Nepali name is Sagarmatha the world highest peak(Mt Everest 8848m) and Tibetan people are called Mt. Qumolangma. Kala Patthar, Everest base camp and Tyangboche Monastery are the main attraction of Everest base camp trek package. Everest base camp treks starting and ending point is Jiri before but now it end Lukla. Everest base camp trek led us through narrow valleys, traditional Sherpa villages and high spectacular mountains, including World’s highest places natural heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Everest base camp trek also gives an insight into the lives and culture of Sherpa people of Everest trekking region. The views of the sunrise on the snow capped peak above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Patthar.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, and welcome dinner (1350m)
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be collected from the airport and transported to your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you can explore the city, rest in your hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek to Phakding (2640m)
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we will begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants.
After arriving in the village of Lukla (2,750 m), we will introduce of our staff (porters) and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding, phakding is situated river side 2600m.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5 hours
The distance between Phakding and Namche Bazaar is not that far, however, the high altitude can make this trek difficult. The best strategy is to trek at a slow and gentle pace. Namche Bazzaar is a large town surrounded by two great valleys, Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi. It is also the gateway to Mount Everest. There are well-stocked markets and shops giving you one last chance to buy anything that you may have forgotten.
Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. Some clients want to visit Everest view hotel, where from you can see panoramic views of Himalayas including Amadablam, Tawache peak, Thamserku, peak 38, Mt. Everest etc.
Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m): 5 hours
On the trek to Tengboche, we will experience our first great views of the Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam peaks. The trail has a steep descent towards a bridge over the Dudh Kosi. Then we climb up a zigzagging path through rhododendron bushes. There are some superb mountain sceneries towards Tengpoche, which is famous for its legendary monastery - the largest in the Everest Region.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4240m)
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking Us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam
Day 7: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche (4240m)
Another rest day. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up Nagarjug hill 5000m or visit chhukung valley 4700m for a wider variety of photos of the mountains of the Khumbu region
Day 8:Trek From Dingboche to Lobuche (4900M)
Today's trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We follow the trail to Lobuche and stay just below the terminal moraine of a tributary glacier.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche, Everest Base Camp (5400 m), and then back to Gorakshep (5140m)
The trail continues along the side of the Khumbu glacier. The path becomes rocky and awkward as we keep climbing across the moraine. The sugar loaf dome of Pumori (7145m) lies directly ahead. On the right-hand side, Nuptse rises in a sheer spire and behind it is an elusive sight of Everest.
You will have all afternoon at Gorak Shep to rest. You may also choose to continue on for an additional 6 hours to Everest Base Camp and back. Contrary to popular expectations, Everest Base Camp, whilst still a fascinating place, does not provide any views of Everest. It is the following day at Kala Pattar that you get the amazing panoramic views.If you are feeling tired and suffering from any altitude symptoms, it is recommended that you save your energy and rest for the following day's trek to Kala Pattar, one of the highlights of the trip.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base camp and back to GorakShep:
Today walk to Everest BASE CAMP located at the foot of the Khumbu icefall. We will spend couple of hours at Everest, nothing see except glacier.
Day 11: Trek from PHERICHE (4,260 m) Pangboche (3900m)
We head down the glacier and re-enter the lush and beautiful valleys, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the village of Pheriche we will visit the Himalayan Rescue Association's Trekker's Aid Post, established by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Day 12: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazar(3,440 m)
Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche's market time.
Day 13:Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla spend overnight
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Trek ends
Three times meal while in trekking providing(breakfast,lunch and dinner)all served with flavored of Nepalese tea.
Breakfast: there will be alternate between : porridge or Bread with tea or coffee, eggs any style(boiled eggs, poach eggs, fried eggs, Omlet ete).
Accommodation while in trekking(basic lodge)
Lunch: there will be light lunch: usually noodle soup or Fried noodle or fried rice or MoMO
Dinner: there will be option to have Nepalese local Dish (Dal bhat: lentil soup, green vegetable, pickle) or spaghetti, or any main course meal choose by hotel menu.
Guide and Porters salaries,theirs food and accommodation,insurance of Nepalese staffs
Ground transport (pick up and drop airport)
Both way flight cost of clients and Nepalese staffs etc.
International flight and Nepali visas charge. Food and hotel while in Kathmandu
Personal insurance for members (you should do your insurance from your own country)
Sleeping bags and jackets
Rescue operation or emergency evacuation.
Tips for staffs
soft drink: mineral water, boiled water, cold drink and hard drink