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 this trek. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are few of the great mountains. The 16 days trek offers enough time to explore the Khumbu region with ease. If you aren’t in hurry, you can take time during the trek and enjoy the local culture and landscapes with this trek.
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 Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. The next day you can hike the Kala Patthar and return back. It literally translates to “Black Stone;” and the impressive thing is, only it can offer the close glimpse of the Mount Everest during the entire trek.Sagarmatha National Park is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of Himalayan flora and fauna.
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. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Rest in Kathmandu / Trek preparation||–|
|Day 3||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2,652 m (8,698 ft)||2-3 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m (11,289 ft)||5.3 hours|
|Day 5||Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar||–|
|Day 6||Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Pheriche 4,252 m (13,950 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 8||Acclimatization day at Pheriche||–|
|Day 9||Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m (16,108 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m (17,601 ft) via Gorakshep||8 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Kala Patthar 5,643 m (18,513 ft) and hike back to Lobuche||7 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Pangboche||6 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Namche Bazaar||6 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Lukla||6 hours|
|Day 15||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu||–|
|Day 16||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Everest trek proved to be a challenge for me. I never had trekked to such great height before, however, the proper acclimatization and sound health helped me reach the base camp at no time.
Thanks to the team of Caravan Outdoors, specially to Hom Rana, for making the trip successful. The tea-houses were clean and standard, likewise the hotel in Kathmandu. Fabulous trip and well organized overall. ~Rob Ellington (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||16 days|
|Trek Length||12 days|
|Max. Altitude||5,643 meters (18,513 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|