Eminent historian, Baburam Acharya coined the name “Sagarmatha” in Nepali Language, where “Sagar” means the sky and “Matha” means above, for which there is believe that the Mt.Everest is above the sky.
For local Sherpa people, it is called as “Chomolungma”, means the mother goddess of the earth. Everest base camp, shortly termed as EBC describes two base camps, south base camp and north base camp from its south and north pole respectively. For the mountain climbers, during their ascent and descent it is used as the campsite, but for the trekking people, it is last and closest camp to witness of earth’s highest peak.
Trekking from Nepal to the Everest Base Camp is to south base camp, is the second most popular in Nepal. Everest’s daunting summit soars so high that trekking to its base camp is still an adventure of the highest sort. Beginning from the capital of the Sherpa, Namchebazaar, following the popular monastery, Tengboch, we will continue our journey, exploring some heart-praising places to see. This trekking expedition contains many beautiful mountains, stupas, monasteries and rivers.
The Tengboche is very famous for the beautiful monastery with praying Lamas around. During the EBC trek, the trekkers explore the breathtaking view of the Mt.Everest (8,848m), along with Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,879m) and many more snow capped mountains. Khumbu glaciers, ice falls and the rugged terrains are astounding.
Your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Manthali, which takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. The journey will take you along the Roshi Khola and Sunkoshi River, before crossing Sunkoshi and following the Tamakoshi River to reach Manthali Airport. From here, you'll take a short 18-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. On reaching Lukla, you'll start your trek to Phakding, which takes around 3 hours. This trek takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the Khumbu region, following the Dudhakoshi River and passing by several old monasteries. Phakding is a unique destination, renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage and the presence of an old monastery. Stay overnight in Phakding and soak in the local culture and heritage of the Khumbu region, a hub of spiritual and cultural activity with a strong Buddhist influence. This trek provides a rare opportunity to gain insights into the local culture and history while immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas. Please note that the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is not always regular and can sometimes be subject to change or cancellation. It is always best to check with the flight provider for the latest information and to ensure that your plans are not impacted. Despite this, taking a flight directly to Lukla is a convenient and efficient way to reach the heart of the Khumbu region, and to start your trek to Phakding.
After spending a night near the riverside in Phakding, we will continue our trek for 4 to 5 hours to reach Namche (3440m). Along the way, we will follow the Dudh Koshi River and check in at the Jorsalle check post of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail from Jorsalle to Namche is dotted with stunning views of the Himalayan Thar and the Lophophorus (known in Nepali as the Daphe or Himalayan Munal). The population of Namche is approximately 2300, and it is a hub for both trekkers and locals. Namche is also known for its weekly market, where Tibetan merchants come to sell their wares twice a year. Here, we can find a variety of trekking gear and equipment, and make arrangements for mule transportation or the use of yaks and jokyo to reach higher elevations. During our stay in Namche, we will have the opportunity to explore the local culture, which is steeped in Buddhism, and to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Today, we will embark on a 6 to 7 hour hike around Namche. Our first destination is the view point at Japanese Hotel, located at an altitude of 3859 meters. From here, we will be able to witness the beauty of some of the world's highest mountains including Tabuche Peak (6495 meters), Choletse Peak (6335 meters), Nuptse (7864 meters), Everest (8848.86 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Lhotse Middle (8382 meters), Peak 38 (7591 meters), Amadablam (6814 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Thamserku (6618 meters), Kusum Kangaru, East West Middle, Nupla (5885 meters), Kongde (6088 meters), Kongde Nup and Sar, and Sundar Peak. We will then make our way to Syangboche, the world's highest airfield, located at an altitude of 3720 meters. After taking in the views, we will visit the nearby villages of Khumjung and Khunde. The roofs of the houses in these villages are of the same color, creating a picturesque landscape. In Khumjung, we will visit the Yati sclap, the education center and hospital that was established with the help of Edmund Hillary. In Khunde, we will visit the hospital, Yak breeding center, and the museum where we will be able to view a documentary slide show about the Everest region and its people. We will also visit the national park visitor center. Finally, we will head back to our hotel in Namche, stopping at the Namche Gumba along the way. After a long and exhilarating day, we will spend the night in the hotel, recharging our batteries for the next leg of our journey
On the next day of our trek, we will set out from Namche (3440m) and head towards Deboche (3710m) after hiking for approximately 6 to 7 hours. During the journey, we will be surrounded by beautiful views and have a high chance of encountering Himalayan Thar and Lophophorus, as well as pine trees and Rhododendron trees. At Tengboche (3860m), we will make a stop to visit the famous monastery and then continue on to Deboche. The night will be spent in Deboche, surrounded by the stunning Rhododendron forest, which is situated at an altitude of 3710m..
Today's journey will start from Deboche, with a 5-6)hour hike towards Dingboche(4410m). As we trek through the beautiful Rhododendron forest, we will have the opportunity to spot various Himalayan animals, such as Thar and Lophophorus. Our next stop is Pangboche (3,930m), where we will visit the ancient monastery and admire the scenic view of Yati sclap. From Pangboche, it takes approximately 2 hours to reach Dingboche, We will spend the night in Dingboche.
Today, we will embark on a trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, which will take approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first two hours of the trek will be a gradual climb through a plain terrain, followed by a more strenuous 2-hour ascent. After reaching the top, we will take a flat trail for around 1 hour, during which we will encounter a memorable monument dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the mountainous region. Upon arrival at Lobuche, we will find ourselves in a non-vegetation zone with a fork in the road - one path leading to Kongmala Pass on the right and the other leading to Chola Pass on the left. We will stay at the base of Lobuche, with a stunning view of Nupste in front of us. At an altitude of 4910 meters, this will be a challenging but rewarding day of trekking.
Today, we will embark on a 4-hour trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep, located at an altitude of 5140 meters. Our journey will take us through a rocky terrain and past some glaciers, so it is important to bring along enough water and energy bars, as well as to wear appropriate gear. Upon arrival at Gorekshep, we will take a break for lunch before continuing on to the ultimate destination of our trek - the South Base Camp of Mount Everest, located at an altitude of 5364 meters. During the months of March and April, the area will be bustling with climbers who have come to acclimatize in preparation for their ascent of the mountain. From the base camp, we will be treated to a panoramic view that feels like a heavenly paradise. After taking in the sights, we will return to Gorekshep for dinner and an early bedtime, as we will need to wake up earlier than normal the next morning.
Today, we will be starting early in the morning with a wake-up call and a hot cup of tea before embarking on a 7-hour trek from Gorekshep to Pangboche (3930m). Our first stop will be Kalapathhar, located at an altitude of 5550 meters, where we will aim to reach before sunrise to take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayan range from the view point. It is important to bring along enough water, energy bars, and wear proper clothing to stay warm and comfortable during the early morning hike. After taking in the sunrise at Kalapathhar, we will return to the hotel for breakfast and then pack up our gear in preparation for the next leg of our journey to Pangboche. Along the way, we will stop for lunch before arriving at Pangboche, where we will spend the night.
On the trek from Pangboche to Phorche village, you will be covering a distance of approximately 4 to 5 hours on foot. This will take you to a small village located at an elevation of 3810 meters above sea level. The highlight of your journey will be the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Yak Himalayan Thar, Lophophorus Himalayan mouse, and Tibetan snow cock. If you're lucky, you may even get a chance to see these beautiful creatures up close. Upon arrival in Phorche, you will stop for lunch and then visit the old monastery in the area. This place is known for its quiet and serene atmosphere, with minimal human traffic. You will be able to soak in the peace and beauty of the place and learn about its rich cultural and spiritual heritage. After exploring the monastery, you will get to see the potato fields that are abundant in Phorche village. This place is often referred to as the kingdom of potatoes, and is a testament to the fertile soil and ideal growing conditions in the region. You will get to learn about the cultivation of this staple food crop and its importance to the local people. In conclusion, the trek from Pangboche to Phortse village is a perfect combination of adventure, cultural exploration, and scenic beauty. You will get to experience the best of what the Himalayas have to offer and create memories that will last a lifetime.
The next stage of your journey will take you back to Namche, with an estimated travel time of 5 to 6 hours. Before setting out, you will have a filling breakfast and lunch to fuel you for the trip. The trail from Phortse village to Namche will take you through lush forests and rolling hills with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. You will cross the Dudhakoshi River and enjoy the sight of towering pine trees and vibrant rhododendron bushes along the way. As you make your way down to Namche, you will be able to admire panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The descent will provide a nice contrast to the uphill trek from Pangboche to Phortse village, and give your legs a much-needed break. Upon reaching Namche, you will check into your overnight accommodations and get some rest. This bustling town is a hub for trekkers and is known for its vibrant culture, delicious food, and lively atmosphere. You will have a chance to wander the streets, visit local shops and cafes, and meet fellow travelers. In conclusion, your return journey from Phorche village to Namche will be a relaxing and scenic experience. You will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, immerse yourself in the local culture, and rest up for the next leg of your journey.
The next step in your journey will take you from Namche back to Phakding, with a walking time of approximately 5 to 6 hours. After a nourishing breakfast, you will set out on your journey, walking down through the lush pine forests surrounding Namche. As you make your way towards Phakding, you will follow the Dudhakoshi River and cross through the permit exit point. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest. You will also have a chance to stop for lunch in Phakding, a small village nestled amidst the hills. After lunch, you will have some time to relax and unwind in Phakding. This charming village is surrounded by stunning scenery and offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the trail. You will spend the night in Phakding, with a beautiful view from your accommodations. In conclusion, the journey from Namche to Phakding will provide you with a much-needed break from the strenuous trekking, and offer you the opportunity to take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Whether you choose to relax and take it easy or explore the local area, you are sure to have a wonderful time in Phakding.
After a filling breakfast in Phakding, you will embark on the final leg of your trek, with an estimated walking time of 3 to 4 hours, towards Lukla. The trail from Phakding to Lukla will take you down through picturesque villages and rolling hills, offering you a chance to take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching Lukla, you will check into your overnight accommodations and get some rest. Before retiring for the night, you will visit the flight ticket counter to reconfirm your flight tickets for the next day, ensuring a smooth and stress-free departure. Later in the evening, you will gather with your team for a farewell dinner, giving you a chance to reflect on the amazing journey you've had and to express your appreciation to the staff members who have assisted you along the way. If you have been satisfied with the services provided by the staff, it is customary to tip them as a sign of gratitude.
After a fulfilling journey in the Himalayas, we will end our trek and head back to Kathmandu. In the morning, after having breakfast, we will walk to the airport, which is 15 minutes away, to catch our flight. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or Manthali will take approximately 25 minutes and 18 minutes, respectively. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu, where we will be able to rest and reflect on our memorable adventure in the mountains.
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