Itinerary Summary : Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01 : Kathmandu (1,300m)
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will drive you to the hotel. After freshening up from the day's journey you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the staff who will proceed to brief you on the trek. Once the activities for the day are brought to an end you are free to head down to the local region enjoying the lovely evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m) – Phakding (2,610m)
The day begins early as we make our way to Lukla which houses one of the most thrilling airstrips you will land on. The 45 minute flight is a pleasant one taking us to the home of the Himalayas the snowy summits shining from up above. After a brief rest at Lukla, we begin our journey along the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoying the fresh Himalayan air the journey takes us towards Chheplung village continuing north towards Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 03 : Phakding (2,610m) – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
The journey is a pleasant one as we head towards Namche Bazaar. The trail leading out of Phakding takes on the lush green forests adorned with pine and cedar trees moving through vibrant hamlets including Monjo and Jorsalle. Monjo also marks our entry into the Sagarmatha National Park as we ascend through the hilly trail reaching Namche in time to witness stunning views of Thamserku (6,608m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m). Overnight in Namche.
Day 04 : Namche Bazar (3,440m)
Today, we take a day off at Namche Bazaar to let our bodies acclimatize with the increasing altitude. Namche boasts a host of possible destinations beginning with the hamlets of Khumjung and Khunde towards the north. The hamlet of Khumjung hosts the Yeti Skull Monastery which is believed to house the skull of a real life yet. Another popular alternative in the Everest region is to trek to Everest View Hotel. The hotel and its premise offer a panoramic display of the Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848m) on a day with clear skies. Overnight in Namche.
Day 05 : Namche Bazar (3,440m) – Debuche (3,820m)
Climbing out of Namche, the trail opens up alongside the valley leading towards Phunki Thanga. Following the Dudh Koshi River along its right bank, the journey takes a steep ascend towards Tengboche. Enjoying the stunning views of Ama Dablam on the horizon (6,856m) we take a brief rest at Tengboche. Visiting the Tengboche Monastery, the oldest monastery of the region, is also a brilliant option. Another hour of trek from Tengboche takes us to the small hamlet of Debuche. Overnight in Debuche.
Day 06 : Debuche (3,820m) – Dingboche (4,410m)
The Himalayan trail continues its ascending run as we head out of Debuche making our way through lush green forests. Passing the vibrant hamlet of Pangboche, the journey reaches Imja River beyond which lies the hamlet of Dingboche. The trail is blessed with the stunning views of Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Thamserku (6,608m) among others. Dingboche, also called as "summer valley", boasts of traditional Sherpa settlements. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 07 : Dingboche Ri (5,075m)
The final of our acclimatization days today we make our way towards the summit of Dingboche Ri located at an altitude of 5,075m. The trail takes us to the edge of the Chhukung Valley as we ascend through the rugged Himalayan trail steering clear of the steep ascents and descents. The summit gives us clear views of Lobuche East (6119m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Enjoying the pleasant views from the summit, we make our way back to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 08 : Dingboche (4,410m) – Lobuche (4,920m)
Heading out of Dingboche the rugged Himalayan landscape slowly climbs through the snowy landscapes reaching Dughla. With the majestic views of the Himalayas the trail takes us to the village of Pheriche. From here, we make an ascending journey towards Chupki Lahara. Hereon, we descend through the glacial moraine of Khumbu Glacier all while enjoying the stunning views of Pumo ri and Mahalangur Himalayan ranges. Crossing the glacial pathways brings us to Lobuche on the foothills of Mt. Nuptse (7,861m). Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 09 : Lobuche (4,920m) – Kalapatthar (5,545m) – Gorakshep (5,140m)
The day begins early as we make our way towards Kalapatthar. The views of the Himalayas from Kalapatthar is the highlight of the trip and not one to be missed. Gradually ascending through the rocky Himalayan landscape, the journey takes us through a dry lake before beginning the ascent to the viewpoint. The mesmerizing Himalayan panorama accommodating some of the world's tallest Himalayas are put on display and safe to say it doesn’t disappoint. The views of sunset are something else altogether as the light slowly fades out until just the summit of Mt. Everest (8,848m) is colored golden. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10 : Gorakshep (5,140m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Lobuche (4,920m)
Today, we head over to Everest Base Camp another one of the major events of our entire trip. Trekking on the glacial moraines, the trail steadily climbs towards the base camp. After a couple of hours of climbing, the trail finally leaves us at the foot of the world's tallest mountain. Here, we explore the base cap and marvel at the views of the Khumbu Glacier, Icefall, and numerous mountains neighboring the Mt. Everest (8848m). After enjoying the thrill and adventure the Himalayas bring we make our way back to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 11 : Lobuche (4,920m) – Pangboche (3,860m)
Today marks the beginning of our descent as we head down towards Pangboche. With the Himalayas to our backs, the landscape take a complete turn as we leave behind the snowy pathways in favor of the Hilly landscape. Crossing the bridge at Dughla, the journey heads through the Khumbu valley. Crossing the vibrant hamlet of Pheriche after a brief rest the trail the journey comes to its closing steps reaching Pangboche. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 12 : Pangboche (3,860m) – Monjo (2,835m)
Heading out of Pangboche, we cross the river before beginning our uphill climb through the lush green forests. The trek takes us back to the hamlet of Tengboche before descending back heading towards Namche. Before Namche, the trail takes us on an ascending route continuing through pleasant landscapes. After a brief stop at Namche we, once again, descend through the lovely Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing the suspension bridge, we head over to Monjo exiting the national park in process. Overnight in Monjo.
Day 13 : Monjo (2,835m) – Lukla (2,840m)
The final day of our trek today we head back towards Lukla. The trek is an easy one descending through hilly ridges surrounded by lush green forests. The hamlets are quite lively and Sherpa inhabitants dominate most of the trail. Crossing the hamlets of Bengkar, Phakding, and Chhuthawa in quick succession, we reach our final ascend leading to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 14 : Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m)
The day begins early as flights out of Lukla are carried out early in the morning, if the weather is fine. Taking off from the Lukla airstrip gives us a sense of completing our journey while also giving one final glance at the Himalayas. Back at Kathmandu we directly head to the hotel freshening up from the days of the travel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15 : Kathmandu (1,350m)
Today we head towards the UNESCO world heritage sites spread throughout the valley. Beginning from Swayambhunath perched atop the hill. The Hindu site of Pashupatinath is next on our list where thousands of pilgrims make their way every day to pay their respects. The final stretch of our tour takes us to Kathmandu Durbar Square where each piece of art and architecture tell a story of culture and history. The pleasant day ends at Boudhanath with stunning views of sunset and a pleasant atmosphere. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Kathmandu – Onward Destination
Our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forwards to seeing you again.