Everest Base Camp Trekking

  1. Duration16 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 1395

Max. Altitude:5545m

Difficulty:Moderate

Primary Activities:Trekking/Hiking

Accommodation:Hotel and Tea Houses

Meals:All meals-Trekking, Breakfast Kathmandu hotel

Transpotation:Private car/Airplane to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Group Size:1-16

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights:

  • Up-close view of world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu
  • A lifetime journey to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • Dramatic Khumbu Glacier and dreadful Khumbu Icefall
  • Fascinating glimpse to Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Follow the footstep of legends on 14 days spectacular journey to the legendary mountain on earth – Mt. Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of world’s highest peak and lets you explore the peak in its all glory.
  • The sky-dominating height of Mt. Everest lures adventure junkies and adrenaline seekers from all across the planet.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Everest Base Camp Trek starts and ends at Kathmandu. After a short trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, we start our classic EBC Trek. We follow the ancient Sherpa hamlets that meanders between the gigantic peaks.

16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed to allow your body acclimatize properly by limiting the daily gain in altitude. The itinerary comprised 2 rest days: the first one at Namche and another at Dingboche. We explore the nearby settlement of Khumjung where we get closest glimpse of Sherpa culture, lifestyle and traditions.

Further we climb to the hilltop village of Tengboche where we visit the largest monastery of the region. Then we continue through Pangboche to last year round settlement of Dingboche – second scheduled spot for acclimatization. During acclimatization period, we stay active: climb high to Nangkartshang Gompa for up-close views of the Nuptse glacier, Ama Dablam’s north face glacier and Makalu.

As we gain the altitude, the temperature drops down and tree-line gives way to alpine scrub and gradually to rock and snow. After spending night at Lobuche, we climb to the highest temporary settlement of Gorakshep for lunch. We then follow the desolate trail along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp located beneath the immense wall of Nuptse-Lhotse ridge and dreadful icefall. We retrace our step back to Gorak Shep for the night.

The next day, we start pre-sunrise to Kalapatthar (5,545m) to avoid mid-morning cloud and winds. Kalapatthar rewards you with incredible panorama of Everest, South col, Nuptse and the lower glacier.

The descending journey requires four days to get back to Lukla using an alternative route and overnighting at different villages. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Regardless of age, size and sex, any trekkers with average fitness level can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. Meaning: you don’t need to be an athlete for this trek; neither should you have previous experience and technical skills. The term average fitness means: you should have ability to walk 6 – 7 hours a day covering about 15 km distance.
Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is approx. 165 km round trip; which any moderately fit trekkers with determination can complete in safe and convenient manner. However, the startling height might invite the threat of altitude sickness. The key to altitude sickness is: climb slow, stay hydrated and stay acclimatized.

Everest Base Camp Best Season

Everest Base Camp Trek is possible to conduct all the year round; however the best times are March – May in spring and September – December in fall.

 

  • Trek EBC+Kalapathar 5545m. View point 
  • 15 days in Nepal
  • 3 days hotel in Kathmandu
  • 12 Days Trekking the Himalayas

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hours

Day 04:Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) – 5 hours

Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 06:Namche Bazaar – Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) – 5 hours 

Day 07:Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche (4,350m) – 6 hours

Day 08:Dingboche Rest, acclimatization and exploration

Day 09:Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,210ft) – 4 – 5 hours

Day 10:Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,590ft) and back to Gorak Shep – 7 – 8 hours

Day 11:Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,210ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,040ft) – 7 – 8 hours

Day 12:Pheriche – Phortse (3,810m/12,500ft) – 4 – 5 hours

Day 13:Phortse – Monjo (2,740m/9,320ft) – 5 – 6 hours

Day 14:Monjo – Lukla (2,800m/9,190ft) – 5 – 6 hours

Day 15:Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,260ft) – 34 min. flight

Day 16:Final Departure


Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • Airport pickups and drops service in private vehicle
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle and professional tour guide for city sightseeing tour
  • An experienced, well-trained and English speaking trek guide and assistant guides (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porters)
  • All the staffs salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation, food and domestic airfare
  • All the necessary paper work and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All governmental and local taxes
Services not includes are:
  • Nepal entry vis fee
  •  International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (USD 1.5 per kg for more than 15kg)
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverage, laundry, phone calls, internet and more
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance (however we can help you find the best insurance)
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen
  • Personal trekking guide
  • Optional trips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel Our airport representative will receive you outside the airport terminal hall and transfer you to the designated hotel. Look for you name on placard or display card.
Note: If you happen to arrive Kathmandu before 4 PM, you will be briefed about the trip by our guide the very day your arrival. So make sure that you ask all the questions related to the trip. But if you arrive after 4 PM, the pre-trip meeting will be held next day in the morning.
During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Included Meals: No meals

Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation After morning breakfast, we will start our sightseeing trip at around 8:30 AM. A private vehicle with professional tour guide will be at your disposal.
We will visit the following landmarks which are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites:
Pashupatinath:
Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It is located about 5km east of central Kathmandu along the bank of Bagmati River. Non-Hindus are strictly prohibited to enter the main gate of temple but the ongoing rituals can be observed from the vantage point next to Bagmati River. You will also observe the cremation process of dead Hindu bodies.
Boudhanath:
Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu valley. Built in 5th century, this mystical stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their wrong deeds. Here you will encounter many Tibetan Buddhist making a holy Kora around the stupa; spinning the prayer wheels.
Swayambhunath:
Find peace and prayer on the small ridge of Swayambhunath located in the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. The stupa overs most parts of the valley; offering visitors panoramic views of city and lush hills around it. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu and Buddhist. Also known as “Monkey Temple”, it is believed that the stupa was evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago.
The rest of time in Kathmandu is free for checking the trip necessities and catching some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hours An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes us small airstrip at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, our trek guide will introduce you to the local porter before we begin the 3 hours trek to Phakding (2,610m).
We start our trek dropping through rhododendron forest towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. The walk is relatively easy and we pass a beautiful settlement of Ghat (2,550m) before reaching the village of Phakding.
Overnight at guesthouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) – 5 hours Today we walk through pine forests along the Dudh Koshi and cross the tributaries to the Sherpa villages of Benkar (2,710m), Chumoa (2,820m), Monjo (2,840m) and Jorsale (2,830m). Jorsale is the major gateway and permit checkpoint to the Sagarmatha National Park. Mt. Thamserku (6,618m) towers to the right of trail.
Next we follow the river to its juncture with the Bhote Koshi River and climb steeply, cross the high Tenzing-Hilary Bridge with views of Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge. Further 3 hours forested climb takes us to the region’s administrative and trade center at Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at guest house
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Today is set aside for acclimatization. Mountain expert suggests at least a 24 hours rest period. Stay active: climb and sleep low is the best acclimatization advice.
Today we can walk to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Center which offers informative displays on Sherpa culture and local flora and fauna.
Likewise, a short hike to the village of Khumjung (3,780m) will offers the close view of Sherpa culture than in Namche. We spend a morning walk to the Khumjung village and make a circular trek back to Namche; exploring Everest View Hotel on the way.
At Khumjung, we can visit Hillary school and Khumjung museum which houses the scalp of Yeti!
If you want more adventure, we can hike for five hours west to the Thame village (3,820m). It is nestled beneath the impressive Kongde Ri Ridge and offers dramatic Himalayan views which are not visible from Gokyo and Everest trails.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06Namche Bazaar – Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) – 5 hours  Today we walk along the gushing glacial waters of Dudh Koshi River with tantalizing views of the mountains. First we make a short descend to the riverside and then climb upwards through the forest pass. Stretch your legs for continual uphill climb to Tengboche – alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! We will stop in on the Tengboche Monastery which is the largest one in Khumbu.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche (4,350m) – 6 hours The trek from the Tengboche to Dingboche begins after crossing the suspension bridge over Imja Khola River. Walking on a long trail, we first reach Pangboche – a small village with plenty of Mani walls. Then we follow the river to its juncture before continuing towards the small village of Dingboche: the last permanent settlement of Everest region. Walled terraced fields protect the crops from icy winds and marauding animals during the short growing seasons.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08Dingboche Rest, acclimatization and exploration Today is second scheduled acclimatization day in Dingboche. We climb north to the Nangkartshang Gompa ridge (4,800m) to enjoy the incredible Nuptse Glacier, Chhukung Ri and Imja Tse (6,189m). Further to the east is towering Makalu (8,463m). To the south is imposing Amphu Lapcha’s fluted ridge and rare view of Ama Dablam’s north face and glacier. Descend back to the teahouse in Dingboche village.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,210ft) – 4 – 5 hours After breakfast, we walk gradually to the village of Duse with views of Taboche and Cholatse peaks. We further continue walking through Kharkas to Duglha (4,620m) and then climb up to the Khumbu glacier terminal moraine (1 hour). Here we will discover a stone memorials built in memory of climbers who have been perished in course of their Everest expedition. Continue to and overnight in Lobuche.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,590ft) and back to Gorak Shep – 7 – 8 hours An isolated trail along the moraine leads us to the last seasonal village of Gorkshep below Pumori. After early lunch, we walk to the dry and cold EBC; nestled on the Khumbu Glacier opposite the dreaded icefall.
In high climbing season, we can see many climber’s tent perched on the dirty ice. Off the season, it is bleak and silent, bar birds wind and avalanches. Hike back to Gorak Shep for overnight.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,210ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,040ft) – 7 – 8 hours A pre-dawn climb ( 2 – 3 hours) up to Kalapatthar offers amazing sunrise view over Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse. Mt. Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbtse among numerous named and un-named crowd your sight. Cho Oyu (8,201m) stands to the west.
Retrace your step back to Gorakhsep for breakfast. After breakfast, walk back to Lobuche and then landmark memorials on the glacier’s snout. Drop down to the moraine and follow the western trail to the warmer and comfortable Pheriche.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12Pheriche – Phortse (3,810m/12,500ft) – 4 – 5 hours Today we rise gradually via alternative trail to Pangboche (4,280m). A tranquil and off-beat trail through game country leads us to Phortse.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13Phortse – Monjo (2,740m/9,320ft) – 5 – 6 hours After breakfast, we continue south tourough Mong La (3,975m) to Sanasa (3,600m). From here, we take the main stream trail and walk back to Namche. After lunch, we descend down to more greener and warmer villages. We exit Sagarmatha National Park via Jorsale (2,830m) and drop down to Monjo.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14Monjo – Lukla (2,800m/9,190ft) – 5 – 6 hours After breakfast, we continue through terraced fields to Phakding (2,610m) and cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi to Cheplung (2,700m). Drop down before climbing steeply back to Lukla. Here we will celebrate with our porter as they will not be accompanying us back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,260ft) – 34 min. flight After breakfast, we take a fight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Evening: attend farewell dinner on typical Nepali restaurant with cultural shows.
Overnight at hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16Final Departure Your adventure holiday in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport (3-hours prior flight) for your final departure.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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Useful Info

Everest base camp trek, you will need to be hiking 6 to 8 hours per day.The climate of Everest is always adverse to living things. The warmest average daytime temperature (in July) is only about −2 °F (−19 °C) on the summit; in January which is the coldest month, temperature of summit in average is −33 °F (−36 °C) and can drop as low as −76 °F (−60 °C). Storms can come up suddenly, and temperatures can plummet unexpectedly. Precipitation falls as snow during the summer monsoon (late May to mid-September). The risk of frostbite and altitude sickness to climbers on Everest is extremely high.A very little native flora or fauna are found on Everest.  A moss grows at 6,480 meters (21,260 ft) on Mount Everest. An alpine cushion plant called Arenaria can be found below 5,500 meters (18,000 ft). Yaks are often used to haul gear for Mount Everest climbs due to their thick fur and large lungs. Animals like the Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear can be found there and the red panda is also present in the region. Birds, such as the bar-headed goose, have been seen flying at the higher altitudes of the mountain, while others, such as the chough, have been spotted as high as the South Col region at 7,920 meters (25,980 ft). 

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Amazing Trip

Tommy
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  • Reviewed: Fri Sep 2016
  • Country: Taiwan

amazing trip, great people and sweet guide, they do very amazing trip, great people and sweet guide, they do very professional commentary, and good care, More detailed information on the informed, Assured me enjoy climbing, Highly recommended, such a great team

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