Everest base camp trek is an adventurous trek for those who want to explore and evolve around the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. There is no doubt that it would be the best choice for those who dream of walking on the clouds above the elevation of 5,364m. Though you won’t be making it to the summit, the base of Mt. Everest is not less than any treasure. Well, in our Everest Base Camp trek package, our destination would be the southern base camp of Mt. Everest. One of the most fascinating things about Everest base camp is that you can witness the view of several other highest peaks in the world including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
After the preparation of the trekking and arrangement of all the required permits as well as checking the equipment, we head towards Lukla. You might have heard about the Lukla airport as one of the most extreme airports in the world, so you must have one extra day to wait in case if the flight toward Lukla gets delayed due to unconditional weather. Lukla onwards, our real trekking gets started. We will be hiking moderately for 5 to 7 hours each day to reach our target i.e. Everest Base Camp. In the meantime, we will stop at several checkpoints for acclimatization to ensure that we won’t be suffering from altitude sickness because each day we will climb to a higher altitude.
It is obvious that you will surely get to learn something new while you embark for a trek, like different cultures and traditions, lifestyle, foods, uniforms, festivals and even interesting myths and legends of the unique places. Since, Sherpas, often famous as the born mountaineers are the major residence in the Everest region, we can soak up into their exceptional way of living. They are alike Tibetan and they practice Buddhism as their main religion. That is why the trail is full of Buddhist monuments and other religious entities.
As to preserve the natural beauty of this region from the reach of the modern world, it was declared as Sagarmatha national park. Later, the national park was also enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site where different flora and fauna are protected. Rare species of animals like snow leopard, red panda, phosphorous are also habitat in here and herbs and vegetations like oak, Rhododendron, Pine, Birch, etc can also be spotted along the trail. One must ensure that they have the Sagarmatha National Park Special permit in order to walk through Sagarmatha National Park.
Passing along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river banks, crossing several suspension bridges, hiking through rocky and steep trails; you will be astonished by the jaw-dropping view from Everest base camp. It would be the best day of your life when you finally reach your ultimate destination of this trek. For anyone of any age, if they are physically sound enough and do not have any health issues, they can go for this amazing trek and gather some remarkable memories that will last till the end.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization Day: This day you will have your day trip to explore around Khumjung village and Everest View Hotel
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 07: Acclimatization Day. Explore around Dingboche | Climb up to Nagarjun hill for Acclimatization
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m) and Day trip to Everest Base Camp (5363m)| Back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Early Morning Hike to Kalapatthar (5555) for Sunrise View and Trek down to Pheriche (4,371m)
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2,860m)
Day 13: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu – and Transfer to your hotel
Day 14: Departure Day
- All required land transportation during the trek.
- Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
- Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley
- All Food and accommodations during the trek
- Highly experienced English speaking trekking guide
- Assistant Sherpa or Porters.
- All allowances for supporting crews including their insurance
- Trekkers Information Management System TIMS (Trekking permit), Sagarmatha National Park Permit
- Emergency evacuation service if needed
- All Official taxes and service charges.
- International Flight Tickets
- Your personal gears and expenses
- Foods in Kathmandu
- Tip to Nepalese guide and porters
- Emergency rescue fee if in case
- Your personal gears
- Sleeping Bags
- Down Jackets
- Sun cream
- First Aid Medical Box
- Boots etc.
- Explore around Khumjung Village
- Hillary projects: school and hospital
- Herbs and Alpine Vegetations
- Sherpa Culture
- Tengboche Old monastery
- Kalapattar – Black Rock famous viewpoint for Sunrise view on the top of the world.