Nepal EBC trek - Itinerary
Day 01: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2880 m), trek to Phakding (2640 m) | 35-minute flight | 4 hrs walk.
After breakfast, we take a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, The Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek starts from here and the trail continues to Phakding, which takes approximately four hours. On the way we will witness an outstanding view of Mt Nupla (5885 m), Mt. KusumKangaru (6367 m) and Mt. Kwongde range. Overnight at guest house in Phakding.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After a healthy breakfast at the guest house, our adventurous day begins walking through a beautiful trail that passes through scattered villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs. On the way, we will be rewarded (weather permitting) by our very first glimpse of Mt. KusumKangru (6369 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Everest (8848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). At the end, a steep climb up leads us to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar where we will spend our two nights to gain proper acclimatization. Overnight at guest house or hotel in Namche bazaar.
Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche | Hike to Everest view hotel.
Acclimatization is the most important part of any trek before proceeding to a higher elevation. However, we do not recommend you to sit idly instead we take a short day hike to Everest view hotel which provides a very close up view of Mt Everest or we can also relax and explore the vibrant town of the Khumbu region itself. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After walking for about one and a half hour we arrive in Phungithanga. From there the trail climbs through forests where we can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3860 m surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Mt. Kwongde (6187 m), Mt. Tawache(6542 m), Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7855 m), Mt. Lhotse (8618 m), Mt. Amadablam (6856 m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608 m) provides an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight at guest house in Tengboche.
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Beyond Tengboche, the altitude really starts to tell. The trail drops down to Deboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant ommanipadme hum) to Pangboche at 3890 m. The Gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail climbs up to Pheriche at 4240m above sea level where there is a medical facility, which demonstrates preventive measures and symptoms of Altitude Sickness. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Another acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Again keeping your body moving is better than simply resting in high altitudes, so we make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or we walk up the hill to look down onto Dingboche. Either way, the place offers good views of Everest and other surroundings mountains. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4900 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
From Pheriche to Lobuche, the trail climbs to PhalangKarpo at 4340 m followed by the trail leading us to Duglha at 4620 m. From Dughla, the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier leading us towards the memorial area, Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4900 m. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150 m) to Kalapatthar (5545 m) to Gorakshep | 8 hrs walk.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. We stop at Gorak Shep to grab our lunch. From here, we climb the famous Kalapattar to get the best views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. We then trek back to Gorakshep for the evening. Overnight at guest house in Gorakshep.
Day 09: Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Pheriche | 8 hrs walking.
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit Everest base camp area and trek back down to Lobuche. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche | 6 to 7 hrs walking.
After a healthy breakfast, we start our trek leisurely down to Tengboche enjoying the thin air and stunning views of Himalayan giants. Staying the night at Tengboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Our pleasant trek starts after a hot and warm breakfast at Tengboche. We will have our lunch for the day at Phungithanga after which our trek to Namche Bazaar continues. Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla | 6 to 7 hrs walking.
After an early morning breakfast, we descend slowly down to Monjo then to Phakding where we will stop to have our lunch. After a delicious lunch, we continue our walk to Lulka. We trek steep up for 45 minutes to reach our destination, Lukla. Overnight at guest house or hotel in Lukla.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
After a heavy breakfast, we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will come to see you and take you for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the drinks, food and live culture show with your guide and crew hosted by Ram Kumar. Overnight at hotel.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision of what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If any change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.