Everest Base Camp Trekking
871.jpg Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Nights / 20 Days

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers, and trekkers alike. The EBC trek is without doubt one of the most famous in the world which takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. The trek takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries & the yaks. This trek provides you great opportunity to have a unique life time experience. This trek offers you to visit Everest Base Camp (5400), scene of so many triumphs and tragedies or even more challenging, Kalapathar (5545 m) with its outstanding view of Everest, the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding peaks. We commence our trek by flying towards Lukla as we presume a heavenly experience itself and enter the world of Sherpas. We walk alongside the Dudh Koshi (River of Milk) up to memorable villages like Namche, the Sherpa “capital”. Visit holy Thyangboche monastery, which sits on a high meadow in the lee of Ama Dablam. The trail is ever upward, skirting formidable glaciers and neat Sherpa villages. The temperature drops and we are in a frozen world of stone houses, iced rivers and stunning beauty. On returning to Lukla after your mountain high, bid farewell to your gracious Sherpa hosts and set off on the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. There is time to reflect on your adventure and explore this interesting city for yourself. 
Trip Facts

 
 Trip Code: ONITK- 12   Trip Leader: Licensed Trekking Guide
 Trip Duration:  19 Nights /  20 Days  Best Season: March - June & September - November
 Trek Duration:   Max Altitude: 5500 m
 Grade: Difficult   Trek Highlights: 


Day to Day Itinerary
 
Day 01: Airport pickup / Hotel transfer & refreshment /O/N at hotel             
 
On your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport (1,300m/4,264 ft), meet Outlook representative and greet service and transfer to hotel. Get refreshed well and evening, we especially welcome you by typical Nepali cuisine dinner with ethnic cultural program. Return to hotel and overnight.
 
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley Sightseeing /trip briefing / O/N at hotel
 
After taking breakfast at hotel your full day city sightseeing starts from around Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. These places are very much famous in Nepal with their own religious & cultural norms.  You really will enjoy these places. Boudhanath & Swambhunath are famous Buddhist stupas. Pashupatinath is famous for numerous hindus temples & Lord Shiva, itself. You can be a witness of the sacred Hindu Cremation done at the edge of Bagmati River.  In Durbar Square you can see numerous pagoda style temples, Living goddess kumari temple, Kal bhairab and Shiva Parbati Temple. Except these, they all are listed in UNESCO for their uniqueness. Lunch will be provided at Boudhhanath. From Swayambhunath you can see the total Kathmandu Valley. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. Rest of the day is free. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
 
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
 
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. After we start our walking from Lukla passing through several Sherpa villages and few suspension bridges and reach Phakding, a dense settlement of Sherpa peoples for overnight. As this is your first day of the trek at Everest, we hike only for 3 to 4 hours and take time for adopting walking. Evening relax or explore remaining time strolling around this Sherpa village. Over night at Phakding
 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
After breakfast we will continue up the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend, a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. After walking for sometimes in riverside, we will reach Hilary suspension bridge and walk ascent to a top of big hill Namche for few hours which is our stop for this day. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Over night at Namche
 
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
 
We do required a acclimatization day at this altitude to adopt high altitude before heading up to high elevation so today will be our first acclimatization day in this trek. You will have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or take a short hike to Thame village or stroll around the market as per your wish. If this is a Saturday; one can see the lively & colorful market of Namche as Saturday used to be a typical days for peoples for shopping, exchanging and sailing their goods. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
 
Day 06: Namche to Khumjung (3,790m/12,431ft), 4-5 hrs walk
 
After strolling enough time at Namche; we take a short hike up to Syangboche airstrip passing through the Thamo village and take a easy walk enjoying the superb scenery of the beautiful Mountains till reaching Khumjung. Here we can visit Khunde Hospital running by Sir Edmund Hillary of Canadian foundation, which is the biggest hospital in Khumbu region. You have time to explore the surrounding area as visit Hillary school and Monastery with Yeti scalps and enjoy the beauty with Sherpa people. Over night at Khumjung
 
Day 07: Khumjung to Phortse (3,840m/12,595ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
This day we start our walking down for half an hour and take a separate trail than the busy trail of Everest towards to Phortse village which is the gat way for Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri. Phortse which is quite out of touristic areas but can be found some lodges with beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you. Machharmo & Kyajo Ri peak can be seen beautifully from this village and the best Himalayan wildlife can be seen from your hotel windows eg Pheasant, Musk deer and Thar.
 
Day 08: Phortse to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
Our walk of today start with the pleasant forested hills side, enjoying the wonderful Mt views on right hand side of us. The great view of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snowcapped mountains including the Island peak (Imjatse 6,189m), which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is the gateway to Chukung and further beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.
 
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
 
Today is another rest day for acclimatization at Dingboche. You may explore Dingboche itself or take a day hike to Chhukung (4,730m) which is worthwhile which takes 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east within the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snowcapped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and Imja glacier, Chhukung valley is the last settlement in eastern Khumbu region. Return back to Dingboche for overnight.
 
Day 10: Dingboche to Dungla (4620m/15,158ft), 3-4 hours walk
 
Our walk from this stage is more smooth and slow as we are already in a high elevation walk. We take a short hike to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) where we will stay for overnight today. Remaining time relax and acclimatize. From here you would have stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (64440m).
 
Day 11: Dungla to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 2-3 hrs walk
 
Today we climb steadily to reach a ridge with a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of Sherpa's and other climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular; Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Khumbutse (6623m), and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m) are seen at the head of the valley, whilst Everest is hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse. We then follow the valley stream for an hour to reach Lobuje for overnight. Altitude effects can be seen here.

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,204ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
From Lobuche; we continue our trek in a windy and rocky path for some hours to reach Gorekshep. After check in the hotel at Gorekshep we continue climb to the top of Kalapatthar (the famous view point). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lhotse and Nuptse and Ama Dablam in your touching hands. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight.

Day 13: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,316m/17,437ft) to Gorekshep, 4-5 hrs walk
 
Today after breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. You will have plenty of time to explore around at this highest base camp of Mt. Everest & its wonderful surrounding. Evening; we return back to Gorakshep for overnight.
 
Day 14: Gorekshep to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walks
 
If anyone interested; they can make an early hike up to Kalapathar once again or if your previous hike to Kalapathar was not clear due to weather conditions; we hike to this hill once again in this morning for the stunning sunrise views of Everest and its surrounding mountain views. After breakfast we walk down to Pheriche for the overnight.
 
Day 15: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
 
After breakfast we follow on the gradual downhill with overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. The last trail leads 30 minutes uphill through the forested path to reach Tyangboche. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Tyangboche Monastery, with its stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. Explore monastery and its surrounding and overnight at Tyangboche.

Day 16: Tyangboche to Monjo ((2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
After breakfast trek down to Phunkethanga small settlements with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads uphill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay.
 
Day 17: Monjo to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
 
Today our hike is very easy, little up and down hills; follow the same way we trekked at the 1st day to reach Lukla. It will take about 4 to 5 hours to be back to Lukla. Refreshed up; your guide will re-confirm your flight of next day morning. You will have time to stroll around. Evening enjoy the last celebration dinner with your trek crew member and overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
 
This is a day to exit you from mountain after this wonderful hike to Everest. An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu airport and our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel. Evening we meet, commence about your trip.
 
Day 19: Day free in Kathmandu / O/N at hotel

Today you will have a free day. You can enjoy your time with shopping & other creational activities.  There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu. You can enjoy visiting Thamel area & purchase the souvenirs for your   family members & the friends in abroad.  Dinner & overnights at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure
Breakfast at hotel and be prepared for departure, you are free until transfer to onward journey or you can contact Outlook Nepal tour and travels for other holiday program and activities. 
-Airport pick up & drop facilities by private vehicles.
-All accommodation in Kathmandu on (BB)
-Sightseeing in Kathmandu by fluent English speaking tourist guide
-All land transportation for city tour
-All Trekking arrangements (Guide, Cook and Helper)
-All meals on trek (3 meals a day BLD)
-Accommodations in trekking, in tent or guesthouse
-Trekking entry Permit and all entry permits
-All services charge and Government Tax
-First aid
-Exclusive medical kit bag
-Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs
-All the wages, food & accommodation expenses for guides & the porters.
 
-Nepal visa & international airfares.
-Lunch & Dinner in Katmandu
-Personal nature cost (telephone, laundry and clothing), personal tips
-Personal insurance and Medical expenses
-Emergency evacuation/treatment costs if necessary
-Cost incurred due to unexpected situations
-Sightseeing entry fees of different monuments in Kathmandu
-Beverages like coke, fanta, Mineral water, Beers & wines etc
-Trekking Sleeping bag
-During the lodge trek hot shower cost extra
-Excess baggage charges
 
 
Please contact Outlook Nepal Tours & Travels P. Ltd. for price and further information. 

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