Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Express Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Phakding 2,657 m - 05 hrs.Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region. From Lukla a gradual walks to begin with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monumenta and large spinning bells. Slowly our pleasant first day reaches at Phakding a moderate size village with many lodges, as walk continues following Dudh Kosi river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.Morning walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains slowly as walk progress, walking into river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
Day 4: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche 4,320 m - 05hrs.Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.
Day 6: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.A rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Day 9: Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m descend to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.Morning climb to Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley with many good lodges with time for lunch break at Pheriche. After Pheriche walk leads down with short climb and then a long descend to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village with unique views of Amadablam at close distance.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar -07 hrs.From Pangboche morning walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to Phunki Tenga with climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma on route Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal). After a pleasant walk with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs with afternoon at leisure.Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Day 13: In Kathmandu spare and contingency day with optional tour.A free day in Kathmandu reserved as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather pattern can be unpredictable with bad unfavorable day for flights. Just to be in the safe side if all goes perfect as per the itinerary days, one can enjoy the rest day for individual activities and relaxing or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur.
Day 14: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Express Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.
- Sagarmatha National Park permits fees
- Domestic flights fare as per the itinerary from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
- In all your arrival and departure private transportation
- Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.
- Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
- Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance
- Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
- Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
- Government taxes and official expense
- Welcome Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
- Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
- Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.