Everest Base Camp- EBC Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

 Everest Base Camp(EBC) Trek is the world's highest peak trek, Mount Everest which the eye captures when footing above 5,000 meters where the epic adventure throughout the lifetime is executed. The forested valleys, different cultures, traditions, and many snowcapped mountains passing along the way and every footstep towards the Everest itself add the utmost significance to traveling history. The heavenly landscapes of the Khumbu region and the most admirable site in the entire Himalayas are one of the grounds for this peak to be famous among countries and peoples. The ancient culture and glory in the atmosphere equally describe the friendly nature of the people in this area which adds spice to the journey.

Everest is the dream for trekkers where climbing above 5,000 meters leads to the base camp. The Tenzing Hillary Airport which is a small airstrip at Lukla situated at an altitude of 2, 860 meters from sea level is where the trekking starts from. The trekkers are assisted by guides, porters and also several community people along the way. A various group of people all the way along makes the journey more fascinating. Then, a way to Namche bazaar where a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent-shaped hill slopes makes the walk more intense. "Hall of fame" gallery of Sherpas who submitted Everest, Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (first climbers to reach the peak)  of Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar and due to many other significant things, this place is considered as the administrative center and historical capital of the Khumbu region. Other places like Tengboche, Dingboche and Gorakshep are the major area where different Sherpa cultures and traditions can be learned. It allows visitors to experience the warm welcome in different kinds of culture, ancient Tibetan crafts, get to know the traditional housing, clothing and enjoy the social gathering. Passing through the dynamic landscapes and thriving flora and fauna, the Sagarmatha National Park offers quality time to discover the colorful Rhododendron flowers, Juniper trees and a wide variety of wildlife including more than 118 species of birds, animals such as musk deer, the Himalayan tahr, the ghoral, the serow, and the Himalayan black bear. The rarely seen species such as snow leopard and red panda exists in this region. Each enchanting step is direct toward the secret beauty of Mount Everest (known as "Sagarmatha" in Nepali). 

Trip Highlights

  • The Everest Base Camp trek has often been awarded as one of the best trek in the world. The trek starts after catching a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Kalapatthar is the highest point where you set foot on during Everest Base Camp trek which is about 5,545 meter. Once you stand at the top of the viewpoint, the big Himalayas such as Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet),Nupste (7,861m/25,791 ft), Changtse (7,580m/24,862 ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27940 ft) appears to be smaller. When the morning sunrise hits the mystic mountains, the astonishing view makes the trip worth it.
  • The unique culture and tradition of this place itself is an amazing thing that pleases the travellers. Tengboche monastery, the oldest Sherpa celibate monastery, traditional crafts, lifestyle of Sherpa and monks is one of the interesting portions you encounter during the adventure.
  • Flora and fauna in this route is diverged than any other places. The forest in this area is a home for about 118 species of birds such as Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed cough, some rare mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon level of service; Deluxe, Standard and budget as well as per the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest), highly experienced city tour guide, and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 -Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek elevation, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team.

DAY 2 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/preparation for the trek

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and our guide will pick you up from a hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice but you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day–at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.

DAY 3 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (45 min flight) & Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m/8659ft) (3 hrs trek)

Early morning, drive to the Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport and take a flight for about 30 minutes to Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is the beautiful valley which is surrounded by High Mountain and hills from all direction. Make sure the backpacks and all stuffs fully arranged to get started the trek towards Phakding. The easy and scenic trail follows soft descends to the bank of Dudh Koshi River, follow the riverbank of the river before we reach at Ghat. After there we continuously walk gentle trek to Phakding. We visit several Gompas, Monasteries and beautiful stone carving (written Buddhist scripts) all the way to Phakding.

DAY 4 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Early breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascent trail through pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo to reach at check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have a beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other.

DAY 5 - A day for rest at Namche Bazaar - for acclimatization and excursion around the places

We are already above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascending towards higher altitudes. As health experts suggests keeping moving and stay active to adapt to the weather, today we can make a walk towards Khumjung monastery (an important Buddhist monastery to explore) or ascend up to Syangboche's viewpoint. Over there from Syangboche, we can have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, and other snow-capped peaks. In the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.

DAY 6 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m/12683ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Early breakfast at the teahouse. Follow smooth trail with few ups and down with a super view of Himalayas throughout the trek. Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku are some of them. Along the trail we also can have chance to encounter with Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Multicolored Pheasants. The trail goes continuously towards Sansa via Kyangjiuma, which is the main junction point to split out the main trail of Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek, and Gokyo Lake Trek. After there, we again follow pine forest, prayer flags and festooned bridge of Dudh Koshi to reach Punki Thengh which is a small village with small army post. Then we follow ascends trail through pine forest to reach Tengboche – is great valley for close view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku as well as biggest Buddhist monastery of Mt. Khumbu region known as ‘Tengboche Monastery’. Interested can attend the praying program at 03:00 pm over there.

DAY 7 - Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m/13972ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascend trail to cross small village. We gradually walk north to Pheriche or take east ward trail which both leads us to northern part of Mt. Ama Dablam. After some walk we reach at Imja village. Then we follow descend trail to the river and climb steepest trail of the day which leads to Dingboche. Along the trail, we can see cultivated land of barley, potato and buckwheat as well as local people made the largest stone walls to protect crops from cold wild and grazing animals. Then, at evening we explore the Sherpa village of Dingboche.

DAY 8 - Acclimatization. Side trip from Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche

Breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascend trail to cross small village. We gradually walk north to Pheriche or take east ward trail which both leads us to northern part of Mt. Ama Dablam. After some walk we reach at Imja village. Then we follow descend trail to the river and climb steepest trail of the day which leads to Dingboche. Along the trail, we can see cultivated land of barley, potato and buckwheat as well as local people made the largest stone walls to protect crops from cold wild and grazing animals. Then, at evening we explore the Sherpa village of Dingboche.

DAY 9 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

We begin with breakfast at the teahouse then follow Khumbu Khola valley to reach Dughla over there. Then again we follow Dusa and Phuong Karpo valley where we can see wonderful Chola Lake and Mt. Pumori. We cross Dughla where we see Khumbu Glacier. Along the trail, we also can see memorials Chhortens of those Sherpa who lost their lives in the Everest Expedition. Again, we walk a gradual uphill trail all the way to Lobuche.

DAY 10 - Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) then trek to Everest Base Camp (5380m/17646ft) and back to Gorakshep (7-8 Hrs Trek)

Early morning breakfast at teahouse. Today’s trail leads to our core destination. We cross moraine of Khumbu glacier, pass through pyramid sign on the way from where you can observe Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Langtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse. Then again we follow small trail to Thangma Riju form where we perceive 360 degree vista of Snowy Mountain. Then climb steeply trail to reach at Gorakshep where we find Show Mountains in all direction including Mt. Everest & Pumori. Gorakshep is our today’s stop for dinner and overnight. Take off our backpacks and heavy stuffs at tea house and start a journey towards Everest Base Camp. After having a great time at Everest Base Camp, we retrace our steeps back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

DAY 11 - Morning Hike up to KalaPatthar (5545m/18187ft) and Trek to Pheriche (4243m/13917ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

We start the trek early in the morning at around 4:00 A.M. to Kalapathar for a sunrise view over the Himalayas. We walk continuously ascend for around 2 hours to reach Kala Pathar. When the first ray of the sun strikes the mountain it turns into Golden color, it seems pretty amazing. Take picture of golden Mountain and soaring around Kala Pathar return back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then, we gradually start descending trail all the way to Pheriche.

DAY 12 - Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Start a trek after having a quality breakfast time. Descending towards a lower altitude makes a trek easier. The stunning view of plain terrain at Tengboche along with Tengboche monastery located in between the incredible Himalayas makes you much refreshing. Then, follow the steep descent from Tengboche to Pungi Thenga where you can take a rest and have lunch. Follow the suspension bridge over the dudh koshi river. The view of sun shining with the great Himalayas makes your journey more enjoyable and finally you can see the wonderful Namchebazar and relax there.

DAY 13 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

On this day, you will trek from Namche Bazaar to lukla. After exploring some of the top natural beauty that the Himalayas has to offer, it is time to finish up Everest Base Camp trek. This guide will get you prepared for the hike and will provide a complete overview of this day.

DAY 14 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning breakfast at lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbings’ airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option. We will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

DAY 15 - Final departure. Drop to airport as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.