Everest Base Camp: A look into the Journey

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks full of thrilling adventures with the perfect combination of majestic Mount Everest and other 8000+ meters high mountain views, unspoiled nature, enriched with traditional culture which gives the trekkers and visitors the ultimate experience. Everest Base camp is located at an altitude of 5364m above sea level in Everest Region. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first one to embark on the journey and summitting the Mt. Everest in 1953.

This is a 17-day long trek to the Everest Base Camp that ensures an awesome experience full of great challenges that every trekker’s dream and have them in their bucket list to make one of the best ultimate adventure of life. The trek offers an opportunity to ascend Kala Patthar (5,545m) viewpoint to zest the breathtaking view of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m) Mt Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m, Cho-Oyu (8,201m) and many other stunningly beautiful mountains.

The trek also provides the view of the Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall. The trail to Everest base camp passes through the Sagarmatha National Park where the trekkers gets an opportunity to explore the rich vegetation of flora and fauna, wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Danphe (National bird), etc. Besides the mountain views and wildlife, the trek also opens up to different picturesque Sherpa Villages of Khumbu Region with their own unique culture and tradition. En route trekkers also come across several ancient Buddhist Monasteries, prayers flag, Chortens, Sherpa settlements, dense forest and stunning landscapes.

Amble Himalayan Treks makes sure to provide you with all kind of services you need during the visit to Everest Base Camp. We give accompanied by experienced guide throughout the trek. We will accommodate you to the best possible place throughout the journey.

Trip Fact

Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village/ Glaciers Level of Difficulty  Moderate
Duration of Trek 17 Days Max Altitude 5,545m
Religions Buddhism/Tibetan Ethnic People Sherpa
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge Transportation Flight/ Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Region  Everest Group Size 1-7 person

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minutes flight; 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m): 2 – 4 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 hours
Day 12: Pheriche to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours
Day 13: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 6 – 7 hours
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6 – 7 hours
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner
Day 17: Final departure

Included on the Cost:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
 3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
 Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight.
 Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
 Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only).
 Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
 Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
 Trekking permits and local taxes for the Everest region.
 Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
 Group first Aid Kit.
 Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
 Insurance for all our staff.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure Date

We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hrs before scheduled flight.

Additional information

Trip TypeBudget, Deluxe, Guide Service
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)


We will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. is_active=”on”]
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Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Trek Preparation Day


We will explore the Kathmandu valley by visiting Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and later in the evening, we will discuss the trek details and preparations. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek


We take our 40-minute flight to Lukla enjoying the stunning view of Mountain peaks throughout the flight. After landing, we start our trek descending towards Phakding passing through Cheplung village on the way. Upon reaching Phakding, we can see the view of Mt. Khumbila. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hours


We will move alongside the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Passing through Chumoa Village we will reach Sagarmatha National Park. Trekking up further we will reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)


We take a day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar adjusting ourselves to high altitude. This day, we will be exploring Namche Bazaar, strolling the markets, shops, cafes and take a short hike to Hotel Everest View to relish the stunning panorama view of Legendary Everest. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours


We trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River passing across the monasteries, Chortens and prayers flag on our way. We continue trekking uphill to reach Tengboche. We visit Tengboche monastery surrounded by beautiful mountains. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hours


Crossing the Suspension bridge above Imja Khola and passing Pangboche village we arrive at Dingboche. Dingboche also was known as Summer Valley which is a Sherpa village from where we can see the view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
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Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche


We take out another day from our trek for acclimatization due to high altitude. We walk up to Nangkartshang Hill where we can get the panorama view of breathtaking Himalayas. We walk back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.
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Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m): 2 - 4 hours


We trek along the Khumbu Glacier moraine relishing the view of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and Pumori on our way to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
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Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours


We trek towards Gorak Shep walking through the alpine forests. From Gorak Shep, we trek in icy glacier surface all the way to the top of the edge, arriving at Everest Base Camp. We are rewarded with the sight of Khumbu icefall and the eye-catching view of Everest, Khumbutse, and Lingtren Mountain. We trek back to Gorak Shep to stay overnight.
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Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 hours


We will leave early morning to climb Kala Patthar, which offers the awe-inspiring view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and the other Himalayas that are above 6,800m. We then trek downhill to Pheriche for an overnight stay.
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Day 12: Pheriche to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours


We retrace our trail to Tengboche still enjoying the beautiful landscapes and view of the Himalayas behind us. Overnight at Tengboche.
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Day 13: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 6 - 7 hours


We walk through a dense forest filled with oaks, pines, and rhododendron then pass across several Sherpa villages, experiencing their unique culture we arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.
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Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6 - 7 hours


For our last day trek, we hike towards Lukla descending along the steep trail and crossing the suspension bridge over a river. We also trek past villages, Mani walls, Chortens, and gompas. Walking through rhododendron forest we reach Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu


We catch our flight to Kathmandu from Lukla relishing the panoramic view of Himalayas. We will transfer you back to your Hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner


We let you have a free day after a tiring journey. You can stroll through the streets of Kathmandu and buy souvenirs to take back home. We treat you with farewell dinner in a local Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
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Day 17: Final Departure


We will drop you at Tribhuvan International airport approximately 3 hrs. before scheduled flight.


Included

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only).
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Everest region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Insurance for all our staff.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip (on budget and guide service).
Personal travel and medical evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected.
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group
For EBC Trek, we will have 2-9 people on each group and there will be one Guide, and assistance guide per 4 trekkers and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) only on the Deluxe trek package. On budget trek package and Guide service includes trek guide only, if you need porter can request separately.

Accommodations
Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the trek we will be using the best available trekking lodes and teahouse with attached bathroom where available and common bathroom at higher villages. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals
Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Trek package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Budget trek package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Trek.

We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hrs before scheduled flight.


Well, it depends upon your fitness level. We recommend you to trek with an experienced guide if you’re trekking for the first time. Also, you must do regular exercise in daily life and take your time before attempting this trek. We also advise you to trek during good season rather than in the off-peak seasons.

If you’re fully fit, you don’t need any specific training. If you are completely desk bound, then some cardiac training is recommended before trekking. You can try stair climbing or hill walking. You’ll be trekking uphill and downhill on rough paths for 8-12 days and 5 to 7 hours per day. Altitude may also make things much harder for you. So, you can enjoy your trek if you have a good level of fitness.

Everest Base Camp is a comparatively hard trek. In terms of topography, no ropes and no ice picks are needed. You don’t have to climb any vertical climbing. However, the ground is not paved. So, it is going to be a rough, rocky, and gravel-strewn path. The trek involves long trails that go up and then down repeatedly. You should take caution if you have weak ankles. There can also be snow and ice in the trails depending upon the seasons. Hence, you should use caution or seek the expertise of a guide for a safe trek.

Flight to Lukla depends of the weather, there are chances of flight getting delayed/ cancelled. If so then we will arrange your flight to next day. We recommend you to have at least one spare days at end for the trip, just in case of flight cancelled so you still have time to catch your international flight.

You must acquire permits such as Sagarmatha National Park Fee & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. You don’t have to worry about them. You need to send us two passport-sized photos and scanned passport copies for the permits.

Well, it depends on your current travel insurance provider. Some insurance may not include mountainous trekking or mountain climbing. You should check with them to confirm that trekking if your policy covers the Everest Base Camp trek.

Some insurance may not cover you above certain altitudes as well. So, you need to confirm this with your insurance provider too. It’s our duty to let you know that a typical rescue costs $5,000 just for the helicopter alone. So, we recommend you to get your insurance coverage.

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