Everest Base Camp Trek

Price $1600

USD 1402

Trip Duration

15

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5464m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Everest Base Camp Trek Introduction

The Everest region (Khumbu) of Nepal is the most renowned tourist destination. It is well-known for its stunning mountain peaks and its residents’ (the Sherpas) integrity and friendliness. The majestic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most magnificent treks loved by everyone worldwide.

The Everest base camp trekking track is one of the most famous Himalayan destinations that meet the world’s highest mountain. It also incorporates Mount Everest (8848 m) and Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage site.

The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar (5545m) which has a fascinating picturesque view. With a climb of Kala Pattar (5545m/18187 ft), you could witness the breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Everest. It is encompassed by mountains, which are the highlights of Everest base camp hiking. The 15-day Everest Base Camp trek begins from Lukla (2,860m/9380 ft) after 35 minutes of the Kathmandu airstrip.

On your way, you will notice that many Jhopkyo (Yak mix breed and typical cow) will hold them as Yak cannot live below 3,000m/9840 ft. And the mixed animals are used to bear trekker loads and mountaineering expeditions.

Climbers will mostly spend 4-8 weeks at Everest Base Camp acclimatizing to the Altitude. At that time, in the famously unpredictable Khumbu Icefall, the “Icefall Doctors” must be mounted with ropes and ladders. Seracs, crevasses, and ice-moving blocks make the icefall one of the route’s most dangerous areas. In this section, several climbers and Sherpas died. Usually, climbers must start their ascent long before sunrise to reduce the risk when the freezing temperatures block glue ice. There are extensive sections of the EBC trail. Many trekking people get blisters on their feet due to uncomfortable footwear. Make sure that you wear a comfortable one. You’re on a long walk to a remote part of Nepal.

Highlights

● Enjoy the thrilling adventure of Everest Base Camp Trek
● Encounter the ideal combination of trekking and a comfortable Heli ride
● Have fun at a mountain stay in Namche
● A scenic Kathmandu/Lukla mountain flight.
● Witness the beauty of Namche Bazaar, Mt Everest gateway
● Notice mountaineers of world-class enthusiasm for their Everest climb
● Accumulate Lifetime Experiences of Mt. Everest and surrounding
● Witness views from Kalapatthar, Hotel Everest View, Tengboche, and much more
● Tour historical Buddhist shrines of Everest Khumbu Area
● Tour to Kala Patthar (5545 meters)
● Witness the old Tengboche monastery and enjoy the culture.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Spare and arrangement day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: An early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to Phakding
  • Day 04: A spectacular trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: A scenic hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 09: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche
  • Day 10: A scenic hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche (4,280m)
  • Day 12: Trekking from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 13: Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/4265.09ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our members will be there to embrace you with our cultural ritual of putting tika and a beautiful garland. Then our representatives will escort you to the standard hotel. Make yourself all warm and cozy in the hotel. Get over your jet lags and appreciate the moment. Enjoy the night in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Spare and arrangement day in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/4265.09ft)
Trip Duration: 3-4 hours
Overnight in hotel of Kathmandu

You would have had an extra day in Kathmandu before moving toward the Everest base camp trek. Enjoy your day by doing anything you want. We will take you to visit Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. You could buy personal trekking gear like medication, Trekking shorts, Sunscreen, trekking axes, and duffle bags on the way back to the hotel.

Day 03: An early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to Phakding

Maximum Altitude: Phakding (2,850m/ 9350.39ft)
Trip Duration:
30 mins flight + 4-5 hours trek
Overnight in Phakding.

Far from Kathmandu, we booked early morning flights to Lukla.
Those bored with filthy urban areas will be pleased with their upcoming trip to eastern Nepal’s naturally preserved, stunning dust-free Khumbu zone. The flight takes about 40 minutes to reach Lukla. The picturesque panorama of the mountains welcomes trekkers. You will witness a breathtaking scenario of lush green hills and torrential rivers.

In the starting action of your hike today, you first decline to a place named Chaurikharka. Then you will escalate to Phakding village. We have just passed at 2,800 meters above sea level at a high altitude.

Day 04: A spectacular trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Maximum Altitude: Namche (3,440m/ 11286ft)
Trip Duration:
5-6 hours
Overnight in lodge.

We will start our day with a mouth-watering breakfast. Then we will proceed our today’s hike. After some time, we will be entering the village of Benkar. Then we will rise further and appreciate the magnificent picturesque view of Mt. Thamserku. Then, we need to cross the milky white Dudh Koshi River over high suspension bridges and feel the adrenaline.

We will head to the village of Jorsale and Monjo, which is the access to the grand Sagarmatha National Park. Here, the administrators will review your trekking permits. After that, you will begin to walk towards the Namche Bazaar. We will witness many snow-covered sceneries on the way. Then we will reach Namche Bazaar. It is lively, a crescent-fashioned village where we will stay and have supper for the night.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Maximum Altitude: Namche (3,440m/ 11286ft)
Trip Duration:
NO TREK.
Overnight in lodge.

During the Himalayan walk, acclimatization is essential. We can tour the Everest View Hotel. It is an excellent spot to observe the panorama of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. They are the most impressive mountains. After witnessing the terrific view, we will then return to Namche. You will spend time with the friendly Sherpa and Rai people who are the locals of this region. Namche Bazaar overnight.

Day 06: A scenic hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Maximum Altitude: Tengboche (3860m/ 12664.04ft)
Trip Duration:
5-6 hours
Overnight in lodge.

We will commence our day with a tasty breakfast. Then we will be walking along the ridge. We will descend to the river Dudh Koshi at Phunkithanka. After passing through the bridge, we escalate to the steep trails up to the Tengboche. On the way, we can see several monuments from the Buddha. Finally, after a few hours of climbing, we will reach Tengboche Village.

We will see little Gompas and Buddhist Stupas. We are passing through the luscious woods of Rhododendron. Upon arrival in Tengboche, you can see the nearby monastery. The road is lovely. The largest monastery is in Tengboche, in the Khumbu region.
Stay in Tengboche overnight.

Day 07: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche

Traveled Kilometers: 10.5km
Maximum Altitude:
Dingboche (4,350m/ 14271.45ft)
Trip Duration:
5-6 hours.

We’re going to travel through numerous small towns on the way. You can see the local lifestyle when you walk through the villages. Our trek commences with a descent through the woods of rhododendrons. Now, the fall is followed by an uphill path. We go up through Birch, Conifer, and Rhododendron dense trees and pass the valley of Khumbila Khola to the top.

The landscapes around are remarkable. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Taboche, and several others will be entertaining us. We would admire Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. while hiking. We will walk on the Pangboche trail before arriving at Pangboche downhill to Debuche and crossing Imja Khola. The panoramas of the Himalayas are beautiful.

Then, we will start our walk to the Imja Valley, the Lobuche River, and the Pangboche Monastery. Now comes the last climb to the village of Dingboche. We will witness several yaks roaming around the muddy cliffs. It is a pleasant village. The Barley, the Potato, and Buckwheat fields are visible. The stone walls in Dingboche are constructed around the areas. We can also find a magnification of views of the Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche. The walls preserve the crops against solid winds and grazing animals.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Traveled Kilometers: NO TREK.
Maximum Altitude:
Dingboche (4,350m/ 14271.45ft)
Trip Duration:
NO TREK.
Overnight at Dingboche

Our second day in Dingboche will be acclimatization.
It is best if you hike to the village of Chukung. Or you can walk to Nagarjuna Hill in the vicinity. The top of the hill is famous for tourism. You’re going to see amazing Himalayan views from the town. We will trek back to Dingboche after the 3- or 4-hours acclimatization hike and spend the rest of the day

Day 09: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche

Maximum Altitude: Lobuche (4,910m/ 16108.01ft)
Trip Duration:
5-6 hours
Overnight in a lodge of Lobuche

The walk begins with amazing views of the Himalayas.
The trek is challenging at first. But the valley becomes narrower as we enter Dusa. As we walk further, we will still see Mt Pumori until the path descends and curves. The views of Pumori Mountain are magnificent.

We are going through the river and ascending to the town of Duglha. Dughla is a town with prayer flags hanging around the valley. We’re going to go to Lobuche from Dughla. It is tough to scale the moraine.

There are many colorful flags and stones on the top of the crest. The path goes to the glacial moraine of Khumbu. From here, the views of many snowy peaks are spectacular. They include Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Himal Mahalangur. We also can see Mt. Nuptse’s incredible scenery.

Finally, we’re going to get to Lobuche. A small village of Sherpa Lobuche at the bottom of the summit. We will get a spectacular mountain panorama to highlight the top of Lobuche.

Day 10: A scenic hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)

Maximum Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5,365m/ 17601ft)
Trip Duration:
6-7 hours
Overnight in a lodge of Gorak Shep

Finally! The Everest Base Camp is going to be a walk. In the morning, we will begin early. We’re going to transfer to Gorak Shep. During the 1953 expedition, Gorak Shep was once the original base camp. Follow the path to Gorak Shep, and we shall see the Glacier of Khumbu. The trail is progressively ascending and descending today. As we come closer to Gorak Shep, the course gets rough. We’re going to have to walk on a large rock up and down. We’re going to rest when we get to Gorak Shep. For an overnight stay, we will check into a hotel.

We will begin walking towards the Everest Base Camp when we drop our backpacks at the hotel. To stop the problem of altitude sickness, we must stroll. On the up, we will arrive at the top of the glacier of Khumbu. After a short walk, we eventually stand at the Everest Base Camp at 5364 m. We will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall. The base camp offers a mixed sense of fluctuating emotions.

This moment is real! It is true! At the foot of the highest point in the world, we are finally! It is a vast, beautiful camp at the Everest Base. Join Mt. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori with stunning views. Get a few pictures on the backdrop of you and Mt. Everest. It will surely be a significant moment. After all, the EBC trek is a lifetime memory. We will be trekking down to Gorak Shep after spending some time at the base camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche (4,280m)

Maximum Altitude: Kala Patthar (5,545m/ 18192.20ft)
Trip Duration:
7-8 hours

We will begin in the morning very early, Kala Patthar is Mt. Everest and Khumbu Icefall’s best viewpoint. The view of the snowy peak is beautiful in clear weather. We will be driven to Kala Pathar by a three or 4-hour early morning hike. With the touch of infant sun rays, the entire Himalayan is sparkling. You will feel like there is no sky here, but you can see a 360-degree view of the stunning peaks at Kala Patthar. The Himalayas will feel so close, almost at the nose’s edge. Capture your moment at the high Altitude in photos.

Pheriche overnight. The chance of altitude sickness is increased by remaining there longer. We will, therefore, take some time to relax and go back to Gorakshep and Pheriche.

Day 12: Trekking from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Maximum Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11286.908ft)
Trip Duration:
5-6 hours
Overnight in a tea house of Namche

In the early dawn of the morning, we will leave for Namche Bazar. This busy path heads you from Pheriche to Namche. Many trekkers, grapes, and porters are going to be encountered. The trail sees much traffic, particularly during hiking and seasons.

We will be proceeding through the lush green alpine forest. The trekking trails are strenuous.

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla

Maximum Altitude: Lukla (2,800m/ 9186.35ft)
Trip Duration:
6-7 hours
Overnight in a small resort in Lukla

After our breakfast is over, we’re going to pack our bags and tighten our shoelaces to launch our trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla’s lower hills.
Continuing, we’re now passing the Hillary Bridge and several other bridges that can be seen with copious Buddhist prayer flags throughout. Now, as the altitude drops and the number of oxygen molecules increases, you can sense the atmosphere getting thick.

The temperature is also beginning to rise higher than at Namche bazaar, as trekkers strive to reach Lukla well below Namche Bazaar. We will meet various stupas and monasteries, and mani walls. We also will start hearing the roaring sound of the Dudh Koshi River, coursing powerfully.

We travel through several forested trails of RhododendronRhododendron and pine trees covering large areas while watching some of the snow-capped mountains’ final glimpses. You will relax in a small resort when you arrive at Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/4265.09ft)
Trip Duration:
Flight of 30 mins

Today, we have a quick dawn flight back to Kathmandu as a program, which will take us above some of the most magnificent cliffs and valleys.

After around 30 minutes, a representative of our agency will take you to your rooms. Then, you can unwind and loosen up a bit while inside your hotel or adventure for excellent souvenir purchasing in the Thamel area. Then, be ready to savor the delicious farewell dinner on behalf of our agency. Finally, you will be retreating to your hotel room and start preparing all your items for your departure flight tomorrow.
Stay in Kathmandu overnight.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Today’s your last day in Nepal. The time to bid farewell has come. After you finish packing, our agents will drop you off at the airport, help you check-in, and say goodbye to you. We hope you had a magnificent time in Nepal. Choose us if you want to tour Nepal again.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • Airfare for domestic flights.
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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