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Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC) – 14 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Khumbu Region
  • Duration: 14
  • Trip Grade: Hard
  • Best Time: Mar-May/Sep-Nov
  • Max Elevation: 5550m
  • Group Size: 2-12

Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC) – 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC) is a legendary and challenging trekking adventure that takes you to the base of the world’s highest peak. Mount Everest (8,848 meters or 29,029 feet). This trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range, unique Sherpa culture.

An unforgettable journey through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal. Here’s a general description of the Everest Base Camp trek:

Duration:
The typical duration for the Everest Base Camp trek is around 12 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and acclimatization stops.

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Highlights:

Scenic Flight to Lukla:

The trek usually begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip in the Khumbu region.

Namche Bazaar:

Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, serves as the gateway to the Everest region. It’s an important acclimatization stop and offers stunning views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

Tengboche Monastery:

Tengboche is home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, surrounded by breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks.

Dingboche and Lobuche:
As you ascend, you’ll pass through picturesque villages like Dingboche and Lobuche, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and beautiful landscapes.

Gorak Shep:
Gorak Shep is the last settlement before Everest Base Camp and is often used as a base for the ascent to Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint.

Everest Base Camp:
The ultimate destination, Everest Base Camp, offers stunning views of the Khumbu Icefall and the formidable south face of Everest. It is the starting point for mountaineers attempting to summit Everest.

Kala Patthar:
This iconic viewpoint provides panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and surrounding peaks. Many trekkers climb Kala Patthar early in the morning for sunrise views.

Challenges:

Altitude:
Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. The trek gradually ascends to higher altitudes, allowing the body to adjust.

Weather:
Weather conditions can be unpredictable, and temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher elevations.

Terrain:
The trail varies from rocky paths to steep ascents and descents, crossing suspension bridges and passing through rhododendron forests.

Best Time to Trek:
The primary trekking seasons are pre-monsoon (spring) from late April to early June and post-monsoon (autumn) from late September to early November.

Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC) is over all a challenging yet immensely rewarding adventure, allowing trekkers to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the unique Sherpa culture.

Best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek??

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions and clear skies, providing stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Here are the two main recommended seasons:

 

  1. Spring (Pre-Monsoon):
  • Months: March to May
  • Highlights:
  1. Mild temperatures and blooming rhododendron flowers in lower elevations.
  2. Clear skies and excellent visibility for panoramic views.
  3. More stable weather conditions compared to the monsoon season.
  4. Autumn (Post-Monsoon):
  • Months: September to November
  • Highlights:
  1. Stable weather with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking and enjoying breathtaking mountain views.
  2. Pleasant temperatures during the day, although nights can get cold at higher elevations.
  3. The trail is generally drier, providing better trekking conditions.

During these seasons, the temperatures are more moderate, and the chances of precipitation are lower, enhancing the overall trekking experience. It’s important to note that while these are the most recommended times, weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and it’s essential to be prepared for various conditions. Additionally, trekking permits and arrangements need to be made in advance, so it’s advisable to plan accordingly.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
– Glorious face-to-face with Mount Everest from Kalapatthar
– Adventurous trail through rhododendron and alpine forest
– Encounters with the Himalayan wildlife

 

Itinerary


Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival (1200m)

Namaste! Welcome to the Land of Himalayas. Once the plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport, you can get your visa on arrival from the Visa desk. After collecting luggage, a representative of Himalayan Eco-cultures will attend to you with a placard of your name right outside the arrival gate. Then we will proceed towards our hotel, where our travel planner will meet and brief us about the upcoming trekking events. Get Checked-in and get fresh as we will be going out for a delicious Nepali dinner in the evening, where we can also enjoy some cultural shows.

Dinner and accommodation in the 3-star hotel included

Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2860m) , Trek to Phakding (2610m). WALK: 4 hours

Wake up early, as we will be taking an early flight to Lukla, the gateway of Everest. After a thrilling 30 minutes flight extravagant with marvelous Himalayan panorama and green valleys, We will meet the rest of our crew in Lukla. Our groovy trail will go through an alpine forest, undulating rivers, and an enticing waterfall before reaching the beautiful Sherpa village of Phakding.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). WALK: 6 HOURS

After breakfast, we will resume our trek. Today we will cross the small village of Toktok, enjoying the beautiful waterfall. Then we will reach the Everest National Park entrance gate in Jorselle, where our permits and IDs will get checked and documented. The trail will be relatively easy before getting to the Edmund Hillary Bridge, from where it will escalate to a tougher ascend through dense forest. The climb will end in the Namche, an unofficial Sherpa Capital of the Khumbu region.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 04 Acclimatization day in Namche. WALK: 3 hours

As we are close to 3500m, our body will need to recuperate with the demising presence of oxygen in the atmosphere. So, following the international acclimatization guide, today we will ascend towards the viewpoint (3962m) from where we will get a spectacular glimpse of the Himalayas such as Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the mighty Mount Everest. After spending plenty of time looking at those gorgeous mountains, we will climb down to Namche, where we will spend the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 05 Trek to Tengboche (3870m). WALK: 5 hours

Walking on the foothill of the Everest viewpoint, we will march through the wide paved trail towards Sanasa village. Beautiful Ama Dablam will accompany us to the side, growing more beautiful and enchanting with our every step. The course will lead us further toward Tashinga, from where we will go across the Dudh Koshi River and begin to ascend towards Tengboche. The village of Tengboche is famous for its marvelous monastery and opportunity for sightseeing of many Himalayan birds and wildlife. We will spend the night here and explore the area as much as possible.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (4410m) WALK: 6 hours

Through Rhododendron forest, we will ascend towards the drier and rocky terrain. The tree lines will slowly end, and memorial boulders will begin to appear on the further Pangboche. The uphill journey will continue till we reach Dingboche.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 07 Acclimatization day in Dingboche

As we are above 4400 meters, we will take our second acclimatization rest in Dingboche. Again we will hike to Nangkar Tshang Peak for the scenic views of Tabuchi, Cholastse, Chukkung Ri, and Makalu (5th highest mountain). After descending, we will explore Dingboche and the small cafes and bakeries it offers, listening to the local people’s stories and memories.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4910m). WALK: 6 hours

The trail will grow rockier and drier as we ascend with only a little vegetation. The moderate climb of Dughla Pass will lead us toward the Khumbu region. As we close up to Lobuche, we will witness the memorial stones with heartfelt messages for the fallen adventurers. After reaching Lobuche, we will camp for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep (5164m) and Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m). WALK: 7 hours

Pump yourself with adrenaline as we will be reaching the final destination of our journey today. A slight ascent through the Khumbu glacier will lead us to Gorakshep, where we will re-energize ourselves with Lunch. Enjoying the close-up view of Pumori, and Khumbustse, among many more, we will climb towards the Everest Base Camp, marked by giant boulders, prayer flags, and memorials. Then we will descend back through the Khumbu glacier to rest for the day in Gorakshep as a very momentous morning awaits us.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 10 Kalapatthar Excursion (5550m) and Trek to Pheriche ((4240m). WALK: 7 hours

Early morning, we will hike toward the Kalapatthar, a viewpoint above EBC. The strenuous walk will award us the surreal experience of a panoramic view of the Himalayas: Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more, including the mighty Mount Everest. The sunrise view from above is absolutely to die for. Tears of joy might run in you, and that moment’s beautiful memories will haunt you forever. After breakfast in Gorakshep, we will descend through the same trail of Lobuche to Dughla before finally diverting to another path towards Pheriche.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 11 Trek to Namche (3440m). WALK: 6 hours

We will descend from Pheriche, crossing the bridge over the Khumbu river to reach Pangboche. We will slowly leave the deserted trail to re-enter the forested trail we climbed before. The route will lead us back to the radiant village of Namche. Visit the cafes, buy souvenirs, and enjoy your time with the area’s ever-smiling, warm locals.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 12 Trek to Lukla (2860m). WALK: 6 hours

We will descend back through the same route of Alpine forest, Edumand Hillary Bridge, Toktok, and Phakding to reach Lukla. You can celebrate the success of your trip with your crew member and explore the village you haven’t been able to during your initial trek.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

 

Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu

We will take the adventurous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu again, and then we will proceed to your hotel room. Either rest in the comfy bed or roam around the Thamel, enjoying the local delicacies, shopping experience, or hitting the spa.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the 3-Star hotel included

Day 14 Final Departure

Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before departure. We hope you had a wonderful experience with us, and we will soon meet again on your next adventure.

Breakfast included

 

Trip Includes

  • All the arrival and departure transfers in a private AC vehicle.
  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • Service of an English-speaking licensed adventure guide (Trained in first-aid and emergency rescues).
  • Eleven nights of twin-sharing stay in local tea houses (private bathroom wherever possible) with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • One porter for every 2 clients.
  • All the required permits for the trek.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for borrowing during the trek upon request.
  • Duffel bags and maps on a complimentary basis.
  • First-aid box (carried by the guide).
  • All the applicable government charges.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as beverage bills, laundry, charging of electric devices, WI-Fi, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above itinerary and inclusions.

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