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Everest Base Camp Trek

TRIP OVERVIEW

The Everest Base Camp trek starts with taking very exciting 35 minutes flight to Lukla at mountain airstrip, from here you will follow the footsteps of famous mountaineers into Everest expedition. Everest Base Camp trek itself sounds magnificent that from every people around the world loves to visit once in a lifetime. This part of Nepal is Buddhist where you will see Buddhist Monks, Nons and colorful prayer flags, mani walls and monastery along the trails. From Lukla, the trails goes through the Sherpa village, forest of Rhododendron,Pine and crossing high suspension bridge and you will be crossing tea houses time to time wherever you like you can stop for nice tea break with beautiful mountain view. On Everest Base Camp Trek you will experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous mountain climbers (the Sherpas), enter to Sagarmatha National Park that listed on world heritage site. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp of Nepal also provides us an chance to embark on epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953. Our sherpa will guide you to the Everest base camp of the world’s tallest mountain and Kalapathhar for the panoramic views of Everest and other Himalayas.

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day  01:  Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel

Day  02:  Fly to Lukla (2804m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 hours trek

Day  03:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day  04:  Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization in the day hike to Everest view hotel back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.

Day  05:  Trek to Deboche (3820m) 5-6 hours walk.

Day 06:  Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5-6 hrs trek

Day  07:  Acclimatization day in  Dingboche (4410m) 3-4 hrs  hike to view point and back to Dingboche for overnight stay.

Day  08:  Trek to Thukla (4620m) 3 hours trek.

Day  09:  Trek to Labuche (4910m) 3-4 hours walk.

Day  10:  Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) and walk back to Gorak Shep (5170m) 6-7 hours trek.

Day  11:  Climb Kala Pathhar (5545m) and  trek back to Pangboche (4252m) 8-9 hours trek.

Day  12:  Trek to Manjo (2855m) 6-7 hours trek.

Day  13:  Trek to Lukla, 5 hours trek.

Day  14:  Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day  15:  In Kathmandu Fullday City sightseeing

Day  16:  In Kathmandu

Day  17:  Departure to Home

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day  01:  Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Waiba Adventure Trek who will drop you to your hotel in Kathmandu. A full briefing will be given after you check in. Overnight at Fuji Guest House or similar in Kathmandu.

Day  02:  Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m), 3 hours trek

After breakfast, we drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu to take a 35 minutes flight to Lukla in a small Twin Otter airplane. Landing on the narrow, sloping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River in the heart of the mountains is a very spectacular way to arrive. We begin our 3 hours trek to Phakding immediately after landing. An hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we continue descending via Thado Koshi  and Ghat to reach Phakding. Overnight in Pkakding

Day  03:  Trek  to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5 – 6 hours trek

We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River and a magnificent view of  Mt. Kusum Khangkaru (6370m) and Thamserku (6618m) from the Bengkar village. We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore passing through Jorsale village and crossing highest suspension bridge in Everest region. After we cross the bridge, we start with steep ascending via pine’s tree forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. From here, we get awesome views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse,  Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tabuche,Kongde  and others more. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day  04:  Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Today we have a rest day in Namche Bazar. This is an ideal place to spend the day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading further up. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and is facilitates with bank, internet, ATM, good bakery café, groceries shop, restaurants and a colorful market. We can also take a half day excursion to Everest View Hotel to enjoy stunning views of the:  (Mt. Everest 8848m), (Lhotse 8516m), (Nuptse 7864m), (Ama Dablam 6814m), (Thamserku 6618m)  and (Tabuche peak 6495m). On our way back to Namche we also visit museum.  Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day  05:  Trek to Debuche (3820 m) 5-6 hours trek

After breakfast, we start our trek with easy trail to Phunki Thanga but afterwards ascending to Tengboche will become relatively harder. Tengboche Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries of the Everest region. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. On route today you will have panoramic views of the highest mountain. After we visit the Monastery we descend down throughout beautiful bush of Rhododendron, and Juniper to Debuche.  Overnight in Debuche

Day  06:  Trek to Dingboche (4,360m) 5 – 6 hours trek

From here we descend through a beautiful forest, crosses the Imja River and gradual climb up to Pangboche a typical sharpa village. We move towards the Imja Valley, via Shomare a lunch place,after having lunch here we gradually ascend  and crosses the Pheruche  River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by chortens and prayer flags. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day  07:  Dingboche: acclimatization day hike up to view point. 4 – 5 hike

This would be our second acclimatization day. After breakfast, we ascend up to view point at the altitude of (5080m) a hill located directly above Dingboche. From this point we will enjoy beautiful views of (Mt. Makalu 8481m the fifth highest mountain in the world), (Ama Dablam 6856m), (Thamserku 6618m), (Tabuche peak 6495m), (Cholatse 6335m), (Kangtega 6783m).And you will have great views of the Chhukhug and Pheriche valley as well.  After a short rest, we start descend back to Dingboche . Overnight in Dingboche.

Day  08:  Trek to Thukla (4620m) 3 hours trek

From here onward, the trek will be gradually more challenging due to the high altitude. Today we trek across a wide pass which is much-wanted change from walking in a straight line and we Continue ascend through the Yak pasture and just before reaching Thukla cross the Thukla Khola (River).The company of Himalayas will be on all sides on our trek. Overnight in Thukla.

Day  09:  Trek to Labuche (4910m) 3-4 hours trek.

From here, the trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, and pass by famous memorial place (tombstones) people who died on Everest. After the top the trail goes gradual up to Labuche.  Overnight in Labuche.

Day  10:  Labuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay. 6-7 hours trek

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. We pass through rocky moraine, and streams. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is approximately 2 to 3 hours walk. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). The mountain we can view from the Base Camp is; Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Today  we walk along the famous ( Khumbu Glacier ) we will hear sound of cracking the Glacier. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day  11:  Climb Kala Pathhar (5550m) and  trek back to Pangboche (4252m) 8-9 hours trek

Early morning we climb to Kalapattar’s altitude is 5550. It is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk up is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude and trail is steep ascending. One fact is that you do not see the top of Kalapattar from Gorakshepe, only we see the lower summit which is much lower.The views from the summit are memorable. Everest views are the best you can get from this place. Descend from Kalapattar is easy, just a quick straight down walk to Gorakshep and we advance towards Pheriche and to Pangboche . The route to Pheriche will be rapid as we descend and it will be easy as well. Overnight is Pangboche.

Day  12:  Trek to Manjo (2835m) 6-7 hours trek

We descend rapidly through pine and Rhododendron forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. After good lunch at Namche Bazar we continue our trek descend to Dudh Koshi river we cross several bridges over the Dudh Koshi River to reach Manjo. Overnight in Manjo.

Day  13:  Trek to Lukla (2860m) 5 hours trek

Now the trail has become more level and natural. We walk through Sherpa villages noticing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags now you feel like back to civilization. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our memorable  trek in the Himalaya ends today. Overnight in Lukla.

Day  14:  Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Flights to Kathmandu operate in the mornings because in the afternoon there is wind on routes. Flying from Lukla to Kathmandu is as spectacular as the earlier landing. After reaching Kathmandu, transferred to your hotel we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day  15In Kathmandu: full day sightseeing

After breakfast, you will be going for whole day city sightseeing with the Nepali tour guide to most historical attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed on UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the biggest Stupa in the world. The tour is likely to finish around 4pm and the rest of the day is free to explore around Thamel around your hotel as well as to pack your baggage for the trek starting tomorrow morning. You can leave a bag at the hotel with items not needed on the trek. Overnight at Fuji Guest House or similar in Kathmandu.

Day  16:  In Kathmndu

Day of leisure in Kathmandu, do some souvenir shopping to take memory back home. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day  17: Final Departure

Our amazing journey in Nepal come to end today. A Waiba Adventure Trek representative will drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your flight time. Have a safe journey back to home. Namaste & hope to see you again.

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