Lukla to everest base camp trek leads one through the Khumbu valley, Where Mount Everest conquerors Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa traveled once.
While going through the trek, you will see spectacular landscapes of UNESCO’s world heritage park, Sagarmatha National Park, which offers an astonishing view of the four highest peaks on Earth.
The Lukla to Everest base camp trek begins with a forty-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, a short walk is made from Lukla to Phakding before ascending further via Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar.
You shall have one day of acclimatization at Namchebazar. A few hour’s walk to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung are suitable for acclimatization trekking day activities. After that, you will hike towards Tengboche and Dingboche.
By reaching Dingboche, you would have scaled an incredible height. Therefore, we have scheduled a day to acclimatize at Dingboche for the next day.
You spend a night in Lobuche, and after that, make another big hiking trip through Gorakshep and finally reach the Everest base camp, which is about 5364m/ 17,598ft.
From the destination, one of the sights included is Khumbu Glacier, the deepest at 4,900m (16,100ft). You will then descend and return to Gorak Shep after taking in the scenic vistas from Mount Everest Base Camp.
The following day, in the early morning hours, you will hike to the Kala Patthar, m, ft so that you can gaze early sunrays hitting the highest spot of the Everest mountain.
We return through Gorak Shep for breakfast, then trek downwards to Pheriche. You walk on the same trail, returning to Pheriche for Lukla and Namche Bazaar.
Day 1: Fight From Kathmandu to Lukla and a trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Monjo.
Day 3: Rest/ Acclimatization day (Short hike to Everest View Hotel, explore Khumjung)
Day 4: Trek to Tyangboche From Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche From Tyangboche
Day6: Acclimatization Day (Short Hike to Nagartshang peak)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche From Dingboche
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep and return to Everest Base Camp.
Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar for Sunrise View and trek to Pheriche
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar From Pheriche
Day 11: Trek to Lukla from Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Flight back to Kathmandu
Travelers can visit Everest base camp throughout the year. Nevertheless, some seasons provide easier treks than others. This being said, It is easier to trek in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) because the skies are clear, the temperature is very nice, and the views are great.
In Nepal (June- August), it is the monsoon period; thus, trails are wet and slippery. During trekking in regions below 3,500m, there is high rainfall and cloudy days. But this excites those different types of trekkers who enjoy the aggressive rivers and the great waterfall viewing.
During winter, the trails at high altitudes are deeply snow-covered (December – February). Winter is quite a challenge to trek to Everest Base Camp with the cold, but it does not deter thrill-seekers or professional trekkers.
You can, however, think of helicopter tours in case you are determined to trek to Everest Base Camp in any season. You will see the entire Everest region on a bird’s eye view through the helicopter tour. There’s not much mountain walking, and nearly everybody can turn it.