Trip Facts

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Solukhumbhu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Thrilling and scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Enjoy the lifestyle at the world's highest altitude of human settlement, “Namche Bazaar.”
  • Get an opportunity to be filled with a warm gesture of distinctive Sherpa culture. 
  • World heritage enlisted Sagarmatha National Park and Historic Tengboche Monastery. 
  • Everest Base Camp itself is decorated with the views of Khumbu icefall and Glacier along with peaks like Pumo Ri (7165m) and Nuptse (7861m).
  • The viewpoint of Kalapatthar from where trekkers are presented with panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif.

Overview

Shimmering, heavenly snow-clad mountains with the most beauteous panoramic sceneries of Khumbu icefall and glaciers and galvanizing peaks above the altitude of 7000m like Pumo Ri and Nuptse, welcome to the world full of thrill, full of miraculous creations of Nature. Welcome to Everest Base Camp Trek where you will seek the truly adventurous and unforgettable journey of your life.

With the warm hospitality of distinctive Sherpa culture, get welcomed on an imperial journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took off in 1953. Nothing can beat the exultation of enjoying the endemic lifestyle of bizarro Namche Bazaar, the human settlement at the world’s highest altitude. Who else can deny feeling one’s presence to view Mount Everest, Chomolungma (in Tibetian language) along with historic Tengboche monastery and world-heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park? Everest Base Camp is the viewpoint of Kalapatthar embellished with the scenic views of Mount Everest massif. Buckle up thrill-lovers to gain lifetime experiences!

Enriched with the aura of breath-taking natural sceneries, lofty Himalayas, and unique Sherpa culture, the EBC trekking is the immaculate amalgam of the aesthetic Khumbu region and the adorable experiences of the mighty mountain ranges of 4 to 6.

Most of the trekking trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park along with many settlements like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, and many more. The Everest Base camp trek by Himalaya Land Treks begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the outset of the world’s most amazing life experiences.

Major attractions at Everest Base Camp trek

Sherpa Culture at Khumbu region

A homely environment with the warm gesture of Sherpa culture and tradition won’t let you feel like going back to your home. An epitome of humanity, bravery, and stick-to-itiveness, Sherpa culture teaches you to live a full-fledged life. The plus point of the Everest Base Camp trek is you get to indulge yourself in the distinctive festivities of this particular region such as Mani Rimdu (to mark the foundation of Buddhism in the Tibetan region), Dumji (as the birth of Guru Rinpoche), Loshar, and many many more where you can feel the spiritual recreation.

Lukla Airport

Also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla Airport is the main route way to Everest Base Camp. Situated at the highest altitude, sometimes unpredictable weather changes may create flight interventions but it is widely accepted that flights to Lukla Airport are one of the adventurous trips of all.

Namche Bazaar

Sherpa capital, where any globetrotters can feel the homely contexture, Namche Bazaar popular as “Gateway to Everest” is the first stop point during the trek to Everest. In fact, the EBC trekking is incomplete without the visit to this small b0ut traditionally and naturally rich village.

Tengboche Monastery

With the spiritual essence and ancient religious history, Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery of the Khumbu region and the leading Buddhist center. The famous colorful Sherpa festival, Mani Rimdu is hosted by Tengboche Monastery. Brimmed with the hymns of OM MANE PADME HUN, this monastery is a perfect place to decipher the peace.

Kalapatthar View point

With an altitude of 5600m, the Kalapatthar viewpoint is worth visiting where one can visualize the peachy keen views of the summit and other peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Cho Oyu. One has to exhibit their physical presence to feel the marvelous beauty of nature from here.

Trekking Period and Difficulties to face

“Winter is coming” or “Winter is here” It’s the perfect time to overlook the entire majestic views of the scenario around Everest Base Camp with twinkling snows. But make sure you can adjust to the freezing cold. The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is from March to May and September to November. But if you are planning to carry on a Helicopter tour then you can have a visit to base camp when there is fine weather.

You do not require professional or previous trekking experience to begin your EBC trekking as it is a moderate trekking journey. Any person who is committed to walking 5-6 hours a day can easily access the trek. But altitude sickness may intervene in your journey. 

Safety comes first. Go through the planned itinerary and take suggestions from well-trained professionals. Traveling through the majestic mountains is more than you expect.

Tie your shoelaces on to begin your journey toward Everest Base Camp and feel heaven! Himalaya Land Treks has been providing the service for a decade. Unlock your daringness, shoot your fear, always take precautionary measures and start an incredible journey with us! Also, donot forget to check our other thrilling adventure trekking in Nepal packages.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparation (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Today, you will have a beautiful guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Boudhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath, Tempe and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these destinations are brilliant sites to enjoy the ancient art, craft, and architecture. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, 30mins and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your Lukla flight. The short flight to Lukla is a highlight in itself because from the plane, you can see the changing sights of the terrain below. From Lukla, you will then begin your trekking journey to today's destination- Phakding, going through beautiful woods over a well-trodden path. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft)

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Phakding, you will make your way into the Dudh Koshi River valley, through the verdant pine and cedar woodlands to reach the village of Monjo from where you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. From here, you will be trekking into the emerald forests of the Himalayan woods towards the famous Town of Namche Bazaar. The trek is a steady uphill journey and offers amazing views of the Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche.

Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day is reserved for acclimatization. There are many things to do at Namche- you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum of the town, and also have a quick visit to the Everest Photo gallery here. Plus, you can also hike to the Syangboche airstrip that is located above the town. Also, you could pay a visit to the Everest View Hotel- the highest located hotel in the world that boasts of views of the Mount Everest (8848m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860/12,664ft)

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Namche, you will make your way in a beeline towards Tengboche, another famous village of the region. Passing by ridgelines and suspension bridges over the Imja River, you will eventually reach Tengboche, also known as the spiritual hub of Khumbu. Here, you can visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in the region. You can also enjoy mesmerizing views of the Ama Dablam (6856m) from here. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410/14,469ft)

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Dingboche, you will be walking along the Imja River towards the summer valley of Dingboche- a beautiful village situated in the Imja Valley. Dingboche is quite dramatic in its location as it is situated at the foothill of the Nangkartshang Peak (5616m) and beside the Imja River. The trek is amazing and the views of mountain peaks in the Everest range are always present just over the skyline. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dingboche.

Day 8: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,410/14,469ft)

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is another day reserved for acclimatization. Today, you can explore the village and enjoy the traditional ambiance the place offers, with its many Mani stones carved with prayers, Chortens and Prayer wheels lining the Stupas. You could relax as well, or you could also have a hike up the vantage point of the Nangkartshang (5616m) to enjoy panoramic views of the Imja Valley and the Everest ranges. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dingboche.

Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Dingboche, you will be following the trail that winds alongside the Imja River towards Lobuche- a small settlement that is towered over by the Lobuche Peaks, from which the village also gets its name. The trek is rather moderate and you can also notice the terrain changing from greener pastures to rocky soils and snowy barren grounds. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from lobuche to Gorakshep -Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft)

8-9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is one of the most anticipated days of the trek. You will be trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest today. Trekking past the small sparsely populated settlement of Gorakshep, you will be heading the base camp, passing by the trail that meanders alongside the Khumbu Glacier Moraine. Once reaching the base camp, you can take in the grand moment, and enjoy your time there. You can see the Khumbu Icefall, Glacier, and many other mountains in the Everest range. After sending time at the base camp, you will return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)

8-9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is another most anticipated day of the trekking journey. You will wake up before dawn and make your way to Kala Patthar the most famous vantage point of the Khumbu, to see the mesmerizing view of the entire Mount Everest massif. It is one of the most unearthly and ethereal sights in the world. After enjoy that best moment of the trek at Kalapatthar, you will make your way back to Pheriche, trekking along the same pathway. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft)

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Pheriche, you will trek along the familiar path back towards Namche Bazaar, taking in the beauty of the Himalayan woodlands and the towering peaks of the Sagarmatha, passing over the Imja River and crossing many suspension bridges along the way. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Namche, you will be trekking back to Lukla, passing by Monjo and exiting the national park. The trek is downhill and is comparatively easier than before. The mountains are always there for you in the horizon, rising high and watching over your journey like ethereal natural being, albeit not being sentient. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft), Farewell Dinner

35 min
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

From Lukla, you will catch your flight back to Kathmandu, bidding the Everest peaks goodbye for the last time. At Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day as you please, shopping or simply relaxing. You will also participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks at the end of the day. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure day

Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to your airport for your departure.

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Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled a sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation to EBC and return.
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Hot and bottle drinks. 
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra Battery Charging, Hot shower, and wifi. 
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. 
  • Tipping to Staff. 

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus
May 2021
May 01, 2021 May 02, 2021US$ 1,415AvailableBook This Trip

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