Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545 m
  • ActivityTrek, Sightseeing & Hiking
  • Group SizeMax 15 Person
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Everest Base Camp Trek is a classical trek and the world’s most popular destination for meeting the dreams of millions of travelers from across the world, reaching the foothills of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Everest(8,848.86m), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Makalu and having stunning views of hosts of other numerous snowy Himalayas located to the areas, sneak around the world’s most stunning landscapes, distinct remote culture and lifestyles and so forth.

Everest base camp trek in Nepal has been the dream of the world’s travelers ever since Sir Gorge Everest first telescoped it, Mt. Everest was mapped on the world’s map in 1856, whereas this trekking has been popular ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully had the summit to this world’s highest peak back in 1953. The Everest Base Camp trek with experienced guides is designed to fulfill the dream of travelers willing to reach the base of the world’s highest peaks. Footprint Adventure has a carefully devised itinerary with several rest days, which offer you exceptional ways of acclimatization and experiencing the paradise of the majestic Himalayas above 8,000 meters along with Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, and more numerous beautiful snow-capped mountains.

It is not that you will only have stunning views of the majestic Himalayas but you will also have an opportunity to explore the distinct lifestyles, rituals, and Sherpa indigenous community, who have earned their name and fame residing at the high altitude and climbing the world’s highest mountains. You will have an opportunity to chat not only with Sherpa but also with several other friendly ethnic groups such as Rai, Gurung, and so forth, you will be able to participate in their local rituals and enjoy the local dishes and delicacies. Similarly, you will also explore the wonderful age-old Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, and amazing geographical landscapes including Tengboche Monastery and Sagarmatha National Park. Take pictures of Sherpa village with the backdrop of majestic Himalayas, have sunrise and sunset views, enjoy sceneries, and have opinions of incredible natural beauties, diverse flora, and fauna, all these make Everest Base Camp trek a special and rewarding journey of your lifetime. The snow-capped mountains you will see from above Khumbu Glacier or from above the Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint in Nepal, are undoubtedly awesome and are impossible to find anywhere else in the world. The team of Footprint Adventure has exceptional experience, knowledge, and passion for trekking in the Khumbu adding another layer to this memorable trek and the dreamland of millions of travelers.

Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a 30-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla Airport. The actual trekking begins right from Lukla, you continue hiking to Phakding, through a steamy forest filled with rhododendron flowers, diverse flora, and fauna, you will reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest, the Sherpa village, exploring all around, you will continue trekking to Tengboche monastry, located at around 3,900 m, where there are age-old Buddhist monastery and best viewpoint for having numerous of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku and so forth and then continue trekking and finally reach Dingboche, where you will have a day rest for acclimatization. The next day you will continue trekking to Lobuche and hike up to Khumbu Glacier, you will continue to Gorakshep, Kalapatthar, and finally, reach Everest Base Camp and then have panoramic views of the range of Himalayas. After exploring all around, you will retrace back to Gorakshep, subsequently to Lobuche, Dingboche, and Namche Bazaar, and finally, get back to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu. For further details regarding the Everest Base Camp trek, you can go through the complete guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. 
  • Hiking through the alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park and exploring the life of rare flora and fauna.   
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Getting a blessing from Lama Rimpoche in Tengboche monastery. 
  • Trek to the world’s most famous base camp and explore the Khumbu region from a close distance. 
  • Hike the world’s most renowned viewpoint, Kalapatthar viewpoint, and explore the 360-degree panoramic views of mountains. 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes. 
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 
  • Cultural and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek Video Itinerary

Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in works. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

The day began and on this day, you've to wake up early in the morning and your guide will be there in Hotel to pick you from the airport. All the flights in Lukla are scheduled in the early morning as the weather in Lukla becomes not suitable for the flights. The 30min flight from Kathmandu to Luka is the most memorable part of your trip. The Lukla airport is a narrow and short strip of asphalt sitting atop a cliff. That's what this airport is often considered one of the most extreme airports in the world. 

Once you land at the Lukla Airport, you will meet your porters who will carry your luggage. Leaving the airport, you will walk through the busy and cozy Lukla village, market, and make your way down to Phakding. The first day of your trek is quite easy as you will walk through the vibrant villages, sherpa houses, and lower alpine forests of the Everest region. You will walk through the ridges of Dudhkoshi river, beautiful hills, and stunning landscapes. You will cross one suspension bridge before reaching Phakding. After 3 hours of gentle hike, you will reach the beautiful village Phakding. Overnight at teahouse in Phakding. 

Flight from/to: Ramechhap Airport

During the peak season Oct-Nov and April-May, we've to wake up around 2am and drive to Manthali Airport (5hr) and take 20min flight from there to reach in Lukla. This started from 2019, because of the excessive traffic in the Kathmandu airport. Learn more about the Lukla flights. 

  • Accommodation See You Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4hr trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m

After breakfast, we will make an early start along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, crossing the thrilling suspension bridges laden with prayers flags. It is a rigorous walk filled with steep ascents. Though the scenery is breathtaking and landscapes are magical. As we reach Manjo, we will enter inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail passes steeply with breathtaking views including the longest Hillary Suspension bridge before ascending to Namche Bazaar. 

Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes, and bakeries. A Sherpa settlement, the town is carved on the side of the steep mountain face. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at a comfortable teahouse run by a Sherpa family. 

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We  have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m

Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Today we will spend a second night at Dingboche as a part of our acclimatization plan. Dingboche (or Pheriche) is the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers. On this day, we will hike to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m), which offers stunning mountains views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Imja valley, and surroundings. Afterward, we'll come back to Dingboche for the rest and enjoy the remaining time before heading towards the Lobuche. 

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. After crossing the Sherpa Memorial in Thukla Pass, we'll hike towards the Lobuche village. 

  • Accommodation New EBC Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,050m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Yeti Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,545 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama    Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Everest Trekkers
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back in Namche in the afternoon. In the evening you'll have time to explore the market for the drinks, foods and definitely, Pubs and ba would be the rewarding things for the hikers to celebrate the trip.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

  • Accommodation Old Town Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35-minute scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to the respective hotel, where you'll stay. We help to book the same hotel upon your request as well. In the meantime, you can explore Thamel, and buy souvenirs for your friends and family. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast at Lukla
  • Time30min flght
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

What's Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicles ( both domestic and international arrivals/departures)
  • Kathmandu City Tour with tour guide and private transportation
  • 3X Night Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Kumari Boutique Hotel) or (Kantipur Village Hotel) similar standard 
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), 3Xtea/coffee, and 1X soup  per day during the trekking 
  • Round-trip flight tickets from Kathmandu to Luka Village or from Ramechhap to Lukla (during the peak season)
  • Best available tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking
  • Professional, experienced, certified, and English-speaking trekking guide for your entire trekking
  • A porter for the two trekkers (an extra 25 USD per day for a solo traveler)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • Welcome dinner with a culture show program in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A medical kit is carried by our trekking guide/leader
  • Trip completion certificate, Footprint Duffel bag, trekking map, and a T-shirt from the company. Duffel bags should be returned at the end of the trekking
  • All the government taxes and operating charges of the company
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Tips for your trek guide (Expected at the end of the trek)
  • Nepal visa, learn more about the visa for Nepal 
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for porter and driver (expected)
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, hard drinks, showers in the mountains, laundry, and your expenses during the entire Nepal trip
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates for Everest Base Camp Trek, if you are looking for your date and flexible itineraries, feel free to contact us.

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateApril 16, 2024 - April 30, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490
dateApril 20, 2024 - May 04, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490

Additional Info

Flight, Transportation and Luggage

An essential component of the Everest Base Camp trip is the Lukla flight. The flight may not depart or arrive on time if you are traveling to Lukla or returning from Lukla to Kathmandu. To manage your international flights as well, ensure that you will have a few extra days for the entire trip. The somewhat more expensive chopper reservation is an option for canceling the Lukla flight. Therefore, be ready for the consequences of the Lukla flight. Know more about the Lukla flight.

The Everest Base Camp trek starts from your hotel so a private vehicle will come to your place and drop you at the airport. For the city tour also, you'll get private vehicles to explore the ancient city of art and culture in Kathmandu. After that, you'll get a thrilling and scenic flight to Lukla in a small twin-ottar plane. Besides this, the remaining part is trekking on the world's most popular and famous Everest region trail. Know more about the transportation facility in Nepal, here. In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking period, rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well but they will cost extra.

(Note: During the peak season, the flight to Lukla happens from Ramechhap Airport ( also called Manthali Airport) which takes a 5hr drive from Kathmandu to Manthali and 15 min flight to Lukla. Due to the heavy air traffic at Kathmandu airport, we must travel to this small airport to fly to Lukla.)

High Altitude Sickness

A travel enthusiast's adventure to Everest Base Camp will last a lifetime. Trekking to Everest Base Camp, which is regarded as a high-altitude trek, is both difficult and exciting. You must consume a lot of food and liquids when traveling to the Everest Base Camp, and appropriate acclimatization is essential. If you have other issues, you must visit the hospital right away; in this situation, you must request a helicopter evacuation. Your trip will undoubtedly be successful if you have the right direction, the right knowledge, enough food and drink, and acclimatization. After speaking with a doctor, you may occasionally be able to utilize medications like Diamox, Paracetamol, and other high altitude-related medications. Read more about acute mountain sickness and its prevention. 

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Trekking Grade 

Everest Base Camp is an 11 days long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous and involves approx 5-8 hours of trekking along the way. There is no previous experience required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Also, general knowledge of hiking, mountain trekking, and normal fitness would be enough to complete this trek.

Weather

The best seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking are from September until November and from the mid-week of March until May. During the peak season, the weather in the Everest region and especially in the mountain region remains clear in the morning, and clouds building ups during the afternoon and disappear at night. Trekking is still possible in winter and monsoon as well but you must be ready for the additional adventure during this season along with proper precautions and safety. The weather remained warm and pleasant and the days looks more clear you can see the blur sky mostly during the peak season. Know more about the weather and climate of Nepal and its mountains, here 

Food and Drinking Water

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks during the Everest base camp trekking. Besides this, if you've bought our full package of Everest base camp trek, you'll get the season food as dessert and dry nuts as snacks during the trekking as well. Bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boiling water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water-purifying medicines. All the lodges and hotels provide free drinking natural spring water. 

Telephone, Internet & Electricity

During your Everest Base Camp trekking, you'll get telephone access up to Pangboche village and internet access will be available in almost all places except for unusual weather situations that may disturb the internet connection. Each hotel has the wifi where you need to buy a card from Everest Link and you can access the internet. The telephone and internet costs would be the additional cost for your trip. Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in all the places in Everest Base Camp Trek. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra. But, the facilities will be there to recharge your gadgets and devices. 

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide an experienced, honest, certified, and license holder mountain guide for the entire trekking. If the group is more than 5 pax, we also provide one extra assistant guide for you. We normally provide one sherpa (porter) for two trekkers. 

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. For more details about the trekking equipment for high-altitude trekking like Everest Base Camp, you can find the link here 

Trekking Days

The timetable is crucial for the trekkers, guide porters, and porters to enjoy the journey. We started our daily walk every morning after eating a substantial breakfast and packing our bags. Around noon, we stop for lunch after walking for three to four hours. The walk in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing with a nice book, doing a little laundry, or touring the area. On certain days, we reach our destination by lunchtime, giving you the rest of the afternoon to relax at the lodges or explore the nearby communities. If you want to tour the area around in such a circumstance, our personnel will assist you.

Customize Itinerary and Trip Extensions

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your trip at your convenient time and schedule. Contact us for the customized and tailored made itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek. In addition to Everest Base Camp Trek, we can organize a trip to the Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Mountain Flight, Water rafting,  Jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan Tour or India Tour extension as per your time frame.

FAQs

Q1. How long is Everest Base Camp Trek?

It takes a total of 12 trekking days to complete a round trip of 130 KM distance trek to the Everest Base Camp that includes rest and accommodation days.

The trekking days can also vary from personal physical fitness, weather conditions, rest days and the pace of the trekker.

Yes, Mount Everest can be seen from Namche Bazaar. At a height of roughly 3,440 meters (11,286 feet), Namche Bazaar is situated in the Everest region of Nepal. It functions as a significant market town and a well-liked acclimatization stop for trekkers en route to Everest Base Camp. The town is surrounded by mountains, including the recognizable peaks of the Everest range, and is located in a bowl-shaped valley. From numerous vantage points in and around Namche Bazaar, trekkers can enjoy sights of Mount Everest and other notable peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam on clear days. It's essential to remember that weather and cloud cover can affect visibility, so Everest views aren't always assured.

Namche Bazaar is around 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lukla, the starting point for most climbs to Everest Base Camp. The trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar ascends over picturesque scenery and passes through a number of Sherpa settlements. Depending on the pace and level of fitness of the trekker, the trip normally lasts 6-7 hours. The trail has both uphill and downhill sections, so depending on the precise route selected, the actual distance traveled may vary.

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a thrilling experience that provides breathtaking views of towering mountains, a sense of accomplishment, interaction with Sherpa culture, thrilling exploration of various terrains, and the chance to connect with nature. It is a life-changing journey that tests your boundaries, encourages personal development, and forges lifelong memories, making it an appealing option for adventurers looking for a special and fulfilling experience.

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a thrilling experience that provides breathtaking views of towering mountains, a sense of accomplishment, interaction with Sherpa culture, thrilling exploration of various terrains, and the chance to connect with nature. It is a life-changing journey that tests your boundaries, encourages personal development, and forges lifelong memories, making it an appealing option for adventurers looking for a special and fulfilling experience.

No, there are no motorized roads that go all the way to Everest Base Camp (EBC), thus you cannot drive there. The Everest region is inaccessible by vehicles due to its rocky, hilly environment.

The most popular way to go to EBC is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which has a small airport. The journey to EBC begins in Lukla. The 30- to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla provides breathtaking Himalayan views.

As an alternative route, you can also take a bus or a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Salleri if you'd want to travel overland. Although it takes longer and is less frequent, this alternative enables progressive acclimation as you rise.

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is the typical starting point for an Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, the smallest airport in Lukla, is the entry point to the Everest region. Several airlines run flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, which normally last 30 to 40 minutes. 

It's essential to keep in mind that weather in Lukla occasionally results in flight delays or cancellations, so it's a good idea to build some extra time into your schedule. You can start your trek to Everest Base Camp after landing in Lukla by traveling through beautiful routes and communities along the way.

The most common and convenient way to get to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at first. Beginning in Lukla, the journey passes through a variety of towns and landscapes, including stops at popular attractions like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trek typically takes 9 to 14 days, depending on the pace and amount of acclimatization required. 

In order to avoid altitude sickness, it's essential to stay physically active and acclimate. As an alternative, some travelers choose to take the more time-consuming but innovative route of traveling through the land from Kathmandu to Salleri before setting out for EBC. Hiring a qualified guide and securing the required permissions are advised for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Pack plenty of layered clothes that are appropriate for various climates when getting ready for an Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek. Sturdy boots, a rucksack, trekking poles, and a headlamp are all essential items for trekking. 

Bring a sleeping mat, a pillow, and a warm sleeping bag. A water bottle, purification tablets, a complete first aid kit, toiletries, and personal items are also recommended. Useful electronics include a camera, power bank, and a waterproof bag to store cash and critical papers. Making sure you have everything you need for a safe and pleasurable trek can be accomplished by packing lightly and consulting thorough lists.

The Everest Base Camp trek is definitely worth it. It is a famous and beautiful journey that offers incredible views of the majestic Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The trek offers a diverse cultural experience as it passes through stunning landscapes, endearing Sherpa settlements, and historic Buddhist monasteries. 

While the experience is physically demanding, the sense of achievement felt when you arrive at base camp and are surrounded by towering peaks is absolutely unique. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the Himalayas' breathtaking scenery and learn about the distinctive way of life in the Everest region is the EBC trek.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a strenuous and challenging trek, you need to have good physical fitness, good trekking gear, and must obtain all the necessary permits and requirements.

It is better to train your body 1-2 months before the trek, include cardiovascular exercises, pack enough clothes, and invest in good trekking gears. You need to be very careful and need to take enough rest and acclimatize at higher altitudes. You can also choose a local travel agent who can help you get your permits and requirements to trek in the Everest Region.

There are two base camps on Mount Everest, on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), while North Base Camp is in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) .

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a simple trip; rather, it is a journey towards the base of the tallest peak on earth. This region has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage site and is protected by the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project. To reach the Everest region, hikers need three distinct permits: two of them have to be obtained by law, while the third can be obtained voluntarily but is strongly advised to be brought along (in time of emergency, or natural calamities, TIMS will help to rescue). The Sagarmatha National Conservation Permit, the Pasang Lampu Rural Municipality Permit, and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit are the three permits that are needed to complete the Everest Trek.

 

If you want to tackle Everest Base camp without experiencing any difficulties related to altitude sickness, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The following are a few tips for preventing altitude sickness during your trip to Everest Base Camp, provided by our knowledgeable guides and travel planners.

  • Slow ascent with sufficient rest and acclimatization.
  • Make sure you get enough fluids and keep hydrated.
  • Consume sufficient and balanced calories.
  • Keep clear from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco products for the entirety of the walk.
  • Maintain a level mind and get yourself mentally ready.
  • Train your body to handle uphill hikes 3 months before the trek by doing enough cardio or gym work.

Your 12-day plan will typically include three days with a significant amount of activity. The first day of the trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is the most difficult since it consists of a lengthy and steep hike all the way from the Hillary suspension bridge to Namche. The second most difficult part of the trek is when you are traveling from Dingboche to Gorakshep. The journey up Kala Patthar, which is 5,545 meters / 18,192 feet high, and getting to the base camp and back down again is the third most difficult phase of the entire trek. 

 

Yes! The challenging hike to Everest Base Camp is highly dependent on the existing weather conditions. Due to the unpredictability of the weather and the frequent occurrence of weather-related events, flights are sometimes delayed or even canceled. Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is located at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level and is accessible by a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu. In the event that the domestic flights to and from Lukla are canceled, we kindly ask that you make appropriate preparations and set aside a few days as a backup in case this occurs.

 

After a challenging day of hiking, it is necessary to take some time to wind down, relax, and get a good night's sleep in order to be ready for the next day's adventure. To ensure that you have a pleasant stay, we will always reserve the finest lodge, which will include two beds in each room as well as western-style bathroom services. The majority of the time, there will be an adjacent restroom as well as clean and comfy beds that include an electric blanket (if one is available). The temperature of the space will often be kept between 10- 12 degrees Celsius (50 and 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Yes, you can book a private trip for the Everest Base Camp and you also easily customized your requirements as well. We will make your trip as per your requirements and customize your trip according to your request. You can choose your style of services like accommodations, flooding, guiding, destinations, additional days rest, extra services, helicopter flights, and other so many services you can add to your trip. Normally, we have fixed departures for both private and group joining for Everest base camp, so you can choose the date you want or you can ask the date which is suitable for you. But, make sure that, the cost for the private group will be more according to your customization in the normal packages. 

We organize both group and solo trips to the Everest Base Camp. If you want to join the group or if you like to do it solo, we will manage the trip accordingly. For solo males or females, hiking with a local travel agency would be the best option for you. Footprint Adventure is the most recommended company for a solo female trek in Everest Base Camp. 

Most of the mountain region in Nepal including Everest Base Camp trek, Spring (March-May), and Autumn (Sept-November) is the best season for trekking. The weather, climate, temperature, views, and many things are in your favor during this season. Though, you can explore mountains around the year with safety and proper guidance. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek is doable for all age groups, beginners and immature hikers but you must have healthy and normal fitness. The trail is mixed with ascends, descends, and straight trails. You have to walk 5-7 hours daily on average. The altitude range starts from 2,840 to 5,545m at the top of the Kalapatthar. So, with the proper guidance, your spirit, and preparation, the Everest Base Camp trek is doable. 

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