Everest Base Camp Trek

This draft has been there in my wordpress for more than a month and I still haven’t completed my research. In light of clearing backlogs before 2007, I shall post whatever I have gathered so far. Your advise and comments are most welcome. I have been researching on two things primarily –
1. Prerequisites for the trek
2. The most economical 21 days trek (Some of the professionally organized treks seem to costing over 4000 USD)

BTW, if you still haven’t figured out your new year resolution – think about it 🙂

Typical Itinerary:

Day 1-3: KATHMANDU • 4,383 feet
Travel from your homeport to Kathmandu.

Day 4: KATHMANDU • 4,383 feet
Casual day for shopping, visiting the palaces, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas, or just relaxing at the hotel. A favorite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia.

Day 5: PHAKDING • 8,700 feet
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we will begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (9,350 feet) we will meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding. Here we will meet up with trekkers who have participated in the Jiri extension.

Day 6: NAMCHE BAZAAR • 11,300 feet
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

Day 7: NAMCHE BAZAAR • 11,300 feet
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, will 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, Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented.

Day 8: THYANGBOCHE • 12,887 feet
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We will spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.

Day 9: DINGBOCHE • 14,250 feet
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Day 10: DINGBOCHE • 14,250 feet
Another rest day. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.

Day 11: DZUGLA • 15,075 feet
From Dingbouche the trail traverses through farmlands and meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will stop in Dzugla, giving our bodies plenty of time to rest and relax amidst the majestic mountains of Nepal.

SOME USEFUL LINKS:

http://www.peakfreaks.com/everest_mountaineering_course.htm
http://www.peakfreaks.com/ebc_trek.htm
http://www.mountainguides.com/everest-trek-nepal.shtml
http://www.mountainmadness.com/trekking/asia_base.cfm
http://www.everestbasecamp.com.np/Everest_Base_Camp_Trek_18_Days_1.htm
http://summitclimb.com/everest_trek_tibet.htm

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~ by Rajeev on December 31, 2006.

14 Responses to “Everest Base Camp Trek”

  1. I have always wsihed for Everst base camp… havent made yet.

    Eyeing your program for that.

    Wish you happy new year and lots of luck for the base camp.

  2. Hey JV,
    Thanks! Wish you the same and I will keep this post updated with whatever I am able to gather about everest base camp.

  3. Thank you for your info.

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  4. Kab chalna hai Sir?

  5. Bolo sir… phaad dete hain

  6. Dude,

    If you wanna trek in India, the following URL is a must Check out. I have been with these guys way back in 1994 but they are actually very professional and very very close to the nature. The best possible, and, to top everything, they are not at all costly. In fact the fee part will surprise you :—)

    http://www.yhaindia.org/Transaction/AdventurePrograms/ProgramDetails.aspx

    Enjoy,

    RS

  7. A-haan, looks like I missed out that you are interested only in the ME Base Camp trek. Well my friend, let me look something on that too.

    Cheers,
    RS

  8. Ha ha ha ha ha ha … another realization dooms over me that this post belongs to 2006 … hee hee hee ……….

    No prob mate, hope you see these comments and will have a good laugh,

    Cheers,
    RS

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  11. Everest base camp trek!! sound good, I have booked with this company Ace the Himalaya, want to join http://www.acethehimalaya.com/tripdetails.php?trip_id=8

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