Everest Base Camp Trekking

An epic journey with Alpine Eco Trek leads by local guides, weather info, Sherpa culture, Buddhist monastery and breathtaking views

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16 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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    • Max. Altitude: 5545 meters
    • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.15
    • Best Time: Feb - June, Sep - Dec
    • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
    • Accommodation: Local Lodge

    Trip Grade: Trip Grade

    Strenuous Plus Level

    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes.

Everest Base Camp trekking from Nepal is a challenging and unforgettable journey as it offers a thrilled experience to its trekkers. Especially for the trekkers seeking for an absolutely remarkable travelling journey, Everest Base Camp gives trekkers an opportunity to witness the staggering beauty of nature all the way from Lukla to Gorak Shep and from Kalapathar to Everest Base Camp. Walking up gently along the pleasant trails on the way to Everest Base Camp, including some additional days to rest in Namche and Dengboche, the trek from Lukla to Everest base camp takes approximately 2 weeks which also includes a short hike to the famous Kalapather. We arrange and provide you with an excellent service standard which includes all the necessary domestic flight, permits, guides, porters, meals and lodges.

Situated at the heart of Khumbu region, Everest base camp trekking is one of the most renowned and popular treks in Nepal. Everest Base Camp has to offer a lifetime experience of the majestic views of the wonderful Himalayas, the remarkably unique culture of the Sherpa people and the world famous Tengboche monastery. The view of the world famous Mt. Everest is undeniably the best thing the trek has to offer to its admirers.

We start the journey to Everest base camp Trekking from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The heart of the country, Kathmandu city, is a paradise for ancient history seekers. They get to explore the ancient towns such as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan which contains peculiarly crafted world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square including various temples and Buddhist stupas. The trek continues with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a 35-minute mountain flight over the astounding green hills and white snow-capped mountains. This is a tiny airstrip that offers a view of beautiful landscapes and stunning Himalayan giants from where your adventure trek really begins. Upon the arrival at the Lukla airport, our Sherpa crew will already be present to welcome you with a hearty and hospitable gesture. The guide that will accompany you all the way from Kathmandu will be well-trained, friendly, reliable and experienced to inform and help you in case of high altitude sickness.

The trek begins with the normal flat, downhill and uphill hike to the hustling and bustling city, Namche Bazzar. The trekker will be given two nights to acclimatize to the elevation and atmosphere of the mountains. Namche is an amphitheatre style of town which is the heartland of Sherpa kingdom. We can find most of the modern facilities such as Internet cafes, ATM, bakeries, night bar and gear shops for buying or renting the gears which are used for Everest base camp trekking.

After adapting to an elevation in Namche, we start our trek towards the beautiful Everest base camp. The journey begins with the first glimpse of the exotic view of Himalayan giants which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dhablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Pumari. After witnessing the stunning mountain ranges, we move forward to our next destinations, Tengboche. Tengboche gives trekkers an opportunity to explore the world-famous Tengboche monastery which holds an outstanding history. The following day, we trek to Dingboche, where we accommodate for two more nights to have a good rest and gather strength for our upcoming journey. In Dingboche, we will hike up to 5000 m and spend the night at an elevation of 4200m. Experts say that hiking at higher elevation and sleeping at a lower elevation altitude helps moderate altitude sickness. Therefore, we follow the same method and complete the Everest base camp trekking with ease.

The trek continues to Luboche and Gorakshep. These places are over 5000 m which apparently is an elevation prone to trigger altitude sickness. The trekkers might feel a light headache, shortness of breath and loss of appetite, which are normal symptoms to face in high altitude area.

Furthermore, we discover more stunning views of the awe-inspiring mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse on our journey back to Lukla from the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar!

Everest base camp trekking short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m), and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs walking.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 05: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4250m).
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5150m), 8 hrs walking. 
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m), 7 hrs walking.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860), 5 to 6 hrs walking. 
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
Day 16: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our trek leaders who will be standing in front of arrival terminal along with colourful garlands to welcome you. You will be escorted to your hotel where you will rest and relax for the day. In the evening one of our team leaders will take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant for you to enjoy the taste of the authentic Nepali food. Enjoy the local meal and you will be given a short briefing about the Everest base camp trek, after which you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. (Optional)
Start your day with the sweetest hospitality and wholesome breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day will be followed by the preparation of your trip. The sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley is utterly your choice and will be organized instantly with a professional guide alongside. You will then be taken back to the hotel for the night.

Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m) | Trek to Phakding (2640m) | 4 hrs walk.
Wake up early and start your day by enjoying the early morning breeze of Kathmandu city. You will drive to Kathmandu Airport (domestic terminal) for a thrilling flight to Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 35 minutes. It offers a view of the sparkling blue rivers, graded hills and a spectacular range of Himalayan giants including the great Mt. Everest. We meet our trekking crew here in Lukla and begin our first adventure by hiking to Phakding which takes about 4 hours, walking. It consists of the mostly downhill walk from where we will descend about 200 m below to Phakding and spend the night at a guest house. 

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
We wake up at 6 AM and have our breakfast. We then start our trek to Namche Bazzar, the first milestone towards our destination, Everest Base Camp. You will come across flat lands mostly, but will also encounter a few uphill and downhill on the way. We stop midway and have our lunch at Jorsalle, from where we hike for 3 more hours onto steep steps up to Namche bazzar. We will spend the night at a lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day | Hike to Everest view hotel.
Rest day in Namche. After a healthy breakfast, we will easefully hike to Everest View Hotel which is 1000 m higher than Namche Bazzar in altitude. Everest view hotel has a brilliant view point to witness the icy Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam. On our way back to the guest house, we will visit a popular Sherpa Museum to explore the culture and tradition of the community. As the expert’s state, “hike at a higher elevation and sleep lower”, this would be a note-worthy hike to have a proper acclimatization. We spend overnight at the same guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
Breakfast at the guest house in Namche. As we walk through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. We continue trekking from the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas. This marks our entry to Tengboche (3860m). We will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
After breakfast, our adventure-filled day starts with an easy and pleasant hike through a lush green forest to Deboche. The hike continues to Pangboche where we have our afternoon meal (lunch). After lunch, we walk relatively uphill to Dingboche which is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. We stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4250m).
After breakfast, we start exploring the Dingboche valley and hike to Chhukung RI or a ridge above the Dingboche which offers an astonishing view of Mt. Makalu. 4 to 5 hours of peaceful hiking helps we adapt to the atmosphere there. Overnight at guest house. 

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
Healthy breakfast at guest house helps us collect strength for the day. Our day begins with the trails leading us up north which takes up to 50 minutes until we reach a Mani-prayer Stupa- beautifully reflecting the Buddhist Culture. After that, we take a downward path to Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers views of Mt. Tawache, Mt. Ama Dablam and to the north- Mt. Pokalde (5741m), Mt. Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mt. Nuptse. After a two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. We stay overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorak Shep (5150m) | 8 hrs walk.
Early morning breakfast at the guest house. We trek up the valley which is followed by a rocky moraine path with a view of icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. Gorak Shep was the actual location of the original Everest Base Camp which now is moved further up the valley and a new camp is formed. We walk across the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The stunning view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhoste and Mt. Khumbutse appear closely in front of us. We spend the night at a lodge in Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m) | 7 hrs walk. 
We ascend out from Gorak Shep and accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) where we enjoy a blissful sunrise. From Kalapatthar, we get a brilliant panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc. We also get an up-close sight of the famous Yaks in the area which are normally used as four-legged porters in this region. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860) | 5 to 6 hrs walk. 
We start our day with a healthy breakfast at the guest house and trek down to Tengboche. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery, offering splendid views of Mt. Ama Dablam, lush green hills and spectacular rivers that flow alongside. Stay overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m) | 5 to 6 hrs walk.
The walk from Tengboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail, with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route, we will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village, another 30-minute walk brings us to the village of Khunde. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m) | 6 to 7 hours walk.
This brings us to the climax of our wonderful journey. The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We ensure a pleasant trek, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay at a comfortable hotel or guest house.

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
Departure from Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at an airport, you will directly be escorted back to your hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will take you for a farewell dinner to celebrate your accomplishment.

Day 16: Final departure.
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by one of our team members who will see you off to the airport, for you to catch your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you in the future.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Everest base camp trekking:

How can I book Everest base camp trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Everest base camp trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Everest base camp trekking?
Mid Feb to June and Mid September early December is the best season. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Everest base camp trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Everest base camp trekking is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5545m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our team leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Everest base camp trekking.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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