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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. 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 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 all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

Highlights

Magnificent close-up views of the Everest, Amadablang and 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 full of Buddhist cultural interest
Excellent acclimatization with rest days before attempting 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 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 : Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation 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 expenses, water, bar and beverage bills
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

Map

Additional Information

Everest base camp trek is ranked as one of the most popular and rewarding adventure trip in the world, being lap of world tallest peak and home of several famous mountains. Walking trail from beginning to end incorporate physically demanding, where you should usually walk 7- 8 hours and average 10 K.M per day . The final highest point is Kalapathar 5,555 m, trail involves uphill climbing from Gorakshep. However, the first day trail begins from Lukla 2800 m, we will start this trip following gradual ascend from side of Dudhkohsi river on unhurried pace. The route involves forward walk, steep ascend and descend through dense pine area. To have enjoyable walk maintain yourself fit and make further upcoming higher trek fine we take rest day at Namche and Dingbuche for acclimatization before we reach to Everest base camp 5363m.  During this whole trip you will be fully taken care, supported and looked after by our well trained experience guide, porters to make trip easy successful and achievement for lifetime memory.

Participant require to be physically fit positive attitude and obviously in good health but no matter if you are beginner or regular hikers. Once you sign up for this trek, we recommend you to do some regular exercise or jogging couple of months prior of the trip.  It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking, where the medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Accommodation and Food 4 nights in 3 star hotel with Deluxe Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu on twin sharing, 11 days standard twin sharing accommodation in the tea house (trekking guest house), where the facilities are basic standard with 3 meals daily, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks Tea/ Coffee).

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 the trip 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

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

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

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