This trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. Unlike those who brave the summit, you do not need to be a mountaineering expert to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Trek.
During the first part of the trek, Everest is hidden away behind the peaks of many other equally beautiful and formidable summits. The grandeur of the world’s highest mountain is best appreciated at Gorak Shep. You can also view Everest’s spectacular summit around the lovely Namche Bazaar where you will spend time acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the commercial center of the Khumbu region and visiting here is a great way to see how people live high in the mountains.
At Tengboche, you will have an opportunity to visit a world famous monastery and gain an understanding of the lives of the Buddhist monks. Mountaineers who aim for Everest’s summit often stop here to ask for a blessing from the Lamas and to pray to the mountain deities for a safe journey. This trek is difficult to explain in words and is an experience of a lifetime!
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Grade: Moderate to chanllenging.
Minimum Height: 2800m
Maxium Height: 5364m
Best Season: Mar-Apr,Oct-Dec
Access: Lukla, a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu
Entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and the TIMS card can be purchased from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or through a Registered guide for about $60 total and requires three passport size photos each.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: A sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Trek briefing.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and commence trek to Phakding (2,620m).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,420m).
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Explore Thame Monastery or Khumjung village (3,790m).
Day 06: Trek to Phortse (3,860m).
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m).
Day 08: A day in Dingboche to rest and to acclimatize.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m).
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,147m).
Day 11: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,365m). or Kala Pattar (5,550m). and trek to Pheriche (3,950m).
Day 12: Trek to Tengboche and visit Tengboche Monastery (3,860m).
Day 13: Trek to Monjo (2,635m).
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,840m).
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu or go shopping.
Day 17: Depart