Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Korean, French, German

  • 5545 Meters

overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is a marvelous journey across the land of the Sherpas which takes you to the base of the world’s tallest mountain. On this trekking journey, you walk through ancient monasteries, interesting Himalayan markets, and towering peaks as you move ahead following the steps of popular mountaineers moving forward to the beginning point of the exhilarating Everest expeditions.

There are going to be several ups and downs on this trek as you take the path to the Khumbu region. There are several amazing places in Khumbu and Everest Base Camp is undoubtedly one of them. This is the perfect package for you if you have been aspiring to step on the bottom of the mighty Everest Peak. You will not be disappointed as you walk ahead savoring the magnificent mountain scenery. This trek is considered a trekker’s paradise because of the fact trekkers around the world aspire to carry out this trek in their lifetimes. In spring and fall, this trekking route gets very busy as these are the favorite seasons for trekking.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the view of the sunset from Kala Patthar viewpoint with Everest and Nuptse in the backdrop
  • Explore the rich culture of the Sherpas; the residents of Khumbu region
  • Savor a hot beverage in Namche; market at the highest altitude in Nepal
  • Experience how it feels to b on the starting point of all Everest expeditions at Khumbu Ice Fall

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Itinerary

  • 45 Minutes
  • 3 Star Hotel

When you fly towards Kathmandu, you will see amazing views of the whole valley, the scenic Himalayas and the terraced farmlands. You will receive it by our representative when you reach Kathmandu airport. The representative will assist you till the hotel of your stay; about the Nepalese culture and the other important things you should consider. After getting relaxed at the hotel, you will be taken to the major cultural spot of Kathmandu. You can choose any restaurant where you would like to dine in the evening at Thamel. There are both Western as well as Nepalese cuisines available.

  • 1 Hour
  • Guest House

On this day, we have a forty minutes’ scenic flight to Lukla where we can savor the beautiful view of the landscapes. As we land on the mountain runaway at Lukla, our real adventure begins.

We have a half-day trek on this day. We move along a river downhill across the valley of Dudh Koshi as we walk past stone villages, farms, and snowy peaks. We finally reach Phakding where we stay overnight.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We walk along a crisscross path to cross a suspension bridge and make our way on the route that takes us to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass the checkpoint at Monjo to get our trekking permits checked and then ascend on the steep trail to reach Namche Bazaar.

If the weather permits, we may see the Mt. Everest. After walking uphill, we reach our overnight stop and we will have time to buy souvenirs or gears if you want to. Namche is popular because of its buzzing market and also because it used to be the meeting point for the Tibetan and Hindu traders.

  • Acclimatization day
  • Guest House

Since we are scaling higher latitude, we need to take time to rest so we can acclimatize well to the increase in elevation. We can spend time exploring the market of Namche; visit the Sherpa Culture Museum; hike till Khunde Hospital; go to the Everest View Hotel which is just one hour climb from Namche. We can go there at the time of sunset to enjoy the sight of golden rays falling on the Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Nuptse. We can enjoy a free exhibit about the culture and history of Khumbu at the national park center which also offers panoramic views.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We walk along the trail following the valley above the river Dudh Koshi. After spending time Namche, we hit the trail savoring the view of mountains. We see an amazing view of the Himalayas as we reach Namche.

We walk past Sherpa villages and many tea shops on our way; we can stop one of these to enjoy a cup of tea. We then move down to cross a bridge to reach Phunki Tenga village. We get lunch here to continue our trek. We have a steep climb uphill and then we move through lush green rhododendron forests relishing the amazing mountain vistas. We finally reach Tengboche which is home to an ancient monastery; which is also the biggest in the whole Khumbu region.

  • 4-5 Hours
  • Guest House

We first move down a dense jungle and then cross the river Imja to finally reach the Pangboche village. You will get to see amazing mountain vistas, a Tibetan monastery, Mani walls and so on here. The oldest monastery in Khumbu is here in Pangboche. We can visit it. We reach Dingboche after walking for some hours. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Rest day
  • Guest House

After the cumbersome trekking time we had, we take this day to rest and acclimatize. We can either rest the whole day or go for an acclimatization hike. We can go to the Upper Dingboche where we can observe a more traditional way of living than the lower one. There are several tea houses and gashouses here. We have the choice to go the Nangar Dzong too which is an ancient Buddhist heritage. We can move to the ridgeline named Dolma Ri too which is an easy walk. We can see beautiful prayer flags and an amazing viewpoint for scenery.

  • 3-4 Hours
  • Guest House

After taking rest for a day, we head to the place named Lobuche as we walk uphill on the wide valley below the snow-clad mountains of Twache and Cholatse. The path gets remote as well as icy now and we scale on arid land.

We then move up on the bottom of the Khumbu glacier. Thre is debris from avalanches and snow on the glacier. We see the memorials made for deceased Sherpa. We walk along the glacier slope to finally step on Lobuche.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We wake up early to leave Lobuche to head to the Everest Base Camp to witness the amazing sunrise above the peaks. We first transverse the glacier while we make our way to Gorak Shep and then keep climbing along the glacier gradually to reach the Everest Base Camp. We stop to capture these amazing moments in pictures and then have a splendid time. We head back to Gorak Shep and stay there overnight.

  • hike 3-4 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we climb the next highlight of this trekking journey that is Kala Patthar's viewpoint from where we enjoy the amazing mountain scenery. Upon reaching this viewpoint, w will be amazed by the sight of the whole Khumbu glacier down below us. And we will see some of the tallest peaks in the whole world above us. We head back to Lobuche from here to get rest. Note that you can descend to Pheriche if you do not want to go to Kala Patthar.

  • 3-4 Hours
  • Guest House

We move across the villages like the twin villages of Pangboche as we make our way back to Tengboche.  These twin villages include old and new Pangboche where old Pangboche has the age-old monastery of Khumbu and the new Pangboche is home to many guesthouses.  We follow the river and walk through the lush green rhododendron forest to finally reach Tengboche where we can enjoy the amazing views of Himalayan scenery.

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

After staying overnight at Tengboche, we move down the bridge above the river Dudh Koshi to get to Phunki Tenga; we can see the Buddhist prayer wheels here which run by water. We descend to the valley bottom to reach Namche.

  • 3 Hours
  • Guest House

This is the last day for trekking. We follow the river, Dudh Koshi to reach Lukla. We spend our night at Lukla. We celebrate the completion of the trek with home-brewed rice beer and move along the beats of the cultural dance of the Sherpas.

  • 2 Hours
  • 2 Star Hotel

We get the early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. You can spend the day relaxing or exploring the Kathmandu city the way you like it. You can go to a spa or massage treatment around Thamel. You also have the choice to go on a sightseeing tour.

  • 45 Minutes
  • None

It is time to bid goodbye to Nepal until next time.  You can enjoy your final day with breakfast n the morning at any cafe or by strolling around the city or by shopping. Our representative will leave you to the airport before your scheduled flight via private vehicle. You head back to your country or travel destination.

What’s included/excluded

Includes

  • Private vehicle for pickup and drop off facility to and from airport
  • Accommodation facility at a three-star hotel inclusive of breakfast for two nights
  • Lodging facility at best lodges inclusive of all three meals while trekking
  • Land transportation for sightseeing tour via private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Experienced guide good at English and an assistant guide if there are more than five members
  • Porter (one for two clients)
  • Salary, insurance, transportation, and accommodation for trekking staff
  • T-shirt, duffel bag, trekking map and certification of achievement from the company
  • Important permits and paperwork along with TIMS
  • First Aid Box
  • Tasty seasonal fruits while trekking
  • Government tax and local service charges

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days)
  • Additional expense on food and lodge arising due to early arrival or late departure exceeding the itinerary timeline
  • Airfare for international flights and land transportation
  • Travel insurance and evacuation arrangement in emergency
  • The expense for personal items like laundry, bottled water, soft or alcoholic beverages, batteries, hot shower, phone calls and so on while trekking
  • Tipping to porters and guide

cancellation

In case the client does not make the trip or cancels it due to external events, the given charges will be there for trip cancellation:

The fully non-refundable amount is 20% booking amount of trip once paid by you and the amount for flight tickets if canceled a week before is refundable.

Good to know

Access To Trek

Most of the time, trekkers fly to Lukla to start the trek but if you have enough time, you can start the trek from Salleri which is more exhilarating. We can reach this scenic hub by jeep, bus or flight from the capital, Kathmandu even if it depends on road conditions. Trekking from Salleri means four more days into the trek but a more exciting start to the arduous climb that follows.

Favorable Time For Trek

This trek can be down at any time of the year but the best reasons including spring (March-May) and fall (Late September-Early November); this is when the sky is clear and the temperature is bearable. The time from November to February which is winter can be really cold and during summer (late June- Early September), there is a possibility of flight delay due to the unclear sky from Lukla.

Nevertheless, this offseason gives you a different experience trekking to EBC and even on monsoon, you may witness clear skies above Namche. During winter, the trail is less crowded and you can see snow all around. There will b space at teahouses and accommodation will be easily available and you can interact with the locals (even if many of them may leave for Kathmandu on winter)

If you aspire to observe Everest expeditions, spring is the best season to trek here. The Base Camp is occupied by colorful caps in this season with several climbers. You may not get your solitary moments but you will get to rub shoulders with the summiteers which could be a nice experience when you think about it.

Accommodation At Trek

There are teahouses available for accommodation around the Everest region. And there are luxury lodges as well as the Everest Summit Lodges, Yeti Mountain Home and so on. These luxury lodges are available for the first five or six days of the trekking journey. We highly recommend having the experience of staying at teahouses and luxury lodges on the trek.

Different Ways For Trekking

A different and unique way for trekking is carrying this out on monsoon (June to September); there will be fewer people and there is a chance to see amazing views at higher altitudes. You can also trek from Salleri for a different experience. This helps you avoid the Lukla flight delays as well and you will feel adequately acclimatized when you get to the upper region of Everest. The best things about doing the trek this way are there is less crowd, more wildflowers and more time to interact with the village people along with great views early in the morning.

Shorten The Trek

Helicopter For Return (Nine To Ten Days)

If you have limited time, what you can do is take a helicopter to get to Kathmandu from Gorak Shep or Namche Bazaar. However, you will require nine to ten days to make sure you are properly acclimatized to get to base camp. A cost-friendly option is to take the helicopter till Lukla, stay there overnight and then get a flight to Kathmandu the following morning.

Extend The Trek

There are several great trekking routes in and around the Everest region. Sagarmatha National Park is formed by glacial valleys with Himalayan ranges that border with Tibet. These valleys have been inhabited by Sherpa for years and there are amazing trails made by these Sherpas which connect to these valleys so there are several great trails for trekking.

Three Pass Trek

If you want to extend your journey trekking to EBC, you can take the exhilarating three pass trek. This takes around 19 to 20 days. This trek covers all the main highlights of this region and there are 5000 meters high passes and other three viewpoints at 5000 meters to enjoy the scenic natural beauty of the Everest region.

Gokyo Lakes and EBC Trek (16 days)

We first have the Gokyo lakes trek and then head to the Everest Base Camp on this 16 days trek. We go to the valley of Gokyo which takes us to the marvelous views of the Gokyo RI (5357 meters). We can watch the Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu peaks along with the mighty Everest from Gokyo RI. To further lengthen this trek, you can go to the remote alpine lakes which are further away from Gokyo.