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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek.

Put your footprint on the lap of the top of the world Mt. Everest 8848m – Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC trek) is a dream trek of the trekkers. This trek offers you the opportunity to witness the highest place on earth, the Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). Everest Base Camp Trek offers you to enjoy the spectacular vistas of world’s highest mountain peaks including the crown of the world, The Mount Everest (29029 ft.); Mount Lhotse (27540 ft.); Mount Makalu (27825 ft.); and Cho Oyu (26508 ft.). Picturesque landscapes views, Glacier Rivers, and secret Lakes add extra beauty to this trek.

 

LENGTH OF THE TREK

We offer and recommend you a standard itinerary of 15 days for this Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. But, it is still a customizable trek and we can increase or decrease the number of days and adjust the trek as per your schedule.

You can start this amazing EBC trek from different places depending on your schedule and choices. The longest trek starts from Jiri or Shivalaya that starts with a long-day drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Shivalaya. The second option is to fly to Phaplu and start this Everest trekking. And the last one is the most common one which starts with flying to Lukla. Tenzing -Hillary Airport at Lukla. This airport is also known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world and is the main and most common gateway for the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Superb view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and other peaks

Experiencing the typical Sherpa and Tibetan culture

World’s Highest Monastery

Mani Rimdu Festival (traditional Sherpa festival)

Highest viewpoint Kalapatthar (Black Rock)

Lukla Airport (One of the most dangerous airports in the world)

High Himalayan inhabitation.

 

TREKKING MAP OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

 

PERMITS REQUIRED FOR THIS TREK

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (Only if you are trekking from Jiri)

 

MORE OPTIONS OF TREKKING AND PEAK CLIMBING

In case you love more adventure and challenges on your trip, during this Everest Base Camp Trekking, you can also add up various other trekking and climbing trips like:

Everest Circuit Trekking

Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass

Island Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

 

BEST TIME TO DO THE MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Being a dream destination for the trekkers, Everest region has the trekkers all year round. In fact, the beauty of this place is admirable in all seasons. But for a better weather and view, the best time to travel would be in the spring and autumn seasons.

Spring: March, April, and May (Best Time)

Autumn: September, October, and November (Best Time)

Summer: June, July, and August

Winter: December, January, and February

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT TO DO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

This is, in fact, a moderate trek suitable for the passionate walkers with the ability to walk a minimum of 5-7 hours per day with a light day bag pack. If you are in excellent health condition with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude about hiking in mountains, self-confidence, and strong determination for self-goal, you can accomplish this trek successfully.

Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to this trip is a good idea to enhance strength and stability. Previous hiking and trekking experiences are an asset but no technical skills are required for this trek. If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as heart, lung, or blood disease, it is better to have a proper consultation with your doctor before taking this trip.

 

TREKKING ITINERARY

01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu.

02 Day: Free day in Kathmandu.

03 Day: Kathmandu –Lukla (2800m) – Phakding(2600m)

04 Day: Phakding – Namche (3440m) 6 hours walk.

05 Day: Acclimatization day, explore the village.

06 Day: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

07 Day: Tengboche – Dingboche (4410m)

08 Day: Acclimatization day, explore the Imja-Tse valley.

09 Day: Dingboche – Labuche (4900m) 5 hours walk

10 Day: Lobuche (4900m) –  Gorekshep(5100) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)

11 Day: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Pangboche (3900m) 7 hours walk.

12 Day: Pangboche – Namche 6 hours walk

13 Day: Namche – Lukla 7 hours walk.

14 Day: Lukla – Kathmandu

15 Day: Visit to an Orphanage in Kathmandu

16 Day: Fly back to Home

 

SPECIAL NOTE.

This itinerary is our 15 days’ EBC Trek, a tailor-made program. Days in the trek are always flexible and adjustable. They can be increased or decreased depending on the length of your holidays, schedule, and choice. If you are thinking about your personal choices and changes, you can always email us at jrntreks@gmail.com.

And another important note for this trip is, it would be an ideal decision to have some extra days on hand at the end of this trek, as often there are cases where flights are canceled and postponed due to the changing and challenging weather of Lukla.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Welcome by the represented of JRN Treks at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and briefing about the trip.

 

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.

This is free day in Kathmandu, at this day you can do shopping if you need to buy something for trek and evening meet with guide and porter at the Hotel as introduction programme.

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft

Walking Distance: 8 KM

Duration: 3 hours

Early morning drive to Airport with Guide to fly around 30 minute to get in Lukla. During the flight if you are in the left side of the plane you are going to have the amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After land in Lukla meet with porters and start to walk to Phakding. On the way to Phakding, you are going to pass some villages and farm land. The amazing view of Khumbila peak and Kusum Kangaro mountain Peak will embark your trip pleasantly.  Overnight at lodge/hotel and full board meal – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast.

 

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Walking Distance: 10-12 KM

Duration: 6 to 7 hours

After breakfast in Lodge, your journey starts to Namche, on the way need to cress some hanging suspensen bridges and local villages. At Manju there is National park permit checkpoint and Army check post where guide will register permit and then follow trail toJorselle for Lunch. After lunch again cross some sunspense bridge and pine forest on the bank of Dhud Khola river to climb up to Namche. While climbing up inside the pine forest on the way to Namche, from the Thop Danda you are going to have the first view of Mt. Everest then walk 1 and half hours to get in Namche Bazar. Overnight at lodge/hotel and full board meal – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast.

 

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel 3800m and Khumjung Village.

Walking Distance: 4 to 5 KM

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Namche is a perfect place for acclimatize so that after breakfast you will hike to the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche 3800m around 2 hours up, stay there for an half hours to enjoy the view of Mount Everest, Lothse, Nuptse, Amadablam and other associate mountain peaks and landscpaes afterward trek to Khumjung Village. Eat lunch in Khumjung, after lunch explore the Khumjung Village which is known as the second home of Edomon Hillary, and then back to Namche. Overnight in hotel/lodge. Full board Meal- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)

Walking Distance: 10-11 KM

Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

After eat breakfast in Hotel you will follows the same way from previous day to the Tengboche little bit then follow the Nepalis flat to the Kyangim to have cup of tea with the views of Everest, Amadablam and more. After that you will  go down to the Phungi Tenga for lunch. After lunch climb up to Tengboche throught pine and rhodonderned froest . After reach in Tengboche you will go with guide at the Tengboche monastaries for daily praying ceromony. Tengboche monastary is one of the biggest monastery in the Everest region. Overnight in Lodge/Hotel. Full board Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)

Walking Distance: 11-12 KM

Duration: 5  to 6 Hours

Eat breakfast at Tengboche with the view of the top of the world. After that follow the trail to Debuche on the bank of Dhud Khola or Imja Khola. Need to cross suspenssion bridge to reach to Pangboche and then Somare village to have lunch before reach in the summer village – Dingboche. Dingboche is a nice place to have perfect rest on the lap of the Mt. Everest. Overnight at Lodge/Hotel. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 08: Acclimatization day, explore the Imja-Tse valley.

Dingboche is great place to have acclimatize for high altitude because stay in here is many options to make a day hike. Nagerjun is located at the height of 5100 meters and lies just above Dingboche. Chhukung valley is direction of Island Peak and of course the base camp of Amadablam. At this day guide will take you in the Chhukung Valley to have close view of Island Peak, Peak 69 provably the Makalu if you can get in the top of Chhukung Ri 5550m. And back to Dingboche. Overnight at hotel/lodge. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft)

Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM

Duration: 5  to 6 Hours

Follow the way to Thukla after breakfast at hotel will be quite easy because of the flat land just above the Pheriche village. Reach in Thukla to have a cup of tea to pass labuche because after Thukla your way to Lobuche will strait up, going to be challenging because of the high altitude. The mesmorizing view of giants mountain peak, and Khumbu glacier will makes your breath control to reach Lobuche. On the way you will see the memorial stupas after finish climb up from Thukla around the rest place. Overnight at Lodge/Hotel. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) – Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft),

Distance: 14-15 KM

Duration: 8/10 Hours

This is one of the taught, Beautiful and memorable day of your journey, maybe your life as well. After breakfast at the lodge you will follow the guide quite early and slowly than other days because this day you need to trek long and need to walk in the high altitude. Walking slow means avoiding altitude sickness. Walk around 3 hours to get in Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) to have some warm food and rest for EBC (5364m/17594ft). After fixing your room for the night your trip will commence to the base camp of the top of the world around 3 to 4 hours. Middle of the Khumbu Glacier and closed to the Khumbu Ice Fall is the Everest Base Camp. If you are during spring season you are going to see so many tents for the Expedition of Everest, Nuptse and Lothse. After spending some time at the EBC you will back to Gorekshep for sleep. Overnight at lodge/hotel. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) – Pheriche (4210m)

Distance: 13-14 KM)

Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Wake up early and pack light day bag and camera to hike Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar – Nepali translate; Black Rock for the sun rise view on the pinnacle of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Glacier and other Himalayan peaks the view from Kalapatthar is absolutely amazing. Spend few minutes at the top of Kalaptthar then back to Gorekshep for pack your bag to Pheriche. After eat breakfast trip follow the same way back to Thukla till lunch. Eat lunch at Thukla and follow the trail to Pheriche. Overnight sleep at lodge/hotel. Full board Meal – Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 12:  Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft)

Walking Distance: 14-15 KM

Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Hike different way till Somare pass then again follow the Imja river to get in Tengboche, Phungi Tenga for lunch and follow the same to Kyanjuma to get easy way back to Namche. After reach in Namche now you can have beer, a good coffee, pizza or other what you like to eat at the market of Namche. Overnight at lodge/hotel. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft)

Walking Distance: 18-19 KM

Duration:  8 to 10 Hours

Long way back to Lukla from Namche, again follow the same way and villages which you already seen a week ago. Reach in Lukla means Party time because from today days porter are free and they deserve a beer and party as well as you. Overnight at Hotel/Lodge. Full board Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Say goodbye to porters and fly 30m to get in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast

 

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu. At this day you can do some shopping, relaxing. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast

 

Day 16: Final departure.

Get your trekking achievement certificate from Company and a T-shirt as a token of Love. And Car will take you to the final departure to your home.

Included in the Cost:

  •  All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers (Pick up and Drop)
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2/3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea /coffee during meal time
  • Best available twin / three sharing beds at lodge/guest house for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms will provide at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Snacks Cookies/biscuit / dry fruits at evening time before dinner.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and food, accommodation, salary and equipment and also accident insurance for all field staffs.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

 

Cost excluded

  • International flights / transport
  • Any costs incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellations
  • Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)
  • Trekker’s travel insurance for emergency evacuation.
  • Extra meals, drinks, and luxuries on the trek
  • Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)
  • Tourist attractions in Namche Bazaar
  • Tips for your Guides & Porters
  • Wi-Fi, Shower, Laundry and International Phone call or personal expenses.

 

 

Equipments list

 

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trouser
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters ( in winter)
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Travel Towel
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock

We advise travel insurance to all travellers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

 

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

 

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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