Everest Base Camp Trek is truly the most popular of all the treks in the world. It takes you to the base camp which is located just below the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. It is a dream for both young and adventurous to set foot on Everest Base Camp at least once in their lifetime. While trekking, you enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery, explore the unique landscape with varying altitudes, and vegetation. You also get to witness and experience the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local mountain people. We walk through rhododendron, magnolia and giant forests; visit Buddhist monasteries along the way.
While trekking, you might also see diverse fauna around Sagarmatha National Park. Birds like Danfe Pheasant, Himalayan Monal and Himalayan snowcock are in abundance. Wild animals such as Himalayan Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Goral, Bharal, Himalayan Blue sheep or Naur dot the landscapes if we are lucky enough.
Everest Base Camp Trek: The Long-awaited Trek
The trail meanders through rhododendron forests, fields of barley and apple orchards following up the Dudh Koshi River. We head towards Namche Bazaar where you will stay one extra day for acclimatization. This is a chance to explore a colourful local market and villages.
We then, head for the high point of the trek-Kalapathar to have a closer view of surrounding peaks like Everest(8848m), Mt Lhotse(8516m), Mt Nuptse(7861m), Mt Amadablam(6812m) and Mt Pumori(7161m). We also get a chance to see Mt Cho Oyu(8188m) and Mt. Makalu(8485m) as a bonus. We also pass through Sagarmatha National Park (the natural heritage of the world).
The entire Everest region is highly influenced by Sherpa culture, tradition and Tibetan Buddhism. In the region, we see lots of ancient monasteries.
Everest Base Camp trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then hike to base camp from there. The best time for Everest Base Camp trek is Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to December).
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) & trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3hrs
Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 7 hours
Day 04 Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 06 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 07 Rest and acclimatization in Dingboche, Side excursion to Chhukung
Day 08 Trek from Dinboche to Lobuche (4,900m) 5 hrs
Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) – Gorakshep
Day 10 Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545m) & Pheriche (4,270 m)
Day 11 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6- 7 hours walk
Day 12 Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 13 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel; Farewell Dinner
Day 14 Transfer to the Airport for Final Departure