Everest Base Camp Trek
Home of the most famous of Nepal’s ethnic people, the Sherpas, and rich in magical vistas of the incredible Himalayan Mountains, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The ultimate dream for many trekkers is to hike this unbelievable trail to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base camp trek offers unlimited photographic opportunities for you to capture while walking through forests, small villages, and dry lands and lets you feel the Sherpa hospitality. and remember your experience upon your return home. You will see incredible views of Khumbu Glacier, Mt.Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Pumari and many other snow-covered mountain peaks. Alpine scrub, Junipers, and Rhododendron flowers are only a few of the beautiful flora that can be seen on this trek. Mountain World Treks’ year of knowledge and expertise, have given 100% satisfied customers and has proven us to be your best choice for the trek to this enchanting area.
- Scenic flights to/from Lukla
- Sherpa culture & Monasteries
- Everest Base Camp
- Panoramic views of the Himalayas from kalapattar
- 3 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
- 11 nights at Trekking tea houses
- Guided trekking trip to EBC
- Max. Elevation 5545m.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Everest Base Camp is not an easy trek. Most of the trekking days involves long rocky path that go uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness.
Your safety is of our major concern. Your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
We will pick up you from the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel.
Your guide will come to pick up you at your hotel and drive to Airport, scary, breathtaking, scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla at 2840m. After making ready your bag pack to carry by the porter, you will start your trek to Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m) and another hour trek to reach Phakding along the Dhudh kosi river and small village.
After the breakfast we continue our trek along the Dhudh Koshi river for 2-3 hours and we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We check into the National Park and get stamps on our trekking permits. After one hour we cross the high bridge of Dhudh Koshi River and climb straight up to Namche through the pine forest. About 6-7 hours walking.
Acclimatization day, go higher sleep lower. so we do some hiking to acclimatize our body and same time you will visit the National Park headquarter office, museum, monastery and hike to Everest View Hotel for a superb Mt. Everest view. We will then return to Namche for the night.
The trekking trail is plain and en route the trail will descend slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. And climb up to Tengboche. And the today’s view from the trekking will be incredible include Mount Everest. Tonight You will stay near by one of the teahouse where is the famous Tengboche Gompa, which has background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. 4-5 hours.
The trail slightly descents through lush forest in the beginning, then gradually climbs up to the valley’s highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m). You will continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, finally reach to pheriche. Approx 4-5 hrs.
Go higher sleep lower, better to use this method to acclimatize your body .Today we will hike to the nearest hill from where you can have beautiful photo taking opportunities. There are up close views of Taweche, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Island Peak and Thamserku, as well as Imja valley. Stay the night in Pheriche.
We will walk along the river side which is from Khumbu glacier for 2 hours and we cross the frozen river and climb to the top of a small hill called Thukla. There are many monuments to Everest climbers along this route. From the Thukla hill, gradually ascent towards to Labuche and stay overnight at Tea house. Approx 4-5 hrs.
We will get an early start for our trek to Everest Base Camp. After 2-3 hours hiking we reach Gorakshep (5190m) and this is your overnight stay place, check in the room leave your bags enjoy the hot foods and continue trek to Everest base camp (5365m) another 2 hours. From EBC, the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World, after the few photographs you will return to the Gorakshep same route which takes about 1.5 hours.
Early morning hike to Kalapattar(1.9km) 2 hours, for sunrise view, which will be one of the best view from the EBC trip. After taking few snaps while you are on the top of kalapattar then back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Check out from the tea house and trek down to Pheriche for the night.
You will descend approx 800 m. all the down to Namche Bazzar same route and stay overnight at tea house, enjoy the hot shower and good food and have goodnight sleep. Its long walk but easier to gong down hill, at least you can breath.
Namche to Lukla drop down 600m. And enjoy your last night at Himalaya.
Time to say bye bye to your porters and thanks them to carrying your bag pack. your guide will arrange the boarding pass and have another scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Free time, rest, eat, shower, drink and explore around.
This one extra day might be very useful some time if there is anything wrong on the trek can use this day for incase. if everything goes well as plan than you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu too. Shopping for friends and familes and get ready to fly back home next day.
Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- An English speaking guide and porters
- Domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation with breakfast
- 3 meals a day while trekking
- Government local taxes, Permit and TIMs
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Company's t-shirt and trekking map
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, hot shower, wifi, boiled water, drinking water, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
- Tips for your trekking staffs
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During EBC Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food (Dal Bhat) as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking and only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec- Feb) could also be an another great option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get snow too. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.