Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Highlights:

  • Grand and up-close view of Mahalangur range - Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho- Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam and more 
  • Close insight of Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle 
  • A life-changing hiking experience to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kalapatthar (5,545m) with the support of our experienced guide, crew and porter
  • Dramatic view of dreadful Ice fall and ancient Khumbu Glacier 
  • Exploration of Sherpa villages, Khumjung Museum and Tengboche Monastery
  • Interacting with local students and teacher at Hillary School in Khumjung village 
  • Visiting world’s highest bars and restaurants at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • An exciting trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 

 Mt. Everest (8,848m) - the tallest peak in the planet - is really fascinating to witness from afar and even more delightful from up-close. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most spectacular, life-changing experiences you can have on your trip and we are pretty sure that you will be tempted by the scenery from the very first day of your trek. 

Follow the footsteps of legends and walk through the world’s pristine trekking route and climatic zones (from tropical to freezing) to the base of the world’s highest peak. The 15 days that you will be spending on Everest Base Camp Trial are some of the memorable and strenuous trekking route you will ever  encounter and the arrival back to Lukla will feel so rewarding.

The sceneries during Everest Base Camp Trek are varied and truly tempting , the accommodation and routes are of a very high standard and visiting local heritage sites is really a fascinating experience. 

Our 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is meticulously designed to reduce the risk of altitude sickness by restricting the gain in altitude. We have scheduled two days as acclimatization period: one at Namche and another at Dingboche. Your acclimatization days are not wasted: you will explore the surrounding landscapes and viewpoints. 

Walking through lush green fields and thick forest, crossing suspension bridges, you will get to see Sherpa villages where local live in mud & stone houses and perform masked dances as part of their traditions. 

In short, Everest Base Camp Trek is a great mountain trek full of natural sceneries and cultural experiences. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty 

Although truly spectacular and once-in-a-lifetime experience, trekking to the base camp of Everest is not for lazy and unhealthy folks. 

That being said, the Everest Base Camp Trek needs no technical skills or experience as it is just a long high altitude hike. Despite being highly achievable, there are some factors that need to be taken into consideration before starting a hike to Everest Base Camp. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty - In terms of Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is approx. 130km (round trip) and you have to hike for 10 - 11 days tackling extreme weather and tough terrain. Every day you have to cover 12 - 17 km and the hikes are definitely not like walking in a park. There are numerous steep sections which will take your breath away. So it is very important that you are in good physical condition when you instigate the trek. 

Train your body at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the trek. Leg exercise, cardiovascular exercise and hill-hiking are the best training for the trek.  

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty - In terms of Altitude 

Standing at an altitude (5,364m), Mt. Everest Base Camp is firmly classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek. At high altitude, people who are not used to with thin atmosphere, are susceptible to a medical condition called Acute Mountain sickness (AMS). Be noted: the AMS symptoms are not correlated with age, gender, fitness level etc. 

The key to Mountain sickness is walk slow. Also hydrate your body frequently and stay away from alcohol and junk foods. 

Everest Base Camp Trek - Best Season 

March to May and September to November are considered as the best time of the year to trek Everest Base Camp. The weather during these months are clear and so are the views. You will have great opportunity to capture the view of Himalayas during both day and night. 

Winter (Dec - Feb) can get chilling cold - we are talking -20 degree celsius. But if you brave the temperature, you will get the views of mountains at its best attire. If you wish to trek Everest in winter, pack the right gear and check the availability of teahouse at high altitude.

Monsoon (June - August) are the months of rain and there are high chances of landslide and flood in Everest region. It is wise not to trek Everest in monsoon. But Monsoon can be a real boon for keen botanist as the entire vegetation are into state of blossoms.

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation day
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatization and exploration day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day at Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, explore the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapattharand to Pheriche
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure


Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will meet you outside the terminal hall. Please look out for your name on placard. He will greet you with traditional garland and transfer you to the designated hotel. 

After hotel check-in, take your time to rest and freshen-up. In the evening, you will attend a welcome dinner in traditional Nepali hotel with cultural shows. 

AccomodationOvernight at hotel in Kathmandu
Meals Dinner

After breakfast, a brief Kathmandu sightseeing tour will start. A private vehicle and a professional city guide will be at your disposal.

Today you will visit the following landmark of Kathmandu:

Pashupatinath: 

Pashupatinath is the most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, nestled along the bank of Bagmati River. Though non-Hindus are prohibited to enter the main gate of the temple, you still can observe the temple and ongoing ceremonies from the eastern bank of the river. Pashupatinath is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth.

According to local mythology, people who die in Pashupatinath are reborn as a human, regardless of any misdeed that could worsen their Karma.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath is the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Built in the 5th century, this gigantic stupa has four pairs of eyes of Buddha placed in four cardinal directions. These eyes keep watch over the people and their Karmas.

At Stupa, you will find eternal peace and devoted pilgrim who are busy in making holy kora around the monuments.

Swayambhunath

Nestled atop of spectacular ridge, Swayambhunath (also known as monkey temple) is the oldest landmark of the Kathmandu valley.

Legend has it that, Swayambhunath stupa was built 2,000 years ago when the entire valley was filled with water. A single perfect lotus grew in the center of the lake and Manjusri drained the lake with a slash of his sword, the lotus flower magically turned into the stupa. Therefore, it is also called a Self-Created Stupa.

You have to make 365 stair steps to reach the Stupa and as you reach the top, you will be presented with the 360-degree view of the entire Kathmandu valley.

After exploration, you will drive back to the hotel and make the necessary preparation for the next day’s trip. We will introduce you to your trek leader, assistant guide and you will make a brief discussion about the trip with them.

AccomodationOvernight at hotel in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today, you will make a morning flight to Lukla from where your actual trek begins. You will meet the rest of the crew at Lukla and start your Everest Base Camp Trek. Today’s walk is quite easy and short. You will negotiate a trail that slowly goes down to Cheplung village which offers you an incredible glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred peak that has never been climbed before. Further, we gradually drop down to get into the warm village of Phakding.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Phakding
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

After breakfast, you will walk on a trail that goes through a lush pine forest high up the Benkar Valley. You will cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass the village of Chumoa and Monjo village before entering inside the UNESCO protected Sagarmatha National Park. Then, you will cross a high suspension bridge and walk across the village of Jorsale before joining the trail alongside the Bhote Koshi River. A steep 3 - 4 hours climb through dense rhododendron forest will lead you to the largest town of the region - Namche Bazaar.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration11km, 5 - 6 hours

Today is scheduled as the first rest and acclimatization day on your trek. Mountain experts suggest to rest one or more nights after significant gain in altitude. You will stay active throughout the: climb high and sleep low.

Only Namche offers the ATMs, cyber cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars. The Sagarmatha National Park visitor center offers a various displays of local culture and highland floral and faunal species.

A short hike to Khumjung village (3,780m) offers a more traditional view of Sherpa culture and lifestyle. You will visit Khumjung Monastery which houses the Scalp of Yeti and Edmund Hillary School before returning back to Namche for overnight stay.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, you will continue walking north along the gushing glacial water of the Dudh Koshi River with great views of snowy peaks. The trek until Phunki is easy and from here, you will make a steep climb towards ridge top Tengboche village which houses the largest monastery of the region. This auspicious monastery offers the excellent view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku.

The monastery opens at 3:00 PM and if you are there by 3, you will get the opportunity to witness the local way of offering Puja.

AccomodationOvernight in Tengboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration10km, 5 - 6 hours

From Tengboche, You will descend down to Deboche and cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola before rising up to Pangboche. Walking along with the thousand of Mani stones, you will make an uphill hike to the quaint traditional village of Dingboche.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Dingboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 9km, 5 - 6 hours

Today we stay another night here as a part of our acclimatization. To acclimatize, we climb north to the Nangkartsang Gompa ridge (4,800m) which offers a dramatic view of Nuptse Glacier, Chhukung Ri (4,230m), Imja Tse (6,489m) and more. Retrace back to a teahouse in Dingboche

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Dingboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you will climb slowly to a ridge and the village of Duse (4,500m) with remarkable views of Taboche and Cholatse. Walking through Karkas, you will reach Duglha from here you will make uphill climb towards the Khumbu Glacier’s terminal moraine. Here you will discover the balanced-stone memorials dedicated to the lost climbers who perished during their Everest conquest. You will continue further along the moraine Lobuche.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Lobuche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4km, 6 - 7 hours

Today is a quite challenging day as you will be walking along the Khumbu Glacier up to the Everest Base Camp - the closest possible you can get to Everest without mountaineering equipment. You will have to negotiate lots of ups and downs on rough terrain. As you reach the base camp, you can enjoy the great melt patterns and enjoy the jagged and rounded ice-towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp offers the magnificent views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountain from the base camp. After enjoying the views, you will walk back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Gorak Shep
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration7 - 8 hours

Today you will make a pre-dawn (2 -3 hours) climb up to Kala Patthar which offers great sunrise view over Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Lhotse (8,156m), Nuptse (7,861ft), Changtse (7,550m), Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) along with countless other peaks. Cho Oyu Himal stands further to the west.

After breakfast, you will retrace back to Lobuche (4,940m) for breakfast. After breakfast, you will descend down through moraine and follow the western trail to the lower and warmer village of Pheriche.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Pheriche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration16 km, 7 - 8 hours

Today you will drop down approx. 2,000ft walking on a trail with plenty of ups and downs. You will contour on a hillside groomed with rhododendron and juniper forest. Then crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you will drop down rapidly through pine forest where you can discover different species of wildlife. The trial eventually reaches Sansa which commands superb view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse peaks. Walking on a curvy trail through thick forest, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration20km, 6 - 7 hours

Today you will retrace your step back to Lukla via same route you have used previously. The max part of trail is downhill along the furious Dudh Koshi River. You will cross suspension multiple times, walk across several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla.

AccomodationOvernight at teahouse in Lukla
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration19km, 6 - 7 hours

Enjoying the view of Himalayas last time, you will take an exciting 35 min flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel by our airport representatives.

In the evening, you will attend a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek.

If you are interested to extend the trip, you can opt for Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Mountain Biking and more: just let us know.

AccomodationOvernight at hotel in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Your 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek trip comes to an end today. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport right 3 hours before the scheduled flight time.

Hope to see you soon!!! Farewell!!!!

MealsBreakfast

Cost Include

  • All the airport/hotel transfer via private tourist vehicle - car/van/bus - depends on the size of group
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a deluxe/three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley via private vehicle 
  • All the meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-sharing basis and occasionally dormitory-style rooms 
  • An experienced gov. Licensed trek guide, assistant guide (4trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and local Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) 
  • All the food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transport and medicine for all trekking staff
  • (Kathmandu to Lukla) and (Lukla to Kathmandu) flight flare 
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking 
  • All the governmental, local and offices taxes and charges 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (expect welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. alcoholic beverages, laundry, hot shower, phone bills, wifi
  • International flights 
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel Insurance and emergency evac. 
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and drive 

Faqs

Everest Base camp is located in Everet (Khumbu) region Nepal. It is located on 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E which is 5364m from sea level.

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Best Trip Ever

Thanks for organizing such a great trek, we are very happy from your service. We will visit Nepal again for Annapurna base camp trek in 2020.  Everest base camp trek needs good guide with much experience so the trek will be more easy and fun.

Thanks team for providing such a wonderful trekking guide. He knows how much to walk, how much to rest, when to eat, what to eat, how to make the trip enjoyable forgetting pain :P .

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