Everest Base Camp Trek


Overview about Everest Base Camp

The adventure kicks off in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll experience the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. The trek officially begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla, perched amidst the Himalayas. From there, the trail leads through lush rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and charming villages like Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub in the heart of the Khumbu region. Ascending steadily, you’ll witness breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The iconic vantage point of Kala Patthar awaits, providing an unparalleled panorama of Everest’s majestic summit. Finally, you’ll reach Everest Base Camp itself, standing at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), where mountaineers from around the world gather in pursuit of their dreams.

Airport pick up on arrival and transfer to hotel. At the hotel, short  info and trip plan with guide.

An early morning flight to Lukla airport (2,840m) with amazing views of mountain and beautiful landscapes takes us to gateway to Everest Base Camp and the land of Sherpas. Our trek heads through the village of Lukla, descending to along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi river, by a gentle hike and level meandering walk to Phakding village.

After breakfast trek along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail goes through rhododendron forest and pine trees to Jorsalle village. Shortly after completing check post formalities, we cross the Dudh Kosi via suspension bridge to start a gradual up hill to Namche Bazaar, (Sherpa Capital). We encounter our first sight of Everest and Lhotse, great view of the mountains across the valley.

To allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, hike up to the Everest viewpoint or simply relax. Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Syangboche (3,720m). At Syangboche is where the worlds highest airstrip is located and to the west stands Mount Kongde. The trail here is a steep ascent along small pine trees and juniper shrubs, and route looms Khumbi Yul Lah.
Later descent down to lodge and relax.

The trail ascends out of the village and flat path along the valley with great views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. There is a steep descent taking us through a forest towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. After crossing the river we hike up zigzagging path through a rhododendron forest where we may encounter both musk deer, mountain goats and wild colourful Pheasants(national bird) when we approach Tyangboche, which opens up to breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche peaks. Tyangboche, famous for its legendary monastery, it is the largest in Khumbu area. There is time to visit both the monastery and museum.

The day commences with a gradual hike through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola (river), and then a climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam. In the route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.

Heading up to the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m), but well above the tree line we reach Thukla. As we approach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier the climb becomes steeper. We take the zigzag path up through the boulders of the moraine to reach Labuche. On the route we have superb views of Pumo Ri Nuptse, and Kala Pathar.

An early start to a challenging day to accomplish our dream that is Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The route commences with a gentle ascent as we continue along the side of the Khumbu Glacier, which becomes rocky and awkward for a short time. Rewarded with breathtaking views, of Pumo Ri (7,165m) lies directly ahead, on the right Nuptse (7,861m)  sight of Everest (8,848m). A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before taking the trail to Everest Base Camp.After exploring Base Camp and we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

 Breathtaking scenery today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this amazing daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,550m) there is an unforgettable panorama view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. When it is time to leave with our indelible memory of all that is before us we retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche.

The trail is mainly down hill as we travel back to Khyangjuma, followed by a gradual ascent to Tyangboche through a forest. There is time to visit Tyangboche’s legendary monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and the museum. From Tyangboche we are able to view Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku from another aspect.The wildlife is unharmed in this region. We might encounter some wild animals, Such as musk deer, mountain goats, and Pheasants.

We retrace the way through the rhododendron and pine forest to the valley. We follow the Dudh Koshi downhill on our way back to Phakding stay the night.

Now it’s time to recall our moment. The day we started with all the hopes and excitement. Finally, we are at Lukla again, completing our journey to EBC. Enjoy the Sherpa hospitality.

We take the great flight to Kathmandu: hotel transfer and free day.


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