Everest Base Camp

Season Sept-Dec, Feb-May
Clothing Cottons & light woolens during summer, warm clothing during winter
Trek Grade Strenuous
   

Mt. Everest being the world's highest mountain offers special adventurous intrigue. During this trek one can enjoy the warm Sherpa hospitality as well as experience the Sherpa culture and always in the background, the icy pinnacles of Himalaya loom over the scenery. After an extraordinary flight of Lukla, commence the walking to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and on to Tengboche Monastery with the Mesmerizing peak of Ama Dablam hovering in the sky. Then it's over the glaciers to the foot of Everest for the view of lifetime. The highlight of this trek is hike up to the view point of Kala Patthar(5545 m) situated on one of the spurs of Pumori. The rocky west face of Everest and south Col, Lhotse, Khumbu glacier making down it's way can be seen from the summit of Kala Patthar.

 

 

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Day 01: Flight Kathmandu-Lukla 2850m. Trek to Phakding 2640m
Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Lukla. After 35 minutes flight land at the rough airstrip of Lukla. We meet our trekking crews here & set for the first day exciting walk towards Everest. A straight walk for an hour takes you to Chaplung. Here the trail from Lukla meets the main trail from Jiri. The trail still continues for 2 hrs along the forest & reaches to Ghat and after an hour walk takes you to Phakding where few numbers of lodges are situated. We stop here for the night Camp.


Day 02: Phakding-Namche 3450m.
After the breakfast & the crews got ready, we set for another day walk. Cross the long suspension bridge over Bhotekoshi & the trail goes straight passes a forest & few villages & after 2 hrs reaches to Jorsele. Where Everest National Park check post is located, where national park permits are checked. Jorsele is also the true beginning of Khumbu region & from this point no firewood allowed. Leaving the park entrance the path drops steeply to the long suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi. The trail still continues through the straight path for an hour & becomes a bit steep & passes through the forest & several Sherpa villages & after 2 hrs reaches to Namche, a great spot for the first closer views of the Everest & local Sherpa hospitality.

Day 03: Rest Day at Namche.
It is an acclimatisation day to avoid AMS problems. Or one can have a picturesque excursions to Khumjung village .

Day 04: Namche-Tengboche. 3860m
Leaving for Tengboche, the trail that traverses from Choi Gang to Kyanjuma Foundation. Here descent to the suspension bridge across Dudh Koshi begins. After passing few tea houses the trail reaches to Phungi Tenga. Now the walk up the hill to Tengboche is pleasant. You passthrough a blend of forest and shrub on a wide trail with many shortcuts leading from it's also a better place for spotting pheasant, thar and deer. The end of the climb is heralded by a kani, an arched entrance with ceiling paintings of deities and forms of Buddha. Its function is to cleanse people of the many feared spirits before entering the sacred area. The trail from Phungi Tenga to Tengboche takes about 3 hours. And during the walk one may have the best views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku & Kangi Tenga. You can also visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Day 05: Tengboche-Pheriche 4280m
The trail passes on a slope track then climbs gently becoming steeper & passes the forest & small lodges & reaches to Pangboche. Pangboche is a village of Sherpas but famous for its Monastery & it is claimed that the Yeti's scalp & the fingers of hand are kept in this Monastery. After Pangboche the trail passes through the meadow fields & several tea houses & after 3 hrs reaches to Pheriche for the night camp.

Day 06: Rest day at Pheriche.

Day 07: Pheriche-Lobuche 4940m
Leaving Pheriche, the trail meanders up the open valley, beautiful when the weather is fine. A smaller trail then branches off to the left and heads directly to the bridge over a few slippery boulders, while the main path heads up to join the trail directly from Dingboche just a minute before the bridge to Tukla. Climb the ridge behind Dingboche on one of the many trails to the higher plain. There are several paths to follow, all leading to the bridge across Tukla. Beyond Tukla, the hill immediately is tough. And the trail climbs gently and reaches with in 2 hrs to Lobuche.

Day 08: Lobuche-Kalapatthar 5545m -Gorakshep 5170m
Today the trail is the longest trail as it may take about 8 hours for the roundtrip. The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep gently climbs and takes about 4 hrs but the walk to Kalapatthar is a bit harder as it's steep climb for about 3 hours. And may have breathing problems. Kalapatthar is situated in the bottom of Pumori and provides the panoramic views of the whole mountains in the area of Everest. Then we descend down to Gorakshep for our night camp, which takes about 1 hrs, descend.

Day 09: Gorakshep-Everest Base camp 5400m-Lobuche.
Today the trail takes you to the foot of Mt Everest. The trail passes through the yak meadows & mostly on yak trails. The trail also passes the Khumbu Glacier. Have a complete rest at Everest Base camp & return back to Lobuche for the night halt.

Day 10: Trek back Lobuche-Dingboche. 4 hrs
Day 11: Trek back Dingboche-Tengboche. 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek back Tengboche-Namche. 4-5 hrs
Day 13: Trek back Namche-Phakding. 5 hrs
Day 14: Trek back Phakding-Lukla. 4 hrs
Day 15: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.

 

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