A trek to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list for many trekkers. It’s easy to see why. The trail weaves along the foot of many Himalayan giants and the views of Mt Everest and many other seven and eight thousand meter peaks are just unforgettable.
After Namche Bazar the trail ascends above the tree line and you quite quickly find yourself walking in a stunning high-altitude landscape. The walk to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) from Gorakhshep should not be missed. The trail leads over Khumbu Glacier and Nuptse (7861 m) is so close you can almost touch it.
From Everest Base Camp you have a close view of the Khumbu Ice Fall, only one of the big challenges the Everest expeditions face on the bid to the summit.
Starting from Lukla Airport (2840 m) you need about 2 weeks for the Everest Base Camp trek. The itinerary described below combines the Everest Base Camp trek with a visit to the stunning Gokyo Lakes. From Gokyo you cross the Cho La (5420 m) which brings you into the Khumbu Valley in which the Everest Base Camp lies.
Well-equipped lodges are scattered around the region and run by the friendly Sherpa people.
This trek reaches high altitudes quite quickly so it is important to take the suggested acclimatization days and to be aware of signs of altitude sickness. For more information please refer to the health and safety section.
Duration: 17 Days
Max Attitude: 5550 m.
Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November
Start Point: Lukla
End Point: Lukla
Level of Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: Min. 1 & Max.15
Sagarmatha National Park Entrances & TIMS.
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 5 hrs
Day 2: Phakding (2610 m) - Namche Bazaar (3450 m) 6 hrs
Day 3: Acclimatization day Namche Bazar (3450 m). Optional hike to Khumjung and Khunde village (4-5 hrs)
Day 4: Namche Bazar (3450 m) - Phortse Thanga (3680 m) 4-5 hrs. Afternoon visit to Phortse village (3810 m).
Day 5: Phortse Thanga (3680 m) - Dhole (4110 m) 3-4 hrs
Day 6: Dhole (4110 m) - Machherma (4470 m) 3-4 hrs
Day 7: Machherma (4470 m) - Gokyo (4750 m) 4 hrs
Day 8: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and return to Gokyo (4750 m) 3 hrs
Day 9: Gokyo (4750 m) - Dragnag (4700 m) 3 hrs
Day 10: Dragnag (4700 m) - Dzongla (4830 m) via Cho-La pass (5420 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Dzongla (4830 m) - Lobuche (4910 m) 5 hrs
Day 12: Lobuche (4910m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m). Afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) 8 hrs
Day 13: Gorak shep (5140 m) - early morning climb Kala Patthar (5550 m) - Pheriche (4240 m) 8 hrs
Day 14: Pheriche (4240 m) - Tengboche (3860 m) 5 hrs
Day 15: Tengboche (3860 m) - Monjo (2835 m) 7 hrs
Day 16: Monjo (2835 m) - Lukla (2840 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Flight Lukla (2840 m) – Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
15 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice.
- All required permits for trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park )
- Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with mattresses and pillows
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Experienced license holder guide
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- International flights
- Travel & Rescue Insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Tips for guide, porters and driver
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)