A lifetime dream, Everest Base Camp Trekking is probably the best trekking in the world. The fascinating Himalayas views, the local life, the local foods and the flora and faunas. In fact, Everest Base Camp is a complete trekking experience. Moderately difficult trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek is a great challenge and achievement itself.
The diverse clocks of altitude from 2,600m. to 5500m., the route keep stunning the trekkers the whole trip. Starts with the scenic flight to Lukla airport- the gateway to the Everest, the route then gradually rises up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m. Above all, the stunning views from Kalapathar at 5,545m. is the best part of Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Likewise, the Sherpa Capital, the Everest view point of Syanboche, the Tengboche Monastery, the sunset view at Ama Dablam from Dingboche and the spotting of Himalayan musk deer, lhophophrous and rare spotting of snow leopard and red panda adds the excitement on the trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs
What are the best seasons to trek Everest Base Camp?
The best time to trek Everest Base Camp are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). While, April and the October are the best months. In contrast, trekking Everest Base Camp in Monsoon (June-August) and Winter (December-February) are recommended. Due to the heavy rain in Monsoon, and the poor visibility and the cold weather in winter, trekking Everest Base Camp is not a good idea.
How high is Everest Base Camp and how high will I get?
Everest Base Camp is 5,364 meters above the sea level.The maximum altitude of Everest Base Camp Trekking is 5,545 meters above the sea level at Kalapatthar.
Are the teahouses/lodges during Everest Base Camp are good?
The teahouses during the Everest Base Camp are with good facilities with good rooms, warm blankets, hot showers, WIFI and good food.
Can I use internet during Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Absolutely, yes. There are WIFI available in all of the teahouses. Up to Tengboche, you can use your mobile data. In route, Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Dingboche, the Everest Link card is recommended.
How good do I need to be physically to complete the trekking?
The trekking is not a hard one, yet it is not an easy trekking for those who is not okay walking 4-5 hours per day. Therefore, it is recommended to do some workout and some hikes before coming for Everest Base Camp.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel (Dinner included)
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu a Visit Heaven representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help you to transfer to your hotel. Evening time will be for welcome dinner with Visit Heaven Team in one of the popular Nepali restaurants at Thamel. O/N.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing (Breakfast included)
Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place. After sightseeing, the evening will be for trek briefing and preparation of things per need.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.) 8km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today is starting day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. After breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla, from where our trek begins. The scenic flight to Lukla is about 40 minutes. In Lukla, we meet our remaining crews and will have a short safety talk. After then we gear up for a short trekking to reach today’s destination Phakding following Dudh Koshi the Dudh Koshi River ‘River of Milk’. A gentle walk to Phakding is about 3 hours. O/N
Day 04: Phakding-Namche Bazar(3440m/11280ft.) 10km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Day to get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, today we trek approx. 6 ½ hour to Namche Bazar. The route follows the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges. A learning day to walk at high altitude apparently takes us to Namche Bazar- the trading centre of Khumbu Region. Namche will be the last point to check equipment and hire additional gears for high altitude. O/N.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
This day is for acclimatising in Namche Bazar. We can visit Tourist Visit Center and can observe about Sherpa culture and number of plants and animals that can be found in Everest Region. We can spend this day in Namche Bazar with hiking to Thame or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazar. O/N.
Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche(3870m./12,694ft.) 10km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Setting Tengboche the destination, we start our trek on trial with few ups and downs which include the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, close up of Thamserku and Mt. Amadablam. After 6 hours long walking, we finally reach Tengboche-a holy place and the place of biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. Tengboche is one of the best panoramic viewpoints of Everest Region. Our overnight will be in a lodge of Tengboche. O/N.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360/12,694ft.)8km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Witnessing the wonderful view of Tengboche in the early morning with its additional offer scenery views around the village, today we set towards Dingboche. 6 hours walk passing Pangboche village a place of one of the oldest Monastery in Khumbu Region takes us to Dingboche. Dingboche is another view point for stunning mountains. O/N.
Day 08: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today is another day for acclimatisation. This day, we take a day’s hike to Nagarstang hill, not all the way to the top, but halfway, climbing about 300 metres from Dingboche, and back before lunch. After then we have free time to take rest. O/N.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche(4940m./16,207ft.) 7km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The trek to Lobuche is about five hours, bringing us close to our ultimate goal. We will view the Khumbu icefall on the way to Dingboche. We will be passing frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. O/N.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5,170m./16961ft.)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m./17,594ft.)-Gorakshep 15km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Day to get to Everest Base Camp. Today day we will have a quiet long walk(8-9 hours).From Lobuche, we start early and get to Gorakshep for an early lunch. Then we head up to Everest basecamp. During the main climbing season, you will see the encampments of expeditions from all over the world whose common aim is to make successful ascents of the world’s highest mountain. After spending some time at basecamp we go back down to our lodge at Gorakshep. From where we can have astonishing views over the Himalayas.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapathar(5545m./18,192ft.)-Pheriche(4280m./14,070ft.) 15km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today, there is an opportunity to make the steady climb to the lofty summit of Kalapathar (5550m). Most people who are fit and have acclimatised without problems (generally at least half the group) make this ascent. The views from Kalapathar are breathtaking – far better than Basecamp itself. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and lot of other peaks are visible. After descending from the peak, you continue your descent to Pheriche . O/N.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche 15km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today, there will be a gentle walk heading downhill to the lower elevation from Pheriche. The easy walk all the way to Namche via Tyangboche takes us to today destination Namche Bazar.O/N.
Day 13: Namche to Phakding 7km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today, we will start later than usual. You can just chill out and, if you didn’t have time yesterday for buying souvenirs, you can buy them now.The path descends steeply down to the Dudh Kosi river which we cross via a high bridge. Through Jorsale and Monjo , where the national park entrance gate is, we walk to Phakding. About 5 hours walk.O/N.
Day 14: Phakding to Lukla, 7km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Final walking day of our trekking, today we trek down to Lukla. It only takes 3-4 hours to reach Lukla. We will have the farewell dinner with our Sherpas and Guides in Lukla. O/N.
Day 15: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (Breakfast and dinner included)
Today, we fly back Kathmandu from Lukla. After arriving Kathmandu you can have rest in your hotel. If you are interested in buying gifts for your friends and family back home you can visit shops nearby hotel and buy some typical Nepali goods. The evening will be for farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Trek team. O/N
Day 16: Fly back home (Breakfast included)
Having a fantastic time in Nepal with Visit Heaven Trek team comes to an end today. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. See you again in the Himalayan Kingdom.
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
- Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
- Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
- 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners in total (Full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas)
- Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
- Trekking route map
- First aid kit
- All the governmental taxes and service charges
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Nepal visa fees
- Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$ 5 per gadget, mobile recharge etc)
- Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
- Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
- Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
- Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
- 1 pair strong hiking boots/ sports shoes
- 1 medium rucksack/backpack
- 1 small day pack
- 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
- 1 inner sleeping sheet
- 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
- 1 fleece/warm sweater
- 1 water and windproof jacket
- 2 pair lightweight trousers
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
- 2 T-shirts /1 medium sized towel
- 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- 2 pairs light socks
- 3 pairs heavy wool socks
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Cotton headscarf/bandana
- Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
- Sunglasses and Sunhat
- Money Belt
- Water purification tablets/solution
- Sun block Cream(30-50)
- Personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Toilet paper
- Bio degradable soap/shampoo
- Any personal medication
- 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.
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