An Everest Base Camp is the place for those who loves the real adventure. Hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty Everest with breathtaking views of the master peaks can only be found in the Everest Region. This is one of the classic treks of the world with stunning mountain scenery. On Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days, we experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous mountain climbers; the Sherpas, enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site and high altitude Buddhist monasteries. This region is characterized with sweeping glaciers, picturesque mountains and forests, inhabited by a wide range of animal and bird species. Regardless of the Himalayan terrain of the Khumbu, people of all countries can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. It has received a moderate trip grading. Thus, you do not need to have previous trekking experience in order to take this trek route.
The 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. The path to the Everest Base Camp begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you'll acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while anticipating your ascent. You will then experience a short beautiful flight to Lukla. And then your trek journey starts to the Everest Base Camp via. Phakding, Namchebazar, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dengboche and Lobuche. You can enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the entire Mount Everest massif form from there. Also you can see Pumori; Everest's daughter, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains. You will trail back via. Gorak shep, Periche, Tengboche, Namche bazar and all the way to Lukla. Take off from flight to reach Kathmandu and ready for departure. This trek by Everest Buddha Treks Pvt. Ltd. provides you the best service you can get from any others and make your holiday more meaningful and leaves you unforgettable memory.
Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, 1320 m, Transfer to hotel. We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guide will take you to explore around the nearest villages or hike up to Syangboche Everest View hotel for couple of hours to resist your body with high elevation). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning dependent on the day’s trek.
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.
Today, our trek follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama – Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.
Today, our trail goes back to the tree line area and re-steps to Pangboche. The famous Tengboche monastery has still much to see and make sense to halt a night which breaks and relief to EBC sore legs. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, Pheasants etc.
After breakfast, our trail drops down to Dudh Kosi river to Phunki Tenga and rise up to Kyanjuma where we skipped EBC trail. About 3 more hrs considerably easy walking bring to Mountain Hub Namche Bazar and get yourself a break with drinks and some celebration to feel vacation. Overnight in Hotel.
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. A Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.
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