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Everest Base Camp Trek

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View from Kala Patthar
Tengboche Monastery
View from Tengboche
Duration14 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,550 m / 18,209 ft
ActivitiesTrekking
Group Size1-12
StartsLukla
EndsLukla
Best TimeMarch – May & September – November

Tucked in the middle of the Himalayas, Mount Everest appeals greatly and draws travellers from all around the world. While some of them want to reach the top of Everest, others search for the amazing panoramic views presented by the challenging mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

Usually choosing treks like the Everest Base Camp expedition, some who might not want to ascend the highest peak in the world due of personal taste or physical restrictions choose others. This choice balances small challenge with accessibility to appeal to a broad spectrum of hikers.

Of the many trekking paths available worldwide, Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the more famous ones. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary climbed Everest successfully in 1953. Ever since, adventure seekers have turned to Everest Base Camp Trekking as their first choice. Many thrill-seekers from all around the world visit Nepal in search of immersive and exciting experiences and then head toward the Base Camp of the highest peak.

Starting from the energetic city of Kathmandu, where visitors may see the ancient architecture and get ready for the climb, the Everest Base Camp hike Starting at Lukla, which is accessed by a beautiful aircraft and is among the second most challenging airport worldwide, the hike experience starts.

Lead by our knowledgeable residents, the journey winds by landmarks such the Pasang Lhamu Sherpa monument, Chortens, and charming Sherpa villages. Key destinations are Namche Bazaar for acclimatization; next, a tour of Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche ends at the amazing Everest Base Camp.

Rising above great mountains, the active base camp offers a unique blending of spirituality and community. Gorakhshep has accommodation; before dawn, a climb to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters) provides breathtaking views of Everest and its surrounds.

Every step of our incredible and reasonably priced 14-Day Everest Base Camp Hike accentuates the Himalayan beauty and human spirit fortitude. This walk provides not only a great physical trip but also a strong interaction with Nepal's rich heritage and breathtaking surroundings from the ancient lanes of Kathmandu to the stunning heights of Kala Patthar.

Come see us as we show Sherpa villages, stand at Everest's foot, and create lasting memories. The invitation from the Himalayans waits; dare to respond?

Hightlights of EBC Trek:

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu’s world heritage sites.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla (second most dangerous airport in the world).
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery.
  • Walking through Sherpa Villages and along Mani Walls (stone plates, rocks, or pebbles inscribed with the six-syllabled mantra of Avalokiteshvara as a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism).
  • Everest Base Camp - 5,360 Meters.
  • Kalapatthar, the highest point on this trek, standing tall at 5,550 Meters offers insane views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Visit Italian Pyramid Center.
  • Witness panoramic View of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Opportunities of seeing Himalayan Thar and Musk deer.

What to expect during Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Based on our regular Everest Base Camp itinerary, individuals who visit Nepal for this thrilling experience begin their journey in Kathmandu for a few days, observing the timeless architecture of historical places and equipping themselves with the necessary information and equipment.

The climax of this expedition actually begins when we land in Lukla (the second most dangerous airport in the world) after a 20-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. After a brief pause in Lukla, accompanied by our guide and porters, we initiate our first steps toward the foot of the giants. The important attractions along the way, such as the Pasang Lhamu Sherpa statue, Chortens, and gorgeous Sherpa villages, lend appeal and significance to the journey, making it absolutely charming.

Next day, we follow the mighty Dudhkoshi River to Namche Bazaar, the prime gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Following a day of acclimatization in Namche, a necessary stage in adjusting to the high-altitude environment, our path everyday passes across important sites including Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and more finally brings us to the Everest Base Camp.

One is in wonder standing at Everest Base Camp. Rising mountains, including the famous Mount Everest, surround the exciting and calm environment. Prayer flags around the busy base camp produce a special fusion of spirituality and friendship. We return to Gorakhshep for our overnight stay as the base camp does not have lodging for trekkers. Before sunrise, the next morning, we set off a journey to Kala Patthar, which towers at 5,550 meters. From this vantage point, we have amazing views of the first light gracing the summit of the earth and the neighboring mountains.

Celebrating our return to Namche following our completion of the Everest Base Camp journey, we experience only the Himalayan sense of success. As you bid farewell to this well-known journey, your heart will be etched with memories of breathtaking landscape, cultural exchanges, and personal triumphs. Accept the adventurous attitude and let Everest to be a part of your own road instead of merely a point of view on the map.

Itinerary

Note: During the peak trekking season of April and May, flights to Lukla are operated from Manthali due to high demand and congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

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When your flight lands, our representative will greet you with a signboard carrying your name. Following that, you will be accompanied to the hotel where you will be briefed about the upcoming event by your trekking guide.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today you will look at the architectural brilliance and ageless beauty of the Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at 8 a.m. and quickly review the daily schedule. Then, with your guide, will be seen the four main sights of the capital city: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Since your tour guide is government-authorized and familiar with these sites, he or she will give you comprehensive knowledge on them. You will get back to your lodging in the evening after visiting these sites. You can relax for your next trip starting tomorrow or meander about Thamel, which is alive till late.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

We head to Tribhuvan International Airport this morning to board on our domestic flight to Lukla. We arrive at Lukla via a small plane from the airport after a 20-minute journey. This little town in the Khumbu Region is famous as the entryway to Mount Everest, and the airport is regarded as one of the most dangerous due to its difficult terrain.

At 2,860 meters, Lukla provides amazing perspective of the surrounding Himalayan mountains. This town is unique and unforgettable for the Everest trip since it also offers a window into Sherpa civilization.

Following a little respite, we begin our first official trek's steps. The landscapes of the Himalayas, Mani Walls, lovely Sherpa Villages, and countless hikers along the way make the trip wonderful.

After around four hours of walking, we reach Phakding, which is notable along this route because of its traditional teahouses, where trekkers may enjoy local hospitality and immerse themselves in the unique way of life of the Sherpa people.

Max Altitude: 2,610 m / 8563 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

The first rays of the sun mark our morning; we eat breakfast in Phakding and then carry on our journey. We will go gently and steadily as we have to walk six to seven hours. The route we're heading today is narrow, and the suspension bridges, as well as the Yaks and mules, carrying the goods on the way, may make our journey more difficult. After walking for around 3 or 4 hours, we arrive at Jorsalle, which is located on the banks of the Dudhkoshi River.

We have our lunch there before continuing our trip along the river to Namche. After about an hour of walking, we have to cross a long and very high suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, we walk for several hours to reach Namche Bazaar. If the weather goes our side, we may catch our first glimpse of Mount Everest along the route.

Namche Bazaar is well-known among Everest trekkers, and for good reason! If you missed packing something, you can get it in Namche! Known as the "gateway to Everest," the town is a colorful blend of cultures, traditions, and the best of Sherpa hospitality. The town is home to multiple businesses, cafes, computer cafés, inns, lodges, and guest rooms. Banks, ATMs, money exchanges, and a bustling local market say hello to visitors to Nepal's Everest area.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m / 11,286 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

Today is a rest day and a day set aside to acclimatize you to the higher altitude as we are now over 3,000 meters above sea level. You do not have to wake up early because it is our leisure day, but if you want to see the Himalayas in the morning, you should. We'll begin our day trip to the Namche viewpoint after a slightly later-than-usual breakfast, taking water bottles and dry fruits. This viewpoint provides a stunning and clear view of Mt. Everest and other nearby peaks such as Lhotse, Thamsherkhu, Ama Dablam, and Kongde.

We spend some time appreciating the landscape before going to the Sherpa Museum. There are stored the fossils of uncommon species discovered in Sagarmatha National Park as well as the ancient artifacts used by Sherpa people.

After that, we head for the Everest View Hotel to have a 360-degree perspective of every amazing peak. The hotel is one of the world's highest-altitude hotels! After taking in the incredible view, we return to our hotel to get some rest and prepare for the following day. You can also visit the local school, which Sir Edmund Hillary established in 1961 if you got time.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m / 11,286 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

After having our breakfast in Namche, we begin our hike to our next destination which is Tengboche. Tengboche is a village in Khumbu PasangLhamu municipality, situated at an elevation of 3,860 meters from the sea level. You will pass through thick pine forests, where, should you be lucky, you could see Himalayan Thar.

Not too long after walking for about five hours, we reach Tengboche. Since Lama Gulu founded the Dawa Choling Gompa, now Tengboche monastery, this place is important to the history of the Sagarmatha area. Among the gompas in the area, this is the largest. Not only that; Tengboche boasts amazing sweeping vistas of the high mountains. We stayed there late, taking in the surrounding countryside.

Max Altitude: 3,860 m / 12,664 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

On a chilly morning, we kick off our day with a steaming cup of coffee and a yummy breakfast. We're on our way to Dingboche, and because we're climbing up high, the green scenery is changing to rocky hills. Along on our trip is Mount Ama Dablam, sometimes said to as the most spectacular mountain on Earth.

We pass through a beautiful Sherpa settlement called Pangboche, tucked close to Ama Dablam, while we hike for perhaps five to six hours. Staying longer is appealing, but we keep on. to last we arrive to Dingboche, the highest settlement in this area. It's very fantastic to feel so high after a day of walking.

Max Altitude: 4,410 m / 14,464 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

Our excitement increases as we get nearer to the base camp. Today you may feel a little uneasy to breathe as we are now very high up in the mountains. If you feel anything such as feeling short on oxygen, just immediately inform the guide and he’ll suggest you do the right thing. After having our breakfast, we make our way to Lobuche, which is 4,940 meters above sea level.

After trekking for almost two hours, we stop at Thukla for a basic lunch. Then we begin the upward walk to Thukla Top, where hundreds of sculptures are erected in memory of those who died during the Everest Summit Expedition. After observing these memorials, we hike for a few hours to Lobuche. There are only a few teahouses there; after resting for a little, we'll trek to the nearby Khumbu Glacier to complete our day.

Max Altitude: 4,940 m / 16,207 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

Our final steps to the base camp are quite tough and rewarding at the same time. After we have our breakfast in Lobuche, we make our way along the edge of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. This place is the last place available for accommodation, after booking our room there, we let our eager feet continue to the majestic Everest Base Camp. It takes around 2 hours to reach the base camp.

If you do this trek in the Spring season, the base camp is full of adventure enthusiasts ready to summit Everest. After capturing the moments, we made it there, we head back to our hotel for our stay.

Max Altitude: 5,364 m / 17,598 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

Waking up early, eager to see the stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar, a well-known spot in the Everest Region. Named after its black stones, this place is famous for giving the best sunrise view. Situated at a whopping 5,550 meters, Kala Patthar marks the highest point on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Even though the climb is tough, your determination pushes you to reach this spot because the view is unlike anything else. From here, you get to see the first rays of the sun touching the top of the world. Kala Patthar gives a spectacular view of the world's tallest mountain and other peaks like Nuptse (7,861 meters), Pumari (7,161 meters), Ama Dablam (6,872 meters), and more, all standing proudly in their full glory. Here you may see the magic of the tallest mountains in the world and relax in the splendor of nature.

We return to the hotel with a gallery of moments caught and beloved memories in our hearts. We leave Gorakshep following a wonderful breakfast and start the trail to Pheriche. To get to our destination—where we will spend the night—it takes us a fulfilling six or seven hours of walking.

Max Altitude: 5,550 m / 18,209 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

Inspired both with nostalgia and enthusiasm, the well-known route opens out before us as we return from Pheriche to Namche. From the high-altitude Pheriche highlands to rich greenery and thriving cities along the way, the path meanders across a variety of settings.

The fall provides relief as well as an opportunity to calm down and enjoy the surroundings. We pass via suspension bridges gently spanning flowing rivers, rhododendron forests, and little Sherpa villages. Every step returns us to the path we previously passionately followed, but now with a sense of accomplishment and greater proximity to the amazing Himalayan landscape.

Approaching Namche, the regular packed market, vibrant prayer flags, and breathtaking mountains marked the end of our amazing trip. Along with our physical homecoming, the road back to Namche presents lifetime memories of the spectacular Everest Region.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,286 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

As we go back from Namche to Lukla, we find ourselves going back to familiar routes across the great Everest Region. Every step reminds us of our prior trip as the undulating paths guide us over amazing landscape.

Arriving at the Himalayan tranquility, we go via lovely Sherpa settlements and aromatic pine trees. Softly guiding us across mountain streams, iconic suspension bridges create a rhythmic accompaniment for our return path.

This 7-hour walk back to Lukla catches the essence of the Himalayas, therefore allowing you one more opportunity to savor their magnificence before bidding farewell to this amazing place.

Max Altitude: 2,860 m / 9,383 ft Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guesthouse

We said goodbye to the spectacular panorama of the Everest Region as we got aboard the plane headed from Lukla to Kathmandu. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, the small airplane leaves the well-known Lukla airfield and inspires us to yearning and appreciation. On the short but interesting trip, we think of the difficult paths, little settlements, and towering Himalayan scene we left behind.

Glancing out the window, we are in awe of the bird's-eye view and identify known ground from our path. The flight offers a different viewpoint, therefore augmenting the dimension of the walk we last undertook on foot.

When we arrive in Kathmandu, we are greeted with a vibrant capital full of activity. Our spectacular Himalayan experience concludes with this flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which quickly transitions from mountain quiet to metropolitan action.

Your guide will take you from the airport to the hotel, where you will rest, prepare, and pack for your trip back home or to your next destination.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

We at Shikhar Adventure make sure your leaving goes as naturally as possible when your trip in the Everest Region draws to a conclusion. Whether your trip back home or forward to your new location, our crew helps you to get to the airport.

Our staff carefully and precisely plans the transfer so you may relax and consider your amazing Himalayan adventures. From the peace of the mountains to the busy activity of the airport, we guarantee a flawless transition so that your leaving is as stress-free as your whole trip with us.

Spend some time considering the incredible trip, the friendship developed along the paths, and the magnificent views as you wait for your aircraft.

Safe journey.

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Included
  • Transportation from and to Tribhuvan International Airport 
  • Three nights in a tourist category (Alike: Hotel Simal) hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • All ground transportation
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Sagarmatha national park fee
  • Lukla V.D.C charge
  • Government issued license holder guide and porter(1 porter per two participant)
  • Food, insurance, and wage for guide and porter
  • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trekking
  • Sleeping bag, trekking stick and duffel bag (to be returned after completion of the trek)
  • First Aid Kit
Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc
  • Monument entrance fees during tour
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
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Starts: August 26, 2024Ends: September 08, 2024
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Unexpected factors such as politics, weather, and natural disasters can impact your trip. This may cause changes or modifications to your itinerary. In such instances, our guides or leaders will attempt to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will do our utmost to minimize the impact, but we will not be liable for any delays, changes, or annoyance caused by it.

Essential Information

What permits/fees are required for the Everest Base Camp trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trekking is situated in the Sagarmatha National Park; thus, you will require three permissions to enter this area. Each of the three permits can be obtained from three distinct locations: Trekking Agency Association Nepal (TAAN) in Kathmandu, Lukla, and a checkpoint in Manju before arriving at Namche Bazaar or can be obtained from numerous authorized trekking agencies in Kathmandu.

The Permits/Fees are:

Permit From Trekking Agency Association Nepal (TAAN)

The first permit you must obtain is from the TAAN office in Kathmandu, which costs NPR 2000 (about. $15).

After paying this sum, all the trekker, guide, and porter's information is recorded in the TAAN's office, and if any unexpected circumstances arise during the trek, it is used for emergency evacuation as well as to promote tourism in Nepal.

Lukla VDC Charge

Every trekker headed to the Everest Region must pay the Lukla VDC Charge when they arrive in Lukla to continue their journey.

This permit is intended to assist the local government in the development projects of the Lukla VDC and promote sustainable tourism, which will cost you NPR 2000 (approx. $15).

Sagarmatha National Park Fees

Trekkers traveling along this route also have to pay Sagarmatha National Park fees along with Lukla VDC fees, and TAAN permission.

This permission aims to improve and repair routes and electricity in the Everest Trekking Region, and it may be obtained at a checkpost in Manju on the way to Namche from Phakding. This fee costs 3310 Nepali rupees (about $25).

When is the greatest time to hike in the Everest region? What is the usual weather there?

Spring (March–May) and fall (September–November) are the finest times for the Everest Base Camp climb. Spring brings pleasant, consistent weather with clear sky offering amazing views of Himalayan mountains and blossoming rhododendron woodlands adding beautiful hues. Trekking circumstances in autumn are perfect since it brings cool, dry weather, excellent visibility, and pure air.

While fall days are sunny with clear vistas, nights can be chilly, in spring a normal day consists of pleasant temperatures, which makes trekking fun during the day. These seasons allow one to really appreciate the beauty of the area.

Still, given enough preparation, the trip to the Everest Base Camp might be completed all year. Trekkers should be careful of the many weather conditions; even in less popular months, the trip is achievable with enough preparation and suitable gear.

What are the alternative treks you can consider?

For those looking for alternatives to the Everest Base Camp hike that suit a range of interests and tastes, there are several fascinating options. Celebrated for its several points of view, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking guide walks tourists throughout luxuriant forests, terraced farming land, and high alpine deserts.

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking will appeal greatly to anyone seeking cultural variety since it offers amazing mountain views together with knowledge on old Tibetan living. For a shorter but equally interesting trip, the Ghorepani Poon Hill hike offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

The path of choice for an other trip is defined by personal preferences, physical capacity, and chosen degree of difficulty. Every path is different, allowing hikers to savor the many beauty of the Himalayas of Nepal.

FAQs

The Everest Base Camp trip takes as little as 12 days to accomplish, but if you want to experience the adventure to the utmost, you can take the 16-day typical trip.