Everest Base Camp TrekThe Everest Base Camp trek has been the most popular attraction in the Khumbu region, northeast of Kathmandu since the peak was conquered in 1953. Its scenery is amongst the mostdramatic in the Nepal Himalaya and takes you closer to the ice covered giants than many othertrails.It is not an easy trek and requires a fair level of fitness and stamina as the trail begins at 2780mwith your 35 minute Mountain flight to Lukla and after the first day is mainly above 3000m.Mountain Mart’s adventure team has designed this trek to minimise the risk of AMS (mountainsickness) by including two rest days and keeping the hours walked and the daily rise in altitudeto a minimum.Our Everest Base Camp trekking trail follows the paths that link friendly Sherpa villages andrises and falls as it crosses the countless streams that carry melt waters to the lowlands. Twonights are spent in the large town of Namche Bazaar with a rest-day acclimatisation walk to thelarge Sherpa Village of Khumjung to explore their lifestyle, beliefs, skills and warmth. Prayerflags, chortens, mani walls and monasteries testify to the importance of Tibetan Buddhism intheir lives.The Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal continues to follow the ridges and as the altitude rises, sothe temperature drops and forests and farmlands give way to alpine scrub rock and ice. The lastvillage on the trail is Gorak Shep from where a long day leads to the ring of peaks that surroundBase Camp on the Khumbu Glacier with views of the difficult ice fall that leads towards thesummit above.A morning climb up Kala Patthar (5545m), behind Gorak Shep offers superb views of Everest,the South Col, Nuptse and the glacier below. In the afternoon, the four-day return trek begins andbecomes easier as the altitude drops and temperatures rise.For this trek you will need good boots, warm and waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, a daypack camera sunscreen and hat. Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes meals,accommodation and safe drinking waterThe main trekking seasons are spring (March - May) and autumn (September - November) butwe offer Everest trek during all four seasons.Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) " OR"Day at leisure, to follow your own interests.Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrstrek.