RECOMMENDED ITINERARY OF EBC TREK

As already mentioned we are not a Trekking Agency, we are a information center about the Everest Base Camp and around so this is not a our itinarary this is the basic and popular itinerary that local trekking agencies providing and our recommandation:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 M.)

Welcome to Nepal! Your adventure begins as you touch down in Kathmandu on this first day. We understand that you've been eagerly anticipating this journey, and our representatives are ready to ensure your smooth transition from your flight to your comfortable hotel. After a warm welcome in the hotel, you'll have time to relax for a while. Further, for the remainder of the day, you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the nearby areas and do shopping to fulfill your checklist for the trek. After you are done with the shopping, our team member will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek in the evening. Overnight in hotel.

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Kathmandu nepal

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (30 Min Flight) & Trek to Phakding (2652m)

Following breakfast, an agency’s representative or guide comes to pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Domestic Airport. As per your flight time you catch an early morning flight to Lukla. Almost every trek to Everest Region commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is only a 30-minute flight and during the journey you can see beautiful terrains, tall Himalayan Mountains range from your window seat. They all look really beautiful and majestic. Lukla Airport is a popular gateway for adventure lovers who are keen on trekking in the Everest Region and want to witness the world’s highest mountain. On arrival, you are offered a cup of tea/coffee at a nearby lodge by your guide and waited for your bags to arrive. At the same time your trekking crew finishes final preparations for the trek. In the afternoon, you hike for 3 hours along the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding. Overnight at lodge. .

  • Distance:8.2 Km (Approx)
  • Duration:Approx. 5 Hours
  • Starting Point:Kathmandu
  • Ending Point:Phakding
  • Max Elevation:2652m
Lukla

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

After breakfast you begin trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region treks including Base Camp. The trail condition in the beginning is comfortable. After at least two and a half hours walk makes you a bit challenging as you ascend all the way uphill until you reach Namche bazaar, the hub of Sherpa community. On your way to Namche bazaar, you pass through Sagarmatha National Park where you show National Park permit and walk further up and down and reach Jorsalle. Here you stop for lunch and after lunch you continue your walk for two and a half hours, cross Hillary Bridge. and finally, you reach Namche bazaar, the heart of Khumbu. Namche is the largest of all Sherpa settlements and worth exploring place in the Everest region. This is the place where we stop for overnight stay and for acclimatization as well.

  • Distance:10.9Km
  • Duration:5-6 Hours
  • Starting Point:Phakding
  • Ending Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Max Elevation:3440m
Namche

Day 4 : Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Hike to Hotel Everest View

After breakfast you visit the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters to enjoy the impressive panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other magnificent peaks if a good weather permits. You really feel as if you fall in love with the mountains here. Thereafter you visit two important places- Sherpa Culture Museum and Mount Everest documentary Visitor Center. In Sherpa Culture Museum you learn about the traditional Sherpa architecture and style which preserves old and lost Sherpa artifacts in its original form resembling the Sherpa way of life in the past. The first floor of the museum has a family living room and a separate family praying chapel. Downstairs you see the cow stable, yak dung, wood- and hey store just like they are found in a traditional Sherpa family home. Every tourist must visit these places in Namche Bazaar. Through slide show at Visitor Center you are acquainted with a variety of items belonging to the Everest Sherpa climbers' climbing history and get informed about the Sherpa way of life and culture. In addition, you come across coffee shops, bakeries, bars, commercial banks and trekking equipment rental shop in Namche Bazaar. Then, you visit Everest View Hotel, the one and only luxury hotel located at altitude of 3,800 m. From your lodge you can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest and other outstanding mountains range. After spending couple of hours, you descend to Namche bazaar for overnight stay at lodge.

  • Distance:6 KM
  • Duration:3 Hour
  • Starting Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Ending Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Max Elevation:3440m
Everest View

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m.)

On the fifth day of the Everest Base Camp trek, you head out to the village of Tengboche through through rhododendron forests and beautiful terrains. Tengboche is a small village having a few hotels and restaurants. As you walk gently uphill at the elevation of 3,860 meters from Namche Bazaar, it could be a bit difficult for you from the elevation gain point of view. In spite of that you enjoy some mesmerizing views of the Himalayan Mountain Range including Mount Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam in the distance during the trek. When you are passing through the forest you arrive at the suspension bridge and from there you continue your journey across. As soon as you pass this area, a checkpoint comes where you have to provide your permits in order to proceed further. When you reach the well-known Tengboche Monastery, a very popular Buddhist landmark in the Everest region, you feel a spiritual element is added to your trek. You are completely Immersed in the monastery's abundance of cultural offerings as you walk around and take in the tranquil ambiance set against the gorgeous mountains. .

  • Distance:Approx. 9.5KM
  • Duration:5-6 Hours
  • Starting Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Ending Point:Tengboche
  • Max Elevation:38860m
Tengboche

Day 6 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m)

After witnessing the morning rituals at the Tengboche monastery you leave behind Tengboche village and hike towards the village of Dingboche. The path now leads you through a valley surrounded by impossibly tall mountains. Today you are heading towards the higher elevation and you find the landscape is changing with less trees and progressively becoming barren. You follow the trail to Deboche where you stop for lunch. As you enter the Imjatse Valley, the trail becomes less challenging. From this point on, the majestic Buddhist stupa en -route becomes your constant companion, beside the imposing Mount Ama Dablam. After hiking for about two hours from Tengboche and crossing the Imja Khola river, you eventually reach Pangboche, a tiny town. It is only a two-hour walk from Tengboche, it does not appear to be a well-liked location for overnight stays along the EBC journey. But most trekkers prefer to stay overnight at this scenic agricultural village of Dingboche. Today’s hike is your first exposure to barren rocky terrain with high winds and cold.

  • Distance:10.5 KM
  • Duration:Approx. 6 Hour
  • Starting Point:Tengboche
  • Ending Point:Dingboche
  • Max Elevation:4410m
Dingboche Everest

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day

Today is a very important acclimatization day. The scenery around Dingboche is really beautiful. You surely forget the pain of ascending at the higher elevation within no time I On your acclimatization day you can visit two Buddhist monasteries, the one on a hill at a higher elevation which provides a beautiful view against the sunlit mountains and the other one. At the same time, you can explore the Imja Khola. As you explore this stunning valley that leads up to Island Peak, take in the breath-taking vistas of the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge and the North face of Ama Dablam. The walk is short, rest in the afternoon. Overnight at Dingboche .

  • Starting Point:Dingboche
  • Starting Point:Dingboche
  • Ending Point:Dingboche
  • Max Elevation:4410m
Dingboche

Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)

After breakfast you head north and follow the ascending trail for about 45 minutes. On the way you stop at Dugla for lunch. Then, continue a steady incline for about an hour, enjoying views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. You may stop for a short break to enjoy the scenery. Another hour and a half of trekking will bring you to Lobuche, the second highest village on the EBC trail. The most popular Khumbu Glacier comes into view as you walk towards and alongside the valley wall. The ascent gets a bit more difficult as the trail crosses into the valley and then up the moraine wall of the Khumbu Glacier. Once you are up alongside the glacier, the trail begins to flatten out more as you make the final push towards Lobuche, a small settlement with Sherpa lodges and prayer flags flying above it. Today's trek takes about 5 hours. Overnight at Lobuche.

  • Distance:7.9KM
  • Duration:Approx 4.5 Hours
  • Starting Point:Dingboche
  • Ending Point:Lobuche
  • Max Elevation:4910m
Laboche

Day 9 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160m) to EBC (5,364 m) to Gorak Shep Approx 12 km/ 7hrs

Early morning you set out from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. After having lunch at Gorak Shep, you are heading to Mt. Everest Base Camp with a moderate climb, giving you an opportunity to get used to the higher altitude. Gorak Shep is a remote outpost that serves as an important stop for trekkers en -route to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. It is the exciting 4-hour round hike to Everest Base Camp. On your way to Everest Base Camp, you can see the surrounding area changing as you walk; the alpine greenery becomes less common and gives place to stony areas. As you walk from Gorak Shep, you are immersed in an unparalleled panoramic view of the Himalayan giants. It would be a wonderful sight of Everest, Nuptse, and other peaks bathed in the morning light! You can capture this precious moment with your camera or simply sit in contemplation. As you approach near the Khumbu Glacier and walk side by side of the glacier you enjoy the distinctiveness of the glacier and panorama. The hike is not too steep, but it is rough and rocky. You ramble on the stretches of the Khumbu Glacier. After a few minutes of hiking, you get the sights of Khumbu Ice Fall, the starting point of the Everest Climb. This is where you also see Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. After a while, you will reach the end of Everest Base Camp, where a rock with EBC written on it. Around the area, you will also find colorful prayer flags. This is the very special moment for you to celebrate with your trekking crew or companion and photos. You will finally be at the world’s highest peak base camp. Then, you will return to Gorak shep retracing the same path. Today's trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep takes about 7-8 Hours. .

  • Distance:12KM
  • Duration:Approx 7 Hour
  • Starting Point:Lobuche
  • Ending Point:Gorak Shep
  • Max Elevation:5364m
Gorak Shep

Day 10 : Gorak Shep to Kalapathar ( 5,545m) to Pheriche (4,210 m)Approx 15 km/ 7-8 hrs

After spending a night at Gorakshep, you wake up early and embark on day excursion to Kalapatthar to enjoy sunrise view and get a closer look of Mt. Everest. From Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar it takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Although the rough terrain and high altitude make the ascent a bit difficult, the breathtaking vistas of today make it worthwhile. At Kalapathar while taking in breathtaking sweeping views of Everest, Nuptse and other mountains you feel as if you reach on top of the world. You retrace your steps back to Gorakshep, have breakfast and continue your trek to Pheriche. It is easier and mostly downhill all the way. Nothing too steep! So, you need to walk slowly and steadily. Pheriche where you are going to stay overnight is a small, traditional Sherpa village located at 4270 m. It offers you an opportunity to experience the unique culture, customs and hospitality of the Sherpa people .

  • Distance:15KM
  • Duration:Approx 7-8 Hours
  • Starting Point:Gorak Shep
  • Ending Point:Kalapathar
  • Max Elevation:5545m
Kala Patthar

Day 11 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs)

Today your trek follows downhill path to Namche Bazaar. You enjoy the exclusive natural beauty of the mountains and greenery while doing the trek. You walk through a beautiful Sherpa settlements of Tengboche, Phunki Tenga, and Kyangjuma on your way back to Namche Bazaar. If the weather permits, you are able to see the peaks of the Mount Everest quite clearly, covered with white snow glittering by the effect of sunlight. The trail continues over Imja Khola (Imja river) along the hillside with wildlife site teemed with musk deer, mountain goat (locally called Himalayan Thar) and many species of birds including colorful Pheasant (Danphe- Nepal National Bird). On arrival in Namche Bazaar, you can take your snack or any delicacies and relax. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Duration:6-7 Hours
  • Starting Point:Pheriche
  • Ending Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Max Elevation:144m
Namche Bazaar

Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m).

On your way back from Namche Bazaar you enjoy the stunning scenery and cultural richness along the way. You come across several Sherpa villages and tea houses every couple of kilometres with plenty of snacks and water supplies. Lots of nice views around and hanging bridges to pass. Watch your knees on the steep downhill walk to Lukla! Today is your final day of Everest Base Camp trekking. Overnight stay at lodge.

  • Distance:13.5
  • Duration:Approx 6 Hours
  • Starting Point:Namche Bazaar
  • Ending Point:Lukla
Lukla

Day 13 : Morning flight to Kathmandu

An early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu completes your Everest trekking journey in Nepal. Once you board your flight from Lukla , you soar once again as you take in the sights of the highest mountains. When you arrive at TIA, you can take a taxi yourself or a representative from your trekking agency transfers to your hotel. The rest of the day you may explore the city, go shopping or just relax in hotel.

  • Distance:138KM
  • Duration:Approx 1/2 Hour
  • Starting Point:Lukla
  • Ending Point:Kathmandu
kathmandu city

Day 14 : Transfer to airport for final departure

Your stay in Nepal is ended with a departure transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight for your home country or onward journey.