Everest Base Camp Trek

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Introduction

The trek to the world’s highest mountain, the Mount Everest is both breathtaking in its spectacular natural beauty and a pilgrimage for every mountain lover. The history of the the human endeavour to reach its summit and the sacrifices made by the scores of mountaineers and explorers who perished on its slopes snd ridges is a legion.

The surrounding views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more will be imprinted in your mind for ever as memory for life. The meeting with the Sherpas and visit to their monasteries like at Thyangboche is to meet the gentle mountain men whose valour and sacrifice forms the backbone of the great explorations and adventures through the length and breath of the Himalayas: The greatest mountains on Earth and the Third Pole of this World!

Tours Highlights

Assistance by Yeti Holidays’ representative.

  • 03 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • 11 Nights’ accommodation in local lodges sharing TWIN room on full board basis (food only) (Note: We will provide the best available Local Lodges in Everest region based on the room availability. please also expect that some of local lodges in higher elevation may not have attached bathrooms here. Hence, clients will have to adjust on common bathrooms as well. However, we will try our best to allocate the rooms with attached bathroom wherever available).
  • 12 days Trek is accompanied by 1 sirdar and required porters (Note: - one porter will carry a maximum weight of 24kgs, 1 porter for every 2 guests& 1 Sherpa will accompany every 4 guests). Includes all meals, accommodation, allowance, Kathmandu / Lukla/ Kathmandu airfare of 1 Sirdar & insurance of sirdar and porter & porter equipment.
  • All necessary permits for Everest
  • Loan of sleeping bag, duffel bags and trekking poles.
  • Sightseeing tours and transfers as mentioned in the above itinerary by private vehicle (Fully air - conditioned).
  • Services of a local English Speaking guide only during the sightseeing visits in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as mentioned in the itinerary (Based on current rate, subject to change).
  • All currently applicable taxes including Service tax.

Destinations Covered

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    Welcome to Nepal!

    Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Yeti Holidays representative will receive you and transfer to the hotel as booked.

    Overnight at Aloft, Kathmandu

  2. Day 2 Visits in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    On this day, embark on a day visit in Kathmandu.

    SWAYAMBHUNATH

    Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hillock 02 kilometres west of Kathmandu overlooking the valley. The oldest written reference to the stupa dates from the 5th century, but it could have existed much earlier. Moreover, a legend has it that the stupa evolved spontaneously at the time of the Kathmandu valley’s creation. Swayambhunath is famously known as the ‘Monkey Temple’ owing to the presence of a large number of monkeys around the area.

    KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE

    The durbar square with its arrays of temples, courtyards, monuments and the ancient palaces of the former Nepali Royals is located in Basantapur in the heart of Kathmandu city, the country’s capital. Chief attractions here include Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the magnificent Taleju Temple towering more than 40 meters; Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari; the temple of Ashok Vinayak dedicated to lord Ganesh (elephant headed deity), and Kal Bhairav, the God of Wrath. There is a giant pagoda of ‘Kasthamandap’ (it got completely destroyed during April 2015 earthquake), a structure which is said to have been built out of a single tree. The name of the capital ‘Kathmandu’ is said to be actually derived from ‘Kasthamandap’.

    BOUDHANATH

    One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is a spherical stupa structure imposing at a height of 36 meters with three massive Mandala style platforms. Located 08 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the stupa with four pairs of eyes at the four cardinal directions is believed to be keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. Built on an octagonal base inset with 108 prayer wheels, the shrine is ringed by the settlement especially of the Tibetan refugees who entered Nepal in the 1950s. They have developed the place into a ‘Mini-Tibet’ ever since.

    PASHUPATINATH

    Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva- the superior god as per Hindu mythology. Situated 05 kilometres east of Kathmandu amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is built in a two storey Pagoda design with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. It houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.

    Overnight at Aloft, Kathmandu

  3. Day 3 Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding

    Lukla

    Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)

    Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)

    Flight time: 35 min

    After a short morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards DudhkoshiGhat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  4. Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar

    Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft

    Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)

    We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to DudhKosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  5. Day 5 Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day

    Namche Bazaar

    Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft

    At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2-hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  6. Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Tengboche

    Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft

    Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

    Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  7. Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche

    Dingboche

    Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft

    Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

    Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging ImjaKhol River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  8. Day 8 Dingboche: Rest and Acclimatization Day

    Dingboche

    Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft

    This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of AmphuLaptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  9. Day 9 Dingbocheto Lobuche

    Dingboche

    Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft

    Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

    From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  10. Day 10 Lobucheto Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp, EBC to Gorekshep

    Gorakshep

    Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)

    Walking Distance: 15km (8 hours)

    This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  11. Day 11 Gorekshep to Kalapathar and Pheriche

    Pheriche

    Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)

    Walking Distance: (8 hours)

    We’ll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of NuptseNup, Changtse and Lhotse.This may be, of the whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend, and the walking is easier going this way.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  12. Day 12 Pheriche to Namche

    Namche Bazaar

    Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft

    Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

    The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  13. Day 13 Namche to Phakding and Lukla

    Lukla

    Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft

    Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

    After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

    Overnight at Local Lodge

  14. Day 14 Lukla to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

    Flight time: 35 min

    In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas.

    Overnight at Aloft Kathmandu

  15. Day 15 Depart Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

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