The Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Himalaya area. Every year it is visited by thousands of trekkers who come from all over the world to enjoy the scenic views of majestic Mount Everest (8,848), Mount Pumori, and Ama Dablam, and to learn about the culture of Khumbu valley’s inhabitants. The route is challenging, the luxury hotels will make the trip enjoyable.
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Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche - Thame - Kongde
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Be greeted by your tour guide of Bravo Asia Tours at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We will drive to hotel; your tour guide will assist you on hotel check in. Please have a good rest before your tour guide meet you again later today for the documents required for trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
We start with an early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (approx. 40 minutes). After meeting up with our porter and guide, we start our trek to Phakding, easy and mostly downhill. This trek takes us to the lands of Sherpa, and we cross through small villages and individual farms en-route. There will be ample tea houses and lodges to stop off at for a drink and a sit-down. We will also be crossing many stones intricately carved with prayers in Tibetan script, with prayer wheels and colourful strings of prayer flags hung from high points and bridges. After a trek of about 2-3 hours we will finally reach our destination - Phakding. Overnight in Phakding
Phakding - Namche
After breakfast, its off for a walk by the river through a pine forest which leads to a short climb to escape from a narrow gorge section. We will be passing by the entrance of the Khumbu National Park, and crossing a spectacular suspension bridge, before an hour and a half long ascent to Namche on a wide trail. It takes about 5 hours of trekking to reach our destination – Namche.. Overnight in Namche
Rest up in Namche to acclimatise yourselves with the altitude. Here you have an optional visit to the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture and the traditional villages of Kunde and Kumjung. There is also an ancient market place where you can find lodges, cafes, bars, and souvenir shops. There is also the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views out across Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Namche
Namche - Thame
After breakfast, we start our trail through forests of spruce to the village of Thame. En-route, we will be passing the villages of Phurte and Thamo to a junction with the Thame Khola and the Sherpa settlement of Thame. You'll also get the chance to see a magnificent 16th Century Nyingmapa Gompa (monastery). We finally reach our destination after a long trek of about 5-6 hours. Overnight in Thame
After breakfast, we visit Thame Monastery situated high above the village. For those who wish, they can continue the climb to the Sumdur Ridge where magnificent views of Teng Kangpoche, Kongde, Everest, Makalu, Percharmo, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kanguru are on hand. Overnight in Thame
Thame - Kongde
Today after breakfast, we start our trail with a descent of around 30 minutes and then follow a trail on the south side of the Bhotel Koshi River through the tiny village of Pare. We will be passing through forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo, with spectacular views unseen by trekkers on the normal route. It takes approx 7-8 hours to reach Kongde. Overnight in Kongde
After breakfast, we have an optional ascent to Farak Ri (5000m), which takes around 3 hours. It is best to start early to get a panoramic view. Here you could see the Khumbu Valley and several 8000 m peaks, such as Everest Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Alternatively, you can just relax in our comfortable lodge with its own stunning views over Namche and Khumjung village. Overnight in Kongde
Kongde - Phakding
After breakfast, we begin our trail to Phakding, which is a long descent for which trekking poles are highly recommended. On our way we will also slightly descend through the jungle to Toktok village. After a walk of approx 4-5 hours, we'll reach our destination - Phakding. Overnight in Phakding
Phakding - Lukla
We start our final trail after our breakfast which will take approximately 3 hours. As we climb back up to the Lukla ridge on the way we could visit Kyongma Monastery and Enrout Village. We then finally chill out in our final night Lodge in Khumbu, at the Yeti Mountain Home – Lukla. Overnight in Lukla
Lukla - Kathmandu
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy this free day resting after your trek. Make the most of the spa facilities available in your hotel to relax. Overnight in Kathmandu
After breakfast you will start another exciting day, a guided tour to three sites listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Pashupatinath: One of the most sacred temples of South Asia dedicated to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath stupa: One of the sanctuaries of major importance in Buddhist religion. The area is full of Tibetan refugees and numerous monasteries. Bhaktapur: This city is known for its sophisticated art, craft and colourful festivals. Overnight in Kathmandu
Board on vehicle and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, from where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. Our soft trek in Nepal is finished now. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to being at your service in your next trip to Asia.