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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Price starting from

$1,768 USD 1,326

per person

Duration

15 days

Max. Elevation

5550m

Group size

Min 2Pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
domestic Flight, private, and vehicle
Best Season
March-May, September-December
Accomodation
Three-star hotel, Tea house lodge
Meals
Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and cup of tea /coffee) 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

Highlights

  • Stand at the base of Mt Everest in awe of its majesty and size.
  • Witness the sun setting over Everest from Kalapatthar, known as the Everest viewpoint.
  • Fly into the high altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself.
  • Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan-like peoples and yak herders.
  • Stay in Namche Bazaar, the starting point for all Everest expeditions.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery with its strong spiritual connection and the surrounding panorama of mountains –what views!
  • Be stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • Use the essential acclimatization days to learn something about the lifestyle of the Sherpas.
  • Pass through Sagarmatha National Park with its unique flora and fauna.
  • Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and many other famous mountaineers.
  • Simply absorb the atmosphere of the Khumbu Valley and recognize the power of ‘Goddess Mother of Mountains’ (English translation of Chomolungma, Tibetan for Everest).

Everest base trek with Hiker Himalaya leads you to the heart of the world's highest Mt. Everest, 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 adventure and treks start and conclude on 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 a Nepalese word for Mt. Everest, the landmark of the country while the local Sherpa calls Chomolungma. The park was established in 1976 and listed in world heritage sites, one of the world’s highest parks with the world's tallest peaks.

Walk to last Jorsalle village, then on river bed covered in dense woods of tall rhododendron, pine, hemlocks trees. The climb begins on undulating uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar, a perfect height at 3,440 m high for rest and acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar, 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 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. As 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 forest, the adventure continues towards 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 few hours 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 at 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 Everest base camp trek.

Best Seasons for Everest base camp trek:

Everest base camp trek can be visited round the year, except for 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. Where 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 beautiful day for walks and to marvel at grand views of mountains.  
 

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
The tour begins as you arrive in Kathmandu Valley, the central hub of Nepal. You will be picked from the Tribhuvan International Airport and be 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.

Day

2
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 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 respective hotel.

Day

3
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.

Day

4
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.

Day

5
This day is set aside for acclimatization purpose 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.

Day

6
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.

Day

7
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.

Day

8
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.

Day

9
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 climb. The view from Lobuche is very beautiful on a clear day.

Day

10
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.

Day

11
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.

Day

12
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.

Day

13
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, cultural dances along with warm mean and local drinks. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day

14
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 for souvenir shopping. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day

15
After having breakfast, you are dropped 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.

Inclusions

  • Airport picks up drop service by private van.
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu three-star hotel with breakfast (twin sharing base).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with the tour guide.
  • All national park permits, Tims permit.
  • Teahouse recommendation during the treks (Twin sharing Base).
  • Three meals per day breakfast, lunch, dinner, and (3 times cup of tea) during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and   Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets including domestic airport tax.
  • Staffs insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food &hotel, etc...
  • First aid and trained English-speaking and government-licensed holder guide. 
  • Porter during the treks (two pax one porter).
  • All group transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Tourists’ service charge, vat. 
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • personal expenses(phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, treks equipment, etc..).
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for staff (it is expected).

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program.
    • Sleeping bag during the treks, (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Everest base camp trekking map.
    • seasonal fresh fruit during the trek.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is not like any other country walks, but in Nepal Himalayas with many ups and downhill to encounter. As for Everest, the only difficulty is walking on high altitude and dry terrain, it makes trekkers tired. But one can take it slowly with enough short rest, it will be good to cover the day walks to each overnight stop. Much of the trail is well define and straightforward towards Everest base camp. Having enough rest day makes the adventure much enjoyable and getting well acclimatized at certain heights. 


Nearly all seasons of the year Everest Base Camp is cold during morning and late afternoon till night time, as well in shady areas away from sun-light. But the most day is fine and warm when the sun reaches, it can be strong sunlight during afternoon time, where trekkers need sun-block and necessary protection like sun hat, sunglass with long sleeve shirt and full pants. Due to strong UV that shines above 3,000 m high, where the air is much thinner. It also depends upon the seasons, like the springtime of March to May with pleasant weather with enough sun, as well in autumn September to November.  Morning and nighttime can be freezing cold with an extra wind chill factor.

However cold is always attached to the Himalayas, as you are trekking around the highest region on this planet, where freezing temperatures of arctic cold can be experienced around Himalaya.


Minimum age of 12 to 14 years, and not older than 65 years, should be in good physical shape and in sound health to cope with high hills and altitude.


From the start at Lukla to the last overnight stop in Gorakshep there is electricity, but from Tengboche onwards few places with hydropower. Most settlements after Dingboche electricity runs by solar energy, where you can charge your gadgets. Where you need to pay for every item per hour to the owner of the lodge.


Depends upon the seriousness of the illness, if it’s a critical situation the client needs immediate evacuation for medical help, by any means of fast transportation. The fastest way in Nepal Himalaya and on route to Everest base camp is taking a Helicopter Service. Our guide will inform the head office to arrange Helicopter to evacuate the sick person. From the nearest spot where helicopter can land and then flying to Kathmandu and admit to the best hospitals for further treatment.   


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