Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 16 Days    Based on 3 Reviews
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate difficult
  • Trip Style: Hiking & Trekking
  • Transport: Flight
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 5,643m/18,513ft
  • Best Season: Spring (February - May) and Autumn (September - December)

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Rich Sherpa culture and tradition with a unique lifestyle
  • Adventurous trail with lots of up and down including huge Khimbu Glasier and Icefalls
  • Oldest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery, and  the famous Mani Rimdu festival
  • Sensational views of the world's tallest mountain Mt. Everest and the 360-degree view of the nearby snow-capped peak.
  • Gorgeous sunrise or colourful sunset view from Kala Patthar's viewpoint.
  • Maximum elevation 5545 meters Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp 5364 meters.
  • Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt.Pumari, Mt Changtse, Mt Khumbutse Mt. Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. khunde, Mt cholatse etc.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the classic trekking trail of the Khumbu region. This is one of the most famous treks of Nepal where every year thousands of travelers visit. Following the footstep of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary hundreds of trekkers trek in this region to witness the world's largest mountains as well as stunning views of the Himalayan landscape. Located in the northeastern part of Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek will present you with the utmost trekking experience that will stay in your memory for a lifetime. Sherpa's, Rai's, Limbu's are some of the community that resides here. All of these communities have different art, dress, beliefs & customs that in whole made this region immensely rich in culture and tradition. Along the trail, you will visit the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the biggest and ancient monasteries of this region.

Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail is also very beautiful and adventurous. You will pass by dense forests of rhododendron, pine, maple & oak, cross thrilling suspension bridges over cold & untamed rivers, cross streams, pass by fine valleys & lovely villages, and get to see breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains as well as gorgeous scenery throughout the trek. The world's largest and highest glacier point after one and a half to two hours ascent from Gorekshep is the Everest  Base camp (5360m.). In the high expeditions season, thousands of tents are here because it is the first camp for the climbers.

Kala Patthar(5545m.) is an excellent viewpoint to see the stunning view of Mt. Everest (8848m.), Mt. Lhotse (8516m.) Mt. Pumori (7161m.), Mt. Nuptse (7861m.), and other hundreds of snow-capped mountains. Although it is tough to climb very early in the morning from Gorekshep to the Kala Patthar the happiness of the achievement cannot explain in words. Crystal clear sky with stars, upcoming sunlight on the top of every peak, and the view of Khumbu Glacier make everyone never go back down. The more you start early from the guest house to climb up, the more you get chances to see the view of the Khumbu region, several peaks, and snow land. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport(1360m/4462ft)
  • Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Day 03Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2618m/8590ft)-4 hours
  • Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft)-6/7 hours
  • Day 05Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft)- 4/5 hours
  • Day 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft)- 5 hours
  • Day 07Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4220m/14501ft)-5 hours
  • Day 08Rest day at Dingboche (4420m/14501ft)-3/4 hours
  • Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft)-5 hours
  • Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp(5364m/17598ft) and return to Gorak Shep(5140m/16864ft)-7/8 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Pheriche (4240m/13910ft)via Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft)-7/8 hours
  • Day 12Trek to Namche (3440m/11286ft)-6 hours
  • Day 13Trek to Lukla (2840m/9318ft)-7hours
  • Day 14Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1340/4420ft)-35 minutes
  • Day 15Free day in Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft)
  • Day 16Flight back home

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per Itinerary.
  • Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse/guest house menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back with yourself.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include part.

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp trek route

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla. Even though the fight will be short you will find yourself already at 2,860 meters, which is a huge gain of altitude in a short period of time. This increases the chance of altitude sickness, therefore, if you feel any uneasiness or short of breath do tell your team members so that they can take proper measures on time. However, this doesn't happen frequently, but it's better to be safe than sorry. From here, the trail will take you to Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. Taking a day off here, you will explore the region and nearby areas. Further, the trail continues all the way up to the Everest Base Camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. You will also get to see beautiful Khumbu glacier and glacial lakes on the way.

From Everest Base Camp, you will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Twache (6,495 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m) and numerous other Himalayan mountains. The next day, you will hike up to Kala Patthar to see probably one of the most stunning sunrises of your life with the Himalayas in the backdrop. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint of the Khumbu region and also presents 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains. From here onwards, you will descend down to Lukla in the coming days and fly back to Kathmandu.

We, Snowland Trek & Tours are glad to offer you our famous Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days. For further information regarding Everest Base Camp Trek cost or Everest Base Camp trek, itinerary feels free to contact us anytime.

Everest Base Camp trek difficulty

Everest Base Camp trek is quite strenuous as you have to trek on rugged and steep paths with lots of ascends and descends. Therefore, you have to be physically, and mentally fit to go on this trek, and prior consulting with doctors about altitude sickness and other health-related issues is highly recommended.

Best time to go on EBC Trek

The best time to go on the EBC trek is from mid-September to May. The weather will be clear at this time of the year. From September to December, the weather will be stable with the mild-warm days and cold nights. Snowland adventure is the team of an enthusiastic worker, our guest's safety and comfort is our team's first priority. We will make sure, with us, this trip will become the lifelong memory of your life. For any information regarding itinerary or Trek cost, feel free to contact us anytime.

Note:

Due to global warming, the weather in the mountain and hilly region has changed unusually. Because of this, we are facing some problems with bad weather, heavy rainfall, landside, highway blocked, flight delayed, or even canceled for a day. Sometimes because of the road traffic, we couldn't arrive on time. It may happen at any time of the year because we can't predict the weather condition and other situations.Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight. If everything is going well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.