Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trekking route is famous mainly for two things; the highest peak in the world i.e. Mt. Everest (8848m) and the loyal Sherpa's. This may be the cause, though with few infrastructures, it has become the popular destination though most of the ways are difficult but loyal villagers, mostly the Sherpa, guidance would refresh the tired body. Since most of them can communicate in English, it would be an added advantage.
For the best of the visit you can prefer the time between March to mid-May and September to mid-November in order to have the perfect recreation beside these time if you choose to be there in winter you may have to face the Chili cold and snow fall on the one hand whereas, it can be difficult to travel than that of Tengboche as the lodges may be closed above height of it. April and May would be the good time to see the nice scenes especially, trees of blossoming rhododendron and the colorful landscape. Even in spring, due to dust from India can cause the least ideal conditions to view pristine mountains.
It may take around 16 days to cover the journey and to access. Everest Base Camp, you have two major choices; the southern side or the northern side. If you wish to take the southern side then heading through Kathmandu will be the best idea. You can take a flight to Lukla form Kathmandu.
Then you can take your paths towards Namche Bazzar(3440m) following the valley of Dudh Koshi. Namche is the area being the administrative headquarter of Khumbu region is actually a central Hun for necessary items like food and other miscellaneous thing.Khumbu region is the place where climbers get an opportunity to adapt Dingboche climate, then you can take trek for two days to Dingboche where acclimatization can be set up before you proceed to Base camp. Then two more days trek will lead you towards your destination. After you go through Gorashep which is in fact the flat field below Kalpathar and Mt. Pumori.
If you choose to be at Base Camp from the northern side then you have to be in Tibet with the permission of the Chinese government. Further with the help of travelling companies there, you can hire vehicles which will led to North Base camp after the drive covering the distance of 100km. Mostly people do choose this area to climb the Mount Everest as well.
Beside these all, one must have trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) compulsorily in order to visit Khumbu region, which you can have against the payment of 20 USD.
Everest Base camp trekking itinerary
Day 1: Heartily Welcome to Nepal, our representatives welcome you in Tribhuwan international airport and transfer hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley tours and preparation for Everest base camp trek.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek 3 to four hour for Phakding .
Day 4: 5-6 hour walk from Phakding to go Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Day of the rest for adjustment in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: leave Namche bazar (3440m) and trek to Tengboche.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m).
Day 8: full day rest in Dingboche, acclimatization.
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m).
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep(5160m) from Lobuche.
Day 11: Hiking Everest base camp (5400m) and return same day in Gore Shep.
Day 12: Hiking Kalapattar (5545m) and back to Gore Shepthen trek to Pheriche.
Day 13: Leave Pheriche (4210m) and trek to Khumjung (3900).
Day 14: Trek to Jorsale (2740m).
Day 15: Trek from Jorsale to Lukla (2800m).
Day 16: Leave for Kathmandu from Lukla, and evening farewell dinner.