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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Price starting from

$1,568 USD 1,297

per person

Duration

15 days

Max. Elevation

5550m

Group size

2+ Above

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
private vehicle and domestic flight ticket as per itinerary
Best Season
March-May, September-December
Accomodation
Three-star hotel in Kathmandu, and tea house lodges during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and three meals such a day (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and cup of tea) 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).

Overview

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.

Important Note

  • If the Lukla flight is canceled due to the weather, the itinerary may change. If the flight is delayed, we suggest the trekkers add 1 or 2 days to the end of the schedule in Kathmandu.
  • 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.  
  • If there is a Lukla flight from Ramechhap without a Lukla flight from Kathmandu during the season, and if the airlines do not provide transportation service, the Kathmandu-Ramechhap- Kathmandu transportation service will have to be borne by itself. Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Kathmandu private jeep transportation.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 climbs. 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, and 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 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 pick-up drop services by private van.
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu three-star hotel with breakfast (twin sharing base).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide by private van.
  • All national park permits, Tims permit.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing Base).
  • Three meals per day breakfast, lunch, dinner, and s 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 trek (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, / farewell dinner famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Sleeping bag during the trek, (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 defined and straightforward towards Everest base camp. Having enough rest days 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 most day is fine and warm when the sun reaches, it can be strong sunlight during the afternoon time, where trekkers need sun-block and necessary protection like a 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.

Depending 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 a Helicopter to evacuate the sick person. From the nearest spot where a helicopter can land and then fly to Kathmandu and admit to the best hospitals for further treatment.

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Great guide, we walked the ACT Grand Circle 3 times, ABC once, and EBC once. He is a very good guide! I am also very happy to know him from the very beginning. He is responsible for the reception of nearly 100 people on our team!

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