18 Days Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Mount Everest has a reputation in the world for being the highest peak. Over time, numerous adventurers and travel fanatics have dared to scale this frosty behemoth. Not only the peak, but the route leading to the base camp is also laded with uncountable thrill and adventure. This 18-day Everest base camp yoga trek designed by Trek Nepal will take you on a journey that will explore the many delights of the Everest region.
In this trek, you will get to witness enthralling pictures and experience that is simply impossible for words to explain. For starters, the flight leading to Lukla provides cinematic views of the Everest region. You will walk past ancient settlements found in Tengboche and Dingboche. The religious monasteries here are holy hubs for practicing Buddhism. Witness cinematic views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse from the vantage point at Kalapathhar and finally, the surreal mountain view at the Everest Base Camp.
If you are in search of an adventure of a lifetime, then this is the trek to take.
Factual Statements Regarding the trip
- Terrain type: Hills and mountains
- Location: Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha
- Difficulty level: difficult
- Time needed: 18 days
- Max Altitude: 5545 meters
- Religions: Buddhism and Hinduism
- Local residents: Sherpa, Brahmin, Chhetri
- Transportation: bus and airplane
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
- Exploring the culturally rich Tengboche and Dingboche monastery
- Observing the surreal sunrise from Kalapatthar
- Visiting the base of the world, Everest Base Camp
- Observing the religious Khumjung monastery
- Cultural awakening in the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
- Walking on the frosty, prayer flag laded terrain
Food and Accommodation
During this 18-day ordeal, you will be residing in hotels, lodges, and teahouses. Teahouses are the only option in rural parts. The cost of accommodation in rural parts tend to be a bit expensive as well. You shall dine on food like dhido and dal bhat. Fancy food is not available in the rural parts and can be pretty expensive too. So, it is advised that you carry some with you.
Day 1: Arrival in Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport
Your marvelous journey initiates with a quick arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be greeted by our representative who will make sure that you are transferred to the hotel properly. Interact with the hotel staff and tour guides before feasting on the welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1300m)
An expedition into the Himalayas requires preparations and mental and physical stability. You shall get all your paperwork right and after that head out to explore the many mysteries of Kathmandu. The valley is rich in culture and traditions as it houses the famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring, head to the hotel for a much-needed rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding (2651m)
From today onwards, we shall incorporate morning yoga sessions and evening meditation classes in our itinerary. This is done with the motive of increasing our performance and eliminating any sort of weakness during the trek. Once the yoga is sorted, head to Lukla via an airplane. The journey takes about 45 minutes and provides amazing glimpses of the iconic Himalayas. From here, we shall walk on the marked trails to reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3438m)
Indulge in the blissful yoga session and find your way to the biggest Sherpa settlement of the Everest region, Namche Bazar. Walk past the soothing Dudh Koshi river to arrive at this quaint settlement. Once you get your permits checked at Jorsale, you will officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park premises. Namche has modern lodges too so it will be a bit easier. Finish the evening meditation session and rest. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
To prepare ourselves for the demanding roads that lie ahead, it is crucial to rest and recuperate. Today, we shall do just that. Conclude the yoga session and then head out to explore this beautiful Sherpa oasis. Visit the Khumjung monastery and the Hotel Everest view, which is hailed as the only hotel to lie in such an elevation. At night, interact with the Sherpa locals and inculcate in the fine art of meditation. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m)
Practice yoga by observing the gorgeous display of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Feast on a healthy breakfast and proceed to Tengboche. The trek sees you walk through Phunki and later on uphill roads. You can observe yaks and mules along the way. Tengboche house the famed Tengboche monastery which is a residence of nuns and holy to those that practice Buddhism. Indulge in meditation beneath the starry sky. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
The morning yoga helps to make the day wonderful and after breakfast, find yourself walking through forests of conifer and birch. The trail is initially uphill to Pangboche and from there, it takes you downhill to Dingboche. The road provides an amazing view of snow-crusted mountains that envelop the Everest region. The Dingboche monastery is also situated here and has religious importance. Once you finish the meditation, have a healthy dinner. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4600m)
The road that leads to Dulgha is comparatively shorter than the ones we walked previously. Wrap up the yoga session and head out to Dughla. Walk on the snowy trails and observe the campsite which hosted the first Everest expedition. As you witness Mount Pumori, you can even see Duglha village too. This small village is decorated with prayer flags. Complete the meditation session and rest for the day. Overnight in Duglha.
Day 9: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940m)
Take part in the yoga session. It is better to do it outside while observing the beautiful environment. Interact with the locals and then head out to Lobuche. You shall walk on the moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The road is difficult but is beautifully decorated with prayer flags. Proceed carefully and finally arrive at Lobuche. Conclude the day by taking part in the meditation class and healthy dinner. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m)
In these high elevations, practicing yoga can be a bit difficult but it must be done. Once it is sorted, we shall head out to Gorakshep. The road is difficult as it goes through slippery and frigid tracks. Observe delightful views of the snowy mountains and finally arrive at Gorakshep. You need to finish the meditation class to call it a day. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m)
We shall wake up early today and then head out to the major highlight of this trek, which is the Everest Base Camp. The road to the base camp is mostly uphill and involves walking on steep tracks. We arrive at the Everest base camp and we can see numerous camps here. These people here are on the road to scaling this peak. After observing this beautiful landmark, we shall head back to Gorakshep and complete the yoga session. Finish the meditation session at night and finally rest. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and head to Pheriche (4288m)
You need to wake up early today and then head out the Kala Patthar. This is a major part of this Everest Base Camp yoga trek. This is a great place to witness the glorious sunrise that envelops the Everest region. We can witness enigmatic views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse. From here, we head to Pheriche. The road is downhill and it is our resting point. Complete the meditation session and take a much-deserved rest. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar
Today, we shall begin our descent back to Kathmandu after completing the yoga session. The road takes us through the lush forests decorated with rhododendron and juniper. On the road, you will be accompanied by the gushing Dudh Koshi river. We shall take a quick break at Sansa and finally reach Namche Bazar. Enjoy the delightful dinner and take part in meditation class. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Day 14: Rest day at Namche Bazar
Take part in the yoga session by observing the glorious view of mountains enveloping the Everest region. After breakfast, we shall head out to do some shopping and further explore this beautiful town. Visit the Khumjung monastery and interact with the locals to learn about their way of life. After the meditation class, enjoy the surreal night view of Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla
After completing the yoga session, we shall head out to Lukla airport. Gather your bags and walk out of Jorsale which signals your exit from the Sagarmatha National Park. Walk along the Dudh Koshi river and through small suspension bridges and beautiful monasteries. We arrive at Lukla in the evening. After a brief rest, we conclude the meditation session. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Enjoy a delightful breakfast in Lukla and then head out to Kathmandu. The timing of the flight may not be always accurate so consider it. The flight lasts for 45 minutes and provides amazing glimpses of the snowy mountains. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, head to your hotel and after resting take a brief tour of the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today, we shall further explore the Kathmandu valley. Our sightseeing trip takes us to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and the Changunarayan temple. Once the trip is completed, head to your hotel and take part in a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure from Nepal
As it is your final day in Nepal, our representative will make sure that you reach the airport on time and safely. We hope that you had a wonderful time with us and we hope to see you again.
Things included in the package
- We provide you the bed and breakfast. Accommodation will be shared by two people. However, you can book for the single room with extra charge.
- We will also bear the cost of domestic flight that will be travelled for the trip.
- Yoga classes as per Itinerary.
- The overland transport will be held on tourist coach as per the itinerary and size of the group.
- The applicable fee for the Trekking, National Park and Conservation center will be covered.
- We offer you a welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show.
- The wages, meals, insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters will be arranged.
- We also can arrange the planning for the place of interest in the city accompanied by the city guide.
- We also have included the comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
- We also help you to reconfirm your international flight.
Things Excluded in the package
- Pick-up/Drop from/to airport.
- The visa fee you would have to pay for travel, medical insurance and airport tax.
- The meals of your personal interest will not be offered in our expense.
- We would also not provide the personal sleeping bags and bags.
- The charge applied in case of emergency evacuation by any means of transport would not be included.
- The charge for accommodation in Kathamndu in you early arrival before the trip will not be included and also the late departure. Moreover, the early departure from trek will also not included in our expense.
- We also don’t include the cost of international flights.
- The trip doesn’t offer the travel and rescue insurance.
- We also don’t include the phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra poter etc.
- We also don’t offer tips for guides and porters.
Trip cost: 2500 USD per person
Accommodation: 2 or 3 star level
Duration: 18 days
Max altitude: 5545
Trek start dates
1st Group: 1st of every Month
Importance of Yoga while trekking
Yoga is the medium of entering the self and it helps us to find out the meaning of life. We trek for refreshment and to entertain. In surface, it seems that both can satisfy us for our desire to be happy. But in higher level, yoga has its own purpose to purify our body, mind and spirit. Trekking can be one part of yoga but it is not complete medium to get purified. If we combine both in one place then the purpose of yoga may be met in some aspect.
Yoga is not only the process to connect our body with our mind but it can connect us with the higher self. Yoga can make us physically, mentally, spiritually and socially healthy. It can increase the memory power of the person who does it regularly. It helps us to get free from all types of stress and tension. It increases the personal power in every field of human life. It can build up self awareness of the person. It can remove the negative toxins from our body which is the cause of every disease.
It creates the perfect harmony in our mind and brings exact decision power. Yoga is the medium to increase the inner peace in our mind. It develops the power to create the better relationship with the people. It abolishes all the negativity, which reside in our mind from many years.
When we add yoga with our walking, it can help us to remove all the pains that we have during trekking. If we add Pranayama and meditation with walking, that helps us to be free from all the aches on our body. Yoga trekking is the combination of yoga with trekking, and it can play very important role in our life. Trekking can be the beauty in yoga and yoga can complete the purpose of our desire to trek. Both give us full of relax and refreshment in our life.