Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal
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women throughout Nepal. In addition, they have an intimate knowledge of the Sherpa people
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A trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most amazing adventures in the world and
has become a Mecca for adventure travel enthusiasts. Just imagine standing at the
point where so many expeditions have left on their way to the summit of the highest
mountain in the world. The trek ventures deep into the Himalayas with amazing views of
many of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains. Not only can you enjoy the
breathtaking views across the Khumbu icefall, but you can experience all the amazing
landscapes and culture that Nepal has to offer too. A trip to Everest Base Camp is a
real adventure taking you from the bustling Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, via a small
aircraft, to Lukla and the start of the trek up the Khumbu Valley. The trek passes
through many Sherpa villages, including the famous trading centre of Namche Bazar,
as well as visiting Buddhist monasteries along the way.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp
Treks to Everest Base Camp vary in duration but to ensure you acclimatise properly to
the high altitude and lack of oxygen, and enjoy your adventure to the full, real buzz
recommends a trek duration of about 14-18 days. In order to trek to Everest Base
Camp you must go as part of an organised trek with a licensed mountain tour operator
Nepal Visitors Trekking and Walking (p) Ltd. Porters will carry the majority of your food
and equipment and cook all of your meals for you. For the trek you only need to carry a
daysack containing food, water and warm clothing.
There are far too many amazing sights and experiences to describe on a walking to
Everest base Camp but below is a basic day-to-day itinerary with some of the highlights.
Please note this itinerary is a guide only and may vary depending on the mountain tour
operator you travel with.
Day 01: Arrive London to Kathmandu
You will be met by Nepal Visitors representative at the airport and transferred to the
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.
In the morning you will visit Pashupatinath & Boudhanath. The afternoon is free for you
to make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own.
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (9184ft/2800m) and trek to Phakding
On day three your adventure really begins, an early flight by small aircraft takes you to
Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu mountain range. Enjoy the exciting flight with a
glimpse of Everest in the distance. After landing in Lukla you will meet your trek guides
and porters and set off for your first night's stop at Phakding. Phakding is a small trading
village sat on the banks of the Dudh Kosi River and there are a number of lodges where
you will spend the night.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,283ft/3440m)
Food on the trek is mostly vegetarian and so after a breakfast of cereal, bread, eggs
and tea or coffee, it's time to set off and follow the banks of the Dudh Kosi River. You
will cross the Dudh Kosi twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village
of Monjo and entering into the Khumbu National Park. After crossing another
suspension bridge the trek then climbs steeply for about two hours up 'Namche Hill' to
reach Namche Bazaar at 3,400m. Namche Bazaar is a famous and prosperous trading
town and is also the capital of the Khumbu region. The market is a fascinating spectacle
with many traders crossing the border from nearby Tibet to trade their wares.
Day 5: At leisure in Namche Bazaar (11,283ft/3440m)
Day five is spent resting in Namche at 3,400m to allow your body to become
acclimatised to the high altitude and thinner oxygen. A great option is to walk to and
have lunch at the Everest View Hotel at 3,900m and then return to Namche.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche - (12,684ft/3867m) (B)
The trail leads past the large sherpa settlement of Khumjung and then descends deep
into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the
Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, spiritual
center of the Khumbu. The climb is long yet compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam
and on clear days you can get the views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks.
Amadablam means "Mother's Charm Box" and is named after the little box that Sherpa
women wear around their necks. It is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the
Himalaya. Overnight at Lodge
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (14,465ft/4410m)
After breakfast the day's walking starts with an exciting river crossing via the high
suspension bridge outside Deboche. A further one hour trekking leads to Pangboche,
home of the famous Sherpas and also awesome views of Ama Dablam. A few hours
later and you arrive at the charming farming village of Dingboche at 4,410m where you
sleep in the lodges.
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (15,518ft/4730m) & back to Dingboche
Today you will trek to Chhukung. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on
the moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. To the south-west, the eastern face of
Amadablam provides an unusual view of this picturesque peak. This short trek is one of
the highlights of the trek. It is a fast trip back down the valley to Dingboche for the night.
Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuje (16,170ft/4930m)
After breakfast you follow the trail from Dugla as it climbs steeply up beside the glacier
moraine. After a few hours the trail leads to the small cluster of tea houses situated at
Lobuje at 4,940m. Here the afternoon is spent relaxing and continuing the process of
Day 10: Climb to Kala Patthar ((18,187ft/5545m) and back to Gorakshep
This morning, you can hike up the Kala Patthar for unobstructed views of Mt.Everest
and its surrounding peaks. Most of the famous photographs of Everest were taken from
atop this "bump" on the landscape. In the afternoon, retrace your steps to Gorakshep.
Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp and trek back Pheriche (13,907ft/4240m)
Leaving Gorak Shep the trail leads on to the rock and ice of the Khumbu Glacier for the
three-hour trek to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. You might even
be lucky enough to meet teams making an ascent of the mountain. Some expedition
teams have spent up to two months at base camp waiting for the right weather
conditions to climb the mountain but luckily you will return to Gorak Shep after a lunch
prepared by your Sherpa porter team. From Gorak Shep it’s time to start your descent
back off the mountain. The route returns to Lobuje and then a quick lunch break of
salad, potatoes and fruit in Dugla before arriving at Pheriche to sleep overnight in the
Day 12: Trek to Kyangjuma
The descent continues down the scenic valley passing through Pangboche and re-
passing the monastery at Thyangboche before a steep descent of 1500ft/500m to the
Dudh Kosi and then to Kyangjuma at 3,550m to spend the night.
Day 13: Trek to Monjo
Each morning you feel fitter and stronger after descending to lower altitudes and thicker
oxygen. Leaving Kyangjuma the trail crosses a suspension bridge before climbing the
opposite side of the valley to reach Namche Bazaar. A steep 600m descent from
Namche leads to another suspension bridge to re-cross the Dudh Kosi River to reach
the small village of Monjo at 2,835m.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla
From Monjo the trail flattens out, crossing the Dudh Kosi River twice more before
climbing a gentle hill to reach Lukla. You have time to stop and relax at the numerous
tea houses that now appear on the trail.
Day 15: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
From Lukla you’ll catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu where you can celebrate
your recent trek and also explore the city. Check out the temples and Thamel market
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Spend a rest day exploring this amazing city and take time to visit the temples of
Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Square, as well as the bustling districts of
Bhaktapur and Patan at the evening farewell dinner in Kathamndu.
Day 17: Flight from Kathmandu to London
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