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Bhandar to Everest base camp (EBC) Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-26
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $2,200.00
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Bhandar to (EBC) Everest Base Camp Trekking starting from low land to highland Kalapathar (5545m). This is a breathtaking walking trip in the Khumbu Region. It was in 1953 when two renowned figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Nogay Sherpa had taken the same route via Jiri for the Mt. Everest expedition. Trekker requires a good walking experience and a good physical health condition. This trek is very interesting walking with its panoramic view of Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m. Bhandar to Everest base camp Trek The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpa. Walking along this trek involves many ups and downs with the trail being well serviced with tea houses and good campsites in most of the villages.

From Kathmandu, the road follows the Kodari Highway towards Tibet to Khadichaur before turning east and snaking along a rough secondary road through the middle hills to Bhandar where the Everest Base camp trek (EBC) now begins from Bhandar Via EBC Trek we can take own private Jeep or local bus from Kathmandu to bhandar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar (2195m) via Jiri/ 8/9 hrs.

Day 03: Trek Bhandar to Sete (2520m) 6/7 hrs.

Day 04: Trek Sete to Junbesi (2580m) 6/7 hrs.

Day 05: Trek Junbesi to Nunthala (2200m) 6/7 hrs

Day 06: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m) 5/6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Bupsa to Ghat (2590m) 6/7 hrs.

Day 08: Trek Ghat to Namche Bazaar(3440m) 6/7 hrs.

Day 09: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.

Day 10: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 6 hrs.

Day 11: Trek Tengboche – Dingboche (4 360m, 5/6 hrs.

Day 12: Acclimatization and exploration day

Day 13: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4910) 4/5 hrs.

Day 14: Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5181m) (EBC 5365m.) 6/7 hrs.

Day 15: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,550m) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4200m) - 6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs.

Day 17: Trek Namche bazer to Lukla (2,804m) 6/7 hrs.

Day 18: Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Details

  • Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage
  • Accommodation,food,drinks,salary
  • insurance, transportation for the Guide and porter
  • Everest national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
  • All additional government vat.
  • Kathmandu to Bhandar Private Jeep
  • Domestic flight Lukla to Kathmandu
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Hot and cold drinks)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation
  •  personal illness, strike etc.
  • In case of emergency rescue helicopter if needed. We will manage.
  • Tips for porter and guide

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (TIA) Halesi Trek transfer to hotel and briefing about your trips. Overnight at hotel.

Trip Note

Accommodation During the Bhandar to EBC Trek

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/5 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience.  Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.

Meals during the Bhandar to Everest base camp trek

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. you can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience for Bhandar to Everest base camp trek

Bhandar to EBC is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Bhandar to Everest base camp trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks Pvt. Ltd

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Bhandar to EBC Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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