The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trek in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. It is a classic trek that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and passes through remote mountain villages and lush forests.
The trek usually takes about 10-14 days, starting from the town of Lukla and passing through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep, before reaching the base camp. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy stunning views of mountains such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde, as well as visit ancient monasteries and learn about the local culture and traditions.
The trek is physically demanding and requires proper equipment, training, and experience. However, it is considered one of the most rewarding treks in the world, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for those who make the journey.
Here are the details of the Everest Base Camp Trek:
Distance: The trek covers approximately 130 km round trip from Lukla to the base camp and back.
Duration: The trek usually takes about 10-14 days, depending on the pace of the trekker and the number of rest days taken.
Altitude: The trek takes you from 2,800 meters to 5,364 meters at the base camp, with several high-altitude passes along the way, including Kala Patthar, which offers views of Mount Everest.
Difficulty: The trek is considered physically demanding, with long and strenuous hikes over rough terrain and at high altitude. It requires proper equipment, training, and experience.
Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in teahouses or lodges along the trek, offering basic amenities such as food, drink, and lodging.
Permits: A TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit are required for the trek.
Best time to go: The best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is stable and visibility is good.
These are the general details of the Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s always a good idea to consult with a guide or local expert for the most up-to-date information and for recommendations on gear, preparation, and safety.
Check out our informative scheduled itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek trip or just give us an email and we will customize the itinerary to suit your needs.
Another choice for trekkers who enjoy navigating high mountain passes in the Everest area is Everest High Pass Trek 17 days.
Breathtaking view of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
Incredible Fight trip to Lukla from Kathmandu and vice versa
Unforgettable experience of being in KalaPatthar and Everest base camp
Range of more than 10 mountains including 4 mountains over 8000 meters tall
Exploring the community of Sherpa and knowing its customs, habits and principles
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – (1360m):
On your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and assigned to the hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding- (2652)- 45 minutes flight/3-4hrs walk:
A exciting scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway led us to the start of our trek in the village of Lukla [ 2850 m ]. After meeting the supporting team, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley through a well-marked trail and stay overnight in Phakding afterwards.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar -(3440m) 6 hrs walk:
We set off for the mountain junction town of Namche after a good breakfast at Phakding; we cross and recross the river on very airy suspension bridges. The gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, which was set up to protect and conserve the delicate mountain climate, is beyond Monjo.Afterwards we take a short walk to Namche Bazar. If the weather is clear then we get Mt Everest’s first glimpse.Namche is
Khumbu’s main trading village and has a lively Saturday marketa meeting place for lowland Hindu trader and Tibetan yak caravans passing Nangpa La glacier. The key to the Khumbu is Namche. That’s where we pass out for the evening.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar – (3440m)
Amidst the massive Khumbu peaks, Namche is tucked away between two ridges and has a range of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. It’s the best place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before setting off to Syangboche.To acclimatize, visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s Khunde Hospital setup or take an hour’s walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for sunset views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Then we go to Khumjung where we visit Hillary’s school.After having lunch we begin our hike; bypassing Khimde’s path. The National Park Center and Museum both offer good views just above the village. We head down to our lodge for some drinks & good sleep after finishing our acclimatization simulations.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche -(3860m) 5 hrs Walk:
We begin our trek towards Tengboche after breakfast in Namche, enjoying the beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek continues with a few ups and downs on the winding track viewing a magnificent view of the great Himalaya. We may see wild lives along the way such as pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The track slowly descends to Kyangjuma. The path finally reaches Sanasa, the main link between the Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp. Then the road continues through the pine forests and after crossing the festooned bridge with prayer flags across Dudh Kosi River, we enter Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a few tea houses and a small army post in the alpine trees. After enjoying a nice lunch at Phunki Tenga, we climbed steeply through the pine forests until entering Tengboche, a little bit hard. Tengboche is an outstanding place to enjoy near views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the largest Buddhist monastery in the whole Khumbu region. Stay overnight at Tengboche Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Pheriche- (4410m) 5 hrs Walk:
We walk down a hill, cross Imja Khola and slowly ascend to Pangboche village. Directly opposite Ama Dablam [ 6,856 m ], this village has excellent mountain views with the gompa, mani walls, and sparse pine trees in the foreground. The two hours ‘ hike leads us to Pheriche where we’re bunked out for the night.
Day 07: Acclimatization – (4410m)
It’s a day of relaxation, acclimatization and a breather for our tired bodies. We don’t sit idle though; we also get to walk up the valley to see a waterfall, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache.For the view of the Imja Valley and the spectacular south side of Mt. Lhotse we should
climb up to the ridge overlooking Dingboche. The views take your breath away here. For the night we
bunk out at the village of Pheriche.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche – (4910m) 5 hrs Walk
We continue up the broad valley below the spectacular cholatse and tawache peaks on the left. Then we turn right and take a steep ascent to the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. At Duglha the tea house is a good place to have lunch.The path zigzags up through the terminal moraine of the glacier’s boulders. There
are several stone cairns at the top of this climb, designed as memorials to the many Sherpas who died
while ascending Mt. Everest.Then the route climbs steadily along the glacier, finally reaching Lobuche’s housing cluster.
Day 09: Trek to EBC and back to Gorakshep for night stay –(5400m) 8 hrs Walk
It’s a long and filthy day here today. After a hot breakfast at our teahouse, we climb through wilderness and moraine steps to reach Gorakshep, either by climbing to Kala Patthar or on to Everest base camp.
We suggest you make a beeline for the base camp of Everest. By the way, we don’t see Mount Everest
from Everest base camp. Nonetheless, from Kala Patthar, we can see the whole southern side of Mt. Everest and neighboring wellknown peaks;It requires also the great sights of the Tibet plateau skyline.
Overnight in a lodge at the height of (5364m).
Day 10: Trek to Pheriche Via Kalapatthar –(4210m) 7 hrs Walk
After some tea / coffee in the early morning, we have the choice to climb Kalapatthar at (5545 m) and enjoy a spectacular view of the sunrise. You will catch a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks from Kala Patthar, which include a number of famous ones:Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many large peaks
further. Yaks are normally considered in this region as four legged porters due to their tough terrain
which would be challenging for regular porters.Pheriche area is also recognized as an extremely windy
city. The perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache can be seen hereabouts.Also situated here is the Himalayan Rescue Association Help Post, and international volunteer doctors provide medical treatment for trekkers as well as local people in this region. We stay at a lodge for overnight.
Day 11: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar- (3440m) 6 hrs Walk
We continue down our steps with a Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Pheriche and do a full board meal (Breakfast / Dinner / Lunch) overnight in the large and hustling village of Namche. We’re
chilled out with a couple beers here and having some food. Lodge overnight at Namche.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla- (2800m) 7 hrs Walk
It’s our last day on these beautiful mountains that have been our backyard all these days. We continue to backpedal our hike to Lukla along the 7hour Dudh Koshi River from Namche and do a night at Lukla.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu-45 Minutes
Many flights to Kathmandu from Lukla are scheduled early in the morning to escape the strong winds.
It’s a beautiful 45 minute ride from Lukla to Kathmandu. We touched down at Kathmandu and checked
into our room.
Day 14: Departure:
Our driver will be on standby after breakfast and our final day in Kathmandu to transfer you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.Meeting you at Mountain Hike
Nepal was a great honor and we are praying for your safe journey home and will reflect on the
wonderful times we have spent together. Safe Fly!!! Perhaps we will see you again some day …
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be a physically demanding trek, with long and strenuous hikes over rough terrain and at high altitude. It requires proper equipment, training, and experience. However, it is not technically difficult, and with proper preparation, most people can complete the trek.
How much does the Everest Base Camp Trek cost?
The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek varies depending on the level of service, the time of year, and the individual’s budget. However, it typically costs around $2,000-3,000 per person.
What are the risks of the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The main risks of the Everest Base Camp Trek are altitude sickness, injuries, and weather. Altitude sickness can be prevented by ascending slowly and drinking plenty of fluids. Injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate footwear and taking care on the trails. Weather can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for all conditions.
What is the best way to prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The best way to prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek is to get in good physical condition, gradually increase your hiking distance and elevation, and learn about altitude sickness. You should also pack the appropriate clothing and gear for the trek.
What are the logistics of the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The logistics of the Everest Base Camp Trek can be arranged through a trekking agency. This will include transportation to and from Lukla, permits, accommodation, and porters or guides. You will also need to pack appropriate clothing and gear for the trek.
What are the things to see and do on the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp Trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. Trekkers can also visit ancient monasteries and learn about the local culture and traditions.
Is the Everest Base Camp Trek safe?
The Everest Base Camp Trek is generally safe, but there are some risks involved, such as altitude sickness, injuries, and weather. It is important to be aware of these risks and take steps to mitigate them.
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The Everest Base Camp Trek was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. We loved seeing the Himalayas up close and learning about the local culture. We would definitely do it again!
We’re so glad we decided to do the Everest Base Camp Trek. It was an incredible experience that we’ll never forget. The scenery was breathtaking, and we learned so much about Nepali culture. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an adventure.