Everest Base Camp Trek
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Facts of this Trip

Trek to Everest base camp is one of the biggest dream that every trekker have. As the highest base camp trek of the world, every year thousands of trekkers trek to the Everest base camp. Here are the 15 quick facts about the Everest base camp trekking.

Duration 16 Days
Trip Grade C
Max Altitude 5550 m
Trip Type Moderate
Accommodation Hotel/Lodges
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Transportation Car/Jeep+Flight
Season Mar-May and Oct-Dec
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trekking is one of the popular and exciting routes in the world. It is an unbelievable experience that will introduce you to the scenic view of the snowcapped mountain in the Himalaya and reveals some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan region.

Your trip will begin with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla on the second day of your arrival at Kathmandu. From there the journey continues in the footprint of famous mountaineers Khumbu region for the walk into Everest base camp. On the way, you will see various colorful prayers flags and the Buddhist monasteries. On the third day, you will pass through the woods of rhododendron and magnolia forest. On the following day, you will reach at Namche Bazar, also a junction for the trekkers in a various trail of Everest region. Everest base camp trekking itinerary is designed including some of the most fabulous scenery and it passes through a number of small beautiful villages. Thus you can experience and get a feel for the isolated villages and the people living there.

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
Day 04: Phakding (2610 meters) to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m.) 5 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.
Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization day.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) and back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 8 hours.
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.) 6-7 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours.
Day 14: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 15: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final Departure

Trip Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters)

Arriving at Kathmandu Airport, our office representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will then have some free time to explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)

Day 2

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, the company owner and your trekking guide will meet you on the hotel and discuss about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After the staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you on a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for traveling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804 meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4

Phakding (2610 meters) to Namche Bazaar

The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m.) 5 hours.

The trek starts with a tough climbing on the hill for around ten minutes but then flattens out and jig jags through the small pine forest. There is more chance to see the mountain goats and Himalayan pheasant (called Munal in Nepali), which is the national bird of Nepal. At the same time, you can enjoy the sight of some of the world highest and most beautiful mountains. It really is a sight to behold. We continue walking to follow the trail as it winds its way up and down towards Tengboche. Tengboche, where is the oldest local Buddhist monastery, is situated. We visit inside which is incredibly decorated with ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. (Overnight at the tea house on full board basis)

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8

Dingboche Acclimatization day.

Today you are going to enjoy another day of acclimatization and rest. We suggest you do some small hiking trips around the area, which are very good for acclimatization. Go higher and sleep lower is what is recommended. We climb a small hill nearby for a couple of hours and back to the hotel for lunch and a rest. (Overnight at the tea house on full board basis)

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) and back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 8 hours.

This is the day when your dreams come true. We trek for two and a half hours to reach Gorak Shep and have some lunch. We leave the bags in the tea house and start off again along the Khumbu Glacier up to the world’s highest mountains base camp at 5365m. You will enjoy the view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier from base camp. Then we return back to Gorak Shep. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11

Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.) 6-7 hours.

From Pheriche, we go all the way down to Pangboche, then climb for 30min to Tengboche stop for lunch and make our way up and down to Namche Bazzar. (Overnight at the tea house on full board basis)

Day 13

Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours.

Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14

Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Enjoy approximately 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 15

Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour you can start today. Please read our trip note about Lukla flight below. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16

Final depature

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Everest Base Camp Trek. Our office representative Alfresco Adventure Travel came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
Oct 11 Oct 26 US$ 1195 USD Open Book Now
Oct 15 Oct 31 US$ 1195 USD Open Book Now
Oct 22 Nov 6 US$ 1195 USD Open Book Now

Trip Cost Includes

Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu domestic air ticket
All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge
Your travel insurance
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flight
Personal Belong items
Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
Tips for staffs

Useful Info

Useful information

What makes this trip different?
Alfresco adventure Travel works closely with Pioneer Foundation Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. It is established with an aim of contributing for the up liftmen of marginalized, backward and impoverished communities and individuals. We plan to run various programs in education, health, environment and sanitation and livelihood to transform the lives of the suppressed people for better through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation
Alfresco Adventure Travel donates a percentage of its business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for rural areas school, computers, printers, vehicles etc. that will be useful for the activities of various schools and social organizations in Nepal

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Pioneer Foundation Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Alfresco Adventure.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Volunteer Program, conducted by Alfresco Adventure and Pioneer Foundation Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in Dahachok Kathmandu, Sano Bharyang Kathmandu and Rameshowry Ma Vi, Bungkot. Gorkha.
For more details, visit Pioneer Foundation Nepal website www.pfnepal.org

Frequently Asked Questions.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
In terms of terrain, there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The trail is rough, rocky and gravel-strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. Use caution or seek the expertise of our guide.
How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Everest Base Camp??
An average level of fitness is required. For trekking to Everest Base Camp? In Nepal, you'll need to consider the number of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is not the biggest problem for this trek but there are a lot of up and down with many stone steps. Many people from all walks of life, ages and fitness levels have trekked to Everest Base Camp and it is one of the popular treks in Nepal as well as globally.
Can my children go on the Everest Base Camp trek?
Yes, your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.
What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone.
When should I go to Everest Base Camp? Trek?, which is the best season for trek to Everest Base camp???
However, the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to visit. October - November/December: this is Nepal's peak and the best time to go trekking. February-March-April: this is the end of the dry season and the another best time of year to go trekking. November/December to January/February: the skies are clear but it can get very cold. May - June: This is Nepal's hot season and it can get very warm indeed.
What equipment do I need to go trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek?
Trekking permits you need include the SNPE and TIMS available at agents and through the official Nepal Tourism Board offices (Mountain World Treks take care of this for you). After that, it depends on the time of year in regards to clothing and equipment. The following are the necessities: A good pair of hiking boots A windcheater style jacket Good quality socks Hat Long sleeve shirts Map Rubber sandals Shorts Trekking pants Water bottles (water purification system) Keep in mind if you do the trek during the off-peak winter season you'll need to carry extra clothing. Wearing layers is essential as it can get hot during the day so you'll remove clothing then. While when the sun goes down it can get very cold very fast. Meanwhile in during the monsoon season, you'll need to bring a rain jacket, cap and think about additional socks. It's harder to dry things out so spares are essential. For more information please keep in touch

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