- DURATION 12 Days
- DURATION 25 Days
Everest (8848m) – Goddess mother of the Earth, bigger than the biggest mountain! Hike through the Khumbu heartland to the base camp of this snow giant – travel back to the 1950’s following the footsteps of Sir Hillary and Tenzing Norgay – become an eyewitness to their historical feat. Why not come to Nepal and discover this wonderful trek and give yourself a taste of the extraordinary!
Walk from one tea house to another across quiet villages, forests of rhododendron and raging rivers – climb up sunny slopes to see incredible views of the neighbouring peaks and climb to the summit of Dingboche Ri (5075m) and Kala Pathar (5545m) to get a taste of high altitude trekking. On the final leg of your hike to Base Camp, explore the awe-inspiring Khumbu Glacier and watch out for the thundering avalanche!
Fixed Departure Dates:
15 March, 5 April, 23 April and 11 May
16 September, 4 October, 22 October and 9 November
After clearing the immigrations and collecting your bags, you will need to come out and look for the sign Icefall Adventures. Our representative will greet you and take you to the hotel. In the evening, we will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner.
You will spend the second day sightseeing around Kathmandu - there’s the monkey temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and some ancient heritages of Nepal to be visited. In the latter half of the afternoon our guides will brief you and help you sort out all the equipment for the trip.
The flight to Lukla is one adventurous ride that you’re never going to forget. The flight is only 25 minutes long and you get so immersed in the view outside the airplane window that the flight will seem too short. However, do expect occasional bumps during your flight and sit tight when you’re about to land in the world’s most dangerous airport. The first trekking day is comparatively easy and the walk between Lukla and Phakding takes only 3 hours if you are a really good hiker. Since it is your first day trekking, you can walk leisurely and enjoy the scenery around you.
The strenuous part of the trek begins today and the trail is mostly uphill after you cross Jorsale. The ascent never stops until you reach Namche after climbing a tiring 700 meters! The hike to Namche is infact one of the more difficult trekking days during the entire trek.
While most trekkers headed to Everest Base Camp choose to spend an extra day for acclimatization in Namche, our itinerary takes you on an acclimatization hike to Kunde, Khumjung and ends in Kyang Juma.
The trek to Tengboche starts with a long descent to the river, crosses a small settlement, a suspension bridge and then climbs steeply to Tengboche where the Tengboche monastery is located. The monastery is Khumbu’s largest Buddhist Gompa and the famous Mani Rimdu festival takes place here every October. After stopping for lunch in Tengboche you’ll hike further to Pangboche.
The landscape starts changing and it becomes more barren and dusty as you hike to Dingboche. After you cross a small bridge across the Khumbu Khola, the path forks. While some trekkers choose to follow the left fork and go to Pheriche, we’ll be going to Dingboche instead.
Staying in Dingboche gives you an opportunity to climb the Dingboche Ri (5075m) the next day. Although it can be quite challenging, climbing the Dingboche Ri helps you in acclimatization and the view from the top is something worth the effort.
Although the distance between Dingboche and Lobuche is not much, walking becomes quite difficult because of the vertical gain. On your way you’ll pass a memorial for climbers and expedition teams who lost their lives in their attempt to conquer Everest.
Head out early to Gorakshep, stop for lunch and then hike to Everest Base Camp. The walk to Everest Base Camp is quite tiring and for some people ‘boring’. If you wish to see Everest from the base camp, you may be disappointed but if you want to see a landscape entirely different hiking to the base camp is worthwhile.
The hike up to Kalapathar is difficult because of the vertical gain in altitude and decreasing oxygen levels. However, if you’re well acclimatised the ascent is not more than two hours and the descent is quite easy. You can choose to climb this hill early morning before sunrise, or, after lunch when it is warmer.
An early start makes sure you get enough rest after lunch in Lobuche before you head down further to Namche. A long day of descent can be quite tiresome and hard on the knees.
Its takes comparatively 7 hours to reach Lukla. Wait for the next day for early flight to Kathmandu. This is the last of your trek where you can celebrate your successful trek, get a chilled beer in one of the pubs or treat yourself to something sweet at the German bakery outside the airport.
An early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu and you have the entire day for yourself. Eat as much as you want, go shopping or do nothing at all!
An extra day in Kathmandu for shopping or sightseeing if you are interested in visiting some places. In the evening, we will take you for farewell dinner at Rum Doodle restaurant. This is an unique restaurant in Kathmandu where they have signatures of all everest summiteers on yeti foot.
Again our representatives will be there to transfer you to the airport and bid you farewell.