Everest Base Camp Trek one of the most popular trekking in nepal also known as EBC TREK.
Everest base camp Trek -EBC trek takes you to the foot of the world highest mountain of the world- Mt. Everest (8848m.). Everest base camp trek of the Everest/ Khumbu region is most popular trekking destination of Nepal. Ever since Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary put their foot on the top of the Mt. Everest from the Nepalese side, Everest Base camp trek as well as the Everest region/ Khumbu region gained its popularity. Everest base camp trek offers the trekkers Himalayan experience with the amazing view of towering snow clad mountains. Everest base camp trek takes you into the nature’s heaven of unrivaled beauty that stimulates your emotions and becomes the lifetime memory. In everest base camp trek you enjoy the excellent mountain vistas of 8000m peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m.), Mt. Lhotse (8516m.), Makalu (8485m.) and Cho Oyo (8201m.). You also see the panoramic view of other mountains like Nuptse, Ama Dablam (6856m.), Pumori (, Kusum Khangaru, Tamserku and many more climbing peaks. While trekking to the Everest base camp, you also visit numerous legendry Sherpa villages. EBC trek is the chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of the legendry Sherpa people who are famous for mountaineering around the world enjoying their greetings and hospitality. The culture, religion and lifestyle of the Sherpa people are similar to that of the Tibetan people. The Dumje festival and the Masked Mani Rimdu Dance performed in the Monastery is the main festival of the Sherpa people. En route you visit the Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery of the world. In this monastery, you can observe the masked Mani Rimdu dance as well get insight into the lifestyle of the Monks and Nuns. In Everest base camp trekking you also hike to the Kala Patthar which is the perfect vantage point to observe the unrivaled view the Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Everest base camp trek starts from the Lukla airstrip after 30minutes flight from Kathmandu. You traverse through the forest of Rhododendron, firs, pine and oak in the lower altitude and yak grazing pastures, alpine bushes in the higher altitude. You also walk through the UNESCO enlisted world heritage site Sagarmatha National park where you see various types of flora and fauna as well as the wildlife. This national park is famous for the endangered Red panda, Snow leopard and other wildlife. To go for the Everest base camp trek, the best time is from September to November as well as Mid March to May.
Day to Day Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m.).
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for Trekking.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m.), 3/4 hours walk.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3430m.), 5/6 hours walk.
Day 05: Rest at Namche with some excursion.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3867m.), 4/5 hours walk
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.), 5/6 hours walk.
Day 08: Rest at Dingboche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.), 6/7 hours walk.
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest base camp and return back to Gorekshep, 5/6 hours walk.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and then return back to Pheriche, 5/6 hours walk.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, 4/5 hours walk.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla, 5/6 hours walk.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu/ 40-45 minute fly.
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ItineraryKathmandu to Lukla flight and trek start
Early this morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Lukla. The 35 minutes flight is a scenic and a perfect spot for mountain-seeing. The view from the flight is more like a trailer to the entire movie that lies ahead in your trek.
Day 02:In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
In Kathmandu morning sightseeing tour after breakfast , where our city guide will take you to interesting and exciting places, as Kathmandu steeped with historical and world heritage sites visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Everest Base Camp Trekking next early morning.
(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area also known as Little Tibet)
Day 03:Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.
From Lukla walk to Phakding village for overnight stop leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Kosi a glacial River.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.
Day 05:Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
A perfect place for rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum with wide information of the Khumbu areas.
Day 06:Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.
On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.
Afternoon with time for tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.
Day 08:Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining. For energetic people can walk up to Chukung at 4,760 m high a small and last settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
After a great rest at Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar.
Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a grand time with experience of a lifetime adventure at base camp retrace the journey back to Goarkshep for overnight halt.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, then downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with 10-15 nice lodges with a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association)
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.
Return journey is much easier losing heights every hours, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge with two 2 hours climb to Thyangboche for overnight stop.
Day 13: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.
After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for overnight stop.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Morning walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the journey back to Lukla with last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick-up & drop-off by private vehicle.
- All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
- An experiences and government licensed Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, flights (Lukla to Lukla), equipments, and medicine etc.
- Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- National Park permits.
- TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
- All ground transportation.
- All our government taxes.
- Equpment like sleeping bag , down jacket, if you do not have your own
- A trekking route map
- Full insurence of crews
- All official expenses
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- entry fee in palaces & temples of Kathmandu
- drinks (hot/cold/alcoholic)
- personal nature expenses
- travel insurance