Everest Base Camp Trekking, a trek into the foothills of the highest peak in the world. Trekking in Nepal is best holiday adventure and if the trekking is Everest trek then it is absolutely best trekking experience in Nepal. Everest Hiking is great challenge and achievement itself which takes to the elevation of 5,545m. and offers to see four of six tallest mountains in the world including Mount Everest (8,848m.), Mt. Makalu, Mt Lhotse and Mt Cho Oyu.
Everest Base Camp trek not only offers to trek to Everest but also offers to explore the culture and living style of Sherpa of the Himalayas. During Everest Base Camp Tour, one will get chance to explore the Sherpa Homeland. Sherpa are known as the famous climbers. It was Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who summited Mount Everest first in 1953 A.D.
More Everest Base Camp Trek also offers to explore the flora and faunas of the Everest Region. Additionally, the exploration of Buddhist Monasteries is something not to miss during trek of Mount Everest Base Camp. The best time to trekking Everest is spring (May-June) and autumn (September-November). Touch the highest mountain in the world, leave the footprint in highest mountain’s base camp and make your trip to Everest once in a life time with High Hike Nepal.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu a High Hike representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to your hotel. Get refresh and take a good rest.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu. Soyambhunath” Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath- Lord Shiva place, Boudhanath (Biggest stupa in South Asia) – a Buddhist place and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In evening there trek briefing.
Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.)
A scenic 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. In Lukla meet remaining crews then start trek to Phakding. It is 3 hours gentle walk through the banks of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. O/N.
Day 4: Phakding-Namche Bazar (3440m/11280ft.)
Take early breakfast, tie your boots and get ready for trekking. Follow the Dudh Koshi river pass several suspension bridges. It takes 6 ½ hour to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is trading center of the Khumbu Region. Check the gears and add if anything left in Kathmandu. O/N
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar
Free day at Namche Bazar. Go to Tourist Visit Center and get knowledge about Sherpa culture plus flora and faunas of Everest Region. Hiking Thame or exploration are the optional activities for the day.
Day 6: Namache Bazar to Tengboche( 3870m./12,694ft.)
From Namche, you head towards Tengboche. It will be scenic ups and downs walk which offers stunning mountains views including Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse and close views of Thamserkhu and Amadablam. It takes approx. 6 hours to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the best view point of Everest region and has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of Khumbu Region. O/N.
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360/12,694ft.)
After breakfast, start trekking of Dingboche. The trail passes Pangboche where the oldest Monastery of Khumbu region lies. After 6 hours approx. walk reach Tengboche. Tengboche is another Mountain View point in Everest Region.
Day 8: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
As the elevation rise this day take a rest day at Dingboche. It is better to hike Nagarstang hill before lunch. After lunch, take rest.
Day 9: Dingboche to Labuche(4940m./16,207ft.)
Labuche is in 5 hours walking distance from Dingboche. This day our trail offers to view Khumbu icefall. Passing several frozen rivers and typically design stone house we reach Labuche.
Day 10: Labuche to Gorakshep(5,170m./16961ft.)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m./17,594ft.)-Gorakshep
A day when we achieve our dream. Start early morning, it is quite long walking day (8-9 hours) but a worthwhile one. From Labuche, we first get to Gorakshep (lunch-place), then hike up to Everest Base Camp. Spend some times in base camp of highest mountain, click some memories and leave your footprints. After then we will trek back to Gorakshep. Gorakshep itself offers the magnificent views of Himalayas. O/N
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapathar(5545m./18,192ft.)-Pheriche(4280m./14,070ft.)
Early morning, hike Kalapathar (5545m.)- Best mountain view point which offers the stunning views including:Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other neighboring peaks. Enjoy the picturesque views. Then take descend trail to trek Pheriche.O/N.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche
An easy walking day. With 4 hours gentle walk from Pheriche we reach Namche Bazar. It is the same way back via Tengboche. O/N.
Day 13: Namche to Phakding
Start trekking relatively later than other days. From Namche the trail descends steeply via Dudh Koshi River. We pass Jorsalle and Monjo before reaching Phakding. It will be 5 hours trekking this day. O/N.
Day 14: Phakding to Lukla
With 3-4 hours descend trail trek from Phakding will take to Lukla. In evening there will be a farewell dinner with Sherpa and Guides. O/N.
Day 15: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
With early morning 30 minutes flight we will fly back to Kathmandu. In free time you can either take rest or can do some last minutes shopping in Thamel. Even will be for farewell dinner with High Hiketeam.
Day 16: Fly back home
A High Hike representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for returning flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal.