Area: Everest Region
Activities: Nepal Trekking
Total Duration: 17 days
Group size: 2 - 15pax
Best Season: Mar - May, Sept - Dec
The highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest Base Camp trekking-hiking has been a popular destination for trekkers since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.Few mountainous places on earth are steeped in as much legend, culture, and story as the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. Guarded to the north by the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, the region descends from the high Himalaya in a steep and twisting blend of valleys, gorges, trails and terraces. The Khumbu is home to the Sherpa people who have built a culture shaped by these mountains. Through this breathtakingly rugged landscape RMI's Everest Basecamp Trek brings climbers and trekkers alike on a captivating journey to the foot of the world's highest peak. Highlights include:Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the Tenjing hilary Airport Lukla then hiking up upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long time.From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely memorizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar [5554m] from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it and remarkable. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally back to Lukla.
DAY 01:Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
DAY 02:Sightseeing on this day includes Pashupatinath Temple,Swayambhunath Stupa,Boudhanath Stupa,Kathmandu Durbar etc.
DAY 03:Fly to Lukla(2840m),Trek to Phakding(2610m).
DAY 04:Trek to Namche Bazzar(3440m).
DAY 05:Rest day in Namche Bazzar(3440m) for proper acclimatization.
DAY 06:Trek to Tengboche(3860m).
DAY 07:Trek to Pheriche(4240m).
DAY 08:Trek to Lobuche(4910m).
DAY 09:Trek to Gorakshep(5140m).
DAY 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp(5364) and return to Gorakshep(5140m).
DAY 11:Trek to Kalapaththar(5550m) and return back to Lobuche(4910m).
DAY 12:Trek to Dingboche(4410m).
DAY 13:Trek to Tengboche(3860m).
DAY 14:Trek to Namche Bazzar(3440m).
DAY 15:Trek to Lukla(2840m).
DAY 16:Fly to Kathmandu.
DAY 17:Final Departure.