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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking simply a breathtaking adventure into Everest trekking region. Hiking Everest Base Camp is the proper way to unfold the natural and cultural wonders of Everest. It is said that every trekking and hiking lovers should trek to Everest Base Camp at least once in their lifetime. Trekking in the Himalayas is always fascinating and trekking Everest Base Camp is something different experience. Everest base camp trek difficulty can be leveled as moderate that is neither hard nor easy, trekkers having sound health can hike up Everest Base Camp and leave footprints there.

Certainly, there is a more high base camp in Everest, whereas, Everest Base Camp Trekking refers hiking up to the height of 5,364m. The highest elevation trekkers get during Everest Base Camp Tour is Kalapathar (5,545m) which is the pick of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. From Kalapathar Everest hikers can experience 360 views of Himalayas including Mount Everest (8848m.), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu Himal and other neighboring peaks of Khumbu Region. 

Trekking Everest Base Camp is always a challenge and great achievement. Everest Base Camp Trip is not only a trip to hike up to EBC instead it is a tour/hiking to Everest region that unpins the cultures of Sherpa people, the way locals living in Everest trekking route, learning their traditions and certainly making friends from the Himalayas.

Trekking Everest is one of the complete Himalayan base camp trek offering varieties of several landscapes, stunning mountains views, walking through dense forests and most amazingly meeting the most friendly people on the earth. Mount Everest was first summited in 1953 A.D and first persons to climb Mount Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal. During climbing, they used Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail which is also famous as Classic Everest Base Camp Trek route.

Depending on the trekkers interest and their strength there are basically four Everest Base Camp Trekking itineraries; Everest Base Camp Trekking- 13 Days trekking to base camp Everest, Everest Base Camp Trekking Rapid 10 days, Everest trekking itinerary designed for those aims trekking Mount Everest Base Camp in short time period and another Everest Base Camp Trekking package is Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking; the same route Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay followed during Everest expedition back in 1953 and next is Everest via Gokyo Ri Trek- 18 Days.

There are several Everest Base Camp Trekking companies offering Everest Base Camp Trekking packages and trek to Everest Base Camp cost may vary on the companies. Visit Heaven Treks Nepal is one of the trusted and proven Everest trekking operators in Nepal, simply offering quality Everest Base Camp trekking and Everest trekking holidays from years. Our Everest trekking guides are professional, experienced, highly knowledgeable and friendly. Our Everest Base Camp Trek cost is the reasonable and same time we offer trekker best Everest Base Camp trek or you can say best Everest Base Camp Holiday. 

            Everest Base Camp Trekking Route Map 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Route Map

 

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Season

Best Everest Base Camp trekking seasons are Spring- March/April/May and autumn- end of September/October/November. The average temperature at Everest Base Camp in spring and autumn are warm. These days trekkers can trek with shorts and t-shirts at day time but still needed warm blankets and sleeping bags during night.    

Trekking Everest in Monsoon- June-August is a bit hard as there will be heavy rainfall which obscure mountains and flights may delay or cancel for weeks due to the bad weather.  Trekking Everest Base Camp in December is possible and would be an ideal time for those loves less crowded Everest trekking trail but cold could a factor as sometimes heavy snowfalls happen and it could be freezing, and we advise trekking Everest this period with warm clothes and proper sleeping bags (-20 c).

Day to Day Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel: 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 2: Kathmandu sightseeing: 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 3: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.) 8km. : 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 4: Phakding-Namche Bazar(3440m/11280ft.) 10km.: 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 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar : 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 6: Namche Bazar to Tengboche( 3870m./12,694ft.) 10km.- 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 7: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360/12,694ft.)8km:  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 8: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche: 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 9: Dingboche to Lobuche(4940m./16,207ft.) 7km.: 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.: 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- 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.: 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.: 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.: 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: 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: 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.

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  • Airport Pick & Drop
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight
  • Food & Accommodation during trekking
  • Guide
  • Porter
  • Permits & TIMS Card
  • All transports
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What Is not Included

  • Excludes 
  • Visa fees 
  • Travel Rescue
  • Personal beverages 
  • Personal Laundry
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention above
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Equipment

Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing List 

*1 pair strong hiking boots 
*1 pair 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 
 *1 Swiss type knife
 *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)  
*Swimming costumes/bathing suit 
 *Washing kit: include
 *Personal toiletries 
 *Talcum powder 
*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, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.

 

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