14 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
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💎 Why we love it ?
The soaring summit of Mount Everest attracts adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Join us as we travel to the base camp of the highest mountain on earth. High in the Himalayas, miles from the luxuries, cars, and conveniences, The Everest Base Camp is the journey to the top of the world and an adventure of a lifetime. For those whose dreams soar even higher than the clouds, the trip offers you to get immersed in the highlands of insane heights and so much more!!. Being the number one priority for the trekkers, it is the most popular trek in Nepal, each year completed by thousands of visitors from all across the world. The Everest Base Camp is a piece of cake for those who wish to climb Mount Everest. Any person with average fitness and people of all demographics can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. The two weeks trip is fully customizable and has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 14 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to your hotel, and get briefed about your itinerary. Stay overnight at the hotel with a bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and Trek to the Phakding
Our guide picks you up from the hotel for 30-35 minutes of an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla itself is a great adventure with an aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills, a view of the Himalayan range, wavy rivers, and valleys. We meet the rest of the team (i.e porters) and begin on the short trek to Phakding. Watching the local settlements and spinning prayer wheels, we descend to Chheplung village past mani walls. Crossing several suspension bridges, we today walk through dense forest that is home to diverse flora and fauna. Overnight at local guest house.
✈️ Domestic flight ticket to Lukla is included.
Day 3: Trek to Namche
The trail today goes through upstream along the riverbank to the junction of Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River. We will have to cross a Hilary bridge. Then we will ascend for Namche Bazaar. On the way, it gives a chance us incredible photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (88i48m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time of the trip. Overnight at the local Guesthouse.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day
We rest this day at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the new altitude, which is an ideal place to spend a rest day before heading off towards a higher elevation. Instead of resting in your lodge, it is recommended that you stay active and mobile during the acclimatization day. A few hundred feet vertical treks during the day will help you properly acclimatize. Or rather you can spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. The place is the center of the Everest region and has plenty of lodges, tea shops, souvenir shops, ATMs, money exchangers, Internet cafes, government offices, restaurants, bakeries, etc. You can visit the Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things allied to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture, and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, Khumjung hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. You can also visit Hillary School at Khumjung. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche
After breakfast, we will leave for Tengboche. The trail goes up and downs offering us the splendid view of snowy caps like Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Ama Dablam. The trekking today is moderate and not difficult. The views just will keep getting better as we move ahead. You can get to encounter animals, visit some monasteries and go through some beautiful villages on the way to Tengboche. There is a possible view of wildlife including musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and colorful pheasants. Going through the forest and river, we will be at Tengboche. We then stay overnight at a guest house.
Day 6: Trek to Pheriche
We descend through a beautiful forest and cross Imja Khola by a suspension bridge and then pass through the village of Pangboche. You get to have a glance at Mount Pumori. Then we will reach the windy valley known as Pheriche. Overnight at guest house.
Day 7: Rest ِDay
On our second rest day at Pheriche, we shall take some activities rather than getting a full day’s rest at the hotel. As per the rule of acclimatization, we climb high and sleep low. After breakfast, we take a 5 hours hike to Nagarjuna (5100m) for good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). The hill is located on the lands of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. Weather permitting; We may also have a view of Mt.Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, and beautiful views of the Pheriche Valley. Having a short rest, we descent back to Periche. You deserve a good rest after lunch.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
Today is one of the most beautiful days of our Everest Base Camp. We set off for Lobuche. We stumble upon larger snow-capped mountains wherein the tiny villages dwarfed in their shadow add grandeur to these lofty peaks. The trek goes along the beautiful mountain views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-Tse (5,820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. Passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche(4240 m) volunteered by western doctors, we reach Chukpo Lari after a short and steep climb which is beautiful, yet heart-touching the place that has an array of memorials in tribute to the climbers who died during the Everest expedition. The memorials make you realize the vastness of what Hillary and Tenzing achieved in 1953. After furthermore walking, we will reach Lobuche. After a rest, explore the surroundings and watch the sunset over Nuptse. Prepare for the much-awaited ascent to the Everest Base Camp tomorrow.
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep & Visit Everest Base Camp
Today is a long 8 hours walk to reach base camp. Our trek starts walking over the rocky path with the view of glacial ponds and icebergs. We climb through meadows and moraine stone steps then reach Gorakhshep, either climb to Kalapathar (5,555 m) or continue heading to Everest base camp. Kala Patthar (5,550 m) is a small peak literally meaning ‘black rock’. After some moment we will be at a place no lesser than a paradise. After spending some memorable time in base camp, we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapather & Trek Back to Pheriche
As scheduled, we start early in the morning and after about two hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. The strenuous ascent to the summit is rewarded with a view beyond our imagination. Kala Patthar is decorated by prayer flags and cairns and has a small stupa and weather station at its summit, where you are surrounded by glaciers and incredible panoramic views of the mountains that include Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Everest, and Kantega. We have breakfast back at Gorekshep and descend to Pheriche for a well-earned rest. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 11: Trek to Namche
Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasant through valleys and pasturelands. We descend to the lower altitude where breathing becomes easy and the temperature keeps rising as we move further to the lower altitude, passing through Tengboche and continuing through enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. You will now follow your footsteps back to Lukla with spectacular views of Amadablam. We continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendrons and juniper trees and keep a lookout for wildlife such as colorful pheasants, mountain goats, snow leopards, etc. The distance of the mountains makes you feel like watching all the time. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla
As we are trekking back, our path goes steeply downhill. The more we trek downwards the more we feel easier to breathe as the air gets denser. You will be continuing the trail taking after the Sherpa village and following the Tenzing and Hillary suspension bridge. The trail is full of picturesque views of the landscape and some mountain scenarios. Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River and crossing back many suspension bridges, we pass through forests and small villages, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in the Solukhumbu region. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there and celebrate your successful and safe trek with your crew. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Early morning, we leave Tenzing Hillary airport boarding a scenic 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Flying over the clouds and enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Khumbu region, we will be carrying an unforgettable and successful journey to the EBC. Upon arrival, your guide will transfer you to the hotel where a good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner together.
✈️ Domestic flight ticket to Katmandu is included.
Day 14: Departure from Nepal
It’s time to leave for your next destination. Before leaving, be sure to talk to your friends at Glorious Himalaya about other amazing tours of Nepal and the surrounding countries. There is so much more to see in the Himalayas and more adventure certainly awaits you upon your return!
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