Everest Base Camp Trek Complete Guide

  • Updated on Apr 21, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung
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The Everest base camp (EBC) trekking is an awesome popular destination in the world, this trek is a spectacular high altitude trek in the Himalayan of Nepal and leads you to the lap of the world highest mountains, Mount Everest (8,848m). Everest base camp trek route is challenging than other regions of the treks, so be healthy and fit for this trip. As well as the trek offers jaw-dropping landscapes scenery, magical surrounding Everest ranges, amazing high passes experience, fantastic Sherpa community culture, thousands of years old Tengboche monastery, and stunning traditional villages.

Hiring a complete guide for Everest base camp trek will provide all the required information about EBC Trek, who make your trip most comfortable. EBC journey is an unforgettable experience of Khumbu valley and Everest region. Peaceful mountainous landscape brimming with river valleys, magnificent views, the daily lifestyle of mountain peoples, moraines, Khumbu glaciers with icefalls, and magnificent Himalayan views are the main attraction of this trek. You can discover the legendary Sherpa settlements of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche with enjoying the unique culture, their local life, Buddhism, and traditions. 

This classic Everest base camp trek touches the famous viewpoint Kala Patthar (5,545m) where you get to see a golden sunrise view over the massive Everest and snow-capped mountain views. The path is ornamented with a unique trail, Mani wall carvings, Tsortens, monasteries, and prayer flags. As you will explore the significant mountain rivers, alpine forests, lowlands pastures, snowy acreages, and wide range valley of flora with fauna, during the trek.

This trek experience the rich culture of the Sherpas and beauty of nature as well as offers the most tempting up-close views of the Himalayas like Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,855m), Pumori (7,161m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Thamserku (6,623m), Island Peak (6,189m), Kongde (6,187m), and many more peaks. Everest base camp trek is one of the best options to get a real Himalayan experience of the earth.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Mountain flight to a dangerous airport in the world Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla.
  • Amazing natural scenery and exciting landscapes of Kumbu Valley.
  • Visit the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and explore the flora and fauna.
  • World-famous Sherpa community culture, tradition, lifestyle, and hospitality.
  • Everest region attraction place Tengboche monastery.
  • The delightful base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.
  • Magical Everest range viewpoint Kala Patthar.
  • Huge Khumbu glacier and icefalls valleys.
  • Get the life-changing experience of Himalayan.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Notices*

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (1,350m)

Day 02: Trekking preparation and Sightseeing tour day

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,640m) 3-4 hours

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) 5-6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,430m)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m) 5-6 hours

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5-6 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,410m)

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) 5-6 hours

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and back Gorak Shep (5,140m) 7-8 hours

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,550m) and back to Pheriche (4,240m) 6-7 hours

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3,810m) 5-6 hours

Day 13: Trek from Phortse to Khumjung (3,790m) 4-5 hours

Day 14: Trek from Khumjung to Thame (3,820m) 4-5 hours

Day 15: Trek from Thame to Monjo (2,835m) 6-7 hours

Day 16: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,800m) 4-5 hours

Day 17: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m) 30-35 minutes

Day 18: Final departure, you will be departed to the airport by our crew

Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

A lot of trekkers question about is Everest base camp trek difficulty, can I do this EBC trek? Per day how much km do I have to walk?  

Everest base camp trek (5,316m) is the adventure challenge route in Himalayana before goes trekking you have to be in good health, fitness body, and you have to do a 3,000m high hike. Which makes your trip most comfortable and easy to reach base camp. This trek is a remote part and highest region of the world, the trail is not too difficult in terms of technical climbing, but during the trek, you have to walk through lots of ascends, descends, glaciers zone, icefalls path, and rocky steep. Per day you have to walk 6 to 7 hours as well as we designed acclimatization days for safe altitude sickness. If your body did not acclimatize with the altitude, then there are high chances of altitude sickness, which in the worst case can ruin the entire trip. You walk from 3000m to 5,545m, if you have not super fitness then it is harder for you.

Everest base camp trek Guides and Porters

Hiring the guide and porter is the best option and common way for an EBC trip, who arrange all of the facility during the trek like, accommodation, meals, water, lodge, carry your bag, and provide detailed information about trekking. Your guide and porter will lead you to base camp and safely back to Kathmandu, they think that it is our responsibility. The local agency will provide an experienced guide for the trek to make your trip comfortable. Himalayan Frozen Adventure will recommend that you hire a guide and porter for this Mount Everest Base Camp Trek.

Kathmandu to Lukla Mountain Flight, the starting point of the Everest region trekking

Before starting the trek we take a scenic around 35 to 40 minutes mountains flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) one of the most dangerous runways in the world. We will pay $320 per person for flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu. We reserve our flights with the best travel agent, and your date changed during the trek then you can contact the agent from the tea house as well as share with the guide. We recommend you reserve the first flight in the morning because the Lukla flight can be canceled due to the wind very quickly. The flight allowed only 10kg of luggage, so if you have more luggage then the Himalayan frozen adventure company makes your store in Kathmandu with luggage safely without charge. 

Weather in the Himalayan region may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. This can happen either at the start or end of the trek. For this kind of problem, we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).

TIMS and Permit for Everest Base Camp trek

For trekking to Everest Base Camp TIMS and Permit is necessary to enter, without TIMS ( Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) and Sagarmatha National Park Permit you can't get permission to enter the Everest region. TIMS is a system that was set up by collect data of all trekkers in Nepal. Nepal government decides any individual can trek anywhere in Nepal with a TIMS card. The permit is only valid for a National park. Everest, Annapurna, and Lantang region are the zone of National park, for entry into this region trek you have to need Permit. 

Everest Base Camp Trek 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 costs 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 Trek Accommodation

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

Everest Base Camp Trek 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. Throughout 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. 

Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get a Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that few countries have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at a high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Best season to trekking Everest base camp

For any kinds of trekking destination, you have to choose the best season. This Everest base camp trek best time of the year to trek on (Autumn) September to December and (Spring) March to May. These seasons weather is pleasant for you to enjoy panoramic views of the Everest range and exciting landscapes. As well as you will see the colorful forest of rhododendron (Nepal National Flower) and the best view of the Himalayana. 

Drinking water of Everest region

You can found water on Everest trekking, but at the high altitude, water costs will rise to 1$ per liters. We suggest you, carry a spare water bottle and takes boiled water to teahouses or lodges. Where you get in relatively cheaper rate for bottled water.

Everest Base Camp Trek cost

Everest region is a bit expensive than other region trekking because this region trip too popular and adventure challenge. Many factors add up to the cost of EBC Trek. If you wanna join us, then we provide fix the price with you. The package cost usually includes all ground transportation, TIMS, Permit, meals, accommodation, and cost of guide and porter. But this package has not included personal travel insurance, personal expenses, tips, airfare, and trekking Equipment. Let contact us to get to know about the Everest base camp trek cost.

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