While a typical mountaineering trek in Nepal culminates as you confront the majesty of the mountains, Everest Base Camp Trek does just that and while you are mesmerized by the gargantuan peaks, you can rejoice over having the time of your life with a confrontation of the mighty Everest. Rated as one of the best treks in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek has a massive edge over others on being able to provide a glorious opportunity to be bewitched by the beauty of Mount Everest. You pass through the narrow trails and steeply ascends that lead up to the base camp while captivating your senses with the sublime nature of Himalayan lifestyle, exotic wildlife and the ever-present mountains looming far off to the horizon.
The 14 days long trek starts with the flight to Lukla, one of the world’s most dangerous airports. A 35-minute-long scenic flight to Lukla unveils the spectacular sorcery of Mother Nature herself to craft the wondrous mountains. The EBC trek route plan includes two acclimatization days before reaching the base camp in order to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). We pass by several Sherpa villages beaming with pride as the watchmen to the pristine peaks. The trail we walk is along the Dudhkoshi River and as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, the Himalayan vegetation and wildlife welcome us with divine pageantry. The major fauna thriving in this region are Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Snow leopard, Danphe. Reaching Namche Bazaar, one can see the amazing market and modern pubs, cafés, and restaurants at such high elevation. No wonder it is the trading hub of the entire region. The glorious trek continues as we head towards Tengboche followed by Dingboche and Lobuche. We then pass by the Khumbu Glacier, enjoying the views of Thamserku (6608m), Amadablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Imja Tse (6189m) and several others. The hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) is the best bit of the trip, from where you can witness the panoramic view of the mountains like nowhere. The viewpoint is the prime vantage point which offers you the confrontation with the mighty Everest itself. Trekking up to the lap of Himalayas, EBC trek makes a delightful trek, filling up your heart with warmth and mind with memories of a lifetime.
Tenjin Eco Treks is one of the favourite trekking organizers in Kathmandu. We have been sharing some incredible memories of the Himalayas with trekkers from all over the world since 2015. We also offer different kinds of packages based on the client’s flexibility. We provide our client with all kind of transportation facilities with excellent accommodations for overnight stays.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by a company representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing and roaming around the city.
We head out to explore some tourist attractions today. Kathmandu is a business and cultural hub of the nation and is a home to seven World Heritage Sites. We will first go to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is an ancient Newari town located adjacent to the capital city. We will be able to witness the rich culture, architecture of the medieval times. We continue to our tour ahead to Swayambhunath, the monkey temple and Boudhanath stupa, which are two famous Buddhist stupas of the country. We head back to the hotel to make final preparations for the trek.
40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek
Our day starts early after a breakfast followed by a domestic flight to Lukla (2,840 m). The flight treats us with the aerial view of the beautiful snow-capped mountains and landscapes. We start our trek right away to Phakding (2,610 m). We take a short trek today as we need to acclimatize with the increasing altitude.
We start trek early today after a breakfast. The trekking route is along the Dudhkoshi River and we cross several suspension bridges to make our way to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We pass by Jorsalle which is the last village before we reach Namche Bazar. Our trail passes through trails in the woods and bridges until to reach the confluence of Dudhkoshi and Bhotekoshi rivers. We are then subtly teased by a short cameo of Mt. Everest as we walk uphill. We ascend further for almost two hours and reach Namche Bazar, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Namche is also the major trade center of the Everest region and also boasts availability of modern luxuries like ATMs, cafes, restaurants, and Wi-Fi.
Today is set aside for acclimatization. We will walk around Namche Bazaar and visit the museum that displays belongings of the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture, their costumes and various flora and fauna of this region. We can also walk up to Khumjung and further climb to Syangboche airport and Everest View hotel. We can get a vivid display of Mt. Everest from the hotel which marks our acclimatization day as a successful one.
We set out to Tengboche early in the morning. We can see glorious mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) up close. We can spot Himalayan wildlife if we are lucky. We continue walking through the pine forests to reach Phunki Thenga, from where we climb up a steep route to Tengboche. Tengboche hosts the biggest monastery of this region and also offers magnificent views of Ama-Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), and Everest (8848m).
We enjoy the morning view of the mountains and monastery while observing the lifestyle of the local Sherpas. Our trail today drops from Tengboche to Debuche and we cross the Imja Khola to continue on a climb to Pangboche. After a short yet fascinating walk, we reach Dingboche. We see the views of Lhotse (8414m), Amadablam (6856m) along with numerous other peaks.
Today is set for acclimatizing ourselves to the high altitude climate. We hike to Nangkar Tshang peak (5616m) which is yet another viewpoint providing surreal views especially of Amadablam (6256m). The afternoon can be spent relaxing and roaming around the village.
Our trail continues beyond Duglha (4620m) and we ascend to Chupki Lhara and pass by stone memorials made for mountaineers who died on their mission to climb Mt. Everest. The trail drops to Khumbu Glacier from where we head to Lobuche village located at the foothills of Lobuche peak. We take major caution during our walk and inspect for any signs of altitude sickness. The glimpses of Khumbutse (6665m), Lingtren (6749m), Pumori (7165m) and Mahalangur Himal is truly a delight to observe.
The walk today is relatively difficult yet the completion is a major delight. We head along the Khumbu Glacier and ascend up to ThangmaRiju from where we get the panoramic view of the mountains. We then move up through Changri glacier from where we can see the first glance of Kala Patthar. We head out to the Everest Base Camp which is the closest one can reach to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. We can see the remarkable Khumbu Icefall from the base camp. We head back to Gorakshep for the night.
Our trek reaches the highest elevation today. We utilize the morning to climb Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5550m. The Kalapatthar viewpoint offers a magnificent view of panoramic scenes of the peaks like Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m) and Lhotse (8414). We retrace our steps back to Gorakshep and then down to Pheriche.
We leave the laps of the Himalayas and begin to descend along the trail that takes us back through Pangboche, Tengboche and finally reaching our destination of the day, Namche Bazaar. We pass through the beautiful forests of juniper and rhododendron. We can enjoy a slow and steady walk to Namche. We get to rest our tired bones and enjoy the Sherpa lifestyle while we enjoy the last day of our stay at Namche.
Today is the final day of our Everest Base Camp Trek and we continue our walk back to Lukla. We make numerous stops as we take our time whilst admiring the beauty of the Himalayas. You can spend the rest of the day resting or exploring around Lukla and the local inhabitants. We pack our bags and take a final rest in the lap of the Himalayas.
We take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu and bid farewell to the Everest region. After arriving at Kathmandu, we can enjoy the day shopping for souvenirs and exploring the city. You will be treated with traditional Nepali food.
A company representative will accompany you to the airport for the final scheduled flight to your home country. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay here and we will be open to any compliments and responses of the trek.
Duration : 14 Days
Difficulty Level : Strenuous
Group Size : 2 - 12 People
Activities : Trekking