Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration: 16 Days

Overview

  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeOctober - May
  • Max Altitude5,548 m

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular and once in a lifetime adventure destination. Trekking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest is an ultimate goal for trekkers around the globe. The scenery is simply breathtaking with parades of glistening peaks, stunning glaciers around, ancient and ornate monasteries. Obviously the fascinating Sherpa people, their culture and tradition add more charm on this historical journey to Everest base camp elevation of 5364 meters (17598 feet ) above the sea level.

Less trodden route to Everest base camp and Kalapathar in the Himalaya

We take an exciting flight to Lukla to start the guided adventure hike to the Mt Everest base camp in Nepal. Following the hiking route along the Dudh Koshi river, we climb up to the busting Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar. We spend two nights at Namche with exploration hike around to ensure the proper acclimation. Besides that we fellow the less trodden route to Dingboche exploring the hidden valley of Khumjung, Mongla and Phortse. No doubt our expertly crafted hiking Everest region trek route explore the unspoiled corners of the Khumbu region. Obviously most of the classic EBC Kalapathar trekkers simply miss it.

Journey to mt. Everest Base Camp Trek- the great challenge and achievement. Ultimate adventure thrill of being so close to the world's highest peak.

The alpine scenery become more rugged as we hike above the tree line along the Khumbu glacier moraines to Gorak Shep via Lobuche. The climb to the mount Everest base camp over the elevation of 5300 meters on the boulder-strewn moraines can be challenging and difficult at some points. Nonetheless it is very much rewarding for the sense of great achievement. Further more we hike up to the Kalapathar peak at 5545 meters, the highest point on our entire Everest base camp hiking trip. From where we capture the great views of the mt. Everest with stunning Himalayan vista - never to be forgotten. On our return, we walk down to Lukla via the Pheriche and Thyangboche monastery a different trail than we climb up. The great thing of our Everest base camp trekking itinerary is that we continue our exploration and enjoy the diverse angle views even on our way back to Lukla.

Hiking Everest Base Camp with Proper Safety Back up

We ensure that you are accompanied by our experienced and medical trained competent trek guide along with enough crew at best valued Everest base camp package trek cost. Most importantly we trek with proper safety back up like Oxygen Cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber. Certainly safety on top of any agenda while organising the adventure journey to the base camp of Mt. Everest. In fact we follow the responsible trekking guideline to have 1 trekker : 1 porter to ensure your personal porter carrying less weight. Obviously we feel proud with our valued trekkers to share the benefit of tourism with many more local people. In practice all other tour operators around the world share a porter between 2 or 3 trekkers with heavy weight. Base on our years' long experience and propers safety back up, we are confident to make your trip to the Everest base camp the safe and a trip of lifetime.

Beside this base camp trek we also offer the short hiking in Everest region like 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Heliecopter Return or 14 Days Everest Base Camp Hiking journey to the Island Peak Climbing which is the combination of EBC trek with climb of 6189 metres peak, most popular trekking peak in Everest region.

Trek itinerary of Everest base camp:

Guideline detail day by day itinerary with elevation, walking hours and daily activities. We explore less trodden regions on the way to base camp allowing more time for proper acclimatisation and return different route. We ensure the safe and great adventure holiday of lifetime with proper safety back up.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive Kathmandu / Welcome dinner with ethnic cultural program.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport pick up

    Your trek group leader will in Kathmandu Airport to welcome and transfer you to the hotel. Simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.

    Highlights:

    • Short preliminary briefing after transferring you to the hotel.
    • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
    • Traditional Nepali welcome dinner and getting to know each other.

  • 2 Day
    Cultural tours to Buddhist Shrine and Hindu Cremation site / Trek preparation.
    • Hotel
    • Tour at 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • City Tour & Trek Briefing

    Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.

    Highlights:

    • Breakfast and meet-up for the thrilling tour.
    • Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
    • Lunch on your preference.
    • Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
    • Distribution of company’s trek equipment.

  • 3 Day
    Flight to Lukla (2,800m / 9,186ft) Trek to Phakding (2,600m/8,530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2650 m
    • Plane
    • Trekking

    This 3/4 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning Dudh Koshi gorge, landscape and deep valley is unique.

    Highlights:

    • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2,840m.
    • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning settlement.
    • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and farming terraces at the backdrop is phenomenal.
    • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with number of alluring narratives.

  • 4-5 Day
    Namche Bazaar (3,450 m / 11,318ft) walk approx 7 hrs. Acclimatisation rest day.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Trekking

    One great adventure of a lifetime. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.

    Highlights:

    • Wake up call as set by your leader.
    • 3 hours gentle walk through series of pleasant villages to Jorsale for lunch.
    • Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
    • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
    • Great view of Kusum Kangroo, Thamserku and Holy Khumbiyela mountain.

    Acclimatization:

    • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
    • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhst culture and to witness the territory of the yaks is charismatic.
    • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest).

  • 6 Day
    Trek to Phortse Village (3,810 m / 12,500ft) walk approx 6 hrs.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3810 m
    • Less Trodden Route

    We skip the overcrowded traditional trial and explore the lower section of Gokyo valley with the most amazing setting.

    Highlights:

    • Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views.
    • Deep drop to the Gokyo gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer.
    • Unlike many other settlements, the terraced village of Phortse is special of its kind.

  • 7-8 Day
    Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,304ft) walk approx 6 - 7 hrs / exploration rest day.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4360 m
    • Remote route

    Leaving Phortse we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding view of enormous mountain and deep valley. Dingbuche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction.

    Highlights:

    • Beautiful walk with the most beautiful view.
    • Chances to witness the musk deer, mountain goats and different birds
    • Effortless walk to Pangbuche and fabulous lunch at Somare village.
    • View of countless other neighboring mountains which are hidden from Namche view.

    Acclimatisation rest day @ Dingboche

    • Morning excursion for acclimatization after breakfast.
    • 360 degree Mountain View including Island peak and Makalu (world’s 5th highest mountain).
    • From the point of excursion, bird’s eye view of Imja valley and Dingbuche village.

  • 9 Day
    Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,108ft) walk approx 4-5 hrs.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4910 m
    • Trekking

    Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape.

    Highlights:

    • Gradual up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful.
    • Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable.
    • Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.

  • 10 Day
    Gorak Shep (5,288 m /17,349ft) walk approx 3 hrs / excursion to Everest base camp (5,360m/17,585) walk approx 5 hrs.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 5288 m
    • Hike EBC @ 5360 m

    Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surround by Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,848m).

    Highlights:

    • Spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice Fall besides soaring mountains.
    • Excursion to Everest Base Camp after lunch.
    • View of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall are astonishing.
    • Challenging but very rewarding walk to and fro from base camp.

  • 11 Day
    Morning climb to Kalapathar (5,545 m /18,192ft) approx walk 4 hrs. And trek back to Pheriche (4,240m/13,901ft), walk approx 4 - 5 hrs.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4240 m
    • Hike Kalapathar @ 5545 m

     Now is the time for epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is not easy but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to the Himalayan settlement of Pheriche.

    Highlights:

    • Phenomenal sunrise view.
    • A very rewarding moment being at 5545m with exceptional panoramic view.

  • 12 Day
    Trek down to Namche walk approx 6 -7 hrs. Differnt route.
    • Tea House
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Descend down

    Getting back to the tree line area we retrace our steps back to Pangboche with still much to see at Tyangbuche Monastery. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, Pheasants etc.

    Highlights:

    • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in Everest region.
    • Visit to the Monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience.
    • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche.
    • Give yourself a break at Namche either with a drink or buying souvenirs.

  • 13-14 Day
    Retracing back to Lukla (2,860 m) via Phakding.
    • Tea House
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinking water
    • 2860 m
    • Last day of Trekking

    We retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley floor to follow the Dudh Koshi downhill and then out of the national park to the village of Phakding.

    Now it’s time to recall our moment, the day we started with all the hopes and excitements. Through the valley of Dudh koshi we get to Lukla finishing this exhilarating journey.

    • Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping.

  • 15 Day
    Lukla to Kathmandu and free day
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Plane
    • Rest Day / self exploration

    This morning, we have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping or take a rest before the flight back home.

  • 16 Day
    Trip ends / Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Airport transfer

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Your leader will be there to assist you to transport you to the Airport.

Trip Inclusion

  • Customise arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • CHOICE Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee and drinking water on trek.
  • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder along with the comprehensive First Aid medical box.
  • Responsible & Ethical trekking policy of 1 TREKKER: 1 POTTER ensure porter carrying less weight
  • Accommodation at clean and comfortable tea house or lodge.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights included on Everest base camp trekking cost as listed in the itinerary.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho while on trek
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Assistant trekking guides and trek crew with proper gear and insurance.
  • Mount Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Complementary Mountain Monarch's Trek Duffle bag, EBC trek map and T-shirts.
  • TIMS  / VDC trek permit, Everest national park entry fees for EBC trekking.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry while on Everest base camp trip.

Cost and Dates

Everest Base Camp Trek Dates:

Plan to join the adventure journey to the Everest base camp at the elevation of 5364 metres . We have many fixed departure dates for the year 2021 to join the group trekking experience. We offer the most inclusive trek package at best affordable cost.

 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
06 Mar, 202121 Mar, 2021AvailableUS$1750
20 Mar, 202104 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$1750
27 Mar, 202111 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$1750

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Responsible Adventure

a. 1 TREKKER:1 PORTER

Our company is based on responsible travel etiquettes. All of our staff members follow the regulations of responsible travel that enhances the travel experience without negatively impacting the environment, or the local ethnic culture of the travel destination. Unlike most other travel agencies that usually pair two trekkers with a single porter, our travel packages are formed on the basis of "1 Trekker paired with 1 porter". This helps create more individual jobs for more porters, and helps in building the local economy without putting too much strain on a single porter during a trekking trip. This leads to a porter carrying less weight on the Himalayas, which then inadvertently leads to fewer chances of trip cancellations due to a trekker's personal issues.

b.  Travel to creat more Job for the local to support their econony

Tourism is a thriving business in the context of Nepal. Needless to say, when travelers visit the country, they are helping the economy by creating jobs. Our travel agency is a responsible company that keeps the best interest of the locals, and of the community, at heart while conducting business.

Our knowledge and value of preserving our culture and showcasing it in the most positive light without harming or negatively impacting their existence is one of the core basic principles of our business. At the same time, we are also acutely aware about providing our customers with the best travel experience, and also doing so without harming our natural environments.

As such, when you choose us as your company for Nepal Treks and Travels, you are helping us help our local community by creating various jobs like porter and accommodation-work. Our strict following of good work ethics also makes sure that our staff members and those under our employment are well taken care of.

c. Each trekkers have their own pace and freedom to explore on trek

One of the best things about pairing a trekker with his/her own porter is that it allows the trekker to have a wider range of freedom to explore. As the porter is responsible for carrying only a single trekker's load, it leads to fewer chances of hassle, as opposed to a porter carrying the load of more than one trekker at the same time. Not all trekkers have the same agility or the pace of trekking during a trip. Needless to say, individual trekking feature varies from one person to the next. As such, our responsible travel policy allows trekkers to avoid scenarios where one trekker can get bogged down from moving ahead because of another trekker due to the shared porter load. As miniscule as it may seem, various factors like these can impact the overall enjoyment of a trip.

d: Trek Safety on base camp trip
Safety on trek in on Top agenda while organising the high altitude trekking in the Himalayas like Everest base camp trek. We are prepared for the worst case scenario. Thus, we carry the Supplementary Oxygen cylinder with regular with us a life saving device in case of acute mountain sickness (AMS) with comprehensive First aid medical kit. Of course, our guides are wilderness medical trained experience who is capable and competent enough to handle any adverse situation on trek.

 

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Faqs

Everest base camp is by far the most popular trek, an adventure of a lifetime and is attainable for anyone from all walks of life who is determined to leave their comfort zone and ready to go an extra mile to achieve something challenging. Above all Mountain Monarch has one trekker one porter policy for any trip over 4000m which makes it appropriate for you to carry less and slow pacing. As altitude is the main issue there are couples of key elements to accomplish this life changing adventure into the thin air that includes preparations and few rules to follow. We grage the difficulty level of this EBC trek on Strenuous.

As for the level of fitness and trek preparation we suggest that EBC is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knee, heart or lungs problems and for all these your doctors advice is obligatory. But even the kids of early age to the adults of over 70 have walked to the base camp. However the Mountain Monarch itinerary are so designed that the walks are short and attainable. Nevertheless EBC is not a walk in the park, it includes tremendous amount of ups and downs so to prepare for this trip you need to train yourself with the everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek.

While on the trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest Mountain Monarch uses the best family oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms with clean common toilets and occasional rooms with attach toilet bathrooms. Lodges are at its best offering you the comfort experience and its typical local environment. You have variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. So far there has not been any complaints whatsoever in regards to food and accommodation provided by us.

Other than your group leader you will have assistant guides in your group. Your leader will sort out assigning each of his assistants in the group systematically while he takes responsibility for the slow walking people being at the tail of the group making it utterly non strenuous. Nevertheless, your leader would be counseling everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team.

Acute mountain sickness ( AMS) is something we get when our body fails to adapt to the thin air environment. Mountain Monarch provides medically professional leaders with medications, oxygen cylinders and oxygen chamber bag to deal with any altitude related ailments. Besides, your leader will put forth some basic rules to get away with altitude sickness and as well there are multiple things you can do as precautions to ward off AMS eg taking Diamox etc.

Depending on the weight restriction on most international airlines and 15kg in our domestic airlines it's always wise to minimize your weight limitation. However, you will receive a trip dossier with specific detail list on what you need to bring. While on trek you will be carrying your day pack containing your valuables and essential gear for the day, whereas your entire gear goes into the company provided duffel bag to which you will have access anytime you want as we have one trekker one porter policy for EBC trek.

Each year thousand of trekkers come to Nepal and do Tea-House Trekking and at the end of the day they come up with horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems and altitude sickness – and honestly most of which are true. In regards to precaution to all these ailments your group leader will update you with preventive measures of choosing the right food, maintaining the precise pace while walking etc.

As Nepal air aviation is quite strict about small planes flying high into the remote mountain airstrips there are flight delays and sometimes cancellation. Whenever there is a slightest weather chaos or high winds these remote mountain airports would be momentarily closed down until they get a green signal. However, this isn’t everyday case and we highly recommend anyone flying high to have spare days to keep up with your missed out days.

We strongly suggest you to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is always be well equipped with wide range medical knowledge and has oxygen cylinders or oxygen chamber bag to deal with life threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the helicopter rescue insurance to join the Everest base camp trek in Himalayas with us.

In total Lukla – EBC –Lukla we cover around 135/40 kilometers or 86/87 miles besides the side day trips. Normally we are walking from 04 to 08 hours in a day as per the trek itinerary.

We  strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concern. Instead Mountain Monarch staff carries kerosene to provide you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening without any additional charge. We suggest you to bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. Besides you can use the hot bottles in the night as hot pack in your sleeping bag and can still drink it during the day when it's still warm.

If you are looking for hassle free holiday in terms of permit, hotel, flights, transportation etc and someone to cater you since the time of your arrival till your departure its best to go with a reputed company that offers you leaders who are knowledgeable and professionals. Reputed companies are there to provide you with quality service at a very competitive price and are there to guarantee your safety which I suppose is the biggest concern. Leaders, besides giving you all the necessary information, are there to cater you at times of any crisis no matter if it’s a mountain ailments or any weather mayhem.

April to mid June during spring and September to November during autumn before the harsh winter is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp when the view of world's highest peak and its neighboring mountain is at its best state.

Travelers from far and wide come to visit EBC during winter (December till February) despite the serious wind chill factor and lower temperature because the day time offers crystal clear weather and exceptional mountain views. To capture the unbelievable beauty of Everest winter is great other than chilly morning and evening, all you need to do is prepare for the worst of chill weather circumstance. We customise the special Christmas and New year time Everest base camp trek every year.

Yes as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness you can always modify the EBC trek. Mountain Monarch has always been unbeaten in customizing trek for the clients as per their requirements.