Upper Chiboo Approach Road,
Climb High Himalaya,
1st.Floor, Sagarmatha Bazaar,
Everest Base Camp Trek, a close encounter with the world’s highest mountains
110Km long Everest Base Camp Trek is not only the most popular Trek but a journey to the foot of the highest mountains in the world and to Trek to the Everest Base Camp is in the bucket list of many trekkers from all walks of life. The biggest attraction of the Everest Base Camp Trek is that you are literally surrounded on all side by the tallest mountains in the world. On this Everest Base Camp Trail you will get to witness Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lobuche and a host other peaks and traverse through asia’s largest glacier, Khumbu Glacier.
Trekking among the tallest mountains in the world and standing at the foot of the highest mountain in the world at Everest Base Camp, gives you a sense of legacy of having trekked on the same path that the great mountaineers have walked before you. And then, just above Thukla on the Everest Base Camp Trail you will see the memorials of mountaineers who lost their lives trying to conquer these mountains. Surrounded by some of the highest mountains on earth you will bask in this incredible mountain scenery before trekking back to little visited Phortse village to end the trek in Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
How long does it take to do the Everest Base Camp Trek ?
In order to save time and energy trekkers usually fly into Lukla from Kathmandu and start the fourteen days everest base camp trek from Lukla. In a period of 14Days one can Trek from Lukla(2840m) to Kalapathar the highest point on the Trek at 5550m to Everest Base Camp at 5364m & return back to Kathmandu.
What to look out for on this trail
While in Namche Bazaar the sherpa capital of the Khumbu Region, visit the twin Sherpa Villages of Khundae & Khumjung before proceeding on to Tengboche. On a rest day at Dingboche trek to Chukung Ri or Island Peak Base Camp for incredible views of the Everest Range. From Gorakshep take a day-hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp(5,364m/17,598ft) and climb Kala Patthar for panaromic view of Mt.Everest & other Peaks. While on the way to the Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep there is point on the trail where you get a wide angle view of the Everest Base Camp perched at the edge of the Khumbu Icefall. The sight of Nuptse, western shoulder of Everest with the expedition tents pitched at the edge of the Khumbu Glacier will fill you up with amazement and gives you a sense of where you are.
How Difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek and is it Dangerous ?
Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as Moderate to difficult trekking from Lukla(2,805m/9,202ft) to Everest Base Camp(5364m/17,593ft) with optional day hikes to Kalapathar(5550m/18,208ft). Few factors that contribute to the difficulty of the trek are the distance covered in a day, duration of the trek, time spent on high altitude and the terrain. But if you prepare well for this trek and also have a day or two of rest day, than there is no danger. Hydrating yourself well also prevents from AMS. Accommodations are provided in comfortable lodges run by the Sherpa families. Participants carry their back pack only and walk at their own pace.
When is the best time to Trek to Everest Base Camp ?
The best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is from March to May and from September to November. Though trekking can also be done in December.
Climate : Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be (general) very cold and in winter even below the freezing point. Monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July, August) and sometimes even in spring and autumn.
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m). Trek to Phakding(2625m/8Km-3Hrs). Lodge.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m/12Km-5Hrs). Lodge.
Day 03: Rest and acclimatization day with optional hikes to Khunde Khumjung. Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery(3860m/12Km-6Hrs). Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche(4410m/11Km-6Hrs). Lodge.
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. Optional hike to Chukung(4730m/8Km-5Hrs).
Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche(4910m/9Km-5Hrs).Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep. Continue Trek up the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp(5364m/15 kms). Return to Gorakshep for overnight(5140m)Total 8-9 hours.
Day 09: Morning climb to Kala Pathar(5550m) for panoramic views of Mt.Everest & Khumbu Glacier(6kms/4hours return). Afternoon return trek to Pheriche(4240m/10kms-5hours). Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Phortse Village(3680m/10Km/5Hrs). Lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Namche(3440m/14Km-6Hrs).
Day 12: Trek to Monjo (2835m/8Km/3Hrs). Lodge
Day 13: Trek to Lukla(2800m/16Km/6Hrs). Lodge.
Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. End of Trek.
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Note: The above itinerary is a sample intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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Our trek price includes basic rooms in local trekkers lodges which have simple 2 bedded rooms with common toilets / showers. In some places like Lukla, Namche Bazaar and Kumjung some newly upgraded lodges have rooms with attached toilets-showers but this will cost extra (about US$ 20-30 per room per night). Some lodges now offer even better rooms but can cost even more.
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