Trip Facts
Activity Level
Moderate
Maximum Elevation
5,545m
Trip Length
16 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Minimum Pax
2+
Best Time
October - May

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek

• Grade – Moderate
• Duration – 16 Days
• Trekking – 12 Days
• Maximum Altitude – 5,545M
• Best Time to trek – Sep to May

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the fineness and most popular destinations in Nepal. This trek has been popular since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 AD. The trek has been one of the early passageways for trekkers beginning of their expeditions to the top. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar are two-week journey, full of great challenges and adventure. Moreover, anybody would enjoy the pleasure to being so close to the highest mountain on the earth. The views are magnificent with shining crystal-covered Himalayan peaks along with fabulous glaciers. Further, it provides Tibetan Buddhist culture, amazing Sherpa settlements, centuries-old monasteries and a friendly environment full of smiling Sherpa people.

Everest Base Camp Trek Trip Details:

So, it is time for our trek orientation before the thrilling and exciting flight to Lukla, the world famous airport. Soon we get along with our venture to the base of world’s highest mountain, Everest. We begin walking along the Dudh Koshi River and passing on the Hillary Bridge, one of the highest bridges on the planet.

Similarly, we climb up to the gateway of Sherpa settlement in Namche Bazaar, where you spend two nights to ensure proper acclimatization. From Namche Bazaar you hike up to Everest view Hotel for the magnificent views. You also get to the hidden valley of Khumjung to see the world’s only yeti scalp and the nearby village of Khunde. Leaving Namche we make our way to Kayngjuma, then on to  Dingboche via Phortse, following less frequented route to Everest Base Camp. Scenic Dingboche is situated in the sunny valley in front of the imposing Ama Dabalam Mountain. It is indeed a great place to stay two nights to acclimatize to the lower oxygen levels you will encounter above 5,000 meters.

The Terrain to Everest Base Camp

The landscape on this Everest Base Camp Trek becomes rockier as we ascend above the tree line. Eventually we will be walking on the moraine trail of Khumbu Glacier to Lubuche and Gorakshep. Gorakshep happens to be the last Guest houses before Everest Base Camp. Getting to our target of EBC requires trekking over the rocky moraines, which can be difficult but also motivating as the Base Camp is always in sight. Kalapatthar (5,550 m), which we will ascend the following morning, will be the highest elevation we reach on our trek. From Kalapatthar, we enjoy an obvious view of the tallest Himalayas peaks, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,414 m) Ama Dabalam and Pumori (7,165 m) etc.

Lastly, we will conclude our trek by heading down to Pheriche and Tengboche, the latter of which houses a famous monastery, and proceeding back down to Lukla where we fly out back to Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/ N Hotel –BDB
  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/N Hotel – B/B
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) Trek to Manjo (2,810m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 04: Phakding –Namche Bazzar (3,440m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day hike Everest view Hotel (3,800m) or Thame & back to Namche
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Namche – Phorche Village (3,860m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Phorche – Dhingboche (4,410m) 5hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day hike about (5,000m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Dhingboche – Lobuche (4,910m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,140m) Via EBC (5,300m) & Gorakshep (8hrs)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapather (5,545m) back down Pheruche (4,240m) 7- 8hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Pheruche – Namche (3,440m) 7hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Namche – Lukla (6hrs)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Lukla – KTM fly in the morning
    O/N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 15: Free day in KTM and farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel – (B/DB)
  • Day 16: Final Departure by privet vehicle share experiences with family unforgettable memory of Everest Base Camp trek and back to homeland

Important Note

Everest Base Camp Trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal offers definitive adventure experience by taking you to the base camp (5,364m/17,598ft) of the highest peak (Mt. Everest) in the world, offering additional opportunities to experience the spectacular view of other peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam, Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) for the best view of Mt. Everest. Other major highlights of this trek include stunning landscape, beautiful Rhododendron forest, glacial moraines, foothills, rare species of birds and animals, sunrise from Kala Patthar, the legendary Sherpas; their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, monasteries and not to be missed, their warm hospitality. As for your information September to December and March to May is considered the best time to plan the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After sightseeing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

We take an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m) 35 minutes. Our Everest treks begin form here. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to place like Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Toktok and Banker before we reach Monjo and from Cheplung village we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. The trail is flat until we cross Dudh Koshi River and then will start gentle climbing. It will take about 2.5 hours from Phakding to reach Monjo.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After Breakfast we will cross Dudh Koshi River Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River before we start steep climbing uphill. Until we reach Top Danda the trail is pretty steep! Once we reach Top Danda we will have some far distance views of Himalayan peaks including Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse on a clear day. After taking rest for we will again start climbing to reach Namche bazaar (3440m).It will take 06 hrs to reach there.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Today is the Acclimatization day we can tour Namche Bazaar which is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. It is also is a prosperous market town selling everything from Tibetan artifacts to trekking and climbing equipment. Namche is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, which allows you to oversee the sights of glorious mountain peaks throughout the valley and you will also get know about Sherpa & Tibetan culture. If you are lucky enough to be there on Saturday you will get to see the Hatt Bazaar (weekly market gusto). The market is a spotlight in the middle of the town, and traders from Tibet and other villages come with the pieces of arts and goods to attract the hearts of their potential customers. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows and if you rae intrested you can go to explore the Thame village (3788m) and ancient monastery, Chortens and Mani walls. Thame is the home village of many famous and world record holders Sherpa mountaineers including Apa Sherpa. After crossing Thamo, Gumba and Samde village finally you reach the Thame village Khumbu Nepal. It will take 4 to 5 hours to reach Thame village from Namche Bazzar.Back to Namche , you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we continue our trails to Phorche Village (3860m).I this days we can able to see Himalayan thar, musk deer, Himalayan danfe etc.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

 

We continue our Everest base camp trek walking to Dingboche (4410m) which is one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding view of enormous mountain and deep valley. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Today is the Acclimatization and hike day in Dingboche. After the breakfast you may hike to Chhukung village. The trail follows with river all the way to Chukung village. The river is originated from glacier lake Imja .On the way you see Yak Kharka with wide grassland area. The Chukung valley is surrounding by magnificent high mountains and Glacier Lakes. From this valley you can see Island Peak (6189m20300ft), Amphulapche (5663m/18574ft), Lhotse Shar (8382m/27492ft) and Lhotse (8516m/27932ft), and then we will back to Dhingboche.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Trail continues with outstanding views of the surrounding valleys. The path follows further down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine from there. The views of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori from the moraine are amazing. Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. The trail consists of numerous huge rocks and yaks will be passing nearby. We will reach the trail coming from Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. The trail will become slightly easier from here and mostly we will be walking on the flat. Here we come at Lobuche (4910m). Lobuche has few houses and all of them are only for commercial purposes i.e. guest houses, lodges, small tea shops etc.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we start hiking to Gorakshep, along the way we can view Khumbu glacier by crossing north rim of Everest next to Khumbutse and Pumori, then we will reach Gorak Shep. From Gorakshep we will continue for Everest Base Camp by passing several short up and down hills until we reach there. This is the flanking that you can get to Everest without climbing supplies, and there are frequently a few endeavors in Base Camp. The Base Camp is spread over a wide zone and looks like a tented town with endeavors from everywhere throughout the planet vying for a favorable area and ensconcing themselves as agreeably as could be allowed. From Everest Base Camp we can view Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu glacier, Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and other several peaks, then we will back to Gorakshep for night stay.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

The hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar is about an hour steep climbing. Depending on your walking speed it may take a little more or less. It is a windy path up sedge like rocky slopes to achieve the highest. From where you can see the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m). Kalapathar also offers spectacular views of other several peaks like Mt Khumbutse (6,639m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt Nuptse (7,864m), Mt Ama Dablam (6,814m), Cholatse peak, Tawache peak and Mt Pumori.It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, we start our return journey. We will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region, at the end of the day.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we start our trek to Tengboche (3867m) via Pangboche Village it takes 4 hours. You will enjoy every moments of trip specially while the trail is less stressful and you get time to feel the landscapes.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

We begin our trek to Lukla today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries, rhododendron and pine forest, prayer flags and Sherpa villages for the last time before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla, you can either spend your time with rest of the crew members celebrating your achievement, or spend some alone time summoning up the wonderful memories made during the past few days.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. You will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from the airport in Lukla. From the airport in Kathmandu, a private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel (B)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight Hotel (B/DB)

 

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Everest Base camp Trek

Dates & Cost

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Inclusive

Everest Base Camp Trek

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
  • Everest Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
  • All necessary officials pepper work.
  • TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek.
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during the trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Everest Base Camp Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.