Today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a view of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayas. Aside from stunning scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the worlds most unforgettable.
Why in 10 days – Many Trekkers they don’t have much timing but they want to make as much shortest trekking to Everest base camp from Nepal side, also some of the trekker are very experience high altitude trekkers they like to challenge more and make trek more enjoyable for them. If you are physically fit for Hiking in Himalayas and in altitude, with no problem to rapidly walking in high Himalayas we arrange Everest base camp trekking within 10 days ( only trek not includes your arrival and departure in Kathmandu)except your arrival and departure days. If you are not interest to visiting the Kathmandu valley within 12 days is enough inclusive your arrival and departure days but we suggest to have at least one extra day before departure your country from Nepal because Lukla airport is in hilly region where is possible to cancel the flights due to the bad weather in case it happen! You may use extra day to recover and fly on next day.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel
Namaste Nomad Guide will pick you up from Airport or Bus station if you needed. Evening we do briefing about our next 10 days plan, overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m/8562ft).
After early breakfast our guide will take you to the domestic Airport for flight to lukla. It takes about 45 minute’s flight journey to Lukla. In lukla you meet our rest of the staff, porters, sherpas. From lukla we will walk through village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village. Today we arrive our camp early afternoon and rest and discuss our next 9 days of trekking. night in Phakding.
Day 3: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) about 6 hrs walking
After breakfast we walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, take break and enjoy the view often along the route, no hurry. Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) about 6 hrs walking
Today after breakfast we ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the river Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). Today we spend night at Thyangboche village ,the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Night at family tea house.
Day 5:Thyangboche trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft) about 5 hours walking
After breakfast we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through through rivers, valley ,pine forest to Dingboche. Overnight at family tea house.
Day 6: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft) about 6 hrs walking
After breakfast our walking bringing us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpa and climbers killed on expeditions to Everest we will take a minute and pray for their depart soul. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge Labuche pretty damp and cold village most of the time so prepare with good clothing before arrive.
Day 7: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m/16863ft) then hike to Everest base camp (5364m/17598ft) about 8 hrs walking. Summit Day.
Today bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning at 4am we start walking through the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. We take 1hour break for our breakfast before start our summit hike. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We only spend 40 minutes here maximum,do short meditation and greet each other and take deep breath with sense of fulfillment of your dream. Tonight we stay in Gorekshep.
Day 8: Gorak shep hike to Kala Pattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Pheriche (4260m/13976ft) about 8 hrs walking
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to take a pictures. After 4 hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind’s eye to last lifetime. Here we spend 40 Minutes maximum, place can be very rough and windy at freezing temperature. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and lunch to Lobuje and then continue down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche. Tonight we spend in river side family Guest house. Yes few beers we can share tonight. Do not forget to get thick warm clothes and protective equipment such warm cap and gloves. We don’t stay at Kala Patthar for long as it is freezing weather. We will serve hot tea on the top J.
Day 9: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) about 7 hrs walking
Today we walk mostly flat and downhill. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. on the way few stops we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche then continue walk to your lodge. Guest house, hot shower and Everest beers.
Day 10: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m/9317ft) about 8 hrs walking
After breakfast we need follow the trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control in the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the trip. We experience a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces today we say good bye to our staff and porters and maybe we offer them dinner together with some cash tips on hand. Without them we can’t be here with our big smile.
Day 11: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) then drive to your Hotel
In the morning, we take the famous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have your relax day or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with us to arrange extra activities and sigh seen. Tonight we can organize dinner together with our main Sherpa and Namaste Nomad Guide and reviews all about the trip and planning for future treks. Overnight at hotel
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer , or extend the stay and plan other adventures. We will be happy to assist.