Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude5400 M.
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel Basis
  • Max. Altitude: 5400 M.
  • Min. Pax: 2 Person

Highlights

  • The most stunning landscapes on earth
  • Everest Base camp is a classic trek in Everest region. 
  • Explore the land of Sherpa home land, alpine forest, Buddhist Monasteries and usthentic mountain lifestyle. 
  • This trek follow the footsteps of Hillary & tenzing to Base Camp 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not an equivalent kind of trekking in Everest region if to be compared to any of the other treks. Here are 3 hard passes on the high elevations of Everest that go above the tree-lines; the Trip across the three passes will be a great chance to hike around the Everest high country areas. This venture will give you the most memorable experience in this region. An outing in this zone will give you some of the most mind blowing views you will have ever imagined. You will have incredible scenes of a range of mountains from real close, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Thamserku among other famous peaks. Similarly, you will get to pass through numerous glacier lakes; this is a grueling trip, & comparably one of the most challenging trips in Everest region. Kongma La pass is somewhat a bit more difficult than the other passes.

Trekking across the 3 passes has much rocky and sloppy countryside trails, but the beautiful settlements of Sherpa ethnic groups, who are famous for their spirit in climbing majestic mountains, with their welcoming nature more than makes up for the tough hiking in this region. Explore Buddhist monasteries located in the Khumbu region, the species of birds, flora and fauna, as you will pass through lush jungle and finally you will reach the top of the high hills. The 3-pass trails also pass through some well-developed routes, where you will have numerous places to haul up for some well earned rest, even though the trek by itself is challenging. However, you need to be real fit and have the zest & zeal to tackle any possible challenges during the odyssey. This trek can easily be done anti-clock wise & tailored as well. You can avail yourself of the best Trekking guides, Permits and all necessary equipment with trip of this kind.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Kathmandu 1350m

Upon your arrival at airport kathmandu airport, you will be warmly welcomed and receive by our representative. Transferred via private vehicle to the hotel in Kathmandu which will require approx half an hour’s drive to get your hotel in kathmandu. After check-in at the hotel and refreshing, you will be briefed regarding your hotel, its surrounding areas and your wonderful schedule tour.
Accommodation: standrard hotel on BB basis
Included meal: welcome dinner
Mode of transport : Private Vehicles as per group size.

Today is trekking preparing (you will be checking your final equipment list). in day time you will explore around Kathmandu valley. Iyou can aslo rent down jacket and sleeping bag in Kathmandu )
After breakfast, we regulate our sightseeing tour to four must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites in valley. Each has the history of Kathmandu Valley within its establishment. Kathmandu, also known as ‘The City of Temples’, has many vibrant histories and mythologies.
SwayambuNath Stupa
Located in the eastern outskirt of Kathmandu and atop a foothill, SwayambhuNath Stupa; the oldest stupa in Nepal, is a drive of approx. 15 minutes. The main entrance to the stupa is at the base of the foothill and is facing east from where 365 stone-steps (each represents a day of the year) lead all the way up to the top. The scared area of the stupa comprises monasteries, Ajima (Hindu Temple with goddess) and the white dome itself right in the centre. Since the stupa is atop the foothill, it offers wonderful views of Kathmandu Valley and amazing Langtang mountain range up in the north. The stupa is also known as Monkey Temple amongst foreigners as holy monkeys dwell there.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Located right in the centre of Kathmandu city, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a drive of approx. 10 minutes eastwards from SwayambhuNath Stupa and was the palace for Malla Kings and even for some Shah Kings. The area comprises many pagoda styled artistic Hindu temples built between 12th to 18th centuries as well as the temple namely Kasthamandap, which was built with the wood from a single tree and also where Kathmandu derived its name from. The area also houses Living Goddess Kumari (A young virgin girl from Shakya clan who is selected as the goddess Kumari via tough competition. Once she reaches her puberty or receives heavy loss of blood due to wounds/cuts, she is replaced with the other young virgin girl who will have to go through the same tough completion).

BouddhaNath Stupa
BouddhaNath Stupa is the largest stupa ever built in Nepal. The stupa is located in the north-east outskirt of Kathmandu and is a drive of approx.20 minutes north-eastwards from Kathmandu Durbar Square. An old trading route between British-India and China-Tibet used to pass through this area so it became popular with Tibetans, for some of the Tibetan businessmen settled here for their business prosperity. The main stupa is right in the middle and is surrounded by souvenir shops, restaurants, Tibetan painting schools and monasteries.

PashupatiNath Temple
Located in the eastern part of Kathmandu and on the west bank of holy Bagmati River, PashupatiNath Stupa is approx. drive of 10 minutes southwards from BouddhaNath Stupa. The temple belongs to Lord Shiva and is considered as the holiest Hindu’s temple of whose river bank sees cremations. Hindus only are allowed into the main temple complex whereas Non-Hindus are allowed to view the temple from the eastern bank of Bagmati River.
Included meal: Breakfast
Mode of transport : Private Transport as per group size
Escorted by: Tour/ Trek leader

Today after the early breakfast, we transfer to the airport for a 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla with great views of the mountains. upon we arrive in Lukla we will meet our support crew ( sherpa) and trek starts towards Phakding by passing beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river. It takes 3 hours to reach Phakding, with the magnificent views of Mt. Nupula, Kusuam Kungaru, and Thamsherku.
Accommodation: Mountain local lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Mode of transport: private transport as per group size and Domestic flight.

Early morning we start our trek after breakfast. we walk through a beautiful pine forest trails, we pass many suspension bridge above Dudhkoshi river, with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku(6608m) from benker village. After crossing the settlement of Benker, Chumoa, Monjo, we arrive at the check post of Sagarmatha National Park, where our trekking permit is checked along with all group record. Then our trek descends to Jorsalle village before reaching Namche Bazar. After passing the jorsale village our trail ascent to Namche Bazar.
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by : Trekking Leader

Todaywe take an easy day. After breakfast, we hike up to view point 1 hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip(3720m) from where you will experience the best stunning view of the Himalayas Amadablam,Thamsherku including Mt Everest.You might see spectacular landing or take off of Pilatus Porter in the early morning. After tea break you descent from this hill to Namache and take rest.
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by: Trek Leader

After breakfast we start our trek to Tengbouche .Trail climbs up passing the dense rhododendron forest where you can opportunity to se musk deer. Finally we reached at Tengboche by passing though Phunkitenga. After bit of rest we visit largest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region in Tengbouche. Overnight stay at lodge. Morning and Evening we can see Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Kwngde 96187m), Tawache (6542m), Nuptse(7855m) Lhotse (8618m), Amadablam (6856m) thanserku(6608m) and other snow capped mountain
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by: Trek Leader

After breakfast, we start trek to Dingbouche with descend through a rhododendron , fir, junior forest and Debote Village en-route.we enjoy the magnificent views of Everest region then our trail ascent up towards Pangboche Village. Here you get medical facility about altitude sickness.
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by: Trek Leader

Today is the our second acclimatization day for rest on high altitude. in day time, we do short hike up to Ama dublam base camp, from Ama dublam base camp you can see panoramic views of mountains.
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by: Trek Leader

After breakfast, we start our day crossing the Phalangkarpo(4340m) and Duglha (4620m). we ascend with face to face with high mountain to Lobuche. Walking along the Khumbu Glacier, finally we reached at Lobuche where we overnight today.
Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Escorted by: Trek Leader

With an awe inspiring view of the Mt. Pumori - 7161 m early in the morning, we start to trek this day to go to the dry and sandy area of Gorak Shep. On the way, the stunning view of the world's highest glacier - Khumbu glacier at elevation of 4900 m, make our high altitude walk a worthy one. Later, we go to the Everest Base Camp - 5365 m, after having the lunch at Gorak Shep. Although we do not see the Mt. Everest itself from the base camp, the point is our ultimate destination in this trek. We return back to Gorak Shep on the same day for the overnight stay.
Approximate Distance - 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 8 hrs

Early morning hike to Kala Pathar - 5550 m, the highest elevation we reach on this trek, early in the morning for a stunning sunrise and Everest view, behind it elevates the attractive 7161 m. peak of Pumori which dwarfs the summit of Kala Patthar. The route upwards is straightforward and takes the most trekkers between 90 minutes to 2 hours. Most of the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and various other peaks can be seen from this point.
Approximate Distance - 16 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 9 Hrs

We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Khumjung.
Approximate Distance - 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs.

We continue our descend via Namche Bazaar to Monjo.
Approximate Distance - 8 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs

We return to Lukla where we spend the night.
Approximate Distance - 11 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

Please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bound Kathmandu or stormy winds in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused and your patience is anticipated.

This is your leisure day in Kathmandu. You can explore around Kathmandu and in the evening we will host you with a farewell dinner alongside a cultural show. As a leisure day today if you wish to do some activities, let us know. We have some day activities in and around Kathmandu which might be of your interest.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure and all land transfer as per itinerary.
  • One day city tour with our city guided tour with private transport
  • Three night hotel (your choice) in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis in city center.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on trekking ( Local hygienic food )
  • Local guest house accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Applicable trekking fees (National park permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking leader English speaking
  • Porters (one porter between two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla including guide.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Mount Trails
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Trip Map

Client Reviews

Perfect organization according to my personal needs to go to Everest Base Camp

Perfect organization according to my personal needs to go to Everest Base Camp

Rating: Review Date : May 18, 2017

I travelled to Nepal to volunteer while working remote, and I didn´t have too much time to do the Everest Base Camp within the recommendable timing (12 days including Kala Pathar), but Durga helped me to organize my itinerary to meet my expectations.
I didn´t have to worry about anything!! Durga sent me the checklist with everything that I was going to need there, and my guide went shopping with me to get good quality items, and he also sent me key information about the High Altitude Thickness.
I enjoyed every single moment in the Himalayas, Chuda my guide knows by heart all the routes, and he was adapting his pace to my physical conditions, offering me his help all the time. 
I decided that it was better to start the treks very early in the morning, because the weather conditions were perfect until 11 am (after that time, the weather was windy, foggy, sometimes raining, etc), and my guide accepted to proceed like that.
I was able to make my dream true thanks to Durga and Chuda. Fully recommended!!

 

Patyco Lily, Spain

Useful Info

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Mount Trails Trekking and Adventures works for social causes with some non-profit organization http://letsgocool.org concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization  gocooltonepal@gmail.com  

Experience Required:

This trek is suitable for fit walkers or those with previous trekking experience. If you have completed the EBC, or climbed Kilimanjaro or are a happy-go-lucky weekend hill walker, you could consider the Everest 3 high passes. This is one of those treks that could test your physical & mental abilities…it’s not impossible, it’s simply a trek that you’d like to do, come what may…

Trip Note

Important Note

Our Trekking Group

The trekking group is depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage trekking accordingly. The maximum number 10  is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require. 

Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight. 

Guides and Porters

For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

Accommodation

Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking of Tsum Valley.  Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 40. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your trek in Himalayas. 

Meals

We mostly serve fresh and hygienic food to let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way. 

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and we serve you a breakfast at same hotel.

Transportation

The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop off from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also we can arrange domestic flight as per your request. Trek in Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to trek starting point.

Safety and Precaution

It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking in Himalayas. As the trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs. 

Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.

Health Issues

Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link: http://www.mounttrails.com/altitude-sickness-in-nepal-himalaya.html

Trekking plus

If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know, we would be so much happy to create a tailor made itinerary as per your time and interest.It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any other travel plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mount Trails expert trek tour operator will design and arrange your holiday as per yo