Nepal Everest Base Camp trekking is designed for the very fit and experienced trekkers. This is a difficult rate trekking, it typically has 5 or more hours of activity per day waking 10/12 km on remote, mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents and descents and uneven trails at altitudes often exceeding 3500m.
Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery. It is a good way to spend your 2 weeks holidays in Nepal doing Everest base camp trekking. Prior trekking or hiking experience is helpful for Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Everest Base Camp is still an adventure of the highest sort.
Spend two days in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla for Everest Base Camp Trek. We discover the historic treasures of Kathmandu valley. We trek on the trails lined with Mani stones, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers staying in villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles and get to know the unique culture of the Sherpa.
Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek discover remote mountain monasteries, spectacular places and the Sherpa cultures. You will also have opportunity to learn about the Sherpas’ spiritual perspective on the mountains. A physically challenging trekking but you will explore fascinating off-the-beaten-path places with our expert Nepal everest base camp trek guide.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu Nepal.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel, where we’ll gather for an orientation. We will meet you at Kathmandu airport where we will wait for you at arrival exit door with your name and drive to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour.
Kathmandu tour takes you to visit Kathmandu valley world heritage sites – Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Phakding
Weather permitting, fly over the mountains to Lukla (2800m), perched high on a slope in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya. We start out our trek, descending to the Dudh Kosi. As we follow the trail to the village of Phakding passing Mani walls, boulders carved with Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscriptions “Om Mani Padme Hum” means Hail to Jewel in the Lotus.
Days 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6 miles hiking, 5-6 hours)
The trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo, where it officially enters Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Catch a first glimpse of Everest during a steep climb that brings us to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar, our home for the next two nights.
Day 5: Explore Namche (3-4 miles optional hiking, 2-2 ½ hours)
We’ll spend an extra day here to acclimatize, heading out on short hikes to take in views of Everest.
Day 6: Trek to Thame (2-3 miles hiking; 4-5 hours)
Set out on a trail along the Bhote Kosi to the remote village of Thame, the last outpost on the ancient trading route over the Nangpa La (pass) between Tibet and Nepal. Cross the Bhote Kosi and hike steeply uphill to Thame.
Day 7: Trek to Khumjung (7 miles hiking; 5-6 hours)
Venture into Thame Monastery, and then retrace your steps before turning uphill toward the lovely village of Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary established a school in 1961.
Day 8: Trek to Tengboche/Debuche (7-8 miles; 5-6 hours)
Set out through the Dudh Koshi gorge to Tengboche Monastery on one of the most beautiful valley walks on Earth. The monastery is the home of Rimpoche of Tengboche. After our visit, descend to our lodge in Debuche.
Day 9: Trek to Dingboche (6 miles hiking, 5 hours)
Today’s hike takes us down through a beautiful forest to the village of Pangboche. With the stunning peak of Ama Dablam towering directly overhead, hike up to the remote village of Dingboche, where we will spend two nights.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day (4 miles hiking, 5-6 hours)
The next day, head out on one of the most scenic hikes of the trip, an optional climb to Nangkartshang Peak (5100m) to see Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu (three of the six highest peaks in the world).
Days 11: Trek to Lobuche (4 miles hiking, 5-6 hours)
Continue along the valley floor to Dughla where we stop for lunch before hiking on Lobuje.
Day 12: Lobuje- Gorak Shep (5 miles optional hiking, 2-2½ hours)
The next day, walk to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier then hike up to the village of Gorak Shep, nestled under the soaring summits. Climb up Kala Pattar for a dramatic close up view of Everest.
Day 13: Everest Base Camp- Lobuje
Weather permitting; we’ll head out on the final climb to Everest Base Camp, tucked into the mountainside under the sparkling Khumbu Icefall. Return to Lobuje for the night. (9 miles hiking; 9-10 hours)
Days 14: Lobuje to Debuche.
9-10 miles hike for 6-7 hours along the Imja Khola to Debuche.
Day 15: Trek to Namche bazzar
8-9 miles hiking, 5½-6½ hours hike down a steep trail to the Dudh Koshi and climb to Namche Bazar for the night.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla
The final day of our descent, we’ll have a long and leisurely trek back to Lukla. It is nearly 9 miles hiking takes 8 hours.
Day 17: Lukla -Kathmandu
Weather permitting, we’ll fly back to Kathmandu today and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. We have scheduled an extra day in case of a delay in our flight.
Days 18: Kathmandu tour.
Explore the town of Bhaktapur, which has preserved its ancient character. See the temples and palaces of Durbar Square and examine the intricate Sun Dhoka, a gilded copper gate crafted in 1753. This afternoon, Kathmandu is yours to explore.
Day 19: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfers to airport to get flight back to home.