Classic Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed for those who have limited time. Classic Everest Base Camp trek gives enjoyment with the view of Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu area that includes five of the World’s Highest Himalaya Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (eight,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (eight,393m). Far from the crowded city, this Trek will let you experience the most wonderful time of your life. The nature itself with lots of flora and fauna, glaciers, mountains view, friendly people with distinct culture and ethnicity, monasteries, etc are the key factor of this trek.

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek starts from the flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu and start trek to Phakding and Namche Bazar where we will be greeted by many local Sherpa’s with their unique sherpa culture and lifestyles.The chance to view the mountain vistas will take your breath away for some time. We then head towards Thyangboche Monastery. The monastery on a top ridge with a fantastic 360-degree landscape, definitely a captivating one and the panoramic view of Everest. After, we will move toward Imja Khola and the village of Pangboche and Pheriche. Similarly, during this Trek, we will be capturing all the places in the vicinity, from Dudh Koshi to the whole Khumbu valley. The amazing lifestyle, delicious food and the culture in there will make your short trek remarkable.

The Trek includes the cultural and traditional lifestyle of the legendary Sherpa’s, surreal view of majestic mountains, rich biodiversity and so forth. Without having any difficulties, the Cassic Everest Base Camp trek gives the trekkers full opportunity to view the World’s highest peak “Mt. Everest”. Trekking Plus brings you the short Trek to Everest Base Camp with unlimited fun, enjoyable memories and a remarkable trip. With the professional guides and porters, we ensure you the best trip of your life.

Highlights of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Exploring the World Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO (Swoyambhu, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddha and Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Scenic Mountain flight over the Himalayas (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • Sherpa villages, culture and lifestyle, old monasteries, prayers flags, Prayer wheels
  • Panoramic Mountain views (Mount Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse), thrilling view of glacier (Khumbu), sensational trekking trails, high suspension bridges, unexposed flora and fauna en-route
  • Stunning sunrise and sunset at the world’s highest peak Mount Everest(8848 m) from Kalapathar (5555 m).
  • Day 01: Flight from KTM flight to Lukla 35 minute flight and trekking to Phakding (2652m)
    Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
    walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km
    The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

  • Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche
    Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
    Walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
    We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with the magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour you will arrive at Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)
    Walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km
    In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

  • Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
    It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.

  • Day 07: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)
    walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km
    The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Thungla beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascends the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m)
    Walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent - 11.4 km
    The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along the windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.

    After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.

  • Day 09: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek back to Pheriche (4280 m)
    walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent - 13.5 km
    Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.

    You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 10: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m)
    Walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and - 22 km
    We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It Takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
    After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. In the Evening, we will explore the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

  • Day 11: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
    Walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
    The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.

  • Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
    Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour, we will drop off to your hotel.

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