Overview

One of the classic treks in Nepal, Everest base camp is most commonly visited as a two-week trek starting and finishing at Lukla. Moving on from Namche Bazaar the trail follows the valley of the Imja Khola with some spectacular views of the mountains including Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam and, dominating the skyline ahead, Everest and Lhotse. The most common night stop after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola, at Tengboche. This is the site of one of the most significant Buddhist monasteries in Solukhumbu and a visit is well recommended. Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trekking route climbs gradually through Pangboche and emerges above the tree line. Eventually, after a long day's trek, you reach the next night's stop at either Pheriche or Dingboche. The mountain panorama around Chhukung is nothing short of amazing with the massive south face of Lhotse rearing above it to the north and a ring of lesser peaks surrounding it.

From Dingboche or Pheriche, it takes another day's trekking to reach the cluster of tea-house at Lobuche sited on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Above Lobuche, it is another half day walk to the last settlement on the trail at Gorak Shep. Here a few basic tea-houses provide shelter for the night before undertaking the final leg of the trek up the glacier to Everest base camp. Above Gorak Shep rises the well-known landmark of Kala Pattar. A climb of two to three hours will reward the trekker with a marvelous vista. Barely eight kilometers to the east is the summit of Everest and just to the most beautiful mountains to be found anywhere. The trek along the glacier to base camp can take up to four hours depending on the trail conditions. Care should be taken while traveling here, as route finding can be a problem make sure that you have food and drinks for the return trip. The return trek to Lukla basically follows the upward route but rest days are obviously not necessary.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport.

You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 4 hours trek.

Transfer to Airport and fly to Lukla 2,800m by small twin otter 35 mins. Start trekking passing some of the beautiful Sherpa villages aside the Dudhkosi River until Phakding 2,652m is reached.

Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazaar 3440m. 5 hours trek.

The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River passing the villages and crossing few Hilary's Suspension Bridge then the trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Rest Day.

A day is spent here for hiking around to acclimatize. Namche Bazaar is the main center in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, a hotel with hot showers and electric power.

Day 05:  Namche Bazaar- Tengboche 3810m 6 hours trek.

A short climb to the top the village then walk through the forest of birch and junipers and beautiful views of Ama Dablam on the right. Descend to Phunki Tenga then Climb up gradually through a forest to the Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche - Dingboche 4240m 7hrs trek.

The trail descends to suspension bridge through a forest of birches, conifers, and rhododendrons. We then ascend through the forest, past magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. Then the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line before reaching Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche 4930m 6hrs trek.

The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments. We then cross the tree line and reach to Lobuche.

Day 08: Lubuche-Gorak Shep 5,160m 4 hours trek.

A gentle climb all the way and a short descent to the last village Gorak Shep with few tea-houses facilities. Climb to Kala Pattar 5,545m which offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam.

Day 09: Everest Base Camp excursion and trek back to Lubuche 7 hours trek.

Walk into the Everest Base Camp 5,357m through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest then trek back to Lobuje.

Day 10: Lobuche - Tengboche 3870m. 8 hours trek.

The trail gradually descends through scrub junipers, Mani stones, rhododendron forests and beautiful Sherpa villages to Pangboche then further down to the suspension bridge. From here it is a gentle climb uphill to Tengboche through rhododendron and alpine meadows.

Day 11:  Tengboche - Namche Bazaar 5 hours trek.

The trail descends to Phunki Tenga then Climb up gradually through a forest to Khumjung from where a long flat ridge comes to reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 12:  Namche Bazaar - Lukla 7 hours trek.

Trek back to Lukla along the same trail and celebrate the successful completion of the trek.

Day 13: Lukla- Kathmandu.

Early morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, souvenir shopping or explore any sights you want to see and evening enjoy Farwell dinner hosted by the company.

Day 14: Departure.

If you have time and are interested in other adventures like white water rating, wildlife safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to the airport and fly back to sweet home.

Cost Details

  • Arrival/departure transfers.
  • 3 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program, airport transfer.
  • Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, Down jacket, sleeping bag.
  • Cost for a First Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter.
  • Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.
  • All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits.
  • All government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with the domestic flight.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.

Map

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.

Trip Review


Lyudmila & Alexander Savin

19-04-2019
That was our third trip to Nepal organized by Holiday Mountain. We really enjoyed again a very friendly atmosphere and attitude. We much appreciated care demonstrated by our guide Robin, he always tried to do some extra service for us, which was especially pleasant in some time tough conditions. The trek was great with superb mountain views and impressive landscape all the way we trek. We wish Holiday Mountain success in their business and look forward to work with you again soon.

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Starting from$1,350

  • Trip Level
    Moderate
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    5545m
  • Duration
    14 Days

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