Everest Base Camp Trek – Hike into the world highest mountain Mt. Everest 8848M
Everest Base Camp Trek
Put your footprint on the lap of the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8848 m) with the Everest Base Camp Trek.
EBC Trek is a dream trek for many adventure seekers. This trek offers you the opportunity to witness the highest place on earth, Mount Everest – 8848 m (also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali). This iconic trek offers you to enjoy the spectacular vistas of the world’s highest mountain peaks including the crown of the world, 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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
- Put your footprint into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest (8848 m), the tallest point in the Universe.
- Experience the culture and traditions of the legendary Sherpa peoples by visiting various monasteries & Shvillages of the Khumbu region.
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park – home to rich flora and fauna – place listed in the UNESCO Heritage Sites.
- Enjoy the dramatic view of the world’s biggest glacier, Khumbu glacier.
- Go through the wonderful Rhododendron, Pine forests, local villages, and eye-catching landscapes of the Everest region.
- Superb view of the worlds’ tallest mountain peaks (Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other associated peaks)
TREKKING MAP OF 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 during your trip, 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 EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Being a dream destination for the trekkers, the Everest region welcomes trekkers all year round. In fact, the beauty of this place is admirable in all seasons but for 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.
LENGTH OF THE TREK
We offer and recommend a standard itinerary of 15 days for this 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 request.
You can start this amazing EBC trek from different places depending on your schedule and choices. Firstly, the longest trek starts from Jiri or Shivalaya with a long day drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Shivalaya. The second option is to fly to Phaplu and start the Everest trek. And the last one is the most common one in which we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla airport is also regarded as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. In the present time, it is the most used gateway from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.
- Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Lodge, Guest House, and Tea House during the Trek.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT TO DO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
In fact, this is a moderate trek suitable for the passionate walkers with the ability to walk a minimum of 5-7 hours per day with a light backpack. If you are in a good 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 pretty 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.
This itinerary is our 11 nights/12 days EBC Trek, a tailor-made program. Luckily, the 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 email@example.com.
Another important note for this trip is that it would be an ideal decision to have some extra days on hand at the end of this trek since there might be cases where flights might be canceled and postponed often due to the changing and challenging weather of Lukla.
01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu.
02 Day: Free day in Kathmandu.
03 Day: Kathmandu –Lukla (2800m) – Phakding.(2600m)
04 Day: Phakding – Namche. (3440m)
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)
10 Day: Lobuche (4900m) – Gorekshep(5100) and Everest Base Camp. (5364m)
11 Day: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Pangboche. (3900m)
12 Day: Pangboche – Namche.
13 Day: Namche – Lukla.
14 Day: Lukla – Kathmandu.
15 Day: Visit an Orphanage in Kathmandu.
16 Day: Fly back to Home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
You will be welcomed by the representative of JRN Treks at the airport and will be transferred to the Hotel where you will be explained about the trip.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
This will be a free day in Kathmandu. On this day, you can go shopping, if you need to buy something for the trek and in the evening there will be a meeting with the guide at the Hotel as well as the introduction program.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)
Walking Distance: 8 KM
Duration: 3 hours
Early in the morning, you will be driving to the Airport with Guide to fly around 30 minutes to get in Lukla. During the flight, it will be better for you to sit on the left side of the plane if you want to have an amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After the landing in Lukla, you will meet with the porters and start to walk to Phakding. On the way to Phakding, you are going to pass some villages and farmland. 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, you need to cross some hanging suspension bridges and local villages. At Manju, there is a National Park permit checkpoint and Army check post where the guide will register permit and then follow the trail to Jorselle for Lunch. After lunch, you will again cross some suspension 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 you will have to walk 1 and a 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 acclimatizing so that after breakfast you will set out for a hike to the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche 3800m which is around 2 hours up. You will stay there for about half an hour to enjoy the view of Mount Everest, Lothse, Nuptse, Amadablam and other associate mountain peaks and landscapes afterward trek to Khumjung Village. Then you will eat lunch in Khumjung; After lunch, you will explore the Khumjung Village which is known as the second home of Edmund 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 eating breakfast in Hotel, you will follow the same route from the previous day to the Tengboche for a while then you will follow the Nepalese flat to the Kyangim to have a 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, you will climb up to Tengboche through pine and rhododendron forest. After arrival in Tengboche, you will go with the guide at the Tengboche monasteries for the daily praying ceremony. Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest monasteries 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
After having breakfast at Tengboche with the view of the top of the world, you will follow the trail to Debuche on the bank of Dhud Khola or Imja Khola. You will need to cross the suspension bridge to reach Pangboche and then Somare village to have lunch before reaching the summer village – Dingboche. Dingboche is a nice place to have a perfect rest on the lap of Mt. Everest. Overnight at Lodge/Hotel. Full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 08: Acclimatization day, explore the Imja-Tse valley.
Dingboche is a great place to have acclimatization for high altitude because staying here is one of many options before a day hike. Nagarkyang is located at the height of 5100 meters and lies just above Dingboche. Chhukung valley is a direction of Island Peak and of course the base camp of Amadablam. On this day, the guide will take you to the Chhukung Valley to have the close view of Island Peak, Peak 69 probably the Makalu if you can get in the top of Chhukung Ri 5550m. 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
Following the way to Thukla, after breakfast at the hotel, it will be quite easy because of the flat land just above the Pheriche village. We will reach in Thukla to have a cup of tea to pass Lobuche because, after Thukla, your way to Lobuche will be straight up. It is going to be challenging because of the high altitude. The memorizing view of giant mountain peaks and Khumbu glacier will make your breath control to reach Lobuche. On the way, you will see the memorial stupas after you finish climbing up from Thukla around the resting 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 tough, beautiful and memorable days 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 up the high altitude. Walking slow means avoiding altitude sickness. You will 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 at the base camp at the top of the world around 3 to 4 hours. In the middle of the Khumbu Glacier and close to the Khumbu Ice Fall is the Everest Base Camp. If you are trekking during the spring season, you are going to see so many tents for the Expedition of Everest, Nuptse, and Lotse. 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
You will wake up early on this day and pack light day bag and camera for the hike to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is translated to Black Rock in the sunrise view in Nepali on the pinnacle of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Glacier and other Himalayan peaks the view from Kalapatthar is absolutely amazing. Spend a few minutes at the top of Kala Patthar then back to Gorekshep for pack your bag to Pheriche. After eating the breakfast trip follow the same way back to Thukla until 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
We will 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 reaching in Namche now you can have a 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, we will again follow the same way and villages which you already have seen a week ago. Reaching into Lukla means Party time(or end of the trekking) 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 30min to get in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu. On this day you can do some shopping, relaxing. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast
Day 16: Final departure.
Get your trekking achievement certificate from the Company and a T-shirt as a token of Love. And the 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 mealtime
√ 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 Card- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
√ Government taxes & office service charge
This includes our full board package and we also offer packages such as guide service, porter guide service, B/B package service. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and Whatsapps/Viver: +9779813914320
× 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.
The Equipment list for Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.
Here is a recommended Equipment List for this Everest Base Camp Trek. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired in Kathmandu.
- Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces
- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
- 4-season sleeping bag
- Warm jacket (Fibber or down)
- A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.
- A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.
- Thermal underwears.
- A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in the evening.
- 2 pair of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts.
- 1 lightweight long-sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- A pair of gloves.
- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
- Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.
- Duffle bag to gear while trekking.
- Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot, etc.
- Water bottle.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses.
- Crampons and Gaiters. (This is for snow and ice)
- Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
- Toiletries with large and small towels.
- Small headlamp/torch with spare batteries
- Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
- Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).
We advise travel insurance to all travelers who are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There is less availability of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should be brought 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, 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 a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you to select your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.
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