Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

The trek to Everest camp base is one of the most adventurous and thrilling treks in Asia, which along with different kinds of trails also has the enchanting scenic natural beauty to please you with. The camp base, located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is the gateway to the highest mountain peak in the world, therefore it’s also called “steps to heaven”. The trekkers would garner a wholesome experience of himalayan culture for as long as 12 days as they trail through the different himalayan villages with each composting its unique culture. The plan of expedition of the Everest Base Camp is tailored such that trekkers don’t feel burdened and get a good time to spend around the different sites they pass by during the journey. During the trek while passing through its shaded trails, rough and steep terrains you’d get to explore the beautiful sunset views from the sightseeing location in the village Dingboche.

Each day of the expedition would take a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of trek to complete the journey to the destination point. The leftover hours of the day could be well spent in discovering the place of your stay and at some places you’ll stay mandatorily for acclimatisation purposes, on such days exploring local markets and sightseeing locations would be best. The major and important highlighted places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery at Dingboche, Imja Khola Valley and other places would be fun to explore as well.

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Brief Overview of the Trek

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  • Maximum Altitude of Everest Base Camp - 18,513 ft
  • Duration - 8 Days
  • Trekking Distance - 130 Kms
  • Trail type - Difficult
  • Airport - Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
  • Snow Season - Winter, usually starting in the month of November
  • Service Available (in months) - throughout the year
  • Base Camp - Lukla
  • Best Season - April to early June and September to mid-December
  • Region - Nepal
  • Who Can Participate - The minimum age required to embark on the most thrilling trek is 15 years. The maximum age for this trek isn't specified, however if you're above 70, it would be advisable to proceed with extreme caution.Participants are required to have previous experience of at least one high altitude trek of upto 5,000/16,400 ft.

Short Glance At Itinerary For Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Day 1: It would be a 2 to 3 hours long trek from Lukla to Monjo.

  • Day 2: Move from Monjo towards Namche Bazaar over a trek of 2 to 3 hours.

  • Day 3: Stay at Namache for the purpose of acclimatisation. A short stroll of 20 to 30 minutes to Namche Museum.

  • Day 4: It would be a long day, when you walk to Phunge Tenga from Namche in 3.5 hours, then to Tengboche Monastery in an additional 2.5 hours. Stay at Deoboche village.

  • Day 5: A 3 hour long trek from Deoboche via Pangboche. Another 2.5 hours trek to the village of Dingboche.

  • Day 6: It would be the no-trek day. But you may explore the local sightseeing locations.

  • Day 7: You’d aim to reach Lobuche by crossing Dudh Koshi river.

  • Day 8: From Lobuche the trek to Gorak Shep would be arranged. It would take 5 to 7 hours to reach the Base camp and after spending some time there a return to Gorak Shep would be accomplished.

  • Day 9: Descend back to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep in around 3 hours.

  • Day 10: Further descending to Namche Bazaar in a few hours long trek, crossing places like Tengboche and Phungi Thanga.

  • Day 11: The last trek of 5 hours to Lukla from Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 12: Transferred back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

EBC Trek Detailed Itinerary

Everest Base Camp trekking is a 12 days long expedition and the itinerary of each day is meticulously planned. Therefore, it’s advisable to read the layout of each day plan while choosing for the programme.

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Trek Distance: 7 Kms | Duration: 3.5 Hours | Elevation: 2652m

  • A picturesque flight awaits us as we leave Ramechaap for Lukla, the entry point to the Everest region. With only one runway and a perilous location atop a cliff, this airport ranks among the most risky in the world.

  • When you get to Lukla, you will meet our representatives waiting to greet you.

  • Your first hike to Phakding begins after lunch as you follow the Dudh Koshi river's banks.

  • At Phakding, you spend the night.

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Price Inclusions

  • Stay: Included in the price is your lodging in local Tea Houses or Mountain Lodges for the duration of your tour (11 nights).

  • Activities: Traveling to the foot of Mount Everest is a bucket list item for many.

  • Guide: During the trek, you'll be assisted and guided by a certified trek leader and a Sherpa. Each hiker may have their porter carry a maximum of 10 kg.

  • Permits: Permission to trek in Sagarmatha National Park, often known as a TIMS card. Permission to Enter the Khumbu Area. Inclusion of all federal, state, and local levies.

  • Transfers: Flights within the country, for transfers (Ramechhap- Lukla -Ramechhap)

Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu

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Price inclusions

  • Stay: Tea Houses and Mountain Lodges for lodging throughout the tour (11 nights). Kathmandu hotels for overnight stays (02 nights)

    • Activities: Journeying to the foot of the highest peak in the world
    • Guide: All the way through the trek, you'll be assisted and guided by a certified trek leader and a Sherpa. Each hiker will have one porter carry up to ten kilogrammes of gear.
    • Permits: Permits to trek in Sagarmatha National Park, also known as a TIMS card. Permission to Enter the Khumbu Area. All local and governmental fees.
    • Transfers: Transportation to and from Kathmandu's airport. Pickup and Drop-Off at Ramechhap's Manthali Airport. Local flights (Ramechhap - Lukla - Ramechhap)

What to Pack for Your Everest Base Camp Trek?

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Other Essentials
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  • Heavy fleece or down jacket
  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Gortex or waterproof jacket with hood
  • Fleece pants
  • Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt
  • Raincoats
  • Windbreaker
  • Hiking shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • Waterproof pants
  • Hiking socks
  • Long underwear
  • Warm thermal socks
  • Sock liners
  • sweatshirt

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Taking the 25-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is the most convenient route to the Everest base camp. Due to ongoing repairs and renovations, however, flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are now departing via Ramechhap Airport (Manthali Airport) instead of the original route. Jiri is also accessible through road, which can be taken to continue on to Lukla. Additionally, a helicopter service is available to transport you from Lukla to Kala Pathar. To get to the base camp, also known as Gorak Shep, from Lukla, you'll have to pass through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

General Trivia About EBC Trek

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  • There are two base camps for Everest trekking, one in the North at Tibet and the other at South in Nepal. Everest Base Camp, in the Khumbu region of Nepal is the endpoint of this legendary trek for Everest.

  • While following the trek to the base camp you would pass the famous Sherpa village of Dingboche. It’s the home of Tenzing Norgay,the first person to climb Everest.

  • Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had marked the south base camp of Everest in Nepal and stored their supplies at the mountain base and that is how the Everest Base Camp was born.

  • Every trekker aspiring to climb Mount Everest makes sure to stop at Tengboche Monastery, which has the largest Buddhist gompa in the valley to light candles and seek blessings. Overtime, it has become a very significant ritual without which a trekking event won’t even be started.

Why To Go for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp trek is one of the most sought-after trek routes where the trekkers from across the globe arrive to escape the fast cities and gain a valuable soul stirring experience. As they climb up the base camp in Nepal covering an impressive 17,598 feet height, not only do the trekkers overcome obstacles of the journey but also enjoy the serene splendid beauty of the mighty mountains. The trek is considered amongst the most famous treks in Himalayas for being towards the edge of the world's highest peak as well as due to the kind of adventure it offers. While following the trail one gets to enjoy the magnificent sights of mystical monasteries and Sherpa villages, the highlights of the trek would also include Kala Patthar, Gorak Shep and Sagarmatha National Park Museum.

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FAQ's of Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp trek?

    The trek to the Everest Base Camp is among the most difficult treks in Asia. But, that shouldn’t discourage you from going on the trek because the difficulty level of the trek is moderate. The trail of the trek passes through the villages of Nepal which are located at higher altitude. The passage is diverse, sometimes quite harsh but other times smooth, therefore the trekker won’t require any expertise and past experiences in trekking for joining in. You would be walking 8 hours per day for a continuous 12 to 14 days to finally land at the formidable Khumbu Icefall. Therefore, it’s advisable to add a good exercise schedule in your daily routine as well, to keep yourself in physically good shape to not face any problem during the trek like cramps and fatigue. he basics like walking, jogging, squats and stair climbing would be sufficient though you may add other exercises as per your bodily requirements. Try to be consistent with the exercise schedule and keep repeating the exercises for longer duration.

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