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Everest Base Camp Trek 

How long have you been waiting to scale Mt. Everest Base Camp? Our Trekking Partner has  has carefully designed a 16 day itinerary that offers you the opportunity to achieve your long-awaited dream of standing on Khumbu Glacier and reaching Everest Base Camp. Starting from Kathmandu, the trip includes preparation for the trekking and last-minute shopping. The flight to Lukla is exhilarating, and the series of suspension bridges connecting Sherpa settlements over roaring glacial rivers are highlights of the trek. As we trek above 3500m, we carefully monitor your pace while enjoying breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, and Mt. Everest itself. After retracing our footprints back to Lukla, to celebrate our accomplishments.

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Day One

Arrive: Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our Trekking Partners who will greet The Nomad Mountaineering Team.  From there, you will drive through the busy roads to your hotel where you can check-in, freshen up, and meet your fellow trekkers. Later, there will be a pre-departure meeting followed by a group dinner.  Finally, you can retire to your room for an overnight stay.

Day Two

Kathmandu to Ramechap

After breakfast, we will begin our journey by driving through small towns and river valleys to reach Ramechhap.  Once we arrive in Ramechhap, we will stay at a campsite that is located near the airport.

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Day Three

Lukla Airport to Phakding

Early in the morning, you head to the airport for your flight to Lukla (2860m). This is an approximately 30-minute flight with incredible mountain views north of the Himalayan Range.  After meeting the crew in Lukla, you head up the Dudh Koshi River Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.

Day Four

Phakding to Namche 

Following the Dudh Koshi river, and on to Monjo where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, Imja and BhoteKosi, and across a famous twin suspension bridge and onto Namche Bazaar, the main Sherpa town in the Khumbu region.

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Day Five

Acclimatisation Day

Today is a day for rest and acclimatisation. If you're feeling up to it, there are options for an acclimatisation walk or exploring the village of Namche Bazaar.  We will hike to Everest View Point near Syangboche (3800m.) while taking in the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, and the surrounding mountains. Then we will return to Namche where we can grab some lunch and enjoy some leisure time on our own.

Day Six

Second Acclimatisation Day

Today is the second day to acclimatise, which ensures a better chance of scaling Everest Base Camp. Namche is well provisioned so you can enjoy some shopping and take another short hike to Thamo village.


Day Seven

Namche to Phortse Tenga

 You will be treated to breathtaking views of some of the Khumbu region's greatest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and AmaDablam. After passing through the village of Sanasa, we will follow the steep uphill trail to the left that leads to Mong La pass. Here, we will stop to enjoy lunch while taking in the stunning views of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world.   After crossing the river, we will climb again to reach Phortse, a village where every household has at least one climber. If you are interested, you can explore the village and the Phortse climbing centre, which is run by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

Day Eight

Phortse to Dingboche

 On this stretch of the trail we follow today is narrow and relatively isolated, with occasional opportunities to spot mountain goats grazing nearby. Once we reach Pangboche, we will stop for lunch while taking in the stunning views of Ama Dablam. From there, we will continue our ascent up to Somare village then cross Imja Khola and reach Dingboche to spend night.

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Day Nine

Acclimatisation Day

Today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatise. If you are feeling good you could go for an acclimatisation walk up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.

Day Ten

Dingboche to Lobuche

Today, you will be trekking through a wide valley nestled between the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. Crossing the famous Khumby River and stopping for lunch in the small village of Thugla. After lunch, get ready for one of the hardest climbs of the trek, as you make your way to the Thugla Pass. Take a moment to pay homage to the cairns that have been built as memorials to the many climbers and Sherpas who have lost their lives while helping others summit the peak before ascending to Lobuche.

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Day Eleven

Everest Base Camp

 Following the Khumbu Glacier, passing via Gorakshep for lunch, Lhotse and Nuptse dominate the view and Mt Everest behind them. After lunch we continue walking towards Everest Base Camp. The trek to base camp and back is expected to take about 5-6 hours.  Once you arrive at the base camp, take some time to enjoy this crowning moment before making your way back down the long trail to Gorak Shep. This is the toughest day in terms of elevation gain and duration of the trek.  

Day Twelve

Optional Summit of Kala Patthar.  Trek from Gorakshep to Pangboche

If you want to see Everest and its surrounding peaks in the best way possible, you should plan for an early start. Ascending to Kala Patthar (5550m) will give you the highest point of the trip and provide you with awesome views of Everest. After taking in the view, you can head down to Pangboche for the night following the same route you took on the way up, except for the stretch between Pheriche Villag to the Pheriche pass. 

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Day Thirteen 

Pangboche to Namche

Starting from Pangboche, we will take a different route than the one we took on the way up. We will begin by crossing the Imja Khola river and walking through an oak forest and a small settlement of Diboche before arriving at Tengboche Monastery before continuing our journey downwards to Phungi Thenga.  Making our way towards Namche,  we will be treated to a breathtaking view of Amadablam. Upon arrival in Namche, we can check into our hotel and enjoy a refreshing hot shower before exploring the cafes and pubs in the area.

Day Fourteen 

Namche to Lukla

As the trek comes to an end, it's time to retrace our steps back to Lukla. Despite having tired legs, make sure to enjoy every inch of the journey and cherish the memories. Once you reach Lukla, celebrate your accomplishments with a party!  NB: You'll need to wake up early the next day to catch your flight to Ramechhap.

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Day Fifteen 

Lukla to Kathmandu

After completing your incredible mountain journey, you will need to fly back to Ramechhap. From there, you will drive back to Kathmandu and the joy of a hotel bed and shower. 

Day Sixteen

Depart Kathmandu

Enjoy the last morning in Kathmandu and catch a pre-arranged car and drive to the airport.   Additional days in Kathmandu can be arranged depending on your International Flight Schedule

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