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Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, 14-day Itinerary from Kathmandu

Join one of Everest Base Camp Trek's experienced local guides on one of the most spectacular trekking experiences on the Planet, in the stunning Himalayas.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration-
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Trek through the stunning Himalayas Range

  • Experience the incredible Everest Base Camp at 5,380m

  • Discover the culture of the many wonderful Nepalese villages along the trek

Description

Join one of Everest Base Camp Trek’s experienced local guides on one of the most spectacular trekking experiences on the Planet, in the stunning Himalayas.

On this 15 days trek you will explore the rugged terrain of Sagarmatha national park (1,148 square KMs) and discover Mount Everest (8,848 m) numerous peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes, waterfalls, river streams and diverse species of flora and fauna. This is a challenging Tea House trek where you will stay in numerous villages at world’s highest altitude and accumulate an elevation gain of 5545 m once in Kala Patthar. On this Everest base camp trek you will get to see 4 of the 6 highest mountains in the world: Mount Everest, Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,470 m) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m).

We will start the Everest base camp trek after taking a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip (2860 m). From Lukla you will descend to Dudh Koshi river and follow it up stream through the Sherpa villages of Phakding. From Thulo Gumela you will enter the boundaries of Sagarmatha national park, whise great biodiversity will make this trek the journey of a lifetime.

You will trek up through the sub tropical forest of Sagarmatha and get to Namche Bazar, a Sherpa village that has been the gateway to Mount Everest ever since Sir Edumund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa marked the trail to summit Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. From the Namche Bazar you will continue trekking through the villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheriche,  Lobuche and get to the Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village you will reach on this trek. From Gorakshep you will take two hikes, one to the Everest Base Camp (5380 m) and another to the Kalapatthar.

You will get to the Everest base camp on the 8th day of the trek. After then, you will trek back along the same trail through the Khumbu valley, Namche Bazar all the way to Lukla and get a flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will be invited to a farewell dinner from the team of Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expeditions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to trek one of the most stunning trails in the World! Request to book now and we guarantee every detail is taken care of to ensure a truly epic Everest Base Camp trek in the mighty Himalayas.

Accommodation

Thamel Park Hotel or equal level hotel in Kathmandu Tea House lodging along the trek

More info

The price does not include: Personal expenses Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in kathmandu Single suplimenty (perperson for accommodation USD 80) Per night During the trekking single suplimentary is USD 250 Travel insurance Tips for guide and porter Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary )

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Elevation: 1345m/4412ft.Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.
Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.
Accomodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2: City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.
Accomodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla flight (2,652m) 45 min

Hours of walking: 3.5.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding.
Terrain: Flat and downhill, well developed paths, stone steps.
Views on offer: Amazing Himalayan views on approach to Lukla.
Highlights: The breathtaking flight between the mountains, first day of your Everest Base Camp Trek.
What’s to see: The traditional Sherpa people and Buddhist shrines
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Hours of walking: 6 Approximately.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.
Terrain: Rocky and dirt tracks, stone steps, mostly uphill, gradual with some steep inclines.
Views on offer: Spectacular approaching views of Namche Bazaar, snow capped peaks and the river valley.
Highlights: The colourful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar – the gateway to the high Himalaya and crossing some impressive suspension bridges over the river valley.
What’s to see : The milky waters of the Dudh Kosi River, thick rhododendron, magnolia and fir tree forests, herds of yaks carrying supplies.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest day

Hours walking: 4.
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3962m/12998ft at Mountain View Hotel, 3790m/12434ft at Khumkung.
Terrain: Hilly, grassy trails, some steep inclines and flat tracks.
Views on offer: Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam.
Highlights: Your first sight of Everest!
What’s to see: Khumjung Edmund Hillary School, Sherpa museum, shops and markets around Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 6: Namche to Tengboche (3,870m):

Hours of walking: 5
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3860m/12664ft.
Terrain: River bank path, some steep inclines, some flat and some short descents.
Views on offer: Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.
Highlights: Tyangboche monastery, magnificent panoramic views from Tyangboche.
What’s to see: The Lamas and Monks in the stunning Tyangboche Monastery, ornate wall hangings and a 20 foot statue of Lord Buddha.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4360m/14304ft.
Terrain: Rocky uphill tracks, stone steps, a gentle riverbank trail.
Views on offer: Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam.
Highlights: The beautiful location of Dingboche under Ama Dablam, the mountain views from your teahouse.
What’s to see: A Yeti scalp in the Pangboche Gompa, the fast flowing waters of the Imja Khola, sacred mani stone walls.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8: Hike to Nagartsang and back to Dingboche (Acclimatization day)

Hours of Walking: 4.
Difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 5080m/16667ft.
Terrain: Rocky and steep inclines.
Views on offer: Remarkable view of Makalu and Lhotse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 9: Dingboche - Lobuche (4,910)

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficluty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 4940m/16207ft.
Terrain: Some steep inclines and rocky tracks where you will need to scramble for a short time.
Views on offer: The Khumbu Icefall and Pumori amongst other beautiful Himalayan mountains.
Highlights: Reaching the top of a steep incline for breathtaking panoramic views amongst Buddhist chortens.
What’s to see: Memorial sight for people who sadly lost their lives attempting to summit Everest, traditional Sherpa houses.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep via EBC (5,170m)

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Difficult/strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5300m/17388ft at Base Camp and 5170m/16962ft at Gorak Shep.
Terrain: Uneven, ridge tracks, rocky, uphill and flat trails.
Views on offer: Too many to mention! You will be surrounded by an icy wonderland, get your cameras at the ready!
Highlights: Congratulations, you made it! You reached the base camp to the highest mountain in the world.
What’s to see: You may see a group of mountaineers preparing to attempt an Everest summit. Sunset views from your Gorak Shep teahouse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 11: Gorekshep to Pheriche Via Kalapatthar (4280 m)

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 5545m/18192ft at Kala Patthar, 4270m/14009ft at Pheriche.
Terrain: Steep, rocky climb to Kala Patthar and a gentle descent over rocky and some well defined paths to Pheriche.
Views on offer: Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.
Highlights: The most spectacular, panoramic views from the top of Kala Patthar.
What’s to see: Sunrise from 5545m amidst a mountain wonderland, simply amazing.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3,570m)

Hours of Walking: 7.
Difficulty: Easy to difficult.
Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.
Terrain: Steep descents, stone steps, rocky trails and grassland
Views on offer: The River Valley and snow-capped peaks in the distance.
Highlights: Returning to this vibrant Sherpa town.
What’s to see: Check out the local markets, bars and restaurants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 13: Namche to Lukla

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: moderate.
Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft.
Terrain: By the banks of the river, stone steps and some descents and last ascents up to Lukla.
Views on offer: The glistening river amidst a mountain backdrop.
Highlights: Last day of walking in the Khumbu region. Well done, you completed your trip!
What’s to see: Thick forests, an array of birds and some final views of the mountains.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights: Another breathtaking airplane ride on a twin-engine otter amidst the mighty Himalayas.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Farewell Travel Guest
Time to go home and tell your friends and family of the fun and adventure had on your trek in Nepal. Or, you could extend your trip. We can arrange many other tours and trips for you, such as: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek in a different region. Nepal Trekking Routes would be both pleased and honored to be at your service.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Trekking clothes and boots


About the guide

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Nepal Trekking Routes is a local company welcoming visitors from all over the world to our beautiful Himalayan Nation. Our goal is to offer our gests the best trekking experience in Nepal, with the support of an experienced and friendly crew and guides. We provide high-quality service and outstantding hospitality while showing you the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.

We take our clients along magnificent trekking trails, adventure tours and unique destinations within the country. Our experienced team members and highly qualified travel planners make sure our gests enjoy unforgettable customized travel itineraries. Feel the adventure and live the authentic local way while travelling in Nepal. Come discover an amazing nation, with a unique rich culture and blessed by Mother Nature.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the natural and cultural treasures of our beautiful country with you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1397 each

Group of 2

USD 1397 each

Group of 3

USD 1397 each

Group of 4

USD 1397 each

Group of 5

USD 1397 each

Group of 6

USD 1397 each

Group of 7

USD 1397 each

Group of 8

USD 1397 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Local flights during the trips

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal porters

• Clean, drinkable water during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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