Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
“Imagine how you feel when you trek in the shadow of the worlds highest peak, Sherpa Land and best Everest view from Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp”
Everest Base Camp Trekking is an ideal way to accomplish your wish of beholding Mount Everest(8848m),world’s tallest peak closely with focal point of your eyes that will make you feel like being in the paradise. The primary goal of Trekking in Everest Base camp is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5,340m but doesn’t offer the close view of Everest, so climb to Kala Patthar at an elevation of about 5,550m for a closer view of Mount Everest.
Everest Base Camp Trekking mainly starts from the small high mountainous airport of “Lukla” which is 35 minute scenery flight from Kathmandu airport. From Lukla our adventure really begins towards the Shadow of Mt Everest. During the Trek, we happily spend some enjoyable days hiking through the typical Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries; Everest Base Camp trek is equally popular to see a culture and lifestyle of highland Sherpa people. Of course, from the starting point of the trek you will see the tantalizing view of many beautiful mountains and we follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 3440m. After we reach to Namche (capital land of Sherpa), we will rest for two nights to acclimatized and see the cluster of local houses and grazing pasture land and next day to the Thyangboche monastery (3860m), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, and Lhotse and similarly, you passes through Pangboche, Periche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and reach Everest base camp and finally Kala patthar at the background of Mount Everest expose you refreshing spectacular view of numerous dangling mountains including Mt Everest and typical Sherpa land with typical houses and landscapes .
Main highlight point of Everest Base Camp Trekking for everyone will be the top of Kala patthar. Scenery and conversing of the snow River, avalanche and white glittering snow capped peaks including Mt Everest from the top of Kala patthar will enchant you and take you to the world of frantically making your journey a memorable one in your whole life. Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu glacier and south-west face of Everest will be seen from the top of Kala patthar so, for these reason Everest Base Camp Trekking is taken as a best and most popular trekking in Nepal .This trek can be done all year round in any season. But mainly March to May and September to December is taken as a best season for this trekking.
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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshments your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a half day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit “Swyambhunath” a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to “Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to “Boddhanath Stupa” one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m) 4-5 hrs walk
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today we depart Tengboche. The trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imia Khola through a rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche
Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4-5 hrs walk
From Dingboche the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with nice view of Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Lobuche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Finally reach Lobuche for an overnight at a tea house.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m) 2-3 hrs walk
After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to Gorakshep. After meals with some time rest we begin trekking to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foothills of the Khumbu Icefall. Back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m) 5-6 hrs walk
Today, Early morning Guide will lead you to best view point of Everest Base Camp trek i.e. Kala patthar top from where you will see Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu glacier and south-west face of Everest. You can take your time to see these panoramic view.Back to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast we re-trace our steps to Pheriche. The trail from Gorakshep descends all the way to Pheriche. Stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 12: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hrs walk
As we are coming back, Today we will follow the trekking path through the beautiful rhododendron hill jungle along the Dudh Koshi river and beautiful white waterfall. Afterward before reaching Namche we will trek through the wonderful pine trees forest where we will have a great chance to see a grazing musk deer. After arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpa, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. Stay overnight at a Tea house.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m) 5-6 hrs walk
Re-trace our steps back to Lukla with a big descend till Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river then the trail continues with gentle ups and downs to Lukla. Stay overnight at a tea house in Lukla.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today an early morning breakfast then fly back to Kathmandu. Up on arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 15: Final departure
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.
“Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary however there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience.”
Trekking Planner provides Helicopter evacuation with extra cost from the trekking route if you suffer from any sickness.
We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!
USD $1248.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1395.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1563.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)
Single Supplement US $180.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and private vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Activity Level Rating of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trekking
Someone who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are some uneven stone steps, and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m (18,192 feet), so you need to be careful about your health and altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.
Safe drinking water on Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it as you go higher. It also gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Because it is difficult discarding plastic bottles, it is probably better to use boiled water, which is better for protecting our environment.
Recharging Batteries/Electronic Items on Everest Base Camp Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like your camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge a small fee for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek
In your trek you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have done. However it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. While trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind unless you lock your door when you leave your room. Also do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage when dustbin facilities are not available in order to conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon your spending habits. Normally you should allocate US $9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While trekking, US $10-15 a day is good enough for buying drinks and snacks.
Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek
You need to be sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers an emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure that your insurance covers all these activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner will provide the appropriate medical responses based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek:
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen, ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water. Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and they vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole, but rather use the rubbish bin that is kept next to the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.
Altitude sickness results in changes to the body due to high altitude, and a decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep
- Loss of Appetite
You can prevent this by dressing warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb higher in the day, but return to sleep at a lower altitude. Keep hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see our legal documents in the “about us” section. Under the following terms and conditions, we will accept your booking:
We require a non-refundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel bookings and your trekking permit cards. Booking must be done at least 5 days in advance, and the amount can be either a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal.
FAQs of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trekking
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Everest Base Camp Trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Everest Base Camp trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage’s. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Everest Base Camp Trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in Everest Base Camp Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on Everest Base Camp Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on Everest Base Camp Trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipments for Everest Base Camp and Kala patthar Trekking
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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- Total Duration15 Days
- Trekking Duration12 Days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural Excursion
- Trek typeHotel/Lodge
- Per Day WalkingAbout 05 hrs
- Trip GradeModerate to fairly challenging
- Max. Altitude 5545m (Kala Patthar)
- Trek/tour styleHotel/Lodge
- MealsFull board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate vehicles /Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonMarch-May & Sept-Dec
- Group Size01-15 pax
- CostUSD 1248