Unquestionably! Most of the trekkers in the world desire to trek to Everest Base Camp once in lifetime. Everest Base Camp Trek has been exceptionally popular for trekkers since the very first successful expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953 May 29 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. This area is famous for its brilliant mountain peaks and the welcoming and friendliness of local people. The region is one of the most well-liked trekking destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are challenging, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. Trekking is possible in this area the whole year round but spring (March-May) and autumn (Sept –Nov) seasons offer best weather for the trip. Mid spring is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into blooming Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. However, the views are much better in autumn after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.
Everest Base Camp Trek proposed to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the significant route to the base of the world´s Highest Peak in the World. Our carefully devised itinerary with a number of rest days offers an excellent way to acclimatize securely. On the trip of a lifetime we have learned never to hurry a trip to higher altitude but taking an extra few days makes all the difference to really being able to enjoy your trek. A slow ascent through wonderful Sherpa villages allows us time to enjoy the panorama, wildlife and visit a number of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, take photos of prayer walls, manis and scenic mountain views. Our trek culminates with a fine opportunity to trek to both Lukla Everest Base Camp, at the elevation of 5380m and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar/5545m for fantastic views of Mount Everest. Our staffs; whose exceptional experience, knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trip. We may have an opportunity to observe Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery which is celebrated during October November full moon and Everest Marathon is held in May 29 every year. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt Ltd - Nepal based local well reputed adventure trekking company offers best budget package cost and excellent services with experienced Local Sherpa guide for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Take exciting and adventurous flight to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding. It is pleasant walk of 3 hours today passing many colorful Tibetan Buddhist prayer walls, monasteries and monuments. We have a tea or lunch trek on the way to Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful town of Sherpa village at the altitude of 2610m. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated, drinking 4 to 5 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 9km (5.6 ml) to Phakding. Overnight stay in lodge.
After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. For the first couple of hours on day 2 you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue downhill on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. Our itinerary has us based in Namche Bazaar for 2 nights at (3,340m / 11,286ft) The total for today’s trekking is usually 5-6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. There are many exposed parts on the trail so be aware of your surroundings and stay away from drops and exposed parts of the trail. From Phakding to Namche is 14 km/ 5 miles Stay overnight in lodge.
Taking rest is vital for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always suggested to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and visit Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazaar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay over in lodge.
Today; we hike towards Tengboche at the altitude of 3870m. In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail first goes up for 20minutes then continues to straight pleasing trail until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 and half hour walk and then the trail drops down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge at Phungitenga. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. From here it will take 2 to 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengboche. This is a gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5 - 6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center. The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of (4,900m/ 16,076ft), gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 mins at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640 feet of ascent and descent. We have option to hike Nangkar Tshang (5616m), this is will be physically much demanding but worth of better view of Mount Makalu and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Dingboche in lodge.
The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten trail goes through easy grassy moraine above the Khumbu Khola valley until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche which takes about an hour. We will be trekking for a total of 5-6 hours today. 12km/ 7.5 miles. Stay overnight in lodge.
After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp. Today is very challenging day for most people. You have a choice to hike Kala Patthar (5545m) to catch a sunset on Everest instead of hiking to base camp. You can make it next day. 10km/ 6.2 miles Stay overnight in lodge.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Pathar 5550m; meaning black stone. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.
Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude, and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles
This is another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last uphill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles. Overnight in Lukla in lodge.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. You can visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath on the way back from Lukla as it is on the way to your hotel or do some last hour shopping for loved and dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel as per your interest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- One government registered licensed local Sherpa trekking guide.
- An assistant guide to take care of the group/porters if group size is more than 6 pax.
- 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travelers to carry your luggage (weight limit 25kg)
- Clean and neat accommodation in trekking lodges on twin/double sharing basis.
- Daily 3 times meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round flight fare (USD 360 per person)
- All necessary trekking permits for Everest Base Camp trek.
- Salary, food and accommodation of your guide and porters.
- Insurance and trekking gear for your guide and porters.
- All local tax, vat etc.
- Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- All the bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
- Hot shower, hot water, internet, phone calls during trekking.
- Personal travel insurance, trekking gear and equipments,
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
- Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary, flight delay, natural calamities etc.
- Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.
Dates & Prices
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We did Everest Base Camp Trek in Oct 2014 with Wilderness Excursion. I wanted to say thank you to Pradip and Jay Ram for the greatest trip of our lives! It is so important to have a guide you trust in those beautiful mountains... Jay Ram truly made it special. You get to know yourself and your limits (and amazed how high it is!!) while traveling in one of the most amazing places.... THANK YOU! And hope we will meet again... Rimma, Greg and Leonid