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Everest Base Camp Trek Package

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Solukhumbu, Nepal

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Duration:
12 Days
Group size:
2
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Overview Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible adventure that takes you close to Mount Everest. The highest mountain on Earth. It’s a tough hike. But you’ll also experience the Sherpa people’s way of life and see stunning mountains.

Imagine flying into a tiny mountain airstrip, then trekking through villages decorated with colorful flags. You’ll follow rivers and rest in Namche Bazaar, a town nicknamed the Gateway to Everest.

Finally, you’ll reach Everest Base Camp where you can see Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu up close. Some trekkers even go further for an even more amazing view. Remember, the air gets thinner as you climb higher, so it’s harder to breathe.

Even the best climbers face challenges. The first two people to reach the top of Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, faced difficult conditions on the mountain.

Highlights of the EBC Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is packed with incredible highlights:

  1. Scenic Flight to Lukla: Enjoy stunning views on a thrilling flight to Lukla.
  2. Sherpa Villages: Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture in picturesque villages.
  3. Namche Bazaar: Explore this vibrant town with breathtaking mountain views.
  4. Sagarmatha National Park: Discover diverse flora and fauna on this UNESCO site.
  5. Tengboche Monastery: Experience serenity and stunning views at this iconic monastery.
  6. Hike Everest Base Camp: Stand at the foot of the world’s highest peak.
  7. Kala Patthar: Hike for an incredible view of Everest and the sunrise.
  8. High-Altitude Challenge: Test yourself and experience the unique atmosphere of high altitudes.

These highlights make the Everest Base Camp Trek an unforgettable adventure.

Best time to trekking to trek to Everest Base Camp

Best time to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp treks are best in spring during peak seasons (March-May) or autumn (Sept-Nov) for pleasant weather conditions and clear views. Spring has blooms and crowds, autumn is cooler with fewer trekkers. Winter is for experienced trekkers only, the monsoon season (June-Aug) is best avoided due to rainy weather conditions. Pick your adventure.

Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost

Trekking with a group on Mount Everest Base Camp can significantly lower costs, dropping the price range to $1250-$2000 per person. The group plans the trip and how fast to go. You save money and make friends on the trail.

Package TypeCost Range (USD)Inclusions (Typical)
Budget$850 – $1,050Tea house accommodation, basic meals, local guide, permits
Standard$1,250 – $1,500Tea house accommodation, all meals, English-speaking guide, permits, domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
Luxury$2,400 – $3,000Luxury lodge accommodation, all meals, English-speaking guide, porters, permits, domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
Helicopter Trek$4,000 – $5,000Luxury lodge or hotel accommodation (at lower altitudes), all meals, English-speaking guide, porters, permits, helicopter flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)

Trek Preparation of EBC Trek

Physical Fitness

Preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek requires a good level of physical fitness. Regular heart and blood vessels and strength training exercises are essential to endure the strenuous journey.

Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek

Here’s the packing list for your Mount Everest Base Camp Trek :

  • Gear and Equipment

Investing in the right trekking gear for Everest Base Camp is crucial. Essential items include a quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, thermal wear, and sturdy hiking boots.

  • Permits and Documentation

To hike from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, you need permits. This includes the Mt Everest trekking permit and the TIMS card. A trekking agency usually arranges these for you.

Route Overview

The journey begins with a flight to flights to trek to Everest base Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From here, the trail winds through various terrains and iconic stops such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Dingboche before reaching the Everest Base Camp.

 

Challenges and Tips

  • Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a common challenge. Acclimatization days, staying hydrated, and recognizing symptoms early are crucial for safety.

  • Weather Conditions

Weather can be unpredictable. The best time to trek Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons.

Essential Tips for a Successful Trek

  • Train adequately beforehand.
  • Pack appropriately with the right gear.
  • Hire a local guide for navigation and support.
  • Respect local customs and the environment.
  • Travel Insurance

why choose Everest Base Camp Trek

There are many reasons to choose the Everest Base Camp Trek, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Spectacular Mountain Scenery: This trek offers some of the most dramatic mountain vistas in the world. Experience the best views as you stand surrounded by giants like Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Snow-capped peaks stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • Up Close to Everest: While you won’t be scaling the peak itself. EBC Trek is the closest most people will ever get to the world’s tallest mountain. Imagine standing at the foot of Everest, the starting point for legendary expeditions.
  • Sherpa Culture: The Khumbu Valley is home to the Sherpa people, renowned for their mountaineering skills and unique way of life. The trek allows you to experience their culture firsthand, visit their villages, and learn about their traditions.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Mount Everest trek journeys through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is not just about Everest. It boasts diverse landscapes, from lush forests to glaciers, and is home to a variety of plant and animal life.
  • Personal Challenge: The trek is challenging but achievable for those in good physical condition. Reaching Everest Region Trek will be a rewarding accomplishment that you’ll never forget.
  • Options for Every Trekker: There are variations on the classic Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. Including side trips to Gokyo Ri for stunning lake views or the challenging Three Passes trek. You can choose the itinerary that best suits your interests and fitness level

Everest Base Camp Trek Package Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu to manthali airport or lukla airport (2,860 meters), Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters)

  • Fly from Kathmandu Airport or
    Manthali Airport to Lukla Airport, the gateway to the Everest region in a short time.
  • The trek starts from Lukla to Phakding, following the Dudh Koshi River and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages.
  • Overnight stay in Phakding and spend the night.
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Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)

  • Continue trekking to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region.
  • Ascend steep trails, crossing suspension bridges and dense forests.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Hot showers are more available in lower villages like Lukla and Namche. Often as bucket showers with an extra charge for hot showers.
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Day 3: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Rest day and acclimatize in Namche Bazaar’s lower altitude to adjust to the high altitude.
  • Optional hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village for panoramic mountain views.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar’s markets, monasteries, and cultural attractions.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar and spend the night.
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Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 meters)

  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, enjoying views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam along the way.
  • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and witness evening prayers with the stunning mountain backdrop.
  • Overnight stay in Tengboche.
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Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters)

  • Continue trekking to Dingboche, crossing alpine meadows and yak pastures.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Island Peak and Taboche.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
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Day 6: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Rest day at lower altitudes and acclimatize in Dingboche to prepare for higher altitudes.
  • Optional day hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Ri for acclimatization and exploration.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
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Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 meters)

  • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, ascending along the Khumbu Glacier moraine.
  • Enjoy views of Mt. Pumori and other surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Lobuche.
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Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters), Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters)

  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
  • Continue trekking to Everest Base Camp, located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • After long days explore the base camp and take in the
    stunning views of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier
  • Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
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Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters), Trek to Pheriche (4,240 meters)

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views over Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Descend to Gorak Shep and continue trekking to Pheriche.
  • Overnight stay in Pheriche.
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Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps along the Everest trail.
  • Descend through forests and enjoy the changing landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla flight, passing through villages and terraced fields.
  • After a long day pushing yourself Celebrate the completion of the trek with your team.
  • Overnight stay in Lukla.
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Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu extra days

  • Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu Airport, enjoying scenic views of the Himalayas during the flight.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley extra days or rest day with buy car.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
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13 Final Depature

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $1200
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What is Included Everest Base Camp Trek Package

Airport Transfers: Pick-up from Kathmandu airport upon arrival and drop-off at the airport for departure.
Accommodation: Accommodation in Kathmandu at a hotel (3-star standard) on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast included. Accommodation in Tea Houses on Everest Base Camp Trek or lodges during the trek on a twin-sharing basis.
Meals: Daily breakfast in Kathmandu. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek as per the Everest base camp trek itinerary.. Tea houses or lodges will source their ingredients locally and prepare the meals fresh.
Transportation: Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and back (round trip). Transportation from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu and back. Transportation from Kathmandu to the trek starting point and back to Kathmandu via private vehicle or tourist bus.
Professional Guide: An experienced licensed trekking guide in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.
Porter Services: Porter services are a great way to ease your trek by having someone else carry your bulky luggage. You'll pay a fee that covers their expenses, but you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Permits: TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. To trek in the Everest region, you must obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. This permit helps manage park visitors and protects the incredible environment.
Emergency Assistance: Basic first aid kit and emergency evacuation arrangements in case of unforeseen circumstances or altitude sickness.
Sightseeing: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's cultural heritage sites. Including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square (if included in the package).

What is Exclude Everest Base Camp Trek Package

International Flights. This means you'll need to book your international flights to and from Kathmandu separately. Visa Fees: Nepalese visa fees for entry into Nepal.
Visa Fees: Nepalese visa fees for entry into Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses: You're responsible for personal items like drinks, snacks, souvenirs, laundry, and meals not on the itinerary. not included but are customary in Nepal and greatly appreciated.
Medical costs: You'll cover medical treatment, medications, and evacuation beyond basic first-aid.

FAQs About Everest Base Camp Trek Package

How hard is the Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek itself isn't physically demanding in terms of technical skills. But the high altitude (5,364 meters) is the main challenge. You'll need good stamina and be prepared for the effects of altitude.

Can a beginner do the Everest Base Camp trek?

Maybe! With good fitness, prior training focused on endurance and altitude acclimatization, beginners can attempt the trek.

How much does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Costs range widely, typically between $1,200 and $3,000+. The price depends on factors like amenities, trek style (group vs. solo), and whether you join a group which often offers discounts.

How many kilometers per day do you typically trek?

The distance varies, but most treks take 12-14 days with an average of 18-22 kilometers covered each day.

What fitness level is required for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Get trekking ready! Build stamina and gradually acclimatize to higher elevations beforehand.

How do I physically prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Focus on building endurance with activities like hiking and cardio. Simulate altitude with stair climbing or consult a doctor before using hypoxia training masks.

Will I lose weight on the Everest Base Camp trek?

Likely, due to the physical exertion. However, it depends on your calorie intake. Pack high-energy snacks to fuel your body.

Can a normal person climb Everest Base Camp?

Reasonably fit and healthy individuals can achieve this with proper training and planning.

an I do Everest Base Camp without training?

Absolutely not recommended. Altitude sickness is a serious risk without proper physical preparation.

Is Everest Base Camp hike easy?

Everest Base Camp: achievable for fit hikers! Hike for hours each day, but no rock climbing needed. High altitude is the challenge - acclimatize well to avoid altitude sickness. Stunning scenery awaits!

Is the Everest Base Camp trek difficult?

The Everest Base Camp trek is tough but doable. Hike 80 miles at high altitudes, facing cold, wind, and potential altitude sickness. Worth it for the stunning views.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp trek?

The Everest Base Camp trek is challenging due to altitude, not technical difficulty. Imagine long hikes (12 days) with stunning scenery, but with less oxygen the higher you climb. Fitness and acclimatization are key to enjoying the experience! pen_spark tune share more_vert