Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a legendary adventure that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. This iconic trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal offers a unique opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, explore Sherpa culture, and stand in awe of towering mountains.

Starting from the bustling city of Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, where the real adventure begins. The trail winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush valleys, and dense rhododendron forests, gradually gaining altitude as you make your way towards the Everest Base Camp.

Along the way, you'll pass through vibrant Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, visit ancient monasteries, and interact with friendly locals. The trail offers mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and, of course, the majestic Mount Everest.

Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a remarkable achievement, as you stand at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) in the shadow of the world's highest mountain. Here, you'll witness the iconic Khumbu Icefall and experience the unique camaraderie among fellow trekkers and mountaineers.

The journey back retraced your steps, with a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging yet rewarding adventure, suitable for those with a passion for trekking and a desire to explore the pristine Himalayan wilderness.

Whether you are a seasoned trekker or embarking on your first high-altitude adventure, the Everest Base Camp Trek promises an unforgettable experience filled with natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of awe at the grandeur of the world's tallest peaks.

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Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel and meet with your trekking guide
  • Attend a pre-trek briefing and prepare for the trek
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu

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Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

  • Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Begin trekking towards Phakding, following the Dudh Koshi River
  • Pass through small villages, suspension bridges, and lush forests
  • Reach Phakding and rest for the night
  • Overnight stay in Phakding
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Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River
  • Cross suspension bridges and ascend steep trails
  • Enter Sagarmatha National Park and register at the entrance checkpoint
  • Trek uphill to Namche Bazaar, the main trading hub of the region
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
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Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Spend a day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Explore the town, visit the Sherpa Museum, and enjoy panoramic views
  • Take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel for stunning mountain vistas
  • Acclimatization hikes help prepare your body for higher altitudes
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
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Trek to Tengboche

  • Resume the trek, descending to the Dudh Koshi River
  • Cross another suspension bridge and climb uphill to Tengboche
  • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and witness evening prayers
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam
  • Overnight stay in Tengboche
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Trek to Dingboche

  • Descend through rhododendron forests and cross the Imja River
  • Ascend gradually towards Pangboche and visit the oldest monastery in the region
  • Continue trekking to Dingboche, a picturesque village in the Khumbu Valley
  • Marvel at the views of the surrounding mountains
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche
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Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Spend a day in Dingboche for acclimatization
  • Take a short hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Ri for acclimatization
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Makalu and Island Peak
  • Rest and prepare for the upcoming higher altitudes
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche
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Trek to Lobuche

  • Resume the trek and ascend towards Dughla
  • Trek along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier
  • Pass through memorials of climbers who lost their lives in the mountains
  • Reach Lobuche, a small settlement offering stunning mountain views
  • Overnight stay in Lobuche
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Trek to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Back to Gorak Shep

  • Trek to Gorak Shep, the last stop before Everest Base Camp
  • Leave your belongings at the teahouse and continue to Everest Base Camp
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and soak in the incredible surroundings
  • Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay
  • Overnight stay in Gorak Shep
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Hike to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pheriche

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest and other peaks
  • Descend to Gorak Shep and continue trekking towards Pheriche
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pass through quaint Sherpa villages
  • Overnight stay in Pheriche
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Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Descend along the Imja Khola, passing through Pangboche and Tengboche
  • Continue trekking downhill, crossing suspension bridges
  • Arrive at Namche Bazaar and enjoy a well-deserved rest
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
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Trek to Lukla

  • Trek back to Lukla, retracing your steps through familiar trails
  • Bid farewell to the mountains and celebrate the completion of the trek
  • Reflect on the incredible journey and enjoy a final evening in Lukla
  • Overnight stay in Lukla
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Fly to Kathmandu

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy free time
  • Explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or relax
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu
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Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
  • Say goodbye to Nepal with memories of a lifetime
  • End of the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary
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Please check the Inclusions and Exclusions before booking the trip. If you have any questions feel free to communicate with us.

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  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • First Aid box
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Guide For Trekking
  • All Permits
  • Farewell dinner
  • Personal Expenses

“Dream Come True”

Reviewed 26th, March

Everest Base Camp Trek was a life-changing experience for me. Located in the breathtaking Khumbu region of Nepal, this trek is a dream come true for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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“Beauty of Nature”

Reviewed 06th, September

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not just about the destination; it is a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and appreciation for the power and beauty of nature. It is an experience that will forever be etched in my heart and soul.

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The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

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The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves long daily walks on uneven terrain, steep ascents and descents, and high altitudes. Good physical fitness and prior hiking experience are recommended. Proper acclimatization and a slow and steady pace are crucial for a successful trek.

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Yes, you need two permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The first is the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, which allows entry into the national park. The second is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, which is required to enter the Khumbu region. Your trekking agency can assist you in obtaining these permits.

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Yes, there are numerous tea houses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp Trek route. These provide basic accommodations and meals for trekkers. However, during peak seasons, it is advisable to book in advance as the tea houses can get crowded. The quality of facilities may vary, but they generally offer a warm bed, simple meals, and hot showers (for an additional cost).

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Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during the Everest Base Camp Trek as you will be trekking to high altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days, hydrating well, and ascending gradually. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness and notify your guide immediately if you experience any signs of severe altitude sickness.

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Hiring a guide and porter is not mandatory but highly recommended for the Everest Base Camp Trek. A guide can provide valuable information about the route, assist with navigation, and ensure your safety. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and reduce the risk of fatigue.

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The tea houses along the trek route offer a variety of meals, including both Nepali and international dishes. The common food options include dal bhat (rice, lentils, and curry), noodles, pasta, momos (dumplings), soups, and a range of snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, but the menu choices may be more limited at higher altitudes.

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Yes, most tea houses and lodges have charging facilities for electronic devices such as cameras, phones, and batteries. However, the availability of electricity may be limited or subject to an additional cost. It is advisable to bring spare batteries and a power bank for backup.

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ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Lukla, but it is recommended to carry enough cash for the entire trek. Once you start trekking, ATM facilities are limited or non-existent along the route. It is advisable to carry Nepalese rupees in small denominations for expenses during the trek.

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Yes, the itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and time constraints. However, it is important to maintain a proper acclimatization schedule and allow sufficient time for rest and adaptation to the high altitudes. Consult with your trekking agency or guide to make any necessary adjustments to the itinerary.

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