Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most popular and iconic trekking destination in the Himalayas. Everest is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas and is the world's highest mountain at 8,848 meters above sea level located on the international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal Mount Everest is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and as Chomolungma in Tibetan.
Everest is the 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.
The Everest Base Camp Trek, one of the grandest treks in the world, is an unparalleled opportunity to trek in the Himalayas where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on their epic journey in 1953. Acclimatization and a cultural trek into the Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley are also included in a trip. You can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region with four of the world’s six tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Trekking in the Himalayan range not only offers you a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas, it further provides an immense opportunity to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries and can survey the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park, which hosts a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna.
During this classic trek, you will follow the footsteps of legendary mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and explore the Solu Khumbu region, a homeland of Sherpa people who are the most well-known mountain guides in Nepal. You will discover Buddhist monuments, Sherpa stone stupas and carved mani walls (Tibetan) and decades-old monasteries add to this beautiful Khumbu landscape. Lodges here range from standard to luxury and you will love the sherpa hospitality while exploring the top of the world.
You will reach the highest altitude of 5,550 meters at Kala Patthar, 2 hours away from Gorakshep, which is one of the highlights of the trek and offers the best view of Everest. This viewpoint is where you will have the best chance of photographing Everest. Not only Everest, but you will also see the panoramic view of Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Khumbu glacier.
Millions of people dream of traveling to this majestic land of iconic mountains. If you want to make your dream of Everest come true, then share your dream with us and we will tailor your trek to meet your expectations.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,364m.
- Exploring Sherpa traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.
- Visiting old heritage and interesting monasteries in the backdrop of some of the worlds most spectacular high peaks, beautiful alpine rhododendrons, and pine forests as well as the barren Khumbu icefall glaciers.
- Experiencing panoramic views of high mountains while spending your nights in the warmth and comfort of clean scenic lodges - and of course, the well known Sherpa hospitality.
- Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private car / van / bus.
- Three-night accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
- All your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) tea or coffee during the trek.
- Local licensed English speaking experienced Sherpa trekking guides.
- Kathmandu to Lukla round trip flight fare.
- Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every two peoples) during the trek.
- Down jackets-sleeping bags and first aid kit.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all trekking staffs.
- Inclusive of government tax.
- Official expenses.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permits fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city.
- Your travel insurance which covers emergency mountain sickness rescue and evacuation.
- International airfares and airport departure taxes.
- Nepal entry Visa fees ($25 for 15 days).
- Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate, laundry bill, Wifi, and battery charge.
- Your Personal expenses and trekking equipment.
- Certain sightseeing/monument (Kathmandu valley) entrance fees.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the above section.
- Tips for Guide and porter (Note: Tipping is expected)
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes:
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines:
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
Miscellaneous, but must useable:
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to Know
You will be accommodating in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be using lodge/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and well- developed teahouses having attached bathroom until Namche as it is the most happening place where thousands of tourist love to spend their holiday. However, not all grade accommodation are available in higher elevation, normally rooms are basic with just a bed and blankets.
Meals during the trek:
You will be served BB plan in Kathmandu whereas all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of Khumbu region are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, Tibetan bread it is known that Sherpas’ started farming potato when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. That is why we have limited choices of food in higher elevation except the dishes made from potatoes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop. We don’t have to use public transportation or local bus during the trek. Only the flight takes place from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
EBC is a challenging trek. You have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus point. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes completing the trek, the only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have in your body.