Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Manthali (475m/5 hours) by public bus
After breakfast in the hotel, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to public bus station in Koteshwor from where public buses leave for Manthali in Ramechhap which takes about 5 hours. Bus will stop for the lunch on the way. This is countryside drive where you will enjoy with hills and terraced fields during the drive. In Manthali, you can walk around the city and market. Overnight at a hotel/guesthouse/lodge in Manthali.
Day 2: Fly from Manthali to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft, 20 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2610 m/8563 ft, 7.4 km/4.6 mi, 3-4 hours)
Early in the morning, depending on our flight ticket time, we fly from Manthali to Lukla which takes 20 minutes. We will have tea break and then continue our journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5-6 hours)
In the morning after breakfast; we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Hotel Everest View (3880 m/12730 ft, 3.8 km/2.4 mi, 4 hours)
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach in there and after 1 hour enjoy with the mountains then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit ancient monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and back to hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12664 ft, 9.4 km/5.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery in evening time to take a meditation with many monks and nuns. The views of the mountains are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight at a Lodge in Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14469 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5-6 hours)
Today, our trail continues through the Rhododendrons forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until reaching the Pangboche village. The trail continues a little steeper up till to reach Pangboche monastery. We can visit the monastery and continue our trek till Somare village, it takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nakarjung Hermitage (5070 m/16634 ft, 4-5 hours)
To adjust with the thinning air, we take a short hike to Nakarjung Hermitage from where we can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains such as Ama Dablam and other snowy peaks and the valley of Dingboche and Pheriche. We hike back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m/16109 ft, 7.8 km/4.8 mi, 5-6 hours)
In the morning, after breakfast, the short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. We continue our trail passing the terrace until reaching Thukla which takes about 2 and half hour. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. We will have lunch break there before climb the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who perished on missions to climb Everest. We have a dramatic mountain views like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Lobuche, Tawache and Amadablam etc. then your trail continues until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 and half hour. In the evening time we go to look Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at a Lodge in Lobuche.
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-Shep (5140 m/16864 ft, 4.4 km/2.7 mi, 3-4 hours) and Exploring the Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17598 ft/6.6 km/4.1 mi, 4 hours)
In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch, we can enjoy great view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Today’s afternoon journey is a round trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. First we pass by the glacier lake. Then, we go through the side of moraine and go down to the central part of Khumbhu glacier. We follow the small ups and downs through the glacier until reaching Everest Base Camp which looks desolate surrounding ice, snow and rock faces. We can see from here South Col and the icefalls of the Western Cwn as well as Pumori. Then, we return back to our Lodge which takes about 6 hours for round trip. Overnight at a Lodge in Gorak-Shep.
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5550 m/18209 ft, 1.9 km/1.2 mi) and trek from Gorak-Shep to Pheriche (4240 m/13911 ft, 11 km/6.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar 5550m. The trail steeply ascends until reaching Kala Patthar view point which takes about 2 hours. Kala Patthar means Black rocks. Now we have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Changtse (Chinese mountain), Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we climb down till our hotel and it takes about 1 hour. We will have our breakfast. After breakfast we continue our trek passing the Changri glacier until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 hour. Then we continue again until reaching Thukla which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there. After lunch, the trail continues gently descent till reaching Pheriche. It takes about 2 hour. Overnight at a Lodge in Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3440 m/11286 ft, 19.2 km/11.9 mi, 7-8 hours)
This day after breakfast, firstly our trail continues passing the pastures land and cross a small stream, then gradually descends to Pangboche Village and cross by an Iron bridge. We keep walking through the Rhododendron forested area until reaching Debuche. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village and it takes 4 hours. We will have lunch there. After lunch, we leave the village and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest until reaching the Dudh Kosi River and cross by a bridge. It takes about 1 and half hours. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive in the village name is called Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazzar which takes about 2 hours. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazzar.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m/9318 ft, 18 km/11.2 mi, 6-7 hours)
In the morning, we leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until reaching Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport 20 minutes flight and drive to Kathmandu by public bus (1338 m/4390 ft, 5 hours)
Early in the morning, we fly back to Manthali Airport in Ramechhap which takes approximately 20 minutes. Then we catch public bus and drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5 hours and transfer to your own booking hotel in Kathmandu. Our service ends here.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Autumn (September 25, to November 30, 2023) and Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2024).
All-inclusive Group Joining Trip Price: USD 1210 Per Person
Single Supplement: USD 95 Per Person (For those who want to have single room throughout the trip)
Note: If all group members would prefer to hire a private transportation (HIACE) from Kathmandu-Manthali-Kathmandu, additional cost would be USD 75 Per Person.
Our Fixed Departure Dates for Autumn 2023: (Min. Group Size 04pax and Max. Group Size 08pax)
Monday, 18th September to Saturday, 30th September
Monday, 25th September to Saturday, 7th October
Monday, 9th October to Saturday, 21st October
Monday, 16th October to Saturday, 28th October
Monday, 23rd October to Saturday, 4th November
Friday, 27th October to Wednesday, 8th November
Monday, 6th November to Saturday, 18th November
Friday, 10th November to Wednesday, 22nd November
Monday, 20th November to Saturday, 2nd December
Please choose your best suited date and join with us on Mount Everest Base Camp Group Trek in 2023.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.