Overview

Everest Base camp is an absolute treat for every adventure lovers who wish to trek in the Himalayas. Mt. Everest is definitely the primary reason to go on this trek; however, it is not the only reason. You will be equally thrilled to witness unbelievably spectacular views of mountains after mountains on this trek and to observe the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpas.

We first take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla onwards, our trek begins. As we walk from Lukla to several other small villages around the Dudh Koshi River, we will be surrounded by the view of soaring peaks such Thamaserku and Kusum Kanguru. We take a good rest at Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu, in order to relax and to be familiar with the genuinely rich culture of the Sherpas. We then go to Tengboche, from where we get to see a magnificent view of the Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega. This place is not only known for the scenic beauty but also for its spiritual relevance. The Tengboche Monastery is considered by the Sherpas to be one of their most sacred monasteries. The trek continues past Tenboche to other similar villages where we further get to witness many more cultural, spiritual, and natural beauty of this truly magnificent region.

Trek Date 2024:

(Ex-Kathmandu)
Batch 1: 20th April to 5th May 2024

Trek Fees: 90,000/- per person.
(Book your seat by paying Rs. 25,000/-)

Batch size:
15 – Seats available on first come first basis

15 Nights 16 Days 28 Sep and 28 Sep Everest Base Camp
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • World’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapatthar – Majestic Viewpoint
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Nepal’s biggest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers
  • Hillary Museum
  • Namche Bazaar-the Sherpa’s Capital
  • Sagarmatha National Park- Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Traditional Sherpa villages, culture, traditions & hospitality
  • Pass through diverse landscapes as you climb the challenging 12 day trek to the foot of Mt. Everest
Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu: Arrival Day 

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft 

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal! We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead. 

Day 02: Morning Flight to Lukla

Monjo/Phakding 2,652m/8,698ft Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)

A short morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter at Lukla. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Monjo/Phakding, a popular stopping point.(B,L,D)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: approx. 10-12km (5-6 hours)

Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar. (B,L,D)

Day 04:  Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazzar

Today we will spend time resting, visit around or perhaps make new friends. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.  (B,L,D)

Day 05: Trek Namche to Tengboche 

Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft Walking Distance: approx. 10km (6 hours)

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight stay at lodge at Tengboche.(B,L,D)

Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Walking Distance: approx. 11km (6 hours) 

Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. (B,L,D)

Day 07: Acclimatazation Day :

Day Hike to Chhukung Valley Overnight at Dingboche (B,L,D)

Day 08: Trek Dingbocke to Lobuche

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft Walking Distance: approx. 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

Beyond Dingboche, we climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge, we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we pass along a murmuring stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. Overnight at Lobuche. (B,L,D)

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep & Everest Base Camp EBC 

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) Distance of walking: approx. 15km (6-8 hours)

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.


However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is suggested to visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow capped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, our guides and Sherpas coordinate in hiking to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today rather than waiting until the next day. Overnight in Gorak Shep at a local lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar to Pheriche.

Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche) Walking distance: approx. 12-13km (5-6 hours)

We’ll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse.This may be, of the whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend, and the walking is easier going this way. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche

The trekking path winds through the charming villages of Somori, Pangboche, and Tengboche, offering a glimpse into local life along the way. Along this route, there are notably challenging segments: an ascent before reaching Tengboche and another steep section following Phunkithanga. The trek typically spans 8 to 9 hours, navigating through varied terrain and providing opportunities to immerse oneself in the serene landscapes and cultural richness of the region. This is a comparatively long and tough day till we reach Namche.  

Day 12: Namche to Monjo

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. 

Day 13: Monjo to Lukla

This is the last day of the trek. You will be walking on the same trail as Day 1. You will take around 3-4 hours to reach Lukla. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.(B,L,D)

Day 14: Lukla-Kathmandu Fly Out

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft 

In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.

Day 15: Adjustment Day / Rest Day :

We recommend everyone to book your return flight a day later as sometimes due to weather the plan can get adjusted by a day. If not required during the trek you can use this day for Local Sightseeing. (Optional, at extra cost)

Day 16 : Time to say Good Bye

You can book your return flight. Thanks for Trekking with Mountain Fit.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation: (Sharing basis)
  • Day 1, 14 and 15 Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2 to 13 Teahouse.
  • 1 Bag Offloading upto 12kg - Duffle Bag provided by Mountainfit
  • Flights: (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmadu/Ramechap to Lukla.
  • Lukla to Kathmadu/Ramechap
  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
  • Meals during trek - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (1 dish per meal)
  • 1 English Speaking Mountainfit Guide.
  • 1 Local Nepali Guide
  • All necessary permits and entry fees..
  • First aid assistance
  • Store room facility in Kathmandu for extra luggage.
  • Insurance of Trekking Guide and porters.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights to and fro from India to Ktm and back
  • Nepal Visa fee (International airfare to & from home city)
  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, Mineral Water, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Potters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Helicopter charges of any kind.
  • Any additional stay beyond mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5% GST
  • Travel and Trek insurance (we suggest to get travel insurance from ASC360)
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Things to carry

List of things to carry for Himlayan Trek