Day 1 - Arrival day in Kathmandu
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Brief you your upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 2 - Kathmandu - Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding
35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft) Distance of walking - Approx of 8 Km - 3 to 4 hours
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla (35 min flight) and meet our other assistance trekking crew there and start our trek. Today, you will take an easy walk passing through Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) where we estimate for overnight today. First day is short walking and we staying lower than Lukla height for this night so it helps to acclimatization.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.
Day 3 - Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking - 10-12 Km - 5-6 hours
Morning breakfast at Lodge at Phakding then start walking for a slightly longer day to Namche Bazaar. At first, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, then walking through beautiful pine forest. After about 2 hours of leisurely walk, we will reach to Monjo and soon thereafter, we will be at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will check our permit (make permit), then short descent to the Dudh Kosi river again passing lots of Mani stones and in scripts and shortly reach to Jorsale, the last stop before heading up hill to Namche. Since no tea house is available from Jorsale to Namche Bazaar portion, we will have to have our lunch here.
From jorsale, across the river again with long suspension bridge, then short walking through the riverbank brings you to another deep suspension bridge which is known as a HILLARY SUNSPENSION BRIDGE. Crossing this bridge connects you to the big hill which required a tough walk all the way up to Namche Bazaar.
Little more than half walking to this hill, there is a rest point which gives you a first glimpse of Mt. Everest, it is just amazing.
Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. This day, you will overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4 - Namche Bazaar - Rest and Acclimatize
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization Day
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar, resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). The best acclimatization hike we could recommend for this day is to Everest View point which is approx of 2 hours uphill, the great view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan panorama.
You may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar, it is interesting and a wonderful experience about how the locals do exchange their goods or buying their requires stuff for the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche.
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche
Altitude: 3870m/12,684ft Distance of Walking - Approx of 10 Km - 6 hours
After having our wonderful stay at Namche Bazaar with acclimatized, we will again continue walking to our ultimate goal of onward to Everest Base Camp route.
Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through mountain ride, enjoying with magnificent view of mountains on the right. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains.
Short descent brings us to the riverside, across the river and then prepares to walk over the uphill through the forested path, the walking is gradual ups with couple of steep up and continuous uphill to reach to Tyangboche (2 and half hours) for overnight.
Tyangboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, which is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain and the Tyangboche monastery itself.
The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tyangboche.
Day 6 - Tyangboche - Dingboche
Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Distance of walking: Approx - 11 Km - 6 hours
Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village which is the biggest settlement village of Sherpa peoples, it has a great chance to see the typical Sherpa peoples, culture and traditions.
If you interested, you may plan to have lunch here and while the lunch is preparing (takes approx of 30 minute), take a short hike to the monastery over to hill at Pangboche- probably the oldest monastery of Khumbu.
Walking onward to Dingboche from here is mostly gradual uphill, the vegetation got changed thus we are now likely to see the dry and deserted mountains. O/N at Dingboche.
Day 7 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Acclimatize and explore around
On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have full day rest at Dingboche or explore the surrounding valley Chhukung and Imja valley which is connecting with the most interesting Island Peak and to the high passes of Amphu Laptse to Makalu Barun National park.
If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung RI (5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.
It is very essential to have a complete rest and relax. O/N at Dingboche.
Day 8 - Dingboche - Lobuche
Altitude: 4900m/16,076ft) Distance of Walking: Approx of 11-12 kms- 6 to 7 hours
From this day onward, the trek is gradual up hill; due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However till reaching to the Dungla, the walking is mostly gradual and after here to the top of the hill to the memorial stupas of the climbers who lost their life’s while trekking and climbing over to the Khumbu Himalayas, the trail is steep incline thus it is a tough up hill.
Another short walk from this hill top following a walking over rugged mountain route brings us to the small settlement of this hill top at Loboje for overnight. The best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse are just incredible. The day and night expected to be pretty cold here. O/N at Lobuche.
Day 9 - Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp - Gorekshep
Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft at Gorekshep and 5364m/17598 at EBC Distance of walking: Approx of 15 Km- 6 to 8 hours
First walking from Lobuche onward to Gorekshep is easier. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos. If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons, you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful.
Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep and overnight.
Day 10 - Gorekshep - Kalapathar - Pheriche
Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18192ft & at Pheriche 4320m/14173ft Distance of walking: 12-13 Km- 5 to 6 hours
This day required an early walk up as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari() chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right.
Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing.
After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Pheriche for overnight. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Pheriche. O/N at Pheriche.
Day 11 - Pheriche - Namche
Altitude: 3440m/11,284ft Distance of walking: 13-15 Km - 7 to 8 hours
The walk from Pheriche to Tyangboche to the river valley is mostly down and easy then required an hour climbing over hill, this is the same way while you were trekking from Namche to Tyangboche. Walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.
Day 12 - Namche - Phakding - Lukla
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Distance of walking: 16 Km - 6 to 7 hours
After breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings.
Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.
Day 13 - Lukla - Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to Kathmandu.
Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest.
Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu
Day 14 - Departure day from Kathmandu
It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. Thamel has a typical souvenir of jewelry, local fabrics etc. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip is over with us. Well, if you staying longer here in Kathmandu, we could help you to extend your accommodation or pleased to assist you for your other interested activities/adventures.