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Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek, commonly referred to as the "standard route to see Mount Everest," is a fascinating journey that is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal and the ultimate destination for hikers who seek adventures in the Himalayas. At 8,848 meters above sea level, Mt. Everest base camp package, also known as "The Sagarmatha" natively, is the highest peak on Earth. Many of us would like to take in the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of Nepal's tallest mountains. Around 35,000 people visit Everest Base Camp trekking each year, and some 1000 come to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
Along with the Himalayas' grandeur, this region has numerous other natural treasures that are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This adventure is absolutely exceptional and unforgettable since it is rich in pine forests, rhododendron and endangered bird and animal species. You will experience Buddhist tradition and culture, warm, affable, and endearing people with their traditional way of life, and get a glimpse of snow-capped snowy peaks while on Everest Base Camp Treks. This trip brings you to both the actual base camp location, underneath the cascading Khumbu Icefall as well as the well-known Everest viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5,545m). And of course a helicopter tour is the best alternative way to get to Everest base camp, which takes around 3 hours. The Mount Everest base camp also rewards you with the astounding view of snow-capped peaks like Mount Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Khumbu glacier.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Route
The path that leads to the Everest Base Camp features a variety of terrains, towering suspension bridges, pleasant riverbanks and picturesque mountain views.
The 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is where the Everest Base Camp trekking package begins. Lukla is famed for its stunning aerial vistas. You will also visit Phakding; the valley of Dudh Koshi river, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, EBC and Kala Patthar throughout the journey.
One of the officials from the Skyline Treks will give you a briefing on the Everest base camp trek itinerary on your first day arrival at Kathmandu. You will catch an early flight to Lukla the next day and start your walk to Phakding through lovely villages after you arrive at Lukla Airport. Namche Bazar is the following destination. The journey from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is primarily uphill and might be difficult. You will spend a day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization to Syangboche (Everest view).
The next day, after a delicious breakfast in Namche Bazaar, you will hike for five to six hours to get to Tengboche Monastery. You will cross meandering routes with picturesque views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku throughout the first phase of the trek. You will be arranged a night’s stay in a nearby teahouse at Tengboche.
The next morning, you will continue your trek to Dingboche after breakfast. With spectacular landscapes along the journey, the trail is primarily a downhill stroll. You will have a rest day at Dingboche after which the trek to Lobuche begins the next morning. We will pause along the way of your trip at scenic sites so you can soak in the appealing beauty of the mountains. Gorakshep will be another stop before continuing your trek to Everest Base Camp and back. The Everest Base Camp height is 5364m. You can also hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar early in the morning for the best panoramic sunrise view, the highest climbing attraction in the Everest region. We travel a considerably long way to reach Lukla after Gorakshep. The trek is concluded by a return flight back to Kathmandu.
The Everest Base Camp trek is considered a challenging and demanding trek, primarily due to the high altitude and rugged terrain. However, with proper preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization, many people successfully complete the trek every year.
The trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes about 12 to 14 days, depending on the route and individual pacing. The trail involves long uphill and downhill sections, rocky paths, and steep ascents in certain areas. Trekkers need to be prepared for variable weather conditions, including low temperatures and occasional snowfall, particularly at higher elevations.
One of the most significant challenges of the Everest Base Camp trek is altitude sickness. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the oxygen levels decrease, and the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) increases. It is crucial to allow sufficient time for acclimatization, take regular rest days, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness to ensure a safe trek.
The Everest Base Camp trek requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Regular exercise, including cardiovascular workouts, hiking, and building strength in the legs and core, can help prepare for the trek. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking any strenuous physical activity or high-altitude trek.
Overall, while the Everest Base Camp trek is challenging, it is achievable for individuals with the right preparation, determination, and appropriate physical condition. It is essential to undertake thorough research, plan well, and consider joining an experienced with our trekking company a knowledgeable guide to ensure a safe and successful journey.
Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport (T.I.A) and pick up by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel.
You will be boarding an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on this particular day. Your guide will transport you to the domestic terminal. These flights are arranged during the morning in order to make sure that you can land because Lukla's weather can become quite windy and unreliable in the late afternoon. The flight, which lasts about 35 minutes, is incredibly exciting. You will get breathtaking views of the highlands and the snow-capped Himalayas on a fine day. When you arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, you will meet the porters and Sherpas who will accompany you on the trip. The trek starts with a pleasant walk through the alpine woods next to the Dudh Koshi River. Your first view of the Himalayas, including a distant vista of Mount Khumbila, will be the moment you reach Cheplung village. The calming melody of the Dudh Koshi River will complement your journey as you travel with mules and other trekkers. Phakding is the intended destination for dinner before bed.
Traveler’s note: Since it's important to put your safety first, we recommend all our guests traveling to Lukla to book an extra day of vacation time in case their flights are delayed by adverse weather.
You will head for Namche Bazaar shortly as you finish breakfast. The journey constantly goes along the Dudh Koshi Riverbank after leaving Phakding village. The majority of this portion of the trail is shaded by a blue pine forest, however it also passes through various yak farms and Sherpa settlements, including Benkar and Chumoa. You must also cross The Hillary Bridge, a lengthy suspension bridge, along the way to get to the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo.
The trail becomes extremely steep and climbs uphill toward Jorsalle village as you enter the national park. But after a while, the challenging trail rewards you with a stunning view of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Everest and Nuptse as you reach Namche Bazaar, frequently referred to as the "Gateway to the Himalayas". It is surroundedby teahouses, restaurants, ATMs and vibrant markets. You can get a close look at Thamserku and Kongde-Ri from the village.
Rest overnight at the local teahouse enjoying a delicious dinner.
You will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization to help your body adapt to the altitude and lower your risk of altitude sickness as the journey will take you beyond 4,000 meters over the days that follow. Even though it is a rest day, you can go for a quick climb to the slopes above Namche Bazaar and Syangboche. You will see the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest premium hotels in the world, here.
View the magnificent mountains Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kwangde from a place close to the hotel. You will have the opportunity to visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery on your way back to Namche Bazaar. Wander through the local market. Experience the nightlife and adore the Sherpas' hospitality.
Rest and enjoy your meal at the guesthouse.
We depart from Namche and follow a route to Tengboche. The trail from Namche to Tengboche is regarded as the most picturesque path of the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. We initially make our way down to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Phungithanka before slowly ascending to Tengboche. A number of the highest mountains will witness you trek the wonderful trail, including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Everest. You will walk across the Imja Khola to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of the Khumbu Region.
You can explore Tengboche Monastery, a well-known Buddhist shrine. It's an ancient monastery that's situated at a high elevation and offers spectacular scenery of the Everest region. Be sure to check out the monastery's magnificent statues and artwork. You can meditate alongside the Buddhist monasteries. Additionally, from an altitude of 3,900 meters, one can observe Ama Dablam and take in the sunset.
You will have dinner and an overnight stay at a guest house in Tengboche.
Experience the gorgeous sunrise over mountain Ama Dablam which will be a beautiful memory to cherish forever. After breakfast, you'll start your trekking journey north from Tengboche settlement. The walk continues on a delightful path full of mountain vistas, rhododendron forests and spectacular landscapes to Pangboche village upon passing a suspension bridge across the Imja Khola. The road narrows significantly beyond this point. The trails leading to Dingboche are guarded by mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels, agricultural fields, and yak herder communities.
Dingboche is also called "Summer Valley." As you approach it, you will see yaks grazing in the huge pasture. You could experience the impact of thin air at a height of 4,410 meters when you arrive at Dingboche. Be calm and drink a lot of water. Always keep yourself hydrated. Here, our hiking guide will use an oximeter to evaluate your oxygen level and examine if you are physically fit to trek. If not, he will provide you with some medications to prevent you from having altitude sickness.
Have a delicious dinner and warm, comfortable night's sleep at a local guest house.
There is an additional rest and acclimatization day to enable your body to adjust to the altitude. After breakfast, you can take a quick hike to a nearby hill to stay energized and prepared for the remaining adventure. Nagarjuna Hill, which rises steeply from Dingboche to its top at 5,085 meters, gives stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Kangtega. After a short break at the peak, you'll return to Dingboche to relax. You might decide to do another quick tour of the village if you're in good health and wish to engage in more activities. You will have dinner and rest at the guesthouse tonight.
After breakfast today, you will begin your trek to Lobuche, which is at an altitude of 4940 meters. You first follow a track that runs through a series of broad valleys to get to Dughla. You will carry on and eventually arrive in Lobuche after passing some yak farms. The trails are covered with snow and are barren. As you are currently moving above the treetops, you will find that there are almost no trees or rolling hills. Snow-covered hills are all that are seen. Here in Lobuche, there are no permanent Sherpa villages.
You will witness a memorial site for the Sherpa's who lost their lives while expediting Everest. The trek continues via the Moraine of Khumbu Glacier, from where you can glimpse peaks like Khumbutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, Mount Pumori, and Mount Nuptse. You'll be surrounded by the stunning views of the high mountains next to the tea houses.
Admire the view, have dinner and sleep warmly at night.
You'll start off on a rocky, rough trail in Lobuche after breakfast and head towards Gorakshep. You can still see vistas of Nuptse, Pumori, and other mountains despite the difficult trail. The arduous trail takes a few hours to travel before you arrive at Gorakshep. You will get some time to relax and leave your heavy gear before beginning your way back to Everest Base Camp. You will be trekking close to the Khumbu Glacier and passing by multiple small streams and glacial moraines along the route. With its gray rocks, ice structures, and tiny craters, the Khumbu Glacier resembles a lunar landscape.
You'll be standing in Mount Everest's foothills in around two hours. The wait is now over. With your team and trekking guide, you can celebrate your accomplishment once you arrive at Everest Base Camp. Live the moment and admire the Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and a little portion of Everest seen magnificently from the Everest Base Camp. Take photographs as you wander around the base camp.
You will return to the desolate landscape of Gorakshep for dinner and an overnight stay after celebrating and taking in the glorious view.
The day begins before dawn with a hike up to the iconic Kala Patthar. It's the second most anticipated day of your EBC trekking trip. So, get up early before sunrise and head to Kala Patthar located at 5,550 meters. It is the highest point of your hiking expedition. You will forget all your worries as the sun emerges from the highest mountain.
Catch the sun's golden rays as they fall on Mount Everest and other soaring peaks from Kala Patthar. Embrace yourself at the base of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Capture the moment on camera to share it with the world. Retrace your tracks, return to Gorakshep for breakfast and then head downhill to Pangboche. You will go along a rocky path as you cross through Thukla Pass and Lobuche. However, the trail is familiar and easy going. You will pass a small bridge over a glacial stream after descending the slope of Thukla Pass to reach Pangboche.
Indulge in the surrounding views and enjoy a Himalayan meal at Pangboche before retiring to your room to unwind.
After breakfast, you will depart for a relatively comfortable trail to leave the high Himalayas behind early this morning. The most of today will be spent hiking through thick blue pine and rhododendron forests. You can encounter some rare animals such as Himalayan griffons, wild goats, musk deer and pheasants. You will pass through a number of villages along the way, notably Tengboche and Phunki Tenga. The terrain changes to a steep uphill as you arrive at Phunki Tenga. You then trek back down towards the Dudh Koshi River after an hour-long ascent. You will reach Kyangjuma village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Three well-traveled routes in the Everest region meet here: Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Valley, and Khumjung Village. You will continue the trail from here to the Namche Bazaar.
Enjoy your final night together with Sherpa at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar as you recall base camp memories.
You move back to Lukla while leaving the mesmerizing mountains behind, after breakfast. To get to Lukla, we descend along the Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding. The magnificent steep terrain and dense forests will keep us captivated the entire journey. Embrace the final moments of your Everest trek and vistas of the impressive mountains. Before arriving at Lukla, where the trip comes to an end, you will pass several Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, and chortens.
Rejoice about your achievement to EBC this evening with your entire team. Thank the porters who assisted with carrying your belongings. The trekking group will have a moment of celebration.
Dinner and overnight stay in Lukla, where you can taste the finest local wines and foods from the Himalayas.
Your hike comes to an end now, and you will catch a flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning while the weather remains fine. As you are in the air heading to the city, make sure to take in one final view of the fascinating surroundings. You will land in Kathmandu after a short 35-minuteflight and will be taken directly to the hotel. The rest of your day can be spent relaxing or exploring Thamel to find presents for your loved ones back home.
In this area of the city, there are also many dining options, serving everything from local momos to traditional newari foods, steaks and pizza. You will find something to truly enjoy for dinner after your adventure in the mountains.
Have a good sleep at the hotel in Kathmandu.
It is the final day of your trip in Nepal with us and it is time to say goodbye.
After morning breakfast, The Skyline Treks and Expedition, a representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination.
You will drop the airport before 3 hours of your flight.
We will wish you a safe flight to your home country.
Note: In case of an emergency while traveling and a flight cancellation due to bad weather, for helicopter rescue to Lukla and back, there will be an added charge of about US$1,000 per person. Our company, Skyline Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd., will arrange the helicopter. Clients can cover the cost of their own medical evacuation and rescue services.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. It is not so difficult.
Everest Base Camp height is at an altitude of 5,364 meters.
The Everest Base Camp Trek tourist standard costs US$1295 only, per person.
One must be vaccinated against COVID-19 for travelling to Nepal and you might also follow your doctor’s advice for the vaccinations to be taken.
Yes, you will be provided with hot showers throughout the trek and heaters will be available in the dining room.
You have to pay Rs 100 to 300 (US$1 to 2.5) only, to get hot water from the hotel you are staying in.
Yes, of course. Internet and mobile connectivity are available at most places.
Yes, with an extra charge you can get a guide and porter for yourself.
No, you should not. The domestic flight tickets are included in the costs you pay.
You can have 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day on your trek. However, you will have to pay for extra snacks, drinks and also bottled water.
We provide you with daily accommodation at local tea houses in various stations.
You can recharge your gadgets at the tea houses for which you have to pay US$2 to 3 per hour.
Yes, we do accept the last-minute bookings as well.
Our itinerary is designed for easy travel to every trekker. Hence, you need not worry about having prior experience.
You can find the itinerary of EBC from our company Skyline Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd.
Yes, of course. Do contact us and plan your trip as per your ease.
No, travel insurance is the must to do any treks, tours or mountain climbing in Nepal. If incase of emmergency we will rescue by helicopter, we will arrange and insurance company will pay your accidental, medical evacuation and helicopter rescue bill etc.
Yes, it can be done in 14 days.
Undoubtedly, yes. We make sure that our company provides you with all-inclusive during EBC trek.
Our 26 years of experience in outdoor travel, trained guides, quality service with highest success rate and the transparency we provide makes us a renowned company in this field. You can definitely believe in us for your adventures.
Yes of course you need trekking permit to go to Everst base camp. You required Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and Khumbu Gaupalika fee.
Everest base camp trek can be as much shorter as we can in 11 days possible from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
You need to bring the following equipment list while on trek to Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular hiking route in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. The trek starts from Lukla, and takes you through beautiful valleys, lush forests, and traditional Sherpa villages, before finally reaching the base camp of Mount Everest.
To do the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will need to obtain two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Gaupalika entry fee, These can be obtained in Kathmandu and ontheway trek from Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is generally safe, but there are some risks associated with high altitude and trekking in remote areas. It is important to take proper precautions, such as acclimatizing properly, staying hydrated, and hiring a licensed and experienced guide, our guide will take you very safetly during the trek.
You should pack warm and comfortable clothing, sturdy and comfortable trekking shoes, a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and other necessary trekking gear. You can also rent or buy gear in Kathmandu or Lukla or Namche. If you hire or buy in Lukla or Namche it will be terrible expensive.
While it is possible to do the trek independently, it is recommended to hire a licensed and experienced guide for your safety and convenience. A guide can also provide information about the local culture and environment, and help with logistics such as accommodation and meals etc..
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