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Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Sport and adventure
This 17 day tour is well suited for those who have always dreamt of trekking around the highest mountain in the world. Labeled as the classic routes between the Himalayas, or one of the “must-visit destinations", Khumbu Valley is simple and certainly a place of extraordinary beauty. Reaching the foot of Sagarmatha - the base camp for expeditions aspiring to climb the highest mountain in ...

This 17 day tour is well suited for those who have always dreamt of trekking around the highest mountain in the world. Labeled as the classic routes between the Himalayas, or one of the “must-visit destinations", Khumbu Valley is simple and certainly a place of extraordinary beauty. Reaching the foot of Sagarmatha - the base camp for expeditions aspiring to climb the highest mountain in the world and raise the Kalapattar ( 5550 m ) are the key points of this trekking that does not disappoint even the highest expectations.

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  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in the Capital, Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan international airport of Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our staff (local agent or guide). A short drive will take you to your hotel where they will present the program and review the necessary documents  necessary for the trekking.

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Nepali Ghar Hotel (Kathmandu)

Day 2: Trek Mainly Downhill Following The River To Phakding

After breakfast we transfer to the domestic airport to catch the flight to Lukla during which you can enjoy views of the massifs of Annapurna, Manaslu , Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling Himal, among others. From now and throughout the trek will be accompanied by a guide with English Guide and porters who will be responsible to carry your backpack during the trek. Lukla is located in the Khumbu Valley inhabited by the most famous among the ethnic groups of Nepal, Sherpas . From there we started trekking. The route lasts approximately three hours takes us following the course of the DudhKoshi river to our destination today ,Phakding.

Hour walk : 3-4 hours

Visited:
Kathmandu Lukla Phakding

Day 3: Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar

At the beginning of the stage, the road is an up-down and cross the river several times DHUD Khosi. Upon reaching the town Monjo ( 3000m ), after making procedures and permits required, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park ( Everest ), to continue with a steep climb in zigzag, and where there atajaremos as one of the curves observe Mt. Everest. After nearly six hours of road reach the village of Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa people. Located in the old route traders circulating between Tibet and India, still hosts a weekly market, the largest in the region.

Hour walk: 6 hours

​Night at Tea House Accommodation 

Visited:
Phakding Nanche Bazar

Day 4: Rest And Acclimatisation Day In Namche

The proper acclimatization process requires a slow and gradual promotion for our body can get used to the heights where there is less oxygen so it is advisable to stay an extra night in Namche before proceeding to the next stage. We will use this day for a tour. We'll go to the nearby village of Khumjung Hillary to visit school High School and from there to Khunde to see a hospital, both institutions built by the foundation of the first man to climb Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary. During the day you can enjoy the views of Thamserku, Kangtega, AmaDablam, Lhotse and Everest.

Hour walk: 2-3  hours

Night at Tea House Accommodation 

Visited:
Nanche Bazar

Day 5: Trek to Thyangboche located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga

From Namche Bazar onwards the hike is on the rise, with magnificent views of the mountains all the way. Today's stage is spectacular in terms of landscape. En route pass through Tengboche, where we visit one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in the Everest region and one of the most beautiful in all of Nepal. We can enjoy beautiful views of Everest, AmaDablam, Lhotse. Tengboche is a popular place to spend the night, but water is scarce here and shelters often full of travelers quickly, we will continue for another 20 minutes until Deboche, a quiet and sheltered for the night.

Hour walk: 6-7  hours

Visited:
Nanche Bazar
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 6: Trek To The Seasonal Settlement Of Dingboche

Today's route takes us to the village of Dingboche , situated on the banks of Imja river. After 3 hours of trekking we reach the village of Pangboche, where the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region is. From here the walk continues about 3 hours to gain height very gradually to Dingboche. Today we can enjoy the incredible views of AmaDablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Hour walk: 6 hours

Visited:
Dingboche
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 7: Acclimatization Walk to Imja Valley with Fantastic Views Towards Tibet

From today we are more than 4400 meters, so it will be necessary to acclimate the body to the height acquired. Today we will dedicate a day excursion around Dingboche to acclimatize, win a little more height and back down to the village. A short hike up the hill Nagarjuna, about 5100 meters, will give us a good acclimatization. In the afternoon, after gaining valuable acclimatization and feasted on the impressive ice flutings and ridges which surround us. Our second night in the Dingboche lodge. There are fantastic views towards Tibet and of Island Peak and Ama Dablam.

Hour walk: 4 hours

Visited:
Dingboche
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 8: Trek via Dughla Then Beside The Khumbu Glacier To Reach Lobuche

Today's route follows towards the north direction Lobuche. After about 3 hours route we stop in the village of Dughla for lunch and after a good rest continue to Lobuche. Shortly after that, we reached a monument to all those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest. From here the route continues without major promotion or relegation, following the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche (4910m) off the peaks in the form of pyramids towering mountains Nuptse and Lhotse.

​Hour walk: 6 hours

Visited:
Dughla Lobuche
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 9: Trek To The Yak Pastures At GorakShep

We begin a trail through the ablation valley at the side of the Khumbu Glacier gaining altitude constantly. At this point we cannot yet make out Khumbu Glacier as it is hidden behind the moraine, but as we climb and gain altitude we can admire the great icefall that valley extends down into the area of Everest Base Camp. Beyond this creek we reach an island of sparse grasses below the famous hill known as kala Patar. As to be expected at this altitude and in this remote spot, the lodges here are quite basic but they do have heated dining rooms and offer a degree of comfort. For those with energy to spare there will be time to make an afternoon ascent of Kala Patar to catch the sunset on Everest and, if the weather is kind, one of the most stunning alpine glow sunsets you will ever see. Altitude at GorakShep is 5140 metres.

Hour walk: 3-4 hours

Visited:
Gorakshep
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 10: Trek To Everest Basecamp Following The Moraine and Khumbu Glacier Itself

Today is the biggest day of our trek, today is when they finally arrive at Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters above sea level. We will spend an hour or so in this inspirational place, close beneath the stupendous Khumbu Icefall, before returning to at GorakShep.

Hour walk: 5-6 hours

Visited:
Gorakshep
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 11: Early Morning Ascent of Kala Patar For Classic View Of Everest

This is the great day of trekking in the Everest, where we will enjoy if the weather permits, the best views of Everest and its surroundings. From Gorakshep about two hours climb to the top of Kalapattar to 5550 m. The views both of Everest massif and the south face of Pumori, are spectacular. After enjoying the view we descend to Lobuche village where we stop to rest before descending to the Khumbu Valley to Periche . Altitude at our overnight accommodation is 4270 metres.

Hour walk: 7-8 horas

Visited:
Kala Patar Everest Base Camp Periche
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 12: Trek to Pangboche, Where We Visit The Monastery

Leaving Periche, we soon reach a bridge across the Khumbu River and a junction with our outbound trail below Dingboche. We pass through Pangboche as on the way up, but here we now take a trail, which contours the hillside high above the river, offering great views across to Thyangboche Monastery beneath the towering face of Kang Taiga. We overnight in the lesser visited village of Phortse at the mouth of the Gokyo Valley. Phortse is a particular treat, as we get as close a glimpse in to traditional village life in Nepal as anywhere in the Khumbu.

Hour walk: 6-7 hours

Visited:
Periche Dingboche Pangboche
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 13: Trek via Mon La to join the main Everest trail to Namche Bazaar

In the lower part of the Gokyo Valley from the ridge-top perch of Phortse we make a long descent to the river. We cross the river on a simple plank bridge and begin a steady climb on a switch-backing trail for 400 vertical meters up to the Mon La. From here we descend to rejoin the main Everest trail and continue to Namche Bazaar, which we reach after 4 or 5 hours. There will be time for sightseeing, souvenir buying and lunch, before we set off again for a further couple of hours easy hiking, mostly downhill to Monjo.

Hour walk: 6-7 hours

Visited:
Phortse Nanche Bazar Monjo
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 14: We Trek Mostly Downhill Following The DudhKosi River

From Monjo the trail descends the valley, which becomes more enclosed as we pass the villages of Phakding and Chopling, to reach Chaumrikharka. Here, we begin the final climb of the trip (the sting in the tail) with a 45 minute steady ascent up to the airstrip at Lukla. Arriving at the bustling town we check into a lodge and tonight we will no doubt celebrate the end of a great trek.

Hour walk: 5 hours

Visited:
Phakding Lukla
Accommodation
Night at Tea House (Deboche)

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

Early morning we will take a flight to Kathmandu. They are very common delays and flight cancellations because of weather conditions, so we always recommend taking the first available flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu our team or agent will be waiting at the domestic airport in Kathmandu to take you to your hotel. In the afternoon you will have the afternoon free to relax or walk or do some shopping.

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Nepali Ghar Hotel (Kathmandu)

Day 16: Day of cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast the guide with the car we will come to pick up the hotel to start with cultural visit in the Kathmandu Valley. Start the day with a visit to Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important in South Asia and around the world sacred Hindu temples. It is dedicated to the god Shiva and located on the banks of the Bagmati River, where daily funeral cremations take place. Then we will move to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas and Buddhist shrines in the world.

In the afternoon city tour of Bhaktapur, a medieval town with an ancient royal palace, inhabited mostly by Newars, mainly Hindus. Its name means "city of devotees" and was traditionally known, and still is famous for its beautiful pottery. Bhaktapur is full of places and monuments of great artistic value, such as Durbar Square, the heart of the city where the former royal palace red brick Handmade is located and decorated with 55 windows in carved wood, its numerous temples with multiple roofs tiles and the famous Sun Dhoka a finely decorated golden door.

​Lunch and free dinner

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Nepali Ghar Hotel (Kathmandu)

Day 17: Final Departure

After breakfast, the traveler will be transferred to the airport three hours before departure of your flight to country.

Visited:
Kathmandu

Kathmandu Lukla Phakding Nanche Bazar Dingboche Dughla Lobuche Gorakshep Kala Patar Everest Base Camp Periche Pangboche Phortse Monjo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,970 / 17 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax Single Supplement
Price per person $1,950 $1,880 $1,680 $300

Included in price:

  • All ground transfers in private vehicle according to the itinerary: transfers from hotel to airport and vice versa during the cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Accommodation in Hotel Manang in Kathmandu for 4 nights in a twin sharing including breakfast
  • All accommodation during trekking in Lodges-Tea House or Yeti Mountain Home Lodges (on budget) for 12 nights in twin sharing and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accompaniment of a trekking English speaking guide
  • One porter for every 2 person and a Sherpa for every 4 members in the group
  • Wages, food, luggage, clothing and medical insurance and emergency rescue personnel Nepali
  • Trekking permit (TIMS) and entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa, airport taxes
  • Trekking maps and Kathmandu Valley by customer
  • Accompaniment of a local English speaking guide for cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Maps for Trekking and Kathmandu Valley for Clients

Not included in price:

  • International flight
  • Travel insurance, which should cover: cancellation or trip interruption, lost luggage, accident, medical and emergency rescue
  • Nepal visa - 40 USD for 30 days
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses, beverages, alcoholic drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc
  • Tips
  • Any expenses arising from the cancellation of the program
  • Any expense arising from natural disasters
  • Anything not listed in "the price includes
  • Trekking equipments
  • Entrance fees to the temples, sites and monuments mentioned in the program for cultural visits

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