A very popular trekking destination for its bizarre variations, difficulties and adventurous approach along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa inhabitants, Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most famous trekking destinations since the very first expedition to Everest Summit in 1953 by Sir Edmond Hilary and TenzingNorgey. Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity to reach to the very base of the third pole. Almost every human dream of conquering the Everest but only a few can, but our Everest base camp trekking can take you very close to your dream of conquering the Everest. The easiest way to reach this place in a limited time is to take the route from Lukla, which takes about two week your time.
The infamous Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Upper Phakding. From this place we will follow the DudhKoshi valley and climb up to the bustling Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar- a famous junction for trekkers, tourists, local Sherpa and people hoping to win over the phenomenal Everest . Every foot of this trek will be an adventure and fun is equal ratio. We will be travelling through the crown of the world, through the forest of, magnolia, giant firs and rhododendron. Be at this place in the right time of the year i.e. early autumn and late spring, this trek might be a lifelong enduring memory of joy and beauty.
From the phenomenon Namche will start the real towards the mighty Everest. We will travel at a high altitude viewing and admiring the view if the Everest and head towards the Thyangboche Monastery, which takes around 2 hour of climbing. Standing at the height of 3867m, this monastery is located at the top of the ridge and surrounded by beautiful forest of dwarf figs and rhododendron. This place presents best of itself in the morning, with a spellbinding surmise and proof of purity in the world.
From here we will descend to ImjaKhola and head on to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche and finally get to the Khumbu Glacier after a few hours of trekking. We will then follow the glacier ahead to reach Lobuche, stop for some click and admiration of views of the AmaDablam, Taweche along with some other mountains, and finally hike to GorakShep.
From here can ascend to Kala Pattar at the height of 5554m and to the Everest Base camp. Trek to Kala Pattaris a hard trekking, it fatigues you, makes your lungs cry out loud for more oxygen till you get acclimatized but once you reach there, you will feel all the trouble getting there was worth it. Far from the bustling city, pollution and noise, you will find peace and purity there. The fantastic views of South face of the enormous Mt. Everest will spellbind you for moments. One who loves travelling most often expresses their will to participate in Everest Base Camp Trek one more time when they fin this place so extraordinary. After spending plenty time to admire and capture the beauty of the Everest we will then descend to Everest Base Camp region at the foot of Khumbu ice fall, spend some time there and finally trek down making our way back to the town of Lukla.
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
You will have a 35minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will encounter breathtaking scenario of the beautiful mountains covered with snow. After your arrival in Lukla airport you will have short indroduction session with the rest of the team members have lunch there and then move to Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes through a waterfall.We will pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs throughout the day. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa capital. It has internet cafes, banks,shops etc. overall it is a major financial hub for the people of Khumbu region. Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar.
After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche; the largest in Khumbu region. The monastery holds a religious belif and known for tranquility. Our overnight stay will be in Tengboche.
Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.
The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m.
We will wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and after then we walk to Everest Base Camp, we will visit the area spend some time there capturing the moment for lifetime and then we will trek down to Lobuche.
Today we will be moving down towards Dingboche from Lobuche. On our trial we will move downwards through Khumbu glacier moraine viewing the several great peaks gaining an altitude as we begin to descend. Dingboche is a Sherpa village. You can see Imja River flowing at the east of the village and a helicopter landing pad at the west of the river.There we can find different lodges and tea houses. Staying overnight in Dingboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative.
Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner then descend through the same trial that we used climbing up to Dingboche from Namche. After a few hours trial we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.
Today will be our last day in Mountains.We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey. We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey.This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time.
Today we will witness the mountains for the last 35 minutes during our flight and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will take you to the hotel. and rest overnight in hotel optional farewell dinner with crew
Today will be your last day in Nepal. Our representatives will drop you to the airport some hours before your flight for your final departure from Nepal. or you can Extend your trip To Pokhara, Chitwan or any destination as you prefer
Everest base camp trekking is the one of the most popular treks in the world. Each year thousands of tourist visit Nepal for Everest base camp trekking. Everest Base Camp trekking is trekking to the base camp of world’s highest summit Mt.Everest. This trek was set off for the first time by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. It is one of the most beautiful and famous journey of Nepal.
Everest Base cam lies in SoluKhumbu region of Nepal. Along with Mt.Everest the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park also lies there. This district is also known for unique Sherpa cultures. It has 8 municipalities where 1 is urban and other 7 are rural. Different caste groups such as Bhramin, Chhetries, Sherpa’s can be found in this region.
The Everest base camp lies at an altitude of 5380m (17600ft) above the sea level.
The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views. But you need to be prepared with the proper clothing for some potentiality of the very low temperatures. October is also traditionally best time for trekking as the temperature is moderate and offers us with the best views.
5. What will be the average size of the groups trekking to Everest Base camp?
We normally organize trekking for 2-16 people in a group. We can also customize the size of the people according to your preferences. Our group contains people of all nationalities.
6. What accommodation will you provide during the trek?
Our accommodation will be in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and during our trek we will be staying in lodges and guest houses. Our accommodation will be in twin share basis. If you want single supplement then you will be charged extra fee. All our accommodations in Kathmandu will have attached washrooms whereas during our trek most of the teahouses may have shared washrooms. Our team will try to serve you with best available facilities.
7. What are the main highlights of the trek?
Everest Base camp offers you with so many mesmerizing views. Everest Base Camp itself is a heaven placed high among the clouds. Reaching there fills your soul with peace and lots of positive energies. The major highlights of Everest base camp are the highest view point on earth Kalapatthar, Tengboche Monastery,Mt.Everest,Mt.Pumori,Mt.Lhotse and other highest mountains also including the wildlife, Agriculture of Khumbu region and most of all the loving and friendly Sherpas with their warm hospitality.
If you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then you can trek to Everest Base Camp. There is no such experience required. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day then you can easily trek to the base camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.
All meals are provided during the trek. Breakfast and dinner will be provided on our stay to the next destination where as we will have our lunch during our trails. We will also provide tea and coffees where we will have rest. We can get variety of Nepali and continental dishes in lower elevations but we may not be able to get continental dishes is higher elevations so we will be served with authentic Nepali cuisines.
If you are travelling with us then you don’t have to worry about carrying your stuffs. Our porter will carry all your stuffs. We will provide you porter who will carry up to 15- 25kgs.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss.
In some of the lodges and trekking houses they provide you the facility to charge your phones and cameras by taking a very small amount of charging fee. But some of the areas might have electricity problems so, we suggest you to bring extra batteries.
There isn’t any age limit to trek to Everest Base Camp. If your physical condition is good and if you have ability to walk for few hours for several days then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start preparing for the trek few months earlier by doing some exercises like running, skipping, jogging etc and also by taking some healthy and energy boosting diets. We also suggest you to consult to your doctor once before the trek.
The weather forecast of Lukla is beyond prediction. Thus, due to bad weather flight might be delayed for several days sometimes. If it disturbs your trip at the beginning then you are free to choose any other alternative trips. We will look for the best alternative for you taking into considerations of the whole group if it occurs during the trip. 15. Can I get a shower along the trek?There are shower facilities in guest houses and lodges. They have gas and solar heating systems. But in some of the villages they use fire wood to boil waters and provide buckets as shower facilities.
You can communicate with your friends and relatives. You can purchase local sim cards such as NTC, NCEll and use them to communicate and also you can use the internet. Only some of the areas might have network problems. Some of the lodges also have Wi-Fi facilities.
It is not compulsory to have a guide but it may not be safe at the higher elevations to travel alone. So, we recommend you to hire a guide and a porter. If you do so there are less chances of getting lost and you will get to know more about the places well. The guide will help to rescue you if you fall sick or injured during the trek.
Tipping is a way of showing gratitude and appreciation. Though it is not compulsory in Nepal. Your small appreciation to our guides, porters, drivers and other staffs will give some positive vibes towards their work.
If you travel with our guide then there is very less chance of getting lost. But if you are planning to travel alone then you might miss the way. There are so many confusing trials where we have to follow our guide carefully.
ATM machines are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. But we suggest you to carry some amount of cash with you because sometimes the machines might be out of service.
You will also get trekking instruments on rent in Kathmandu. But we think it is more convenient to use our own instruments. So we suggest you to bring your own instruments if possible or you can also purchase it in Nepal.
The documents and paper that are required to trek to Everest Base Camp are heath certificate, travel insurance, and PP size photos to obtain the trekking permits like TIMS (trekking information management system).
Why trip price is different?
Following are the determinants for the price
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.
We did EBC Trek with Actual adventure in March 2022. Very well organised trek as well as amazing guide Lakpa Tamang. He is very friendly and knowledgeable about the trail. He helped us throughout the trek and managed to keep our group together. Looking forward to more trekking experiences with Lakpa Tamang and Actual adventure.
And thank you for everything.
Friday, 01 July, 2022