Everest Base Camp Trek 15 days is the ultimate footed journey to the base camp of the highest mountains of the world, Mount Everest. For an avid adventure lover, Mt Everest is a religious name. Everyone dreams to come to Himalayas in Nepal to doing EBC Trek and try his hands out to climb Mt Everest. Well, if not climb, at least go very close to the mountain and have a look at this magnificent mountain. And Everest Base camp trek is one such option. For a true adventurer, Everest base camp trek gives you a chance to get the best views of the Himalayas and also experience the local culture and traditions during Everest Hiking
Mt. Everest, the jewel of the Himalayas, is the tallest mountain at 29,030 feet, in the world. It’s the ultimate and one of the most challenging destinations for hikers and adventurers from all over the world. For a photographer it’s like a gold mine with ample opportunities to click images of breathtaking views of cliffs, towering glaciers, and forested hills. The cooler and crispier air at higher altitudes gives you unobstructed views of the lush, green forests.
The beautiful and serene mountain villages, the friendly people, and breathtaking view of the mountain make this trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. There is much to see along the way like serrated cliffs, gleaming clear pools of water, and suspension bridges.
EBC trek provides you the opportunity to follow footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay that they left in 1953. You will be amazed by the view that simply takes your breath away.
Indulging with local and local cultures
EBC trek offers the chance to meet the local Sherpa people and learn about their rich cultural heritage as the route follows the local trails used by the Sherpas living in various regions such as Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, Thame, Thyangboche, Phortse, etc. The treks pass through historic and beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, ancient Monasteries, forests, rocky terrains, glacier and others, giving you a chance to visit various ancient monasteries and Chorten on the trail.
The trek passes through amazing mountain valleys and ridges. Along the route, you can see lush jungles of Rhododendrons during summers. If you come in spring months, the experience can be magical. All along the trek, you will come across native wildlife, flowers blooming, and smiling faces. Various springs and waterfalls add to the beauty.
EBC takes you into the heart of the world’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp at 5364m. The views of Khumbu Ice Falls and other glaciers are incredible. The beauty is further enhanced by majestic views of towering mountains and uncountable vistas of astounding snowy peaks like Mt. Everest 8848m Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Ama Dablam 6812m, Kangtenga 6782m, Thamserku 6623m, Kwangde 6011m, and Kusum Kanguru 6373m, etc.
The mountains have unpredictable and dramatic weathers conditions. Hence you need to be fully prepared and lot of planning is needed for months or years for EBC Trek.
You can go for EBC all the year round, but Autumn season (September – November) and Spring (March – May) are the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek. During these times, the weather remains stable for long. Visibility is great during these times and also there are lower risks of drastic variations in weather.
Everest region is tricky. EBC is a high altitude trek and is full of straight ascends. The trails are not even and will take a great toll on your physique. There are full chances of getting high altitude sickness. You should stay with your guide and walk slowly maintaining your own pace and keep resting to get proper acclimatization.
EBC is a long trek, almost 62 kilometers one side from Lukla and involves trekking for 8 to 9 hours in a day. The trail is uneven and unpaved, and includes many ups and downs, so you will be walking a rough path all the way. On an average you gain an altitude of about 500-600m everyday as you walk for an average time of 5-6 hours every day.
Mount Everest lies in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. The high altitude mountain flight to Lukla airport provides abundant scenery of mountains and the hills throughout the journey. But before all that, spend a day in Kathmandu and tour the World Heritage Sites and collect your permits as trekking in Nepal requires obtaining Everest Region Permit and TIMS Card.
Your amazing lifetime experience begins the moment you decide to embark on EBC. You are mentally on the trek as soon as you get on to the flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. Getting to Lukla is only possible by flight. During this 40 minute flight you enjoy splendid Himalaya views all around your plane. This mountain flight is organised early morning to take advantage of a good weather and an eye-catching flight experience.
An exhilarating flight to Lukla; Lukla, a mountain top village is always buzzing with excitement as trekkers and guides are busy preparing for the trek. This is the last point where you will find modern civilization before you begin the ascent towards Everest Base Camp.
Trekking along one of the highest trails in the world, exposure to Sherpa culture and several other experiences make the base camp journey to Everest memorable. Starting at the altitude of 1400 meters in Kathmandu, you rise above 5,545 meters at the top of Kala Patthar. From the top, the view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse along with other peaks is simply beyond definition. You have to be there to experience it!
You’ll make stops and spend nights in Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep to experience the hospitality of the people of Nepal. Namche is the trading hub of the mountain.
You experience the natural beauty of the Khumbu glacier. Away from your busy city life, you enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the peaceful feeling of nature without being disturbed by phone calls, and internet. The Himalayan villages have their own culture and tradition.
Tibetan Buddhism started in this region and you get engulfed by it everywhere you go. You’ll experience Buddhism in numerous monasteries and gompas that come on the way, historic Tengboche Monastery being the best.
During the trek you pass through the villages of Pheriche, Namche, Lobuche, Tengboche and Gorakhshep. Throughout the trip, various mountains peek as you move from tea house to tea house. Among them, Mount Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Mount Everest are definitely the highlights. Trekking will get challenging as you stand at 2880 meters in Lukla. The terrain keeps ascending towards the base camp at a soaring height of 5830 meters.
It’s a strenuous trip, and requires a lot of physical fitness and willingness to push you higher. High Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness) is a risk to be considered while trekking in the Everest as well as other high regions. To prevent this, regular exercise and involvement in physical activities before the trek starts is necessary. While trekking, walking pace along with acclimatization is necessary in order to further reduce the chance of getting it. However, a proper insurance (emergency evacuation and health cover) is recommended as well as mandatory.
This 15 days journey can be a life-changing experience and memory. Walking those peaceful rocky trails enclosed by the super giant rocky peaks is dreamlike.
Upon landing, you will be welcomed and picked up by our staff at the international airport in Kathmandu. We will accompany you to the designated hotel (3-star). Relax in the comfort of the top class hotel. Later, get out to enjoy the marvel of Thamel market in central Kathmandu. In the evening, we will meet up for welcome dinner. Get to know about Nepal, our trekking group, the trekking guide, your journey and other information. The trekking leader will brief the journey and explain necessary preparations for this amazing trip.
From Kathmandu, we will take a 45-minute towards Lukla. Lukla flight is unique due to the stunning mountain views and landing at one of world's highest altitude airstrip.
Lukla is a bustling town with shops, restaurants and facilities for guests. After some rest, we will start trekking towards Phakding village. It will take 3-4 hours of trekking according to the pace. Phakding is larger than Lukla and is equipped with restaurants, tea-houses, bars and restaurants for trekkers.
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise at Phakding. After breakfast, we start the trek following the trails. Encounter local people, children, yaks and fellow trekkers as you move through Sagarmatha National Park and a few registration posts held up by local police. Cross high suspension bridge and climb until you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Namche is also housed with various accommodation, food and hangout facilities.
We will spend our fifth day in Namche Bazaar to adjust our body to the high altitude. We will spend the free time resting, strolling around the market, or spending time in one of the café/restaurants present there. Later, we will hike up towards Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is situated at the altitude of 3880m, and is serving the mountaineers since 1971. The hotel is strategically built at a view-rich area and provides unmatched Everest scenery.
This day includes 5-6 hours long trek through villages Tengboche to Dingboche located alongside Imja River. This beautiful trail is so easy to fall in love with because of its extreme scenic beauty. Tengbochhe Monastery is the largest monastery of this region. It opens at 3.00 pm so if we are lucky enough to reach there by time, we can also spend some time observing the Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight in Dingboche.
Accommodation: Tea House in Dingboche
This rest day is perfect for exploring one of the salient features of Dingboche village, kilometres of stone walls covering entire valley of Imja. The short trek along these mountain trails allows us to see more of massive Himalayan (snow-capped mountain) structures like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lobuche East/West and the famous Khola Valley. All the while we will acclimatize for further ascend to our journey.
Accommodation: Tea House in Dingboche
With our trek being 2-4 hours long, our route for the day is from Dingboche to Lobuche. This is a relatively short trek as the valley begins to narrow and we pass the historical 1993 Everest Expedition Camp. We will pass another village Duglha and ascend to moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will be able to view peaks including Lingtren, Pumori and Khumbutse.
Accomodation: Tea House in Lobuche.
Our journey from Lobuche leads us to yet another Sherpa settlement, Gorak Shep after 6-7 hours trek. This is a popular stop for trekkers. Nuptse, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori overlook the Lobuche village as we visit the Everest Base Camp including Majestic Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp provides a stunningly breath-taking view of the overlooking mountains. We will return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House in Gorakhshep
Our next 7-8 hours trek leads us to Pheriche from Gorakshep with Kala Patthar along the way. Kala Patthar offers an amazing panoramic view of the summit of soaring high mountains. World's tallest mountain peaks back with full glory as we are climbing up the hill to see Khumbutse and Changtse Mountains. Later, we will head back to Pheriche.
Accommodation: Tea House in Pheriche
Marking the start of our return journey, we climb down from Pheriche to Tengboche. Trekking for about 5-6 hours, all the beautiful view and close inspection of Sherpa culture make it worth hiking the rocky trails among the Himalayas.
Accommodation: Tea House in Tengboche
We are on our way back from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar with 6-7 hours trek. Spending our last night at Namche, talking to locals and kids is an amazing way to get little closer to the mountainous lifestyle.
Accommodation: Tea House in Namche Bazaar
Bidding our goodbye with imprints of the highest summit in the world, we return back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. It’s about 6-hour trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Every moment of the last couple of days spent will be a lifetime memory.
Accommodation: Tea House in Lukla
Taking a 40-minutes flight back to Kathmandu, today is our final day here. This day is ideal for visiting Swayambhunath Stupa and exploring local streets Thamel. Taking a walk, enjoying the nightlife, buying souvenirs are all beautiful options while at the town.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
After breakfast, it will be time for us to bid you farewell. Your transportation will be arranged to the airport from where you will fly home or to your next adventure.
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