KATHMANDU- LUKLA- NAMCHE- DINGBOCHE- GORAKSHEP-EVEREST BASE CAMP- PHERICHE- NAMCHE- LUKLA- KATHMANDU
Why Everest Base Camp Trekking?
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing,
- Small and interesting Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla,
- Waterfalls, Many Suspension bridges over Dhudh Koshi river,
- Beautiful Namche Bazar (Tarde centre of the upper part of Everest region),
- Syngbuche airport(3780 meters), Everest view hotel,
- Everest base camp (5,360 mtr), Kalapather (5,550 mtr) one of the best viewpoint in Nepal,
- So much snow cap mountains including mt. everest, lots, Makalu, Cho-Oyu these are over 8000 m high,
- Explore Khumbu Glacier
The Everest Base camp trekking is located in the Northeast of Nepal. This Adventure trek gives incredible views of three 8,000 m high Mountains, and it is believed by so many hikers to be the world’s best hiking destination.
On this famous walking trail, we will find wildest and intense Landscapes throughout the popular Sherpa community. Additionally, within 11 days of the trek we will easily encounter Remote Exotic Wilderness, Amusing view of Everest White Mountains, huge Khumbu Glacier, Icefall, Kalapthar viewpoint, Imja valley, Tengboche Monastery and other incomparable Cultural and Natural attractions.
Our EBC trek Program allows 11 Nights, 12 Days walk in the Khumbu region. The Everest base camp trek is the finest two weeks hiking holiday and is a best Himalayan campsite on the planet.
This trek starts from Lukla follows the classic trails along the Dudh Koshi River. Our hike within 8 days, takes us to Everest base camp (EBC), and after that retrace the steps to Lukla, however, the entire Everest base camp trek distance is about 80 miles (130km) go and back.
The highest point on this beautiful trek is Kalapathat as it is the most popular viewpoint in Nepal. The Kalapathar is the main part of the Everest base camp trekking from where the view of Mount Everest can be seen on perfect shape moreover to witness the entire view of the Everest massif, Glacier, abundant Tibetan Buddhist Culture Kalapathar viewpoint is the one.
Furthermore, the route of Everest base camp trekking is moderate to adventure trails, which links to, Imja valley, Gokyo Valley Trek to the west Via Chola pass. As an option, if you prefer to extant your time in the Area of Everest region you may go to Gokyo valley trek over the Chola pass. Gokyo valley is the most beautiful valley filled with 5 different blue lakes, Gokyo RI viewpoint and huge Nogjompa Glacier.
The short 30-minute exciting flight takes us to Lukla from where treks begin! We meet all our teams at Lukla and introduce each other; we then follow the classic Everest route to Pahkding. It is a short 3-hour walk on the gradual path. The next, we ascent to Namche Bazaar passes forested trails, several Sherpa villages, waterfalls, and bridges.
The journey of Everest base camp continues after Namche to Tengboche. It is a well-known place of the old big monastery and popular Sherpa festival Mani Rimdu. Rendering of our plan, we ascent next, to the Dingboche. It is a place where most of the trekkers spent two nights for acclimatization.
Following the plan of the Everest base camp trekking, again we trek continues along the ridge of Pheriche hill and rugged trails that will take us to Lobuche. Our destination is not so far from here, that means next day, we will step on Everest base camp and Kalapthar.
Our 8 days of walking in the Everest Khumbu region, eventually, we reach to Everest base camp and Kalapathar. It is where many people celebrate, take photographs, take out the tears of happiness then we return Gorakshep. Next day, we hike up to Kalapathar to observe the sky, touching white mountains, glacier than retrace the steps to Pheriche, likewise the next, Namche and Lukla. At Lukla we celebrate with our team, then we fly to Kathmandu.
Best season to visit Everest base camp
Thousands of people in the globe dream about the base of the World tallest peak, Mount Everest, but they can’t decide when and how to go, so if you are being scary yourself with its difficulty or related things then please be positive and do it. It is not that difficult that you are thinking on your way.
If you are able to manage your time in spring (March to May) & autumn (September to November) season, then you will complete this trek without facing the problems.
Local Vs International travel agency
There are many international travel agencies who work with a local travel agent and agency, likewise, many local travel agencies, they just work on his own idea and pace. However, the most important factors in the trip are pricing.
The price offered by local trekking agencies is way less and reasonable compared to the price of international agency according to the traveller's point of view. The fact is that international company runs on a commission base through mediators and related travel agent, hence, their price is more expensive than locals. There are few local agencies where they may charge the same price as an international company, but Other hundreds of local travel agents offer a reasonable price for your safe and memorable trip in Nepal.
Merits of choosing a local travel Agency
⇒ Enhancement of Local Economy
⇒ You will have Genuine filed information
⇒ Local travel agency and guides are flexible,
⇒ The pricing is way less than an international travel agency,
⇒ You can customize your trek very simple if needed
⇒ Relatively the size of trekking groups is small in local agency and private trek.
⇒ The Local agency doesn’t add any hidden cost,
⇒ The local agency is field expertise so that they know where to sleep and eat in a better place.
⇒ Freedom and friendly environments among the group,
⇒ You will be introduced with Locals
⇒ Choices of Food and drinks
Everest base camp trekking options
Option 1st: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri Then trek to Lukla and Everest base camp. It takes 16 Days
Option 2nd: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. It takes 12 days
Option 3rd: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri Then trek to Lukla and Everest base camp (It is an Everest classic route) - it takes 19 days
Option 4th: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Everest base camp and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter. It is 8 Days luxury trek.
Additional Information related to Everest base camp trek
Everest Base Camp Trekking Outline
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1,350 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Excursion day,
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,860 m) & trek to Phakding (2,660 m).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,450 m).
Day 05: Acclimatizing day
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,890 m).
Day 07: Trek to Dingbuche (4,360 m)
Day 08: Acclimatized day at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) EBC(5,364 m) & Back To Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapather(5,550 m) than decent to Pheriche (4,210 m)
Day 12: Pheriche- Namche Bazaar(3,450 m).
Day 13: Trekking to Lukla (2,860 m)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Day 15: Final Departure Day
- Airpot to hotel pick up and drop,
- 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu,
- Everest National Park trekking permits and TIMS card,
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation,
- An experienced Government licensed holder Guide and experienced strong porters(one porter between 2 Trekkers),
- Food and salary, transportation, accommodation for guide and porters,
- Local Transportation and Domestic flight ticket.
What's not included?
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
- Your travel insurance and entrance fees when you are in the sightseeing,
- International flight and departure tax,
- Any expense of personal nature,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Any kinds of Bar bills,
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks,
- Rescue operation.
- Tip for Guide and porter it is highly expected.
Day by Day Itinerary
30 Min. Welcome Dinner Hotel in KTM
When you exit from Kathmandu Airport building gate, there will be waiting for our agencies airport representative to pick up you in a private vehicle. When you are there you should check your name on a paper then you get the right person of the agency than drive to your hotel which is 25 minute. After reaching the hotel you can have few hours rest than meet you again at your hotel to short it out the trip preparation and payments if due to pay.
4 Hrs Breakfast Hotel
After your breakfast, we will provide you tour guide and car/jeep for 4 main places sightseeing in Kathmandu, where you will experience the culture, religion, traditions, and localities of Nepali people. Basically, the art, pagoda style temples, Stupas and local bazaar are the major attractions of your tour, however, your guide will explain to you each different story after all of that car will drop you to your hotel.
30 Min Fly & 3 hrs walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is your adventure flying day to Lukla airport early in the morning, you may not get your breakfast that early in your hotel but some hotel might give you packing lunch that you can have when you will be in the airport. 28-minute flight over super high green mountains and valley you will reach at Lukla located at 2,860 meters, where you can get a cup of tea in the restaurant and manage your bags or 3 more hours walking to Taking. Your first day walking trip goes through Sherpa traditional house, majestic open valley and Dudh Kosi river, farming area and picturesque hills along the way. That night you sleep at Phakding lodge.
6-7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Day 2nd is the longest day than day 1 from Lukla which is about 6 hours walking and 850 meters ancient via pine forest and many high suspension bridges. First, 3 hours the walking route is gradually up hills beyond the Dudh Koshi river through Monjo, Jorsalle, Toktok, Banker than after the trail going to be quite difficult as it is stone made steps steeply going up to Namache bazaar through big Pine forest. But I another hand it is your first day to see Mt Everest and many other mountains over 6,000 meters high. After completing 6 to 7 hours long day, you will arrive at Namche Bazaar which is beautiful mountain bazaar where you will sleep that night.
2 Hours Hiking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Namche Bazaar is quite high already from sea level this is why we suggest you to spent one extra night to acclimatize and also you can make an hour sight walking tour which helps you there not to get mountain sickness. Sagarmatha national park museum and the viewpoint to see many mountains and green south valley including Mt Everest will be your merits from sight walk at rest day. Spent the night in the same guest house.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
After spending 2 night and one full day in Namche Bazaar, your body must be refined again for next adventure to Tengboche, the trails climb up first 20 minutes from Namche bazaar than recently the paradise view or mountain and wide and flat walking trail leads you to Kingma and Sanasa after 2 hours walking. The Himalayan wonders and spectacular views leads you down to the Funki that from Sanasa through rocky downhill and fine forest however after reach Funky Thaga we will get your lunch or at list some snacks because The rest trail to go is not so easy part as it is climbing big hill about 2 hours than you reach Tengboche, you all going to spend one night there.
4 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is another superb day of your trip that each and every step you walk up gradually you will see much interesting nature, such as changing weather, wild animals, close view of high Mountains, open area which it will help you to get panorama picture and crystal clear river from Imja lake and island peak. It is moderate to walk that most o the time you have to walk Gradual up but must easier than a day before. Passing some beautiful cultural Sherpa village Pangbuche and Somare the trails going to be wider and inbound nature to Dingbuche which is 4 to 5 hours walking day. Overnight at Dingbuche Sherpa village.
2 Hours Hike Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is your another best day not to be rush and all packing your bags and breakfast such a thing you sleep longer than another day because you are resting but after you wake up you need to go up another 300-meter hike with your guide without bag just water and camera than back to hotel spent the 2nd night there.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
After early breakfast, we start to walk to get another beautiful destination for the night. The trail goes up for about 20 minutes on an open dirt hill than slowly goes easy waking on a dry lawn beyond. Most of the time the trail goes slowly up but in total, you have to ancient about 600 malls together till Lobuche. Sleep there at the tea house.
7 Hrs walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is your final proper uphill walking day and also the major part of your trip. It is about 3 hours walk through some rocky path, valley. When you reach Gorak Shep you will get your room and Lunch than trek to Everest base camp which is also rocky path Hiking but without your bags. Just need to carry your most essential things such as Water bottle, Medicine, Dry food etc. After your long journey you're going to stay one night at Gorakshep.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
This is the most highlighted day of the trek because of the insane viewpoint Kalapather (5,550 m), which is just in front of Mt. Everest and it’s about 1.30 hour to 2 hrs from Gorakshep without a backpack and hide down to Pheriche in the same day, which will take about 5 hours. Overnight at Pheriche(4,210 m).
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
After long days walking a day before and your sleep like a baby at Pheriche, you should be ready again in the morning get your breakfast then walk down to Pangbuche (4,000 m), which is easy walking, magnificent snow cam high mountain views than lovely river along the way. It is also quite long descending day about 800 meters but you will have a great hot shower, fresh and good food at Namche after you reach via same way you took on the way up. Spend the 2nd last day of your EBC trek at Namche.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is your last adventure in a grate Himalaya region. It is also the same way back but you don’t have any stress and all joyful steeps descending to Dorsally through beautiful pine forest and your last Everest view from Durbin Danda which is middle of the forest. After 2 hours downhill you're going cross some high and lovely bridge than Jorsalle, Minjo one by one with your every 30-minute walk there is some small village. The last bit before you reach Lukla will be quite steep otherwise the trails lead you the local Sherpa village, farming, monastery and the massif valley to the south-east. When you reach Lukla you will spend your last farewell dinner with your porters, some time might be with the guide if your guide is going back again to the trek however this is the day when your staff will expect you tip.
30 Min Flight Breakfast Hotel in KTM
It is a 30-minute flight in the morning from Lukla and your last adventure more to go. After 30 minute flight, you reach in Kathmandu airport than we transfer you to the hotel, which is also 25-minute drive in a private Car/Jeep. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
After almost 2 weeks walking in the Himalaya sadly, we have to say bye and see you soon, but we will drop you to the airport by private vehicle as per the deal and our rules.
Note: The above itineraries are just a subject to change due to groups condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itinerary after consulting to your guide or assistance guide.
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We trek to Everest in 2019 March 20 to April 5 with a Nepal Everest guide running by Santosh Gauli …it was a great memory in my life that we saw many mountains, glacier icefall, and stunning ijma valley.I wish I can go again to Nepal for my next adventure. Thank you, Santosh
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I and my girlfriend had an excellent trip to Everest Base Camp in mid-October 2012. Santosh Gauli executed his duties as a guide with professionalism and made us feel safe during the trek. Everything from accommodation to flight tickets was booked according to schedule. After the trek, we arrived in Lukla one day earlier according to plan and Santosh even managed to get us on a flight the next day so we didnâ€™t need to stay in Lukla for two nights.
This is an example of how service-minded Santosh is! Santosh knows a lot of people in the Himalayas and it is very comforting to have him as a guide. He is fun to be around and speaks English very well, which makes it easy to communicate. In the end, we didnâ€™t think of Santosh as just a guide, but more like our new Nepalese friend. We give Santosh Gauli our best recommendations and hope that you choose him as a guide for your trek in the Himalayas. It will definitely be one of your most memorable experiences in the mountains!
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