EVEREST BASECAMP TREK

EVEREST BASECAMP TREK

EVEREST BASECAMP TREK

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Everest Base Camp Trek has a  trail that is blessed stunningly with the gift of nature that traverses the rugged terrain and climbs gradually through the world’s largest Sherpa village before climbing steeply to the desired base camp. Along with them, you will see jagged-mountains that will make your jaw drop with their magical features. They are some of the bucket list attractions, and in one sense, they are the real treat to a trekker’s eyes.

You will be in a well-preserved area, that is, the Sagarmatha National Park which comprises countless mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Therein, you will see bio-diversity as well as some rare species of animals, such as snow-leopard and blue sheep. 

As you are in the alpine region, you will find our Everest Base Camp Trek cultural. Even in such a remote region, you will have a lot of time to discover the generous and friendly attitude of the Sherpa people.

As you do so, you notice the trekking trail is the best trail in the world in terms of exploring natural terrain.

Aside from this, it crosses through the villages having good hotels and restaurants. The foods available there are good and so is the accommodation that is well furnished. Indeed, all these are going to be good memories of the trek.

This is backed up by our all – inclusive cost and is well supported by the best trekking guides of Nepal as well as by the best porters of the Lukla region. You can customize this according to your preference. During customization, you cannot distance yourself from Kalapatthar, the highest spot to see the view of Everest that shines in the first ray of sunshine. Climb this vantage point to feast your eyes on a beautiful mountain. To suit this, you can do in accordance to the requirement of your burning desire, the desire of a real trekker.

There are so many reason why both beginners and experienced trekkers and explorers choose the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you don’t want to miss out on the beauties of nature in the Himalayan region, then we recommend the Everest Base Camp Trek filled up with awe and wonders that is a gateway to explore wilderness and remoteness. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy perfect landing at the Lukla Airport surrounded by hills
  • Ascend Kalapathar to see the sweeping view of the Everest Region
  • Traverse the Sagarmatha National Park, the World Heritage Site
  • Get the essence of trekking trail by following the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing
  • Explore the world’s best trekking trail with stunning mountain views, milky water, and cascading waterfalls

How much does Everest Base Camp Trek cost?

Before you want to know the answer to this question, you want to excel in your trek. Our treks are all inclusive. It is a guided trek, and it is well assisted by professionals. If you want to customize this trek, we would like to offer you all the access you want to do in the Himalayan region in Nepal. Your custom trek itinerary includes accommodation, meals, porters, activities, days, and more and is taking you to the base of the world’s highest mountain. We really love to hear about your well planned itinerary. And you will find our price fitting your pocket. Also, we effectively believe, you have the right to book the Everest Base Camp Trek through us as well as have flexibility to change the itinerary.

Additionally, you are also going to need some items including clothing and trekking gear in your journey. For more details on the equipment part, you can check out our Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List here.

Accommodation during the trek

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodation hotel

We know the rest is very important after a long walk. Therefore, we choose the best accommodation where you can have a good sleep. We also know you will feel refreshed for tomorrow’s walk. Since you are a part of the guided trek, we will book your accommodation in advance that offers a stunning view of Everest.  In some lodges, you have to share the attached bathroom with other guests, mostly at a high altitude, while in others, the bathroom will be inside your room. Aside from the European model toilets, there are also the Asian model type toilets. If you want to upscale your accommodation, then you have to pay handsomely. There are also plenty of lodges that provide accommodation at the lowest cost.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek ?

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile
Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

 

You know the Everest trail starts from 2000 m plus and ends at 5000 m.  You need to have this information more than anyone else. Imagine how the trekking trail will be? It is meandering, steeply uphill; the latter takes you to the top of the hill as well as villages. Sometimes the downhill trail takes you to the river. Although this will lead to physical fatigue, you can overcome it by trekking leisurely at your own pace. You will be fully assisted by our trekking guide. While trekking, you must also take into  consideration the symptoms of altitude mountain sickness. Each of these looks like limitations, but the reality is even a beginner can do the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Landscape view during the Everest Base Camp Trek

The trekking seasons of Nepal can be divided into two categories: pre – monsoon and post -monsoon, based on these, you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek. The months that comprise the pre – monsoon are February, March, April, and May, while the post – monsoon is made of September, October, and November.

It will be great to know each of these months in detail because you will be able to decide how you are going to get the perfect result from your trek. We have discussed each of these months in order, so that you will have an alternative to choose one even if another month is not available for vacation from your office.

September, October, and November are the best months for trekking. Why are they the best? The question may arise in your brain. Actually, they have always been the best for hundreds of years. During these months, the sun shines brightly, and the sky is always clear. And it is during these months, the greatest festivals of Nepalese take place.  When the sky is clear, the view of the mountains in the Everest region is stunning. And the temperature during the day is warmer. June and July are the rainy seasons. The views of the mountains are not clear.

But during December and January, the temperature is colder, and we don’t recommend them for trekking.

February, March, April, and May mark the end of the winter season as well as the temperature is warmer. The sky is clear , and these are the perfect months for trekking in the Everest region.

Drinking Water during Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is not an easy task; you can face several challenges on your way in the form of infection or diarrhea due to, of course, unsanitary drinking water. But that doesn’t mean you refrain from drinking water. In fact, you have to drink 3-4 lt of water or any other form of liquid to avoid altitude sickness. On the way to Everest Base camp, there are numerous lodges, hotels, and restaurants that offer free drinking water that is well cleaned and boiled. You can also opt for bottled water, but the prices can increase as you gain altitude. Drinking directly from rivers and streams or springs is ideally not safe though they may seem clean to the naked eye. However, if you can’t find any other drinking water resources, you can always purify the water with water purification tablets, chlorine solution, and a life straw. With these purification methods, especially life straw, you can directly drink water from water resources as it will clean up to 99.9 percent of contaminants and bacteria.

 


Trip Details

The famous mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8470m), Ama Dablam (6856m) are located in the Khumbu region. This is the most concentrated mountain region with the highest mountains of the world, where more than 200 peaks are higher than 6000m. Everest Base Camp is equally famous for its friendly Sherpa people (our old friends), Sherpa village, great varieties of cultures, traditions, and active Buddhist monasteries.

Departure/Return Location Kathmandu
Departure time 8 am sharp
wear Warm Clothes and gears
included
Guide Meals
Transport
not included
Shopping Item
Hiking Equipment

  Outline Itinerary

  • ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
  • SIGHTSEEING AND PREPARATION DAY
  • FLY TO LUKLA [2800 M/9,186FT] & TREK TO PHAKDING [2,652m/8,700ft] : 3 - 4 HRS
  • PHAKDING-NAMCHEBAZZAR [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 - 6 HRS
  • ACCLIMATIZATION – HIKE UP TO KHUMJUNG VALLEY (3970M/1324FT) AND BACK TO NAMCHE
  • 6 NAMCHE BAZZAR TO TENGBOCHE[3820m/1253ft]: 5 - 6 HRS
  • TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4410M/14468FT) : 5-6 HRS
  • DINGBOCHE AND ACCLIMATIZATION- HIKE TO NAGAKARSANG (5090M/16699FT) : 3-4 HRS
  • DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4940M/16207FT): 5-6 HRS
  • GORAKSHEP (5164M) TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5360M/17585FT) & BACK TO GORAKSHEP : 7-8 HRS
  • HIKE UP TO KALAPATHAR (5545M/18192FT) & TREK BACK TO PHERICHE (4371M/14340FT): 7-8 HRS
  • TREK BACK TO TENGBOCHE ( 3820M/1253FT: 6-7 HRS
  • TREK BACK TO MONJO [9,350 FT]
  • TREK BACK TO LUKLA [2,800m/9,186 FT]
  • FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU
  • REST DAY IN KATHMANDU
  • DEPARTURE FOR HOME

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

    • Peak promotion representative will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali traditional restaurant with cultural dance, in the evening.

    • In the morning we begin tour around Kathmandu with Peak Promotion’s renowned guide. Kathmandu has many historic, religious and architectural places to visit. Swyambunath (Buddhists shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (Tibetan Buddhism beliefs), Pashupathi Nath (Hinduist’s greatest pilgrimage site) and the Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art & architecture of Kathmandu) are the highlights of the tour. In the evening our guide will check the trekking equipment that you have. You can also buy your equipment in Kathmandu for you convenient.

    • Trek to Phakding (2650m): Early in the morning you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panomaric Mountain View by aircraft. Within 25‐30 min we will land in lukla, where we can meet our Sherpa staffs and Yaks for baggage and then begin our first day trekking to Phakding located near to the river Dudhkoshi (white like Milk).

    • We continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, passing small villages and many suspension bridges. We walk real uphill slowly to reach to Namche. Namche is the administrative center of Khumbu region. It is a marketplace for the people of Khumbu and also for trekkers to buy equipment’s. We stay overnight in Namche.

    • Today is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude we spend one more night in Namche. We hike to Khumjung crossing Syangboche airport. On the way we go to Everest View hotel for the outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam. We visit to Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and Khunde and walk down to Namche.

    • We walk towards Tengboche, going downhill to the river and cross bridge. Again the trail climbs steeply at first then make a gradual ascent through forests and mani stones and reach in Tengboche Monastery, the religious sites which sits at 3870m. It is the best place of the world that provides the most magnificent view of the Himalayan giants; Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku.

    • In the morning, you can see a great view of the Himalayan range from Tengboche. We descent to Debuche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Crossing Imja Khola (river) on a steel bridge, the route climb to the Pangboche. Our goal for today is to reach to Dingboche, en route to Island Peak. The views are great from Dingboche. You can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Amadablam.

    • Another rest day in Dingboche. We have short hike near the hill Nangakarshang for adjusting with high altitude. We take rest in Dingboche.

    • We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. On the way to Lobuche we cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up hill to the Lubuche, watching magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse

    • Each day our trek is exciting, the distance will shorter and we walk slowly due to the thin air and high altitude. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. We arrive at Gorakshep. We can view Mt. Pumori and Nuptse standing above us. After taking short rest, we walk to the Everest Base Camp and returned to the Gorakshep and stay overnight. You can see lots of expedition tent and group in Everest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. It is a great place to view Khumbu glacier.

    • In the morning we climb up to the Kala Patthar to view the summit of Mt. Everest. It is the best place to photograph the panoramic view of Mt. Everest. Most of the pictures of Mt. Everest are taken from Kalapathar.We decent back down to lower altitude to the Pheriche.

    • We walk towards the Tengboche and stay overnight there.

    • Today we reach Monjo with enjoying the downhill walks. It quite long walks. After passing Namche Bazaar on the way we reach Monjo and stay overnight.

    • This is our final and last walk to the mountain. We prepare for the flight to Kathmandu. This is our last and memorable day in Khumbu. We spend our night celebrating with Sherpa friends and their culture.

    • Today we leave Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Our staff will be at airport to Pick up you to the hotel.

    • It is our rest day in Kathmandu. You can walk around thamel in the early evening. It is the main tourist attraction where you can have various options to buy. It seems restful to walk around Thamel.

    • Final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport and give you Khada, for good luck. attraction where you can have various options to buy. It seems restful to walk around Thamel.

Inclusion & exclusion

Cost Includes

    VIP/ DELUXE PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Airport arrival departure
    • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu BB Plan (5*Star Hotel)
    • Private Car Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary
    • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu for members and Staff.
    • Domestic airport departure taxes.
    • Full board trekking cost with BLD & accommodation in Deluxe room.
    • Hot shower during the trekking
    • Boiled water during trekking
    • Guide /Porter salary
    • Trekking permit / Sagarmatha National Park permit
    • First aid kit.
    • Satellite phone for emergency use only
    • Day to day update in our blog from the field Peak Promotion
    • Farewell dinner
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs

    STANDARD PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Airport arrival and departure
    • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu BB Plan (5*Star Hotel)
    • Private Car Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu for members and Staff.
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in Deluxe room
    • Boiled water during trekking
    • Guide and Porter salary
    • Trekking permit/ Sagarmatha national park permit
    • First aid kit
    • Day to day update in our blog from the field Peak Promotion
    • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs

    NORMAL PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Airport arrival and departure
    • 3 nights Normal nice  hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin share basis in BB plan.
    • Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary
    • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members and Staff.
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in Common room
    • Boiled water during trekking
    • Guide and Porter salary
    • Trekking permit/ Sagarmatha national park permit
    • First aid kit
    • Satellite phone for emergency use only
    • Day to day update in our blog from the field Peak Promotion
    • Farewell dinner
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs

    ECONOMIC PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Airport arrival departure
    • 3 nights Normal nice  hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin share basis in BB plan.
    • Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary
    • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members and staff.
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in common room
    • Guide and Porter salary
    • Trekking permit / Sagarmatha national park permit
    • First aid kit
    • Day to day update in our blog from the field Peak Promotion
    • Farewell dinner
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs

    BUDGET PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Airport arrival departure
    • 3 nights Normal nice  hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin share basis in BB plan.
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members and staff.
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Accommodation in tea house during trekking
    • Guide and Porter salary
    • Trekking permit / Sagarmatha national park permit
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs
Cost Excludes

    VIP/ DELUXE PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs ( mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary
    • There will be one oxygen cylinder and regulator max in each group, in case of emergency use only. Clients have to pay extra charges for oxygen use.

    STANDARD PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs ( mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary
    • There will be one oxygen cylinder and regulator max in each group, in case of emergency use only. Clients have to pay extra charges for oxygen use.

    NORMAL PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs ( mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary
    • There will be one oxygen cylinder and regulator max in each group, in case of emergency use only. Clients have to pay extra charges for oxygen use.

    ECONOMIC PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Boiled water during the trekking
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs ( mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary
    • There will be one oxygen cylinder and regulator max in each group, in case of emergency use only. Clients have to pay extra charges for oxygen use.

    BUDGET PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Food and water during trekking
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs ( mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary

FAQ's

    • Actually, it takes 12 days to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. These days also include retracing the trekking trail. Since you are at a higher elevation, sometimes, the weather may not be fine. There might be a flight cancellation. So you need an additional day; you can also call it a reserve day. 15 days is enough to start and end the Everest Base Camp Trek as well as to arrive and fly out from Nepal.

    • If you can walk 4 to 6 hours a day, you are reasonably fit for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Let’s also hope there is no problem in your heart. But we still recommend you to walk for 2 months before the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are confused, then you can do the following things.

      1.   Walk 30 minutes everyday
      2.   Swim and cycle.
      3.   Walk up and down the staircase

      Since the Everest Base Camp Trek takes place at 5000 m plus, the level of oxygen is low over there. This is a reason why aerobic exercise is important. You might also be affected by the symptoms of altitude mountain sickness. You can combat these with your mental stamina. You cannot also disagree that the Everest Base Camp Trek is long and stressful.

      While doing the Everest base Camp Trek, acclimatization is important. Our itinerary includes acclimatization.

       

    • Even beginners can tackle the trail of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Do not assume that the Everest Base Camp Trek is for a serious trekker. But it is good to have some level of trekking experience. To reach the base camp and to retrace, it takes less than 2 weeks, you can confidently say the base camp is within your capacity. However, we want to say walking 30 minutes for one month enables you to conquer the entire length of the Everest trail confidently. This improves your cardiovascular fitness and muscle power.

    • The highest elevation of the former is 5000 m plus while the latter is 4000 m plus. It is easy to cover the trail of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek within the prescribed days, that is, 11 days. On the other hand, you have to add an additional day to the Everest Base Camp Trek because it  has a 50-50 chance to come under the influence of bad weather. Ultimately, this will lead to flight cancellation. Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The road is reliable, and everything finishes within time. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the world’s best trek for showing the stunning view of mountains, such as Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna II (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Gangapurna (7455 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Khangsar Kang (7485 m), Tarke Kang (7202 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), etc. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), Mt. Pumori (7161 m), Mt. Abu Dablam (6812 m), Mt. Imja Tse (6160 m), and Mt. Thamserku (6623 m).

    • Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

      This trek is similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek because it takes you to Kalapathar, the best viewpoint to see the entire region of the Everest Region. But in one account, there is a difference that it does not take you to the base of Mount Everest. Although the heli tour is expensive, it is pleasant as well as fast.

      Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

      This is the oldest trekking route to the base of Everest, followed by Hillary and Tenzing. Prior to them, many mountaineers followed this.  It is longer than the normal Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek route became famous because there was no Lukla airport at that time. This is the reason why people prefer Lukla (flight) to Jiri (drive).

      Everest Panorama Trek

      Although the title of the trip is Everest, it will not take you to the base of Everest. However, it will show you the satisfying view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, etc. Another highlight is the Tengboche monastery. Of all the treks you can do in the Everest region, Everest Panorama is the shortest one. Not only that, it is the easiest.

      Gokyo Ri And Everest Base Camp Trek

      In this trek, you will reach one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region to see the classic view of Mount Everest. That viewpoint is Gokyo Ri. Another highlight of this trek is Gokyo Lake. Others are the stunning mountains like Thamserku, Cho – Oyu, Kantega, Kantega, including Ngozumpa glacier. Beautiful lakes you will see on the way are the Longpongo and Taboche.

      Everest Gokyo Lake Trek 

      When it comes to crossing the pass, it has always been difficult. You need to have a trekking guide to do that. As you do so, you will enjoy the best features of the mountains like Everest (8848 m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam, Makalu (8481m), etc. As you see these mountains, you will find your trek worth’s effort.

      Everest Three High Passes Trek

      Undoubtedly, this is a difficult trek. Not only that, this trek is longer than the normal Everest Base Camp Trek. The reason is you have to cross three high passes, and their names are Kongma La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Cho La Pass. Each of these passes is 5000 m plus. The view from such a pass is rewarding. This trek is a gateway to enjoy the challenges of the Everest region. Trekking will get intense, but will take you to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri, and Kalapathar, the great means to do the self – exploration.

    • At Everest Base Camp, the concentration of oxygen in the air is about onethird of the concentration at sea level. Most people do not need supplemental oxygen at Everest Base Camp, but some people may need it if they have a lung condition.

       

    • To stay overnight at the Everest Base camp you are going to need special permits. These permits are quite expensive. So if you wish not to spend that money then you can trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night there. There are teahouses available in Gorakshep. Else, if you are staying on the base camp then there will be tents available.

    • Everest Base Camp is situated 5200m above sea level and the area being surrounded by mountains makes it even colder especially during the night time. The average temperature is around -17 degree Celsius which is assumed as the coldest from December to January.