|Trek”||Everest Base Camp Trek|
|Duration:||13 Days / 12 Nights|
|Arrival Date:||25th September|
|Departure Date||07th October|
|Status:||Private group departure|
Everest Base Camp is still one of the most popular locations to trek even 50+ years after the first ascent of Mt. Everest, trekkers continue to embark on this journey to the base camp of Everest.
Why just walk to Everest Base Camp when you can join Shane to explore the many stories Mount Everest has to offer along the way. Shane is a highly experienced guide and qualified wilderness guide who can assist you in your high altitude adventures.
Our tours offer additional days to acclimatise adequately and not rushing and wasting your chances to reach the penultimate prize of Everest Base Camp
As you trek through the villages of the famous Sherpa people, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains that rise above the clouds.
13 Day Everest Base Camp Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu. You will be met on arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport by one of Escape Trekking Adventures Nepalese staff members. From the airport you will be transferred to your Hotel.
Day 2 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Early morning helicopter flight to Lukla. The duration of the flight is around 30 minutes. At Lukla, you will meet up with your porters and other trek staff. After a quick breakfast, begin trekking. Today’s three to four-hour trek to Phakding is on fairly level trail.
Day 3 Phakding to Namche
Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monju. After lunch, past Jorsalle, begins the grueling climb to the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region – Namche. Weather permitting, today, you will get your first view of Mt. Everest.
Day 4 Namche acclimatisation day
Today is an acclimatisation day although we will take the team on an acclimatisation walk high above Namche.
Day 5 Namche to Tengboche
From Namche, walk on level trail for a while enjoying mountain views although a grueling three to four hours of uphill awaits us for the trek up into Tengboche. This afternoon you have the option to join the prayer ceremony at the Tengboche monastery.
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche
From today, you will start to notice the change in the landscape. Forests give way to arid landscape with shrubs. Ascend gradually to Pangboche and then to Dingboche in the Imja valley.
Day 7 Dingboche acclimatisation day
Today is a day for acclimatisation. This morning we will hike up past the Nangkar Tshang Gompa for an acclimatisation walk (walk high sleep low) and Shane will set up a fixed line to the side of the hill and you will have the opportunity to part take in fixed line ascending just like the expedition teams on Everest do.
Day 8 Dingboche to Dughla
This morning we climb gradually to the top of a hill overlooking the Pheriche valley. Cross a few pastures and make a short but steep ascent to Dughla where you will reach for lunch.
Day 9 Dughla acclimatisation day
Today is a rest day for acclimatisation. This morning we will demonstrate glacier travel techniques, and how climbing partners move together on high alpine mountains.
Day 10 Dughla to Lobuche
The trail is steep at first until the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. This is an area with monuments dedicated to climbers who have perished on Khumbu’s mountains.We take our time at this point as the high altitude begins to take effect. Past this point it is a gradual ascent to Lobuche where, again, you will arrive before lunch.
Day 11 Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp
Ascend gently through meadows and then cross several steep moraines to Gorakshep which is situated on a sandy and flat section that served as base camp for the 1952 Swiss Everest expedition. From Gorakshep, you may opt to continue to the Everest Base Camp walking through jumbles of small rocks and boulders but you must return to Gorakshep for the night. The round-trip hike from Gorakshep to Base Camp can take around four to five hours.
Day 12 Gorakshep to Kathmandu after Kalapathar ascent early morning
Early this morning we hike up to the top of Kalapathar (5,545m/18,195 ft.) for views of Everest. This 310m/1,117 ft. steep ascent is challenging. Previous clients’ times for this climb have ranged from 2-3 hours – one way. At a slow and steady pace, we move into position to see the all mighty beast, weather permitting the summit of Kalapathar serves as one of the best face-to-face view-points for the southern massif of Mt. Everest and the south col. After this mornings ascent, we jump on board a helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 13 Departure day from Kathmandu
Depart for home as your adventure has come to an end or go onwards to your other destinations.