Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek offers a combination of nature and culture along with the adventure which can be a life-changing experience just beneath the giant Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). You will discover a land where the people and the environment are as timeless as the mighty Himalayas surrounding you.

Overview

The world’s highest mountain, Everest (8848 m.) or Sagarmatha (the Nepali name for Everest) Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho-Oyu (8188 m.), Ama Dablam (8201 m.) and Pumori (7161 m). The region contains numerous routes. The route offers verities of scenic spots and astounding setting of local communities. Which, we believe would be the best entertaining segment of the trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche.

Day 3: Rest and Acclimatization.

Day 4: Namche to Tengboche.

Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche.

Day 6: Rest and Acclimatization.

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobhuje.

Day 8: Lobhuje to Gorak Shep.

Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and explore the base camp, return to Pheriche.

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu/ Namecheap.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Fly to Lukla, an airstrip to the south of the region better known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding. This is a beautiful mountain village surrounded by tall hills in the Dudh Koshi River Valley which lies north of Lukla. The village is a relaxing stop for the first night of your trek. There are plenty of guesthouses and lodges with private bathrooms and hot showers.

Day 2
Phakding to Namche (3440 m.) 5 Hrs.

Beyond Monjo/ Phakding is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale checkpoint. Permits are checked here. The trail that followed the Dudh Koshi River starts going uphill from the suspension bridge just a few minutes from Jorsale. After a 3 hour hike, Namche Bazaar is reached.

Day 3
Rest and Acclimatization

Acclimatization or rest day at Namche. Namache is a beautiful village with interesting shops and sellers, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You could be rewarded with spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse – the fourth highest peak in the world, and the beautiful Ama Dablam if you hike above the town early in the morning.

Day 4
Namche to Tengboche (3860 m.) 6 Hrs.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail follows the valley of Imja Khola with spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam mountains, and dominating the skyline ahead are the giants, Lhotse and Everest. The most common night halt after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola at Tengboche.

Day 5
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m.) 5 Hrs.

Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trail ascends through Pangboche until Pheriche or Dingboche is reached, where the day’s trek ends.

Day 6
Rest and Acclimatization

Acclimatization or rest day at Dingboche. Dingboche is a beautiful village with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You could be rewarded with spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse – the fourth highest peak in the world, and the beautiful Ama Dablam if you hike above the town early in the morning. You can get medicines if you have any problems.

Day 7
Dingboche to Lobhuje (4910 m.) 51/2 Hrs.

From Dingboche walk leads to Lobuche which sits on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier.

Day 8
Lobhuje to Gorak Shep (5182 m.) 3 Hrs.

With an early morning start, we trek ascend Kala Pattar (5623 m.) and enjoy famous views of the Himalayas, without having to climb Everest! That evening we camp beneath Kala Patthar at Gorak Shep (5182 m).

Day 9
Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar and explore Base Camp, return to Pheriche (4350 m.) 6 1/2 Hrs.

With an early morning start, we trek ascend Kala Pathar (5600 m.) and enjoy famous views of the Himalayas, without having to climb Everest! That evening we camp beneath Kala Patthar at Gorak Shep (5182 m.). Trek to Pheriche.

Day 10
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 7 Hrs.

Trek to down to Namche Bazaar.

Day 11
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 71/2 Hrs.

Trek to Lukla along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the evening at Lukla bazaar.

Day 12
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu or Ramechap

Take a plane to Kathmandu/ Ramechap today. Upon reaching Kathmandu/ Ramechap, we will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

What is the best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

We welcome its most visited during spring and autumn season and least during summer/monsoon season and winter season. But it all depends on people and their preferences. Because all the season has its attractive features.
Spring season which falls from March-May may be the best time to do Everest Base Camp trek due to its clear and moderate weather. Likewise, the autumn season which falls from September- November because it greets you with stunning mountain views.
Whereas summer/monsoon brings the freshness because during this time you will traversing through deep lush jungles. Also if you want to avoid the crowd and do mind mushy trail and the frequent encounter with the leeched then it might be an ideal time to do the EBC trek.

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Physical fitness is very important to do Everest Base Camp trek.
This trek, you easily gain altitude and is difficult to adjust with the altitude so you need to check your age, fitness, and preparation before opting for this trek. It does not matter if somebody found it be easy whereas others found it to be difficult so it depends upon you and your preparation.

Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation provided in Lodge/ Guest House while on Trek
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Flight Tickets Kathmandu/ Ramechap to Lukla and Kathmandu/ Ramechap.
  • Well experienced English speaking trek guide.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance fee & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee.
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine, and insurance coverage for all trekking staff.
  • All Government taxes.

Excludes

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment's.
  • Supporter (Porter) service if needed
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping is expected.

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Trip Facts

  • By Air/ Ground
  • Suitable for 2 or above
  • Max. 5365 m.
  • March to May, September to November
  • Trekker Lodge, Guest House
  • 12 Days
  • Difficult / Moderate