Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the trails used by Tenzing Sherpa, Edmund Hilary and many mountaineers who set out to conquer the tallest peak of the world before and after they conquered Everest. Thus trek to the Everest Base Camp has plenty of legends, myths, stories, sheer excitement and a sense of satisfaction. This, for many like you around the world, is a journey of a lifetime and will never cease to vanish from your memory. Thus it is no surprise that Everest Base Camp Trek is among the most searched trekking destination among trekkers worldwide.
The trails of Everest Base Camp trek run through the Khumbu region. A scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla starts the trek. The Lukla airport is known to the world for its approach and is sure to raise your pulse. Starting from Namche, the trails will guide you through stunning Himalayan landscapes, traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, prayer flags and chortens. You will eventually find yourself among soaring peaks. Turn your head around and the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and above all Mt. Everest, will be greeting you.
The months between March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn) are the best months to trek to the Everest Base Camp. The recent earthquakes have initially had some impact in the Everest region. However, things are back to normal now and the affected infrastructures have all been reconstructed. The Everest Base Camp situated at an altitude of 5,364m (17,598ft). We have tailored The Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries in such a way that you can experience the ultimate trekking adventure of the Himalayas. We make sure that you have proper acclimatization time. The trek will give you adrenaline rush; the whole experience can be tough but will me immensely rewarding.
Mani Rimdu Festival
Mani Rimdu is a traditional festival celebrated in Solukhumbu, especially at the monasteries in Tengboche, Chiwang and Tame. This sacred festival is celebrated for nineteen days; the most special and elaborate of them all are the last three days. Those three days are marked by public festivals.
Lamas and monks wear colorful costumes complete with elaborate masks and perform ritual dances to stage the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. Some of the dances are even humorous. Thousands of locals and tourists are present to witness this longstanding Mani Rimdu festival that takes place in the lap of the Himalayas.
The dates for mani rimdu festival for year of 2016 still is not announce, which is fixed after carefully studying the Tibetan lunar calendar. Below given dates are tentative dates.Those of you who intend to do trek the Everest region during this time will get the opportunity to be a part of Mani Rimdu Festival 2016.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 04 Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 05 Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07 Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6- 7 hrs walk
Day 10 Early hike to Kala Pathar (5550m/18,204ft) & Trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk
Day 11 Trek to Kyanjuma(3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12 Trek to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 13 Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15 Departure from Kathmandu
Note: Because of bad weather we could face problem of domestic flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. Very rarely, but it could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish in those additional day. However, if you want heli rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we can organize it as per your request.