Nepal EBC Trek

Witness the staggering beauty of nature, Sherpa culture, flora/fauna and the majestic views of wonderful Himalayas on the Nepal EBC trek

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13 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5545 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

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Strenuous Level

Among the hardest available treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit.

Nepal EBC trek 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. Nepal EBC trek is one of the topmost trekking sites for which climbers from all around the globe visit Nepal. Since the days of early expeditions itself, this mountain (8848m / 29142ft.) has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. The major highlights of the trek is undoubtedly the Everest Base Camp which 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!

Nepal EBC trek 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 13 days Nepal EBC 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 the Sherpa 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 5545m), 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 Nepal EBC trek 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.

Nepal EBC trek short Itinerary

Day 01: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2880m), trek to Phakding (2640m), 35 minute flight, 4 hrs walk.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche, hike to Everest view hotel.
Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 06: Another acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Day 07: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 08: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Kalapatthar (5545m), to Gorakshep, 8 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Pheriche, 8 hrs walking.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche, 6 to 7 hrs walking.
Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6 to 7 hrs walking.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.

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.

Nepal EBC trek - Itinerary

Day 01: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2880 m), trek to Phakding (2640 m) | 35-minute flight | 4 hrs walk.
After breakfast, we take a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, The Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek starts from here and the trail continues to Phakding, which takes approximately four hours. On the way we will witness an outstanding view of Mt Nupla (5885 m), Mt. KusumKangaru (6367 m) and Mt. Kwongde range. Overnight at guest house in Phakding.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After a healthy breakfast at the guest house, our adventurous day begins walking through a beautiful trail that passes through scattered villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs. On the way, we will be rewarded (weather permitting) by our very first glimpse of Mt. KusumKangru (6369 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Everest (8848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). At the end, a steep climb up leads us to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar where we will spend our two nights to gain proper acclimatization. Overnight at guest house or hotel in Namche bazaar.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche | Hike to Everest view hotel.
Acclimatization is the most important part of any trek before proceeding to a higher elevation. However, we do not recommend you to sit idly instead we take a short day hike to Everest view hotel which provides a very close up view of Mt Everest or we can also relax and explore the vibrant town of the Khumbu region itself. Overnight at hotel or guest house. 

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After walking for about one and a half hour we arrive in Phungithanga. From there the trail climbs through forests where we can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3860 m surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Mt. Kwongde (6187 m), Mt. Tawache(6542 m), Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt.  Nuptse (7855 m), Mt. Lhotse (8618 m), Mt. Amadablam (6856 m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608 m) provides an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight at guest house in Tengboche.

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Beyond Tengboche, the altitude really starts to tell. The trail drops down to Deboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant ommanipadme hum) to Pangboche at 3890 m. The Gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail climbs up to Pheriche at 4240m above sea level where there is a medical facility, which demonstrates preventive measures and symptoms of Altitude Sickness. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Another acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Again keeping your body moving is better than simply resting in high altitudes, so we make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or we walk up the hill to look down onto Dingboche. Either way, the place offers good views of Everest and other surroundings mountains. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4900 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
From Pheriche to Lobuche, the trail climbs to PhalangKarpo at 4340 m followed by the trail leading us to Duglha at 4620 m. From Dughla, the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier leading us towards the memorial area, Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4900 m. Overnight at guest house. 

Day 08: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150 m) to Kalapatthar (5545 m) to Gorakshep | 8 hrs walk.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. We stop at Gorak Shep to grab our lunch. From here, we climb the famous Kalapattar to get the best views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. We then trek back to Gorakshep for the evening. Overnight at guest house in Gorakshep. 

Day 09: Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Pheriche | 8 hrs walking.
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit Everest base camp area and trek back down to Lobuche. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche | 6 to 7 hrs walking.
After a healthy breakfast, we start our trek leisurely down to Tengboche enjoying the thin air and stunning views of Himalayan giants. Staying the night at Tengboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar | 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Our pleasant trek starts after a hot and warm breakfast at Tengboche. We will have our lunch for the day at Phungithanga after which our trek to Namche Bazaar continues. Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla | 6 to 7 hrs walking.
After an early morning breakfast, we descend slowly down to Monjo then to Phakding where we will stop to have our lunch. After a delicious lunch, we continue our walk to Lulka. We trek steep up for 45 minutes to reach our destination, Lukla. Overnight at guest house or hotel in Lukla.

Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
After a heavy breakfast, we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will come to see you and take you for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the drinks, food and live culture show with your guide and crew hosted by Ram Kumar. Overnight at hotel.

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 of what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If any 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
  • 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 hosts by Ram Kumar
  • 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 Nepal EBC trek:

How can I book Nepal EBC trek?
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 Nepal EBC trek?
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 Nepal EBC trek?
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 Nepal EBC trek. 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?
Nepal EBC trek 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 tour 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.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Nepal EBC trek.

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Everest trekking

Everest Region Trekking Map

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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