12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Whatever you imagine about Mt Everest, multiply it by 10 but even if you do that, you won't come even halfway near the reality. It's arduous. It's chilling. It will test every fiber in your body and even more in your mind. But it's achievable.

But what else is Everest? It's a veritable carnival for the senses. It's bright to the eyes. It's glistening to the touch. It rings with the pristine echo of silence. It's a resonating wake-up call for the spirit. It's a Sherpa culture. It's Nepalese hospitality. It's Buddhism at its purest and rawest.
Trip Code: 1DEBCT22
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 12 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 5545m/ 18192.3ft
Trip Views: 904
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury


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Breakfast: 11
Lunch: 10
Dinner: 10
Lukla Flight
Private transportation
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 7 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Everest is known as 'Sagarmatha' in Nepal and 'Chomolungma' in Tibet.
  • Until 1856, no one recognized Everest as the highest mountain in the world.
  • Every year more than thousands of trekkers trek to the Everest Base Camp.
  • 'Appa Sherpa' has made the most successful ascents of Everest by reaching the top 21 times.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla airport which is one of the most extreme adventurous airports in the world.
  • Weather at the Base Camp changes every hour.
  • You can enjoy high-speed internet at the Base Camp.
  • Everest Base Camp is in the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Why this Trip

  • Everest Base Camp is the most sought after trek not just in Nepal but worldwide. This trek takes you to the grand massifs of mountains that inhabits the highest mountain in the world. This trek is further worthwhile because of the remote yet culture reflecting villages that home Sherpa people and their incomparable hospitality. So, if you are seeking the best of Nepal, its astonishing view and culture, this trek should be on the top of your wish list.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of an adventure. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with a smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and permit over a nice dinner. Overnight at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
  • placeDAY 2 : LUKLA/PHAKDING (2656M)
    There's no other way of putting it: the flight to Lukla is hair-raising indeed, but as you step down from the plane, you'll be taking your first monumental step on the path to Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lukla, we will hike towards the village of Phakding where we will spend the night. Overnight at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Flight to Lukla
  • placeDAY 3 : TREK TO NAMCHE (3450M)
    This morning right after breakfast, our trek truly begins. On the path from Phakding, we will cross rivers by suspension bridges. The villages along the way will set the pace and before you know it we will have reached the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail continues rising sharply to reach Namche bazaar. Here, we will spend the night in a hotel with good facilities. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3870M)
    The day begins with an easy walk to Phulki and onwards to Tengboche village, famous for its monastery; probably the largest in the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we can see panoramic views that take in the whole range of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Ama Dablam and Mt.Thamserku. We will stay overnight in Tengboche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410M)
    Descending the trail, we will wend our way through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees. We will reach Pangboche by this downhill path to Debuche crossing the Imja River on the way. Continuing through the Imja Valley and crossing the Lobuche River you'll finally ascend to Dingboche. A bucolic scene awaits you here in this picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat field complete with grazing animals. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO LOBUCHE (4940 M)
    The trail will become more and more challenging, as we climb to higher altitudes. We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail goes through boulder-strewn slopes as we make our way up Chupki Lhara, a ridge that provides spectacular views. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO GORAKSHEP (5170M/EVEREST BASE CAMP (5364M)
    Every step gets us closer to our destination this day, which begins with a relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is more challenging. The up and down route will take us mostly on a glacier path. From here we will get our first sight of Everest Base Camp and then we head back to Gorak Shep after an arduous day. Overnight at Gorakshep;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 8 : KALA PATTHAR (5545M)/PHERICHE (4288M)
    Kala Patthar is definitely the highlight of this amazing trek. The trek to Kala Patthar begins at daybreak to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate our spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Here we will get our best shots of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Later, we will head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Side trip to Kalapatthar
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO NAMCHE
    Here is the turning point of the trek from where we descend back to Namche. The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill. And in a few hours we will reach Namche Bazaar. In Namche, where we will spend our last day near the mountains will be very relaxing. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO LUKLA
    Straight after breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We will revisit all the spectacular views of mountains, monasteries, and villages. This will be our last night on the mountain until the next time. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 11 : KATHMANDU
    After a warm breakfast in the morning, we take a brief flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 12 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
    • Trekking permits, all necessary paperwork, and Trekkers' Information Management System Fees
    • All applicable government taxes
    • Available accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
    • Equipment clothing for porters and guide including their full insurance
    • Two-way Kathmandu- Lukla airfare with domestic airport departure tax
    • Deluxe rooms in a standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu from a professional guide
    • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek and tour along with Porters (2:1) for the trek
    • All expenses for staffs; meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Trekking Map
    • Occasional hot shower during the trek
    • Sim card service (zero balance)
    • Souvenirs from Nepal
    • Photos of the trip (if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Entrance fee(s) during sightseeing
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, basic rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 4. Is Travelling in EBC safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. EBC is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
  • 5. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 6. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    EBC is world famous trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
  • 7. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 8. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use tourist bus for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Lukla on domestic flight.
  • 9. What is the best season for trekking in EBC ?
    EBC can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season and winters. February to June, and Mid-September to November are the best time to do this trek.
  • 10. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 11. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 12. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 13. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you.
  • 14. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Everest region you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 20. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because, number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 20. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 21. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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