The trip begins with your arrival in the land of the majestic Himalayas. As per your scheduled flight, you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. At the airport, our staff will be waiting to welcome you, and after brief introductions, you head to the hotel and refresh. You join our team again to welcome dinner and discuss the details of the trek.
After an early breakfast, you head to the airport and catch the first flight to Lukla. During the flight, you get to enjoy fantastic sceneries of the hills and mountains like Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, etc. At Lukla, you meet the local team who will accompany you during this trek. After resting for a while, you start to trek. The trail goes up and down along the Dudh Koshi River. You pass by beautiful villages like Chauri Kharka and finally arrive at Phakding for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail that goes through the pine forest. After crossing various beautiful villages, you arrive at Monjo, where you need to show your permits to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After completing the official procedures, you continue to walk through the forests and cross suspension bridges. Finally, you arrive at Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa town in the region for overnight stay.
Since you’ll be trekking to more than 5,000m, it is crucial to acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness. So, we recommend you to keep your body active and do light exercises. After breakfast, you head to explore the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn more about the culture of the Sherpa people. Then, you head to the nearby beautiful village of Khumjung. Before dinner, you can roam around the market area.
The trek resumes after breakfast. You first ascend to Mong La Pass via stone steps. From the top, you get to see spectacular views of mountains like Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Then, you descend to the village of Sansa. The trail then takes to Phungi Tenga from where the trail ascends, and you arrive at Tengboche. Once you arrive, you head to explore the Tengboche Monastery after refreshing.
The trek begins with the trail going through the dense pine forest. The trail then goes past several villages, and you arrive at Debouche. Continue the trek to arrive at Pangboche after crossing several Chortens. En route, you get to see incredible views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse. You slowly ascend to Dingboche, where you stay overnight at a lodge.
This is the second time you acclimatize so that your body can get used to the high elevations. After breakfast, you’ll hike to nearby places. The first place you visit is the beautiful Imja Valley, where you get to see amazing views of the landscape. Then, you head to Dingboche Ri, where you can see more spectacular views of the mountains and countryside.
The trail starts with a descent to Pheriche village. The trail then takes you to Dughla. To reach there, you follow the river formed by the Khumbu Glacier. En route, you get to see amazing views of Lobuche Peak, Pumori, and Nuptse. After arriving at Dughla, the views of the mountains get more magnificent. Then, you ascend through the rugged terrain and arrive at Lobuche for the overnight stay. The village is located at the foothills of Lobuche Peak.
After breakfast, you head to Gorakshep. The route is relatively easy and short. Once you reach Gorakshep, you steeply ascend to the Everest Base Camp. The Khumbu Glacier becomes more prominent as you gain elevation. Slowly, you also start to see the Khumbu Icefall and finally arrive at the base camp. You explore the region for a while and then descend back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
You wake up before dawn and hike to Kalapatthar, one of the best viewpoints of the region. Walking along the narrow and steep path, you reach the top where the breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more reward you. The sunrise makes the look more incredible. After soaking in the view, you head back to Gorakshep and have breakfast. The trek then continues as you retrace your steps back to Lobuche.
Today, the trail goes all downhill till Pangboche. You pass by various rustic villages filled with farmlands. As you descend, the vegetation starts to grow back. En route, you get to see amazing views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more. Once you reach Pangboche, you refresh and head to explore the Pangboche Monastery. Overnight stay at the lodge.
The trail continues to go downhill today as well. At specific points, you need to climb steep parts. You need to cross several suspension bridges as you walk through rhododendron forests. The views of the mountains are still magnificent, and you arrive at Namche Bazaar while admiring the views. You can rest among the many restaurants and cafes located in Namche
Today is the last day of trekking in the Khumbu region. You climb a series of ups and downs as you walk through the rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of the mountains as much as you can. You arrive at Lukla and celebrate the success of the trek. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the local team.
You head to the airport early in the morning and catch the first flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight, enjoy the panoramic aerial views of the mountains and landscape one last time. From the airport, our staff will pick you up and take you to the hotel where you rest. During the free time before dinner, you can head to buy souvenirs. You join our staff for a farewell dinner in the evening.
If the flight got delayed due to bad weather or other technical issues, you head back to Kathmandu this day. Otherwise, you can enjoy your rest day in Kathmandu. You can head to explore the streets and markets on your own. You can also opt to relax at a cafe or head to the spa to treat your tired body.
The trip has come to an end after your successful trek to the Everest Base Camp. With this achievement, it’s now time for you to head back home. Before you depart for the airport, make sure that you have all your belongings with you. As per your scheduled flight, our staff will drop you off at the airport. Thank you for making unforgettable memories with us, and we hope you have a safe flight!
Looking back, trekking with Temba and my fiancee to Gokyo Ri in the summer of 2019 is one of the best days of our lives. This is one of the moment that we always think and talk about, and we are certainly visiting Temba in Nepal again someday in the future. I would highly recommend Temba. During the trek, we became very good friends. He is a very patient guide and took great care of us, making sure we are safe and sound and make sure our journey is as enjoyable as it can be. With love, from Singapore
In April / May of 2019 seven of us from Nova Scotia Canada trekked to Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal. The trek itself was lead by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure each of us were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added extras like a picnic at basecamp with his brother when we arrived. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. By the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba and we hope to see him again one day. I highly recommend Everest Extreme Adventure and Temba for any trek you may be considering in Nepal.