Everest Base Camp Trekking

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  • Destinations
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  • Durations
    14 Days
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Trip Difficulty
    Basic
  • Activities
    1 - Activities
  • Accomodation
    Hotel / Guesthouse
  • Group Size
  • Best Time
    Mid-Mar to Mid-May, Mid-Sept to mid-Nov
  • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
  • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Highlights

Here are the highlights for the Everest Base Camp Trekking

Mt. Everest, considered to be the jewel of the Himalayas, is the tallest mountain in the world. It stands 29,000 feet above sea level and is the destination for trekkers and adventurers from all over the world. The Everest base camp offers some of the oldest and most treasured spots on earth where one can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the cliffs, towering glaciers and forested hills. Trekkers can also experience the beauty of nature and the local Sherpa traditions of Nepal. The trek to camp begins on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and land at Tenzing Hillary Airport. The flight takes about 30 minutes and then youu2019ll be landing in the mountain top village. The whole place is buzzing with excitement as trekkers and guides are busy preparing for the trek. The air at the higher elevation is cool and crisp with lush and serene mountain villages and a breathtaking view of the mountains makes the trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The trekkers make stops at the Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep on the way to Everest Base Camp. We can spend the night in some of these villages and experience the hospitality of the locals. It is a 2-day trek to Namche Bazaar, which is the trading hub of the mountain. The natural beauty of the Khumbu glacier is one of the best features of the trek. Each stop along the route is an experience in culture and hospitality. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an adventure that one must experience once in their life.

Package Highlights:

Earn some serious bragging rights for reaching the Everest Base Camp: Base Camp to the World's Highest Mountain and Nepalu2019s biggest treasureSet your foot on homeland of Sherpas in Namche BazaarExperience the rich Sherpa culture and amazing wildlife of Everest. See Himalaya Monal, Tibetan Snowcocks, Musk Deer, and Himalaya Tahr up close

Everest Base Camp Trekking's Itinerary

Our representative will receive you from the airport upon your arrival and safely transfer you to the hotel. The airport is located 8 km southwest of Thamel where the hotel is located. It takes around 20-30 minutes to reach the hotel from the airport depending on the traffic. If you arrive in the morning or by noon then we will take you to stroll around a couple of tourist places around Thamel after you freshen up at the hotel. In the evening, we will take you for the welcome dinner and brief you about the trek.  

The flight to Lukla usually takes off during the morning and it is also better to fly in the morning in terms of safety since weu2019ll be flying above rocky cliffs and a zigzag landscape. We prefer and suggest morning flights as it skips the harsh wind, and the weather is more clear.After the 35 minutes flight to Lukla, we will enjoy a fresh and hygienic breakfast in Lukla and prepare for the trip. We then start our hike toward our dream destination. Our next stop will be Phakding. The route is plain mostly, but a couple of gradual downhill hikes are included. This hike is a great start as we get acclimatized along the way, itu2019s a preparation for the further hikes during the trek. We pass a couple of villages enjoying the mesmerizing view then weu2019ll finally reach Phakding. Phakding will be where we will spend the night. But if you wish to hike further to make the trail a bit shorter for the next day then you could hike further to Monjo. 

We start our trek after breakfast passing through Monjo, Jorsale, Everest National Park entry, and then we hike upwards for 4 hours after crossing the Hillary suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. During our upward hike, we see the first view of Everest on the trek. You can stroll around the narrow alleys of Namche Bazar chatting with the locals, visit various monasteries, Sherpa villages, and local cafes and also take photographs in this picturesque town.If you are lucky enough to reach Namche Bazar on a Tuesday, then you will get a wonderful opportunity to observe the Haat Bazar (farmers market/weekly market) where farmers and traders sell their products on stalls. This market is very lively and the perfect opportunity to buy souvenirs to take back home. 

We usually include 2 days for acclimatization in Namche in most of our packages. But you have two activities option for this day. The first option is that you can hike up to Syangboche early in the morning for a Sunrise view from where a beautiful view of sunrise peeking through the Himalayas, as well as landscape and Namche Bazar view from the hilltop, can be seen. The hike to Syangboche takes around 2 hours up and down. After the hike, you can have breakfast in the courtyard of Everest View Hotel enjoying the view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaru, and other high Himalayas. After this, you can return to the hotel in Namche and stroll around in the evening. Namche Bazar is the last stop during the trek where you can purchase necessary goodies and withdraw cash. Another option is that, if Khumjung is not covered on your itinerary while returning back, you can hike to Khumjung Village on this day. If you are willing to experience a full-day excursion then this will be the best option. This hike takes 4 to 5 hours up and down. Please do consult with our professional guide in advance then he will be happy to take you to the Khumjung Village. The highlights of this village are monasteries and the view of the Himalayas seen from here is mesmerizing. In Khumjung, lots of notable infrastructures are contributed to the community by Sir Edmund Hillary. After this, you can return back to the hotel in Namche and stroll around in the evening. Note: If you do not want to spend two nights in Namche then you can also spend the second night in Khumjung but you will have to inform us in advance so that we can customize your trip. 

Post breakfast, you will start your journey towards Tengboche, a mesmerizing Khumjung village having the largest gompa (gumba). The breathtaking trail is in continues from above Dudh Kosi. From here onwards, the stunning view of the mountains like Mt Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse in the Khumbu region can be observed.You will then trek through settlements that reflect the culture of the place and small tea shops that look like a place on the pages of fables. Next, you will make a halt at Phunki Tenga for lunch. After lunch and relaxation, you will walk towards a steep climb of 3 hours to Tengboche. After further climbing, you will finally reach Tengboche where you can witness gorgeous views of the Himalayas.

With the beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains, you start your trek towards Dingboche. On your way, you can see the barley, buckwheat and potato field. You can explore the village, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or local tea.

On this day, you will cross a green wide valley overlooked by the extraordinary peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. When you turn right, you will move towards a steep climb to reach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The quaint teahouse at Duglha will be an amazing stop for lunch. Then, continue on a zigzag trail that will take you through the glacier's terminal moraine.When we reach the top of our climb, you will find many stone cairns which have been constructed as memorials to the brave Sherpas who died while climbing to conquer the mighty Mt Everest. The path ascends along the glacier and you will notice many little houses at Lobuche. The entire trail will be covered in approximately 4-5 hours.

Finally, the day which you have awaited the most, trek to Everest Base Camp. Today the hiking hours are a bit longer than previous days, i.e. 7 hours but worthwhile. You make up to the EBC via Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the original Base camp of Mt. Everest at an altitude of 5180 meters. The trail is a rocky path with a view of snow peaks, glaciers, and icebergs. You finally reach the Everest Base Camp. The extraordinary and incredible view is an additional advantage in your journey to the Base Camp. Now, after spending some moments here, you will trek back to Gorakshep to spend the night at a trekking lodge.

Today you start your early morning trek to Kala Patthar to experience the stunning sunrise view of the mountains. You get to see the spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lingtren, etc.  The trek duration will be about 6 hours and you reach Pheriche to spend the night at a guest house.

Your trek begins from Pheriche and ends at Tengboche. You will pass through the lush green forest, beautiful rivers, uniquely built monasteries, and nonetheless the background view of Mt. Ama Dablam. The return trek for the day stretches another 4-5 hours or more. Have amazing views on your trail through the alpine valley. You will cross the Khumbu Khola and ascend a steep trail to reach the top of a small ridge where you can enjoy beautiful views of Kangtega, Amadablam, and Imja Valley.You will steadily make your way through a mesmerizing forest of rhododendron, juniper as well as fir and with a gradual climb through the forest to reach Tengboche. During the spring season, you can totally feel the beauty of the magical rhododendron flowers. You will stay overnight at a guest house in Tengboche.

On this day, you will start your journey to Dudh Kosi and cross a bridge, then pass through lush pine trees and ultimately reach Thasinga. Still, you will get to see the Thamserku and Kangtega.  Next, The trail continues above the valley and moves through natureu2019s beauty Sanasa. At Kyangjuma, you will eventually reach Namche from Tengboche.

On your last day of the trek, your way back to Lukla will lead you through a steep rocky trail in the terrain and cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The bridges serve as a pass-through for beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, and dreamlike Sherpa villages, and finally take you on the trails to arrive at Lukla. The entire trail stretches over 6-7 hours by walk.The place looks even more beautiful as you are carrying back lots of reviving memories. Once you reach Lukla, you will stay overnight at a guest house.

You will fly back to Kathmandu leaving the Solukhumbu district. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. We Himalayan trekkers team would be extremely glad to assist you with your achievement of reaching the Everest Base Camp. We really hope you had a heartwarming experience with us and in Nepal. After a short break spending in a hotel, sightseeing at some UNESCO-listed heritage sites, and later in the evening a farewell dinner is organized by us where you can have authentic Nepalese food in a popular Nepali restaurant.

After/Before breakfast as per your flight schedule, check-out from the hotel to catch your scheduled flight to the Airport with a representative from Himalayan Trekkers, Looking for your words on us and waiting for you for next leisure/vacation in Nepal, Bhutan Tibet, and India. Have a safe journey onward to your destination.

Inclusions

What's Included

Arrival and Departure Airport transfersSightseeing TransfersSightseeing tour of KathmanduEntry fee to monumental sitesEnglish speaking professional Tour guideTwo-way flight between Kathmandu & Lukla3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB BasisEnglish speaking professional Trek guide and Porter12 nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek on AP BasisFarewell DinnerFirst Aid KitPermit fee and TIMS cardSalary, Insurance of Trek Guide and PorterNepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

What's Excluded

Lunch and Dinner during stay in KathmanduNepal entry Visa CostTrekking Gears and EquipmentsPersonal expensesTravel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)Extended Stay due to any natural disaster or any other circumstancesAnything not included in inclusions

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Trip duration: 11 days

Traveller's Reviews

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Customer Reviews

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- Excellent
Mr. John Doe
United States of America (the), Texas

Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

From the majestic views to the luxurious lodges, everything about this trek was exceptional. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensured a memorable and comfortable journey.

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Date: 17th Jan 2024

Client
- Excellent
Mr. John Doe
United States of America (the), Texas

Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

From the majestic views to the luxurious lodges, everything about this trek was exceptional. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensured a memorable and comfortable journey.

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Date: 17th Jan 2024

Client
- Excellent
Mr. John Doe
United States of America (the), Texas

Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

From the majestic views to the luxurious lodges, everything about this trek was exceptional. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensured a memorable and comfortable journey.

Read More

Date: 17th Jan 2024

Client
- Excellent
Mr. John Doe
United States of America (the), Texas

Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

From the majestic views to the luxurious lodges, everything about this trek was exceptional. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensured a memorable and comfortable journey.

Read More

Date: 17th Jan 2024

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