Everest Base Camp Trek


Everest Base Camp Trekking with Equatours

There are many great mountains to climb in the world, and while Mount Everest at 8,848m may be out of reach and over budget for many people, Everest Base Camp at 5,545m is within everyone’s grasp. 

 

Taking you through Sherpa country and the beautiful landscapes of Nepal, this trekking expedition to Everest Base Camp offers breath-taking views of Everest and other Himalayan Peaks, and it gives intrepid travellers just a glimpse of what a real expedition to the top of the world’s highest mountain might entail.

 

Demanding but very doable, this Everest Base Camp Expedition is suitable for anyone with a good level of physical fitness, and as it is fully inclusive of all transfers, accommodations, meals, and a team of certified mountain crew, the only thing you have to bring is the determination to succeed and plenty of spare camera batteries!

  

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, please clear immigration, collect your luggage, and proceed to the arrivals hall where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in city. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Kathmandu City Hotel

 

Day 2: Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will take a city sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square, before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Kathmandu City Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla - Phakding

After breakfast today, you will transfer to the airport for your short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.  From Lukla you will trek to Phakding (2640 m), which takes approximately three hours.

Lukla is a small town with a few teashops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will then descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m).

You will continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding where you will overnight.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar

Today you will Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), which takes approximately five hours. The trail starts along a level path, before crossing a stream and climbing up a terraced hill to Bengar. From here, the trail climbs on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa and Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel.

After a stop at the National Park Service (where a park entrance fee is collected), you will continue your trek to the village of Namche Bazar (3440m) along a steep mountain path. This village is a central hub of the area, where you can purchase food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment for your trek.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5: Namche Bazaar

Today is a rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization purposes. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization before heading off towards Tyangboche.

You will have the opportunity to take a short hike up to Khhumjung, where you can visit monastery and enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde. 

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6: Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche

After breakfast today, you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m), which takes about five hours. The level mountain path offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, and after a gentle descent, the mountain path ends and you will come to Phunki Tenga.

From here, it is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep, but as you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas, which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful here.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7: Tyangboche - Dingboche

Today your trek continues from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m), which takes approximately five hours.  Once you reach Minlinggo, you will leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola, before climbing again to Pangboche Olin. From here, the trail climbs slowly, winding above the Imjatse River and on to the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. You will arrive at Dingboche in the afternoon.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8: Dingboche

Today is another important day for acclimatization, and you will rest at Dingboche (4260 m).  After breakfast, you will take a short walk up the valley that leads up to Island Peak, and enjoy the breath-taking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to hike up to Chukum, or rest at base camp.

 Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 9: Dingboche - Lobuche

Today’s trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m) will take about five and half hours. The onward journey leads north until you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, and after crossing the small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier, you will arrive at Dugla in time for lunch. Your trek continues up a steep hill, but you will have plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the views of Mt. Pumori, before arriving at Lobuche, your base for the night.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp

Today you will ascend from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.), a journey expected to take around seven hours. Trekking up the valley following the rocky moraine path, you will view the icy glacial ponds and icebergs of the Khumbu glacier, before a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. You will continue along the trail through rocky paths to Mount Everest Base Camp and enjoy the magnificent views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse.

After enjoying the moment and taking your cherished photos, you will retrace your steps back through the Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep for overnight.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 11: Everest Base Camp - Pheriche

After an early morning climb to Kala Patthar at 5545metres, you will have a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks including Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku. After enjoying the sunrise and taking plenty of photos, you will begin your descent to Pheriche at 4243metres, which will take around six hours. In Pheriche, you will be able to call your friends at home, see the mountain Yaks of the region, and view the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 12: Pheriche - Tyangboche

Continuing on your descent, you will trek approximately four hours from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m), where you will have the opportunity to visit to the research centre. You will overnight in the small village of Tyangboche, famous for its monastery and splendid views of Ama Dablam.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Tyangboche – Namche Bazaar

Today you will continue from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), which takes about four and a half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs, but it is a very scenic route and you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde, the only monastery with a Yeti Scalp, and the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust along the way. 

Overnight: Tea House Namche Bazaar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 14: Namche Bazaar - Phakding

Your four-hour trek today will take you from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m). The trails descend steeply down to Phakding, where you will overnight.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 15: Phakding - Lukla

Your final descent, after breakfast today you will trek approximately three hours from Phakding to Lukla at 2886m. This is your last evening on the mountain, and presents the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your Sherpa’s, Mountain Guides and Porters.

Overnight: Tea House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 16: Lukla - Kathmandu

After breakfast today, you will catch your return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After an afternoon at your leisure, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural heritage restaurant where you can enjoy the typical Nepal food and witness typical Nepali dances.

Overnight: Kathmandu City Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 17: Departure

After breakfast today, you will have a few remaining hours to shop for souvenirs, before your driver drops you at Kathmandu airport for your return flight home. 

 

Prices from: £1495.00 per person 

 

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