From Phakding, we continue hiking for around five hours along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, through stands of pine and oak trees, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges loaded with prayer flags. Trail starts to rise and rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir trees prevail, with breathtaking view of Namche Bazar (3440 m) – the gateway to the Everest region or the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazar is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will take extra day for rest and acclimatization. During this day, an early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another presents Sherpa high altitude climbers’.
After leaving Namceh Bazar the trek for around five to six hours continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains that becomes more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). A traditional site with its wonderful Gompa (monastery) is a spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. Monastery is made of incredible ornate wall hangings, twenty feet sculpture of Buddha and the musical instruments of robes of the Lamas; if you are lucky enough you will see the Lama Performing their rituals and hear the divine chanting and music. Thyangboche known as the best place where panoramic view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest emerge.
Lobuche can be reached by foot and you can continue hiking past frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We can view the Khumbu Ice fall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track.
A reasonably difficult day walking along the Khumbu glacier and upto Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5365 meters. Everest Base camp it the closest place to reach Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. You might see group of people attempting to climb massive Mount Everest. Then we hike back to Gorak Shep.
Another difficult but rewarding day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. We wake up early in the morning and start our hike to Kala Pattar at the elevation of 5555 meters. The climb is challenging but the trekker gets the most superb mountain scenery: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters (29028 feet), towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. Afterwards we make a quick plunge to Gorak Shep, a tiny village at 5180 meters and then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Teahouse.
We hike all the way down through rhododendron forest from Pheriche to Tyangboche. Beside superb view of green hills, river and great Ama Dhablam we can visit beautiful Tyangboche monastery, an old and famous monastery of Khumbu region and then head toward Namche Bazaar.
You will trek back to Lukla along the same path. Here, you will take some rest and celebrate your accomplishment. You can taste the local beverage ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ meaning wine. If you have any amount of strength left in your body you could even groove to the local Sherpa tune and show some dance moves of your own. Or, you could dance along the Sherpa way. Overnight at tea-house. Eleventh/Last day of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. You will have free time to relax, get message and enjoy your evening in lake side. Overnight at hotel.
For all the thrill-seekers, Everest Base camp trek is the best trekking route ever. For almost half a century, Everest Base Camp trek has been drawing in thousands of trekkers to one of a kind experience in the region. From Dudhkoshi Valley to Namche and from Thyanboche monastery to Khumbu Glacier, every trekker will be going back home with the memories to cherish and enjoy for the rest of the life. The hospitable Sherpa’s and their traditions, exquisite food and culture, you cannot help getting captivated and can enjoy every bit of it. The amazingly breath-taking views of Ama Dablam, Taweche are the scenario second to none. Going up the trails all the way to Kala Patter is one of the most enjoyed moments by the travelers. Not only does the Everest Base Camp trek provide us with a nice and sound time-out from the hustle and bustle of our lives but it also gives us the unprecedented sense of calm and peace on our way back to normal life. In addition, Everest Base Camp trek offers us the insight of extra-ordinary flora and fauna which we have never heard of or seen before. The experience of getting into the forests of rhododendron and fir trees and running into some endangered species of birds and animals during your Everest Base Camp trek is simply inexplicable.