Everest base camp 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 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 peaks.
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. As 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 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, a 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 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. 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 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.
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 15 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.
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/ Mater 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.