Once In A Lifetime Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

The Everest Base Camp trek is an amazing adventure that allows you to see the spectacular Himalayan vistas and pathways rich in Sherpa culture. You will cross suspension bridges while visiting hidden Buddhist monasteries.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek brings you to the foothills of Mount Everest. It is located in Sagarmatha Zone, Province 1, in the Solu-Khumbu district. The EBC trekking route also passes through Sagarmatha National Park.
The 14-day route provides you with a close-up view of Mount Everest from several angles. Other magnificent peaks include Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Aba Dablam, and others.

The Sherpa ethnic group primarily inhabits the Everest region. Other castes such as Rai, Limbu, and Gurung also live here, but their numbers are small. The majority of these people, however, adhere to Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions.
The trails lead to the base of Mount Everest, however it is not the highest point. Kala Patthar is another location that is located at a greater elevation. The dawn and panoramic views from this location are well-known.

You also get to see the well-known Sagarmatha National Park. The woodland pathways are home to a variety of plant types and endangered animals that can be viewed while hiking.

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Overview

The hike lasts 14 days, thus two days are set up for acclimatization. You do not rest at this period, but instead visit the famed Everest View Hotel, Khunde Hospital, and Khumjung Monastery. You can also hike to Chukung ri or Nagarjuna Peak.

Our moderate-level trip begins with an exciting air adventure to Lukla, where you will see breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, and hills. The hike then begins with a night’s stay in Phakding.
The following day, you travel to Namche Bazaar, the Everest region’s hub. You’re acclimatizing here, so take advantage of the side trips to Khumjung, Khunde, and the Everest View Hotel.

The next day, you go to Tengboche and then to Dingboche for your next round of acclimatization. You embark on hikes to surrounding peaks throughout your stay.

Following a lovely time, you walk to Lobuche and prepare for the journey to EBC. The next day, you travel to Gorak Shep, walk to Everest Base Camp, and then return to Gorak Shep.

You then descend to Pheriche, then to Namche, and last to Lukla. You fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, bringing your 14-day Everest Base Camp trek to a close.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so seize it and fulfill your ambition of hiking in the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Leave your mark at the foot of the world's tallest peak.
  • From Kala Patthar, you can see Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • See the Khumbu Glacier, Nepal's largest glacier, and learn about the Sherpa communities' lifestyles and traditions.
  • Discover the picturesque settlements of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and others.
  • Exciting flight to Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest.

Itinerary

We welcome you to Nepal on this day. As you enter the country, you can see the Mountains, which rise tall and provide a breathtaking view. When you approach closer to Kathmandu, you can see the city crammed with homes in every nook and cranny.

Following landing, our representatives will greet you at the airport terminal. They will pick you up and transport you to the hotel where you will stay. Next there will be a quick introduction in the lobby, and the official will assist you in checking into your rooms.

You have the rest of the day to yourself because we have no further plans. During your free time, you can go to the neighborhood stores, pubs, clubs, or a neighboring marketplace.
Kathmandu is a lovely city with numerous tourist attractions. Throughout the valley, there are various UNESCO World Heritage sites, primarily religious structures and old palaces.

If you have an extra day or two, you can add a complete day within and outside the Kathmandu valley adventure. The next day marks the start of your 14-day Everest Base Camp trek, so eat well and get enough of rest.

Overnight at Phakding
This is the first day of your 14-day Everest Base Camp Trip, so get up early, freshen up, and wait for your guide in the lobby. They will arrive quickly to pick you up and transport you to the airport, where you will board a flight to Lukla.

The trip from Kathmandu to Lukla is scenic, with views of the Himalayas and beautiful hills. The ride is nerve-racking, but it's exciting to land at one of the world's most exciting airports.

You take your luggage, meet the rest of the crew, and have breakfast after landing. Lukla was initially a farming community, but it has now evolved into a trekkers' haven with numerous cafes, accommodations, and shops.Following a hearty meal, you proceed north, passing various shops and massive yaks.

The walk follows a large and well-traveled path with some suspension bridges and cobbled steps. Because Phakding is lower than Lukla, the paths are mostly downhill today. You proceed through the streets of Lukla until you reach a ticket office where you may obtain your local permit before leaving the town.

Next, descending downhill by stone stairs and terraced hillsides, you reach the Dudh Koshi river and cross it via a suspension bridge. You then continue the trip through the magnificent woodland and pass multiple prayer flags.

After various ups and downs, you arrive in Phakding through a modest descent on the paths. This lovely community has various side trips available, such as visiting the local monastery or meandering along the riverbank.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Today you leave Phakding and travel to Namche Bazaar. After a hearty breakfast, we cross a suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River.

You next walk along the river's edge and through a magnificent woodland of rhododendrons and pines. After about an hour or so, you arrive at Monjo and begin your journey through the picturesque farmlands.

Throughout the way, you'll see traditional Sherpa settlements and numerous suspension bridges. When you keep moving forward in the trails, you are met with the view of Thamserku, Khumung peak, Kongde peak, and more.

You reach the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint, where you show your permit, after a series of difficult hills. After about 20 minutes, you arrive at Jorsalle, where you stop for lunch.

Following lunch, you continue on, crossing some bridges before arriving at the famed Hillary suspension bridge. You cross this bridge again and begin a difficult ascent to catch your first glimpse of Mount Everest.

After admiring the scenery, you continue north to Namche Bazaar. This lovely Sherpa hamlet serves as a hub for the Khumbu region and a rest stop for trekkers. You must be fatigued, so you can sleep early or go for a walk if you have the energy.

Overnight at Namche

Your first acclimation is held here in Namche Bazaar. This town has several sites to explore for side trips, making it an excellent place to rest before ascending to a higher altitude.

So, after breakfast, you prepare to go hiking. Rest days are used for acclimatization, but you do not sleep or stay in one place all day. Instead, you wander around and become acquainted with your current elevation.

Today, you walk through Namche Bazaar, visiting Khunde, Khumjung, and the world's highest hotel, the Everest View Hotel. This motel is barely 400 meters above Namche, therefore it takes roughly an hour to go there.You leave town by taking the steep stairs and quickly rise above it, surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas.

After a short distance, you will reach a viewpoint from which you can see Mount Everest and Lhotse. After trekking a steep trail for half an hour, you reach a ledge, from which the terrain flattens off. You continue on the pathways, passing through little towns, bridges, and prayer flags on your way to Khunde and Khumjung.

These two lovely communities are close to one other and surrounded by lovely scenery. As you arrive at these locations, you will visit the Khunde hospital, Khumjung Hilary school, and Khumjung Monastery.

After seeing the surroundings, you return to Syangboche and make the difficult climb to the Everest View Hotel for lunch. This magnificent hotel is hidden between the treelines and offers a close-up view of Mount Everest.

You eat and drink while admiring the magnificent peaks and valleys. You now proceed to Namche Bazaar for the night after spending some time here. Currently, various peaks can be seen, including Kangtega, Kwangde, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and others. When you arrive at Namche, you can explore the town because it is the last stop with wifi and cafes.

Enjoy your time here and get to bed early because you have a busy day ahead of you.

Overnight at Tengboche

After a wonderful stay in Namche, you continue your trek to Tengboche. You get ready, eat breakfast, and make your way out of town by ascending the stone steps.
After roughly an hour of climbing, you reach a flat trail with a spectacular perspective of the surroundings. Then, continuing down the never-ending slope, you gradually drop to the Dudh Koshi River.

After crossing the river, you will see a magnificent chorten with prayer flags and will stop for lunch. This location offers a spectacular view of Thamserku and surrounding peaks.Furthermore, you proceed to Sansa, the crossroads of the Gokyo and EBC treks. Following the short trek to Pungi Thanga, you will cross multiple suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.

You pass multiple water-powered prayer wheels on your route to the checkpoint, and you cross a deep forest. Eventually going uphill through the dusty pathways, you arrive at the entrance of Tengboche.

Tengboche is a tiny town with a stunning monastery. You visit the lovely monastery after settling into your room, which has an incredible view of the Mountains in the background.

From here, you can also see the Gokyo walking trail. You return to your accommodation while seeing the sunset.

Overnight at Dingboche

You wake up early, get ready, eat your breakfast, and again visit the monastery to pray for a successful trip. Then descend through the dusty woodland trail to Pangboche.

The trail begins to ascent from this settlement, passing through yak herds and pasturelands. After a bit of trekking, you come across a river and cross it.

The trail continues with another difficult climb to a viewpoint point with an amazing view of Mt Ama Dablam. You eat your lunch here and then continue gradually ascending the slopes for another half hour to Dingboche.Unlike Tengboche, Dingboche is a lovely yet significant settlement with various lodges and attractions. You acclimate here in order to go sightseeing the next day.

This is the second acclimatization day of your 14-day Everest Base Camp trek. You hike up to Chhukung valley today, then either to Chhukung Ri or Nagarjuna summit.
After a hearty breakfast, you set out on your hike early in the morning. Initially, you travel down a steep slope, passing through the mountains of Lobuche West, Lobuche East, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and others.

Finally, after steadily ascending the routes, you arrive at Chukkung valley. You might choose to climb Nagarjuna Peak or Chukung Ri from here. These are overlooks that provide breathtaking views of valleys, landscapes, and mountains.

You spend some time here admiring the scenery before heading down to Dingboche for lunch. After a delicious meal, you can now explore the community and its agricultural areas.

Overnight at Lobuche

After waking up, you eat breakfast while gazing at the Himalayas and then begin your trip. Two massive peaks (Tabuchi and Arakam) tower to the left as you leave the village.

While admiring them, you slowly make your way up the pathways, surrounded by hills and valleys. Traveling slowly under the hot heat, you arrive in Thukla when you see a few tea houses.

After lunch, you resume your walk by ascending a hard trail to Dughla Pass (4830 m). When you reach the top, you see a memorial park and go past it as you continue up the paths.

As you progress up the path, you will come upon the glacial moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Moving on from there, you'll arrive in Lobuche in around 30 minutes. As you arrive at your destination, you freshen up and walk outside to explore.

Gorak Shep Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Gorak Shep Altitude: 5164 m above sea level
Everest Base Camp Hike Duration (back and forth): 4 hours
Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5364 m above sea level

Overnight at Gorak Shep

Finally, the moment has arrived when you will arrive at the foothills of Mount Everest. Most trekkers wake up quickly and begin the walk early, fueled by excitement.

Following breakfast, the trip continues over level pathways, gradually ascending to reveal the beautiful landscapes of Lobuche in the background. You leave the town and climb through the Khumbu glacier, walking over the rocky sediments.

You arrive at Gorakshep and leave your bags in the lodge as you continue hiking up the routes. After lunch, you begin your ascent to Everest Base Camp.

Arrived at the base camp, you receive the spectacular sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. You now climb back to Gorak Shep after having enjoyed your time there. You might feel hungry after your accomplishment, so you eat dinner and go to bed early

Kala Patthar Hike Duration: 2 hours
Kala Patthar Altitude: 5643 m above sea level
Pheriche Trek Duration: 6 hours
Pheriche Altitude: 4371 m above sea level

Overnight at Pheriche

The recollection of a successful ascent keeps you motivated on this adventure. You get up early today and eat a quick breakfast before hiking up to Kala Patthar. Then, gently and carefully ascending the steep slope, you arrive at your objective.

You come to Kala Patthar to witness the sunrise behind the mountains. This viewpoint also provides a close-up picture of Mount Everest, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks.

After spending some time there, you return to Gorak Shep and continue downhill to Pheriche. Because the hikes are steep, they are rigid and taxing.
As you arrive in Pheriche, you freshen up and visit the hamlet, interacting with the residents.

Namche Trek Duration: 7 hours

Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Following a delicious breakfast, you begin the adventure by walking steeply down the difficult and dusty pathways. The trip from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is rather long, but because you're going lower in elevation, the hikes are more leisurely.

As you drop gently to Debuche, the air becomes warmer, followed by another ascent to Tengboche. The mountains are magnificent as you make your way down to Pungi Thenga.

You pause here for lunch before continuing your journey by crossing a river suspension bridge. From here, you will ascend, drop, and traverse numerous suspension bridges.You arrive to Namche Bazaar after hours of travelling on the steep paths. Now that you're back in this lovely town, spend some time exploring the cafes and restaurants..

Overnight at Lukla

It's your last day in the Everest region, and time is flying by. It is the last day of your 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp. Because it is a full day, you begin the tour immediately after breakfast.

As you drop downhill through Namche Bazaar's streets, the trail will appear familiar. Continuing in the pathways, you reach Hilary suspension bridge and pass over it to reach Jhorsale.

As you continue over the dusty pathways, you cross various yak herds and pasture meadows. The journey today takes you through various wooded pathways blossoming with brilliant rhododendrons.You stop for lunch at one of the places along the routes. After stuffing your stomach, you proceed, passing multiple main walls, waterfalls, prayer flags, and so on.

You trek along dusty pathways and alongside the Dudh Koshi river before beginning the arduous ascent to Lukla. Please make the most of this day because your adventure is coming to an end.

Overnight at Kathmandu

Having laughed, spoken, and spent time together, it is now time to conclude the trip by traveling back to Kathmandu. These 12-13 days in the mountains were hectic and exciting for you.

You get up early today to catch a bus back to Kathmandu. You arrive at the airport after viewing the same settings and bidding farewell to the mountains. The tour will drop you off at your hotel and depart for the day.

The remainder of the day is open for you to explore Kathmandu. Visit stores, restaurants, and clubs to make the most of your day.

Day 14 :
Departure

Your 14-day Everest Base Camp Expedition has come to a close. According to your flight itinerary, the official will drop you off at the airport. We hope you had a good time on your trip.

What is Included?

  • Private airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Two nights in a typical twin-share hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Supper) during the walk.
  • Every evening after dinner, I eat fresh fruit.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) lodging is available during the walk.
  • All required paperwork Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transportation and domestic airport tax; Sagarmatha National Park entry permit; and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality expenses.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well trained, Government License holder guide who covers all of his salary, meal, beverages, lodging, transportation, and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with appropriate safety and walking equipment his compensation, food, lodging, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Complete medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Emergency Helicopter Service Arrangements (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and trekking poles (if you don't have your own, to be returned after the trip).
  • T-shirt and cap from the Nepal Eco Adventure.
  • Government taxes and expenditures.
  • Trekking map to Everest Base Camp.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily (very useful for checking Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) These will ensure that your trek is in the best possible hands for all levels of trekker.
  • Groups of 6 or more people require an assistant guide.
  • Meals when visiting Kathmandu Lunch and dinner are served.
  • The entry visa charge for Nepal is $30 USD for a 15-day visa on arrival.
  • Your medical and travel insurance.
  • International flights.
  • Your personal costs.
  • Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks available on the walk ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Chocolate, cake, pie, and pudding are all examples of sweet treats.
  • On the tea houses, there is a hot shower and battery charging.
  • Gratuities for the tour guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Extra luggage weighing more than 15kg for the Lukla flight.

FAQs

Training Required for Everest Base Camp Trek?

There is no technical section in Everest Base Camp Trek, but you can do fitness training for this journey. The trek does require you to have huge stamina and a calm mindset. So, you can do courses like hiking, endurance, and cardiovascular to increase your physical and mental strength.

Short Hike?

If this is your first time trekking in the mountains, then short hikes can be very helpful to get your body adjusted to walking long distances. It also helps you break in your new boots and understand the knee stress during treks. Before the actual trip, you can go on 3 to 5 hikes that last about 5 to 7 hours for training.

Cardiovascular Conditioning?

Cardio training is a must because it prepares your body to deal with oxygen deficiency for a long time. This exercise stops you from becoming breathless on the trails.

Running, cycling, walking up and downhill, stair-stepping, swimming are some of the exercises for cardiovascular training. You can also carry weight packs during your courses to get used to the weights.

You can do this training 3 to 4 weeks before the actual trek for half an hour each day. It helps build overall strength in your legs, abdominal areas, upper and lower back.

Mental Conditioning?

Many trekkers are unaware but mental stamina is just as important as other factors. Some days on this trek are comparatively tough, so you need to have the right mindset to push you through it.

Mental stamina is the one thing that remains active even when your body is exhausted. So, if you have strong determination and willpower, it helps you overcome any obstacle.

Travel Insurance?

Before going on a trek, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance for your safety. The insurance should be able to cover your medical expenses and have helicopter rescue in case of emergency.

It would help if you made sure the insurance covers accidents above 5000 m trek because most companies do not offer high altitude security. Also, they need to have helicopter evacuation to fly you to the nearest hospital.

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Once In A Lifetime Everest Base Camp Trek
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