Everest Base Camp: A Gateway to Himalayas - 13 night 14 days

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the treks
Region
Everest Region
Distance
Lukla-EBC-Lukla (130km/80miless)
Start / End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Duration
13 night 14 days
Max. Altitude
5,555 m ( Kalapatthar )
Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Group Size
2-50
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
Mar to June & Sept to Dec
Trip Code
ET-SNP
Activity Per Day
Approx. 5-6 hrs walkings
Transporation
Domestic Flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicles
Grade
Moderate

Everest Base Camp: A Gateway to Himalayas Overview

There is a popular saying that, "to be in touch with life, spend some time in the Himalayas". The Everest Base Camp trek is one such route which will take you through diverse landscapes of mountains. While you will be exhausted by the climb, the mountain peaks and scenery that Mother Nature provides will tell you that it's all worth it. Located at the height of 8849m, the highest mountain on the planet, to be at its base and experience this magnanimity of creation is something every trekker or non-trekker wish for. Everest base camp is at an elevation of 5364m. The journey is full of majestic mountain views of Khumbutse, Changtse, Lingtren, Kala Patthar, and Pumori. The mountain views are seen along the way, and the rich natural terrain and its prospect of Sherpa tradition are what make the Everest Base Camp Short Trek journey a daring feat of adventure in the alpine acreages of Khumbu. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world. It takes you on a fantastic journey to the highest peak on earth. You’ll be following the footsteps of the world’s most famous climbers as you travel across the beautiful Khumbu region. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is certainly on everyone’s bucket list, but you just need to take a step to turn that into reality.

The Magnificence and Glory

Everest trek offers you some amazing views of mountains along with a peek into the life of the Sherpas. Along the way, you’ll enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site and visit several monasteries. This is the journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary initiated in 1953.

Everest Base Camp entails the challenge of hiking for about 11 days in high altitudes. Moreover, you traverse through narrow sloppy paths and steep inclines as you aim for the base camp of Everest.

We begin by taking a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight itself is quite stunning as you can view some stunning views from the window. We’ll then land on Lukla which is at a height of 2840 meters. We begin our hike from Lukla. It will take us ten days to reach the final destination that is Kaala Patthar, which is at 5545 meters. The mountains that you can view up close are endless. These include Lhotse, Nuptse, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and Everest, among others.

Additionally, the town of Namche Bazaar is an exceptional sight in itself. Filled with vibrant homes and teahouses, Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway to the high Himalayas.

When to trek Everest Base Camp?

When you decide to go on this trek's thrilling journey, you must consider the most important and deciding factors: season and weather.

Spring season(March to May)

The Spring season is the time of the year when everything in nature is provided with the necessary conditions to grow. Flowers start to bud, and because of this while on the journey to EBC, you will be walking through the rhododendron forests that create a different ambience and energy to hike.

The skies are clear, and the weather is beautiful, which gives the best views of mountains than any other season.

At this time of the year in the Everest region, the temperature is warmer during the daytime. At night it falls to minus zero degrees Celsius.

Autumn season(mid of September to Early November)

Autumn is the season when the weather starts inclining towards colder temperatures. However, the days are warm and clear. This is the heavenly blend to enjoy the Everest trekking journey with the combination of the chills of the mountains during the night and warmth during the daytime.

Formidable, Yet Rewarding

As you reach the base camp, you’ll feel as if you’ve accomplished something great. Indeed, you have walked for several days and ascended a few thousand meters. However, the final scenery is something gratifying. It’s a feeling that you’ll cherish for your entire life.

The Everest Base Camp trek definitely takes a few days of your time and in some cases can be moderately challenging. But if you are seeking to explore the Himalayas and want to make a memory for life, then this trek is something you just shouldn’t miss.

Everest Base Camp: A Gateway to Himalayas Photo

Everest Base Camp: A Gateway to Himalayas

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Airport

    Highest Altitude 1400 m / 4600 ft

    Our North Nepal Trek representative will meet you at the airport. We will then have a meeting later in the evening after you reach the hotel.

    • overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu

  2. day 2

    Kathmandu Sightseeing (Optional)

    Trek Distance 2-4 km hike
    Highest Altitude 1400 m / 4600 ft

    After having breakfast, we start our guided tour of Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit many of the World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar Squares. These places are of vital historical and cultural significance. The temples are sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, the durbar square areas represent the various kings and rulers throughout Nepal’s rich history. We will have lunch during the day along with dinner in the evening before returning to our hotel.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu
  3. day 3

    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    Trek Distance 6.5 km / 4 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft.
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    Early in the morning, we will get to the airport in our private vehicle. We will fly to Lukla which will take about half an hour. After getting off the plane, we will hike up to Phakding, which takes about 3 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge, room with attached bathroom
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek to Namche Bazaar

    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We will walk along the Dudh Koshi as we ascend through the pine and cedar forests. After 6 hours of trekking, we’ll finally reach Namche Bazaar. The village is a historical site where there used to be trading between the Nepalese and Tibetans. We will browse around the village and relax for the rest of the day.

      • Overnight stay at Guest House, room with attached bathroom
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel.

    Trek Distance 2-4 km hike
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    We will spend the fourth day acclimatizing. However, we will not sit still as we will hike to the Syangboche Airport and Everest Hotel. Syangboche Airport is the highest airport in the world. On the other hand, Everest Hotel offers some splendid views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. We will also visit a museum and a photo gallery.

      • Overnight stay at Everest view Hotel, room with attached bathroom
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On the next day, we will descend into the valley of Dudh Koshi and ascend again after reaching Pungki Thanka. After walking for about 5 hours, we will reach Tengboche, where we will spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek Tengboche to Dingboche

    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m /16,175ft.
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We descend through a forest and cross the Imja Khola. Hiking further, we pass through the village of Pangboche. We will continue to see some gorgeous views of Mt. Lhotse and Amadablam, among others. After five hours, we will reach the ‘summer valley’ of Dingboche.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Acclimatization Dingboche

    Trek Distance 6-8 km
    Highest Altitude 5100 m / 16728 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    The seventh day is also for acclimatization. We will trek for a total of six hours from reaching the Nagarjun Hill (5100m/16728ft) to coming back to Dingboche. We will climb to an altitude of 5100m where we will see some excellent views of the mountains. We then return back to Dingboche.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Dingbuche to Lobuche

    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m /16,175ft.
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We will walk along a broad valley passing through Pheriche. We hike for about 5 hours before reaching Lobuche.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek to EBC & back to Gorakshep

    Trek Distance Trek to EBC & back to Gorakshep
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    After hiking up for a short while, we can see the Khumbu Glacier down below. We will walk further and pass through Gorekshep and continue to Everest Base Camp. After walking for 3 hours, we will reach the Base Camp. We will explore the glorious site where the climb to the top begins. As there are no tea houses or lodges there, we will hike back to Gorakshep where we spend the night.

      • Overnight at Lodge in Gorak Shep
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Hiking to Kalapattar to Gorekshep to Pheriche

    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    On the 10th day, we will hike to Kalapatthar. Situated at 5545 meters, Kalapatthar is a vantage point that provides some extraordinary views of Everest along with other mountains. After enjoying the view, we will hike back to Gorekshep and then descend to Pheriche.

      • Overnight stay at Guest House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Trek to Namche

    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.5miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 4 hours

    We walk back along Imja Khola and climb to Tengboche. We then keep hiking down to Pungki Thanka and walk the easy downhill trail to Namche. It takes about 7 hours to reach Namche.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Namche to Lukla

    Trek Distance 13 km
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    We continue back along the Dudh Koshi River to reach the airstrip at Lukla.

      • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    Flight Hours 40 minutes

    We board the plane early in the morning, which will bring us back to Kathmandu. However, we will enjoy the flight back as we look over the mountains and feel satisfied with completing the trek. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel. Additionally, you can explore different sites of Kathmandu valley during the day.

    North Nepal trek will be organizing a farewell dinner on this day. You will also be receiving the sucessful Everest Base Camp trek certificate and sharing your experience as well. Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.

      • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is Included in my 14 Days EBC tour packages?

    • All ground transports in private vehicles including airport transfers.
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • The best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with a hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required.
    • North Nepal T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit).
    • Government taxes and office service charges.

What is Excluded from packages?

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions in the itinerary’.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos).
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Hot showers during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • WiFi internet during the trek.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

Official Everest Base Camp Trek Map : Kathmandu - EBCs

everest base camp trek map

Trek Information

Pick Up

You will be arriving at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu where our company’s representative will receive you. We can arrange Hotels for your stay at Kathmandu although our trek package does not cover hotel expenses before we depart for the trek.

Our trekking journey will start with a flight to Lukla.

Accommodation details

We will be spending 12 nights with the best available hotel and lodging services. 

It is also no issue to get single private rooms for solo travellers.

Meals

As you climb higher the choices of food will get short. But you will be having nutritious food as the trek demands. Basic meals for lunch and dinner that we get around the trekking regions are national foods such as Daal, Bhaat, Tarkari, pickles, and curry. For breakfast, you will get bread, fruits, local porridge, sandwiches, noodles, and soft drinks.

We do not recommend meat items because of quality concerns in higher regions. It is best you take fresh vegetables, fruits, hot liquids, green tea, lemon tea, and garlic soup that assists you in your trekking journey.

Mineral water bottles are available in all lodges, you can also fill your water bottle with boiled water which you can purchase in lodges and teahouses.

Electricity for mobile and camera, internet for communication is available throughout the trek in all lodges but comes with an extra service charge.

Trip Difficulty

EBC is a moderate trek. Trekkers who can hike for 4 to 6 hours a day with an 8-12 kilogram bag pack can complete the trek easily. In case of any medical conditions such as respiratory, or heart it is best that you consult with your doctor before you decide to go on a trek.

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip comes with high-altitude trekking risks such as potential altitude sickness. Hence, travel insurance is compulsory.

All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy to North Nepal Trek. The policy must cover medical and emergency repartition above 3000 metres- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses.

Why North Nepal Travels And Trek?

  • Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private Vehicle  
  • Provide a pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitudes. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag  for porters

What to pack for Everest Trekking

This Trek requires preparations and checklists of gears & equipment needed for the journey. It is always best to carry the essential clothing and accessories for the entire trek. We understand that you have your own preference for clothing but we recommend you to consult us before packing.

Head

  • Hiking hat 
    Beanie Cap
    Buff Scarf 
    Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunglass (Uv protection)
    Sunscreen 
    Moisturizer cream 
    Lip Care

Body

  • Day pack 
    Ziploc storage bags
    Money belt 
    Trekking/Hiking Boots
    Hiking sandals
    Hiking Jacket and Fleece jacket
    Hiking paints with extra Short hiking paints
    Thermal coat
    Underware-trunks (4x)
    Long-sleeve shirt and Ordinary T-shirt
    Rain poncho
    Socks (3x)
     

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Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax US$ 1250
2 Paxes US$ 1190
3 Paxes US$ 1160
4 - 6 Paxes US$ 1120
7 - 12 Paxes US$ 1100
13 - 18 Paxes US$ 1075
19 - 50 Paxes US 999 $

Everest Base Camp: A Gateway to Himalayas Company Reviews

2023-01-10

EBC: An amazing experience, personal touch and managed safely

Wow! Such a great trip to EBC with my daughter, Piper and Jeevan from North Nepal Trek. A bucket list trip for sure.

Thanks to the all team for all our questions beforehand, briefing us before departure and a celebration on our return to Kathmandu.

Jeewan safely guided Piper and I from Lukla to EBC through all the mountains, landscapes, local villages, food, customs on the route. Jeewan was very informative with a couple of side trips to local monasteries. He was great to chat to about our experience and was genuinely interested in ensuring we met our goal and enjoyed ourselves.

Jeewan made the trip manageable by giving sound information about how to look after ourselves, how much water to drink, what types of food would help and what pace we should walk at.

The tea house culture was fantastic, meeting all the other trekkers and playing Dumblo (card game) with the guides. Great fun!

Thanks to everyone at North Nepal Trek !!

Rich J

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