Everest Base Camp

Duration

14 Days

Activities

  • Hiking

Accommodation

  • Exclusive semi-permanent campsites

Meals

    Vegan/Vegetarian

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

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Overview

This classic trek to Everest Base Camp is an exhilarating journey, which is a tapestry of breathtaking views of the mystical Himalayas, exploration of the centuries-old villages, getting acquainted with the resilient and welcoming Sherpas and experiencing nature in its pristineness and exclusivity. This is moderately-strenuous high-altitude trek with a clear-cut goal – to see Everest.

Our trek to the base of Mount Everest brings you the quintessential trekking experience. This carefully devised itinerary allows a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley at the start of the trek and reflects our proven track record, with time for safe acclimatisation – the key to any successful trek in the Everest region.

The Khumbu valley – where most of the trek takes place – is home of the wonderful Sherpa people. The Sherpas are Buddhists. There are many monasteries in the Everest region like Pangboche, Tengboche and Dingboche. Most of trekking to EBC takes place along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. You will spot many species of endangered plants and animals during the trek. Impeyan Pheasant (Danfe), Snow Pigeon, Mountain Goats, Yak, Snow Leopard are among the animals and birds encountered on the way. Rhododendron, Magnolia and Giant Firs form a majority of vegetation. The forests are dense green with temperate vegetation in the lower belt of Everest Region. The middle belt possesses alpine vegetation. The final stages of the Everest Base Camp Trek is characterized by Tundra vegetation.

We ascend in true expedition style with our guides, crew and porters on our Everest Base Camp trek. This trip features 2 nights in Kathmandu and a 11-day lodge trek to the base of Everest. Gorak Shep is our highest camp from where we hike to Mount Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and climb Kala Pattar, the Black Rock (5,550 m) where we admire the huge South Col of Everest, the tongue of the Khumbu glacier and more than 15 spectacular Himalaya peaks. This is without doubt one of the best mountain viewpoints of the world!

Itinerary

No. of DaysDays Schedule
Day 1 – Arrival in KathmanduPick-up at Tribhuvan International Airport, meeting with your guide and transfer to the hotel. First impressions of Kathmandu (1 350 m) – walk to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We bring you to our office and Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and outdoor shops. We get to know each other over a welcome dinner, check formalities and equipment and discuss your itinerary.
Day 2 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu ValleyToday we discover the highlights of Katmandu and the valley. We adapt the programm to your interests and desires and what you have seen before. Usually, we go to Pasupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati River, where the most important Hindu temples and burning ghats of Nepal are situated. In Bouddhanath we circumambulate together with Tibetan and Nepali Buddhist pilgrims the whitewashed stupa. Our sightseeing usually ends in Patan, the city of Beauty, an astonishing center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture.
Day 3 – Flight to Lukla & Trek PhakdingWe drive to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport to connect our fly to take our flight to Everest region. After breakfast in Lukla (2 850 m) we start trekking through beautiful settlements to join soon the main trail in ChuriKharka. We follow the east bank of the DudhKoshi- the River of Milk- where you witness the typical Nepal terrace culture, slate roofed houses and views on Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). We reach Phakding (2 640 m) after 3 – 4 h gentle walking.
Day 4 – Trek Namche Bazaar Today we make a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3 440 m), situated at 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. We climb up along the west bank of the DudhKosi to the tiny village of Toktok. We get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6 608 m) and reach Benkar (2 710 m). The cliffs above the village are decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities. We cross the colorful suspension bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (2 840 m). After Jorsale we follow the riverbank over gravel, climb through a pine forest and cross the DudhKosi by a big suspension bridge. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests. In the early evening we reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, on of the most attractive settlements of Solu-Khumbu district.
Day 5 – Rest Day Namche Bazaar Rest day in Namche. Optional walk to the SherwiKhangba Sherpa Culture Museum or dayhike to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3 700 m) and Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital built in Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust in 1966.
Day 6 – Trek TengbocheTrek to Tengboche (3 860 m), 5–6-hour long hike from Namche Bazaar. The first part of trail is a winding smooth path which offers fantastic views on Mount Everest (8 848 m), Thamserku (6 618 m), Ama Dablam (6 814 m). After the trail goes down to the riverbank and then we make a strenuous 2 hour ascend to Tengboche. We walk through rhododendron forests where musk deer and Himalayan ‘tahr’ or mountain goat live. At the rest place you can enjoy the views towards Kantega mountain (6 783 m). Tengboche, is famed for the Buddhist Tengboche Monastery (where you can attend the daily puja), Cafe Tengboche and the viewpoint.
Day 7 – Trek DingbocheTrek to Dingboche (4 410 m), 6-7 hours walking from Tengboche. We descend through conifer and rhododendron forest to the beautiful settlement Deboche where you have a close view at Ama Dablam. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of Imja River. Soon after a snow-white stupa with gorgeous all seeing eyes is mirroring the Ama Dablam, this is a marvelous place for a picture! Then the trail ascents gently to the village of Pangboche (3 860 m), where we climb above the treeline. After, the trail passes numerous farmer pastures with big yak populations before we reach Dingboche valley.
Day 8 – Rest day DingbocheOptional acclimatization trek (5-6 hours) to the remote village of Chhukung (4 730 m) and Chhukung Ri (top) located at 5 550 m. We have magnificent sights at Island Peak (6 189 m), Amphulapche (5 663 m), Baruntse Base Camp (5 400m) and the white ice lake of ImjaTsho.
Day 9 – Trek LobucheAfter ascending 150 m up to the main road, we reach a viewpoint where we have outstanding sights at Tawachee (6 495 m) and Cholatse peak (6 440m). After our lunch camp in Dugla (4 620m) the trail goes directly up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers for about one hour. The trail leads to a row of memorial monuments of lost climbers and sherpas. The trail then drops a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. After four to five hours hiking, we reach the small settlement of Lobuche which is situated at 4 930 m. We sleep in a lodge at Gorakskhep, a semi-permanent village at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall.
Day 10 – Trek GorakShepThe ascent to GorakShep (5 160 m) becomes steeper and rougher as we cross several moraines. Soon we see the peak of Pumori (7 145m). We also have our first views at Nuptse (7 864 m), Kala Patthar (5 545 m) and Mount Everest. At the right side you look over the Khumbu Glacier, an enormous tongue of ice which marches down the slopes of Everest. We reach GorakShep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. In total we hike six-seven hours today.
Day 11 – Trek PhericheEarly morning, we climb to Kala Pattar – the Black Rock – located at 5 545 m and marked by a tangle of prayer flags. At this viewpoint – one of the most astonishing views on earth- you have a 360-degree panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We return to GorakShep via the viewpoints of the ice lakes of Pumori and Everest. After breakfast we return in 4 hours back to Pheriche located at 4 215 m.
Day 12 – Trek Namche BazaarTrek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3 440 m). We descend approximately 5 hours.
Day 13 – Trek LuklaWe start this 6 hour during trek with a strenuous descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dud Kosi (hard work for the knees), after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding and Lukla.
Day 14 – Flight to KathmanduAfter breakfast we fly in about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at Tribhuvan Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 15 – Fly out KathmanduTransfer to Tribhuvan Airport.

Inclusions

  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners all meals on trek
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • Good quality accommodation
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits and site entry fees
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter’s insurance

Accommodation

In Kathmandu, your stay will be comfortable and luxurious. At the hotel you will be guided with all the in and about of the expedition. We make sure to provide finest facilities available during the trail. These facilities will provide you good clean beds and personal/shared toilets. We ensure a cosy and pleasant accommodation.

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Essential information

To increase your likelihood of getting that coveted photo of yourself on top of THE EVEREST BASE CAMP, here are seven tips that can help you reach your goal!

  • Choose a longer route. For the highest chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness, choose a longer journey to the summit rather than a shorter one.
  • Hike ahead of time. Exercises such as running and weightlifting can help, but the bulk of training, if not all of your training, should be hiking. Focus on your cardiovascular fitness, leg strength and spend time improving your balance
  • Hydrate on the mountain. At high levels of altitude, you dehydrate much quicker. Dehydration can increase your chances of headaches, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), overall fatigue, and even grouchiness, so drink plenty of water.
  • Gear up. While ascending , it is of the utmost importance to make sure you have the right gear.
  • Bring mountain treats. When at altitude, people often lose their appetite. Even with the extreme levels of exertion, getting the calories in to keep you going can be a strangely challenging task. We encourage you to bring some of your favorite, high-calorie snacks to munch on for your climb.
  • Believe! A positive mental attitude can keep you going when fatigue and doubts arise.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE YOUR SUMMIT!

Why us

We at Hiking Yaks, assure to offer absolute traits of supremacy when it comes to our customers. Maintaining this balance of the environment is very important for our travellers. Accordingly, we attempt to seek such idealism through our services.

  • Exceptional Guides
  • Fantastic Vegan Meals
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  • Great Equipment
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Everest Base Camp

A journey towards fulfillment 15 Days/14 nights

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