Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the dream adventures for any travelers. Imagine yourself at the top of the Kala Patthar Hill and watching over the golden rays of sun atop of the world highest — Mt. Everest (8848m) and range of snow-capped peaks at whole 270 degrees.
The classic trek to Everest Base Camp is very popular and stays busy during the high season like October-November and April-May with numerous trekkers and climbers grabbing once in a lifetime opportunity to walk through the lush lowland alpine forest to treeless barren landscapes, typical Sherpa communities and old authentic monasteries.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp begins with a scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla and then continues to descend alongside Dudh Koshi River until Phakding village on the first day. The next day may be tiring with long hour uphill climb through the thin forest towards Namche Bazaar where we shall rest and acclimatize for the day and head towards Tyangboche monastery where the panorama of Everest range and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam will be waiting for us. We will visit the monastery and continue to Dingboche village and again have one more day for rest and acclimatization around Chhukung.
As we gain the elevation slowly and with rest, we take another two days to reach the final stop at Gorakshep, from where we make a visit to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar View Point. After capturing the golden sunshine atop the prestigious peaks along with the mesmerizing view of the 270-degree range of mountains, we start to descend to the place from where we started. We retrace our path all the way to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu, leaving the mountains behind and taking all the memories.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.)Drive: 30 min | Flight: 25 min | Walk: 3 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Rest and Acclimatization Day: Visit Chukung Valley Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft): Side Trip to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Pheriche to Phortse Village (3810m / 12500 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Phortse Village to Monjo (2835m/9301 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelFlight: 25 min. | Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 16Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 17Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
This was a trip of a lifetime. The most amazing experience thanks to Archiac Nepal with every detail organised for us. Thank you to Milan. To our guide Amrit and our now friend for life - thank you for taking us and being apart of the most amazing adventure we would have asked for!!
Amanda Ricardson, Australia
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.