Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is dream come true destination for every trekker and adventure junkies around the world. Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for amateurs and novice although risk is still involved (due to remote terrain and snow conditions). Often dubbed as “the step to heaven”, every single turn and bend provides the photographic opportunity for travellers.

The trail route to Everest Base Camp offers the exceptional alpine scenery, beautiful forests, quaint Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and snow-clad glaciers. EBC trek is known as the finest trek in the world and for some good reasons. Everest Base Camp Trek also offers the exceptional view of rare animals like Himalayan Thar and Musk deer just above the forest of river cliff along the trail.

After an adventurous landing to Lukla, EBC trail follows the downhill section to the Phakding and further follows the DudhKoshi valley which eventually climbs up to Sherpa’s heart land, Namche. Namche Bazaar is the bustling town that’s a junction for every trekkers, local inhabitants and the major gateway to the mighty Everest. Further all along the trail, small villages are interspersed with lush forest of rhododendron, magnolia and firs along with the dominant view of snowy peaks.

Starting from Namche, EBC trail will guide to stunning Himalayan landscapes via Thyangboche Monastery and starts descending to Imja Khola and continues up to the small village Louche before entering into the vicinity of Khumbu Glacier. Trekkers will eventually find themselves among the daunting peaks and get lost into the astonishingly beautiful Ama Dablam, Nuptse and of course mighty Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek further takes you to the Kalapatthar (5,545m), the vantage of Everest. From Kalapatthar, the serrated snowy-wall of massif Everest is seen within stone throw distance away.

12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are constrained by time frame but still want to the great panorama of Khumbu region. The perfect distance covered between daily itineraries, gradual ascend and proficient trekking crew members ensures you enjoy your trek to Everest Base Camp at fullest. If you want more adventure and stay at “beaten off path” then Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek- 20 days might ideal option.

September to November during fall and March to May during spring are the best season for trekking to Everest. This 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary demands high level of physical fitness and strong determination however previous trekking experiences and technical skills are not required. Everest Base Camp Trek 12 day’s package is ideal for those who are busy with travel schedule and dream to stay at foot hill of world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Our staff will meet you at the hotel to inform you about the overview of the package.

Day 02:

Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) Flight. Walk 8 Kilometers for about 3-4 hrs to reach Phakding (2660 M.). Overnight.

Day 03:

Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3435m)
Walk 12 Kilometers for about 5-6 Hrs. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3890m)Walk 10 Kilometres for about 6 hrs. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 05:

Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m). Walk 11 Kilometres for about 6 hrs. Overnight.

Day 06:

Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). Walk 12 Kilometres for about 7 hrs. Overnight.

Day 07:

Lobuche to Gorkasep and Everest Base Camp (5380m) to Gorekshep (5180m). Walk 15 Kilometers for about 8 Hrs. Overnight in Gorekshep.

Day 08:

Gorekshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheruche (4320m). Walking 13 kilometers for 6 Hrs. Overnight in Pheruche.

Day 09:

Pheruche to Namche (3435m). Walking 15 Kilometers for 8 Hrs. Overnight in Namche.

Day 10:

Namche to Phadking and Lukla (2850m). Walking 16 Kilometers for about 7 hrs. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 11:

Lukla to Kathmandu Approx 35 mins of Flight. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12:

Departure. End of Service

Cost Includes:

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3* category hotel with BB and All mountain accommodation in Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet (Local lodges)
    • All airport transfers
    • All airport taxes
    • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
    • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage.
    •  Guide and porter salaries, insurance,
    • Trekking Equipments.
    • All government and local taxes

Cost exclusions:

    • Launch, Dinner or meals in trekking region.
    • Bottled drinks, Hot drinks, Boiled water or other Beverages.
    • All Personal expenses.
    • Hot Shower in Trekking region.
    • Travel insurance and Evacuation cost.
    • Tips (Not compulsory)
    • Items not included in Cost inclusions.
    • Costs due to Beyond Control conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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