Everest Base Camp Trek Guide
The Everest base camp trek guide is the most comprehensive to find all the information you need to trek safely with successfully in the Everest region in Nepal.
Reaching Everest Base Camp has become the destination goal of thousands of trekkers. Basecamp Guide follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the countless other pioneers of Mount Everest as you trek from Lukla to the Base Camp. Kala Pattar is the highest place of this journey.
Kalapatthar 5,550 meters, very famous hill station to explore the best view of the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu in a row. Furthermore, you can view the tallest Mountains, brilliant landscapes, lush Rhododendron forest the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries.
Moreover, trek into the Sagarmatha national park list under the UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. Trek to Everest base camp can be done in anytime throughout the year.
Everest Base Camp Trek Guided plan details
This trek is about 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world Explorers to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but is restricted time-wise. For trekkers who wish to reach the Everest base-camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about ebc trek programs.
Take an early flight to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we take breakfast at hotel. After crew arrangement, departure to Phakding village (2,640 m). We trek along the narrow Koshi valley following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) peak is just next to you on the opposite side. We pass several tiny Sherpa villages, lodges such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally reach Bengkar village.
The trail goes ups and downs passing several sherpa settlements we reach at Monjo village. Check into the Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee has to pay. Walk further to Dovan, the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek steep ascent all the way to Namche Bazar. In between the trek, you have an excellent view of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Hike to Syangeboche hill station, an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche Hill. We go up to Khhumjung monastery (one of the biggest sherpa inhabitants) passing over Syangeboche hill station. While you are hiking through Syangeboche hill station, you will have an excellent view of Mount Everest, Mount Thamserku, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kongde…etc. While returning, we go to visit the National Park Museum.
Having breakfast, we continue our journey to Tengboche Monastery / hill station. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff dropping down the Dudh Kosi river. From here you have a panoramic view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and then reach Tyangboche Monastery. Tyangboche hill offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest combine with Ama Dablam.
Leaving at Tyangboche hill at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja River (commonly known as Khola in Nepali), we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally reach at Dingboche village where we stay overnight.
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. Along the journey, you will have eye catching views of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse.
Today, we walk to Gorekshep village, check the hotel and take a lunch. Everest base camp trek guide will lead you along the glacial moraine trail to reach ebc. You can walk over the biggest khumbu glacier trail today which is the most rewarding section of the complete trip. Our trail winds up through the rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest base camp and return to lodge at Gorakshep.
Hike to Kalapatthar hill 5,550m / 18,205 ft, one of our highest footsteps of the whole journey. Kalapattar is famous hill station to watch sunrise/sunset on Everest Himalayan range. You will have a glorious view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku …etc. Descend to Pheriche (4,243m.). Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
Walk to Tengboche hill top, located above rhododendron forest hill station, famous for the oldest ancient monastery of Everest. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine river. Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much Everest Base Camp Trek Guide Tour cost?
This trek is available now on USD 1,250 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on a trek on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley within BB plan
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to above plan.
- Meals as a full board plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) every day during the trek
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bagpack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- Gokyo Treks and Expedition company T-Shirt 1 piece.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Everest Base Camp Trek Guided tour or kalapattar combine with ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 02, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 07, 2018
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 12, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018
Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 18, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 23, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 02, 2018
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 23, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 28, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 02, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 18, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 28, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 07, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 28, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on short Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on Base Camp Trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp guest house trek?
Answer: Every lodge they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast provides into the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Answer: Yes ! All the lodges can provide you shower on pay.Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest Base Camp – ebc Trek?
Answer: Most of all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at EBC? What would be the options?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey with paying an extra cost or you can rent a tent and manage your food by yourself for that overnight. Staying at base camp is recommended during the spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers).Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country.Question: What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?
Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world especially in popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest house along the routes.Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ full day drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Chaurikharka. In the present day, there is regular jeep service from Kathmandu – Salleri – Kathmandu.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: Yes! You can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, far the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Guided trip Highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Everest Base Camp Trek Guide Notice !
As the information stated above is just a guideline what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Everest Base Camp Trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek is Amazing ! Great company !
We booked our trek to Everest base camp via Gokyo Trek.
He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Trek – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
Trip Price : USD 1,250 Per Person
- Duration of Trek: 12 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-40 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
- Cancellation Fees: No Charge
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