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Duration

14

Max. Elevation

5555 Metersm

Group size

Min 2_12 pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation & domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3*** hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-EBC-Lukla-Kathandu

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

    • Culturally significant UNESCO World Heritage sites.
    •  Sherpa valleys with traditional Himalayan Buddhism Culture
    • Himalayan views including the world's highest mountain peak Mt. Everest (8848m)
    • Monasteries and Chhortens
    • Rare found flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK OVERVIEW:


Probably the best trekking in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous trekking route in the Everest Himalayan region of Nepal. With the elevation ranging from Lukla (2800 m) to Kalapathar (5555m) above sea level, the EBC trek is graded with a difficult and strenuous journey. The Mount Everest hiking trail lies in the Sagarmatha National Park listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This hiking trip to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain peak is a must include vacation trip on any adventure seeker's bucket list.


A flight to the worlds most thrilling high altitude Tenzing Hillary Airstrip of Lukla offers an amazing view of the towering snowclad mountain peaks of Nepal. Mount Everest Base Camp trekking trail offers scenic views of some of the world’s most beautiful mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and other lesser peaks. With diverse geographical features, Sagarmatha National Park comprises glaciers, glacial lakes, snow-fed rivers, diverse vegetation, and wildlife. The lower region of the region is dotted with rhododendron, pine, birch, and juniper. Some major wildlife species in the National Park are Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Blue Sheep (Himalayan Thar), Jharal, Himalayan Pika, Tibetan Snowcock, Impeyan Monal, and so on. 


Culturally, the EBC trekking trips offer travelers a chance to witness the high-altitude lifestyle of the Sherpa community. The settlements in the region are a mixture of traditional and modern lifestyles. Monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche are still preserving the Himalayan Buddhist culture alive. The people of the region are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature. Apart from that Stupas, Chhortens, Mani walls, Prayer wheels, prayer flags, and traditional houses are common encounters during the Everest Base Camp hiking route. The accommodation is lodge and teahouse based and the food and commodities are transported using Helicopters, Yaks, and Porters from the lower region


Vertex Holidays custom-designed Mount Everest Trekking package itinerary includes all the major highlights of the Everest region. It is designed to serve the tourists seeking for a once in a lifetime hiking trip in the mountains at an affordable cost. Considering the risks of Acute Mountain Sickness, climate change, avalanches, or other extreme weather conditions, our recommendation for the EBC trekking trip is during the best time of the year i.e. April - June, and September - December. As during these times, the sky is mostly clear and sunny, trekkers and hikers from all over the world take this amazing mountain holiday trip. For we are dedicated to providing sustainable tourism services, we ensure you with the quality and hygiene of our trip packages. For more information regarding planning, preparations, maps, equipment checklist for the Everest Base Camp trek, feel free to contact Vertex Holiday.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Information:


Everest base camp trekking, an adventure in the heart of the world’s highest peaks, and the famous world over. Great fascinating adventure destinations in all the Himalaya region, attract thousands of trekkers and adventurers in the best time of the year.

Everest base camp, also a base for world’s 4th Mt. Lhotse where climb leads on the same route till South Col. Mt. Everest with revised height has gained slightly high at 8,848.86 meters and 29,031.69 feet.


The new heights were declared and agreed upon by China and Nepal at a virtual ceremony.


Mt. Everest stands between Nepal and Tibet / China, the south belongs to Nepal, with North Face on the Tibetan side. The most popular among all trekkers and adventure visiting the southern side of Mt. Everest in Nepal.


As the high Khumbu region of Everest from the Nepalese side offers more picturesque scenery. Where trekkers can find the comfort of nice lodges of various standards from budget to luxury class.


From Nepal around scenic Khumbu on Everest base camp trekking offers a wide range of facilities, besides its beautiful landscapes.


There are villages and settlements from Lukla onwards to Gorakshep, on route Everest base camp. Travelers can rejoice enjoying relaxing sojourn at warm cozy lodges with traditional hospitality of local Sherpa, the highlanders of Everest. 


On this Everest base camp trekking, not only for the views of high snow-capped peaks but to experience local culture.


The villages and trails are festooned with impressive Buddhist monuments and prayer symbols, which makes the walk more interesting. Visiting one lovely area to exciting nice villages with time for a tour of monasteries, enriched with ancient religious artifacts.


Everest Base Camp, allows visitors to enjoy various aspects from the grand scenery of the world's highest peaks, and indigenous Sherpa cultures. Enjoy a dramatic and scenic walk to base camp facing stupendous scenery similar to arctic landscapes of snow, ice, and glaciers. From base camp a steep climb for a few hours to the top of rocky Kalapathar Hill at 5,365 m high. Where one can enjoy mind-boggling close looks of Mt. Everest, standing in front of a towering Mt. Pumori.


After an overwhelming experience at Everest base camp and climb on the highest point of the trek at Kalapathar. The return journey to Namche and then ending the walk at Lukla town for the last overnight stop.


The next morning, after early breakfast, walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport for an exciting short flight back to Kathmandu. 


The scenic, cultural and adventurous trekking trail to Everest Base Camp:


Flying into Lukla from Kathmandu, a busy Sherpa town at 2,840 m high, the door to Everest base camp. As well as for various adventure destinations, from Lukla walk starts on a nice pleasant winding path to Phakding or beyond. Located at 2,640 m popular overnight stops, offers many good lodges for travelers from budget to luxury comfort.


From Phakding till mid-day till lunch a nice trail to enjoy morning walks, then reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance point.


Lunch stop normally at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar, an afternoon walk on Dudh-Kosi River bed. As the walk progresses crossing a high bridge, the climb begins for a few hours to Namche Bazaar.

A large village, a size of a small town provides various facilities for trekkers, and as well for Khumbu villagers. The name was tagged as Namche Bazaar due to the busy Saturday market held once a week.

 An interesting bazaar flooded by buyers from all around Khumbu villages, an opportunity to observe Sherpa's local traditional culture.   


Namche Bazaar, an ideal spot, and perfect altitude to spend an extra day for acclimatization at 3,440 m high.


After Namche Bazaar, the adventure leads on a winding scenic trail facing grand views of Kongde, Tharmasarku, and Kantega. Includes views of Everest and the majestic looking peak of Ama Dablam, as walk progress uphill from lunch stop at Phungitenga. A climb of 2 hours reaches you at the panoramic top at Tengboche and the monastery.  


Tengboche monastery at 3, 867 m, offers a stunning panorama of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse with Ama Dablam at close distance.

At Tengboche with time for an impressive tour of the monastery interior and enjoy a serene aura of monks with religious activities.


Tengboche Monastery is also famous for a colorful festival called Mani-Rimdu, held in October / November as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar.


The next morning facing a spectacular vista of the surrounding snow mountain range, a great contrast with white peaks against a green forest.


From Tengboche down and up to Pangboche, the last permanent settlement, and village on the trail to Everest base camp.


Walk on a high path within a windswept country, the route leads east at Dingboche a lovely settlement, situated on scenic Imjatse valley. 


Dingboche, a great picturesque place for extra days to spend at 3,345 m high, underneath towering Ama Dablam. The views stretch towards Island peak with Nuptse, Lhotse as far to Makalu in the far-east direction.  


Spending two overnights at Dingboche, the adventure leads closer towards Everest base camp, where walk leads on a high trail. After a wonderful walks from Dingboche with a short steep climb from Thugla, reaching at Lobuche for overnight halt. Lobuche at 4,980 m, facing views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks, a nice small settlement with some good lodges.


Start the long walk to Everest base camp 5,364 m from Lobuche, heading up through rocky boulders above the Khumbu glacier.

 Reaching a flat glacial field at Gorakshep, a settlement with few lodges. Located at the bottom of Mt. Pumori and a rocky hill of Kalapathar, the right place for a refreshing stop. Continue walk heading east for a few hours to Everest base camp from Gorakshep, starts on a level path.


As trek progress heading over rocky winding trail then reaching the main highlight at Everest base camp. Enjoy the stupendous, dramatic scenery at the base camp overlooking the tip of Everest with close views of Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. After an exciting moment at the base camp return to Gorakshep for an overnight stop, after an interesting walk to base camp.


Before heading back to Lukla, rise early morning for another adventure a climb to the top of Kalapathar Hill. This will be the highest point of the journey at 5,365 m, rewarding an incredible panorama of giant peaks.

 Includes view of Mt. Everest at closest distance, with Mt. Pumori ahead, after a most fascinating experience down to Gorakshep.


Completing and achieving all major highlights, return journey to Lukla, for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu.


The Main Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking:


Breathtaking views from the air, facing awesome scenery of dramatic country landscapes.


Enjoy the wide panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest on exciting 35 minutes flights both ways.

Landing at the world’s most amazing and unique airstrip at Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport.


From start to the end of trekking where snow-white peaks follow you.

Within Sagarmatha National Park, treasures rare species of exotic flora and fauna.


Immerse within local immense age-old cultures, walking around nice traditional villages festooned with Buddhist colorful monuments.


At famous Namche Bazaar the Sherpa capital of Khumbu, a lovely place in the backdrop of high snow peaks.


Adventure in the heart of Khumbu world’s renowned Everest base camp, within close to tumbling boulders of Khumbu Ice-Falls.


Exciting climb on the highest point of adventure on top Kalapathar, facing the closest look of Mt. Everest and lofty shaped Mt. Pumori.


Necessary equipment for the trek:


As suggested and provided on booking with Vertex Holidays, long list of personal clothing as per season-wise. Normally down Jackets and Sleeping bags are issued by the company, depending upon trip cost if it’s added. Besides, personal clothing, water bottles, torch as well crampons, and ski pole as options. Good trekking boots, snow-gaiters, and sunglasses, snow goggles, headwear for sun and cold weather.

Moderate size backpacks, to keep necessary items for the day, as well waterproof gears.


Food and accommodation in the Everest region:

Food and Accommodation are one of the best that one can find on this type of adventurous trekking on Everest base camp.

From Lukla onwards till Namche Bazaar, where trekkers can enjoy various options from the simple budget, standard to luxury class lodge accommodation and best foods.

From Tengboche onwards, all room accommodation is nice and simple with the large warm dining hall. In high season single supplement in rooms are hard to find, needs to book well in advance. Most rooms with non-attached bathrooms and toilets. All need to share common toilets and bathrooms.

As for food, nearly all lodges on overnight stop as well on lunch stops provides an excellent food menu to enjoy delicious meals.

Lukla to Tengboche some lodge restaurants provide fresh bakeries also, where one can have a delightful time.

Meals served in all lodges from continental, Indian, Chinese, and Nepalese meals, snacks. Some lodges also provide Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Korean food also.

Permits and TIMS card for Everest base camp Trekking:


Trekking Permits is very necessary all around Nepal Himalaya, as for Everest region, where village community charges the entry fee.

Where Vertex Holiday guides will do the necessary formalities, TIMS which Trekking Information Management System applies to another region not for Everest area. Before leaving Lukla town, where one has to pay a certain amount to enter high Khumbu around the Everest region.


The other permit required is Sagarmatha National Park, where you will enter on second day as you walk past Monjo village where National Park is located. Your guide will buy the park entrance fee at the entry point before heading towards Namche Bazaar onwards.


Why choose Everest Base camp trek:


For a number of reasons, and depending upon one interest as this trek takes you to an amazing scenic country. Where one enjoys the adventure of a lifetime experience, besides wonderful scenery on daily walks.


On this walk visiting lovely traditional villages adorned with the age-old culture of Buddhism religion, with time to visit impressive monasteries, and walking around prayer monuments of interesting Mani, stupa, and spinning wheels. As you pass through villagers greeted by a friendly with bright smiles, at every lodge you will be in the comfort of the warm hospitality of Sherpa.


Besides views of majestic peaks and fascinating culture, walking into the lovely forest, in springtime the hills are alive with wild-flower especially the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal.

Apart from mentioning the highlight of the trek, joining on this adventure testing your ability and taking the challenge of a lifetime, in the end, you feel in high spirits trekking around the scenic high altitude country of Khumbu.

Everest base camp Trekking Challenges:


Depending upon one physical fitness and medical background, actually, the trekking is not that hard and tough, except rising of altitude.

Taking slow and steady, taking much rest in between will overcome the challenges, the other challenge is walking at a high altitude with short breathe. But once you stop and rest for a while with time to enjoy surrounding views, you feel all right. Taking a slow stride all the way to overnight stops, and sleeping well, and choosing the right types of food, and drinking enough fluid will support you to challenge the high altitude walks to Everest base camp.

Travel Insurance for Everest Base camp Trek:

It is very important that one must buy travel and medical insurance for one safety and precaution. An unfortunate thing can take place anywhere, such as bad sudden weather, even in the best time of the seasons.

Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes, can get snowed with deep snow. Where the guide might have to re-route towards other destinations, as well in case of road blocks due to landslides and avalanches.


Sometimes the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or vice versa can get delayed or lead to cancellation due to unfavorable weather conditions. In this case Vertex Holidays might have to re-route the trek to other Himalayan destinations or use helicopter service if required. This is where your travel insurance will recover extra expenses. As well if one gets very sick due to high altitude or other cause. In serious medical conditions, one needs immediate evacuation by the fastest means of transport like Helicopter Service to bring the victim to the nearest good hospitals or at Kathmandu. In this situation, your medical insurance will support with extra expenses that occurred. We suggest that all trekkers joining for the adventure must obtain medical / travel insurance for necessary accidents and unfortunate events should cover transportation by all means of transportation including Helicopter service.


Fitness for Everest base camp trek:


Where ever you trek in Nepal Himalaya, it leads to steep climb and downhills, with few gradual sections. All trekkers need to be fit and strong and healthy in good physical shape as well as medically.


Before or after booking and as well departure for Nepal, one needs daily exercise for an hour. Like walking, jogging, aerobic or Jumba as well climbing up and down the steps. Checking with your family doctor regarding the fitness required for Everest base camp adventure.

The walk is normal, a long one takes it slow and steady, however good physical fitness will be an advantage to enjoy the walk and the scenery.

Important Note

You should be mentally and physically prepared for this trek as it goes through high altitude and one has to have endurance capability to withstand the cold wind.

For the trek's extreme nature it is advised to travelers to take professional help.

Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program Overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

Having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potatoes fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

Day

3

After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

4

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. To avoid mountain sickness, it is necessary when we walk over 2700 meters. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at the hotel.


Day

5

Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengboche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see the wild animals as the wild goat, blue sheep, and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we walk to Tenbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

6

Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengboche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is perhaps the highly located monastery in Nepal. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingboche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Dingboche and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

7

Crossing 4000 meters, the trek becomes tougher to walk in the alpine altitude. We have another acclimatization day. After breakfast, we set out for the hiking to Chhukung valley. It is the last village the climbers stay who go climbing the Island peak. The trail is fine and the surrounding is dotted with potatoes and barley fields. Then back to Dingboche. Overnight at lodge.

Optional: you can climb up to Dingboche viewpoint

Day

8

Having breakfast, we move out through the rocky trail. With breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First, we pass Phalanx Karpa and reach to Dugla, which is our lunch point today. There is a memorial place of the climbers who pass away during the Everest expedition. Up to reaching Dugla, we can feel if we have some symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel that, we do not move higher. If not, we walk again and reach to Lobuche for the stop. Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

We are very near to our final destination of Everest base camp trekking. for the lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where we also put our baggage. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

10

Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. For the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks, Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint. Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Pheriche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.

Day

11

We follow the route that goes through the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The trek is wonderful with the views of some Khumbu peaks that are familiar to us. Passing Pangboche and then Tengboche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at the lodge,

Day

12

This is the last trekking day. We have breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach Manju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew. Overnight at lodge.

Day

13

It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.


Day

14

Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.

Inclusions

    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu(Twin sharing basis) at a 3-star hotel with  Bed and Breakfast 
    • Two-way airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport pick up and drop  off for Lukla flight by private vehicle
    • Professional tour guide and private vehicle for a city tour
    • All kinds of entire fees during  city tour
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek
    • All meals during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Accommodation during the trek  with Twin sharing basis
    • An experienced English, German, or Chinese-speaking, knowledgeable trekking guide. 
    • Porter to carry your luggage (max:-25kg) including all of their costs i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • Necessary trekking  and National Park entry permits (please bring 3 PP size photos)
    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Government taxes and office service charge 
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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Reviews

As two young girls arriving in Nepal, we were concerned about finding a trekking company that could give us peace of mind along with the trek we wanted. Amrit the manager was amazing and totally accommodated our needs and understood that we were students so not wanting to spend a crazy amount. We did the Everest Region trek, and it was the best experience of my life. Our guide Prakash made the whole experience for us, not only was he very knowledgable and helpful but a great person who really tailored our trek for us both. As two young girls, they put our minds at rest about safety. I could not recommend them enough to anyone wanting a short to long or cheap to expensive track. They have it all and will accommodate in the best way for all.

Mery

Slovakia

Vertex Holiday’s provided us with a very reasonable Everest base camp trekking, our guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable whilst we were Trekking and the food provided was very good. During the trekking time, we were provided with an excellent service from Vertex Holiday. We were very happy with our experience and what it did cost us and would highly recommend choosing Vertex Holiday for any sort of trip.

Stewart Ong

Taiwan, Province of China

I just feel the vertex holiday is a professional travel company that runs by experience local. I recommend as a solo traveler and not an experienced trekker, that vertex holiday makes the whole trips very easy, convenient and a trip to look forward to! throughout the whole trek was extremely entertaining with such a great guide. I also have to thank Amrit who was very understanding and helpful throughout my whole process from the initial conversations to even after the conclusion!!! Highly recommend this company!

Emily

Taiwan, Province of China

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