- Trekking in Nepal
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Everest base camp trek is classic Himalayan trek and famous base camp trekking of Khumbu region. It gives you the opportunity to behold the never seen before locations ranging from mountains, glacier, backpacking and treks on the world famous mountain trails. It also allows us mix ourselves into the culture of welcoming Sherpa people. The amazing breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Taweche are the sceneries second to none. Everest Base Camp trek offers the insight of extraordinary flora and fauna which is never heard or seen before.
Express Base Camp Express trek provides the quickest and easiest access to Everest Region and is designed to utilize minimum length of time for optimum itinerary.
Activities:Trekking in Nepal
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours. We begin our trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m), which can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. We continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours. The trail starts along a level path along the right bank with Thamserku looming skyward on the opposite bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along an up and down path, cross a stream, and pass the tiny village of Monjo. Now we descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb we come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel. We also make a stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After our departure from Jorsale, we enter a forested mountainside. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.
A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung where we can visit a monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by the Sherpa community. We can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on. Or we can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. Leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. Make our way around a branch ridge, and Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends and we come to the fork leading to Gokyo. We descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. Though we cannot see it, we can hear the Dudh Koshi and soon we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tengboche; the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks our entry into Tengboche (3860m). We may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as our campsite. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Leave Tengboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge on a pleasant level area. We continue to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route and come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trail climbs slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. For another option, we can hike up to Chhukum. From here we can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. On the same day we come back to Dingboche and take a rest. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and half hours. The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After a two hour walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Dugla for lunch. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear in front of us. Sometimes an avalanche can be seen on the way. After witnessing a great moment, we retrace our steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche. This night we can camp (sleep in tent) at the Base Camp.
Trek from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. We accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the spectacular sunrise. From Kala Patthar we have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known to be a very windy town. Around here we can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Also located here is the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors are available most times of the year to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours. We can have a morning visit to the research center. Then, trek back to Tengboche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest and continue walking to Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering us splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and rivers. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tengboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route we will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minute walk brings us to the village of Khunde, where we can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by the late Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings us to Namche for an overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) it takes about six hours. The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Includes & Excludes
- A trekking guide
- Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
- Airport pick up and drop off services
- Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
- All land transportation (from hotel to airport & from airport to hotel)
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Entry Permit for Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
- First aid kit
- Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
- Necessary insurance for trekking staff
- Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
- Rescue assistance
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
- Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
- Hotel accommodation, meals in Kathmandu
- Nature of personal expenses
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Departure Dates for Everest Base Camp Express - 13 days
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