventurous.
Highest elevation : 5,545 m
Trek duration : 11 Nights 12 Days
Total Trip : 14 Nights 15 Days
Best Time : OCT-DEC and MAR-MAY
Group Size : 2-9 persons