Everest Base Camp Trek ( GAP Service) - 12 Days

The Everest Base Camp Trek is certainly a challenge, 12 days of walking, high altitudes, rocky tracks, and some pretty steep inclines, but what an achievement to say you reached the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, especially as the Everest Base Camp is actually higher than a lot of the peaks of other mountains!

After a breathtaking flight to the mountain town of Lukla, your Everest Base Camp tour begins.  There are a million photo opportunities as you trek amidst the magical Himalayas, with spectacular views of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest to name just a few. The bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar and the gateway to the high Himalaya is an impressive sight not to be missed, where the colorful homes and teahouses are strategically perched on the hillside. The approach to Tyangboche is something that will imprint on your mind for years to come as you gaze out to the ornate monastery amidst the most amazing panoramic mountain backdrop you will have ever set your eyes on.

As the altitude increases, the landscape becomes more remote and you cannot help but wonder how the locals survive in such an environment, but that they do, following age-old traditions and living an uncomplicated life, undisturbed by the hustle and bustle that comes with a modern-day society,it is truly a life like no other.

Upon touring Everest Base Camp, an inevitable sense of achievement will prevail as you sit amongst some snow-capped giants and rejoice in conquering this famous route. And if that was not enough, we take you to the height of 5545 meters, to the summit of Kala Patthar to witness Mount Everest in all her glory, towering above the other glistening peaks of the Himalayas, giving you memories that will last a lifetime.

Overview

  • Adventure around worlds’ number one peaks with a climb of scenic Kalapathar hilltop.
  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2830M) fabulous adventure to Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery on Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • View of the Everest and many mountains.
  • Kalapathar the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m high.

Itinerary

Day 1
Mountain Flight to Lukla [2,810 m], Trek To Phakdaing [2,640 m].

Gokyo Ri Trek will pick you from your hotel and drive you to the airport in Kathmandu. A quick, 25-30-minute flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Khumbu region and the starting point of this trek.

Travel through the Dudhkoshi River Valley, past various settlements such as Chheplung and Chaurikharka, before reaching Phakding. Enjoy great views of the Himalayas during the trek. It’s a leisurely day with a gradual descend of approximately 200 meters.

Day 2
Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].

The day begins with a gentle walk to Monjo, another picturesque Sherpa settlement along the route that is also an official entry point to Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) where you are required to show your SNP permit and TIMS card.

The hike up to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) from Monjo involves a tough uphill climb. Enjoy stunning views of Everest and Lhotse mountains along the way. As you approach the town of Namche Bazaar, you can see the peaks of Mt Thamserku (6,623m) and Kwangde (6,011m).

As the gateway to the Khumbu region and the centre of commerce, Namche Bazaar is famous for its shops and the weekly local market that takes place every Saturday. Spend two nights in Namche Bazaar to ensure that you are properly acclimatized to the altitude.

Day 3
Rest day At Namche [3,440 m] side trip to Everest view point.

Relax in your room or explore the bazaar. We recommend an optional hike to the surrounding areas. You can either travel to Khumjung (3,790m) and visit the local school and hospital or hike up to Everest View Hotel (3,880m) and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains while sipping a cup of tea or coffee. In case you want to combine both, we can arrange that as well.

Day 4
Trek to Tyangboche [3,860 m].

The day begins with a 40-minute climb to Kyangjuma and a further ascend to Tyangboche (3,870m). Although the climb might be a bit difficult, you will get to enjoy amazing views of Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt Nuptse (7,861m), Mt Khangtega (6,782m), Mt Thamserku (6,623m), Mt Ama Dablam (6,812m) and Taboche Peak (6,542 meter). Reach Tyangboche, a charming Sherpa village built around a famous monastery.

Day 5
Trek to Dingboche [4,350 m].

Walk through the dense forests of the Imja Valley. The views keep getting better as you climb higher. Hike up to Pangboche (3,985m), whose monastery dates from the time when Buddhism was introduced to the Khumbu region. Reach Dingboche (4,410m), where you’ll stay for the night.

Day 6
Rest At Dingboche [4,350 m] side trip around chhukkung Valley.

Time to acclimatize yourself to the altitude. You can either explore Dingboche on your own or book one of our optional hikes to Chhukung (4,750m) or Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m).

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche [4,930 m].

The land becomes drier and vegetation sparse as you travel to Lobuche (4,940m). Watch your step and navigate carefully. See Taboche Peak (6,542m), Cholatse Peak (6,440m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m) as well as Mt Nuptse (7,861m) before you reach Lobuche.

Day 8
Trek to Gorakchep [5,170 m]. / Everest Base camp [5,350 m] trip in the afternoon.

Head for the Khumbu Glacier. Reach the small village of Gorakhshep (5,164m), where you will have your lunch. This is the last human settlement along this route. Have your lunch in Gorakhshep before heading for Everest Base Camp (5,364m). See amazing views of Mt Pumori (7,161m), Khubutse Peak (6,636m), Tibetan Peak Changtse (7,543m), Lingtren Peak (6,749m) and the Khumbu Ice Fall (5,486m).

Day 9
Trek to Kalapattar [5,545 m]. And Back To Pheriche [4,250 m].

Clamber to the top of Kala Patthar for an incredible, 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meter), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meter) and Mt Ama Dablam (6,812 meter).

See countless other smaller peaks as well as the Khumbu Icefall and the massive Khumbu Glacier. Reaching Kala Patthar also marks the turnaround point of this trek. Its time to start your descent. Reach Pheriche in the evening.

Day 10
Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].

Follow the trail back to Namche Bazaar while enjoying spectacular views of mountains along the way.

Day 11
Trek to Lukla [2,810 m].

Travel to Lukla passing through the Sherpa villages of Monjo, Benkar, Phakding, Thado Koshi, Ghat and Chheplung.

Day 12
Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m].

Catch the flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Cost Includes:

  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS).
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport Pickup and Drop Services
  • Flight tickets KTM - LUK - KTM
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Food and Accommodation during the trek.
  • City entrance fees
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge, Wi- Fi, Hot shower
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping

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Everest Base Camp Trek ( GAP Service)
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Trip Facts

  • 5,364M
  • 2-20 Persons
  • Fly in / Fly Out

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