Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region. Along the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can view the tallest Mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. It has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Trek to ebc is in sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Everest base camp trekking is trails to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000 meter peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Ice fall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Base camp. The trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the Everest Base Camp Hiking, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. Everest Base Camp Trek can be done anytime through out the year.
Everest Base Camp Trek detail itinerary
Our Everest Base Camp Trek is a short about 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not ft you than send us 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 further programs.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed having a breakfast at hotel and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek along the narrow Koshi valley following a gentle ascend up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) peak can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite side. During the journey, we pass several tiny Sherpa villages, lodges such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village.
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views 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 or Sengboche Hill station is 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 Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
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 however on your journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Mountains such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and than reach at Tyangboche Monestery. Tyangboche hill offers a good view of sun rise and sun set 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.
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Nagarjuna peak located at an altitude on 16,000 ft for better acclimatization and as well as to get almost the best view of Khumbu Himalayas. Its not tough hiking but as the trail is gently up than it takes longer time to get summit. Hike to Chhukung village is an optional, it also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we return at our lodge at Dingboche and take rest.
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.
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The journey today is the most rewarding section of the complete Everest base camp trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar which is recognized as a mountain black stone located at an altitude on 5,545m / 18,132 ft, one of our highest footsteps of the whole journey. Kalapatthar or kalapattar is famous hill station to watch sunrise / sunset on Everest Himalayan range. As you are here, you will have an amazing view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. After taking photographs, we descend downhill walking to Gorekshep, meet the entire Nepali crew we return to Pheriche (4,243m.). Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Teangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. 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 ) passking 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 cost?
Everest Base Camp Trek commonly known as ebc in short form and cost we can offer from USD 1,290 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course 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 trekking on possible places, so let us know. 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.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- 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.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- Gokyo Treks and Expedition company T-Shirt 1.
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 or kalapattar combine with ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 23, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 02, 2018
Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 12, 2018
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 18, 2018
Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 23, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 28, 2018
Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 30, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018
Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 07, 2018
Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 12, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018
Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 28, 2018
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
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: Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meter above sea level.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on Everest Base Camp Trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with 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 Trek?
Answer: All the guest houses on Everest Base Camp Trek, 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 are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek, they have shower which you can get it on pay however if you are in camping trek – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on Kalapatthar with ebc Trek?
Answer: During Everest Base Camp Trek route there are 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 camp site/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 to you bring 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. Actually, we do have other itinerary to make this happen to stay over night at Everest Base Camp / ebc. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers) and the base camp is colorful during this time.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 handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.Question: What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?
Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all round the world especially at popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest housesalong 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 the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or cancelled?
Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, 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 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 situation. So, we recommend you to allocate couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.Question: What are alternates to flight 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’ drive) and trek for a 2 days to reach Lukla. In present day, theer are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And 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 each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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: What is ebc trek? Is ebc is similar to Everest Base Camp Trekking? Kalapatthar Trekking?
Answer: Everest base camp trek is called ebc treks. And kalapatthar trek is also same trekking.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 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 Notice !
As the information about Everest Base Camp Trek stated above is just a guide and standard template 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 unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially 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 knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefts the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek review
We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks. He was very helpful as we had not booked anything but wanted to go as soon as possible
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 Treks – 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 1,290 Per Person
- Trip Duration: 13 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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