DON’T DREAM ABOUT IT - DO IT! This short 11-day trek to Everest Base Camp is big on adventure and natural beauty at the base of the world’s highest mountain (8848m), making it one of Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations. Join with the Lamas at Tengboche and recite the powerful Buddhist mantra “Om Mani padme hum” to purify your mind, body and spirit.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking has tailored this trek for those who want to visit Everest Base Camp but may be lacking time. This Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is full of adventure, thrills and at a budget price. We will get you there on the shortest route in the shortest time available and guarantee you will leave with memories to last a lifetime!
Your journey of a lifetime begins with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Your first day on the trail takes you to Phakding and then on to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar (3440m), home of many Sherpas involved in the tourism industry and where the real adventure begins. After leaving Namche Bazaar we follow the trail up to Tengboche, a village steeped in ancient Buddhist history and home to the holy Buddhist temple - Dawa Choling Gompa where you can witness the enchanting prayer mantras and pray for your own safe journey to the most sought after destination in the Everest region.
We leave Namche Bazaar and head to Dingboche before climbing to higher altitudes where your fitness will be tested. To make it easier to acclimatize we stop at Dingboche where we will stay active in order to better acclimatize (doctor’s orders). From Dingboche, we head to Lobuche (4940m) where we have unimaginable views of the giant Himalaya Massif.
The following day we ascend to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and allow our imagination to take us back nearly 70 years when Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing stood in the same place and dreamed of conquering the world’s highest peak – Mt Everest (8848m). We will enjoy views of the enormous Khumbu Glacier that ranges from 4900m to its source at 7600m. Leaving EBC we follow the trail back to Gorakshep (5185m). The following day we trek to Kala Patthar (,5555m) where views of Everest and Khumbu Glaciers at sunrise will leave you spell-bound as the light changes and reflects off the face of this enormous peak.
The trail then takes us back to Gorak Shep, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, and ultimately to Lukla. A highlight of this journey is the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu – giving you a birds-eye view of these soaring snow-clad giants.
The Everest Base Camp trek is not a walk-in-the-park, but for those with modest preparation will manage the challenging climb. This is a lifetime experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking can tailor this trek to suit your needs and extend it to 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek in order to make it less demanding.
You don’t have to climb Everest to appreciate its beauty. Standing at its base will satisfy the most adventurous spirit and leave imbedded in your memory the awesome spectacle that towers skyward.
Alert: There will be a slight change in the itinerary, especially the days when you take the domestic flights. In April & May and October & November of 2019, the government shifted the operation base for flights to and from Lukla (This is the actual starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 4 to 5 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As a result, anyone who signed up for any Everest trek or climb had to go to Manthali to catch their flight. They moved the base because of renovation and high air traffic for Kathmandu's airport which is also the only international airport in Nepal. This change in the airport will continue in 2020 as well. Though right now there have been direct flights, we expect from March the airport will be shifted.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
EBC is a challenging trek where you often 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!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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An Amazing trip and our group leader -Ram - went above and beyond when I had to be airlifted out of Orsho. His call saved my life and I am grateful to him and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team.
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