Everest Base Camp Trek with Phokalde Peak Climb

Nepal
Trip Grade
TripGrade:
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).

On the first day of your journey, the representative of the Himalayan trekkers will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and welcome you for the thrilling trek ahead. It will be easy to spot them since they will be holding out your nameplate. Soon you will be transferred to your lodging facility where your trek guide will come to meet you in the evening. The trek guide will accompany you to dinner where you can resolve your queries and get briefed on some necessary points that are crucial for a successful trek.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Trekking & Climbing Preparation.

All the necessary preparations for the trek will be made in Kathmandu on this day. You will be informed about some basic climbing rules and all other ways to help you for a trek to your destination successfully. If all the preparations are done early, you can spend your day exploring the streets and heritage of Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

A flight to Lukla(2,820 m) & trek to Phakding (2,650m).

You will be starting your day early and leave your hotel with packed breakfast. Next, we have to board a flight from Kathmandu and to reach Lukla, it will take around 30 minutes flight. On our arrival at Lukla, you will commence the 3 hours trek towards Phakding. The walk will be easy and will offer you some of the most tranquil views of majestic picturesque mountains. You will be lost in the appeal and pureness of the surrounding nature. After a couple of hours walk, you will make the halt for the night at Phakding.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

On crossing the Dudh-Kosi River, you will begin your walk of the day. After treading for the few hours, you will reach the beautiful village of Monjo. Being situated in the Valley of Dudh Kosi River represents the humble lifestyle of the natives over there. On the completion of your formalities at the Sagarmatha National Park’s office, you will resume your journey ahead to reach the village of Jorsale. Making your way through the prosperous pine forest, you will cross Hillary’s suspension bridge. In a 4 hours walk from the village, you will be there in famed Namche Bazaar. The entire trail offers a magnificent view of the Kwande peak and also Kusum Kanguru & Mt. Everest. You will also witness some breathtaking view of the celebrated peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Taweche peak from certain places on this trail.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatization at Namche.

The day will be dedicated solely to relaxation and acclimatization before you move onto the higher altitudes. Namche Bazar is a perfect stop for relaxation; the town of the Sherpas will offer you an array of opportunities for sightseeing and collecting souvenirs. It is the trading hub with traders from Tibet and various parts of the country selling their products. Also, the place is dotted with many cafes, cake shops, souvenir shops, etc. Thus, spend a happening time in Namche Bazaar and make the most out of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3867m)

Post breakfast, you will start your journey towards Tengboche, a mesmerizing Khumjung village having the largest gompa. A walk of 5-6 Hours, the breathtaking trail is in continuation from above the Dudh Kosi. From here onwards, you will be blinded by the stunning view of the mountains like the Mt Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. you will then trail through settlement hamlets that reflect the culture of the place and small tea shops that will absolutely represent a place taken from the pages of fables. Next, you will make a halt at the Phunki Tenga for lunch. Post lunch and relaxation, you will walk towards a steep climb of 3 hours to Tengboche. After an exhaustive climb, you will finally reach the Tengboche where you will be blessed to witness gorgeous views of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche (4252m)

you will start your day with breakfast and then will descend towards the Imja River and slowly climb towards the beautiful village of Pangboche. Being a tributary of Dudh Kosi River, Imja Khola gets it to water from Imja Glacier. After you reach the lovely mountain village, you can see the magnificent Ama Dablam standing majestically in front of Pangboche and you will enjoy an exceptional view of the mountain this place. you will go ahead with a couple of hours walk from the village and will finally find yourself in the Pheriche village. This is where you will halt for an overnight stay and sink ourselves in the beauty of nature.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

On this day, you will cross green wide valley overlooked by the extraordinary peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. When you turn right, you will move towards a steep climb to reach towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The quaint teahouse at Duglha will be an amazing stop for our lunch stop. Post lunch, you will continue on a zigzag trail that will take you through the glacier's terminal moraine. When we reach the top of our climb, you will find many stone cairns which have been constructed as memorials to the brave Sherpas who died while climbing to conquer the mighty Mt Everest. The path ascends along the glacier and you will notice many cute little houses at Lobuche. The entire trail will be covered by you in approximately 4-5 hours.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Gorak shep - Everest Base Camp (5357m)- Lobuche.

It is the day, you have been waiting for since the beginning of your trip. The day will start early as you will cover a long trail which will stretch over 8-9 hours. you will tread through ice pinnacles and get pass the openings of the picturesque Khumbu Glacier. On our way-back journey, you may take another route to witness some of the extravagant views of Khumbu icefall and the entire road to the South Col. Towards the end of the trek; you will either go back to the Gorak Shep or Lobuche.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 10

Trek Down to Dingboche (4410m)

It will take you 4-5 hours on this trail, as you descend to Dingboche and follow the lead of terminal moraine of the spectacular glacier.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Pokalde Base Camp (5400m)

As you proceed towards the base camp, you will enjoy the beauty of green meadows and solid stone-walled fields that line the scenic trail of Imja Khola valley. Next, by hiking the Lhotse towers on our left and Amadablam that is situated at the right, you will slowly reach Bibre. This is the place where you will catch a clear and tempting glimpse of the Island Peak (Imja Tse), the ultimate destination for beginner climbers to try their mettle. The serenity of the place will make you want to stay more. Further, you will enjoy the hike up the scenic slopes and rocky trail to reach the base camp that is situated on the green large alpine plain right beside the tranquil lakes. Well, you will spend over 5-6 hours on this trail.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 12

Pokalde peak Summit (5806m) & return to base camp.

The 12th day will start quite early in the morning. you will be done with your breakfast by 3 a.m. and immediately start from the base camp. Now, you will climb a rocky pass and chase picturesque snow ridge after leaving behind the uneven pinnacles. While following the ridge, you will come across a tough climb for the amateurs that will comprise of damaged rocks, uneven trails and snow to reach the summit ridge and then ultimately we step on the summit. Whatever you have dreamt of and the reason for which you have conquered so many hurdles, finally all your hard work will pay-off. Once reaching the summit, you will be enclosed by picture-perfect snow pinnacles of some of the earth’s highest mountains. A beguiling view that will be forever etched in your heart, embrace the miracles of nature and spend some time with yourself in the midst of magical nature. Furthermore, the trail will offer you ample opportunities to satisfy the photographer in you. Post photography session and exploring the scenic beauty, you will retrace your trail for reaching base camp. On arriving at the base camp; you will be treated a warm meal and drinks after a trail of 8-9 hours.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 13

Extra Day.

This day will be considered as an extra day, which will turn as a contingency in case of any unfavorable circumstances that will have the potential to be a hindrance to peak climbing.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp.

Day 14

Trek to Tengboche (3870m).

The return trek for the day stretches another 5-6 hour or more. you will be fortunate enough to have amazing views on your trail through the alpine valley. you will cross the Khumbu Khola and ascend a steep trail to reach the top of a small ridge to enjoy the beautiful views of Kangtega, Amadablam and Imja valley. When you will leave behind Pangboche, you will steadily make your way through a mesmerizing forest of rhododendron, juniper as well as fir and with a gradual climb through the forest to reach Tengboche. During the spring season, you can totally feel the beauty of the magical rhododendron flowers.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 15

Trek to Namche.

On this day, you will start your journey to Dudh Kosi and cross a bridge to pass through lush pine trees and ultimately reach Thasinga. From this point, you will still get to see the Thamserku and Kangtega. Next, The trail continues above the valley and moves through nature’s beauty Sanasa. At Kyangjuma, you will say goodbyes to the view of Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from and eventually reach Namche.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 16

Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m)

Your way back to Lukla will lead you through a steep rocky trail in the terrain and cross several mind-numbing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The bridges serve as a pass-through for beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, dreamlike Sherpa villages and finally take you the trails to arrive at Lukla. The entire trail stretches over 7-8 hours by walk.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 17

Fly back to Kathmandu.

You will enjoy your breakfast at Kathmandu since you will be boarding an early flight from Lukla. You will get the whole afternoon to relax, explore the locality and collect souvenirs for your home.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight & drive

Day 18

Depart from Kathmandu.

On reaching Katmandu you may extend your trip if you wish to experience more of the rich beauty of Nepal and travel various parts of Nepal or head back home with fond memories of the trek.

The team of Himalayan trekkers believes that you will return back to your home with happy memories and mind full of lovely views. We hope that you have felt like home for our lodging, as well as other amenities, has impressed you too. With a heavy heart, we must wish goodbye for you, until next visit in your leisure to Nepal!!

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Phokalde Peak Climb Map

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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