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Everest Base Camp

15 Days

Everest Base Camp is one of the popular treks in the world including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m). Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha situated in the Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal. Mount Everest is part of the larger Himalayan Mountain range, which stretches across several countries in South Asia. It is surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain scenery, including neighboring peaks like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The summit is a small, flat area surrounded by steep slopes and exposed ridges.

Mount Everest and its surrounding area are home to a variety of flora and fauna. The lower regions of the mountain feature lush vegetation, including pine, birch, and rhododendron forests. Mount Everest holds immense cultural and religious significance for the local Sherpa community in Nepal. Sherpas serve as expert guides and support climbers during expeditions, carrying equipment and providing valuable assistance. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters above the sea level.

To reach Everest Base Camp, trekkers typically fly from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip. From Lukla, the trek begins, passing through various Sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and scenic valleys before reaching the base camp. The trail passes through various Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep, offering glimpses of local Sherpa culture, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. The trail also crosses the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in the region, providing a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

  • English
  • Katmandu
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • 1-10
  • Tea House
  • All meals during the trek
  • 5364M

Overview

Everest Base Camp is one of the popular treks in the world including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m). Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha situated in the Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal. Mount Everest is part of the larger Himalayan Mountain range, which stretches across several countries in South Asia. Mount Everest is characterized by its pyramid-shaped peak, covered in snow and ice year-round. It is surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain scenery, including neighboring peaks like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The summit is a small, flat area surrounded by steep slopes and exposed ridges. The mountain is composed of various types of rock, including limestone, marble, and granite.

 

Mount Everest and its surrounding area are home to a variety of flora and fauna. The lower regions of the mountain feature lush vegetation, including pine, birch, and rhododendron forests. Wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and various bird species can be found in the region. Mount Everest holds immense cultural and religious significance for the local Sherpa community in Nepal. It is considered a sacred mountain, and its Nepali name, Sagarmatha, translates to “goddess of the sky.” Sherpas serve as expert guides and support climbers during expeditions, carrying equipment and providing valuable assistance. Mount Everest continues to inspire awe and challenge the limits of human endurance. It remains an iconic symbol of adventure, exploration, and the pursuit of dreams for mountaineers and adventurers worldwide. Everest Base Camp (EBC) is the starting point for climbers embarking on expeditions to conquer Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters above the sea level.

 

To reach Everest Base Camp, trekkers typically fly from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip. From Lukla, the trek begins, passing through various Sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and scenic valleys before reaching the base camp. Everest Base Camp serves as a temporary settlement for climbers and support staff during the climbing season (usually in spring and autumn). Basic facilities are available, including tents, dining halls, communication facilities, medical assistance, and toilet facilities. The trek to Everest Base Camp is a popular adventure for trekkers who want to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas. The journey usually takes around 10-14 days, depending on the itinerary and the acclimatization schedule. The trail passes through various Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep, offering glimpses of local Sherpa culture, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. The trail also crosses the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in the region, providing a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

 

The Khumbu region is predominantly inhabited by Sherpas, a resilient and mountain-hardened community. Their rich culture, Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and warm hospitality add an extra dimension to the trekking experience. Trekkers often visit monasteries and interact with the local Sherpa people, gaining insights into their way of life. While trekkers at Everest Base Camp do not have a direct view of the summit of Mount Everest, they are treated to stunning panoramic vistas of the surrounding peaks. Kala Patthar, a nearby vantage point, offers a spectacular view of Everest’s summit, as well as the Khumbu Icefall and the entire Everest massif.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport and drive to your hotel.
Rest and explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Take a guided tour of Kathmandu's cultural and historical sites, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Prepare for the trek, check gear, and make necessary arrangements.

Take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 meters).
Begin trekking to Phakding, a small village located on the Dudh Koshi River.
Enjoy the picturesque views and acclimatize to the altitude.

Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.
Cross suspension bridges and ascend gradually to Namche Bazaar, a lively Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region.

Take a day to acclimatize to the altitude.
Explore Namche Bazaar, visit the local market, and hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Trek through rhododendron forests with stunning views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks.
Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.

Trek through open landscapes with spectacular views of mountains.
Pass by small villages, cross suspension bridges, and reach Dingboche, a village known for its terraced fields and stone walls.

Spend a day in Dingboche for further acclimatization.
Take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for panoramic views of the Everest region.

Ascend through the Khumbu Khola Valley, passing memorials of climbers who lost their lives on Everest.
Reach Lobuche, a small settlement situated beneath the impressive Lobuche Peak.

Trek to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for mountaineers attempting to summit Everest. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks.
Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise and 360 degree panoramic views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Pumori and other peaks.
Descend to Descend to Pheriche, passing through Lobuche and Dingboche.

Descend further down to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps along the trail.

Continue trekking downhill to Lukla, enjoying the final views of the mountains.

Take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner with the local food.

Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of the Everest Base Camp trek.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How difficult is Everest Base Camp trek?

Everest base camp trekking is moderately difficult due to various landscapes and trek route structures.

The hike to Namche Bazaar from Lukla is easy and comfortable. The well-maintained trekking trail makes the hike less strenuous.

Can I use the internet during the EBC Trek?

Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during the EBC trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places.

Will I get altitude sickness on Everest base camp trek?

Altitude sickness is a prime issue while trekking at high altitudes. Everest Base Camp sits at over 5,300 metres, and the highest point, Kala Patthar, sits at over 5,600 metres. At these altitudes, the thinning oxygen and fatigue foster symptoms of altitude sickness in trekkers.

Everest region trekkers often develop altitude sickness symptoms over 3,500 metres. The symptoms, such as headaches, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, and shortness of breath, hide the health and pace of the hike. Thus, our trek guides will take your utmost care in such situations. They’ll give you supplemental medications if necessary. Also, you’ll get helicopter evacuation in case of severe altitude sickness issues, but you must have travel insurance.

What is the best time of year to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best times to trek to Everest Base Camp are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable.

Do I need a guide or porter for the Everest Base Camp trek?

While it’s not mandatory to hire a guide or porter, many trekkers choose to do so for safety and convenience. Guides can provide valuable local knowledge and assistance, while porters can help carry your gear, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.

What accommodation options are available during the trek?

Along the Everest Base Camp trail, there are teahouses and lodges offering basic but comfortable accommodation. Rooms typically have twin beds with shared bathroom facilities. It’s advisable to bring a sleeping bag for added warmth.

How do I prepare for high altitude on the Everest Base Camp trek?

Proper acclimatization is crucial for a successful trek. Gradual ascent, staying hydrated, eating well, and listening to your body are essential. It’s also recommended to spend a couple of days in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization before ascending further.

Are there any health risks associated with the Everest Base Camp trek?

Altitude sickness is the primary health concern due to the high elevation. Symptoms include headache, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of signs of altitude sickness. Travel insurance covering medical evacuation is highly recommended.

Can I see Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp?

While Everest Base Camp itself does not offer a direct view of Mount Everest, you can see the stunning peak from various vantage points along the trek, such as Kala Patthar. The view of Everest from these locations is often considered one of the highlights of the trek.

Is it safe to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Overall, trekking to Everest Base Camp is considered safe for those who are properly prepared and take necessary precautions. However, there are inherent risks associated with high-altitude trekking, such as altitude sickness, weather changes, and rugged terrain. It’s essential to trek with a reputable guide or company and heed their advice for a safe journey.

What happens in case of an emergency during the trek?

In case of an emergency, there are options for medical assistance and evacuation along the Everest Base Camp trail. Many teahouses have basic first aid kits, and there are medical clinics in larger villages like Namche Bazaar and Pheriche. For serious emergencies, helicopters can be chartered for evacuation to hospitals in Kathmandu.

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  • Professional Local Guide
  • English
  • Katmandu
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • 1-10
  • Tea House
  • All meals during the trek
  • 5364M