Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Everest
  • Duration
    15
  • Transportation
    Flight
  • Max Height
    5545m
  • Activity
    Trekking
  • Trip Grade
    Adventure
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Lodge
  • Group Size
    Mini. 1 Pax
  • Best Season
    September - December & February to June
  • Meals
    B.L.D.
  • Start / End Point
    Lukla/Lukla

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is the crown trekking trip to do in Nepal. Get ready to walk on the trail up in the Himalayas at the Sherpa heartland. The itinerary of Everest Trekking with us is updated and offers safe walking opportunities. Moreover, trekking in high-altitude places requires immense planning. The agency ensures experienced trekking crew members and logistics. Reach the base camp of Mt. Everest without much stress and hassle of services, hospitality, and safety.

Accumulate the memory of Monasteries, diverse vegetation, Sherpa villages, cascading hills, and Himalayan wilderness in one single trekking trip. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is the epitome of mountain wilderness. Moreover, the chance to witness the sunrise from the place located at an altitude of 5545 m is probably the most serene memory to knit. In order to ensure the momentous walking holiday, trekkers need to enjoy the process too. Tick off the travel bucket list of things to do in a superlative fashion by visiting the Everest region of Nepal.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
  • Sunrise from Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • Flight to the World’s most extreme airport in Lukla
  • Alpine to Tundra Vegetation
  • Glaciers and Moraines
  • Rivers & Suspension Bridges
  • Terraced Farmlands, Grassy Meadow, Hamlets, and Sherpa Villages
  • More than 2 dozen Mountain Vista
  • Tengboche Monasteries & Pagodas
  • Sagarmatha National Park

Getting to Everest Base Camp

There are three ways to reach the base camp of Everest. The first two options are to do the trekking either from the classical route or the modern route. The third option is by helicopter. The modern route starts from Lukla after the joyous mountain flight to the world’s most extreme airport. Trekkers meet the trekking crew members in Lukla and walk up to either Phakding or Monjo. It depends upon the trekkers’ ability to walk or the set itinerary.

Namche Bazaar located between Phakding and Tengboche on the Everest Base Camp Trekking route is the place for acclimatization as well. The place is the major marketplace for the Sherpa people living high in the mountain region of Khumbu. In fact, the place is also the last place to do the shopping for gear and equipment needed for the trek. There are many shops, eateries, bars, banks, and teahouses in the place.

Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel for First Acclimatization

As part of the acclimatization activity, trekkers hike to the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is located at an altitude of 3880 m from sea level. The hotel is probably the highest-situated hotel for travelers in the world. The scenery of the mountains from the hotel balcony is amazing. Usually, trekkers take a sip of coffee gazing at the beautiful mountain scenery. Thamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Tabuche, Khangtenga, etc. are the major mountains seen from the place. Trekkers also visit the mountain museum in the Namche Bazaar before resting at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.

Tengboche Monastery in Everest Base Camp Trekking route

The major festivals of the Sherpa people are Dumji and Mani Rimdu Festivals. During the Dumji festival, people celebrate it in their houses as well as in nearby monasteries. However, for the Mani Rimdu festival, Tengboche Monastery is the main venue. The festival lasts for 3 days and offers a great chance to understand the Sherpa people’s history, culture, rituals, and traditions. The place is also the final destination if you do the Everest View Trek or Everest Panorama Trek. The scenery of Pangboche Valley, Everest, Amadablam, and Dudhkoshi Valley from Tengboche is astounding.

The trekkers trek through the beautiful village of Pangboche to reach Dingboche. The Pangboche Village is at the crossroad of the Everest Base Camp Trek route and the Amadablam Mountain route.

Is it necessary to do acclimatization in Dingboche during Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Yes, it is utmost necessary to do the acclimatization activities in Dingboche. The usual second acclimatization activity in Dingboche involves the hiking of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m). However, some trekkers prefer to go to the Chhukung Valley. From the top of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m), trekkers get an outstanding panoramic view of the mountains. The idea of safe trekking in high-altitude places is to have the proper acclimatization. Travel to the high altitude places and return back to low altitude places for overnight sleep.

Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and Sunrise from Kalapathar (5545 m)

The trail from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is mainly moraine and glacier. Therefore, trekkers have to walk on the rugged rocky trail. Once they are at the Everest Base Camp, they will forget all the tiredness and pain endured during the trekking. Remember that you will be leaving their footprints at the place from where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay embarked on their first successful ascent of Mt. Everest back in 1953.

The sunrise experience from the top of the Kalapathar is legendary. Imagine yourself gazing at the sun ray kissing the tip of gigantic snowy mountains. It is indeed the most pristine moment of the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Itinerary, Cost, and Days of Everest Base Camp Trekking Package

Contact our travel planners for the diverse itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trekking package. There are many ways to do trekking. You can complete the trek in less than 10 days as well. Or, you can add the return helicopter option too. It depends upon your requirement. The normal trekking days on the trail range from 10 days to 15 days. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trekking also varies according to the services and amenities included in the trekking package. Normally, the cost of the EBC Trek ranges from 1199 USD per person to 199 USD.

Get ready to knit the intrepid Everest Base Camp Trekking tale. Be at the foothill of Mt. Everest and relish the chance to do mountain wilderness activities in your life. At an affordable rate, explore the majestic Sherpa heartland and the abode of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest.

Details Itinerary

On the main arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal international airport meet our staff and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city then check into your rooms after rest meet our guide for group briefing provides you with information on the treks to make your stay with us enjoyable. The evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with a local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.

Early morning depart for the short flight to Lukla and enjoy views of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Lhotse as plane lands at a small airstrip in Lukla. From Lukla a short walk of few hours following a pleasant path through nice lovely Sherpa villages along the bank of Dudh Kosi River to reach the first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding village after an enjoyable walk.

From Phakding, the morning after breakfast walk on a nice trail with a short up and down crossing bridge to reach Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo a nice scenic village with views of Tharmasarku peaks. After Monjo enters Sagarmatha National Park and crosses over Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar, walk leads on river banks with a climb to Namche Bazaar. Walk on winding uphill path facing grand views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru and Mt. Everest and Lhotse (weather permitting if it’s a clear afternoon), the route along tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, and pines to reach a colorful and large village in Namche Bazaar.

At Namche free day to enjoy views from the high hills of Namche Bazaar facing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam includes a range of peaks, at Namche visit park museum near to the viewpoint hill, or climb to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel ever built in high Khumbu area). While at Namche enjoy visiting the main streets of Namche filled with many shops, stores, banks, hotels, and restaurants, Namche holds a busy and interesting market once a week on Saturday.

From Namche on a winding trail built by an old Sherpa named Pasang with a donation from trekkers for the good cause been on this job for past two decades. Walk down to Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga, a popular spot for lunch stop and refreshment, from here afternoon climb into a lovely forested area to reach beautiful Tengboche and monastery. Located on the scenic spot with a range of white snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, here with time to visit its impressive colorful monastery of great interest and then retire to your rooms in a local nice lodge at Tengboche or further to a place called Deboche.

Catch morning views of Everest with Amadablam, walk downhill to a bridge as tree lines stop after crossing over a steel bridge, slow climb facing views of Amadablam at a close distance as the walk takes you at Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest base camp. From Pangboche climb to Somare a small settlement for lunch, then head for a climb to beautiful Imjatse valley where Dingboche located for two overnight stops.

Another rest day at Dingboche within beautiful Imjatse valley located on the bottom of Amadablam North Face facing views of Island and Taboche peaks with Lhotse and Nuptse mountain range. Morning taking a short hike above Imjatse valley and Dingboche for the super panorama of high peaks with views of Mt. Makalu towards the east direction, afternoon rest and a short walk around Dingboche with many good lodges.

After a pleasant stay in Dingboche, morning climb to a ridge marked with Buddhist prayer monuments of Stupa and colorful flags enjoy grand views of peaks with Island Peak at the end of Imjatse valley. From here on a nice uphill path on the hard grassy meadow as walk leads on winding trail to reach a small place of Thugla with few small lodges and shops, this is where massive Khumbu glacier ends melting into a torrential river. After a lunch break steep climb to reach a high ridge at Thugla pass, a flat area with many stone memorials of unfortunate mountaineers on an expedition to Mt. Everest and adjoining nearby mountains. Enjoying rest carry on trekking on nice easy path of an hour to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop with close views of Nuptse peak, Lobuche with 5-6 nice lodges.

From Lobuche morning on a pleasant path with the short climb as route heads near the interesting metrological station on route Everest base camp, interested people can visit Glass Pyramid a metrological station, a joint venture of Italian and Nepalese scientists, to record weather and movement of ice and glaciers.

After this nice place continues walk above moraine above Khumbu glacier and then short descend to the wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges, and then reach towards Everest base camp within massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Enjoy exciting time at Everest Base camp and beneath Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest, after marvelous time at Everest base camp, return to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.

Early morning steep climb a rocky hill at Kalapathar close to Mt. Pumori, from the top the highest spot of the adventure rewards you with glorious views and a panorama of the mountain range with closest views of Mt. Everest. From here to Gorakshep and continue to walk on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach at Thugla, where Dingboche and Pheriche trail joins, from Thugla downhill toa flat windy valley of Pheriche, walk for an hour on the scenic valley to reach Pheriche a nice settlement with the number of good lodges. From Pheriche walk at the end of the valley then descend to a river with the climb to a ridge top and then descend past Somare to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village.

From Pangboche retracing on the same path past Tengboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with steep climb for some time to reach Shanasa villages and then at Kyanjuma a small place with few nice lodge facing grand views of Amadablam and other peaks with Mt. Everest, from here on nice pleasant wide path to Namche Bazaar for overnight.

After an enjoyable time in the harmony of local Sherpa culture and grand views, morning walk downhill to a river and into Sagarmatha National Park reaching at Monjo, having short refreshing stop continue last day walk following Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village. Finally, the last climb of an hour takes you at Lukla, then check into a nice lodge with afternoon free for short walks and browse around Lukla town.

Morning flight to Kathmandu, after last breakfast in Lukla and around Khumbu area transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal then board in a small aircraft for a sweeping and panoramic flight that reaches you to Kathmandu, on flight tremendous views of the mountain range as air journey, land at Kathmandu airport transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with an amazing time in high Himalayan mountains on 14 days, Everest Base Camp, and your last day and then our staff transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to the next port of call.

Since 2019 October most flight to Lukla and back operates from a Ramechap town Manthali airport, flying into Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has been changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority. The changes started from April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramechap district Province No: 03 of Nepal. Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx.: 5 hrs. which is about 154 k.m. distance from the capital Kathmandu where the drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).

COST INCLUDES

  • All ground transportation.
  • Meals During Trek:  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Ticket.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap)
  • Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 12-night good Accommodation throughout 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 strong sharing porter for 2 people (Including his salary, food, accommodation & insurance).
  • 1 Assistant guide above 8 people (Including his salary, food, accommodation & insurance
  • Nepal High Trek & Expedition (Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffle bag, route map) (If needed)
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

COST EXCLUDES

  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in the 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.

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