Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is always a dream destination for any travelers or trekkers visiting Nepal. It is a dream come true trekking if one is able to achieve the victory of reaching the summit. Nevertheless, Everest Base Camp has been the evergreen tourist spot to enjoy the wonderful panoramic sceneries of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangtega, etc. The cool breeze from the soaring Himalayas gives a satisfying pleasure of standing beneath. Everest Base Camp Trek is always a welcoming heart-throbbing destination for everyone. But sometimes due to budget or financial constraints, the dream remains a dream forever. So Step on Himalaya has tailored a budget trip for those who want to fulfill the dream of exploring the Everest region and reach Everest Base Camp.
Budget Everest Base camp Trek has now been booming due to its affordability. It has made so many travelers and trekkers achieve their fantasy of standing in front of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. 12-days Mount Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a guided trek that allows exploring the beauty of the Everest region to a maximum extent but still, it is never enough to enjoy the immensity of the Everest region. The route is almost the same as other trekking routes to Everest. Starting from flight to Lukla from Kathmandu followed by trekking to Phakding then to Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp and return in the same route to Kathmandu. Namche Bazaar is the business or trade center of the Everest region for the locals as well as trekkers as almost all the things are available. Trekking gears, equipment, varieties of souvenirs, etc. are available here in different shops. There are museums where the trekking memories are preserved.
Everest Base Camp Trek offers you to enjoy the natural and cultural diversities of the Everest region. The dainty villages like Debuche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, etc. are beautiful with a peaceful surrounding. The traditionally built small houses are simply beautiful. The local Sherpa people with other caste people are very friendly to everyone. Their incredible hospitality always appeals to the trekkers to visit again and comfort their stay. The varieties of food items available in different restaurants and hotels here in Namche Bazaar are awesome but as you go higher, the menu size decreases. It is always recommended to take a vegetarian diet as much as possible. Hydration is another important tip for the trekkers to avoid any kind of illness during the trekking. When you go up and up, the views of snow-covered peaks like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu including Mt. Everest become more magnificent.
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The representative from Step on Himalaya will come to escort you to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla. It is an exciting, short flight for about 30 minutes to Lukla from Kathmandu. After arriving at Lukla, you will trek towards the Phakding village following Dudhkoshi River Valley and passing through the Chheplung and Chaurikharka villages. On the way, you will be treated with the amazing sceneries of snowy Himalayan peaks.
After having breakfast, you will walk steep up from Phakding towards Namche Bazaar. Following the trail of Dudhkoshi River, you will pass through few suspension bridges and forests of firs and pines. You will also pass through Monjo and Jorsalle settlements before reaching Namche Bazaar. It is the gateway of Everest region situated at 3,440m. It is also a business center for local people and tourists. There are some souvenir shops and a museum where trekking equipment and gears are displayed.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar allows you to adjust yourself for the altitude changes. Acclimatization is very much necessary not only for further trekking but also to maintain your health status according to the changes in the climate, temperature, surroundings as you go higher. You may hike to nearby areas or villages to utilize the time or just take rest at the hotel or wander around Namche Bazaar. Many trekkers choose to hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy the breath-taking views of Mt. Everest and other adjoining peaks.
Tengboche Monastery is the oldest monastery of Everest region where many trekkers pay a visit not only to admire its architectural beauty but also for attaining some peaceful and spiritual feelings. To reach the Tengboche Monastery, you have to start your walk passing through Kyanjuma then Phunki Tenga and after crossing Dudh Koshi river, you arrive at the monastery. Continuing the walk, you will arrive at Debuche or head back to Namche depending upon your choice but Debuche is preferred.
Today’s destination is Dingboche. The walk starts from Debuche after having breakfast with a swift ascent to Pangboche. You will be than seeing the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam on the way. Tea break at Pangboche followed by stop-by at Somare for the Lunch break. After taking lunch, you will trek through the Imja Valley and then arrive at Dingboche as soon as you cross the Lobuche stream.
Dingboche is situated at 4410m. Some trekkers experience altitude sickness symptoms. So, it is always recommendable to take a pause here for Acclimatization. Dingboche is a beautiful settlement of Sherpas where you can see traditional houses with farmlands and pastures bordered by stone walls. Hike to Nangkartshang Peak or Chhukung valley is optional.
Trek starts from Dingboche heading towards Lobuche today. After taking early morning breakfast, you start walking vertical uphill followed by a steady climb to Dughla village – stop-by for Lunch. There are no other places for lunch in between Dughla and Lobuche, so it will be an early morning lunch. On the way, there is a memorial of Scott Fischer and Babu Chiri Sherpa, well-known mountaineers. After walking for some time, you will enter the region of Khumbu glacier. Further walking will lead to Lobuche.
Starting from Lobuche, you will head towards the Gorakshep passing through the Khumbu glacier. Then resting at Gorakshep for some time and leaving your belongings here, you will hike up to the Everest Base Camp. The trail is rocky. There are pastures, moraines, glacier and small rivulets on the way that are enchanting. After arriving at Everest Base Camp, you can wander around and grab some beautiful memories of being here. Feel the awesomeness of the Everest Base Camp. By late afternoon, you will return to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.
If you will have energy and time with weather permitting, you can further hike to Kala Patthar to admire the lovely sunset. But it would be a very tiresome and exhausting hike.
If you had not made to Kala Patthar the earlier day, you can plan to hike up to Kala Patthar today. Kala Patthar is famous for the best spot from where the Himalayan ranges can be clearly and closely visible. The panoramic view from here is mind-blowing. Spending some time at Kala Patthar, you will head back to Gorakshep and then start walking towards Pangboche after taking breakfast. Arrival at Pangboche will welcome you with the memorable sunset view of Mt. Ama Dablam.
Today you will return to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche. You will descend until you cross Dudh Koshi river and then a steep ascent to Kyanjuma. Hereafter, the path is flat or descending until you arrive Namche Bazaar.
Today, you will return to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. It is the last day of the trekking. you will trace back the same trail along the Dudh Koshi river until you arriving at Phakding for lunch and then after taking lunch, you will walk towards Lukla.
Return to Kathmandu from Lukla via an early morning flight after taking breakfast. The guide (representative of Step on Himalaya) will transfer you to the hotel after arriving at the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening with the sharing of experiences, memories, and feedbacks for our services.