Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Pick up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
We take a tour of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. We’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa with our tour by our private van. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
Relishing the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas throughout our 35-minute flight to Lukla, we head on to our journey in the Himalayas. Upon landing in Lukla, we start our trek immediately after meeting with our guide and porters. We pass many small villages and ancient monasteries to reach Phakding. Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours,
We leave Phakding for Namche Bazaar. Trekking along Dudh Koshi River, we pass lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine, and juniper, and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Our guide will take care of every permit required to enter the park. After entering the park, we cross a couple of suspension bridges on our way to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar hosts a stunning view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Thamserku (6623m). Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day
To acclimatize with high altitude, we take a day off from trekking. Instead, we explore the town of Namche Bazaar. We visit the Sherpa Museum and try to understand the Sherpa culture. We then hike up to the hotel operating at the highest altitude in the world, Hotel Everest View (3880m). We relish the jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas from the hotel’s premises. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours,
Trekking along Dudh Koshi River, we reach beautiful village of Kyanjuma. We continue our trek with the alluring view of the Himalayas in the background. We then cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Phunke Tenga. From Phunke Tenga, we trek for a couple of hours till we reach Tengboche (3860m). We explore Tengboche Monastery which holds high significance to the Sherpas of the region and hosts a beautiful view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6623m). Overnight at a lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours
Today, we trek through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron and then cross a suspension bridge to reach Pangboche. We explore Pangboche monastery and continue our trek. Trekking through rough rocky ridges, we make our way to Somare village. We then trek along Imja Khola to finally reach Dingboche, which hosts an outstanding panorama of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Taboche (6542m), Lobuche (6119m), and other Himalayas of Khumbu region. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukhung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)
We use this day to acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. However, we can go for a hike to Chhukhung-Ri. Hiking up on a rocky terrain, we walk for a couple of hours to reach a small village of Chhukhung. We then hike for another couple of hours to reach Chhukhung-Ri. The view of Lhotse, Makalu, Taboche, and Island peak is simply breathtaking from this viewpoint. We return to Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours
Climbing through rocky ridges, we leave Dingboche. We trek along Khumbu Khola and pass small Mani walls and Chortens before we reach Thukla, which hosts superb view of Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, Taboche, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and the other Himalayas. From Thukla, we trek for a couple of hours before climbing on the steep moraines of Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3 hours and Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m.
Trekking along the bank of Khumbu glacier, we walk for few hours through rough ridges till we reach Gorakshep and then continue trek to Everest Base Camp. We explore the base camp filled with ice and snow. Standing at the foot of Mt Everest, we get an amazing view of Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6714m), Khumbutse (6636m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6119m), Taboche (6542m), and the other Himalayas. After exploring the base camp, we trek downhill to Gorakshep steadily. Overnight at a lodge in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar and trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche 4240m (5/6 hours)
We take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar to watch the stunning sunrise. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint to relish the beauty of Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lingtren, Pumori, Thamserku, Lobuche peak, and the other Himalayas. After our short hike to Kala Patthar, we trek downhill and come across Changri glacier. We continue our trek through Lobuche and Thukla till we reach Pheriche. Overnight at a lodge in Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse 3810m/5-6 hours,
Crossing small water streams over wooden bridges, we continue our downhill trek to Phortse. On our way, we reach Pangboche village which leads us to Imja Khola Valley. We trek along Imja Khola for few hours to reach Phortse. We explore Phortse Gompa built in 1996. Overnight at a lodge in Phortse.
Day 13: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m/4-5 hours
Descending through dense pine and juniper forests, we cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Phortse Thenga. We pass small village of Kyangjuma on our way to Namche Bazaar. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Namche Bazaar where we will be spending our night. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
On the last day of our trek, we trek along Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge over it to reach Jorsalle. From Jorsalle, we trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We pay our gratitude to the Sherpas and porters who helped us throughout the journey. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take a early morning flight to the capital in Kathmandu. We relish the scenic beauty of the Himalayas throughout the flight. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
We visit historical Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square with tour guide by a private van. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We’ll drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled departure and bid you farewell.
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