15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

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  Trip Facts
Activities: Trekking and Cultural Sightseeing             Trek Duration: 15 Days
Max. Elevation: 5,550 m/17,204 Ft                                  Trek Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Accommodation: Guesthouse & Hotel                           Meals: Full boards on trek
Transportation: Car/Van/Flight                                        Best Season: Autumn & Spring
Group Size: 1 to 10 Pax      

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlight
Kathmandu valley cultural tour with visiting UNESCO world heritage site
35 minute scenic flight fro and to Lukla
Trek across the Sherpa village with exploring Buddhist culture
Visit numerous Tibetan Buddhist monastery and Gompa with extinct Yeti skull and hand
Burning sunrise and sunset on Khumbu Himalayas including Mout Everest
Ascend to Kala Patthar see Khumbu glacier and close-up view of Mount Everest
Trek to Everest Base Camp and see Khmbu ice fall on forehead

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp, the most demanded adventure trek in the earth, can do with accommodate in the lodge, guesthouse and eating in local restaurant and host family. Everest base camp is counted as moderate to challenging altitude trek in Himalayas where trekker’s required to be physical fit to ascend from Lukla to EBC and Kalapatthar via Namche Bazaar. The most popular trekking trail in the earth being busiest in peak period since the legendary Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norway first stepped in the pinnacle of Mount Everest in May 1953. The basic and comfortable accommodation are available along the Everest base camp trekking route with delicious multi-cuisine and local hygienic Sherpa foods. The entire trekking trail is colored with Buddhist tickertapes and engraving Buddhist alphabet on rock and stones. The EBC trail is fairly comfort with up and down throughout villages, walk into the rhododendron forest and crossing over the swinging suspensions bridges. As trail onward to EBC with ascending from picture square Lukla village, each day we fairly climb averagely 500 mtr in 5-6 hrs walk except Lobuche and Gorakshep. We trek up to tree lines till Pangboche at height of 4,000 m then trek continuous on yak pasture with grand view of surrounding mountains. Trekker’s probably feel less oxygen in alpine but as long as well acclimatized, will always stay-away of AMS. Tenboche, Lubuche and Gorakshep comparatively busiest and crowed in the peak season than any other villages because limit lodges. As you trekking on mountainous territory, it presents burning sunrise and sunset over the rugged Mount Everest and along Khumbu Himalayan range specially an exceptional sunset from Kalapatthar.  All throughout the year temperature of EBC trek will be cold after Namche, should travel with well trekking equipment’s like thick socks, wind breaker glove, wind proof and down jacket, wind proof and easy dry paint, warm hat, lower and upper inner fleece and enough toiletries. The Everest base camp trekking trail is laying frontier of Khumbu district in Nepal with far distance from jeep road where porter (human, mules and zho) need to carry loads for a week to Namche Bazaar or supplies by helicopter. As transport took long and costly, the prices along the trail is expensive, as you trek higher-up, prices of the things will be increase as well for example single piece of mar-chocolate cost (1-3) U$D.

Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arriving at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,420 Ft)
Upon your arrival your trekking guide will come to receive you at Tribhuwan international airport. Your guide will be waiting you next to arrival gate with your name on play card.
Then you will transfer to hotel at hub of Kathmandu by private transport with short brief about Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
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You will departure from hotel after breakfast, first we drive to Phasupatinath temple, one of the largest Hindu temple in Nepal and it more popular with western traveler cremate of death. A pashupatinath complex has very beautiful architectures on temple from back date 15 century. You will often see devotees are taking bath on holy Bagmati River across the main temple.  After Pashupatinath temple, we will have short drive to Bouddhanath temple, a largest Buddhist stupa in the world with it mostly Buddhist culture. We will stop at any of beautiful restaurant where we can get great view of massive stupa from top to bottom with Buddhist disciples circling the stupa with praying wheel and Tibet beads on hand in additional prostrating as well. Now drive back to hotel and short-out the trekking bag-pack.
Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 4hrs trek)20160408_114908According to your flight schedule, we will drive to domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International airport then take a plane to ahead most dangerous airport of the world, Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. It is obviously dangerous airport in the earth but worth to do this scenic flight. The 35 minute flight will present countryside of Nepal, Himalayan range which will not see while on Everest base camp trail. The officially EBC trek will begins after your flight land at shortest Lukla airstrip. Your first day of trek starts from Lukla with escort by Musical Adventure Trekking staffs. Distance of first day trek is 6-7 km and it needs 4 hrs, the Everest trail often goes up and down in mountain village and flattering with awe-wing landscapes and some snow-capped peaks. We will trek through beautiful Sherpa villages and crossing suspension bridges with expose of colorful Sherpa culture.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)
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Second day of Everest trek heading to Namche and ascending 700 mtrs, it takes 6-7 hrs to complete 7-8 km. Mostly climbing up often walking in the forest and visiting Sherpa village, waterfall, suspension bridge are the attraction of the trek. Delicious lunch will recharge your energy then crossing tallest suspension bridge before heading sturdy-up. Uphill trail continuous in the forest with get first sight of Mt. Everest. Namche, a largest commercial town in Khumbu with supplies goods to upper village, probably 100 accommodations available according to traveler’s budget from home-stay, basic, standard to luxury.

Overnight at guesthouse
Day 05: Day Hike to Khumjung & Kunde village
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Today is first acclimatization day on your Himalayan adventure, we will not make your day tough but Memorial Day trip on your journey with exploring nearby Sherpa territory with colorful Sherpa culture. After breakfast, we begins trek from Namche with uphill all the way to Syangboche airstrip, adventurous people often take-off from here for Everest sky diving, we keep climbing on ridge to hotel Everest view From here you will see uncountable high mountains around you with deep valley, you probably make best photo of day. Till here we gain nearly 400 mtrs more than Namche in 2.5 km distance. Now descend to twin Sherpa village Khumjung and Khunde. Both village presents unique Sherpa culture, where you can visit first school of Hillary foundation with statue of Hillary, colorful Sherpa monastery and can see skull of YETI after paying some donation. The village seated on base of holy mountain Khumbila and get awesome view of Ama Dablam, khantega and Thamerkuk on in front of village. We have delicious lunch in one of this village with organic vegetable then trek resume on main trail along with yak farm and breading center. Today we probably did 6-7 hrs km trek in round trip with breathtaking view of Mount Everest.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,840 m/12,595 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
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We will begins our trek after delicious breakfast with hot drink at guesthouse, you will have short ascend to junction of Everest trail and Syangboche airstrip then we follow north gentle trail with looking superb view of Himalayas like Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Tawboche, Thamserkuk, kangtega to Sanasa. Now trail drops down all the way to bank of Dudh koshi and have a lunch at one of nice local restaurant before onwards uphill. The switch-back up will go into rhododendron forest to Tengboche monastery, it will be very colorful in April/March/May because of blossoming of rhododendron. Largest Buddhist monastery in Solu Khumbu with carrying more 200 years history. The some part of monastery was destroyed by devastating earthquake in 1934 and 2015 but repaired it with original look. Our guide will take you in monastery according to ceremony times where monks often blessed you for succeed your ultimate adventure to Kala Patthar and EBC. In a 6hrs trekking, you will ascend 400 mtrs and distance of 10 km.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,440 m/14/563 Ft & 6hrs trek)cimg3672A short descend through the rhododendron forest brings us nunnery monastery at Diboche and follow yak trail to over wild Imja River. Then brief climb up to lower Pangboche popular for potatoes fertilize farm and mountain climber home. There is small monastery at middle of village which resident of Ringpuche, a reincarnation monk. Hike towards to Dingboche pass Samare, Orso village and finally arrive Dingboche. It might’s take 5-6hrs to Dingboche with ascending 600 mtrs and length of 10-11 km, it seems lot compare to other days but the trail is pretty easy without steep-climb up.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 08: Second Acclimatization Day
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This is another acclimatization day of Everest base camp journey, the matter of having extra night at height of 4,440 mtr, can climb high and come down to sleep low which makes better respiration while trek further up to Everest base camp. Whatever you feel easy to do from Dinboche either ascend to Nagarjuna viewpoint or further up to Chhuking. We guarantee, it will help you to sleep well in higher up and make easy for breathing. We advise you to climb to Nagarjuna viewpoint, it is pretty up hill and it lies at height of 5,000mtr. It might quite tough to reach to summits of peak but worth to climb as far as you can do. The trail ascending uphill from Dingboche on the ridge with panoramic view of Himalayas and wide Khumbu valley. Chhukung Ri and Nagarjuna viewpoint are the option to see fifth highest mountain Makalu on your thrilling Everest base camp journey.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 09: Dingboche to Loboche (4,910m/16,104ft & 5-6hrs trek)
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Today we are heading to Lobuche at height of 4,910 mtrs and nearly 500 mtrs climbing in single day, we need 5-6hrs trekking duration to complete length of 10 km approximately. Our on forth trek to Lobuche is ascending with gradually to challenging uphill. There is only one teashop on trial end of Khumbu glacier, we deserve some break before steady climb up to ridge called memorial of Everest sumiteers. After here your adventure continuous on craggy alpine with looking view of Mt. Everest, Pumari, Nuptse, Khumbutse.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m/16,990 Ft) and side trip to EBC (5,364m/17,563Ft)

 

view of Everest with tourist and buddhist prayer flagsMost adventurous and exciting day of trek with rewarding view of Khumbu glacier, step in famed base camp of the world and surrounding high mountains. Relatively easy trek for an hour’s then short uphill will bring on craggy paved trail, it lead all the way to Gorakshep, with looking trekker’s descending and ascending to Kalapatthar viewpoint. We have lunch first at Gorakshep then subsequent level trail of Everest base camp and traverse on craggy, rocky, paved, on literally Khumbu glacier which makes harder to trek on. We often hike on black ice before reach to Everest base camp, Base camp presents renowned Khumbu glacier with blue ice rolling on slopes of Khumbu ice falls. You will celebrate your succeed at base camp with taking photos, In spring you can sights climber in tented camp, waiting favorable weather to go summits of Everest.  Kindly inform you Mount Everest is not visible from Everest base camp, south col and front part of block crest of Everest. After taking photos of breathtaking beauty turn back to Gorakshep. You probably need 8-9hrs to do LOBUCHE-GORAKHEP-EBC-GORAKSHEP distance probably 10-11 km.
If possible should try to climb Kalapatthar in evening to see fiery glorious sunset over Mt. Everest, it will be great achievement in life.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 11: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4,370m/14,333Ft via Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204)everest-sunset-from-kalapatthar.jpg
Should well-prepared trek to Kalapatthar against the freezing cold in dark morning. Please remember you will not see burning sunrise over Mount Everest. The Everest is standing north east of Kalapatthar and sun rising up just right above the peak that is no chance to see sunrise on Mt. Everest but DO NOT MISS SUNSET ON MOUNTAIN EVEREST. Kalapatthar perhaps 1.5 km far from guesthouse and 370 mtrs more than Gorakshep, it might takes 2hrs on craggy and rocky trail to Kalapatther. The spectacular view of Himalayas including Changtse, Khumbutse, South cole, La la, Everest, Nutptse, Ama Dablem, Kantega, Thamerkuk, Cholatse, Tawbuche with massive Khumbu ice fall and glacier, these views of breathtaking beauty make your morning rewarding and best in entire trekking days. A short drop to guesthouse with loads of happiness and then after breakfast trek retrace descend on glacier to Lobuche, Dungla and then Pheriche. We probably descend 14 km from Gorakshep to Pheriche in 5-6hrs trek.

Overnight at guesthouse
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche 6-7hrs trek3-65b367c544.jpg
Leaving from guesthouse after breakfast, we descend from Pheriche and gentle up to beautiful ridge of sloppy up. Short drop to meet trail junction of Dingboche then same way back as we walked up few days ago. If anybody willing to see oldest monastery of Khumbu at upper-Pangbocche, can go and visit then meet up with groups at Tengboche on lunch break. After descend to Phungi Tanga ad ascend to Namche. Today we probably walking 6-7hrs and length of 17-18 km.
Overnight at guesthouse
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2,670m/8,757 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)mt_-everest-base-camp-picture
Today is last day to see view of most of Khumbu Himalayas before cross the Thamdanda, should look back Mt. Everest once again and bye bye. Then trek continuous descending with crossing suspension bridge and pass village Jorsalle, Phakding, Ghat, Chhuplung then finally reach at Lukla. Today is finally celebration with your crew, they are staying back at Lukla and waiting next groups for next adventure.
Overnight at hotel

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.CIMG3469.JPG
A 35 minute mountain flight will presents maximum view of Himalayas and landscapes of Nepal.

You will go to airport with your guide according to your flight schedule. Your guide will fly back with you to Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel. Relax yourself if you looking any short of trek or tour for next few days contact to us without any hesitant
We are always here  24/7 to help you in Nepal.
Overnight at hotel

Day 15: Departure
Hope you have a fabulous time with us and Himalayas, according your flight schedule, we will transfer you to international flight for onward journey to home.
Notes:
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. 

For your information Lukla flights are notorious for being delayed to and fro Kathmandu by few hours or even cancelled for a day. Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to have extra days for your stay in Nepal.

Cost includes:
✔International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off
✔All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
✔Guided tour Kathmandu valley sightseeing with all the entrances fees
✔Trekking Permits (TIMS, National park fees)
✔Guide and Porter salary, accommodation, food and Insurance
✔Three meals a day during trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks)
✔Fresh fruits where available
✔Trekking gear four seasonal sleeping bag, Down Jacket n returning basis
✔Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by flight together with your Guide
✔Exclusives Medical kits
✔Fare-well dinner

Cost Exclude: 
Travel insurance and any sort of rescues such as Helicopter
Hot shower
Miscellaneous personal expense Laundry, Internet, battery charge Soft and Hard drinks
Gratitude to guide and porters.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

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