14 days - 13 nights
The trek to Everest Base camp is one of the most famous and beautiful trekking trail. It is a lifetime opportunity to see the breath-taking scenery and be in the lap of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest 8848m. Apart from amazing valleys, forests, rivers and waterfalls, you are perpetually surrounded by the mightiest and most majestic peaks that this planet has to offer. It is also an opportunity to see the people and culture of the legendary Sherpas who are known to the world as born mountain climbers.
Whilst few dare to venture to the summit, the Everest Base Camp trek (which takes you to 17,590 feet) is an adventure that many experienced climbers aim towards. This is certainly not an experience for the faint hearted and we recommend that only experienced climbers take the plunge.
Himalaya trekking will afford you spectacular mountain views and provide you with a glimpse into the culture of a world that is so unlike our own. You may also be given the opportunity to explore the heritage-listed Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to a variety of beautiful flora and fauna.
It is argued that Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the grandest walks in the region and the world. You will come face to face with four of the six tallest peaks in the world – Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Cho Oyu – and will follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
The best time of year to attempt Himalaya trekking is during India’s autumn (September to November) or spring (March to May). At these times of the year, the weather is quite sunny and warm. Whilst there is nothing stopping you from trekking during summer or monsoon (June to August), you might get a little wet!
We find that many of our trekkers are concerned about the kind of food they will enjoy during their stay. Whilst we recommend that you bring your own snacks (such as nuts and dried fruits), you can enjoy Nepalese or international cuisine at tea houses and lodges along the way.
Sangeeta R Shah, Ahmedabad, 2-15 Oct 2015
Sid Kapoor, NOIDA
Tanuj Taneja, who did Everest Base Camp with Viktorianz, 05-23 Oct 2013
Your international flight would bring you to Kathmandu, where our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the city. Its a day to do a trek briefing, check your equipment for the trek, buy or rent anything you don't have and may be a walk around Kathmandu.
Alt: 2,800m - Lukla| 2,652m Phakding | Walk 8km, 3-4 hours
Today we begin our journey into higher Himalayas. You would be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. You would board a small aircraft, and would have some great panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. At Lukla you would be received by your guide and trekking will soon begin. The gradual walk from Lukla to Phakding will bring you to Phakding village.
Alt: 3,440m | Walk: 10-12km, 5-6 hours
Today the trek will take you through some suspension bridges and great views of Thermasarkhu. Along the trek you would begin to see the hardy Sherpa life and pass the unique water mills used for grinding corns and barley. Keep your permits and document ready as you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Namche bazaar is a suitable place for stage 1 acclimatisation.
This day is to be spent acclimatising and may be taking some gradual walks to get used to lower oxygen levels. Trek to Sangmatha National Park headquarters for some great panoramic views of himalayan ranges. You could also visit a local museum.
Alt: 3,870m | Walk: 10km, 6 hours
You begin with a pleasant walk of 2 hours to reach Shanasa. Today as you trek along further you may see Danphe pheasant - a national bird of Nepal, a musk- deer, or a Himalayan Thar - a mountain goat that looks like an antelope. In the end there is an hour of strenuous walk to reach Tengboche.
Alt: 4,400m | Walk: 11km, 6 hours
Today’s trek begins through a rich forest full of birch, juniper, fir, rhododendron etc; to arrive at lovely Deboche, 3,650 meters. Here you get the best views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Here on you take an uphill walk to Dingboche - a lovely Sherpa settlement to explore.
Dingboche is your stage 2 acclimatisation halt. It is a lovely green mountainous place. Go explore the farms and crops and talk to locals - natives here are simple and hardy and grow barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Also spend time in some Tea House chatting, to get the feel local life.
Alternately, you could also opt for a 4 hour stroll to Chucking, 4,730 m which has some of the best views of mountain ranges around.
Alt: 4,900m | Walk : 11-12 km, 6-7 hours
Trek today will give you some excellent views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde and the great wall of Nuptse. Don't miss the last Tea houses at Thugla from where its a 3 hrs of tough trek to Lobuche. You will enjoy this.
Alt: 5180m-Gorekshep & 5364m-EBC |Walk: 15km, 7-8 hours
Today is the big day when you would be at feet of the EVEREST. In a couple of hours down the valley passing moraines and glacial ponds you arrive at Gorakshep. And then following the lead sherpa begins a strenuous and slow ascent to reach your mission - the Everest Base Camp. Soak in the amazing views of the Khumbu ice fall and may be meet the summiteers expeditions if you are there in expeditions season. We then take a few pics and trek back to Gorakshep for the night stay.
Alt: 5,545m-Kalapathar & 4,320m-Pheriche | Walk: 13km, 6 hrs
Today we wish to take a great view of the Everest and that is the reason we take a trek to Kalapatthar. Its a strenuous and steep climb, but then the Mt. Everest views from here are the best and upclose you would ever have. With this image of highest peak in the world, we gradually trek down to Pheriche.
Alt: 3,440m |walk: 13-15km, 7-8 hours
Having achieved your mission, its an easy trek time now. You mostly have downslope walks and of course much easier and relaxed. You trek a long bust easy day to be at Namche bazaar. Imagine you were here a week back going up - so much has changed. You could go around the town and enjoy some local fare and may be pick up some souvenirs.
Alt: 2,800m| Walk: 16km, 6-7 hours
Its a simple and easy trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding. We pass the Hillary Suspension Bridge and a few local villages to arrive in Lukla. This would be your last day in a Tea House. You have done and achieved, what thousands only dream and plan. Celebrate this moment with your team and staff - together you all made it!
Alt: 1350m | Flight : 35 min
Well, as a ‘winner - been there, done that’ you would now take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. See if you could manage a window seat. And, don’t be surprised as the weather often plays truant - and flight schedules do go awry at times. You may have to extend your stay! May be not!
In Kathmandu, you will be received at airport and taken to your hotel. You have most of the day to do Kathmandu bucket list. And believe me - you will fall short of time.
You have absorbed the adventure, nature and culture of the highest regions of the World - fact is You Did It - and that is a story you would proudly tell everyone. You sure are a changed person - and the mountains will definitely call you again.
As Edmund Hillary said "Its not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves"
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