Everest Base Camp TrekTrekking
Everest Base Camp Trek Info
- One of the most adventure flight in the world
- Scenery of worldâ€™s most spectacular mountains
- Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpaâ€™s
- Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers; Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary,
- Discovering some of the old and famous monastery in the lap of mountains
- Searching the mysterious and mythical snow man Yeti
- Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers
- Challenging hikes to Kalapathar, Nagakarshang, and Everest Base camp in less oxygen
- Incredible khumbu Glacier
- Some of the danger glacial lake because of global warming
- Incredible and challenging passes
- Pristine Gokyo lake
- Flora and Fauna in side Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO
Maximum Elevation: 5550m
Type: Tea House Trekking with twin sharing basis
Difficulty: Medium- Hard
Itinerary in Brief
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu||1300m|
|Day 02||Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding||Â 2810m|
|Day 03||Trek to Namche||Â 3440m|
|Day 04||Namche acclimatization -Hike to Khumjung back to Namche||Â 3900m|
|Day 05||Trek to Tengboche||Â 3879m|
|Day 06||Trek to Dingboche||Â 4252m|
|Day 07||Dingboche – acclimatization day – Hike to Nangakarshang||Â 501om|
|Day 08||Trek to Lobuche||Â 4930m|
|Day 09||Trek to Everest base camp and stay at Gorakshep||5360m|
|Day 10||Trek to Kalapathar and stay at Pheriche||4000m|
|Day 11||Trek back to Namche||Â 3440m|
|Day 12||Trek back to Lukla||2800m|
|Day 13||Fly back to Kathmandu||1300m|
|Day 14||Rest & Shopping day||..|
|Day 15||Final Departure|
Itinerary in Detail
Days 01Â â€Â Arrival in KathmanduTransfer to Hotel.
Our staffs will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek.Our guide will also check cleitnsâ€™ equipments and recommend to purchase or rent gear.
Days 02Â â€Â Fly to Lukla â€“ trek to Phakding (2650m)Â â€“around 3 hours walking .Lunch @ Phakding.
Early in the morning you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramicMountain View by aircraft. Within 25â€30 min we will land in lukla, where we can meet our Sherpa staffsand Yaks for baggage. After having breakfast and preparing all gear and staffs ready, treks start towards Phakding. Today is short easy and gentle walking start from the north end of lukla, steeply down and runs above the village of Chaurikharka, where you can see the school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Within 45 minutes from Luklayou will be in Cheplung Village. From Cheplung you can see the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Trial slightly descends down, cross the suspension bridge; see the nice view of Kusumkangru(6367m). After short climb, the trail enters the mani walls and chortens craved with tibetian mantras, praying wheels and praying flags. Finally the trail leads you to Phakding village with numerous lodes lined along the street.
Days 03Â â€Â Phakding to Namche (3440m)Â â€“ Around 5-6 hours walking.Lunch @ Monjo
Today is little bit long walkng day. We continue walking along the bank of DudhKoshi River, on the way you will pass different lodge, local bhattis (porter rest house) the trail climb up to Toktok village and continue steep climb after the village3 you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserkue Peak ( 6608m). Within one and half hour from Phakding you will be in village called Benker, where you can see the enough lodge for trekkers. Continue walking from Benkeron the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a nice village with lodge and local houses. You can see gompa, school and vegetables fields. After having lunch in Monjo continue walking towards our todayâ€™s destination Namche. Just above the Monjo there is check point of Sagarmatha National Park. Guide will arrange all entry process in national park office. Now the trail descend down, cross the suspension bridge, gentle walking to Jorsalle. After Jorsalle re- cross the DudhkoshiRiver over suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Slightly up few step and cross the high suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi. Namche is yet 2 hours far from you, where the walk is little bit tough. It is Zigzagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water.
Days 04 – Namche – acclimatization – Hike up to Khumjung valley (3970m). Lunch @ Khumjung
Today is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude and to avoid the AMS in further trail acclimatization is require for every trekkers, those who wants to conquer their goal safely. We hike to Khumjung- the green valley, not because of tree but because of green roof of local houses. On the way we will visit NamcheMuseum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some fact of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, the airport in the highest elevation in the world. While going further ahead you will see the breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam and others mountains. Few minutes further waling you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lothse. Slightly descend down to Khumjug valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school andhospital at Khumjung and walk down to Namche.
Days 05Namcheâ€“ Tengboche (3840m) â€“ around 4-5 hours walking. Lunch@PhunkiThenga.
After Breakfast, slowly start to walktowards north leaving the namche back. Trail runs straight through the sloppy hills, somewhere covering with pine and Jeniferâ€™s trees. Crossing different mani walls and chortens, you will be in Sansa within 1 hours. From sansa trail gradually down inside the forest of Pine. Cross some smokey tea houses and continue descend few step. On the way you can see the thumb like view of Amadablam. No sooner you cross the suspension bridge; you will be in PhunkiTenga where you will recharge your energy for next steep climb towards Tengboche.
After having lunch, fill up your water bottle and ready to navigate the uphill. While climbing up gradually inside the rhodendren forest, it is as if you are playing a Hide and Seek game with different peaks. Drinks enough water and continue moving slowly, the trails bring you at one of the magnificent place of your trip. Donâ€™t be confuse, towering big mountains in front of you are Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lohtse. (8501m).Beside this tengboche offers the breathtaking view of Kwangde (6187m), Twachee(6542m), Amadablam(6812m) Nuptse( 7879m), Kangtega and Thamserku. Enjoy the view, capture the photos and relax in the sunlight. In the evening involve in the praying ceremony in TengboheMonastry.
Days 06Â â€ Trek to Dingboche. Around 4 hrs walking.Lunch @ Somare.
Wake up early in the morning and capture some magnificent view of mountains, have some breakfast, gear up and ready to move towards Dingboche. First the trail gradually descent down to Deboche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendron. The continuing path inside the forest leads you to ImjaKhola, cross the steel bridge and continues walking up hill towards Pangboche Crossing different stupa along the route; you will be in Pangboche within one and half hour from Tengboche. Pangboche offers enough lodges for trekkers. In the upper part of the village there is oldest Monastery of Khumbu, founded by Lama SangeDorge in 17th century. Follow the path of ImjaKhola, the trail slightly steep up to Somare , have a lunch and continue the trial along with ImjaKhola, the trail leads you to the small bridge over KhumbuKhola, cross the bridge and climb around 1 hour, you will be in Dingboche the beautiful village with enough lodges for trekkers. The views are great from Dingboche. You can see Island Peak, Makalu and another faceAmadablam,
Days 07Â â€Â Acclimatization- Hike to Nagakarsang(5090m)
Acclimatization in Dingboche is mandatory for every trekker as like in Namche. After breakfast, slowly start to scale the Nagakarsang Hill. The view is magnificent form the hill. You can see different glacial lake and some of the best view from Nagakarsang. You can also see the Makalu (8463m) fifth highest mountain of the world. After hiking 2-3 hours you can back down to Dingboche. In the evening explore the Dengboche village.
Days 08Â â€Â Trek to Lobuche. Lunch @ Dukla- Around 5 hours walking.
We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Lubocheand stay overnight. Trial goes just above the Pheriche. The gradually up trail leads you to Dhukla, within 2 hours. Before reaching Dukla you have to cross the small glacial stream. Have short rest and youâ€™re your lunch and gain more energy for coming tough walking. The trail is directly up Dukla for about one hour but the magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of climbers who lose their life in mountains. Continue walking towards Lobuche, the perfect peak Pumori (7165m) soars into view with whistling air, makes you feel cooler.Â Â When you are in lobouche you will feel completely different. Symptoms of high altitude may occur on you; drinks enough hot water, noodles and garlic soup.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshpe. Around 6 hours
As usual after breakfast, start to trek towards Gorakshep. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. After rounding the bend you will the first views of Kala Pathar (5545m). This dark mound of mountains provides the best view of Everest and the massive mountains range.. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. After having short rest and lunch in Gorakshep, process towards Everest Base Camp. Though it looks close it takes around 2 hours to reach there. Spend few times @ base camp, take picture of different mountains and giant khumbu glacier and return back to Gorakshep. You can see lots of expedition tent and group inEverest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. Next day our goal is Kalapathar top. To night before going to bed your guide will give you time for next morning and instruction for necessary gear. Itâ€™s better to be in kalapathar top before sunrise.
Days 10Â â€Â Early in the morning climb Kalapathar (5545m) and back down to Pheriche. Lunch @ Lobuch or Dukla.Around 6 hrs walking.
Early in the morning fill up your water bottle and process towards Kalapathar. The way is straight line up above the Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. With the help of your torch light move continually towards the summit. The more you go up the more you feel cooler. Views are fantastic and breathtaking from the top. It takes around 2 hrs to reach the top. After spending few minutes at the top, the chilling atmospheres push you back down to Gorakshep. Take your breakfast and process down to Pheriche, which is at the bottom of Nagakarsang hill, back side of Dingboche.
Days 11 â€“ Trek back to Namche
Days 12Â â€Â Trek to Lukla, Last trekking day. Back to lukla and enjoy the evening with your crew members.
Days 13Â â€Â Fly back to Kathmandu.
Days 14Â â€Â RestÂ / shopping day.Â Final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport.
EBC Trek Fee
Cost Includes –
- Airport arrival departure 4 times * (Please note that if someone is coming single or differ than the group they have to pay for extra airport hotel airport transport )
- Hotel in Kathmandu 3 nights with Breakfast
- Flight ticket from KTM_LUKLA _KTM for Members and Guide
- Domestic Airport tax 2 times &Â Tims Card
- Sagarmatha National park permit
- Accommodation during the trekking period twin sharing
- Lunch, Dinner Breakfast during trek and tea or coffee will be serve before or after the meals.
- Water during the trek – Filter
- Trekking Guide salary
- Porter salary during the trekking period (porters DO NOT carry trekkers Bags)
- Insurance for Nepali Staff
- Meals in Kathmandu except Breakfast
- Boiled Water
- Alcoholic drinks and Beverages
- Emergency medical evacuation/ Helicopter rescue
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratitude for guide, porters, staffs
50% advance while booking & 50% before 30 Days of travel
- All bookings will carry
- 25% cancellation charges from day 1
- 50% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days
- 75% cancellation charges if cancelled before 15 days
- No refund if cancelled less than15 days
DisclaimerÂ â€“ Nature offers its own challenges from time to time. As Ladhak is an extremely challenging terrain it is possible to have minor/major changes to the designed plan. It is also possible that traveller will have to incur additional costs owing to the challenges arising out of the ground level challenges.
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EBC is a difficult to Hard trek. This trek involves extensive incline walks with high altitude conditions. Speak to your trek leaders or read our blog onÂ how to approach high altitude treks
- 1 hour a day of Jogging in running tracks
- Pranayama â€“ 15 min a day
- Stretching – 20 minutes a day
MUSCLESÂ â€“ A well stretched & healthy muscles make the trek that much more easier. Focus on Legs, Back, Neck & Shoulder. 20min of focused stretching activities for 45 days will help.Â Â It determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.Â Â Stretching improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.
- Suryanamaskara â€“ 10 to 15 Sets a day
- Neck & Shoulder exercise
- Lower back stretches
- Hamstring & Quadriceps
Things to Carry
BackpackÂ (55 â€“ 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame.Â Quechua Forclaz 60Â is a good choice.
Trekking shoesÂ â€“ Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek.Â Â Since thisÂ Â trek includes walking on snow it is recommended to wear water proof shoes wiith thick woolen / military socks. Forclaz 600Â and WoodlandÂ are good choices.Â More expensive shoes are not really the answer to cold. Wearing 2 layers of woollen socks is the trick.
Sun glassesÂ â€“ Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek, Curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass â€” they donâ€™t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness.Â . People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:
- If above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
Must Have â€“ Trek Accessories
- Trekking pole is mandatory
- Spoon, glass &Â Tiffin Box
- Thermos water bottle – optional
- Headlamp with extra batteries
Must Have â€“ Clothing
- Thermals / Body Warmers â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Oversized Full TShirts with high neckÂ & Track Pants (light weight) Â â€“ 2 / 3 Noâ€™s
- Sweater / Fleece â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Windcheaters â€“ 1 Noâ€™s + Down Jacket â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Poncho + Rain Pant â€“ 1Noâ€™s
- Socks â€“ 8 to 10 Pairs
- Head Cap + Balaclave â€“ 1 Noâ€™s each
- Hand Gloves Inner 1noâ€™s + Outer (waterproof) â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
Must Have â€“ Other accessories
- Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind)
- A Sanitary Paper
- Woolen head-scarf or muffler
- Cold cream andÂ sun screen lotionÂ (SPF 40+)
Must Have – Medical Kit
- Crocin â€“ 6 tablets
- Avomine â€“ 4 tablets
- Avil 25mg â€“ 4 tablets
- Combiflam â€“ 4 tablets
- Disprin â€“ 6 tablets
- Norflox â€“ 6 tablets
- Crepe bandage â€“ 3 to 5 meters
- Band aid â€“ 10 strips
- Digene â€“ 6 tablets
- Gauze cloth â€“ 1 small role
- Leukoplast â€“ 1 small roll
- Cotton â€“ 1 small roll
- ORS / Electoral â€“Â 10 packets
- Betadine or any antiseptic cream
- Moov spray
- Nebasulf/ Soframycine powder
Other Mandatory Instruction
- Medical Certificate â€“ format will be provided post enrolment
- Declaration & Disclaimer Form â€“ will be provided post enrolment
- Plastic Bottles are STRICTLY prohibited
- Recommended bag weight is 7 to 8 Kgs
- 1 Govt ID Card is mandatory
- Burn Boundaries follows STRICT No Smoking / Alcohol policy
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