Everest Base Camp Trek

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
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“Everest is an ultimate goal of many people (bucket lists) and those who had already been there; they rate it as one of the best experiences of their lives.”

Everest Base camp Trek is an iconic trekking destination in the Himalayas and probably on this world. World highest fascinating Mountain standing at the height of 8,848 meters from sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal. Mount Everest is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and as Chomolungma in Tibetan.

During this classical trek, you will follow the footsteps of legend mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and explore the Solu Khumbu, a homeland of Sherpa people, who are popular for mountain guides in the Nepal Mountaineering, Buddhist monuments of Sherpa like stone stupa, carved mani wall and decades old monasteries make a charm to the Khumbu Landscape. Lodges here are varying from standard to luxury and you will love the sherpa hospitality on the top of the world.  

You will reach the highest altitude of 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar, 2 hours away from Gorakshep which highlights the whole trek with the best view of Everest. This is the best viewpoint from where you will have the best chance of an Everest photo. Besides Everest you will also see the panoramic view of Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse and Khumbu glacier.

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Highlight of the Everst Base Camp Trek
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,360m.
  • Exploring Sherpa traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.
  • Visiting old heritages and interesting monasteries in the backdrop of high peaks, beautiful alpine rhododendron and pine forests to barren and Khumbu icefall.
  • Experiencing panoramic view of high mountains in the comfort of nice scenic lodges and Sherpa hospitality.
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and tek to Phakding (2,651m) 3-4 hours.                                  Your trek to Everest base camp start from today and you will be transfer to the airport and will enjoy 40min short scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills.The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant giant Himalaya. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight at the teahouse.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438) m 5-6 hours.                                                  
After breakfast, we continue trekking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan, the trail climbs up steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region.
Overnight at a teahouse.

Day 03: Acclimatization day.                                                                           
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in,  reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist.            
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 04: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m) 5-6 hours.                   
Today we will trek to Tengboche which is beautiful day to walk. The trial is easy till Phunki and from there we climb to Tengboche village after crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Tenboche is famous for its monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. We will visit the monastery and village in afternoon.                                                                          
Overnight at teahouse.
 
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) 5hours.                                   
The trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees with the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam which help to energies your trek. Then the path goes downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a breathtaking village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.                                                                                         
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 06: Acclimatization day.                                                                         
Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. In this free day, we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. 
Overnight at teahouse.                                  

Day 07:  Dingboche to Lobuche (4940) 5 hours.                                                                 
Today is a bit harder trek day because there is steep climbing. We will be starting our walk above 4400 meters. The day starts will gradual climbing to Dughla where we will stop for a quick lunch. It's an early day lunch but we do not have another option before reaching Lobuche. A steep climb from Dughla will take us to tombstones of different famous mountaineers from various countries build for the memory of them. Here we will enter into Khumbu glacier and follow the route to Lobuche.                                
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC) (5368m) 7-8 hours.               
The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of zigzag on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorakshep.                                                                                    
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kala Patthar) (5545m) 7-8hours.    
We wake up early for the morning view walk from Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds.  We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.

Day 10: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,550m) 6-7 hours.                                                     
We will head down to Kyanjuma which is before Namche Bazar. We will start descending from our lodge towards Dudhkoshi River, cross the river then make a steep climbing to Kyanjuma village. May be we can see Mountain goats around this area. This will be the last day to have view of Everest ranges specially the mind-blowing Ama Dablam which faced toward the Kyanjuma. 
Overnight at teahouse.                                                 

Day 11: Kyanjuma to Lukla (2,840m) 7-8 hours.                                                  
Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with few ups and downs.   
Overnight at teahouse.
 
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu 40 minutes.                                                                                            
In the morning your guide will take you to the airport and you will have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transfer to the hotel and rest of the time you can enjoy exploring the evening ambience of Thamel or Boudha.
Overnight at the hotel.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)

WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our contro
  1. 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
  2. 4-5pairs of Socks
  3. A down Jacket
  4. A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
  5. 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
  6. A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
  7. A pair of good trekking boot
  8. pair of sandal
  9. Trekking Stick/s
  10. Winter hat
  11. A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
  12. Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
  13. Sleeping bag
  14. Head light
  15. Water bottle and a water purifying pills 
  16. And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
Do’s
  • Do smile and greet the local people with saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by porter and will get only in the evening.
  • Do give donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
Don’t
  • Don’t under estimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual don’t like that.
  • Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprise to see you, not with a bad intention.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
  • Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Note regarding itineraries.
Although, we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
Price: $1255
Duration
Duration
12 Days 11 Nights
Season
Season
Spring/Fall
Region
Region
Everest
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
5545
Walking
Walking
5-6 hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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