Everest Base Camp Trek

everest base camp trek

Trip Highlight

  • Explore Namche Bazar, the Tibetan1399 market, Sherpa Culture, tradition, and practice
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and experience unique species of flora and faunas including blue sheep, Musk deer, Snow Leopard
  • Climb Kalapatthar and witness the mesmerizing views of mountains
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the highest peak in the world

Everest Base Camp Trek is one those treks which turns out to be a lifetime experience. After Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made it to the top of Everest on 29th May 1959, Everest Base Camp Trek has been very extremely popular among trekkers.

The journey starts with a world heritage site in EBCT

Everest Base Camp Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. After that a brief stay in the Kathmandu then the trip begins. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be observing the main tourist attractions in the valley such as the UNESCO world heritage sites like the durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa.

The trip to EBC begins with…
The thrilling flight to Lukla is filled with wonderful sceneries of the snowcapped mountains and exciting landscapes. So, Lukla will be your first stride in this journey. Then, A sluggish climb through beautiful Sherpa villages allows you to enjoy the views of the mountains, wildlife, and several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in the region. You can get a larger perspective into Buddhism as well as witness a glorious history of mountain climbing.

Thus, The trek package not only offers you spectacular views of different mountains like Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) but also an insight in the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people. Also, You will pass through the rhododendron covered slopes and dense pine forests.

In just 16 day period you can see the tourist hubs of Kathmandu valley, the Sherpa town of Namche Bazar, incredible view of the mountains, different monasteries and be a bystander to the mountaineering culture of the Sherpa people. Spring and autumn are the two best choices above all seasons to visit Everest Base Camp.

Traveling to Everest region with Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition offers an unwavering experience. With constant guidance from the trek guides, intimate relationships with the locals and immense knowledge regarding the mountains and the environment, we will make this trek a lifetime experience for you.

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US$ 1,449

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Trekking starting from Kathmandu
  • Max-Altitude 5,545 m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Best Season Mar- May , Oct - Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 12 pax
ACCOMODATION

3 Star Category in Kathmandu/ Tea House During Trek.

Transportation:
Flight / Car

Meal:
All Meals included during the trip.


    Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick you at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    After an early breakfast, you will be sightseeing in Kathmandu. This includes the durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. You will also be visiting Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel.

    You will take a 30 min flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You can see some breathtaking scenery while descending down the altitude. After arriving in Lukla you will take some rest and begin the trek to Phakding. 3-4 hours walk will take you to Phakding. Lunch will be on the way to Phakding. Overnight stay in the lodge.

    Today you will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar via Mojo. You will enter Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site itself. You will catch your first glimpse of Everest when you arrive in Namche Bazaar.

    Taking rest is extremely important for trekkers in order to get adjusted to the higher altitude conditions. You take this day to get some rest and get familiar with the conditions in the higher altitude. However, you can still visit nearby Sherpa villages, Sherpa museum or hang out at Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    This day is spent trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, home of the Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the region. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Tengboche.

    Today you start your trek descending in a fairly wide path with trees. You will see large valleys and running streams. You will reach Dingboche in 5-6 hour. Overnight at a tea house.

    You will take another day off from climbing uphill to get adjusted to the changing climate. You will take a walk in Dingboche. You will get a great view of Mt Lhotse from Dingboche. Move ahead to Chukhung valley. You will be able to see snow and ice formations over the valley. Down to Dingboche for the overnight stay.

    Today, you will hike to the village of Lobuche. You will pass the well-known Khumbu glacier. You can see clear flowing streams and mighty peaks surrounding the Khumbu region.

    You will hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep which is the highest permanently inhabited village in the world. Take some rest in Gorakshep and then head towards Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is filled with prayer flags. You can enjoy taking some great pictures in Everest Base Camp. Then you return to Gorakshep and spend the night there.

    It will be another day of steep trekking. It is the highest point on the trek with an altitude over 5,500 m. You can get the best views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse from Kala Patthar. You will then head towards the village of Pheriche. It is an easy downhill hike. You will come across a memorial for people who have lost their lives in the attempt of climbing Mt Everest. Overnight at the teahouse.

    You will begin to return to lower altitude. The trek from Pheriche to Namche will be around 6-7 hours. You will have to follow the same path back to the Sherpa village where you stayed for two days. You will pass through several suspension bridges and rhododendron covered slopes. Overnight at lodge.

    Enjoy your time in Namche Bazaar then you will start trekking to Phakding village and then to Lukla. It’s mostly downhill hiking until you reach Phakding then its slightly uphill till Lukla. Overnight at lodge.

    After a fulfilling breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu. You can spend your day in Kathmandu either shopping or visit other places in Kathmandu or just chilling out at Thamel. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    After breakfast, one of our representatives will drop you at the airport from where you will take the flight back home or to your next destination.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Monument entrance fees while on tour in Kathmandu (USD26 per person).
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).

Packing Checklist

We would like to enlist the necessary equipment that is required during the trek in Nepal so that you can have a comfortable trekking experience. You can buy this equipment as per your need. We will also share with you the specific equipment list as per the nature of the trek once you confirm your trekking package with us.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Gloves
  • Sun Hat and woolen hat
  • Trekking pants and full-sleeved t-shirts
  • Hiking  boots and hiking socks
  • Sandals
  • Climbing gears
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag (provided upon request)
  • Towels and undergarments
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Money belt
  • Walking pole
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Aspirin, band-aids
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Toiletries

FAQs

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. Typically, our trekking holidays involves 4 -8 hours of hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalaya Mountains. The day begins early at around 6.30 in the morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast is the best time to pack your items not needed during the day into duffle bag keeping the essentials or items you wish to access throughout the day in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am. Lunch is around 12 pm and is generally 1-2 hour break. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. The time from arriving at the teahouse or campsite until dinner is your free time. There is always tea available, and sometimes side trips are available. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpas, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one gets lost.

Himalayan Summit is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent local trekking group leaders and guides. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive courses in both guiding and health and safety including but not limited to wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. Our team has had a year’s trip leading experience and are highly dedicated to providing quality programming. Much of our team has had working experience with international adventure travel companies.

We offer an open choice menu in our teahouse trekking programs where you can select the food you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide is available to assist you with menu selection and is there to ensure the food is hygienic, plentiful and nutritious. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking during the breakfast and dinner meals.

We have our own experienced trekking cook on all of our camping trips. We adhere to strict hygienic guidelines to ensure our food served during the camping portion of the trek is properly prepared. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by eggs either fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Dinner is a hearty 3-course meal: soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Please communicate any dietary restrictions or special request to our staff when booking your adventure. Properly boiled water is served for drinking

We book clean and comfortable teahouses which we have developed long and successful relationships with. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded with shared accommodations. We can book a private room for you if you like, which will incur an additional cost.

We discourage buying plastic bottled water because there is no proper disposal system in place and discarded water bottles cause an environmental and aesthetic concern in the backcountry. Therefore, we will provide properly boiled water to refill your water bottles and when serving hot drinks in camp or at the teahouse. Your guide is very concerned for your health and well-being and thus oversees all water processes.

We can offer top quality service and facilities at a competitive price because we do not operate overseas offices and thus do not incur the cost of such. There are no hidden or extra costs not mentioned in our programs and price-lists. In every detail, we set the highest possible standards, from safety to the type of gear provided to the food we serve. Rest assured we meet international standards on all aspects of our programs.

To book any of our trips, please completely fill out the online booking form on our website, http://www.himalayansummit.com/, and send it to us along with the booking amount. The deposit can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Upon receipt of your booking details, we will send you a trip confirmation receipt of your booking.

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age can complete our trekking programs. It is important not only to have the most enjoyable experience but for your safety that you are both medically cleared for our programs by your doctor, and have embarked on a training program prior to leaving on our program. With that said, on all our treks you are encouraged to take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will ensure an enjoyable trek, and have the energy for the duration of the trek. Trekking is not a walking competition. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is a program that includes both cardio exercises with moderate resistance training. It is also helpful to take day hikes at least once a week gradually progressing in distance and elevation gain to simulate some of which you will encounter on the trek.

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from the trek leaders and guides to Sherpas, cooks, and porters. We ensure good wages, salary, and proper insurance. We provide the proper equipment and clothing needed for all our staff, including porters. Each one of our staff is an integral part of our programs.

You need general travel insurance which includes both cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy’s fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking and/or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.

In the case of a serious medical emergency or in the unlikely event of a casualty, we will coordinate rapid medical evacuation procedures. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in any evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance.

Himalayan Summit trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of high altitude. However, many will feel some basic symptoms of the change in altitude. Your guides are medically trained to know these symptoms and if they are progressing to a more dangerous and serious condition. It is important to be a participant in your own safety and report any ill effects to your guide as soon as possible so they may make assessments as to your condition.  Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips, and your guides are trained in the use of all the equipment. In addition, we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber which is designed to mimic air pressure at lower altitudes. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and adhere to international standards and have a duty of care to you, the client.

Safety is our top priority. All of our trekking group leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have years of experience in planning, organizing, and executing a well-designed program focused on safety. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Definitely! Our airport representatives will greet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Himalayan Summit clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday and thus please do not expect a shower each day. Hot showers are sometimes available, however, we strongly discourage the use of hot water due to the fact that it is usually heated with wood, and deforestation due to tree cutting is an environmental crisis in many Himalayan places.

You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera and any other personal items you wish to access throughout the day. Generally, your daypack will be around 5 kilograms.

Most airlines fly directly from many Asian and Middle Eastern countries, however, there are no direct flights from most western countries.

All our trips itineraries have an arrival and departure day from Kathmandu built in to allow for rest from your journeys on both ends of the programs. You are also welcome and encouraged to arrive a day earlier or leave Nepal a day later to have a look around the vibrant Kathmandu valley. Himalayan Summit arranges airport transfers, hotel bookings or any extra activities as required.

Almost every teahouse has electrical outlets in the rooms for recharging. For camera batteries, there may be a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re-charging. We use the 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two point’s plugs are recommended to bring.

Trekking poles can certainly be helpful. They can help shift some of the stress of descent especially off of your knees and onto your upper body. Many fine trekking poles to be beneficial for the trek, but they are not required.

Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide and representatives will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Please discuss this with your phone company prior to leaving for your adventure to see what the rates are and if you have an international calling and texting plan. You can also get the local mobile SIM card in Kathmandu.

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. With that said, in general days may be warm and nights are cold. You can expect some snow or rain storms at times. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C at the low end. At higher altitudes, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder.

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is a completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek is a good estimate.

Trekking peaks is a permit classification, and are the least expensive permits for climbing. They are also peaks that have been classified as having the least amount of technical climbing to reach the summit. Generally, these peaks can be done in a day from a high camp to the summit and back to high camp on the same day. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety, involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc. for ascending and descending. We will introduce, review, demonstrate and provide ample time to practice all the skills required for the climbing. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver an exciting opportunity to climb a Himalayan peak while providing proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken ‘strenuous’ treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.

5 Reviews to “Everest Base Camp Trek”

    • Mekong

    The Himalayan Summit Treks team did a great job to keep us safe and comfortable throughout the entire trip to EBC. Accommodations and Food are excellent, best available on the trip. I highly recommend this company for your adventurous trips to Nepal.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Jonathan H

    Our guide, Ram was excellent. He was patient and careful. The Trek was beautiful and a nice. I trek to Everest base camp 15 days trip, those trekking days are my best days of life. I will Thank Himalayan Summit treks for organizing such an amazing trip.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Basam B

    Thank you for making our holiday so wonderful. I will consider Himalayan Summit treks great service and guide highly recommended.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • David

    I went on the 15 days EBC trek. It was the most amazing experience from start to finish… big thanks to the company Himalayan summit treks in particular Sittal and my guide Ganga who went to extra efforts to make my trekking experience the best it possibly could be. Everything was perfectly organized and thought out including the tea houses, food and itinery. My guide was very experienced, knew a lot about the region and was so friendly. I was traveling alone so it was nice to feel like I was trekking with a good friend as opposed to just a guide. I will definitely be returning in the near future to trek with this company again, I would 100% recommend this trek and company to anyone.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Kevin

    Brilliant management trip from start to finish with Himalayan Summit. A lot of fun and our guide was very kind and helpful. Overall trip was amazing!


    Rating: 5 / 5

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