Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and once in a lifetime world’s top adventure destination in the Himalayas. Trekking to Everest base camp in Nepal is an ultimate goal for trekkers. The scenery is simply breathtaking with parades of glistening peaks, stunning glaciers around, ancient buddhist stupa and monasteries with the fascinating Sherpa people and their culture and tradition in khumbu region.
Start from Lukla after scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes exciting Mountain flight from Kathmandu). 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.
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 plus the 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
There are four seasons in the Everest region trekking such as summer, winter, autumn, and spring. 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).