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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

15+ years experienced guide and porters

3 nights attached bathroom with hot shower

Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) friendly itinerary

Local Sherpa Culture and tradition

Numerous High suspension Hanging Bridges

Influenced by Tibetan Buddhism practice

A suitable option for short vacation, fit and altitude experience trekker 

Nearest view of Himalayas en-route to Everest Base Camp and return

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

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

Comfortable Accommodation and hygiene meals at the trekking period

Trip Information

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp (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 rest day to ensure that you can acclimatize to the high altitudes properly and to enjoy your trekking most.

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.

For a longer trekking, we can start from Jiri where is just 8-hour driving from Kathmandu. This route enables you to acclimatize the high altitudes slowly but you need the long holiday. If you want the greater challenge, we can offer you EBC with the Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The easiest and shortest way is by an exciting return flight between Kathmandu and Lukla.
Contact us for trek map and other requirements. We are in 24hr support for you!
 

 

Suggested itinerary

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 Monju 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.

Fig: Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

Customer Reviews


Ng Woon Ling | Hongkong, China

Rating: 5

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

!! "you are the Best"!!


Mission Himalaya Trekking Team

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!!!

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
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
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 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
downward 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
loss as you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. But, there is always next time and next adventure waiting for you. The evening is marked with 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 to 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)

Useful info

Required experienced and physical condition - Difficult of Everest Base Camp Trekking

According to the categorized of trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one of moderate popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is moderate some of the success to complete whole trekking some of them will suffer to complete by high altitude and pain. It is 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 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 make 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.

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.

Altitude Sickness: Most trekking routes in Nepal are in high altitude above 3500 meters which are part of the high altitude. Trekking is high altitude is a serious activity especially for those without having previous high altitude experiences. 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.

Accommodation on the Trek:   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. Some lower elevation can be fine but the upper elevation might be difficult to give single room. The accommodation in the city might be two single beds or 1 king size big bed. If the guest has a special performance for the room selection please feel free to inform Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD. We will try to provide you with the special appropriate room during your stay in Nepal. Numerous lodges provided blankets in the rooms but we suggest you bring your own sleeping bag. In the whole trekking, you will be accommodating in lodges no need camping and tent. Please do not expect high standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are a single traveller 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.

Meals on the Trek: 

During your 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 like 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.

Our trek includes meals on the trek prepared by the lodges means we do not need to carry foods for all the major trekking routes of Nepal.  Most lodge based treks offer foods prepared in the lodges locally however it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

Recommended Gears - Things Needed for Everest Base Camp Trek

Based on the experiences and fitness, you may need more or fewer gears than mentioned in our gear list. Please find the list of recommended gears below.

Clothing:

Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, trekking trousers (or the long skirt for a woman), waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella, over trousers, underwear (including thermals), Gloves, woollen Hat/ balaclava, sunhat etc.

Other Essential items:

First Aid Kitbag, trekking poles, sleeping bag(4 season +), sleeping bag liner, water bottle (min 1 liter capacity) 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 maximum 25 kilos and airlines not allow bringing more than 20 kilos in another sector domestic flight or 15 kilos only for Lukla flights

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