Everest Base Camp Trek is a most popular trekking route in Everest Region. The Treks through the Everest or Sagarmatha National Park have inspired countless dreams and adventures, including visions of scaling the highest mountain on earth to those of getting a taste of the high mountains with a pack on their back and a camera in hand; ready to capture some incredible views of the lofty snowy mountain peaks that seem to grow in this region.
Everest trekking or Khumbu trek is located in eastern Nepal and it contains parts of the Himalayas and the southern half of Mount Everest. The Everest national park was created on July 19, 1976, and in 1979 was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha is Sanskrit for “Sagar = sky (not to be confused with sea/ocean) and matha = forehead or head ” and is the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest.
The original route taken on the first ascent of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is commenced from Jiri. The approach to this region now usually begins with a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip (2,800 meters). If you decide against the flight then it will mean a trek in from Jiri, this will take about seven to eight days walking.
Lukla means a place with many goats and sheep, you are not likely to see much roaming around these days. Lukla has a variety of shops and lodges where you can have basic western style meals and pick up any last minute items for the trekking or climbing ahead. If you cannot find required items in Lukla, better luck can be had in Namche Bazaar.
- What Will You DoDay 01: Arrival in Katmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and Phakding (2610m) two and half hour walk
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hour
Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) 5 hour
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4300m) 5 hour
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hour
Day 08: Lobuche to EBC (5360m) to Gorakshep (5160m) 7 hour
Day 09: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (Mount Everest Base Camp 5545m) to Pheriche 6 hour
Day 10: Pheriche to Tengboche (4 hours)
Day 11: Tengboche to Namche Bazar (4 hours)
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla ( 5 hours)
Day 13: Fly From Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Nepal
- What To ExpectHigh mountains.
Moderate to fairly challenging but thrilling to the core!
Exciting flight to Lukla
Sherpa home down; Monasteries; amazing view of mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Views of Khumbu Ice - Fall
Namche Bazar, the gateway to Everest Base Camp
Everest Base camp
Kalapathar, the view point to see the World highest Peak "Mt. Everest"
- What Is IncludedPick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car
Two night 3* Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
National park permit,Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
All necessary paper works.
Domestic airport pick up and drop by car
Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks
An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients)
Travel and rescue arrangements.
Last night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- What Is Not IncludedNepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
All meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
All expenses in mountain over than Scheduled because sometime can be stuck in mountain due to bad weather delay flight or any reason
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)