Everest Base Camp Trekking

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews

Everest base camp trekking is most probably on the bucket list of most of the trekkers who seek for adventure, thrill and a fun-filled yet notable accomplishment in life. Everest base camp trekking is one of the topmost trekking tours for which climbers from all around the globe visit Nepal. Since the days of early expeditions itself, this mountain (8,848m / 29,142ft.) has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. The major highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the Everest Base Campwhich not only gives you an up-close view of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest, but also gives you a magnificent view of the other three highest peaks of the world that is Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m), giving you a chance to view in total 4 out of 10 highest peaks in the world!

Everest base camp trekking is renowned for its exceptional view of the serene mountain range breathtaking landscapes, unique Sherpa culture, historic monastery and an awe-inspiring sensation throughout the journey. This is a pleasant trek to the Mount Everest base camp that offers you an experience of a great challenge, achievement, and thrills of being so close to the world’s highest peak in the world. The journey to the base camp begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. For those looking for an adrenaline rush in this trip, you get to experience an almost-death thrill in your first flight itself since Lukla is famous for it has one of the narrowest runways in the world. This trek introduces you to the world famous viewpoints, breathtaking sunrise and an adventure that goes beyond the horizons into a natural paradise that will undoubtedly stir your emotions.

Our expedition commences in the vibrant city of Kathmandu which has an ancient nudge to itself, where you will discover hundreds of historical monuments and world heritage sites. A half an hour thrilling flight over the mountains will take you to our next destination, Lukla. Lukla is adorned with a tiny airstrip from where your adventure journey to the Base Camp really begins! The trail sets you off to the homelands of theSherpa people who are rich is their hospitality, traditions, and culture. The monasteries in the area are enchanting and very appealing to the eyes since it is set amongst the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. The route stumbles upon the popular Kalapattar (also known as black rock 5,545m), standing over which you get an outstanding view of the Himalayan giants which literally numbs your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye, and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that you just took up there. This also includes fantastic views of the south-west face of the massive, Mount Everest. The Everest base camp trekking is overall a smooth trip however, the altitude might take its toll, hence we recommend the trekkers to be more careful while pacing and also acclimatize as much as possible for the trip to be safe and fun-filled.
 

Highlights

  • Exploration of artistic & cultural ancient places in Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares.
  • Attending trip orientation organized by Alpine Eco Trek in Kathmandu.
  • Receive free Alpine Eco Trek Duffel bags each.
  • A free warm sleeping bag which is returnable will also be provided by us.
  • The awesome thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Past Mani stones and Buddhist stupas you will be experiencing an exciting hike along the pleasant mountain trails.
  • Kora (circle) the Mani stone walls and small chortens and Stupas laden with colorful prayer flags.
  • Make unforgettable impressions of mountains by enjoying the view of lofty Himalayas from Hotel Everest view point.
  • Experience the remarkable culture of vibrant Sherpa kingdom.
  • Explore the world’s highest Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.
  • A night at Everest base camp to enjoy the views of Majestic Mount Everest from Kalapathar will amaze you.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m).
  • Day 02Rest day or a cultural tour of Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03Fly from KTM to Lukla (2,880m), and trek to Phakding (2,640m), 4 hrs walking.
  • Day 04Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 05Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel.
  • Day 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 07Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,250m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 08Rest day at Dingboche (4,250m).
  • Day 09Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) via Gorakshep (5,150m), 8 hrs walking.
  • Day 11Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,545m) and then to Pheriche (4,240m), 7 hrs walking.
  • Day 12Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 13Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
  • Day 14Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,880m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
  • Day 15Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
  • Day 16Drive to the Airport to head back to that special place we call ‘home’’.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • The entire Airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  •  All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Guest house or mountain lodges) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


 

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Useful Information

13 days Everest Base Camp trekking with 3 nights in Kathmandu including day tour and farewell

Being one of the most popular treks of Nepal; The Everest Base Camp trek contains more than 25,000 tourists a year.

EBC Trek Activity: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing 
Trek Duration: 16 days (including Kathmandu stay) 
Trekking Starting Point: Lukla Airport (30 minutes flight from Kathmandu) 
Trek Grade: Strenuous 

An important point to be noted about the trek; Everest base camp trek requires no climbing experience and there is no technical climbing section during the trek.

Highest Elevation: Everest Base Camp (5,330m / 17,482ft) and Kalapathar (5,550m / 18, 204ft) 
 

Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trekking:

From February to June and September to December are the most preferable seasons for the trek. December and January, the winter season, will be too cold and snow will be on the trails though the weather will be crystal clear. Even though July and August are the rainy season in Nepal still the trekking to EBC in these months can be done.

Glimpse of the Trip:

3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis, 12 nights mountain lodges on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner with 3 cups of tea/coffee per day) basis on the trials.

Total Distance of the Trek: 130KM (about 80 miles, Lukla – EBC – Lukla (round trip)

Equipment for EBC Trekking:

We recommend you to bring your warm clothes and trekking shoes from your home however, in Kathmandu there are many trekking gears stores in Thamel to buy and rent the necessary gears for the Everest base camp trek.

Complementary Bag:
A large duffel bag (30liters) of our company will be supplied to you by us for your trek; you can put your stuffs in the duffel bag which will be carried by our porters. 

Your Trek Bag/Duffel Bag:

Our porters will be there to greet you at the Lukla airport, they will carry your trek bag/duffel bag, for two trekkers one porter will be there as one porter can carry up to 20kg. 

Lukla Flight:

All the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla are scheduled to fly before noon. There are several options (airline companies) for flying to Lukla. A small plane (16 person capacity, twin Otter single seated plane) with window seat guaranteed and weight limit is 15 Kg including your hand bag. You would be able to buy the tickets in internet or if you need our help to buy the tickets please feel free to let us know. 

Note: For Lukla flight delays & cancellation and Lukla airport fact & weather forecast, please read our latest article here

Tips to Complete the Everest Base Camp Trek Successfully:

Enjoy the Everest Base Camp trek; one of the most thrilling treks in Nepal, the trek to EBC begins with a stunning walk through the world famous trails to Khumbu valley. The trek does not include any technical climb, therefore no need of any previous climbing experience or even any high altitude experience to complete the trek. However, you need to be physically fit and have great strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the amazing trip of a lifetime.
So, we suggest you to spend at least 4 to 5 days a week doing some intense physical training for 3 to 4 months prior to departure date of the trek. Joining a Gym, hiking/ walking and good aerobic exercises including jogging, swimming and cycling is highly recommended before starting the Everest Base Camp trek.

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