● 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.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible, life changing adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Walk through rough terrain, pass traditional Sherpa villages, admire breathtaking peaks and get to know a different lifestyle surrounded by nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the Western world. We included 1 rest day in this version of the classic EBC trek so that you can take more time to enjoy the experience. The trek to Everest Base Camp is strenuous, but if you are healthy, fit and prepare properly, you can do it – we will do everything we can to guide you to success. On your way to EBC, you will experience breathtaking views of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more. Discover glaciers, forests, lakes, waterfalls, suspension bridges, rare animals and colorful plants. Besides that, you will get the chance to learn about the Sherpas’ unique traditions, cultures and their way of life.
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.
Take precautions against altitude sickness when you head to high elevations. One of the most important measures is to ascend slowly. On top of that, make sure to stay hydrated and take enough rest. If you feel unwell, please tell your guide. He knows what to do and will immediately help you in case of problems. It is better to react quickly and lose maybe 1 day instead of pushing through and risking an emergency evacuation in high altitudes.
How to prepare for Everest Base Camp trek?
The trek to Everest Base Camp is a strenuous trek, even though it is not too difficult from a technical point of view. Our experienced guide will show you the way, assist you in case of problems and provide great insights into Nepali culture, while your heavy bags are being carried for you. Having said that, of course you need to prepare your body for the challenge. To reach Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters above sea level, cardiovascular training and trekking, walking and climbing (many) stairs are important. Strength training for your legs and core will give you stability and added endurance. If possible, take some time in Kathmandu to adjust and rest after your flight before embarking on your trek. Because the temperatures in the mountains can change fast, wearing layers is the best option in terms of clothes. Make sure the fabric is breathable. One of your most important items on your trek are your trekking boots: Break them in ahead of time. Don’t forget to bring special plasters for blisters, they can save you a lot of pain and trouble. Warm gloves, scarf and hat are a must.
When is the best time for Everest Base Camp?
There are two main seasons to trek to EBC: autumn (October/November) and spring (April/May). April/May is the peak season for climbers who want to summit Mount Everest. However, the better season for the trek is during fall, since this is when the skies are clearest and the scenery is truly magnificent. If you’re looking for a physically challenging, but mentally refreshing, even life-changing, adventure, trekking to Everest Base Camp should be on your bucket list.
Do I need a travel insurance?
Yes. You definitely need a travel insurance. Make sure this insurance covers rescue at high altitude above 5,000 meters (check the Insurance conditions properly).
The official currency in Nepal is Nepalese rupee, abbreviated as NPR or Rs. While there are ATMs and money changers at the airport and in the big cities, there are no ATMs in the mountains, so make sure you carry enough cash with you. Credit cards are accepted in the city areas as well. Because banks charge a fee for each withdrawal, retrieve a bigger sum at once instead of smaller amounts several times.
How much money do I need to bring?
It depends on your requirements and how long your trek is. Within your package price, your domestic transport, daily meals on the trek, accommodation and guide/porter are already included. You may need some extra money for drinks, snacks, hot showers, WIFI and device charging/electricity and buying souvenirs. Also, don’t forget to tip your guide/porter at the end of the trek.
Is the Everest Base Camp trek difficult?
As mentioned before, from a technical point of view, the trek is not too challenging, because there is no climbing involved. However, the high altitude, cold temperatures and the length of the trail make this trek rather strenuous. Make sure you are physically fit and able to hike many hours a day for almost 2 weeks. A good preparation will help you gain the confidence and strength you need. Your training plan should include cardio and strength training as well as frequent hikes.
How far can I hike each day?
You will realize that the altitude slows you down. If you don’t want to risk altitude sickness, walk slowly and steady. Your guide will support you to keep the right pace. While you will be covering longer distances at the beginning, your daily hikes will become shorter and steeper towards the end (the shortest being around 3 km).
What sleeping bag do I need?
Temperatures can drop below -9 degrees Celsius, so you need a warm sleeping bag to stay comfortable. The tea houses offer blankets which you can use as well.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where one of the members from Peak Explorer will be waiting for you to welcome you on behalf of us. He will take you to the hotel. You can rest for the day. In the evening, you will explore colorful streets of Thamel, and have a delicious traditional welcome dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After having a delicious breakfast, you will go on a guided tour. You will visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you will visit the largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa. Later, you will drive to the famous Monkey Temple aka Swayambhunath, and head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the late afternoon, you will meet with your trek guide, and he will brief you about the trek.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek to Phakding (2,660 m)
After a quick breakfast, you will head to the airport and fly to Lukla. The flight will be short and confer you the aerial view of Himalayas. Upon reaching Lukla, you will take a short break, meet with other team members, and 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 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,235 m)
Today, the trail ascends and takes you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through the 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 05: Acclimatization and rest at Namche
This is your rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimate your body to the increased elevation. You will spend the day traversing around and going short excursion to nearby places like Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel to observe excellent 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 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,890 m)
You will gradually move up through lush forests after having breakfast. Passing by Imja Khola, you will trek through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche village. This village will welcome you with astonishing views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Here, you will visit the largest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,910 m)
Crossing various suspension bridges, you will head towards Dingboche. The trail will go through villages like Pangboche and Orsho. On the way, you will see several monasteries, mani stones, and chortens. Upon reaching Dingboche, you will see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
From Dingboche, you will hike towards pastures. Today, you will notice a change in surrounding 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 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,380 m) and back to Gorak Shep
Today, the trail will take you to Everest Base Camp. You will begin walking 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. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: Final Departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. You will get transferred to the airport as per your flight time by one of our team members.
Airport Pickups and drops.
Twin sharing accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 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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