Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most popular and iconic mountain trail trek. Trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness, and have trekking experiences can sign up for Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. However, beginners with good health and average physical fitness can also go through Everest Base Camp Trekking. For veteran trekkers who wish to take up more challenge and stay off the beaten path, this would be an ideal choice.
Trek to Everest Base Camp begins from the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Namche Bazaar is the entry point of the Everest Trek route. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, the world's most awesome and iconic mountain trail trek takes us to the plot of the world famous Sherpa villages, the quaint Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park and high altitude Buddhist monasteries. It offers diverse and wonderful views of snow covered mountains, glaciers and small peaks. The Altitude Mountain Sickness is a common condition and should be avoided by ensuring proper acclimatization.
It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Cho-Oyu and, of course Mt. Everest lies. Our 14-day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a great introductory trek for those travelers who wish to reach the base camp of Mount Everest in a short period of time. Please, contact Two Brothers Treks and Expeditions for further information.
Mid Sept to mid Dec and March to May is the best period for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The climate is fine and lukewarm so you can experience terrific views. But the nights are cold and can fall to icy level in higher altitude. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek, the only problem is temperature is too cold. Trekking in monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain. The hike paths are busy from the period of mid Sept to mid Dec and March to May. But during the monsoon and winter the paths are not crowded and tourist can enjoy the most excellent view of Himalayas.
1st Day : Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expeditions will heartily welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel.You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
2nd Day: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hours trek
The 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes us to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. After a short briefing and introduction, we head to Phakding, exploring the views of the surrounding. Overnight at Phakding.
3rd Day: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours
The trail goes along with the Dudh Koshi River with many suspension bridges. Exploring the typical Sherpa villages, we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After we pass another village, Jorsale we reach to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar
4th Day: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
On the fourth day we take rest in Namche Bazaar to get rid of altitude sickness. Since it is the acclimatization day, we can visit the local market and hike to Thame. We also get an opportunity to explore the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. Overnight at lodge
5th Day: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) - 5 - 6 hours
After breakfast, the trip begins through the wonderful hills and passes through the pine forest. You can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River we reach Tengboche. Tangboche is the biggest Buddhist Monastery situated at 3,870 m altitude. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche
6th Day: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours
On the sixth day the trip begins through the hike to Pangboche village. On the way, you will see many chortens, mani walls and prayer wheels. Crossing the Imja Khola we reach Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche
7th Day: Dingboche: Acclimatization
To get rid of altitude sickness, we take rest in Dingboche. Dingboche is a small village in Chhukung valley. Proper rest will enrich your high altitude bearing capacity. You can walk around and explore the Chhukung Valley on this day. Overnight at lodge
8thDay: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we head towards Lobuche. Crossing the Dugla pass, we reach to Lobuche with the tough walk through the Khumbu glacier. We can see the stone memorials for the climbers, who have passed away during the expeditions. Overnight at lodge
9th Day: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours
The trail to Gorak Shep from Lobuche passes through the Khumbu glacier. We walk steep up to get the top and continue though the rough rocky trail and reach Gorak Shep. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the moraine route. You can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other mountains during the trek. Mt. Everest is visible only from the Everest Base Camp. Then, we descend back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Lodge in Gorak Shep
10th Day: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8 hours
We hike up to Kalapatthar early in the morning for the best sunrise view over the mountains. Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint for the Everest and other snow covered mountains. After having wonderful views of mountains, we return back to Gorak Shep and have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pherice. Overnight at lodge in Pherice
11th Day: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 6 - 7 hours
After breakfast, we start to trek down to Namche Bazaar via Taboche, Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar
12th Day: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6 - 7 hours
From Namche Bazaar, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. Crossing the Phakding, Nurning and Sherpa villages we reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla
13th Day: Fly to Kathmandu
In the early morning flight we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and you can spend your rest of the time as you wish or can plan for some side trip.
14th Day: Final departure
Your beautiful journey to the country of Himalayas ends today. The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expedition will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight and wishes to have a safe journey.