Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal is known as "Land of Himalayas" the world over. There are 1,310 peaks above 6,000 meters of which 238 are already opened for climbing. Likewise, out of fourteen 8,000 meters above peaks eight of them, including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest lie in Nepal. Other seven are namely Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna. This trek to Everest Base Camp is probably the only trail in the world where so many mighty and magnificent Himalayas can been seen at such close proximity.

Mount Everest is also known by the Tibetan name Chomolangma (goddess mother of the snows), and by the Nepali name Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe).

When Mallory was questioned why he wanted to climb Everest he replied: "Because its there"; but it took more than 3 decades and in this period more than 20 expeditions tried but failed to summit the mighty and magnificent Mt. Everest. Finally on May 28th 1953 – Mt. Everest was first conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and till 2003 1,300 climbers has reached the 'Top of the World'.

Today, after more than 5 decades, the trail to the mighty and magnificent mountain remains the same. Passing through Sherpa villages we do see a lot of changes with cyber-cafes and pubs with pool tables along the way. However, one thing that has remained constant over the generations is the absolutely spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges including the Big Three - Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse.

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. Enroute, traverse through rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries from temperate to snow line regions. The Himalayas are best seen on this trek as one traces the main route through the Khumbu region from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Trekkers get a close view of the world's greatest mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache and others.

Climbing on Everest is very strictly regulated by both the Nepalese and Chinese governments. Climbing Everest and Treks to Everest Base Camp are becoming increasingly popular on both the north and south sides of the mountain. On the north side, a Buddhist monastery is one of two whose locations were selected specifically to allow religious contemplation of the great peak. The other side is the Thyangboche Monastery in Nepal. The once active Rongbuk monastery in Tibet has required much rejuvenation from the destruction it experienced following China's invasion of Tibet.

Located in the eastern half of Nepal, the Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences. From the well-developed trail to Everest base camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all-corners. The most frequented part of the region is located in Solukhumbu district, the home of the legendary Sherpas. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of the alpine region.

Beside Mount Everest there are other 8,000 meter peaks in the region. Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and in addition numerous other peaks lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes rhododendron forest, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.


Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Half Day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m). Trek duration: 3 - 3½ hrs. Lunch Dinner and Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3,447m). Trek duration: 5½ hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Thyangboche (3,863m). Trek duration: 5 - 5½ hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Pheriche (4,220m). Trek duration: 5 hrs. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization at Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 09: Lobuche (4,931m). Trek duration: 5 hrs. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Gorak Shep (5,160m) / Kala Pattar & back. Trek duration: 4½ hrs. Overnight at Gorakshep
Day 11: Day trip to Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and back. Trek duration: 7hrs. Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 12: Dingboche (4,350m). Trek duration: 5½ - 6 hrs. Overnight at Dingboche
Day 13: Thyangboche (3,867m). Trek duration: 5 hrs. Overnight at Thyangboche.
Day 14: Backtrack to Namche Bazaar and then descend to Monjo. Trek duration: 6½ hrs. Overnight at Monjo.
Day 15: Monjo / Trek to Lukla. Trek duration: 4½ hrs. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 16: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Final departure. Free for final minute packing and shopping until transfer to the airport for final departure.

Dhaulagiri Region

Kanchenjunga Region

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