Everest Base Camp trek is the challenging trek of Nepal. The base camp trek was ranked in the world’s 10th best trek in 2003. It is one of the popular and most busy treks in the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp is located in the Himalayas of Nepal at a height of 5,364m. meters. It gives you the stunning view of Mount Everest. It is the highest peak in the world standing at the height of 8848m which was named after Sir George Everest. It is also known as Sagarmatha. In 1993, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway first reached the summit.
The Everest Base Camp trek starts from a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek duration is 16 days. The trek takes up to the DudhKoshi Valley and reaches to famous Namche Bazar which is the capital of Sherpa community. Namche Bazar is the trading center of the Khumbu region and is filled with restaurants, bars, jewelry shops, local crafts, and many more.
This region also provides a home to various plants and animals that are preserved inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park was enlisted in World Heritage by UNESCO. Animals like Mountain goat, Snow leopard, Red Panda, Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, and birds like Lophophorus, pheasant, munals, and hawk are seen. You will pass through alpine forests, rhododendron forests, twisting trails, Sherpa bazaar and towns, waterfalls, farmlands, and so on. You will get to see magnificent views of mountains like Mt Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m), Cho Oyu (8201m), AmaDablam (6812m), Nuptse (7855m), and so on.
This region is primarily inhabited by Sherpa people having religious culture, tradition, norms, and values. You will get to experience their wonderful hospitality and also get to know their lifestyle. In the village, you will encounter prayer walls. Colorful Tibetan flags, monasteries, temples, local homes, and so on. Visit the “Tengboche Monastery” which is one of the famous and important monasteries of Buddhist has been named as UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also ascend to Kala Patthar which stands at the altitude of 5500m gives you the stunning view of Mt. Everest.
Everest Base Camp trek also known as teahouse trek has four seasons- summer, spring, autumn, and winter. The summer season (June, July, and August) is not popular for trekking as monsoon season coincides with summer in Nepal.
The winter season (December, January, and February) is too cold and the snow blocks the road, so trekking routes are closed. The autumn season (September, October, and November) is popular to trek EBC as the temperature is moderate and you will get to see clear views. The spring season (March, April, and May) is awesome to trek EBC as you can see the views of rhododendron and pine forests. During this season, the mountains and glaciers also bring out their best color.
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Day 01thmandu to Lukla (2700m), (30min flight) & trek to Phakding (2650), 3 hrs.
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs.
Day 03: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for the exploration and acclimatiz
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hrs.
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 4/5hrs.
Day 06: Around Dingboche exploring and acclimatize day.
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 4 hr.
Day 08: Laboche to Gorakshep (5150m), 3.5 hrs. & EBC hike – Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 09: Morning hike to Kalapathar (5550m), 3hrs. & come to Lobuche (4910m), 2.5 hrs.
Day 10: Laboche to Pangboche (3900m), 5.5 hrs.
Day 11: Tengboche to Jorsalle 5/6 hrs.
Day 12: Jorsalle to Lukla 5/6hrs.
Day 13: Morning fly back to kathmandu
Day 14: Departure to kathmandu airport
- Airport to hotel pick and drop
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu at three-star categories in BB plan
- Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during a trek
- All meals during trekking
- One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
- Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
- All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
- International airfare
- Travelers insurance
Cold drinks (Alcohol and cold drinks)
- Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD)
Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If yes then what would be the charges for usage?
Yes, most of our expedition guides take satellite phones and you are welcome to use these at wifi and local moble call Most often, your guide will post daily dispatches on the Nhh website in which your friends and family can follow your progress.
I want to contact my friend or relative, who is on one of your trips, how can I reach them?
Many of our treks and climbs send daily internet dispatches, and we receive updates from our guides while they are in the field. The best place to reach a loved one is through our office.
Will there be any power source for charging batteries, etc. available throughout the trek?
For lodge-bassed treks, many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs (two nail like horizontal prongs) and offer to recharge for a fee.
We can cater for special power requirements at an extra cost or advise on the purchase of a suitable personal solar charging system - please enquire with our office.
PACKING HELP FOR TREKKING TOUR
Max. 15 kg weight for the porters/participants
Long trekking trousers, wind- and water-repellent, Functional shirt short-sleeved, Long-sleeved functional shirt
Fleece jacket or sweater, Trekking socks normal and warm, Functional underwear, Long underwear
Warm sleepwear, Clothing for the lodge, Wind and waterproof rain jacket, Down jacket (Primaloft) thin with hood
Down jacket warm with hood, Cap warm, Buff bandana / scarf, Coneflower / Cap
Gloves normal and warm, Trekking shoes ankle-high
Trekking sandals or sneakers for Teahouse
Category 4 sunglasses, headlamp
Drinking bottle, thermos bottle
trekking poles, spikes
Day pack, rain cover, packing bag, Plastic bag for documents ect.
Big bag or backpack
First Aid Kit…painkillers e.g. Ibuprofen, diarrhea and vomiting remedies, electrolytes, cold remedies, wound disinfectant, plasters, blister plasters
Sun protection face and lips with high SPF
handkerchiefs, microfiber towel
ear plug, nail clippers, brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste
Wet cleaning wipes, hand disinfection, washing gel, face cream, lip care
power bank, Phone, charging cable, headphones, Camera, SD card, spare battery, E-reader, book, notebook, pen
passport, passport photos
cash, credit card
Document insurance for illness