Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5545m
Highlights
  • Scenic Flight to Lukla
  • Lukla Airport and its serene surrounding
  • Magnificent walk via lush rhododendron and other alpine vegetations
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the park located at the highest elevation of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage site and its unique and endangered species of flora and fauna
  • Namche Bazar, its traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • Hotel Everest View and a stunning view of Mt. Everest
  • The holy Tengboche monastery and its serene surrounding
  • Hospitable Sherpa people and their age-old civilization
  • Incredible sunrise and mountain views include Pumori, Makalu, Loa Tse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Mt. Everest, the top of the world

The most rewarding and the most popular trekking trail in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trekking is considerably a classical and legendary trekking trail from the ages to the hiking enthusiasts around the world. Khumbu Region trekking in Nepal and especially Everest Base Camp trekking is recognized as the first preference of the trekkers. Beginning at Lukla after a short but rewarding scenic flight Everest Base Camp Trek ends at the same point. And to consider most strikingly, this is the trekking trail which was used by the legendary figures Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary when they got victory over the top of the world, Mt. Everest in 1953.

In your Everest Base Camp Trek, Namche Bazar is always at the center of the attraction. Namche Bazar is popularly known as a tourist hub and dominated by the traditional Tibetan trade market where we normally spend one extra day for your acclimatization. The stunning mountain around Namche Bazar and its spectacular topography, will, certainly, please you tremendously.

Sagarmatha National Park which is enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site offering an opportunity to experience a great variety of flora and fauna fascinates every type of trekkers around the globe.

Everest Base Camp Trek, finally, takes you to Kalapathar, the highest point of this trek and Everest Base Camp and you can capture fabulous mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many other highest mountain peaks in Nepal. In this trekking, you can have an opportunity to be familiar with authentic Sherpa people, popular as climbers. Also, the sacred prayer flags and monasteries take you to the world of spiritualism during this trek. And The forest of blossom rhododendron flower offers you the memorable eventful participation of this trekking

Come up with the right and rewarding preference of hiking and have the most memorable experience during your Everest Base Camp Trek in your life with Magic Expedition and Tour.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the airport representatives from “Magic Expedition” will be displaying the placard with your name and our company name just opposite the arrival. Once they see you, they greet you and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we complete office formalities including the short orientation regarding the trip you are undertaking the next day. At the same time, you will have a short talk with the guide. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Dinner
  • 2 * Hotel
  • kathmandu
  • 1400m

After having breakfast in the morning, we get transferred to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu Airport to catch our morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the first point of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Lukla flight, sometimes, may get disturbed due to bad weather conditions. After 30 minute scenic flight above the breathtaking green landscapes and the white Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. You will explore Lukla Airport and the town for a few minutes and do some preparations for the trek today. Then we meet our other crew members and start our trek. The trail, now, to Phakding is through beautiful Sherpa settlements and lush forest. After 2 hours of walk from Lukla Town, we reach Phakding. We stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Phakding.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lukla / Phakding
  • 2652m

Today, we are getting to the most popular tourist and trade hub in the Khumbu region. Initially, we walk through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. The walk leads us along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges and traditional settlements.

The Famous Suspension bridge of Everest region Hillary suspension bridge we will cross today. En route, we also witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m). We pass through two major settlements of Benkar and Monjo and eventually arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We have to pass the Jorsale Village before we reach in Namche Bazaar. Our trail further ascends through the lush forests and suspension bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers.

As we ascent, for about two hours we get the first view of Mt Everest over the Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse. We, now have to pass a suspension bridge before getting Namche. In order to get Namche from this suspension bridge, we still have to walk for about an hour and a half further. Now, the most challenging section of the trail begins from this suspension bridge for today. This is a steep trail going all the way up for around 2 hours till we get Namche Bazar. We see a beautiful town now. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Namche.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

According to the Health Experts, we require to acclimatize our body with higher elevation and climb slowly while going above 5000m in the mountain. Further, we require staying active and somehow busy during the rest days instead of being idle. On this rest day, there is the option either to make day hiking to Thame or visit Khunde or just walking around to explore the Namche Bazaar itself. Most of the people hike up to Hotel Everest View and further trek to Khumjung Village if they want during acclimatization.

Actually, Namche Bazaar is the main tourist and trade center of the Khumbu Region and has many Government Offices, Internet Cafes, ATMs, Restaurants, Shops, and other amenities. Your guide will help you to go to the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park, where you can observe historical and cultural things which are related to the First Everest Summiteers and rich Sherpa Culture. You will also get an opportunity to capture incredible Thamserkhu and enjoy the magnificent landscapes around Namche Bazaar.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

Our trail today moves from Namche to Phorse Village and is rather steep, but offers excellent views over to Phorse and to the spectacular river gorge below including an inaccessible natural rock bridge. We continue our Trekking path ascent up through the stone steps make the Mugla Pass at the altitude of 3975m. From Mongla Pass, we can capture an incredible glimpse of Mount AmaDablam, Mount Khumbila, and Mount Thamserku. Khumbu area Mount Khumbia is being regarded as the divine mountain of the patron god by the Sherpa People. We trek all the way down till we get to the DudhKoshiKhola and then cross a bridge and again trek up through the rhododendron forest. Finally, we arrive in the walled fields of Phorse. After a short walk, we arrive at Phorse village where we stay overnight at the local guesthouse.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phorse
  • 3800m

 Initially, we trek down the narrow trail through a Monastery from Phorse Village. We, then walk through the lush alpine forests until we reach the magnificent settlement of Upper Pangboche. Pangboche is, mostly, an inhabited Sherpa person which offers some majestic views of mountain panorama and landscapes. Continuing our trek passing through the villages of Shomare and Orsho

again keep on a walk through TsuroWog, we trek further up through the KhumbilaKhola Valley to the ridge top from where we witness the beautiful views of the soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablama, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse, and Mount Lhotse and other alluring mountain summits. We can even observe the beautiful ImjaKhola Valley to the east. Moving further onwards to the trail, we, finally, reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche Village.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dingboche
  • 4360m

We start the sixth day of Everest Base Camp Trekking after breakfast with a climb to Dughla through the Khumbu Khola Valley. Then, the trail will pass along the dry terrace with some awesome views of surrounding mountains. As we reach Dusa (a yak herders place), the valley gets narrow and we have to continue through PhulungKarpo.We Chola Lake above PhulungKarpo. As we continue the trek, we witness the spectacular view of Mount Pumori (7138m). Now, we ascend to Duglha after crossing a small wooden bridge. We stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Duglha.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Duglha
  • 4600m

First, we have to walk up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, beyond Duglha. As we ascend to ChupkiLhara, we find our way through the boulder-strewn slope. We see numerous collections of stones and colorful prayer flags on the way to Lobuche. We see a large collection of stones with colorful prayer flags at the top of the ridge. That collection of stones with prayer flags is used as the memorials to American Mountaineer, Scott Fischer, and 10-times Everest Summiteer BabuChhiri Sherpa (Nepali Mountaineer) who breathed his last on a mission to climb the Everest. We can see the beautiful views of Mount Khumbutse, Mount Lingtren, Mount Pumori, and Mahalangur while dropping down the Khumbu Glacier. We finally arrive at Lobuche where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lobuche
  • 4940m

Today is the most important day of Everest Base Camp Trekking because you are going to step on Everest Base Camp, the world’s Highest Base Camp. Our trail first goes to Gorakshep goes ahead through the side of the Khumbu Glacier and finally to Everest Base Camp. Our path passes through the pyramid signpost. A small ascent would take us the ThangmaRiju from where we can perceive 360-degree panorama of snowcapped mountains. As we reach Gorakshep, the surrounding snow-capped mountains, including the top of the world, Everest welcomes us. We keep our luggage and the unnecessary equipment at the lodge at Gorakshep and we trek to Everest Base Camp. After having the most spectacular views of Mount Everest and other mountains around our reach, we trek back to Gorakshep where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gorakshep
  • 5150m

Today, we will climb up to the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trekking. So, we make an early beginning in the morning to capture the most dramatic mountain views of mountains from Kalapatthar with a stunning sunrise. Kalapatthar is considered one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region. From Kalapatthar, we can celebrate the first light of the day shining on the glorious Mount Everest. Moreover, the incredible mountain peaks include Lingtren, Mount Khumbutse, and Mount Changtse are some of the alluring views to see along with Everest and Nuptse. After spending some time (half an hour) in Kalapatthar, we descend back to Gorakshep. After having breakfast, we gradually descend down to Pheriche all way down via Lobuche where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse. 

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pheriche
  • 4280m

Today, relatively, the walk is going to be easier all the way down to the lower altitudes along the same trail. Now, we walk along the same trail back to the terminal moraines at Duglha. Then, we begin to follow the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, now, we have to pass through the beautiful Sherpa settlement of Pheriche, and Orsho along with the village called Shomare. We, then, arrive at Pangboche village where we can explore the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of repulsive snowman Yeti. We leave the mountains behind us and descend through Tengboche Monastery at the elevation of 3860m till we get the river. We cross the bridge and ascend till getting the flat trail. We walk on the flat trail for around half an hour before we reach Namche. Overnight stay at the local guesthouse in Namche.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

Eleventh day and last day of your Everest Base Camp Trekking, today, initially, trekking trail has descended steeply downward till we get Dudhkoshi River. Therefore, we need to walk slowly and cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. The trail becomes more natural after crossing the suspension bridges over the raging Dudh Koshi River. Slowly, we start to get warmed up by the light breeze by today. Passing through the lovely forests of pine and rhododendrons and traditional settlements of Sherpas, we eventually arrive at Lukla where we stay overnight.

  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lukla
  • 2800m

Today, we fly back to Kathmandu with magnificent mountain views after our long mountain journey. This flight from Lukla may get interrupted due to unfavorable weather conditions. We catch our morning flight from Lukla and after about 35 minutes, we arrive at Kathmandu airport. As soon as you reach Kathmandu, you will drive to the hotel. If you fly in the morning, you will have a free afternoon in which you can spend your time to rest or go for last-minute shopping.

  • Breakfast / Lunch
  • 2* Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, you are going to leave Kathmandu or optionally, you can begin another trip. We transfer you to the airport or the bus station from where you catch the returning flight to your hometown or can begin other trips in Nepal.

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Pickup and Drop from the Airport.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • During Trekking Three Times Food Break, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation during the whole trekking Itinerary.
  • 1 English Speaking Guide And 1 Porter during the whole trek
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Cards- Trekkers Information Management System
  • During Stay in Kathmandu Lunch, Dinner, and entrance fee during sightseeing.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Visa For Entering Nepal which can be available on arrival in Airport
  • Requested to carry Four copies of Passport size photo for visa and for trekking permit.)
  • Drinks Like hot, cold and alcoholic during trekking
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for Guide and Porter

Useful Info

An environment in the Everest region

The Ginat Mountains of the Khumbu are so massive that they contribute to creating their own local climate. Actually, the climate in the Khumbu region is always unpredictable. The trekkers who embark in the Khumbu region pass through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses which offer spectacular experience during the trek. As you proceed with your walk, you can scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan Monal( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In the jungle area of Namche Bazaar village, Thame village, Phortse village, and Tengboche village keep your eye attention to view Himalayan tahr and musk deer often which is often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak or barking deer. Khumbu region is also the abode to leopards and snow leopards but we rarely see them. The environment is spectacular during Autumn and Spring. The landscapes and mountain summits are fabulous.

When to trek:

People say that it is possible to trek in the Khumbu year-round, but the Lukla flights are frequently canceled or postponed in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the Luckla airport and sometimes in entire Khumbu region. The best weather to trek to the Everest region is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperatures at higher altitudes are favorable. However, the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build-up to the monsoon.

The most sincere difficulty to trek in winter is the cold. January and February is the most difficult month to trek. On this month there will be snowfall on the trekking trail so it is not possible to continue the trek after 3800m.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to the higher altitudes, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
If you get altitude sickness, you will have mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. Likewise, moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many people also compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. But, blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness are severe symptoms. In order to avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to walk down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently, and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

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