Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days
Sherpa culture dominates this region. The Eastern Tibetan Province of Kham was the original home to the estimated 3,500 Sherpa people. Among the 2-3 miles long glaciers found at the head of the Khumbu Valley, Khumbu, Lhotse, Imja, Ngozumba and Nangpa glaciers are some Himalayan glaciers in retreat. In the late 1400s or early 1500s they crossed over the Nangpa-La into Nepal. The Sherpa people belong to the Nying-mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. They celebrate the Dumje and Mani Rimdu festivals in the famous Tengboche monastery.
The climate ranges from pleasant weather during autumn months to cold weather with occasional heavy snowfall in the winter when daytime temperatures do not exceed 5 degrees Celsius. Spring days are warm but the monsoon rains make travel difficult.
Visit this exotic destination in the Himalayas. You will appreciate the spectacular mountains, stunning scenery, and contact with local people who truly enjoy sharing their experiences with you and don't miss the opportunity to explore unique traditional cultures.
More than anything else, Nepal is best known for its mountains and mountaineering. Nowhere else on earth can you find such a high concentration of high snow-capped mountains and have the opportunity to climb some of the highest peaks in the world.
Of course, Mt. Everest immediately comes to mind when people think of Nepal but what is often less known is that Nepal is home to seven other peaks over 80000 meters and innumerable others between six and eight thousand meters. Currently 326 peaks are available for expeditions with an additional 33 minor peaks designated as 'Trekking Peaks'. Where small villages, each with their own mythology, dot the hills checkered with fertile terraces and ancient shrines and strange legends of deities mixing with mortals abound…let us take you higher. We operate trekking excursions from tough grade to easy grade and these excursions or moderate treks include Langtang /Annapurna / Dolpo etc.
Explore the majesty of the Himalayan Mountains and meet some of the village folks on an easy, moderate or strenuous trek through a continually changing landscape. Nepal is an easy and exotic destination for those on a moderate budget as well as for those who appreciate luxury. Nepal is a perfect destination for a customized journey just for you. There are also many and varied tours, treks, expeditions and small groups available. Here is your opportunity to travel your way, following your heart and your style.
Group Size :||02 - 14 people
Fitness level : ||Strenuous
Trip Season :||AUTUMN (Sept – Nov)
Departure from : ||Kathmandu
Meals :||Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek
Accomodation :||3 star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge on trek
Trip Mode :||Lodge to lodge trek
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Day 01 : Kathmandu - Lukla 2835m – Phakding 2635m.
Our early morning flight to Lukla . Lukla is now one of the busiest airport of Nepal. after arrival, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. this day trek about 3 hrs.
Day 02 : Phakding - Namche 3445m.
The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday where display include meat, grains and vegetables, and Tibetan goods . The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku 6648m, Kwangde Ri 6187m and Khumbila 5707m surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in. this day trek about 5-6 hrs.
Day 03 : Namche - Khumjung 3,780m.
This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. The Himalayan Trust has a school here, as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in nearby Khunde. this day trek about 1 - 2 hrs. This day is almost like acclimatization .
Day 04: Khumjung - Tengboche 3863m.
The trail this morning descends to the Dudh Khosi. There are spectacular views of Ama Dablam 6696m and Khangtega 6779m as well as Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8501m. Keep a look-out too for pheasant in the undergrowth. We cross the river at Phunki Thanga and climb through the afternoon amongst rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Suddenly in front of us is Tengboche, the principal monastery of the Khumbu area; the views from here are unforgettable. this day trek about 6-7 hrs.
Day 05 : Tengboche - Dingboche 4412m.
We follow the path down from Tengboche through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and cross an exciting bridge with the boiling, roaring Imja Khol beneath our feet. A gradual climb takes us to the village of Lower Pangboche. We are now in the heart of the Khumbu, with spectacular views across to Ama Dablam. The afternoon stroll takes us along a path that hugs the valley wall and then across wide plains to a split in the valley. The Khumbu breaks left, up to Periche, but we take a detour right to the hamlet at Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley. this day trek about 5-6 hrs.
Day 06 : Dingboche – Rest / acclimatisation day.
we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho Polu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekker terminus of Chukung is reached, and after a rest we return down the valley.
Day 07 : Dingboche - Lobuje 4931m.
We climb up to the ridge behind Periche and stay high, mesmerised by the views of Tawoche and Cholatse, until we reach the tea houses at Dughla. A steep, stiff ascent to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier is now tackled. The top of the climb is marked by a series of stone monuments to commemorate some of the climbers that have not returned from expeditions to this region. A rough but obvious trail cuts across left, away from the glacier, to our camp site at Loboje, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Loboje Peak (6156m). The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome from this angle. this day trek about 6-7 hrs.
Day 08 : Lobuje - Kala Pattar 5545m - Loboje.
A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek's summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straightforward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen . down to Gorakshep for over night . this day trek about 6-7 hrs.
Gorakshep after breakfast trip to the actual Base Camp (BC) of Everest is usually omitted as the Khumbu Icefall blocks all view of the mountain and even when expeditions are on the mountain, a route to BC is difficult to find. then return to Lobuche this day trek about 7-8 hrs.
Day 10 : Lobuje – Chhukung 4730.
This day we can see different angle of Nuptse , trek about 6hrs.
Explore around Isalnd peak Base camp and back to Chhukung about 6/7 hrs trek.
Day 12 : Chhukung - Phortse 3847m.
We descend all morning via Periche to Pangboche, whereupon we stay high on the west bank of the river all the way to the Sherpa village of Phortse, which lies on the lower southern flank of Tawoche, directly across the valley from Tengboche. this day trek about 5 hrs.
Day 13 : Phortse - Namche 3445m.
We now descend through a forest to the Dudh Kosi. From the very pretty crossing point, we climb to a chorten where there are wonderful views back across the valley to Phortse, Tengboche and the surrounding mountains. Eventually we turn south off the main trail to Khunde and Khumjung, contouring past the Everest View Hotel. this day trek about 5-6 hrs.
Day 14 : Namche - Lukla 2835m.
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and our memories help us up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. Our campsite and house are well located and offer a good final resting spot. this day trek about 7-8 hrs.
Day 15 : Lukla - Kathmandu.
Flight in the morning and transfer to Hotel.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up
- Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Professional guide,
- porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- National Park Permits fee
- TIMS permit
- Meal while stay in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu /Lukla / Kathmandu airfare
- Medical and personal insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee
- All beverages including mineral water.
- Hot showers during the trek
- Communication and laundry
- Personal equipments
- Tipp for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)