Everest Base Camp trekking offers breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848m/29, 029ft).
Bear witness to the incredible peaks of; Lhotse (8,516m/27, ), Nuptse (7,855m/25,771ft), Lho-La or Khumbutse (6,036m/19,803ft), Lingtren (6,749m/22,142ft), Chnagtse (7,583m/24,879ft), Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft), Kangtenga (6,782m/22,250ft), Tharmarserku (6,623m/21,729ft), Kwangde (6,011m/19,721ft), Kusum Khanguru (6,373m/20,909ft), the holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761m/18,900ft). You will also be able to see as far as the world’s fifth highest peak, Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft) and trekking Island Peak - Imjatse (6,160m/20,210ft), Lobuje Peak (6,119m/20,075ft), Pokhalde (5,806m/19,049ft) and many other surrounding unnamed peaks. The trek to Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar with Trexmount Ventures starts with a short but incredibly scenic flight to Lukla,the gateway to the Upper Khumbu and Everest area at an altitude of 2,820 meters.
From Lukla, trek to the source of the Dudh Kosi River, passing through the local villages of Choplung, Ghat and Phakding, all the while climbing higher through the cool shade of the forest of rhododendron, pines, firs and oak trees and contrasted by the stunning backdrop of mighty snow-capped mountains. We hike on to Monjo at the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, where all TIMS and park permits are checked and recorded. We continue hiking along the river bed towards a steep climb to the famous Namche Bazaar which is an popular place for all, Namche Bazaar is home to busy Saturday markets and is the last place offering ATMs, banks, a post office, and Internet cafes. You will also find shops and a delightful array of restaurants and bakeries.
After two nights in Namche to acclimatize to the altitude, we continue heading higher to Tengboche Monastery amid the forest with awesome views of Mount Everest and the majestic Ama Dablam. We will explore the monastery before leaving the lush vegetation for the barren terrain heading towards Dingboche and the beautiful Imjatse Valley.
We will have two nights in Dingboche to acclimatize with altitude and heading to Gorakshep via Lobuche. Gorakshep (5,180m/16,995ft), located beneath the towering Pumori and Kalapathar (an early Everest base camp until the 1970s) is where the actual route to Everest Base Camp both starts and ends. Stopping here for a rest, continue to our main destination, Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft). Trekking along rocky ridges and glacial ice, we reach base camp that lies beneath the mighty Mount Everest.
We return to Gorakshep to make the climb up Kalapathar early the next morning for another fabulous vantage point of Everest and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Once we’ve completed the trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, we begin our return journey via the same route all the way to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu and the hustle bustle of city life.
Tour availability :
Available on any dates
Itinerary Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel. The meeting will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).
Itinerary Day 2:
Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast
Itinerary Day 3:
Fly to Lukla (2,886m-9,468 ft) & trek to Phakding (2,640m-8,661 ft) – 04 hrs Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport board in a small plane Dornier or Twin Otter, flight offers great views array of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest as the plane touches down after 30 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla, a unique airstrip with a runway with uphill slope, Lukla airport at present named after legendry climber Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After spending some time here with meeting porter, We start the hiking to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 4:
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06 hrs. We follow the valley in the beginning and heads uphill at above 3,440 meters high at Namche Bazaar, starting the morning with crossing few suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river, and then reaching at an entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 5:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. An ideal and perfect place for rest day for acclimatization, We start after the breakfast to visit park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic spot offers a grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. We do hike further to syangboche and Everest View Hotel for another beautiful view spot of the surrounding mountains above old Syangboche air strip. For energetic people can take a walk of few more hours visiting the sleepy Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic holy peak of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu, and return back to Namche in the afternoon. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 6:
Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05hrs. After a good rest and acclimatization in namche, We start hiking along a gradual winding wider nice path, maintained by old Sherpa man since last 2 decades doing it voluntarily for goodwill to mankind with small funds and donation from the trekkers passing on this route. We will be walking through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Ama Dablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, After a short rest here, we start ascending through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery which has a well renown Buddhist Monastery and biggest in the region. This is a scenic spot with awesome views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde, Mt. Everest and many more. You can visit inside the monastery premises while the monks are praying and see the function every day. The head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here and many believers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe Journey. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 7:
Trek to Dingboche (4,260 m-13,976 ft) – 05 hrs. We start after the breakfast and descend to Imjatse river passing a small place of Debuche, walking into beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, on reaching the strong steel bridge where the tree lines vanish for smaller juniper and rhododendron bushes, after the bridge a gentle climb to reach at Pangboche which is a great permanent village, beyond are settlement with lodges to serve the trekkers. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with excellent view of Ama Dablam at close distance, and then stopping for lunch break at Shomare popular spot for lunch and short break, after lunch on the gentle uphill to reach at Dingboche located in the wonderful Imjatse valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 8:
Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization with short hike. A pleasant and scenic place for another acclimatize day at Dingboche, which is very important before heading higher. Today, once again we start after the breakfast and hike to Nagarjun hills (4820m) above Dingboche offers great views of surrounding snow capped peaks with North Face of Ama Dablam soars high above Imjatse valley, views of Island / Imjatse peak and as far to world 5th highest Mt. Makalu towards further east behind Peak 29. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing or take a walk around the village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 9:
Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m-16,175 ft) – 05 hrs. Upon leaving Dingboche, taking a gentle uphill path to reach at a ridge festooned with prayer flags and stupas, with excellent views of the valley and snow capped peaks, all the way to Thugala. This is a small place with few tea houses where the Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river. We have a climb from here to reach lobuche with passing through a ridge with many memorials of the late climbers, who lost their life while climbing into the mountains. From here a pleasant walk but catching slight of altitude as it leads to Lobuche for overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 10:
Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m-16,962 ft), Everest Base Camp (5, 364 m-17,598 ft) – 07 hrs. This is going to be Highlighted day as we will be heading into most waited Everest Base Camp. We again start with gentle climb to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists, from this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, we hike further through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest and get ready for next venture to reach Everest Base Camp which will make dreams comes true of this adventure. We hike continue toward Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp, around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After a great moment feeling high return journey back to Gorakshep. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 11:
Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m-18,192 ft) trek to Pheriche (4, 240 m-13,910 ft) – 07 hrs. Getting up early in the morning, and hike to a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panorama view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks, this will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5,545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue the return journey all the way to Thugla through Lobuche and finally reach at Pheriche valley for overnight stop. Pheriche a nice settlement just near to Dingboche over the hill towards east, this place with many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post with superb views of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 12:
Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05 hrs. After Pheriche a pleasant walk with downhill most of the way through Pangboche village. And a short climb to Tengboche for overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 13:
Trek to Monjo (2,880 m-9,448 ft) through Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06hrs. Our Morning walk begins with a descent to Imjatse River at Phungetenga, after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then on the gentle winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, after a nice refreshing break at Namche journey continues following downhill path all the way to Dudh Kosi River valley, from here with short ups and downs reaching at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then to Monjo village for overnight stop in this lovely small village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 14:
Trek to Lukla (2,860 m-9,383 ft) – 05 hrs. Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla from where you have begun hiking. The overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains before heading back to Kathmandu. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Itinerary Day 15:
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. The flights at Lukla operate from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight times are delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfers you back to respective hotels. Meals included: Breakfast
Itinerary Day 16:
Free day In Kathmandu . This day is reserved in case of a flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Farewell Dinner in the Evening. Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Itinerary Day 17:
Departure from Nepal. Breakfast, We will transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal. Meals included: Breakfast
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip (less 10% fee)
Transport: – Airport Pick up and drop transfers. – Private Ground transportation as per itinerary – Return Flight Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu Accommodations: – 3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast. – Private Twin sharing room during the trekking. Food: – 16 Breakfast, 13 Lunch, 14 Dinner – Seasonal fresh fruits during the trekking. Permit: – Sagarmatha national park entry permits. – TIMS Permit. Staffs: – An experience Trained guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments. Equipments: – Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary. – Trek bag Taxes: All Taxes are included
– Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. – Tips to staff or any donations. – Nepal Visa – International Flight – Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation. – All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek. – All personal expenses which are not mention into the price inclusion.
Gears and Equipment:
EQUIMPENTS: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes. FOOT WEAR: Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair). CLOTHING: Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1). OTHER EQUIPMENT: Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.
Pick Up / Meeting Location:
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu