Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate footed journey on the highest mountains of the world. Trekking in Nepal provides you the opportunity like no other place in the world. Nepal is famous for its trekking routes in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. This journey to Everest Base Camp follows the same footstep that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay traced in 1953. At the height of 5545 meters, you will be amazed by the view that simply takes your breath away.
Trekking in the Everest Region starts with a 40 minute mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. From there, the walking journey begins as we pass through the villages of Pheriche, Namche, Lobuche, Tengboche and Gorakhshep. Throughout the trip, various mountains peek as we move from tea house to tea house. Among them, Mount Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Mount Everest are definitely the highlights.
An exhilarating flight to Lukla, 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!
This ultimate Everest Base Camp journey passes along the historic and beautiful Sherpa villages, Sagarmatha National Park, ancient Monasteries, forests, rocky terrains, glacier and finally the base camp of Mount Everest.
Trekking in Everest Region is graded difficult while being praised widely for the majestic experience it provides – to walk and reach the altitude of over 5000 meters surrounded by the greatest mountains.
Mount Everest (8,848m) 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. Trekking in Nepal requires obtaining Everest Region Permit and TIMS Card. We will also need to do a final check on trekking equipments and do a briefing before we depart.
Mountains flights are organized early morning to take advantage of a good weather and an eye-catching flight experience. From Lukla, we trek for several days to reach the base camp and back, before flying back to Kathmandu.
Your group will consist of a trekking leader and co-leader (depending on group size), and porters. Most of our trekking guides and staff in the region are the local Sherpas. They are the native inhabitants of the Himalayan Region, and work as tea-house hosts, porters, trekking guides and trekking staff to cater the tourism industry. Due to their proximity with the trekking trails, trekkers and the mountains, they are regarded as super humans of the mountains and very useful in the trekking industry, specially in the Everest Region.
EBC trek, or Everest base camp trek, is the most wanted trekking route in the world. Trek to EBC offers not only the thrill and experience of the most adventurous trekking, but also the chance to meet the local Sherpa people and become immersed in their rich cultural heritage. The route follows the local trails used by the Sherpas living in various regions such as Lukla, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and so on.
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. Hence, its a strenuous trip, and requires a lot of physical fitness and willingness to push yourself 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, your should regularly exercise and involve in physical activities before the trek starts. While trekking, walking pace along with acclimatization are 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.
The highest point that we travel is the top of Kala Patthar (5,545m). In fact, the view of Mount Everest is most significant from Kala Patthar than the base Camp. So, in order to achieve that, we do need to focus on the preparations and risks as mentioned above.
Read an extensive article on what Acute Mountain Sickness is and How you can counter it by following the link in the description.
We spend a considerable amount of time to best prepare ourselves and our clients each time we leave for the mountain treks. For this particular trek, we provide experienced guides, porters to share loads, first aid kit, duffel bags and coordination in case of emergency. Trekkers are asked to cover themselves with reliable insurance (that includes medical evacuation during emergency). We stay at two different towns for avoiding the risks of altitude sickness. Further, the trekking leader is skilled and trained to act swifty to help you overcome such obstacles.
With the first visible symptom of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), trekkers should immediately descend to lower region and take rest. In extreme cases, a helicopter evacuation is also organized.
While trekking, it is wise to follow the footsteps of the trekking leader and follow instructions on safety and trekking protocols. Proper preparation helps us provide enjoyable experience to our clients in a safe environment.
Surrounded by 4 out of 6 highest peaks of the world including Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Makalu (8,470m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest Base Camp Trek is an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy the serenity of nature at its fullest, along with the unique and amazing local Sherpa culture. March, April, May, late September, October, and November are the best trekking months for this region.
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. Whole expedition starting from Kathmandu (1,350m) to all the way till Kala Patthar (5,545m) spending overnight in villages like Tengboche (3,870m) and Dingboche (4,360m) is a journey worth traveling if you are prepared.
Hiking Adventure ensures you guidance from professional guides throughout the whole trip. With our years of expertise organizing trekking in the Everest Region, we have been able to maintain client’s safety and provide assistance when they need it.
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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.
Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu
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.
Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar
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.
Accommodation: Tea-house/ Phakding
It's about 7 and a half kilometers hike from Phakding to Namche. The trail will continue to steep climbs at times. We will cross the Trekking permit checkpoint and enter the Sagarmatha National Park Area. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest. We will move into our hotel and spend the night in Namche.
Accommodation: Tea house in Namche Bazaar
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.
Accommodation: Tea House in Namche Bazaar
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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