Everest Base Camp Trek

16 Days

Overview

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a priority for nearly every visitor to Nepal. Located at the foot of Mt. Everest, reaching the base camp gives you a sense of rare satisfaction and adventure. This destination in eastern Nepal lies in Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 5,360 meters. The base camp is a place of never-ending excitement over-flowing with people from many countries speaking as many languages. For a location that is so geographically isolated, it is a unique melting pot that attracts thousands of aspiring climbers every year. Join the team of Discovery Mountain and see yourself how diverse the place is.

At the base camp you will begin the day with a panoramic view of the mighty peaks of Khumbu. More than a hundred peaks ranging from 3,500 meters to the highest one on the planet are visible – like a cascade of never-ending pyramids. And the thought of sleeping beneath Mt. Everest – the crowning glory of it all – is definitely an attraction that is too tempting to resist.

Take this trip to Sagarmatha National Park to see Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and several other peaks of Khumbu. And When you talk about mountains, you can never miss the “Sherpa” – the native inhabitants of these lands and legendary conquerors of mountains. In Khumbu, you will see how the Sherpa live and what cultures they follow. A rich tapestry of festivals and languages, an experience of Khumbu is something you will not forget for a long time.

To visit the Everest Base Camp, you will need a good level of physical fitness and a regular walking habit. As you will be expected to walk around five hours on daily average, these lands will certainly test your stamina. However, to keep up with the energy levels and to adapt in higher altitudes, we have included sufficient days for acclimatization during the trip. Everest Base Camp is best visited in summer and in autumn.

The program begins with a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The exciting flight will seemingly teleport you from the busy city to the quiet mountainside. From Lukla you will begin the trek to Phakding, and on to Namche, the Sherpa capital of Nepal. From there you will hike further up to Dingboche, Gorakshep and ultimately to the Everest Base Camp. In a matter of two weeks you will visit to the top of the world and back, returning with a rich experience of Nepal.

Itinerary

Arrival in the capital Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel in the center of the lively city. In the evening you will meet for a traditional welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.

You will be brought to the airport in the early morning. A 30-minute panoramic flight along the main Himalayan chain brings you to Lukla (2840 m), a small town already in the middle of the Himalayas. After a short rest in Lukla, your trekking tour to Phakding (2610 m) begins. Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 3-4h, 215 m ↑, 445 m ↓). Trekking Lodge

First you continue to follow the deeply cut valley of Dudh Koshi. At Monjo you enter the Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Shortly afterwards, the river is crossed on some suspension bridges and the spectacular Hillary Bridge. The last 2-3 hours it goes steeply up to Namche Bazar (3440 m). During the ascent, with a little luck, you can already see Mount Everest. Namche Bazar is the most important marketplace not only of the surrounding villages but of the entire central Himalayas. You have time for a short stroll through the town or for an evening stroll for better acclimatization. Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 6h, 1075 m ↑, 245 m ↓).Trekking Lodge

If you want, you can take a nice circular hike on the rest day in Namche Bazar (3440 m): After a steep ascent to the legendary Everest View Hotel, it goes downhill again to the Sherpa village of Khumjung and from there either directly or via Khunde back to Namche Bazaar. You can also visit the Sherpa Museum, the German bakery or haggle at the numerous souvenir stands. By the way, you will slowly get used to the altitude. Overnight as the day before. (Walking time optional circular hike approx. 5 hours, 540 m ↑ ↓).Trekking Lodge

Today you continue your trek, where by it always goes along the slope with great views. After crossing a suspension bridge, a steep ascent leads up to Tengboche (3860 m) to the world-famous Sherpa monastery. Short descent to Deboche and overnight in a lodge.Overnight in a lodge in or near Deboche. (Walking time approx. 5 hours, 700 m ↑, 280 m ↓).Trekking Lodge

Your day's stage is rich in scenic beauty, such as B. the view of the ice-armored Ama Dablam (6812 m), which is certainly one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Your destination for the day is Dingboche (4410 m) at the beginning of the Chhukhung Valley. Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 5-6h, 690 m ↑, 140 m ↓).Trekking Lodge

Another day of rest and exploration is on the program. A hike in the direction of Dughla or Chhukhung is recommended for better acclimatization. In any case, you should approach this day comfortably. You consciously spend the night again at the same height as the day before in the well-known lodge. Trekking Lodge

The high mountain landscape is becoming more and more alpine. You pass Dughla (4620 m) and already have fantastic views of the surrounding mountain giants. After a lunch break, a short stage takes you to Lobuche (4910 m). (Walking time 5 to 6 hours). Trekking Lodge

In the morning climb up to Gorak Shep. After a lunch break, the famous base camp of Mount Everest is on the program. At the peak of the mountain expedition season, mountaineers from all countries populate the glacial moraine in up to 500 tents. Then you descend in about 2 hours on well-known paths to Gorak Shep. Overnight in a simple lodge in shared rooms. (walking time approx. 8 hours, Trekking Lodge

Another highlight of today! Start early in the morning, to climb the southern summit (5550 m) or the northern summit (5640 m) of the panoramic mountain Kala Pattar. Enjoy the warming sunrise on Mount Everest from the summit. The ascent is technically easy, only the altitude makes the path seem strenuous. Return to Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche via Lobuche. Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 5-6h

After visiting the Pangboche Gompa - one of the oldest in the Khumbu region - after the lunch break you walk steadily up and down a panoramic mountain path to the terraces of Phortse (3810 m). Enjoy this short and wonderful stage! Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 4 hours, 300 m ↑, 500 m ↓). Trekking Lodge

From Phortse you descend steeply into the valley to Phortse Tenga (3680 m) and then in about 1 hour back up to the Mong-La pass (3970 m), which is decorated with prayer flags. The last part you walk on wide paths - always along the slope and with fascinating views of the surrounding mountains - to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazar (3440 m). Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 4-5h, 330 m ↑, 700 m ↓). Trekking Lodge

On the last day's stage, it goes back to Lukla, the starting point of the trekking tour. You cross the Dudh Koshi several times on the suspension bridges already known from the way there and finally arrive shortly after Phakding (2610 m) in a last climb up to Lukla (2840 m). Overnight in a lodge. (Walking time approx. 6-7h, 690 m ↑, 1290 m ↓). Trekking Lodge

In the early morning you go to the airfield. It doesn't get boring while waiting, however, because when the 16-seater Twin Otter machines float into an elegant curve, most of the time everyone looks on and admires the skills of the experienced pilots. The flight (approx. 30 min) to Kathmandu is an experience again, as you fly directly along the main Himalayan chain. In Kathmandu transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel. Kathmandu View Hotel

Visiting Kathmandu's main religious sights - Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath - is a must for visitors to Nepal! You too will be impressed by the ornate temples and religious ceremonies. A farewell dinner awaits you in the evening. Overnight at hotel. Kathmandu View Hotel

Depending on the flight schedule, you have half a day or a full day at your disposal for a final shopping spree or further sightseeing. Then, or at the latest the next morning, transfer to the airport and flight back to Home country.

INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Tourist Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights : Kathmandu- Lukla –Kathmandu.
  • An experienced, English speaking guide, government-license holder.
  • Assistant : 4 participants : 1 assistant guide.
  • Porter service : 2 participants : 1 porter.
  • Staff costs including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag : to be returned after your trip completion.
  • Discovery Mountain’s duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take’
  • Energy Supplies: Dry fruits, Snickers, Mars, Bounty on your Trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits : National Park and TIMS.
  • Medical kit: carried by your trekking assistant guide.
  • Gamow Bag for your safety security.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese team for your trekking.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charge.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
  • Also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower.

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Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 2 to 12 people
  • 5545m
  • 16 Days
  • 12 Days
  • MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV
  • 1350

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