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Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days

  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days
  • Classic Everest base camp trek – 25 days

Trek to Everest Base Camp – A Himalayan Experience

Classic Everest Base Camp trek is an experience you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for an adventure this will challenge you both physically and mentally.

The trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth, including towering peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes. But it’s not just about the stunning views – the trek also gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Sherpa people, who call the region home. As you make your way towards Everest, you’ll pass through traditional villages and monasteries, and meet locals who are as warm and welcoming as the mountain air is crisp and invigorating.

This trek isn’t for the faint of heart, but for those who are willing to push themselves to their limits, it can be a truly transformative experience. And who knows – you may even find yourself standing at the base of the world’s highest mountain, feeling like anything is possible.

Read also- Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Trek – 20 Days

  • Trip Highlights

    • Walk the classic route to Everest Base Camp 
    • Close up view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545m)
    • Panoramic view of  Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and entire Himalayan range in Khumbu
    • Visit the oldest monastery at Phaplu, Junbesi, Taksindu and Thyangboche
    • Breathtaking view of Ama Dablam
    • Beautiful view of entire Himalayan range on the flight to from Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Experience the hospitality of legendary  Sherpa, their culture and tradition
    • Spectacular view of Gauri Shankar and Himalayan range
    • A pleasant walk through the alpine meadow, oak and rhododendron forest
    • Trek start from Jiri –  Ringmu – Phakding -  Namche Bazar -  Tengboche – Pangboche – Retrace the trail back to Manjo - and end trek at Lukla

    You follow the original route used by first Everest expedition that starts from Jiri to the base camp of Mt. Everest. En-route you come across wide valley at Bhandar and Sherpa settlements at Junbesi. Cross the pass at Takshindu (3048m), there is a Buddhist monastery. Continue the journey to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa people perched in the nook and corner of the valleys in Khumbu. Visit village at Thame (3811m) and Khumjung. Stop overnight at Namchebazar and Thayngboche on the way to base camp. As you approach base camp you stop overnight at a remote settlement at Dingboche and Lobouje. From Lobouje make a day trek to Kalapattar to see great view of Mt.Everest. Retrace the trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu.

    After short break trek to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa community perched in the nook and corner of the valleys known as Khumbu. After Phakding the trail gradually climb to Jorsale and climb the steep but gradual trail to Namche Bazar. Spend two nights in Namche bazaar. While at Namche Bazar visit the villages at Khumjung. The extra days at Namche allow you to acclimatize in the increasingly thin air as you go up higher. After Namche Bazar the trail drops down to Dudh Koshi River. Cross the small hamlet at Punki Thanka and climb the steep trail that becomes gradual as you reach Thayngboche monastery. The trail from Thyangboche to the summer settlement of Dingboche is quite easy. Next day walk down Chukung valley; this is another easy day for acclimatization. Explore the area. There are several high viewpoints to see a panoramic view of the high mountain including the icefall at Amphulapcha. The base camp of Island peak is very close to Chukung village. It is one of the most popular trekking peak.

    There are another two nights at Dingboche (14,100 ft/ 4300 m). This extra day provides sufficient time to acclimatize your body. Lobouje is your second last stop on the way to Kalapattar and base camp of Mt. Everest. Depending upon weather and your physical condition you stop at Gorakshep for an overnight or go direct to climb Kalapattar to see them close up the stunning view of Mt.Everest. If you are energetic and feel good take time visit the base camp of Mt. Everest.

    The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt. Everest and surrounded by lofty Himalayan peaks in the backdrop of deep blue sky. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable in your life. Next in your schedule is to visit Gokyo lake on the other side.

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu- Hotel accommodation
    Day 02: Free day to explore Kathmandu own - Hotel accommodation
    Day 03: Drive to Jiri and to Bhandar (2195m) - Guest House accomodation
    After breakfast, drive to Jiri by private car/coach. The road from Kathmandu now extends as far as Jiri almost into sherpa country. The 6 to 8 hours drive is in itself interesting passing through diverse countryside, crossing the Sun Koshi (River of Gold) and climbing high over forested ridges before reaching Jiri. The first day, overnight at lodge, Jiri Jiri now has become something of a boomtown since the road was built. The trail leads up the east ridge of the river, through Tamang villages, to Kharubas pass (2,713m). Climb through rhododendron forest, pass old water mills and mani walls to Bulders Pass, marked by mani walls. Descend to Chyangma through the forest of rhododendron and oak, passing a large Chorten. Beautiful valley marks the entrance to sherpa country. Village of Chyangma has some Tamang and Newar people but predominantly Sherpa. Mani walls welcome the traveller to the village. An interesting shop display Chang (homemade wine) bottles, tea chums, essential items of sherpa home.
    Day 04: Sete (2,575m)- Guest House accommodation
    Steep descend through the forest then more gradually past terraced fields to Phedi, a small Chhetri settlement. Cross the suspension bridge and walk along the river to Kenja at the junction of two rivers, a bustling bazaar with a primary school, tea houses and fabric shops. The village populace with the combination of Sherpa, Newar and Chhetri. Climb steeply through rhododendron forest. View to the south of receding hills and lush valleys. Mani walls mark the entrance to the monastery village of Sete, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery on the Everest trail. A visit to the hilltop monastery is worthwhile.
    Day 05: Junbesi (2,675m)- Guest House accommodation
    Climb up to Lamjura Pass (3,530m), through pine forest. The trekker is meet by mass of colors (in season) as the pass is ascended through a rhododendron forest. Some unnamed rocky summits at the head of the Rolwaling valley are visible from the pass. Lamjura marks a transition point between the receding hills to the south-west and the Solu Khumbu Valley ahead. Descend through rhododendron and pine trees to Thakdor, a Sherpa village with huge carved mani rocks. Continue down through fields of primulas down to Junbesi, a large Sherpa village with a chorten, large monastery and a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary. Nice view of Numbur (6957m).
    Day 06: Takshindu (3200m)- Guest House accommodation
    The trail climbs out of the Junbesi valley and sidehills, running north and traversing high above the next river valley to the east, the Solu valley. A glimpse of Everest is seen on a clear day. Continue along the ridge to Sallung, a Sherpa village with small water spun prayer wheels. Descend through pine forest and grassy slopes to the Ringmo Khola. Cross the river and climb through the apple orchards of the Sherpa village of Ringmo. Takshindu Pass (2988m) with chorten marking the top of the pass sets off the towering views of Kangtega (6779m) and Thamserku (6623m) across the Dudh Koshi valley. Dropdown through the forest to the pagodalike monastery of Takshindu.
    Day 07: Kharikhola (2,072m)- Guest House accommodation
    Descend steeply to Manidingma, a Rai and Sherpa village by a stream. Continue through mustard fields and the forest, with a chance of seeing langurs. The descent continues into the valley of the Dudh Koshi, which drains the southern slopes of the Everest massif. Cross suspension bridge and gradually climb to Jubing, a Rai village with bamboo stands around its houses, continue to Magar and Sherpa villages of Kharikhola, with water mills and mani walls which has a colourful market on every Wednesday.
    Day 08: Payan (2773m)- Guest House accommodation
    Cross small river, then a steep climb to Kharte through rhododendron and oak trees as well as the fragrant Danphe. Continue through the forest to Kharte Danda, with a chance of seeing pheasant. Descent to the river, through rhododendron and birch, pine and bamboo.
    Day 09: Phakding (2611m)- Guest House accommodation
    The trail continues to traverse high above the river. Nice view up the valley, including the airstrip at Lukla. A long steep descent to small rivers at Surkya. continue to the village of Chaurikharka, set among the terraces on the hillside. Camp near bridge at Phakding. At the side of the bridge in brightly painted mani rock, carved in commemoration of several families who died when the Dudh Koshi became a ragging torrent from an avalanche that originated high on the slopes of Ama Dablam (6812m).
    Day 10: Namche Bazaar (3440m)- Guest House accommodation
    Follow the Bhote Koshi through forest and pasture land, along the valley dotted with small Sherpa settlements. Cross the Bhote Koshi and climb steeply along switchbacking trail to large Sherpa village of Namche. Everest (8848m) and Lhoste (8516m) come into sight. This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. A traditional trading centre, the bazaar is held every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetable, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand weaved aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserku (6648m) and Kwangde (6011m) loom to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village.
    Day 11: Thame (3801m)- Guest House accommodation
    Traverse westwards with the view of Kwangde (6011m) and the waterfalls cascading off its flanks. Follow Bhote Koshi as the trail goes high on its bank through yellow and white rhododendron forest (in full bloom in May). Cross river, look back down the valley for beautiful views of Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m). Climb up through rhododendron forest to pasture lands infront of the valley of Thame. This village is the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, who first climbed Mt.Everest with Sir Edmond Hillary. Camp in meadows at the edge of the village. An hour climb to the Cliffside monastery is of great interest. From here, the trekkers can traverse above the village, then climb across the ridge to view the route of the Nangpa La, a Pass to Tibet frequently used by Sherpas and their Yaks during the summer.
    Day 12: Khumjung (3791m)- Guest House accommodation
    Walk back down the valley by way of Thame, a hillside nunnery, take the high trail which bypasses Namche and drops into Khumjung. This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. Its symmetrically laid out stone houses have the families of many Sherpas. The Sherpas may extend their hospitality and offer a tea-time visit to one of their houses an experience.
    Day 13: Thyangboche (3863m)- Guest House accommodation
    The trail descends from Khumjung with chortens framing a dramatic view of Ama Dablam (6812m) and Kangtega (6779m) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (Nepalese name of Everest), Lhotse and Nuptse. Descend through moss-covered rhododendron forest, watching for blood pheasant and the impala pheasant in the undergrowth. Cross the Dudh Koshi at Phungithanga and climb through the rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Here lies, Thyangboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Thyangboche lies at the base of Kangtega and the spur of the ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila.
    Day 14: Dingboche (4343m)- Guest House accommodation
    Descend from Thyangboche and again cross the Imja Khola (river), then sidehill gradually to Pangboche. An interesting gompa site above the main village. The trekkers are in the Himalayas here, with spectacular views all around. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 4268m level and Dingboche lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however of note that the Himalayan Rescue Association have their aid post at Pheriche.
    Day 15: Dingboche (4412m)- Guest House accommodation
    A day walk up to Chukhung (4743m) is highly recommended. The road gradually ascends to the low scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. To the south are ever-changing views of Ama Dablam and to the north the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and the south face of Lhotse.The Chukung valley lies beneath the largest ice wall of Amphu Lapcha. Chukung village lies directly under a rock ridge which connects Nuptse and Lhotse peaks. Return to Dingboche for o/n stay.
    Day 16: Lobouje (4930m)- Guest House accommodation
    Make steady ascend to Dingboche and then follow very much level path to Pheriche. There is a high altitude aid post at Pheriche (4238m). It is staffed by European and American voluntary doctors during the trekking season. Continue to ascend gradually to Dhugla (4603m); walk through moraine to the yak pasture at Lobouje.
    Day 17: Kalapattat (5546m) or Everest Base Camp - Guest House accommodation
    Start early morning to walk along glacial terrain and wide field of big stones. You reach the very edge of Khumbu glacier. Nuptse (7881m) and Pumori (7147m) is just above the campsite. Continue further hike up to the summit of Kalapattar. The ascend to the summit is steep and very gradual. It would take about 2 to 3 hours depending upon your condition from Gorakshep. Once at the summit you get a great view of Mt.Everest just in front of you. After spending some time at the summit descend to Gorakshep and trek to the base camp of Everest only if you are physically alright and fit otherwise overnight at Gorakshep for those who wish to do Everest base camp or Kalapattar.
    Day 18: Pheriche (4238m)- Guest House accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Pheriche
    Day 19: Thyangboche (3866m)- Guest House accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Thyangboche. It is one of the most beautiful walks in the valley.
    Day 20: Namche Bazar (3445m)- Guest House accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Namche Bazar. The trail makes a sharp drop to Dudh Kosi (river) and make a steep climb to Namche Bazar.
    Day 21: Lukla (2810m) - Guest House accommodation
    Retrace the trail back to Lukla. You make easy descent to Phakding and Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
    Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation
    Upon arrival, pick up at the airport, transfer to hotel.
    Day 23: In Kathmandu-free day - Hotel accommodation
    Day 24: In Kathmandu-free day - Hotel accommodation
    Day 25: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
    • The itinerary, schedule and program are suggested guideline only. It may change because of logistics, weather, physical condition and other circumstances that are beyond our control. The person and appointment thus explained are subject to ground reality and availability. We will do our utmost to adhere to the above program. Any part of the programme that may require change due to logistic condition and other reason would be made with the consultation and decision of the trip leader.

    • Flight to and from Lukla is subject to delay due to weather and technical condition. The delay due to weather conditions may continue for several days. Normally a day or two is unavoidable if the weather becomes bad. Though May is not prone to such delay yet it is important to take caution. For this reason, usually, we suggest 2 to 3 night stay in Kathmandu after the trek for treks that involves a flight from the remote airstrip. If the delay continues for several days the only possibility is to a charter helicopter, the cost is very high; it is not covered in the cost.

    • We advise all participants not to expect a western standard of comfort, lodges have basic but good enough sleeping bed. Using these simple lodgings allows us to offer what for many, is a lifetime dream at an affordable price. For those who wish to have attached bath and toilet facilities, should let us know for special arrangement at extra cost

  • Trip Cost per person - Private Departure (Based on group size)

    • 1        pax US$1885
    • 2        pax US$1665
    • 3-5    pax US$1605
    • 6-9    pax US$1535
    • 10 + pax US$1425
    • SGL Supplement: US$ 150

    Cost Includes:

    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and normal standard accommodation in lodges during the trek 
    • Service of trek guide and Sherpa assistant above 6 persons in a group
    • Porters to carry personal baggage (14 kg per person)
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Transport from Kathmandu to Jiri
    • Scheduled Airfare:  Lukla-Kathmandu
    • National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS)
    • Arrival and departure transfers.
    • Hotel accommodation using 3-star category in Kathmandu on BB as per program

    Cost does not include:

    • Personal warm clothing, down jacket, boots (walking shoes) and sleeping bag
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Emergency evacuation and medical expense
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips
    • Use of unscheduled flight, helicopter (sharing US$340 per person) and rescue flights
    • Medical and emergency rescue and evacuation expenses
    • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program.
    • Expenses due to the flight delay, sickness other contingencies
    • Excess baggage and personal porter

    *Government permit fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice

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