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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code EBC-02
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 15 Days
Max. elevation 5550 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation private vehicle and domestic flight ticket as per itinerary
Accomodation Three-star hotel in Kathmandu, and tea house lodges during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche bazaar-Dingboche-Gorakshep-kata Patthar-Everest Base Camp-Pheriche-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,367 per person

Highlights

Overview

Everest base camp trek with Hiker Himalaya leads you to the heart of the world's highest Mt. Everest 8848.86 M, within adjoining giant peaks. A great adventure to experience standing beneath towering mountains close to massive Khumbu ice-falls and glaciers. Scenic views of the snow-capped mountain range will follow you from the start of the trek to the end of Lukla.

Everest base camp trek begins with a smooth exciting short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla 2, 820 m high. A prime Sherpa town where many great adventures and treks start and conclude this lively town in Lukla.

The only active and busy airport around the district of Solu-Khumbu, where the airport is named Tenzing & Hillary. A tribute to legendary mountaineers the first conqueror on Mt. Everest way back in 1953. From Lukla, our adventure starts, heading towards Dudh Kosi River on an easy downhill with gradual walks from one village to another.

An interesting, scenic trek following the river and crossing several exciting bridges to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The name Sagarmatha is a Nepalese word for Mt. Everest, the landmark of the country while the local Sherpa calls it Chomolungma. The park was established in 1976 and listed in world heritage sites, as one of the world’s highest parks with the world's tallest peak Mt.Everest.

Walk to last Jorsalle village, then on river bed covered in dense woods of tall rhododendron, pine, hemlocks trees. The climb begins undulating uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar, a perfect height of 3,440 m high for rest and acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is situated on the mid-ways to many trekking destinations, as well as the main hub for trekkers and local villagers.

Where once a week Saturday market is held, an exciting bazaar to witness Sherpa’s of Khumbu and their colorful cultures and traditions. The Sherpa is famously known for their warm traditional hospitality, interwoven with Buddhism religion, similar cultures to Tibetan predecessor.

After an enjoyable time at Namche, carry on trekking on a scenic pleasant trail to our destination's Everest base camp. The trek progress with a climb to beautiful Tengboche, a scenic spot with a famous monastery overlooking grand views of Everest. Includes an array of high snow-capped peaks with magnificent looking Mt. Amadablam, enjoy a tour of the monastery interior.

Adorned with tall idols of Buddha with colorful religious paintings, truly an impressive place to be and well worth a visit. From Tengboche, after an enjoyable stay within the backdrop of high peaks and lovely forests, the adventure continues towards the high mountain wilderness. Route follows on arid and barren terrain, where tree lines fade for short bushes of juniper and Rhododendrons. As a walk leads past Pangboche and Dingboche to reach Lobuche, a day hike from here to reach Everest Base Camp.

From Lobuche towards our main target and highlight, as walk follows on rocky moraine sections to Gorakshep. A small settlement with few good lodges, located en route to Everest base camp and climb to Kalapathar scenic hilltop. After Gorakshep, a few hours of trek to our final destination at Everest Base Camp, enjoy the most exciting moments.

Stand beneath mighty Mt. Everest 8884.86, Lhotse, and Nuptse, from here next adventure to Kalapathar the highest point of the trek. A steep climb from Gorakshep reaches atop the grand view spot of Kalapathar, facing closet views of Mt. Everest.

The panorama includes adjoining giant peaks that surround this high point which is 5, 545 m high. On completing our dream destinations, walk back down to Lukla for the last overnight stop around the high Khumbu region. Where next early morning a sweeping scenic flight brings you to busy Kathmandu city, after a glorious adventure and experience on the Everest base camp trek.

Best Seasons for Everest base camp trek:

Everest base camp trek can be visited round the year, except for the monsoon wet rainy season of mid-June to an early week of September months. Best in springtime from March to May, and in autumn starts from September to November.

Springtime is lively with longer daylight hours for pleasant walks, as well as for scenic views when flowers are in seasonal bloom. Cold morning and nighttime, could snow sometimes.

Next, the best season is autumn from mid-September to November to pre-winter in December. When days are clear with blue sky, but short sunlight hours, can be very freezing cold in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime.

Can get snowed sometimes but a beautiful day for walks and to marvel at the grand views of the mountains.  

What to do before going to Everest base camp Trek?

Physical fitness is essential; You must be physically fit to complete the walk. Otherwise, it is possible that you may find yourself in a terrible situation. With poor fitness, you can't even walk a day, let alone finish the trek. That said, for your EBC trek, you need some training. But that doesn't mean you have to hire a physical trainer; You can do this on your own.

The overall theme of the training is to be fit for at least 5 hours of walking per day. Yes, you can go to the gym daily or hike near your home. We suggest that you engage in some exercises as well.

The basic idea is that your body needs to be comfortable to trek for a few hours every day. Training enhancements are also ideal for testing your endurance. Make sure you carry a 5 kg bag on different surfaces (unevenly) including a reasonable number of ups and downs. If you are able to walk comfortably for 5-6 hours, my friend, you are ready for the trek.

This would be great if your hiking is at a high altitude, but it is not necessary. Try to include some cardiovascular exercises like running, jogging, swimming, or cycling that will keep you fit for the trek. There are no hard and fast rules; The point here is that you have to be physically fit. Period.

Accommodation and Meals Everest Base Camp Trek:

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better-quality teahouses - having attached bathroom/ without attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation.

It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities. also has luxurious hotels, if you are interested in staying at luxuries hotel during the trek Everest Trek. we will manage it, so you can be informed us ahead of.

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread, also has Nepali local, Indian and Continental food. Sherpa started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s.

There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and many dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

High Altitude Sickness Everest Base Camp Trek:

The travel enthusiast's adventure at Everest Base Camp trek lasts a lifetime. The trek to Everest Base Camp, considered a high-altitude trek, is both challenging and exciting. You must consume a lot of food and fluids while trekking to Everest Base Camp, and proper acclimatization is essential. we will provide you with an experienced trekking guide during the Everest trek, we also suggest talking to the v guide about your health condition and proceeding according to your condition.

If you have other problems, you should go to the hospital immediately; In this case, you should request that the helicopter be evacuated. With the right direction, right knowledge, adequate food, and habit, your journey will surely be successful. After talking to a doctor, you may be able to use Diamox, paracetamol, and other high-altitude-related medications at times. we are confident that you will complete Everest trekking without any problem. 

The Flight Everest Base Camp Trek:

An essential component of the Everest base camp trip is the Lukla flight. If you are traveling to Lukla or returning to Kathmandu from Lukla, the flight will not depart or arrive on time. To arrange your international flights too, make sure you have a few extra days for the entire trip. A slightly more expensive helicopter reservation is an alternative to canceling the Lukla flight. So be prepared for the effect of the Lukla flight. Kathmandu to  Jiri, Phaplu, and Tham danda you take a drive, then start your trek without flight. without a flight, you can take the Everest trek that you need to take more days to trek.

(Note: During peak season, flights to Lukla are from Ramechhap Airport (also known as Manthali Airport) which is a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu to Manthali and a 15-minute flight to Lukla. Due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu Airport, we must. Go to this small airport to fly to Lukla.)

Trekking Grade Everest Base Camp:

Everest Base Camp trek is an 8 to 12 days trek, a long trek through a high mountain country, so it is physically demanding and involves about 5-8 hours of trekking along the way. There is no previous experience needed, just get used to regular exercise and enjoy walking at high altitudes. Also, general knowledge of trekking, mountaineering, and general fitness will be sufficient to complete this trek.

Weather Condition Everest Base Camp Trek:

The best season for Everest base camp trekking is from September to November and the mid-week of March to May. During the peak season, the weather in the Everest region and especially in the Himalayan region is clear in the morning and the clouds freeze in the afternoon and disappear at night. Trekking is also possible in winters and monsoons but one should be prepared with proper precautions and safety for further adventure during this season.

The weather remains warm and pleasant and the days seem more clear and you can often see cloudy skies during peak season. Learn more about the weather and climate of Nepal and its mountains, here

Transportation Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest Base Camp Trek starts from your hotel so a private vehicle will pick you up and drop you at the airport. Even for city tours, you will find private vehicles to explore Kathmandu's ancient city of art and culture. After that, you will have an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla in a small twin-otter plane.

Moreover, the remaining part is trekking on the world's most popular and famous Everest region trail. Learn more about transportation facilities in Nepal, here

Telephone, internet, and electricity Everest Base Camp Trek:

During your Mt. Base Camp trekking, you will have telephone access up to Pangboche village and internet access will be available almost everywhere except for unusual weather conditions that may disrupt internet connectivity. Every hotel has wifi where you need to buy a card from Everest Link and you can access the internet.

Telephone and internet costs will be additional costs for your trip. Most lodges/guest houses charge extra for charging batteries. There is no electricity in all places of Everest Base Camp Trek. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera battery, laptop, mobile, etc. for which you have to pay extra. But, facilities will be there to recharge your gadgets and devices.

drinking water Everest Base Camp Trek:

Bottled water is available on the way to the last village. You can buy boiled water from lodges or restaurants or use iodine or water purifiers during the trek.

Equipment & Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trekking:

This list outlines the required things to bring during the Everest base camp trekking. The weight limit for your luggage is 16 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary Equipment.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m):

The tour begins as you arrive in Kathmandu Valley, the central hub of Nepal. You will be picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to your respective hotels. A warm and authentic Nepali meal will be offered to you at dinner and later you can enjoy some folk cultural music and dance.

Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel

Day 2 : Trek preparation in Kathmandu:

On this day, you will be briefed about the Everest Base Camp trek by the guide. The agents will help you sort and prepare the required documents for the trek and will also guide you in picking up the bags with the necessary clothing, food items, and equipment.

After the preparation, you can opt for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You can visit places like Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can visit world heritage sites like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, or Pashupatinath. Stay overnight at the respective hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2820) and trek to Pakding (2640 m),4 hours, Flight 25 min:

On this day, after breakfast, you will head to the airport and take a domestic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the starting point of the trek to Everest Base Camp. The flight will take you across the green landscape and then snow-covered geography within 45 minutes. After the breathtaking scenery, you will begin your trek from Lukla to Phakding which is a short hike. Stay overnight at Phakding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Pakding, Distance: 6.2 kilometers (Lukla-pakding)

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), 05 hours:

You will be heading towards Namche Bazaar which is the central tourist hub in Khumbu Region. You will enter the Sagarmatha National Park and walk through Dudh Kosh upstream. After crossing bridges, you will eventually head to Namche Bazaar which is the last town in the region. Overnight at Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Namche Bazaar, Distance: 7.5 kilometers 

Day 5 : Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar (Everest views Hotel, 3880m),3-4 hrs:

This day is set aside for acclimatization purposes so that your body does not succumb to altitude sickness. On this day, after breakfast, you will head to the National Park headquarters for sightseeing. You can hike to the nearby areas with mesmerizing views of different mountains in the Khumbu region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Namche Bazaar, Distance: 3.8 Kilometers 

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3867 m), 5-6 hrs:

You will set out on a hike towards Thyangboche from Namche Bazaar. The short hike will take you past mani walls and monasteries along the way. On the way, you can visit monasteries and take blessings from high priests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Thyangboche, Distance: 9.3 kilometers 

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4260 m), 4-5 hours:

After having breakfast, take the trail towards Dingboche which is a short hike. Along the way, you will walk through forests of pines and rhododendron. From an exposed area, you can get an up-close view of Mount Ama Dablam which is completely mesmerizing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Dingboche, Distance: 9.1 kilometers 

Day 8 : Acclimatize at Dingboche:

This day has been set aside for acclimatizing at Dingboche. Acclimatization is very important since there is a significant change in the altitude which might eventually result in altitude sickness. You can take a short hike uphill and get exquisite views of the nearby mountain range.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Dingboche, Distance: 5.8 Kilometers Nagerjun hill hiking and returns

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4930 m), 05 hours:

After Breakfast, you will head towards Lobuche. The trail will lead to Thugla which is a large summer pasture and meadow. Eventually, you will walk past stone monuments and reach Khumbu Glacier. The monuments are placed there to commemorate the mountaineers and climbers who have lost their lives during their climbs. The view from Lobuche is very beautiful on a clear day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lobuche, Distance: 6.6 kilometers 

Day 10 : Trek towards Gorakshep (5170m) and to Everest Base Camp (5334 m):

On this day, you will walk from Lobuche towards Gorakshep. Upon reaching the pasture, you will walk towards Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp will welcome you will panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khubutse, and more. The Everest Base Camp is the highlight of the entire trek. Set camp for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Gorakshep, Distance:4 kilometers from Lobuche to Gorakshep, and 3.3 kilometers from  Gorakshep Everest Base Camp.

Day 11 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4240m), 6hours:

After breakfast, you will Hike towards Kalapatthar which is a hilltop black ridge that offers a mesmerizing and up-close view of all the surrounding mountains at a 360-degree angle. Many trekkers consider Kalapthhar as the main highlight of the trek due to the panoramic views. Mount Everest looks even more enticing from Kala Patthar. After enjoying the view and taking a few pictures you will head towards Pheriche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Pheriche, Distance: 10 kilometers Kalapatthar to Pheriche ( 1.2, Gorakshep to Kalapatthar)

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3340m)-6 hours

On this day, you will trek from Pheriche towards Namche Bazaar and mark your return. Along the way, you will bid farewell to the lovely mountains, flora, and fauna. With the Dudh Koshi on the side, you will eventually reach Namche where you can have warm drinks and meals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Lobuche, Distance: 14.2 kilometers 

Day 13 : Trek back to Lukla (2820m), 06 hours:

From Namche Bazar, you will head back to Lukla. You will have to say goodbye to the rich tradition and amazing lifestyle of the Sherpa Community living in Namche. After reaching Lukla, you can enjoy some folklore and cultural dances along with warm mean and local drinks. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lukla, Distance: 13.7 kilometers 

Day 14 : Flight to Kathmandu, 30 minutes Flight:

This day marks the end of your stay in the lovely Khumbu region. You will head towards the domestic airport in Lukla and take a 45-minute flight towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can prepare for homeward bound for the next day. At night, you will be offered a farewell meal and can also enjoy pubs in Thamel or can go souvenir shopping. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 15 : International departure:

After having breakfast, you are dropped off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for Homeward Bound.  You can visit Nepal for your next adventure after the successful and exciting Everest Base Camp trek.

We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

Meal: Breakfast Included.

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