Everest Base Camp Trek ( 12 Nights / 13 Days )

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview:

Everest Base Camp Trek Duration: 12 Nights, 13 Days
Max. Altitude: 5545 meters
Start: Kathmandu Or Pokhara
End: Kathmandu
Difficulty: Moderate Trip
Transport: flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, then drive to Ramechap or drive to Rmechap from Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Tea Houses
Group Size: For individuals, friends, and family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included

 

Highlights :

Starting from Kathmandu or Pokhara, the cultural epicenter of Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to Ramechap. The trek starts with a short, thrilling flight to Lukla as you enjoy the changing terrain. The flatlands of the hills change into towering green mountains as you near Lukla village.

Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through many prominent Sherpa villages lying in the foothills and flanks of the Himalayas. Walk through verdant forests and thick green woodlands and emerge into a clearing where the sights of the mighty mountains await your presence! Savor the tranquility of the trans-Himalayan landscape as you trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy the merry villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and many more. Circle the Mani stone walls carved with prayers and small chortens and gumbas laden with colorful prayer flags. Let your spirit soar in the vast snowy pastures and boulder-covered river valleys of the Khumbu. Similarly, bask in the radiating glory of the panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif from the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar.

Moreover, visit the Everest View Hotel, the highest-located hotel in the world. Sip warm butter tea as you take in the radiance of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. Thamserku Peak, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more all emerge to make a splendid mountain tapestry. Have a spiritual escapade in the holy Tengboche Monastery. The Everest Base Camp Trek is filled with prominent features and aspects that you will want to enjoy again and again!

ITINERARY :

Option 1: Starting from Kathmandu:

Day 1: Your Everest trek adventure begins as our experienced trekking guide picks you up from your Kathmandu hotel. You’ll embark on a scenic drive in a private car to Ramechap, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometers. After a day of travel, you’ll settle in for an overnight stay at Ramechap, anticipating the exciting journey ahead.

Option 2: Starting from Pokhara:

Day 1: Commencing the Everest trek, our trekking guide will collect you from your Pokhara hotel. You’ll then catch a morning flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at 9 a.m., enjoying panoramic views along the way. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our private car will be ready to transfer you, along with our trekking guide, to Ramechap. The drive covers a distance of about 130 kilometers. Your first night on the trek will be spent in Ramechap, preparing for the remarkable days ahead.

Day 2: Fly from Ramechhap to Lukla and trek to Phakding ( 2651 m / 8697 ft, 4 hours)

Flight time: 20 minutes

Trek hours: 4 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 6.2 km (3.8 miles)

Due to changes in the regulations and upgrades at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla will likely operate out of Manthali Airport in Ramechhap District.

On arrival in Lukla, heading down the trail to Phakding, we already notice the fluttering Tibetan prayer flags and meet local people reciting Tibetan mantras as they walk.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3440 m / 11,286 ft; 5 to 6 hours)

Trek hours: 5 to 6 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 7.4 km (4.6 miles)

After breakfast, you’ll continue along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River and cross it several times. You’ll climb uphill to reach Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of the Khumbu region. The trail offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse. You’ll spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Accommodation: Tea house

It’s important to take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can explore the town, visit the local museum, or take a short hike to the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung. You’ll spend another night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche ( 3956 m / 12,979 ft, 6 hours)

Trek hours: 5 to 6 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 9.2 km (5.7 miles)

After breakfast, you’ll trek to Tengboche, a beautiful village that is home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Along the way, you’ll pass through forests of rhododendrons and junipers and cross several suspension bridges. You’ll spend the night in Tengboche.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche ( 4380 m, 14,370 ft, 5 hours)

Trek hours: 5 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 12 km (7.45 miles)

The trail is, of course, very scenic but also quite challenging today. We follow the Imja Khola before climbing up to Dingboche’s windswept fields (mainly potato fields).

This is the highest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu Region. Ama Dablam’s views here are spectacular and dramatic, as we will arrive at Dingboche in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax with a book or gaze at the surrounding mountains.

Day 7: Dingboche Acclimatization Day

Accommodation: Tea house

With the ever-rising altitude, it is important to take another day to acclimatize. There are several options available for short hikes today. Such as visiting the base of NangkarTshang Peak, with its sacred sites and views of Mt. Makalu. This trip is a 3.5 to 5-hour round trip, and the ascending altitude on this hike will help our bodies prepare for the high altitudes ahead.

Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche ( 4938 m / 16,200 ft; 5 to 6 hours)

Trek hours: 5 to 6 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 8.5 km / 5.2 miles

Today the trek begins with a gentle climb toward the Pheriche Valley. Trekking above the valley floor, we pass through alpine scrub and yak pastures. 

The trail continues to Thokla Pass, where the ascent is challenging. A photographer’s paradise, as there are panoramic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and a few other 7,000-plus-meter peaks!

After crossing the pass, we reach Lobuche, which is not a very attractive settlement in itself, but the scenery surrounding it is beautiful and dramatic.

Day 9 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep ( 5160 m / 16,929 ft ) then Everest View (7 hrs)

Trek hours: 7 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)

This is an exciting day! Today we ascended to the viewpoint of Everest. First, the trail takes us for about 3 hours over boulders and rough terrain to the small settlement of Gorak Shep.

After lunch, it starts for Kala Patthar, from where the views of Everest are simply the best views you can get. At 5545 m, this is the highest altitude we can trek in Nepal without requiring climbing permits. Its name means black rock, which is more of a ridge than a mountain.

If the weather is not clear, we may leave Kala Patthar for the morning, as the sunrise over Everest is equally awe-inspiring as the sunset. 

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Pheriche: -4371 m / 14,340 ft (morning hike to EBC )

Trek hours: 7 to 8 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)

If we didn’t make it to Kala Patthar yesterday, we would do it this morning, returning to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Similarly, if we didn’t visit Everest Base Camp on day 9, we would do that this morning. Each trip takes 3–4 hours to return from Gorak Shep. 

After breakfast, we head to Pheriche, which takes approximately 4 hours. This little settlement houses the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic.

Long established, it is now a hospital but still focuses on altitude sickness and altitude-related problems of trekkers and climbers, as well as the health of the local people. Staffed mainly by volunteer medical personnel, this is an interesting area feature.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar ( 3440 m / 11,286 ft )

Trek hours: 7 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 16 km (9.9 miles)

The trail descends quite considerably today, but some uphills must be tackled as we approach the Namche, where the forests and greenery return.

This is a long day of walking, made harder by the hard hiking the day before. But push on, because a good dinner and a hot shower await! And now is the opportunity to celebrate your successful trek to Everest Base Camp.

And with wifi available, now is also time to get in touch with loved ones at home and perhaps upload a few pictures of your trip.

Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla ( 2860 m / 9383 ft )

Trek hours: 7 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Trek Distance: 16 km (9.9 miles)

The trail descends towards the Dudh Koshi River, passing through small villages and crossing several suspension bridges. The trail also offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. You will also pass through the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint before arriving at Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu ( Flight )

Flight duration: 35 to 40 minutes

This morning, say goodbye to Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Region as we board our flight back to either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport. Depending on which airport is open at that time and, of course, weather conditions, we will be back in Kathmandu for brunch or in the early afternoon.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or shopping for souvenirs.

Please note that the trekking duration mentioned for each day is an approximate estimate and can vary depending on individual hiking paces, weather conditions, and other factors. 

INCLUDES :

  • Trekking Permits
  • Trekking Guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking map
  • Food (meals include only the main course and tea or coffee). It doesn’t include starters or desserts.
  • Private lodging
  • Water purification tablets
  • Toilet paper
  • A first-aid kit or Medical kit
  • Transportation ( pick-up and drop-off services from your Hotel )

EXCLUDES :

  • No alcoholic beverages or soft drinks.
  • A porter isn’t included. If you need a porter, we can provide one for an extra fee.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent sleeping bags for an additional fee).
  • Wifi, hot shower
  • Tips
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Personal Travel Insurance.

Personal supplies for the trek 

The personal supplies you require for this trek depend on the season in which you are trekking. 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf 
  • Winter hat 
  • Headlights with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Face/body wipe

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Hooded rain jacket or wind shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt ( bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene Underwears
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick & light socks( take an extra pair of thick and light socks)
  • Sandals 

Essential gear

  • Backpack or day pack bag
  • Thermal bottle
  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries 
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash 
  • Body wash

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Power Adapters and Chargers

Extra supplies

  • First aid kit (Note: The guide will carry a first-aid kit on the trip. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)
  • Binocular
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport
  • Lip Guard
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Mosquito Repellent spray
  • Moleskin for blister

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