- Total Duration:14
- Start Point:Lukla
- End Point:Lukla
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Max Elevation:5545 m/ 18192 ft
- Accommodation:Comfortable lodges
- Max Group Size:2 to 15 pax
- Best Time:Mid february to end of May/ Mid September to end of December
- Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance from high Kalapathar top
- Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks
- Trekking into Sagarmatha National Park World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery
- Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
- In the heart of world highest Mt. Everest Southern base camp with massive Khumbu Ice Falls
Unleash yourself to this mega trek which leads to an epic journey of a lifetime. The lure of Everest has always been a great desire and a matter of curiosity among all travelers and adventure seekers far and wide. When it comes traveling to Nepal and Nepal Himalayas, the first thing that strikes to peoples mind is Everest. Being the tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest attracts thousands of travelers from every corner of the globe.
Our trek to Everest Base Camp leads through traditional Sherpa villages accommodation you in some of the best local lodges. In all our lodges we do provide varied mouth-watering meals prepared by our excellent chefs in true hospitality of the lodge staff. As we go higher up things start to get pretty basic and rudimentary and at this point, we will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for a trip of a lifetime then come and join us.
Follow the foot steps of Tenjing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in a true hospitality of Sherpa culture. Everest Base Camp trek gives you the best experience of visiting Tengboche Monastery, setting your foot steps at Everest Base Camp, climbing Kalapathar for the most beautiful panoramic views of the Mount Everest and all the surrounding peaks. You will be blown away by the beauty of the nature.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Your trip leader or the office representative will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket in the early evening and the trek briefing will be delivered. Welcome dinner is organized at 7 pm in one of the traditonal Nepali restaurants and this is a great opporttunity to get acquainted with the fellow group members before the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.(Dinner)
We take a bus / car to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 30 minutes flight to Lukla. As we land we become struck by the scale of huge peaks that surround the village which is only a taste of what is to come. We will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew load your trekking luggages. To assist with acclimatization, we allow 2 days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar. It is a ver short walk today only 2 and half hours to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. We meet many porters from the south ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. From here it is only a short walk to Monjo where we arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we pass through the gates of Sagarmatha National Park. We will then cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high sespension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region. In the past many Tibetan traders use to cross the near by Tibetan border and sell their stuff at Namche market. Now the market is only limited for the local merchants. From Namche just across the valley to the east stand the peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega, both very impressive mountains. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450 m. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike to Everest View Hotel, before the clouds move in, will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and the beautiful Mount Ama Dablam. On your way down, you can visit the Sherpa museum that houses and exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography displayed by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the rich Sherpa culture and the other room exibits the climbing history and displays the pictures of all the mountaineers especially of those who have climbed Everest. After visiting the museum we return back to our lodge. Overnight at Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We descend into the deep DudhKosi Gorge – one of the most beautiful valley walks on earth and to a fir forest where we begin to climb steeply to the site of the famous Tengboche Monastery. Destroyed by a fire in early 1989, the monastery has been completely rebuilt. Tengboche monastery is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. The Rimpoche of Thyangboche resides here and the area is considered holy and nothing may be hunted or killed. Expeditions to the world’s tallest peaks have traditionally stopped here to receive the blessing of the high lama. We will have time to visit the monastery and get the blessing from one of the high monks. Our descent from Thyangboche is only half an hour down to this beautiful village named Debuche for lunch and overnight stay at the same place. For those who are interested in visiting the Buddhist nunnery then it is close by. Overnight at Debuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Today we head down to cross the ImjaKhola (River) on a nice metal bridge. The picture of AmaDablam from this bridge is just fantastic. From here we continue our trek to Pangboche. The hike along the ImjaKhola is very scenic. Arriving at the top of the ridge, AmaDablam and the great massif of Mount Everest hovers majestically above us. The spirituality and scenic value of the site never fails to impress. We stop for lunch at Orsho which is located on a beautiful pasture land and provides a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam. After lunch we ascend gradually, high above the ImjaKhola, contouring up the valley side, we will cross the Khumbu river and turn up the Khumbu Valley to reach the picturesque village of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
In accordance with our program of careful acclimatization, we spend a rest day at Pheriche. Your guide will advise on optional activities today. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region. Or just relax around the lodge compound and write in your journal. There may be opportunities to visit the Pheriche hospital. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
As we gain altitude, it is important to move at a slow, steady pace. From Pheriche the trail traverses through meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Views of peaks, such as Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche and Lobuche will stay with us all along the trail in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. We eventually reach Thugla situated below the Khumbu Glacier. The trail from Thugla starts steeply to climb up to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, you pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular, Pumori ,Lingtren , Khumbutse and Lobuche are seen. After a few hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at the foot of Lobuche Peak. Overnight at Lobuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
About 3 hours of walk along the boulder fields and glacier debris to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier then continue up to Gorekshep nestled under the snow covered summit of Pumori and the sheer west face of Nuptse. We stop very briefly at Gorekshep for light lunch before we proceed to Everest Base Camp which takes another 3 hours. Our trail from Gorekshep contours along the valley side that leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble. Keep an eye on your Sherpa guides and fellow trekkers on this section. Spring is the time to see and meet some of the best mountaineers in the world who all will be stationed at Everest Base Camp. So you kind of feel lucky just to be there and be a part of the experience. From the Base Camp we will be able to see the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm, which is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. We return back to Gorekshep for a overnight stay. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
In the morning crisp we will climb Kalapathar for the better views of the Everest and the surrounding mountains. From the top of Kalapathar we can have a birds eye view of Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu icefall. The view of Everest is stunning from the top of Kalapathar. We will spend some time taking pictures and descend down to Gorekshep for hot drinks. We descend further down to Lobuche for lunch. After lunch we get to the snout of Khumbu glacier; here at this place the Sherpas have made the memorial ground for all the mountaineers, those who died while climbing Everest. After the memorial place we make a steep descend to Thukla and cross Khumbu Khola on a metal bridge an descend further down to the open valley of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We cross the Khumbu Khola and then descend to the small settlements of Orsho and Shomare. A little bit further down we get to Pangboche which is one of the major permanent villages in the Khumbu region.We follow the course of Imja Khola and cross the metal bridge and very soon we get to Debuche. From Debuche it is just 30 minutes of climbing through birch, silver fir and rhododendron forest to the ridge where Thyangboche monastery is located. We stop here for lunch and spend time taking pictures at the monastery with Everest and Amadablam in the background before descending through forest to the bridge over the DudhKoshi at PhunkiTanga. We then climb and contour around the hillside to Sanasa. From Sanasa our trail contours around the Shyangboche hill and finally gets to the thriving Namche village. If you wish you can celebrate with a glass of beer in one of the pubs here. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today is our last day of trekking. What goes up must come down and that follows in our todays itinerary. The first section of the walk is to descend all the way down to the valley bottom where we cross the suspension on a high bridge and after that the trail pretty much undulates. Retracing our footsteps we leave behind Sagarmatha National Park and continue on to Phakding where we stop for lunch. After lunch it is only a short walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Evening at Lukla is free to relax and enjoy the hot shower. A farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory driks with our Sherpa friends and crew. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. Our office representative will meet us at the airport and will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. (Breakfast)
Our office representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
- Arrival and departure transportations.
- Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant.
- 2 nights twin/double sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis in 2 to 3 star hotel.
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
- National Park permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card.
- Knowledgeable English speaking trip leader.
- Porters to carry your duffel bag.
- All meals in the trek including breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning and afternoon cup of tea/coffee.
- A complimentary Mystic Himalaya trekking duffel bag.
- Trek map.
- Filtered drinking water.
- Medical kit for the group.
- All staff insurance.
- Your international flights.
- Visa fees and visa extension costs.
- Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
- Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Tipping at the end of the trip for the trek staff.
- Lunch and evening meals at Kathmandu.
- Personal clothing and equipment.
- Travel insurance.
- Optional trips.
- Charges incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellation which is beyond Mystic Himalayas control. Although we do provide insurance letter with which you can claim to your insurance company.
- Anything not mentioned in the trip cost included list.