Everest Base Camp Trek could be a dream of pilgrimage to Everest Base Camp Trek. Finding a global mass phenomenon meaning may be difficult but the phenomena are invisible. Moreover, it spread across the earth in millions of separate places. Come and join this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. Calling it Sagarmatha by local people, the universe knows by the name “Mt. Everest” which is the world’s highest mountain, rising majestically 8,848.86 meters above sea level.
From the exhilarating flight into Lukla to standing on top of Kala Pattar looking over to Everest itself of a journey that remembers the glory that the mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse possess for the rest of the life. Acquire knowledge about the cold and wild mountains and get some insights on people, their culture, traditions, and living style residing in those areas.
Accompanied by the footsteps of the first pioneers. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed the highest peak in the world in 1953. This Trek offers breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, high-altitude trekking, and a glimpse into the Sherpa lifestyle. As well as the culture, rugged mountain people have called this land home for over 1000 years. Accordingly, their colorful homes and terraced farms are truly amazing works of art. The Khumbu Region region is influenced by The Tengboche and Khumjung Monastery.
On the first day, we will start trail downhill. But on the second day, we will start to climb long hard to Namche, which is a large town and is also known as the capital of the Khumbu Sherpas. We will follow the trail to Tengboche which is located at a high ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. Surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world then descend again to Dingboche and over the next three days retrace our steps to Lukla to relax and celebrate. Magical views of Everest without the concern of altitude sickness problems in this Everest Base Camp Trek.
Keeping extreme winters and monsoons aside can do it for the best results at any time of the year. Trekking during the Festive season will be the best for all trekkers. So, for your next vacation to Asia pack your gears and get ready for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
After arriving in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. We’ll start preparing for our trek to Everest Base Camp.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu to Lukla by flight (2840m)
We will take a morning flight to Lukla (2840m) from Kathmandu. The flight usually takes 40 minutes to reach Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla we will have our breakfast. After finishing our breakfast we will start our trek to Phakding (2610m). You’ll enjoy comfortable overnight accommodation at one of Phadking’s guest houses.
Day 3 Trek Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Leaving Phakding behind you will trek north to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is the main point for trekkers and climbers.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Today is an acclimatization day. You’ll explore Namche Bazaar. You can rest or walk around Namche Bazaar and explore it. You can also enjoy the view of the Himalayan range.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3868m)
Leaving Namche Bazaar we will head toward our next destination, Tengboche (3868m). Tengboche Monastery is one of the famous monasteries of Nepal. You’ll get an amazing view of Mt. Ama Dablam behind Tengboche Monastery. You will need to walk 10-11 Km which will take 5 hours to reach Tengboche.
Overnight at Tengboche.
Day 6 Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
Today we will head towards Dingboche (4410m), a Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. Dingboche is a popular rest village during Everest Base Camp Trek. You will need to walk 11-12 Km which will take 5 hours to reach Dingboche.
Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 7 Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is an acclimatization day. You will take a rest, chill, explore Dingboche, sightseeing. You’ll spend the night at your guesthouse in Dingboche.
Overnight at Dingboche
Day 8 Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Leaving Dingboche behind, you will head toward Lobuche which is 5 hours of walk. Its walking distance is 11-12 Km. Lobuche is the closest Nepalese mountain to the Khumbu Glacier.
Day 9 Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Walking Distance- 14-15 km, Distance 8 hours.
Finally Today we will be at the Everest Base Camp (5364m). We will begin our trekking by heading towards Gorakshep (5180m) from Lobuche. Gorakshep will be the last place before reaching our final destination Everest Base Camp. Gorakshep is the populated village where trekkers lodges and guesthouses are situated. Leaving Gorakshep, you’ll begin hiking alongside the Khumbu glacier. Finally, you will reach your destination, Everest Base Camp. Take a moment and enjoy the panoramic views of mountains, atmosphere, and Himalayan ranges at Everest Base Camp. You’ll return back to Gorakshep and spend the night there in your guesthouse.
Overnight at Gorakshep
Day 10 Hike to Kalapathar (5550m)
In the early morning, we will hike up to Kalapathar (5550m) to see the sunrise view and mountain range including Mt. Everest, and back to Gorakshep for breakfast and trek to Pheriche (4240m)
Day 11 Trek Pheriche to Tengboche (3868m)
Day 12 Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 13 Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m)
Day 14 Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1336m) from Lukla
Day 15 Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport
After breakfast, you will be dropped at Tribhuvan International airport if you have a scheduled flight. If you intend to stay a little longer, you can chill and go shopping. If you want to take any other trips, you can reach us.
1. What is the best time to Trek to Everest Base Camp?
The best time to trek Everest Base Camp would be pre-monsoon season (March, April, May) and the post-monsoon fall (September, October, November). Since these seasons give you clear weather and amazing views of mountains during the trek.
2. What are the problems that we can face during this trek?
The major problem that trekkers can face is altitude sickness (both major and minor), swelling, vertigo, and other natural calamities that can occur.
3. What is done during an emergency?
In any kind of emergencies, the rescue team is called as they are always ready to help. Helicopter rescue is also provided to prevent immediate damage.
4. Is there a luxury option?
Luxury is defined as comfort and everyone wants comfortable travel? In the case of EBC Trek, we have another package named Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek where you’ll be provided the best food and accommodation facilities. You can check our Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.
5. What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?
The altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5,380m (from the southern side, Nepal) and 5,200m (from the northern side, Tibet).
6. How are the foods and accommodation found on the route of EBC Trek?
Local tea-house and lodges are where we will be spending our nights during the trek. All of the accommodation is based on twin sharing but single rooms can also be available which will cost an additional amount. Whereas in some places, single rooms are not allowed due to less space.
During the trek, both national and international foods and cuisines like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian can be enjoyed. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the same hotel/tea-house where you will be spending nights. Welcome, and Farewell will be served in Kathmandu in full Nepali style.