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Overview

This is it! Everest Base Camp Trekking, an amazing journey to Everest Base Camp aka EBC. Trekking to the Base Camp of Everest a journey with beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. With views of the world’s biggest giants resting in the Nepalese Himalayas and adventure that you will never forget!

 Trip Highlights:

• Stunning view of Mt. Everest. Mt Khumbila. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam

• Travel cost as per your budget and customized itinerary

• Sherpa people, traditional villages and Tengboche Monastery

• Kalapatthar (5545m), Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu Glacier  

 

The Start of the Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

Everest Base Camp trekking is a journey of 15 days. Starting off in Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal and home to at least 7 UNESCO world heritage sites. Nepal a country with culture, tradition and heritage. After our hotel check-in and a small rest, our Peregrine Treks project manager will receive you. We head for the streets of Thamel also known as Backpackers Paradise! Buying the essentials that we need during our trek, our project manager will assist you with any gear needed. In the evening we relax with dinner and get an early sleep. Tomorrow the adventure to the Everest Base Camp begins.

The Flight Towards Lukla

It is said that the flight to Lukla the starting point of the Everest Base Camp trek and many other famous trekking routes is one of the world’s most scenic flights ever. Seeing the mountains from an aerial view gives you a short preview of what we will encounter during this journey. From Lukla, we start our trek to Phakding and the next day we head towards Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village of the area. Here we spent a day for acclimatization here to get used to the high altitude. Filled with the Sherpa culture, the Sherpa Museum is a place to visit. We can also hike up towards Khumjung village from where we can see extraordinary panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Furthermore, this amazing trek we head for the ancient Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche. The Monastery is Peaceful and Harmonious. At the same time, watching the monks perform their prayers gives a serene feeling combined with the high altitude views of the Everest region and its landscapes it is truly amazing. Moreover, from Tengboche, we trek to Dingboche and the next day to Lobuche. We prepare for a tough day tomorrow as we head up to Everest Base Camp. Reaching EBC is one of the most amazing feelings one can have and of course, we will be ready to take those everlasting memories by the camera!

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Leasure day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Final departure

Important Note:

We recommend you to book some additional days on your vacation to Nepal. As we take a domestic flight to Lukla, delays are not uncommon. This has to do with the weather situation, and so you can prepare for any delays. As you arrive earlier it will provide you with some extra time. This can be spent to buy or rent essential trekking equipment if necessary. Furthermore, upon your return from Lukla to Kathmandu delays are also not uncommon. As so, there won’t be any problem to reach back in time for your departing flight out of Nepal. Peregrine Treks and Expedition’s team is always here for you if any other info is required.


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Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Welcome to Nepal (Tribhuvan International Airport)

After landing at one international airport of Nepal, You will take airline’s Bus to go for immigration for the visa process. You need to Line up and need to prepare one auto size picture and visa fee $ 25 for 15 days, $40, for one month and $100 for three months, if you haven’t take visa from Nepal embassy in your country. Your passport would be stamped by an immigration officer and then you need to go to ground floor to claim your baggage and go out. Our airport representative will be waiting for you in front of your arrival gate holding a card with your name. Then take private vehicle Bus, Van or Car, depending on your group size and transferred to our host Hotel in Thamel after driving 25 to 30 minutes from the airport.
After arriving at the hotel we advise you to take some rest and walk towards the Thamel Street filled with Hotel, restaurant, unique Pashmina shop and outdoor outfitter to acquire any last-minutes trekking gears or visit Peregrine Treks’ office, if you have time. Our program manager will introduce your guide and inform you what to do and not in the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Meals Plan: Dinner included

Day 02

Breathtaking flight to Lukla (2840 m) and 3hr trek to Phakding

After your early morning breakfast, we drive to the Tribhuvan International airport to catch the scenic flight (40 minutes) for Lukla Airport. Lukla airport is also known as Edmond Hilary Airport. Lukla is the entrance into the Khumbu region or our EBC Trek. Once we arrive in Lukla, we will transfer you to one of the lodges and introduce our other crews. Our supplies and gears are handovers to our Porter and then our trek begins with three hours walking approximately along stony fences though terraced hillside. The trail gently goes down and crosses the hanging suspension bridge after one hour of walking.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 03

Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450 m), 6 hrs approx

Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, we start our trekking through the beautiful pine forests and then we follow the trail towards north of the valley of Benkar which give us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery of Thamserku (6608m) We cross the hanging bridge after passing Benkar village to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entry point at Monjo. The trail descends down and crosses the suspension bridge for today’s lunch. The trails gently descend up and crush the beautiful hanging suspension bridge again and then approximately two hours steep ascent brings us to the Sherpa capital which offers spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Thame and many of neighbouring snow capped mountains. This mountain city provides Hotel, restaurant, internet service, trekking shops and many other amenities you want. Overnight stay here.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04

Acclimatization day in Namche

People can get mountain sickness after 3000 meters so all the trekkers have to follow their guides instruction. You can sleep as much as you can but morning sun rays can make the sky clean and give clearer views of the surrounding mountain. Your guide will see the weather condition early morning and will give a wake-up call around 6 o’clock and ascend to the Khumjung village or Everest view Hotel to see some views of Everest including some other jaw-dropping peaks. We suggest climbing high as much as you can. Then descend down to the hotel for lunch. You can explore some of the Sherpa Museums or Buddhist monastery or try German bakery and take rest in the Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860M) 6 hrs

Enjoy your breakfast before we start trekking to Tengboche; another magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with short climbing before we reach the army camp and then look for spectacular views You can give some rest to your legs by drinking a cup of tea in front of huge Amadablam Mountain. From here the trail separates into two sides. The trail on the left-hand side takes you to Gokyo Lakes trek where the trail on the right-hand side takes you to Everest Base Camp Trek, so we follow the right trail. From here the trail descends down to Phunki Tenga for our lunch. This place has very few lodges with basic services available. Once we finish our lunch we again cross the hanging bridge before ascending to reach Tengboche. The trail again goes steeply up through dusty and beautiful rhododendrons and pine forests. As the trail ascends up we also reach Tengboche in about an hour where we will have to stay overnight. Tengboche offers closer views of Amadablam which is considered as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. If you are keen on photography then this will be a good stop for taking some pictures on the horizon. Tengboche also has one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in this region where you can attend daily prayers of Buddhist monks
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410M) 6 hrs

Around 7:30 we will have breakfast and descend to Dibuche and then trek gently flat until we cross Imja Khola. From here the trail gradually steeps to the Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is the home of the Everest climber. The views of Amadablam Mountain and other Himalayan peaks from this village becomes real and authentic If you like to drink tea or a coffee in front of those beautiful Himalayan peaks you can continue reaching to the small village Somare. Even after Somare the trail mostly steeps uphill, After walking for a while, we will reach Orsho and from here the trail to Pheriche and Dingboche will get separated. Continue to Dingboche by crossing the stream for less than an hour.The valley is gorgeous surrounded by majestic peaks. Dingboche and is also the gate to most popular Island Peak Climbing. We will spend two more hours before sleeping at night to acclimatize to the high elevation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

2nd acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410 m)

We have scheduled another 2nd acclimatization day in Dingboche. Enjoy your sleep and try to reserve the energy for the coming days. Once you wake up you will be served with breakfast. To this point in our trek, we’ve ascended over 5100 m before we attempt to climb higher.we will once again climb high and then descend to steep low for one more night to avoid high altitude sickness in the next coming days. There are two options available for us to go further. Few trekkers to this trek will ascend the base of Nangkar Tshang peak, and 3 to four hours around the trip leads past cliffside secret sites for the spectacular view of Mt. Makalu (8462m), the world’s 8th highest peak.We will try reaching our highest point somewhere around 5000 m, then return to Dingboche for your overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m.)

After our breakfast, our hike today begins with a gentle climb along the upper trail headed towards the Pheriche valley. Well above Pheriche we contour along the northwest side of the valley through alpine scrub and yak pastures, enjoying scenic views of Tawoche (6,367m) and Cholotse (6,335m) peak. Directly behind us, beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam appears to rise and hypnotize everyone.. After about two hours of gradual climb along this path, we arrive to Thukla where we will have lunch and begin a challenging ascent for an hour. At the top of the pass, long strands of prayer flags connect monuments and memorials dedicated to Himalayan climbers who've perished in pursuit of their climbing dreams. The scenery becomes ever more exceptional as we climb the pass for spectacular views of Amadablam, Kangtega and other 7,000+meter peaks. We continue hiking beyond Thokla Pass and reach connected trails coming from Gokyo Cho La pass Trekking. We will walk flat the mountain valley for another 40 minutes to reach Tengboche and its dramatic alpine scenery. Overnight at lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Trek to Gorakshep (4900m)-EBC (5355m) and back to Gorakshep

We will enjoy our breakfast in Lobuche before we start walking to Gorakshep; one of the major places of our trek. The spectacular mountain views will be following us all the way to our destination. The trail does not have steep climbing but it will be difficult and tiring due to high elevation. We arrive Gorakshep in time for lunch and evaluate every member’s health condition before moving on to EBC (5355m). It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Gorakshep and three hours to EBC and 2 hours to come back to Gorakshep again for the night. The trail is not easy throughout due to small sleep rocks with snow.Once you arrive at the Everest Base camp, you will see the mass of Everest summiteers from around the world. But if you are in the offseason, you will see some of the colourful Buddhist prayer flags and amazing Khumbu ice falls. You will be busy for a while to take some shots of the mountain around and then hurry up to come back to Gore sheep. There are no tea houses in the Base Camp. Prepare your head light, camera and backpack for tomorrow morning for the uphill trek to Kala Pather.

Day 10

Early morning hike to Kalapather (5545m)-Gorakshep for breakfast and Pheriche 9hrs.

Early morning your guide will knock your door around 3:30 to climb Kalapatther (Black Rock) 3 hours approximately. You will store all your belongings in your room, wear warm clothes; just Camera and hot water bag need to be carried. The cold weather (-10 –20 C) and chilly winds are quite common but the breathtaking ascend will be one of the memorable events in your life. When you are climbing up the hill, the sun rays are lighter so you will have to climb up so that you will have enough time to see the panoramic sunrise views on the Everest (8848 m) and its neighbouring mountain Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft), Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Congratulation to witness the beautiful Himalayan view with Peregrine Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Take some shots of Khumbu icefall and EBC also and then slowly descend down to Goraksheep and have breakfast and back to Lukla.

Day 11

Trek back down to Namche

We will have breakfast and another full day of descent with a healthy dose of uphill mixed in, to conclude our trek soon. The route is same which we used all the way to EBC and Kalapatter on previous days. We pass Somare, Pangboche to reach Tengboche after ¾ hours of walking down and then 1 hours descending to Phungi Thanka for our lunch. After ascending 1.5 hours to arrive Kyanguma the route is flat all the way to Namche, 2 hours, with beautiful views of Thamserku and Kangtega again for the last night. You can also have a successful event party at Namche with your staffs.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Trek to Lukla, final day in Himalayas (2,840 m) 8 hours

Enjoy your time in Namche taking some photos of the snow-capped Himalayas Today will be a healthy descent all the way to Phakding for 4/5 hours traversing along the villages and the Dudh Koshi River. We will reach Phakding and have lunch followed by the trail and the cascade for three hours. Finally, we will conclude our memorable trekking at Lukla without any problem. Today is the last day to show your gratitude to your Porters in Lukla.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Fly to Kathmandu for 40 minutes

Early morning we will pray for the weather to be good and not cause any flight delays.We will take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. The flying time will be about 40 minutes and will give you some thrilling experience and then transfer to the hotel. Your guide will expect some tips from you when you leave. If you want you can welcome him even for dinner or to help for last day shopping.

Day 14

Rest and Buffer Day In Kathmandu

We can get an occasional delay in flight during the main season. The weather condition of Lukla suffers from quick changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights so we have reserved this day for other activities If we have a timely flight on DAY 14, we can use this day as rest or exploring the day in Kathmandu. We can shop in and around local markets and plan a walk around the city.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 15

Departure to Your Country

We will transfer you to the airport three hours before from your hotel. If the flight is delayed you are advised to go for shopping and buy Pashmina, Carpet, Nepali knife, Jewelers or you can visit Peregrine Treks office and return your trekking boots, Jackets and everything you want and then write a comment on our diary. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport in time.
Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Pick up and drop from international and domestic airport in the tourist private vehicle
  • Three-night hotel accommodation in three-star category hotel with breakfast
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
  • Private ground transportation during sightseeing
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew members salaries, insurance, accommodation and airfares
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Permit, TIMS and paperwork
  • First Aid Medical Kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (For 15 days USD 25, For 30 days USD 40 and For 90 days USD 100)
  • Extra hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • International airfares/Land transportation
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide and porter(s)

Accommodations in Everest Base Camp Trek

 

 

We will provide three-star category hotels in Kathmandu. In the trekking area, we will provide the best available lodge with attached bathroom and hot shower up to Namche. Some of the trekking area you may share your room and the toilet and bathroom are common.

 

Meals during Everest Base Camp Trekking

 

 

Meals in Kathmandu: One Welcome or farewell dinner and breakfast

Meals during trekking: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (One main course and tea/coffee). For more than this, you need to pay separately.

During Everest Base Camp Trek, we will provide typical Nepalese dishes like dal (soup made of lentil), Bhat (rice) achaar (pickle), Tarkari (vegetable curry), Momo (dumpling), Dhindo (typical Nepali food), Chowmin etc. You can also enjoy international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental and Italian as per your choices. Breakfast and dinner will be served at lodges or teahouses where you spend the night. As per the lodges or teahouses menu, we will serve breakfast. Normally during your trekking continental and American breakfast will be served and Buffet breakfast will be served in Kathmandu.

 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 

 

This is a moderate trek and it is suitable for enthusiastic hikers. The hiker must able to walk at least 5-6 hours per day with their light bag. In some days you need to walk 8-9 hours. You can see the detail in our itinerary. Hiking at higher altitude is more challenging than lower altitude; however, if you have good health with average physical fitness, optimistic towards hiking, strong strength of mind, you can finish this trek successfully. Technical skills and past experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging, simple exercising is highly recommended before 2 weeks if you have not previous hiking experience.

If you have a heart problem, lung and blood diseases you need to consult with your doctor before this trek. Also, if you are elder or children, if you have poor physical fitness and still you want to trek to Everest Base Camp, you need to customize this trek. Please feel free to detail about you; we will provide customized trekking package for you and we will try our best to make your trek memorable and successful.

 

Best Time for the trek to Everest Base Camp

 

 

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek is autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). These two seasons the weather is sunny and warm and high possibility to see the clear mountain with your fresh eyes. In high altitude, nights is clod in all season. In winter (December, January, and February) cold is the big issue for a trekker. Other parts are quite good. EBC Trek in summer (June, July, and August) or monsoon will be affected by rain; but this season trekking is best for a botanist. Everest Trekking routes are crowded in the autumn and summer; but during winter and summer, the trekking routes are not packed.

You can add this EBC Trek with other tour and trekking packages. For more information, you need to click here for other tour package and click here for other trekking packages. You need to fully equip to complete this trek. For trekking gear list, please click here.

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Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:15 Days
Group Size:any
Arrival on:Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:5545 Meters
Difficulty:Moderate
Accomodation:Three Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking