Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Wedged between India to the South and Tibet (now the autonomous region of the peoples of Republic China) to the north. Nepal has enjoyed an independent political existence from very earliest times. Even though Nepal has small strip of territory, it contains an amazing contrast in landscape and topography, ranging from the flat alluvial plain of the indo-gangtic basin in the south, in it’s terai, to the high altitude mountains covered with the perpetual snow, in the north, in which some of the world’s peak including Mt. Everest are located.

Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. Nepal  has attracted trekkers from around the world since the 1960s when Col Jimmy Robert’s organized the first commercial trek. Trekking has been the leading activity of tourists in Nepal and thousands take to the Himalayas, some doing a few days of hiking while others take on a month long trek through valleys and High Mountain. Two of the most popular trekking regions are the Everest and Annapurna where many different trails can be followed while the other popular treks are in the Langtang and Kanchenjunga regions. The most challenging is the Great Himalayan Trails, an extensive trail system that covers Nepal from Humla and Darchula in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. The diversity of trekking trails in Nepal cannot be found in any other part of the world.

Everyone have the desire and dream to see the Mount Everest. If you are worrying about to trek Everest Base  Camp than we can make easy for you. Everest Base Camp is open in all season, therefore, you can make a plan with us and we will fulfill your dream to see the Everest from Everest Base Camp. Mostly, this trek is justifiably famous, not only its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848m), but there Sherpa villages and monasteries is an another attractiveness.

Talking about to reach the Everest Base Camp, you should start to climb early in the morning from Kala Patthar peak. You can see the sunrise view behind the Mount Everest. During your walking time always ready to give you the best varieties of adventures experience and happy face when you return back.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (elevation 1350 m)

Sonata travel and tours staff will be waiting for you at the airport with our company’s postcard including your name. Once you meet the leader you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu around 25 minutes of drive. After check-in at the hotel and refreshing you will be briefed regarding your tour trip.

Day 2
Flight to Lukla (elevation 2840 m) and Trek to Phakding (elevation 2610 m)

We take an early morning flight to Lukla. This scenic flight only takes 40 minutes. Lukla itself is a beautiful mountain village. We will have a break for tea or coffee. And you can buy bottled water or trekking gear if you still need anything. After our short break we will trek about 4 hours to Phakding. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (elevation 3440 m)

After breakfast we start our journey to Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital and base for any Everest Expedition. We will have to pass six suspension bridges crossing the beautiful Dudhkoshi River. There are plenty of nice small tea shops along the way where we can stop for some drinks and lunch We will stay two nights in a local teahouse.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar

Today we stay in Namche Bazaar for getting acclimatized. There is an optional hike to a beautiful viewpoint where we can see Mount Everest for the first time. Or visit the Sherpa museum which will give you an insight to Sherpa life.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche (elevation 3860 m)

This peaceful trek will take us to the well known and beautiful Tengboche monastery. We will arrive after approx. 6 hours and stay overnight in a teahouse. You will get the chance to visit the monastery. If you are lucky you can chat with the monks and the Lama.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche (elevation 3860 m)

We will again leave early for this 6 hour hike. Dingboche will be our resting place for 2 nights. Dingboche is probably one of the highest villages in Nepal. In this elevation people still do farming. They grow potato, wheat and some vegetables.

Day 7
Dingboche

Today we will stay in Dingboche as this will allow you to acclimatize. There is a choice of optional hikes today. One could be the crossing of Imja Khola river and climbing steep up to the bottom of Ama Dablam, one of the most remarkable peaks in this area. Another option is a hike to Pokalde Peak from where you can absorb a magnificent view of the mountains.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche (elevation 4910 m)

We are getting closer to Mt Everest every day now. On our 6 hour walk we will cross the Thukla pass where we will get dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge an array of stones with prayer flags remind us of the many tragically failed Everest Expeditions such as the one lead by Scott Fisher. We will stay overnight in a lodge / teahouse in Lobuche.

Day 9
Trek to Gorakshep / Everest Basecamp (maximum elevation 5364 m)

Today we will finally reach the famous Everest Basecamp. 7 hours steady uphill will bring us to the place where all mountaineers get climatized for their Mt Everest expeditionst. After seeing basecamp we will descend back to Gorakshep where we will spend our highest night on this trek at 5,194 m.

Day 10
Kala Pathar / Trek to Pheriche (maximum elevation 5550 m)

This will be the real highlight of your tour! We wake up early and will climb to Kala Pathar to enjoy a beautiful sunrise view behind Mt Everest. After this we will go back to Gorakshep to have breakfast before descending to Pheriche which lies at an elevation of 4.240 m.

Day 11
Trek to Namche Bazar (elevation 3440 m)

Today we trek back to Namche Bazar. If you like you can do some souvenir shopping here for your family and friends at home.

Day 12
Trek to Phakding (elevation 2610 m)

After a good night sleep we slowly trek back to Phakding

Day 13
Trek to Lukla (elevation 2840 m)

This is our final trekking day. We will stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14
Flight to Kathmandu

We are going back to Kathmandu today. Use the rest of the day for some final shopping or simply relax.

Day 15
Departure

You’ll be transferred to the Airport according to your flight schedule.

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