Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.On many people’s bucket lists, this trek takes you to the heart of Sherpa culture and the base of the world’s tallest mountain.
The Basecamp trail, is a well trodden route through the mountains, passed glaciers and rivers and to the launching spot of Everest Summit expeditions.
Himalayan Single Track also offers amazing mountain biking experiences in the Everest region.
On many people’s bucket lists, this trek takes you to the heart of Sherpa culture and the base of the world’s tallest mountain.
Everest is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The Basecamp trail, is a well trodden route through the mountains, passed glaciers and rivers and to the launching spot of Everest Summit expeditions. The trails begins in the thick forests and soon reaches up to yak pastures and glacial valleys. At every turn you are greeted with epic view of the Himalayas. Enjoy the welcoming hospitality and culture of the Sherpa people along the way.
- – Discover the intriguing culture of the Sherpa’s
- – Stand at the foot of Mount Everest
- – Summit Kala Pattar for breathtaking views of the world’s tallest mountains
Upon your arrival in Nepal, a member of our team will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to the Hotel. We have a meet and greet with the Guide/Trekking team for a trip briefing and gear check. We also treat you to a welcome dinner of Nepal’s Traditional dish Dal Bhart (Rice, Lentil Soup and lots of Yummy side dishes).
Today we do some last minute shopping and prepare for the trek. You can take some time to visit some of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites.
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is the gateway to the Everest Region. Here we meet our porters if you are hiring them. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. It is important today to take it easy to acclimatize.
Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region.
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet, cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery that houses a yeti scalp!
The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village which houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.
Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
From Dingboche we can hike up to Imja for acclimatization. It’s a nice hike through Yak Pastures to the base of the Imja Peak.
Leaving Dingboche behind, we trek nice and easy to Duglha, a small river side village below the Duglha pass. Nice and slowly we ascend the steep pass to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The climb is strewn with boulders. At the top of the pass you will find memorial shrines marked with prayer flags which are a tribute to climbers who have lost their lives in Mt. Everest. The trail drops to the Glacier Moraine where we can see several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse.
A long day in the altitude as we head for Everest Base Camp. It’s a gentle ascend and descent, but first we have to climb up the Tuckla Pass. Everest Base camp is our final destination, from here you can see views of Nuptse and Pumori as well as the Ice Fall. Spend some time here taking photos and exploring before returning to Gorak Shep for the night,
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperatures and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. After this, we have the option to carry on to Everest Base Camp if you did not get there the day before and then return to Pheriche. It’s a long day.
A long undulating walk as we head back into the tree line of Juniper and Rhododendrons. Get our last views of the mountains before we reach Namche.
Follow the Dudh Koshi back to Namche. It’s mostly downhill. Chill out in Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. A day to spend relaxing in Kathmandu, shopping, sightseeing or getting a massage.
Today we say farewell and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your outbound flight.
- All Airport Transfers
- Domestic Flights
- Trekking Guide
- Porter (Carry Limit 13kg per person)
- All Accommodation
- Meals as per Itinerary
- Permits/Entry Fees
- All the transportation
- Treated Safe drinking water
- Visa fee to Nepal
- Flight to and from Nepal
- Alcoholic drinks
- Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
- Travel and emergency evacuation insurance
- Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff