The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking journeys. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. It is also culturally enticing. Together with the beauty of the Himalayas, the trek is truly a trip of a lifetime! Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Everest Himalayas. Experience the Khumbu’s many majestic features. Go through amazing mountain valleys and revel in the region’s awe-inspiring hallmarks. In the same fashion, you can observe the legendary Sherpa Culture of the Khumbu. Likewise, you will be going on a journey that was done first by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
What are the Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Kathmandu. As a matter of fact, the trip includes a Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour. You will tour the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the city. In particular, you will visit revered Hindu and Buddhist temples and monasteries. It also includes the city’s old palace complex.
You will then experience a short beautiful flight to Lukla. The short flight is like an adventure itself. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Lukla offers a fresh Himalayan surrounding. You can enjoy the green rolling hills and the distant views of the mountains once you arrive in Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp Trek then takes you through many famous Sherpa villages and settlements. It not only includes Namche Bazaar, but also villages like Tengboche and Dingboche among many. In like manner, you will be going through the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
Similarly, you will be constantly in the company of the Himalayas.
Correspondingly, the Everest Base Camp Trek also includes the vantage point of Kalapatthar. You can enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the entire Mount Everest massif from there. Coupled with visiting the Everest View Hotel, you can also enjoy visiting the Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, you can enjoy reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain! The Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall are also notably famous.
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Regardless of the Himalayan terrain of the Khumbu, people of all demographics can do the Everest Base Camp Trek. It has a moderate trip grading. You do not need to have previous trekking experience to do it. As a result of the Khumbu’s landscape, you will mostly do up-hill and down-hill trekking in relatively flat-lands. Identically, you will also have ample acclimatization time.
Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM) Duration: 6 hours
Day 05 : Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Day 06 : Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 08 : Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
Day 09 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 10 : Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
Day 11 : Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Day 12 : Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM)Duration: 7 Hours
Day 13 : Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Day 14 : Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15 : Reserve day in Kathmandu
Day 16 : Farewell
Roundtrip airfare from your designated airport origin
Welcome and farewell Dinner
Hotel @ Airport Layover
Transit Visa in Qatar
All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance
Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
Soft drinks including water
Snacks and other personal expenses
Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
Personal trekking equipment
WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers