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Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days

The Everest Base Camp trekking is a popular activity in Nepal that attracts adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. This high-altitude trek starts from Kathmandu and takes you through breathtaking landscapes to the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The journey offers an exciting mix of natural beauty, cultural experience, and physical challenge that leaves trekkers with unforgettable memories.

As you embark on this journey, you will witness stunning views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and valleys that are unique to this region. You will also have a chance to interact with local Sherpa communities and learn about their rich culture and traditions.

  • 15 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Hotel / Lodges
  • 1 - 16

Overview

Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas lies a trekking adventure like no other—the Everest Base Camp Trek. This legendary expedition takes intrepid explorers on a captivating journey through the heart of the Everest region in Nepal, where dreams of conquering the world’s highest peak come to life. As you lace up your hiking boots and set foot on this iconic trail, get ready to embark on an extraordinary odyssey that combines breathtaking natural beauty, cultural immersion, and the indomitable spirit of human endeavor.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a thrilling endeavor that attracts adventurers from every corner of the globe. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas up close, with towering giants like Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse dominating the horizon. The journey will take you through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests and cascading rivers to rugged alpine terrain and shimmering glaciers. Every step of the way presents a new vista, a new challenge, and a new moment of awe-inspiring beauty.

Beyond the majestic landscapes, the Everest Base Camp Trek invites you to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Sherpa culture. As you traverse through Sherpa villages and interact with the warm-hearted locals, you’ll gain a deep appreciation for their unique way of life. The trail is adorned with monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens, offering glimpses into the spiritual traditions that have shaped the region for centuries. The Sherpa people, known for their mountaineering prowess and legendary hospitality, will welcome you with open arms, sharing their stories, traditions, and warm cups of tea along the way.

Reaching Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination of the trek, is an achievement in itself. Standing at the foot of the mighty Mount Everest, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and reverence, knowing that you are in the presence of a peak that has captured the imagination of countless adventurers throughout history. The camp buzzes with energy as climbers from around the world gather here to prepare for their audacious ascent to the summit, a feat that requires not only physical strength but also mental resilience and unwavering determination.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a test of endurance, both physical and mental, but the rewards it offers are immeasurable. The panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, the serenity of ancient monasteries, the warm camaraderie of fellow trekkers, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering challenging terrains—all combine to create an experience that will stay etched in your memory forever.

So, if you’re ready to push your boundaries, to venture into the realm of the highest peaks on Earth, and to witness nature’s unparalleled grandeur, lace up your boots, take a deep breath, and step onto the fabled trail that leads to the roof of the world. The Everest Base Camp Trek awaits, ready to bestow upon you an adventure of a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks.
  • Exploring the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
  • Visiting the iconic Tengboche Monastery.
  • Reaching the Everest Base Camp at the foot of Mount Everest.
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar, offering a 360-degree panorama.
  • Immersion in Sherpa culture and warm hospitality.
  • Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO site.
  • Spotting rare wildlife like musk deer and Himalayan thar.
  • Overcoming physical challenges and achieving personal growth.

Itinerary

Upon arrival, you’re met by your guide or representative, who extends a warm welcome and guides you through to your hotel. In the Hotel, offer you comfortable welcome drinks. In the late afternoon, your trekking guide will come for a pre-trek briefing about the preparations. For an e.g.; Time, details & trek preparation.

You will be transferred to the air terminal for a short grand flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Where you begin your trek. The mountain flight into Lukla is tremendous and the finding an energizing. Afterward, you will head towards Phakding with perfect scenery view by passing suspension bridge, Chorten, Mani stone and prayer flag with beautiful mountains like Karyolung (6511 m), Nupla (5885 m) and Gongla (5813 m). In the middle place, you will stop to take a tea break. After a drink break, you just walk for 1 hr to Phakding. As you arrive at the Lodge, in the late afternoon, go to visit nearby attraction of place by following Dudh Koshi River. Cross the suspension bridge and hike for 40 min to the Pema Choling Gompa, which has a 350 years Old history and most important Gomba in Khumbu.

On this third day, trail condition in beginning is a comfort and at last two and half hours will be difficult which mean going all the way upwards up to Namche Bazaar. Till Namche, you cross four suspension bridges, which give you an amazing swing experience. Now, after the early morning breakfast, you will walk gradually and cross suspension bridge by following crystal blue white water river Dudh Koshi. Afterward, you pass through narrow trail along with wide stone trail beside suspension bridges up to Chumoa, where you stop to show the TIMS cards. Continue your way, move further by rounding clockwise to many chorten and mane stones with the view of greenhouse and Mountain View like Mt. Kongde (6168 m), Mt. Thamserku (6608 m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367 m) then reach Monjo. A last village before the Sagarmatha National Park. After showing National Park permit the trail leads few up and down and reach Jorsalle. Then, last two and half hours upwards by crossing Hillary Bridge and by viewing Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and Nuptse from tope Danda, you reached Namche Bazaar. A bustling mountain town. The heart of Khumbu, which was built in an ancient valley is the largest of all Sherpa settlement. This is a place where you stop for rest tonight and for acclimatization as well.

On your acclimatization day, you will hike 440 m Uphill Mountain from the sea level in order to acclimatize your body before going higher elevation next day. After your breakfast, you head upwards through stone steps for few minutes and gradually a steep hill for total two hours. Finally, you reach to Syangbuche, a top hill on the elevation of 3880 m from the sea level. As you accomplished to the top hill, Himalayas gave a 360-degree contrasting view. Khumbila (5761 m), Cholache (6440 m), Tawache (6542 m), Nuptse (7864 m), Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Amadablam (6812 m), Kangtega (6779 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Kusum Kangaru (6367 m) and Kongde (6168 m) are some of the famous mountains that you could see from atop hill. Spend one hour there by taking the picture. After that, descend to lodge and go to see the market of Namchebazar in the late afternoon.

After breakfast, you will start your trek through narrow trail by passing stupa with an outstanding view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuche (6367 m), Mt. Thamserku etc. And even on your continuing way, you see a beautiful village called Phortse, where ice climbing training is organized and it is also said that each houses person is able to climb High Mountains. Then after, few minutes you walk into rhododendron forested area and conifer trees. Fortunately, if you are lucky you see a mountain goat, a Himalayan tahr gazing on the middle of slope on high rocky mountain hill on the right side. Subsequently, you descend through rhododendron forest and pine tree at the end before cross suspension bridge and reach Phunki Tenga beside the Dudh Koshi River. Lastly, you trek for two hours all the way upwards direction passes by the pine tree and incent conifer trees up to Tengboche. Where you stop to rest for the night. From there Spectacular Mountain View of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse and really, the Mt. Thamserku is so close, feel like touching. After one hour freshens up, go to visit nearby Tengboche Monastery which was established in 1915 AD. Tengboche Gompa, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu, it has been destroyed and rebuilt twice as the result of earthquake and fire.

On this 6th day, the trail is quite easy to compare other days. But you cross the tree line and should reach above 4000 m from the sea level. Similarly, you will go on high height place and take a rest for acclimatization next day. Because of no tree line, there would be a lot of chances of windy on the way. So, you must already have prepared to keep warm your body. After morning breakfast, you descend smoothly by walking through rhododendron forest and followed Dudh Koshi River. Cross an iron bridge and headed upwards with Mani stone and conifer for 45 min up to the lower Pangboche. The real last village. After that, you slowly cross the tree line and move forwards by viewing high height mountains and animals; yak and nak on ridge path before reaching Dingboche. Where you stay for a night and for acclimatization day. Dingboche used to be a summer settlement for yak grazing. You might see some yak and nak grazing over a slope of the cliff. Mountains such as Lhotse, Imjatse, Amadablam, and Taboche were amazingly skyline which is beyond the expectation.

Again, have your breakfast and order for lunch. After that just headed 300 m up at Chukung height (4735 m). The height is a very popular destination for acclimatization and also a gateway to the very popular Island Peak. From this hilltop, you see a striking view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche, Peak 38 (7590 m), Thamserku, Island peak (6189 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Amphula (5630), and Makalu (8485 m) etc. Even you see very beautiful birds like Himalayan crow also called Himalayan Ravan, Common Kestrel, Himalayan vulture etc. Animals Nak and yak are grazings that make you feel like how they can survive on the mountain above 4000 m in this cold region. After spending half an hour on the Chukung height, came back followed by the same trail and have a lunch. Spend your rest of the time by sitting in the sun and listen to music, drink hot water and tea as well as move around to enjoying a view.

On the Eighth day, a trail led through little upwards like half an hour through stupa and smoothly walk into grassland where no trees area. After walking slowly but surely, you touch at Thukla. Continue uphill for one hr which is difficult section. As you cross the toughest part, you met a lot of memorials chorten built in the memorandum who were summited the Mt. Everest and other mountains lie in the Everest Base Camp Trek region. For example; Babu Chiri Sherpa from Solukhumbu, at very young age of 13 he started his career as a climber. By the age of 36, he summits Everest 10 times. But, on 29th of April 2001, when he tried for the 11th time he left this world. Another person, Hristo Prodanov who is from Bulgaria who scaled Mount Everest alone without oxygen on 20th of April 1984. But, died on his way back from a summit on the same day. Likewise, there is a number of them who summited Everest and left their life. After passing memorials part you again walked for around more than 1 hrs bit by bit and arrived at Lobuche. In the late afternoon before sunset, go to see Khumbu glacier from 100 m uphill.

On the ninth day of today is a final day of accomplishing the Everest Base Camp. Which will make you feel proud to be excited near to the top of the world. Actually, the trail is smoothly up and down. Comparatively easy trails. But, according to elevation is the toughest day. Now, early morning after breakfast, you start your trek to Gorakshep for 3hrs over the wide trail from the mid of two rocky hills with the view of Khumbu glacier and mountains. As we reach Gorakshep, you left all your things in the lodge and have you another meal. Afterward, you go to Everest Base Camp which will take five hours up and down. Rest a night at Gorakshep. The major highlights of the day are many mountains view along with top of the world Mt. Everest (8848 m) other include Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), Mt. Pumori (7138 m), Lingtren (6749 m) Tibet mountain called changtse (7543 m) etc. Rocky landscape, Awesome Khumbu glacier, Birds (Himalayan Ravan), if you stay silently Pica (A small mountain Rat).

Early in the morning before breakfast at 5 am you will have a tea and hike upwards for 2 hrs to Kalapatthar (5550 m). From Kalapatthar, 360-degree of panoramic Mountains view along with Khumbu Glacier looks amazingly awesome. Actually, the Mount Everest, a top of the planet from the sea level look perfectly stunning which even you cannot expect that much great and impression like very close. The Even better view then EBC (Everest Base Camp). Another, after returning back from Kalapatthar have your breakfast around at 8 am and at 9 am moving from the lodge which is descending trek followed by the same trail and reach to a Lunch place at Lobuche. You feel very relieved and calm. After lunch, you just trek for 3hrs to Pheriche. Which lies in a valley, surrounded by rocky hills and mountains. But, the town is very much windy and better for summer settlement. The mountains that we see from here are Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Tabuche, Cholatse and Lobuche peak (6119 m).

Follow a different trail up to Syomare. After that, the trail leads efficiently down and uphill by crossing Iron Bridge. But, it will be descending trek. Because from 4250 m you descend to 3610 m. Which is more or less 600 m down. Again by following Dudh Koshi River you encounter the tree line and return back through the same trail by transit real village Pangboche and head through rhododendron and pine tree and stop at Tengboche for lunch. After that, over again your descent to fungki tenga. Cross the suspension bridge and head few minutes upwards by passing rhododendron and pine forest, you arrive at Kyangjuma. This is a perfect place to breathe in the mountain scenery. Here, you stop for an overnight stay.

Today again the trail moves gradually downwards. As you follow by Dudh Koshi River, Mani stone, chorten, and stupa, you reach Namche Bazaar. Again follow same trail descending highly through rhododendron and blue pine conifer trees, by walking on Dudh Koshi river beach, crossing suspension bridges, and showing national park permit and TIMS, rounding clockwise prayer wheel, you reach Monjo. The best of Monjo is large rock territory along the trial that locally used for storage. Surrounding green nature and landscape makes you a finest for rest place.

Very soon basecamp experience going to end. Today, after your early breakfast all over again as we inclined through many mani stone, chorten and prayer wheel along with by enjoying the mountain and green view, crossing suspension bridge and gave a time to pass a mule train that are transported goods to remote part of the Everest region, and other facts of ridge trail, you grasped second time on the same place, Thado Koshi. After that, the trail lead downwards for few minutes and head up to the Lukla.

Fly back to Kathmandu airport and transfer to The Hotel.

Day 15 :
Departure

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Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • - All airports transfer
  • - All surface transportation is based on the trip schedule or itinerary
  • - Airline Flight between Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • - Everest National Park trekking permit
  • - Porter for the baggage carry on the trekking (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • - 10 kg luggage allowance while on the trek
  • - Best Hotel/Guest Houses in the cities and Tea House Residence in the Trekking-Twin Share
  • - Plane (KTM-LUK-KTM), Jeep, car, coaches, and minibuses depending on the group size, and Walking/Hiking
  • - No Meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day meals not included)
  • - English speaking Authorized Experience Guide, Trekking Support Staff

What's not Included?

  • - All Foods/Dishes
  • - Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth.
  • - Expenses due to unexpected circumstances like Emergency Fund, Entrance Fees.
  • - Expenses like the budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, the internet etc.
  • - Entry fees for sightseeing
  • - Tipping or tips for Guide and Porters.
  • - Nepal entry visa fee
  • - Travel insurance
  • - International flight airfare tickets
  • - Expenses for the services other than included above

FAQs

What safety risks are there when you hike to Everest Base Camp?

When embarking on a trek to Everest Base Camp, it is important to be aware of the potential safety hazards that may arise during the journey. Among the most significant risks that trekkers may encounter are avalanches, landslides, and falling rocks. These natural phenomena can occur suddenly and without warning, posing a serious threat to the safety of those in their path. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution and remain vigilant at all times while trekking in this region. By taking the necessary precautions and being prepared for any eventuality, trekkers In order to ensure your safety, it is of utmost importance to remain cognizant of the potential risks that may be present in your environment. By taking the necessary precautions, you can effectively mitigate these risks and safeguard yourself from harm.

How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek take?

When embarking on a trek to Everest Base Camp, it’s important to keep in mind that the duration of the journey can vary depending on a number of factors. However, on average, most trekkers tend to take around 12-14 days to complete the round trip from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back. This timeframe allows for ample time to acclimatize to the high altitude, take in the stunning scenery, and fully immerse oneself in the unique culture of the region.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the mountains.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

When it comes to trekking adventures, the Everest Base Camp Trek is often regarded as a moderately challenging experience. With its high altitude and rugged terrain, this trek requires a certain level of physical fitness and mental endurance to complete. However, with proper preparation and a positive attitude, anyone can take on this incredible journey and come Although the activity in question does not necessitate the possession of technical climbing abilities, it does entail the undertaking of steep ascents and descents, as well as exposure to high altitude. When it comes to engaging in any physical activity, it is crucial to ensure that your body is in the best possible shape to handle the demands that will be placed on it. This is where physical fitness comes into play.

What type of accommodations are available during the trek?

Along the trekking route, you’ll find teahouses and lodges that offer basic accommodation and meals. The facilities become more basic and limited as you gain altitude.

Is it safe to drink water during the trek?

During the trek, it is highly advisable to consume only purified or boiled water. This is because the water sources along the trail may contain harmful microorganisms that can cause waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and cholera. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritise your health and safety by ensuring that the water you drink is free from any contaminants that may pose a risk to your well-being. By taking this precautionary measure, If you happen to be visiting a teahouse, you’ll be pleased to know that you can easily quench your thirst with a refreshing bottle of water. These bottled beverages are readily available for purchase, so you won’t have to worry about going thirsty during your visit. Whether you’re If you’re planning a camping or hiking trip, it’s important to ensure that you have access to clean drinking water. One option is to use water purification tablets, which can be a convenient and effective way to treat water in the backcountry. Alternatively, you may choose to carry a water filter, which can remove impurities and bacteria from water sources. Both of these methods can help you stay hydrated and healthy.

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