Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest is standing east-north of Nepal China’s border. The Everest trek is understandably one of the world's most popular and magnificent hiking destinations in Nepal. It offers a fascinating and pleasant trekking experience to the trekkers. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world, was first climbed by Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953. Then it has become the famous trekking purpose for tourists in the world.
Everest trekking is famous for the spectacular view of the mountains as well as the sociability and loyalty of its inhabitants, Sherpa who are also famous for mountaineering. Everest trek provides trekkers the opportunity to enjoy incredible natural beauty of Nepal, panoramic view of the surrounding Himalaya huge like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam and many others. This trekking allows you a chance to be familiar with the culture, religion, and lifestyle of the Himalayan people called Sherpa.
The Everest basecamp is located at an elevation of approximately 17,600 feet, making it one of the highest points on earth. Each year, thousands of climbers from around the world come to this remote corner of the Himalayan mountains to experience its perilous beauty and test their physical limits. For many intrepid individuals, making it to Everest basecamp is an impressive feat in and of itself. But if you're an avid hiker or trekker looking for a challenge, this is just the beginning.
To get started on your own journey to Everest basecamp, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the basic logistics involved in this type of expedition. First and foremost, you'll need reliable access to high-quality gear and tents that can withstand the challenging conditions at high altitudes. You'll also need to plan out your route carefully, consulting with guides and specialists as needed to ensure that you're properly prepared for all of the various challenges along your chosen path. And finally, before setting out on your adventure, be sure to pay close attention to your health and fitness levels so that you have an accurate sense of what's possible at this extreme altitude.
With these considerations in mind, making it all the way up to everest basecamp should be well within reach for any determined hiker or trekker. So grab your backpack and get ready for an epic adventure!
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Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m:
Arrive in Kathmandu, meet our staff and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu, at 7-8 pm group meeting and tour briefing at hotel, overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Phakding (2640m) - flight to Lukla (2840m) and 3/4 hours trekking to Phakding (B/L/D).
In the early morning, you have a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you on the trek, as well as introduce you to your porters. While your Sherpas sort out and load your trekking equipment, you have time to explore Lukla. After finishing breakfast, proceed from Lukla to Khumbu, head north, past a Chorten with praying wheels and join the main queue at Choplung (2696m) in less than one hour. They proceed from their head north crossing the Thado Khola (2554m) with the awesome trekking peak Kusum Khanguru (6483m) at its head. To reach Phakding (2640m), 1.30 hours from Chuplung or almost 3.30 hours from Lukla, overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3540m) - 5 hours trekking to Namche Bazar (B/L/D).
To cross the west bank (right) of the Dudh koshi river, Continue through blue pine and rhododendron forests, pass a settlement of Metal worker (Tok Tok), village of Banker (2905m) with a small lodge, see view of Mt. Thamserku (6856m) 1 hour. In the short while cross to the east (left) bank and climb up through Chumowa, cross the Khansar Khola to reach Monzo (2835m). Enter Sagarmatha national park here, check your permit. Descend in a cleft to the west (right) bank of Dudh Kosi on a suspension bridge to reach Jorsule (2774m) 30 minutes. This is the last village before Namche Bazar. We take Lunch here & proceed to cross Dudh Kosi (Bhote Kosi) again to the left side & again to cross the main Dudh Kosi, climb up till to Namche Bazaar (3440m), proceed in pine forest. Can see, first view of Mt. Everest between Lhotse & Nuptse reaches 2 and half hours from Jorsule, overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Rest day for Acclimatization (B/L/D).
Today is a rest day, however, we should do some activities such as to climb Syangboche airport, visit Sherpa home in khumjung/Khunde village includes Adman Hillary school or view from Everest view Hotel, 2 hours. Namche bazaar has many officials or offices, including army base camp and bank. Namche used to be a trading center, where grain from the south was exchanged for salt from Tibet and it remains now a trading center. Every Saturday is market day. It is the headquarters of Sagarmatha National park (SNP) & Sagarmatha pollution controlled Project (SPCP). Here is Sherpa Museum & monasteries too, overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3767m) - 4.30 hours trekking. (B/L/D).
The tail rises to the east of Sagarmatha National Park Museum (3520m), instead, contour high above the Dudh Kosi passes Kyangsuma. Steeply down to reach Phorse Tanga, may we have lunch; this is the last sport before Tenboche. After a hot lunch climb 2.20 hours to reach Tengboche (3767m, after your arrival check the hotel and visit the monastery. Everyday 3-4 PM and 6-7 am is worship time in Monastery. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) – 5-6 hours trekking (B/L/D).
Today, we start early around 7 to 8 o’clock. Half an hour down to Debuche, where there is a monastery and small settlements inside the alpine forest. After 45 minutes’ walk to cross the bridge, continue climbing to reach lower Pangboche. The trekking routes follow the lower path of Pangboche. It is worth to visit Monastery if you have time, it takes 45 minutes extra. An hour walk to reach a small settlement called Somare, may have lunch in Somare then gradually walk up. After one hour's walk from Somare, there are two ways, one heading to Pheriche and the other is Dingboche. Right hand side direction is way to Dingboche 4410m, 1 hour from the junction. After arrival, have a short drink with rest and climb 200 meters over the Nagarjun hill because everyday we “ascent high and sleep in low”. Overnight guest house/Lodge.
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) - 4-5 hours trekking (B/L/D).
After breakfast, we started trekking and climbed the hill. Over the hill with a beautiful view of Tawache, Cholatse, Amadablam, Makalu, Island peak. Trek continues to Dukla 4680m, may we have lunch and climb to Dukla/Dhukla pass 4800m where many memorial monuments who died in Everest summit. It takes 5 hours to Lobuje 4910m from Dingboche, Overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorap-shep (5170m) – 3/4 hours trekking (B/L/D).
This is another hard day because we walk over the glacier. Early in the morning leaving Lobuje, after lunch in Gorak-shep within 3/4 hours, This is option trip for you either you can visit the base camp even not view from base camp, we will head up to Everest Base camp (5365 meters), and return to Gorak-shep at elevation of 5180 meters. We are likely to see the teams of Everest Expeditions. The view of the Khumbu Icefall is spectacular. We then return to Gorak Shep to spend our nights. We walk over the moving stone with a jump so it does hard, be careful to walk overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kalapatter and trek to Pheriche 4010m – 2 hours Kalapattar (5545m) climb and 5 hours trekking (B/L/D).
After reaching Base camp of Everest our aim today is to trek Kalapattar (5545 meters) a small peak. This will be a difficult, but rewarding trek. We start early morning before sunrise to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Kalapattar means “Black rock”, the most excellent view point in the world. Returning to the Hotel, after late breakfast descend to Pheriche at elevation of 4010 meters 5 hours, overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Pheriche to Namche (3540m) - 5/6 hours trekking (B/L/D).
Today started late because of a hard trekking day yesterday. Following down and up the trail from Pheriche to Namche Bazar. First 3 hours bring you down passing Pangboche, Deboche, Tengboche and crossing bridges to reach Kangjuma and a little flat to reach Namche Bazar another one and half hours. The trail also takes you to the area of the endangered Musked Deer, Himalayan Tahr, and Pheasant Birds to the area of the Pine Forest, to the course of the Dudh Kosi River, and to the hills of the small villages 5.30 hours, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11: Namche to Lukla - 6 hours trekking (B/L/D).
Today is our last day of our trek so start a bit early. The trekking route we follow is the same as day 01 and day 02. Finally, we return to Lukla from where we have started our trek. We would also like to share our trek achievements with other trekkers, as well as we would like to explore Lukla. 6 hours trekking, rest, final celebration day in the mountain, overnight Hotel.
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu - flight to Kathmandu, finish trip (BB/L).
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel, end our trekking, shopping, and relax, overnight in the Hotel.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu - flight to Kathmandu, finish trip (BB/L).
The trip concludes today. Our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal or next trip.
Day 14: Departure from Nepal.
The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal or Next trip.
- Airport /Hotel/Airport pick up and drop.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as itinerary (2-3 star hotel) with breakfast.
- All land transportation (Trekking starting and ending point) as per itinerary.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Hotel/Lodge as per itinerary (for camping trekking we provide tented camp and camping meals).
- Major Meals during the trekking; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (B/L/D) by Lodge/Hotel menu.
- Domestic air ticket and Cargos fees to/from (if there is mentioned on itinerary).
- Trekkers’ Information Management System “TIMS Card” (Trekking permit) and Special trekking permit for Upper Mustang, Dolpa, Manaslu Tsum valley, Kanchenjunga, Simikot, Nar and Fu valley, etc.
- National Park fees/ Conservation permit.
- Monasteries and Temple entrance fees during the trekking.
- A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped English Speaking guide.
- One Porter between each 2 members while on trek (Maximum weight for a porter is 25 Kg).
- Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Asian Hiking Team staff.
- First Aid Kit.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes/ service charges.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (with culture show).
- International Airfare.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees in Durbar Square or Temple in Kathmandu.
- Soft/hard drinks, Drinking water, Tea/ coffee during trekking.
- Hot shower, internet & electricity bills during trekking.
- Extra porter (on request).
- Personal trekking gears & clothing (some of equipment is possible to rent in Kathmandu).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency, Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslides, strikes, political unrest etc. in such cases extra will be charged as per actual.
- Tips or Donation (as you want).
Thanks and see you in 2021!!!!
Visit Nepal to contact Mr. Suman at Asian Hiking Team
During our trekking Mr Suman was in contact and supported us in all way that was needed, and there was some help needed, everything to give us a pleasant journey thru Nepal.
We recommend anyone that should visit Nepal to contact Mr Suman at Asian Hiking team to get a nice and joyful hiking.
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Ingvar Henriksson and Jan Bäckström from Sweden.