Nepal Govt. Reged. No:39829/2005

Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek information

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular and busiest trekking trail which goes to the Camp of Everest 8,848Meters then return back from the same way to Lukla. Mt Everest lies on the tallest Himalayan Range of the world called Mahalangur Himalayan range, which lies northeast of Kathmandu. The trekking route has been so famous after the successful ascent by the Climber Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa. The highest point of the trek is Kalapattar from where you can see the super magnificent view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse (5,886m), Mt Makalu (8,481m), Mt Cho Oyu (8,201m) and many other mountains in 360 Degree angles. The landscape here is also amazing. I and my team will take your wish as our task and bring you to the world gigantic mountain Everest with full of fun and boundless entertainment.

Everest base camp trek natural experience

The Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal that is dominated by Mount Everest. It encompasses an area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District and ranges in elevation from 2,845 to 8,848 m (9,334 to 29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest. In the north, it shares the international border with Tibet and extends to the Dudh Kosi river in the south. On this national park forested zone, birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, and rhododendron grow. Above this zone, the vegetation is dwarf-sized or comprises shrubs. The national park provides habitat to at least 118 species of birds, including Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough. There are a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda.

One of the attractions of Everest base camp trek is Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community. Situated at 3,867 meters (12,687 ft), the monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. It lies on Sagarmatha national park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Everest base camp trek People and Culture

Mostly there are Sherpa people live in Khumbu Region. The Sherpas are a tribe of Tibetan origin who occupy the high valleys around the base of Mount Everest. In the Tibetan language, Shar Pa means “people who live in the east,” and over time this descriptive term has come to identify the Sherpa community. The Sherpas belong to the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The oldest Buddhist sect in Tibet, it emphasizes mysticism and incorporates shamanistic practices and local deities borrowed from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. Thus, in addition to Buddha and the great Buddhist divinities, the Sherpa also have believed in numerous gods and demons who are believed to inhabit every mountain, cave, and forest. These have to be worshiped or appeased through ancient practices that have been woven into the fabric of Buddhist ritual life. Indeed, it is almost impossible to distinguish between Bon practices and Buddhism.

Everest base camp trek getting there and away

The Trek starts from Lukla (2,886m/9,437 ft) one of the main entrance of Everest Region Trek. To go to Lukla you have to catch the domestic flight from Kathmandu which takes just 40 Minutes. There are 4-5 Domestic airline who do a regular flight from Kathmandu. you have to come back also from Lukla to Kathmandu. People who have a long time and have great stamina they can even go from Jiri. Jiri is a traditional gateway of the Everest Region.

Everest base camp trek Itinerary

The Itinerary for Everest base camp trek is made for 14 days from your arrival at Kathmandu to your departures from Kathmandu. I and my team can make it longer and shorter with your time by linking with another trek of Everest as well as escaping some days off or overlapped the camp. I have designed 14 days itinerary carefully for your relaxing and comfortable trek. Let me know for the modification of itinerary if you want to customize it.

How difficult is Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is Strenuous Grade trekking. This kind of trekking are difficult kind of trekking which needs steep climbing and some technical knowledge of walking in the rocky and narrow trail. Everest base camp trek would be good to you if you have the prior trekking experience and strong physical fitness. It is the trekking above 4500m elevation and for the period of 14 days with 7-8 hours walk per day. You should be mentally prepare about this that you can do this.

Food, drink, and accommodation in Everest base camp trek

Trekkers are able to get all types of western food item in Everest base camp trek trail. All tea house has its own menu cart which is settled by their village tourism management committee so there is no variation in food and its cost. But there might be variation in accommodation standard. You can purchase chocolate, dry foods, and snacks in trekking if you like. You would get mineral water on this trail but I would recommend you to bring your water purification medicine and if it is possible small hand filter as well. For the accommodation in this route, you can get a basic accommodation. You have to share bathroom and toilet.

When to do Everest base camp trek?

Mid-September, October, and November are Autumn Season: This is the best time to do Everest base camp trek because in this time the forest is very green and there is no chance of rain, the weather is clear.
March, May is the second-best season of the year to do trekking: During this time the forest becomes very colorful because of rhododendron and magnolia flowers as well as very less chance of rain.
December, January, and February: the sky is clear but the weather is cold and there is a risk of hailstorm and snowfall. So this is not good time to do Everest base camp trek.
May, June: This is Nepal´s hot and pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. This is still the good time to do Everest base camp trek.
June, July, August, and mid-September: this is Monsoon season and the least popular time to do trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, landslides, floods and so on

Everest base camp trek highlights

  • Budget friendly itinerary for you
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Your own choice of meals
  • Thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Magnificent views of Mount Everest and many other 8000m-7000m mountains, Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar(5555m), Everest Base Camp(5365m) and Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Outline Itinerary

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Day From To Altitude Time Duration(Approx)
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Phakding 2,651M/8,700 FT 4 Hours
3 Phakding Namche Bazaar 3,438M/11,280 FT 6 Hours
4 Namche Bazaar Namche Bazaar 3,438M/11,280 FT Whole Day
5 Namche Bazaar Tengboche 3,870M/12,694 FT 6 Hours
6 Tengboche Dingboche 4,360M/14,300 FT 5 Hours
7 Dingboche Dingboche 4,360M/14,300 FT Whole Day
8 Dingboche Lobuche 4940 M/16,207 FT 7 Hours
9 Lobuche Gorak Shep 5,170M/16,961 FT 7 Hours
10 Gorakshep-Kalapattar Pherice 5,545M/18,192 FT, 4,288M/14,070FT 8 Hours
11 Pherice Namche Bazaar 3,440M/11,280 FT 7 Hours
12 Namche Bazaar Lukla 5,545M/18,192 FT, 4,288M/14,070FT 8 Hours
13 Lukla Fly to Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. 40 Minutes
14 Kathmandu Your Destination N/A N/A
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, me and my team will pick us you from the airport and take you to hotel. When we are at hotel there we will discuss about the trip and mange the insufficient trekking stuff/gears for the trekking and settlement the other trip things.

  • Day 02:Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek

    On the time of 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you will enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world from where you can see the tall Himalayan range. When we reach Lukla the your trek begins, you will meet your other trip members helpers who will carry your trekking stuff. From lukla you start your trekking. At first we go gradully descent to Cheplung village then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and stay at phakding
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours

    At the beginning of day you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, you will follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar then cross Dudh Koshi River and reach at Monjo, the entrance place to Everest National Park. From there you will cross the long suspension bridge to reach at jorsale, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04:Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

    There are many things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here to acclimatization. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Today you would hike to Syangeboche or Sengboche Hill station is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche Hill. We go up to Khhumjung monastery (one of the biggest sherpa inhabitants) passing over Syangeboche hill station. While you are hiking through Syangeboche hill station, you will have an excellent view of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kwangde and so on from here.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05:Trek to Tengboche from Namche bazzar (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours

    This segment of the trek includes the steep cliff dropping down the Dudh Kosi river and ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. After we to reach to Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours

    At first today you go descent down through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This walk again offers us with superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the suspension bridge of Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 07:Dingboche: Acclimatization

    Today, is your acclimatization day to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Nagarjuna peak located at an altitude on 16,000 ft for better acclimatization and as well as to get almost the best view of Khumbu Himalayan range and peak like Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam. It’s not tough hiking but as the trail is gently accented than it takes a longer time to get the summit. Hike to Chhukung village is optional, it also provides a majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we return to our lodge at Dingboche and take rest.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08:Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

    We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we climb steeply to Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags. Along the journey, you will have eye-catching views of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 9:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

    After breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The journey today is the most rewarding section of the complete Everest base camp trek. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. You would pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. From here you would see Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori and many more mountains. then you will back to Gorakshep.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 10:Trek to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep (5,545m/18,192ft)then to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 17km, 8 hours

    We prepare for an early morning departure in the dark where temperatures is (-10 to -14 C) and moreover, there is always the potential of cold winds. Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar which is recognized as a mountain black stone located at an altitude of 5,545m / 18,132 ft, one of our highest points of the whole journey. You can see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest.Kalapatthar or kalapattar is famous hill station to view sunrise/sunset on Everest Himalayan range. As you are here, you can see an amazing view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more mountains. You can take photograph and enjoy the view then we descend down to Gorekshep and have breakfast there and go down to Pheriche (4,243m.)
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 11:Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours

    Now your trail always goes decently down through rocky terrain.During the trek route, you would see rhododendron forest. During the trek, you would pass tengboche where there is famous and oldest monastery of this region. You go still descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) on this time you would pass several tiny villages.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 12:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours

    The trail descends continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 13:Fly to Kathmandu

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu we help you to look around Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Transportation and Accommodation

  • Day 13:Final departure

    Final departure


Everest base camp trek includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for you and your guide
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Seasonal fruits if possible
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Everest National park permits
  • Local Level permits
  • TIMS Permit
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Everest base camp trek excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

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Everest base camp trek fact

  • Moderate:Strenuous
  • Duration:14 Days
  • Accommodation: Full Board, Tea House
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionEverest Region
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude5,545M/18,192 FT
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Local Bus
  • Route:Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengbouche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pherice, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Kathmandu

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