- Trek to Everest Base Camp
- Conquer high passes and glaciers while trekking
- Experience Sherpa villages and panoramic views
- Meet locals during teahouse stays
- Explore Kathmandu and its ancient temples
It's like a now or never kind of a thing! It's not always that you'll get a chance of trekking up to the base of the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest. To be frank, it's not just about the trek, but an experience that'll last with you forever. Termed as 'the steps to heaven', this trail will unfold some of the gorgeous places on Earth, and you'll get closer to the pristine beauty of nature. If you are seeking some adventure in life, then go ahead and trek to the Everest Base Camp! This life of yours is surely not for regrets!
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu
You'll have to take a flight to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where our coordinator will receive you and then take you to the accommodation where you can take rest after a long flight. It's a free day, so you can go out and explore the nearby places in the evening.
Day 2 - Mountain flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Gear up for the most adventurous mountain flight of your life! The flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other.
After a meet with the Sherpa guides and porters, we shall start our trek to Phakding, following the Dudh Kosi river that flows down from the Himalayas, crossing hanging bridges along the way. You'll be spending your night at an altitude of 2652m (8700 ft approx).
Day 3 - 4 Namche Bazaar
For the next two days, we shall be halting at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We'll go for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, and explore the pristine Himalayan villages. Keep your eyes open because you will definitely get to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. You'll be spending your night at an altitude of 3440m (11286 ft approx).
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar to Thyāngboche
While trekking from Namche Bazaar to Thyāngboche, we'll be crossing the gorgeous rhododendron forests, beautiful chortens (stupas) and several suspension bridges. It will be a 6 to 7 hours walk, and you'll be spending the night at an altitude of 3810 meters (12500 ft approx).
Day 6 - Thyāngboche to Dingboche
Trekking through the wilderness, we shall reach the quaint Himalayan town, from where you'll get to gaze at the Everest! The mountain views here would surely blow your mind, and you will get to feel the adrenaline rush! Tonight, you'll be at an altitude of 4410 meters (14468 ft approx).
Day 7 - Dingboche
It's a free day to get acclimatized. You can opt for hiking up to Chhukung or Nagar Zhang Peak, but that totally depends on your stamina. We'll suggest you to take adequate rest for the day.
Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche
Start the ascent towards Everest Base Camp while hiking along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse. The sunset from Lobuche will be a sight worth witnessing. You'll be spending your night at an altitude of 4990 meters (16371 ft approx).
Day 9 - Everest Base Camp
Today, we'll be going for a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We'll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp. We'll be returning to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. You'll be at an altitude of 5300 meters (17388 ft approx).
Day 10 - Gorak Shep to Pheriche
We shall gear up and head out for an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of the Everest. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. We shall descend to Pheriche on that day.
Day 11 - Pheriche to Thyāngboche
Today we shall start our descend through Pangboche, while exploring the great gompa, to Tengboche. You'll be spending your night at an elevation of 3840 meters (12598 ft approx).
Day 12 - Thyāngboche to Monjo
We shall continue the downhill descent from Thyāngboche, heading for the small village of Monjo, where we'll be staying overnight.
Day 13 - Monjo to Lukla
It's the final day of our trek as we reach back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook.
Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu
We shall fly back to Kathmandu. You can take rest for some time, before heading out to explore the city of temples! Binge on some delicious momos, and experience the nightlife at Thamel.
Day 15 - Fly back home, or towards the next destination
Dates & Cost
- English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
- Porters included on the trek
- Internal flights
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodation - Hotels/guest houses (2 nights), teahouse lodges (12 nights)
- International Airfare
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
- Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
Accommodation - Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), teahouse lodges (12 nts).
A tea house is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are sparse with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or western style. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. However, we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted). There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this. During a tea house trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere. All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
Meals Included - No meals included
Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. If breakfasts are included, they will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, unless otherwise specified on the Overview page. For meal budget refer to the Overview page.