Details day to day trek itinerary of Everest base camp with elevation, walking hours and daily activities. We explore less trodden regions on the way to base camp allowing more time for proper acclimatisation. Thus to ensure the safe and great adventure holiday. Here is the Everest base camp itinerary.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu / Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural program.
Your trek group leader will in Kathmandu airport to welcome and transfer you to the hotel. Simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.
• Short preliminary briefing after transferring you to the hotel.
• Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
• Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
Day 02: Cultural tours to Buddhist Shrine and Hindu Cremation site / Trek preparation.
Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.
• Breakfast and meet-up for the thrilling tour.
• Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
• Lunch on your preference.
• Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
• Distribution of company’s trek equipment.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2800m / 9186ft) Trek to Phakding (2600m/8530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs
This 3/4 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning Dudh Koshi gorge, landscape and deep valley is unique.
• Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2840m.
• Beautiful walk through the series of stunning settlement.
• The scenic beauty, deep gorge and farming terraces at the backdrop is phenomenal.
• Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with number of alluring narratives.
Day 04 - 05: Namche Bazaar (3450 m / 11318ft) walk approx 7 hrs. Acclimatisation rest day
One great adventure of a lifetime. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.
• Wake up call as set by your leader.
• 3 hours gentle walk through series of pleasant villages to Jorsale for lunch.
• Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
• The scenic beauty, deep gorge and soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
• Great view of Kusum Kangroo, Thamserku and Holy Khumbiyela mountain.
• 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
• The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhst culture and to witness the territory of the yaks is charismatic.
• The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest).
Day 06: Khumjung (3780 m / 12401ft) walks 3 hrs.
Short and relaxing walk to the “Valley inside the Clouds”, Khumjung, situated at the base of the holy mountain Khumbiyela is exceptionally sensational.
• 2 and ½ hours easy walk.
• Visit to yak farm, school built by Edmund Hillary and Khumjung Monastery to witness the scalp of the yeti is another legendary quest.
• Free afternoon to give yourself a break for some activities
Day 07: Trek to Phortse Village (3810 m / 12500ft) walk approx 6 hrs.
We skip the overcrowded traditional trial and explore the lower section of Gokyo valley with the most amazing setting.
• Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views.
• Deep drop to the Gokyo gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer.
• Unlike many other settlements, the terraced village of Phortse is special of its kind.
Day 08-09: Dingboche (4360 m / 14304ft) walk approx 6 - 7 hrs / exploration rest day
Leaving Phortse we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding view of enormous mountain and deep valley. Dingbuche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction.
• Beautiful walk with the most beautiful view.
• Chances to witness the musk deer, mountain goats and different birds
• Effortless walk to Pangbuche and fabulous lunch at Somare village.
• View of countless other neighboring mountains which are hidden from Namche view.
• Morning excursion for acclimatization after breakfast.
• 360 degree Mountain View including Island peak and Makalu (world’s 5th highest mountain).
• From the point of excursion, bird’s eye view of Imja valley and Dingbuche village.
Day 10: Lobuche (4910 m / 16108ft) walk approx 4-5 hrs.
Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape.
• Gradual up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful.
• Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable.
• Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.
Day 11: Gorak Shep (5288 m /17349ft) walk approx 3 hrs / excursion to Everest base camp (5360m/17585) walk approx 5 hrs
Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surround by Pumari (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m) and of course Everest (8848m).
• Spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice Fall besides soaring mountains.
• Excursion to Everest Base Camp after lunch.
• View of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall are astonishing.
• Challenging but very rewarding walk to and fro from base camp.
Day 12: Morning climb to Kalapathar (5545 m /18192ft) approx walk 4 hrs. And trek back to Pheriche (4240m/13901ft), walk approx 4 - 5 hrs
Now is the time for epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is not easy but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to the Himalayan settlement of Pheriche.
• Phenomenal sunrise view.
• A very rewarding moment being at 5545m with exceptional panoramic view.
Day 13: Trek down to Namche walk approx 6 -7 hrs. Differnt route
Getting back to the tree line area we retrace our steps back to Pangboche with still much to see at Tyangbuche Monastery. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, Pheasants etc.
• Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in Everest region.
• Visit to the Monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience.
• Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche.
• Give yourself a break at Namche either with a drink or buying souvenirs
Day 14 - 15: Retracing back to Lukla (2600m) via Phakding
We retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley floor to follow the Dudh Koshi downhill and then out of the national park to the village of Phakding.
Now it’s time to recall our moment, the day we started with all the hopes and excitements. Through the valley of Dudh koshi we get to Lukla finishing this exhilarating journey.
• Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping.
Day 16 - 17: Lukla to Kathmandu and contingency day / Explore Ktm.
This morning, we have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer you to the hotel.
This is a contingency day in case of bad weather for the Lukla Kathmandu flight. There are lots of interesting thing to see in Kathmandu valley: for more information you may talk to your group leader and Mountain Monarch is ready to assist you with exploration as required.
Day 18: Everest base camp trip ends / airport transper
It is time to fly back to home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Your leader will be there to assist you to transport you to the airport.