Everest Base Camp Trek bestows you an grand chance to visit unique high-altitude destinations that only a handful of the world’s population ever gets to experience. Following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, trek along the foothills of Himalayan mountains including the world’s highest mountain; Mount Everest including Mount Lothse, Mount Cho oyu, etc. En route, experience authentic Sherpa hospitality and culture, Buddhist spiritualism and amazing mountain scenery. Stand underneath the gigantic mountain shadows and feel humbled.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek starts in Lukla and leads you through the Khumbu Valley to the Everest Base Camp situated on the south-side of Mount Everest. Most trekker’s adventures, however, begin in Kathmandu where the international airport for Nepal is located. From there it is a short, yet unforgettable flight into Lukla from where you will start the actual trekking (try get a seat on the left hand side of the plane for best first views of the Himalaya). From where, the adventure begins from Lukla, a Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Following your experienced guide, trek through the valley of Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazar. Namche, a bustling trading hub filled with upscale mountain lodges, bakeries, shops and internet cafes, resembles an amphitheater carved on the sides of the mountains. Spend a day here acclimatizing before heading to Tengboche when you can visit the Tengboche Monastery. The trek then continues to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and finally to Everest Base Camp.
Make an way with an adventurous hike to Kala Patthar and Nangkhartshang Peak will test your endurance level but grants you with adjacent stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Imja Tse/Island Peak and several other magnificent mountains. The highlight of the trek is of course to visit Everest Base Camp, surrounded by tumbling glaciers and giant walls of snow and ice. EBC is the first campsite for climbers trying to scale Mount Everest.
The entire journey including the trek typically lasts between 14 and 16 days, with 12 days on the trail. Of these 12 days, 2/3 will be spent acclimatising to the high altitude, so 9-10 days of actual trekking can be expected.