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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking Description


Everest Base camp is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world and this is recommended as one of the best places for adventure and photographer lovers. This trekking can give you an opportunities to see Sherpa people, their culture, Buddhist monasteries, the highest natural beauties scene, spectacular mountains, gorgeous glaciers, unique species, several amazing trekking routes, and centuries-old traditions.

From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla by the tiny airstrip, then our adventure trekking to Everest base camp starts. The next days are spent trekking through the heartland of Sherpa people. Tengboche monastery with the magnificent views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m)and Lhotse (8,511m) getting closer every day. We will have a rest day at Namche, Dingboche, this will give you the chance to discover Sherpa people and their culture.
Our main goal is Everest Base Camp, where climbers following the steps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay prepared for their summit attempts. You can stand at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, where climbers begin their adventure. Our other important destination is Kalapathar, Where you will have a sunrise view from here over the Mount Everest and other many mountains. After trekking to kalapather, We return at a leisurely pace to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Mount Everest, without doubt, has the most spectacular view among all the mountain in its range. However, taking on the summit of the Everest is an expensive, challenging and potentially dangerous task to undertake. The better alternative to this is the Everest Base Camp trek which offers the beauty of Himalayas and experience of a lifetime at fraction of cost and comfort. This does not mean the trek is easy, the Base Camp Trek is simple but not easy. It requires you to provide commitment and effort before you can view all the beauty The Everest has to offer in her full glory.

The Everest offers cultural diversity and experience along with the view of Himalayas. You will get to experience and see life in the freezing but stunning climate and get a taste of that exotic lifestyle from the climate.

The trail starts from the Kathmandu where you will see few sites around Kathmandu and have an amazing experience on your flight to Lukla. The flight is thrilling and beautiful. You will get to fly over a number of beautiful tall mountains and observe them from above the clouds. Lukla will be the first place for you to experience the fresh air of Himalayas. Compared to all noise, pollution, and hustle of Kathmandu Lukla feels like a heaven with a cherry on top. After spending some time in Lukla, you will start your trek from Namche Bazaar, a market in one of the highest altitude in the world.

On your route towards the base camp, you will get to experience breath-taking views and variety of natural beauty. You will get to see the Khumbu Glacier, The Icefall, and the number of different mountains and valleys and gorges.

Facts About Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • The highest altitude of Everest Base Camp trek is 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp
  • The lowest altitude of the camp is 3450m at Namche Bazaar.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary established a school in the Everest Region
  • Khumbu and Ngozumpa glaciers are the biggest glaciers in Nepal

Where Is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is in the plains of Mount Everest and the first place where the summiteers prepare for their climb. Here, you will meet climbers, non-climbers, trekkers, guides, locals and variety of other people from around the world; all gathered to see the majestic Sagarmatha (The Everest).

How Long Does The Trip Last For?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is moderately long and can last anywhere from 7-15 days depending upon the itinerary you want.

How Difficult Is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Regardless of the regional difficulties and Himalayan Terrain, anyone can complete Everest Base Camp Trek. It has received the moderate rating in the level of difficulty meaning anyone moderately fit can undertake and complete the trek successfully.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

The Everest Base Camp Trek Route is as follows :

Kathmandu – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Pheriche – Lobuche – EBC – Kala Pattar – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu

 

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What's Included ?

  • -Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
  • -2 nights accommodation with breakfast hotel in Kathmandu.
  • -Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) .
  • -Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • -One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • -Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • -Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • -Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • -Hot water
  • -Guide’s flight fare Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.

What is not included ?

 

  • -Tea, coffee and hot water
  • -Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • – Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • -Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 15days from the date of issue)
  • -You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • -Hot shower
  • -Battery re-charge fee
  • -Personal equipment including a sleeping bag.
  • – Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation, etc
  • -Tips for guide, Porter

Day 01: Arrival

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) by Thai Air and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche

Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3867m). walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Rest day

Acclimatization day at Dingbuche. walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m).Gorakshep to continue trek to Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). walking 7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla

From Kathmandu early morning fly to Lukla(2886m) and trek to Phakding. Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Rest day

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m). walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuje

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m). walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Hike up to kalapathar

Early in the morning hike up to kalapathar 5545m for wonderful Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Pumori 7161m,Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m), back to Gorakshep continue trek to Pheriche(4200m) Walking 7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla

Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,886m). walking 7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

Start Date Availability Trip Cost Booking
2019-12-10 Guaranteed USD 900 Book Now

Equipment List:

  • Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
  • Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
  • T-shirts and hiking shorts
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel.
  • Water bottle and water purification tables
  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Everest Base Camp Trek

Should I Join A Guided Trek / Group?

Yes, you should join a guided trek to Everest. It is a moderate trek. That doesn’t mean that it has no difficulties while trekking.

Can One Trek To Everest Base Camp Base Camp Independently Or Without A Guide / Support?

Yes, you can trek to Everest Base Camp independently or without a guide or support. The route is simple enough. But a guide can definitely add value to your trip. He can open doors for you (like literally) and take you to visit Gambas. A good guide can give you insight into the lifestyle of people who have been living there for some time.

USD 900

per person (All inclusive price)
best price guaranteed
Activities Trekking and Sight Seeing
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Fairly Challenging
Max Elevation 5,550 m
Transport Flight, Private vehicle or tourist bus
Group Size 2+
Best Season Spring (April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Autumn (September, October and November)
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu