Everyone has heard of the world’s highest mountain, which is why Mount Everest Base Camp trek -12 Days is so popular. This 12-Day Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek has several stunning attractions; not least is being able to say you’ve visited the highest mountain in the world. The trek gets you right into the high altitude near the high Himalayas, more than any other tea house trek. The friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, and monasteries of the Khumbu region make trekking through the area joyful.
The return trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) from the airport at Lukla is at least 12 days in, a total distance of 62 Kilometers or 38.58 miles. But it is wise to give ourselves the extra time of a day or two in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather. Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking reaches a high point of 5,545m at Kala Patthar, a small peak offering great views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. The trek starts right after we land at Lukla airport after half an hour of flight from Kathmandu. The best times to trek EBC are March, April, May & September, October, November, and December.
The walking on this trek is not all that strenuous, mainly because new arrivals can only walk a few hours (4-5 hours) each day with several stops en route. The trekkers also have a full day’s rest at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. If trekkers fail to devote enough time for acclimatization, they usually fail to reach their goals. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have proper rest according to the itinerary.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek -12Days route itinerary is as follows: Kathmandu-Lukla (By flight)- Trek to Phakding (2610m)-Namche Bazaar (3420m)-Tengboche(3840m)-Pheriche/Dingboche(42340m)-Pheriche/Dingboche-Lobuche(4930m)-Gorakhseph(5160m)-Kalapatthar (5545m)-EBC(5360m) and back to the same route. Also, you can extend your trip to Gokyo Ri via Chola pass or climb Island Peak for three days.
Lhasa Tibet Tour -4Days offer plenty of time to explore this holy city and its cultural and historical sites. On the first day, you will be received by a guide and transferred to the hotel. On this day, you do not have any official sightseeing program, but you can still stroll around the street of Lhasa. You will have two full days of sightseeing tours on your Lhasa Tibet Tour -4Days Package exploring the most popular attractions inside Lhasa, such as Potala Palace – the impressive but spiritless citadel of the Dalai Lamas, Jokhang Temple- Tibet’s holiest sanctum, pilgrim join around the glowing shrines of the Jokhang, Barkhor Market – monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit, Sera and Drepung Monasteries- Tibet’s great monastic cities and take in a prayer meeting or some monk-debating at Sera. After the end of your Lhasa Tibet Tour -4Days, you will be transferred to the airport or train station for departure.
Note: This Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal and Lhasa Tibet Tour -19 Day (Combined) can also be done from Beijing/Chengdu to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan Internation airport, meet and greet by the representative of HimalayanWindows. Transfer to the hotel – Brief about the trek to Mount Everest Base camp and Lhasa Tibet Tour Package.
Drive to Kathmandu airport (Domestic terminal) at least 1 hour before the flight. After flying to Lukla, arranging your bags and meeting your porters, trek downhill to lodges at Cheplung. From here the trail contours along the side of the Dudh Kosi valley before ascending to Ghat (Lhawa; 2530m). The trail climbs again to Phakding at 2610m above the sea level. Overnight at Tea House
The train crosses the river on the long, swaying bridge and then leads you along the river to climb to Benkar (2700m). A short distance beyond Benkar the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River to its east bank on a suspension bridge and climbs to Chumoa. It’s a short climb through forest to Monjo (2800m), where we can have lunch. Trek to Jorsale (2830m), the last settlement before Namche Bazar, the trail crosses back to the east side of the river before climbing to the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.
It is steady two hours ascend from here to Namche Bazar. As this is the first climb to an altitude where AMS may be a problem, take it easy and avoid rushing. Before reaching to Namche, your TIMS will be checked and National Park fees collected.
Namche Bazaar is the main trade and administrative center for the entire Khumbu Region and has trek shorts, restaurant, nice lodges with hot showers, bakeries, pharmacies, money changer, massage center, post office, ATM and internet cafes. You can easily spend a day roaming around the Namche Bazaar. Early in the morning, you can go for short hike to Everest view point and back to the town. Overnight at Hotel/lodges
This route from Namche to Tengboche also kind of spiritual because of several monasteries and temples. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and pine forest before reaching Tengboche. You will visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 3860m. Overnight at Tengboche
Beyond Tengboche, the altitude really starts to show. The trail drops down to Debuche, crosses the Imja Khola and Climbs through rhododendron forest past superb mani stopes (Carved with Tibetan Buddhists Mantra; Om Mani Padme Hum) to Pangpoche (3860m). The Gompa here is the oldest in the Khumbu and until 1991 it was said to hold the skull and hand of Yeti. A village is a good place for a lunch stop.
The trail then climbs past Shomare and Orsho to Pheriche, where there is an HRA trekkers aid post and possible medical assistance- alternatively you can head to Dingboche, the gateway to Imja Tso (Island Peak). It is a good place for the next day’s short hike during the acclimatization day. Dingboche has multiple tea houses and a restaurant. Overnight at Tea house
This is another rest day during your Everest Base Camp trekking, you will need to adjust with an altitude again as you will be ascending up to 5000m now. A short hike around Pheriche/Dingboche gives you strength and capacity to adapt to the local weather. Overnight at tea house
This day, you will hike to Lobuche which lies at an elevation of 4840m, on the way to Lobuche, you pass through a number of stone memorials to honor climbers who failed to attempt to make it to the Mount Everest. This route offers stunning views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several other jaw-dropping mountain views. When the train reaches to Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will have the closest view of the Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight at Lobuche
This day is the most awaiting and thrilling day of your trek of EBC. After the breakfast, you will hike to Gorakshep (Last settlement on this EBC trekking), you will take lunch at Gorakshep and hike up to amazing Khumbu Icefall and you will trek to Everest Base camp; spend about an hour exploring the campsite which is gifted by scenic natural beauty. After an exploration of EBC, trek back to Gorakshep. Spend a night at Gorakshep
Early in the morning (before the sun rises); hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and this is the highest point of this trek from where the magnificent mountain views can be seen in front of you. This is an excellent viewpoint of Mount Everest including Pumori, Nuptse, Loptse and etc. After spending an hour on the viewpoint, trek back to Gorakshep; eat breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche
This day is another day of descending with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. We descend to Deboche and short trek to Tengboche Monastery. We will continue descending to Dudh Koshi River and then climb for 1 and half hours to Kyangjuma for lunch. We will finish our trek with a gradually descending walk from Kyangjuma to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche
You will leave Namche Bazaar and get a big descent to Phakding; you will have plenty of scenic photos if the weather is clear. And further descending to Lukla as we begin with a descent, the climb to end the trip of our adventure of a lifetime! Overnight at Lukla
Prepare for the return flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. Sometimes, flights can be delayed or canceled due to bad weather, take some spare days in Kathmandu not to miss your international flights. (Breakfast Included)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.
Our guide comes to your hotel to pick you up with transportation. As soon as you take your breakfast, you a Day Sightseeing begins, you will be visiting four major landmarks in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel
Upon your arrival in Lhasa; you will be met by our guide and transferred to the hotel. Stroll around your hotel. Your guide will brief you about the two days sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
You will have two full days sightseeing tours on your Lhasa Tibet Tour -4Days Package exploring the most popular attractions inside Lhasa such as Potala Palace – the impressive but spiritless citadel of the Dalai Lamas, Jokhang Temple- Tibet holiest sanctum, pilgrim join around the glowing shrines of the Jokhang, Barkhor Market – monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit, Sera and Drepung Monasteries- Tibet’s great monastic cities and take in a prayer meeting or some monk-debating at Sera. Overnight at hotel
After the tour ends in Lhasa; our guide will drop you off to the airport or train station. If you are flying back to Kathamndu; our guide at the Kathmandu airport receives and transfers to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Finally, your 19 Days adventure trip Mount Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tibet is over. Our team will bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport with a promise to meet again.
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Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
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