There are many good reasons why the Everest Base Camp trek is a popular classic: the incredible views of Everest (8848m) and several other mountains above 6000m, the interesting Sherpa culture, the abundance and quality of the lodges, and the thrill of standing at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world.
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek
The Route Followed
Most trips in the Khumbhu region require a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is an exhilarating experience! Note that flights into/out of Lukla can often be delayed due to visibility, so buffer days are required for any itinerary that includes Lukla.
Follow the trail up the Dudh Koshi River, the ‘river of milk’ that flows from Everest. Cross the highest suspension bridge in Nepal—it must be done, whether or not you’re afraid of heights! On the way to Namche Bazaar, you’ll catch your first glimpses of Everest, through clearings in the forest.
It takes a couple of days of steady uphill to reach Namche Bazaar (3440m), a center of Sherpa culture. This is an ideal place to stop for an acclimatization day, as there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes in the town, as well as cultural attractions like the oldest Sherpa home, a monastery, and numerous short day hikes you can try.
As you climb in altitude, the views of the mountains become more impressive. Stop at small towns along the way, such as Tengboche, with its famous monastery where Everest climbers stop to be blessed by the head lama. You will also pass many strings of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, sending mantras through the air, as well as carved mani stones with Tibetan mantras carved on them, and prayer wheels you can spin.
Gorakshep (5164m) is the highest point on the trek at which you will sleep. From here, trek to Base Camp itself, and up Kala Patthar (5545m), for views of Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Pumo-Ri (7161m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6782m), Kangtega (6782m), and the mountain that is often called the most beautiful in the world: AmaDablam (6812m).
The straightforward route takes twelve days, but there are many options for side-trips in the area, should you have more time and wish to explore off the beaten path.
Because the Everest Base Camp trek is so popular, there is no shortage of accommodation along the way. You can find accommodation to suit your budget and requirements, from low budget to luxurious, with many of the comforts of a high-class hotel in Kathmandu! Most lodges provide warm blankets and some form of heating in the common areas, if not the private rooms, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag.
Everest Base Camp Trek short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure.
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|Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:|
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