It is a lifetime dream for many travelers to reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the perfect opportunity to set foot at the foothills of Mount Everest and explore the local culture and traditional life of the Himalayan people. Everest Base Camp trekking is more difficult and challenging in terms of altitude. On the other hand, Everest Base Camp trekking could be a better option to enjoy close-up mountain views and adventurous feel as compared to any other treks in Nepal. Every year thousands of trekkers visit Everest Base Camp especially in spring (March-May) and autumn ( Oct-Nov) as Everest and other peaks are seen distinctly from all directions during this time. Along the trail, one will encounter unique flora and fauna, friendly Sherpa people, yaks, colorful festivals and Buddhist monasteries. Blooming of different flowers like Rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper, and hemlock in the Sagarmatha national park and along the trail make the Everest Base Camp trek more delightful for nature lovers. At Namche Bazaar we take a rest to assist in better acclimatization and for further exploration of the surrounding before continuing the trek further. The close-up view of Everest and other mountain peaks from Kala Patthar is the most exciting and memorable one. Trekking journey begins with a short flight to Lukla, a small town which is also regarded as the gateway to the Everest region. In Lukla a variety of shops and teahouses cater to tourists and trekkers, providing Western-style meals and trekking gear. The trail passes through a dense forest of rhododendrons, fields of barley and apple orchards following up the Dudh Koshi river towards Namche Bazaar where we spend one extra day for acclimatization and exploring colorful market and village. Then, you head for the high point of the trek-Kalapathar to have a closer view of Himalayan peaks like Pumori, Chola, Lhotse, Nupse Everest and many more. Besides, these high peaks we can also see a huge snow-covered valley with small peaks around in the south and on the northwestern Tibetan mountains. Being on the top of Kalapathar you will surely forget the man-made world and disappear into the virgin world of nature.
Arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport where you will be welcomed by Adventure Blossom Treks & Expedition ( Pvt,) Ltd representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast, we start guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
An early morning wake up and after breakfast transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination-Lukla- on a 35 min scenic mountain flight. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla, we will tread on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky color from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first-day trek here. Overnight at lodge
Today we walk mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We cross Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day, you get panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge
The trail follows a fairly flat path along the valley with stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse coming into view. There is a steep descent taking us through a forest towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. After crossing the river we climb up a zigzagging path through a rhododendron forest where we may encounter both musk deer and wild colorful peacocks. The climb goes steep as we approach Tyangboche, which opens up to breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Taboche. Tyangboche, famous for its legendary monastery, is the largest in the Khumbu area. There will be time to visit both the monastery and the museum. After visiting Tyangboche monastery we continue our trek to Debuche. Overnight at lodge
This stretch of the trek from Deboche to Dingboche is through some pretty nice shady forest trails, full of Birches, Conifers, and Rhododendrons. The trail continues along the ridge on the true right side all the way to Dingboche while Ama Dablam's thumb like visage dominates the trail most of the time. Dingboche is another rest area to acclimatize in higher altitude. Overnight at lodge
The trail ascends a bit up to the Chorten above Dingboche and then gradually ascends to northwest Khumbu valley until we reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail is steeply uphill and we reach the memorial place of people who died while climbing Everest. Then, the trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche
From Lobuche we trek to Gorak Shep following the Khumbu Glacier and after exploring the place we hike to Everest Base Camp. We watch the spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. Then we return to Gorakshep for overnight stay retracing back our previous trail. Overnight at lodge
Today is definitely the climax of our trek. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we'll trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a while. Then, we continue our trek to Pheriche, a small beautiful village. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way.
We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. As we are heading back, we can click pictures and enjoy the view of the top of Everest and back side of Lhotse. After finally arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest.
On this final day's trek we reach Lukla. This 7 to 8-hour trek takes us through the villages of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek
It can also be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed or canceled.
This morning we will transfer you to Lukla airstrip for your flight back to Kathmandu. The 35-minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early from Lukla but this depends on the weather.
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your safe journey. ( the trip ends)