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Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking

NP11: 17 Days Kathmandu - Phakding - Namche - Deboche - Pheriche - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Kalapaththar - Pheriche - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Our guide and driver will greet you at the airport upon your arrival. A comfortable airport-hotel transfer will be arranged. After checking in at the hotel, our guide will give you a brief introduction on tour program of Mount Everest Base Camp trekking and some important things you should pay attention during the journey. Enjoy welcome dinner with cultural show.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 2 Kathmandu
Today's sightseeing includes the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple, the Bouddhanath, the Pashupatinath Temple and the Bouddhnath Stupa. Built in the 3rd century BC, Swayambhunath is one of the most ancient Buddhist shrines in Asia and the International Buddhism exchange centers of Nepal. It is said that Sakyamuni Buddha had been here and received 1500 disciples. Standing on top of the temple, you will have a good view of Kathmandu Valley and you will encounter many monkeys as well. Situated about 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Bouddhanath is not only the oldest stupa in the world, but also the biggest stupa in Nepal. It is a pleasant moment to sit in the restaurant nearby and enjoy the view of the stupa and people walking around it. Next, extend your visit to the Pashupatinath Temple. As the most famous Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath was built for worshipping Shiva and now it becomes a place for cremation ceremony of Hindus. Bouddhnath Stupa is the last stop of your trip today.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 3 Kathmandu - Lukla Airport - Phakding (Approx. 3 hrs trekking)
Your Nepal Everest Base Camp trek tour starts today. You will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for 30 minutes. Upon arrival, you will meet the Sherpa team and trek for Phakding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 4 Phakding - Namche (Approx. 5 hrs trekking)
Today you will hike from Phakding to Namche, a gateway of Trans-Himalayan trade since long. Have a good rest after the long trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 5 Namche
Today you will stop in Namche for a day to acclimatize the high altitude. Namche Bazzar is the largest village filled with hotels, food stores, souvenir shops and some of the hotels offer online services. Travelers can take a hot bath and replenish food and water supplies for the onward trip. Then you will pay a visit to the Sherpa Museum, a small museum that presents you the Sherpa lifestyle and the information of Mount Everest. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 6 Namche - Deboche (Approx 5 hrs trekking)
Extend your hiking to Deboche after passing Tengboche, which is an important part of your Everest Base Camp trek. Visit the largest monastery - Tengboche in Khumbu. This monastery was built in 1919 by lama Gulu but destroyed by an earthquake in 1934. Finally in 1993, it was rebuilt with the help of Hillary Foundation (the first people who reached the summit of Everest). At 16:30 every afternoon, the Buddhist ceremony is held in monastery and you may visit it if you are interested.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 7 Deboche - Pheriche (Approx 4 hrs trekking)
Today, we will depart Deboche and continue hike to Pangboche. Lama Geshe, a religious figure of Solukhumbu, will bless you for a successful journey. You will reach Pangboche by following Imja River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 8 Pheriche
Today you will take an easy trekking around your hotel. A visit to a clinic will be arranged first and this clinic is operated by Himalayan Rescue Association. Then move on to visit Imja river valley, from where you will have a perfect view of northern Amadablam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 9 Pheriche - Lobuche (Approx 4 hrs trekking)
It is another hard day as you will leave Pheriche for Lobuche after breakfast. The hiking will last around four hours and please make sure you have enough water along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 10 Lobuche - Gorakshep (Approx 3 hrs trekking)
After passing lower ridges of Khumbu glacier, you will cross over the Khangri glacier. The altitude here is over 5000 meters and the night is very cold, so a good sleeping bag is necessary except for the blanket provided by the hotel. Tonight you will have a very good rest and get prepared for your following Everest Base Camp trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 11 Gorkshep - Everest Base Camp - Gorkshep (Approx 6 hrs trekking)
It takes about 3 hours Mount Everest Base Camp trek from Gorkshep to the camp for one way. You will get to the Everest Base Camp after crossing the icy-rocky Khumbu glacier. Then, get back to Gorkshep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 12 Gorkshep - Kalapaththar - Pheriche (Approx 6 hrs trekking)
This morning, your Mt Everest Base Camp trek will continue to Kalapaththar, a small hill near Gorkshep, to enjoy the glorious scenery of Everest. With a height of 5550 meters, Kalapaththar is the highest point of the whole trek. After two hours everest trekking, you will get to the peak, where you will find a big rock with prayer flags. Descend the hill and proceed to Pheriche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 13 Pheriche - Namche (Approx 7 hrs trekking)
Today is another energetic day as you will hike from Pheriche to Namche for 7 hours, which would be a hard journey of your Everest tour. Upon arrival in Namche, you will be entertained with pastries, yak steaks and beers to round off the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 14 Namche - Lukla (Approx 6 hrs trekking)
You will pass the same roads, bridges, rivers and villages on the way back the Lukla. The wooden huts, small yards and the children playing on the road will make your journey happy and relaxed.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Day 15 Lukla - Kathmandu (Approx 35 minutes trekking)
After breakfast, you will head to Lukla Airport and board the flight back to Kathmandu loading with unforgettable memories. You must be fatigue after this long journey, so we would leave the afternoon free for you to have a good rest at the hotel or explore the city on your own if you still have energy. Alternatively, you may travel to Patan for sightseeing and do some shopping in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 16 Kathmandu
As the most famous square in Kathmandu, Durbar Square is an ideal place to appreciate the temples of Nepal. We will spend the whole day exploring this square. There are over 50 temples and palaces between 16th century and 19th century in the square. In 1970, after the royal family moved into the new palace, the old palace became a museum displaying the portraits of former kings and a large amount of articles and photos of the kings' during their lifetime. Walking in the square, you will find yourself surrounded by ancient architectural buildings and friendly local people who are doing their own business. You cannot imagine how bustling and lively the square is if you do not come here in person. Here you will also get chance to see the living goddess in Nepal, Kumari. She comes to her window at a certain time everyday to receive people's worship, but please remember that photos are not allowed without specific permission. There are many special boutiques and good restaurants around the place, so that you can purchase souvenirs and enjoy meals.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 17 Departure from Kathmandu
Your unforgettable Nepal Mount everest base camp trekking finishes today. Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and help you to board your homeward flight. Have a nice trip home.

Meals: Breakfast
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