Everest Base camp is one of the most famous trekking route in the world and this is recommended as one of the best place for adventure and photographer lovers . This trekking can give you an opportunities to see sherpa people, their culture, Buddhist monasteries , the highest natural beauties scene, spectacular mountains, gorgeous glaciers, unique species,several amazing trekking routes and centuries-old traditions.
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla by tiny airstrip, then our adventure trekking to Everest base camp starts. The next days are spent trekking through the heart land of Sherpa people. Tengboche monastery with the magnificent views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m)and Lhotse (8,511m) getting closer everyday. We will have a rest days at Namche, Dingboche, this will give you chance to discover Sherpa people and their culture .
Our main goal is Everest Base Camp, where climbers following the steps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay prepared for their summit attempts. You can stand at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, where climbers begin their adventure. Our another important destination is Kalapathar, Where you will have sunrise view from here over the mount Everest and other many mountains. After trekking to kalapather, We return at a leisurely pace to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Mount Everest, without doubt has the most spectacular view among all the mountain in its range. However, taking on summit of the Everest is an expensive, challenging and potentially dangerous task to undertake. The better alternative to this is the Everest Base Camp trek which offers beauty of Himalayas and experience of lifetime at fraction of cost and comfort. This does not mean the trek is easy, the Base Camp Trek is simple but not easy. It requires you to provide commitment and effort before you can view all the beauty The Everest has to offer in her full glory.
The Everest offers cultural diversity and experience along with the view of Himalayas. You will get to experience and see the life in the freezing but stunning climate and get a taste of that exotic lifestyle from the climate.
The trail starts from the Kathmandu where you will see few sites around Kathmandu and have an amazing experience on your flight to Lukla. The flight is thrilling and beautiful. You will get to fly over number of beautiful tall mountains and observe them from above the clouds. Lukla will be the first place for you to experience the fresh air of Himalayas. Compared to all noise, pollution, and hustle of Kathmandu Lukla feels like a heaven with cherry on top. After spending some time in Lukla, you will start your trek from Namche Bazaar, a market in one of the highest altitude in the world.
On your route towards the base camp you will get to experience breath-taking views and variety of natural beauty. You will get to see The Khumbu Glacier, The Icefall, and number of different mountains and valleys and gorges.
Facts about Everest Base Camp Trekking
The highest altitude of Everest Base Camp trek is 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp
The lowest altitude of the camp is 3450m at Namche Bazaar.
Sir Edmund Hillary established a school in the Everest Region
Khumbu and Ngozumpa glaciers are the biggest glaciers in Nepal
Where is Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is in the plains of Mount Everest and the first place where the summiteers prepare for their climb. Here, you will meet climbers, non-climbers, trekkers, guides, locals and variety of other people from around the world; all gathered to see the majestic Sagarmatha (The Everest).
How long does the trip last for?
The Everest Base Camp Trek is moderately long and can last anywhere from 7-15 days depending upon the itinerary you want.
How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?
Regardless of the regional difficulties and Himalayan Terrain, anyone can complete Everest Base Camp Trek. It has received the moderate rating in the level of difficulty meaning anyone moderately fit can undertake and complete the trek successfully.
Frequently asked questions about Everest Base Camp Trek
Should I join a guided trek / group?
Yes, you should join a guided trek to Everest. It is a moderate trek. That doesn’t mean that it has no difficulties while trekking.
Can one trek to Everest Base Camp Base Camp independently or without a guide / support?
Yes, you can trek to Everest Base Camp Base Camp independently or without a guide or support. The route is simple enough. But a guide can definitely add value to your trip. He can open doors for you (like literally) and take you to visit Gumbas. A good guide can give you insight to the lifestyle of people who have been living there for sometime.
-Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
-2 nights accommodation with breakfast hotel in Kathmandu.
-Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) .
-Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
-One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
-Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
-Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.
-Sagarmatha national park permit.
-Guide’s flight fare Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.
-Tea, coffee and hot water
-Meals whilst in Kathmandu
– Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
-Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 15days from date of issue)
-You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
-Battery re-charge fee
-Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
– Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
-Tips for guide, Porter
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) by Thai Air and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.
03Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
05Namche to Tengboche
Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3867m). walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Acclimatization day at Dingbuche. walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
09Lobuche to Gorakshep
Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m).Gorakshep to continue trek to Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
11Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). walking 7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
13Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
02Kathmandu to Lukla
From Kathmandu early morning fly to Lukla(2886m) and trek to Phakding. Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
06Tengboche to Dingboche
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m). walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
08Dingboche to Lobuje
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m). walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
10Hike up to kalapathar
Early in the morning hike up to kalapathar 5545m for wonderful Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Pumori 7161m,Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m), back to Gorakshep continue trek to Pheriche(4200m) Walking 7 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
12Namche to Lukla
Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,886m). walking 7 hours,Overnight at Lodge.
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure