• Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Destination: Everest base camp
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Group size: Min 01-Max10
  •    Best Season: Feb- May /Sep- Dec

Namaste!  & Welcome to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp lies in the foothill of the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8848 meters). EBC or Mount Everest. The Mount Everest Base Camp trek is adventurous journey - supremely exciting - where you will be led to the high Himalayas and base camp of Mount Everest. The Base Camp is situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and is a stunning paradise where you get the splendid, panoramic mountain sight of the entire Everest range and numerous other snowcapped peaks. You will get to undertake this adventure that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took in 1953 to the summit of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.
 
Trek Highlights & Summary of Mount Everest Base Camp
 
The major highlights of this trek is that you will get the magnificent mountain views from the Everest Base Camp and also you will get the close view of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest at 8848 meters as well as other mountains such as Lhotse (8,515 meters), Mount Nuptse (7,850 meters), Mount Pumori (7,160 meters), Mount Changaste (7,551 meters), Mount Lingterin (6,678 meters), Mount Ama Dablam (6,855 meters) and numerous other peaks. Besides that, you will also be heading to Kala Patthar, a high mound at the altitude of 5,550 meters where you get the closet view of Everest.
 
This trek begins with a scenic short mountain flight to the village of Lukla. Our main trekking begins from here and we’ll head to the village of Phakding crossing several Sherpa villages before reaching "Namche Bazaar", the main center of the Sherpa community where we will be acclimatizing: doing a short hike and also experiencing Sherpa culture who are very hospitable. After that, we head to visit the biggest monastery in the Himalayan region – the Tengboche monastery. And from this monastery, we can also get the alluring and remarkable view of Mount Ama Dablam. On the trail, you will be spotting many walls, chortens, and monasteries in this region - most communities living here follow Buddhism- hence, you will also get to spot small Chortens with colorful prayer flags. Then, from Tengboche, we will head to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and from there - we head to Kala Pathar for a closer view of Everest.
 
On this trail to Everest Base Camp - we will also get a chance to spot numerous animals like musk deer, leopards, jackals, red panda, Himalayan Thar, and even some rare bird species like pheasants, long tail bird, munal, etc. The flora is something to behold as well that includes rhododendron, oak, junipers, etc. These floras are spotted only during the spring seasons. So this trek is best attempted during spring and fall seasons where one will get to observe clearly the mountain views and also relish the natural pristine biodiversity of the land.
 
This is a 14-day itinerary, that the accent himalaya trekking team has carefully arranged to focus on the level of adaptation of high altitudes by modifying each and every step from day 1 till your departure date. So, if this itinerary does not fit you - please let us know & we’ll set up a different itinerary for you according to your holiday schedule. Also, be ready to experience something new!

 

For more information about this trek, please feel free to email or contact us. To know more about the weather and climate of Everest Base Camp, please visit the link:

http://www.accenthimalaya.com/blog/8/weather-of-everest-base-camp.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Day 1: Welcome to Vibrant Kathmandu from where our Nepal Adventure Begins. Altitude: 1,350 m, 4,428 ft.

Day 2: Day 2 Fly to Lukla and hike through colorful villages to Phakding.

Day 3: Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

Day 5: Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 6: Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 7: Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Day 8: Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 9: Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep visit Everest Base Camp

Day 10: Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pherice

Day 11: Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 13: Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 14: Day 14: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Day 1: Welcome to Vibrant Kathmandu from where our Nepal Adventure Begins. Altitude: 1,350 m, 4,428 ft.

 
We heartily welcome you to the Himalayan country - Nepal. As soon as you arrive at the Kathmandu airport, our representative from the Accent Himalaya Trekking will be there waiting for you once you have finished all your custom formalities and are heading to the terminal gate. There you will see our staff carrying a signboard of Accent Himalaya Trekking Team and a warm welcome before driving you to your hotel. If you choose to book your flight to arrive a few days before your trek gets underway, we can visit some of the heritage sites of Kathmandu. This Everest base camp trek package begins at the office of Accent Himalaya with a small discussion/meeting about your trek. In the evening, our company will be hosting a welcome dinner in an excellent Nepali restaurant, which serves mouth-watering Nepali cuisine.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
 
Accommodation: Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Fly to Lukla and hike through colorful villages to Phakding.

Altitude: 2,800 m, 9,184 ft (Lukla) & 2,652 m, 8,698 ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: 8 km (3-4 Hrs) - All distances and time estimates are approximate. Flight time: 35 min On the second day in the early morning - you’ll board on a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, which will take around 35-40 minutes. We usually take the Himalaya mountain domestic flight so make sure to book a left side seat to capture the picturesque view of the Himalayas including the mighty Everest. Once we land at Lukla’s Tenzing Hillary airport, we will meet our GHHT representative. After a quick exploration of the Lukla village, we’ll start our trek to Phakding, descending down alongside the deep Dudh Koshi River. This trail leads to Namche Bazaar, which is situated over Chaunrikharka. Once we have descended from Lukla, we will continue an easy hike, passing the tiny village of - Ghat until we finally reach Phakding. Today’s - trekking for approximately 3 hours. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accommodation: Teahouse or Trekking lodge.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Guest House (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After sumptuous breakfast, you will continue your journey through magnificent and aromatic pine forest.  You will follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, Dudh Koshi River (one of the co-rivers of river Saptakoshi) will be crossed and you will go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park (also called Sagarmatha National Park), which is also listed in one of the world heritage sites. Then, crossing a suspension bridge, you pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi & Bhote Koshi river. A steep ascent leads you up to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. If the weather gets clear, you can view the sight of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse from there. You will stay that night in Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Snowland Hotel (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

This is a quite leisurely day. There are plenty of things to enjoy around Namche Bazaar. You can spend a day there acclimatizing yourself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region. Khumbuwan and has many government offices, bank facilities like ATMs, Internet cybercafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards the trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, you can trek to Khumjung village, a beautiful village rich in Sherpa culture. While exploring and observing Namche Bazar, you can observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such a high altitude. You will stay that night in Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Snowland Hotel (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and ascent along the rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) forests, which is also the to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, you will enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, and Mount Kongde and so on. On reaching Tengboche, you will visit Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the region and plunge in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. You will stay overnight in Tengboche.

Accommodation: Tashi Delek Lodge (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

On this day, you will descent and trek through forests - varieties of lush trees – birch, conifer, rhododendron and many more. This journey again rejoices you with tremendous views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately winds up climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight we stay at Dingboche.

Accommodation: Peaceful Lodge (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Dingboche, a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who head to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam or ImjaTse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields fenced by stones to protect crops from the cold wind and grazing of tamed animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization and observation. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

Accommodation: Peaceful Lodge (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche

You will start this day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you will climb up a steep trail to ChupkiLhara, where you can see an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 time Everest submitter BabuChiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.  Next, you will continue walking to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Accommodation: Sherpa Lodge (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep visit Everest Base Camp

This is the most exciting and the most rewarding day of the whole trek. You will follow the trail to Everest Base Camp through big Gorakshep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you will come across the Indian Army Mountaineers Memorials. The path from here can be misleading. Hence, it's important for you to follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk can be strenuous due to the thin air at the high altitude. Now, you will pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the great mountains that you can gaze from the Everest Base Camp. Again, you will get back to Gorakshep for rest and sleep. 

You have the option to go to Kala Patthar either on the same day or the other. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so - we recommended that you should visit Kala Patthar the same evening to enjoy the sunset. As the setting sun's rays pour on the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is just incredible, inexplicable and breathtaking. Therefore, if you wish to hike up to Kala Patthar this day instead of the next day, please inform your guide and they will coordinate accordingly. 

Accommodation: Buddha Lodge (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pherice

This day, you will prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly gusts of wind which is quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even if Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is only on reaching Kala Patthar, we can see back parts of the Mt Everest at 360 degree up-close and formidable views. Here, you can take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for the night's rest.

Those tourists who wish to visit Everest Base Camp on this day will have an early breakfast to walk early. Since Everest Base Camp hike takes usually longer time than Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorakshep, both of the groups will have lunch together. In the afternoon, you will hike down to Pheriche for the good night's rest. 

Accommodation: Hotel Panorama (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

On this day, you will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned on the bridge over the Dudh Koshi (Milk) River, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. Then after, we also pass winding trails through the forest on the way to Namche Bazaar. This night will be spent in Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Snowland Hotel (or similar) Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

On this day you will walk along the steep downhill trails to reach Lukla. You are advised to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, you can stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of week. You will spend the lovely night in Lukla.

Accommodation: Mera Lodge (or similar) Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

After collecting the wonderful and life-long experiences, you will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after you are exhausted through frivolous mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take rest or do shopping for souvenirs to carry back to your home country. If you want to explore some other areas of Kathmandu, you can do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. The company will host farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Eco Hotel (or similar) Hotel
Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Final departure

Yes ! Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today ! There is nothing to do but you can exchange emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Accent Himalaya will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you'll have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure in the mystic country, Nepal.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All the airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Two nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals ( breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter will carry maximum of 23 KG).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag and trekking map (return after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

 

What is not included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 3 passport size photos, the Visa cost 40.00 USD for the 1 month
  • Your Travel insurance, (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses, all the alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks and entrance fees when you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bar and hot Shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

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