Everest Base Camp Trek

   15 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-88)

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Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is an epic adventure and a great opportunity for you to explore this little world of mountains. But it offers so much more than just views! You can see beautiful mountain ranges such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You can also find diverse flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park. And you can interact with the culture of the Sherpa people, which includes rituals and beliefs.

Moreover, a well-developed trekking trail, offering plenty of facilities for accommodation and meals, the height of Kala Patthar, and the unforgettable Sherpa hospitality make Trek To Everest Base Camp a perfect getaway and a dream vacation for most avid trekkers around the globe.

15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking is a standard package that ensures the benefit of the full board (meal and accommodation) during the trek and bed and breakfast in Kathmandu at a 3-star standard hotel, English speaking guide, and a free map.

The Hike To Everest Base Camp package can be customized to your requirements, budget, and departure date (100% guaranteed departure on every chosen date). Come in a group and enjoy special group discounts

The trip starts with a 30-35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechap. From Lukla, up till the base camp is on foot. If you are looking to spend more splendid days in Nepal go for the Everest Three High Passes Trek for 19 days or even Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass for 18 days.  View itinerary on google map

Our Attempt to avoid Altitude Sickness

(“Climb High, Sleep Low” is the rule one needs to follow, to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, apart from 2 days of acclimatization, at Namche and Dingboche, to aid the acclimatization process, we hike a little higher than our overnight stop and get down for overnight rest.)   

Note:
Although we try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, or delays. Thus, we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  

Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. 

The weather in the Himalayas is also subject to change, which can impede your travels. Because obstacles are unpredictability, Amigo Treks & Expedition assists our customers in arranging helicopter service if necessary (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service in the event of flight delays or cancellations, as well as for personal preferences. Because helicopters can fly in more difficult conditions than airplanes.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)

Day 02: Trek preparation and Drive to Ramechhap (4-5h), (During Peak Season)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (12-15min) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft), (8km), (4h)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), (10km) (7-8h)

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche

Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3,820m/12,532ft), (12km), (7-8h)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft), (10km), (5-6h)

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft), (9.5km), (5h)

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) - Gorakshep (5,164m/16,942ft), (11.5km), (7-8h)

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,208ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft), (12km), (7-8h) (Optional: Take helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla and save 3 days. Extra charges will be applicable.)

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), (15km), (7-8h)

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), (18km), (6h)

Day 14: Fly to Ramechhap (12-15min) and drive to Kathmandu (4-5h)

Day 15: Farewell Day


Package Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfer service (private car/jeep/minivan)
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (3 Star Standard Hotel) on a twin-sharing basis
  • Airport transfer for domestic flights (Kathmandu-Ramechhap-Kathmandu in March, April, May, October November, and early December and hotel-TIA-hotel remaining months of the year)
  • Flight tickets to and from Lukla with departure tax (Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap in March, April, May, October, November, and early December and Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu remaining months of the year)
  • 1-night accommodation with dinner in Ramechhap (lodge/guest house) on a twin-sharing basis
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) every day during the trek
  • All accommodation (lodge/guesthouse/teahouse) during the trek on a twin-sharing basis
  • 4 hot showers during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits, every day after dinner, during the trek
  • 3 cups of tea/coffee every day during the trek (served in cups only)
  • Unlimited purified drinking water (except at Lobuche and Gorakshep) during the trek
  • All required trekking permits
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking, experienced, and knowledgeable guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (one porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of guide and porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • 4-season down jacket and sleeping bag (if required)
  • Duffle bag and trekking route map (souvenir)
  • Adventure certificate (upon completion of the trek)
  • Basic First-Aid Kit with Oximeter
  • Farewell dinner

Package Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Cost of extra porter (if required)
  • Meals in the city, except breakfast and farewell dinner
  • Cost of an extra hot shower, WiFi, and battery charging services in the Everest region
  • Cost of extra luggage levied by airlines while flying to and from Lukla (total 15 kg included)
  • Personal expenses, such as mineral water (at Lobuche and Gorakshep), alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, extra meals, snacks, etc.
  • Your travel insurance covers helicopter evacuation over 5000m, trip cancellation, and treatment costs caused by Covid-19 or any other unforeseen illness/disease
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tip to service providers (as an appreciation)

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)

Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival, at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a company representative will meet you outside the luggage hall and transfer you to the hotel booked for you in Kathmandu, in a private vehicle. As per this package, the hotel booked for you will be 3-Star Standard and will be in Thamel.

The same person will help you with hotel check-in formalities and you can spend the rest of the day either resting or strolling around the tourist hub of Thamel. This area also offers a variety of restaurants to choose from, offering both, typical Nepali and Western cuisine, where you can grab your next meal.

If your flight is scheduled to arrive before noon, we will conduct a meeting at our office, in which we will formally introduce you to your guide, check your equipment, brief you regarding the trek, and settle the final payment. In case your flight is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon, late in the evening, or even at night, the meeting will be held the next day. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Trek preparation and Drive to Ramechhap (4-5h), (During Peak Season)

As per the recent decision made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all flights to and from Lukla will operate from Ramechhap Airport, during the high season (March, April, May, October, November, and early December). In case the decision is made to operate flights from Kathmandu Airport, a full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour will be organized to utilize the day. You will visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Today's breakfast will be provided at your hotel in Kathmandu. You will be given time to prepare your luggage. Once you are ready, we will start our journey to Ramechhap. Leaving Thamel, and soon following the B. P. highway we will continue towards our destination, past Bhaktapur and Dhulikhel. The drive along the Sun Koshi river to Khurkot, located at the confluence of the Sun Koshi and Tama Khoshi river, is very scenic and interesting.

From here, we will cross the bridge and leave the Sun Koshi river behind, we will continue to Ramechhap along the Tama Koshi river. We will stop at one of the highway restaurants for lunch and continue to Ramechhap. After reaching Ramechhap, we will check into the hotel and spend the remaining day resting. Overnight in a hotel/lodge in Ramechhap. 

 Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (12-15min) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft), (8km), (4h)

To avoid bad weather and wind around noon and afternoon, most flights, to and from Lukla are scheduled early in the morning. Passenger reporting time at the Ramechhap Airport is one hour before the flight departure time. Therefore,  as per your flight time, your guide will transfer you to the Ramechhap Airport.

From here, you will fly to land at one of the most dangerous airports in the world, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, in Lukla. The flight time is 12-15 minutes from Ramechhap Airport (30-35minutes from Kathmandu). The flight is equally scenic and thrilling.

Upon reaching the Lukla airport, your guide will introduce you to the rest of the crew members (porters), who will prepare the luggage, while you enjoy your first breakfast in the Everest region. Shortly after breakfast, the trek to our first overnight stop, Phakding, begins, leaving the bustling village of Lukla.

Apart from an occasional uphill climb on stone steps, the trail is fairly easy, short, and mostly downhill. Mani walls, prayer wheels, small stupas, suspension bridges, and small Sherpa settlements along the trail - all contribute to making the trail very interesting. You will reach Phakding around lunchtime. You will have a few hours to have lunch, rest, and freshen up.

Later in the afternoon, your guide will take you to a nearby monastery for an acclimatization hike. You will then come back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), (10km) (7-8h)

Shortly after breakfast in Phakding, trek to Namche beings. The hike from Phakding to Monjo is on an easy up and down the trail that runs along the Dudh Koshi River, passing through soothing rhododendron forest. However, after crossing the third suspension bridge, past Zam Fute, Toktok, Bengkar, and Chhamuwa, after leaving Phakding, the trail to Monjo grows steeper.

Monjo is a gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. Here, your guide will take care of the national park formalities, after which, you will continue to Jorsalle for lunch. After lunch, you will further continue on a fairly easy up and down the trail to Hillary Bridge - the highest and the longest suspension bridge in the Everest region. Crossing the bridge, you will further continue up on a very steep trail to Namche, enjoying the very first view of Mt. Everest that appears sometimes after crossing the bridge. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Namche.   

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche

You are already over 3000 meters from sea level; therefore, before gaining more altitude, altitude acclimatization is a must. Keeping active boosts the process of acclimatization. Hence, you will go for an acclimatization hike, after breakfast. Your guide will either take you to Thame (an old Sherpa Village located at 3,820m), the Everest View Hotel at Syangboche (3,720m), or to the settlements of Khumjung (3,780m) and Khunde (3,840m). All of these destinations are located 280-400m higher in altitude than Namche.

Therefore, taking a trip to these destinations will gradually expose your body to higher altitudes, allowing it to slowly get accustomed to the change in oxygen level in the air. These hikes will also give you an insight into Sherpa culture and lifestyle and allow you to treat your eyes to the enchanting views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. 

After the hike, you can either choose to spend the remaining day relaxing in one of the cafes, bakeries, or restaurants in Namche Bazaar, or taking a stroll around the town of Namche. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Namche.       

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3,820m/12,532ft), (12km), (7-8h)

Trek to Deboche begins shortly after breakfast in Namche. Leaving Namche, you will continue on a trail that first contours to Sanasa located high above the river, past the memorial Stupa of Tenzing Norgye and Khyangjuma.

A well-maintained and comparatively flat trail to Sanasa provides the first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega, and Thamserku. The trail to Gokyo Valley branches off at Sanasa.

From here, you will descend to cross the Dudh Koshi River at Phunke Tenga, where you can also spot a water-driven prayer wheel. A steep uphill climb from Phunke Tenga will take you to Tengboche, which is popular for the infamous Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. You will visit the monastery complex and observe the daily prayer service by Buddhist monks and continue down to Deboche, through the very beautiful fir and birch forest. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Deboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft), (10km), (5-6h)

Trek to Dingboche begins shortly after breakfast in Deboche. Leaving Deboche, you will first continue down to cross the river, through the beautiful forest. Then a pleasant hike through the forest will bring you to Pangboche, the valley's highest year-round settlement. From here, you will continue on a gradually ascending trail that runs along the Imja River to Somare.

Trees completely vanish by the time you reach Somare and the trail starts to grow rockier. Continuing further on a flat trail, you will hike down to the bridge that comes right after the trail branches off to Pheriche. After crossing the bridge, an easy walk on a gradually ascending trail will take you to Dingboche. You will reach Dingboche around lunchtime. After lunch, your guide will take you to explore the settlement of Dingboche. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Dingboche.  

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

You are already over 4000 meters from sea level; therefore, before gaining more altitude, second altitude acclimatization is a must. The acclimatization hike starts after breakfast in Dingboche. You will either hike to Nangkar Tshang Gompa and the viewpoint above it, or to Chhukung for acclimatization. The hike to the gompa and the viewpoint above it is an hour-long hike to the ridge north of Dingboche that presents a spectacular view of Cholatse and Taboche, the lake at the foot of Ama Dablam and Chhukung and Makalu.

However, if you decide to go to Chhukung, it will be a full-day hike that presents the most elegant views of Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Makalu. After the hike, you will come back to Dingboche and spend the remaining time either resting or exploring the village of Dingboche. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Dingboche.

 Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft), (9.5km), (5h)

Trek to Lobuche begins shortly after breakfast in Dingboche. Leaving Dingboche, a gradual climb will bring you to a trail junction at Thukla, past Dusa and Parlung Kharka. This section presents very mesmerizing views of Taboche and Cholatse.

From the junction, you will continue down to a glacial stream, where you will cross the bridge and rise up the other side, heading directly up the rough moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, before the trail curves left to the number of memorials to the lost climbers and Sherpas.

Soon the majestic Pumori makes a grand appearance. A little ahead of this point, you will come across a trail junction, from where a challenging northward ascent on a loose moraine will finally take you to Lobuche. After lunch in Lobuche, you will go for an acclimatization hike. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Lobuche.

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) - Gorakshep (5,164m/16,942ft), (11.5km), (7-8h)

After breakfast in Lobuche, you will continue north on a narrow trail that runs in between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. Walking past the trail junction to the Italian Pyramid, you will climb a few short vertical climbs, and then crossing the terminal moraine of the Changri Shar Glacier, you will continue to Gorakshep. In Gorakshep, you will leave your luggage, have lunch and continue to hike to the Everest Base Camp.

The trail to the base camp will first head back to the Khumbu Glacier and then to the top of the ridge. Now following the mountain's spine, you will directly head north towards the mouth of the Khumbu glacier. Brightly colored fluttering prayer flags at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall mark the arrival of the base camp. After spending some time here, you will retrace your steps to Gorakshep. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Gorakshep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,208ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft), (12km), (7-8h) (Optional: Take helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla and save 3 days. Extra charges will be applicable.)

If you are intending to enjoy the sunrise view from Kala Patthar (5,550m), you will have to start the hike 2 hours before sunrise. Therefore, you will start early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar. After enjoying the sunrise view and the panorama of Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse, and the mighty Everest, you will hike down to Gorakshep for breakfast.

After breakfast and short rest, the trek to Pheriche begins retracing the steps down the moraine to Dughla, past Lobuche. From Dugla, you will drop down to the bridge crossing the glacial stream, and hike all the way down to Pheriche following the Pheriche trail. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Pheriche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), (15km), (7-8h)

Trek to Namche begins after breakfast in Pheriche. Leaving Pheriche, you will first hike down to the trail junction, after crossing the Pheriche Pass. You will retrace the trail all the way back to Namche past Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche, Phunke Tenga, Sanasa, and Kyangjuma. Once in Namche, you can take shower, rest, and relax in one of the restaurants or cafes before dinner. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room) in Namche. 

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), (18km), (6h)

After breakfast in Namche, you will continue on a steeply descending trail to Hillary Bridge. Bidding farewell to the last view of Everest, you will further continue down to Monjo for national park check-out formalities.

You will further continue to Phakding for lunch and after lunch, an easy uphill walk will finally bring you to Lukla. In Lukla, you can either choose to spend some alone time or celebrate your success with your crew members. Overnight in a lodge (twin-room), in Lukla.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Fly to Ramechhap (12-15min) and drive to Kathmandu (4-5h)

While the guide takes care of the airport formalities, you can enjoy your last breakfast in the Everest Region. Soon, you will fly to Ramechhap Airport. A vehicle will be waiting for your arrival at the Ramechhap Airport to transfer you from Ramechhap to Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will check into the hotel. You can spend the remaining day either shopping or simply resting at the hotel. In the evening, a company representative will meet you for a farewell dinner and feedback. Overnight in a 3 Star Standard hotel in Kathmandu.

 Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15: Farewell Day

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. If you are planning to extend your stay in Nepal and visit some other places, we can assist you with your requirements. Otherwise, as per your flight time, we will arrange a transfer to drop you off at the airport as per your airport reporting time.

Meals included: Breakfast

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

When it comes to planning a trek to Everest Base Camp, many people ask themselves this question. The answer is not as straightforward as it appears, and it all depends on what you're looking for.

If you're looking for a leisure trip with plenty of scenic views, this isn't the hike for you. However, if you're looking for a challenge and an adventure, this is the trekking route for you.

What is the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp?

One of Nepal's most popular adventure activities is trekking to Everest Base Camp. It's a fantastic opportunity to travel through the Himalayan mountain range and get up close and personal with some of the world's highest peaks.

The price of the trek varies depending on the type of lodging you prefer and the number of days you spend trekking. The budget trek begins at around $950 and can cost up to $5000 for the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek.

Is Mount Everest base camp Trek worth it?

Is trekking to Mount Everest's base camp worthwhile? It's a question that many people have asked and one that is difficult to answer.

The truth is that the base camp is well worth the effort. However, there are a few things to consider before embarking on this adventure. The first thing to think about is the trip's cost and whether or not you have enough money to go on this adventure.

Second, we must consider how much time we want to spend at base camp and what our objectives are. Finally, if Mount Everest Base Camp is not for you, there are plenty of other hiking opportunities in Nepal.

How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp/ Everest base camp trek distance?

One of Nepal's most popular hike is Everest base camp trek. The hike begins in Lukla and ends in Lukla, with a climb to Mount Everest's base camp at an elevation of 5,364 meters.

Trekking to everest base camp is about 130 kilometers long.

How crowded is the Everest base camp trek?

One of the most popular hiking routes in the world is the Everest Base Camp Trek. How crowded is it, though?

Several factors influence how crowded the Everest Trek will be. The weather, season, and time of year are the most important.

During peak season, the Everest base camp expedition can be very crowded, but there are also times when it is not as crowded.

How hard is the Everest base camp trek?

It is a strenuous walk that is not for everybody. The weather conditions are unpredictable and the altitude can be a challenge to people who are not used to it.

The Everest base camp hike is one of the most famous treks in the world. It is also one of the toughest hike that exist, due to the following reasons:

- The altitude can be challenging for some people who are not used to it

- The weather conditions are unpredictable and can change at any time

- There is a lot of climbing involved, which makes it more difficult for some people

Where does the Everest trek start?

The Everest base camp trek starts from the Lukla airport, which is a small airport in Nepal.

The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest is one of the most famous hike in the world and it starts from Lukla airport in Nepal. The airport is located at an altitude of 2,844 meters and it is also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport.

When is the best time to plan the Everest Base Camp trek?

The best months to plan an Everest Adventure are March to May (Spring) and September to November (Fall) (Autumn). During these seasons, the weather is very pleasant, the trail is clear, the skies are clear blue, the views are clear, and the climate is just right to support the long hours of walking. The trail is slippery, unsupportive, and risky during the monsoon season.

How much money should I carry along with me to the trek?

Throughout the trek, the package includes lodging, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and tea/coffee. The extra cash will only be used to buy water, charge your electronic devices, and buy snacks or medicines; thus, an extra $200 should be enough. We recommend carrying cash rather than an ATM card.

Do I need travel insurance? What should the policy's coverage include?

Yes, travel insurance is a must, if you are planning the Everest Base Camp Trek. Your travel insurance should cover:

  • The extra expenditures are caused by various health issues, injuries, or accidents.
  • The cost of the ambulance, helicopter rescue, hospital charges, medical treatment cost, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fee, and the repatriation cost.
  • The cost of the extra activities
  • The cost of the misplaced luggage, theft and liability, and cancellation
  • The treks that go over 5000m
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