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TREK TO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP

Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek.  Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills.


This custom made itinerary is 17 days in length and is as inclusive as possible to allow you to enjoy your trek and not have to worry about anything but your own personal spending. 

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

April 25 - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu anytime

Meals included: None

DAY 2

April 26 - Kathmandu

Tour - Sasane Sisterhood of Surviors.  

Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the city

Meals Included: None

DAY 3

April 27 - Kathmandu

Free day 

Meet and Greet with our G Adventures Chief Experience Officer

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 4

April 28 - Phakding

Catch the mountain flight to Lukla, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Meet the Sherpas and begin the trek to Phakding.

The mountain 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. The flight is on a small Dornier / Twin Otter flight and flight duration is generally around 25 – 30 minutes.


In Lukla, meet up with the sherpa guides and porters before heading off on the trek towards Phakding. Follow the Dudh Kosi, the river that flows down from the Himalayas, crossing hanging bridges along the way. Pass camps and keep an eye out for the mani stones, boulders carved with Buddhist inscriptions. The hike is approximately 4 hours, descending gradually to Thado Koshi for around 2 hours. Then begin the first ascent of the trek which is gradually uphill to Phakding which will take another 2 hours.


Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring!  Elevation: 2652m

Plane: 45 minutes

Trek: 3-4 hours (6-7km)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 5

April 29 - Namche Bazaar

Hike to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek.


An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village.

Trek: 6 hours (9km)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 6

April 30 - Namche Bazaar

Spend a day in Namche Bazaar acclimatising to the altitude. There are also treks to the surrounding villages of Thame and Khumjung; these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. Keep your eyes open -- this is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Elevation: 3440m

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 7

May 1 - Thyāngboche

The route from Namche to Tengboche route is unbelievably beautiful – the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, mani walls, chorten (stupas), and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. Elevation: 3810m

Trek: 6 hours (9km)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 8

May 2 - Dingboche

Trek to Dingboche, crossing bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. Spend 2 nights here to acclimatize

Stone steps lead down through rhododendrons, birches, and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line, the trail enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers. From Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding. Elevation: 4410m

Trek: 6 hours (8km)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 9

May 3 - Dingboche

Today is an acclimatization day.


Opt to hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak.

An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 10

May 4 - Lobuche

Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent. Elevation: 4900m

Trek: 5 hours (7km)

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 11

May 5 - Everest Base Camp / Gorak Shep

Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. Elevation: 5184m

Trek: 7 hours (6km)

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 12

May 6 - Pheriche

Happy Birthday Krista!

Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Pheriche.

Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar.

Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day

Trek to Kala Pattar: 2.5-3 hours 

Trek to Pheriche: 8 hours (15km)

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 13

May 7 - Kyangjuma

Descend the Imja Khola past Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in the region. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint, Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head, and a rock-like projection is said to be a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day. Elevation: 3840m

Trek: 5-6 hours

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 14

May 8 - Monjo

Continue the downhill descent from Kyangjuma, heading for Monjo. Follow the ascents and descents on the path and enjoy the view. Elevation: 2835m

Trek: 9 hours (15-16km)

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 15

May 9 - Lukla

The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken. Elevation: 2860m

Trek: 7 hours (16km)

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 16

May 10 - Kathmandu

Catch the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés

​Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 17

May 11 - Departure

Depart for the airport at your leisure.  Transportation included.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

INCLUSIONS

What's Included: 

•16 nights Accommodation

•Private G Adventures Community Project Tour

•Meals - 13 Breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners

•In destination transportation (to from Kathmandu Airport / return flights to Lukla)

•G Adventures Guide and Trek Porter

•Taxes and Gratuities

Whats NOT included:

•International flights

•Personal Extras

•Trekking Gear

•Nepal Visa (can be purchased upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport)

•$700 USD Emergency Finds

•Travel Insurance **  Required

 
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