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Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5364 m
  • Total Duration:12
  • Geography:Mountain/Country Side/ Forest/ Village
  • Religions:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa/Rai
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle/Flight
  • Region:Everest

Everest Base Camp lying on an altitude of 5364m is the gateway to the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest.  Located in the Everest region of Nepal which draws its name from the massive peak itself, Everest Base Camp is every trekker’s dream. The breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier topped off with a graceful rise of the surrounding peaks as you stand on an open, barren field, with colorful praying flags blowing in the wind- this experience draws inner peace in you. As you stand amongst the massive peaks, you feel smaller in comparison and this quenches the thirst of the inner adventurer in you.

Everest Base Camp Trek starts from the ancient Kingdom of Kathmandu which now boasts of incredible diversity in terms of language, culture, and traditions which in turn has managed to find that perfect balance with modernity. As you fly towards the town of Lukla, the short flight will give you the first look of the Himalayas. From Lukla, you will trek amidst beautiful hills and across valleys towards some of the most remote areas of the world. In the village of Tengboche, you will be able to visit Tengboche Monastery which holds cultural and historical importance to the people of the region who majorly follow Tibetan Buddhism.

Independent Trekking Guides Adventure has brought you Everest Base Camp Trek with an efficient itinerary. With great experience in planning treks and expeditions in this region, we hope that this experience will be enriching and will be a milestone in your life. We also give special regards to safety given in consideration the harshness of the climate and the difficult geographic terrain, so, a knowledgeable guide will be there to guide you throughout your trek. Independent Trekking Guides Adventure sincerely hopes that you will experience the beauty and magic of the high mountains and will return with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m), and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 Hrs walking.
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel.
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4250m).
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5150m), 8 Hrs walking.
  • Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m), 7 Hrs walking.
  • Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.
  • Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m), 6 to 7 Hrs walking.
  • Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
  • Day 16: Final departure.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu. Situated inside of a valley, Kathmandu lies on the ancient salt trade route to Tibet along with two other cities, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Our representatives will aid you towards your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.

Since you have a free day in Kathmandu, you can visit the various landmarks and cultural heritage around the city. Several of these cultural heritages have a significant importance on the locals’ lives, such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. Other landmarks such as Basantapur Durbar Square have a deeper connection to the history of the country. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m), and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 Hrs walking.

From Kathmandu, you will take a short but scenic flight towards the hill town of Lukla. Lukla is famous for being the first stop for travelers bound towards Everest ranges. From Lukla, you will trek towards the village of Phakding which is situated in the Dudh Koshi River Valley. The trail provides you with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

From Phakding, a trek of 5 to 6 hours will take you to Namche Bazar. Lying on side of a hill on an altitude of 3445m, this village is majorly inhabited by the famous Sherpa community. From this village, a magnificent view of peaks such as Kongde Ri and Thamserku can be seen rising above smaller hills that look like jewels on a crown. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel.

This day will be spent for acclimatization purposes, which means that in order to prevent cases of altitude sickness, you will rest so that you will get used to the climate of the altitude you are on. However, you can explore the markets of Namche Bazar which is filled with local goods. Also, you will hike to the nearby Everest View Hotel, which, as its name suggests, offers exquisite views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

From Namche Bazar, you will take a trail towards the village of Tengboche. This village is majorly inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists and houses Tengboche Monastery which is considered to be the most important and largest monastery in the region. This village offers a direct view of Ama Dablam along with other mountains such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, and Thamserku and so on. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

From Tengboche, you will take a trail towards the village of Dingboche. Dingboche is a small village majorly inhabited by the Sherpa community. The trail will take you through dense forests of pine, juniper, rhododendron which is common in this region. As you trek on, you will view panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam and so on. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4250m).

You will spend this day resting and acclimatizing at Dingboche at an altitude of 4250m. Dingboche possesses beautiful, green farms which grow crops of barley, potatoes, tea etc. You can explore the surrounding areas which include the Imja Valley as well. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

From Dingboche, you will take a trail towards Lobuche. Lobuche is a small village that is considered to be one of the highest settlements in the world at an altitude of 4900m. On your trail, you will cross the Khumbu Glacier. The village offers incredible views of Ama Dablam, Tawache and Pokalde. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5150m), 8 Hrs walking.

From Lobuche, you will trek towards Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a settlement at 5150m, which is not inhabited year round due to the harsh weather conditions at the altitude of 5150m. As you trek onwards, you will reach Everest Base Camp located at an altitude of 5364m, from where a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Glacier along with peaks of Everest ranges provide a 360-degree view. The colorful prayer flags are tied all around which makes the view more beautiful. You will trek back towards Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m), 7 Hrs walking.

A little way from Gorakshep lies the modest peak of Kala Patthar whose peak is measured at an altitude of 5545m. You will trek to the peak which is famous for a panoramic view of Everest and its surrounding mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse etc. The view is even more incredible due to the fact that a full and direct view of Everest is rare because of its structure and massive height. You will then trek towards the village of Pheriche. The terrain now mostly consists of wide fields on the shadows of large barren mountains which makes up for an incredible view. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

You will take a trail back towards the village of Tengboche from Pheriche. You will cross the Pheriche valley and reach Tengboche in a time of 5 to 6 hours, where the views of Ama Dablam and Everest are prominent on the skyline. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 Hrs walking.

From Tengboche, you will take a trail back towards Namche Bazar. The terrain will gradually change from sparsely populated flora to lush, green hills with the view of snowy peaks above the hills. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m), 6 to 7 Hrs walking.

From Namche Bazar, you will trek back towards the town of Lukla via Phakding. This trail will take you 6 to 7 hours to tackle. Once in Lukla, you can explore the quaint streets which offer tourists a wide variety of cafes for good food and serene ambience. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.

A flight from Lukla will take you back towards the capital city, Kathmandu. The flight may be short, but it will offer you one last panoramic look of the Himalayas which you are sure to cherish after such a wonderful journey. Once in Kathmandu, you can choose to explore the city which is considered to be one of the best in the country in terms of lifestyle, culture and cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final departure.

Your trek has come to a successful and beautiful end. Our representatives will aid you for your departure. We hope for you to join us again in the future and remember us for such treks, climbs or expeditions to various parts of Nepal.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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