Explore the land of Sherpas and get a glimpse of culture and traditions followed by local area people while trekking to the foot of the Mount Everest at about 8848meters. Also known as Sagarmatha among Nepalese, Everest Base Camp trekking allows you to get the complete view of the almighty Mount Everest and other nearby snow-capped mountains.
The best part of the trek is that it involves much more than only enjoying the panoramic views of the almighty Mount Everest. This is because; during your trek to Everest Base Camp, you will pass through the famous Khumbu Valley to soak yourself in the immense nature’s beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park and simultaneously, get breathtaking views of four worldwide highest peaks worldwide.
These include Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Everest. What would be better than retracing the footsteps of the worldwide renowned Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay while following the classic Everest Base Camp Trek and following other pioneers while moving towards the Base Camp from Lukla region?
Do not forget to grab the opportunity to ascend the famous Kala Patthar at the height of about 5,500meters to witness many awe-inspiring views of the famous Mount Everest. Along with this, you will find here a large number of famous Buddhist monasteries placed dotted across the complete trail. Thus, your EBC trek allows you learning about the steep culture of the entire area in terms of its traditions and history related to different mountains lying on the complete Mount Everest region.
- Lifetime experience with your expedition to the foot of the Mount Everest
- Breathtaking views of the Mount Everest and other nearby high yet snow-capped
- mountains closely, such as Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse
- Find plenty of nature’s beauty at the famous Khumbu Valley
- Retrace the footsteps followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
- Ascend path of Kala Patthar at about 5,500meters to enjoy awe-inspiring views there
- Get views of the famous Buddhist monasteries during the complete trek
- A glimpse of traditions and culture followed by local area people
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding 2652m.3/4 hours trek.
Day 03: Trek to Namche 3440m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche 3440m.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3860m.5/6 hours trek.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4350m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 07: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710m. and back to Digboche.4410m.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4910m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365m.then back to Gorak Shep 5181m. 7/8 hours trek.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar 5555m. early in the morning and trek down to Periche 4240m. 6/7 hours trek.
Day 11: Trek to Namche 3450m.6/7 hours trek.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding 2600m. 4/5 hours trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 2800m. 5/6 hours trek.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.
Land at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer to hotel by our tour representative. Relax. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, we take an early morning scenic flight to Lukla by a Helicopter. After landing at Lukla we start our trekking journey. The trek slowly starts by downhill towards Cheplung village from here appreciate the view of Mt. Khumbila, a holy mountain which has never been trekked. Then the trail descends again. Reach Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we trek through a pine forest. Then the trail ascends to north through the Benkar valley. Crossing Dudh Koshi River as well as Chumoa and Monjo villages we arrive at the Everest National Park. From the park, we climb on a steep path enjoying the incredible views all around us. Reach Namche Bazaar. It is the largest town in the Everest district. Overnight at Lodge.
Today spend the day to get acclimatized for further trekking journey. We can wander around Namche Bazaar and hike to Sagarmatha National Park. Here we appreciate the sunrise over the Himalayan ranges such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kongde, Thamserku etc. Then visit the monastery and Hillary School. Overnight at Lodge.
Today our trail goes downhill to the Dudh-Koshi River. Enjoy the landscapes of mountain peaks like Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kongde, Thamserku etc. Pass along the rhododendron forests reach Tengboche. Here we visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in the region. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, the trail descends through lush forests of conifers, birch, and rhododendrons.
Today also we trek surrounded by the great views of Mt. Everest, AmaDablam, and Lhotse. Then the route descends to Devuche. Cross the Imja River to arrive at Pangboche. The upper Pangboche route gifts us with a more natural view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. Move further to the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and lastly, climb to reach Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Today again we spend the day to get acclimatized for the strenuous trek ahead. Here stroll in the beautiful village with a range of fields of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. We can do day hikes to either Chukkhung Valley or Nagarjun Hill to experience amazing scenes of Makalu, Chalotse, Tawache, Lhotse, and AmaDablam. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we begin the trail with a gradual ascent to Duglha. Then we ascend a steep path to ChupkiLhara surrounded with stones and prayer flags. Further, we proceed to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and witness several prominent peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Pumori, and MahalangurHimal. Then an easy trail takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge.
Early morning, we begin the strenuous trek due to its tough high-altitude climate. Also, the trail today is complicated so we diligently follow our lead Sherpa. We trail via rocky dunes, rivers, and moraine. Finally, arrive at the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp you will be stunned to view the magnificent environment with a panorama of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. After spending some time here, we retrace the same route to reach back to GorakShep. Overnight at Lodge.
Today early morning we trail along the chilly winds towards Kalpathar. En-route enjoy breathtaking views of peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse to the east. Reach Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and here you will be amazed by the 360-degree up-close and grand panoramas of Mt. Everest. Enjoy the never before views and take some pictures then we trek down to Pheriche. overnight at lodge.
From today we have easy and pleasant trek heading down to lower altitudes. Reach the ridge, trail along the stream and towards Pheriche valley. Trekking further down the slope to land at Namche Bazaar.overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we retrace the same trail as earlier to reach Phakding. overnight at Lodge.
Today again pass through lush green forests to reach Lukla, our last destination of trek. Relax on reaching Lukla. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we board an early morning flight for Kathmandu. On reaching rest or do some shopping. You can also explore the famous tourist places of Kathmandu. Our tour representative can help you with sightseeing.overnight at the hotel.
Today our tour representative will transfer you to the Kathmandu Airport for the flight back to home with worthwhile memories.
From Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting an early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange a flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange your cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.
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. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn. 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.
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.
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
Everest Base camp Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 4-7 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 9 hours of walking as well. 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.
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.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Everest Base Camp 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.
Trekking to EBC with the team from Halesi Trek makes me feel comfortable and safe. The Guide, Niru Kumar , has good English. So it makes easier for everything. His patient and arrangement to give me an assistant guide for accompanying me while I walked slowly make him proper to become the best guide.
Eko Nugrahaeni, Indonesia
A mate and I did the EBC Trek from mid-March and were blown away by both the views on offer and the team at Halesi Treks. Man Kumar fielded a plethora of queries and concerns long before our departure and attended to every question under the sun. A warm welcome at the airport proceeded to the intro
Lee Fleck, Australia
Great organisation and support from Man Kumar and his team! They will do everything do make your tailor made trip to and around Nepal possible. They are really flexible, the groups are small (for us it was just my dad and me!) and you don’t need to worry about anything. Thanks to Man and Tek we had such a memorable and great three weeks in Nepal. Thank you again!
Freya Rößler, Germany
I would like this trip was an unforgettable moment for me. It was amazing journey with many memories along the way. Fun, laugh, meeting new friends, getting to know the local. Things that i never experience it before. Man kumar was our personal guide. We went a group of four with 2 porters.
Gary sulistyo, Indonesia
The below-given cost is per person and the below-given Everest Base camp Trek 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.