17 days trek brings you to the Everest base Camp,Kalapattar Peak up the Dudh Kosi river from the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. It is less touristy area than the traditional route to Kala Pattar and EVerst Base Camp.
The day-hike to the Gokyo Ri-5483m on day 7th allows you to look down on the vast Ngozumpa Glacier and have the great views of four of the world's ten highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Our return route to Namche Bazaar will be via the Sherpa villages of Phortse and the great Tengboche Monastery.
A lodge-based trekking holiday and the full Everest experience, Trek to Everest Basecamp and Kala Patar, Includes a full day to explore Namche Bazaar
Enjoy some of the finest Himalaya mountain views, Variation return trek via Phortse and across the Himalaya...
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary. We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable. Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however things can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to make during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.While the trek is designed for teahouse arrangement, our professional mountain guide and porters handle everything. The meal will be provided in the available restaurant enroute and accommodations in the available lodges (with most of the days hot/cold shower) enroute.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour around the Kathmandu Valley to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and begin 14-day trek on Everest Base Camp Trekking Route.
Trekking Day 1 Lukla to Phakding at elevation 2600m (3 hrs).
The 35 min flight from Kathmandu brings you directly into the mountains. Easy trekking passes by a Gompa on the hill, under a cliff and alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
Day 4: Trekking Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar at 3430m (4-5 hrs).
After an hour of hiking to cross the Dhud Koshi River, one can see Mt. Thamserku (6608m). Along this trail are rhododendron forests, magnolias and giant firs. After reaching Monjo village at 2840m, the Sagarmatha National Park begins. The park was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979.
Day 5: Trekking Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
As you'll be proceeding to higher, acclimatization is very important. We will spend the day by taking a day hike to Thami or exploring Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trekking Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche at 3867m (4-5 hrs)
After a short walk, magnificent views of Sagarmatha (Everest), Ama Dablam (6865), Kwandge (6187m), Lotse (8501), Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantega and a wonderful panaroma of Himalayan giants. Tengboche is the largest and most famous monastery in the Solu Khumbu region with an impressive statue of Sakyamuni (Buddha).
Day 7: Trekking Day 5: Tengboche to Pheriche at 4240m (4-5 hrs)
The trail passes through forests of rhododendrons, birches, and conifers. The national bird of Nepal (Danfe) and other animals like mountain goats are often spotted. Himalayan views are frequently seen along the trail.
Day 8: Trekking Day 6: Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
You can spend the whole day relaxing or take a short hike to Nangkartsang Gompa, from where you'll have a chance to see a great view of Mt. Makalu-8475m.
Day 9: Trekking Day 7: Pheriche to Lobuche at 4930m (4-5 hrs)
The trail is mostly uphill for the first hour until reaching Dughla pass. The trail then becomes easier until it reaches Lobuche. On the way, views of Mt. Pumori, Lobuche Peak and Chola Peak can be seen.
Day 10: Trekking Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep at 5160m, including Everest Base Camp-EBC (6-7 hrs)
Trek for about 3 hours to Gorakshep and stop for lunch. After leaving baggage in Gorakshep, a round trip hike to EBC takes about 3-4 hours. Views of Kalapther, Khumbhu Glasier, EBC and many ice lakes.
Day 11: Trekking Day 9: Gorakshep to Lobuche via Kalapatthar (5-6 hrs)
Trek up to Kalapatthar-5519m in the morning and descend back to Lobuche.
Day 12: Trekking Day 10: Lobuche to Dingboche at 4410m (3-4 hrs)
Trek back via Dunghla.
Day 13: Trekking Day 11: Dinboche to Tyangboche (4-5 hrs)
Excellent mountain views.
Day 14: Trekking Day 12: Tyangboshe to Namche Bazaar (4-5 hrs)
Trekking through forests of rhododendrons, birches and conifers with views of the Himalayas.
Day 15: Trekking Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (3-4 hrs)
The easy, downhill trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River many times.
Day 16: Trekking Day 14: Phakding to Lukla (3-4 hrs)
Easy trek to Lukla and then relax for the remainder of the day.
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is free for personal activities.