Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Guided full-service trek to the Everest region
- Scenic yet adventurous flight to Lukla
- Opportunity to know about Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle
- Breathtaking views of high Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks.
- Beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries
- Witnessing the majestic culture and rich tradition of the Kathmandu Valley
Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the opportunity to walk to the foot of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, passing through the beautiful Sherpa country, ancient monasteries, lush forests, and fast-flowing rivers originating from Himalayan glaciers.
Trek to the Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime for many. This Everest Trek has featured numerous international guide books, travel shows and vlogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Because of Everest, the trail may look difficult for many. But the trek is moderately difficult and every fit person can do this trek with proper acclimatization. As trekkers directly fly into Lukla, they suddenly find themselves in the Buddhist land. One can see prayer wheels, mani walls and chhortens throughout the trek which reflects the rich Buddhist heritage of the region. The walk is easy initially. The trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi River valley is scenic with beautiful villages and lush forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. The trek provides you with an opportunity to meet and interact with Sherpas — the amazing climbers.
The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest remains etched in your memory for long because trekkers walk on the same trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climbers of Mount Everest, and their climbing party nearly seven decades ago.
Though trekkers won’t be able to get good views of the mountains over the first two days of the treks, they find themselves surrounded by mountains on all other days. A scenic Himalayan visa welcomes trekkers no sooner they climb beyond Namche Bazaar. In some places, they get 360-degree views of high Himalayan peaks. The most dominating peak after Namche is Amadablam which rises tall above all other peaks. Similarly, the pyramidical summit of Pumori rises above you as you walk past Dingboche. The panoramic view of tall mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse among others from Kalapatthar is the icing on the cake.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route Info:
The trek begins with a 40-minute flight to Lukla airstrip in the Everest Region. The trail then passes through the settlements of Chaurikharka and Cheplung to Phakding. It then continues along the Dudh Koshi River to Monjo before making a climb to Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, the trail again drops to Dudh Koshi River before making a climb to Tengboche. The trail then passes through beautiful Sherpa settlements of Debuche, Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on Everest trail. The return leg begins after a short hike to Kalapatthar ridge which offers unhindered views of the high Himalayan peak.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2810m), trek to Phakding (2800m) — Approx 40 minutes flight, 4 hrs trek
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) — Approx 5-6 hrs
Day 4: Rest day for Acclimatization
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3890m) — Approx 6 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4350m) — Approx 5 hrs
Day 7: Rest day for Acclimatization in Dingboche
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4920m) — Approx 6 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5340m) and back to Gorakshep (5130m) — Approx 7 hrs
Day 10: Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5640m) and trek to Pheriche (4350m) — Approx 6 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla — Approx 6 hrs
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day 15: Departure
- Pick up and drop from the international and domestic airport in the private tourist vehicle
- Three-night hotel accommodation in three-star category hotel with breakfast
- Room in the best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
- Private ground transportation during sightseeing
- Kathmandu valley guided tour
- All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
- Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu vehicle
- Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap flight ticket
- An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
- One porter for two trekkers
- Trekking crew members salaries, insurance, accommodation and airfares
- Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
- All necessary Permit, TIMS, and paperwork
- First Aid Medical Kit and necessary medicine
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- In the worst case, search and rescue service arrangement
- All applicable government and local taxes
What’s not included
- Nepal visa fee
- International airfares/Land transportation
- Extra Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
- Tips and gratuities for guide and porter(s)
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