Everest base camp guide trekking packagefor 2016/2017 group departure dates and price offered by Adventure Treking Tour Pvt.Ltd, the best Everest Base Camp Trekking Operator.
Everest Base Camp Guide Trek is a trip of a life time following the footsteps of legends to the world of Himalayas. Everest Base Camp is the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8648 m) base camp trek is one of the tremendously famous classic trekking in Everest, Nepal.
The Everest South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5364 m and the Mount Everest North Base Camp is in Tibet at a height of 5150m from sea level. North Everest Base Camp in Tibet can be reached by overland driving tour either by Kathmandu Nepal or Lhasa Tibet. But the south Everest Base Camp can be reached only on foot trekking from Kathmandu that takes 14 days normally from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
The total trekking distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and back to Lukla is nearly 130 km. Trek up to Everest Base Camp takes 8/9 days from Kathmandu and trek down takes 3-4 days. Some extra days is also necessary to allow a person body to adjust in high altitudes. Everest Base Camp Trek usually begins with fly into Lukla from Kathmandu and then trek to Everest base camp through Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and trek out to Lukla through Pheriche with climbing Kala Patthar Hill which is at an altitude of 5500 m, the best point for Mount Everest view.
Everest Base Camp Guide Trekking in Nepal is opened and safe after the devastating earthquake in Nepal. All the teahouse and mountain lodges are in safe and intact, there is no any damages on Everest trekking trail. There is now almost all facilities like hot shower, internet, mobile and telephone network are available.
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,330m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you there and transfer to hotel. We will be waiting you outside the airport at arrival exit door with your name written on paper. Depending on time of arrival, trekking briefing and meeting with guide and helper will be scheduled. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that.
Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2,652m) and trek to Phakding
Get an incredible 45-minute mountain flight through the Himalayas to Lukla, and then trek downhill towards the Dudh Koshi (milky river) to Phakding. The trail is fairly easy and well marked through the fields of potatoes, wheat and many traditional villages to Phakding for our first overnight stay. Average trekking is 3/4 hours.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Trek passing through pine forest, rhododendron, magnolia and cultivated terraces and cross and re-cross the thundering glacial Dudh Koshi River. We will often see groups of yaks carrying trek gear and goods being traded along the trail. Spectacular Mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093 m) and Thamserku (6,808m) rise majestically above us throughout most of the day. Average trekking is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 4: Acclimatization day hike to Shyangboche (3,833m)
It’s important to spend an extra night at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purposes before trekking higher. There is plenty to do around the valley’s central trading hub. We will do a short day hike up to the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for stunning views of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. Average trekking time is 2 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Thyangboche (3,780m)
Trek 5/6 hours walking on ascents and descent enjoying the Himalayan views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Thyangboche Monastery built in 1912 is the spiritual and cultural center of highland Sherpas. The monastery has been recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wild life is unharmed so there is always a possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat and Pheasants in the forest.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,365m)
Trek descends and ascends for 5/6 hours to Dingboche on the valley surrounded by awe –inspiring mountains all around.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche at (4,955m)
Walking 5/6 hours on barren slopes above the tree line we see impressive peaks such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumori unfold before us. Rock Cairns can be seen at Dugla Ridge dedicated to the memory of climbers who have died attempting the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest. Walking further up we begin to follow the Khumbu Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal to the settlement of Lobuche for our overnight. The temperature drop here as we become more elevated and exposed to the upper slopes of the valley.
Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,395m)
Trek 7/8 hours on rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier towards the high settlement of Gorak Shep. We stop here for lunch and continue our journey higher along the moraine towards the Everest Base Camp (5,340m). We spend some time here taking in the views and later on descend back to Gorak Shep for a night’s sleep. This spectacular village is surround by beautiful mountains including Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,850m).
Day 9: Climb Kalapattar and trek to Pheriche (4,252m)
We get up early morning to climb Kalapattar (5,545m). This can take anything between 2 to 3 hours. With the weather on our side, once we have reached the top of the hill, we may be treated to one of the world’s best views of the great black pyramid that is Mount Everest. From this vantage point it looks difficult, almost unclimbed. We then descend to the village of Pheriche. Trekking takes 8 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
There can be a tendency to rush, particularly as we are walking downhill and have already been to Everest Base Camp. However, if we have not done so on the way up, we like to make a stop at the famous Pangboche monastery, the oldest in the region. Otherwise we can stop at the village to admire the view of Ama Dablam. It is 7 to 8 hours trekking.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,652m)
We retrace our steps along the river Dudh Koshi. It is a beautiful and easy walk through pine and rhododendron forest with a view of Kusum Kanguru and other splendid mountains behind us before a gradual climb out of the river valley to the trek starting point to Lukla to savor our final mountain sunset of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Trekking takes 6 hours walk.
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu
Early morning we once again board our flight through the Himalayan mountain range back to Kathmandu. On arrival, we are transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free. This day also acts as a buffer day in case our flight from Lukla is cancelled for weather reasons.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu (1,330m)
There are plenty of interesting sites to visit in the Kathmandu valley like the old Palaces at Patan, Bhaktapur known as durbar square, Swayambhunath stupa is known to the monkey temple or you may wonder down town Thamel to shop for souvenirs and sample the various restaurants of Kathmandu. We are happy to offer you some recommendations.
Day 14: Kathmandu Airport (1,330m)
We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures.