Ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa conquered Mt. Everest in 1953, Everest Trekking has been very popular, whether it is base camp trek or summit climbing. Fulfilling a challenging task of trekking Everest Base Camp is a lifetime achievement for anyone. Who wouldn’t want to see the magnificent view of mountains one after another? Who wouldn’t have the desire to step on the sacred land of Nepal and find peace in their hearts? That is why, maybe, 40,000 people each year are destined to have done what they had always desired for. You can be one of them! Everest Base Camp Trek allows the trekkers to enjoy sightseeing of not only sky touching mountains but also ancient Buddhist monasteries, that is to say both nature and culture. This is where we witness the beautiful Himalayas, wonderful Sherpa culture and exquisite traditions of the people living in the Himalayas.
This trekking is very much fit for those trekkers who wish to challenge as the trekking is of only 21 days. This trek offers us more exposure to the Nepalese culture and tradition and at the same time, we will enjoy typical Nepalese society and landscape of the mountainous region. Another advantage of this trek is that we have to spend less days in acclimatization of our body as the trial gradually ascends upwards.
The trekking starts on the fourtEverest Region Trekkingh day as we make a day long drive from Kathmandu to Jiri on the third day. We trek from Jiri to Deurali with the spectacular views of the easter n Himalayan mountains like Mt. Ganesh and Langtang Lirung. The next day we trek to Sete(2575). On the way we cross Rivers like Lithu Khola and Surma Khola. The next day, we trek to Junbeshi, followed by Nuntha and Bupsa trek. We will also pass through many forests of rhododendron and pine. Then we will cross through many village, and then finally reach Puiyan. From Puiyan, it is just a day’s trek to reach Phakding.
After that we shall be among the busy streets of popular Namche Bazzar. Here we rest for one day and allow our bodies to get acclimated in the cool lap of the Himalayas. Then we leave to Tengboche to reach Dingboche where the path is smooth, compared to other places, but not without a few ups and downs. In the way we cross the DudhKoshi River and also visit Tengboche monastery, spitirual centre of Kumbhu. This is the perfect place for the glorious views of mountains ahead, namely Mt. Abadablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt.Everest itself. From there, the view of the mountains isn’t limited to a particular direction; the mountains are spread all around i.e. spectacular 360-degrees view of the mountains.
From Dingboche, we leave behind Duglha, Lobuche and Gorak Shep (along with stone-walled villages, thick furred Yaks and mountain goats) to reach our final destination which is Everest Base Camp- also known as Kala Patthar. From there the views of the mountains get clearer than before and our hearts start pounding louder. After all, we are standing tall at 5545m. We then explore EBC a little while and have a decent walk here and there.
After having won a medal within ourselves, we make our way back to the Lukla airport through the same path that we climbed before. We then arrive back in Kathmandu
Day-1: Arrival At Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed officially in Kathmandu and in Nepal formally by a representative of Noble Treks Nepal. You will then be escorted to a hotel for Check In. As per your wishes you will either be taken to a short visit to the City of Temples or stay in the hotel. In the evening before dinner, you will meet with the guide of the tour and staffs. You can enjoy the excellent Nepali cuisine in an excellent Nepalese fashion afterwards.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Annapurna circuit
After having breakfast, we will take you to some of the famous heritage sights in Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Lalitpur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhu and many more. These sites are all listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. While you are doing all these, you will also be preparing for the trekking that starts from tomorrow.
Day 03: Scenic Drive to Jiri (1905m), 6 -7 hrs in Bus
Bus drive from Kathmandu to Jiri is a scenic drive of about 7 hours. Jiri is a big tow about 187km north-east of Kathmandu. We will pass through green forested hills, blue rivers, terraced farms and many more. When we reach there, we will also explore the surrounding area as Jiri itself is also a tourist destination. Jiri is also kow as Switzerlad of Nepal as its topography highly resembles that of the Europea coutry.
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali Trek (2250m), 5-6 hrs walk
Our trek starts today; we pass many villages as well as viewpoints like Mali, Shivalaya, Bhandar and finally at Deurali. Along our way we can have some spectacular views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. We will also stop in Bhandar(Sherpa village) to roam around historical Tibetan Buddhist monuments. Overnight at Deurali.
Day 05:Deurali to Sete Trek(2575m), 4-5 hrs walk
Our trekking today comprises of travelllig through many deep forests, streams and various tiny settlements like Branda and Dokharpa. The trial descends to fields, crosses streams and rivers such as Lithu Khola and Surma Khola. After that we go through Chimbu to reach Sete village finally. Sete village is on the ridge in middle of the rhododendron forest.
Day 06:Sete to Junbeshi Trek (2680m), 4-5 hrs walk
Today, we walk have a long walk to Lamjura pass at 3,530m after having gone through Dakachu and Goyam. From Lamjura Danda, we will have a beautiful view of 360 degrees of green hills all around. We will at the same time pass forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. We then come to Junbeshi after having walked along the Taktor River for a while. Junbeshi is a Sherpa village ad once we reach there, we will explore around the village ad also observe the life of inhibits here.
Day 07:Junbeshi to Nunthala Trek(2220m), 5 to 6 hrs Walk
The first remarkable of spot of today’s trekking is Phurteng, which gives us the mesmerizing views of mountains such as Everest Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamserku and Mera. Then we go past Salung, Ringmu ad Trashingdo. On the way we will have already crossed Trakshindo La pass at 3670m. We will then come to Nunthala after about an hour’s trekking through conifer ad rhododendron forest. We spend our night at Nunthala.
Day 08: Nunthala to Bupsa Trek(2360m), 5-6 hrs walk
The trial today is ascending mostly, as we head towards the Khumu region walking along Dudh Koshi. We the head to Bupsa after crossing suspension bridge and experiencing densely populated Rai and Sherpa villages of Jubing. We the cross Khari Khola and make a steep climb to Bupsa where we spend the rest of our day and night.
Day 09:Bupsa to Puiyan Trek(2796m),4 to 5 hrs Walk
Today we head to Bhumsing village (2,300m). From there, we go ahead to cross Khari La pass, and enjoy the views of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains from the top of the hill. A descending trial takes us further to Puiyan.
Day 10:Paiyan to Phakding Trek (2610m), 5 to 6 hrs Walk
Ascend today to cross Chutok La (2945m) and eventually reach Surkhe. Then we also cross Chaurikharka, which is a very fertile land and provides food for almost the entire of Khumu region. The trial the joins the one from Lukla ad the road gets busier every second, filled with porters, guides and trekkers.
Day 11:Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m), 5-6 hrs walk
After spending the day in Phakding, we head out for Namche Bazzar, the most popular market in the Himalayas. The trekking route is filled with Pine trees and also green landscapes. In the way we can see the DudhKoshi River and pass through various suspension bridges, one of which is the most famous Hillary Suspension bridge. We then leave behind us the gorgeous view of Mt.Thamserku and many settlements before reching to Namche Bazzar. We then get the first view of Mt.Everest after trekking for nearly 3hours. There is a Chautara-a place designed for resting, where we stay for a few moments to admire the view of Mt.Everest. But we still need to travel 2 hours to reach Namche Bazzar from there.
Day 12:Rest day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
However, travelling without resting is not a good idea and our body still has to adjust into the climate of thin air. In Namche Bazzar, the roads are busy, with many people doing their day to day activities. It’s the place where there are many facilities, from government offices to ATM Machines, This is where a lot of tourists rest for some days before making their way to the Everest Base Camp or to Kathmandu if they are returning. The place is mostly inhibited by the Sherpas, so we can observe the Buddhist community and traditions of Nepal for a few days. The Sherpas are known all over the world for their good humored behavior, hospitality and welcoming manners and to be in their hospitality is a blessing thing. And our guide will tell you more about them.
Day 13:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Trek(3870m), 5 -6 hrs Walk
With the views of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lotse and Mt. Aba Dablam ahead of us, we are set for yet another splendid day of trekking. We trek a trail, where we are likely to see the wildlife such as musk deer, pheasant and Himalayan Thar. We then eventually reach Sansa, a junction of DudhKoshi River and Bhotekoshi River. After that, we take our trekking to next level; we travel a tough trail of pine forests. After that we reach Tengboche the same day and then we also visit the biggest Monastery of Khumbu region. The height of Tengboche is 3,870.
Day 14:Tengboche to Dingboche Trek (4360m), 5-6 hrs walk
Our day starts with breakfast as usual. On the way to Dingboche we pass through the small villages scattered all over the trail and also the rhodendron and the conifer forest. The trek is a 5-6 hours of trekking. We cross the suspension bridge and look over the surging white waters of Imja River. Earlier we could see the closeup view of the Aba Dablam mountain which is also very beautiful. In the afternoon, we walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. Now we walk past the Lobuche River and then we pace our way to get to Dingboche. On the way to Dingboche we can also see the farmer pastures protected by collections of stone walls to protect wheat, barley and potatoes from the cold winds and also the grazing animals at the night.
Day 15: Duglha – Lobuche (4940 m): 2 to 4 hour trek
After Dughla, we carry our journey further by climbing the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way to Lobuche, we can see prayer flags used as a memorandum of Scoot Fischer(American mountaineer) and Babu chiri Sherpa(a Nepali mountain guide who climbed the Everest 10 times while attempting for the 11th). Moving forward, we will see Mt Khumbtuse, Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur and finally Mt. Nuptse. We also pass through a stream leaving Khumbu glacier behind. In Lobuche, we spend the rest of our night.
Day 16:Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) / Kala Patthar (5545 m) – Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs
Today, we reach our final destination which Everest Base Camp.From Lobuche the ascend to Gorak Shep becomes steeper and rougher than before as we also have to cross various moraines.// We trial to see peaks all around us, a 360 degrees of snowy mountains. We reach Ghorak Shep by lunchtime and trek to Base Camp in the afternoon. After reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy ourselves for a few moments, admire the view and the mountain climbers who have taken a daunting task of conquering the highest peak in the world.
Mountaineer’s tents stand out spotted against the gray surrounding. From here we can get the best view of Mt. Everest than any other place. The mountains that can be viewed from the Base Camp are Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pamori.
Day 17: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar / Everest Base Camp – Pheriche (4280 m): 8-9 hrs
In the morning, we go to Kala Patthar for a sole objective of watching sunrise. As the sun rises and the golden rays strike the mountains, we find peace in our hearts and make for ourselves a memory that can never be overlooked. At the height of 5545m, we can see one of most astonishing views on the earth, a 360-degrees panorama of Himalayan giants from Pumori and Lobuche to Nuptse, and from Lhote to Everest. This is also the climax of our trip. We return back to Ghorak Shep for lunch. Now even though we want to stay there for longer, we have to leave the place. We shall descend to Pheriche(4280m), a place on the way back to Lukla. After having walked for nearly 8-9 hours in the day, this is where we spend the rest of the night.
Day 18: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3440 m): 5-6 hrs
At this trekking, we will again see the rhododendron and juniper trees which we left earlier in our trekking. After crossing the DudhKoshi River, the trial is a quick drop away of the pine trees too. By the time we return, we are able to recognize some of the places at least. Sansa might be one of them which you might remember. We can also get our memory freshened by reliving the moments of magnificent views Aba Dablam and other mountains in the sideline. We will be able to drop back at a faster rate compared to our pace while going up. That is why we will be able to arrive at Pheriche to Namche Bazzar in just 5-6 hours of trekking.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2800m): 6-8 hrs
We start this 7 hours trek with a rapid series of downward trial, the trail is very steep. After crossing the DudhKoshi and its remaining tributaries, the trial gets easy than before. Even though it is the same place that we walked before, it feels very different to us again. We re-experience the Sherpa villages, monasteries and pine and rhododendron forest too. After our arrival in Lukla, we recall the moments and experiences and have a social gathering too. Taking gifts for your loved ones and memorandum for yourself is possible from the nearby shops.
Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu
After the breakfast early in the morning, we leave from Lukla to Kathmandu. We arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, after a 35 minutes residing in a plane. We progress our way to a hotel then. After lunch, we will take you to different popular parts of the city too, if you are willing. We will also be hosting a celebration for your successful completion of the trek.
Day 21: Farewell Friend
Your journey ends here in Nepal on a high note, saying goodbyes to all the places that you have visited and missing all those places and the moments that you have cherished. We will be saying goodbye to you and you will be saying goodb**ye to us. No matter how much we want to stay together, we have to be separated. So farewell friend. If everything goes fine, we look forward to hosting you here again in Nepal.
Thank you, We will be missing you.