Mount Everest base camp is standout among the most popular treks in Nepal, tinged with the sentiment of being so near to the most astounding mountain on the planet. From the little runway of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa towns, woodlands of fir and rhododendron and crosswise over high suspension bridge meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-dairy animals crossbreed) along the way.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
On the way to base camp, Namche Bazaar is a beautiful, bustling business sector with merchants from encompassing towns and to the extent Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Mt Everest ( mount sagarmatha ), Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are exciting. Moving over the tree line to cross elevated fields and icy moraine you in the long run achieve Mount Everest base camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where vivid expedition tents give an unusual appearance to this desolate spot encompassed by rock, snow and ice.
TRIP FACTS OF MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
Trek Grade: Challenging
Trek code: SA-EBC
Duration: 15 days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best Time to go: March to June / September to November
Max. Altitude: 5554 m
Group Size: Small Group
Age Requirements: 12+
Start from: Kathmandu
Finish at: Kathmandu
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2800m, 30min) and trek to Phakding (2600m, 3 hours)
Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 5 - 6 hours)
Day 04 Acclimatization day in Namchebazar
Day 05 Trek to Tengboche (3860m, 6 hours)
Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (4400m, 4 hours)
Day 07 Acclimatization day Explore the Chukung Valley
Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4900m, 5 hours)
Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep (5150m, 5 hours)
Day 10 Hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp then back to Gorakshep (5337m)
Day 11 Trek to Pangboche (3950m, 6 hours)
Day 12 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hours)
Day 13 Trek to Lukla (2800m, 5hours)
Day 14 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m, 30min)
Day 15 Departure at any time or for more travel arrangements Contact us
- Views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the fluted ice wall of Amphu Lapcha
- Incredible mountain flight in and out of Lukla
- Tibetan villages and gompas
- Staying in mountain tea houses
- Mount Everest Base Camp from Namche Bazaar
- Views from Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400 m)
After your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be transfer to the Hotel. In the Hotel, offer you comfortable welcome drinks. In the late afternoon, your trekking guide will come for a pre-trek briefing about the preparations. For an e.g.; Time, details & trek preparation.
Days 02: Fly to Lukla (2800 m, 30 min) and trek to Phakding (2600 m, 3 hours)
You will be transferred to the air terminal for a short grand flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Where you begin your Mt. Everest trek. The mountain flight into Lukla is tremendous and the finding an energizing. After that, you will be heading through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Koshi to Phakding, you will experience your first yak trains conveying trekking hardware and supplies towards base camp. It is additionally conceivable to see musk deer, Himalayan Thar and, in the event that you sit unobtrusively on the waterway banks, water rats.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 5 - 6 hours)
You will keep trekking with the view of woodlands of pine, fir and rhododendron trees along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing Majestic River on energizing suspension bridge laden with prayer flags. You will achieve at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi streams and go into the Sagarmatha National Park. After that, the trail climbs steeply with stunning perspectives of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge and gently trekking brings you to the Namche Bazar, the greatest towns along the entire Everest trail.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Today, the Pleasant rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. The administrative capital of the region, historically it was the staging point for trading expeditions to Tibet and its Saturday market remains an important event bringing traders from villages a week’s walk away. An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame. Intricately carved Mani stones mark the path to this large valley with a picturesque gompa on the hillside overlooking the valley.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m, 6 hours)
Today, the route is unbelievably beautiful. You will follow on the gradual trail with few ups and downs (approximately 3 hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki Tenga overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya; Thamserku (6623 m), Kantega, Ama Dablam (6812 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Mount Everest (8848 m). Woods, rhododendron forests, Mani walls, chorten and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. After that you will follow by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche. Where you spend your night. The morning view from Tengboche is justifiably considered one of the most magnificent in the world. Tengboche Gompa, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu, founded in 1912, it has been destroyed and rebuilt twice as the result of earthquake and fire.
Days 06: Trek to Dingboche (4400 m, 4 hours)
You will lead down stone steps through rhododendrons, birches and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line you will enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers taking you to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding.
Day 07: Acclimatization day Explore the Chukung Valley
An acclimatization day here at Dingboche can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukhung, a small summer settlement from where the views of Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6812m) and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Days 08: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m, 5 hours)
Today, the trail continues along Alpine meadows and summer yak pasture toward the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. There are stone monuments to six Sherpa who died in avalanche as well as monuments to other climbers. You will continue to climb as you are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. From Lobuche the view is also straight towards Nuptse and sunset is truly magnificent.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5150 m, 5 hours)
Altitude makes the climb onto the Changri Glacier tough. Reaching Gorakshep, near a small, usually frozen lake, by lunchtime you can rest or make a trip up Kala Patthar, which provides the best views of Everest and route to base camp follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15-meter-high sera’s of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers. The descent back to Lobuche is not difficult, but altitude induced lethargy can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem endless.
Day 10: Hike to Mt Everest Base Camp then back to Gorakshep (5337 m)
Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp then back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek to Pangboche (3950 m, 6 hours)
Today, you will trek down through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Descending to the Imja Khola and overnight at Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head and a rock-like projection is a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 6 hours)
Continue down to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Khyangjuma, winding through several bends and keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, you will reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. From this point, take a long last look and take a picture back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. And have very relaxed in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800 m, 5 hours)
Finally, you will return to Lukla via Phakding, where the trek began before heading towards Mount Everest Base Camp.
Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m, 30 min)
Fly back to Kathmandu airport and transfer to The Hotel.
Day 15: Departure
Flight back to your home country at any time or you can extend your adventure trip. For more info Contact us.
- All airports transfer
- All surface transportation based on the trip schedule or itinerary
- Airline Flight between Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Everest National Park trekking permit
- Porter for the baggage carry on the trekking (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
- 10 kg luggage allowance while on trek
- Holiday Accommodation
- Competent Staffs
Best Hotel/Guest Houses in the cities and Tea house Residence in the trekking-Twin Share
Plane (KTM-LUK-KTM), Jeep, car, coaches and minibuses depending on the group size, and Walking/Hiking
No meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day meals not included)
English speaking Authorized Experience Guide, Trekking Support Staffs
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
- All Foods/Dishes
- Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth.
- Expenses due to unexpected circumstances like Emergency Fund, Entrance Fees.
- Expenses like budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, internet etc.
- Entry fees for sightseeing
- Tipping or tips for Guide and Porters.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance
- International flight airfare tickets
- Expenses for the services other than included above
BEFORE YOU GO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Note:Whether, If it is not too much get worried take note of that circulated or detail itinerary is an declaration of expectation to be used by guide only. Every day may change as a result of strolling times during the groups, weather condition, health condition of any group member, unforeseen natural catastrophes, etc. The guide liable for your trip will alter the schedule as necessary and any such changes of programme are at the discretion of Stunning Adventure Pvt. Limited and your Guide. Although, your best guide will try to assured that the Mount Everest base camp trip runs in accordance to original itinerary, but be ready to be flexible if vital.
In the urban town centers like Kathmandu and Pokhara you will get the room on twin share base with private conveniences. But, in Mt Everest base camp region trekking, accommodation is in local lodges and teahouses and it is of a basic standard. Rooms may be twin or multi offer with basic shared bathroom facilities. Hot showers are manageable in a few spots with just a little fees
The Tea houses in Lukla and Namche Bazaar are of higher standard than the others.
Transportation within the cities is by jeeps, coaches, land cruisers, minibuses, and autos depending upon the participants’ size. For the Mount Everest base camp trekking course, hiking is the primary way of transport, while your baggage will likely be carried by men or animals
Supporting staffs and Guide
We will give you the government approved expert trek guide helped with the porter which will carry your gear or bags, one porter for just two main tourist or trekkers. Your best guide is incorporated in the charge of the trip and that is the individual to whom you simply can go to visit with any, concerns, issues and inquiries. Each of our guides are familiar with all areas of trekking, like security, remedial aid, crisis plans and as well as height altitude pharmaceutical. They're experts chosen for his or her understanding and dynamism for Nepal and its particular people groups. Conversely, you must understand that they are actually local guides and in addition to their English could possibly be fundamental and self-conscious to trek-related themes.
No your meals/foods are incorporated into tea house treks. Within the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will find a massive amount restaurants of each and every style. Around the Mount Everest base camp trekking trail, meals can be found or can be purchased in lodges, tea houses, with limited menus. There are tons of tea houses and lodges in Mt Everest region as you go along. Your foods are generally simple, but filling and portion are generally quite big.
You should be aware down : However, the buying price of food raises higher or farther from the main city you decide to go.
Do consider : Take the favorite snacks too like, Chocolate bar, Naughty food, Sneaker, Mints etc. Keep in mind that you will need to carry for lengthy drives and treks.
Your days start with
When you're on Mount Everest Base Camp trek, days start out with breakfast in the tea house in places you stay, and you simply must pack your belongings before breakfast, as porter would set off on timetable. To take pleasure from the radiant sun's heats that strike on mountains, you will be around the trail by around 8 am, halting to get a relaxed lunch around twelve. Lunch hour is made for many area about a couple of hours, OK'ing lots of time and effort to educate yourself regarding your surroundings or unwind. Late afternoon walk is more often than not shorter so you in general reached around 4 pm. After that remaining time for sightseeing to close -by destinations, religious shelters, investigation in the community or basically calm down with using book and having on top of things along with your journal. Dinner is generally around 7 pm after that you've got time and energy to relax.
Your baggage Carriage
Your bag set is limited to 20 kgs (10 kgs for each individual). This is carried by porter which is not accessible to you during daytime. Your actual handbag pack will need to provide you with only the thing that will be necessary throughout the day. This mostly consists of warm wear, drinking water bottle, digital camera, sun block lotion, lip balm etcetera. Your trusty guide will explain to you every single night associated with the extra things that you will necessary for the next day. On the off-chance that you really have an agreeable back pack, your load is required to be a couple of kgs and also hardly measurable.
Grading Ranking Method
It is really hard to possess completely evidence ranking method for this Mount Everest base camp trekking, as every person has actually many different desires and expectations of their own personal health and fitness level of quality. Understand that not any trek in the Himalaya is a stroll, around completely going always at height and that altitude effects everybody in an unexpected way.
Despite your age or health and fitness level, preparation or exercise before you come is important. Energetic movement, biking and hiking, swimming in a pool, or healthy and balanced jogging highly recommended or alternatively, at any level, go for a stroll down and up steps in your own trekking footwear. Most often, day-to-day walking hrs in the Everest region trekking is 5-6 hrs.
Cash Money Factors
It happens to be normally impossible to exchange the foreign currencies or even travelers’ cheque except in the larger urban centers such as Kathmandu. In consequence, when you go in the Mount Everest base camp trekking or in mountains, real money is important. For that reason, it is recommend highly to arrange the money or foreign currencies in the urban centers, before your trek commence. Nepal recognized currency is Nepalese rupee, NRP or Rs. Make secured for the smaller cash in Nepalese rupees that is coming in one, two, 5 or ten, 20, fifty, 100, 500 or 1000. Simply because you have to have cash money for local charges such as ; spending budget for food and drink , entry fee could possibly be essential for sightseeing , emergency fund , departure tax , tipping or just tips , shopping around , supplemental expenses , for porter et cetera . However this is to notify you that around 25$ - 30$ or 2500 to 3000 rupees per day per individual, commonly could in fact be expenditures in your meals or different others that is not included in your Mt. Everest base camp trekking programs.
In Nepal, a few of the foreign currencies are restricted for exchange therefore you have to find the changeable foreign currencies whilst you are in Nepal. CAD, US Dollars, AUD, and EUR are generally convertible.
Due to the modern western impression trekking staff members, for instance, guide together with porter have make it to be normal to expecting a tip. It is actually most important here but not an essential requirement. If you have experienced a quality hosting service, utilize your benevolence.
Tipping is any individual voluntary matter and tips are not incorporated into the adventure price.
If you would like to reward the hard labor of the individuals that carried out to help to make your adventure as well as could be imagined, we suggest the accompanying: USD six for every working day for group of 8+, USD 8 for every working day for smaller group- which is shared among the all in all staff, including the porter.
Personal Travel Insurance
Personal Travel Insurance is not as part of your adventure trip price. We recommend highly that acquire a complete various forms of travel insurance before experiencing your main Mount Everest base camp trek from your own home country. Your trusty Personal insurance should certainly covers against your own personal accidental injury, medical-related costs, unexpected emergency evacuation (which include helicopter evacuation) and also personal liability coverage (robbery of items and materials). We also suggest that it covers trip cancellation, loss of belongings and personal effects.
Health Issues and Needs
When you start going to be trekking to more height, your Health overall condition should always be healthy. Trekking in Nepal will never need to be considered a dangerous so far as your well-being is concern. There are no actual health necessities for entrance into Nepal. Although, the Mount Everest Base Camp trek comprises of most extreme altitude up to 5554 m. Keep in mind, precautionary measure for instance; through physical check-up and inoculation prior to start trekking can save you from unforeseen risk. Anyway, you should consult with your medical professional for up to date information about vaccines, high altitude medication. Another, prescribed medication for almost any reasonably foreseen illness are required, which is actually to be carried along with you even while traveling in Nepal, as outside Kathmandu, pharmacies are generally few and far between as well as confined in what they can supply. In case, none available, rescue and evacuation are determined in the days. You need to bear in mind that the medical-related facility are not of the exact same standard you might expect like at your home. Therefore, it is strongly suggest that you really need to carry a private first aid tool kit along with good enough amount of private medicinal requirements. Normal problems like for instance dehydration, diarrhea, fever, head-ache, and tonsil might be come up throughout the time of the trekking. So, plan appropriately. While you really feel excessive cold weather, frisk your entire body and then drink domestic hot water, garlic or alternatively ginger tea or soup.
Bear in mind that some medicinal drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at an altitude. Please speak about this very carefully with your personal doctor.
Altitude sickness frequently known as acute mountain sickness. It is truly the result of the failure of the physical structure to adapt in high altitude that can have an effect on anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It normally can happen over two thousand meters along with the probabilities of simply being suffering when you as soon as climb up. The care about the acute high mountain sickness is to climb slowly. Three hundred meters for every day over 3000 meters up until you have acclimatized. Early mountain sickness possibly will manifest itself in a headache or migraine, loss of hunger, problems with sleep, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, feeling sick, slightly swelling on face and hand. Be careful not to disregard this word of warning other-wise a bit more serious warning sign may appear which often can also loss the life within a couple of hours . The one and only remedy for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is required you to descend to a lower altitude. But your guide decision on this matter is last. The chance of AMS during this particular Mt Everest base camp trek is high, as this routes passes through altitudes above 5400 meters. In spite of the fact that our programs are exactly needed to take into consideration for the appropriate acclimatization that you might really feel several symptoms of heights for the first couple of days or at higher elevations. An Acclimatization day in Namche and also Dingboche is set in this program itinerary.
Drink up at least 4 to 5 liters of water every day and acclimatize your body and mind into natural environment with sufficient amount of relaxation which are the most effective method for prevention of acute mountain sickness. Please do not think it will likely be serious, take it easy and kindly notify your own guide if you feel more severe signs and symptoms and consequently you should not medicate yourself without discussing it with them first.
Various local climate is particularly prevail pertaining to the altitude. Just for this Everest Base Camp trekking, the trek program goes through heights between 2600 m for up to 5545 m. Somewhere in 2700 m and 3000 m a cool relaxed climatic condition prevail, and additionally somewhere in 3500 m and 4100 m, summers are cool and trendy and winters are surprisingly cold temperatures. Above 4100 m a cold weather with alpine climate prevails. There is always different elevation on this Mount Everest base camp trekking route. You should expect cool summer weather and extremely cold winter weather. Increasing global climatic conditions examples have had their effect on the Himalayan atmosphere, and mountain weather is famously changeable.
At all times, ready for an adjusting in circumstances and notice that if extreme or high-risk climate conditions occur your guide decision on any kind of action is final.
Trekking permits are essential to do this trek and will be made available from Stunning Adventure. For the entry to Mount Everest base camp region, Everest National Park region permit is required to be received which is often offered by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). A Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit is primary key for the records of the NTB, which records for about possibility risks to happen. Full name, nationality, passport number, particular date of birth, sex, home address, and two photo for each licenses are required.
Take your own safe of use bag for your valuable items like jewelry. Try not to leave money along with other useful things lying around in the room or living area, such as passport, cash belt, camera and stuff like that. Be conscious of pick pockets in crowed or any areas.
Necessary Equipment for Everest base camp Trekking
It is advisable to carry a very comfortable average sized backpack to carry the things which your emphasis should be during daytime. This absolutely should have a mid-section straps or even much better an expanded waist size belt.
- Walking shoes or boots - light-weight, water-resistant and also well-worn in
- Water preventing Light-weight weight strolling footwear or slipper to put on in the holiday lodges.
- Water feeding bottle - at minimum one liter, lightweight aluminum or perhaps Nalgene polypropylene would be best
- Light extra weight trouser and then firm trouser are perfectly useful for higher up in the mountains in the morning time and also during the night time.
- 2-3 cotton fabric T-shirts
- 2 set of thin and two set of thick woolen socks.
- A sunhat and ensure that it has an extended brim to cover up the face and neckline.
- A sun glass or snow eyeglasses.
- Bio- degradable toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet unit tissue can be found in Kathmandu and Pokhara or a few villages in the mountains.
- Small head light or torch or flash lamp.
- First – Tool – Box
- Knife or stitching tool kit
- Sunscreen or sunblock or suntan skincare lotion or creams
- Warm jacket- Fleece jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Wind proof/ water resistant trouser and Rain jacket as well
- Woolen hat to put on in the morning and in the night time.
- Pair of gloves- Wool or fleece
- Lighter- For burning up the toilet unit tissue and waste
- Money belt
- Bag liners - large, thick rubbish bags to line and water/dust protected your duffle bag
- Thermal Under-wear
- Woolen t-shirt and thick sweater