Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
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- Duration:15 Day(s)
- Nepal Trekking and Hiking Tours
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- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
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- Recommended For
- Namche Bazar
- Dingboche - Chhukhung Path
- Everest Base Camp
- Namche Bazar
- Tenzing Hillary Airport
- Age Range 10 - 75 (Years Old)
- Making the approach to the Everest Base Camp, following in the footsteps of famous mountaineers
- Visiting the remote mountain villages. Meeting the people from a diversity of ethnic groups like Sherpa, Thakali, Rai, etc, and experiencing the Tibetan Buddhist Culture
- Witnessing the raw beauty of the ice floes. Hearing the crash of the snow avalanches and the Roar of running rivers. With a new and more spectacular view day after day!
- Waking up on a crystal-clear Himalayan day and seeing 8,000-meter peaks towering over you
- Explore the Oldest and the biggest monastery of Khumbu reason, The Tengboche Monastery
- Explore the unique lifestyle, culture, tradition, and heart-warming hospitality of the Sherpa’s
Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than in the Everest region. It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks Mt. Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031), Mt. Lhotse(8,516m / 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu(8,463m / 27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu(8,188m / 26,864 ft) rise above everything else, The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world-famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport,2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit many cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
We have an early start with a short flight to STOL airstrip at Lukla. The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla was established by Sir Edmund Hillary to help access the Everest region and the Sherpa people. It is a picturesque flight with marvelous views of the Eastern Himalayas. Once at Lukla we are immediately presented with views of huge peaks surrounding the village, offering a glimpse of what is to come. Our crew assembles and we head downhill towards the Dudh Kosi, a raging river that flows from the highest peaks. We cross and re-cross the thundering glacial river, named "Dudh Kosi" (milk river) because of its color. Sections of today's walk are through pine forest and cleared areas to reveal terraced fields and a variety of crops. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek-gear along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks unfold above us and seem to hover above the tree-line as they rise above the deep river valley. Shortly after leaving camp, we cross the Kusum Khola, a tributary stream to the Dudh Kosi, and the peak of Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) can be seen to the East, at the head of the valley. Further along the trail, across the valley to the North-West, Nupla (5885 m) and Kongde Ri (6093 m) rise above the forested ridges. At a turn of the trail, Thamserku (6808 m) rises majestically, seemingly from the river floor Today's walk is not a long one, and you will be eager to press on. Slow down, and enjoy the journey.
This morning we pass through the gates of the Sagamartha National Park. The establishment of this national park is a significant attempt to stem the use of fire-wood in the area and the few local people who have a permit to cut wood must gain approval from the authorities on the basis of it being primarily for their personal use. We follow the river course to the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing our ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa 'capital' of Nepal. It is a tough climb as the trail passes through the forest of pine to a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt Everest. The trail continues to climb and meander to Namche, and the sight of this prosperous village spread within a horse-shoe shaped valley opposite the beautiful peak of Kongde Ri is worth every step. After lunch, you may wish to peruse the Tibetan trader's stalls or the Sherpa shops in search of a bargain.
Our trek will start with an incline to Syangboche airstrip and along the ridgeline towards Everest View Hotel. This pleasant walk has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangtega, Ama Dablam and many more. After enjoying a quick tea and coffee break to the views, we will continue towards Khumjung village to visit Sir Edmond Hillary's famous "Schoolhouse in the clouds." This is the first school in the Khumbu region, built-in 1961 with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary and The Himalayan Trust. The school originally opened with only two classrooms but has since expanded to cater for over 350 students of different ages. After visiting, we descend to Namche Bazaar.
Our trek will start with an easy and flat trek to kyanjuma for about 2 hours. After tea break, another segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along with the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to the Dudh Koshi River, you enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many more. After your arrival at Tengboche, you will visit Tengboche monastery-the largest and the oldest monastery in the Everest region.
You descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards you with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes you to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward you with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. You spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
You start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, you continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find yourself facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as you follow the valley to Lobuche.
You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air at the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. You get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest.
You prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that you get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. You take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest.
You trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where you can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. You also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.
You snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow-covered peaks. You walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while you walk through the villages. The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After your arrival in Lukla, your stretches those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.
On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to see them now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets are included
- Airport Transfer
- Bus Terminal
- Local Transport
All Ground transport and flight Tickets
- Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after completion of the trip).
- Namaste Nepal’s duffle bag
- Namaste Nepal’s T-shirt
- Trekking map
- Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
- A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications.
- Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check AMS symptoms)
- hand sanitizer and face mask
- All Airport hotel transfer by private vehicle
- 3 night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Guided sightseeing tour with tour guide and private vehicle
- The farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
- All the twin sharing accommodation during the trek
- All the meals (Breakfast, Tea break, Lunch and Dinner) with seasonal fruits during the trek.
- All necessary paperwork and permits(TIMS and National park entrance)
- All government and local taxes
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide,
- Assistant trekking guide(1 assistant trekking guide for every 5 trekkers ),
- And Sherpa porters (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport food and lodging
- Nepal visas fee ( lowest fee available is for a 15-day visa costing 30$/person)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess luggage charges
- Extra night accommodating in Kathmandu (if in the case early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiling water, hot shower, wifi and or internet etc)
- Tips for guide and porters
hand sanitizer and face mask are required for everyone on the trip.
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 10 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 10 day(s) prior departure
Good To KnowAccommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek
Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower and room service. However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.Food in Everest Base Camp Trek
During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc. The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
For the Everest Base Camp Trek, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters are usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.Recommended Equipment and Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek
The following basic equipment checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek, your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 44 pounds or 20 kg.Note: Items marked with (#) will be provided as a complimentary gift from our company once you arrive in Nepal.
- Sun hat or scarf
- warm fleece hat
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down jacket #
- Lightweight gloves and or
- Heavyweight gloves
- Sleeping bag #
- Trekking Bags
- Duffle bags #
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Regular medicine
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles #
- Water bottles
- 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
- Multipurpose soap
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Female hygiene products
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial hands wash
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal and Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Traveling games(Uno, playing cards, dice, etc)
Are there any extra costs that I have to prepare on top of the package price?
In this package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.
Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before starting the trek: Except for the farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
Tips for your guide and support staff
Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Do I need to get travel and rescue insurance?
Yes, you need to get good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Communicate with Namaste Nepal Trekking and Research Hub Pvt. Ltd
- 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
- 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.