Trek to Everest Base Camp is probably the best trekking experience in the world. Rising above all the mountains in the world, Everest is the highest mountain in this globe and Everest Base Camp Trekking is a great challenge and achievement.
Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla then a gradual walk to the base camp. The diverse altitude from 2600m to 5500m., the great Himalayan views, the local lifestyle, the local foods makes this trekking the number one.
Moderately hard trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is 12 nights 13 days trekking. Everest Base Camp Trekking can be customized on your request.
What is the maximum elevation of Everest Base Camp Trekking?
The maximum altitude the trekker will gain during the trekking is 5,545 meters above the sea level at Kalapathhar.
Which are the best months to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best months to trek Everest Base Camp.
Are there good hotels/lodges/teahouses available in Everest Base Camp Trekking routes?
Yes, the lodges facilities in Everest trekking route are good with great food, WIFI, electricity, warm blankets.
What is the preparation process for the trek?
It is always better to have to do some workouts and small hikes before going for Everest Base Camp Trekking.
How cold it will be during Everest Base Camp Trekking?
The coldest temperature might go to -20 degree to -25 degree at the night time and 2/3 degree in the day time. Therefore, the warm jackets and sleeping bags are always recommended.
What is chances of flight delays/cancellation during Everest Base Camp Trek?
The weather of the Himalayas is highly unpredictable so it is always better to have at least two extra/contingency days for the trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (1334m.)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you with a very warm greetings and will help you to transport to the hotel, which will be pre-arranged by Visit Heaven Treks. Then in the free time you can take a good rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day.
Today, you will be engaging on Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. During, Kathmandu Valley sightseeing you will be visiting four of the UNESCO World Heritage zones of UNESCO World Heritage site Kathmandu. The places you are visiting are:
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
After the sightseeing, you will then have a group meeting to brief on the trekking. The guide will also make sure that you are well-equipped for the trekking. If you don’t have the gears needed for the trek then the guide will help you to buy or hire the needed stuff.
Then, you will go for a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepali restaurant.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810m./ 35 minutes flight) and trek to Phakding (2610m./4-5 hours trek).
With an early morning scenic flight, you will first fly to Lukla– the gateway to Everest. In Lukla, you will meet your rest of the trekking crews (porters) and then the trek will start.
The route to Phakding is easy and combines the uphill and downhill. Phakding is a wonderful settlement in the lap of the hills. The staying in Phakding will be at a local teahouse, which has the good food, warm blankets plus WIFI and electricity to charge the gadgets.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6-7 hours trek).
The route up to Namche Bazar is mostly uphill and follows through Dudh Koshi river via dense forest of rhododendron and pine. On the clear day, after crossing the Hillary bridge you might get the chance to see the first glimpse of Mount Everest.
Namche Bazar is also known as the Sherpa Capital and the last place to buy the needed or forgotten stuff for the trekking.
Day 05: Hike to Syanboche (3,780m./ 1 hour hike) and explore Namche Bazar
After the breakfast, you will then hike to Everest view point, the hike up to Khumjung is mostly uphill. The view of offers the fascinating views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and even you can see Tengboche Monastery from there.
The hiking to Everest view point also important as it will help to next to accommodate with the higher altitude.
Later, you can also visit the Sherpa museum of Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m./4-5 hours trek)
The route to Tengboche from Namche is mostly flat and easy. Just before Tengboche, there is an uphill which takes about an hour to complete but it is fun hiking up through the jungle with mountain views.
In Tengboche, you can visit the biggest Buddhist monastery of the Everest region. While collecting the stunning sunset in the Himalayas is the best part of the day. And Tengboche is on of the best places in Everest to see Mount Everest as well.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m./4-5 hours trek)
Wake up early morning, grab a cup of hot tea/coffee and go to see the sunrise in Mount Everest. The sunrise from Tengboche in the Himalayas is most noteworthy thing. Then after trek to Dingboche. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill.
Today the spotting of wildlife, including Himalayan musk deer and even snow leopard is expected so keep your eyes bright.
Day 08: Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,083m./ 2 hours hike) and then rest at Dingboche
After the breakfast, hike up to Nagarjun Hills. The view point offers the stunning views of Mount Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Makalu. Dingboche valley looks stunning from the top. The hiking up to Nagarjun is always important as it will be very helpful for the next day.
After the lunch, you will be taking the rest at the teahouse.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m./3-4 hours trek)
The route from Dingboche to Lobuche is mostly uphill and the steep uphill of Dughla is challenging portion of the trek. Although the hardest uphill of Dughla rewards with stunning views at the top. You may find the weather at Thukla top bit chilling and too much windy too. The memories of the people who has lost their life during Everest climbing and trekking are things to see at Thukla top.
In Lobuche , the sunset at Mount Ama Dablam looks stunning so don’t miss it.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m.) via Gorakshep and retrace back to Gorakshep. (5,140m./7/8 hours trek)
The day to get to the dream. From Lobuche, we will first trek to Gorakshep, the lunch place plus the place where will stay at the night. You will leave your stuff at Gorakshep, then trek to Everest Base Camp. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is of about two hours walking.
At base camp, you will be spending around an hour to enjoy the moments and to catch the memory with your lens.
Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night stay. In the evening, if you feel okay then hike to Kalapatthar for the sunset, if not just take a good rest at the teahouse.
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m./1-hour hike) for the sunrise and trek back to Pheriche (4240m./4-5 hours trek)
Wake up early morning at hike to Kalapathar before the first ray of sun hits Mount Everest. The hike up to the Kalapatthar peak is steep uphill but the sunrise view at Mount Everest will be the best sunrise you ever witness in your lifetime.
After the sunrise retrace back to Gorakshep to collect your stuff, then you will retrace back to Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./4-5 hours trek)
Follow the same way back to Namche Bazar. The route to Namche Bazar is mostly downhill.
Day 13: Trek back to Phakding (2,610m./4-5 hours trek)
Downhill, all the way, enjoy a relatively easy trekking back to Phakding.
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2,840m./3-4 hours trek).
Final day of the trekking, retrace back to Lukla. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with the porters at Lukla and say good bye the porters.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (35 minutes) and last-minute shopping.
With an early morning flight, fly back to Kathmandu. Later in the afternoon you can do some last-minute shopping. In the evening, join the farewell dinner with the Visit Heaven Treks team.
Day 16: Transfer to Kathmandu airport to catch you returning flight (30 minutes’ drive).
You will be transferred to Kathmandu airport by our representative to catch your returning flight.
- 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
- Food in full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
- 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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