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Everest base camp trekking is the most popular trekking in Nepal done by thousands of visitors every year. The elegance and the beauty of Everest cannot be described in words and can only be fathomed by the heart. Mount Everest or ‘Sagarmatha’ (as called in the local dialect) or ‘Chomolungma’ (in Tibetan), means to stand tall and proud and is a panorama in itself. Journey to its base camp is not for the faint-hearted. It is for the ones who are ready to take on any challenge heads on, that Nature might throw towards them and hence correctly nicknamed by many as ‘Steps to Heaven’.
From the very moment we enter the typical Sherpa villages in the Everest (Khumbu), dotted with Buddhist monasteries with its roots deep in the Buddhist religion and culture is sure to enchant you from day one. An average day here would be a walk in the hills and passes with an uphill terrain and a view enough to keep everyone tongue tied for the rest of the path. The alpine chilly climate in the region requires you to be strong willed and not afraid of the snow and the volatile weather conditions that might prevail at any given point of time. The best time to travel to the Everest base camp is from February to June and again from September to November.
There are many ways and routes as well to do the Everest trekking depending upon the traveler/s’ requirement. Short on time, take the flight to / from Lukla and get a helicopter back from Everest base camp to Lukla to expedite it further. If you want to make the most of this trip, let nature seep into every pore in your body then trek via Jiri. Either way, Everest base camp is not a distant dream anymore and can be undertaken anytime of the year by anyone who has the will enough to do it.
To wrap it up, we would:
Trek to the bottom of the “Roof of the world”, the mighty Everest
Travel through the highest passes and crystal clear glaciers
Follow the footsteps of the legendary summiteers'
Explore and experience the Everest people - the Sherpa’s lifestyles and cultures, their villages and century old monasteries.
Daily fascinating views of the majestic mountainsTo and fro flight to Nepal
Local sightseeing and meals in Kathmandu
Duffel bag, down jacket and walking stick (can be easily hired or bought off the local markets in Kathmandu at reasonable prices)
Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
Travel and rescue insurance
Gratuities to the staffs (mandatory)
Day 1 : Hotel Rising Home (D)
Arrival in Kathmandu followed by a warm welcome at the airport by the Scouts of Nepal, part of the Scout My Trip family. After the transfer to the hotel, there would be a short briefing about the upcoming trip and what to expect during your stay in Nepal followed by a scrumptious welcome dinner.
Day 2 : Hotel Rising Home
An important day to adapt to the new country and acclimatize to weather conditions as the journey ahead will take you to the higher altitudes and thinner environments. The preparations are done on this day and all the extra luggage is safely tucked away in the hotel's locker. The required documents are all set in place and depending on the guest’s request, we go out for the wonderful day tour to a some of the most beautiful “World’s Heritage Sites”.
Day 3 : Tea house
We fly to Lukla which is at a height of 2,820 meters. From there we begin our short trek to reach Phakding village and get our very first glimpse of the mighty Everest.
Day 4 : Tea house
We begin our scenic trek through the woodland bursting with beautiful pine and rhododendron trees to reach Namche Bazaar. This is the last town in the Khumbu region. After arriving at our destination, we take a night's stop. Please note that no modern amenities like bank and ATM would be available beyond this point.
Day 5 : Tea house
Rest day at Namche bazaar before we embark on our journey in to the wilderness. We explore the local area which is brimming with the Nepalese folklore, culture and heritage. We also visit the Sagarmatha National Park museum.
Day 6 : Tea house
We begin our five hour trek to Tengboche which is situated at a height of 3,867 meters. This trek offers us sneak-peak of some of the summits of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde. We get an opportunity to receive blessings from the High Lama (meaning priest in the local dialect) in the Tengboche monastery before we embark on this adventure of a lifetime.
Day 7 : Tea house
We set out for a five hour trek to reach the Pangboche village which is dotted with quaint stone houses. This village is no less than a fairy land and is sure to fill you with awe. Post this experience, we set further out to leave the tree lines behind to reach an open area where we have our first open view of the surreal Mt. Ama-Dablam at a proximate distance.
Day 8 : Tea house
This is a compulsory rest day at Dingboche village which is situated at a height of 4,260 meters. Proper rest is highly recommended as we need to get acclimatized to harsher weather conditions and thinner oxygen levels from here on. However, a short climb to the ridge would surprise you with a view of the world's fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu.
Day 9 : Tea house
We begin another day of trek to reach Lobuche (4,930 meters). This trek is an arduous one for about an hour but the remaining part of the trek is a pleasant walk to reach Thugla. On our way we pass many memorials which have been constructed in the loving memory of unfortunate mountaineers and climbers.
Day 10 : Tea house
We trail our way through the vast Gorakshep lake while walking on moraines. This is the most difficult stretch of our whole trip for we are making our way to the mighty Everest Base Camp.
Day 11 : Tea house
After reaching the base camp, we set out to trek towards our highest point, Kalapathar at a towering height of 5,545 meters. This point offers us panoramic views of the Mt. Everest with all the other summits jutting out. This experience cannot be described in words and is sure to keep you spell bound as we descend towards Pheriche (4,240 meters) for an over night stay.
Day 12 : Tea house
We begin retracing our way back towards Namche bazar with a mind and heart that has been captivated with the most surreal views that Mother Nature could have ever offered us.
Day 13 : Tea house
We begin a downward trail of approximately four hours which bring us back to Lukla. This is our last day walk of this adventure we had undertaken a few days ago.
Day 14 : Hotel Rising Home
With our heart's captivated with the majestic Everest, we take a short and scenic flight back to reach back to the town of Kathmandu. We use this day to shop for souvenirs and the local handicraft items for our loved ones.
Day 15 : Hotel Rising Home
This is a rest day in Kathmandu which we could use (at personal expense) to our hearts content to either enjoy rejuvenating health messages and therapies or optional sight seeing near the local town area. We then conclude the journey we had embarked on with a complimentary farewell dinner to the successful team for completing the Everest base camp trekking expedition.
Day 16 : Return flight
As all good things comes to an end for better things may begin, it is time for us to head back to the normal hustle bustle of life after the surreal experiences in the Himalayan ranges. Airport drop and farewell to the respective international flights of our fellow trippers is provided.
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