Classical Everest Base Camp Trek-22 days
Classical Everest Base Camp Trek-22 days is a perfect adventure trekking in Everest region in Nepal. We venture on the legendary trail used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. This adventure trekking takes us to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche , Tengboche, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and offers us astounding opportunity to witness breathtaking mountain views including Mt. Everest ( 8848m), the top of the world.
Classical Everest Base Camp Trek -22 days begins from Shivalaya. Actually, In the very beginning it would begin from Jiri. But, since the road links Shivalaya to Kathmandu, the beginning point of Classical Nepal Everest Base Camp/ Kalapatthar Trek has shifted from Jiri to Shivalaya.
First, we take a long drive of more than 9 hours from Kathmandu and get to Shivalaya. After we are equipped with our team and equipments, we gradually begin trekking via different magnificent settlements like Nunthala and Junbesi. We pass Monjo just below Lukla and we arrive at Namche.
From Namche we use the same trail used by the people who choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Now, Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heirtage Site) welcomes us and offers us tremendous opportunity to experience Himalayan flora and faunas.
Namche Bazar is one of the prime attractions of Classical Everest Base Camp Trek-22 days . Tibetan Market, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Hotel Everest View and Khumjung village are astonishing to experience.
Heading to Tengboche provides us an opportunity to explore monastery and the serene city. Gradually, we arrive at Gorekhshep via Lobuche. Our climb to Kalapatthar allows us to celebrate the most alluring views of giant peaks including Mt. Everest. Further, we trek to Everest and experience the region in fullest.
Our backtracking, we trek back to Tengboche, Namche and Lukla. Our short and scenic mountain flight ends our Classical Everest Base Camp Trek-22 days.
Major Highlights of Classical Everest Base Camp Trek-22 days
- Scenic Mountain drive From Kathmandu to Shivalaya
- Picturesque settlements like Junbesi and Nunthala
- Experience of solitariness in less populated trail
- Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp
- Sagarmatha National Park, its flora and faunas
- A scenic Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Sherpa people and their culture
- Dazzling Mountain views from Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
We will enjoy Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. We will have our meal in the mountain according to the items mentioned in the menu by the lodges or guest houses. Normally, we will have typical Nepali cushion. Breads, curry, lentil, rice, dumpling, noodles are very common foods in the mountain. All meals will be provided during the trek. We have breakfast and dinner at the guest house where we spend the night and lunch will be provided on the way to next destination.
Actually, it is very hard to get star accommodation in the mountain. Mountain accommodation will be twin sharing basis. If anyone wants single supplement, we will arrange on your request but has to pay extra. Normally, the washrooms are on shared basis since it is difficult to get such attached accommodation in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience Requirement
Classical Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in Nepal. However, we need to from 1300m to 5500m. So, good physical condition is required. Prior trekking or hiking experience is not mandatory but will be an asset to this trekking.
If you have any serious sickness like, lungs, heart and blood presessure, please let us know before departure so that we can consult with doctors and find the measures.
Best Time to Trek
The best time for Everest Base Camp trek is between Sept- mid of Nov. The weather is pleasant. Mountain views are astonishing. It is autumn in Nepal. Beginning of the winter is also okay. People also love to trek during spring (March to May) to see flowering rhododendron in the region. In other seasons like summer and winter are actually not favorable to trek to Everest Base Camp
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Base Camp Trekking. We again end our Everest Base Camp Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail .
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
If you are not happy with this itinerary, for customization, contact us.
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu - Shivalaya (9-10 HRS)
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning. Before leaving, we have breakfast at hotel. Better to have early breakfast before 6.30. We drive throguht countryside along the river. This is in total 210km . We climb hill and sometimes go down to deep gorge. We arrive at Jiri. We further drive and takes us finally at Shivalaya. Guesthouse overnight at Shivalaya.
Day 04 : Trek to Bhandar (2180m)
Today's trek is through classical settlements of enthic peaople. We experience the trail going all the way up and down. Normally, we do not have flat tril today. The landscapes are mesmerizing. Overnight at guest house at Bhandar.
Day 05:Trek to Sete(2525m)
Meet different ethnic people. Enjoy off the baten and solitary trail. We will equally be enjoying people and their talk about their lifestyle and culture. Overnight at guesthouse at Sete.
Day 06:Trek Sete to Junbesi (2700m).
Trekking to Junbesi from Sete is delightful. We cross the passes and trek via lush foprest and arrive at Junbsi. On the way, we see several oicturesque setttlements. Junbensi is a serene city on the way from Shivalaya or Jiri to Lukla or Namche. Actually, trekkers love to spend few more days at this city. Junbesi is alo popular for organic cheese. Overnight at guesthouse at Junbesi.
Day 07:Trek to Nhuntala (2330m)
Today's trekking also offers us some significant insights of traditional country life and fascinating hospitality. We experience different vegetations on the trail. On the midddle of the way, we have lunch and further continue our trek to Nunthala. Overnight at guesthouse at Nunthala.
Day 08:Trek to Bupsa (2360m)
Today's trek takes us very close to Namche Bazar and Lukla. We trek just below Lukla witnessing different domestic flights from Kathmandu and Lukla. We still enjoy the less populated trail and its profound quality. Finally, we arrive at Bupsa. Overnight at guesthouse at Bupsa.
Day 09:Trek to Chheplung (2660m).
Today, we still have to go 300m up. However the trail is not so hard. This trail again allows us enjoy contry life. We capture photos, converse to the local people, celebrate local organic foods. Overnight at guesthouse at Chheplung.
Day 10:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today's trek is a bit harder for us. We have to go around 900m up. While we are approaching to Namche Bazar, the trail is steep all the way going up. Namche is a Tibetan trade and tourism hub in Everest Region. Overnight at guest house at Namche.
Day 11 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 12 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.
Day 13 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche.
Day 14- Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
This is second acclimatization day. This day is again to explore Dingboche and Nagarjun. We without any rush and in relaxed manner acclimatize ourselves today. Teahouse overnight at Dingboche.
Day 15 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche.
Day 16 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
We ,today, have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep.
Day 17 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 18 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 19 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 20 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 21 - Reserve day in Kathmandu
This reserved day in Kathmandu is for the reason that in case your lukla flight is delayed or disturbed. If you have this spare day, your international flight will go as it is. Or, you can do some shopping and still can do some other activities like massage and yoga.
Day 22 – Farewell
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
What's Included and Excluded?
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 night on B/B plan)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- An Experienced tour guide
- Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
- A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
- Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints only )
- One- Way flight fare Lukla - Kathmandu
- Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
- National Park permits.
- TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
- All ground transportation.
- All our government taxes.
- Official expanse and service charge included.
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner
- Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
- International air fare.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction)
- Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Wifi and other communications charge during the trek in the mountain
Duration: nights/ 22 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During The Trek
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Dec
Elevation: 1365m to 5416m