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The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Nepal is a fascinating country and the trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our ascent is steady and well placed to best suit the acclimatization needed. Sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Pattar. This trek is one for the lover of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. It is a tough challenge and not to be taken lightly with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.

From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek. Those who have fully acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without doubt, the highlight for most will be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar – the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, of course, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of their trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Trekking
Trip Length 15 Days
Trip areas Everest Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu (Trekking from Lukla)
Trip Ending Kathmandu (Trekking to Lukla)
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Lukla, Everest region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, Sherpa culture, above 5000 m highest everest ranges
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 5545 meters Kalapather
Accommodation Tea House
Mode of Transportation Flight/Trek/Transportation
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu- Half a day visit of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath. You can have the rest of the day to yourself where you can do what you choose including preparation for trekking. O/N hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes three hours. You will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin the day trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank which is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about four and half hours. On this day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. You can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way of trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. Set there, is a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Khumjung
From Namche, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand metres above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock; Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother of Earth", it is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khumjung, and after staying in the more westernised town of Namche Bazar, these villages bring a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. It is possible to take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa specialty, Riki Kur - a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization.

Day 06: Khumjung - Thengboche
In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 & ½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery, dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation centre.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche
From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danphe Pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the Imja Khola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Ama Dablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the Imja Khola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the 'summer settlement" of Dingboche. O/N in Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche trek to Lobuche
We are now well above the tree line and your journey today brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day. O/N in Lobuche

Day 09 - 10: Lobuche - Kalapatter - Gorkshep trek to Everest Base Camp trek down to Lobuche
Early this morning you begin your trek, which will prove to be both mentally and physically demanding. Above Lobuche, we follow the path running through a trough alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Continuing on over rough ground we reach Gorak Shep, where a short break is offered to replenish fluids. A walk for a further hour and a half reaches Kala Pattar, a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori - a slow, steady pace, once again being the best attack. Avoid rushing. Stop and turn around: the scenery is fantastic. It is a hard climb, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. Huge creaking glaciers surround us and classic views of Everest are available. The views from the summit of Kala Pattar (5630m) are truly outstanding. Here you are directly below Pumo Ri's light granite and slanted snow channel. The surroundings have an awesome and unnatural brilliance. To the south, the Khumbu Glacier sweeps below you; northwards rise several border peaks including the vertical Lho La, reached from the Tibetan side in 1921, the first time foreigners had seen the Khumbu Glacier. Mt Everest rises above them all. Known as "Chomolungma" (Lady Goddess of the Wind) by the Nepalese, the mountain was initially called Peak XV. In 1852 it was recognized as the highest peak on earth and four years later was given the name Everest in honor of Sir George Everest, the early surveyor general. After some time out to contemplate this view, we return to Lobuche. O/N in Gorkshep and Lobuche

Day 11: Lobuche trek down to Tengboche
After our tiring ascent to Kala patar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome tea house that often have "left overs" for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a "years" - summer settlement. Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon. O/N in Thyangboche

Day 12: Tengboche trek down to Monjo
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, and continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight. O/N in Monjo

Day 13: Monjo trek down to Lukla
On this morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. O/N in Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu
On this morning you will be taken to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be meeting our representative at the airport and then be taken to the Hotel.

Day 15: Departure

Inclusions / Exclusions

3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
11 Nights in Tea house(normal guest house)

2 Airports pick up (private vehicle)
2 Airports drop (private vehicle)
1 half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Kathmandu fly to Lukla ( Clients and Nepali staff)
Lukla fly to Kathmandu (Clients and Nepali Staff)
All airport taxes for clients and Nepali staff

1 half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee),
Accommodation in teahouses,
Sleeping bag,
Down jackets,
Sagarmatha National Parks entry fees,
TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
English speaking guide,
Porter (2 person need 1 porter) porter will start trekking from Lukla
All necessaries for Nepali staff (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc)


Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc),
Personal clothing's,
Personal expenses,
Emergency rescue charge,
Any unforeseen expenses

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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