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Many people dream of conquering Everest (8848m), but not all can succeed. We can take you very close to the dream – toEverest Base Camp, to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. The Everest Base Camp trek offers not only the thrill and experience of the most adventurous trekking in the world but also the chance to meet the local Sherpa people and become immersed in their rich cultural heritage.
The thrill and excitement of the Everest Base Camp trek will become a lifelong memory from the very beginning. First flying from Kathmandu, through the huge mountainous walls of the Himalayas to the small landing strip high up at Lukla and then commencing the trek to the majestic Mount Everest. The trail runs through the Sagarmatha National Park, where the most diverse flora and fauna of the mountainous region can be seen. From mountain pines to blooming Rhododendrons and at higher altitudes the vulnerable and rare red pandas can be seen.
On the journey you will pass through the famousTenbouche monastery amongst others, and have the opportunity to experience the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere of the monks who live there. You will also pass through several Sherpa villages where you will have the chance to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and way of life.
As you climb higher and higher the dramatic landscape changes. From Lobuche, you will walk amongst frozen rivers in an icy wilderness. When you reach Everest Base Camp (5380m), you will be surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains, including Mt Nuptse and the Khumbu glacier and or course the majestic and awe inspiring Mt Everest.
The next day you can visit Kalapathar (5500m), which is also a very famous in this Himalaya region. It is very popular to climb as from the summit it has magnificent views of Everest and the stunning Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumr imountains as well as the Kumbu glacier.
Although the Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most beautiful and popular trek, it is also somewhat challenging and some physical fitness will be required. When you start out to admire the world’s most famous mountain you must be prepared to face these challenges and embrace and enjoy the adventures that will come with it.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft)
Arrival in Kathmandu where a Moktan Adventure representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in nearby Thamel. In Thamel, you will find great food from all over the world along with fabulous shopping and a chance to visit Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After/before the staff meeting, we will take you sightseeing with a Moktan Adventure professional tour guide to visit the highlights of Kathmandu - Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square. Any spare time today could be used for shopping for any equipment or personal items you will need for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft) – approximately 3 hours.
You will take a short but breathtaking flight from Tribhuan International Airport (TIA) on a twin-engine Otter to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in the Sherpa village of Lukla. (2840 meters) This is where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. During this extraordinary flight in between the mountains, you will see amazing views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan massive. After lunch we will hike for around three hours to reach Phakding (2610 meters). During our three hour hike to Phakding, you will see Mani stone walls, sacred for Buddhists, made from hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 4 -5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) - Approximately 6 hrs and acclimatization day.
From Phakding we continue hiking for around five hours along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river, through stands of pine and oak trees, crossing this majestic river many times on some impressive suspension bridges loaded with prayer flags. The trail then starts to rise and rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir trees prevail, with breathtaking views of Namche Bazaar (3440 mtrs) – the gateway to the Everest region and the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazaar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will take an extra day for rest and acclimatization. During this day, we will take an early hike above the town, before the clouds move in. This will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and an exquisite photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers’. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approximately five hours.
We leave Namche Bazaar and trek for around 5 to 6 hours follwing the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The views become even more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). Tyangboche is a traditional site with a wonderful gompa (monastery) and is the spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. The monastery adorned with incredible ornate wall hangings and houses a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lamas performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Tyangboche is famous for its unparalleled panoramic views of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.
Hiking from Tyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another impressive suspension bridge on the Imja Khola river and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones holding a ‘Yeti Scalp’ in its Gompa. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, just under Ama Dablam with its spectacular views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Agriculture is only barely possible in such high altitudes and the lives of the local Sherpa people are simple by any standards. Much of the walking today to reach the altitude of 4100 meters is over comparatively gentle gradients, although you will need to proceed at a leisurely pace because of the elevation and so you can acclimatize safely. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 8: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.
Lobuche is reached by hiking along side frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of
stunning beauty. You will be able to feast your eyes on the Khumbu Ice-fall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft). Approximately 7 hours trekking.
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp is the closest you can be to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You may see a group of people attempting to climb the mighty Mount Everest. We will then hike back to Gorak Shep.Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 10: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) - Approx. 7 hours.
Another difficult but possibly the most rewarding day of your trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5545 meters. The climb is challenging but you will be rewarded with the unpresidented, spectacular views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters (29028 feet) towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. We then head back to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and head further down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche To Phortse (3810m/12550ft) Approximately 5 hours.
We trek all the way down through Pangboche and hike to Phorse. Besides superb views of green hills, rivers and the great Ama Dhablam and Thamserku, we will see the beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of the Khumbu region.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approximately 5 hours
The trek takes us back to Namche Bazaar, (3441 mtrs) the hillside town and gateway to the high Himalaya.Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approximately 6.5 hours.
You will trek back to Lukla along the same path. Here, you can take some rest and celebrate your accomplishment. You can taste the local beverage ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ meaning wine. If you have any energy left after your long trek, you could groove to the local Sherpa tunes and show them some dance moves of your own, or, just dance the Sherpa way! Overnight at teahouse.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Time to take in some last mountain views as you board the plane back to Kathmandu. A short 30 minute flight and you will be back in the capital and transferred back to your hotel.
Day 15: Rest day Shopping/ Leisure
After a good nights sleep and a well earned rest for your tired muscles, you could visit the many shops that Kathmandu has to offer. There are also many spas to visit for a relaxing massage after all the hard work of the trek. In some circumstances, the weather conditions may have made it impossible to fly back from Lukla the previous day, so, this day may have to be used for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure to Destination Country.
Time to go home and tell your friends and family of the fun and adventure had on your trek in Nepal. Or, you could extend your trip we can arrange many other tours and trips for you, such as: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek in a different region. Moktan Adventure would be both pleased and honored to be at your service.
Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such adventurous trips as Everest Base Camp, the itinerary is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions, route conditions, local politics, transport or/and other factors beyond our control. Your Moktan Adventure guide/leader will choose the best alternatives considering the whole group in these circumstances.