Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m (5555m) Kalapathar)

Tour Details

  • 17 Days(s)

  • private

  • English

  • 5555

overview

Trekking in Nepal Everest Base camp Trekking is the footsteps of famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Today.EBC is the Most Popular Destination for trekking and Hiking Holiday where thousands of trekkers visited each year. The trail locates in of Nepal. Khumbu region is also known as the capital of Sherpa people. Everest Base Camp trek is offers opportunity to see the beautiful Sherpa villages, Sherpa Culture, origin Sherpa people,numerous Buddhist monasteries ,wildlife and most beautiful mountains on the earth Including world’s Highest Peak Mt Everest(8848m),Lhotse(8516m), Makalu(8463m),Ama Dablam(6812m) and many other snow-capped mountains.

The Mount Everest has two base camp; South face Everest Base camp in Nepal and another north face EBC is in Tibet but those who are looking to make an adventure trekking holiday their preference to go Everest Base Camp from Nepal. EBC Trekking is not only popular to reach at the Base Camp (5364m) Of Mt Everest, also provide an opportunity to climb the non-technical peak Kala Patthar (5545m) from where trekkers can see the incredible mountains views and glaciers.
Our classic shortest Everest Base Camp Trek is directly heading through the famous Tengboche/Thyngboche Monastery. It begins and ends at Lukla, the airport just to the South of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. The park was created in 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural world Heritages site in 1979 By UNESCO. During the trekking season, there are Numerous Daily Flights into and out of Lukla Weather Permitting. To enter the national park is required park entry permit which is possible to obtain from national park office in Kathmandu and on Check Post.

Everest Base Camp Trek trail offers good Network of tea houses facilities(small, family-run lodges/guesthouse superb accommodation and food for trekkers and climbers) so most of the trekkers they booked their trekking as tea houses basis which is comparatively lower prices then camping. We take excellent care of your transportation, accommodation, permits, and other travel necessities. With our remarkable team of the guide, porters, and cooks, you are guaranteed to enjoy your trekking in Nepal.

Tour Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek (16 days)

The highlight of Lukla -Namchebazar-Tangboche-Dingboche-Labuche-Ebc-Kalapather-Lukla Trekking

  • Duration: 17 Day
  • Type of Trek: Tea House
  • Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • No of pax:1 to 30
  • Max Altitude: 5554 m.
  • Mode of travel: Land and flight  Transportation
  • Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May

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Itinerary

  • 30 minute drive to hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel

When you reach to the international airport at Kathmandu, you need to complete the necessary customs formalities related to VISA and others. After this, you can go find our representative from Everest View Treks and Expedition; s/he will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with our name on aboard. You will be dropped off to your hotel for relaxation.

  • 4 hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

This day will be dedicated to completing the important official procedures and for a fun sightseeing tour around the capital. After having a hearty breakfast, we go explore the important cultural sites including the World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. You will be introduced to the other participants of the trek later in the afternoon; you will meet the trek leader at the EVT office where a pre-trek discussion will be held.

  • 3 to 4 hrs.
  • Guest House

We start early on this day as we head to the airport so we can fly to Lukla (2840 meters). We board the twin-engine aircraft. This scenic flight offers marvellous views of the landscapes and the magnificent Himalayas. After we get to Lukla, we will find our porters who will assist us with the baggage on the trek. We walk a steep path and then descend to the place named Chheplung (2660 meters) and then Thado Khosi Gaon. Here we will find a suspension bridge we cross to find the top of the valley, that is Mount Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters). We get to the Ghat (2590 meters) after we climb a bridge along the Dudh Koshi River. We pay a visit to the monastery and then reach Phakding (2610 meters) after a climb. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We move across the river, Dudh Koshi and then ascend the valley to get to Toktok (2760 meters) as well as Benkar (2710 meters). The path moves along the beautiful river valley and we walk past lush green rhododendron and pine forest which becomes livelier in Spring as the flowers bloom and the view of the waterfall is spectacular. We can witness the snowy peaks like Thamserku (6623 meters) and the Khumbi La (5765 meters) in Benkar. At Benkar, we will cross the river, Dudh Koshi. We walk for some time to reach Monjo (2840 meters). We get to the Sagarmatha National Park where we get our permits checked. Then, we move down to a big farm and then follow the west banks of Dudh Koshi after we cross a bridge. Jorsale (2830 meters) is at a close distance. We walk along the river for some time and then climb a steep path near the confluence of the rivers Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi after few ups and downs. We get to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) after climbing steeply. We can spot the majestic peaks of Lhotse (8516 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters) and the mighty Mt. Everest (8848 meters) before we get to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the entrance to Khumbu and it is the prime trading point in the region. The people organize Saturday markets. There is even a meeting spot for the Tibetan Yak Caravans and the Hindu Traders coming from the lowlands for trading here. Overnight stay at the Teahouse.

  • 7-8 Hours
  • Guest House

We must take time for acclimatization before we move to a higher altitude. For any kind of trips or tours, you should talk to your trek leader and consult. We can move to the Thame village which is around seven or eight hours away for going and returning to Namche. We can visit the popular Thame monastery there. However, most travelers prefer taking the convenient option which is going to the viewpoint and enjoying the sight of the Lhotse (8516 meters), Lhotse Shar (8382 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Cholatse (6335 meters), Khumbu La (5765 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Tabuchi peak (6495 meters) along with the Kwangde Ri (6011 meters). Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Guest House

We ascend for some time to get to the Chor camp which is in Namche Bazaar. We then walk to Kyangjuma (3550 meters) easily. On our way to Kyangjuma from the Chor camp situated at Namche Bazaar, we can enjoy the magnificent views of the peaks Lhotse (8516 meters), Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse Shar (8382 meters), Khumbu La (5765 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Peak- 38 (7591 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Cholaste (6335 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Tabuchi peak (6495 meters), along with Kwangde Ri (6011 meters). The path moves along rhododendron forest till Sanasa. We will find two ways on this trail; the right-hand side way takes us to the Everest Base Camp Trek and the other takes us to Gokyo valley trek. We move down across pine forest from Sanasa to reach Lausasa. The path moves steeply through rhododendron and pine jungle now; we reach to Phungi Thanga which is a tiny settlement along the bank of the river Dudh Koshi at the altitude of 3250 meters. We move up on a steep path and then ascend through rhododendron and pine forest at the top of the hill where Tengboche Monastery (3867 meters) is situated. We can relish the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset and the amazing panorama of the mighty Everest and others from Tengboche. Tengboche is a popular monastery in SoluKhumbu. It is the religious spot for the Sherpa Land in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We head to Deboche from Tengboche as we descend across juniper, birches, rhododendron and conifers forest. We will find a monastery and a settlement in Deboche. We walk past Mani walls as we move ahead to Imja Khola from Deboche. We might spot pheasant, blue sheep as well as musk deer as we move ahead to cross the river, Imja. As we walk past the Imja river to reach Lower Pangboche (3930 meters), we will see beautifully carved Mani stones. We ascend to Somare (4010 meters) and then have a relatively easy walk to the place called Orsho (4190 meters). We will find two paths ahead; the left one leads to Pheriche and the right trail leads to Dingboche (4410 meters). We will get to spot the majestic peaks like Lhotse (8516 meters), Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse Shar (8382 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Cholatse (6335 meters), Island (6189 meters) and Peak 38 (7591 meters). Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • Free time
  • Guest House

This is the second as well as the final day we use for acclimatization to adjust to a higher altitude. We move to a higher altitude place and then retrace our steps back to Dingboche on this day. We hike to Nangkartshang Hermitage; this is a popular stop for many travellers. Based on your preference and wellbeing, we can hike till the summit.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We move past meadows and farm fields on this day before we head towards the lateral moraine of the glacier, Khumbu. We head to Dughla (4620 meters) and then ascend on a steep path to Dughla Pass (4830 meters). We will witness memorials made for deceased climbers. We can spot the amazing panorama of the peaks Kangtega (6783 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Pumori (7165 meters),  Khumbutse (6639 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters),  Lobuche east (6090 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Cholatse (6335 meters) and so on.  We move ahead on the steep trail and then walk to reach Lobuche (4910 meters). Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we walk along the Khumbu valley side and then move along a meadow near the pristine, glacial moraine. We have some ups and downs along the rocky trail. We can savor the view of Lingtren (6713 meters), Pumori (7167 meters), Khumbutse (6639 meters), Lobuche East (6090 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), and the Khumbu icefall as well as glacier. We move down to Gorak Shep (5140 meters) and then grab our lunch. After lunch, we move to the Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) which will take us around four and half hours to reach and return. We have to walk on snow-covered rocks and glacier here. We will spot several frozen lakes around EBC. We can witness mountain peas like the Lingtren (6713 meters), Pumori (7165 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters) and Khumbutse (6639 meters). We cannot view the mighty Everest from Everest Base Camp nevertheless you can see it on the trekking path. The sight of Khumbu icefall is amazing from here. We get back to Gorak Shep after this. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • Guest House

We start early from Gorak Shep as we head to Kala Patthar to relish the marvelous view of majestic mountain peaks and the glistening sunrise. This will take around half an hour climbing across the steep path to reach the point. We can spot the beautiful sunrise and the peaks like Lhotse (8516 meters), Everest (8848 meters), Nuptse (7879 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Cholatse (6335 meters), Lobuche peak (6090 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Tabuchi peak (6495 meters), and so on. We will also see Changtse, Lho La, South Col, Khumbu icefall and other lakes. We will be taken back by the panorama of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori. We get back to Gorak Shep, eat breakfast and then move ahead where we walk past Dughla and Lobuche. We come across two paths; left on leads to Dingboche and right one takes us to Pheriche. We walk gently to reach Pheriche  (4260 meters) where we stay overnight.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk for some time and then move down towards Imja Khola. We move uphill after we cross a bridge where we can find memorials made for climbers. We move down to Orso, walk till Somare and then again have some ups and downs. We come across two paths; the right one leads to Phortse village en route Upper Pangboche and the left one takes us to Tengboche en route Lower Pangboche. We move along the path which leads to Tengboche; we will find beautiful carved Mani stones on our way to the river Imja; we cross it by a suspension bridge and then we move to Debouche.  We climb for some time to reach Tengboche as we move across rhododendron, birches and conifers forest. W finally get to Tengboche (3867 meters). We a savour the view of the sunrise as well as sunset here. We can spot the amazing sight of the mighty Mt. Everest and other peaks from Tengboche. We will find the amazing Tengboche monastery which is popular around the Solu Khumbu region. This is also the religious point for the Sherpa people. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 6to 7 hrs. Drive (30 minuet flight)
  • Guest House

We start retracing our steps back on this day from Tengboche. We follow the river, Dudh Koshi as we move across the lush green rhododendron forest and the amazing waterfalls. We walk through the green pine forest as we head to Namche; we may even spot musk deer at the forest. We might meet porters from lowlands and highlands along with Tibetan people on our way. We head to Larja Dobhan as we walk past pine jungle before we get there. We will see Lhotse and Everest for the last time here. We head downwards for a while after crossing a bridge in Larja Dobhan and then we follow the Dudh Koshi river. We move to Jorsale. We ascend for a while, cross a suspension bridge and then finally get to Monjo (2835 meters) after a steep climb. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we move down for some time and then cross the river, Dudh Koshi from a suspension bridge. We walk till Benkar. We have some ups and downs along the trail and then we walk easily along the valley of Dudh Koshi to finally reach Phakding (2610 meters)  after crossing a suspension bridge.  We move down and then climb uphill to walk past Buddhist setups at the village named Ghat. We move up to Thado Koshi and then descend to cross a bridge. We follow an upward trail to reach Chablung and then head to Lukla. We will see several inns on the way along with the houses. We then walk past the scrub forest which is above the school alongside the houses of the village Chaurikharka. We climb for around half an hour to get to Lukla. The hotel of our stay is close to Lukla airport.  Overnight stay at the teahouse.

  • 30 Minute Flight
  • 3 Star Hotel

We fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning. We can savour the amazing views on this scenic flight. After we reach Kathmandu, we will lave you to your hotel.

  • 6 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour around the city to places like Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. You will be dropped to your hotel in the evening.  We will have a  farewell dinner later in the evening.

  • 3 hrs before
  • Guest House

This is your final day in Nepal. Kindly remember us for your trips in the future. You will be dropped to the airport around three hours before the flight time by our representative at Everest View Treks and Expedition. Please note that we can arrange a helicopter for you in case of an emergency.  The charge should be covered by the clients or by insurance.

What’s included/excluded

Cost Included

  • All Hotel airports transfer as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu Hotel two nights with breakfast and bed and breakfast plan.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets for clients & guide
  • Best available lodge and tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All food; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking
  • Domestic flights and exit taxes
  • A trekking or hiking leader - Fluent English speaking, experienced, knowledgeable with assistant trek guide (4 hikers:1 assistant guide) and needed Sherpa porters (2 trekkers:1 porter) together with their payments, assurance, gears, foods and accommodations.
  • All necessary national park fees, permits and paper works (Sagarmatha federal park permits and TIMS)
  • Entire administration and local Taxes
  • Ten all guide and porter salary and food insurence.Gov taxes
  • Fresh Fruit after dinner every day
  • One pc snickers or mars chocolate each person every day.
  • 3 cup tea, or Coffee with meal B/L/D.

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Visa fees on your airport arrival (You should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size picture)
  • Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, hot shower etc.)
  • Your Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This also apply early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than an above course.
  • International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu
  • Tips for guides and porters /Donations
  • Rescue in case emergency

cancellation

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Good to know

Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Functional boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Excellent -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oximeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel