Everest Base Camp Trek Fixed Departures

Overview

Everest Base Camp is famous as an incredible trek destination among trekkers around the globe. This adventurous Everest Base Camp trek fixed departures package from Base Camp Adventure is an excellent adventure. This wonderful trek journey will take you through significant landmarks while exploring the diverse natural trails.

Trekkers will have an immense opportunity for natural as well as cultural exploration. This spectacular journey takes you to the foot of the gigantic Mt. Everest (8848.86m). Moreover, the mountain vista of Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, etc will enthrall trekkers.

The stunning beauty of Himalayan sunrise and sunsets is an experience of a lifetime. The trek is moderately complex, but anyone can easily take this trek with enough preparation. The preparation required for this trek includes proper training and packing.

Trekkers will spend their nights in teahouses and lodges that provide a warm meal and a place to stay at night. While there are no fancy services, you can experience the warm welcome and hospitality in these places. The Tibetan heritage of the Sherpa ethnic community is quite evident in their lifestyle and tradition.

Trekkers will trail past significant cultural landmarks, including Buddhist monasteries and chortens. Trekkers will have a spiritual experience while trekking on these trails. We are providing this incredible Everest Base Camp trek fixed departures package at a reasonable price. You can contact us to book your trip and join fellow trekkers on this outstanding trip.

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Highlights of the Trip

  • Exploring the beautiful landscapes of Everest Base Camp
  • Trekking on the foothills of Mount Everest massif
  • Scenic mountain flight observing the beautiful Himalayan vista of the Everest region
  • Exploring the cultural landscapes, including ancient settlements, Tibetan heritage, and traditions
  • Scenic sunrise from Kala Patthar.
  • Exploring the Tengboche monastery and its spiritual surroundings
  • Passing through Icefalls, glaciers, passes, and other natural diversities along the trail.
  • Exploration of the culture, and tradition of the Sherpa community.
  • The incredible welcome and hospitality in the teahouses

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

This Everest base camp trek fixed departure itinerary begins in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you will take a mountain flight to Lukla. The incredible journey will provide you with great views of natural landscapes like mountains and hills. Lukla to Phakding is our first trek section in the itinerary.

You will pass through various regional settlements, including Monjo and Jorsale, to arrive at Phakding. Namche Bazaar is the next destination of our trek. The settlement of Namche Bazaar offers incredible views of the Himalayas. There are various significant landmarks, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, souvenir shops, and others in the region.

The trekkers will pass through the settlements of the local Sherpa community exploring their cultural heritage. You will then trek to the Tengboche and explore the religiously significant gompa in the region. The tracks then pass through the settlement of Dingboche and Lobuche. We will stay in these regions for a day before continuing trekking to Gorakshep.

From Gorak Shep, we will travel to the majestic Everest Base Camp. This incredible base camp remains surrounded by snow-clad mountains. We will then explore the beautiful atmosphere of EBC. There you can find colorful tents and climbers training for the ascent of Mount Everest.

Kala Patthar (5545m) is the most famous viewpoint from where you will get 360-degree sweeping views. The mountain peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu are the gorgeous Himalayan peaks you can view from the viewpoint.

We will pass through glacial paths, green hills, and forested trails tracing the earlier routes. The trail will take you through Pheriche, Namche Bazar, and Phakding to finally arrive at Lukla. Finally, your trip ends as you will take a flight from the gateway of Lukla to the capital of Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek Fixed Departures Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01 - Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2600m)<

Maximum altitude: Phakding (2600m)

Flight duration: 35-40 minutes

Walk duration: 3-4 hrs

Overnight: Phakding

Our members of the staff will pick you up from your location, and transfer to the airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you can take the flight to Lukla. It takes around 35-40 minutes and provides you with views of the greatest Himalayan vista.

After arriving at Lukla, which is the entry point of the Everest region, you will start your trek to Everest base camp. The next step in the trekking journey is Phakding. You will arrive there passing through the incredible landscapes on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River.

The trail then passes through some of the most adventurous courses. From this viewpoint, you can observe the majestic silver mountains. We will then rest after having our meal at the teahouse in Phakding.

Day 2
Day 02 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

Walk duration: 6-7 hours

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

Our trek journey takes you to the beautiful settlements of Namche on this day from Phakding. Namche is a tourist hub where you can find many hotels, restaurants, cafes, bakery shops, Souvenir shops, and others. In this journey, you will find beautiful local settlements of the Sherpa community.

Trekkers will have to cross numerous suspension bridges to arrive at the destination. After crossing the villages of Monjo (2835m), you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park premises. After completing formalities and showing your permits at the entry point, you will continue your trek. You will pass alongside the Dudh Koshi River to arrive at Jorsale.

This Namche Bazaar Viewpoint is the first place where you can get a glimpse of Mt. Everest during the trek. After trekking for a couple of hours you will arrive at Namche Bazar, where you will explore the region and rest for the night at the tea house.

Day 3
Day 03 - Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

Walk duration: 1-2 hours

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

On this day during your trek, you will continue to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. The process of acclimatization is essential when it comes to high-altitude trekking. Trekkers have to face various challenges along the trails as they gain a lot of altitude in a short amount. Hence you will need to acclimatize, hydrate, and rest properly to trek without any hassle.

To acclimatize in the high altitude conditions, you will hike to various points near Namche. Sir Edmund Hillary Hospital and the Sherpa museum are great exploration points. Besides that, you can also hike to the Syangboche airstrip. The airstrip provides you with an all-encompassing view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848.86m).

Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc are the other mountains you can observe. After exploring the beautiful region, you will return to Namche. You can explore the town’s landmarks, including restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, and others. We will stay in Namche Bazaar for the night and prepare for the trek the next day.

Day 4
Day 04 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3865 m)

Maximum altitude: Tengboche (3865 m)

Walk duration: 5-6 hours

Overnight: Tengboche

We will continue our trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche on this day. We will trek early as we have to arrive at your destination before it gets dark. After waking up early and washing up, we will continue our journey by having breakfast at the tea house. On this day, we will trek through remote trails to arrive at the destination of Tengboche.

The trail passes alongside Dudh Koshi River crossing various local settlements. The mountain’s views from multiple viewpoints look breathtaking. We will finally arrive at the Phunki Tenga (3250m) before trekking for a few hours to reach Tengboche.

Tengboche monastery is a famous landmark of the village. The monastery is also known as the spiritual center of the region. The viewpoint near the monastery offers you gorgeous views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), and others.

Trekkers can observe the spiritual scenes of local nuns and monks chanting prayers in the evening at the monastery. After experiencing this beautiful sight, you can call it a day and rest in the teahouse in Tengboche.

Day 5
Day 05 - Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Maximum altitude: Dingboche (4410m)

Walk duration: 5-6 hours

Overnight: Dingboche

On this day of the trek, you will start your journey from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trail passes through some of the most adventurous trails to arrive at your destination in Dingboche (4410m). Trekkers will cross Imja Khola suspension bridges and then take an uphill climb to Pangboche village.

This small village located just below the Ama Dablam (6856m) provides you with majestic views of the Himalayas. You will trek through various local settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Trekkers will then climb through dense juniper forested trails to arrive at their destination. After arriving at the destination, you will stay and rest in the teahouse.

Day 6
Day 06 - Rest and Acclimatization at Dingboche

Maximum altitude: Dingboche (4410m)

Walk duration: 1-2 hours

Overnight: Dingboche

On this day of the trek, you will acclimatize at Dingboche, a beautiful settlement in the region. There are various exploration points along the area where you can go on small hikes. You can visit the religious landmark of Nakartsang Gompa near the region. The viewpoint near the gompa provides trekkers with the most outstanding views of snow-clad silver mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848 m).

Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Baruntse, etc look incredible from the viewpoint as well. You will then hike through various small hills around the region, passing through natural terrains. After exploring these beautiful landscapes, you will return to your tea house or lodge and rest for the night.

Day 7
Day 07 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)

Maximum altitude: Lobuche (4940m)

Walk duration: 5-6 hours

Overnight: Lobuche

The trail of this trek starts from Dingboche as you trek through the various challenging remote terrains to arrive at Lobuche. You will then walk through multiple local settlements of the region, including Dughla. The trails then take you through rocky glacial moraines while climbing up the hilly area.

The trails then will lead you to the chorten memorial made in dedication to all the climbers who perished on their way. You will then take a beautiful climb to an icy glacier from these terrains. You will finally cross the glacier and trek for some time to arrive at a teahouse in Lobuche.

Day 8
Day 08 - Trek from Lobuche (4940m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5140m)

Maximum altitude: Everest Base Camp (5364m)

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Gorakshep

The trail of this trek takes you on an incredible adventure on this section of the walk as you trek to EBC from Lobuche. You will travel through various rugged terrains to arrive at Gorak Shep, an old base camp. We will have lunch and keep our bags at the teahouse and then continue our journey.

We will explore the beautiful region that provides an incredible adventure. The trails of this trek pass through some of the most challenging terrains. The beautiful natural diversities will make you fall in love with the place. You can enjoy the beautiful vista of Everest Base Camp and take pictures. Finally, you can return to Gorak Shep after trekking for a few hours and spend the night at a teahouse.

Day 9
Day 09 - Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m), and then trek back to Pheriche (4243m)

Maximum altitude: Kala Patthar (5545m)

Walk duration: 6-7 hrs

Overnight: Pheriche

On this trekking day, we will continue our journey from Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar. Kalapathar is a beautiful viewpoint in the region from where you can observe the incredible majestic Himalayan vista, including Mount Everest. Mount Everest views are the best from this point.

The Kala Patthar (5545m) is a beautiful viewpoint, where you will need to trek early in the morning before sunrise. Hence, you can take incredible pictures of the region. After exploring the viewpoint, you will return to Gorakshep. The incredible Himalayan vista includes sweeping views of Mt. Everest (8848 m). We will explore the Gorakshep region before returning to Pheriche to stay overnight at a teahouse.

Day 10
Day 10 - Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

Maximum altitude: Pheriche (4243m)

Walk duration: 7-8 hrs

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

The trail on this trek passes through the forested trails of rhododendron and juniper trees. You will start your tour by passing through various settlements before arriving at Tengboche. You will have your lunch and then continue trekking to Namche Bazaar.

The trails on this provide you with the majestic view of Lhotse (8414m) and Everest (8848.86 m). After arriving at the Namche Bazaar, you can explore the beautiful region and buy gifts in the souvenir shops. You will rest overnight at a teahouse.

Day 11
Day 11 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m)

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

Walk duration: 6-8 hrs

Overnight: Lukla

On this trekking day, you will start your trek by passing through the downhills trails to arrive at Lukla from Namche Bazaar. The tracks then take you through rugged, remote, steep, and rocky terrain.

After that, there are several various bridges through which you can cross the Dudh Koshi River. The region passes through pine-forested trails and green hills. We will observe the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains and rest in the evening.

Day 12
Day 12 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: Lukla (2860m)

Flight duration: 35-40 minutes

Our incredible Everest Base Camp trek fixed departures tour ends as you will leave Lukla on a scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu. The astonishing flight offers you the greatest views of snow-capped mountains. You will get transported to your location after arriving at the airport in Kathmandu.

Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for a trek in the Everest region in the high altitude Himalayas is in the Spring and Autumn. In the Autumn season, you will get beautiful blue skies and clear views of snow-capped mountains. There is great weather with an incredible climate that is perfect for trekking and traveling.

Travelers can also observe beautiful cultural trails as various festivals get celebrated in the season. There are moderate daytime temperatures that range around mid 20 degrees during the day and drop to around single degrees at night. Hence, the Autumn season is perfect for this EBC trek.

Spring in the region is beautiful as it is a pre-monsoon season. There is gorgeous weather with bright sunshine days. Green vegetation and colorful flowers blooming in the wild are highlights of this season. There are perfect temperatures that make this trek ideal for this season.

Trekkers can complete this trek with ease as there are no challenges like landslides, avalanches, and others in the season. However, there might be clouds covering the sky on some days during the trek. In the off-seasons, the weather remains quite challenging in the high-altitude region.

These challenges include avalanches, landslides, slippery trails, heavy rain, snow, and others. Hence, you should prepare well if you want to trek in the off-season. But if you want to travel safely and comfortably, you should travel in the peak season of either Autumn or Spring.

The difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek

Any trekking adventure in the foothills of the Himalayas is generally considered difficult. And this moderately challenging trek is also quite tough. The difficulty of this trek includes various altitude issues like acute mountain sickness.

Acute mountain sickness is the primary reason for the trek’s difficulty. Less oxygen and air pressure lead to difficulty in breathing, nausea, headache, etc. To avoid altitude sickness, trekkers must acclimatize well in this long duration trek.

Moreover, you should also rest well and hydrate to adapt to the quickly changing conditions. One pro tip is to avoid alcoholic beverages and not climb too much in altitude. Another challenging aspect of this trek includes trekking trails that are both remote and rugged.

The trails courses are quite rugged and move up and down a lot, which means that trekkers must have an intense level of fitness. To tackle this problem, trekkers must train in physical and mental exercises. Long duration of the trek can also be a challenge if you are not used to such trekking. You will have to take 5 to 6 hours a day for ten to twelve days on a stretch.

Accommodations can be a problem for the trekkers as well. The trek passes through remote areas with no fancy accommodations besides local tea houses and lodges. The trekkers must compromise with their meal, stay, and accommodations.

The meals in these teahouses do not have much variety as transporting ingredients is tough in this high altitude. Facilities for stay include basic rooms with beds. Toiletries need to get managed by the trekkers themselves. Hence these were the various challenges that you will encounter while trekking the Everest Base Camp.

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