EBC Trekking 1-15 April 2017 (Base Camp)
Day 01;Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel We heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative waiting you outside, greets you with great reverence and earnestly transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as you wish. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02;Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m), have a lunch and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hours Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Day 03;Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hours From Phakding, we start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village.Trekking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers - all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .
Day 04;Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m) We already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m, we will use today for acclimatization. To prevent the high altitude and body fitness It is very important to take the rest in Namche Bazar. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
Day 05;Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m). 5-6 hours We start trekking to Tyangboche after breakfast at Namche Bazar guesthouse. The trail offer the best photogenic view of different mountains with the scenic forest and shouting rivers fascinated with rhododendrons. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. After few hours walking on flat and descending towards the river and again we climb up to be at Tyangboche. Tyangboche has large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06;Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m). 5-6 hoursThe day consists of a lot of descending as the trail from descends from Tyangboche to Dingboche. The trail descend about 30 Minute to Debuche Village and crossing the Imja River we walk uphill passing by innumerable Mani stones wall to another popular Sherpa village called Pangboche. On the way, we will pass rhododendron forests, cross a valley and walk through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day in terms of walking.
Day 07;Rest at Dingboche /hiking to Chhukung Village (4730m).It another rest day. You can take complete rest all day. Follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to Dingboche and Chhukung while simultaneously experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalayas..Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.
Day 08;Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m). 5-6 hours We walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep and presents a challenge. We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
Day 09;Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep Everest base camp (5364m) and return to Gorakshep (5170m). 6-7 hours Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp which is dream of every trekkers. The day will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated at an altitude of above 5,000m .
We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch thee and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to GorakShep to spend the night.
Day 10;Ascend to Kalapatthar (5550m) & descend to Pheriche (4243m). 6 hours Kala Patthar is the best place to view the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would not want to miss that. So your guide lead to kalapathar early morning of this day. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from GorakShep. After fulfilling your dream to see the Mt. Everest on your lap, we will return to Gorakshep and downward To Pheriche and overnight.
Day 11;Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m). 6 hours From now onwards, it's all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace much faster than so far has been. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Namche Bazar.
Day 12;Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m). 5-6 hours You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. All the way is almost decending and you will be walk fast. Almost two days camp during climb upward will be passed in a single camp when returning. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.
Day 13;Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and take rest. We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. You will pass over the several mountains. You can create your travel videos over mountain or take pic. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. After all you can visit local city as well as can join in party in nearby hub like thamel.
Day 14;Rest day in kathmandu;
Day 15;Transfer to airport for departure to home. As per your flight schedule, we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight to the next destination.
Airport Pick up Drop Service
Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking
Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All Flight and Ground Transportation Cost as itinerary if necessary.
Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu if you are interested in city tour.
Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis)
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine of Trekking Staff from office.
All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
Travel & Rescue arrangement (Trekkers must have travel insurance before trip start)
All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
International Air Fair
Your travel insurance (Compulsory).
Nepal entry visa fee
Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
For this trip we will charge you 36,000 Bath per person.
EBC Trekking 1-15 April 2017 (Base Camp)