Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Reaching the base camp of Everest is dream of many people around the world. We offer guided Everest Base Camp Trek program with our local expert guide.
You have dazzling views of world’s highest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), and numerous of other adjoining Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp Trek goes passing through numerous of glaciers; snow filled rocks and bounders. Similarly, you will explore the beautiful village of legendary Sherpas, ancient monasteries and much more on our EBC Trek.
The Everest base camp trek is definitely the world’s most popular and ultimate trekking route. The Trekking to Everest Base Camp has become more popular since the Mt. Everest was first telescoped by British Surveyor- Sir Gorge Everest and portrayed Everest with exact location in the world map in 1850s. Furthermore, the Everest base camp became more popular especially after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa successfully expedited to this world’s highest mountains in 1953 AD.
The major attractions of Everest base camp trek are to reach the Everest Base Camp, Visit the Khumbu Glacier (Everest Glacier), great view of Everest and many other Himalayas. Furthermore, you climb Kalapattar view point to see the Sunrise views over the Himalayas. Visit great Buddhist Monastery in Tengbuche, visit Sherpa village of Namche, Khumjung and Dingbuche are other major attractions of the EBC Trek. The culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Sherpas are also unique for visitors.
We have designed 16 day itinerary/program to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. The program includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. Furthermore, you will have a day Tour in Kathmandu on day two then you will have short flight to Lukla in the next morning to start the trek. Then, you will Trek to Everest Base Camp following the traditional trekking paths. You will return the same trail to Lukla once you are successful to reach the base camp and you will have an extra day in Kathmandu at the end of the Trek as buffer day/shopping day.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel (No meal)
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu (B)
After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and you are escorted by a professional tour guide.
Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa and return to hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours (B, L, D)
Early morning, you drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla. After reaching at Lukla, our guide introduce with the porters, then starts today’s trek following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) - 6 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at lodge, you continue trek following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times. You enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and stop there for lunch and again you continue the trekking.
After few hours walking, the Namche Bazar will appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pine forest. Passing the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enters the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi River. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization (B, L, D)
The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu Region and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook.
It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization, you walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest.
Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well which you visit and will return to Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) - 5 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts with the ridge and level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags, you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga.
Then climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche, a beautiful place for the Himalayan views and visit the age old monastery as well.
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche.
The trekking route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization (B, L, D)
Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Chukum and Island Peak.
The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and many others.
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)- 5 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts for today and onward Himalayan journey leads you north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below.
Today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and checked in to the lodge.
Gorekshep is the last place where lodges are available for overnights – then you start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours and Reach at EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep.
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.)- 7 Hours (B, L, D)
Quite Early morning, you climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar, You can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise, trek down to Gorekshep
You then trekking down to Pheriche for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at the lodge, you start trek to Namche and an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where you stop for lunch then retrace to Namche.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts and today is the last day of your trek, the trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote - Koshi River crossing it few times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (B)
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel, take hot shower and relax.
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu (B)
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and we could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour in or around Kathmandu, shopping tour etc if you want.
Day 16: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure (B)
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. We have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.
Flight delay to and from Lukla on our Everest Base Camp Trek: In some circumstances, we could face problems of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more because of bad weather on our Everest Base Camp Trek. This happens very rarely, but it could happen anyways, even in the best trekking season like Autumn or Spring. You may also know how climate change is affecting our globe. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just in case). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, or shopping as you wish in the additional days that may come about. However, if you want a heli-rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we organize it. A helicopter charge can range from USD 3000 to 3500 and it can lift 4 persons per flight.
Hotel Accommodation on our Everest Base Camp Trek: We offer you 2-3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu ( 4 nights) as per our itinerary on twin share basis with attached bathroom, hot shower, free wi fi service and A/C and Basic Lodge/Teahouse during the Everest Base Camp Trek ( 11 nights) on twin share basis and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on lodge during the EBC trek, A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary as you will have to provide you dormitory style some times and there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the rate and booking.
Itinerary on Everest Base Camp Trek: The itinerary given for the Everest Base Camp Trek is standard itinerary and we have 16day itinerary for the trek that is inclusive 4 nights in Kathmandu ( two nights before the trek and two night after the trek), you will have a day tour in Kathmandu and a buffer day after the trek as this extra day is useful if there is any delay or cancelation on our flight to Lukla and return so, we strongly recommend you to follow our 16day itinerary however if you are on limit on time and do want to have sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and an extra day in Kathmandu then the trek will be for 14day including your arrival and departure days and we still arrange your trek and you are eligible to participate on our trek to Everest Base Camp or even if you want us to arrange your accommodation in Kathmandu and want to arrange yourself and just want to take our trekking part from Day 03 to day 14, 12day from Kathmandu to Kathmandu ( as per the given itinerary) then you can still join our trek so, please do let us know how you would like to do the trek.
Join a group or private trek: The Everest Base Camp Trek is available on both fixed departure group trek and private departure basis with Escape Nepal Holidays, we have fixed dates for those looking for a group to join this trek please check our fixed departures dates and pick one that is the most suitable for you and check with us for availability, If you could not find the date that is suitable for your or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time), contact us.
Booking and Payment for Everest Base Camp Trek: Once you confirmed that you will take our Everest Base Camp Trek then you are required to make 20% payment ( non refundable) in advance in order to book the Everest Base Camp Trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the 20% advance by bank transfer, western union or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for the payment and for the balance payment you can pay by cash ( best) or credit card as well.
Extension after the Everest Base Camp Trek: if you prefer to extend your holiday in Nepal, you can experience Kathmandu Pokhara tour, Ultra light Flight in Pokahra Nepal or take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Trisuli River Rafting, Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini visit, or Bardia Jungle Safari then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.
The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.
We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek) on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.
We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.
When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.
Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:
This type of trekking and holidays reasonably demanding trekking and you are required to have experience of trekking in mountain, at the same time you need to have physical fitness and strong desire to go. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4000m. These trek holidays includes some trek on Everest Region, Annapurna region, Langtang Region regions plus some village trekking and adventure trek holidays and some 4+ grade River Raftings:
Reviewed on: 15 Jan, 2016
We were travelling in 4 With a guide Amar from Escape Nepal and we went to Everest Base Camp in the beginning of March (2014). We had been searching for a long time fo good company to travel in Nepal. And luckily we have done the right thing choosing Escape Nepal. Our guide had great experience in trekking and created a great atmosphere. He was very friendly and informative. The whole company do its best to make a good travel for you, I really recommend to everyone this company.
Reviewed on: 12 Nov, 2015
We travelled with Escape Nepal for the Everest Base Camp trek (the first one since the Earthquake) at the end of August and I have to say they were so good! Originally our trek was due to leave after the first earthquake and after much panic on my side about re-scheduling my trek, Escape Nepal was quick to respond to my millions of emails and handled the whole situation with true profession. Our tour was re-scheduled within days. I was blown away.
Our Base camp trek guides Suraj and Dipak were great group leaders and their knowledge and experience of the trail felt second to none! They were very friendly and happily answered any questions or concerns I had in great detail. I felt very safe in their hands! My friend and I also had planned to visit other areas of Nepal for which Arjun at Escape Nepal for us at no extra hassle. He had a full week and a half of itinerary planned for us to visit Pohkara and Chitwan N.P which went to plan without a hitch. I have to say our experience of visiting Nepal wouldn't of been as incredible as it was, if it wasn't for Escape Nepal, So thank you!
Amy D, Australia