A 15 day trek to Everest Base Camp through the Himalayas and "Home of Sherpa". This renowned Khumbu trekking holiday in Nepal to EBC includes acclimatisation.
Everest base camp is a renowned trekking destination, lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Khumbu region which is also known as the “Home of Sherpa”, the famous ethnic group known for their special characteristics for survival in higher elevation. This 15 day trek to Everest Base Camp is filled with high mountains, glaciers, rivers. this trek is also an opportunity to know about Sherpa people, culture, traditions along with high altitude flora and fauna.
The most common and popular way to start Everest base camp is to fly to Lukla airport, which is also known as Tenjin-Hillary airport. Normally, from Lukla, it takes 8 days to reach Everest base camp including two days’ acclimatization day on the way up. The Khumbu trekking holiday in Nepal to EBC goes via Namche bazaar which is famously known as Sherpa Capital, Tengboche which is famous for its monastery. takes normally 3-4 days to come down to Lukla to fly out.
Khumbu trekking holiday in Nepal: Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400m
Day 2: City sightseeing tour around Kathmandu 1400m
Day 3: Fly to Lukla to start the 15 day trek to Everest Base Camp with a hike to Phakding 2610m/8563ft
Day 4: Trek to Namche bazaar 3440m/11286ft
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche 3440m/11286ft
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche 3867m/12687ft
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4410m/14469ft
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche 4410m/14469ft
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4910m/16109ft
Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep and detour to Everest base camp and returns to Gorekshep for overnight 5364m/17598ft
Day 11: Morning climb to Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche 4252m/13950ft
Day 12: Back down Namche 3440m/11286ft
Day 13: Descend to Lukla 2840m/9318ft
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu 1400m/4593ft
Day 15: Final departure