Name of Trail: Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 15 days
Maximum altitude: 5430m
Per Day walking: approx. 5-6 hours
Trek Style: Tea house
Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Star level accommodation in cities, tea house/ lodge during the Trek
Activities: Trekking in Himalaya
Best Month: March - June & Sept - Dec
Everest Base Camp Trek is an iconic and much sought-after experience that takes you across the stunning scenery of the Everest area in Nepal. The journey, which takes place in the Khumbu Valley, is renowned for its breathtaking mountain panoramas, cultural immersion, and the chance to see the fabled Everest up close. A flight from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to Lukla, a small mountain hamlet that serves as the entrance to the Everest area, is usually the first step in the route to Everest Base Camp. Trekkers depart from Lukla on a difficult but extremely rewarding journey that covers around 130 km (80 miles) roundtrip.
The path meanders past gorgeous Sherpa settlements, lush valleys, substantial stands of trees, and high-altitude terrain. You'll pass by historic Buddhist temples, prayer wheels, and vibrant prayer flags along the journey, all of which are fundamental to Sherpa culture. The warmth and friendliness of the Sherpa people, who are renowned for their climbing prowess and fortitude, add to the allure of the expedition. As you climb higher into the Himalayas, the scenery changes to rocky terrain and alpine meadows, providing breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks like the towering Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. At a height of about 5,364 metres (17,598 feet), the Everest Base Camp offers a rare opportunity to see climbers getting ready for their summit efforts throughout the climbing season.
The high altitude and steep ascents of the Everest Base Camp trip make it difficult, although technical climbing abilities are not necessary. However, it necessitates a high degree of physical preparedness, including strength and cardio conditioning. The ascent to Everest Base Camp is both a physical challenge and a deeply personal and spiritual experience. It tests your mental and physical stamina while rewarding you with stunning scenery, an insight into Sherpa culture, and the sense of success that comes from being at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, starting the Everest Base Camp trip will allow you to see the magnificence of the Himalayas, see the unyielding spirit of climbing, and make lifelong memories.
Do you long to be completely surrounded by the breathtaking splendour of the Everest region? You don't need to look any further because we offer a variety of alluring itineraries that will sate your need for discovery and adventure. Join the Everest Panorama Trek to see the rich Sherpa culture while taking in stunning views of the highest peaks in the world, including Everest. A different option is to trek through the Gokyo Valley, where the azure lakes and mighty glaciers will take your breath away. The Everest Base Camp Jiri hike offers the chance to hike through isolated Sherpa communities and get a true taste of alpine life for those who are more adventurous. And for those looking for a little comfort and luxury, the Everest Base Camp Heli Fly Out offers a distinctive viewpoint.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4931m)
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp through Gorak Shep (5170m)
Day 11: Trek from EBC to Kalapatther (5545m), then Pheriche (4210m)
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 14: Early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Exploration day in Kathmandu valley
Day 15: Departure
Namaste! Upon your arrival, we will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to our hotel. Once you’re settled (relaxed and freshened up), we will take you to an authentic Nepali dinner. Where we can get to know each other better at the dining table while enjoying delicious food and setting clear expectations for each other regarding the rest of our days. This will also give you a more in-depth understanding of the upcoming trek.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour around Kathmandu Valley. Experience the unique cultural vibes around Kathmandu Valley by visiting various UNESCO sites including Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and other landmarks of great historical significance. After the tour, a briefing session will be given for a more in-depth understanding of the upcoming trek. Take a good rest at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning drive to Manthali (4 hours) Take Manthali to Lukla Flight With the airport perched on the side of a mountain, you can see rolling clouds on the surging peaks of mountains seemly within your reach. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Lukla, the gateway of all treks in the Everest region, is enveloped with the tranquility of the Himalayas – a patch of blue sky with snow-tipped mountains furnishing the ground, the air crisp and the wind slight. From there, we start our trekking journey. Today’s trek is relatively short and easy - we trek for about 3 hours to Phakding. During the gradual descending path to Phakding, you would be surrounded by towering mountains and rolling hills. Enjoy the view of Mount Khumbila and Kusum Kangraru and stay overnight at the teahouse at Phakding.
After breakfast, we set foot to the north from Phakding and trek for 6 hours to Namche Bazaar. Walking through a lush pine forest and crossing Dudh Koshi River, and right before entering Sagarmatha National Park, we would pass through a few quaint small villages like Chumoa and Monjo. Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Centre with dramatic mountains, glaciers, and deep valleys. Several rare species of the Himalayas region, like the snow leopard and the lesser panda, can occasionally be found in the park. The natural greens there is a pleasure to the eye too - along the way, you can see thick pine woods and cedar covering the whole land with occasional little streams running by. After crossing a suspension bridge and a steep ascend trail, we reach Namche Bazaar - the largest commercial hub in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at the teahouse.
On Day 05, We will acclimate and explore Namche Bazaar. Here, you can do a final shopping for essentials before the trek. There are nice restaurants and cafes for you to chill and relax. Dental and medical services can also be found there. If it happens to be a Saturday, we can also visit the weekly market. The Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum can offer you a more comprehensive picture of the mountain that lives here. If you wish to witness it yourself, we may also go hiking to the Everest View Hotel for the panorama of the Himalayas lying ahead, or else we can trek to Khumjung village to have a glimpse of the life of Sherpas. Tonight stay at the teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast, we start today’s trek by a light and easy right beside the Dudh Koshi River to Phunki, followed by an ascend to our destination of the day - Tengboche. Today’s trail is a scenic one that features the Himalayan range. Surrounded by rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal, Tengboche is a quaint and peaceful village. The Tengboche Monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community in the Khumbu region. Situated inside the Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche monastery is the perfect location for you to enjoy the panoramic view of mountains, featuring Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Tonight we stay at the teahouse in Tengboche after the 6-hour trek.
On Day 07, After breakfast we trek for 6 hours from Tengboche to Dingboche. For the downward path to Debuche, you can already see the towering peak of Mount Everest. After crossing the Imja River, we reach the village of Pangboche. Before reaching Dingboche, we could choose to visit the Pangboche Monastery as well. The Buddhist monastery is famous for Meh-Teh Lama, a sasquatch and Buddhist master living nearby. Then we ascend to Dingboche, the place where we will spend overnight for today. This Sherpa village is filled with lodges and tenting areas. There, you may find kilometers of stone walls covering the whole valley of Imja. Small stupas can be found scattered around the place as well. Enjoy the scenic view here and rest overnight at the teahouse.
For the acclimatization day at Dingboche, we will spend our day on a relaxing hike to Nagerjun after breakfast. Despite the steep slope and high ascend that requires physical strength, the 4-hour hike is worth the effort as it offers a stunning panoramic view of a few famous peaks, including Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Lhotse, Kangtega and Thamserku. You can also obtain a bird-eye view of the whole Imja Khola Valley, as well as the Dingboche village there. After our hike, we head back to the village and enjoy a little private time in Dingboche. Stay overnight at the teahouse and prepare for tomorrow’s trek.
After breakfast, we begin to trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. On our way, we will pass through the Periche Aid post of the Himalayan Rescue Association which provides medical services for trekkers on mountain sickness. As we ascend through the steep path along Khumbu Glacier, we walk up some steep slopes and reach Chupki Lhara, where the whole area is enveloped by breathtaking mountain views. As we walk up to a ridge, we can find a memorial shrine crafted especially for trekkers who give up their lives for Everest. Further down the Khumbu Glacier moraine, peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur Himal, and the Pumori are right at the front. Crossing the glacier marks an end to our 5-hour trek of today. Stay overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10, will be the day of trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Although we will trek approximately for 8 hours, it will not be very challenging since we have to walk slowly to get adapted to the altitude. The path begins with a relatively easier trek to the village of Gorakshep, where we can take a rest and have tea in the lodge. Then we will walk a straight upward rough path to the Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the stunning view of the Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. Immerse in the immense beauty of Everest and rest overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11, Early morning after breakfast we trek from Gorak Shep, walking along the scenic route featuring Everest, Lingtren, and Changtse to Kalapatther for the sunrise. The journey to the summit is of slow and steady pace, and you could also enjoy spectacular mountain views along the way. The sunrise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - you have the chance to see the sun coloring the whole sky with fiery red and orange, the whole world awakened by the little red ball gradually, with the tip of Everest tinged with the golden ray of light. Then, we descend to Pheriche and spend the night at the teahouse. The whole trek of the day would be approximately 7-8 hours.
Enjoy breakfast and get prepared for the challenging descending journey of today. The way from Namche back to Lukla is rather steep and rocky. Trekking alongside the Dudh Koshi River for 7 hours, we will cross suspension bridges, walk through some pine and rhododendron forests and pass by some monasteries. After reaching Lukla, let’s sit back, relax and have a toast on completing the whole trek. Stay overnight at the guest house in Lukla.
Trekkers are treated to a picturesque early-morning flight return to Kathmandu on Day 14 of the Everest Base Camp Trek, giving them one more chance to take in the stunning Himalayan vistas from above. Trekkers can take advantage of an exploring day in the Kathmandu Valley after arriving in Kathmandu. Discover the many attractions that this thriving, culturally diverse city has to offer. Sacred Hindu temples like Pashupatinath and Durbar Square, as well as Swayambhunath Stupa (commonly called the Monkey Temple), are among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that may be visited. Discovering the bustling alleyways of Thamel, Kathmandu's main tourist destination, provides an opportunity to buy for trinkets, eat regional food, or just take in the energetic atmosphere. This day offers the ideal chance to relax and think back on embrace the amazing trek to Everest Base Camp and the capital city of Nepal's rich cultural history.
We will serve you breakfast in the morning. If your flight is planned for the morning. By your travel plans, Our team member will go to drop you at the Airport(In a private vehicle). If your flight is in the evening, you may go shopping and pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, or you can just hang around Kathmandu city. Additionally, if you wish to stay in Nepal for a few extra days, we can set up some of the best adventure activities there.
Min person required: 2 pax
Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.
You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.
We offer you star-rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facilities like (an attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek, your accommodation includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin-sharing basis, some tea houses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us.
We provide you only a Bb facility in the city as preferred in the itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek. We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy Nepalese-style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be a giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.
Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing the Himalayas tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepared for the trek. Before commencing an adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling, or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.
The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, highlands, wilderness, and much more difficult and rough trails.
We strongly advise travelers to consult with their medical doctor before traveling and do the regular check-up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.
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Our porters are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsible with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter's issues and their condition while on the trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit of the touristic porters.
It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not load more 20 KG.
One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.
Your travel insurance policy must cover emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment, and expenses, theft, and liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips.
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two, and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trips for solo people with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your suitable flexible dates, we will open the group date on the same date.
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It is said that the Everest Base Camp trip is a difficult trip. It entails walking at great heights, negotiating incline and decline, and tolerating changing weather. A high level of physical readiness, endurance, and mental fortitude are required for the walk. The high elevation might also raise concerns about altitude sickness. Prior training and trekking experience may be helpful for completing the Everest Base Camp Trek successfully and safely. To guarantee a secure and pleasurable trip, it is advised to follow a well-planned route, engage the services of knowledgeable guides, or hire trekking companies.
The trip to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla, which make up the Everest Base Camp Trek, normally lasts 12 to 14 days. For good acclimatization and a slow ascent to reduce the danger of altitude sickness, this period of time is allowed. The length of the walk may be altered, though, to accommodate personal tastes and time restrictions. Some trekkers choose 10-day or less routes, while others may choose to extend their journeys to include extra days for acclimatization or side treks to scenic locations like Kala Patthar. Planning is essential, taking into account acclimatization requirements and providing enough time to relax and acclimatize to high elevations. Trekking organizations or knowledgeable guides can offer advice on choosing a suitable itinerary depending on particular needs and levels of fitness.
The pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (fall) seasons are the ideal times of year to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The best hiking seasons in the Everest area are regarded as April through May and September through November. The weather is generally steady throughout these times, with clear sky, comfortable temperatures, and a lesser likelihood of precipitation or snowfall. The routes are often clear and accessible, and the views of the mountains in the area are breathtaking. These times of year also coincide with the peak climbing season, which creates a lively environment with other trekkers and climbers from across the world. The weather in the mountains may, however, be unexpected, so it's always a good idea to check the local weather predictions and then prepare for the trek.
Trekkers must be aware of and ready for specific dangers associated with the Everest Base Camp Trek. Altitude sickness, which can arise as a result of the quick height gain, poses the most danger. Headaches, vertigo, nausea, and even potentially fatal illnesses like high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) are among the symptoms that can range from moderate to severe. Altitude sickness can be reduced by proper acclimatization, moderate ascent, and paying attention to one's own body.
The length of the journey, the kind of lodging selected, the degree of comfort required, and the services provided may all affect the cost of the Everest Base Camp journey. The average price per person might be between $1,200 and $2,500. Permits, domestic flights to Lukla, lodging, meals, guide and porter services, and hiking gear are normally all included at this price. International flights, travel insurance, personal gear, optional side trips, and extra meals or beverages are examples of additional costs. It's crucial to remember that costs might vary depending on the time of year, the size of the party, and the desired level of personalization. To guarantee a secure and well-organized trip, it is advised to select a trustworthy trekking company that provides upfront pricing and includes necessary services.
Prioritise vital goods and try to keep your rucksack as light as you can when preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Thermal base layers, wicking trekking attire, a cosy down jacket, a waterproof and windproof outer shell, dependable hiking boots, and soft socks are a few essentials to pack. A high-quality sleeping bag appropriate for cold weather, a trekking stick for stability, a wide-brimmed hat or beanie, sunglasses, and sunscreen are all essential items. A complete first aid pack that contains drugs for altitude sickness, blister treatment, pain painkillers, and other personal meds is also necessary. A torch, water bottle or other hydration system, toiletries, quick-drying towels and a lightweight rucksack for day excursions are further necessities. It is suggested.
There are a number of well-known and reputable accommodations along the Everest Base Camp Trek route. The thriving Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar is a popular stopping point and provides a variety of lodging options, including teahouses, lodges, and guesthouses. It offers a lively atmosphere and an opportunity to encounter the Sherpa culture of the area. Tengboche, a beautiful monastery with serene surroundings, and Dingboche, a gorgeous settlement with sweeping mountain vistas, are two other suggested lodging options. Due of its proximity to Everest Base Camp, Lobuche and Gorak Shep are other well-liked overnight destinations. These locations include teahouses and lodges with basic amenities including beds, hot meals, and gathering spaces. It's significant to highlight that these locations' accommodations has few facilities and communal bathrooms, making it fairly basic. However, these locations are memorable and pleasurable for trekkers on the Everest Base Camp journey because of the warmth of the Sherpa hospitality and the camaraderie among fellow hikers.
There are many activities and experiences available on the Everest Base Camp Trek. For trekkers, reaching Everest Base Camp is first and foremost a great accomplishment and a special experience. It is breathtaking to be at the foot of the tallest peak in the world and behold its majestic presence. There are a lot of vistas during the journey where you may take in breath-taking panoramas of the Himalayan peaks in the area, including Kala Patthar. Another highlight is getting to know the lovely Sherpa people and experiencing their culture firsthand by visiting monasteries, conversing with them, and learning about their customs and way of life. The vibrant marketplaces, traditional homes, and bustling ambiance of quaint villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche also offer a look into the culture of the region.
Trekkers should be ready for a number of difficulties that the Everest Base Camp Trek brings. The high altitude and danger for altitude sickness is one of the main difficulties. As the walk ascends to higher altitudes, the dwindling oxygen levels might result in symptoms including headaches, nausea, dizziness, and weariness. To reduce the danger, proper acclimatization, slow climb, and taking the required rest days are essential. With its steep ascents and descents, rocky roads, and even ice or snowy areas, the landscape itself can be difficult. To cross these difficult paths, stamina and physical condition are required. The Everest region's weather may be erratic and severe, with chilly temperatures, high winds, and the potential for snowfall or storms. Trekkers should be ready for the unexpected.
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