● Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites situated in the Kathmandu valley.
● Thrilling flight to Lukla.
● Walk along the banks of the beautiful Dudh Koshi river through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Namche Bazar.
● Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpas.
● Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest & biggest monastery of Khumbu region.
● Walking past the memorial in Gorakshep.
● Explore the Everest Base Camp.
● Hike to Kala Patthar vantage point.
● Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
● Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Are you ready for the most exciting adventure of your life? Say goodbye to the city stress and feel the heartbeat of the Himalayas. Many trekkers dream of reaching Everest Base Camp. No doubt, the Everest region is a magnificent place to visit. Trekking to the base of the world's highest mountain is a big accomplishment that is well worth the effort. Along the route, you have the chance to try local cuisine, discover the culture and sleep in traditional tea houses run by Sherpa families.
The Everest Base Camp trek will leave life-long memories. However, every adventure comes with its own challenges which you should be aware of. For EBC, these include high altitude, cold temperatures and long walks, so a thought-through preparation is a must. But don’t worry, at the end of the day, it will pay off: As soon as you reach Everest Base Camp, an incredible sense of achievement and happiness will kick in – and all the struggles will be forgotten.
As you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2810 meters), the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas set the stage for your upcoming trip. Upon arrival, the rest of our crew (guide and/or porter) will welcome you before you start a 3-hour warm-up walk to Phakding (where you might stay for the night). With a bit of luck, you can already get a glimpse of some snow-capped peaks along the way. Traditional Sherpa villages and mountain monasteries known as "Gompas" are a frequent sight in this area. Let the locals greet you warmly and introduce you to their daily life – with every step along the way, you will emerge into the beauty of the Himalayas and leave the busy life behind. The Everest Base Camp trek – up to an elevation of 5,364 m (17,598 ft) - is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. To give you a rough idea about the numbers: Every year, approximately 40,000 visitors head to this trek from Lukla Airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla saves time and energy, but it is also possible to trek to Lukla if you have more time and want to discover the original trail.
3 best viewpoints for Mount Everest:
Kala Patthar - From Kala Patthar, you can enjoy fantastic views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse. You can even get a glimpse of Lhotse's northern flank and summit. Pikey Peak - Pikey peak is a famous destination for local Sherpas. Gokyo Ri - From there, you can admire Everest, but also the Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo Lakes and other peaks such as Cho Oyu.
Important Information for visitors to Nepal
Before flying to Nepal, make sure you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Even if your COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date, you may still be at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. In Nepal, you have to follow all requirements and guidelines.
Why are Everest tents yellow? The Nepalese mountaineer Chhiring Dorje Sherpa wanted his tent to be yellow in honor of Miyo Losangma, the Himalayan deity who lives on Everest.
How do I prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek?
Trekking is not just putting one foot in front of the other. Hence, it is important to prepare yourself, not only physically, but also mentally. Gear-wise, make sure to use well-worn shoes and a backpack which is comfortable for you, including back support and adjustable chest and waist straps. Besides your trekking equipment, it is useful to bring a first aid kit with bandages, antiseptics and personal medication. Don’t forget to get a travel insurance including helicopter evacuation in the event of an emergency.
To have a fun and successful adventure tour, you don't have to be a professional athlete. However, a good preparation will help you gain confidence and strength. Remember, no matter how you feel when you take-off in the plane, you'll come back energized and refreshed with a sense of accomplishment. When it comes to new challenges, fear is our biggest opponent. Combat it with physical preparation, knowing that you are indeed preparing your body for the journey. Focus on why you would like to reach this goal. If you ever feel disheartened, both in your preparations and on the course, keep those reasons in mind.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Because this is a high-altitude trek, AMS can happen. Try to do a few training hikes in higher altitude before your big adventure. If you have any AMS symptoms on your EBC trek, follow your guide's advice. AMS symptoms include nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and dizziness. Take a rest, take pain medicine for headaches and drink water to treat mild forms of altitude sickness. You can continue to go to higher elevations once you feel better, as long as you do so wisely and safely.
What are the types of accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek?
Your accommodation will be in simple lodges and teahouses with individual or twin share rooms. You need a decent sleeping bag to stay warm at night, but you can also use the blankets in the lodges. Avoid rooms near the communal bathroom if possible; you don't want to keep hearing footsteps late at night when you're trying to sleep. For added warmth, you can fill your bottle with hot water in the evening and place it in your sleeping bag.
How is the food on Everest base Camp trek?
Drinking water is available in practically every location along the trip. There are also public taps for drinking water in a few areas. Bring water purification pills / UV light and filter in case you want to use these water sources. During the trip, you will get plenty of food in the tea houses. The menu includes bread, rice, soup, noodles, veggies and pasta among many others. Bring some chocolate bars or light snacks to re-energize yourself if you feel tired. We also advise against eating meat, particularly in high altitude, as it might have been transported for a long time before it reached its destination.
Every restaurant and teahouse has an almost identical menu. So you might see the same food options at each meal. Noodle soup, spaghetti, fried rice or fried noodles are some of the favorites besides Dal Bhat. As mentioned before, the majority of the meat is not flown in (particularly from Namche Bazaar forward) but carried by porters, who sometimes take a few days to reach their destination. As a result, the meat in the mountains is frequently stored for several months and not fresh.
When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
There are two main seasons for trekking to EBC: autumn (September/October/November) and spring (March/April/May). April and May is the peak climbing season for climbers seeking to summit Mount Everest. For trekking, the better season is during fall with clearest skies and magnificent sceneries. If you’re looking for a physically demanding, but live changing adventure, trekking to Everest Base Camp should be on your bucket list.
Is this trip right for you?
Even though trekking to Everest Base Camp is not a walk in the park, most people used to trekking with some weight on their back can reach their goal. Of course, it is essential to prepare yourself well ahead of time, no matter how fit you are. Age doesn’t actually matter. As long as you are fit, healthy and have a positive mindset, you can do it. Just don’t rush and walk at your own pace. We are happy to provide you any information you need, answer your questions and help you find out if this is the right adventure for you.
● Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts.
● Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
● Get yourself a nice map.
● Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
● Walk slow and safely.
● Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
● Pack light.
● Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be picked up by one of the members from Peak Explore. He will move you to the hotel, and also shortly brief you about the day program. In the evening, you will explore colorful streets of Thamel, and have a delicious traditional welcome dinner.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek to Phakding (2,660 m)
After a quick breakfast, you will head to the airport to catch a flight to Lukla. The flight will be short and present you the aerial view of snow-capped mountains, forests, and scattered villages. Upon reaching Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Phakding. From Lukla, you will descend through forested and trek along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding village where you will stay overnight. Phakding will welcome you with a superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,235 m)
The trail ascends and takes you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Acclimatization and rest at Namche
This is your rest day in Namche Bazar. You will spend the day exploring around and going short hike to nearby places like Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel to observe outstanding views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short excursion, you will come back to Namche Bazar and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,890 m)
Leaving Namche Bazar behind, you will gradually move up through lush forests. On the way, you will pass by Imja Khola and trek through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche village. This village will welcome you with stunning views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Here, you will visit the largest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,910 m)
Crossing several suspension bridges, you will head towards Dingboche. The trail will go through many villages like Pangboche and Orsho. Similarly, you will see several monasteries, mani stones, and chortens on the way. Upon reaching Dingboche, you will witness striking views of snow-capped mountains.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
From Dingboche, you will hike towards pastures. Today, you will notice a change in vegetation from lush forests to sparsely-dotted shrubs with snowy areas along the way. The trail will take you to Lobuche, a beautiful village located at the bottom of Mt. Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will get to see breath-taking views of Khumbutse Himalayan Peaks, Mt. Lingtern, and Mt. Pumori.
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,380 m) and back to Gorak Shep
Today, you will reach the main highlight of this trek, Everest Base Camp. You will begin trekking early in the morning. From Lobuche, you will head towards Gorakshep, which once used to be the base camp of Everest. The trail from here goes along Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. After reaching the base camp, you will see wonderful views of the Khumbu IceFall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and Pheriche (4,320 m)
After having breakfast, you will go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a gorgeous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche or night stay.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m)
Following Imja Khola River, you will reach Tengboche village. From here, you will head towards Phungki Thanka. Further, passing through Kyangjuma, you will reach Namche Bazar for the night stay.
Day 11: Trek back to Phakding and Lukla (2,850 m)
Today, you will retrace the same path as before and drop down to Phakding village. From here, you will ascend through dense forest and reach Lukla.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (30 - 35 min)
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 13: Final Departure
Today as per your flight departure time, you will get transferred to the airport for your flight back to your home.
Airport Pickups and drops.
Twin sharing accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights).
All your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), 1 cup tea / coffee per day in the trek (one menu item).
Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style) .
Licensed English speaking guide.
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance).
Air travel to/from Nepal.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature.
Tips for guide and porter.
Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations.
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
● Thermal Wears
● Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater
● Down jacket or down vest
● Fleece or wool trousers
● Breathable Underwears
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
● Casual Sandals
● Insulating Jacket
● Rain jacket
● Sleeping bag
● Trekking Pole
● Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc)
● Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
● Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos)
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Spring and Autumn
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