GEC Everest Base Camp Trek 2018 (14th – 27th March)

GEC Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

 

 

 

Everest Lhotse from Pumori Advance Base Camp

 

The trek to Everest base camp is one of the world’s great iconic trek with many history behind it.  Every trekkers around the world visit the Base Camp every year in spring and autumn season. If you love hiking this has to be on your bucket list. Our lodge-based trek follows faithfully in the footsteps of many international mountaineer from around the world. The trek have been designed by mountaineer who have been to Everest and have many experience leading trekkers. The trek gives enough time for trekkers to acclimatise and at the same time enjoy the beautiful views.

 

 

 

 

 

The team will gather in Kathmandu and stay overnight with final preparation in Thamel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and have beautiful places to visit.  We take the domestic flight to Lukla and start our trek after some local tea. The Lukla airport is well known for its scary landing and only a good pilot can properly land the flights there.  

 

After some arrangement, the team will start their trek to towards Pakding. The trail will be passing through many stupas and Mani stones located in small villages. 

 

The trail is generally downhill  and flat for the first day, but Day 2 is completely different as nearly all the day is spent criss-crossing the valley on over wire brigdes spanning the Dudh Koshi river .

And all the time you are climbing steeply up to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region. Namche is a surprisingly large town where you can even find authentic Illy coffee and a really great chocolate brownie. Fill up here this is as good as it gets!

From Namche you drop down and climb back up again to reach Tengboche with its incredible monastery set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lohtse. Next stop is Pheriche and then after a few more days you arrive in Gorak Shep the last stop before Everest Base Camp.

Gorak Shep is an unattractive town as by this time you are well into the glacial zone and  vegetation is sparse to non-existent. The star of the show here though is the trek to the top of Kala Pattar (5545m) immediately behind the village where you can get breath-taking views of Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.

From Gorak Shep you make your way up to base camp itself. This is a fairly flat hike over very rough and rocky terrain before you arrive at the entry to base camp itself where you will have time to rest, take pictures and soak up the views.  You will then descend to Dingboche and over the next three days retrace your steps to Lukla where you can relax and celebrate with an ice cold beer.