Everest Base Camp/Kalapather Trek
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Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trekking (EBC Trek) is the most beautiful trail in the Everest Region and is indeed the most famous Himalayan Trek. Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for its spectacular mountain views and hospitality of its inhabitants, the Sherpa people. Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese language, which in English literally means “Mother Goddess of the World”.

Everest Base Camp trekking offers a unique experience with panoramic views of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. It is one of the most inspiring place in the world and trekking is possible all year round, but the best times to visit are March to May and September to December.

The trip begins with a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is an entry point of the Everest Region. You start your trek from Lukla. On the way there are many tea houses in which you can stay and eat locally as well as Western food. The trail takes one through the green Dudhkosi Valley, which is rich in Flora and Fauna, Sherpa Villages, and Buddhist Monasteries. It leads one up to the legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar where you spend two nights exploring and acclimating, an important factor for your safety and enjoy experience the Everest Base Camp trekking. Then you follow the trail to the villages of Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche where Yaks can be seen grazing in the high meadows. Finally you reach the last human settlement, the village of Gorakshep, which is just two hours from Everest Base Camp. From here, you can see the Khumbu Ice Fall and interact with other mountaineers climbing the Everest. From Gorakshep your trail takes you to Kalapathar from where you have the best possible view of the Himalayan Range. This is your turn around point and you descend following the same trail with still more splendid, fascinating and breathtaking views that leaves you with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

We also have shorter alternative to the trek called Everest panorama Trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Explore Sherpa Museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar
  • Panoramic view from National Park Head Quarter and from the Everest View Hotel
  • Experience Sherpa Culture and glance of Yeti head in Khumjung village
  • Visit Tengboche monastery.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive to Kathmandu airport (1380m)

Welcome to Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly received by our airport representative who will help you with the transfer to the hotel on a private car or a bus. After Checking into your hotel (we usually book rooms of Hotel Access Nepal, Hotel Bouddha, Hotel Arts Kathmandu…), you can either rest or stroll around to explore your vibrant surrounding at your convenience.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Your sightseeing trip starts from the hotel after breakfast at around 8:30 am. We will be provided private vehicle and a professional tour guide for the tour. You will start your sightseeing tour from the largest Hindu temple Pashupatinath, then visit Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple). At the end of the day, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and then drive back to the hotel to prepare for the trip with a short briefing about the trek.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)

You board a 30 minute flight to Lukla early in the morning. Enjoy the magnificent mountain range as you arrive at Lukla airport. You will be introduced to your porter at the airport. After enjoying a hearty breakfast in Lukla, you will begin your trekking. The walk to Phakding is a fairly easy 3 hour walk through the Dudhkosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge,you can see the peak Kusum and Kanggru (6367m), which are some of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb. Beyond the ThadoKoshi, the trail climbs towards the Ghat (2590m) and crosses a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. You will continue your ascend to reach the beautiful village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

You start your second day of the trek through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You cross the Dudhkosi River five times on the exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche. After you cross the last bridge, you will continue your ascend, gradually leading you to Jorsale. It is a two and a half hour climb up to Namche with two view points on the way.You will enjoy a mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale you enter the Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to verify your permits. After 5 or 6 hours of hard walking, you reach the main trading center of the region,the Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Acclimatization is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. You will be taken for a day’s hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung and come back to Namche through the Everest view hotel Khumjung. You can see the so called skull of a Yeti in the monastery in the region. You can also visit the bakery at world’s highest altitude. You get to enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains on a fair day. Even the view from the Everest View hotel is very impressive. After a savory breakfast, you take a steep one-hour climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where you will slowly ascend towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde you follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in the Khumbu region, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying lunch at Khumjung, you follow a gradual climb to Everest View Hotel where you will enjoy the splendid mountain views. Then you descend towards Namche (3540m). 4/5 hours walk.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

Your route for today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the tea shops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. You pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent sceneries. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama as the Himalayan giants. You will spend the night in the Tengboche village (5 hrs).

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4360m)

Today you start your trek with a descent through a beautiful forest, then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche. You will spend the night at Dingboche. It is a very relaxing village with lots of mountain views. This is a very easy walk and takes about 3 to 4 hours.

Day 8
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m)

You will start around 8:30 after breakfast. The trek up to Chhukung is quite nice and easy. You get a really nice view of most of the mountains specially Ama Dablam. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. To the south-west, the eastern face of Ama Dablam provides an incredible view of the picturesque peak. This short trek is one of the highlights of the trek. It is a quick trip back down the valley to Dingboche for the night. While going back to Dingboche you might encounter strong winds.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

You start with a climb to the Chorten trail that is a gentle climb for about 1 and half hour.Then, you get to Thugla at 4600m in a tea house where you will have your lunch before climbing the steep part of the day’s trek for about one and a half hour. You start to get close to high mountains like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche where only basic accommodation and food is provided. Then, you trek along a broad valley floor to Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at 4240 Meters. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers as you continue up the valley gaining altitude. When you come out of the valley, you descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge.The day’s trip takes about 5 and a half hour’s walk.

Day 10
Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) and Hiking to Everest base camp (5360m), back to Gorakshep.

This morning, you will take a 2 hour hike up to Gorakshep.The first part is nice and easy, but one hour later the trail starts to get harder, which is compensated by the really nice view of big walls formed by Everest, Nuptse and many other mountains. Once you climb about 150m then the trail gets better again. Shortly after you will get to the moraine. Finally,you get to 5160m, the world’s highest settlement at Gorakshep. Once you have lunch, you begin your walk to Everest base camp. You will be walking on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about one and half hour, you cross the Glacier and into the Everest base camp area. Today you reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5360m. You will be able to meet and talk to other mountain climbers at the base camp. You can get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. From there you can also see the big crevasses in the climbing way. After appreciating your own efforts and photographing the achievements, you start your way back to Gorakshep. (6-7 hours).

Day 11
Trek to Kalapathar (5550m) & back to Pheriche (4280m)

The early morning walk to Kalapathar(5550m) from Gorakshep is about approximately 2 hours.The short hike up to Kalapathar with clear views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks are magnificent at the sunrise time. Most of the famous photographs of Everest are taken from this “thump” on the landscape. In the afternoon, you trace back your steps to Gorakshep which is a fairly easy descent. You will go down to Gorakshep, get some food then go down to Pheriche. You feel much better once you descend the highest point of the trek .Overnight at Lodge. We will descent towards Pheriche. (6-7 hours)

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar

From Debuche, a half an hour climb takes you to Tengboche. From Tengboche you descend to Phunkithanga at 3200m. Then you make the final climb towards Namche Bazaar for the final party night, which is also the last chance to have close-up views of the mountains. Following the same way back to Namche is an easy walk. Once you get to Namche you can use the various services to get connected to the rest of the world. You can have an amazing time at the bakery, bar and other fun places.

Day 13
Trek back to Lukla

It is approximately a 7 hrs trek from Namche to Lukla which is mostly downhill to the flat part. This day you are going to end the trek as you exit the Sagarmatha National park. The Next day you will take a flight to Kathmandu. You end this amazing trek with a pleasant walk down to Lukla.

Day 14
Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to Hotel.

You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. Even the flight allows a really nice view of most of the Himalayan range. Do not forget to choose the seat on the right hand sight of the aircraft. Finally you will reach Kathmandu airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 15
Departure to Home

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination.

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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FAQs on 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek

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Is the Everest Base Camp Trek dangerous?

No, Everest Base Camp Trek is not so dangerous. But, you have to be careful and acclimatize your body properly to prevent altitude sickness. Also, be careful about slipping on the trail and getting struck by yaks.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is an achievable trek for people of all walks of life. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared, you can complete this trek comfortably. With some planning and training for a few weeks, people with no previous trekking experience can also complete it. However, having a previous trekking experience can be a benefit.

What is the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek?

Our 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek costs USD $1500. But, there are other options available as well. The trek can be as low as $500 who trek solo without any porter and guide, avoid air travel and stay at some of the cheapest lodges. In contrast, the tour can cost over USD $ 10,000 for those who prefer a luxury trek, hire helicopters and stay in some of the best hotels.

How many hours do I need to walk per day?

You usually walk about 5-6 hours in most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and steady.

Do I need guides and porters for EBC?

If you are an experienced trekker, then you can trek on your own. But, having a guide helps you plan each day more efficiently. Also, walking for hours at a high altitude with a load on the back can be pretty daunting. So, you should better hire a guide and a porter.

Can I take children to Everest Base Camp?

It is an unwise decision to take children. But if they are old enough to trek for days at high altitudes in a cold climate, there shall be no huge problem. Make sure, they know the symptoms of altitude sickness and have prior experiences of a few days hike.

Should I buy a travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Unquestionably! Buy travel insurance that covers you even at high altitudes ie.upto 6000m. Insurances usually do not cover you over 3,000 meters altitude. So, make sure your insurance covers you for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Better be prepared than be sorry.

How to prevent altitude sickness on the trek?

Anyone can suffer from altitude sickness at high altitudes. If you have not lived at high altitudes, you may also suffer from altitude sickness(also called as AMS or altitude motion sickness). But, with a proper attention, slow walk,and proper hydration you can prevent altitude sickness.

What is the best season for EBC trek?

Pre-Monsoon time from late February to early May and post-monsoon season from late September to early December is the best season to trek to EBC. You can also trek Everest Base Camp in November-December or June-August. But, November and December are cold months and June-August experiences a lot of rains. So, you have some matters to compromise during these off-seasons.

Can I stay overnight at Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is just a moraine with some prayer flags during fall and dead season. Only in the spring, climbers come and make tented camps there. Sleeping in such a high altitude and cold place without a proper sleeping facility is risky. So, you come back to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay.

How busy is the EBC route?

Trials of Everest Base Camp trek can be pretty crowded in the spring season. As there will be big groups of trekkers, porters, yaks, and mountaineers, you will meet many people on the trails. However, there will still be times when you will walk for hours without meeting any other people.

How much money should I carry during the trek?

If you are traveling through a tour operator, you do not have to carry much cash. The tour guide will take care of your accommodation and meals. Other than that, only a few costs incur. Wi-Fi, bottled water, charging mobile phones and cameras are some additional costs that may incur. You may be interested in tipping your guide and porters. So, carry Nepalese Rupees equivalent to a few hundred USD.

Do I need to carry a water bottle?

You can buy bottled water or just carry a bottle and fill the bottle with tap water. If you plan to use tap waters that you find on your way, make sure you carry water purifying tablets with you.

Where should I buy trekking gears?

You can buy trekking essentials in your home country. Or, you can land at Kathmandu and buy them at Thamel. However, most of the trekking gears you get here are not up to standard and are comparatively cheaper. So, it’s on you to decide. If you forget any trekking gears, the last option to buy them is at Namche Bazaar.

Is there WIFI available on the trek route?

Most of the lodges on the EBC trek route have WIFI available. The WIFI gets pricier as you go further up towards the Base Camp.

Can I charge my electronics in lodges?

Yes, you can charge your electronics in lodges. But, they charge you $2 to $ 6 per hours for that. Further up you go, the price for charging your electronics increases.

What foods should I bring with me?

You can bring snacks and protein bars if you want. Other than that is not so good option. Your daily meal includes Dal Bhat - Nepali meal, which is high in carbohydrate. If you bring your own food, lodges may charge you an additional cost.

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  • 15 Days Everest Base Camp/Kalapather Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 person
  • March - end of May, September - end of December
  • 5545 m
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