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Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

1. Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of many people. This classic Everest trek is the perfect chance to take in this majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery. This trek winds, climbs, and descends its way through lush lowland and alpine forest, past Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Marvel at alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, and red- and yellow-billed choughs, and discover flora like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock.  Itinerary: Day 01: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) Day 02: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m) Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3850m) Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)/Dingboche (4350m) Day 06: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) Day 08: Site trip to Everest Base Camp (5400m) Day 09: Pheriche to Tengboche Trek back to Tengboche and overnight at Tengboche Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Trek back to Namche and overnight at Namche Day 11: Namche to Lukla Trek back to Lukla and overnight at Lukla Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

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 Early in the morning, you will drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 3 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Have a fine 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, a fine view of Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters) By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 6 Acclimatization day. Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, and observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner. Day 8 Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of 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 mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of 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

Everest Base Camp Trek

3. 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

Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. Kathmandu: 15-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Enjoy a 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp - the ultimate trekking experience which combines everything Nepal is famous for including culture, scenery, and the world's best mountain views. Depart from Kathmandu and head into the Kathmandu Valley where it is possible on a clear day to view Everest as a small speck in the distance.  Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Day 2: Take an early morning flight to Lukla (2840m), admiring views of Mt Nupla, Kusum Kanguru and the Kwongde Range along the way. Take an easy 4-hour trek to Phakding Village (2,610m). Stay overnight at the tea house with time to relax and explore the village. Day 3: Follow the Namche Bazaar trail for 6 hours up the Dudh Koshi Valley, hiking through pine forest, crossing the river twice via small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo (3,440m). Stay overnight at the tea house there. Day 4:  Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude at Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Enjoy the afternoon walking around town - set in a beautiful natural amphitheater. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 5: Follow an interesting path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche (3,860m). After walking for around 1 hour, arrive at Phungithanga. Stay overnight at a tea house.  Day 6: Spend an additional day and night here to aid the acclimatization process. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 7: Enjoy a rest day in Dingboche (4,410m) and spend the afternoon walking around. Follow another steep descent over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Admire great views of Mount Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-Tse and the great wall of Nuptse. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 8: Trek to Lobuche, walking around 4.5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 9:  From Lobuche, follow the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Make a detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Arrive at Gorak Shep (5,140m) and take an afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 10: In the early morning, climb 2km to Kalapatthar, hoping for a clear day. Then, trek to Pheriche (4,270m), walking for a total of around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 11: Enjoy a lovely relaxing day of downhill trekking when you are fully acclimatized. Arrive in Tengboche (3,860m) after about 5 hours of walking. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 12:  Trek To Namche (3,440m), walking for around 5 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 13:  Trek To Lukla (2,840m) walking for around 6 hours. Stay overnight at the tea house.  Day 14: Take a 40-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 15: Depart Kathmandu where your tour ends.

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

5. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Start the tour with an early 6 AM pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling 50-minute commercial helicopter flight to Lukla Airport shared with up to 5 other passengers. Admire incredible panoramas of the Himalayas from above, as well as mindblowing views of glaciers and lakes.  From Lukla, take a second 30-minute helicopter flight all the way to Kala Patthar. Fly over the Khumbu Region and get to know it in a whole new way. Land at the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and get out here to take incredible pictures and see the mountains. After this, continue the tour to Synagboche, the closest airstrip to Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the impressive vistas of the mountain ranges and soak up the stunning natural beauty. Finally, return from Syangboche to Lukla and finally back Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will get picked up from Kathmandu airport and returned to your hotel. The total tour duration in between 4-5 hours.

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

6. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

Starting with a pickup from your hotel at 6 AM, depart to Tribhuvan International Airport by private transfer where you’ll board a commercial helicopter for a picturesque 50-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.    From here you’ll enjoy another 30-minute flight to Kala Patthar for the best viewing point of Everest Base Camp and the surrounding peaks. Take incredible pictures and see the mountain range before stopping for a breakfast break at a hotel with a close-up view of Mount Everest    After your break, take a 15-minute flight from Kala Patthar to Synagboche from where you’ll return to Lukla and finally Kathmandu where you’ll be picked up and returned to your hotel. The return journey will take around 1.5 hours for a total of duration of 4-6 hours on your experience of a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Mount Everest

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.