About Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek in Nepal is an ultimate goal for trekkers and once in a lifetime world top destination in the Himalayas. 

Everest Base Camp Trek start after 35 min exciting mountain flight from kathmandu to Lukla. Once we arrive in lukla trekking trail passes through Sherpa villages over countless ridges. Trek to Everest Base Camp along the Dudh Koshi river, climb up to the busting Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar where we spend two nights to ensure proper acclimatization with exploration hike around. Leaving Namche we hike to the hidden valley of Khunde and Khumjung and then to Dingboche via Phortse. Everest base camp trek designed itinerary allows all the trekkers to have enough time for proper and better acclimatisation. We hike up to the Kalapathar at the height of 5545 meters, the highest point on our entire trek, from where the experience of seeing the mount Everest and wonderful Himalayan vista which we never to be forgotten.

The scenery along the route is simply breathtaking with paradise of glistening peaks, stunning glaciers around, ancient buddhist stupa and monasteries with the fascinating Sherpa people and their culture and tradition in khumbu region. 

Trekking Plus designed Everest Base Camp trek route in the Himalayas to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness with two proper acclimatization days before conquering Everest Base Camp. From Namche Bazaar we visit the National Park headquarters with displays of local flora and fauna and the culture and lifestyles of the Khumbu Sherpas. An afternoon walk to the Sherpa village of Khumjung offers an authentic experience of Sherpa traditional life. Magnificent views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam (The Jewel), Island Peak, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse group. Everest Base Camp Trek route resumes toward the hilltop village of Tengboche and visit to the Buddhist Monastery. Then to Pangboche summer Sherpa settlement, and to Dingboche for another acclimatization stop: walk to Nangkartshang Hill for fitness at the higher altitudes. See unparalleled views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse glaciers.

Food and Accommodation

  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at tea house during the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 1 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 11 nights mountain lodge accommodation while on Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Best Time and weather for Trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek

Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Moderate sunshine and low rainfall make these seasons trekkers’ favorite seasons.

Monsoon season ( june, junly and august ) will be raining and you will encounter wet trail. You will have to consider the possibilities of rain as well. So if you are not experienced trekking in the mountains, you must be more careful trekking in summers as you might experience accidental slips in wet trails. 

Winter ( december, january and february), will be too cold for trekking to high altitude above 4000m. Trekking to EBC might be tricky for you if you have not experienced the cold of the mountains. In these seasons, the temperature can go as low as -25 degrees in Gorak Shep and kalapatter and hard to get on view point because of heavy snow. In addition, some trails might be closed and only quite a few loges will be open for trekking due to snowfall in these months.

Difficulty Level of Everest  Base Camp Trek - Moderate

You have to continuously hike for about 12 days during Everest Base Camp Trek. Each day you will be walking 6-7 hours ie 15 to 20 km and hike uphill and downhill continuously during the trail. You will have to carry a day pack weighing around 5+ kilograms for hours even you hired a porter on your trek. So, the most important thing to do before booking a trek is to have a basic training. It will improve your body strength and makes you ready for high altitude trekking. You will have to prepare yourself to walk about 6 hours a day on rough terrain with the changing weather. The oxygen levels go down, up to 60% less than in normal sea level condition. This can affect any age group and even people who are physically fit. So, you might get altitude sickness as well if you are not taking care up in the mountain.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Experience Scenic Mountain flight over the Himalayas (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • Explore Sherpa villages, culture and lifestyle, old monasteries, prayers flags, Prayer wheels
  • Mountain view (Mount Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse), thrilling view of glacier (Khumbu), sensational trekking trails, high suspension bridges, unexposed flora and fauna en-route
  • Panoramic view of sunrise and sunset at the world’s highest peak Mount Everest(8848 m) from Kalapathar (5555 m).

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Kathmandu-Lukla Scenic Flight and short trek to Phakding
  • Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek.
  • Day 03: Rest day for acclimatization
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche Trek
  • Day 05: Tyangboche to Dingboche Trek
  • Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche Trek
  • Day 07: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep Trek
  • Day 08: Explore Kala Pattar; trek down from Gorakshep via Lobuche to Dingboche
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Tengboche trek
  • Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar Trek
  • Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek.
  • Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • 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)
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • All the government tax and our  service charges.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Trekking Plus
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

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Useful Information

Now a days there is not direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla during the peak seasons (spring and autumn) due to air traffic at Kathmandu. So, you need drive from kathmandu to Ramechhap and fly to lukla from there which is about 20 minutes flight and transfer to the Kathmandu is about 132km 4 to 5 hours.

Important to note

 Please visit our Equipments check list. Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

The water is available everywhere during the trek under a cost around 2-3 US $ per liter of botels or you can also use the normal tap water for free, but water purification pills are required to filter. We would like you to take you own separate proper bottle for hot water because cold water cannot be fit every time in the high altitude area because it’s too cold up in the mountain. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

Accommodation during the trekking in Nepal

You will be accommodated in the best hotel while you are in kathmandu with the good facilities of wifi, hot shower with the best breakfast services on the selection and all accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. The single supplement will be served if you are a single traveler.High standers Hotels in Kathmandu like 4-5 stars will be provided on your request with extra cost basis.

Accommodations during the trek in the mountains will be at basic mountain lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices size cannot be very thick size but they are comfortable). Do not expect everything in the high level of standards in the mountain.

Meals during the trekking in Nepal

You will have full options to select meals items from the menu which are provided by the local tea houses, the menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals including Sherpa stew, fresh vegetable items, rara noodles, different soups, handmade bread items, rice items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes items, apple pie, Dal Bhat and various of drinking like black tea, lemon tea, hot chocolates, ginger tea, milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffe and Lemon ginger tea. The fresh and healthy meals during the trek like Dal Bhat, vegetable items and soups items ( garlic soup, potato soup, onion soup with the food ) are recommended because they are prepared by the local supplement and do not store for a long period of time to serve it.

During the trek all the food are included (lunch, breakfast, and dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details. 

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