Everest Base Camp Trek-12 Days

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Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an iconic adventure that allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and stand at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, this trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes, Sherpa villages, and ancient monasteries, and offers unparalleled views of some of the world’s most spectacular peaks.

The journey to Everest Base Camp is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, providing an opportunity to witness the indomitable spirit of human achievement in the face of immense natural grandeur. In this trek, you will not only experience the thrill of reaching Everest Base Camp but also soak in the rich Sherpa culture, visit Namche Bazaar (the gateway to the Everest region), and encounter breathtaking vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants. Get ready to embark on a life-changing expedition as you follow in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers and create unforgettable memories on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Essential Tips for a Successful Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Physical Fitness: Prioritize physical training, including cardiovascular exercises and strength training, to prepare your body for the demands of trekking at high altitudes.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Follow a gradual ascent schedule with rest days to acclimatize and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Pack Smart: Carry essential items like sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a reliable backpack, a good-quality sleeping bag, and a first aid kit.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated in the dry mountain air and avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages that can dehydrate you.
  • Trek with a Guide: Consider hiring a knowledgeable local guide who can navigate the trails, provide cultural insights, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.
  • Obtain Permits: Acquire the necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
Everest Base Camp Trek Safety Considerations
  • Weather Awareness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and carry appropriate gear, including rain gear, warm layers, and sun protection.
  • Altitude Sickness: Understand the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions, such as a gradual ascent, proper hydration, and awareness of your body’s signals.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Carry a reliable means of communication, such as a mobile phone or satellite device, and inform someone about your trekking plans.
  • Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, including medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation if needed.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Exploring the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
  • Visiting the renowned Tengboche Monastery with stunning panoramic views.
  • Reaching Everest Base Camp and standing at the foot of the world's highest mountain.
  • Hiking to the summit of Kala Patthar for a spectacular sunrise view of Everest.
  • Immersing in Sherpa culture and experiencing warm hospitality.
  • Trekking through the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Admiring the pristine beauty of alpine landscapes, valleys, and glacial rivers.
  • Challenging yourself physically and mentally in high-altitude terrain.
  • Achieving a sense of personal accomplishment and growth.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide & porter.

Itinerary

  • Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m). 30-35 Min Flight.
  • Begin your trek from Lukla and descend towards the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Pass through several small villages and reach Phakding (2,652m).
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Phakding.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Cross several suspension bridges and ascend through beautiful pine forests.
  • Reach the gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
  • Explore the vibrant Sherpa town and acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse or hotel at Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day acclimatizing to the altitude in Namche Bazaar.
  • Take a hike to the Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the Sherpa Museum to learn about the local culture and mountaineering history.
  • Explore the local markets and shops. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Teahouse.

  • Continue ascending through rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Reach Tengboche (3,870m) and visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
  • Experience a Buddhist ceremony in the monastery.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Tengboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend through forests and cross the Imja River.
  • Trek through beautiful landscapes and cross small villages.
  • Reach Dingboche (4,410m), a summer grazing village.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Ama Dablam.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day acclimatizing in Dingboche.
  • Take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for breathtaking views of Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Explore the village and interact with fellow trekkers.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Breakfast at the teahouse.

  • Ascend to Dughla (4,620m) and take a rest.
  • Continue trekking along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Pass through memorial chortens dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on Everest.
  • Reach Lobuche (4,940m).
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Lobuche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m), the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
  • After a short rest, hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • Marvel at the Khumbu Icefall and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Gorak Shep and stay overnight in a teahouse.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) for sunrise views of Everest and the surrounding peaks.
  • Descend to Gorak Shep and have breakfast.
  • Trek back to Pheriche (4,371m).
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Pheriche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend through Pangboche and Tengboche.
  • Cross the Dudh Koshi River and trek back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Celebrate the completion of the trek with your fellow trekkers.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse or Hotel at Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Enjoy the last day of trekking and bid farewell to the mountains.
  • Celebrate the successful completion of the Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Stay overnight in a teahouse at Lukla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • 30-35 Min Flight Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Spend the rest of the day exploring Kathmandu, shopping for souvenirs, or relaxing.
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast in Lukla at the teahouse.

Durations

Above 10 Days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The duration of the trek can vary, but most itineraries range from 12 to 16 days, including both the trekking days and acclimatization days. The actual trekking duration is typically around 10 to 12 days, depending on the specific itinerary.

The best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory, but it is beneficial to have some level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves walking for several hours each day on uneven terrain, so being in good physical shape and having some hiking experience can make the trek more enjoyable.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a licensed guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Guides have extensive knowledge of the region, can assist with acclimatization, and provide valuable information about the local culture and environment.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern when trekking to higher altitudes. It's important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days and ascending gradually. Hydration, proper nutrition, and following the guidance of your guide are crucial to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Along the trekking route, you'll find tea houses or lodges that provide basic accommodation facilities. The rooms are usually small, with twin beds or dormitory-style arrangements. The amenities are basic, including shared bathrooms and limited electricity for charging devices.

You will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves long days of walking on uneven terrain, steep ascents and descents, and the possibility of encountering altitude-related challenges. Regular exercise and preparation, along with a gradual ascent and proper acclimatization, can help make the trek more manageable.

Essential trekking equipment includes good-quality trekking boots, warm and layered clothing, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, a daypack, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, and trekking poles. It's advisable to consult with your trekking agency for a detailed packing list.

While there is no official age restriction, it's important to consider the physical demands of the trek. Generally, participants should be in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness. It's advisable to consult with your doctor before undertaking the trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

Tour's Location

Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal

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Cendrela Joop
08/30/2023

Nepal Visit with everest base camp trek

I have done this trek at off-season time so the trail was totally free for me. At starting it's raining but after halfway no rain and all goes well. clear sky with a panoramic view of mountain. Everest base camp and Kalapatther was really good. Being off time I get a very reasonable price from this agency. Pasang was my guide full of energy making you fun all the time making TikTok. Enjoy a lot on this trekking at nepal.
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Fulbrig
08/10/2023

Trek Nepal trek everest

Finally I fulfill my dream complete everest base camp trek feeling proud to be at the world highest mountain base camp. My guide lakpa help me a lot and encourage to complete this trek.little hard for me because of high land .The company service was excellent and proper take care.Thank you all guys for making my trip successful.

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