Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Dramatic flight in Lukla is the ultimate gateway to EBC
- Staying in the teahouses of Khumbu with excellent service.
- Come upon the majestic Khumbu valley.
- The sense of glory right after getting closer to Base Camp.
- The magnificent viewpoint from Kala Pathar and enjoy 360 degrees of mountains.
- Overwhelming hospitality from the local Sherpa people.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous and challenging trekking adventures in Nepal. It has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life. Everest Base Camp Trek brings climbers and trekkers similar on a fascinating journey to the foot of the world’s highest peak. Being there on top of Everest Base Camp definitely is one of the burning desires of thousands of people out there. It absolutely is a vibrant, exciting place and a center of mountaineering.
The journey starts right from Lukla after one of the most thrilling flights from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla. And it is the main Gateway or access to the entry of Everest Base Camp as well as The Sagarmatha National Park. The journey further follows the Dudh Koshi River on narrow suspension bridges lined with prayer flags on the way to Namche Bazaar. You get to witness numerous ancient monasteries. Similarly other gorgeous clear and beautiful mountains from Namche.
Following the 8th day from Lobuche, the mornings are absolutely freezing. The most beautiful thing to experience is when the sun hits right on your face. The fact about the trek is that the closer you get to Base Camp the better the views of the mountains. The viewpoint of Kala Pathar next to Gorak Shep obviously is the best destination for the stunning view. And it possibly is the final point of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek
It is almost possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek the whole year-round. However, the best time to do the trek is from the beginning of (March – mid-May) and from the beginning of (September – mid-November).
The winter turns out to be very cold and the snow might make it difficult to travel above Tengboche. Likewise, lodges may be closed above this altitude.
Similarly, Summers, on the other hand, are wet, and the peaks are often lost in the clouds. May is better with the bloom of rhododendron, in particular adding beautiful color to the landscapes.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3870 m/12,696 ft.)
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400 m/14,435 ft.)
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 m/16,076 ft.)
Day09: Labuche to Gorak Shep(same day to EBC5364m/17598ft.) and back to Gorak Shep
Day10: Gorakshep to Kala Pathar(5545m/18,192ft.) and back to Pheruche
Day11: Pheruche to Namche Bazar
Day 12: Namche to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure
EVEREST BASE CAMP ALTITUDE CHART
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)