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Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days s

Key Information

16 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5545 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
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Overview

The Mt. Everest is considered as a king of the Himalayas is the highest mountain in the world. It is located in the borderline of Nepal and China and the most valuable property of Nepal stands 8,848/ 29000 feet above sea level. The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most visited site for a trekking adventure in the world. Many hikers and trekkers, climbers, and other visitors make their journey to Everest Region every year for hiking, trekking, adventure activities, mountain flights, climbing, and for the helicopter tour.

 

This base camp trek will bring the explorer into some of the best treasured highest spots somewhere on earth where people can see the outstanding scenery of towering silver color snowcapped mountains, cliffs, beautiful icefalls and glaciers, and forested hills. Similarly, travelers experience the beauty of Mother Nature and the local Sherpa cultures and traditions of Nepal. This is one of the unique and finest combinations of nature and culture in the world. It is an opportunity to close up and personnel touch with the majesty of Everest and it is your spiritual journey for your ever memory in life. For the fantastic adventure Everest base, camp trekking is the most prominent site to complete your hiking and trekking passion. There is nothing that can be compared for the awe-inspiring adventure then Everest Base Camp Trek. 

 

The trekking to  Everest Base Camp starts on the 25 minutes breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla as you will land at the Tenzing - Hillary airport. Besides flights, you can also begin your journey from Jiri but it will take a much longer time. But Kathmandu Lukla only connected by flight as there is no road between these two towns. While you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, where you will see awesome views of different land escape and beautiful towering mountains in your eye sights. The whole place in Lukla is buzzing with excitement as all the trekkers, guides and porters are busy preparing their goods and ready for their further trek as some are waiting for their flight back to Kathmandu finish after their trip.  After you packed up your all stuff then begin to hike towards Everest Base Camp with your happiness and sweet smile in your face. 

 

 

The climate in the higher elevations is cool as the air gets cold and brittle and lush green forests expanding as far in your eyesight. The journey is set towards the most challenging trekking adventure destinations in the world. The pleasing and tranquil mountain villages, the friendly locals, and the astounding view of the mighty Himalayas make the trip fruitful and unforgettable memory into the unknown. Guides and other assistants will help along with your travel on the pathways and route to Everest Base Camp.

 

We suggest you bring a camera and memory to shoot many photographs and videos as you will not regret not having photography equipment and will not take the many photos and videos as it is your life memory and share the adventure that you have done in the lap of beautiful glistering lofty Himalayas. There is so much content for your photography like beautiful mountains, local people's activities, beautiful nature monasteries, and nice landscapes.  Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Lukla are the main places to accommodate your Everest Base Camp Trek.

You will spend your nights in those places and experiences the hospitality of the locals of the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is the most famous for trading as it was the old trading center of local people and Tibet people where you will stay for acclimatization. Trekkers also experience the way of life as a tradition that they are survived for many years. The Namche Bazaar is the biggest market in the Himalayan zone where you can buy trekking and climbing gear for climbing and trekking. 

The splendid combination of the Khumbu glaciers attraction is one of the best phenomenons of the trek. You will experience the typical Sherpa cultures and the way of life that they live in. You will far from your hectic life and enjoy the peaceful nature, also far from modern technologies as you only have the natural things on your surroundings that make you feel of a different way of living life. Locals have different beliefs and religions as they are doing things systematically. Sherpa people are following Tibetan Buddhism and you will see the fact in the Himalayan region. Every stone is painted with the Buddhist mantra “OOM MANI PADME HOOM” the trails are beautiful art by Buddhist letters and gods. Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Everest region which is the main attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek. There is no doubt Everest Base Camp is trekking with full of adventure and cultural phenomena. 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights 

Throughout the history of the Himalayan region, Namche Bazaar is the trading hub since ancient times. This is the commercial center for highlander people and low land mountain people, also Tibetan people used to come to exchange their goods for trading. This the gateway to Everest Base Camp located in a higher place.  Many people from the remote areas of the mountains come here for trading as you will see the lifestyle of mountain people on the way.

 

People buy things and goods for their homely needed things and take back by Yaks. It is the biggest market in the Himalayas where most of the things can be found for trekking and climbing as well. It is an old city that leads the way towards EBC as it is unique because of simplicity and typical style houses and the structures. Namche Bazaar is the central zone of Sherpa People is the gateway to the Everest trek.

 

The place lies in the lap of the beautiful mountains such as Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Lhotse, Everest, Ama Dablam, and Holy mountain Khumbila. Mt. Everest is the nuclear part of this region as many explorers come to feel the sense of peaceful super Himalayas. These are the facts why you are visiting for Everest trekking area. 

 

 

The Everest View Hotel is located at the almost highest point in the world. From here you can see the many mountain series of Mahalangur Himal including Mt. Everest. Though it is not designated overnight stay in the Everest View Hotel is a beautiful sightseeing place to see towering mountains on the horizon. This hotel is situated in the altitude of 3962 meters holds the record for being the Highest Placed Hotel in the world offers the amazing views of Everest panorama from the guest place. After 5 hours hike from Namche Bazaar will reach the Everest View Hotel and the itinerary for the acclimatization day for Everest Base Camp Trek. The place is at the top will see the extraordinary view of mountains in the zenith. 

 

 

The continuous walking along the Dudh Koshi River and trekking through the Imja Khola valley then reach to Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery is the significant point of the Khumbu region as the Tengboche is the spiritual center of the Everest region. Tengboche Monastery is the oldest monastery in the province was established in 1916 BS is the collections of Buddhist art and architecture. This is the best spot to spot for the photography prime source of exceptional views of mountains and the monasteries. The solemnity of the Everest Mountains in the backdrop of the monastery is the truly awesome content.  

 

 

In the time stand by in a peaceful environment inviting you to enjoy your life in such a spiritual place. The typical villages flourish from hundreds of years; you will get rid of worries and work pressure in the peaceful natural environment in the Everest mountain region. Kalapathar is the best vantage point to view the mountain scenery of the Everest Himalayan series of Everest Base Camp Trek. The highlighting point of EBC is the Kalapathar with an awesome panorama of such lofty mountains on top of the world. Early in the morning ascending steeply up to the cliff walking through the rocky trails and award will be the beautiful sunrise from the rocky crags of Everest. This is under the Sagarmatha National Park included in the World Heritage Site. 

 

Similarly, you will also behold the variety of wildlife habitats in the Everest area such as musk deer, Lophoporus, Himalayan goats, red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan black bear. The national park has been protecting the endangered animals, if you are lucky you will see the Lophoporus (national bird of Nepal).

Pointed Highlights 

• Close view of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. 

• Heavenly feel that you are in the land of mountains.

• Everest region is surrounded by the towering mountains of Nepal like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and many other mountains. 

• Experience the Sherpa typical traditions and cultures with warm hospitality. 

• It is your historical and spiritual journey about Tengboche Monastery and the places 

• Hiking to Everest View Hotel to see the Everest panorama. 

• Explorer the beauty of Sagarmatha National Park which is the settlement of several endangers animals. 

• Behold the mesmerizing views from the Nagarjun Hill and Ama Dablam massif.

• Catch the outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks from the Kalapathar. 

• Breathtaking and adventure flights from Kathmandu to Lukla.

• Visit the religious, historical, natural, and cultural places of World Heritage Sites including in UNESCO.

 Nature of trail 

• Proper level of training before starting the trek will be able to complete the trek with some problems as the journey is the moderate level trek.

• The trail is rocky, bumpy, and unpaved as you will walk through the rough track.

• There is ascending and descending.

• Kalapthar (5,555 m) is the highest point of the trek each day you need to walk around 4 – 6 hours and gaining 500 – 600 m altitude on the way.

• Your good exercise routine will help you to do regular hiking in the trek 

 

The difficulty of This Trek 

The trekking to Everest Base Camp is suited for all trekkers and hikers of average fitness level. The whole trek takes around 12 days and reaches up to the altitude of 5545 meters. Continue walking for 12 days is not a joke so you need to be prepared physically and psychologically to meet the adventure challenge. We would recommend you to do daily exercise before you start the EBC trek like jogging, running, swimming, and walking for the preparation of the trip.

 

It is the universal truth the air in the higher altitude thinner and lack of enough oxygen so some may find it difficult to breathe so you must be adjusted with the altitude and the environment. Although there is no need for regular hiking experience you need to follow the guide directions and keep up moderate climbing with the team. Our team will monitor you at the same pace on the trail, the slow and steady, and the main concern is the safety first of the team and rest somewhere on the way. Drink lots of water and if possible use vitamin c tablets and other energy-providing foods that regenerate stamina in your body and help to hike comfortably. These tips will make your successful journey to Everest Base Camp. 

 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 

The prominent time to visit Everest Base Camp is in the spring season from March to May. But you can do the trek any time of the year. The weather facts directly affect the view of mountains like in the summer season it will get rain and the mountains are covered by clouds and less chance to see the mountain views. And, in winter it will be very cold and gets snowfall. The best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek is in spring when there will be fewer temperatures and can see the clear mountains on a sunny day but it may get snowfall because the weather in the mountains frequently changes, so, it is unpredictable sometimes. Similarly, the autumn season is another best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek September – November. At this time you will see the greenery and White Mountains on the horizon with a blue sky. In sum, it doesn’t matter when you choose your time that you will complete your journey to base camp. 

 

Need to know if the trek is right for me 

For your completing adventure passion, we can take you to over heights with an exciting experience. All the trekkers provided well accommodations, meals, transportation, guides, and porters as per their needs. Everything will manage by our team for your complete trek. Thousands of trekkers make their destination to summit Everest Base Camp and some other place of the Khumbu region. It is an awesome everyone must do at least once in their life. Our trekking staff effort to make your journey memorable forever and let’s take out all your tension and set your goal to Everest Base Camp.

 

Your itinerary set as per your flexibility and let you experience the new lifestyle in 12 days adventure trip in the Sherpa mountain village of Nepal. People get the opportunity to experience different cultural and religious facts on the way to Everest Base Camp. 


Included in this tour

Excluded in this tour

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu 

Your trip is starting with the arrival in the beautiful city Kathmandu. Our airport representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and help transfer you to the hotel. This day you will get the information about your trip and check-in the hotel. This day you can rest and relax after your long flight and in the evening you can go around the market and eat your foods also visit the touristic market of Thamel and sightseeing around the market, overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
 

 

Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the Trek 

In the morning after your breakfast, our tour guide takes you around the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Our guide will introduce the historical, religious, and cultural places in the Kathmandu valley. The city is blended with Hinduism, Buddhism, history, and cultural phenomena. You will visit major sites of Kathmandu valley like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar square, and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath temple is the main Hindu temple built in the bank of the holy Bagmati River; people come to visit here to see the Sadhus, Baba, and cremation system. Boudhanath is famous for Buddhism there you will be attracted by the largest stupa in Asia as Swayambhnath stupa located in the hilltop, you can see the beautiful Kathmandu valley and mountains in the surroundings. Kathmandu Durbar Square on the other hand famous for the living goddess of Kumari and other pagoda styles Hindu temples. After your tour come back to the hotel and prepare for your trekking trip, overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Breakfast is included 

 

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 4 hours 

Today is the fantastic journey beginning of your Everest Base Camp Trek. Wake up early in the morning and enjoy the packing breakfast at the rest point at the airport and take your breathtaking scenic flight to Lukla. You will see the stunning view of mountains and different landscape from the window of the aircraft. From Lukla, you will walk towards Phakding to keep your feet in the rocky trails and eyes catch over the beautiful mountains and the jungle. The pastoral settlement Phakding is situated at the bank of the Dudh Koshi River which is run from the base of Everest known for the milky and clean water. You will have a comfortable night at the Phakding. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

 

Day 04 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours 

After breakfast in the morning, trekking begins to another destination as you will trek north part leading towards Monjo. This small place has the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park. You need to take the entry permit in the national park office and processing further trek. The park is the protection home for endangered species of wild animals, “FLORA and FAUNA” and you will enjoy your trekking with the evergreen alpine forests and rhododendron woods. You need to cross the several suspension bridges on the way in the Dudh Koshi River. After Jorsalle you will walk along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River and from the junction of Bhotekosi and Dudh Koshi River the trail raise steeply up inside the alpine forests. Then finally you will get in Namche Bazaar after walking all the way from Phakding biggest Sherpa settlement of the Everest region, overnight stay at the tea house. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included 
 

 

Day 05 – Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3962m/12995ft), Duration: 4 hours 

Today is the day for rest and do hiking for acclimatization of the altitude. This day hiking is important for adjusting with the higher altitude for further trekking as you need to let your body adapt with a small amount of oxygen in the available atmosphere. It will be worthy that you do hiking up to Everest View Hotel because you will be welcomed by the spectacular views of the mountains in Everest massif. You can also buy trekking gears as per your need in the commercial market of Namche Bazaar. You will see the beautiful panorama of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kongde RI, and other more peaks in the Everest region. Let yourself flexible to observe the Sherpa museum will teach the Sherpa legendry provides you about local cultures and traditions. Everest Photo Gallery provides knowledge for your photography passion. 
You will see the stunning view of Namche Bazaar from Syangboche airport just above the town. You can capture the beautiful picture of Namche Bazaar and the other mountain peaks. Then back to the tea house and overnight stay there. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
 

 

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours 

Today the trekking goes through the beautiful alpine forests and rhododendron woods in the leisurely place. Leaving after Namche Bazaar the trail goes easy trail and descends to Phungi Tengga passes alongside by the Himalayan villages.  Many trekkers set their destination towards Everest Base Camp on this trail of scenic Himalayan vista. You are walking in the lap of the beautiful mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other breathtaking peaks. You will go up to the trail inside the rhododendron woods may encounter with the musk deer. Your destination for today is the spiritual hub of the Everest region Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery is the nuclear part of this trek as the Tengboche is renowned for this largest gompa of this Khumbu region. This is the spiritual hub that you visited in this site to behold the pine forests and azaleas in the backdrop of Ama Dablam, overnight stay at the Tengboche. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included 
 

 

Day 07 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours 

Wake up in the morning and take the breakfast then you will begin to hike descending through the rhododendron woods of Deboche. You will cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola and walk steeply up before approaching the next famous Sherpa settlement Pangboche. This is a good place for rest and takes tremendous views of the mighty Himalayas. After rest, you will walk for the targeted destination crossing by the Mani walls and prayer flags written Buddhist mantra. Continuing past your trail to Orsho then cross the stream and get in the beautiful Sherpa village Dingboche known as the ”SUMMER VALLEY” of the Everest region. Dingboche experiences the monsoon contributing to the farming livelihood as they will not fire in their oven in the monsoon, overnight stay at the tea house. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included  
 

 

Day 08 – Acclimatization Day – Hike to Nagarjun Hill and Return, Duration: 5 hours 

Now you already reached up to an altitude of 4000 meters and half of the Everest Base Camp journey has been completed. Today therefore the day reserved for another acclimatization day to summit EBC. There is a steep trail to Nagarjun hill and from the cliff, you will see the gorgeous views of the Everest mountain series. Lhotse, Island peak, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and Tawache are the main prominent peaks seen from the Nagarjun Hill. Trekking in the best vantage point of Nagrjun Hill is rewarding the panoramic vista of the whole Imja Khola valley. After sightseeing descends to Dingboche and explores the village and relaxes if you want you can buy bakeries and taste different foods, overnight stay at the Dingboche. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

 

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 5 hours 

After breakfast, you will begin your hike up to the verdant above Dingboche pass through the lonely huts use for Yak grazing. You will cross the grassy land by the small stream and reach to Thukla. After some time rest in Thukla, the trail leads you steeply up to the Thukla pass. The spectacular scenery from the pass attracts you by the best scenery of the mountains of Everest Himalaya in the zenith. Same as you will be welcomed by the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren and Nuptse. The trek ends at Lobuche, overnight stay there, make sure that you have enough rest for hiking up to Everest Base Camp further day. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included 
 

 

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) via Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) and back Gorakshep, Duration: 9 hours 

Today is your special day because you are going to complete your target to summit Everest Base Camp after long-distance walking will get the opportunity to set your feet in the base camp which you were waiting since many days. From Lobuche, you will walk through the rocky trail up to Gorakshep, as somewhere there is the looser rock trail you need to be careful about it. There is a limited number of tea houses and sometime in the peak season, you need to sleep in the dining also as it is situated in the frozen lakebed. Gorakshep was also a site of the original Everest Base Camp and it is the last stop for the human settlement before processing the base camp current location. Take a rest there and eat your lunch then start your trek to base camp. 
You will hike alongside the Khumbu glacier moraine associated with the Khumbu Icefall is regarded as the precarious section of the climb for those involving to summit Everest. Now you will reach your dream point, Everest Base Camp. Spend your time taking photograph and see around the icefall in the incredible atmosphere, depending on the season you can see the many tents around the base camp preparing for summiting the Everest by many climbers. After some time spend your time you will back to Gorakshep, overnight stay there. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included 

 

Day 11 – Hike to Kalapthar (5545m/11283ft) and trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft), Duration: 7 hours 
You already had been to Everest Base Camp now the turn to summit Kalapthar as the trek isn’t over yet. You will steeply hike up to the Kalpathar early in the morning and awarded by the beautiful sunrise from the top of Everest. Kalapathar is the best vantage point to behold the Everest Himalayan series up-close in the blossom of Khumbu valley. It is the highest elevation of the entire journey so you will be much exciting. This beautiful vantage point offers you the awesome glistering snow-capped mountains with golden sunrise including the lofty peak of Everest, Changtse, Pumori, and Nuptse. After you descend from Kalapathar eat breakfast in Gorakshep and process trek to Pheriche is the small Sherpa land serve as the famous stop for trekkers, overnight stay there. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included 
 

 

Day 12 – Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, Duration: 7 hours 

After breakfast, you will trek down all the way back to Namche Bazaar. You are trekking comparatively easier than ascending because you are going back. You will have an exciting journey as you already completed your target and it will be a fantastic moment in the alpine forests and rhododendron woodland.  There you will cross some suspension bridge pass by Pangboche and down to Phungi Tengga then again the trail leads you uphill and while you get in Kyanjuma the way is very comfortable and finally reaches to Namche Bazar, overnight stay at the tea house. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included 
 

 

Day 13 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla, Duration: 7 hours 

Today you will descend to Lukla where your trekking was started. After walking an hour you will reach the first some suspension bridges and there mules and Jopke may carrying the loads, you need to let them the way first. On the way will crossing by many Mani walls and Chorten and Dudh Koshi River making roar sound just beneath you make you feel very natural, then you will pass by the many local villages and reach to beautiful market Lukla, overnight stay there and you may have the celebration of a successful journey to Everest Base Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
 

 

Day 14 - Fly back to Kathmandu 

The trekking to Everest Base Camp almost finished. Wake up early in the morning and take the breathtaking flight back to Kathmandu as you will be farewell by the spectacular scenery of the Everest region and it is all prison in your mind and camera for further memory.  Watching the awesome landscape beneath your aircraft window now you can able to know about the peaks of Everest province. While you landed at Kathmandu domestic airport you will transfer to the hotel and rest from your trekking tiredness as you can go for a massage and spa for your body relaxing. And there is plenty of modern restaurants where you can eat your lunch and dinner, overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. 
 

 

Day 15 – Reserve Day in Kathmandu 
 

This is the reserve day in case there will any changes in weather in Lukla and delays the flight. If your flight on the right time you can explore more about Kathmandu valley for the religious, historical, and cultural attractions that you missed to discover upon your arrival at Kathmandu. Some famous visiting sites like Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, and Chandragiri Hills recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then after your tour back to the hotel and overnight stay there. 
 

 

Day 16 – Farewell and Departure 
 

This is your last stay at Nepal, after you’re your breakfast you can go around the local market of Ason and explore the local lifestyle of Newars, and visit Thamel then do shopping as you can buy local things for the memory of your Everest Base Camp Trek, as you can also buy the souvenir for your family and friend. Exactly 3 hours before our airport representatives will do farewell you and transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport and fly back to your home country.  

 

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Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days
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