Group Photo of at 13 guests at Everest Base Camp with our Spanish Guide
At a Glance
  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude5,350M
  • Group Size01-16 pax
  • Trip Stylewalking & trekking
  • StartsKathmandu
  • Endskathmandu
  • Best TimeSeptember to end of May
Highlights
  • Experience a thrilling mountain flight to the stunning Lukla's Hilary Tenzing Airport, due to its short runway and dramatic location at high altitude.
  • As you ascend, you’ll witness breathtaking snow capped vistas of iconic peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Pumori. The snow-capped sentinels create an otherworldly landscape.
  • Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, the legendary Sherpa capital, known as a vibrant town with colorful markets.
  • Visit one of the highest ancient Buddhist monasteries globally in Tengboche and behold its powerful spiritual connection.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Nagarjun Hill, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar
  • Stunning sun setting and panoramic views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar.
  • Encounter unique wildlife such as musk deer, snow leopard, and Himalayan Thar.
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Enjoy the Khumbu region's diverse flora and fauna and the beautiful emerald valley of the Dudhkoshi River.
  • Indulge in the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.
  • Along the way, immerse yourself in spiritual practices. Meditate in monasteries, interact with monks, and feel the energy of the Himalayas.
The Everest Base Camp also known as EBC trek is an exhilarating high-altitude adventure in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal that takes you to the base of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream come true for adventure enthusiasts fantastic adventure for each offering a chance to navigate some of the world’s most renowned trekking trails. Ever since Mt. Everest was first depicted on a world map in 1856, the trip to the mountain base camp has become a renowned tourist attraction. This incredible opportunity provides trekkers with an immersive environment and a thrilling experience. The trek offers an immersive experience amidst the Himalayan scenery, beautiful rivers, charming villages, dense rhododendron forests, numerous rope bridges, and breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,481 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,188 meters). This makes you truly awestruck. 
 
The journey begins in Lukla, taking trekkers through dense forests, traditional Sherpa settlements, and tranquil green woodlands. The trekking trails are adorned with colorful prayer wheels and flags, crossing several suspension bridges and ancient monasteries. The trek also provides an opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community, known for their rich Buddhist traditions and customs, and gain insights into their lifestyle and the challenges they face in this high-altitude region. A notable highlight is the Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual sanctuary along the way.
Everest Base Camp is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit the world’s highest peak. It’s located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that preserves Himalayan flora and fauna.

Exploring road to Everest Base Camp Trek 

The journey to Everest Base Camp (EBC), situated at an altitude of around 5350 meters, begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing, the trekking journey starts with a delightful 3-hour stroll to Phakding, immersing you in the mystic beauty of rainbow prayer flags, monasteries, and Buddhism. You’ll pass via Syangboche Airport, which has been closed for about a decade. However, you will be able to visit this world’s highest airport and see breathtaking views. The Khumbu Glacier, the world’s deepest glacier, may also be seen from the EBC camp.
In essence, this remote trail route takes you to the base of the world’s highest point, The Everest Base Camp. Before opening a portal to the top of the planet, you’ll be introduced to local cultures. You’ll pass through several traditional Sherpa settlements at an elevation of more than 2,500 meters, where you will ascend through difficult paths. Some trek days may include a long walk through a tiring trail and traversing several suspension bridges throughout the journey. Another breathtaking vantage point is Kala Patthar, located at the height of 5545 meters, where you can see Mount Everest in all her grandeur, towering over the other Himalayan peaks.

Best season to travel to Everest Base Camp Trek 

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is accessible year-round, yet the best seasons for clear skies and comfortable temperatures are spring (April-May) and fall (September-November). These periods offer excellent visibility and sunny weather.
Trekking during the monsoon season (June-August) can be challenging due to heavy rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and reduces visibility. Winter season (December-February) also presents challenges with snow-covered paths and colder temperatures. Nonetheless, with the appropriate equipment and also prep work, trekking is possible during these seasons.

Wintertime, specifically from December to February, can be an ideal choice for those who prefer less crowded trails. The number of trekkers is significantly lower compared to the peak seasons, offering a more peaceful trekking experience. Despite the challenges of snow and cold, winter trekking can provide a unique and serene experience in the Everest region.
Given the unpredictable highland weather, trekkers should be prepared for sudden changes in conditions. Appropriate gear, including waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear, is essential.

Traveling during autumn, particularly in October, provides the opportunity to witness the renowned Mani Rimdu festival. This 19-day Buddhist festival, celebrated in monasteries like Tengboche Monastery, offers a unique cultural experience with colorful ceremonies, masked dances, and religious rituals.
In summary, spring and autumn are the optimal seasons for the EBC trek due to excellent visibility. The trek is approximately 130 kilometers round trip, requiring 5 to 6 hours of trekking each day.

Alternative & Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek 

The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is moderately complex. You don't need any prior trekking expertise because the trail is marked as moderate. However, trekkers should be aware that they will be hiking up and down an uneven terrain with steep snowy routes, ridges, and rocky paths, for 12 days, carrying their bag pack for an average of 5-6 hours every day. Even seasoned climbers prepare for such a difficulty ahead of time. The vistas along the way are well worth the effort.
 
The trek requires a high level of endurance. Regular exercises such as walking and aerobics can help maintain your body’s stamina. Given the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes, cardiovascular activities, and hill training can be beneficial in preparing for the changing trail conditions. At such a high altitude, acquiring Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a risk. As a result, standard altitude safety precautions must be followed. Continuing walking at an increasing altitude will produce AMS symptoms, so it is recommended to stop and acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. Climbing less than 600 meters each day is encouraged. Medications like Diamox, which acts as a respiratory stimulant, can help prevent AMS. While it’s possible to trek alone in the Everest region, it’s not recommended due to the high altitude and potential risks such as altitude sickness and other mountain hazards.

To be able to trek through Everest base camp & Everest High Passes Trek without difficulty, you’ll need a certain level of energy and endurance. As most of the trek is above 3500 meters, acute mountain sickness is a distinct possibility. While most people may only experience minor discomfort, a small percentage may require special attention.

Accomodation during Everest Base Camp Trek 

Throughout the journey to Everest Base Camp, the trail is adorned with welcoming and hospitable teahouses, offering accommodation for the entirety of the trek. The lodgings are affordable and straightforward. Each lodge includes a central public space with a colossal stove that provides warmth and ambience.
The accommodation and facilities are clean and functional; however, they are fundamental. Most guesthouses provide clean and sanitary shared rooms or separate rooms, depending on your preferences. They have all the necessities, such as electricity, telephone, top-up, Wi-Fi, laundry, and so on. Some teahouses feature in-room heating, while others have a central stove kept lit in the night. Most places offer electrical device charging, albeit it may be an additional expense.
Namche Bazar is a well-known acclimatization station on the EBC trek, with coffee, Wi-Fi, and breathtaking views. Throughout the way, the meals are practically identical. On the lodges' fixed menus, there are a variety of meal alternatives. Despite the basic facilities, the food in these establishments is satisfying and reasonably priced, considering the logistical challenge of transporting provisions up the mountain by porters and yaks.
 

Upon landing at Kathmandu's international airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and accompany you to the designated 3-star hotel, where you can unwind and relax in top-class comfort. You'll have free time to explore the vibrant Thamel market in central Kathmandu, immersing yourself in its bustling atmosphere and diverse offerings. Later in the evening, we'll gather for a welcome dinner, providing you with the opportunity to learn more about Nepal, meet your fellow trekking companions, and get acquainted with your experienced trekking guide. During this gathering, the trekking leader will offer a comprehensive briefing on the upcoming journey, outlining essential preparations and answering any questions you may have. Additionally, our team will be on hand to assist you in purchasing or renting any necessary trekking gear, ensuring you're fully prepared for the adventure ahead.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:3-star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

From Kathmandu, we'll embark on a scenic 45-minute flight to Lukla, renowned for its breathtaking mountain views and the thrill of landing at one of the world's highest altitude airstrips. Upon arrival, you'll find Lukla to be a bustling town with shops, restaurants, and various facilities catering to guests. After a brief rest, our trekking journey begins as we make our way towards Phakding village. The trek typically takes 3-4 hours, depending on your pace. Phakding, larger than Lukla, offers a range of amenities for trekkers, including restaurants, tea-houses, bars, and accommodations to ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Max. Altitude:2880
  • Accommodation:Best Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up to the stunning beauty of a sunrise in Phakding, and after enjoying breakfast, we set out on our trek, following the scenic trails. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to encounter local villagers, playful children, and majestic yaks, as well as fellow trekkers sharing in the adventure. As we venture deeper into the journey, we'll pass through Sagarmatha National Park, where you'll encounter a few registration posts manned by local police. Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses an altitude range from 2,845 meters to the towering heights of Mount Everest at 8,848 meters.

In this journey, we embark on a picturesque journey alongside the Dudh Koshi River, where the glistening waters accompany us, and we're treated to the sight and sound of several enchanting waterfalls cascading down the mountainside. As we make our way further, we enter the pristine expanse of Along the trail, we cross numerous suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Bridge which lies at the altitude of 3750 m with the height of 135 meters. With every step, we ascend higher into the majestic Himalayas, gaining approximately 800 meters in altitude, as we journey deeper into this breathtaking wilderness.

    We take to spend the day in Namche Bazaar to adjust physically to the high altitude, referred as acclimatization. Acclimatization helps adopt our body to the increasing altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

    Namche has Tibetan market selling clothes and cheap Chinese goods with the weekly wholesale market to browse. Even though we are acclimatizing, we will still need to stay active. So let's hike up to the famous Everest View Hotel and back.

      We start the day by first going to the check post to check our permits and then walk uphill for about 10 minutes from where the path is more or less steady for the next 2 hours. On the way we get a dramatic view of Amadablam (6696 m) and Kangtaige (6779 m) flanked by the
      towering view of the Everest (Sagarmatha), Lhotse and Nuptse. Descend through the rhododendron forest, watching for the Blood Pheasant and Imphayan Pheasant in the undergrowth. Descending down to Imja Khola (river) for a lunch stop at Phunki (3200m), next to several large water driven prayer wheels. The afternoon is spent climbing slowly on a steep trail to the Thyangboche Monastery, one of the most beautiful spots in the Khumbu region. Tengboche lies at the base of Kangtega and is a classic setting with superb views backs up the valley to the Ama Dablam, and the Everest poking its southwest face over the huge ridgeline linking Nuptse and Lhotse. At the rear is the beautiful west face of the Thamserku (6608m) and Kang Taiga (6685m). The Thyangboche Monastery is one of the most important monasteries of the Khumbu Region and the late afternoon can be spent visiting this ancient monastery. It is the traditional place where all the Everest climbers receive their blessings as they walk in towards the base camp. Overnight at Tengboche.

        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.

          As per the study on high altitude sickness, it has been found that most of the people suffer or show signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) from the altitude of 14,000 ft. Thus it is highly recommended to have a rest day to acclimatize at this altitude before starting an ascent., specialize in the study and treatment of altitude sickness and strive to educate trekkers in the dangers of too fast an ascent to high altitudes.

          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.

            An ill- defined track traverses across the open landscape with a short steep ascent to arrive at a ridge to join the main trail coming up from Dingboche on the right and the trail from Cho la pass on the left. On the way you can watch the beautiful view of the Mt. Cholatese (6442m) back on the west side of the route and Mt. Amadablam to the rear. After arrival at the ridge, descend, for about ten minutes, cross a bridge and arrive at Thugla for an early lunch. (Note: due to unavailability of water, this is the only lunch stop available). After lunch, there is a very steep
            ascent for about one hour to the ridge where there is a Sherpa memorial in remembrance to those brave mountaineers who died during expeditions. The memorial chortens dots the skyline facing the mountains and overlooking the valley below.

            Further on the trail leads to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with views of Pumori or Widow’s Peak in the foreground. The stark and the rugged beauty create almost a moonscape. The campsite at Lobuche is reached after another hour of steady trekking through the moraine
            and is situated in a wind swept valley with the enchanting views of the Tawatse (6501m) and Nuptse (7855m).
            Overnight at 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.

                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.

                  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.

                    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.

                      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.

                        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.

                          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.

                           

                            Route Map

                            Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days map

                            Service Details

                            Includes
                            •  Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
                            •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
                            •  Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu 3 star hotel on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast as per the itinerary.
                            •  Accommodation in teahouse ( Best Mountain Lodge ) or lodge while trekking.
                            •  Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance
                            •  The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
                            •  All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
                            •  Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
                            •  Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.
                            •  Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
                            •  Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
                            •  Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.
                            •  Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
                            •  Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
                            •  Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
                            •  A Trekking t-shirt
                            •  Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
                            Excludes
                            • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$8-$12.00 per meals)
                            •  Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival
                            •  Personal trekking equipment
                            •  Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
                            •  Single Supplenment (USD 200 per person)
                            •  International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
                            •  Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
                            •  Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes and other unpredictable events.
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                            DateJun 05, 2024 - Jun 19, 2024
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                            Hiking Adventure Trek offers group joining Everest Base Camp Trek, You will have an option to join on small or big group which are guaranted departure. Everest Base Camp Trek available for departure from Kathmandu, We have fixed departure dates available throughout the year specially on Autumn and Spring; an opportunity to join with bigger groups. 

                            Essential Information

                            Packing list for the Everest Base Camp Trek 

                            • A torch: If the power goes out in the middle of the night. To go up Kala Patthar for sunrise, you’ll need a torch because you’ll be trekking in the dark.
                            • Backpack
                            • Water filter: Any water filter because there are various water taps along the route where you can refill water, and it is also environmentally beneficial.
                            • Waterproof and sturdy boots
                            • Sunglasses
                            • Hiking Poles: Sustains the climb while passing through steep terrain.
                            • Lightweight mittens (Windproof Gloves): This would prevent cold freezing hands and make high altitude viewing points more enjoyable.
                            • Refillable water bottle
                            • Shampoo and soap: In case the lodge fails to provide these
                            • Thermal Layer
                            • Towel
                            • Camera and portable charger
                            • Mosquito spray
                            • Sleeping Bag: In Ghorepani, it will get chilly, so use summer sleeping bags with blankets.
                            • Waterproof/ Windproof dress (Jackets, Shirts)
                            • Snacks: Prices rise as you ascend, so it’s better to stock up on hiking snacks.
                            • Rehydration salts/electrolytes: Dehydration is possible at altitude, so bring some electrolytes.
                            • Poncho/raincoat

                            Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days FAQs

                            • It is possible for a novice to hike to the Everest base camp. Although it's not the hardest trip in Nepal's Himalayas, it does need some level of physical and mental preparedness. You need to get yourself physically and psychologically ready for the hike and all of its obstacles.

                            • While challenging, the trek to Everest Base Camp is hardly the hardest. This trail is well renowned for being an easy option for first-time hikers who have big goals. Anyone interested in undertaking this walk should be aware that there are roughly six hours of trekking each day, and that the trail becomes steeper and higher each day, increasing the trek's total difficulty.

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