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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.

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.

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 scenic 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 5,545 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. Besides Everest, 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.

Day  01: Arrival at Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel 1,350m.

Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Everest Base Camp trek, lodge, hotels on the route with do's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Overnight at the hotel with BB.

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Today we have to program for seeing central and cultural pilgrim’s valley. So that's after a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and an expert guide at your service. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Monkey Temple:
Find peace and prayers on the hillock of Swaymbhunath in the Kathmandu valley of the northwest point. Also known trademark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of the capital city of Nepal is said to have started from this point. As seeing the great point.
Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhanath was possibly built in the ordinal century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become the foremost important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Nowadays it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and native Nepalese, as well as a popular tourist site. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their activity. You will notice Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, set on the banks of the Bagmati stream. Although you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus solely, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati stream. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the globe.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
We will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for more exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking necessities.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.

Day 03: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Trekking from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). 3 hrs.

Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 35 minutes, you enjoy marvelous views of Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It descends steeply then runs above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The path descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge we have to climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the small village of Chhuthawa. After a short walk from Chhuthawa we reach Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,450m 6 to 7 hrs.

After a refreshing morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here following the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 05: Acclimatization at  Namche Bazaar.

This is the perfect place set for "acclimatization". Health Specialists advocate us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a short hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we tend to trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and find out about the varied plant and animal life of the Everest region.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

The trek continues along the flowing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have a trek to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are unbelievably ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The cluster will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,460m 4 to 5 hrs.

This stage is brief, but as mentioned many will be doing it in the afternoon. The last hill into Dingboche is where the altitude usually bites. Leaving upper the routes heads to the village of Somare (4010m) and then Orsho; both have lodges. Later the trail divides the left path goes up to Pheriche. The trail heads around to a bridge, before a steep climb to the village of Dingboche (4410m), which has quite a few very good lodges.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Hike to checking and back to Hotel.

It's appropriate to have another acclimatization day off before going higher. The best choice is to hike up the valley to Chukkung (4730m) and on towards Island Peak (Imja Tes). Above Dingboche is Nagkartshang Gompa (allow 2-3hrsfor an energetic but short trip) or head to Pheriche for an afternoon lecture on altitude sickness. The trail for Chhukung leaves Dingboche for the cluster of Bibr (4570m) is surrounded by fabulous Peaks: Taboche, the wall of Nuptse and Lhotse and the tremendous fluted cirque liking the Amphu Laptsa pass and Ama Dablam. Chukkung has several lodges and is a popular spot for those climbing island peaks. Well acclimatized trekkers can head up a grassy slope towards the peak of Chukkung Ri (5550m) to view Makalu.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,900m 5 to 6 hrs.

After breakfast, our trek starts with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find a muster of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. The path then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and that we realize ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 10:  Trek to Gorekshep 5,180m 3 to 4 hrs and trek to EBC and overnight at Gorekshep.

We take the path to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing the straight trail ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is stiff due to thin air in the high altitude. We experience the rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can observe from the base camp then we will get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,550m For Sunrise and Trek to Pangboche 7 to 8 hrs.

We gear up for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for cold winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. After enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama and of course taking plenty of pictures we will return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Pangboche.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 12: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 4 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. Interested one can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we tend to continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the military camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse. 

Last day of our trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, celebrate with your trek mates have a few celebratory drinks and dance.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.

We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our 13 days long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some shopping. If you want to explore any other missed sites of Kathmandu, you may do that today. Our guides will assist you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening.             

Day 15: Transfer to  Tribhuwan International Airport.

Your 15 days adventure comes to an end today! Our company representative will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country, Nepal.

What is Included

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by private car / van / bus.
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Local licensed English speaking guides.
  •  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  •  Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  •  Inclusive of government tax. 
  • Official expenses.
  •  Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
  •  Sagarmatha National Park permits fee.

What is Excluded

  •  All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfares and airport departure tax.
  •  Visa fees.
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate and laundry.
  • Wifi and battery charge.
  •  Personal trekking equipment.
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the above section.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (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:

General

  • 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)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • 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
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

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.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Accommodations

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 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, 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.

Best time to travel

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.

Physical fitness

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.
 

Duration
Duration
15 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Advance
Altitude
Altitude
5550m
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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