The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal – tinged with the romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world.
Trek to Everest Base Camp starts from the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron. Across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are sensational. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Everest Base Camp. Located high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.
Some people have the idea that trekking is all sweat and hard work with no fun. This is far from the truth. Days are designed to be challenging, but not exhausting. When you choose theEverest base camp trek, days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay. You will need to pack up your duffle bags before breakfast, as porters will set off early. To cover the magnificent sun rays that strike on the mountains, you will be on the trail by around 8 am. A lunch stop for a leisurely lunch will be around noon. Lunch usually takes about 2 hours, allowing plenty of time to explore the village or relax. The afternoon walk is shorter and you usually arrive around 4pm leaving time for excursions to nearby sites, nunneries, exploration of the village or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7pm.
Have fun ! Everest Trekking , trekking at its best !!
Views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Damlam and the fluted ice wall of Amphu Lapcha
Incredible mountain flight in and out of Lukla
Tibetan villages and gompas
Staying in mountain tea houses
Everest Base Camp
Views from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
Trek Grade: Challenging
Trek Code: RMT-EVR-BC-13
Duration: 13 days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best time to go: March – June / September-November
Day 1 Fly to Lukla (2800m, ¾ hours), Phakding (2600m, 3 hrs)
Day 2 Namche Bazaar (3440m, 5 hrs)
Day 3 Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 4 Tengboche (3860m, 5 to 6 hrs)
Day 5 Dingboche (4400m, 4 hrs)
Day 6 Acclimatization day, Explore the Chukung Valley
Day 7 Lobuche (4900m, 5 hrs)
Day 8 Gorakshep (5150m, 5 hrs)
Day 9 Hike to Everest Base Camp and back (5337m)
Day 10 Lobuche (4900m, 8 hours), Pangboche (3950m, 6 hrs)
Day 11 Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)
Day 12 Phakding (2604m, 4 hrs)
Day 13 Lukla (2800m, 3 hrs)
Day 14 Fly Lukla – Kathmandu ( 1350m, ¾ hours)
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