Everest Base Camp(EBC) trekking in Nepal is always an attraction for the trekkers because of it’s the incredible experience to an amazing view of the highest mountains in the Himalaya. Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekking in Nepal since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of the Everest in 1953. Mount Everest towers above the Khumbu at over 8,848 m and is perhaps the most iconic symbol of challenge and adventure on Earth.
During EBC trek, the trekkers can hike to the summit of Kala Patthar at over 5,550 m for an unobstructed view of Everest’s windblown summit, trailing a seemingly perpetual banner of cloud and snow. This trekking in Nepal takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.
Mr. Robin Bhandari has over 34 Years of experience in the travel trade. He started his job with then TWA (Trans World Airlines) and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. He has a good personal relationship with Airlines and because of that, he was able to get competitive rates from some of the carriers like Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, from the year 1992 to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or the next day.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
You take an early morning flight to Lukla (where all Everest treks begin). The flight is about 40 minutes to reach Lukla and then we have to trek around 4-5 hours to reach Phakding. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Chheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding passing through the small village of Ghat.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The trek to Namche Bazaar is about 6-7 hours. Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Bengkar valley (2630m). We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. At Monju (2840m), you have to show your Everest National Park Permit and TIMS Card. After complete register of trekking permit and TIMS card, we pass Jorsale (2740m) village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Before reaching Namche, we can see Mt Everest from ‘Toup Danda’ depending on the weather.
Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visits Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center. There is plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and should spend a day here acclimatizing. There are also trek to the surrounding villages of Khumjung (3780m); these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. This is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world and other Himalayas such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m)
After Namche Bazar, we climb steeply up to Kyangjuma (3550m) village from where; we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Along with the views, we pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the center of the settlement of Mong La. We admire the grandstand views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys. We pass through forests, some waterfalls and bridges, we reach Dole; a small part place with few teahouses.
Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m)
Today, from Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtegaand up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs a step to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
This is the trek to reach one of the main destinations, Gokyo, following one of the melting-water Rivers which flow down from the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We can see the Dudh Pokhari Lake and on its eastern shore lays the settlement of Gokyo.
Day 8: Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide their best services to the trekkers going through this area. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, said to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. So, this day is to rest at Gokyo and do some excursions in and around the Gokyo valley. We can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via the forth Lake. Then, we will climb Gokyo-Ri where we get stunning views of the super Gokyo Valley. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and, Makalu, Cho Oyu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region.
Day 9: Trek, Gokyo – Renjo Pass (5340m) – Marlung (4210m)
Today’s trek is to reach Murlung via Renjo Pass which is situated at an altitude of 5340m which is little hard to pass. We follow Gokyo valley downward, departing the main trail and turning towards the pass. Then, we reach the top of Renjo La from where we are welcomed by the views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. And we descend down to Murlang following the east bank of Bhote Koshi River and stay overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Thame (3820m)
We cross the Bhote Koshi down from Murlung. The trek pass through several yak pasture and grazing area, crossing the valley of Langmuche Khola River and reach the village of Thame, a gateway to Tibet side through the Nangpa-La north of Thame.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
We pass through a check post today before arriving at the world’s loftiest hydroelectric power station, which provides electricity for most of the upper Khumbu region. We pass gompas, prayer flags, mani walls, and shortens on the route to Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla
We begin our trek from Namche Bazaar today on rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we take rest as today will be the last day on the mountains.
Day 13: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that today.
Day 14: Departure