Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking
- A great combination of adventurous walks with scenic views and local culture
- On the highest spot of the journey on top Kalapathar and at Everest base camp
- Walk along with grand views of high peaks and dramatic mountain scenery
- Explore around cultural Sherpa villages adorned with the Buddhist religion
- Visit famed Thyangboche Monastery enriched with ancient religious heritage
- The Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Sites, enriched with flora/fauna
- Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Highest elevation gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and 5,364 m at base camp.
- Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to the maximum -6-7 hrs.
- Trek duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
- Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days program (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Overview
Everest Base Camp Trekking is an enjoyable adventure where you will soak within immense scenery of the world’s highest mountains and native Sherpa colorful Buddhist culture and custom. Everest Base Camp Trekking indeed a mesmerizing journey around upper and scenic Khumbu valley enclosed within giant peak in the shade of mighty Everest and beautiful landscapes of the green alpine forest to arid and windswept mountainous terrain.
Everest Base Camp Trekking besides its scenic views of the mountain range the forest and villages equally fascinating to explore and visiting its impressive old monastery along with the walk-on route world highest base camp. Starts with a new short flight from Kathmandu to reach busy, delightful Lukla town with its unique airstrip named after Tenzing and Hillary the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953.
From Lukla walking into Sherpa farm villages as route leads to cross bridges over Dudh Kosi glacial river to enter Sagarmatha National Park. The Nepalese name of Everest as Sagarmatha where local Sherpa call as Chomolungma which means ‘Great Mother’ in both languages. The trail proceeds heading higher within beautiful woodland of tall rhododendron-pines trees with views of Kongde, Kusum-Kanguru, Tharmasarku with Everest on a climb to Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar is the rest day to support acclimatization and to explore around to observe the local culture of the highlander the Sherpa, the pioneer as mountain guides of Himalaya. After Namche where walk leads at a fabulous scenic spot in Thyangboche monastery within beautiful green forest surrounding with views of Everest and series of peaks with magnificent Ama-Dablam, here with time to visit the monastery of great interest.
The adventure continues with scenic views where tree lines drop for barren and arid landscape on reaching high mountainous areas. Everest base camp lies at the bottom of mighty number one Mt. Everest with massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. With exciting time and thrill at Everest base camp where climb takes on top high Kalapathar is highest spot of the adventure at high 5,545 m with a sweeping panorama of giant mountains with Everest and Pumori at close range.
Enjoying magnificent views and being on the highest scenic spot where return journey leads downhill past Pheriche-Pangboche and Namche to reach Lukla. From the full panoramic Lukla flight back to Kathmandu to complete memorable adventure and experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Nearly all seasons of the year can trek. March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers, especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom. Which make our walk more attractive with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.
October to December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.
Monsoon months from mid-June to mid-September wet rainy seasons were less number of trekkers venture, Along the way, some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge will closed. Sometimes due to harsh and humid climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and Everest Base Camp Trekking.
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My friend and I just came back from the awesome 18 days trek with Adventure Alpine Gorkha treks & Expedition (AAGT). Mr. Thakur was a quick response to our email and details information about our trip. He briefly explains our trip details during arrival in Kathmandu.
Our guide Bikash is the best, professional, experienced, and well caring during Nepal s travel. He always humbles our request and serves us. The team was super fantastic and funny for the voyage. Guide and porter taught some Nepali words for greeting. We had a great chance to learned Nepali culture and lifestyle through the guide experience and knowledge.
The company was a super-fast pickup from the airport to the end of our staying in Nepal. They will provide farewell dinner in a local Nepali restaurant. So it was a fantastic movement with us. Without any doubts, I had like to recommend AAGT trekking and tour company in Nepal.
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I had great experience from starting to the end of our program with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks. We contacted AAGT on online and they were very quick Response our email. They also provide important information for the trip, it will be very helpful to preparation our trek. From the arrival they meet us at airport and took us to the hotel which was very comfortable and friendly manner. They organized Kathmandu flight, due to the bad weather we could not fly over the Lukla first attempt (unfavorable condition). We try next day, it was scenic flight and start our mazing journey to the world highest Mount Everest. Our guide Ram was knowledgeable, friendly and funny, he always take care us and provide nice accommodation and healthy meal. Overall trek was quit hard but AAGT makes much more comfortable and amazing to us. I would not hesitated to recommend AAGT for anyone, who are looking best trekking and Tour Company in Nepal.
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We had a great moment with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks team. We are four people coming together for the Everest base camp trek last of April. From the support of our guide Ram, we had great fun and make our holiday memorable. He is a beautiful soul and honest person. Always take care us and provide wonderful accommodation and food. He told every day our program and suggest some idea about the high altitude problem and prevention. It will be very helpful tips for the entire trip and we successfully accomplish our amazing trekking to the world highest Mount Everest.
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I have traveled twice to Nepal for trekking expeditions with Adventure Alpine Treks. Thakur is an easy guy to work with and focuses on making sure that his clients are well taken care of - from meeting you at the airport to arranging guides around Kathmandu to running interference on cancelled flights to Lukla or securing a helicopter at the last minute. He has great connections throughout Nepal.
My first trek in 2013 with a child hood friend and fellow Boy Scout was on my ‘bucket list’ for many years. I researched trekking companies serving the Everest region of the Himalayas on-line and focused on both US and Nepal based companies. I came across Thakur’s company in my research and reached out for references. I ended up speaking with a Brit, an Aussie plus trekkers from the US and Spain. All gave Thakur and his team great reviews.
Our 21 day trek in 2013 took us to Everest base camp with summiting on Kalapatar and then on to Gokyo Valley and Renjo-La. Thakur’s lead guide, Tilak, was fantastic! He watched us as we trekked and helped us to maintain a steady but very doable pace.
I returned in 2016, again using Alpine Adventure Treks and with Tilac as our guide. A college buddy and I spent 18 days in the Manaslu region with a side trip to the Tsum Valley and then on to Larke-La at 5100m. Another absolutely beautiful trip!
Both of these treks involved meals and lodging in tea houses along the way. Tilac always sent the porters ahead to secure the best locations. We generally observed that Tilac is deeply seasoned and highly regarded by the other guides throughout the Himalayas where we trekked. Tell Thakur you want Tilac! He will take good care of you.
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We had a great experience in Everest Base Camp trek with my best friend. I and my friend joining this trip with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expedition; Experience, from the beginning of our tour, Mr. Thakur assist whole program fruitful and memorable.
Our guide Ram was excellence experience and well organize our trek. He is provide information as well as necessary arrangement for the trek as well as really helpful porter. I was really thankful to the company and our guide and porter. So I had like to recommend without hesitation Mr. Thakur and his team.
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After having breakfast, we introduce our guide and driver at your hotel then we take you for sightseeing including Kathmandu Darbar square, pasupatinath, Baudha Nath & Soyanbunath (Monkey Temple) (H, B)After having breakfast, we introduce our guide and driver at your hotel then we take you for sightseeing including Kathmandu Darbar square, pasupatinath, Baudha Nath & Soyanbunath (Monkey Temple) (H, B)
Everest Base Camp Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via different airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
Day 16: International Departure homeland or respective countries.