Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is regarded as one of the the most famous trekking destinations in the world that offers the breathtaking view of mighty Himalayas including the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest. Everest region also known as Khumbu region is the second popular trekking destination in Nepal. The main attraction of this trekking is the world’s highest peak – Mt. Everest at 8,848m from sea level. Besides the khumbu region is also famous for Sherpa villages and monasteries. It is popular for mountain expedition too. Additionally, it offers the great opportunities to get to the proximity of the local sherpa culture and tradition and experience it, sightseeing to Sagarmatha national park which shelters varieties of floras and faunas, visit to world's largest monastery named - Tengboche monastery and awe inspiring panoramic mountain views.
Everest Base camp trek starts from Lukla and ends at Lukla as well. During your travel from Kathmandu to Lukla then further up to Everest Base Camp, you will be the part of an extraordinary travel and gain once in a life time experience. This trek never fails to please, as a result hundreds of thousands thrill seeking trekkers trek this route every year. The Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa peoples and the Kala Patthar are the major attractions of the trek.
The pristine views of various mountains adds to the beauty of the trek. You can see magnificient sight of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and Thamserku during the trek.
About Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Cost : USD 1275
Duration : 15 days
Destination : Nepal
Trip Highlights: Trek through Sherpa land to base of Mount Everest , closer view of world's highest peak - Mt. Everest, Tour of Kathmandu and Patan, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, view from Kalapattar
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Best Months: March to May & September to December
Day 01 : Welcome to Nepal
Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, represenatatives from ur office will welcome you and drop you at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Early in the morning represenatitves from our office will meet you up at the hotel and breif you about the trekking. Then you will go for a guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley namely Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Return back to the hotel at 5PM in the evening so that you will have sufficient time to prepare your trekking gears.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla(2845m) then hike to Phakding(2660m)
Walking time: 3.5 hrs
You trekking guide will pickup you from your hotel to airport on a private car. We will board a flight to Lukla from Tribhuvan Int. airport for about half an hour. After landing to Lukla, your trek will start formally from here. The trail to Phakding from Lukla is gradually downhill about 3.5 hours walk. Now you have entered to the land of sherpas where you will see mane walls, monasteries, pray wheels and some sight of snowcapped peaks.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Walking time: 5 to 6 hrs
Today you will be following the slightly uphill trail by the bank of Dudh Koshi River till the junction of Dudh Koshi and Bhotey Koshi river. From the junction you need to follow the uphill trail till Namche Bazar. If the weather is clear you will be able to get the first sight of Everest from Durbin danda along the way. You will be entering the world heritage site- Sagarmatha National park which is the house of multitude of mountain wildlifes. You may pass through the guest houses, farming lands, natural waterfalls and springs and pine forest, himalayan floras and faunas on the way.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day
Today is rest day but we recommend you to keep moving to acclimatize with the altitude. For this you can either take a short trip of about an hour uphill till army camp and visit museum inside Sagarmatha national park and enjoy the panoramic mountain view or you can take a longer trip to Everest View hotel (3900m) which is steeply uphill and takes you about 3 to 4 hours. From the hotel you can get the better panoramic views of the mountains. We recommend you to trek to Everest view hotel. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche(3870m)
Walking time: 5 hrs
Today after breakfast we will take a uphill trail for almost 15 minutes uphill through the village then we will follow almost flat trail all the way to Sanasa village. From Sanasa village we will take a descending trail leaving aside the trail to Gokyo. The trail descends downward till Phunki Thenga and rest of the trail is uphill that passes through the forest all the way to Tangboche. From Tangboche you can get the 360 degree panoramic mountain view including mighty Mt. Everest.The main attraction of Tangboche is Tangboche monastery where Buddhist monks chants prayers and does meditation every day. Trekkers who are heading to EBC are allowed to visit the monastery after 3PM to get blessings from the holy monk.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche(4360m)
Walking time: 5 hrs
Today, try to wake up early to view the sunrise. After breakfast follow the descending trail passing through the forest of Birch and Rhododendron until you reach the suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge the trail goes slightly uphill passing Pangboche, Orsho to Dingboche. You will leave the treeline behind and enter the alpine grassland today. You will see yaks and sheep grazing on a pasture. Today you can get view of mountains like Amadublam, Lho-thse, Taboche and island peak which is popular for climbing.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day
Today is another rest day you will have during your EBC trek session. You can climb to Nangkartshang hill at an elevation of 5000m or you can head to Chhukung at 4730m, choice is yours. We recommend you to opt for Nangkartshang hill because you will get better view from here and it will ease your trekking the next day as you will ascend to an altitude greater than 5000m tomorrow.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (5000m)
Walking time: 5 hrs
The trail goes slightly uphill till Thugla then descends moderately up till Lobuche. You will see memorial stupa and pray flag hanging on the hill over the Thugla pass. The stupas were built in the memory of climbers who have lost their life during the expedition of Mt. Everest. You will get an opportunity to get the view of Tawache, Cholache, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumari, Nuptse & Kusum kankaru mountains. The glacier ridge of Lobuche offers you the view of Everest base camp, Kala pattar, Khumbu glacier and moraines formed by glaciers.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5165m) then to Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Walking time: 3 hrs to Gorakshep and 4 hrs to Everest Base Camp
The trail is flat and easy for about an hour then you will pass through the moraine formed by glaciers where the trail becomes rocky and icey. The trail ascends gradually up all the way to Gorakshep. You will leave your bags behind at the hotel and hike to Everest basecamp which is 4 hours walk (both way). Finally you are at the elevation of 5345m from the sea level. You will see the closer view of Khumbu glacier, some of the popular mountains like Nuptse, Pumari, Lobuche, Khumbtse, Lingtung, slight view of Mt. Everest and Lho-La . Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapather(5545m) then back to Pheriche(4200m)
Walking time: 4 hrs to Kala pattar and 3.5 hrs to Pheriche
You need to wake up quite early today because it is recommended that you climb up to Kala Pattar before sunrise. Hike to Kala pattar from Gorakshep is about 2.5 hour walk steeply uphill which is challenging. Since this is the final goal point of your trip, you need to collect as much as energy you want and use it. From the top of Kala pattar you can see the 360 degree astounding view of mighty mountain range including Mt. Everest and closer view of Khumbu glacier. After you are done with your stay at Kala pattar descend to Gorakhsep then continue to Lobuche after breakfast. From Lobuche continue downhill to Phariche. Stay overnight here.
Day 12: Namche(3420m)
Walking time: 6.5 hrs
Since we are following the same trail to Namche, it is downhill now till Dibuche which takes around 3 hours. From Dibuche the trail climbs upwards to Tangboche which is half an hour walk.
From Tangboche the trail goes steeply downhill for an hour to reach Phunki Thenga. From here, the trail ascends up for 1.5 hours to Sanasa village. The trail becomes flat and easy from Sanasa to Namche.
Day 13: Lukla
Walking time: 6 hrs
The trail descends along the ridge through pine forest until high suspension bridge then rest of the trail goes easy until Lukla. Today is the last day of your trip, you can gather and enjoy with your trekking team to make it memorable. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today take early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you can spend your day buying souveniers to your loved ones who are back at home.
Day 15: Final Departure
Our Package Includes:
- Pickups and drops from airport/hotel
- Accommodation in 3 star or 3 star equivalent hotels
- One full day guided tour around UNESCO World's heritage sites.
- Air conditioned vehicle during the sightseeing.
- All 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
- One Tea or Coffee during each meal while on trekking.
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porter.
- Salary, accommodation, insurance and meals for guide and porter
- Rescue and Travel arrangements
- Domestic flights tickets (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
- All necessary paper works and permits, entrance fees, all government and local taxes
- Medical kit
- Trekking gear (down jacket and sleeping bag)
- Complimentary trekking map per group
- Trekking certificates after the trip.
Our Package Excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Tips to the guide, porters and drivers.
- International air tickets
- Visa fees
- Medical evacuation when in emergency
- Travel insurance
- Extra drinks and liquors
- Hot Shower, Battery Charge and Wifi during trekking.
- Any other expense not listed above
List of Equipment
- Waterproof walking boots with suitable ankle support .
- Loose, casual waterproof trousers for trekking.
- Thermal coats or fleece .
- Warm socks.
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
- Windproof, waterproof outers for higher altitudes.
- Wool or fleece cap.
- Day sack to be carried personally.
- Personal water bottle.
- Camera, spare battery and battery charger.
- Toilet items and towels.
- Hand sanitizer
- Warm gloves