Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m):
Early morning fly to Lukla (2800m). This flight provides a magnificent entree to the trek region. Upon arrival set up your baggage’s and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding.
Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m):
you follow the Dudh Kosi for about 2 hour and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As you climb, you enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m).Overnight at Namche.
Day 03: At Namche - Acclimatization day (3440m):
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. You enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on your way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village or Shyangboche airtrip, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.
Day 04: Namche Bazar – Thyangboche (3867m):
Trek along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja River where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. You climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Yes, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Day 05: Thyangboche – Dingboche (4530m)
Trek up to the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m) where you stop for lunch and visit the Monastery. In the afternoon continue your trek to the summer village of Dingboche(4360m). The scenery all day is superb.
Day 06: At Dingboche – Acclimatization day:
another rest and acclimatization day at DINGBOCHE. This rest and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending Kalapattar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From Dingboche there are a number of interesting excursions. You can walk to Chukkung (4700m), to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhotse and return Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m):
Trek further up a small ridge and then contour around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla(4600m). From here you trek a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. Overnight stay at Laubuche (4930m).
Day 08: Lobuche – Everest base camp 5230m- Gorakshep 5288m
Today, you walk to Everest base camp, The actual distance is not so far but you take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at Gorakhshep for a light lunch and continue trek to everest base camp 5330m following nice and ice-sizzle ring trail. You then take the same way back to Gorakshep overnight.
Day 09: Gorakshep-Kalapather (5545m)-Lobuche 4930m:
Early morning (4.30AM) climb up to kalapather from where you can see the Everest Base Camp is just down. This is a hard pull but the view from top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flow huge glacier ice. The mountains of PUMORI (7145m), LINGTREN (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separate you from Tibet, and just over the Lho La pass. You see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all - Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m) towers over everyone. Over Night Labuche
Day 10: Lobuje – Thyangboche (3867m):
You retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyangboche.
Day 11: Thyanboche – Khumjung (3790m):Or Namche
Descending to Imja River we climb to Khumjung for lunch. Excellent views all the day and overnight at Khumjung (3779m).
Day 12: Khumjung/ Namche – Phakding (2652m):
Descending, pass through Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Day 13: Phakding – Lukla (2800m):
Trek back to Lukla and overnight.
Day 14: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu:
After early breakfast at lodge fly back to Kathmandu.
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