Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 14 days
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Min: 2 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • An altitude (5,644 meter), Hike to Kala patthar storing the stunning views of Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m) in mind/soul and camera.
  • An exploration of the art, culture and history of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Fly to and from Lukla, about 35 minutes taking Scenic views all along.
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • Meeting the real mountain people (Sherpa), their lifestyle, tremendous Tea-House.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery in Khumbu.
  • Get close with world's highest peak (Everest - 8,848 meter) and popular mountains like; Mt. Amadablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserkhu, Lhotse and around the Khumbu Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Vista Trek – Travelers’ Best destination in the world

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking is widely known and done trekking trail in the world. The most gorgeous and choosy adventurous trekking routes is followed through by all the bag packers/trekkers. As the name is enough “Everest is the highest peak in the world, every Himalaya scene lovers find it effective in magnificent views of Everest. In addition, Everest is the Heart of all Nepali while this is our pride and prestige. Due to its popularity, most trekkers from all corners of the world come in Nepal as they want to visit the Everest. The trekkers are found to be exploring the biographic, Ecological, Cultural aspects of not only trekking region but also all over Nepal. Different Ecological mountain-climates also determine the rise of Everest. Basically, Sherpa’s culture and different casts live there. Their warms hospitality in such cold and high elevation is crucially remarkable towards our valued trekkers/visitors. Namche Bazzar and Lukla are like a piece of dreamland in Everest Region which is the shopping center for all the villagers villages around Namche and Lukla or the visitors. You can’t remain or return without wandering around Sagarmatha National park, the most essentially beautiful place in Everest. This park was declared a natural world Heritage site in 1979 by UNESCO. Regional aspect also keeps on different significance in this region. Unbelievable Buddhist peak, Local cultural trades, Lifestyle, cultural activities also win your heart.

Mountain scenery is a great attraction of Everest. many Himalayan ranges are located around this Everest region. Gokyo-Ri (5,483 m) Renjo la pass (5,345 m) Cho- oyu (8,154 M), Everest ( 8,848 M), Makalu (8,475 M) and many other mountains views highlights the beauty of nature in Himalayas. Every trekking offers you great opportunities to explore numbers of snow capped mountains and have unique experience of Sherpa culture and diversity of flora and fauna. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world which is known as “Sagarmatha” the head of the sky and according to SHERPA CULTURE as the goddess mother of all other mountains in the universe, has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers alike.

Natural, Cultural and Ecological combination is great feature of Everest Region. Mountain scenery is also god gifted beauty. You will never forget this beauty while you visit once. Lots of ecological varieties and cultural heritage make others jealous of trekkers. Their trades, cultural aspect are very civilized and developed as we feel respected. Finally, The Everest Base Camp Trekking is a suitable trekking trail that wins every trekkers’ heart when they visit it with Gorkha Adventure.

Despite high altitude, we generally survive easily. Many mountain views as well as Sagarmatha National park will have stolen tourist's soul. There are 118 species of birds and some mammals including mountain monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, musk deer, snow leopard, himalayan black bear, red panda, Himalayan Thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves. Different vegetation is grown such as birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron in lower region and dwarf-sized vegetation in higher region. A forest of pine and hemlock has covered the lower elevations of the national park. The trail passes through the national park and beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche and Dingboche. Everest is our Ecological Heritage and natural ornament which can never be brought or made by anyone.

Everest base camp trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of Sherpa people in Everest (Khumbu) region. We consider it as a Moderate trekking route in Nepal, but it does not mean that you require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Besides trekking, you will take a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas. The trek further provides an immense opportunity to survey around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park which hosts a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna and to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Gorkha Adventure organizes the camping (Tent house) or Teahouse / Lodge trekking but most of trekkers have chosen the teahouse-basis Everest Base Camp Trekking in previous trips. They were happy with staying in teahouse/lodge.Teahouse trek package is comparatively cheaper than camping trek package. Feel free to choose either Teahouse-basis or camping trek. We are happy to organize your (traveler's) trekking or holiday package as per the wish and destination.

Trip Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1350 m/4,264ft) airport & Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and Trek preparations. O/N at Hotel
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (35 minutes) and Trekking to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700ft), about 3/4 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450 m/11,280 ft), 6 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 05: A rest day in Namche Bazar. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3876 m), 5 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m/14304ft), 4 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft), 3 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep, 8/9 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,644 m) down to Pheriche (4280m/14,070 ft), 8 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3450 m), 7/8 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m), 7/8 hour walk. O/ N at Guest House.
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m) 35 minutes. O/N at Hotel.
Day 14: Final departure for your onward destination.


Important Note:

We also arrange:- The itinerary we offer is mainly the guideline to your trip. Our customized itineraries address your specific requirements. You are kindly requested to consult our expert team in order to be perfectly equipped for the Packages as per your interest and requirement with Gorkha Adventure.

Better to know:- One can’t control over natural happenings. So, different unforeseen natural as well as political environment, weather condition, disasters which are out of our control, can affect your tour. As a result, your itineraries may get changed. In such cases, our leading representative will arrange the best alternative itineraries in minimum cost more effectively. However, you shall keep in mind that any delayed schedule or inconvenience caused by the natural obstacles are to be bared in the particula trip yourself.

Flight delayed or cancelation:- In Nepal, Twin-otters are the primary means of transportation in the air for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. These flights sometimes can be delayed by few hours or even cancelled for one or many days because of poor visibility, bad weather or technical problems. The delay or cancelation of flights may occur even in fair weather. You must be aware of the bitter truth ‘always anticipate the sudden weather in the mountains’. Undoubtedly, We do our best to ease you by arranging another flight. Helicopter flights could be the alternative. Instead, Gorkha Adventure team will offer you different optional day-activities i.e. hiking, local cultural tours (Monastery sight-seeing) and so on of your choice on your buffer days either in Kathmandu or you can change your trail to Annapurna, Langtang or any other regions. Kindly, note that you will not get refunded on such cases and we will offer you the accommodations only before the starting of your trekking. In case, cancelation of your flights at the end of trip, you have to bear all your expenses in Lukla.

 

Trip Date & Price

Trip dates and price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
06/03/2018 21/03/2018 Guaranted USD $ 1199 Book Now
09/04/2018 23/04/2018  Guaranted USD $ 1199 Book Now

Following are included on the above package cost

  • Arrival and departure (Airport/hotel) pick up and drop-up by private transport.
  • Three night's twin sharing basis accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • Entrance fee and guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) for both ways.
  • All your standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners) during the trek.
  • An entry fee of Everest National park and necessary TIMS permit of Trekking (Please 2 passport size photo for permit).
  • All ground transport from and to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / guest house.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and professional license holder English speaking guide.
  • The required numbers of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two trekker/guets).
  • All our staff Salary, Food, accommodation, flight ticket, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map  by Gorkha Adventure if required (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after finished the trip).
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure.
  • All our Nepal govt. taxes, vat and services charge.

Following are excluded on the above package cost

  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days)
  • An international airfare and tax
  • An excess baggage charge.
  • Compulsory travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (in case of your flight change or delay in Airport) early return from the mountain.
  • An extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

Common Queries on Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Can we stay overnight at EBC? What are the possibilities?  

Yes, you can stay overnight at Everest Base Camp. We do have separate itinerary to make this happen. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during spring season in the months of April and May while you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers). And the base camp is colorful during this time. For other more adventures besides exploring the beautiful Everest region, try hike (trip) to Gokyo Lakes.

When is the best time for EBC trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is best to be done during the spring season i. e. the months; March, April and May. You will get to make out with many Everest expeditions (mountaineers) as it is the climbing season too. Weather seems to be quite fine at high altitudes. You will get with attractive blooming of rhododendron as well in the forests at lower hills. If you are really curious to get pleasure from viewing the ‘Everest Base Camp’, March-April is the suitable time to get on in this region.

Apart from this, autumn season; during months of October and November is also the best time to make trip to Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is clear so the view of world’s highest Himalayas is crystal clear.

What type of shoes and other trekking gears to buy for EBC trek?

You are kindly suggested to wear ankle support trekking shoes for EBC trek. However, it is not compulsorily to wear ankle support shoes unless you are carrying heavy loads. [All of your luggage (loads) will be carried by porter team.] Actually, you will be astonished to see the locals making their way up and down the hills.

But you need to get the strong shoes meant for trekking purposes. Have a look at this blog for more info on trekking shoes for Everest Base Camp.

What sorts of permits are required for EBC trek?

Basically TIMS card, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and (If you are taking roadways from Kathmandu to Jiri, additional Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project permit) are required for Everest Base Camp. All these permits are prearranged by the respective agency. We focus on making your trip worthwhile.

What shall we do to travel in our own speed and desire?

You can unquestionably trek on your own pace. If you trek in a group, you may need to catch up with the group. We suggest you to go on a private or special EBC trip to walk on your own pace without any pressure. If you have your own group of friends and families (at least two) we offer private trip in the group cost. And if you are solo, there will be small additive cost for solo EBC trip. Private and Solo trek offers you a lot of freedom. If so, you don’t have to follow any others; you will be trekking at your own pace. Stopping at the place you like for selfie and snapping other views taking the menu of your choice and making your Everest Base Camp trek, on your way you like.

May I Know about the insurance policy during EBC trek?

Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes practical during medical emergencies and contingency situations. Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips. You need to get your travel insurance policy before joining Everest base camp trip too. It is optional to get it from your home country. In case, you haven’t bought travel insurance, we can help you to get one after arriving in Kathmandu.

What are the packs for Everest Base Camp hike?

Regarding the trekking gears and equipments; you need to have your own sleeping bag, sleeping mat (airbag), and trekking boots and down jacket which will be make your trip much pleasurable. You use the same during the trek. There are adequate materials available for sale and hire at stores in Kathmandu and at Everest region. In case you don’t have, all equipment will be arranged by your tour operator. For detail list of things to pack for trekking in Nepal, please visit this page.

Should one be physically sound for Everest Base Camp trekking?

For EBC trek, however the previous trekking experience is not mandatory; you need to be physically fit, strong and passion towards walking along the trails of high mountains. Every person has his or her own limit, but you need to prepare for your trek to give you an idea; getting involved in cardio exercises like swimming, cycling, short day hiking etc. In this way, your stamina along with confidence will increase gradually. That will eventually help you make the trip most worthwhile.

What about teahouses residence and crowd during high season?

You will see many travelers from all round the world especially at Everest region during the best season during spring and autumn. However, there are ample tea houses across the trail nowadays which can accommodate the travelers. At higher altitudes like at Lobuche and Gorakshep there is a few tea houses, where there might be a problem, but taking a sleeping bag along will allow to sleep at dining room also.

What meals are suitable to eat while walking on Everest Base Camp trip?

During EBC trek, we offer full board service of meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea or coffee. Along the EBC trail, mostly we find the vegetarian items on menu. Generally, common food items are Dal, Bhat and Tarkari (rice and lentil), soup, noodle, potato, apple pan cakes and other few items are available. And also, you are requested to let us know your dietary preferences for example; veg. or non-veg. Thus, we can arrange the meals as per your order.

How shall we prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp adventure?

You will be drawn to do proper acclimatization, is the first and best way to prevent the altitude sickness. During the trekking you should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms.  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 plenty of fluid and keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to Tenjing Hillary hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.

How much is the withdrawal limits at ATMs in Kathmandu? How much should I carry during the trek?

Most of the ATMs accept international credit cards with withdrawal limit of NRS 35,000.  You are requested to exchange your currencies while you are in Kathmandu. However, there are few ATM at Namche.

All day full meals, accommodations, transport and salary to the guides and porters, trekking permits are included in your trip cost. Therefore, if you carry maximum ? 10 per day would be enough for extra expenses like purifying water, charging your batteries, hot showers, donation to monasteries etc.

What should be done in case the scheduled flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu gets delayed or cancelled?

The weather at Himalayas is definitely uncertain and unpredictable. Therefore, the possibility of fight delay and cancellation is high at Everest region. If it happens, you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow (next day).  And you have to spend extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Kathmandu) or in Kathmandu (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be made, that depends upon situation.

So, you would better have allocated a couple of extra days for Everest base camp trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back home.

Is there any alternative ways to the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

The most and best recommended way to reach Lukla for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 20 minutes scenic mountain flight. The next available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (9 hours’ drive) and trek for a week to reach Lukla. In present days, jeep riding from Kathmandu to Salleri (15 hours’ drive) and trekking of two days from Salleri reaches you to Lukla.

Is the variation of Everest base camp trek available? Is it customizing?

The most popular EBC trek in the world offers you quite a few variations. Depending on your fitness, time and interest, Everest Base Camp can be organized through a couple of routes.  The days of consuming based on your experience. If one is high-altitude hiker can overcome in 12-14 days itinerary. If you are with kids/elderly relation, trip can be drawn out to 20 days. If you can separate 16 days to explore all high passes or Gokyo Lake and EBC in a single trek, can be organized easily. In the similar way, we do have classic Tenjing Hillary EBC Trek that takes you on a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri followed by a week trek to arrive at Lukla (or drive on recently developed road to Salleri and 2 days trek to Lukla). Also, we have itinerary to spend overnight at EBC (optional during spring season).

We are flexible in customizing the trip as per need and requirements of our valuable clients.

 


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