Trek to behold the world’s tallest mountain Everest 8849m on this enthralling 12 days trek to the Everest base camp. A physically challenging and mentally refreshing trek awaits you in the Sagarmatha national park of the eastern Himalayas. Discover the unique Sherpa villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and deep mountain valleys with beautiful streams, rivers, glaciers, and alpine ponds and get the elevation gain of 5600m at the base camp of Mount Everest.
Your Everest base camp trek starts from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, by taking a 45 minutes scenic flight to the Lukla airstrip in the Solukhumbu district. From Lukla, you will trek along the river Dudh Koshi which directly originates from mount Everest and Gokyo lakes. Through the settlements inhabited by the Sherpa people, crossing several suspension bridges, and encountering other trekkers, and caravans of Yaks, you will trek through the lush green forest and reach the gateway to the Mount Everest and Gokyo lakes, Namche Bazar. You will be fascinated by the people and lifestyle of this region while enjoying the warm hospitality in the tea houses. Your trek will continue through the villages of Tengboche, and Pheriche while enjoying the mesmerizing views of mount Amadablam and Everest along with numerous snow-capped peaks. You will cross the Lobuche pass and trek along the Khumbu glacier to the base camp of Everest. You will also spend a night in Gorakshep and hike to Kalaptthar 5545m to get a glance at the iconic view of Mount Everest, along with Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. You will spend hours confronting mount Everest and taking pictures to share your trip of a lifetime. With full of heightened experience and great realizations, you will start trekking back to Lukla via the same trail. Enjoying the warm hospitality and organic food drinks in the teahouses you will make more memories to cherish with your friends and families.
Everest base camp trek is one of the most rewarding trekking trips on the planet, where you will also get the opportunity of exploring the habitat of rare animals like snow leopard and red panda. The region is rich in biodiversity with rare medicinal and aromatic plants, and orchids from the elevation above 3500m. Local people still use these plants as a traditional medicine to heal most of the diseases. A mystic, and adventurous land, that you should not miss trekking in your lifetime.
Day 1: Take a flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding village
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar 3420m
Day 3: Acclimatization and explore Namche Bazar
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche 3870m
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche 4360m
Day 6: Trek to Lobuche 4930m
Day 7: Trek to Everest base camp 5600m and back to Gorakshep 5160m
Day 8: Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and back to Pheriche 4240m
Day 9: Trek back to Namche Bazar
Day 10: Trek back to Lukla
Day 11: Take a flight back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
If time permits you may also extend the trek for additional 3 days to explore the beautiful 5 Gokyo lakes.