On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our guide and staff will receive and welcome you in a traditional way. They will accompany you on a short drive to your hotels located in the heart of the city, Thamel. It is a tourist hub where most good hotels and restaurants are situated.
Check out your exquisite accommodations and get refreshed to join in for a group briefing. The Himalayan Forever's guide or group leader will provide you with a lot of useful and important information regarding the trek, hotels, and local lodges. A group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant during the evening time will be served to you.
After breakfast, a city and cultural tour guide from Himalayan Forever will meet you at the hotel for an exciting day city tour drive. The drive passes through Kathmandu's historical Durbar Square and Palace Courtyard. It is the right place to witness Nepalese cultures and offers the views of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our next stop is Swayambhunath Stupa, which carries a history of 2,600 years. It is a Buddhist monument that is one of Nepal's most well-known landmarks and is located on a hillside west of Kathmandu.
Return to the hotel for lunch and get ready for exciting scenic drive to Manthali town at Ramechap district. Stay there for the night and take a short flight to Lukla the next morning.
Morning transfer to Manthali town small airport for panoramic flight to Lukla, board in a small aircraft. The flight heads east with stunning views of Himalayan peaks facing Mt. Everest, as the plane makes a smooth exciting landing at Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport.
A moderate town, where walk starts heading down to Dudh Koshi River valley through several Sherpa villages. Festooned with prayer flags, Buddhist monument and prayer wall then reaching our first overnight stop at Phakding village.
A long today’s walk to Namche Bazaar, morning after breakfast the trail follows on moderate path. Walking short down and ups crossing a long bridge to reach a nice village of Monjo. The enter Sagarmatha National Park; (Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal, while the native Sherpa calls as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language). From the park entrance cross another bridge over the same river Dudh Koshi to Jorsalle, the last settlement before Namche Bazaar. Stopping for lunch, afternoon walk on river bed amidst lovely forest, then starts the climb on crossing a high bridge. A steep winding for few hours reaches Namche Bazaar for two overnight halt in the comfort of nice lodge.
An ideal spot Namche Bazaar for rest day to support acclimatization and short hike to view-points. Morning having breakfast facing views of Kwangde and Thamersarkhu peaks, while at Namche there are several side hikes.
Suggested scenic places for hikes around Namche and beyond:Visit the park museum on top of Namche Bazaar, offers interesting information of the Khumbu Sherpa’s cultures. Along with panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamersarkhu and Kantega with Kwangde peaks.
Hike to Everest View Hotel at above 3,880 m high a refreshing spot for views of Mt. Everest, while having warm cup of hot drinks. For energetic people can enjoy longer hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages, located on a glacial valley.
Rest of the day enjoy leisure afternoon browsing the streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops, stores, restaurants and fresh bakeries.
From Namche Bazaar, morning walk short up and then on winding nice trail facing views of towering snow-capped peaks. Then down to Imjatse River for lunch in a small settlement Phunki-Tenga, amidst beautiful rhododendron and pine forest.
Afternoon two hours climb to beautiful Tengboche and the monastery, a picturesque ridge and a small plateau. Enjoy grand panorama of Everest and surrounding giant snow peaks with time to visit the monastery interior of great religious and cultural interest. Overnight at Tengboche or little further down to Deboche in a quiet surrounding in the midst of woods.
After a pleasant overnight either in Tengboche or Deboche, facing glorious views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Walk begins heading downhill to cross a bridge from here tree lines declines for short Himalayan bush and shrubs.
Walk uphill with gentle climb to Pangboche village, located on route to Ama Dablam base camp and to Everest base camp.
Pangboche is the last permanent village, the other places on route Everest base camp are temporary settlements with lodges for trekkers. After Pangboche a slow short up to a place called Somare for lunch break. Afternoon walk on gentle up within an exposed areas, a short down to a river. Crossing a small bridge a short steep climb to Dingboche, located in a beautiful Imjatse valley. At the bottom of Ama Dablam North Face with views of Island Peak and Lhotse, Nuptse.
Another pleasant and important rest day for acclimatization as the altitude sharply rises. Dingboche a lovely place within scenic Imjatse valley encircled by an of snow peaks. Enjoy few hour hike to Nakarjung hill above Dingboche offers grand panorama of the valley floor with towering giant peaks. The views includes as far to Mt. Makalu and Lhotse Shar in the Far East with Island Peak.
From Dingboche, morning walk up to a ridge, and then on nice gradual climb to Thugla, a small settlement. Where the trails from Pheriche and Dingboche joins at Thugla on route Everest base camp. A good place for lunch stop facing close views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse peaks. Afternoon a steep short climb to Thugla-Pass,having short rest, continue walk on gradual up to Lobuche for overnight halt.
A Big Day of the adventure, start the morning walk from the nice lodge of Lobuche. As well carrying a pack lunch for the long day to Everest base camp, a slow gentle walk to start the fresh cool morning. The trail follows up and then walk on rocky moraine, above Khumbu glaciers. After few hour of steady hike reaching Gorakshep, a small settlement located on a valley below high Kalapathar hill. Facing close views of Mt. Pumori, enjoy a short refreshing break and then walk continues over rocks and boulders. Then finally reaching the highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp, enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic landscapes.
The base camp, can be busy and active during the mountaineering expedition times of late spring. Enjoy the remorseless fields of ice, snow and glaciers with massif Khumbu Ice Fall. The views of Mt. Everest is not visible, blocked by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks, achieving our goal and highlights. Return walk to Gorakshep for overnight stop, after a long exciting day of the adventure.
Start the morning as early as possible for the last big climb of the adventure to Kalapathar rocky hill top. After a strenuous climb reaching on the highest point of the adventure, Kalapathar one of the famous, popular scenic ridge.
From Kalapathar, enjoy breathtaking panorama of gigantic peaks that surrounds top of Kalapathar, facing closest views of Mt. Everest. After completing all major highlights descend to Gorakshep for breakfast, and continue walk downhill, feeling in high spirits. The trail follows past Lobuche and Thugla, from here onwards on another route to Pheriche valley. A pleasant walk to join the trail of Dingboche to Pangboche, head downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop.
Morning dazzling views of Ama Dablam at close distance, towers above Pangboche village. Leaving Pangboche walk down to a bridge and climb up to Tengboche and the monastery. Enjoying the surrounding exciting panorama of Everest and range of peaks, descent takes you to Imjatse River. A short climb to Shanasha village then on winding nice trail to Kyang-Jima. A small settlement with several guest houses and lodges amidst tranquil surrounding. A nice place, offers grand views of Everest, Ama Dablam with Tharmasarku and Kwangde at close range.
After a pleasant overnight with glorious morning views of stunning peaks, an hour walk to Namche Bazaar. Having time at Namche Bazaar as well for lunch stop, afternoon down to Dudh Koshi River. On reaching the river bank a slow short climb to enter the park entrance and exit. Then ending the wonderful day reaching lovely small village at Monjo for overnight halt.
Last day trek of the adventure, enjoy the walk with few short down and ups to Phakding. From Phakding retracing the same route with last final climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the Lukla town lined with shops, restaurants and stores..
Having early breakfast, a short walk to Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport as plane reach from Ramechap or Kathmandu. Board on the small aircraft for swift short flight back to land at Manthali small airstrip. A pleasant and exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure and for individual activities and shopping souvenirs of Nepal.
Reserved as contingency day, in case of flight delay or cancelation in Lukla due to unfavorable weather condition. Can happen sometimes, if all goes well as per the schedule of our itinerary days. Enjoy the leisure day, relaxing with fond memories of Everest base camp trek. Interested people can join for another tour to Patan and Bhaktapur, worth a visit not to be missed.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
I along with my few friends went to Everest Base Camp Trek for 14 days. Those 14 days were the most beautiful 14 days of our lives. The sceneries, the Nepali culture, The Nepali people everything was just extraordinary. The company owner Prakash was really friendly and welcoming. He made sure to provide us everything we wanted and make our trek the most memorable one and no doubt he was successful in it.
The personal help to make your trekking a super experience. Prakash is always willing to organise the best possible options. I have been in Nepal many many times in all periods of the year. Prakash organised the perfect trekkings for me with a great guide, not a standard as I wished to travel not on the main paths but also to connect with the people you might encounter. He could do that too. He knows the areas well and helped me also many times with flights or transportation in and outside the country. Being an experienced traveler it is very nice to be able to trust for everything always on Prakash, director of Himalayan Forever Treks. Good value for money and clear communication. I would not search any further. We plan to go next year as a family with my 2 sons, 12 -13 year old. I would not trust anyone else for a trekking with my kids.
This would be a trip of a lifetime. . . I had been planning this trip for years and to some unavoidable circumstances and the global pandemic came, everything was put on hold. Prakash has always been very helpful, patiently giving & detailing every information that a traveler would need to know. Everything I wanted to know was handled quickly and efficiently. Prakash (Himalayan Forever Treks) I will certainly recommend you.
I had the privilege of embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Himalayan Forever Treks, and it exceeded all my expectations. The breathtaking scenery, expertly organized itinerary, knowledgeable guides, and warm hospitality made it an unforgettable journey. A must-do for any avid trekker!
160 k.m. or 99.5 miles, aerial distance from Kathmandu to Mt. Everest or its base camp. But on walks from Lukla to Everest base camp is 62 k.m. or 38.5 miles one-way.
The trek overall is not too tough or difficult, the trail is well defined having several nice lodges and settlements. The only hardest will be walking fast on high altitude. Where all should take it slowly having rest to enjoy the walk each day. The toughest is the climb to high Kalapathar Hill top just for few hours.
Yes, the famous and popular Kalapathar Hill, one of the best view-points around the Himalayan region. While visiting Everest base camp, climb to Kalapathar Hill includes in our trekking itinerary. Which is not to be missed, offers grand vista and closest views of Mt. Everest.
Everest villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.
Everest region of Khumbu area offers best lodge or hotel accommodation with comprehensive food menu to choose from. From Lukla onwards till Gorakshep with several options from budget, moderate to luxury standard.
Trekkers can enjoy rooms with attached bath / toilets, but higher region the toilets and bathe are common. Foods are served in a large warm dining room, the foods served as per the menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.
The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).