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Everest Base Camp Trek

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport Upon arrival at the airport, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu before receiving all the necessary information about the trek from your guide. Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu See the sights of Kathmandu with your expert guide in a private car.  Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla After your flight to Lukla, enjoy an easy trek to the upper region of Phakding where you will spend the night. Over the next few days, you will get the chance to explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site, getting a closer look at world famous Buddist monasteries and meeting friendly Sherpa people. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar Following the Dudh Koshi valley, climb up to Namche Bazaar, the ideal resting spot for tourists and local Sherpas alike. Enjoy panoramic views of the Everest Region with its rhododendron forests and snow-capped peaks. Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize Day 6: Trek to Tengboche From Namche Bazaar, trek through high altitudes and chilly weather. After two hours of climbing, you will reach Tyangboche Monastery which is located at an altitude of 3,867 meters and resides on top of a ridge. Here you can enjoy delightful views of Sagarmatha. Day 7: Trek to Dingboche From Tengboche, continue towards your destination passing through the villages of Imja Khola, Pangboche and Pheriche, before reaching Khumbu glacier after a few hours of trekking. Get an insight into the local way of life of the Sherpa villagers and their cultures as you pass through their hometowns. Day 8: Day trip to Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche Enjoy a day trip to Chukung Valley, which has been described as one of the world's best hikes, before traveling back to Dingboche to spend the night. Day 9: Trek to Lobuche Today, trek to Lobuche where you can rest for some time and admire the exquisite design of nature. Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep  From Lobuche, head towards Gorakshep, a small settlement on the shores of a frozen lake, your departure point towards Everest Base Camp, and resting place for the night after completing your Everest hike. Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar and Pheriche Rise early to make the most of the fantastic views from Kalapathar before heading back to Pheriche. Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar Begin your descent down the mountain, stopping again at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize.  Day 13: Trek back to Lukla Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu Rest for the night in a hotel in Kathmandu to recover after your fortnight of hiking before beginning your journey home the following day. Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

2. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding You will drive about 15 minutes early in the morning to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30-minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours of easy walking. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 3 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Have a good walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. You can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of the Sherpa people. Besides, you can view a fine view of Everest and other mountains from this place. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters) By reaching Tengboche, you will visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery, where your guide will take you to observe the prayer ceremony, whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 6 Acclimatization day. Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. First, have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Afterwards, go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, and observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 8 Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 9 Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche. The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountain views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 10 Trek back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 11 Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 12 After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Pick up service and transfer to your hotel.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

3. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

From Thamel: All-Inclusive 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. From Thamel: All-Inclusive 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Tour Itinerary Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m) 3-4 hrs trek Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek Day 03: Acclimatization day Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) - 6 hrs trek Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,400m) - 6 hrs trek Day 06: Another acclimatization day Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,900m) - 5 hrs trek Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and visit Everest Base Camp (5463m) 8-9 hrs trek Day 09: Hike up to Kalapather and trek to Pheriche (4,320m) - 7-8 hrs trek Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) - 6-7 hrs trek Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,800m) - 6-7 hrs trek Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

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What people are saying about Khumbu Glacier

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

What an incredible company to work with. Pretravels the communication was excellent. Always got a response to all my questions. Upon arrival pick up and hotel registration went very smooth. The hotel was in a great location and was very clean. The actual tours where 5 star. I had a knowledgably Sherpa during my trek that was fantastic and I felt safe during my entire travels. Outshine is a great company to tour with. Everything went smoothly and they went beyond my expectations to meet my needs. I recommend 100%.

The booking package initially included a city tour of 4 different Kathmandu highlights. It was very interesting. Our guide was well informed. The tour to Everest Base Camp was very eventful. Again, our guide and porter were always friendly and helpful. back in Kathmandu the manager conny Outshine Adventure invited us to dinner. All in all a great thing, I would book the next tour through this agency again.

Absolutely great tour, the local agency takes care of everything very well. The guide was super nice and knowledgeable. We recommend.