Trip Overview

Trip Overview

The trekking trail of Everest Base Camp heads off to hills, valleys, river, waterfalls, glacier, lakes, moraines, and forest takes trekkers to the Sherpa villages and familiarizes trekkers with the Sherpa culture. Both from the upward trekking trail and from the downward trekking trail, trekkers see the world’s mighty mountains, a lot of mountains that they have ever imagined in their life, including named and unnamed ones. They also see beautiful mountains which touch their souls; they also come across the mountains which glisten in the sunlight. And the only word that looked suitable for them to describe these mountains is beautiful, beautiful, and beautiful. Please contact us for the final trip quotation.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m, 40 mins), trek to Phakding (2600 m, 4 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 03: Namche Bazar (3450 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day overnight at lodge
  • Day 05: Phortse (3810 m, 7 hrs) via Mongla Pass overnight at lodge
  • Day 06: Pheriche (4250 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day overnight at lodge
  • Day 08: Dugla (4600 m, 2 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 09: Lobuche (4930 m, 3 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5500 m), trek to Gorak Shep (5130 m, 8 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 11: Kalapathar (5550 m), trek to Dingboche (4350 m, 10 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 12: Tengboche (3900 m, 5 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 13: Jorsale (2810 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 14: Lukla (2800 m, 5 hrs) overnight at lodge
  • Day 15: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (40 mins), transfer to Hotel
  • Day 16: Kathmandu – leisure day and evening farewell dinner, overnight at a hotel
  • Day 17: Departure to connect next destination or you may extend the trip as per your desire and time
Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Waves carrying a placard will receive you. Private transportation to the office or directly to the hotel if arrival is late at night is arranged by the representative. At the office we proceed to discuss about the travel plans and introduce the trek guide through a meeting. We recommend you to bring your passport along with 3 passport sized photos and a readable copy of the travel insurance to swiftly proceed with permit papers and other arrangements. During the meet, you can also ask the guide and the manager any questions regarding the trip. Any overdue balance is to be cleared along with the filling of legally binding trip form and non-liability disclaimer form. Overnight stay in a hotel (Bed And Breakfast).


Day 02: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m, 40 mins), trek to Phakding (2600 m, 4 hrs) overnight at lodge

After having breakfast, a private transportation will take us to the domestic airport for Lukla fight. When we reach Lukla, our guide will introduce us to our porter. Himalayan Waves assigns one porter to two trekkers.

Then we trek by following our guide and by descending to the Dudh Kosi River by passing through the village, called Ghat, and by reaching a village named Phakding where you spend our first trek night. If we have an extra time, then we can explore a nearby monastery.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 03: Namche Bazar (3450 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge

We walk through an evergreen pine forest, along with the Dudh Koshi River and cross this river many times on the suspension bridges. One of the suspensions is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.

During the walk, we see the breath-taking view of Thamserku (6618 m), and we pass through small settlements, such as Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we come to the check post which is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park.

From this entrance, we follow the trekking trail that climbs upward that leads to the forests and bridges that takes us to the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.

After reaching a steep ascent, we see the first view of Mt. Everest, including the ridges of Lhotse. To enjoy this view both from our eyes and our minds, we stop at Chautara, and to reach Namche Bazaar, we have to walk for 1.5 hours more

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 04: Acclimatization Day overnight at lodge

One of the important phases of high altitude trekking is acclimatization for the gradual exposure to altitude. We walk over to nearby hills and get back as a good acclimatization training for the day.

On our acclimatization day, we can do a short trek up to Syangboche Airport, which offers a nice view of mountains, such as Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Khumbila (Holy Peak) etc.

From the Everest View Hotel, we will see a panoramic view of mountains, such as Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawachwe, Khumbila, and Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest region and is the only place of the Everest region which has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, hotels, bakeries and a colorful market.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 05: Phortse (3810 m, 7 hrs) via Mongla Pass overnight at lodge

After breakfast, we head off to Phortse, seeing the mountains, such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. We really enjoy a close-up view of Thamserku.

Our trekking trail is a scenic trail in terms of the mountain. From the trekking route, we see pheasant and musk deer. The route climbs up to Kayangjuma and eventually reaches Sanasa, the junction of the Gokyo valley and the Everest Base Camp.

We follow the trekking route and reach the Mongla Pass, from where we see Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila. Sherpas regard Mt. Khumbila as a sacred mountain of the Khumbu region (Everest Region).

Descending to the Dudhkosi Khola (river), we cross a bridge and again trek up through the rhododendron forest, and arrive at the walled fields of Phortse, which stands between Tawoche and Cholaste peaks.
Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 06: Pheriche (4250 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge

The trekking route goes up and down and runs along the Imja Khole River valley. The route is picturesque. We see deer, pheasant, and eagles.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 07: Acclimatization Day overnight at lodge

As an earlier day 04, We have to acclimatize in Pheriche because we will be walking at higher altitudes from tomorrow.
Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 08: Dugla (4600 m, 2 hrs) overnight at lodge

We climb to Dugla through the Khumbu Khola Valley. The trekking route is picturesque. As we near Dusa, we see a narrow valley. We also see the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m).

After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We see the tip of Nuptse from this juncture as well as of Cholatse.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 09: Lobuche (4930 m, 3 hrs) overnight at lodge

We climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, and then we pass through boulder slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara, which offers the dramatic mountains view.

At the top of the ridge, we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest sumitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide).

As the trekking route drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks, such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Mt Nuptse towers to our right as we cross the Khumbu Glacier.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5500 m), trek to Gorak Shep (5130 m, 8 hrs) overnight at lodge

Once again, we pass through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead, we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest, including Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc.

A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we can see 360 degree vista of mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a vantage point to see Mt. Everest.

As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains surrounding us, including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After having lunch and doing a short rest, we head off to the Everest Base Camp.

From the base camp we, can see mountains, such as Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori, however Everest is not visible from here.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 11: Kalapathar (5550 m), trek to Dingboche (4350 m, 10 hrs) overnight at lodge

From Gorakshep, we head off to Kalapathar to see the breath-taking view of Mt. Everest. On the way we see Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and so on. We trek back to Gorak Shep, then to Dingboche

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 12: Tengboche (3900 m, 5 hrs) overnight at lodge

From Dingboche, we descend towards Tengboche village where we visit the famous Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest monastery of the Everest region which is located within the Sagarmatha National Park. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 13: Jorsale (2810 m, 6 hrs) overnight at lodge

Today, we trek up by following the hillside trekking route; we pass through the forest of rhododendron and juniper trees to reach to Phunki Tenga.

We come across the colorful prayer flags; we walk in the gorge of the Dudh Koshi River, as well as in the pine forests.

Here, we may see wild animals, such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colorful pheasants. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we head off to Jorsale.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 14: Lukla (2800 m, 5 hrs) overnight at lodge

Then we trek by following our guide and ascending to the Dudh Kosi River and a village through Phakding and then head off to Lukla.


Day 15: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (40 mins), transfer to Hotel

As we fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, we see the mountains through the window of a plane, and from the domestic airport, the private transportation of Himalayan Waves will transfer us to a hotel.

Stay overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast Ptovided)


Day 16: Kathmandu – leisure day and evening farewell dinner, overnight at a hotel

In the evening, we will be invited for a farewell dinner with cultural show.
Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast and farewell dinner provided)


Day 17: Departure to connect next destination or you may extend the trip as per your desire and time

We are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport three hours before our flight.
(Breakfast provided).

Trip Inclusion

Cost Includes

  • Airport arrival and departure private transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathamndu with breakfast on twin share basis
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket for guest and guide
  • 13 nights full board (BLD) teahouse trek with accommodation in mountain
  • An english speaking trekking guide and porters from Lukla (2 guests = 1 Porter & Max 25 kg)
  • National Park Entrace Permit and TIMS (required passport copy and 2 picture for permit)
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance show.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking gears
  • Airport taxes and excess baggage fee
  • Travel Insurance for rescue operation if any form
  • Extra night accommodation or accommodation if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Extra cost occur by any reason which is not in our control such as strike, landslide and accident etc
  • TIPS for trekking staffs and other things which is not included above.
Reviews

They know what they are doing

We arrived in Kathmandu and went straight out hotel where we met a guy who recommended HWT. We stated to talk to a very friendly man (Deepak) who made us believe that we could trek for 8 days. This tour we made through the mountains were fabulous and contained everything you wanted to see.
If we got back to Nepal I wouldn’t hesitate to see HWT again due to the fact that they know what they are doing and they are selling a very good product, very professional.
Thanks Deepak !!!

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