Mt Everest Base Camp Trek is designed to get real close–up to see Sagarmatha, literally meaning 'The Head of Earth or Sea', internationally known as Mount Everest.
To reach this part of the Himalayas in Nepal within a short period of time, we have devised this short trekking tour itinerary to hike to Everest Base Camp, which directly starts and ends at Lukla.
The Beginning of the Everest Base Camp Trek
The Mt Everest Base Camp trek, a very world famous mountain trek, starts after 35 minutes of a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We follow the Dudh Kosi River valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling market that is a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and Expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
Mesmerizing View of Everest from Tengboche Monastery
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Tengboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery stands at the height of 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons where Mani Rimdu Festival is held in October/November full moon days. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.
Trekking Kala Patthar
We also have the opportunity to trek Kala Patthar (5,554m) from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.
Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, rest and preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hours walk.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m), 3 hours walk.
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m), 2/3 hours walk. EBC (5364m) Excursion
Day 10: Hike Kalapathr (5545m), and trek to Pheriche 5-6hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Tangboche (3870m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), 5 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to Pakding (2610m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2800m), 2-3 hours walk.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight in the morning.
Day 16: Fly back to home country or further destination.