Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking
  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5500
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type diffcult
  • Accommodation B/L/D
Highlights
  • Majestic Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of some of the world's highest and most majestic mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others.
  • Sherpa Culture: Encounter the warm hospitality and rich Sherpa culture as you pass through traditional villages and monasteries, gaining insights into the lives of the local people.
  • Namche Bazaar: A vibrant and bustling mountain town, Namche Bazaar serves as the gateway to Everest and offers a blend of traditional and modern amenities, making it a great place to rest and acclimatize.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region, and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.
  • Everest Base Camp: Reaching the Everest Base Camp itself is a highlight of the trek. Standing at the foot of the world's highest mountain is an unforgettable experience.
  • Kala Patthar: Hike to Kala Patthar, a vantage point renowned for its stunning sunrise view over Everest and neighboring peaks, offering one of the best photo opportunities on the trek.
  • Sherpa Villages: Traverse through picturesque Sherpa villages, witnessing their unique architecture, prayer flags, and chortens, set against the backdrop of soaring mountains.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: The trek takes you through the pristine landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Challenging Adventure: The Everest Base Camp trek is a physically demanding adventure, offering a sense of accomplishment as you conquer high-altitude challenges.
  • Friendship and Camaraderie: The trekking community along the route is diverse and friendly, providing opportunities to make new friends from all over the world.

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We start this excursion with our grand departure from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla, is the beginning stage of our real trek. Going through Phakding, we in the end reach Namche-the Sherpa Kingdom, frequently touted as the Gateway to Everest. Also, we delicately advance our excursion towards EBC through Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Everest Base Camp is unquestionably the best choice for any trekking applicants. We should talk about this astounding excursion with the best arrangement in the town! We are constantly prepared to make your Everest Base Camp Trek more than vital, a genuinely life-characterizing experience.

Itinerary

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The Everest Base Camp tour is a quintessential journey for trekkers around the globe, offering an unparalleled adventure that leads to the foot of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848 meters). This expedition not only challenges and exhilarates but also immerses trekkers in the rich Sherpa culture and breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu region. The journey typically begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, where trekkers embark on a path that winds through lush forests, traditional Sherpa villages, and ancient monasteries.

Altitude: 1,400m

Activities: Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub. Prepare for your trek with a briefing and last-minute shopping.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1400
  • Meals:B/B
  • Accommodation:Twin Sharing/Single

Flight to Lukla: 35 minutes

Trek to Phakding: 3-4 hours, 8 km

Altitude, Lukla: 2,860m; Phakding: 2,610m

Activities: Early morning flight to Lukla. Experience the thrilling landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Trek to Phakding through beautiful Sherpa villages and across the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Max. Altitude:2860
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 5-6 hours, 10 km

Altitude, Namche Bazaar: 3,440m

Activities: Trek through pine forests, crossing suspension bridges, and catch your first glimpse of Mt. Everest. Arrive in Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a bustling Sherpa town.

  • Max. Altitude:3440
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Activities: Spend the day acclimatizing. Optional hikes to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. Explore Namche’s markets, visit the Sherpa museum, and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.

  • Max. Altitude:3440
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 5-6 hours, 10 km

Altitude, Tengboche: 3,860m

Activities: Trek through rhododendron forests to Tengboche, home to the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Enjoy splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:3800
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 5-6 hours, 8 km

Altitude, Dingboche: 4,410m

Activities: Descend through lush forests to Deboche, cross the Imja Khola, and ascend to Dingboche, a scenic village with breathtaking views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude:4410
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Activities: Another day for acclimatization. Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung for excellent views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, and Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude:4410
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 5-6 hours, 7 km

Altitude, Lobuche: 4,940m

Activities: Ascend the Dughla pass, passing by the Tukla Memorial to honor climbers who lost their lives on Everest. Continue through rocky trails to Lobuche, with close-up views of the Khumbu Glacier.

  • Max. Altitude:4940
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek to Gorak Shep: 3-4 hours, 4.5 km; To EBC and back: 5-6 hours, 4 km

Altitude, Gorak Shep: 5,170m; EBC: 5,364m

Activities: Trek to Gorak Shep, then to Everest Base Camp. Experience the immense beauty of the icefall and glaciers. Return to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:5364
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek to Kala Patthar: 1-2 hours, 1.2 km; To Pheriche: 5-6 hours, 9 km

Altitude, Kala Patthar: 5,545m; Pheriche: 4,240m

Activities: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking sunrise and 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Trek down to Pheriche.

  • Max. Altitude:4240
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 6-7 hours, 15 km

Activities: Begin the descent through the beautiful Himalayan landscape, retracing your steps to Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude:3440
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Trek: 6-7 hours, 18 km

Activities: Continue the descent, enjoying the changing scenery. Celebrate the completion of your trek in Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:2860
  • Meals:B/L/D
  • Accommodation:Guest House

Flight: 35 minutes

Activities: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Rest and recover from your trek. Explore the city’s cultural sites if energy permits.

  • Max. Altitude:1400
  • Meals:B/B
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Activities: A free day in Kathmandu. Visit historical sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Shop for souvenirs and enjoy Nepalese cuisine.

  • Max. Altitude:1400
  • Meals:B/B
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Activities: Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, taking with you memories and experiences of a lifetime from the roof of the world.

    Route Map

    Everest Base Camp Trekking map
    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
    • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
    • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek for 11 nights in the Everest Region with attached toilets in Lukla, Phakding & Namche
    • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including one hot drink and seasonal fruits
    • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Ace the Himalaya's trekking guide
    • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
    • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
    • Filtered water in the trails using Water Filter or using water purification tablets
    • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
    • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
    • All administrative expenses and government taxes
    What's Excluded
    • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
    • International Flight fare and airport departure tax
    • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
    • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
    • Tips to trekking staff and driver
    • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
    • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
    • Any expenses other than the Price Include section

     

    Useful Information

    Embarking on an Everest Trek in Nepal is not just a journey to the base of the world's highest peak; it's an adventure that encompasses cultural richness, natural beauty, and personal achievement. Here are some key points that highlight the essence and critical aspects of this unforgettable trek:

    1. Scenic Flight to Lukla: The trek traditionally begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering stunning views of the Himalayas. Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport is one of the highest and most dramatic airports globally.

    2. Sherpa Culture: The trek provides an intimate look into the life of the Sherpa people, renowned for their mountaineering prowess and deep-rooted Buddhist traditions. Trekkers can visit monasteries and museums along the route to learn more about Sherpa culture.

    3. Acclimatization Days: Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. The itinerary includes rest days in places like Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, allowing your body to adjust to higher elevations.

    4. Sagarmatha National Park: The trail passes through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse flora and fauna, including Himalayan tahr, snow leopards, and red pandas, amidst forests of rhododendron and birch.

    5. Iconic Views: From various points along the trek, enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, among others. Kala Patthar offers one of the trek's best views of Everest.

    6. Everest Base Camp: Reaching the Base Camp (5,364 meters) is a highlight, providing close-up views of the Khumbu Icefall and glacier, and a sense of the enormity of the challenge faced by climbers aiming for the summit.

    7. High-Altitude Trekking Challenges: This trek tests physical and mental endurance, with trails that include steep ascents, rocky paths, and glacier moraines, all at high altitude.

    8. Teahouse Lodging: Accommodations along the trek are typically in teahouses, offering a cozy place to rest, eat, and interact with fellow trekkers and locals. This provides a unique cultural immersion and insight into daily life in the Himalayas.

    9. Sustainability and Conservation: Trekkers are encouraged to practice responsible tourism to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the Everest region. This includes respecting wildlife, minimizing waste, and supporting local businesses.

    10. Permits and Regulations: All trekkers need to obtain permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit. These are usually arranged by trekking agencies.

    11. Trekking Seasons: The best times to undertake the Everest Trek are during the pre-monsoon spring months of March to May and the post-monsoon autumn months of September to November, characterized by clearer skies and more stable weather.

    12. Physical Preparation: Adequate physical preparation is essential for a successful and enjoyable trek. This includes cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hikes to improve stamina and acclimatize to higher altitudes.

    13. Local Economy: The trek significantly contributes to the local economy, providing income for guides, porters, lodge owners, and small businesses. Trekkers have the opportunity to support local artisans by purchasing handmade crafts.

    14. Personal Achievement: Completing the Everest Trek is a significant achievement, offering a profound sense of accomplishment and a deep connection with nature's grandeur.

    15. Safety and Health: It's essential to be prepared for the physical demands of the trek and to be aware of the signs of altitude sickness. Hiring experienced guides and porters can enhance safety and enrich the trekking experience.

    The Everest Trek is not just a physical journey but a voyage of discovery, offering insights into Nepal's cultural heritage, the resilience of the human spirit, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Earth's highest peaks.