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Everest Basecamp Trek

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Everest Region
22+ booked
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Duration
17 days
Highest Elevation
5,364m / 17,598ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

The Everest Basecamp Trek is an iconic adventure that takes you to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, offering an unforgettable journey in the heart of Nepal. Spanning approximately 130 kilometers round trip, this trek is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where you'll embark on an exhilarating journey through rugged mountain trails, picturesque Sherpa villages, and breathtaking landscapes.

As you trek through the legendary Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll be immersed in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. The trail winds through dense forests of rhododendron and pine, with occasional glimpses of snow-capped peaks. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people, known for their mountaineering skills and warm hospitality. Visiting traditional Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, you'll gain insights into their rich culture, traditions, and Buddhism.

The ultimate highlight of the Everest Basecamp Trek is reaching the base camp itself. Standing at an elevation of 5,364 meters, Everest Basecamp offers a humbling view of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 meters). Surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers, you'll experience a sense of awe and accomplishment as you stand at the foot of this iconic summit. Additionally, a trek to Kala Patthar, a nearby viewpoint, provides a panoramic spectacle of the Himalayas, including a close-up view of Everest.

Overall, the Everest Basecamp Trek is a challenging yet rewarding adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal achievement. It's an opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, connect with the Sherpa community, and create lifelong memories amidst one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visiting traditional Sherpa villages and experiencing their unique culture and hospitality
  • Reaching the base camp of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, and witnessing its stunning beauty
  • Hiking to Kala Patthar, one of the best viewpoints in the region, to enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest.

What's included

Porter
Staff Salary And Allowance
Valley Sightseeing
Medical Kit

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu
You step into the vibrant city of Kathmandu, greeted by the warm breeze and a sense of excitement. The bustling streets, adorned with colorful prayer flags, echo with a harmonious blend of languages and cultures. As you settle into your accommodation, you can already sense the adventure that lies ahead.
Day 2: Trek Preparation Day And Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Today is dedicated to gearing up for the trek. You go through the final checks on your equipment and ensure everything is in order. In the afternoon, you embark on a captivating journey through the Kathmandu Valley, where ancient temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites narrate tales of Nepal's rich history.
Day 3: Fly From Kathmandu/Ramechhap To Lukla (2840m) & Trek To Phakding (2800m)

Your day starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region. The airstrip's unique location nestled amidst towering peaks adds an element of thrill. After landing, your trek commences towards Phakding. The trail leads you through picturesque landscapes, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, setting the tone for the days to come.

Day 4: Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Continuing along the Dudh Koshi River, the path gradually ascends to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub nestled within the mountains. The captivating views become more breathtaking as you climb higher, and the enchanting Namche Bazaar welcomes you with its bustling markets and the first glimpses of the world's tallest mountain.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Hike To Hotel Everest View (3880m)
Today is a rest day to aid acclimatization. A hike to Hotel Everest View presents stunning panoramic vistas of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The crisp mountain air and the beauty of the surrounding peaks invigorate your senses, preparing you for the higher altitudes ahead.
Day 6: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Tengboche (3860m)
As you continue your journey, the trail leads you through rhododendron forests, offering a spectacular display of colors during the right season. Tengboche, with its serene monastery against the backdrop of towering mountains, provides a spiritual pause amidst nature's grandeur.
Day 7: Trek From Tengboche To Dingboche (4410m)
The landscape transitions as you trek to Dingboche. The views become more alpine, with scattered settlements against the rugged terrain. Dingboche welcomes you with its rustic charm and a sense of remoteness that embodies the essence of Himalayan trekking
Day 8: Acclimatization Day - Hike To Chhukhung-Ri (5550m)
Another acclimatization day takes you to Chhukhung-Ri, offering mesmerizing 360-degree views of towering peaks and glacial landscapes. The altitude challenges you, but the vistas are a reward worth the effort.
Day 9: Trek From Dingboche To Lobuche (4910m)
Your trek resumes with the trail taking you alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The sense of proximity to the giants of the Earth is palpable. Lobuche marks your arrival in the heart of the Khumbu region, surrounded by breathtaking vistas that remind you of your remarkable journey.
Day 10: Trek From Lobuche To Gorakshep (5140m) And Exploring The Everest Base Camp (5364m)
A remarkable day dawns as you trek to Gorakshep, your last stop before Everest Base Camp. The journey culminates with an exploration of the iconic Everest Base Camp itself. The sense of achievement and the awe-inspiring surroundings make this a day to remember.
Day 11: Hike To Kala Patthar (5550m) And Trek From Gorakshep To Pheriche (4240m)
You embark on an early morning hike to Kala Patthar, a vantage point renowned for its sunrise views over Everest. The golden hues bathing the peaks are an unforgettable sight. After descending to Gorakshep, your path leads to Pheriche, where the mountain vistas continue to inspire.
Day 12: Trek From Pheriche To Phortse (3810m)
The trail takes you back through familiar terrain, yet the perspective is different. Phortse welcomes you with its tranquil ambiance, offering a chance to reflect on the journey so far.
Day 13: Trek From Phortse To Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Retracing your steps, you return to Namche Bazaar, a place that now feels like a second home. The memories and experiences of the past days are etched into your being.
Day 14: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2840m)
Your final descent towards Lukla is filled with a mix of emotions. The accomplishment of reaching Everest Base Camp and the nostalgia of leaving the mountains merge into a profound sense of fulfillment.
Day 15: Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu
Your flight back to Kathmandu is a chance to reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken. The bustling city below contrasts with the serene mountains you've left behind, creating a striking balance.
Day 16: Sightseeing In Patan And Bhaktapur Durbar Square In Private Vehicle
Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley by exploring the historic Durbar Squares of Patan and Bhaktapur. The intricate architecture and the stories they hold offer a glimpse into Nepal's intricate past.
Day 17: Final Departure From Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
With a heart full of memories and a spirit enriched by the Himalayas, you bid farewell to Nepal. The adventures, challenges, and moments of awe have transformed you, leaving you with a deep connection to the land of the world's highest peaks.

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