Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon landing at Tribhuwan International Airport, you kora live will be greeted by an Adventure Kora representative who will drop you off at our resort. Then check into the hotel, freshen up and rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Adventure Kora at a local authentic Nepalese restaurant.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Visit the old Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa classified as a World Heritage Site. Durbar Square sheds light on the lifespans of the various royals in early Nepal. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the main places of pilgrimage for many Hindus. At this point you will be introduced to our fellow participants and also talk about our trip at the Adventure Kora office .
Day 03: Fly to Lukla , trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)
You just take an early morning flight to Lukla , where really all Everest treks start. You'll join a road that descends slowly into the village of Cheplung, where you'll catch a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila , a sacred mountain that has never been climbed . From here you slowly descend to Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438 m / 11,280 ft):
Your path moves through a pine forest and you stay on the road that heads north up the Benkar valley. After crossing a suspension bridge, you will pass the village of Jorsale and then walk along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. You climb up a steep road and reach Namche Bazaar, which is most likely the largest city in the Everest range.
Day 05: Acclimatization day - Namche Bazaar
It is possible to visit the Namche Bazaar which is the capital of the Khumbu region and contains various government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants as well as a vibrant sector. Now visit Hillary School and also a monastery that houses a yeti scalp!
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):
The hike up to Phunki is an easy walk. From here you will ascend to Tengboche Village , which houses the very famous Tengboche Monastery , which is the largest monastery in Everest range. It is located in the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with scenic views of the Himalayas such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse , Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku . Tengboche Monastery opens at 3:00 PM, so if you get there at 3:00 PM, it is possible to see a Buddhist service.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft):
Your path descends and moves through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees. As you hike you can admire excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam . You go down to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche . You choose Top Pangboche Trail respecting the Himalayan view along with Pangboche Monastery. You will continue your trek into the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before heading to Dingboche . It is a quaint village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields full of grazing creatures scattered about these areas.
Day 08: Dingboche : Acclimatization
Spending a day in Dingboche can help you get used to the high altitude. Rather than sit idle, climb a ridge behind the village and also see half of the planet's most magnificent peaks such as Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu . In addition, you can even respect the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. To your southwest you see Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. One of these peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse would be the most notable. From the other place on the ridge one could also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful village of Dingboche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft):
It is a comparatively short drive from Dingboche to Duglha . You hike over a wide pass, which is a welcome change from walking in a direct line. At the beginning of your trek today you like the business of this mighty Himalayas on both sides. The closer Dusa comes, the narrower the valley becomes . You pass the campsite of your first successful Everest expedition in 1953. You begin to see Mt Pumori as you stay on your path. As your path descends and curves, say goodbye to Mt Pumori . You cross a stream and ascend to Duglha , a tiny village with a huge chain of prayer flags wrapped around the valley. After reaching Duglha , you can walk 45 minutes to an hour and then see the memorial shrine
Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) :
The road passes through boulder-strewn slopes as you climb Chupki Lhara , which is a ridge that offers magnificent views of the mountains. At the top of the moraine are prayer flags and sacred stones that are memorial shrines to those who lost their lives around Mt Everest. As the road descends into the moraine of Khumbu Glacier, you will face many amazing peaks such as Khumbutse , Lingtren , Pumori and Mahalangur himal . Since you are crossing the Khumbu Glacier , it is also possible to see Mt Nuptse .
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/ 16,961 ft)
The trek to Everest Base Camp is not as difficult as you might think. However, the ascent and descent is mainly on a glacier path. There are also plenty of twists and turns on rough terrain. When you reach the base camp, you like the fantastic melt patterns and respect the slightly rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. Everest Base Camp is gorgeous. At the base camp, you can enjoy incredible views of Nuptse , Khumbuste and Pumori mountains . After enjoying the beauty, trek back to Gorak Shep with whom you will spend the evening.
Tag 12: Gorak Shep nach Kala Patthar (5.545 m/ 18.192 feet)
You wake up early to explore Kala Patthar . It's dark outside with cold temperatures and most likely cool winds. You walk up a fairly steep street at a comfortable pace. As you climb the mountain, you can visit Lingtren , Khumbutse and Changtse mountains . The view from the summit is equally exceptional. You can see the highest mountain on earth, Everest, along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending a while at the top of Kala Patthar , return to Gorak Shep , this is comparatively easier than hiking around Kala Patthar .
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,280 ft):
Trekkers seeing Everest Base Camp now will have an early breakfast because the climb to Everest Base Camp requires more than the climb to Kala Patthar . After returning to Gorak Shep , the two groups are probably going to have dinner together.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft):
You lose about 2,000 meters of altitude today and walk on a path with many ups and downs. You descend over a hill covered in rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. You descend quickly through pine forests where you can easily see mountain deserts, pheasants and other wild creatures and birds found in your area. The trail eventually reaches Sansa, where you can enjoy the view of Ama Dablam , Thamserku and Nuptse mountains.
You will now begin your trek to Namche Bazaar on rocky kooralive terrain. It's extensively a downhill hike on the road along with the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross several suspension bridges and then pass various monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla . After approaching Lukla , spend the rest of the day resting as this will be your last day on the hills.
Day 15: Flight to Kathmandu
After your long mountain journey, take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a break or shop for souvenirs. If you want to explore some other regions of Kathmandu, now you can. Our guides can assist you with both souvenir shopping and sightseeing. A farewell dinner will be held during the day to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.