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From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

1. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

2. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Ever dreamed of visiting the world's highest mountain? This 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek lets you see one of the most exciting destinations on an outdoor trip perfect for adventure lovers. Enjoy included accommodation, meals, and more. Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Upon arrival, get picked up from the airport and taken to the Kathmandu Suite Home hotel, where you'll sleep for the first night of the trip (breakfast included). Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Early in the morning, drive to the airport and take a short flight to Lukla (2,804 meters). Embark on a 3-hour trek to Phakding (2,610 meters), then stay overnight at a guesthouse (lunch and dinner included) Day 3: Namche Bazaar TrekGear up and start another trek to Namche Bazaar (3,535 meters). Stay overnight at the guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar Take a walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. Opt to go to a museum on the same day to discover the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Take in a sweeping view of Everest and other mountains from this place. Stay overnight at another guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Reach Tengboche (3,850 meters), then visit a monastery known as Tengboche Monastery, where your guide will take you to observe the prayer ceremony in the evening or morning. Sleep overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 6: Trek to Dingboche Trek to Dingboche (4,350 meters), then get some rest during an overnight stay at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 7: Another day of acclimatization First, take a trip to Chhukung Valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Afterward, go to Chhukung Ri (5,546 meters). From there, observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Stay overnight at the guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 8: Trek to LobucheEnjoy more natural scenery on a guided hike to Lobuche (4,950 meters). Stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 9: Visit Everest Base Camp Trek to Everest Base camp (5,400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5,160 meters). Stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar Star the day with a hike up to Kalapathar (5,545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to enjoy views of Mount Everest and other mountain landscapes. Trek back to Pheriche (4,280 meters), then spend the rest of the night at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 11: Return to Namche Trek back to Namche Bazar, then stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 12: Trek back to LuklaFollowing a hike back to Lukla, sleep overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 13: Kathmandu After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu, followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Everest Base Camp Trek

3. Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport Upon arrival at the airport, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu before receiving all the necessary information about the trek from your guide. Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu See the sights of Kathmandu with your expert guide in a private car.  Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla After your flight to Lukla, enjoy an easy trek to the upper region of Phakding where you will spend the night. Over the next few days, you will get the chance to explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site, getting a closer look at world famous Buddist monasteries and meeting friendly Sherpa people. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar Following the Dudh Koshi valley, climb up to Namche Bazaar, the ideal resting spot for tourists and local Sherpas alike. Enjoy panoramic views of the Everest Region with its rhododendron forests and snow-capped peaks. Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize Day 6: Trek to Tengboche From Namche Bazaar, trek through high altitudes and chilly weather. After two hours of climbing, you will reach Tyangboche Monastery which is located at an altitude of 3,867 meters and resides on top of a ridge. Here you can enjoy delightful views of Sagarmatha. Day 7: Trek to Dingboche From Tengboche, continue towards your destination passing through the villages of Imja Khola, Pangboche and Pheriche, before reaching Khumbu glacier after a few hours of trekking. Get an insight into the local way of life of the Sherpa villagers and their cultures as you pass through their hometowns. Day 8: Day trip to Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche Enjoy a day trip to Chukung Valley, which has been described as one of the world's best hikes, before traveling back to Dingboche to spend the night. Day 9: Trek to Lobuche Today, trek to Lobuche where you can rest for some time and admire the exquisite design of nature. Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep  From Lobuche, head towards Gorakshep, a small settlement on the shores of a frozen lake, your departure point towards Everest Base Camp, and resting place for the night after completing your Everest hike. Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar and Pheriche Rise early to make the most of the fantastic views from Kalapathar before heading back to Pheriche. Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar Begin your descent down the mountain, stopping again at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize.  Day 13: Trek back to Lukla Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu Rest for the night in a hotel in Kathmandu to recover after your fortnight of hiking before beginning your journey home the following day. Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

From Thamel: All-Inclusive 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. From Thamel: All-Inclusive 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Tour Itinerary Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m) 3-4 hrs trek Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek Day 03: Acclimatization day Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) - 6 hrs trek Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,400m) - 6 hrs trek Day 06: Another acclimatization day Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,900m) - 5 hrs trek Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and visit Everest Base Camp (5463m) 8-9 hrs trek Day 09: Hike up to Kalapather and trek to Pheriche (4,320m) - 7-8 hrs trek Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) - 6-7 hrs trek Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,800m) - 6-7 hrs trek Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

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What people are saying about Khumbu Glacier

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

It was a beautiful trek, in an environment of unique beauty; the arrival at the base camp is a moment that one does not forget for a lifetime, but the whole journey to get there is also spectacular; the organization of the agency was perfect and the assistance excellent; the guide, Mr. Padam, always present, prepared and efficient, as well as nice, and the porter, Mr. Nares, indispensable, present and very kind. Definitely an absolutely positive experience, in which everything was perfect, also thanks to the agency's staff who were able to resolve every issue in the best possible way. Heartfelt thanks for this strong, unique and unforgettable experience. Luca

What an incredible company to work with. Pretravels the communication was excellent. Always got a response to all my questions. Upon arrival pick up and hotel registration went very smooth. The hotel was in a great location and was very clean. The actual tours where 5 star. I had a knowledgably Sherpa during my trek that was fantastic and I felt safe during my entire travels. Outshine is a great company to tour with. Everything went smoothly and they went beyond my expectations to meet my needs. I recommend 100%.

Top service in all areas right from the start. I was picked up from the airport, accompanied throughout the 12-day trip and very attentively advised and guided. I can only highly recommend this trip or Getyourguide.

Excellent all the way. Anjan was assigned as my guide and was superb. They facilitated porter hire, who was also great. Loaned me sleeping bag, walking stick and duffle.

Outshine is good company they prepare everything very well :)