Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

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Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the most familiar trekking trips in the world. Every year numbers of people use to step their feet in this challenging spot. It is one of the adventure journeys in the traveler's life that can complete their passion to get in the high mountain range of Nepal. Trekkers may encounter many wild animals settled in the Sagarmatha National Park which is included in the UNESCO world heritage site. 

The travel destination is full of excitement with the magnificent snowcapped mountains on the horizon, one just feels that walking in the lap of the heavenly world.  The person who is curious and funds exploration of the Himalayan Panorama at the higher altitude including the secret reveal of flora and fauna can get more amusement. The Everest region is all famous for adventure activities as every year 30,000 people accomplished their hiking passion. Most explorers reach the base of the highest mountain and back to their home taking the winning award of summiting stunning land in the world. They owned the most adventurous journey in their life which they never had dreamed of in their life before. 

Furthermore, the trail leads you to Khumbu valley along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and the Sagarmatha National Park proudly offers the astounding scenery of the Towering Mountains of Everest province on the horizon. Likewise, the guide will explain to you about the Sherpa cultures, traditions, history, and religion which are the combined features of the trail. Hence, Sherpa is the pearl of the Himalayas, without their strong support no one can get the opportunity to summit the peaks around the world and Tibetan cultures are dominated in this place both are followers of Buddhism. 

Moreover, while you are walking through this holy region, everyday changeable mountain vista from the different camp make the people surprised. It is your spiritual journey that you might be felt on the way seeing the Mani walls, prayer flags, chortens, and Mani stones which are the special advantage of your trip. The geography of the site is a combination of the different sections of diverse land of Yak grazing fields, dry land, rhododendron, alpine forests, and trodden rocky trails. All the beauty of this region can be owned by that lucky felloes who set their goal to visit this fabulous place for the exploration of the unique pasture land of the Everest area. 

On the other hand, Namche_Bazaar is also the best attraction of this base camp trek which is settled at the highest point in the world, and famous for its ancient and modern trading center. Especially, local merchants of the Everest region and Tibetan traders use to exchange goods, salt, textiles dried, and daily needed things for their living life. One rarely gets a chance to experience the Himalayan Tibetan cultures and rituals followed by the Sherpa society and live their life in different ways.

You are fascinated by the friendly welcome by the locals and their unexpected service in the remote area as the Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest Base Camp Trek, It will be a gorgeous moment that will never be felt in your life in such a mountainous place.  The peaceful nature and fraternity behavior of the habitants are the main component to heal your mind in the natural vibrations of loft snowcapped mountains. In addition hiking toward Everest View hotel hypnotized you awarding with the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other mesmerizing towering peaks of glistering in the Everest territory. The caravan of yaks, wilderness, the herd of Yaks, Zopke, richest flora, and fauna are the most amazing sites that can be experienced by the explorers. 

The beginning point of the trekking journey is Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal which is also known as the city of temples with the breathtaking flight to Lukla. From the window of the twin, otter travelers can observe the majestic pinnacled mountains with changeable Himalayan landscapes in the lowland. The sceneries that you are catching in your eyes either it is by the flight or by the trekking deeply set in your mind which never be taken away from your memory. It is an outstanding experience that landing at the shorter and congested runway airport in Lukla is the best way to start your journey to Everest Base Camp. The trekkers will feel the dramatic changeable beautiful landmark of the Khumbu valley as your all preparation, trip organization of the adventure exploration goes along the Dudh Koshi River. 

The well-maintained rocky trail leads your journey to hilltop village Phakding and exploring the rhododendron forests with alpine woods combined another segment of challenging trek to Everest get the fantastic travel experience. After walking ascend through the stone paved track get to another Sherpa village, Monjo, where visitors need to register their details and take a permit to enter the Sagarmatha National Park of Everest region, the home of different mountainous wildlife. The trip blends with the experiences of cultures, nature, and religions as we visit the prime Sherpa village Khumjung including Hillary school then Khunde hospital, Everest view hotel, and the highest mountain airport Syangboche as well as Sherpa mountain museum, and Everest photo gallery.   

The Spectacular views of the snow horizon are the most impressive phenomenon of the EBC Trek to heal the trekker's mind who use to visit this region for their adventure journey. The presentation yourself in the base camp, makes you feel like staying a part of the paradise section. Furthermore, on your way, there may see the different Himalayan wild animals and several kinds of plants attract which is the rich factor of the Everest region. Moreover, if you are planning for EBC Trek in Nepal below mentioned are the key information for your trip planning. 

 General EBC Trekking Information    

• Moderate hiking including the best scenery 

• It is better for your trek an hour hiking per day starting before a month per or more. 

• You will have well accommodation during the trek. 

• Hot, shower, electricity for mobile, battery charging, WI-Fi, and verities of foods are available. 

• Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Pasang Lhamu entry fees should pay to get permission for Everest Region. 

• The highest point of this trek is the Kalapatthar (5555m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). 

• The flight is possibly available from Manthali Airport at Ramechhap during peak season in spring (March-May) and autumn (September to November).

• The Tenzing Hillary Airport lies at Lukla at the elevation of 2845m/9334ft.

• Nepalese currencies are the used money in the area but dollars can also exchange but get less selling price. 

• There is ATM service only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. 

The Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal 

You should make a wise decision before you fix your date to EBC Trek about the best time to summit. The suitable time is the role play factor to get stunning sceneries of the snowcapped Himalayas as well as for the convenient walking in the higher place. The right season for the trek that you choose brings a more beautiful panorama to visitors' eyesight. Though the trekking in Everest Base Camp does any time in the winter season it will be tougher. Hence, explorers extend their own thoughts about the beauty of the lofty mountain series regarding its seasonal vision. Likewise, in the coming part, it is presented the highlighting phenomena of visiting EBC in the various season of the year such as spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Among the mentioned times spring and autumn are the prime seasons for trekking in Nepal. 

 Trek during the spring season (March, April, May) 

The Spring season is the prime time for trekking in Nepal as this is the main time to hike in the trekking sites. After the chilly winter season March, April, and May bring an enjoyable time for hiking over the mountainous regions. Normally, the climate will be moderate and days are sunny and warm although the night gets cold, so that, warm jackets, trousers, and hiking accessories are needed. Likewise, the mountains are ornamented by the Himalayan flowers that flourished in the blossom of nature with different colors. The combination of the rhododendron and magnolia flowers with white snow horizon is the best scenery that you have ever experienced in your life.  Besides this factor, astounding mountain sceneries are the super experience in the exploration really the awesome feelings. 

Trek during the summer season ( June, July, and August)

The Summer does not suit trekking trips in Nepal as most of the time gets raining, trails will be slippery, and chances of landslides and floods, which is why it will not safe. Because of the bad weather, the flight to Lukla may impossible on time, so people are recommended Everest Base Camp Trek other best season instead of rainy time. There might be the possibility of flight cancelation and delays Lukla flight as it will not be much rainfall in the mountains but the views are not vivid in comparison with the spring and autumn seasons. Hence, if you have more time then you can explore much more natural beauty optimizing your this trip to Nepal it is because of more experience and different trails you could enjoy at other times. 

Furthermore, fewer trekkers are joining the trekking in Nepal not only in the Everest region, so the trail is peaceful and you have a better choice for the accommodations in every tea house. Moreover, the absence of clouds in the sky makes the wonderful panorama that you may have the feeling of paradise. The rainfall really the big issue planning your trip at this time but if you have flexible time then you can set your plan for EBC and take awesome enjoyment. 

•  Trek during Autumn Season (September, October, November)

The autumn is the most prominent for summiting Everest Base Camp. A great number of trekkers from the world set their destinations in the mountain region of Nepal. People who are fond of enjoying the greenery and blue sky combined with the glister snowcapped mountains can visit Nepal this time. The fields are filled with millet, rice, and wheat plants really an awesome trip in Nepal. This is the time for celebrating different festivals, people of Nepal celebrate Dashain and Dipawali which are the biggest festival of the Hindu people, and gain new cultural experiences. 

The weather is pleasant at this time as it is neither hot nor cold, we strongly recommend this time although it is crowded because most of the adventurers are set their destination on this trail. 

 Trek during the winter season (December, January, and February)

This is the coldest time in Nepal and gets heavy snowfall over towering mountains. So, due to extreme freezing weather numbers, visitors are reluctant to own EBC during the winter season in Nepal. The advantage of this time is that the trail gets less crowded and can enjoy the snow by catching up on the remarkable scenery of the majestic mountains in our minds and camera. However, the temperatures always fall minus degrees so, there must be a good plan and required all trekking gears. 

Everest Base Camp Location and History

Mt. Everest is located on the border of Nepal and China as there are two base camps. They are the southern base camp and northern base camp, the south base camp lies in Nepal, and the north base camp is situated in China as those spots are the ultimate point to the most familiar treks in the world. The northern base campsite can be accessed via roadway whereas the southern base camp needs to walk to the summit. 

Similarly, EBC was highlighted since the mountaineers kept their equipment and other suppliers at the base of the highest mountain. The globally well-known mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa had used the Everest Base Camp of the Southern part as the way was chosen for the easy access as the same point is the completion of the trip. 

In sum, for your successful, reliable, and safe trekking trip in Nepal, Thin Air Adventure is always alert for your best choice. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Fly Manthali airport to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View Hotel (3780m), Duration: 6 hours up and down
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche, Hike up to Nagrjun Hill (5100m), Duration: 5 hours up and down
  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/16994ft) via Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), Duration: 9 hours
  • Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m/13809ft), Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 11: Day 11. Trek down to Namche Bazaar, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 12: Namche to Lukla, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu On your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will present for welcome and transfer to the hotel, after check-in you will get detailed information about your following program. On this day there will not be any activities, so, you can rest and taste the local cuisine, explore the city and prepare for your trek. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
  • Day 02 :Fly Manthali airport to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) Duration: 4 hours The adventure journey to Everest Base Camp begins from Kathmandu city taking local vehicles to Manthali airport and taking a flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. On this day you have to wake up early morning and become ready for the Everest region trek as the journey is full of excitement and eagerness. It is better to sit on the left side of the aircraft, so that, you can be impressed by the panorama of the spectacular mountains on the horizon. After landing at the airstrip, you will meet the rest of the trekking crew to support your successful trip.
    Our guide will lead you up to the mountains through the National Luminary Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate as form the gateway of the Everest region trekking point. At the checkpoint, the police will register your details and have to take an entrance ticket for Khumbu rural municipality. The way goes along the well-paved rocky trails and reach Thado Koshi and walking by some time you will reach Phakding. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 03 :Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours In the morning after your delicious breakfast, your destination will move towards Namche Bazaar passing through the rhododendron and alpine woods. On the way you will many trekkers from the world as well as locals, it will be the most fantastic moment in your lifetime. When we reach Monjo crossing by the suspension bridges you will reach Sagarmatha National Park and need to take the entry permit for Everest province. From there we walk downhill then the trail continues through the green fields of wheat and barley and reaches Jorsalle, probably the place to stop for the lunch.
    Furthermore, after eating lunch you will proceed for the other steep following by the rocky trail crossing over Tenzing Hillary bridge and walk continue uphill and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at the teahouse.
    Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 04 :Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View Hotel (3780m), Duration: 6 hours up and down This is the day for acclimatization above 3000 meters from the sea level and there might be the possibility of altitude sickness, need to know about symptoms, cause, and preventive measures in case you suffer. So, it is a good idea to follow the instructions of our guide, he will explain all about it. After breakfast, we move uphill towards Everest view hotel via Syangboche airport. From Everest View Hotel you will see the wonderful mountain sceneries of the Everest Himalayan range in the zenith. Spending some time there you will return back to Namche Bazaar and overnight stay at the teahouse.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 05 :Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours Completing our delicious breakfast we set our journey towards another familiar place Tengboche. The trail is flat and covered by beautiful mountain plants including attractive views of Mt. Ama Dablam, then the way enters the alpine woods and rhododendron forests, sometimes you can take a bar of chocolates and grow up your stamina and walk downhill and cross the suspension bridge then take a lunch break at Phungi Tenga.
    After eating lunch trek lead in the steep rocky trails through the thick lush green wild plants and reach Tengboche and visit the monastery which is known as the biggest monastery in the Khumbu valley. According to the Lama the present infrastructure of the Buddhist Monastery was reconstructed in 1989 after it caught fire there we can observe the monks reciting the Buddhist mantra. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Day 06 :Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours The day is beginning with the excitement of walking in the pasturelands, downhill from the Dibuche through the rhododendron woods and cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola. From there you need to walk steep up by rocky trail and reach to another famous Sherpa village is known as Pangboche the place is owned by the awe – inspiring lure natural landscapes. There are numbers of tea houses and you can have a lunch break. Walking through the flat land it will make you feel that you are in the a part in the heaven as after down walk you will cross the small stream and ascend the natural rocky trail you will reach to Dingboche. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Day 07 :Acclimatization Day at Dingboche, Hike up to Nagrjun Hill (5100m), Duration: 5 hours up and down This is a second day for acclimatization of our trekking journey as we eat our breakfast in the morning and we hike up to the Nagarjun hill to behold the Himalayan sceneries of the Khumbu valley or you can choose the alternative option to hike Chukung Ri and encounter with the magnificent view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, and numerous towering mountains. After our hiking we back to Dingboche and overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 08 :Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 6 hours The day will start with the steep up to Dingboche hill and walk through the Yak grazing meadow towards Thukla. We will observe the trail to Cho La Pass over Pheriche. From Thukla the way is uphill to Thukla pass walking through the rocky mountain trails. The lunch place will be the Thukla on this day and viewing the outstanding mountain views we reach Lobuche, overnight stay at the teahouse.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 09 :Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/16994ft) via Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), Duration: 9 hours This is the day of full excitement as you will overcome the journey to Everest Base Camp. On this day after our breakfast, we set our walking gradually passing by the looser rocky trails to Gorakshep facing a challenging journey. There should be a rock fall on the way so one needs to be careful while walking after reach to Gorakshep, check in the tea house and eat lunch then prepare for the EBC. The trail to Everest Base Camp is narrow and quite unstable as the guide will care for all clients in their every step of the adventure walk. You need to face the strong windy, straight sunlight, and extreme cold as you will get the reward of stunning Khumbu glacier and icefall in front of your eyes. After spending your time there back to Gorakshep and overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Day 10 :Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m/13809ft), Duration: 7 hours Early in the morning wake up and steep ascend towards the Kalapatthar which is the best vantage point to see the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Lola, and Pumori. You will be impressed by the exceptional views of sunrise from opposite Mt. Everest but it is highly recommended for Kalapatthar in the evening to see the golden color of Everest and numerous other mountains if the weather is clear. Spending your time in Kalapatthar, return back to Gorakshep, eat breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 11 :Day 11. Trek down to Namche Bazaar, Duration: 7 hours The trekking journey gets more interesting as already summited EBC, and the way goes down towards Namche Bazaar. On this day the exploration begins after a delicious breakfast in the Pheriche, it is comparatively the way mostly downhill by gradual for some time ascents. It will be easy to breathe while descending to lower elevations. Our eyes will encounter diverse scenery of the magnificent panorama of the majestic mountains and walking uphill and downhill we react to Namche Bazaar and overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Day 12 :Namche to Lukla, Duration: 7 hours The exploration of the trip is almost complete this day and be ready to proceed to another destination. In the morning eat your breakfast and trek down towards Lukla, continue walking through the rocky trail and crossing various local spots will reach to Lukla. Overnight stay at the teahouse.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 13 :Fly to Kathmandu This is a wonderful day as we have completed the amazing journey in our lifetime. In the morning after breakfast get ready to go to the airstrip to take the small plane and fly to Kathmandu with the iconic attractions of the outstanding mountains by the breathtaking short flight. After landing at the airport transfer to the hotel and stay overnight, breakfast included.
  • Day 14 :Departure Day The trek successfully completed and you can do sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley as well as explore the local market of Ason and Thamel and buy souvenirs for your relatives and friend. Exactly, before 3 hours of your international flight, our staff will farewell you and flight back to your home country.

Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1300
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
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