Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-life-time dream for every adventurer on earth. This 12 days 11 nights EBC trek is designed for trekkers who are short of time but still desire touching Mt Everest!
Get ready to see the majestic peaks of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Ama Dablam right in front of you. What’s more, wait till you board the world’s most challenging flight from Kathmandu to Lukla!
The entire Mt. Everest area falls under the Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. Mt. Everest is home of the Sherpa people, renowned for their superb mountaineering skill, rich culture and Buddhist hospitality.
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Highlights: Thrilling flight experience on second deadliest airport on the earth.
05.00am: Pick up from your hotel to airport.
05.30am: Arrive at Kathmandu’s domestic airport to catch your flight to Lukla.
06.30am: Fly to Lukla (2840m)
07.00am: Arrive in Lukla airport. Collect your luggage and prepare for the trek. It will take about 30 minutes to come out from the airport. Breakfast in Lukla. Trek begins after breakfast.
08.00am Start trek to Chheplung (2660m) for 2 hours. NOTE: You will see Kusum Khanguru Peak on your right.
10.00am: Arrive at Chheplung (2660m) and continue your trek to ThadoKosiGaon (2580m). Continue trekking to Ghat (2590m) for 1 hour.
11.00am: Arrive in Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Phakding (2610m). This will take about 2 hours. You will have sceneries of beautiful green hills during your trek.
01.00pm: Arrive in Phakding (2610m). Rest & Relax.
NOTE: Lunch & dinner in the hotel at Phakding (2610m)
Highlights: Amazing view of mountains and the beautiful Namche Village
08:00am: Begin your trek after breakfast to TokTok (2760m) for 1 hour.
09.00am: Arrive in Toktok (2760m) and continue your trek to Bengkar (2710m) for 30 minutes. NOTE: You will be able to see the Thamserku (6618m) mountain on your right.
09:30am: Arrive in Benker (2710m). From Bengkar, you can see the view of Thamserku (6618m) on your front right. Continue the trek to Monjo (2840m) for 1 hour.
10.30am: Arrive in Monjo (2840m). You can see the Khumbila Peak (5765m) from Manju. Buddhists believe that this is the holy Himalaya and no one is allowed to climb it. NOTE: We will register and buy the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park entry permit here (included in fees charged), and then we will continue the trek to Jorsalle (2810m) for 30 minutes.
11.00am: Arrive in Jor Salle (2810m) for lunch.
11.30am: Start the trek after lunch to Hilary Bridge for 40 minutes.
12.10pm: Hilary Bridge and start uphill trek to Namche (3440m). This trek will test your fitness levels.
03.00pm: Arrive at Namche Bazar (3440m). Check in hotel. Enjoy the scenic Namche Bazar and splendid view of Kongde (in front), Kusumkhan and Thamserku (at the back). Spend the night in Namche.
We will hike to the Everest View Hotel at 3900m. It is a 2.5 hours uphill trek. Rest and explore the area. This point offers beautiful views of Kwangde, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Peak 41, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Everest, Tabuche peak, Cholatse peak, Khumbila and many more. Return to hotel for lunch and dinner.
NOTE: Do not forget to visit the local market fair to shop for goods at cheap prices if you are here on a Friday or Saturday.
Highlights: Beautiful views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lotse & Mt. Everest
07.00am: Breakfast at your lodge.
08.00am: Start trek to Dole.
09.30am: Arrive at Kyangjuma (3570). You will have a good view of Ama Dablam, Thamsuekur and Khantega. Continue the trek to Sanasa (3650m). Here you will have two routes. The right turn will go to Everest Base Camp. You will need to take the left fork.
11.15am: Arrive in Mongla Danda (3970m).
Note: Sanasa to Mongla Danda is an uphill trek. You will have a good view of Cholatse and Taboche. You will have your tea break here for 15 minutes. After tea break, continue the trek to Phortse Tenga (3680m). This is downhill trek and will tak about 1 hour.
01.00pm: Arrive in Phortse Thenga and have your lunch break.
02.00pm: Continue the trek after the lunch break to Dole (4110m). This is an uphill trek for 2 hours.
03.00pm: Arrive at Phortse and spend the night at a local lodge. Note: Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Amazing view of Amadablem and Kangtega.
08:00am: Start the trek to Dingboche (4360m)
11.00am: Arrive at Pangboche (3930m). Visit the monastery if it is open, you will have about 15 minutes. Continue the trek to Somare (4070m).
12.15pm: Arrive at Somare. Have your lunch break.
01.15pm: Continue the trek after your lunch break.
01.30pm: Arrive in Orhso and continue the trek to Dingboche.
03.30pm: Arrive at Dingboche. Check in hotel and spend the night at Dingbuche. Dinner at hotel.
Trek to Nagarjuna (5000m) for 4 hours and enjoy the beautiful views of Amadablam, Makalu, Barunche, Chopolo II, and Merapeak. Otherwise, you can take a 3-hour trek to Chukung Village (4750m) and explore the village. Do note that it will take 2 hours to get back from either Nagarjuna or Chukung Village.
08.00 am: Begin the trek after the breakfast to Dugla (4600m) for 2 hours, where we will have a tea break upon arrival.
10.00 am: Arrive at Dugla (4600m). We will have our tea break here.
11.00 am: Begin the uphill trek to Lobuche (4940m). This will take 3 hours.
02.00 pm: Arrive at Lobuche (4940m) and check in hotel. Lunch and dinner will be at the hotel. We will spend the night at Lobuche (4940m).
NOTE: You’ll get to enjoy amazing views of the Nuptse, Cholatse and Taboche peak (6495m) from here.
08.00 am: Begin the trek after breakfast to GorakShep (5170m). This will be a 3-hour uphill trek.
11.00 am: Arrive at GorakShep (5170m). Check in hotel and have lunch.
12.00 pm: Begin the trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m). This will take 3 hours.
03.00 pm: Arrive at Mt. Everest Base Camp (5300m).
Note: You will get to see panoramic views of Nuptse, Everest south shoulder, Chamgtse (7543m) Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m), and Mt. Pumori (7138m) on your left. We will not spend more than 30 minutes here, due to heavy winds.
03.30 pm: Begin our 2-hour trek back to GorakShep (5170m).
05.30 pm: Arrive at hotel. We will have dinner at the hotel and spend the night at GorakShep (5170m).
04.00 am: Wake up and begin our uphill trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) for 2 hours.
NOTE: You can get to enjoy a beautiful sunrise with views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Mt Pumori, Amadablam, and many other mountains. We will take a 30-minute break here.
06.30 am: Begin our downhill trek back to GorekShep (5170m) for 1 hour.
07.30 am: Arrive at the hotel for breakfast.
08.30 am: Being our downhill trek back to Pheriche (4280m). This will take approximately 6 hours.
10.30 am: Arrive at Lobuche (4940m) and continue the trek to Dughla (4600m) for 2 hours.
12.30 pm: Arrive at Dughla. We will have lunch here at Dughla (4600m).
01.00 pm: Begin the trek to Pheriche (4280m) for 2 hours.
03.00 pm: Arrive at Pheriche (4280m). Check in hotel and spend the night at Pheriche. We will have dinner at the hotel.
08.00 am: After breakfast, start trek to Shomare(4070m) for 1 hour.
09.00 am: Arrive at Shomare (4070m) and continue the trek to Pangboche (3930m) for 45 minutes.
09.45 am: Arrive at Pangboche (3930m) and continue the trek to Deboche (3770m) for 45 minutes.
10.30 am: Arrive at Deboche (3770m) and continue the trek to Tengboche (3860m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive at Tengboche (3860m). We will have lunch here.
12.00 pm: Start the trek after lunch to Namche Bazar (3440m) for 3 hours.
03.00 pm: Arrive at Namche Bazar (3440m) and check in hotel. We will spend the night at Namche Bazar.
08.00 am: Start the downhill trek after breakfast to Hilary Bridge for 1.5 hours
09.30 am: Arrive at Hilari Bridge and continue trek to Jorsale (2810m) for 30 minutes.
10.00 am: Arrive in Jorsale (2810m) and continue the trek to Monjo (2840m) for 30 minutes.
10.30 am: Arrive at Monjo (2840m) and continue the trek to Bengkar (2710m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive at Bengkar (2710m) and continue the trek to Toktok (2760m) for 30 minutes.
11.30 am: Arrive in Toktok (2760m) and continue the trek to Phakding (2610m) for 45 minutes. Lunch at Phakding (2610m).
01.00 pm: Start the trek to Ghat (2590m) for 1 hour.
02.00 pm: Arrive at Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Chheplung (2660m) for 30 minutes.
02.30 pm: Arrive at Chheplung (2660m) and continue the trek to Lukla for 1.5 hours.
04.00 pm: Arrive at Lukla (2840m) and check in hotel. Overnight in Lukla.
05.30 am: Wake up and go to Lukla Airport to take your flight back to Kathmandu. We expect to arrive at the Kathmandu airport at about 8.30am.
09.00 am: Pick up from Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
09.30 am: Arrive in hotel and check in. Welcome drink. Free and easy day.
05.30 pm: Pick up from hotel for dinner with cultural program at Gokarna House Restaurant.
09.30 Pm: Return to hotel. Congratulations! Your trek ends.
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