17 days Everest base camp trekking itinerary in details
DAY 01: Arrival Day
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives from Everest treks and tours.com will be waiting to welcome you with your name card and they will take you to the hotel in our private vehicle.
DAY 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu
The second day will be sightseeing day in Kathmandu valley. You will visit different cultural and historical places of Kathmandu valley including some of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The sightseeing includes Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the biggest temple of Hindu religions, Soyambhunath Stupa which is biggest Stupa for Buddhist religion you will also roam around Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Patan durbar square where you will get to see the picturesque of ancient art and architectures.
DAY 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla
You will have a 35minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will encounter breathtaking scenario of the beautiful mountains covered with snow. After your arrival in Lukla airport you will have short introduction session with the rest of the team members have lunch there and then move to Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.
DAY 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes through a waterfall.We will pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs throughout the day. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up takes you to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).
DAY 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day’s hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche. Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa capital. It has internet cafes, banks,shops etc. overall it is a major financial hub for the people of Khumbu region. Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar.
DAY 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)
After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastery at Tengboche; the largest in Khumbu region. The monastery holds a religious belif and known for tranquility.
DAY 07: Tengboche to Pheriche
Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.
DAY 08: Acclimatization Day at Pheriche
Another acclimatization day, again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hil to look down onto Dingboche,Both of the walks offers you with good views.
DAY 09: Pheriche to Lobuche
The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m.
DAY 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakshep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapatthar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the evening.
DAY 11: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp back to Lobuche
We will wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and after then we walk to Everest Base Camp, we will visit the area spend some time there capturing the moment for lifetime and then we will trek down to Lobuche.
DAY 12: Lobuche to Dingboche
Today we will be moving down towards Dingboche from Lobuche. On our trial we will move downwards through Khumbu glacier moraine viewing the several great peaks gaining an altitude as we begin to descend. Dingboche is a Sherpa village. You can see Imja River flowing at the east of the village and a helicopter landing pad at the west of the river. There we can find different lodges and tea houses. Staying overnight in Dingboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative.
DAY 13: Dingboche-Tengboche
We will wake up early in the morning and will be moving towards Tengboche from Dingboche. We will walk down through lush of green forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with the mesmerizing and pleasant sounds of birds singing. On our journey we will have the spectacular views of the terraced farmlands and alluring nature of the area. We will have our overnight stay in Tengboche.
DAY 14: Tengboche to Namche
Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner then descend through the same trial that we used climbing up to Tengboche from Namche. After a few hours trial we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.
DAY 15: Namche-Lukla
Today will be our last day in Mountains. We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey. We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey. This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time.
DAY 16: Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel.
Today we will witness the mountains for the last 35 minutes during our flight and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will take you to the hotel. Today will be your last day in Nepal. Our representatives from Everest treks and tours.com will drop you to the airport some hours before your flight for your final departure from Nepal.
Day 17: Final Departure.
Thank you for choosing Everest Treks and tours for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We hope you are satisfied with our services. We will be waiting to serve you again. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu or if you want your can extend your trip as well.