Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking – A Thrilling and exhilarating hiking to to the Foot of Mt. Everest
Everest base camp trekking is the most sought trekking in Nepal. The best low budget Everest base camp trekking is available with Ang Rita Trek. The trek presents thrills and the challenge for trekkers with spectacular views of the mountains. Also known as Kalapatthar trekking, Mt. Everest trekking takes you to the bottom of Mt. Everest to wonder the high Himalayas. Everest region, the home of legendary Sherpa people boasts for beautiful monasteries, colorful festivals and picturesque villages in the back drop of the Himalayas. Famed Sherpas known as the best supporters for the mountaineers welcome you with their warm hospitality in this region.
Trekking to Everest base camp offers the first hand experience of daily life of Sherpas and their unique culture besides the breathtaking views of the mountains. Everest base camp trekking is almost synonymous to trekking in Nepal. Any one who intends to trek in Himalayas treks to the Mt. Everest. Everest region is equally bestowed with flora and fauna. The blue pine, chir pine and junipers are abundant in the forest. Deer, Himalayan Thar come across your way in Everest base camp trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route Highlights
Everest trekking, an exciting adventure starts with the flight to Lukla. Some times weather condition could be quite tricky for the flights in and out of Lukla. A few spare days before and after Everest base camp trekking is advisable. The trail follows Dudhkosi Valley passing Namche, a colorful Sherpa town and Tengboche with beautiful monasteries with the first sight of Mt.Everest. Following Khumbu valley, Mt. Everest trekking leads to Kalapatthar, the best scenic spot on earth for the dramatic views of Everest and other eight thousand meter peaks.
Everest base camp trekking offers the views of amazing Khumbu Icefall and the setting of the base camp for Everest expedition. Mt. Everest is not seen from Everest base camp, however it is worth visiting the base camp specially in the spring season. The vast flat land at Everest base camp will be full of tents set for Everest expedition teams. It makes a spectacular scenery at the base camp. Additionally, Khumbu region offers other more exciting and adventurous hiking trips such as Gokyo – Kalapatthar trekking & Gokyo – Renjo Pass trekking.
Best Low budget Everest Base Camp Trekking with Ang Rita Trek
Everest base camp trekking is considered a moderate trek in high Himalayas with extensive ups and downs . Any one who is physically fit and can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day in high altitude can be fit for Everest base camp trekking. We have designed the itinerary for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in this trekking, It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks before coming for this trekking. Everest base camp trekking requires no technical skills or use of crampons unless your trekking is extended to Gokyo via Cho La Pass.
Trekking Name: Mt. Everest Trekking
Duration: 15 Days
Region: Everest Region
Trek Type: Moderately Difficult
Best Season: March, April, May/ September, October. November, DecemberEnquire This Trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Meeting at the airport and transfer to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip at a convenient time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hrs.
Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas. Take easy walk to Phakding for approximately three hours.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 – 6 hrs
Walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges to Namche with sights of Kusum Kangru, Everest & Nuptse.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Hike up to Everest View Hotel for better views of Everest and acclimatization. A pleasant day to explore around Namche or hike up to Khumjung / Thame.
Day 05: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) – 5 – 6 hrs.
Hike up and down through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m.). Great views of Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.),Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache & Amadablam.
Day 06: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 – 6 hrs
Walk through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons and some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche and further passing through beautiful array of fields to Pheriche
Day 07: Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Hike up to to a ridge for acclimatization.
Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
Follow narrow valley and contour around the base of the Khumbu Glacier and steep ascend to Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs.
Follow lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakhshep with the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Move further towards to Everest base camp for amazing views of Khumbu Ice Fall.
Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche (4280 m ): 8 – 9 hrs
The day of ultimate destination, the best view of Everest and other mountains from Kalapatthar. Retrace to Pheriche.
Day 11: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-(3,870m): 5 – 6 hrs
Retrace following wide alpine valley, beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Tengboche. .
Day 12: Tengboche – Namche ( 2800m. )
Descend to Dhudhkosi, cross the bridge and pass through pine trees and arrive at Namche.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 – 8 hrs
Following rocky terrain and crossing Dhudhkosi several times, descend to Lukla.
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Fly Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurant with traditional Nepali culture program.
Day 14: Free in Kathmandu
Free for your personal activities or can be used as spare day in case of flight cancellation from Lukla due to bad weather.
Day 15: Airport transfer for your onward journeys.
Airport transfer for international departure.
Cost will be provided on request.
The cost includes:
- International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
- Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare including airport tax
- All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
- Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
- All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
- An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members )
- Porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
- First aid medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Farewell dinner
The cost does not include:
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal visa fee
- Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
- Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
- Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
- Gratuity for the trekking staffs