EVEREST BASE CAMP

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Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route
dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests,
Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support
staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.

Region NEPAL
Category ADVENTURE / TREK & HIKE
Activities HIKING, CLIMBING
Comfort MODERATE
Activity Level 4/5-5/5
Best Time YEAR ROUND
Duration 14 NIGHTS
Type GROUP
Visa NOT REQUIRED FOR INDIANS
Travel Insurance REQUIRED
Health Certificate REQUIRED
Cost ON REQUEST

Arrive at any time.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your GUIDE and Group

Your opportunity to meet your GUIDE and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Accommodation - Hotel

Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Meet the Sherpas and begin the trek to Phakding.

The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other. The flight is on a small Dornier / Twin Otter flight and flight duration is generally around 25 – 30 minutes.

Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the DudhKosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!

Details of the trip are subject to change due to weather conditions or any other factors outside our control

Plane

Kathmandu – Lukla45m

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Lukla – Phakding3h-4h / 6-7km

In Lukla, meet up with the sherpaguides and porters before heading off on the trek towards Phakding. Follow the DudhKosi, the river that flows down from the Himalayas, crossing hanging bridges along the way. Pass camps and keep an eye out for the mani stones, boulders carved with Buddhist inscriptions. The hike is approximately 4 hours, descending gradually to ThadoKoshi for around 2 hours. Then begin the first ascent of the trek which is gradually uphill to Phakding which will take another 2 hours.

Elevation: 2652m

Accommodation – Guest House

Hike to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek.

An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.

Everest Base Camp Trek : Namche Bazaar6h / 9km

Spend a day in Namche Bazaar acclimatising to the altitude. There are also treks to the surrounding villages of Thame and Khumjung; these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. Keep your eyes open -- this is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Elevation: 3440m

Accommodation – Guest House

Everest Base Camp Trek

Day free for acclimatisation

Accommodation – Guest House

Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche.

Everest Base Camp Trek : Namche Bazaar – Thyāngboche6h-7h / 9km

The route from Namche to Tengboche route is unbelievably beautiful – the DudhKosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, AmaDablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, mani walls, chorten (stupas), and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk.

Elevation: 3810m

Accommodation - Lodge

Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize.

Everest Base Camp Trek : Thyāngboche – Dingboche6h / 8km

Stone steps lead down through rhododendrons, birches, and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line, the trail enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers. From Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding.

Elevation: 4410m

Accommodation – Hotel

Today is an acclimatization day. Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.

An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the ImjaKhola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, AmaDablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the AmphuLapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.

Acclimatization Day

Accommodation – HotelEnjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking.

Optional Activities - Chhukung Hike

Enjoy an optional trek to Chhukung and take in the wonderful scenery as you hike

Accommodation - Hotel

Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Dingboche – Lobuche5h / 7km

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of GorakShep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.

Elevation: 4900m

Accommodation – Lodge

Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Lobuche – GorakShep3h / 6km

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.

Elevation: 5184m

Everest Base Camp Trek

GorakShep – Mount Everest3h-4h

After lunch, trek to Everest Base Camp. The route follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15m (49ft)-high seraces of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers. Return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

Elevation: 5300m

Accommodation – Lodge

Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.

Everest Base Camp Trek

GorakShep – Kala Pattar3h

Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Kala Pattar – Pheriche8h / 15km

Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.

Elevation: 4270m

Accommodation – Hotel

Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Kyangjuma.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Pheriche – Kyangjuma5h-6h

Descend the ImjaKhola past Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in the region. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint, Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head, and a rock-like projection is said to be a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day.

Elevation: 3840m

Accommodation – Hotel

Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Kyangjuma – Monjo9h / 16-17km

Continue the downhill descent from Kyangjuma, heading for Monjo. Follow the ascents and descents on the path and enjoy the view.

Elevation: 2835m

Accommodation – Hotel

The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Monjo – Lukla7h / 16km

The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.

Elevation: 2860m

Accommodation – Lodge

Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.

Please note that departures for this trip between April and June 2019 will be subject to an itinerary change. During this time, the Kathmandu airport will be closed for maintenance and as a result, we will be flying to Ramechap and taking a private bus back to Kathmandu.

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Lukla – Kathmandu45m

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