The most desired destination for trekking in Nepal is undisputedly the Everest base camp.It offers almost everything that an adventurer would wish to indulge in and no doubt on the first place being able to get a glance of the highest peak in the world. It is a moment of pride to share with friends and families over the glass of beer you are having in your local club or over the dinner table. Not everyone get to travel thousands of miles away and walk 5000 meters high above the sea level to just see the mountain which has been the talk of adventurers for centuries.
Everest base camp trek initiates on foot from Tenzing Hillary Airport which is commonly known as Lukla airport. This trek straight up takes you to the base camp and back to Lukla but introduces to the vast terrain within a week. Furthermore, the trek introduces you with the Sherpa culture, their way of life and cuisine. Sherpa people are the descendants of Tibeto Burman race and have a unique way of lifestyle. Everest is heavily inhabited by the Sherpa people.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
DURATION  15 Days
MAX ELEVATION 5545m
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
All airport and hotel transfers
Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
Trekking Map
All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
 A comprehensive medical kit
All government and local taxes
An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
NOT INCLUDED
Nepal Visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
 Excess baggage charges
Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters

Two third of the Everest base camp trek fall in the Sagarmatha National park, which is a protected area and now a world UNESCO world heritage site. Majority of the trekkers spot Himalayan tahr which is a rare species of animal found on the mountains. On the other hand, spotting some rare species of birds is as well a common aspect. Overall this trek is splendid and you would get opportunity to indulge in a whole lot thing than just the tallest himalayas in the country.

1

Arrival in Kathmandu

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Everest base camp trek with budget trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Meal Plan N/A
2

Trek preparation and shopping

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics. Meal plan – N/A
3

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

After taking an early morning flight to the most adventurous airports in the world of Lukla we walk just for warmup. We trek for only 200 meters descent and 50 meters of ascent in around 2 and half hours. If weather permits you will get the glimpse of mountains right from the airport. You will hear and see Dudh koshi roaring down from different places. Overnight in Phakding. Meal plan B,L,D.
4

Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

This is one of the most difficult sections of the trek.  Within around 6 – 7 hours we cover 1000 meters in ascent and 100 meters in descent. You will come across beautiful villages in between and small yet amazing waterfalls. On this very day you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Thamserku. In between Phakding and Namche is Monjo, from where we enter in the Sagarmatha national park. Right before monjo you may enjoy a notable forest of pine, fir and Rhododendron. Beyond Jorsale and from the confluence of Dudh koshi and Bhote Koshi is the most difficult 2 hours of trek on this day. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.
5

Rest Day

Despite a day off, we take side trips to Khumjung and on the way we as well stop by at Syangboche. On this day we hike to Syangboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary and a monastery that claims to home yeti’s scalp. We get back to Namche and rest and enjoy the view. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.
6

Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

On this day the trail initiate with gentle ups and downs but every spur we take towards Tengboche seems to bring the mountains closer. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Tahr (mountain sheep) and Musk Deer. The final 2 hours ascent is the most demanding section of the trek but we encounter water charged mani wheels and view of mountains which helps fuel us to walk further. We arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tengboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region. Meal plan B,L,D.
7

Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

Compared to other days in the altitude this day is easy and consists gradual ascent and descent. Immediately out Tengboche we walk downhill through pleasant forest with beautiful views of Lhotse and Nuptse and reach our first destination of Deboche. From here it is gradual uphill to Pangboche. Pangboche once used to be the last permanently settled village but now has cluster of tea houses. This village as well holds the oldest monastery of the entire Khumbu region. Making our way through juniper trees and looking at Everest playing hide and seek through the clouds we make it to our final destination of Dingboche. Meal plan B,L,D.
8

Rest day

Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly , compared to that of Periche. We spend a day in Dingboche which is a must to acclimatize. In order to acclimatize it is very important to stay active. We trek around 400m to Nangkartshang Gompa, an excellent viewpoint for mountains in Everest region and even East Makalu (8463 m). After climbing up to see the mountains and periphery we head back to have our lunch. Even after reaching the village we stay active, play card games or walk around the village to stay awake. Meal plan B,L,D.
9

Dingboche – Lobuche (500m ascent)

Ascending from the very first moment, we make our way through small patches of village with splendid views of twin peak Taboche and Periche above a barren created by vanished glacier. The trail further surpasses gravelly ridges at its edges with majestic view of Amadablam and Kantega. In between we cross a stream over the bridge to reach Thukla; a famous lunch spot. After Thukla we take a utter nerve wrecking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineer who lost their lives in 2001, this is the most difficult ascend of the day. From here Lobuche is around an hour or hour and half walk. Overnight in Lobuche. Meal plan B,L,D.
10

Labuche – Gorekshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

Most of the day’s initial trek follows the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb to more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. Gorakshep (5160 m) which is at the base of Kalapatthar 5545m, is a flat land where we have our lunch. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day to view Himalayas of Everest region. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind the Everest.  We either trek to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night. Meal plan B,L,D.
11

Gorakshep – Pheriche (200m ascentt, descent 700+m)

If we made it to Kala Patthar on the previous day, we hike to Everest base camp on this day before we descend to Pheriche. We make a very nominal ascent of 200m on loose rock trail which takes almost 3 hours. We start our trek early at around 6 am to our destination which is a semi-permanent village made out of bright dome tents and boulders wrapped by prayer flags. Everest base camp is the hub of mountaineers who are waiting for green signal to climb further up, the view of the mountains are spectacular but Everest is not visible due to the towering mountains upfront. After spending brief moment in Everest base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in Next 3-4 hours. Meal plan B,L,D.
12

Pheriche – Namche (Ascent 400+m and ascent 50+m)

From Periche we descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. We walk majorly through the banks of Imja stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill to Tengboche and further down to Phunki Thanga and final sheer uphill for around an hour to Namche.Meal plan B,L,D.
13

Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and Lukla and very easy for the knees. It’s the final day in Everest region where we reconfirm our flights and enjoy the party like atmosphere amongst the trekker who has finished their trek. Meal plan B,L,D.
14

Lukla – Kathmandu

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu.

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August 21, 2015

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