• Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Everest
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in KTM, Lodges on the Trek
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu, Full board on trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5545M
  •    Group size: 1 - 24 Pax
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

World dangerous airport Drama take on/off in Lukla airport

Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) friendly itinerary

Local Sherpa Culture and tradition

Numerous High suspension Hanging Bridges?

Nearest view of Himalayas en-route to Everest Base Camp 

Highest Base camp of highest Mountain (Top of the world)

Amazing view of Mount Everest Sunrise or Sunset from Kala Pathar(5545m)

Trip Information

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is moderate-difficult and most trekkers with normal physical fitness can finish it. In planning the itinerary, we (the Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd) have considered the speed of ascending and the number of a rest day to ensure that you can acclimatize to the high altitudes properly and to enjoy your trekking most.

Why trek in Everest Base Camp?

The climax of this trekking is to see the 360-degree view including 3 of the worlds’ highest mountains Mt Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Makalu (8462m) from Kala Patthar (5545m) which is the highest point can be reached by walking. The Sagarmatha National Park is not only the property of Nepal but also of the world because of its rich world heritages. Khumbu is the home of the world’s famous Sherpa people.

Moreover, the numerous variety of fauna and flora, the world’s biggest glacier, Sherpa culture, the magnificent mountains, hundreds of monasteries, stupas and Chortens, and the Tibetan arts all make your journey highly heart touching.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

This is only the recommended trek for Everest Base Camp. You can customize the trek route as per your need.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1300m/4264ft) {15minutes driving}

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) Trek from Lukla to Phakding(2652m/8700ft) { 15 minutes drive,35 minutes flight, and 3-4 hours trek}

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) {5-6 hours}

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest View hotel (3880m/12730ft) {3 to 4 hours}

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m/12684ft) {5-6 hours}

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14461ft) {5-6 hours}

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5083m/16676ft) {5 to 6 hours}

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4928m/16164ft) {5-6 hours}

Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m/16929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m/17602ft) {7-8 hours}

Day 10: Early hike to Kalapatthar(5550m/18204ft) and trek back to Pheriche(4200m/13780ft) {7-8 hours}

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3500m/11480ft) {5-6 hours}

Day 12: Trek from Kyangjuma to Monju (2850m/9348ft) {6-7 hours}

Day 13: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) {4-5 hours}

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) {35 minutes flight and 15 minutes driving}

Day 15: Shopping, departure or extend your holiday.


1, Permit for Everest Base Camp trekking:

For the Everest region trekking, you will not need special permits. But you need to pay Sagarmatha National park permits. And local Pasang Lhamu Municipality permits. If you trekking EBC from Jiri you need to buy Gaurishankar conservation area permit. Only for climbing, you need special permits.

2, Drinking water in Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Drinking water is available all over the lodges and tea houses. Many of teahouses you can get a mineral water bottle. Either you buy boiled water. The cost can be a rise in higher altitude. They are very safe for a drink. So please bring two water bottles. One for hot water and another for cold water. Or you can fill normal water freely from lodges and use your chlorine drops or pills for purifying.

3, Internet at Everest Base camp Trekking:

Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. Face to face connected with friends and family is the wish of adventures seekers. Sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. Here are some ways to get Wi-Fi and internet in Everest base camp trekking.

Wi-Fi:

No matter where you are in Khumbu region the Wi-Fi of EVEREST LINK always keeps you connected. There are different kinds of data available like 10 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 2000 and 20 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 3000. All the major areas of Everest region Everest link wireless internet are available. Wi-Fi prepaid cards are available most of stores and lodges.

Mobile internet in Everest Base Camp:

The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can be work some part of Everest Region Trekking like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Gorakhshep. But make sure that all part of the Khumbu region cannot be the signal or poor signal mobile call and internet.

4, Best trekking and Visiting time in Everest Base Camp:

 Nepal Trekking can be undertaken for the whole of the year. Mostly there are four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its different attraction to offer the tourist. Nepal trekking season is as follows:

Autumn season is defined as the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and Clears Mountain views with blue sky. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with panoramic views, making it the best time to do any of Nepal trek. Occasional short storms may happen and snow at high altitudes.

Varieties of flowers, especially Rhododendrons make the hillside a paradise during this season. It is a mildly warm season at lower elevations and at the higher elevation, the mountain views are an excellent and similar season like autumn. Hence, this is the best time to visit

Another best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek is autumn (September-November). This is the best time for EBC Trek because in these seasons the weather is Mild and you can take full advantages of your trek. However, we do not recommend to trek in June to August because of raining and easily cancel flights. November, December, and January are a good season for snow lovers and who can afford cold.

5, Accommodation on the Trek of Everest Base Camp:

You will be staying at 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trekking period. All accommodations are a twin sharing basis. However, the single supplement will be provided on your request and will be an additional cost. But the trekking period the single supplement will be given if there and availability in the lodges. Please do not expect high standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are a single traveler in the higher elevation you need to share the room with other single trekkers like you (same sex). In case we are not able to provide you single supplement we will refund your single supplement charge. We hope you understand the situation of trekking places. Please do not expect high standard luxury lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer basic rooms for accommodation.

Some of the tea houses like Lukla, phakding, Namche, Debuche, pangboche, Pheriche, Dingboche, Monjo you can get the room inside the toilet and hot shower with addon cost. This hot shower sometimes can be out of control because of solar and gas. But the toilet you can use. You can consult with your guide for your best accommodation. You need to pay for a shower. Most likely the shower is solar or from Gas.

6, Are guide and porter necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Different kinds of trekking routes are available in Nepal. For conservation area and national park, there is no hard and fast rule you must have a guide and porters. But mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you trek with them. Some restricted area cannot be trek without guides. The guide is helpful Not only negotiate for price in some place but also he helps you in your medical emergency and hospitality in your whole trek. He has a better idea about tea houses and lodges where to stay and where to sleep. Porter just helps you to carry your big bag pack so you can enjoy your trek without bag pack. For your safety please hire the guide and porter.

07, any risk in Everest Base Camp trekking?

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the dead risk associated with trekking. Even the trekking is a sporty sport there are several kinds of risk in it. Like heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, Avalanche, earthquake, injury, vital flue, and some other natural calamities. The main AMS means when you get the high altitude your body fails to adjust to change the pressure associated with altitude and this can be fatal. Please bring your insurance coverage high altitude above 5000m.

08, Techniques avoid AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness In Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Nobody can prepare the body for high altitude but you can take some precaution to avoid it.

They are as follows:

Eat Fluid and high caloric food

When you walk over 2000meters, reduce walking hours and walk slowly.

Plenty of water drink will helpful.

When your body needs rest please take rest.

In high altitude please trek slowly.

Smoking or drinking alcohol can be harmful.

Drinking lots of water and ascending slowing by catching your breath regularly helps a lot to fight with altitude sickness, however, there is no bulletproof plan to prevent the altitude sickness at all.

09, How to diagnose AMS?

The symptoms of AMS are as follows:

Tiredness

Loss of appetite

Headache

 Vomiting and Nausea

Dizziness

Shortness of breath

Stomach Upset

Feeling unsteady

Increased heartbeat

Difficult for sleeping.

In the case of these symptoms, take immediate precaution like:

Do not climb any higher for the next at least 24 hours

Descend to a lower altitude if possible

Until you feel well take complete rest

Do not exercise a lot

Do not smoke and drink alcohol.

Drink plenty of water and fluids.

Take oxygen if you need.

Anti-sickness medicines like Diamox can take.

Within 24 to 48 hours if you do not see improvement, you will have to back to the city. Please buy an insurance cover Helicopter rescue. It helps you to back on city immediately.

10, required experience and physical condition for Everest Base Camp.

According to the categorized of trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one of the moderate popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is moderate some of them succeed to complete whole trekking some of them will suffer to complete by high altitude and pain. It is the most popular trekking in the world because of these hundreds of trekkers trekking every day during the high season of trekking.

The trekkers who can afford 6-7 hours walk every day up and downhill they can complete this trek.  Mission Himalaya Treks suggest the trekkers exercise and jogging every day at least 30 days prior to start this trek.EBC trekking is easy for those trekkers who have experienced in trekking high altitude environment. Big technical issue no necessary for this trek. If you have a blood disease, lung, and heart problem please consult with your doctor and inform us before booking this trek. Mission Himalaya treks suggest you bring knee support. Training makes EBC trek much easier than the people who come without training? Altitude is the focus reason for this trek is difficult because above 5000 m will make tourist hard to breathe as well.

 

11, trekking gear for Everest Trekking:

Clothing:

Boots and spare laces

Light shoes/trainers

Down jacket

Fleece or sweater

Shirts*3

Socks*3

Trekking trousers (or a long skirt for a woman)

Waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella

Overtrousers

Underwear (including thermals)

Gloves

Woolen Hat/ balaclava

Sunhat

Other Essential items

First Aid Kitbag

Trekking Poles

Sleeping bag(4 seasons +)

Sleeping bag liner

Water bottle (min 1-liter capacity) a thermal better choice

Head Torch

Batteries for camera and torch.

Sunglasses

Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve

Towel and washing kit

Money belt

Map

Whistle

Toilet paper and lighter

Passport

Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)

Optional things:

Notebook and pens

Altimeter

Binoculars

Gaiters

Plastic bags

Insulation Mat

Camera and plenty of drives

Personal snacks and other games types of equipment

Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilos and airlines not allow to bring more 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.

12, Local Currency for Everest Base Camp trekking:

Nepal many parts of trekking will accept US$ but Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you change Local currency. This currency can change either in the airport of Nepal Kathmandu or some money exchange of city. The exchange rate is lower in high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. So we suggest you change in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.

13, Medical facilities in Everest Base Camp:

Normally the guide has first aid training. For normal sickness and treatment, he can help you Like Diarrhea, Vomiting, fever, headache, bleeding and many more. But in all the cases they are not doctors so they cannot help. but they can support you to bring the health post or hospital nearby. Like Lukla Namche, Pheriche there is Health post. In case if you need extra medical facilities you can go to their office for your treatment.

14, How to go, Everest base Camp   trekking:

After arriving only one international airport of Kathmandu Nepal (TIA) you will be transferred to the hotel. Either you must fly to Lukla to start Everest Base Camp Trekking. Or you take the bus to Jiri and trekking a very long time to reach Everest Base Camp. For more information please contact Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT LTD.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulties

Trekking is an adventure sport. Based on the difficulty of the routes, it requires high motivation and previous experiences. Some of the treks in Nepal are suitable only for highly experienced trekkers where some routes are suitable for novice trekkers as well. An average fit person with regular training can do our most of the treks. Please consult with us if you are concerned about your fitness level.

15: Meals on the Everest Base Camp Trek:

During your Everest Base Camp trekking period, we will provide all the meals but only breakfast will be given in Kathmandu. Depends your international flight time we will provide you with a farewell or welcome dinner in a typical Nepali local restaurant with the cultural dance show. During your trek breakfast and dinner will be taken in the lodges where you sleep overnight but lunch takes in the middle of the trekking period. Indian, Italian, Nepalese and continental food is the choices in the trekking from the menu provided by the tea houses. Like noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are available in the mountains. These meals are prepared after your order. Most of the places meats also available but we recommend you not to take as they are not fresh. Sometimes unhealthy food affects your body and trekking. Do not expect western meals as you take in the city and in your home. Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD give you full freedom to select your preferred meals from the menu provided by the lodges. The food and raw materials are locally prepared and taste different than the city. The best dish is Nepali Thali or Dal Bhat set because you can add more without paying extra or its buffet. The food includes Rice, vegetables, curry, meet, lentil soup and Pickle. In Nepal one proverb "Dal Bhat power 24 hours" It helps you to trek long without hunger. For the breakfast, tea house provides eggs on your style with different kind of tea coffee or hot chocolate, choices of bread like pancake toast Tibetan bread or chapatti, potatoes, cereals and many more. So Food is not a major concern in trekking.

The meals on the trek prepared by the lodges mean you do not need to carry foods on this trekking. All lodges prepare the foods however it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

16. What is the Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty level?

The Everest Base Camp is a moderate-difficult trek. Anyone with previous trekking experience can go on this trek. Altitude sickness, Accommodation, Foods, the weather is some common Difficulty.  Here is the list of Everest Base Camp difficulties which you may face. Be prepared for these problems and your trek will be obviously much much easier.

14. Everest Base Camp trek Map:

The Everest Base Camp Trekking Maps are freely available on the internet. You can download from here also.

 

Note: Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD try to give you almost all the useful information what you will be needed before trekking. If you have some other question regarding the trip Please feel free to email, comment or inbox us.

 


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Customer Reviews


Best Everest base camp trek customized package.

Anky Chan | Hongkong, China

Rating: 5

We joined EBC with Birendra. He is very nice and extremely helpful. Undoubtedly, a very experienced tour guide you can rely on!!!


Good care 21 days trekking and sightseeing

Agnes | Hongkong, China

Rating: 5

Thank you for taking care of my Nepal trip during my 21 days trekking and sightseeing.

!! "you are the Best"!!


Nepal Everest and Annapurna

January Thanawat | Chingmai Thailand

Rating: 5

Professional tour guide in Nepal
I and my wife went to Nepal for 3 weeks for trekking at Poonhill and EBC. Both of us very very enjoyed about the trekking trip also enjoy with city temple tour in Kathmandu.

Duwadi Birendra is Amazing, he is the best tour guide I ever saw before. I was traveled to too many countries but he is the best one in my life. Also, he has his own personality that you can trust with very good take care and good service. We felt like home when we traveled in Nepal Everest and Annapurna.

When we have a chance we will go to see you and use your service again. And recommend all person to join this company.

Thank you to make the wonderful trip for us
January Thanawat


Combined Nepal Trekking

Joe yeung | Hong kong, China

Rating: 5

My friends and I had a nice trip to ABC and EBC with Birendra and his team. Our guide have well trained, experienced, Briendra is well knowledge at every aspect of the trek such as extreme conditions arise from the high altitude sickness or any emergency accident and they are practical to lead over the problems for the safety precaution to us, made our trip safety, success, and satisfaction of the trip. I will highly recommend my friend for join this company if they will go for Nepal trekking and tour.


single lady EBC trekking

woon ling Ng | Hong kong China

Rating: 5

 Lady trekking without previous trekking Experience.

Whenever I told people I have been to EBC, they all showed unbelievable faces. Without the experienced trekking guide Birendra, how could a lady without previous trekking experience has the guts to trek EBC! The marvelous natural beauty of Himalayan range, the sunrise at Lobuche and the friendly little kids at Namche Bazaar...unforgettable. On the seventh day of trekking, about 4000m, I got acute mountain sickness, Birendra was taking good care of me and trekking slowly and slowly. He tried to make me relax and adjusted to the attitude, however, I had to ride on helicopter back to Kathmandu before the sickness get worst. I only took two days rest and resume my journey. Birendra arranged a substitute trip to Chitwon for me, he is such a caring friend. I would strongly recommend my friends to trekking with Birendra and Mission Himalaya Treks team.
 


completing the trek is quite an achievement

Kartik | Hyderabad,India

Rating: 4

Thinking about going for a trek to Mt Everest Base Camp is a task and completing the trek is quite an achievement. Thanks to Birendra and Nima(Our guide) for helping us complete this trek. They made it look easy and comfortable. The memories of base camp and Mount Everest will stay for long. Had a blast.


Good knowledge about the mountains

Chattergee Smita | Hyderabad, India

Rating: 5

Thank you so much, Birendra for answering to all my questions before the trek, in Kathmandu just before starting the trek and discussing after the trek. You were a great help. Our guide Nima was excellent. He is very well mannered, well experienced and he has very good knowledge about the mountains. He was really helping, encouraging and big support. I am thankful to him for his sweetness while we used to have our meal. He used to order food, bring water for us, and then winding up :-).
So, overall I had a great experience because of their service, prompt replies, and actions. Thank you Birendra and Nima and the whole team, including our Sherpa Neer Kumar, a sweet young guy.


EBC trek with Best trekking agency.

phisan chan | Hong kong China

Rating: 5

Amazing adventure made the extra special trek by funny trekking guide Kulung Rajj.
Raj was kind, knowledgable, caring and welfare and very strong in terms help to carry luggage even we have another porter.
Trek was well organized by mission Himalaya and nothing was a problem during the trip except we tired a lot. we all would recommend this trek especially if you are interest to go Nepal best trekking. Do not choose other company mission Himalaya was the best of best. Tks Birendra for your arrangements and thanks raj to guide us., Everest is the best trekking in Nepal. The budget also reasonable.


Excellent service Trekking company In Nepal.

Richard Chu | Hongkong, Sar, China

Rating: 5

 

I did the trek with mission himalya is no doubt an amazing experience. Becauseof the best Guide tanka Kulung and the porter Sundar Baram. They all really friendly and helpful at all. Raj is a joker so he never give chance to bore during the trip. Please do not think too much-book the trek with Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD. No doubt-excellent service.


Best Holiday trips.

Pineda Adriana | Boston America

Rating: 5

It Was one of the happy experiences of my life trekking to the Everest base camp 5364m. And Kalapatthar 5545m An impeccable service, Birendra and porter very kind and cheerful always, are wonderful joker people who make an unforgettable trip for us. This company details and service are incredible. Thank you so much gave us the best holiday trips.


Awesome and Awesome Everest Base Camp trekking.

Albarin Adel | Barcelona Spain

Rating: 5

Starting from the greeting in Tribhuvan International Airport to the farewell and departure at the airport, Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions service was excellent. In Nepal, we had the most unforgettable two weeks of Pleasure experience. 
The itinerary made by this company was well thought out in regards to the number of days Trekking and 2 acclimatization days. Their personal experiences provided during the trips were awesome and awesome. Tanka and Narkubir are very knowledgable and also very personal, great guides and excellent services. Strongly recommend Mission Himalaya Treks for a great adventure trip to Nepal. 


Adventure journey of my lifetime.

David Garcia | San Diego, America

Rating: 5

Thank you Mission Himalaya management team for my great experience in beautiful Nepal Everest region trekking. This had been my first time with the team of Birendra,  the guides Rajkubir, porters Tanka and drivers Roshan have always been helpful, supportive and motivating throughout the trip to Everest Base camp.
The weather was so nice, the team provided solutions to meet our expectation and schedule to Kalapatthar 5545m and Base Camp 5364m. Thank you so much again and again for being such a great team and help my adventure trip was made a successful and memorable journey of my lifetime.


Trek is saw Heaven before die

Margareth Smith | Boston, america

Rating: 5

Lifetime happy experience definitely the best arrangements in trekking flight guide porters hotels all. I will tell everyone to try once in a lifetime the trekking in Nepal. It's like a before died to go to Heaven.


Use This Company for trekking Nepal again.

David Michael | Houston, America

Rating: 5

We experienced a happy time with Mission Himalaya Treks. The guide was so friendly and incredible. They helped us from Beginning from airport pick up to departure all the time. Very friendly staffs and all. We definitely use them again and recommended my friends and relatives. great arrangements.


Marvelous Trekking EBC

Thomas Travis | New Orleans, America

Rating: 5

Marvelous trek organized by Mission Himalaya Treks Kathmandu Nepal. The Trekking guides, porters, Assistant guides were all excellent, Friendly, lots helpful and services better than other company we evaluate in the trekking tea house and guiding. The company provided with a very good sleeping bag and down jacket from rent shop call sport international Thamel and were well supported in our trek up the Langtang Valley and our ascent of Yala Peak. 
Many thanks to Birendra and Purna and pasang.


Great company For Everest Base camp.

Brown Miller | Austin, America.

Rating: 5

We finished Everest base camp trek with Mission Himalaya. It Was a great company located in local place \thamel Kathmandu. and very professional guide and other staffs, everything was organised from time to time. Provide Down jackets and any other Sleeping bag, also have one porter per trekker, providing more employment and respecting the locals. Highly recommended mission Himalaya. We all are appreciated.


We can only recommend Mission Himalaya for Everest Trekking

Jenifer Susan | Baltimore, America.

Rating: 5

Our trip to Everest was organized really best by Birendra. The guide Mingma was reliable people and we finally went to good friends after trekking. Nepal we had a great time together and they cared for us very well. WE can only recommend Mission Himalaya to everyone for your future trekking and tours in Nepal. The best trip I have ever made in my whole life. Thank you so much for this experience and help Mingma you are best.


Excellent for EBC trekking

James | America

Rating: 5

Best company, Helpful guide Santa very kind and funny. Mission Himalaya is the great company of Nepal. Thank you very much for the trip will come again for sure for Other trekking.


Everest trekking with MHT was excellent

Mary Hernandez | America

Rating: 5

Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD is a very professional Trekking agency. The guide Pradeep was an amazingly informative and the way he guided us throughout the trip to Everest was excellent. The entire team of MHT Nepal all of you doing an amazing job in this field and we recommend everyone if going for treks in Nepal please Contact Mission Himalaya.

 


Well managed trekking company.

Olivia | canada

Rating: 5

We Finished the Everest Base Camp trek with my friends. Our Trekking guide was Narkubir and I can say we really enjoyed with him a lot. Except this we had some health problems during our trek, he helps us a lot getting prepared for the trek and searching for a doctor when we are in Pheriche. During the weather, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is canceled. Birendra arranges Helicopter quickly for us. Great trekking company. Well managed.


Guide is Flexible so we able to go Gokyo

Madison | America

Rating: 5

we originally Conoirmedfor EBC trek, but on the way up I realized that I will be going to make it through Cho La pass and beautiful Gokyo lake. Our guide Birendra changed all the plan right away for EBC trek and Gokyo lake after Gorakhshep only with going back a different route. He arranges very well including food hotel and flights.


Everest trekking hospitality is Notable.

Natalie | America

Rating: 5

Great feeling to trekking Everest Base camp with my family together.  we saw lots of Monastery, Mountains and some animals and birds during our trekking. staff hospitality is most Notable.


Birendra organize the trip and Tanka was Excellent guide

Charlotte and Evelyn | America

Rating: 5

we are two Americans looking for an Everest Base Camp trek. Birendra was able to organize our trip and Tanka was lead us through a trek in 12 days with good services at all. Highly recommended Mission Himalaya and all the team.

Detail Itinerary

Everest Base Camp trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and transfers you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu. You can enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine while we brief you on the trip.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
In the early morning, we take a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The scenery is gorgeous in the flight and in the Lukla airstrip that is situated in the mountain. Depending on arrival time at Lukla, we may enjoy lunch before walking to Phakding. The trail from Lukla to Phakding is easy. We can spend our evening stroll around the Phakding village while we stay overnight there.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast, we start by walking along the Dudh Koshi River. We have to cross this river twice on the day. We then arrive at a small village called Monjo which is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the national park, we walk down to Bhote Koshi River. We pass through Jorsalle village en route to Namche Bazaar which is the capital of Khumbu region, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas. We stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization day is very important. It allows your body to get used to the high altitudes and prepare for further ascending. On the day, you can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel to enjoy the view it offers or just walk around Namche Bazaar to see how the mountain people live. If you come across the local traditional Saturday Market, it would be fun to visit the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum which is a good place to visit if you are interested in Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering

Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast, we start our pleasant trekking. Throughout the walk, you can see the great mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde, and the trail mainly ascends through the forests. In Tyangboche, today’s destination, the first view that will catch your eyes is the big monastery, then is the amazing Mt. Ama Dablam which can be seen even from your accommodation site.

Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
The trail goes down to Deboche and then ascends through the rhododendron forest. We then cross a valley and the plains to Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day of walking.

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Acclimatization day again is to prepare your body to ascend further. You can have rest all day, or take a couple of hours hiking up to Chhukung (4,730m). Chhukung is a small hill station among mountains and glaciers.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today is challenging! The distance is only about 4.5 miles but with a lot of vertical gains. We walk through the Alpine Meadows and Yak Pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the glacier moraine is specifically steep and challenging. We then continue along the rugged route to Lobuche where we stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Today is the most challenging and fulfilling day of the trekking. We hike to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), our final destination, which is more than 5000m above sea level!
We set off to Gorak Shep which is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under the sand. We have lunch there and hike further along the Khumbu Glacier. On the way, you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock that the world knows as Mt. EVEREST. The way leads us to the EBC. Have you ever heard/read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the EBC? You can find the answer yourself! We stay there to explore the base camp and the surroundings and return to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk
We start very early in order to reach the Kala Patthar before dawn (your guide will arrange everything for you). It takes several hours from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar. You must not miss the most wonderful sunrise from Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as the Nuptse, Ama Dablam & Pumori! We take our time enjoying what Kala Patthar can offer before going back to Gorak Shep and then further down to Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk
From now on, it is all descending. So we can walk faster and easier. The beauties of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We spend the night in Kyanjuma.

Day 12: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
The highlight of the day is to know more about the lives of the mountain people. We visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to land Mt. Everest (accompanied by the Sherpa people Mr. Tenzing Norgay) in 1953 AD. We also visit a hospital run by a charity. Then we walk down to Monju and stay overnight there.

Day 13: Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today you can walk at your own pace as we go back to Lukla from where we have started our adventure. You are delighted that you have completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. At the same time, you feel a bit lost as you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. But, there is always next time and the next adventure waiting for you. The evening is marked with a celebration that includes a lot of singing and dancing. We stay at a hotel in Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. Later the evening, we will treat- exquisite Nepalese cuisine at one of the finest restaurants. It will also be a great opportunity to hear from you about your experiences and get constructive criticisms and suggestions that will help us make improve ourselves.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you to the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Enjoy your flight home. We hope to see you again soon.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking as per the itinerary
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner, and a cup of hot drink per meal) during the trekking
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including the guide) with all application taxes
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide and his/her assistant(s) (every 6 trekkers 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Strong, experienced  porter(s) (every 2 trekkers 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional)
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery charge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Why travel?

Don't listen to what they say. Go and see
 Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
 Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.
⇒ Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.

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