Everest Base Camp Trek 2020 Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek 2020 Nepal

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


Total Duration15 Days
PackageFull Board Service
Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
Max Elevation5545m (Kalapathar)

INTRODUCTION

With the height of 8,848m, Mt. Everest is renowned as the highest peak in the world. Numbers of tourists visit Nepal to climb Mt. Everest and achieve the tagline as the world’s highest altitude climber. One can reach Mt. Everest through the route of Everest Base Camp-the most popular trekking camp in Nepal.


Usually, the supplies transports to the Camp by Sherpas or porters with the help of animals, mainly yaks. In order to, complete this trek it usually takes fourteen days.  The exquisite Namche Bazar (3,440m high from the sea level) is the first gate way to reach Mt. Everest. It is a town located in Solukhumbu district with the population of 1647 where the whole community belongs to Sherpas. This base camp also covers the Sagarmatha National Park which is one of the world heritage sites. It covers the area of 1,148 sq. km in the Solukhumbu District and ranges the elevation from 2,845 to 8,848m (9,334 to 29,029 ft.) in the summit of Mount Everest.


In the lower forested zone Birch, Juniper, Blue Pines, Firs, Bamboo and aromatic blooming Rhododendrons are found. These forests provide shelter to at least 118 species of birds including Himalayan Moonal, Blood Pheasant, Red-Billed Chough, and Yellow-Billed Chough. Similarly, Sagarmatha National Park is a home to the numbers of rare mammal species including Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear and Red Panda.


The appropriate time to trek to the Everest base camp is during March, April, May, September, October, November and December. However, one can trek in February and early September but we prefer to trek during the months of spring is the best.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu


Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) and trek to Phakding (2652m)


Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)


Day 04: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar


Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tangboche (3860m)


Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)


Day 07: Rest and acclimatization at Dingboche (4410m)


Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4931 m)


Day 09: Trek to Ghorakshep (5180m), hike to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and Back to Ghorakshep


Day 10: Hike to Kalaphattar (5545 m) and back to Gorakshep


Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4280m)


Day 12: Trek back to Namche (3440m)


Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m)


Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1340m)


Day 15: Departure flights to the Native Countries

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

Kathmandu, surrounded by four hills – Fulchowki, Chandragiri, Shivapuri and Nagarjuna. Kathmandu valley has three major cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated at the altitude of 4500 feet above the sea level. Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Our representative will receive you from the airport and transfer you to the respective Hotels. Short briefing about further plans in Kathmandu and trekking will be held.


Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) and trek to Phakding (2652m)

Early morning transfer to the airport escorted by Guide and fly to Lukla (2880m). This 45-minutes flight provides a magnificent entry to the trek. It highlights the snowline of the Himalayan Range in the north and the rugged landing at the Lukla airport, which is said to be one of the most spectacular flights and the scariest airports in the world. Upon arrival, meet porters and while they reassemble and pack the bags, the guests are welcomed to explore this bustling town on top of a hill with rows of houses, hotels and shops lining both sides of cobbled street. 

          

The trek starts by following the trail leading to the northwest direction through the narrow street, which immediately descends from the end of the village on a trail through the open hillside. The trail is well defined and there are many shops and lodges catering to the trekkers. There are suspension bridges to connect the main trail and the villages along the way. This is the Everest Highway and so follow the main trail passing small villages of Chaurikharka, Cheplung, Thado Koshi and Ghat with shops and restaurants along the way. Past Cheplung near Thado Koshi, we will have the glimpse of Mt. Kusum Khanguru (6369m) and we descend past a Mani stone, cross it on a metal bridge and climb to Thado Koshi, a nice place to stop for lunch.



Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Leave the main village and follow the trail on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. It is a pleasant walk for the first half of the day as you pass through the agricultural countryside, small wayside villages and a monastery. We cross the Dudh Koshi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Mt. Thamserku (6623m). Just before lunch, there is a steep climb of about 20 minutes to arrive at Monjo for Lunch. After lunch, we trek up to the check post to check the permits and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park.


This is a busy trail with plenty of human interest. Our first good views are of the west ridge of Kusum Kangru (6369m). Follow the Dudh Koshi River, crossing over a suspension bridge, and then slowly climb up a very steep trail to Namche Bazaar. Near half waypoint at top danda, we enjoy our first views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) - the big three. The climb is for nearly 3 hours as one gain in altitude making breathing difficult due to rarified air.


Upon the arrival in the Namche Bazaar (3447m) check in to the lodge. This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. Mt. Thamserku (6648m) and KongdeRi (6624m) loom along the east and west of the village. The sacred mountain Khumbi Yul (5707m) dominates the skyline along the west.  


   

Day 04: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

After a leisurely breakfast, excursion to Hotel Everest View which starts from the main square in Namche bazaar with a flight of cobbled stone steps all the way to Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), which was built to serve Hotel Everest View. Hotel Everest View, as the name suggest have the amphitheater views of the giants of the Himalayas such as: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Tawoche (6542m), Mt. Cholatse (6440 m), Mt.  Amadablam (6814m), Mt. Kangtega (6783m), Mt. Thamserku (6618m) and Mt. Kusum Khangaru (5808m) are on the offer.  


  

Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tangboche (3860m)

After the breakfast there is a steep climb for about 20 minutes and after that we pass a bank and reach a big prayer stone. From there the path is steady with magnificent views of the Himalayas especially of the Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Kangtega.


The Tangboche Monastery is one of the most important monasteries of the Khumbu Region and the late afternoon can be spent visiting this ancient Monastery. It is the traditional place where all Everest Expeditions receive their blessings as they walk in towards the base camp. After visiting the monastery, rest of the day is leisure.



Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

After breakfast, set out on the trail with a short, steep and muddy descend through a forest of birch, conifer and rhododendron to the meadows of Devouche. Continue on a level trail through forests to arrive at a newly constructed bridge high above the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River with fine views of Mt. Amadablam. Cross the bridge and climb for another 10 minutes to arrive at a resting place. Continue to climb till a pass and then there is a gentler walk to the village of Pangboche (3985m), which also has a monastery. From Pangboche the trail gradually ascends towards Shomare following the Imja River where we will stop for lunch.


After lunch in the afternoon our route ascends gradually, high above the Imja Khola, passing the teahouses at Orsho before crossing the Imja Khola and old glacial moraines to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. We are now almost completely above the tree line. In clear conditions, look out for spectacular sunsets here and on Amadablam. Today’s walk is quite tiring due to the altitude, so it is important to take notice of your leader’s advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.



Day 07: Rest and acclimatization at Dingboche (4410m)

As per the study on high altitude sickness, it has been found that most of the people suffer or show signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) from the altitude of 14000 feet. Thus, it is highly recommended to have a rest day to acclimatize at this altitude before starting an ascent.



Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4931 m)

After breakfast take left hand trail and start ascend towards the top of the hill, which has number of Chorten. From the Chorten, Mt. Tawache and Mt. Cholatse (6440m) make for a striking scene, as they seem to lean forward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now generally fairly flat on wide open fields. After arrival at the ridge, descend for about ten minutes, cross a bridge and arrive at Thugla for an early lunch.


After lunch, there is a steep ascent for about an hour to the ridge where there is a Sherpa memorial in remembrance to those brave mountaineers who died during expeditions. Further, on the trail leads to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with views of Pumori or Widow’s Peak in the foreground. The stark and the rugged beauty create almost a moonscape. The campsite at Lobuche is reached after another hour of steady trekking through the moraine and is situated in a windswept valley with the enchanting views of the Tawatse (6501m) and Nuptse (7855m).



Day 09: Trek to Ghorakshep (5180m), hike to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and Back to Ghorakshep

From Lobuche, the trek begins with a pleasant walk with a vista of the Himalayan giants surrounding the landscape and a short climb brings one to another valley. Travel along the Khumbu Glacier through the jumbled moraines and scattered rocks. The trail continues to slowly contour on the open landscape and after about an hour, there is a steep ascent for about 10-15 minutes. Climb slowly to a ridge and then continue on a trail of rocks caused by rockslides. On a clear day Mt. Everest can be seen looming behind Nuptse. Arrive at the ridge above Ghorakshep and then descend to Ghorakshep, a settlement with 4-5 teahouses to stay for overnight.


This was the base camp for the 1952 Swiss Everest expedition. In 1953 the British Everest expedition called this “lake camp’. Ghorakshep or "graveyard of the crows” has a small lake that is usually frozen and several monuments to climbers who have died during various Everest expeditions. Hike 3 hours towards the Khumbu Glacier reaching your ultimate goal to Mount Everest base camp (5,364 m). At the final ascent to the Everest Base Camp, the views are out of this world.


Day 10: Hike to Kalaphattar (5545 m) and back to Gorakshep

 Early wake up and then after a quick cup of tea/coffee, set off by taking the lef hand side trail and head straight up the hill to Kalaphattar (5545m) and the views of Mt. Everest. The trek up to the top is an arduous one and takes about 2 ½ to 3 hrs. to reach the top.


The early morning or late afternoon is the best time to view Mt. Everest from this vantage point as the sun is behind the observer and directly on the mountains in front. The climb to the Kalaphattar though tough, is well worth it as the views from here is breathtaking. The giants of the earth are all around including Mt. Pumori (7145m), Everest (8848m), and China’s peak Changtse (755m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8516 m), Amadablam (6812m) and many others. After some rest set out back tracking on scattered rocks and jumbled moraines to return to Gorakshep. The trek immediately starts with downhill through the rocky path with snow covered mountain views.


Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4280m)

The hike into Pheriche was pretty flat heading steadily downhill for the most part.  The last part of the day we followed the valley floor following local tracks beside streams formed by the melting ice of the mountains. Along the way we pass through an area dedicated to those that have died attempting to climb the peaks of the Himalayan mountain ranges. 


The valley floor is mostly damp and muddy covered with moss and other small patches of vegetation.  As the sun dropped below the mountains the temperature dropped as rapidly as it rose this morning as the sun rose over Mt Everest.



Day 12: Trek back to Namche (3440m)

Pheriche to Namche Bazar distance is 14.3 kilometers. Pheriche to Namche Bazaar part of the trek in Mount Everest region is full of natural beauties. Some of the parts will give you toughest challenges as a trekker and at the same time some of the phases will give you a chance to some of the most scenic mountain natural beauty which you will remember for the rest of the life.


Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m)

It is interesting to watch others starting enthusiastically on the trek ahead as we head down to the village of Phakding. Today we re-trace our steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing to the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch will be taken at Phakding and in the afternoon we ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip and our lodge accommodation at Lukla. It is a delightful ending to the trip as one enters into this busy village of Lukla. In the evening, a farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our Sherpa companions.



Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1340m)

After a hearty breakfast, walk up to the airport and later board the 45-minutes flight back to Kathmandu.


Day 15: Departure flights to the Native Countries

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from HST Adventures will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Ground Transportation: - All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit (ACAP Permit), TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Restricted Area Permit: Upper Mustang Restricted area permit (Special area permit $500 USD)
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language.
  • Porter:  An experienced trekking porter, Max 20 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Farewell dinner party offer by organizing team
  • Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will provided by free of cost
  • Medical Kit: Trekking medical kit and tools
  • Trekking Map: A trekking map for each trekkers

Question: Which season and month is best for Everest View Trek?

Answer: Autumn and Spring are the best season for Everest View Trek. Specially September and October is popular.

Question: How you make this Trip Successful?

Answer: We have really extraordinary professional trekking guide who are friendly, helpful and experienced in this field. Good Team work always gives positive result.

  1. Choose a professional and experiences trekking guide.
  2. Should have proper trekking gears, including down jacket, trekking trouser, wind proof, hat, trekking poles and sun protections etc.
  3. Tell your guide if you feel uncomfortable while getting high altitude, you may sick by altitude problem.
  4. It's better to bring some chocolate and dry foods yourself.
  5. Respect local people and their cultural values, try not to give any negative message on that.
  6. Always be creative and ask anything to the local people yourself or through your guide to know about the mysterious himalayan culture and nature.
  7. Manage your personal rubbish yourself or through your guide, do not throw any plastic item in open environment.
  8. Always follow the rules and regulation of your personal guide

CONTACT US

Chhaya Devi Complex,Ground Floor - Thamel,Kathmandu Nepal

hstadventure@gmail.com

+977-01-5252197 - Sales Office Thamel (NP)

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