Sagamartha (Everest) Base Camp trek takes us into one of the most spectacular regions of Nepal where the Sherpa culture thrives amongst the highest peaks in the world. The Sagamartha massif as seen from Thyangboche and Kala Pattar is a sight you will never forget, and the hospitality of these tough mountain people will remain with you for a long time. This is the traditional trek to view Sagamartha, following the historic trail and traveling in true expedition style; it will appeal to those who wish to retrace the steps of history to the base of the highest mountain in the world.
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will take you to the hotel.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reflects the art and culture of ancient Nepal. Pashupatinath temple is a very holy place of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa are the important religious center of Buddhists.
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then, after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail to reach Namche Bazaar.
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the main town of the Everest or Khumbu region. We can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
The trek till Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village which houses the very famous Tengboche monastery. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We walk the upper Pangboche trail and view the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche.
We acclimatize a day in Dingboche. We climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Moreover, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. To our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most dominant. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village.
It is a relatively short journey from Dinboche to Duglha. We trek across a wide pass while enjoying the company of the mighty Himalayas on all sides. The valley begins to narrow as we come closer to Dusa..We begin to see Mt. Pumori as we continue on our trail. We cross a stream and ascend to Duglha. After reaching Duglha, we can walk an hour and visit the Memorial Shrine. Overnight in Duglha.
We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara which is a ridge that provides spectacular mountain views. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. After crossing Khumbu Glacier, we can also see Mt. Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. We walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
We walk up to Kala Patthar. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
The hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight in Pheriche.
We walk on a trail that is very uneven . We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we may spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest. Overnight in Lukla.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey.
Our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
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