Sagamartha (Everest) Base Camp trek takes us into one of the most spectacular regions of Nepal where the Sherpa culture thrives amongst the highest peaks in the world. The Sagamartha massif as seen from Thyangboche and Kala Pattar is a sight you will never forget, and the hospitality of these tough mountain people will remain with you for a long time. This is the traditional trek to view Sagamartha, following the historic trail and travelling in true expedition style; it will appeal to those who wish to retrace the steps of history to the base of the highest mountain in the world.
When it comes to spectacular breathtaking mountain panoramas, the Everest base camp and Kala Pattar Trek is without equal, if you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world to do it. After exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest region. The walk to Everest Base Camp from Lukla takes you through lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, and far above the tree line towards the earth’s highest mountains.
Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu:
you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle and briefed about your trekking program and the equipment’s you will require during the trekking period and other important aspects related to trekking and introduction with your trekking guide and in the evening dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with traditional cultural dance show.
Day 02: 30min flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m):
Today we fly on a small plane to the Himalayan foothills from where we begin our trek into the Everest region. From the flight you will see amazing Nepal mountains and hills and on reaching Lukla we start trekking to Phakding it will take around 3 hours and today’s trails will be very easy passing through big Sherpa villages.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Today we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Today we trek for around 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar:
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another, Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m):
Today our trekking continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi river along with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredible ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If lucky, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. We trek for around 5-6 hours today.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche
Today as we trek from Tengboche the trail drops to Dengbuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Pheriche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Today we trek for around 5-6 hours.
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche :
Today we have take a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region today we trek for around 4 Hours
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m):
Today after breakfast we start ascending up and the trail requires climbing up many stone steps and after around 3 hours you will reach GorakShep where you will spend today’s night. You will have hot lunch here and check into a hotel room and after a short rest we will proceed to Everest base camp it will take around 2 hours to get there and on the way you can see many memorial stupas built in memory of people who died while trying to climb MT.Everest and you will enjoy seeing big glacier on reaching base camp and you can enjoy touching the snow mountain and taking few photos and after spending a while here we walk back to Gorakshep and overnight stay.
Day 10: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek back to Dingboche:
Today is the climax of our trip. We start early at dawn to make a side trip to Kala Patthar to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar which is an hour’s walk to witness the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest if the weather is good.As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. On returning to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and then trek to Dingboche and overnight stay.
Day 11: Dingboche – Namche Bazaar
Further return-descent to Namche Bazaar – once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region – participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas.
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where participants can kick up their feet and relax at a hotel; taking time to reflect on the journey behind them. Free day for personal activities and in the evening join up for dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant enjoying cultural show.
Day 15: Transfer to airport in a private vehicle for final departure to your destination.
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