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Trip Starting From: Kathmandu
Your journey with Thrillophilia’s Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners begins with you Kathmandu Arrival on Day 1 itself.
As soon as you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, you will be picked up from there by our fellow teammates and transferred to your accommodation spot.
A brief introduction with your trek leader-cum-guide and your itinerary shall be given on day 1 itself.
As soon as you are done with your breakfast in the morning, we will lead you to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport situated in Kathmandu.
From there, you will be taking a 35 minutes flight to Lukla, which is one of the best experiences in itself. As you fly through the valleys, you will be able to capture some breath-taking views of the stunning surroundings.
With your arrival in Lukla, our teammates will pick you from the airport.
Immediately next, we will begin with your Phakding trekking expedition to gain an altitude of 2652 meters where you will be trekking for a total duration of 3.5 hours through green mountain ranges and quaint little villages.
You overnight stay is arranged at the Tea House itself.
On day 3, you will start trekking to gain the next altitude of 3440 meters to finally reach the Namche Bazaar. Your entire trekking route is filled with green mountain ranges to keep you rejuvenated on your journey.
There is a Dudh Koshi river flowing adjacent to the Namche Bazaar. If you want, you can relax there for some time.
For lunch, you will be stopping at the Monjo. After that, your trekking journey to the Namche Bazaar will include a gradual inclining trail through a thick cover of green forest. On your trekking journey, be delighted to get the glimpses of Lhotse and Everest.
After 5 to 6 hours of a long trekking expedition, in the end, you will be retiring for the remaining length of the day either at Mountain Lodge or Tea House.
Day 4 of your Everest Base Camp Trek is reserved entirely for acclimatization at Namche. As the place is famous for its cafes, restaurants, and bars, you can visit there in person if you want.
Besides, Namche is a popular sightseeing spot where you have a museum, monastery, and a bazaar to explore.
Tengboche is a small valley that has got an altitude of 3860 meters and is known for its captivating beauty.
You trekking on day 5 will be a moderate one and will last for around 5 hours of duration.
Your trekking journey to Dingboche on day 6 starts.
First, on your journey, you will be trespassing the Pangboche Village, which gives you a delightful vista of Mount Ama Dablam.
If we get to Pangboche as per our schedule, you will be enjoying your lunch there at Pangboche. After that, you will be proceeding with your trek to the Pheriche, followed by Imja Valley trekking.
On your way there, treat your eyes with the sight of Lobuche River before taking a steep hike through the Dingboche.
Your overall day 6 trekking will last for a total duration of 5 to 6 hours.
Day 7 is again reserved for you to get acclimatized with the surroundings.
However, if you all agree, we can plan on small hikes to Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Cho Yu. While you enjoy your trekking at these points, you may even find several other Himalayan peaks and mountain ranges.
Your overnight stay for Day 7 is arranged at a hotel.
Your day 8 trekking expedition will be towards Dughla, which is situated at the height of 4620 meters. Out of your entire 15 days of trekking, this is the shortest trekking route to enjoy.
The trail from Dingboche to Dughla is a flat one feasting your eyes with uncountable stunning vistas.
Mount Pumori and Dudh Koshi River are two key attractions of your day 8 trekking expedition.
Your overnight stay is arranged either at Mountain Lodge or Tea House.
Lobuche is a small trekking town which is situated alongside Khumbu glacier.
The first half portion of your Lobuche Trekking expedition will be a tougher one as Dughla, or Thukla Pass, is filled with numerous short and steep hikes.
If time permits, you can even explore the mountaineer’s memorials here. These memorials are entirely dedicated to the different mountaineers who tried their best to complete their trekking journey. Still, due to some unexpected conditions, they lost a grip of their life in the midway.
Usually, at the request of our trekking enthusiasts, we spend some quality time here.
Your overnight camping will be arranged at the Mountain Lodge or Tea House.
Today the route where you will be trekking is entirely a glacier route. Hence, you can expect the trekking difficulty to be of a moderate level.
From the base camp itself, you will capture the glimpses of Mount Everest and Kumbhu icefall. The entire portion of this trekking route is filled with glaciers and gigantic mountain ranges.
However, Kala Patthar offers the best view of Mount Everest, where you will be trekking tomorrow.
Your day 10 overnight stay is arranged at the Gorakshep camping site.
Your day 11 hiking journey to Kala Patthar will be an arduous one as it has got a certain level of difficulty. Yet, you can call this trekking expedition as an awarding one as you will be blessed with the sight of Mount Everest and the remaining Himalayan mountain ranges.
From Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, your trekking adventure will last for around 2.5 to 3 hours; after that, it will all be descending one with a gradual decline in the trekking difficulty until you reach Lobuche (4940 meters). With one incline steep and the remaining easier ones, your day 11 will end with a total of 7 hours of trekking expedition.
If you all agree to trek to Pheriche, we can even plan it, or you may call it off for the day.
Your day 12 of Everest Base Camp trekking expedition will be a moderate one with a little hike to Phungo Thanga and Tengboche.
Today is the last day of your Khumbu trekking expedition, and again, it will be moderately strenuous.
We may hurry a bit as to get down to Lukla, where we have planned for your overnight stay.
On day 14 of your trekking experience, we will drive you to the airport to fly to Kathmandu. Relish 35 minutes of your aerial journey with the jaw-dropping vistas of the surroundings for which Kathmandu is known for.
Your day 14 is entirely reserved at overnight leisure either at a hotel or a guest house.
Start your day early if you are left to pack your bags for your return journey. Before noon, make sure that you check-out from the hotel or the guest house.
Do not worry, we will ensure that you reach the airport safely and on time.
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No, Everest Base Camp is not the most laborious trek to be scared off. To get to the Base Camp, you will be trekking through the rough valleys and not the high passes. This makes your trekking expedition easier to moderate. The only difficulty here is combating the altitude sickness as Mount Everest has got the highest altitude in the world, and training for it at home or elsewhere within your hometown itself is next to difficult.
For an average trekker, it takes around 8 days of uphill trekking and 4 days of downhill trekking to get back to the Base Camp. So, out of your 15 days and 14 nights Everest Base Camp journey with Thrillophilia team, you will be actually trekking only for 9 days, and 3 days are reserved for your acclimatization with the surrounding weather conditions.
There are numerous travel planners to assist you with your Everest Base Camp planning. Thrillophilia’s 15 days and 14 night Everest Base Camp Trek adventure costs around 48,500 INR per head. As add-on inclusions, you are provided with transport, a professional guide, supporting activities, and accommodation facilities. If you make an instant reservation with Thrillophilia now, you get discounts and cashbacks, which brings down your trekking price even more.
Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is worth every effort you invest in to reach there finally. One of the most tourist destinations of Nepal, the daunting summit, is blessed with some miraculous and incandescent beauty. The magnificent peaks and hills, the snow-capped mountain ranges, the vast greenery, quaint villages, steep rocks are all worthy of all your efforts. Moreover, you get to learn about the culture, customs, and traditions of the Sherpas community in their very own place of residence.
Yes, physical as well as mental training is a prerequisite for participating in the adventure for Everest Base Camp. Your physical training for participating in the Everest Base Camp should be inclusive of strength endurance, cardio endurance, aerobic conditioning, and carrying a daypack uphill. Here are some tips to prepare yourself at your best for your Everest Base Camping -
- Train your body in a natural setting that resembles the natural setting at the Everest Base Camp.
- As soon as possible, buy all the essential trekking gear.
- Dedicate your time to accomplish at least 2 to 3 times weekly cardio exercising.
- Remember to give yourself enough room to prepare best for your Everest adventure.
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