Everest base camp trek in Nepal is a must do trek in your life time if you are an outdoor lover, dozens of companies offer Everest base camp trek, but we believe our experience, safety precautions, and solid record of trekking, hiking and climbing in the Himalayas make your best choice for trekking in Nepal and Tibet.
CNN International recommended Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal as one of the best top ten adventure trip in the world for 2011.
So come and join us for a trip of the life time, where Orange monasteries are bestowed with colorful prayer flags; carved prayer mani stones line the trails; and an unbending faith in traditional values embrace this Sherpa world of Everest Khumbu region. We also climb Kalapathar (18,190ft) for a stunning close up panoramic view of Everest and other major peaks.
Every trekker and hiker’s dream in the world is to stand face to face with the tallest mountain on earth Mt. Everest ! – On our Everest base camp trek, your dreams will come true!! like the picture here in the right is taken from Kalapatthar view point of Everest by our good friend and 2nd time trekker to Nepal Mrs. Joanna Piacchij who did Annapurna trek in 2004 and Everest trek in 2010 October with us, to see beautiful pictures of her Gokyo and Everest base camp trek please click here – you can also stand infront of Mt. Everest like this in our Everest base camp trekking in Nepal.
Mt. Everest Named after Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General of India at the time when the mountain was first identified as “Point XV” on the border with Nepal and Tibet. To the Sherpas and Tibetans however she is “Chomolungma” – Mother Goddess of the Earth. And the Nepalese have their own name, “Sagarmartha” – Top of the world!
At the foot of Mount Everest, on its southern side, lies the Everest Base camp used by the successful 1953 expedition of late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa and countless Everest expeditions ever since. Although situated in the heart of the Himalayas, at a height of 5600 metres (18,370ft), a trek or hike to Everest Base camp is not the sole preserve of high altitude mountaineers. There are no rocky ridges to traverse, no scrambling or technical climbing, just a good well-graded path, accessible to all keen hikers and trekkers, which leads all the way to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. However one element that should not be underestimated is that your efforts to experience the Everest trail and its fabulous culture, history and scenery, will all take place at altitude. The key to trekking to Everest Base camp is therefore careful pacing and plenty of time to acclimatise. With more than a decade experience of organising Himalayan treks you can be sure that all Earthbound Expeditions treks to Everest Base camp allow optimum acclimatisation – with some days spent either just walking for a couple of hours or at rest. When choosing a trek to Everest Base camp another factor to look for is whether you will actually reach Base camp or instead, visit the nearby viewpoint peak of Kala Pathar only.
Kala Patar, rather than Everest Base camp itself, offers the best close-up views of Mt. Everest. As we appreciate that reaching Base camp is the main goal for many trekkers and walkers, all of our Everest itineraries include both Everest Base camp and Kala Pathar.
B = Breakfast , L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal, you will be met and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions representative and transferred to 3 star hotel which is located close to the tourist district of Thamel and offers comfortable accommodation.
A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today, also introduce with guide and Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also
visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay. B
Kathmandu to Lukla then to Phakding. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.
The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit.
Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.
A day to acclimatize and walk around. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).
On trek client Practice their own Yoga and Meditation
From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku. Tengboche have an active monastray, you can pray to the God and nature.
Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).This is bit hard day as we are now entering into the Thin air.
Enjoy the Exploration! .. Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Cho oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.
The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla – Lobuche.
A long day and an early start.From the dry sandy area of Gorakshep, it is a day trek to the Everest Base Camp. Later return to Gorakshep.
From Gorak Shep trek to Kala Pattar, Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point. Later return to Pheriche via Lobuche.
We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Khumjung.
We continue our descent via Namche Bazar to Monjo.
Return to Lukla where we spend the night.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, evening cultural show and dinner. D
Final Departure, transfers to airport. B
To avoid risk of missing international flights, it is always recommended to have 2 or 3 days extra at the end of the trip to fly international, because Lukla airport is sensitive to fly and the chance of delay or cancel of the flight is always there.
Also be prepared to pay some extra money for Helicopter charter flights if the regular flights are cancelled or delayed for few days. Make sure you have Insurnace at home to cover it.
If incase you gain those days, then you can spent extra days to go to Chitwan national park, white water rafting or Pokhara valley tour or do Yoga, message etc at the end of the trip.
If incase flight is cancelled or delayed more then 2 days, we will re-schedule the trek to diffirent region for betterment of your trip.
Everest base camp trek Highlights..
Want to see spectacular breathtaking mountain panoramas, the Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trek is without equal, if you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world , Everest base camp trek Nepal is listed as 50 places to see before you die..!!
On our Everest base camp trek
Some fact about Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal:
The UK’s leading magazine The Observer, sister publication of UK’s Guardian in its Sunday edition published on January 11, 2004 has selected Everest Base Camp trek of Nepal in 20 Journeys of a Lifetime!The Everest Base Camp trek was ranked the world’s 10th best journey in 2003.
Mt. Everest – The home of the world famous friendly climber Sherpa people, Yak and Yati’s. Everest trek is our most popular and safe trek since last 5 years
Our route Follows the footsteps of late Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they approached Everest base camp over 50 years ago. We will travel through the homeland of the Sherpas, across high mountain passes and through valleys of the world’s highest mountains.
Everest Base Camp Trek can be customized for friends or family too, please contact us for details.
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All Earthbound Expeditions adventure treks are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking in Nepal, only colder (obviously).
Prices are per person excluding international flights and joining in land ( Kathmandu). These are the departure dates currently available to book online.
If our set departure dates are not appropriate for you, please contact us; we will happily customise your trip.
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