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About Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 days
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is considered the father of all trekking routes and can be done by following different itineraries.
In modern times, certain adventurers are inclined towards choosing either a one-day helicopter tour to Everest base camp or a combination of hiking to base camp and returning via helicopter. However, we have knitted the more traditional way of walking on this trail. It is the regular Lukla – Namche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Namche – Lukla route by walking.
The hiking journey starts once you have landed in the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing Hillary Airstrip Lukla. Walk through the hamlets, green lush coniferous forests, and into the Sagarmatha National Park before achieving Namche Bazaar. The Khumbu marketplace can be reached once you have landed in Lukla after two days of spending a night at Phakding or Manjo. Acclimatization rest of one day is also done in Namche Bazaar.
Trekkers will hike around the hill up to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung/Khunde Village. The sight of mountains like Kwangde, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche, and Everest makes your day. Adjustment in high altitude is for successful trekking. Therefore, it is mandatory to take a break for a day in Namche Bazaar.
Trekkers then take the route of the spiritual monastery hill station hamlet of Tengboche and Pangboche to reach Dingboche. The village is the largest and least densely populated town/village in the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Another acclimatization is done in the village before heading to Lobuche via Thukla Pass.
Once you have crossed the Lobuche pass the terrain starts to become rugged. The trail is through moraine and glacier towards Gorakshep which is the last teahouse on the route. Everest Base Camp Trek finally gets to the final destination of the Everest Base Camp. Leave your footprints and gather as many memories as possible while you stroll around the base camp. Early morning hiking to Kalapathar (5545 m) offers a breathtaking Himalayan sunrise experience. Gear up for the enthralling return trip as well.
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Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. Legends and mysticism abound in this ancient city. Kathmandu is also known as "the temple city." You can arrive at any moment, by road or by air. Our office personnel will receive you warmly. If you arrive by plane, our airport representative will be waiting for you holding your name card outside the Nepal Airport terminal in Kathmandu. You'll then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle and all the trip details will be discussed.
As you won't have anything planned for the day, you may relax and recharge before hitting the route. We'll go over the pre-trekking checklist for gear, documentation, permits, and so on. If you need to shop for trekking equipment, you may also go shopping in Thamel in the evening. Overnight at Hotel
Today is going to be a day filled with cultural and historical insights. We will undertake sightseeing around the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES of Kathmandu. We will begin our journey from lively bazaars at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Sitting just in front of the former royal palace, this ancient monument is a marvel of Nepalese craftsmanship. Next is Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu shrine on the banks of the Bagmati River. A 15-minute stroll through Mirga Ban will lead us to Boudhhanath, one of Nepal's greatest stupas.
Finally, you'll visit Swayambhunath, a historic religious shrine atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. With numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises, you get a splendid aerial view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. In the evening you can relax or stroll around the lively street of Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
Due to recent regulations changes, flights to Lukla will now likely depart from Manthali Airport in the Ramechhap District. This requires a nighttime, four-hour journey from Kathmandu to catch the early morning flight from Manthali to Lukla. The flight to Lukla features picturesque sceneries of mountains and landscapes that are worth a watch. Upon landing, we begin a 3-hour short trek towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi river. The trail is easy as you also enjoy the scenery, a suspension bridge crossing, Mani Walls, and a few hamlets along the way. Overnight in Teahouse
Today is a long day of walking. You will have to cross at least 5 suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River. We will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park today. After crossing the Hillary Twin Bridge we will have to walk uphill for about an hour. Finally, the first sight of Mt. Everest welcomes you. Once you reach the Namche Bazaar you can stroll around the marketplace. This is the major Sherpa town on the trail. You can find lots of eateries, bars, shops and banks in the market. The town is in horseshoe shape and offers the best view of Thamserku and Kwangde Ri. Overnight at Hotel
We will have to do an acclimatization exercise today. The major principle of the best acclimatization activity is to trek higher and rest lower. Therefore, we will visit the Everest View Hotel today. It is the world’s highest-situated hotel. You can get the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Taboche, Amadablam etc. It is indeed the perfect place to take a sip of coffee and enjoy the Himalayan beauty of Khumbu. We will then return back to our teahouse in Namche Bazaar. The evening is free for you to roam around the marketplace. Overnight at the Teahouse
Early in the morning, we will take breakfast. After brief stretching, we head towards Tengboche Village. Today we will have to walk uphill, Nepalese flat, downhill and again uphill. It is a mixed course. We will trek past Kyangjuma and Phungi Thanga to reach Tengboche. The place is famous for the monastery which holds the special festival the Mani Rimdu of Sherpa people every year. Find inner peace and serenity while you spend your time in Tengboche. The place is also located in a scenic place having the perfect view of Pangboche Valley and Mt. Everest with Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop. Overnight at Teahouse
We will trek downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to enter the Pangboche Valley. You will start to notice the change in the landscape and vegetation on this day. Beyond Pangboche the vegetation is scattered. We will have our lunch either in Pangboche or Somare before stopping in Dingboche. The Dingboche village is the last large settlement village on the EBC trail. So, you can give a stroll around the village in the evening. Overnight at Teahouse
It is the second acclimatization of our trip. We will hike Nagarshan Hill (5100 m). From the top of the hill, you can get a panoramic view of mountains like Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuchi, Pumori, Island etc. After staying at the top for a brief period, we will trek downhill to our teahouse. Relax and rest in the warm dining area chitchatting with the fellow trekkers. The trekking from tomorrow is within the thin air area. Overnight in the Teahouse
Dingboche to Lobuche is not a difficult course to walk on. However, thin air starts to make your walking harder. We will stop at the Thukla for the lunch and continue our trek uphill to cross the Thukla Pass. At the top of the pass, we will pay our respect to the memorial. The memorial is of the brave climbers who lost their lives during Everest climbing. Overnight at Teahouse
Finally, the day has arrived. Today, we will touch the Everest Base Camp. Before reaching the base camp we will have to stop at Gorakshep for the lunch. The trail is on the moraine and glacier. Therefore, it is difficult to walk. Heed the instructions of the guide and follow the trail.
After trekking for about an hour we can reach the Everest Base Camp. We will collect the memories and again return back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse
Early in the morning, we will commence our hike to the Kalapathar top (5545 m). We will witness the majestic sunrise. The view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains look spectacular from the top. Rejoice at the moment. We will then descend back to Pheriche via Gorakshep and Lobuche. Pheriche is at the foothill of Tabuche Mountain on the bank of the river. It is quite a tranquil place to spend the night. Overnight at Teahouse
Gear up for the long day of walking. We will have to trek past Tengboche to reach Namche Bazaar. This is the return trip. Therefore, the air starts to get denser and the view becomes more pleasing. Enjoy your return trip. Most of the trekkers say that the view of the EBC Trail becomes amazing during the return trip. We will stay at Namche Bazaar for the night.
We will retrace the trail back to Lukla via Manjo and Phakding. We will celebrate with our trekking crew members in the evening. It is the last day of our trek and we will do farewell to local porters and Sherpa.
We will catch the morning flight back to Kathmandu. You can have free time in Kathmandu today.
Today is contingency day or also you can call it a Rest day. The guide will assist you in shopping and strolling around the Thamel. The agency will also host a cultural Nepalese-style dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
You will finally get to see your family and friends, let them know that you completed the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek and share your memories with them. The agency representative will bid you farewell at the airport. We look forward to seeing you soon...
- Airport pick up and drop all with tour planning
- 3-star category hotel with BB plan in the city
- Teahouse or homestay accommodation during the trek
- During the trek three meals:- Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner (tea or coffee on day 5 cup only)
- All Government paperwork with National park fees
- Company Duffel bag
- Domestic flight as per itinerary
- All transportation as per itinerary
- Insurance and Equipment Nepali crew
- Government license holder Trekking Guide and Porter (2 Trekker = I porter)
- City Tour Guide with entrance fees and private vehicle
- Medical Kit ( first add box)
- All government and local taxes
• Nepali visa fee
• Personal expenses(Bottle of drinks, Wifi, Battery charge, toiletry item, shower, candy, etc)
• Rescue insurance
• City meals ( Lunch and Dinner) and extra night due to early arrival trekking, overstay compare to plan any reason.
• Any bottle of drink and all kinds of alcohol
• Money wire charge
• Tips for Guide, porter, and driver ( all crew during the trek with driver)
Best Time to do Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek to Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year. Every season, however, has benefits and drawbacks. Let's find out how each season affects the trail's condition.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Winter
The winter season in Nepal lasts from December to January, when the temperature can drop from -15 to -18 degrees Celsius. Visibility is very low during this time of the year, and the weather is often gloomy. Walking on the route is made more difficult by snowfall. This season, though, there are fewer hikers. If you want less busy trails, this time of year is the ideal time to hike the EBC.
This is the best season along with the Autumn Season for trekking on Everest Base Camp Trail. March, April, and May are the months of spring in Nepal. The weather condition is mild and clean. You can get the best visibility during this time of the year. Blooming rhododendron forests and new leaves on trees make the entire trekking splendid. However, there is more of a number of trekkers on the trail. As the season is the peak trekking time in Nepal.
June, July, and August are the months of monsoon/summer in Nepal. During this time of the year, the trail becomes muddy and slippery. It is due to the continuous rainfall. However, at the high altitude, it rains less. The biggest hurdle to doing Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon is the unpredictability of the Lukla flight. Visibility is very less due to fog, clouds and rainfall. Therefore, there is a high chance of flight cancellation.
The most beautiful and marvellous time to do trekking is during the months of the Autumn Season (September, October, and November). The sky is clear and the weather/temperature is moderate. The vibes to travel Nepal this season are very different. The country celebrates its two major festivals, Dashain&Tihar. Therefore, it is the best time to trek from both natural and cultural perspectives. There are fewer hurdles during this season on the Everest trekking trail. However, expect a crowded trail.
Our travel planners and guides suggest that the spring and autumn seasons are the best times to do Everest Base Camp Trek.