| 15 Days
Everest base camp trek, join the most popular and adventurous trekking adventure on the planet with Euro-Asia. Everest base camp trek offers a golden opportunity to witness majestic panoramic views of world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse along other equally mesmerizing peaks. On our adventure journey towards Everest base camp, we will pass through beautiful forests, Sherpa villages along the visit to Buddhist monasteries and cross through the Khumbu glacier and icefall. Everest base camp trek is a lifetime of experience where you will get the chance to follow trekking trails that were discovered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa during the first ever successful scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953 AD.
We embark for our Everest Base camp trek after your arrival at Kathmandu and completion of necessary trek preparation. Next day in the early morning we board a short scenic mountain flight towards Lukla followed by trekking towards Phakding. Passing through suspension bridge, beautiful rhododendron forests and small settlements we will encounter the nature at its best at Everest National Park. By the end of the day we will be arriving at Namche. Namche bazaar is the Sherpa inhabited village where we will meet the trekkers and other likeminded people which is also known as the hotspot for tourists in Everest region. In our 15 days of Everest adventure we ensure that you will be 100% safe and enjoy the trip to the fullest. Our itinerary is professionally designed to get rid of high altitude sickness (AMS). Therefore, we take a rest for a day at Namche to explore the Sherpa culture and tradition which is generally influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. Further trekking towards Tengboche, Pheriche and Lobuche, we will get a chance to spot local faunas like Himalayan thar, deer and pheasants. Visit to famous monasteries and chortens reflects the culture and lifestyles of local inhabitants. On our 8th day of trekking we will go for a short excursion towards Kalapatthar from Gorakshep to view the best panoramic views of Mt. Everest along other glorious Himalayas. Next day has something huge instore for us. Passing through the scenic yak meadows we will cross the Khumbu glacier which brings the sense of accomplishment as we step at the foot of world’s highest mountain. With abundance of Himalayan memories we descend towards Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche, Phakding and Lukla to catch a flight back towards Kathmandu.
Everest base camp trek requires good level of physical fitness and endurance along the positive attitude towards trekking and walking. In addition to Everest Base Camp Trek, we offer the Glimpse of Everest trek and Kalapathhar trek which certainly fulfills your desire of experiencing ultimate adventure at Everest region.
A short 35 minutes of flight to the air-strip at Lukla actually opens all doors to possibilities and prospects of Himalayan exploration and adventure. The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla was coined collectively after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first human step to successfully scale Mount Everest, in 1953. Attracting many well-experienced to novice mountaineers from all around the world and willing to pay substantial sums for a successful expedition, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is the gateway to the Khumbu region, and ultimately to Mount Everest. Due to the unpredictable weather in the Khumbu region, almost all flights are concentrated in early mornings.
After catching up with the trek crew in the airport and getting updates on various details, the journey continues towards the highest peak of the world. After an hour of walk on a straight trail, a small village of Chaplung is encountered. This is where the main trail from the west meets the trail from Lukla on approach to Mount Everest. The walk continues for another two hours to reach Ghat, and it finally ends at Phakding after an hour more. The day comes to a halt after reaching Phakding and an overnight stay in a local lodge accompanied by great local cuisine, imported and local spirits and hospitality on offer makes you forget the tiredness of the trip for the rest of the day.
Day two of the trip begins shortly after breakfast, with some catching up with the trekking crew. Trailing down towards the Bhotekoshi River and crossing a long suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River, Jorsele is the next destination after crossing the bridge and a walk of about two hours along the straight trail, passing a forest and few villages. Everest National Park check post, located at Jorsele welcomes you to the Khumbu Region and the national park permits are checked. Beyond this point, no firewood is allowed. Following the trail, the path drops steeply, and reaches a long suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi River. Continuing on the straight trail for an hour more, the terrain becomes a bit steep. Going through various difficult terrains, a forest and several other Sherpa villages for almost two hours, the team reaches Namche Bazaar. Namche is a great spot for the first close glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of Mount Everest.
The day comes to an end with a warm and hospitable welcome to a guest house by the local Sherpas, and the aroma of local cuisine, imported and local spirits.
Looking at the effort put in by all in the team, this day marks the day of rest, the acclimatization day. Due to change in weather, altitude and the rigorous exercise of walking terrains, a day is taken off the schedule for the guests to rest and enjoy, or then to have a picturesque excursion to Khumjung village. The major aim of this day is to prevent any possible AMS signs, which may hamper the rest of the trip.
The day ends in a local guest house with hospitable welcome, good food, great spirits and plenty of rest.
Day four begins with new enthusiasm because of all the rest achieved off the previous day. You would leave for Tengboche, following the trail that traverses from Choi Gang to Kyanjuma Foundation, where the descent to the suspension bridge across Dudh Koshi River begins. After crossing the bridge and passing a few tea houses, the trail reaches Phungi Tenga. A pleasant walk uphill begins, pointing towards the next destination. Passing through a blend of forest and shrubs on a wide trail, you will get a great chance to spot Pheasants, Tahr and Deer. At the end of the climb, you would reach a Kani, an arched entrance with ceiling paintings of deities and forms of Lord Buddha, which is believed to cleanse people of the many feared spirits before entering the sacred region in the Himalayas. Three hours of the pleasant trail and the catch is the best glimpse of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kangi Tenga, an opportunity to spot local animals of the region and to visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
The day ends in a local guest house, with taste-bud-tingling food, superb spirits in the cold weather and the warm hospitality of the locals.
Day five begins with a trek in the trail on a gently sloping track, which then climbs up becoming steep. Following the trail and passing a few small dwellings and a forest, you reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a small Sherpa village, and is renowned for its monasteries. It is also proclaimed that the scalp and the digits of the hands of the mystical creature Yeti, is kept safe in this Monastery. Passing the beautiful meadow fields and several tea houses, you finally reach Pheriche, after 3 hours of trek from Pangboche.
The day ends here and the team camps for the night in the laps of the Himalayas.
After walking for two days after you left Namche, it’s time when the body deserves some rest. The sixth day is a free day, when you can rest or then roam around in the whereabouts of Pheriche, and enjoy the natural surroundings taking memorable photographs.
Day seven begins with a trek through the meandering trail through a beautiful valley on a fair day, towards Lobuche. The branching of a trail track on the left of the main trail sets off directly towards the bridge to Tukla over a few slippery boulders, while the main trail converges with the trail from Dingboche, minutes before the bridge to Tukla. The journey then continues with the climb of the ridge behind Dingboche following one of the many trails to the elevated plain, which leads to the bridge across Tukla. The trek gets tough on the immediate hill, and followed by a gentle climb for two more hours, you finally reach Lobuche.
Day eight marks the longest of all trips and takes about 8 hours to climb up to Kalapatthar and back. The trek towards Gorakshep is a gentle climb which takes about four hours. Beyond Gorakshep, the demanding climb on the steep terrain towards Kalapatthar begins, which may take up to three hours. Some of the guests may have slight difficulty in breathing due to thin air at the altitude of above 5000 meters.
Kalapatthar is situated as a brown bulge at the bottom of Mt. Pumori, and provides exotic view of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and its surrounding area. After a while, we descend towards Gorakshep for about an hour, towards our destination for night-lodge, bringing this big day to an end.
Day nine is a remarkable experience in the whole trip when you would actually reach the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5400 meters. The Yak trail passing through the beautiful yak meadows leads you towards the foot of Mount Everest, also passing the Khumbu Glacier on the way. You can have complete rest at the Base camp or then roam safely around, taking photographs and be mesmerized by the untouched and untamed beauty of the Himalayas.
The day ends with the return trek to Lobuche, where you would stay the night.
Day ten marks the beginning of the descent and the return trek takes a total of about four hours to reach Dingboche, crossing the bridge from Tukla, along the path previously followed for ascent.
The return trek from Dingboche to Tengboche requires about five hours of descent.
This trip would require about four to five hours of descent, and would take you to Namche Bazaar, with access to a multitude of guest houses and lodges, telecommunications, internet and various leisure and traditional Tibetan and modern western medical facilities.
This trip is an effort towards reaching the airport in Lukla, for a return flight to Kathmandu. The journey takes a trek of about five hours and you can finally enjoy the rest of the day with the local cuisine, spirits and hospitality.
Day fourteen marks the final day of your trek. After beginning the return trip from Phakding, a journey of about four hours in the wilderness takes you to Lukla. You take the rest of the day for yourself and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the area and treat yourself with local cuisine, spirits and experience the hospitality yet again.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.