Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 13 Days
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  • Location: Mt. Everest Region
  • Maximum Height:5545M
  • Difficulty Level:Moderate to Strenous
  • Group Size: Minimum 1
Cost Includes
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
    • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
    • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
    • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
    • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
    • National Park permits and TIMS Permit
    • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
    • First aid medical kits.
    • All necessary land transport
    • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)and airport tax.

 

Cost Exclude(s)
    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
    • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
    • Personal trekking Equipment.
    • Tips for trekking staff .
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

We are advised to consider the following equipment as these are essentials while packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to the requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to rent or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured and some are imported from china and they are much cheaper. And there are some famous branded gear shops in Kathmandu, Thamel.

Equipment List:
– A good backpacking sleeping bag and liner

Lightweight and comfortable hiking boots: fit them with hiking socks and wear them wherever possible before you go to trekking.
– Sandals/ Flip flop
– Hiking socks – at least 4 pairs of cotton socks and 2 pair of wool socks
– Lightweight long sleeve hiking shirts
– Windproof/Waterproof pants and jacket
– Plastic rain poncho
– Light weather protection and warmer weather
– Hat for sun and wind
– Windproof gloves
– Warmer clothes
– Long underwear
– Thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater)
– Wool hat/beanie (for winter)
– Shorts
– Hiking trousers
– Down jacket

Accessories:

– Sunglasses with good UV protection
– Sunscreen
– Lightweight bag to carry your personal needs during the day
– Insect repellent
– Camera with extra battery
– Flashlight
– Backpack
– Aluminum water bottle
– Head lamp
Trekking/Hiking Poles

Q: I’ve never trekked before.  Can I do this trek?
Answer:
As long as you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then no matter who you are and what your background is, a bit of training may be necessary, but even that is not 100% essential for most.

Q: How many miles do you walk each day?
Answer: 
It is about 40 miles from Lukla to EBC and it should take a minimum of eight days including 2 acclimatizing day. In average you walk around 4-7 miles per day while going up and 8-12 miles while coming down.

Q: Is there battery charging facility?
Answer: The tea houses have charging ability via their solar panels but if it has been cloudy for several days, there may not be enough reserves to charge barberries for your camera, and thus it is better to have an extra battery. Teahouses usually charge for it – maybe a 300-500 rupees per hour. Many people want to charge their batteries so try to plug your stuff in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Can I do laundry on the trek?
Answer: Yes, you can. You can take this service with guest house. This will not be by machine, it will be by hand. Or, you can do your own laundry in a bucket.

Q: Is there bottled water on the Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Yes, there’s bottled water from Lukla all the way up to base camp. But, the price goes up the higher you go. One liter bottle of water cost start around 70 rupees and at base camp cost well over 300 (around $3). A budget solution to this is to use water treatment solution or use water purifier tablets. Some purification tabs and drops make the water taste weird. Please be aware of that too. Buying boiled water can be a solution to save money from expensive bottled water but make sure if water was fully boiled or not before you buy.

Q: Is there age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: 
There isn’t any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek to Everest Base Camp.

Q: How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many.

Q: Can children go on the Everest Base Camp trek?
Answer: Yes is the general rule. It’s advisable that your child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.

raysonleo-Johor Bahru, Malaysia Apr 2, 2014
Excellent service with knowledgeable tour guide – Mr raj
Namaste everyone. would like to recommend to those who interest for some EBC hiki. Service provided by Base camp Adventure treks & Expedition is awesome with the experience guide join part with us. the itinerary can be adjust base on everyone need. ex. we having some problem when the time of back due to tired and sick of some member. the tour guide just will plan for ur coming hike and also suggest with the best one for you. Tour guide provided also good in many of language and make us feel like home when we are in our hiking trip. Before the trip also will provided any such information for you for prepare. so It can be rated as 5 star service . Thank Base camp Adventure treks & Expedition for the excellent hiking experience provided to myself and my team!
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mrsshufflebottom May 2, 2014
Great company
A group of 21 people of mixed abilities set out with this company to Base Camp Everest. We had 3 excellent guides Rajendra, Prakash & Ganesh all of which brought different qualities and experience with them. We were briefed every evening about the following day, the food was much better than we believed it was going to be and the accommodation was adequate. All of us made it to BCE and this was because of the way the trek was planned with plenty of acclimatisation days. We met many with other groups that didn't because of lack of planning. A great trip made especially memorable because of the guides and knowledge they provided thank you
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Adam A-Sydney, Australia May 3, 2014
Everest Trek

we just did a Everest Trek with base camp adventure it was so amazing and never forget their service.

Visited April 2014
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CatherineHumphries-Perth, Australia May 15, 2014
Everest Base Camp Trek – Amazing!
My partner and I did the 13 day trek to Everest Base camp with Base Camp Adventure and it was amazing. Shree what great, he organised everything for us, from the minuet we arrive in Kathmandu he was there to meet us at the airport and waved us farewell after our incredible experience. Shree and the team made us feel very comfortable, safe and welcome, and went through everything pre trek. Our guide Shiva was amazing, he took care of us really well and was always there to talk things through, and play cards with us. We were even able to modify our itinerary so we could visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Statue! We would highly recommend Base Camp Adventure, Shree and his team.
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Alexandra H Jun 28, 2014
Wonderful company, who made me feel part of the family

I booked my Everest Base Camp trek with Base Camp Adventure and I cannot fault any of my experience! Shree made sure everything was taken care of and all had been thought out. Prior to the trek I was given a full briefing of what would happen and what to expect. My guide on the trek was Shiva who was amazing and so knowledgable of our surroundings. He was friendly and always caring. Unfortunately I suffered from altitude sickness towards the end of the trip and had to be helicoptered back to Kathmandu, I made a very swift recovery but through all of this Shree and his team were by my side to ensure I was ok and to look after all the insurance details. Throughout my whole experience I felt so well looked after and cannot appreciate what they did for me enough! I would not recommend anyone but this company if you are interested in trekking in Nepal and believe me, it will be the best thing you ever do!

Visited April 2014
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Trip Details

Everest Base Camp Trek is arguably the most adventurous experience one can ever indulge in. For an adventurous and enthusiastic heart, nothing can beat the feel of being in the lap of Mighty Everest and finding yourself amidst the beautiful snowy mountains bathed in serenity. This alluring journey takes you to an out of the world experience laden with blissful perks that takes a lifetime to appreciate.

Everest Base Camp Trek can be one of the most inspiring walks anyone can ever take in their lives. Trekking through Namche Bazaar gives an insight about the livelihood of people living in the mountains, a path crossing Tengboche Monastry makes sure you get to know about the Buddhist religion, cultures and the traditions that people are keeping alive in the mountains. This trek takes you through the beautiful forests of rhododendron which definitely adds color to your journey.

Leading though the Sherpa villages, the trek provides you an enlightening experience of knowing more about legendary Sherpas, ethnic mountain people of Nepal known worldwide for their exceptional mountaineering skills, and their stories of bravery while sipping tea along with them. Being friends with yaks, walking beside the flow of rivers, sometimes being at the top of a hill and looking down on the path you just accomplished, Everest Base Camp Trekking manages to give all these pleasures compacted in one journey. Being able to see the tallest mountain of the whole world is a whole another story, but the small pleasures that come along your way in the trek such as watching great glaciers, looking at the breathtaking panoramic view of snow clad mountains all the way to Everest, you can’t get enough of it.

Everest Base Camp stands at the elevation of 5300m, which is in the lap of mighty Mt. Everest rising above the world at the height of 8848m. To reach this destination, we can either take a flight to Lukla, which is also another exciting and dangerously adventurous way as this remote airstrip can be very unreliable due to its geographical positioning, or we can trek for a week to reach there. Eventually, our trek routes us through Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorek Shep and finally, Everest Base Camp. Lastly, to see Mt. Everest posing its extreme beauty, we take time to climb another mountain, Kalapatthar which stands tall at the height of 5545m.

The top of Kalapatthar provides a blissful time for us to dip into the raw beauty of Mt. Everest which has brought the world down to its knees. Embracing the greatness of Everest and internalizing its sensational beauty from Kalapatthar is sure to make your trek back to Lukla, a heartwrenching experience. Inevitably, we leave our heart back in Everest Base Camp and take a mind full of memory back to Lukla and then Kathmandu.

All this adventure in just thirteen days can be too good to be true but with our trustworthy brand name beside you in every step, you have nothing to worry about. For making this journey less overwhelming, the itineraries are managed in such a way that you get plenty of rest to rejuvenate yourself for another adventurous day. Be a part of this exciting journey and feed your hunger for an enlightening experience with the best option, Everest Base Camp Trek.

Trip Itinerary

Day1 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m).You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.

Day2 : Full day sight seeing tour around Kathmandu valley or preparation for the trek.

Day 3 : Fly from Kathmand to Lukla and then same day trek to Phakding (2610m). 03:04 hr
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2886m.) Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 40 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You descend a mountain side path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse.

Day4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 06-07 hr
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about four and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo village (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market.

Day 05 : Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu 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 Tengboche tiny Village. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m). 05-06 hr
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m.) takes almost five hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.). Tengboche is also very famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m). 05-06 hr
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes about five hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite to Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests. This part of the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour of walk brings you to Dingboche. Here you can see Sherpa people working hard in the agricultural farm.

Day 08 : Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion in and around the places. Here you can steeply climb up to Nakartsang Gompa for the rare outstanding view of Mount Makalu (8463m.) along with Lhotse, Island Peak, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The another option provided is a small side trip to Chhukung which takes about 2 and half hours to go up and 1 and half hours to come back to Dingboche. There are some of the lodges which serve you the delicious food items.

Day 09 : Dingboche (4350m.) to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m). 05-06 hrNow you begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The tea house at Dongla is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone caves, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10 : Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m). 03-04 hr
Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about three and half hours. You will lunch at Gorakshep, take rest in your own room and if the trekker feels fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 11 : Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m). 06-07 hr
Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of sunrise. 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. In Phiriche, there is foreign volunteer doctors are always available to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.

Day 12 : Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.) 04:30-05 hr.
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by juniper trees. If it’s Spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or can reach to Tengboche. After reaching at Tengboche we can visit the oldest Buddhist monastery where we can see all Buddhist monks praying and doing ritual things.

Day 13 : Tengboche to Namche (3440 m.) 04:30- 05 hr.
The trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.) 6:30 – 7:30 hr.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages.

Day 15 : Morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu .40 minutes.
We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too

Day 16 or Final Day : We transfer you to Airport for your onward destination.

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