Lukla Everest Base Camp TreksTrek to Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal and experience the culture and adventure of the life of high altitude mountain climbing in the Himalayas. You'll see vistas of these mighty peaks as you trek towards your ultimate goals - Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar. Most sought-after journey by lovers of adventure worldwide, with amazing sights and awe-inspiring vistas you will never forget! Be a part of the anticipation and excitement of those preparing to summit Everest.
Kathmandu | Pasupatinath temple | Durbar Square | Patan | Bhaktapur | Lukla | Namche | Dingbouche |Everest Base Camp | Kalapatther | Tengbouche | Phakding| Lukla | Kathmandu.
Tour No: Duration: 16 Days
Primary activity: Trekking and Hiking
Group size: Minimum 02 & Maximum 12 + above
Country: Nepal (Asia)
Arrival & Departure: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking
Accommodation: 4 night 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Trip Code: MGTNP 03
Secondary activity: Cultural & Historical Tours
Max-Altitude: 5545 m / 18,187 ft
Transportation: Comfortable vehicle
Trip grade: Moderated
Type of Trek: Tea House.
Best Season: Sept to Nov & March to June
11 nights at Guest House / Lodge On Mountain
Day by day Program / Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival Katmandu (1330m)
Flying into Kathmandu on a clear day is an unforgettable experience with the entire Nepalese Himalaya laid out below you. On arrival make your way through customs and the restricted zone to the passenger pick-up area outside the terminal building, from here you will be met and transferred to hotel, Welcome drinks & our officer will short briefing for your tour & trekking program. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast visit Pashupatinath Temple or the Temple of Living Beings, regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world. The Temple has an astonishing architectural beauty and stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and Shikhara – Style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The ancient city of Patan is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. Overnight Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) trek to Phakding (2610m) 3hrs.
We transfer to airport for 35 minute flight by Twin Otter to Lukla, Originally conceived by the late Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at bear by Khunde. Lukla is one of the busiest runways in Nepal. From the air we see the rugged foothills give way to the snow line of the Himalaya, many of the world’s highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse may be seen, After sorting out our gear and meeting our trekking crew, we begin the trek by chaurikharka and heading up the Dudh-Koshi valley to Phakding, which is distance normal ¾ hrs, walk. Overnight Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 5 - 6hrs.
We continue north following the Dudh-Koshi river and on to Jorsale, where we enter the Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) National park, from here it is a short walk to the confluence of the Imja Khola and the Bhote Kosi river, where we cross a spectacular high bridge followed by a steep climb 2 hours to Namche Bazaar. The sherpa “Capital” about halfway up the hill, a gap in the trees allows us to view Everest for the first time. Namche is a prosperous sherpa village spread within a horseshoe shaped valley surrounded by the impressive peaks of Thamserku, Kwangde Ri, & Khumbila . An important trading center, it holds a weekly Saturday market for the local Sherpa. Overnight Lodge.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche.
This rest day is important for acclimatization. To begin the day, it is worth getting up early to trek just above Namche to the sagarmatha National Park headquarters for sunrise. This is a stunning vantage point from which to view the peaks of Taweche, Thamserku, Ama-Dablem, Nuptse, Lotse and Mt. Everest at the head of the Imja knola valley. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing, shopping in the Namche or Alternatively: we could walk up the Bhote Kosi valley towards Thami following a trail that was once a busy trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags and mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan/ Buddhist culture of this area. Overnight Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Tangboche (3870m)
Leaving to Namche, we pass by stone Mani, 10 minutes’ walk there are home to the brightly colored Danfe, a type of Pheasant that is the National bird of Nepal.We continue to a suspension bridge and on to phunki Tenga than it is long climb toward the ridge line, where we pass through a traditional gateway and around a chorten which leads up to Tangboche Monastery. The monastery was rebuilt destroyed by fire in 1989. For trekkers, Tyangboche offers one of the best mountain panoramas on this trail. It is worth walking to the chorten on the ridge line behind the monastery to hang prayer flags. Overnight is in Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Dingbouch village (4410m), 5 - 6hrs.
In the morning views of the mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tangboche, We descent most of the morning in the Imjatse-Khola through the forest of birch, conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trail pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages. On the way we will have best view of Ama-Dablem. On the arrival at Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, back wheat and potatoes. The views are great from Dingboche, we can see Island Peak, Makalu & another face of Ama-Dablem. Overnight is in Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 3 - 4hrs.
Trek through the high alpine region and on the way to Lobuche, we cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up hill, watching magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumari & Nuptse. Overnight is in Lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak-Shep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorak-Shep, 7 - 8hrs. The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial maraine and the mountain walls then cross rim glacier to reach the day lake bed of Gorak-Shep. At Gorak-shep check into Hotel and have lunch, then walk towards the Everest Base Camp. Reach the base camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt.Everest, the area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. Trek back to hotel for overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Kalapatther (5555m) and to Pheriche (4280m), 7 - 8hrs. Start early in the morning as mornings are usually sparkling and clear and best time to climb Kalapatther, this is the highest of the trekking, we will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains on being back to hotel, we have breakfast followed by gradual descend down to Pheriche. Overnight Lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar , 6 hrs. We will take down through the hill side blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees, if its spring, Pink, Red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surrounding from Tengboche. The trail goes down to Phunki Tanga. From here mostly the trail goes through the pine forest and have change to see wild life like mountain goats, snow leopard and colorful pheasants, finally we will arrival at Namche. Overnight Lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding (2610m), 4 - 5hrsOvernight Lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla, 3-4 hrsOvernight Lodge.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla 2800m) to KatmanduReach Kathmandu airport, from where you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Spend rest of time at leisure or shopping.Overnight Hotel .
Day 15: Katmandu sightseeing.After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Darbar square. Spend rest of time shopping and leisure. Overnight Hotel.
Day 16: Departure from Katmandu Drive to the Katmandu-Airport to catch your flight home. Our staff will arrange your safe and timely arrival at International Airport Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details.