Fixed Departure trek to Everest Base Camp, 2017

Fixed Departure trek to Everest Base Camp, 2017

Overview

Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than the Everest region. It is where four of the world’s six tallest peaks- Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu- rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayas.

The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers (the Sherpa). The trek also offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. It is an opportunity to embark on the same epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. Nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers upon seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.

This trek gives you “the grand tour” of the famous Khumbu Valley. This is a physically demanding trek starting with an “eye opening” 35 minutes flight to Lukla from where your trek starts. The trail follows the famous village of Namche Bazaar leading to Kalapatthar where you can get a panoramic view of Everest (8848 m) and its surrounding mountains such as Pumori (7165 m) Lhoste (8501 m), Nuptse (7864 m), Island Peak (6189 m), Ama Dablam (6814 m), Khumbutse ( 6639 m), Lingtren (6749 m), Changri ( 6026 m) and Lobuche (6145 m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes, and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.

 

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Day 01: April 1, 2017: Kathmandu/Lukla by flight. Trek to Phakding (2610 m.)

Day 02: April 2, 2017: Phakding to Namche (3440 m.)

Day 03: April 3, 2017: Acclimatization day in Namche

Day 04: April 4, 2017: Namche to Tengboche (3837 m.)

Day 05: April 5, 2017: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m.)

Day 06: April 6, 2017: An acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410 m.)

Day 07: April 7, 2017: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)

Day 08: April 8, 2017: Lobuche to Everest base camp(5364 m.) and to Gorakshep (5160 m.)

Day 09: April 9, 2017: Visit Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche (4930 m.)

Day 10: April 10, 2017: Lobuche to Dingboche (4410 m.)

Day 11: April 11, 2017: Dingboche toTengboche (3837 m.)

Day 12: April 12, 2017: Tengboche to Namche (3440 m.)

Day 13: April 13, 2017: Namche to Lukla (2860 m.)

Day 14: April 14, 2017: Lukla/ Kathmandu by flight. Overinght at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 01: April 1, 2017: Kathmandu/Lukla by flight. Trek to Phakding (2610 m.)

After a 35 minutes mountain view flight you will land in Lukla, a Sherpa village located in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu district. Immediately after landing in Lukla  you will start trek to Phakding.

Day 02: April 2, 2017: Phakding to Namche (3440 m.)

After breakfast in Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar.The trail follows the right bank of the Dudh Koshi river.  Today we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a conservation area that encompasses the entire Khumbu region. You will also get views of Mt. Thamserku, Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). After a steep two hour climb, you will reach Namche Bazaar, which is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. Namche is a central hub of the Everest area and also a major trading village for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. From historical time till today, Tibetans make the arduous journey crossing the Nangpala pass to trade in Namche.

Day 03: April 3, 2017: Acclimatization day in Namche

Acclimatization is important before proceeding higher. This is the first of two specific acclimatization days that everyone should build into their trek schedule. You can spend the day by taking a day hike to Thami village, by visiting Khunde or Khumjung, or by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: April 4, 2017: Namche to Tengboche (3837 m.)

There is a direct route from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche that starts at Chhorkung, winds around the hill to the tea and souvenir shops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail in Khumjung just before Sanasa. Tengboche monastery is the heart of religious activity of the Sherpa people of the Khumbu region.

Day 05: April 5, 2017: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m.)

Beyond Tengboche the landscape enters the steppes where the altitude starts increasing beyond the 4,000m mark. The trail droops down to Dingboche.

Day 06: April 6, 2017: An acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410 m.)

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. Behind the lodge the huge rock faces of Taweche seem to soar to the heavens. We will advise a short excursion up the valley towards Nagerjun or Chukkung is a worthwhile option. The views are fantastic in this valley; the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the centre of the valley and the fluted ice walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley.

Day 07: April 7, 2017: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)

The trail climbs to Duglha at 4620m. From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climbs steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area for people that passed away in the Everest Expedition at Chukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche (4930 m).

Day 08: April 8, 2017: Lobuche to Everest base camp(5364 m.) and to Gorakshep (5160 m.)

The trail is pretty easy to start with other than the fact we will be height almost at 5000 m. We then started to gradually ascend following the Khumbu glacier up the valley to Lobuche pass. Then there was a steep section then a series of rocky and icy ups and downs. As the sun began to rise, its rays quickly warmed us up, allowing us to move a bit more freely when taking on the next rocky scramble. A short descent brought us to Gorakshep (5160 m.) which is the last village before base camp and our highest sleeping altitude of the trek. Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and walk down to Lobuche. From the Everest Base Camp you can see the north face of Mt. Everest, the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Day 09: April 9, 2017: Visit Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche (4930 m.)

Climb Kalapattar ( 5545 m) to get the best views of Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Island Peak (6189 m), Ama Dablam, Khumbutse ( 6639 m, Lingtren (6749 m), Changri ( 6026 m) and trek back to Lobuche.

Day 10: April 10, 2017: Lobuche to Dingboche (4410 m.)

And after making a descend walk for around 5 hours you arrive at Dingboche. Which is incidentally, is the only place in Khumbu where barly is grown.

Day 11: April 11, 2017: Dingboche toTengboche (3837 m.)

Today we make a descend walk for 5 hours to arrive at Tengboche. We do overnight at Tengboche.

Day 12: April 12, 2017: Tengboche to Namche (3440 m.)

The walk from Tengboche to Namche is relatively straight and downhill and takes around 5-6 hours. There is a monastery at Thamo and Sherpa villages in between.

Day 13: April 13, 2017: Namche to Lukla (2860 m.)

This is the last day of the trek and there is plenty of downhill walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 14: April 14, 2017: Lukla/ Kathmandu by flight. Overinght at hotel in Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu you will be received by a Snow Leopard Trek representative and transferred to your hotel.  Rest day free in Kathmandu for shopping and relax.

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Trip Facts

  • Duration

    17 Days (Trek Days: 13)

  • Difficulty Level
  • Maximum Altitude

    5545 m. (Kalapathar)

  • Departure Months

    November 2017

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