Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and perhaps represents the quintessential Himalayan trekking experience. Welcoming thousands of trekkers each year hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the world's most famous mountains, the Everest Base Camp trek is known for its spectacular mountain views, culminating at Everest Base Camp (5360 meters) and locations where you can gaze at the tallest mountain in the world. Along with this, you have the opportunity to experience the Sherpa culture, the unique indigenous people who make this region of Nepal their home. Opportunities to sightsee in Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, also are available where one can see a variety of Himalayan flora and visit the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for trekkers who are in good health, who are physically fit, and who are looking for a challenge. It is possible to do this trek anytime of the year, but the best times are from the beginning of March to mid-May, and from the beginning of September to mid-November. April and early May are also an ideal time to see the rhododendrons in bloom, adding spectacular color to the landscape.

Trip Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal / Transfer to hotel
On your first day in Nepal, you will be welcomed and picked up directly from the airport by our staff and transported to your hotel where you will receive refreshments.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing visiting Kathmandu’s most famous sites
Nepal is rich in culture and art and has many distinctive monuments. On this day, a guided tour of the Kathmandu valley will give you an glimpse into Nepali culture including visits to famed historic and religious sites such as Swayambhunath Temple (Buddhist), Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu), Bouddhanath, and Kathmandu’s famed Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m) / trek to Phakding and stay in teahouse
Today we fly to Lukla, the main starting point for trekking to Everest Base Camp. From Lukla, we begin trekking and reach the village of Phakding, a small village located in the Khumba region of Nepal and located along the Dudh Koshi River. Phakding is also a main shopping area on the way to Mount Everest.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3500m) and stay at teahouse
After trekking to Namche Bazaar, we stay in a teahouse lodge and enjoy this mountain region.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3500m) and stay at teahouse
Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the Himalayas, and is very popular among trekkers, and also has many hotels (teahouses) and good Internet access. We will spend a day here adjusting to the altitude.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850 m) and stay at teahouse
Today we trek to Tengboche, a location famous for its spectacular views and unique building structures. It is also the site of an important Buddhist monastery and is also known as the home of the Sherpas.

Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) and stay at teahouse
From Tengboche, we journey to Dingboche which is also very popular among trekkers. Dingboche is noted for its manystone walls and with homes being built from stones of different sizes from the entire valley.

Day 08: Exploration day trip to Chhukung valley and stay at teahouse
Chhukung valley is located in the Khumbu region and is south of Mount Everest, and again caters to trekkers and climbers. Nearby are outstanding views of Makalu, the Lhostse Face, and other high mountains.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950 m) and stay at teahouse
Today, we trek to Lobuche which is located below Lobuche Peak and just a few kilometers away from Mount Everest.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Ghorak Shep (5140 m) / visit Everest Base Camp and stay at teahouse
Ghorak Shep is a small village surrounded by sand. This is the last stop and opportunity for acclimatization prior to reaching Everest Base Camp. We will then visit Everest Base Camp enjoying the invigorating mountain atmosphere.

Day 11: Visit Kalapatthar (5545 m) / Mt. Everest view / trek to Pangboche (3985 m) and stay at tea house
We will travel to Kalaphattar, a prime location to view Mount Everest. Afterwards, we will continue on to Pangboche which is located in the Solukhumbu District and in the Imja Khole valley. This village whose inhabitants are primarily Sherpas also contains a monastery.

Day 12: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3500 m) and stay at teahouse
Having visited Mount Everest Base Camp and viewed Mount Everest, we will return from Pangboche to Namche Bazar, reliving the excitement of visiting Everest base Camp.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla and stay at teahouse
After breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla. By now, one should be familiar with the Nepali mountain culture.

Day 14: Depart early in the morning flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu / stay in hotel
This is departure day for us. Early in the morning, we will arrive at the airport and fly back to Kathamandu. After being transported to our hotel, refreshments will be provided.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu / final program before departure
This free day allows you to enjoy Kathmandu on your own. We will have a special final program together before your final departure.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure  
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit, and  trekking TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 3- Nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • Ktm - Lukla - Ktm by domestic fly and all overland transport private bus/car/van
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu 
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks and mineral/hot water)
  • Tips for guide & porter.  
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.

Fixed Departure Date

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Conditions

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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We offer two escorted Everest Base Camp treks, which include a guided tour of the Kathmandu Valley before the trek, giving you a chance to acclimatise and see the highlights of Nepal's captivating capital city. Our 15 day Everest Base Camp Trek is the shortest route you can take and we also offer a longer 20 day itinerary which includes an excursion to the spectacular Gokyo Lakes and the summit of Gokyo Ri.

Highlights of the Everest trek

Start either of our Everest Base Camp treks in lively Kathmandu, filled with fine wooden structures and colourful temple complexes, before flying to the Sherpa village of Lukla. Here's where the fun begins with a light trek to Phakding for acclimatisation. Hiking through beautiful pine forest and crossing the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge, you'll see scenic rivers and quaint villages before you catch your first glimpse of Everest on the way to Namche Bazaar. The steep climb to the Hotel Everest View, the highest place hotel in the world at 3,880m, offers awe-inspiring vistas and is a wonderful stop before proceeding to the foot of the Sacred Mountain Khumbila.

More steep walks to the Mong La pass and Phortse may reveal sights of Himalayan wildlife including mountain goats and deer. The ridge climb up the Imja Khola Valley and on to Dingboche offers a chance to visit an ancient monastery. The Chukkung Valley is one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek with imposing mountain peaks and great fluted ice walls. As the trail gradually climbs, more stunning views await before reaching Everest Base Camp where Edmond Hillary began his legendary ascent. Marvel in your achievement with your fellow trekkers and revel in the 'expedition life' before heading back downhill to Lukla.

Fitness required for the trek

Everest Base Camp is a challenging trek, reaching heights of 5400m, and trekking for between 4 to 7 hours a day, therefore a high level of fitness is required. Nevertheless you are able to walk at a steady pace and regular stops will be made en route each day so the physical exertion, though strenuous, is not sustained.

Best time to trek to Base Camp

The best time to trek to Base Camp is between February - May and October - December when the weather conditions are suitable for trekking. Arguably the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is in October and November when it's dry and the weather is mild, although at higher altitudes the temperature still plummets below freezing at night so be prepared. The spring months between March and May are also prime trekking months, although temperatures are higher and there are occasional showers.

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