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Everest Base Camp Trek

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14 days
Everest Base Camp trekking

Trip Facts

  Duration: 14 Days

Grade: Strenuous Grade Trek

Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour

Starts and Ends Place: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Trek type: Tea House

Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Maximum Altitude: 5545m

Minimum Altitude: 2840m

Route Map:

Everest Base Camp Trek - Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is most eminent trekking package in Everest which takes to the base camp of Mt Everest with climbing Kalapathar (5545m) hill. It is  famous as EBC trekking and the trekking route passes through traditional Sherpa village full of monasteries and takes to the top of the base camp of Mount Everest and Kalapathar for wonderful view of mountain ranges. Everest Base Camp trekking offers an opportunity to enjoy the amazing view of Mt. Everest including several other similar peaks, know the culture and tradition of local Sherpa’s passing through the cultivated fields and small villages and explore Buddhists monasteries and shrines along with extraordinary wildlife.

The Everest Base Camp trekking begins with amazing flight right above the numerous mountains to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. The trek passes through the Dudh Kosi valley towards the village of Namche, a lively bazaar of the Everest Region. The journey towards the base camp passes through magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. From Namche, ascending towards the Thyangboche Monastery offers the first fine view of Mount Everest. From this point onwards, the scenery is so stunning that you always admire to become the part of the nature. We then descend towards the Khumbu Glacier passing through Imja Khola and villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. We can have spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks with hike to Gorak Shep. Finally the amazing views of the Himalayan giants from kalapatthar beholds your eyes.

This trek is proposed to let individuals encounter the critical route to the base of the world's highest mountain. While trekking towards the Base Camp we encounter Sagarmatha National Park full of rare species of wildlife and birds like Musk deer, Panda, Mountain Goat and many more. Pine, juniper, Rhododendron and Magnolia flowers are the common plants found in the Everest region. Along with these wildlife and vegetation we also encounter the warm hospitality of the friendly people of Sherpa village. A slow way up through wonderful Sherpa villages allows us time to take pleasure in the landscape and visit a number of monasteries. The primary highlights of the trek are stunning views of Mount Everest, exploring Sherpa culture, witnessing Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, climbing Kalapattar, visit Everest Base Camp and many more.

EBC trekking is designed for those adventurers who are fiery and physically fit for experiencing typical trek that offers best mountain views and amazing cultures in the world. The striking climate, biological and geographical features along with astonishing views of world’s tallest mountains will undoubtedly make you enticed all around the way.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 4: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approx. 5 hours

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) - back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft)

Day 9: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) - Approx. 7 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) - 6 hours approx.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu – Shopping/ Leisure, overnight at hotel

Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Date & Price

December, 2017

Departure DateAvalabilityDurationCost/PersonTrip NameJoin Group
December 12Guaranteed14 daysUS$ 1250.00Everest Base Camp Trek

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will greet by our representative and transfer you to hotel for check in. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.

Next day after having breakfast we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla of about 40 min. scenic flight of beautiful mountains. After having your lunch at Lukla we will begin our trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will have view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. This day we will rest at the village of Phakding overnight. However, if you still have enough stamina, it is advisable to move on to Monjo (about 90 minutes to two hours from Phakding) to spend the night as this will give you a good start for the steep ascent of next day.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

From Phakding/Monjo the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north. After passing through the Sagarmatha National Park entrance, the trail passes through the village of Jorsale. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. You will have your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru, Thamserku, Everest and Nuptse. Climb to Namche, 3 miles and 3 to 4 hours, almost all uphill. Namche bazaar will pay with spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the night.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.

 During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approx. 5 hours

After a short but steep climb out of Namche Bazaar, walk on a fairly level trail to the villages of Kenjuma and Sanasa. . After a short while, the trail descends to the level of the Dudh Koshi River, and you will pass a few hamlets and cross several bridges. Have some refreshment in Phunki Thanga and stock up on water for the one and a half to two hour climb to Tengboche. Visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are breathtaking views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and others of Himalayan giants.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs

Next day from Tengboche, we head north and crossing the Dudh Kosi River on a small suspension bridge follow the trail up to Orsho. Pass through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. The trails pass through several chortens, mani walls and small villages. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther challenging traverse towards Makalu area. This is the best place to rest and spend night enjoying the fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes.

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.

Today we take a downward path to Pheriche village. Having the beautiful views of cholatse across the valley we will climb up the moraine of khumbu region. We will have magnificient views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Following a pleasant, grassy valley and passing many stone chortens we reach to Lobuche. Spend the night in this small village packed with tourists.

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) - back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft)

The first section of the trail from Lobuche passes through glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Following windy and rocky path and wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. After lunch here, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The route to base camp is generally well defined with a series of cairns marking the way. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to understand the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave have at summit of this famed Mt. Everest. This beautiful Himalayan panorama offers every forms of beauty that nature has to offer. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep. In Gorak Shep threr is a small, usually frozen lake.

Day 9: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) - Approx. 7 hours.

The mornings are very clear and best time to climb Kalapattar, one of the world's definitive mountain views. We will have panoramic views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. Rest we will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)

Today we will have our journey through the hillside full of rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery. It also offers superb view of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and rivers.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) - 6 hours approx.

Our final day in the high mountains takes us back to Namche Bazaar. We will pass through the rhododendron forest having dense wildlife's species as Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River brings you to the junction of Namche Bazaar. At the evening explore the market place and can have some shoppings as souvenir.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approx. 6 hrs.

Today, we retrace our route down the Dudh Kosi and back to Lukla. The path is sloppy down the hill. We will pass rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak arriving at Phakding. It is likely to take five or six hours for us to reach Lukla passing through the lush green valleys and mountain sceneries. Enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show at evening.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu – Shopping/ Leisure

We will have a return flight back to Kathmandu for an hour. After return in to the hotel you will have a leisure time to spend after your long trekking journey. Get all your journey recalls with

Day 14: Fly Back to your destination
You will transfer to airport for final departure to your destination or join other program.

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • 3 meals a day during trekking
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla flight and airport departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Sleeping bags and Duffel bags for trekking
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

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Reviews

Tough but Successful Everest Base Camp

The toughest part of the trip is getting your body used to "squatting". The up and down hiking, for me, was an opportunity to push my body and mental toughness. Sadly due to Monsoon season, I was unable to see Mt. Everest. On the other hand, the goal of the trip was not to see Everest rather to make it to Base Camp. In this regard our trip was very successful. Our guide introduced us to many people that shared plethora & stories of Everest ascents, adventures and travels. K.B.(our guide) was strong, competent and very knowledgeable. He knew the exact heights of every mountain peaks pass and village along our trip. Furthermore he could estimate with tremendous accuracy, the distance and times to the next destination. An overall success and a great experience.

(5/5)

Great Experience of Everest Trekking

Everest Trekking

We have been trekking with Life Dream Adventure Mr.OB from Lukla to Tengboche on the EBC trek (our first trek in Nepal ever). The entire experience with Hari and OB was great from the beginning. Hari helped us in planning the entire trip - from accommodation in Kathmandu to all trek planning - and addressed all the questions and concerns we had. The 10 days we had with OB on the mountains were a great experience. From setting the route and pace, through accommodation and food, to assisting us when we had a medical need - highly recommended.

(5/5)

Fantastic Everest Base Camp Trek

We just arrived back in Kathmandu after a fantastic 3-weeks trek to Everest Base Camp with our guide Hari.

The trek itself was pretty tough walking, but very rewarding with seeing many amazing snowy peaks, including a few glimpses of Everest. The lodges + guesthouses we stayed in were good + very friendly.

Hari, our guide has been a real star throughout our trek. He has been very friendly thoughtful + kind to us throughout. And looked after me when I was sick one day. Although he kept beating us at cards. Thanks to Hari for helping me to reach Everest Base Camp + fulfill one of my dreams. We'd highly recommend booking a trek through Life Dream Adventure and if you can get Hari as your guide then the entire better.

(5/5)

Excellent Trek to Everest Base Camp with Life Dream Adventure.

“Well, the trek is a brilliant journey in Nepal. It's amazing adventure that everyone should do when they are in Nepal. We had an amazing time in Nepal with Life Dream Adventure Pvt. Ltd. They look after every single thing throughout the journey. Our guide Hari was great with lots of knowledge from the area. He was always supportive to make sure that we are having comfortable time. The mountain, hills, villages and the rivers were our friends for two week long treks in Nepal together with our guide. A fantastic trip to Nepal, thank you Life Dream Adventure team.

(5/5)

Lifetime Memorable Trekking

My recently completed trek to Everest Base Camp was a wonderful experience. Not only was it the spectacular scenery, challenging walking, and friendliness of the local people that contributed towards this beautiful experience, but also the effort of Life Dream Adventure's manager, Hari, in helping me to organize it all, and the outstanding service provided by my guide, Sabin, in helping me to achieve my goal of reaching Base Camp quickly and safely. 

I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Life Dream Adventure to any prospective client, and in particular recommending Sabin to anyone who wishes to have a friendly, helpful, caring, and knowledgeable guide, whose English communication skills are excellent.

A sincere thank you to all involved in helping me to achieve a life-long ambition.

(5/5)

Everest Base Camp Trek Apr/May 2017

Reviewed May 27, 2017

My friends and I recently completed a memorable trek up to Everest Base Camp. It was a dream come true for us, to be able to enjoy the spectacular Himalaya mountain views and also see Everest up close! We had been making preparations for the trek for about a year and Mr. Hari Bhatta was very helpful and prompt in answering the questions that we had prior to the trip. During the trek, our guide Sabin and Manis took care of all our needs and provided great service to us. We had some interesting conversations too, making the journey up and down the mountain an exciting and fun experience. Thanks to Life Dream Adventure, we have fulfilled our dream of making it to Everest Base Camp! Our appreciation to Mr. Hari and team!

(5/5)

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