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Everest Base Camp Trekking-20 Days

Trip Highlights

Trekking route  : Lukla to Everest base camp & lukla
Total Duration   : 19 night’s/20 days in total
Trek Duration : 16 days
Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Elevation : 5545meters at top of the Kalapathar
Trekking style : Tea house trek
Meal : Full board on trek
Accommodation : lodge on trek
Transportation : Flight & private vehicle
Best Months  : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Introduction

This Everest Base camp & Kalapathar trek is one of our most rewarding journeys for your adventure holiday in the Nepal Himalaya. The Everest region is intelligibly one of the outstanding destinations for adventure seekers and it offers the best opportunity to gain the Himalayan experience. This Base camp trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people of experiencing the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain. Our expert consultant provides a fine opportunity to visit both Everest Base Camp and outstanding view point of Kalapathar (5550m) for endless views of Mt Everest along the surrounding Himalaya range.
This Everest Base camp & Kalapathar trek based on for the well experienced hikers and if this is not suit you then you can take alternatively as 20 days one. On this trek itinerary we follow an ancient route that will take us through farm villages, across the valley and through the high mountain and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. Trail leads you to Pangboche via Khumjung village, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest & Lhotse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tawache. The route follows the Imaj valley to Dingboche and up to outstanding view point of Kalapathar and Everest base camp and return to Lukla.

Everest trekking region is situated in Sagarmatha National Park which is listed by world heritage sites by UNESCO, which offers the spectacular view of the highlights of higher mountains as well as friendly Sherpa people along Mt. Everest. Himalayan wildlife commonly seen as musk dear, mountain goats, colorful Pheasants besides these rare species of Red Panda & Snow Leopard are an another attraction for the visitors. Pine, Juniper and birch tree are the common forest here as well as colorful rhododendron flowers welcome you on spring. Monasteries can be found most of the places in bottom part, which makes you spiritual soul, and the flattering flags reps the peace of Himalaya.

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Trekking Itinerary

OutLine Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thame village

Day 07: Thame village to Khumjung village via Khunde

Day 08: Khumjung village to Tyangboche

Day 09: Tyangboche to Dingboche

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 11: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep & hike to Kalapatthar

Day 13: Hike to Everest base camp

Day 14: Gorakshep to Pheriche

Day 15: Pheriche to Phortse village

Day 16: Phortse village to Namche

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome to Himalayan Planet of Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Nepal Himalaya Guide representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise.

After visiting Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant & fellows to prepare for next day and overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, the same group may have option to choose same 3 sightseeing place inside Kathmandu valley instead of these given place.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
Early morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). It takes 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport (2,800m/9,184ft) and you will have tea break, while the guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. The trek starts with most scenic view of Numbur Himal & Phari.  We further on to Phakding passing some Sherpa farm villages. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River with gradual with few ups from Thado Koshi, where you can have a lunch with superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 ½ hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop at lodge after 3-4 hrs walk and reminder stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)
The trek start in the morning and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Trek continuing crossing the bridges and   reaches at Monjo where is entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well.

When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar,  from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east with Kusum kangaru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen from some part on the way to Namche. Finally we reach at colorful houses called Namche Bazzar main gate of Khumbu region after 5-6 hrs walk and we overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
You may  have full day leisure today for the acclimatization or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering or visit up to the luxury Everest view hotel & Syangboche airstrip and stroll back to hotel for overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Thame village (3,800 m/12,464ft)
Today, we’ll head toward the western part of Khumbu called Thame village same elevation as Namche for another acclimatization day as well during the trek can be seen most scenic view of Surrounding mountain and Himalayan wildlife. Thame valley is most popular for mountain climbers and monastery itself. After check in we can visit the monastery and surrounding valley and overnight at teahouse. It takes 4-5 hrs to reach at Thame valley.

Day 07: Trek to Khumjung village (3,790m/12,431ft) via Khunde
After stroll around Thame trek back to Syangboche airstrip passing through the Thamo village and superb scenery of the beautiful Mountains and after few hundred meter climb down to Khunde Hospital running by Sir Edmund Hillary of Canadian foundation, which is the biggest hospital in surrounding areas  and descent to Khumjung village for overnight at lodge after 4-5 hrs walk. You’ll have time to explore the surrounding area as visit Hillary school and Monastery with Yeti scalps and enjoy with Sherpa people and share your feelings and back to hotel for overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft)
After stroll around the Khumjung area, today we refreshed and fairly easy to walk further on. Our walk follows on the gradual downhill up to Sanasa with overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. We descend to Imjatse River at Phungithanga, a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads uphill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees get to Tyangboche after total 4-5 hrs walk. This is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.

Day 09: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)
Today start our trek with pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron and coming to lovely spot at Deboche 3,650 m with magnificent view of mountains and past the long prayer mani wall, the path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes, we enter the Imjatse valley to the Dingboche after 4-5 hrs walk. The great view of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island peak or Imjatse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about more than ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today we rest for acclimatization at Dingboche valley, you may have full day rest or there are some places where can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung 4,730m is worthwhile which takes approx. 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east within the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Imja glacier, Chhukung valley is the last settlement in eastern Khumbu region. After enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight.

Day 11: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)
Today the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about an hour as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village and today’s walk offers beautiful view of the scenic mountains. After a pleasant walk through the ridge will reach at Thukla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers monuments, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. We trek continues to the Lobuche an hour for overnight stop.

Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,204ft)
Today, we’ll be walk in the morning towards the Gorakshep. After 2 hrs walking in a windy and rocky path will arrive at Gorekshep for our overnight. This trails offer the wonderful view with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, other peaks, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and below the Gorekshep valley including top of the world. After hotel check in our journey continue steep climb to the top after 2 hour walk on our pace. After reaching the top, you will feel beaming as you achieve the moment that you been dreaming, since the beginning of the journey. Top of Kalapathar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel its worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world, and can be seen to the south Khumbu glacier sweeps below you, and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and lot of picturesque scenery. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight.

Day 13: Hike to Everest base camp (5,316m/17,437ft)
After breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from Gorekshep can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek back to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft)
This morning after breakfast we walk fairly easy down to Pheriche for the overnight. It takes 4-5 hrs walk down and during the walk may get a wind and better to start early. Pheriche has Himalayan Rescue Association and can visit their anyway after 3 pm. We overnight at lodge at Pheriche.

Day 15: Trek to Phortse village (3,840m/12,595ft)
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation to Pangboche and from where the path split to Phortse village with a pleasant walk. 2 hrs walk to get a beautiful village to Phortse which is quite out of touristic areas but can be found some lodges with beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you. Machharmo & Kyajo Ri peak can be seen beautifully from this village and the best Himalayan wildlifes can be seen from your hotel windows as Pheasant, Musk deer and Thar. We overnight at teahouse.

Day 16: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft)
Trek down to Phortsethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads downhill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees and with a great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Mongla Hill, one of the beautiful view point of Everest Himalayan range and descent to the Sanasa and re-track to Namche bazzar for the overnight stay after 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
After a long walk today we’ll have long and last day trek back to Lukla, Firstly we descend the long way before cross the bridge and further walk to Monju and ten Phakding for lunch. We trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. After long walk 7-8 hrs we arrival in Lukla and you’ll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes

  • 4 Night Delux twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu both flight  ticket
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Everest base camp
  •  trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest base camp trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper(for each two member), all payments
  • Sagarmatha National park  entry fee & TIMS and all major permit and entry fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service does not Includes

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance for Annapurna base camp trek
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Any extending trips
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