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Overview

It is possible to view Everest from the comfort of an plane on a mountain flight, it is even possible to see it as a speck far off in the distance from the Kathmandu Valley Rim on a clear day, but for many getting up close and personal to this monster of a mountain is the only way to truly experience the highest mountain in the world.

The trek up to base camp not only has some great views along the way, it also provides a great opportunity to experience Sherpa culture at close hand. This hardy race shaped both by the weather and the environment travelled south from Tibet to Nepal around six hundred years ago and they are the main ethnic group in the region. Add in those fantastic mountain views, it is no wonder that a journey to E.B.C. is considered to be one of the best treks available in Nepal. The trek from Lukla follows an up and down route that takes the trekker through some fascinating settlements and ancient monasteries on route. It is well worth the effort to reach E.B.C., people are rewarded by some amazing close up views of some of the highest mountains on earth.

A. Itinerary in Detail (14 Days)

Day 01, Oct 18: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival and pick up form airport /transfer hotel / Introduction with guides etc /briefing about the trip / overnight hotel

Day 02, Oct 19: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding; 3-4 hour trek (Trekking times only; stops not included)
An early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) /  final preparations / trekking starts / Lukla /Chaurikharka village / descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) / trail follows the bank of the Dudhksi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) / overnight Phakding

Day 03, Oct 20: Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour trekking
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River / long suspension bridge / along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge / trail climbs further from here to Namche Bazaar. overnight at Namche bazaar

Day 04, Oct 21: Namche Bazaar: Rest day
Rest day taken for the acclimatization / day hike to Thame / or visit Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar / overnight Namche bazaar

Day 05, Oct 22: Namche Bazaar- Tyangboche: 6-7 hour trekking
Start /climbing to Shyangboche airstrip / Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel,a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel /great mountain views. trail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi 3250m /  steep ascent to the famous Tengboche Gompa / stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. overnight at Tyangboche.

Day 06, Oct 23: Tengboche-Dingboche: 5-6 hour
Slight descent early today /lush forest / gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Continue ascending in the afternoon / alpine meadows and yak herds /  eventually reaching Dingboche. overnight at Dingboche.

Day 07, Oct 24: Dingboche-Lobuche: 5-6 hour
Today is a climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) / stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440m / trail goes up to Khumbu Glacier for an hour then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lobuche (4,930m/12,894ft) / By this stage effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights. overnight at Lobuche

Day 08, Oct 25: Lubuche-Gorakh Shep: 2-4 hour
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep /  takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; small peak / best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam / without climbing / overnight Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).

Day 09, Oct 26: Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Lubuche: 6-7 hour
Today finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest/ Continue trek / return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft)overnight at Lobuche

Day 10, Oct 27: Lubuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hour
Retrace halfway back / lunch at Pheriche / trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) /  bank of Imja Khola. overnight at Pangboche

Day 11, Oct 28: Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour Retrace / same way back /  stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing / overnight at Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).

Day 12, Oct 29: Namche Bazaar- Lukla: 5-6 hour
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 13, Oct 30: Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning flight to Kathmandu / received from domestic airport / transfer to your hotel / rest of day leisure/ or sightseeing Kathmandu

Day 14, Oct 31Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

 

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  •   Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  •   All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  •   Airport transfers for internal flights
  •   Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  •   Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure
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