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Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

This trek has obvious appeal, with it’s route taking trekkers to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain. With it’s outstanding views of the mighty Mount Everest 8848m and the similarly impressive peaks nearby of Pumari 7165m, Nuptse 7861m and the Khumbu Glacier, this is undoubtedly one of the most popular treks in the world and challenging higher altitude walk than ABC, Annapurna base camp trek. As well as visiting base camp at 5363m, this trek offers the opportunity to hike to the top of nearby Kalapathar 5555m, from where there are unrivalled 360 views of the Mount Everest region and the surrounding Himalayas. Everest base camp trek begins at Lukla, following the Everest expedition trail.

After 2 days on the route we stay at the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazzar 3440m, where we take a day’s rest for acclimatization and a chance of the first excellent view of Mt Everest. Continuing on, we visit the famous Buddhist monastery at Tyangbuche with the beautiful backdrop view of Mt Amadablang. The route then gently ascends through the Imja valley with comfortable stays in friendly Sherpa owned tea houses, before finally ascending towards Gorak Shep and base camp itself. The majority of the route falls within the Sagarmatha National Park, ‘Sagarmatha’ being the Nepali name for Mount Everest. There is the opportunity for keen eyed trekkers to spot the region’s rare wildlife, including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar and the charismatic Snow Leopard.

The Everest base camp trek is combination of beautiful surroundings and the rich cultural experience of the local Sherpa hospitality make this a matchless choice for the adventurous trekker. A good level of fitness and some trekking experience is highly recommended for this trek with some parts of the trail providing challenging hiking, especially when at the higher altitudes. There is no doubt however that 2 weeks on this trek will provide a genuine sense of achievement with lasting memories of the stunning surroundings. As with Everest base camp and all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details  budget EBC trek to standard Everest base camp trek and Luxury EBC trek according to your time, availability and special interests.

Highlights

Magnificent close-up views of Everest, Amadablang, nearby Nupse and Lhotse peaks

Travel with expert local guide on a route set up to provide the best adventure experience

Trek through picturesque Sherpa villages with  full of Buddhist cultural interest

Perfect acclimatization with rest days before attempting the base camp and Kalapathar

Chance to sighting of mountain goat, musk deer, Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Griffin

Staying in local family run mountain guest houses on the trek and 3 star hotel in Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers Treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 2 : Trek preparation and shopping for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers Treks at Typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 3 : Morning scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9,318ft) and trek to Phakding, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours

Day 4 : Trek to Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11,306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5.5 hours

Day 5 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Hike to the world highest point hotel Everest view hotel for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours

Day 6 : Trek to Tyangbuche (3,867m / 12,687ft), One of the prominent monastery in the Everest area, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche (4100m / 13,451ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 8 : Rest hiking day in Dingbuche, for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 9 : Trek to Labuche (4,930m / 16,175ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep [5,160m/16,929ft) and same day hike to the base camp of world highest Peak Mt Everest (5,316m / 17,437ft) back to Gorakshep O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 11 : Before sunrise hike to Kalapather for sun rise view (the highest point of the trip) Kalapathar (5,550m / 18,204ft) and trek back to Phereche (42,20 m, / 13910 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 12 : Trek to Kengjuma (3,500 / 11,483ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 13 : Trek to Manjo (2840m / 9,318ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 14 : Trek to Lukla (2,810m / 9,219ft), final day and trek ends O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 15 : After having early morning breakfast, flight to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 16 : Extra day for mountain weather contingency

Day 17 : As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and meals breakfast, Lunch, dinner hot drinks tea/ coffee during 13 days EBC trip in mountain tea house
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment and insurance
    • Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
    • Standard hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 4 nights in twin sharing basis
    • Sagarmatha National park fees and local Khumbu rural government taxes
    • Private transportation for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu as per itinerary
    • Trip route map
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gears
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

     

     

     

     

Map

Additional Information

The walking trail from beginning to end incorporates physically demanding terrain, ensuring that you should be prepared to walk for approximately 7-8 hours each day. On average, you can expect to cover a distance of around 10 kilometers per day. The route involves forward walk, steep ascend and descend through dense pine trees, meadow and rough pebble, icy terrain. As you make your walk higher up, we walk slow and take rest to have enjoyable trekking experience and ensuring safety. Acclimatization is crucial in the increasing altitude, in order to adapt to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness. It allows your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels and reduces the risk of any health complications during the trek. Additionally, taking rest days in Namche and Dingbuche will also give you the opportunity to explore the local culture and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. With their expertise and assistance, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories and achieving your travel goals. The important thing is to have a willingness to challenge yourself and push your limits. Whether you’re just starting out or have been hiking for years, there will always be opportunities for growth and improvement. Hiking and walking since couple of month of this trek is a great way to improve your physical health and build endurance over time.

It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. This information is crucial for us to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants during the event. So that, we can make necessary arrangements and provide appropriate support if needed.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: 3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing

On trek: 11 days standard twin sharing accommodation in the tea house (trekking guest house), with 3 meals daily, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks Tea/ Coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.

Required gears check list for EBC trek

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.
Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for EBC trek.

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1

Dry Bag – 1

Walking pole – 1 ( if necessary)

Water bottle or camel bag – 1

Head light – 1

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1

Sleeping bag – 1

Light warm hiking trouser – 2

Warm liner – 2

Towel – 2

Warm and sun hats – 1/1

Fleece / jacket and pants – 1

Windproof jacket – 1

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot – 1

Gloves / mittens – 2

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4

Gaiter – 1

Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1

Sun glass – 2

Sun hat – 1

Lip guard – 1

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Sanitizer – 2

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter

Toilet paper

Menstrual product for her

Personal belonging items

Passport

Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger

Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  13 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  5555m / 18,045ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar to May
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Bed and Breakfast

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