Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp
|Duration : 16 days||Accommodation : Standard | Deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Flight | Private vehicle|
About Everest Base Camp Trek
The greatest trekking adventure in the globe is the Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s a trip to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. It’s an unforgettable trip full of the Khumbu’s lovely qualities. The trip is a passing through the mesmerizing valleys of the Khumbu river. A myriad of Himalayan facets fill the journey. The trek is a blend of many aspects of the Khumbu region of Nepal. It’s an opportunity to explore the flawless Himalayan Peaks. It is also a chance to experience the distinct Sherpa culture of the mountains of Nepal. The trip also has a pristine alpine habitat to explore. The trek is ideal for holidays and vacations.
Best Features of the Trek
There are many highlights in the Everest Base Camp Trek. They differ in aspects of the background of the Himalayas, scenic nature and cultural background. Khumu is the ethnic Sherpa people’s native residence. Nepal’s Sherpa people are known for their incredible mountain climbing skill. Not only that, but Everest’s Buddhist Sherpas also hold distinct cultures and traditions. In the form of chortens, gumbas and monasteries, Buddhist practices are reflected.
You can experience beautiful sights of the Sagarmatha Mountain Range at every phase of the trip. The Himalayan tapestry includes the skyline along the journey from different ethnic villages. You’ll get your first glimpse of mountains like the Kusum Kanguru at the very beginning of the journey. As the tour continues, you’ll get stunning views of peaks such as the Everest Himal, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Kongdi RI, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, Lingtern, Pumori, Khumbutse Peak and Lobuche among many others.
In addition to being Mount Everest’s home, the Khumbu is also holds the Sagarmatha National Park. It is one of Nepal’s two national parks mentioned under the roster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The region’s alpine landscape creates an amazing trekking adventure. The trip also provides beautiful outdoor sceneries to enjoy, corresponding to the cultural attraction and the Himalayan environment. You start the trek from the village of Lukla. Then the trekking trip, like Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, includes many villages spread throughout the land. Also included are places such as Monjo and Phakding.
Famous Landmarks of the Trek
You will explore Namche Bazaar, the famous Himalayan town, also recognized as the “Everest Gateway.” Likewise, you’ll also tour Kalapatthar’s view point – the country’s finest view point. It offers panoramic views of the whole massif of Mount Everest. The Tengboche village, Khumbu’s spiritual center, is another significant landmark of the trek. Places like the village of Dingboche and Phakding offer great overnight stops as well.
Is the EBC Trek Difficult?
A moderate trekking trip is the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek includes traveling continuously from one point to the next. The duration of the trip differs from day to day. The trip, however, is achievable with prior trekking arrangements. You need about two to three weeks before the start of the adventure to brace yourself for the trip.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek
Today you’re going to have a lovely Kathmandu Valley sightseeing trip. The trip involves a visit of the city’s four main UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll tour Pashupatinath’s ancient Hindu temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Durbar Square in Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel after the trip. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
From Pokhara, we will drive through the big village of Lumle to Nayapul (42 km) by car / taxi and hike to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town for about 20 minutes. The route follows Birethanti’s main road, passing through forests of bamboo and past a big waterfall and swimming hole. The route enters Ramghai, beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, where you will have lunch. The path gradually rises up the side of the valley after lunch, approaching Tikhe Dhunga. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included at the guesthouse.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Walking Distance - 8 km, Duration: 3 hours
You’re going to fly to Lukla today. For an early flight to Lukla, you will be taken to the airport. The short flight offers excellent mountain peak views. At the brink of Khumbu’s Dudh Koshi River Valley, you will find your journey from Lukla to Phakding, a lovely village. Along the way, you can glimpse the Kusum Kanguru Peak exceptionally beautiful. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours
You will cross the road from Phakding that will bring you to Monjo, where the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park is located. From here, the area is surrounded by dense pine and rhododendron woodland. Following the path, you will walk along the route, like Tok Tok and Jorsale, through small villages. Cross a suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River and walk uphill to Namche Bazaar, the famous Himalayan town. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours
This day is for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar has a lot to do ; it’s Khumbu’s commercial centre. From Namche, you can enjoy incredible views of the Everest pinnacle, as well as many of its nearby Himalayan peaks, including the Thamserku, Kongdi RI, and Ama Dablam. Here you can tour the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery. You can also walk up to the Syangboche Airstrip above the town. You can capture nice views of Namche below from Syangboche as well as the Himalayan peaks surrounding the town in the range. You can also visit the Everest View Hotel, which offers views from all its windows of the Everest mountains.
Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Walking Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours
You will then have a leisurely hike uphill from Namche Bazaar through the woods to the destination of today — the Tengboche village. You will hike through the Imja Khola to Tengboche, the region’s spiritual center, through rhododendron-laden hamlets and emerald meadows. Along the way, peak views like the Ama Dablam and the Everest Himal will cheer you up. You can also tour the renowned monastery of Tengboche in the village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours
Hike over Imja Khola from Tengboche, passing several suspension bridges to Dingboche. You’re going to go along the way through many smaller villages, like Pangboche and Orsho. The trip is filled with Mani stone walls sculpted with prayers and colourful prayer flags softly swinging in the Himalayan wind. Once you reach Dingboche, the region’s famous “summer valley,” you can relax and enjoy the fascinating views of the Everest mountains towering over the village quite dramatically. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 - Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Walking Distance - 5 to 6 km, Duration: 4 to 5 hours
This is another acclimatization day. You’re going to have a walk up the Nagerjun Hill near Dingboche today. The walk uphill is rather strenuous, but due to the panoramic scenery of the vast Imja valley from the top, the effort is worth the trip. Likewise, from there you can also enjoy magnificent views of the Everest peaks, including the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Everest. You’re going to walk back down after spending some moment at the top.
Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours
From Dingboche, today you’ll walk to Lobuche’s small village. The journey brings you grasslands and you will also begin to realize that the landscape is changing along the way from dense forest to sparsely marked shrubs with snowy acreages. Lobuche is a tiny village overlooked by the peaks of the Lobuche. You can also get nice views of mountains such as the Lingtern, the Pumori and the Himalayan peak of Khumbutse along the trip. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours
Today is one of the trekking trip’s most awaited days. From Lobuche, before you reach the Everest Base Camp, you will find your journey to Gorekshep- one of the last villages. Gorekshep is a very sparsely inhabited small village used as the base camp area before the site was relocated to its now-original site. You will eventually hike from Gorekshep to the base camp towards the Khumbu glacier moraine. You can see the glacier as well as the Khumbu Ice Fall when you reach the base camp. This is the starting point of the Everest expedition. You will return to Gorekshep after having some moment at Everest’s base camp. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Walking Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours
Early the morning starts the trek from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is one of the region’s finest viewpoints. It offers panoramic views of the whole Mount Everest massif. You can capture the sunrise view from here in the midst of the Everest mountains. The phenomena is very surreal. You will have a trek back down to Pheriche village after taking in the breathtaking views of the Everest peaks, following the same trail you used for your ascend. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours
From Pheriche the trail back to Namche will progress rapidly. You will follow the river Imja to Tengboche, from where the route starts in the direction of Phungki Thanka. You will finally reach Namche after passing the Kyangjuma. The descent is simpler than the climb and you can hike through the woods and enjoy the views of the mountains along the way. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Walking Distance - 18 to 19 km, Duration - 7 hours
From Namche, the trail back to Lukla continues the same route as before. It is adorned with prayer flags, chortens, Mani walls and Gompas. The Dudh Koshi River’s gushing will rush through the air once again as you cross over suspension bridges. You will reach Lukla for the night after gradually climbing from Cheplung. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today, you’ll have a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, bidding farewell to the Everest mountains. As before, the flight offers excellent views of the mountains one last time before you arrive in the crowded city. You will be transferred to your hotel when you reach Kathmandu.Overnight stay at the Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 15 - Reserve day in Kathmandu
For any delays in the Lukla plane, this day is designated. Today, as you please, you can spend the day in the city, shopping or visiting the many famous restaurants and other places. Overnights stay at the Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 16 - Farewell/Departure
You will be transported to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight by one of the officials from our company, from where you will leave with lovely travel experiences. Including breakfast.
- All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
- Duffle bag for trekking
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the above itinerary
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Soft drinks including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.