Everest Base Camp Travel 2023 update

  • Updated on Dec 31, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung
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Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular classical adventure trekking trails in Himalayan Nepal, this delightful trekking offers breathtaking sceneries, Himalayan ranges, Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, deeper insight, and an adventure lifetime experience. The capital city of Kathmandu is starting and ending point of 14 Days Everest Base Camp trek, also Kathmandu valley is a perfect place to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This region is surrounded by the incredible views of Khumbu Ice Falls and remorseless fields of moraine, ice, and glaciers. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their first successful adventures in 1953 at Everest Summit, which route you will follow during the Everest base camp trek. We have designed our Everest base camp trek itinerary incorporating enough rest days in between the trek to make the journey successful. The trail offers to explore the wonderful Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park varieties of floras and wildlife.

The Everest base camp trek 14 days is marked as challenging by professionals, you have to be in good health and shape to go on this trek. The experts at our company, Himalayan Frozen Adventure have carefully made the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary to give the best experience in the Everest region. You can enjoy through the raging rivers, narrow suspension bridges, mountain villages, sacred mani stones, and mountain ridges. Likewise, Everest Base Camp Trek also allows visiting the oldest and the biggest monastery of the region, Tengboche monastery, and passes through farmlands, a local cheese factory, colorful Buddhist & Hindu traditions area, prayer flags of mane, and landscapers icefalls. Mount Everest base camp trek is difficult, is worth the dedication and challenges at every moment. 

It's better for a physical fitness adventure for people who want to explore the top of the world mountain. Similarly, the Everest base camp trek (14 days) offers amazing viewpoint of Kalapathar (5,643m highest point of this trek) from here you get to see a wonderful sunrise view and magnificent views are mt. Everest 8,848m, mt. Cho Oyu 8,152m, Lhotse 8,516m, Makalu 8,485 m 27838 ft, Ama Dablam 6,456m, and peaks. In this Everest region, the lower part is called Solu, and the upper part is Khumbu. Everest base camp cold breeze taste will remain nostalgic in your life. The base camp exploring can be an incredible moment in your life, where you are in the lap of the world's highest Mount Everest (8,848m).

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EBC Route

Everest Base Camp Trek (14 days) Itinerary begins after a short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2840m) (Gateway to Everest base camp). Mount Everest trek lead through the Rhododendron forests and Tibetan prayer flags, then enjoys the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding and Namche Bazar (popular mountain Sherpa town) with local warm hospitality. Similarly, you walk at the green alpine forests, cross the long suspension bridge. Before reaching Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, the EBC Trek route enter the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site) to explore the house of rare flora and fauna. The next day you ahead toward Everest Base Camp (5,364m), it's surrounded by Mount Everest, Khumbu icefalls with the glacier, and the wonderful Himalayan range. And for more majestic amazing scenic you will hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m), where you get to see close panoramic mountains and amazing sunrise views. Correspondingly, you will back to Gorak Shep, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and fly Kathmandu.

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure designed Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days to explore the Khumbu region Sherpa traditional culture, mountain peoples lifestyle, Khumbu glacier with icefall, Everest base camp, Kala Patthar viewpoint, and adventure experience. The best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). For Everest Base Camp Trek cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us. We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure team share professional experience and provide perfect services through the Himalayan.

Highlights

  • Walk through the mani stones, high suspension bridges, Prayer wheels, colorful flags, flora, and fauna.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Syangboche World's highest airport.
  • Reach to Everest Base Camp (5,360m) & Kala Patthar (5,545m).
  • Local Sherpa culture and lifestyles.
  • Khumbu region UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Tengboche Ancient monastery.
  • Highest Khumbu Glacier (4,900m).
  • The world highest peaks view Mt. Everest (8,848m) Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m), and Mt.Makalu (8,463m).

Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m]

After landing at the airport, you can meet with one of our team representatives at the airport. He will transfer you to the hotel. Rest and get freshened up. Later, in the evening, you meet with other team members at the welcome dinner organized by the company. End your day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel.

Day 02:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, & trek to Phakding (2,651m) [35 minutes flight] & [3-4 hours trek]

Today, you fly to Lukla. The flight will be short and scenic. Upon reaching Lukla, you will meet with the rest of the crew members and begin trekking toward Phakding. Descending through the forested trail, following a stream, you reach Phakding.

Day 03:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m, 6 hrs]

After having breakfast, we continue our journey to Namche Bazaar. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and enjoys suspension bridges. Hillary Suspension bridge is the most famous in Khumbu, which we cross then we enter the Sagarmatha National Park where is permit will be registered. The trail is a challenging climb steep to a dense forest after completing the challenge we arrive in Namche Bazaar. This is one of the best towns in the Everest region, where we spend overnight.

Day 04:Rest and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar [3,440m]

You spend the day exploring around and interacting with locals & fellow trekkers. There are a few short hike options from Namche Bazar that take you to viewpoints like Everest View Hotel or Syangboche Airstrip from where you can see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Island Peak, etc. You can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum to learn more about Sherpas.

Day 05:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,860m, 5 - 6 hours]

After breakfast, we cross the Dudh Kosi river and pass through the rhododendron forest with the small Sherpa Valley. Our trail will start climbing steeply, where we get to the Tengboche forest. Finally, we arrive in Tengboche, where we spend our night.

Day 06:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360m, 5-6 hrs]

After having breakfast, we explore the Tengboche monastery. The trails pass the easy path of rhododendrons and conifers in a lush forests. After crossing the Lmja River we have 2 options to choose the trail (lower and upper Pangboche routes), so we choose the upper trail, which gives us amazing Himalayan views. We'll visit the Pangboche monastery and cross the Imja Valley and Lobuche River. Finally, we arrive in Dingboche, which is a good facility for Accommodation, Meals, and Lodge.

Day 07:Acclimatization day in Dingboche [4,360m]

Today is your second rest day in Dingboche village. For the successful completion of the journey, it is very important to take a few rest days in between the journey to acclimatize yourself to the altitude. The best thing about these rest days is you will have more time to explore the village and spend time with locals. Dingboche is a beautiful village enclosed by stone walls to protect cultivating fields. You go on a short hike to Nagarjun Hill which offers spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Tawache, etc. 

Day 08:Trek from Dingboche to Duglha [4,600m, 3-4 hours]

Today is going to be a short trekking day. From Dingboche, you trek on a wide path enjoying stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. The trail further gets narrow and takes you to Dughla for a night stay. It is a small village with prayer flags all around the villages. 

Day 09:Trek from Duglha to Lobuche [4,940m, 3-4 hours]

From Dughla, the trail ascends to the steep moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Passing through the rugged trail, you reach Chupki Lhara from where you get to see stunning views of snow-capped mountains. Further, the trail descends to the moraine and moves towards Lobuche. Along the way, you get to see views of Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, etc.

Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp [5,360m] & trek back Gorak Shep [5,160m, 6 - 7 hours]

We climb to the Gorak Shep, where we check our lodge for the night. The trail continues to climb Everest Base Camp. When we pass the pyramid sign, then we can found views of Mount Pumori, Mount Mahalangur, Mount Lingtern, Mount Khumbutse, and Mount Nuptse. After short climbing, we can get snowy mountain vista of 360 degrees. Through rock climbing and glacial trails, we reach the Everest Base Camp, which is our main destination. We can enjoy and explore the base camp, then we back to Gorekshep for spending the night.

Day 11:Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar [5,545m] & trek back to Pheriche [4,358m, 7-8 hours]

Today is a challenging day for us. Early in the morning, we take a short hike to Kala Pattar. Few hours walking through the rock we arrive at Kala Pattar's viewpoint. This place is best to see the sunrise view and magnification views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many peaks, then we return to Gorekshep for taking breakfast. After breakfast, we go to Pheriche, where we spend our overnight.

Day 12:Trek back from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m, 5-6 hours]

Following the Imja River, we will trek back to Namche Bazar. The trail will take us to Tengboche, and from here, we descend down to Phungki Thanka. Further, we will pass by Kyangjuma and reach Namche Bazar. We will spend our days relaxing in our hotel or enjoying food in one of the best cafe/restaurants in Namche.

Day 13:Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,652m, 7-8 hours]

After having breakfast, we cross the Dudh Koshi River and suspension bridge. Following the Bhote Koshi Rivers then we reach Monjo Valley and Phakding. When you can cross the open plains, Sherpa village, prayer stones, flapping prayer flags, rhododendrons, and pine forests, then we reach Lukla valley.

Day 14:Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350m, 35 minutes]

Wake up early in the morning and have your last breakfast enjoying heart-warming views of the Himalayan landscape. You fly back to Kathmandu. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure. You can do whatever you want. Later, in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team members and end your journey in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Everest region Treks

Ancient monasteries and the locals' rich culture

The natives and their customs add to the allure of trekking in the Everest region. Buddhists or Tibetan Buddhists make up the majority of the population in this area. The trekking trail offers a taste of the area's cultural diversity. While strolling, you'll pass a lot of monasteries, stupas, Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags.

On our approach to the EBC, we also stop at a few noteworthy monasteries. For instance, the Tengboche monastery, which we may visit in Tengboche village, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Other monasteries that we are more likely to visit include Khumjung Monastery and Pangboche monastery.

Understand the flying to Lukla's weight restrictions

The maximum weight for domestic aircraft is 15 kg (33 lbs) (5 kg in a hand-carry bag and the rest in suitcases). Leave unneeded items at home or in a hotel in Kathmandu when you pack your bags. Look for lightweight goods while purchasing items like water bottles.

By paying a few more dollars, you can also increase the weight limit for your checked bags. We do not, however, advise doing this. It's because the extra weight typically arrives on a different flight. As a result, you are kept waiting at the airport in Lukla for the bag.

Additionally, from Lukla, you or the porter must carry the additional luggage up to the mountains. It makes life harder. So, respect the weight restrictions.

Take your pillowcase along

After a trekker has finished, we always interview them. We frequently enquire about difficulties, items that were overlooked, and other things. When asked how they felt about the trip, the majority of them gave varying responses. However, one thing we discovered is that roughly 60% of people feel at ease using silk pillowcases while they sleep.

Female hikers in particular always yearn for their pillows. Some people have unkempt hair for a purpose, while others are allergic and can't sleep well in the mountains. People that carry their pillowcases are completely unremarkable.

Therefore, you can include your pillowcase in your backpack if there is any room. Having your own pillowcases can help you obtain a good night's sleep even though the guesthouses' provided pillowcases are tidy and clean.

Include helicopter evacuation coverage in your insurance.

If you need to be rescued right away, your only choice for getting out of the mountains is to use a helicopter.

The expense of the helicopter is high since it must navigate across mountains and hills. Therefore, be sure to include helicopter evacuation coverage when purchasing an insurance plan.

Before the trek, put on all of your equipment

This advice is essential! Make sure you are familiar with when and how to utilize all of your hiking equipment.

Try each piece of equipment once you have everything set up. In this manner, you can experience how wearing such clothing will feel.

If it's tight, loose, or uncomfortable for you in any way, you'll be able to tell. You can acquire a new one or swap it if you find out before your trip if it isn't comfortable for you.

Additionally, we advise you to at least take a little hike near your home while using all the gear you purchased for your trek to Everest Base Camp. When you are actually traveling, you will experience how it is going to be.

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