Day 01 / Arrival day in Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu received by pristinenepal.com staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Everest base camp trekking, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding trekking –hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.
Day 02 / Fly to Lukla
Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, Lukla airport or Tenzing –Hillary Airport. This is one of the world’s most unique airstrips with ups and downs short runway, after a time for refreshment in Lukla, where your bigger baggage will be carried by our porters or loaded on Ghopkyo (mix breed of normal cow and yaks).From Lukla, our first-day walk begins on the gradual path with much downhill and short climb passing traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks.After a pleasant walk reaching overnight stop at Phakding located by the glacier fed Dudh Kosi (river)
Day 03 / Phakding to Namche Bazaar
After a pleasant overnight with the sound of the river, morning walk leads following Dudh Kosi, crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. From walk leads to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar walking on the river bed and forested area.
After crossing the last high bridge few hours climb with marvelous views of peaks with Everest then reaching famous Namche Bazaar, here with two nights in this large prosperous trading town / village as well the main centre of Khumbu with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Day 04 / Acclimatization day
Namche a perfect spot for rest and acclimatization day, this morning a leisure short hike up to park museum with full information from mountaineering, flora/fauna of the area with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam.
For energetic and interested can take few hours hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.
Day 05 / Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
After a nice rest at Namche, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak.
After few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phung Tenga, with rest for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb for few hours through the pristine forested area to reach Thyangboche Monastery.Thyangboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountaineers and climbers of major expeditions get blessed by the high priest for success and safe climb.
Day 06 / Tengboche to Dingboche
Morning with eye catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descent through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola.
From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (Azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Ama Dablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops.
Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse Valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with a great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Ama-Dablam.
Day 07 / Acclimatization day
Rest day at Dingboche will add proper acclimatization at this high altitude on this day take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjuna hill for better views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back.
Day 08 / Dingboche to Lobuche
After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam.Thugla a popular lunch spot for people heading up the hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge called as Thug-la pass with many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions. From this lovely spot, an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp.
Day 09 / Lobuche to Gorak Shep
Walk this morning is gradual with few short steep up but can be tough due to high altitude gain with awesome views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep as the trek leads over moraine and glaciers to Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp.
Gorakshep was the original base camp in early 1950’s to 1970’s, here with overnight stop after reaching our main highlight of this adventure at Everest base camp.
From Gorakshep few hours of walk leads to base camp over rocks, boulders, moraine and glacier on reaching world highest Everest base camp, enjoy the surrounding views enclosed within Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-La-Nuptse with close views of notorious Khumbu Ice-Falls. In mountaineering high season April to June, this place will be flooded with hundreds to colorful tents, climbers, and staff. After reaching our goal and highlight head back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop in high Khumbu valley.
Day 10 / Early ascent to Kalapatthar
Early morning a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar for the fantastic panorama of surrounding giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, this will be the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.
After an overwhelming time on the top downhill to Gorakshep and continue trek to reach Pheriche for an overnight stop, walk leads on the same route to Thugla, after a small bridge heading down to Pheriche windy valley. A nice walk of few hours from the valley brings at Pheriche with many good lodges and HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post.
Day 11 / Pheriche to Namche Bazar
Leaving Pheriche with super views of Ama Dablam, with downhill after a short climb then back into the lower altitude of tree lines, walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour climb brings you back Tyangboche Monastery. Then big down hill to Phungi Thanga for lunch. You will have another small up hill to Kyanjuma, lausasa then easy way to Namche Bazar for over night.
Day 12 / Trek to Lukla
After a pleasant night at Namche Bazar, morning walk leads down hill to Dudh Kosi river. You will follow countinue this river bank till Fakding then you will be on upper line of mountain and river goes in very deep gorge area. You should climb up a little bit near by Lukla. This is last night on mountain.
Day 13 / Fly back to kathmandu
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can delay due to bad weather conditions, as per your flight time board in a small plane for super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Katmandu domestic terminal. Pristine Nepal guide and staff transfer you back to your hotels with the afternoon free for individual activities.
Day 14 / Departure from Kathmandu
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Everest Base Camp Trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.