Lukla to Everest base camp
10 Jan 2020 Magic Himalaya Treks
Lukla to Everest base camp is one of the best trekking in Nepal. It is popular due to the visit of a base camp of the world’s highest mountain that is Mount Everest. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mount Everest and Chomolungma is what the Chinese called it.
Before doing this exciting hiking to Everest base camp people need to reach Lukla village in Solu Khumbu. There are different airlines doing flight to Lukla such as Tara air, Simrik Air, Goma Air, Sita Air, summit air, and Nepal airlines once in a week. The different helicopter also take you to Lukla village which is expensive travel. Landing in Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla is an exciting journey by plane. Right now due to visit Nepal 2020 the Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu is not doing flights to Lukla so there is another way of visiting Lukla. We need to drive up to Ramachhap to catch a flight to Lukla. This will be fine by next season so there will be regular flight by next season onward. Lukla is on 2840 meters elevation and it will be 30 minutes flight.
After Lukla Airport
After landing Lukla we will have breakfast in Lukla then start walking. Today is only three hours’ walk and going on 2610 m elevation. We will pass Cheplang village, Thada Koshigaon, Nurning before reaching Phakding village where we will stay overnight. We will start following the Dudh Koshi River passing Benker, Monjo, and Jorsella. Have lunch in Jorsella and then Cross suspension bridges. We will pass Hillary suspension bridge before reaching the first viewpoint of Everest. Everest can be only seen during a clear day. We will reach Namchebazar which is the Sherpa capital and gateway to different trekking routes. With a stunning 6 hours hike we will have free time in Namche to walk around .during Friday and Saturday there will be local markets that are interesting to visit. Namche Bazaar is a 3444 m elevation.
Rest day during the trek
The next day is acclimatization day but instead of staying ideal we will visit Visitor Park or Everest viewpoint to enjoy Everest’s view and making our body comfortable on the high Mountain. We will stay again on Namchebazar. The next day after breakfast we will walk Tengboche. It is 5 hours hike and can see the mountain much time during the hike. We will pass Kyangjuma, Phunke Tenga Sanasa, etc. Tengboche have a big monetary and is on 3860 m elevation. The next day we will have 5 hours walked to reach Dingboche villages passing Pangbochea and Somare on the way. Dingboche is a big village and is on 4410 m elevation.
The next day is also the rest day and we will visit either Chhukung village. It lies at 4730 m. Nangkartshang hill situated on 5000 m elevation. This is also another option to visit. We can see Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, island peak and many other mountains. Spending overnight in Dingboche and the next day we going to Laubecha which is 6 hours walk and on 4910 m elevation. We will pass Thukla and Thukla pass. People can see lots of climber memorial on Thukla pass that died on Everest expeditions. We can see the memorial of Scott fisher and other famous Sherpa too. Stay overnight in Laubecha and prepared for the next day.
Everest base camp
Today is the day to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. We start walking around 6 or 7 on a side of Khumbu glaciers. We will also cross another glacier before reaching Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village so we will have a quick lunch and start hiking to base camp. Walking around 2 hours from Gorekshap we will make it to Everest base camp. Everest base camp is not the proper place. It changes after glacier move and glacier moves every year that is why base camp changes every year. Everest base camp is on 5364 m elevation and it is like a market during climbing season. The base camp is full of tents and people including yak that carry luggage or climbing gears. After spending some time in base camp with a stunning view of mountains Such as Pumori is an awesome feeling.
We are standing on Khumbu glacier near Khumbu icefall. There is no view of Everest from Everest base camp. With lots of effort and many days people can fulfill their dream to be on the base camp of the highest mountain.
Lukla to Everest base camp supports your dream to be on base camp. We will stay at Gorekshap the day we made Everest base camp. The next day either trek down or visit Kalapather viewpoint situated on 5545 m elevation before trek down. We can see a very close view of Everest from Kalapather top and it has 360 degrees Mountain View all around. Base camp can see clearly from Klalapather top. After making base camp and Kalapther we will trek back to Lukla on 3 days passing Ferichea, Tengboche, and Namche and Phakding. The next day flight back to Kathmandu.
The possible way from Lukla to base camp
This is how we finish Lukla to Everest base camp. But besides this, there are lots of options in the Everest region including Everest three high pass trek, Gokyo valley trek, Gokyo Everest base camp trek, Everest panoramic trek, Renjo la pass trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour, Island peak climbing and many more. we also have luxury Everest base camp trek for those who have habits of Luxury travel.
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