The trek to Everest is the eye-candy for most of the trekkers around the world. An opportunity to view some of the greatest mountains on Earth is offered by the Everest Base Camp trek. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are few of the great mountains you will see on this trek. The GAP Everest trekking manages to provide you a quality guide and porter, along with other essential logistics.
The trek begins at Lukla, a small airport town in Khumbu. The trail ascends to Namche Bazaar through Phakding. Namche Bazaar is the highlight of the trek. A most populated Sherpa town is known for its open market, luxurious or budget lodges and ethnic lifestyle. Hiking around the place is most recommended. It ascends further to Tengboche, another highlight of the trek. Tengboche boasts the highest monastery on Earth. The monastery is over 100 years old and the popular Mani Rimdu festival is held every year to commemorate its legacy. Few other Sherpa villages you’ll come across are Dingboche and Lobuche. From here, the trail ascends towards Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep.
A day tour is enough to see around the base camp and return to Gorakshep to prepare for next hike to the Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the only location above 5,000 meters which offers a close glimpse of the Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of Himalayan flora and fauna.
Mani Rimdu Festival date for the year 2017 is at 4th, 5th and 6th November 2017.
Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Fly to Lukla & Prepare for Trek / Trek to Phakding 2,652 m (8,698 ft)||2-3 hours|
|Day 3||Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m (11,289 ft)||5.3 hours|
|Day 4||Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar||–|
|Day 5||Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Dingboche 4,350 m (14,272 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 7||Acclimatization day at Dingboche||–|
|Day 8||Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m (16,108 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m (17,601 ft) via Gorakshep||8 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Kala Patthar 5,643 m (18,513 ft) and hike back to Pheriche||7 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Namche Bazaar||6 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Lukla||6 hours|
|Day 13||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu||–|
|Day 14||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
I did a private Everest Base Camp in mid January with Caravan Outdoors and I had a blast. My tour guide Bale was very knowledgeable about the Everest Base Camp region, the culture and was very down to earth which allowed me to experience the Nepalese culture and communicate with locals. The tour delivered more than just a trek. ~Belinda P. Moshi (NSW, Australia)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||14 days|
|Trek Length||11 days|
|Max. Altitude||5,643 meters (18,513 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|