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EBC Trek Nepal - Mount Everest

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Distance
33.02 mi
Elevation gain
14,882 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
8,143 ft
Max elevation
18,250 ft
TrailRank 
49
Min elevation
8,376 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
337
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May 1, 2022
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near Lukla, Province 1 (Nepal)

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Itinerary description

To begin the Base camp trek, we fly from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hilary Airport, at Lukla. Approximately 35 Minutes of mountain flight is a thrilling experience above the clouds. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of breathtaking Himalayas views, unique landscapes,s, and Himalayas ranges. True trekking starts from Luka, meet your rest of the crews. You walk along the Dudh Kosi river, terraced fields, and small villages to reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the capital of Khumbu valley, will find everything regarding trekking equipment and other necessary gear. You can find the best accommodation ranging from your budget limitation. Here we acclimatize one more day because acclimatization is essential to adjust your body with mountains climates. From the next day, Gradually you follow the trail to Tengboche, Dingbuche,Lobuche, and Goraksheep. When we go higher the elevation, seems like the mountains being more closer to you, eventually the foothill take you to the giant view of Mount Everest from Kalapather(8848m).

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 9,355 ft
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Lukla Airport

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch a flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have tea and coffee in Lukla.. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with a stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon, you arrive to Phakding.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 11,347 ft
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Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as a bank, internet, Bakery, and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hours of steep walking to Syangboche(3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku (6618m) and more mountains. After lunch in Khumjung village(3780m) hike back to the Namche Bazaar.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 12,700 ft
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Tengboche

Today you can see a very close-up view of Thamserku (6618m), and Ama Dablam(6814m). Also, you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other world-high mountains. On the way, you can see Nepal's national bird Pheasant, and a mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. From Kyangjuma the trail goes all the way down to the Dudh Koshi. After crossing a long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. Two and half hours walking you will arrive at Tengboche(3860m).

PictographWaypoint Altitude 15,988 ft
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Lobuche

Form Dingboche the trail climbs up 20m above the village. From here you can see a panoramic view of the Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m). Tea break in Dughla(4620m). After Dughla you ascend along with the pebbly and sandy trail. After half an hour of climb you arrive at Dughla Pass (4830m). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who have lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here the trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m). 5h hours walking.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 16,971 ft
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Gorakhashep

This morning you might feel chilly because the temperature may go down from -2 to 3 degrees celsius. In the beginning, you walk along with the flat trial through the yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in the glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some parts. And you arrive at Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. You might feel fatigued. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch start to hike to the Everest base camp (5364m). After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Enjoy the view of the Khumbu glacier and the foot of the world's highest mountain. Trek back to the Lobuche.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 18,250 ft
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Kalapattar

Hike up to Kalapattar (5545 meters) and trek back to Dzongla (4620m.) Most of the morning on this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 17,450 ft
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Everest base camp

Everest trek Base Camp trekking is the most exciting trekking trail based on the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Along with, you see the towering Himalayas views including the Third highest peak Mount. Lots(8516m) and other neighboring mountains such as Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), ), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m ), Pumori (7,161m) Mt. Ama Dablam(6,812m) and many others beautiful snow-capped peaks. Another attraction of Base camp trekking furnishes amazing Sherpa villages, cultures, and lifestyles. Khumbu region is also known as the home place of brave Sherpa. Literally, Sherpa means himalayan people who are renowned for mountaineering skills. Likewise, Sherpa is also the ethnic caste in Nepal. This trek also gives you a great opportunity to experience Buddhist culture, Sherpa hospitality, and direct interaction with local people.

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