Everest base camp trek, price for couple
Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek, 17 Days
Swiss Nepal Family Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible experience introducing you to an amazing view of the highest mountains in the Himalaya. Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of the Everest in 1953.
The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts in Lukla and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa village of Namche, a bustling bazaar not only for trekkers. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good view of Everest and then head towards Tangboche Monastery, which is about a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world. We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather. We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our staff/crew at the airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private car,
Our tour guide introduces you in the world heritage sites such as Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath by private vehicle. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
After 45 minutes fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will have breakfast and then continue our journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast; we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day,
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach in there and after 1 hour enjoy with the mountains then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit ancient monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and back to hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours,
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery in evening time to take a meditation with many monks and nuns. The views of the mountains are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours,
Today, our trail continues through the Rhododendrons forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until reaching the Pangboche village. The trail continues a little steeper up till to reach Pangboche monastery. We can visit the monastery and continue our trek till Somare village, it takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 8: Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)
Today we have a day off to acclimatize. So, our trail continues in the Yak grazing land until reaching Chhukung village which takes about 2 hours. Then we continue our steep ascent trail till Chhukung-Ri which takes about 2 and half hour. Now we have a close view of Lhotse, Makalu, Island peak and Baruntse himal as well. Then you descend till Chhukung and will have lunch break. It takes about 1 hour. After lunch we come back same way until reaching Dingboche village. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours,
In the morning, after breakfast, the short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. We continue our trail passing the terrace until reaching Thukla which takes about 2 and half hour. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. We will have lunch break there before climb the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who perished on missions to climb Everest. We have a dramatic mountain views like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Lobuche, Tawache and Amadablam etc. then your trail continues until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 and half hour. In the evening time we go to look Khumbu Glacier. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-Shep 5140m/3-4 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch, we can enjoy great view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 11: Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m.
Today’s journey is a round trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. First we pass by the glacier lake. Then, we go through the side of moraine and go down to the central part of Khumbhu glacier. We follow the small ups and downs through the glacier until reaching Everest Base Camp which looks desolate surrounding ice, snow and rock faces. We can see from here South Col and the icefalls of the Western Cwn as well as Pumori. Then, we return back to our Lodge which takes about 6 hours for round trip. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Gorak-Shep to Pheriche 4240m (4/5 hours)
Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Pathar 5550m. The trail steeply ascends until reaching Kala Pathar view point which takes about 2 hours. Kala Pathar means Black rocks. Now we have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Changtse (Chinese mountain), Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we climb down till our hotel and it takes about 1 hour. We will have our breakfast. After breakfast we continue our trek passing the Changri glacier until reaching Lobuche which takes about 2 hour. Then we continue again until reaching Thukla which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there. After lunch, the trail continues gently descent till reaching Pheriche. It takes about 2 hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours,
This day after breakfast, we return back same way to Tengboche. Firstly our trail continues passing the pastures land and cross a small stream, then gradually descends to Pangboche Village and cross by an Iron bridge. We keep walking through the Rhododendron forested area until reaching Debuche. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village and it takes 4 hours. We will have lunch there. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazzar 3440m/4-5 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest until reaching the Dudh Kosi River and cross by a bridge. It takes about 1 and half hours. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive in the village name is called Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazzar which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours,
In the morning, we leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until reaching Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu,
Early in the morning fly back to Kathmandu which takes approximately 45 minutes. Transfer to Hotel. Farewell dinner with SNFT.
Day 17: Transfer to International Airport