Start from: US$ 1465 Per Person
Total Duration:10 to 18 Days
Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous
Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK NEPAL
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Fixed departure dates in Spring 2024
2024 February 11,16, 22, 27, and 29 are guaranteed
Everest base camp is one of the well-known trekking routes of Nepal that passes through the area of Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has also been listed as a famous trekking journey of Nepal offering an adventurous life, mountain climbing, and a wonderful spectacular close view of Mt. Everest; the tallest mountain in the world standing at an altitude of 8848m. Through the Everest trek, you will visit a Sherpa village (Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche) where you get a chance to observe Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and traditions. The trek also involves the vantage point of Kalapathar (5500m) which offers panoramic views of majestic peaks (Mt.Everest, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Nubche, and Mt. Lhotse). Along with this visit, you can also visit the Khumbu glacier, icefall, and Everest View Hotel which are the famous notable places in this area.
HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD?
To access this trek you will a have short beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport which takes 35 minutes. Generally, Lukla airport is considered an adventure airport in the world. Lukla offers a fresh Himalayan environment, green rolling hills, and a distant view of Mt. Everest. The
airport is located in the Lukla Valley at the lap of the mountain. And from Lukla, your trek starts.
HOW LONG IS THE DURATION OF THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TAKES?
Everest Base camp trek there are several itineraries but we provide the package for 10 to 18 days including the acclimatization days. We never try to escape acclimatization. The duration also depends upon the quality of a persons walk. If some of them walk faster then he/she could easily end/their journey in 11 days. We also would like to recommend you have some spare days if you are making your trip to the Everest region because normally Lukla flights get delayed due to unconditional weather.
HOW HIGH IS EVEREST BASE CAMP?
Everest trek you pass through several destinations with several heights. EBC trek occupies heights from 1400 to 5545m. The starting point of your trek is Lukla which is at a height of 2860m, Namche at 3440m, Lobuche at 4920m, and Everest best camp at 5364m. The highest height of this trek is Kalapathar stands at an altitude of 5545m. Acclimatization is very necessary during the Everest Base Camp trek because as we go faster to the higher elevation, there will be chances of getting altitude sickness.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
First and foremost for this trek, you require trekking clothes which is one of the significant things to know before starting the trip to Everest Base Camp. The clothing depends on the weather conditions. Clothes like a down jacket, a pair of jumpers, an inner thermal coat, warm gloves, socks, sunglasses, a cap, a pair of hiking or trekking boots, slippers, sunblock cream, etc should be packed. The weather in the daytime is normally sunny and warm and in the evening, night, and morning the weather is cold. So, I would like to recommend you bring a personal sleeping bag if you have one. For this trek, more prevention is needed.
HOW IS THE ACCOMMODATION OF THE EVEREST BASE CAMP?
Though the Everest region is one of the popular trekking destinations, accommodation facilities vary according to the trip you book. Normally most trekkers used normal accommodations. In every accommodation, the toilets are not attached so you should prefer outside toilets. Here, Normal accommodation also provides clean rooms, beds, and toilets. Instead of a normal room if you prefer using luxury accommodation you have to pay extra amounts and book earlier.
HOW CHALLENGING IS THIS TREK? DO ANY TREKKERS FIT?
The Everest Base Camp trek is considered a challenging trek and requires a moderate level of fitness and endurance. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and high altitudes and some sections of the trail can be physically demanding. Altitude sickness is also a concern for some trekkers. However, with proper preparation, training, and acclimatization, most trekkers with average fitness levels can complete the trek.
That being said, it is important to note that the trek is not suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain health conditions, such as heart or lung problems, may be at a higher risk of experiencing complications at high altitudes and should consult with their doctor before attempting the trek.
It is also important for all trekkers to be prepared mentally and physically for the challenges of the trek, including adjusting to the altitude and weather conditions, carrying a heavy backpack, and staying in basic tea-house accommodations.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
The cost of the trek can vary depending on several factors, such as the trekking company you choose, the level of service and accommodation you prefer, and the time of year you are traveling. On average, the cost can range from $1,200 to USD 3,000 per person.
The best time to hike to Everest Base Camp is during the spring and autumn seasons, which are from March to May and September to November, respectively. During these times, the weather is generally clear and dry, with mild temperatures and less chance of precipitation. The visibility is also better, offering stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.
Yes, you can join a group for the Everest Base Camp trek. We offer group tours with experienced guides, porters, and other support staff. Joining a group can be a great option for solo travelers. Group tours also offer the opportunity to meet other like-minded travelers and share the experience with a group.
IS TRAVEL INSURANCE NECESSARY? IS ALTITUDE SICKNESS A POSSIBILITY?
Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for the Everest Base Camp trek, as it can provide coverage for a variety of potential issues, such as trip cancellation, emergency medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, and theft or loss of personal belongings. Trekking at high altitudes can be risky, and having adequate travel insurance can give you peace of mind and protect you in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Altitude sickness is a possibility on the Everest Base Camp trek, as the trek reaches high altitudes above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). Altitude sickness can occur when the body does not acclimatize properly to high altitude and can cause symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. In severe cases, altitude sickness can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
To reduce the risk of altitude sickness, it is important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days, staying hydrated, eating well, and following the guidance of your trekking guide. It is also recommended to consult with a doctor or travel health specialist before embarking on the trek to ensure that you are in good health and properly prepared for the challenges of trekking at a high altitude.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DID SRE OFFER DURING THE TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP?
During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you can expect to find a variety of food options at the tea houses and lodges along the way. Most tea houses offer a menu with a mix of Nepali and Western dishes, including:
Dal Bhat: a traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice, lentil soup, and vegetable curry
Momos: Nepali dumplings filled with meat or vegetables
Noodles: stir-fried noodles with vegetables, egg, and/or meat
Fried rice: rice cooked with vegetables, egg, and/or meat
Pizza: a Western dish with a Nepali twist, often made with local cheese and vegetables
Pancakes: sweet or savory pancakes made with wheat or buckwheat flour
In addition to these dishes, you can also find a range of snacks and beverages, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, beer, and even some local wines. It is important to note that the availability and variety of food options may vary depending on the location and altitude of the tea house, and it is recommended to bring some high-energy snacks and water purification tablets or a water filter for the trek.
What should I pack for my trek to Everest Base Camp? Does Kathmandu offer equipment rentals?
Packing for a trek to Everest Base Camp requires careful consideration, as you will need to be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions and terrain. Here are some essential items to pack:
Trekking boots: sturdy, waterproof boots with good ankle support
Backpack: a comfortable, durable backpack with a capacity of 50-70 liters
Clothing: warm layers, including a fleece jacket, down jacket, thermal underwear, hiking pants, and waterproof jacket and pants
Headwear: warm hat, sun hat, sunglasses, and scarf or buff
Sleeping bag: a warm sleeping bag rated to at least -10°C (14°F)
Trekking poles: adjustable trekking poles can help reduce strain on your knees and improve stability on steep terrain
First aid kit: including altitude sickness medication, bandages, and antiseptic cream
Water purification tablets or a water filter: to ensure access to safe drinking water
Snacks: high-energy snacks such as nuts, trail mix, and energy bars
Camera: to capture the stunning views and memories of your trip
It is also recommended to pack light and bring only essential items, as you will need to carry your backpack for much of the trek.
In Kathmandu, many equipment rental shops offer a wide range of trekking gear, including boots, jackets, sleeping bags, and trekking poles. Renting gear can be a cost-effective option if you dont want to purchase expensive equipment that you may only use for one trip. However, it is important to carefully inspect and test any rented equipment before embarking on your trek to ensure that it is in good condition and fits properly.
Note: we make a tailor-made and custom itinerary according to your necessity and a first-time 6% discount per person for Autumn who booked till the end of May 2023.
Day 01:Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02:Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03:Kathmandu to Lukla 2805m by plane (25-35 minutes flight) . And trek to Phakding 2610m
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 06:Namche Bazar to Khumjung 3780m
Day 07:Khumjung to Panboche via Porche 3901m.
Day 08:Pangboche to Dingboche 4410 m.
Day 09:Second acclimatization day at Dingboche 4410 m.
Day 10:Dingboche to Lobuche 4910 m.
Day 11:Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5364m via Gorakshep 5180m.
Day 12:Gorakshep to Kala Patthar 5545m. and trek to Pherich 4240m.
Day 13:Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 14:Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2805m.
Day 15:Lukla to Kathmandu fly
Day 16:Rest and shopping in Kathmandu
Day 17:International Departure Note: If the above Itinerary doesn't meet your needs. We can design individualized trekking, tours plans base on your desire and Private departure are available everyday upon your request.
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