Conquer the Everest Base Camp

15 Nights / 16 Days

01 April - 15 April / 10 - 24th October / 07 - 23 October

A mixed bag of experience to perk up even the most satiated and most inveterate hiker, the Everest Base Camp trip starts the adrenalin pumping right from Kathmandu. Fly through the chill air to the airstrip at Lukla, located high in the rarefied, alpine scented air with Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the breeze to greet you.

The route to the famed Everest Base Camp passes by the tempestuous and turbulent Dudh Kosi River, Namche Bazar, a tiny hamlet in the Sherpa inhabited khumbu region, up higher, passing Thyangboche hamlet with a quaint monastery till you finally reach Camp, a starting point for expeditions to the 8852 metre peak. Let your eyes feast on the Everest from Kala Patha's summit and move on to the legendary "Khumbu Icefall" opening out to South Col, the starting point of the ascent to the peak. Enjoy the high standard of lodges on the way, a weeklong trip of kaleidoscopic experiences.

  1. Day 1- Arrive at Kathmandu (1375m)

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Get introduced to our trek leader and other members of the tour. Overnight at hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2650m)

    Head for the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport after breakfast at the hotel. The 40-minute flight to Lukla offers the most exciting way to begin the journey. The real trek begins on an easy, downhill note from Lukla to Phakding with the river giving us constant company. Overnight at lodge

  3. Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    The landscape of the trek route is dominated by pure pine groves. We climb for a short while to rise above the gorge and through the entrance to the Khumbu National Park. The trail is good and leads to a confluence of rivers — one coming down from Thame and the other from Khumbu. The last leg of the trail takes us over a breathtaking suspension bridge, from where on we climb for about 90 minutes to Namche on a wide switchback trail. Overnight at lodge.

  4. Day 4 - Rest day Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Namche Bazaar is located between a pair of ridges amid the towering pinnacles of the Khumbu. It is also the perfect place to rest and acclimatise before setting out for Thyangboche. One gets spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight at lodge.

  5. Day 5 - Namche to Thyangboche (3790m)

    The trail is easy, though you'll feel the effects of altitude on this five-hour jaunt — but that is if you find the time while looking at the other-worldly scenery that surrounds you. Beyond it we climb to Thyangboche, one of Nepal’s finest monasteries, along a ridge. We stay here to savour views of the Everest/Lhotse massif and Ama Dablam. Overnight at lodge.

  6. Day 6 - Thyangboche to Dingboche (4320m)

    Reach Pangboche village, home to the oldest monastery in Khumbu, after a 3-hour walk. Beyond the village we continue for an hour to Shomare where we stop for lunch. From there on begins our gradual ascent over 3 hours to Dingboche (4410m). Overnight at lodge.

  7. Day 7 - Acclimatisation walk to Imja Valley

    Spend two nights here for acclimatization before moving up Khumbu valley. Today we trek to Imja Valley in the direction of Chukung. The views to Tibet and of Island Peak and Ama Dablam are fantastic. Overnight at lodge.

  8. Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m)

    Follow the Khumbu Valley and climb to Dugla, a little hamlet, beyond which lies a memorial to the Sherpas claimed by Mount Everest. Overnight at lodge.

  9. Day 9 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m)

    Begin the final assent to Everest base camp. The moraine hides the glacier, which shows itself even as we cross the debris of a tributary glacier towards base camp area. Beyond the tributary stands Kala Pathar. Just below it is Gorak Shep, a grassy area that was once a summer yak herding meadow. Overnight at lodge.

  10. Day 10 - Trek to Everest Basecamp (5360m) & back to Gorakshep

    D-day. Above Gorak Shep, we walk five to six hours to round-trip Everest Basecamp. We will spend an hour or so in this inspirational place, close beneath the stupendous Khumbu Icefall, before returning to Gorak Shep.

  11. Day 11 - Trek to Kala Pathar (5500m) and back to Pheriche (4270m)

    2 hours ascent to Kala Pathar, at around 5500 meters (18,000 feet), this is one of the finest point for viewing Everest and the Khumbu Valley. Returning to Gorak Shep for some refreshment we then retrace our steps to Lobuche, before descending the Khumbu Valley to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.

  12. Day 12 - Pheriche to Phortse (3800m)

    After leaving Pheriche, we soon reach a bridge across the Khumbu River and a junction with our outbound trail below Dingboche. Pass through Pangboche as on the way up and then take a trail which contours the hillside high above the river, offering great views across to Tyangboche monastery beneath the towering face of Kang Taiga. Overnight at lodge.

  13. Day 13 - Phortse to Monjo (2835m)

    From the ridge-top perch of Phortse we make a long descent to the river in the lower part of the Gokyo Valley. We cross the river on a simple plank bridge and begin a steady climb up to the Mon La. From here we descend to rejoin the main Everest trail and continue to Namche Bazaar and continue again for a couple of hours easy hiking, mostly downhill to Monjo. Overnight at lodge.

  14. Day 14 - Monjo to Lukla (2860m)

    From Monjo the trail descends the valley which becomes more enclosed as we pass the villages of Phakding and Chopling, to reach Chaumrikharka. Here we begin the final climb of the trip – the sting in the tail– with a 45 minute steady ascent up to the airstrip at Lukla. Overnight at lodge.

  15. Day 15 - Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu, where we check in at our hotel. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing or shopping in the bazaar. Overnight at hotel.

  16. Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu

    Breakfast and departure.

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