Everest Base Camp Trek
|15-August-2020||12 Days||Available||USD 1299 Per Person|
|01-Sept-2020||12 Days||Available||USD 1399 Per Person|
Mount Everest standing 29,000 feet or 8848m above the sea level is the jewel of the Himalayas. Mountain lovers and adventurers from all over the world wander in the Everest Region to execute their eagerness to view majestic Everest. In my opinion, there are no other treks that can dash the epic adventure to Everest Base Camp Trek.
The one daring deed that you could accomplish in 2021 would be a hike to Everest Base Camp. The best destination in Nepal, for a true adventure, is the Everest region. One could explore the traditional aura of Sherpa and Buddhism. Doing Everest Base Camp where the scenery of green hills and towering peaks goes as far as you could perceive you would feel paradise. And Some factors related to the Mount Everest Trek that would help you a lot are given below:
The Trek Route and Itinerary:
14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is a very popular trekking route in the Khumbu region of Nepal which is located in the eastern district of Solu-Khumbu, Nepal. There is no direct road to the Everest region of Nepal, so the trekkers should take a half-hour flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport(also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport). The trekking route of the EBC Short Trek starts from Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche- Everest Base Camp, Namche bazaar, and finally ends at Lukla.
Facilities and Accommodations:
Everest Base Camp Trek is a classical Teahouse Trek to the Everest region, where the accommodations are small lodge type. The lodges range from simple to the 5 stars with high luxury services with delicious traditional as well as western foods. Some accommodations provide internet services and a good power supply too.
The trip Cost of the dwelling and eating is extensively expensive than the Annapurna region and Langtang region. Being a mountainous region, the price increases as we ascend higher because the transportation and supply of food are difficult and costly.
Everest Base Camp Via Kalapathar Trekking is always cold and freezing as it is the mountain region of Nepal. Trekkers should include enough warm clothes to be safe from frostbite or cold. The trek has mostly low temperatures in December and January that the trekkers would be very tough to do the complete trek. Meanwhile, the Environment of the Khumbu valley is clean and clear where one could refresh their lungs too.
Traditions and Festivals:
Everest Region is the chief haven of the Sherpa people. The Everest Base Camp Trek gives a rare glimpse of Sherpa festivals and cultures around the Everest region. The Mani Rimdu Festivals is one of the main occasions for the native Buddhist community. That’s why most of the trekkers plan they are itinerary to coincide with the major ceremony of the Everest region to enjoy the culture of the mountain Sherpa people.
Difficulties on Everest Base Camp:
There is no doubt that Everet Base Camp Tour is a true adventure with authentic culture. The 12 Days Everest BC Trek might be difficult for beginners and there could be a chance to caught Acute Mountain Sickness. Height above 5000m easily favors altitude sickness but the slow ascending and resting with proper guidance will help complete the trip.
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Nepal
Trekking Region: Khumbu Valle (Everest)
Mode of Trekking: On a hotels & Lodges basis
The Vantage Point: Kalapathar 5555 m
Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest Elevation: 5,555 meters Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp 5,364 meter.
Trekking Days: 11 nights and 12 days (Lukla to Kathmandu)
Total Trip: 14 nights and 15 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
The Best Months for the Trek: March, April, May, September, October, November & December.
Pasang Lhambu Municipality Entrance Fee: Rs. 2000 Per person
Sagarmatha National Park Fee: Rs. 3000 Per person
Starting & Ending Point: Lukla
Landing Airport: Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla Solukhmbu, Nepal
Total Kilometer: 130 kilometers.
When are the best seasons for the trek to the Everest Base Camp?
The best season is autumn and spring to do for the Treks in Nepal. In springtime from March to May and in autumn is pre-winter from September to December. March to May mostly lively with mountaineering expeditions time and very warm weather around Himalaya Nepal. Spring season is called the flower season as many species of seasonal flowers bloom around the mountain.
In December the weather will be very clear for stunning views and the best time to hike around the mountains region. Springtime with much longer sun-light hours can get cold with late afternoon strong winds, freezing temperatures morning and night time. Usually, Nepal has four weather seasons as autumn, spring, winter, and monsoon. The best season is autumn and spring for the mountaineering and adventure trekking in Nepal.
Benefits of Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking in Nepal at the base of the world’s highest peak is not just a matter of pleasure. Trekking to the top world just for collecting photos to post on social media or doing it to feel grateful. well, it does not sound good, you know the fact that the advantage of Trekking is so immense will come to your mind when you will do Everest BC Trek. because of the following benefits of the hike, you will surely get on for hiking and trekking.
Best Adventurous Trekking:
The Everest Base Camp is one of the popular adventurous Trekking across the world. From experiencing the thrilling Luklaflight in the Himalayas to the majestic Everest (8848m) and Hidden Sherpa culture with the essence of natural extract, EBC Trek beats any trekking for being best.
Delight and unlimited happiness:
Everest would obviously multiply your happiness and more importantly, giving yourself spare time adds joy to your life. Being on top of the world really is a moment of great achievement and moreover, when you go to Khumbu valley you are going to find your true self in less than a week’s time frame.
Improves your Fitness:
As you are walking nearly 5 – 6 hours a day in Everest Trekking, your fitness level will be increasing day by day, and drinking a lot of water, after a long walk would purify your body. Thus, the strenuous effort of the adventurous Everest region would reward you with a healthy and fit body as well.
Learn something new:
EBC Trekking is really an immense source of inspiration and learning. Experiencing new people, especially Brave Sherpa people, and exploring their traditional local food, cultures, lifestyles, and atmosphere would broaden your general knowledge and high up your status.
Built your Confidence:
Consequently, the High Hills, mountains, and tough trails of the Everest Base Camp would make you more determined in life. And a life without passion and courage is kind of worthless. so, Makeup your confidence from nature and the high Himalayas to increase your mental strength from Everest Base Camp Trip.
Connect with Nature:
New Technology in the modern world is making our life monotonous and it is important to create a healthy life. And it is said that to find peace, go wilderness in nature, Join the beautiful atmosphere surrounded by diverse flora and fauna. Further, the amazing Topography and panorama of the High mountain range in Everest would surely release all your stress and anxiety. So, get attach to nature and organic living to increase your satisfaction and pleasure.
Top 10 Amazing Facts about Mount Everest
It is not a matter of surprise for the Everest region to have a large number of visitors each year. Everest being the world’s highest peak, mountain lovers from all over the world make their way to Everest to inspect the beautiful peak.
Not only mountain lovers but other people could also learn about the top 10 amazing facts about Mount Everest to broaden their knowledge. Every year a lot of expeditions and trekkers (especially for Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Three Pass Trek) pass by the Everest region. So, be sure to know these surprising facts before visiting Nepal for Mount Everest.
First of all, Mt. Everest is the world’s highest peak of an altitude of 8848m. And it is found that Everest rises 40 cm per century and about 0.2 inches or 4mm a year.
Sir Edmund Hillary and a Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa along with an expedition group were the first to summit Mount Everest successfully on 29th May 1953.
There is an interesting rule while ascending Mt. Everest that is the “ 2 ‘0’ clock rule where climbers should summit Everest by 2 pm”. It is believed that climbing Everest by 2 pm is safe.
There are two ways to reach Everest: one from Tibet, China in the north ridge and another are from southeast of Nepal. Though there are two tracks for summiting Everest, the mountaineering route from Nepal is the safest in comparison to China.
The most dangerous area on Everest is Khumbu icefall, which is the largest one too. (note: the main cause of death is due to avalanches followed by icefall).
There are more than 700 small peaks are present near Mount Everest.
As the height goes increasing, the atmospheric pressure increases whereas oxygen level decrease. And Everest is the highest peak in the world where 66% less oxygen is available than at sea level.
Sherpa is the dominant tribe of the Khumbu region who are known for their bravery and hard work in the Himalayas of Nepal. They are also the owners of the most teahouse in the Everest region. Moreover, Sherpa is also known as the best guide in the area of Everest.
Everest has a different meaning like Sagarmatha(Nepalese), Chomolungma, or Qomolangma by Tibetan and Chinese people.
English name Everest was given after the name of Sir George Everest. His team was able to identify Mount Everest for the first time in 1841.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome than a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Everest Base Camp Trek, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of a stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendary climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.
From Lukla, our first-day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop near the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi (river).
After a pleasant overnight stop in Phakding, morning walk starts following Dudh Kosi, and crossing bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, from here walk to last Jorsalle village before Namche Bazaar and then on crossing a last high bridge climb leads with beautiful views of Everest and other peaks, walk finally ends at famous Namche Bazaar for two overnights in this prosperous town or large village with facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Namche an ideal spot for rest and acclimatization, free day with morning short hike up to park museum with the necessary information of mountaineering, flora/fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.
After a wonderful stop with free days at Namche, morning walk leads to the nice winding path through rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak.
After a few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phung Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into the pristine forest to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receive a blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for a successful and safe climb.
Morning with eye-catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descend through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Amadablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops. Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse valley a summer grazing area for yaks, at present with many good lodges with the great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Amadablam.
Rest day in Dingboche for better acclimatization, morning take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjun hill for best views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards the east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back.
After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam. Thukla a popular lunch spot for people heading up the hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge known as Thug-la pass festooned with many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions.
From this lovely spot, an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp.
Morning walk leads on the gradual trail with few short steeps up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingerie, Khumbutse, and Mt. Everest. After few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with few nice lodges for an overnight stop, this isolated spot located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp. Gorakshep was the earlier and original base camp in the 1950s to 1970s, from here our journey continues walking over moraines and glaciers trail to reach our main highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.
Everest Base Camp located beneath massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, this super spot with immense views can be crowded during peak expedition season around April and May months, here enjoy surrounding views with Mt. Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse. On reaching our destination and highlight return back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop around high and beautiful Khumbu Valley
Starting early morning to reach Kalapathar with the steep climb for few hours, on reaching the top of the black rocky ridge, enjoy super panorama views of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, on top Kalapathar highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.
After a fantastic time on top of scenic Kalapathar, return walk downhill to Gorakshep and then continue trek to reach Pheriche valley for an overnight stop, walk leads on the same trail to Thugla, after crossing a small bridge then down to Pheriche windy valley. A nice walk of a few hours to reach at the end of the valley at Pheriche for an overnight stop, this windy spot has many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post.
leaving Pheriche with super morning views of Amadablam, and then on the downhill walk with a short climb then losing altitude heading past Pangboche and from the bridge back into tree lines with an hour climb to Tengboche Monastery.
Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on a gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue to walk on the downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for an overnight stop.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges with super Everest base camp trek, our last day walk of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving in Lunch by lunchtime with last overnight stop within Everest region, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.
Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for a super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.
An important and necessary to have one extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation, due to bad unfavorable weather which can happen sometimes as Himalayan weather is unpredictable. If all goes well as per our itinerary days, one can join in our delightful and interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, all these places full of the world heritage sites of historical-culture and religious importance.
Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to the airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Everest base camp trek.
- All ground transportation.
- Meals During Trek: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
- Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Three cups tea during the trek.
- Everest National Park Permit.
- Khumbu Municipality Entrance Ticket.
- All necessary paper works.
- Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kathmandu.
- Good Accommodation on the trek.
- Fresh fruit during the trek
- NHTE’S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag. (If required )
- An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide and Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide.
- 1 porter sharing for two clients. (Included his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance)
- Adventure Certificate: NHTE provides Adventure Certificate.
- An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical kit bag.
- Farewell dinner.
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay, or canceled flight)
- Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, the voucher and passport-sized photos
- Binoculars, alarm clock, and torch/flashlight/headlamps, earplug and eye mask,
- Reading and writing materials, travel games like chess, backgammon, scrabble,
- Hand sanitizer, lip balm, face, and body moisturizer, light weight towel, toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, sanitary pads
- Money-cash and money bag,
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Light warm jacket
- Day pack (with waist straps), refillable water bottle
- Sunhat, sunglasses, scarf, Bag liner,
- Sewing kit, knife, lighter, a small padlock
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers
- Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes and sandals
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- T-shirts, trekking pole, crampons
- Underwear and shorts, long sleeved shirt, raincoat.
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers
- First Aid Kit
- Regular medicines