|Package name||EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK|
|Cost||USD 0 per person|
One of the best treks in the world, the EBC journey is focused on Mount Everest (29,029 feet/8,848.68 meters), which is the highest peak on Earth. You will experience a natural rush as you go through stunning high-altitude scenery, Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa culture, high-altitude animals, and snow-capped mountains on this excursion (5,364m/17,598ft).
On arrival in Kathmandu, you are met by our representative, who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night.
You have a scenic flight of 30–35 minutes to Lukla (2800 m) from Kathmandu. In Lukla, you can see the airline office and numerous lodges. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2700), and it descends steeply to the Tharo Kosi, which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). Beyond the Tharo Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking, you can climb to the gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. Now you will really feel like you have arrived in the Himalayan Kingdom.
From Phadking, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here, you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project—an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840 m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148 sq km, established in 1976). After walking some distance uphill, you will be at Jorsale (2830 m), and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879 m), the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.
After having breakfast, take some time to do some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, etc. Make sure you have your camera to capture this moment. You can return to Namche after walking around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School, and Khunde Hospital.In the center of Namche, you can visit the mountaineering museum and the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar, you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche, above the police checkpoint, you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters, and if you want to look at the visitor center, it is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Saturdays and holidays. Spend the night at the Guest House.
From Namche Bazaar, the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa, where the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then drops steeply to Phunki Thanga. Climbing two hours from Phunki Thanga, you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people and the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will see the Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. Maybe you can get a chance to see the monks chanting and singing.
From Tengboche, you will reach the tiny village of Devuche, and after climbing some magnificently carved stones, you will be at Pangboche (3860 m). Walking the lower route from Pangboche and entering the alpine meadow, you will be at Shomara. The trail then passes to Orsho. Beyond Orso, the route divides to reach Dingboche or Pheriche (4240 m). Pheriche is the windiest place in the Khumbu area, and here you will find the Health Post and Himalayan Rescue Association. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be served at the guesthouse.
The trail ascends from Pheriche/Debouche, and after crossing some bridges, you will reach Duglha. From Duglha, the trail steeply goes up to the Khumbu glacier and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4930 m). Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be served at the guesthouse.
The trail from Lobuche progresses gradually upward, providing splendid views of Mount Pumori. In the afternoon, you will reach Gorak Shep and have lunch in Gorak Shep, then go to E.B.C. After exploring the E.B.C., go back to Gork Shep, which is surrounded by mountains. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be served at the guesthouse. O/N at Gorak Shep.
Early in the morning, hike to Kalapattar (5545 m), which is the most exciting part of the trip, and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier, and Pumori as well. Return to Gorek Shep. After that, you prepare to go down to Pheriche.
Trek back to Tengboche. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be served at the guesthouse.
Trek back to Lukla. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be served at the guesthouse. O/N at Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu. In After having lunch, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples, which reflect the local culture and traditions of Nepalese society. In the evening, you will return to your hotel in Kathmandu.
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