The very opportunity of reaching to the foot of world’s tallest mountain tempts many adventure lovers to join Everest Base Camp Trek. Although climbing Everest is not for all, Everest Base Camp Trek still satiates their wish to leave their footsteps in Everest. By participating in Everest Base Camp Trek, you will follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Hidden from the outer world for long, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to conquer Everest in 1953 and since then the glory of mighty Everest has spread far and wide.
Everest Base Camp Trek is not without challenges. However, mastering those challenges allow a deep sense of satisfaction. Everest Base Camp Trek is a cultural journey to the Himalayas where you will step in the land of legendary Sherpas and visit their monasteries. This trek also allows close observation of primitive culture and traditions that has been passed on from generations to generations. The route takes you through Sagarmatha National Park where we can encounter many rare Himalayan wildlife including national bird of Nepal- lophophorus.October to May is the best season for Everest Base Camp Trek. Expert guide aided with professional staffs and quality support from Alaya Holidays make sure that you have a dream adventure in Everest.
After landing at the airstrip of Tribhuvan International Airport, you need to move towards a line to let officials perform custom formalities. Upon completion of visa and custom formalities, you will head towards exit of Arrival Hall. Our representative will be waiting for you. Please look for your name in the placard that will be holding by our representative. He will greet you and escort you to the three-star category hotel. Welcome drinks will be served. After refreshment, you will receive briefing regarding your trek. Stay overnight in a hotel.
This is the day in which you will closely observe the medieval city of Kathmandu by participating in an exciting sightseeing tour. Out of 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal, 7 lies in Kathmandu Valley while 4 of these sites exist in Kathmandu. On this day, you will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath, holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, 2500 years old Buddhist shrine of Swoyambhunath and the ancient Royal Palace at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will get time for trek preparation and shopping in the afternoon.
After breakfast, we will drive to Tribhuvan Airport from where we will catch a morning flight. Taking a pleasant flight along Himalayas, we will reach Tenzing- Hilary Airport in Lukla. After assembling the crew and arranging the baggage, we will begin trek to Everest Base Camp. About 4 hrs of trek will take us through Ghat village to Phakding. We will have a memorable journey along mani walls through culturally rich villages where we will experience deep spiritual awakening as we reach Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.
We will follow Dudhkoshi River for first couple of hours. Crossing suspension bridge, we will reach small yet exotic Zaputevillage. The trail leads us through settlements at Benkar and Chumoa to arrive at Monjo. At Monjolies the Entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Once we complete the formalities, we will enter Sagarmatha National Park to witness the vast aura of Himalayan wildlife including Blue Sheep and Yak. Crossing Hillary Bridge, we will make it to Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Enjoy close-up view of Thamserku Mountain and stay overnight in Namche.
It is very important to take a day of rest in Namche as it will help our body to get proper acclimatization with the increasing altitude. There are many interesting places in Namche. We can visit ancient Namche Bazaar. Khumjung and Khunde are local villages located near Namche that allow deep insight into local culture. Stay overnight in Namche.
Leaving Namche, we will lower down to Phunki. The trail escalates from Phunki to Tengboche where we will visit Khumbu’s largest TengbocheMonastery. Gate of Tengboche Monastery remains open each day after 3pm. Meet with Lama and learn about the local culture. We can get panoramic views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Thamserku mountains from Tengboche.
Lowering down from Tengboche, we will cross pine and rhododendron forest. The path allows breath-taking views of Everest and AmaDablam mountains from most of the point. We will reach smallhighland village of Debuche from where we need to cross Imja River to make it to Pangboche Monastery, the oldest in Khumbu region. Walking through Imja Valley, we will reach Dingboche where we will stay overnight.
Acclimatization day helps to break the stress of trekking. It also helps us in proper acclimatization to the increasing altitude so that we can prevent High Altitude Sickness. A ridge in Dingboche near to our camp allows panoramic views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other peaks and mountains in Everest. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
After breakfast, we will walk through Khumbu River valley. The trail on this day continues through terraced land to Dusa. We will reach PhulungKarpo. Chola Lake exists just above PhulungKarpo. We can get striking view of Pumori Mountain. Crossing the river, we will climb to Dughlaand enjoy views of Nuptse, Cholatse and Thamserku Mountain. We will cross the moraine of Khumbu Glacier to make it to ChupkiLhara that takes us to Lobuche.
Following the descending trail, we will reachGorakShep Lake. The trail continues further through Indian Army Mountaineers’ memorials. We need to walk carefully beyond Gorakshep. Increased elevation adds further challenge. Once we reach the base camp of Everest, we can get 360 degree views of Nuptse Mountain, Pumori Mountain and Khumbutse peak. Retrace the route to Gorakshepfor overnight stay.
We need to move to Kalapattar for better view of Everest. We will start the trek much early at around 3am. Our aim will be to reach at Kalapattar for sunrise view over Everest. Enduring the challenges of chill wind, icy path and freezing temperature, we will reach Kalapattar that greets us with views of Lingtren Peak, Changtse Peak and Everest. We will retrace the route to the village of Pherichefor overnight stay.
Early in the morning after tea, we will leave the small Sherpa village of Pheriche and follow the lowering path through rhododendron and juniper forest. Moving further, we will walk along DudhKoshi River and enter forest area where we can enjoy watching Himalayan birds including Lophophorus, the national forest of Nepal. The trail continues toSansa village. We will walk further to Tengboche. Crossing DudhKoshi River, we will make it to Namche for overnight stay.
From Namche, we will walk through rocky area. The trail continues through a suspension bridge back to Lukla where we will stay overnight.
Leaving Everest region, we will take 40 minutes of flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After arriving at the airport, you will be escorted back to hotel. Take rest and let your muscles stretch.
Our representative will transfer you to Airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight. We hope you had a memorable time in Nepal and we wish to serve you again.