Nothing beats a rewarding sense of achievement walking on a classical legendary trail and the thrill of doing an adventure in the most iconic with so closed to the highest giant peak on earth. Undoubtedly, Everest base camp trekking in Nepal is one of the most renowned as well as frequently visited trekking destinations in the Himalaya, situated in Solukhumbu district of Nepal, widely recognized as Khumbu region. Despite a little bit challenging journey to the base camp is as priceless thrilling as a something sole accomplishment which really turns a mere of dreams and imagination into reality. To be specific, it is the homeland of four of the world’s six tallest mountains; Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), it is also the region of the most familiar with unique, wonderful originality of the Sherpa ethnic community, culture, isolated ancient Buddhist monasteries and museum, exquisite blend of adventure and breathtaking natural scenery sightseeing.
Everest base camp is a very demanding trekking route, primarily and shortly after Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary conquered the remarkable world record officially in reaching the summit of the world highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 m) in 1953 using the southeast ridge route from Nepal side. Since then, a number of climbers and trekkers in Everest region have been successful to captivate considerable attention of all over the universe in an unlimited growth by leaps and bounds each year.
According to a planned itinerary, 35 minutes of spectacular adventure mountain flight from Kathmandu takes us to land at Lukla, a beautiful tiny airstrip from where an official start of trekking in Everest begins. We head towards the Phakding following the Dudh Koshi valley up to Namche Bazaar -it means the bustling bazaar as the name suggests, inhabitant of Sherpa indigenous communities. Moreover, it is also regarded as main the gateway to Everest and market hub for the Khumbu region. Rest day in Namche for acclimatization along with side trip in Khumjung to explore around the Edmund Hillary funded School and Hospital, monasteries, world highest hotel and airport as a result it leads trek accomplish easily. Close splendid peaks of Thamserku (6,608 m) and Kang Tega (6,685 m) towards the southeast, Ama dblam and Kongde towards the southwest can be clearly visible from Namche.
Additionally, Trek also provides an opportunity for sightseeing around the Sagaarmath National Park to observe the varieties habitants of flora and faunas. Interestingly, a reasonable trek in most of the day is much more interesting while hiking through highland hamlet adorned with impression of Buddhist prayer and fluttering prayer color flags and wheels, Chorten, and mani walls on the way which sure to help getting exceptional enjoyment and satisfaction for Trekker.
On the second day after having had rested, we hike to Tengboche and Dingboche where there are available of suspension bridges, the blossom of rhododendron flower and pine trees that definitely help additional refreshment and maximum enjoyment of Trekking. Then shortly onwards, world’s highest beautiful Khumbu glaciers are crossed en route to Gorak Shep and finally we arrive at Everest base camp where we stand face to face with the vast Khumbu ice fall. We walk to the highest point of this trekking package at Kalapatthar with the height of 5,550m for an unobstructed outstanding view of Everest’s snow-capped summit. Here, it has to be commonly understood that altitude sickness in Everest region is likely to happen at any time. Therefore, the extra day is provided for altitude prevention in Dingboche for getting the high level of fitness performance to travel.
Overall, 14 days epic trip to Everest base camp trekking itinerary is completed after arrival upon “Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The trip to Everest is certain to be truly worthwhile and unforgettable long lasting memories. This trek ridge slowly with the relaxed manner throughout the routes, however, Hiking experience trekkers wish to achieve this trek in short span of time, 13 days Everest Base Camp trek will be perfect.
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (Trinhuvan International Airport-TIA) (1,350m/4,450ft), transfer to hotel.
Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft) 35 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft) – 3 hrs
Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 6 hrs
Day 4 : Rest day to relax and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar
Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,290 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 7 : Rest Day to acclimatize at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,290 feet).
Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,175 ft) – 5 Hours
Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to GorakShep (5,185 m, 17,010 ft)- 6-8 Hours
Day10: Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint and then Trek GorakShep to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945 feet) –5 hrs
Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft) – 6-7 hrs
Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14 : Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure.