Nepal

Everest Basecamp Trek - 14 Days

A bucketlist experience to the basecamp of the worlds tallest mountian

Everest Basecamp Trek - 14 Days

A bucketlist experience to the basecamp of the worlds tallest mountian

Our Everest Base Camp is a moderate trekking route lead by a local English speaking sherpa/guide. You will experince the jaw-dropping views of the majestic Himalayan range enriched by the local traditions and cultures of the communities that call these mountains home. On this 14 day trip you will be accomodated at local Teahouses what will provide you with hearty meals, fueling you as you walk in the shadows of the worlds tallest peaks.

Trip ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Elevation: 1300 m/4264 ft
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You will be picked up from the airport and drop you at the hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Elevation: 1300 m/4264 ft
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Today we will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites around in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Baudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Elevation: 2,651m/8,700ft
Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Distance: 8km

Early in the morning we will head towards the airport and fly to Lukla and have a breakfast at Lukla. We meet our rest of the team there. Lukla is the gateway to Everest. After breakfast we start walking down to Pkadking. Our hike today is easy.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3,438m/11,280 ft
Hiking Time: 5 - 6 hours
Distance: 11km

After our breakfast our hike begins and the trail pass through pine forest, small villages and streams. Monzo is one of the villages and from here we will enter to the world’s highest national park Everest National Park We will have our lunch at Jorshalle. After following the Dudh Koshi river for a while our trail starts to ascent and cross the river and we will be there at Namche Bazar

Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3,440m/11,284ft
Hiking Time: 4 - 5 hours
Distance: 8km

Namche Bazar is on of the biggest Sherpa villages in this region. it has govern offices, beautiful market, international brand sports wear showrooms to internet cafes and coffees, ATMs. On our Acclimatization day today we will hike up to Khumjung village. Another big village of the region. We will have lunch here. View on the way to the village is mesmerizing. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam Kongde are the major mountains we could see.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Debuche

Elevation: 3,850m/12,694ft
Hiking Time: 5- 6 hours
Distance: 11km

After we leave Namche Bazar when we get to the top of the village the color of the village will put you in a halt. View today again will be very nice . Our trail after Kyamjuma starts to descend near the river and after crossing the river it starts to ascent until Tyangboche, It is a very small village at the top of the mountain where there is a monastery and couple of tea house. We move 20 minutes down on the other side of the mountain to Debuche

Days 7-8: Tengboche to Dingboche

Elevation: 4,360 m/14,300 ft
Hiking Time: 5 - 6 hours
Distance: 9km

Day 7: Trails at the beginning is flat and it passes through lush forest rhododendron trees. Trail goes on the other side of the river and start to ascent and we hit the Pangboche village then Somare village Where we will have our lunch. Mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse and Nuptse are the major mountains we will see today.

Day 8: Today we climb a ridge called Nangkartsang, located behind the village. From here we can see Cho oyu, Makalu Lhotse and others. Mt. Ama Dablam will be just in front of us and village Dingboche just down below us looks amazing.

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche

Elevation: 4940 m/16,207 ft
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Distance: 7km

We trek across a wide pass which is a much wanted change from walking in a straight line for about 3 hours and we reach small settlement called Dughla where we will have our lunch and carry on towards Dhughla pass. We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. 45 minutes from here we get to Laboche.

Day 10 - 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep visit Everest Base Camp

Elevation: 4940 m/16,207 ft
Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 13km
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Today from Laboche we head to Gorak Shep and today is the day we see the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain in the world. From Laboche to Gorakshep is just 3 hours and we leave our backpack and have lunch and after we head towards Everest Base camp. another 2 hours to get there and 2 ways to come back to Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

This morning is the day we wake up early to go to the top of Kalapathar for the most beautiful mountains and Everest and we try to chase sunrise as well. later we come down to GorakShep and grab our breakfast then head down towards Pheriche


Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3,440m/11,280 ft
Hiking Time: 6 - 7 hours
Distance: 20km

Today our trail will be mostly ups and downs. our sleeping altitude today will be around 3,000 ft below than Pheriche. Once we get there at Namche Bazar we can enjoy the actual shower, coffee, cakes etc.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Elevation: 2,860m/9,186ft
Hiking Time: 7 -8 hours
Distance: 19km

We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing several bridges we get to Lukla

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Early morning after quick breakfast we head towards the airport and fly back to Kathmandu

Additional Trip Info

  • Hotel room in Kathmandu
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit)
  • Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Domestic airport and hotel transfers
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Porters

  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, big thermos water/tea, shower etc)

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