It may not be possible for each person to summit the world’s tallest mountain the Mount Everest, but each must be wishing to reach at least to Everest base camp. Trek to Everest base camp rank in 1st in the world for trekking destination list. Who wouldn’t want! Such is its grandeur.
It is obvious for travelers to wonder to know the height of Mount Everest and the elevation of Everest base camp.
Mount Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. Trekkers from all over the world come to Nepal for the Everest trek which is located in the Everest region.
And it does not take much—one can make it at a certain point in one’s life. It is absolutely worthwhile. Everest Base Camp tour is not merely about the Everest base; in fact, the route itself is grand. Once you reach Lukla by airplane, you can set off on foot from there traversing the varied landscapes—meadows, lush green pastures, steep hills, forests, arid land and many more.
Walking along the Dudh Koshi river, you will be enthused for oncoming excitements. In addition, the forests of rhododendron and magnolia will sweep you in surpassing serenity with its bracing breeze and dulcet rustlings.
They will add to your unremitting adventure and thrill. From Kala Patthar, you will have overpoweringly grand views of the Mt. Everest, the Lhotse, the Cho-Oyu, the Nuptse, the Pumori, the Ama-dablam, the Thamserku and others.
They can rouse one’s dullest of the senses.
The trek along the Khumbu Glaciers that lead to the Everest Base Camp is not less tranquil. It is pleasing and striking par excellence. The Sagarmatha National Park harbors exotic snow leopard and red panda among many others. Pastures, yak farms, and rustic rural set up on the way appear aesthetically pure. They will fill you with a sense of simplicity and warmth.
Furthermore, the region is culturally distinct and rich—a conventional lifestyle of the Sherpas, their arts and architecture and the Buddhist rituals constitute a different world in themselves. The people are equally rich in their hospitality.
They are simple and cordial. They are truly adorable people whose affection will keep you want coming back.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek Namche to Phortse
Day 07: Trek Phortse to Dingbuche
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingbuche
Day 09: Trek Dingbuche to Dugla
Day 10: Trek Dugla to Labuche
Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp & trek back to Gorakshep
Day 12: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar & trek down to Pheriche
Day 13: Trek Pheriche to Tangbuche
Day 14: Trek Tangbuche to Jorsalle
Day 15: Trek Jorsalle to Lukla
Day 16: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 18: Departure
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the Nepali Traditional restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour visiting a magnificent Buddhist stupa, Swoyambunath followed by a visit of Patan, a true open air museum with its pagodas, temples, and monasteries.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m): A scenic 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2865m) where we start our trek to Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We go through Cheplung (2700m), Thado Koshi and Ghat (2590m) villages. Phakding is a small charming place with some comfortable lodges.
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1531m
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3440m): The busy trail follows Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti where you can observe the beautiful view of Thamserku Peak then continue to Chomoa. We continue our trek again and climb to Monjo 2850m). Monjo is entry point of Sagarmatha National Park so we should complete our trekking permit and National park entry formalities before we enter the park. The trek again continues to Jorsale where we start our ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Along the way you could get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. Namche bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest and has some modern facilities including some very good lodges, several monasteries, shops, bakeries, an army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +790m.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m): Today we hike to nearby Everest View Hotel where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. You may also be interested to visit Sherpa Museum which is a great place to learn Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering in the region.
Day 06: Trek Namche to Phortse (3810m): The trail begins with easy walk to sanasa then gradual ascends to Mongla danda, which offers great view of Ama Dablum and Thamserku. Then a long descend to the Phortse Tanga where we stop for the lunch. After lunch, a short hike to Phortse on gradual up hill.
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 370m
Day 07: Trek Phortse to Dingbuche (4410m): trek to Dingbuche takes about 7 hours. The view of the mountains though out the whole day is breathtaking, with the spectacular view of Mt. Amadablam (6856m) on the right and Mt. Everest (8848m) peeking out from Lotse wall and Mt. Lotse (8516m) itself standing in front of us being a giant wall. To make it even better most famous trekking peak Island peak stands right in the valley of Dingbuche.
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 600m
Day 08: Acclimatization Day: We hike towards Chukkung valley (Island peak), which helps you to get more acclimatize for higher altitude. Adding to that Chukkung offers splendid view of the whole valley and some spectacular ice cliffs on the right.
Day 09: Trek Dingbuche to Dugla (4620m): a short walk to Dugla and in the afternoon go for acclimatization hike towards Dzongla valley. A great view of Cho lotse, Tabuche and Cho la pass.
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: +210m
Day 10: Trek Dugla to Lobuche (4930m): We start our trek with gradual uphill walk, enjoying magnificent view of Cho lotse and Tabuche. The trail ascends to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We pass through the memorial area of Chukpilhara before reaching Lobuche. From the Lobuche, the sunset on Mt. Nuptse is particularly spectacular.
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: +310m
Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) and excursion to Everest Base Camp (5380): As we continue our journey to Everest Base Camp, view of mountains and surroundings get better and closer. The trail up to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers great view of Pumori and Surrounding mountain peaks as well as the view of Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier. After having some rest in Gorakshep, we start hiking towards our final destination Everest Base Camp (5380m). It is strenuous walk to the Everest Base Camp but it is worth of every step. We spend about an hour at the Base Camp then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep.
Walking Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: +240m
Day 12: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and trek down to Pheriche (4252m): start our day early in the morning with a plan to get to the top of the Kalapatthar (5545m) before the sunrise, which is one of the finest viewpoints in Khumbu region. After enjoying the best view of the region, we hike back to our lodge at Gorakshep and have breakfast then start our trek back to Pheriche.
Walking Time: 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: -918m
Day 13: Trek Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m): Leaving the mountains behind us we continue our trek by descending through Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche villages to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola. Then we climb a small hill to get to Tengboche.
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: -392m
Day 14: Trek Tengboche to Jorsale (2810m): We continue our trek from Tengboche with a steep descent through a stunning forest of rhododendron, blue pine and silver fir to Phunkithanga, a small settlement with a couple of tea houses. Then the trail ascends to Tashinga where we cross a suspension bridge and continue along an easy flat trail to Namche Bazaar. After having lunch in Namche, our trek continues steeply down to Dudh Koshi. The walk to Jorsale follows along the Dudh Koshi River.
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 1050m
Day 15: Trek Jorsale to Lukla (2865m): On our final day of the trek, a fairly easy walk takes us back to Lukla. It is about 5 hour's trek taking us through the villages of Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung.
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Altitude: + 30m
Day 16: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The 40 minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early in the morning from Lukla.
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Difference in Elevation: - 1531m
Day 17: Visit Bhaktapur: We drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Day 18: Transfer to the airport and departure.
Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. The Trek can be operated with Lodge/tea house and/or camping accommodation, based on your preference. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.
NOTE: price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.
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From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.
Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.
The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.
Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.
In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.
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