Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

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Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

1. Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of many people. This classic Everest trek is the perfect chance to take in this majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery. This trek winds, climbs, and descends its way through lush lowland and alpine forest, past Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Marvel at alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, and red- and yellow-billed choughs, and discover flora like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock.  Itinerary: Day 01: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) Day 02: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m) Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3850m) Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)/Dingboche (4350m) Day 06: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) Day 08: Site trip to Everest Base Camp (5400m) Day 09: Pheriche to Tengboche Trek back to Tengboche and overnight at Tengboche Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Trek back to Namche and overnight at Namche Day 11: Namche to Lukla Trek back to Lukla and overnight at Lukla Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

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From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

2. From Kathmandu: 8-Day Tibetan Excursion Fly-In Drive-Out

• Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m) Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and arrive at the Gonngar Airport. Transfer one hour to Lhasa and enjoy a full night's rest for acclimatization at a hotel. • Day 2-3: Two days of sightseeing in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, and the Sera Monastery with a guide. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse (3,950m) - Shigatse Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and the high passes, Kora LA (5,010m) and Kamba La (4,794m). After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Gyantse with visits to Pholkor and Kumbum Monastery. In the evening, take a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Xigatse through the typical Tibetan countryside. Stay overnight at a hotel. • Day 5: Shigatse - Xegar (4,200m) Wake up and head off to visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula, a pass of 5,200m. Settle in for an overnight at a hotel. • Day 6: Xegar to Ronbuk (4,980m), 90 kilometers  Embark on a scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, and enjoy an overnight at a guest house.   • Day 7: Ronbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kerong Hike up to Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding area. Travel back to Ronbuk and then drive to Kerong for overnight at a hotel. • Day 8: Kerong to Kathmandu Head toward the Rasuwagadi border and, after necessary border formalities, drive to Kathmandu on the magical Friendship Highway to conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.

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From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Get up-close-and-personal with the traditional cultures of the Himalayan people on a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour that includes a privileged helicopter flight above Mount Everest and a trek to the Everest base camp. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport to begin your flight over the world’s highest mountain range. Make a brief landing at Lukla to refuel before flying over Everest base camp and land at Kalapattar to admire 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s tallest mountains from ground level. After 5-10 minutes, head back to Everest View Hotel for breakfast before returning to Kathmandu.

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From Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. From Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in a 3-star hotel.  Day 2: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 3: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 4: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 5:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 6: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 7: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 8: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 9: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 10: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 11: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, where you will spend the night. Day 12: Make your way back to Namche Bazar from Tyangboche and spend a third night in the town. Day 13: Trek back to Lukla on the penultimate day. Enjoy your final meal with your guide and stay overnight in Lukla.  Day 14: Finally, be transferred to Lukla Airport and catch your flight back to Kathmandu to complete the excursion.

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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

5. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

You'll be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between 6:00AM-7:00AM in the morning, following which you will travel for 30 minutes to the Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic section. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off and begin its 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (i.e. Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. There will be a short duration landing of 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, following which the helicopter will take a 25-minute flight over the Everest region. You'll fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep, making your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp and sits at an elevation of 5,545 meters. Whilst there you will have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent sights of these beautiful snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Following that, your helicopter will take off and fly for 12 minutes from Kalapatthar to the famous Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. To compliment your experience, this location provides an open terrace setup for breakfast with great food and hospitality, allowing you to enjoy a lovely breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. There your representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your respective hotel.

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What people are saying about Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

OMG I cannot describe the feeling of flying to Kalapatthar and seeing the glorious Mount Everest !!! The trip started off with the uncertainty of the weather but we finally departed a bit later! The pilot of our aircraft MR Prakash was brilliant!! After we left Kathmandu and ascended over the valley I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! The experience of seeing us fly into Lukla and the take off again and then the landing at Pheriche was just surreal.We were split into a group of two and got around 15-20 minutes at Pheriche ….the feeling of being in the lap of the Himalayan mountains was just magical Then we flew to Kalapattar our pilot pointed out everything to us …the peaks …the Kumbhu ice falls ..the camps…then we landed at Kalapatthar…the view of Everest ,Nuptse were incredible….we just were so happy!!!we missed out on landing at Everest hotel as it started snowing but we can’t complain…we flew back safely and happy ….pl do this it is a dream come true !!A huge thanks!!!

I loved this tour! I was a last minute and Mukti and his team were very accommodating to find a spot for me and super nice and helpful. The views were just fantastic and it was more than worth the money as you are surrounding by stunning views for hours.