Overview:

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a priority for nearly every visitor to Nepal. Located at the foot of Mt.
Everest, reaching the base camp gives you a sense of rare satisfaction and adventure. This destination in eastern Nepal lies in Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 5,360 meters. The base camp is a place of never-ending excitement over-flowing with people from many countries speaking as many languages. For a location that is so geographically isolated, it is a unique melting pot that attracts thousands of aspiring climbers every year. Join the team of Discovery Mountain and see yourself how diverse the place is.

At the base camp you will begin the day with a panoramic view of the mighty peaks of Khumbu. More than a hundred peaks ranging from 3,500 meters to the highest one on the planet are visible – like a
cascade of never-ending pyramids. And the thought of sleeping beneath Mt. Everest – the crowning
glory of it all – is definitely an attraction that is too tempting to resist.

Take this trip to Sagarmatha National Park to see Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and several other peaks of Khumbu. And When you talk about mountains, you can never miss the “Sherpa” – the native inhabitants of these lands and legendary conquerors of mountains. In Khumbu, you will see how the Sherpa live and what cultures they follow. A rich tapestry of festivals and languages, an experience of Khumbu is something you will not forget for a long time.

To visit the Everest Base Camp, you will need a good level of physical fitness and a regular walking
habit. As you will be expected to walk around five hours on daily average, these lands will certainly
test your stamina. However, to keep up with the energy levels and to adapt in higher altitudes, we
have included sufficient days for acclimatization during the trip. Everest Base Camp is best visited in
summer and in autumn.

The program begins with a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The exciting flight will seemingly teleport you from the busy city to the quiet mountainside. From Lukla
you will begin the trek to Phakding, and on to Namche, the Sherpa capital of Nepal. From there you
will hike further up to Dingboche, Gorakshep and ultimately to the Everest Base Camp. In a matter of
two weeks you will visit to the top of the world and back, returning with a rich experience of Nepal.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1365M)

After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel.

Day 2: FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PAHKDING (2610M) 35M F 4H TREK

After breakfast, get on a pre-booked 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. This scenic flight will take you to Lukla, where your trekking guides will receive you at the airport. An easy trek of around three hours will bring you to the village of Phakding at the banks of Dudh-Koshi river, where you will stop for the night.

Day 3: TREK FROM PHAKDING TO NAMCHE (3440M) 5/6H TREK

Begin an early trek along Dudh-Koshi, criss-crossing it several times. Today the destination is Namche Bazaar, the fabled village in the heart of the mountains. The trail is initially lined by views of Mt. Thamserku, and on a really clear day, even Mt. Everest is visible in the distance. As you reach closer to Namche, you will find the trail winding up with approaching views of Everest-Nuptse Wall, Mt. Lhotse and several other peaks. Once at Namche, relax in a hot bath, surf the Internet, enjoy a cup of cappuccino and then call it day.

Day 4: ACCLIMATIZE AT NAMCHE

Take a day off at Namche and enjoy the quiet lifestyle in stark contrast to your regular routine. In the morning, have a hearty breakfast with views of magnificent peaks. Later in the day, take short hikes in and around the town – and savour the beauty that is Namche. This is an important day of rest as it will help you acclimatize at the altitude and help you warm up the muscles for an exciting expedition ahead.

Day 5: TREK FROM NACHE TO DEBOCHE (3820M) 5/6H TREK

Starting off from Namche we take an easy ascending trail with views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse peaks. Crossing several villages, we arrive at Dhudh Koshi river, cross it and come to Phunki. From there we climb along a yak trail to arrive at Tengboche, home of the iconic Tengboche Monastery at the shadow of the Himalayan peaks. Some peaks visible from Tengboche are Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taboche. After a brief stop at Tengboche, we descend to the quiet hamlet of Deboche. Here we will stay for the night.

Day 6: TREK FROM DEBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4350M) 5/6H TREK

After leaving Deboche early, our trail passes through more rhododendron forests – the colour and hues of which will make you feel inside a fairy tale! But this happens in the spring when rhododendrons are in bloom, not on the fall season. Further along the route, we will criss-cross the river and arrive at a hamlet where we will have lunch overlooking the tiny valley below. From there it is an easy hike downhill beside a ridge until we arrive at the village of Dingboche where we will stay a tea-house or a lodge.

Day 7: TREK FROM DINGBOCHE TO TUKLA (4630M) 3/4H TREK

Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast. If you are the early-bird, you will be pleased to watch a sunrise from the eight-thousanders. Leaving Dingboche, the trail is easy and comfortable at first. The open blue skies and the sunlight will inspire you to move ahead and of course, take some pictures too. In a dramatic change of landscape you will find yourself in open spaces among the mountains and high-altitude terrains. Vegetation gets thinner almost coming to a nil. With brief stopovers and trek and more stops and more treks, you will arrive at the the Memorial Hill. From there we trek to the village of Dughla where we’ll stay for the night.

Day 8: TREK FROM TUKLA TO LOBUCHE (4910M) 2/4H TREK

Starting from Dughla in the morning the trek is relatively easy at first, going through inclines and declines. As you move forward, you will see a fresh lining of snow over the mountains overhead, carried by the wind. The views throughout the four hour trek are crisp and sublime. We first ascend to a lateral section of the Khumbu Glacier coming to a ridge. Ahead you will come face to face with Pumori, Khumbutse, and several other peaks. Cross the glacier, have wonderful views of Nutpse, and then descend a bit to Lobuche. Here you will stay for the night.

Day 9: LOBUCHE TO BASE CAMP(5360M) TO GORAKSHEP (5150M) 6/7H TREK

Start at a leisurely pace today. Have a leisurely breakfast, take some photos, and pack your bags. At a normal pace, today it’s six to seven hours of walk. The terrain is mostly rough and rocky today, with a walk over glacial paths. Once we reach the Base Camp at 5,360 meters, we take a break and enjoy the scenery and let the surrounding views pass into your long-term memory. Indelible views of Pumori, Nuptse and other peaks are spellbinding! From there, get back to Gorakshop and stay at a lodge.

Day 10: GORAKSHEP – KALAPATHER (5545M)- PHERICHE (4240M)7/8H TREK

Get up before dawn so that you can catch one of the most amazing sunrises in the mountains. For that, you need to hike up to the vantage point of Kalapatthar located at 5,545 meters. Just before sunrise, arrive at Kalapatthar where you’ll see a mesmerizing and colourful sunrise. Try as you might, you can’t not take out your camera and click away till the battery drains. The panoramic views of Everest, Pumori and other giants will leave a mark on your memory. From Kalapatthar, return to Gorakshep, have a hearty breakfast and descend to the village of Pheriche.

Day 11: TREK FROM PHERICHE TO KYANGJUMA (3550M) 15KM 6/7H TREK

After a leisurely breakfast, we pack the bags and leave Pheriche headed to Kyangjuma. Kyangjuma is located at an altitude of 3,570 meters with wonderful close-up views of Mount Ama Dablam. Starting from Pheriche we first trek along a river and then through an alpine forest. As we descend along the trail, vegetation begins to appear and the forest begins to thicken. Including brief stops for tea and lunch, we then descend to Pangboche, and Deboche, cross Tengboche and later arrive at Kyangjuma for the night.

Day 12: TREK FROM KYANGJUMA TO PHAKDING (2610M) 11KM 5/6H TREK

First we begin easy. Then we take a gradual ascent and then a gradual descent. This keeps on happening through the trail across the forest and the turns until we arrive at Namche Bazaar. After a stop here, we trek down to Phakding by crossing the Dudh Koshi River and pass through monasteries among Sherpa settlements. We finally arrive at Phakding where we stay for the night in a lodge.

Day 13: TREK FROM PHAKDING TO LUKLA (2840M) 9KM 3/4H TREK

As we come near the end of trekking in this program, you will enjoy today’s trek more than before. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is an average one with gradual uphills and some level grounds. First you will cross a suspension bridge and then cross several colorful villages. The walk is joyous today with under four hours of trek. Later in the afternoon we arrive at Lukla. Spend the rest of the day sharing your stories in a bar, or enjoy as you see fit.

Day 14: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

Go to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla in the morning, and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight is around 40 minutes, a whisk that will bring you back to bustling Kathmandu. Later in the day we will go on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner.

Day 15: FINAL DEPARTURE

According to your schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.

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