The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The 10-day walk through the middle hills of Solu to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people. The prime attraction – the 8,848 m peak of Mt. Everest – lies in Sagarmatha National Park, which is also home to two other eight thousanders – Lhotse and Cho Oyu – besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 m. designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000 m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation in the park changes from pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. It is home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and the yellow-billed chough.
Grade: Moderate to Demanding
Maximum elevation: 5,643 m/18,514 ft
Location: Eastern Nepal
Distance: 130 km
Trek Style: Tea house/Camping
Restrictions: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
FAQs about Everest base camp trek
When Is The Best Time To Trek To Everest Base Camp?
The best time to trek Everest Base Camp would be during the pre-monsoon season (March, April, May) and the post-monsoon fall (September, October, November). Both these seasons have clear weather and the mountains present themselves undisturbed by fog and mist. It is very important to choose the right season for your Nepal holiday Trips.
What happens in case of an emergency?
There are limited medical facilities on the route, but our guides carry a full medical kit and are trained extensively on how to use it. We also carry portable altitude chambers, which are useful if someone is suffering from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) but cannot be evacuated due to bad weather.
What is the accommodation like during trekking to EBC?
Ans: In Kathmandu: Generally, it depends on you, which standard hotel do you need to stay in, options are: Tourist standard hotel, 2 Star, 3 star, 4 star, 5 star. During Trek: You may accommodate in tea house or lodge.
What currency should I take?
Ans: Generally, you can bring USD or Euro or any other to the Kathmandu and exchange it in airport or other money exchange counter, however, you will not get exchange during trekking. So make sure that you have Nepalese currency with you during your trek. Also, some of banks are providing service that you can withdraw NPR from the ATM using your international master card.
Do I need fitness to trek?
Generally, Everest Base Camp trekking requires 7 hours walk per day in average, and you may carry small bag with 6-8 KG. Some acclimation is required and you can decide whether you are fit enough for trekking or not.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, greeted by one of our airport representatives and transfer to hotel and breffing about the trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (visit world heritage site)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,560 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla via Phakding village – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel.
Day 14: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicle
3 nights hotel accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accommodation, insurance, salary, round trip air ticket Lukla-Kathmandu).
Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accommodation, insurance, salary) included .
Accommodation in hotel / lodge/ tea house during the trek.
Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek.
Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
Everest region national park permit.
Local community area permit.
Trekking equipment (sleeping bag and down jacket).
Trek completion certificate as award
First Aid Kit.
All Government and local taxes.
1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accordingly.
2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu, white water rafting, Paragliding, we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.
Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
Food during your stay in Kathmandu
Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.