Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate High
  • Tour Type: Trekking
  • Max altitude: 5545m
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: Oct. - Dec. & Mar. - May

The Everest Base Camp trek for 2024 with Himalayan Mentor offers an exhilarating adventure and is considered one of the most captivating trekking experiences worldwide. Trekkers can immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, with over 100 stunning views of Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Mt. Everest. The trek also showcases breathtaking landscapes, glacial formations, and a deep dive into the rich Sherpa culture, featuring numerous monasteries in the Khumbu Valley. Undertaking this trek in 2024 guarantees a lifetime of unforgettable adventure and exploration.

Before embarking on your Everest Base Camp journey, you may have some common questions, such as:

What is the elevation or height of Everest Base Camp?
The elevation of Everest Base Camp is 5,364 meters, and the highest point of the trek is Kala Patthar, standing at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft).

How long does it take to complete the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp?
The duration of the trek can vary, but a 17-day itinerary in Nepal is recommended for a comfortable and enjoyable Everest Base Camp experience. This includes 12 days of walking, providing ample time to appreciate the spectacular scenery and Himalayan vistas.

To commence the ultimate trekking journey to Everest Base Camp, an exhilarating mountain flight will transport you to Lukla, located at an altitude of 2,800 meters. This flight is suitable for both private and group adventure seekers. Upon arrival, it is advantageous to embark on a three to four-hour hike to Phakding, which lies at a slightly lower altitude of 2,600 meters. This portion of the trek is primarily downhill or flat, offering an opportunity to explore the Gumba (Buddhist Monastery) if time permits.

The following day, we continue our journey to Namche Bazaar (3,500m) with an easy six to seven-hour walk over a reasonably level terrain. This scenic path traverses a charming agricultural area adorned with pine forests and distant snow-clad peaks. Namche Bazaar serves as an ideal acclimatization spot, allowing trekkers to adjust to the altitude and explore its bookshops, gift shops, bakeries, and monasteries.

An early climb to the ridge provides magnificent views of the majestic peaks, followed by breakfast and a possible day-walk excursion to Thamo. The two-hour journey to Thamo promises incredible vistas of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Kwangde, and Ama Dablam. Additionally, there are excellent lodge facilities available. Continuing for approximately three hours, we reach Thangboche.

The subsequent day entails a challenging ascent to Dingboche, characterized by an initial climb and a long, gradual incline. The altitude at this stage reaches approximately 4,000 meters, contributing to the perceived difficulty. However, the spectacular views, especially of Lhotse and Ama Dablam, make the effort worthwhile. If feeling up to the challenge, an optional two-hour walk to Chukung is available, presenting awe-inspiring views of glaciers and peaks. For the exceptionally fit, an overnight stay at Chukung allows for a sunrise climb to Chukung Ri with a guide. Two nights are spent in Dingboche to aid acclimatization.

The journey continues with hikes to Lobuche (4,950m) and Ghorakshep (5,140m), which is the nearest point to Everest Base Camp. The dream of reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), the world's highest base camp for trekking, is realized on this day. A subsequent trip to Kalapatthar (5,545m) provides a close-up view of the majestic Mount Everest range, making it the ultimate destination of the Everest Base Camp trek. The return journey encompasses visits to Pangboche (3,985m), Phortse (3,810m), Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and finally Lukla, marking the completion of your dream trek to Everest Base Camp. As flights are not available until the following morning, spending the late afternoon in Lukla offers the opportunity to mingle with fellow trekkers and share stories. The next morning, a flight back to Kathmandu concludes the EBC adventure, leaving you with the freedom to enjoy further sightseeing or shopping activities as desired.

To ensure an optimal trekking experience, it is advised to be well-prepared, physically fit, and mentally ready for the challenges and rewards that await you in the Everest Base Camp trek in 2024.

Everest base camp trek highlights

  • Take an exciting scenic flight to Lukla
  • Visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
  • Experience unique Sherpa culture
  • Fascinating with a breathtaking Himalayan views from Kalapatthar
  • Feel the adventure at base camp of Mt. Everest
  • Visit beautiful town at Namche Bazaar
  • Stop by many Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region

 

Altitude chart of Everest Base Camp trekking

Altitude chart of Everest base camp trekking

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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal.

Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Trek Preparation Day in Kathmandu

This is the day for trek preparation. You may visit cultural sites around Kathmandu valley too, but it's optional!

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m), start trek to Phakding (2610m)

Embarking on an Andes adventure starts with a morning flight, not only for safety but also for the stunning views over rocky cliffs. After a 35-minute flight, a hearty breakfast in Lukla awaits. The trek to Phakding, our first destination, is mainly flat with some gentle descents, serving as acclimatization for the journey ahead. Along the way, we'll enjoy scenic villages before reaching Phakding, where we spend the night.

Note: During the high season (Mid March to May and October - November), you have to travel to Ramechhap (130 KM, 4 hours drive) early in the morning and then fly to Lukla.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Phakding Maximum Altitude: 2800m.

Day 04: Trek Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3500m)

The trek begins after breakfast, taking us through Monjo and Jorsale before entering Everest National Park. A thrilling crossing of the Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River precedes a challenging 4-hour uphill hike, offering our first view of Mount Everest.

In Namche Bazar, you can explore its quaint alleys, interact with locals, visit monasteries and Sherpa communities, enjoy local cuisine at cafes, and capture scenic moments with your camera. On Tuesdays, the bustling Haat Bazar, a lively farmers market, presents an opportunity to buy unique souvenirs.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Namche Bazaar Maximum Altitude: 3500m.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3500m)

In our standard packages, we allocate two days for acclimatization in Namche. During this time, you have two activity options:

Option 1: Hike to Syangboche in the early morning to witness a stunning sunrise peeking through the Himalayas. The hike takes about 2 hours round trip. Afterward, enjoy breakfast at Everest View Hotel with breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more. Return to Namche and explore the town in the evening, where you can shop for essentials and withdraw cash.

Option 2: If your itinerary doesn't cover Khumjung on your return, embark on a 4 to 5-hour hike to Khumjung Village. Consult our professional guide for this excursion, offering mesmerizing Himalayan views and notable community structures contributed by Sir Edmund Hillary. Afterward, return to your hotel in Namche and explore the town in the evening.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Namche Bazaar Maximum Altitude: 3500m.

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar (3500m) to Tengboche (3870m)

After breakfast, your journey leads you to Tengboche, a captivating Khumjung village known for its largest gompa (monastery). The trail, which continues above the Dudh Kosi, offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse in the Khumbu region.

Along the way, you'll pass through settlements that reflect the local culture and encounter charming tea shops that seem right out of a storybook. Your journey includes a lunch break in Phunki Tenga. Following lunch and a brief rest, you'll embark on a challenging 3-hour steep climb to reach Tengboche. Upon arrival, you'll be rewarded with stunning Himalayan vistas.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Tengboche Maximum Altitude: 3870m.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche (3850m) to Dingboche (4360m)

As you soak in the breathtaking mountain vistas, your trek to Dingboche commences. En route, you'll encounter barley, buckwheat, and potato fields, adding to the picturesque landscape. Later in the afternoon, you can explore the village, savor a steaming cup of coffee or indulge in local tea, and make the most of your time in this charming place.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Dingbuche Maximum Altitude: 4360m.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche

Hiking to Chukhung Valley from Dingboche is a fantastic option for your acclimatization day. Chukhung Valley is situated at a higher altitude than Dingboche, which can help you acclimatize better to the increasing elevation on your trek.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Dingbuche Maximum Altitude: 4730m.

Day 09: Trek Dingboche (4360m) to Lobuche (4950m)

Today's trek leads you through a picturesque green valley, flanked by the awe-inspiring peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. Afterward, a steep ascent takes you to the base of the Khumbu Glacier. For lunch, you'll have the opportunity to stop at the charming Duglha teahouse. Continuing on a zigzagging path, you'll navigate the terminal moraine of the glacier. At the summit of your climb, you'll encounter numerous stone cairns built as memorials to courageous Sherpas who lost their lives attempting to conquer Mount Everest.

The trail then winds its way along the glacier, eventually leading to the settlement of Lobuche. This entire journey takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Lobuche Maximum Altitude: 4950m.

Day 10: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m)/ Visit Everest Base camp (5364m)

Today marks the much-anticipated journey to Everest Base Camp, a day that comes with slightly longer hiking hours, around 7 hours, but the experience is truly rewarding. Your route takes you to EBC via Gorakshep. Gorakshep, standing at an elevation of 5180 meters, is the original Base Camp of Mt. Everest where you will enjoy your lunch. Then the hiking to Everest base camp through rugged trail, offering views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and icebergs along the way. Your ultimate destination is, of course, Everest Base Camp itself.

The extraordinary and awe-inspiring views you encounter on this journey are an added bonus. After spending some cherished moments at Base Camp, you'll trek back to Gorakshep to spend the night at a trekking lodge.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Ghorakshep Maximum Altitude: 5364m

Day 11: Visit Kalapatthar (5545m)/Mt Everest view/trek to Pheriche (4210m)

Embark on an early morning trek to Kala Patthar today for a mesmerizing sunrise view of the mountains. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic vista, including Mt. Everest, Pumori, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lingtren, and more. The trek takes approximately 7 hours, and you'll reach Pheriche, where you'll spend the night at a comfortable guest house.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Pheriche Maximum Altitude: 5545m

Day 12: Trek Pheriche to Phortse (3810m)

Your trek from Pheriche to Phortse Village offers a delightful journey through lush green forests, serene rivers, and unique monasteries, all set against the backdrop of majestic Mt. Ama Dablam.

The return trek spans around 4-5 hours, featuring picturesque views along an alpine valley. You'll cross the Khumbu Khola and ascend a steep trail to reach a ridge-top viewpoint offering stunning vistas of Kangtega, Ama Dablam, and the Imja Valley.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Phortse Maximum Altitude: 3810m

Day 13: Trek Phortse to Monjo (2835m)

Today, your trek takes you Tengboche Monastery and down to Dudh Kosi, where you'll cross a bridge and journey through dense pine forests until you arrive at Thasinga. Along the way, you'll be treated to views of Thamserku and Kangtega.

Continuing on, the trail meanders above the valley, leading you through the natural splendor of Sanasa, passing the Sherpa capitla Namche Bazaar. Eventually, you'll hike down to Monjo village enjoying this scenic route.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Monjo Maximum Altitude: 2835m

Day 14: Trek Monjo to Lukla (2800m)

On the final day of your trek, the journey back to Lukla follows a moderate path, crossing of several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. These bridges lead you through enchanting rhododendron and pine forests, past picturesque Sherpa villages, and ultimately guide you to the trails that lead to Lukla. The entire trek takes approximately 5 hours on foot.

As you make your way back, the landscape appears even more beautiful, enriched by the cherished memories you've collected along the journey. Upon reaching Lukla, you'll spend the night at a comfortable guest house.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Lukla Maximum Altitude: 2800m.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, transfer to airport and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trip and transfer to hotel, rest and afternoon free for personal activities. Evening fare well dinner with culture show at Nepalese Traditional Kitchen you will be enjoyed very authentic way of Nepalese hospitalities.

Note: During the high season (Mid March to May and October - November), you have to fly to Ramechhap and then drive to Kathmandu (130 KM, 4 hours drive).

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude:

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu

This day will be useful as flight from Lukla to Kathmandu might be delay because of weather condition.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 17: Final Departure

After breakfast transfer to airport for final departure or proceed for onward program.

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: -

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  • Entry permit to Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS fee
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house lodge along the trail.
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax round trip (Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu for the trekking )
  • 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in BB basis before and after the trek.
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit pack

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu stay
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/shower, tea-coffee, chocolate hot drinks), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc. 
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trip

Availability

This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

Useful Information

Which are the best times for Everest base camp trek?

The ideal time for an Everest base camp trek is either spring (March, April, May) or autumn (September, October, November). During these seasons, the weather is perfect in the high trek regions, with clear skies and stunning views of snow-capped peaks. In spring, the daytime temperature can reach around 20°C, while dropping to -5°C at night.

Similarly, during autumn, temperatures can reach up to 25°C during the day and fall to -10°C at night in the high trek elevations. Additionally, many Nepali festivals take place during autumn, making it a great time to experience the local celebrations while trekking.

While it is still possible to trek during summer (June, July, August) and winter (December, January, February), there are some challenges to consider. In Nepal, summer coincides with the monsoon season, bringing heavy rain to the lower trek regions. The monsoon clouds can obscure mountain views, and flights to Lukla may be delayed. Moreover, the rain can make the trails wet and slippery. At high altitudes, summer temperatures can range from 27°C during the day to 5°C at night.

In winter, heavy snowfall can cover the trails in the high trek regions, and temperatures can drop significantly. At night, temperatures at high altitudes can plummet to -20°C, while the daytime can be a bit warmer, reaching up to 15°C.

How difficult is the Everest base camp trek?

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek is a formidable yet highly fulfilling adventure. To ensure a successful journey, it is essential to dedicate a few weeks to mental and physical preparation. Regular exercise and jogging leading up to the trip will aid in building stamina.

Even novice trekkers with average fitness levels can conquer this trek. However, the fitter you are, the more enjoyable the experience will be. While prior hiking experience can be advantageous, no technical expertise or specialized skills are required. If you can comfortably hike for 4 to 6 hours each day at a reasonable pace, carrying a light day pack, you should be well-equipped to complete the trek. For individuals with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, it is crucial to consult with a physician before booking the trek. This will ensure that proper guidance and precautions are taken to safeguard your health throughout the journey.

Do I need to do Travel Insurance for EBC trek?

Due to the inherent challenges and potential risks associated with the Everest Base Camp Trek, it is of utmost importance to have adequate travel insurance in place. The trek entails potential hazards like altitude sickness and unpredictable weather changes.

For this reason, it is mandatory for all trekkers to possess comprehensive travel insurance. A copy of the policy certificate must be provided to Himalayan Mentor. The insurance policy should include coverage for medical expenses, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and evacuation costs) up to an altitude of 6,000m. While we can offer recommendations based on the feedback of our past clients and our own experience, we do not sell insurance policies ourselves.

We advise trekkers to send us their detailed insurance information while booking the trek. In the event of an emergency, we will utilize the insurance policy and the information provided to facilitate prompt and effective rescue operations.

Prior to purchasing travel insurance, it is strongly recommended to contact the insurance company directly and verify if their plan includes coverage for helicopter rescue up to 6,000m and healthcare expenses. It is crucial not to solely rely on the information provided on their website, as speaking directly with the insurance company will ensure accurate and up-to-date details regarding the coverage.

Consideration on EBC trek

Proposed itinerary of this trek is just an outline guide and standard model of package basis given here provided by Himalayan Mentor (P) Ltd. The entire trip package can be customized according to your specific requirements and services standard as you wish to have for your holiday. Generally in fact an adventure trip package of this type sometime affected by unforeseen circumstances like bad weather forecast, flight delay and multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can result in a change of original itinerary.

However, trip itinerary of Everest base camp trekking is very rare case that the original schedule would be considerably altered, so if alterations are needed the trip leader or guide (person in charge) will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where as if a change does arise, we do everything as we can reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays affected your original schedule.