Climb Everest base camp safely with Sri Lanka mountaineers and guides. We are the first Sri Lankan adventure travel company to host everest base camp trek with partnering with local Sherpa people. You will trek through Lukla, Phakding, Tengboche, Pheriche/ Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar
The 16-day Everest base camp Sri Lanka itinerary is designed for Sri Lankan beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. SummitMadness will provide expert guidance and training for in advance to prepare you for this challanging once in a life time oppertunity.
The ample distance covered between daily itineraries, steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy our trek to the Everest base camp.
There are mountains and then there is Everest. Mount Everest is world renowned as for its sheer size, priceless views and untouched terrain that has called to generations of trekkers looking for the ultimate challenge. Unknown to most is the delicate scenery and wide range to indigenous flora and fauna which call Everest home.
If you wish to take up a bigger challenge, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be ideal.
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Light walking and hiking suitable for average and above fitness levels. Somewhat challenging.
Trekking up to 6-10 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trails. Exercise regularly at least a month before.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations to 5 star hotels; mix of public and private transport and guiding/ porter services.
Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1 Pax
Upon your arrival, SummitMadness trekking staff will be waiting to greet you discuss your travels and transfer you to the hotel. You can explore through the town during the evening.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its mysterious doors to visitors. There will be a half day guided tour to the infamous Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath “the monkey temple”. Prior to your departure you will receive more information about the trip and offered an English-speaking guide to give you unique insights into the culture and architecture of each destination.
The flight to Lukla lands on a steep mountain runway and brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in the town of Phakding.
From Phakding, you will cross multiple suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was established to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. Then you take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a day while acclimating to the new altitude to prevent any health issues.
From Namche, the trail contours to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. You get the first views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam waits upon arrival at the campsite.
We will descend downhill through a forest while crossing the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. After another two hours of walking we will arrive at Pheriche.
A day for rest and acclimatization spent wandering up the valley to look at the Tshola Tsho Lake and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We will scale the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt.Lhotse.
You will continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. The tea-house at Duglha will provide a good spot to rest and have lunch. Then the path will be steep and then climbs gently along the glacier, to reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
To reach your next stop, Gorakshep, you will continue on the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at at Gorak Shep.
Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m].
Same day Gorakshep to Kala Patther climb
walk : 2 hours to climb and plus 1.30 min to return back to Gorakshep excluding the time spend in Kalapatter .
Distance 1.5 km plus 1.5 km
Kalapatter Elevation: 18,208 ft ( 5554 m)
Gorakshep Altitude . 17,007 ft ( 5184 m)
Total Climbing : 1201 ft ( 366 m)
A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier.
Walk : 3-4 hour up to Everest Base Camp and coming down 2 hours
Distance 4.5 KM total walk going and coming back. From and to Gorakshep.
Everest Base Camp Height 17,575 ft ( 5357 m)
Gorakshep Altitude . 17,007 ft ( 5184 m)
Total Climbing : 568 ft. (173 m)
Today’s trek is mostly downhill. You will arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association that serves as a trekker’s aid post makes for an interesting visit. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.
You will continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.
Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. As our trekking is completed, we arrange a party with our sherpa guides and porters. We sample some local beer and invite you to try out some traditional Sherpa dances.
After saying bye to Lukla and entire Everest region you will be again in kathmandu after half hour flight and the day you can spend on washing, massage, cleaning, more sightseeing.
SummitMadness Trekking staffs will transfer you to Airport for your international flight .
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses
- Nepal Visa fee & Sightseeing fees in Kathmandu
- (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
You can customize and tailor-made this trek. If so, please mention that in the message section. Joining with a existing group is also possible.