Everest Base Camp Trek
|09-11-2021||12 Days||Available||USD 1299 Per Person|
|01-11-2021||12 Days||Available||USD 1499 Per Person|
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a legendary adventure walking journey. It is the wilderness thrill experience at an abode of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest. Relish the incredible mountain sanctuary. Witness the intrepid Sherpa people in their own courtyard. Moreover, step on the foothill of Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Thousands of trekkers’ high priority bucket list of things to do includes Everest Base Camp Trek. After 1953 the trail became a worldwide phenomenon. If you are looking for Himalayan treats on your vacation, look no further than the Everest region. It is undoubtedly the most astonishing adventure to do once in a lifetime.
Why is Everest Base Camp Trail Famous?
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Trail is not an ordinary walking route and It is a legend in itself. Nowhere in the world will you find the Himalayan sanctuary like in this region. Trekkers surely get the chance to knit together the splendid mountain stories.
Throughout the trekking, trekkers keep on getting outstanding scenery and iconic moments. Be it the trailhead or be it the final destination. Everest Base Camp Trekking never fails to hook trekkers with its grandeur and beauty. Walking begins from Lukla. A joyous flight to Lukla is an adventure of a different blend. A short runway, narrow valley to navigate and incredible landscape make the entire flight a marvelous experience.
Three distinct forest types make it diverse too. The start of the journey is at the temperate forest belt, the middle phase is at alpine, and finally the tundra vegetation. Diverse vegetation is home to diverse wildlife too. Therefore, Everest Base Camp Hike is more than just a mountain thrill. The trail passes by numerous Sherpa hamlets, towns, rivers, and moraines. In every hour of a journey the surrounding landscape and scenery change. It is rare for any trekking route other than those in Nepal. Khumbu region of Nepal is particularly outstanding for its diverse walking experience in terms of attractions. The Buddist Chorten, Monasteries, Manes, and prayer flags endow the spiritual boost to the journey. Moreover, an entire region of Everest seems like a mythical as well as a mystical place.
Do not miss to visit the Kalapathar viewpoint (5545m) and it’s one of the supreme spot throughout the trek. Where you can observe mount Everest too near and discover the popular mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Amadablam, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbtse, Thamserku, Labuche Peak, Mera peak with an amusement view of the Himalayas.
Moreover, The Classical Everest Trekking trailhead is Jiri. However, the opening of Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla revolutionized the entire trekking scenery of the Everest region. The journey begins from Lukla and it’s the major gateway of the Everest trekking region. After two days of trekking, trekkers reach the magnificent Namche Bazaar. It is one of the highest altitude towns in the world. The second day of the journey provides the first sight of Mt. Everest. It is from a few meters before reaching the Namche Bazaar. The place is where trekkers do the first acclimatization activities and the second acclimatization at Dingboche village.
Trekkers follow the trail passing by Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep to reach the Everest Base Camp. Route up to Dingboche is relatively easier and has lots of greenery. However, the trail beyond Thukla Pass is through moraines and dried glaciers.
Acclimatization and Altitude
Acclimatization during Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is a high priority. It is better to ascend gradually rather than speed the trek. The biggest secret of successful high-altitude trekking is drinking plenty of water and proper acclimatization. So, what is proper acclimatization? It is very simple. Hike to higher altitude and rest at lower altitude.
The first acclimatization is at Namche Bazaar surrounding. Trekkers trek to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung Village and return back to Namche for overnight sleep. During this acclimatization hiking, trekkers get outstanding visual treats in the form of mountains. Major delicacies are Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche, Cholatse, Amadablam, Thamserku, etc. The second acclimatization is at Dingboche Village. Trekkers either trek to the top of Nagarshan hill or trek to Chhukung Valley. Both of these places offer breathtaking scenery. On top of that, these hikes help trekkers to adjust themselves in thin air.
The lowest altitude in this journey is Kathmandu (1300 m) and the highest altitude is Kalapathar (5545 m). Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5364 m. Overall the journey is definitely high-altitude walking. Therefore, proper travel insurance is needed which covers helicopter rescue, medical charges, and emergency situations.
Why Nepal High Trek & Expedition?
Nepal High Trek & Expedition is a pioneer in Everest Trekking. Our itineraries are meticulously designed by travel planners and experienced guides. It avoids the maximum risk and yields a high success rate. The price is reasonable and the services are impeccable. High altitude trekking like Everest Base Camp Trek requires expert guidance. The agency ensures every trekker gets the chance to successfully complete the trekking without any hassles.
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 a winding downhill path with a 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 in 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 the afternoon walk leads to a climb of a few hours into the pristine forest to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is 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 stop for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings you at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater to 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 is 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 is a popular lunch spot for people heading up the hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour's 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 a few short steps up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingerie, Khumbutse, and Mt. Everest. After a few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with a 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 is 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 a 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 of Kalapathar highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.
After a fantastic time on top of the 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, an 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