Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545 m
  • ActivityTrek, Sightseeing & Hiking
  • Group SizeMax 16 Persons
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Highlights

  • Scenic  mountain flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  •  Colorful Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest
  •  Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
  •  Stunning panoramic views of Mt. Everest and other great mountains from Syangboche
  •  Short  trek with an incredible view of world highest mountains

Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic trek and the world’s most popular destination for meeting the dreams of the millions of travelers from across the world, reaching the foothills of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and having stunning views of hosts of other eight-thousand 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 is a classic trek and undeniably the most popular trekking destination in the world with awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains, most importantly, you will reach the lap of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Everest base camp trek has been the dream of the world’s travelers ever since it was first telescoped by Sir Gorge Everest, Mt. Everest was portrayed 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 peaks back in 1953. Everest base camp trek is designed to fulfill the dream of those travelers who are willing to reach the lap of the world’s highest peaks. Footprint Adventure has a carefully devised itinerary with a number of rest days, which offer you exceptional ways of acclimatization and have experience of the paradise of the majestic Himalayas above 8,000 meters including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m). Besides these world’s highest peaks, you will also have amazing views of numerous other Himalayas above 6,000 meters, such as Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (7,723 m), Mt. Kantega (6,685 m), Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m) and so forth.

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 Himalayas. You will have an opportunity to chit-chat not only with Sherpa but also several other friendly ethnic groups such as Rai, Gurung, and so forth, you will be able to participate in their local rituals, enjoy the local dishes, and delicacies. Similarly, you will also explore the wonderful age-old Buddhist monasteries, Stupa, amazing geographical landscapes, Take pictures of Sherpa village with the backdrop of majestic Himalayas, have sunrise and sunset views, enjoy sceneries, will have views of wonderful natural beauties, diverse flora, and fauna, all these make Everest base camp trek a special and rewarding. The snow-capped mountains you will see from above Khumbu Glacier or from above the Kala Patthar (5,545 m), undoubtedly such awesome which is impossible to find anywhere else in the world. The team of Footprint Adventure has exceptional experience, knowledge, and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek and the dreamland of millions of travelers.

Everest Base Camp Trek commences with 40 min. flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The actual trekking begins right from Lukla, you continue hiking to Phakding, through a steamy forest filled with rhododendron flower, 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, 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 Pheriche, where you will have a day rest for acclimatization. The next day you will continue trekking to Lobuche and climb up to Khumbu Glacier, you will continue to Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar and finally, reach Everest base camp and then having panoramic views of the range of Himalayas. After exploring all around, you will retrace back to Gorak Shep, subsequently to Lobuche, Dingboche, Namche Bazaar, and finally, get back to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.

You'll See

Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary, 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 Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • 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 Kumari Boutique 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. 

  • Accommodation Standard 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 Standard Lodge
  • 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 Standard Lodge
  • 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 Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,985m

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 Standard Lodge
  • 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. For us this is the third acclimatization stop as we spent an extra day in Deboche.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • 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.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,910m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 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 Standard Lodge
  • 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 5,555 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 hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • 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 to Namche in the afternoon.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • 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 Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • 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. 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner ) during trekking.
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking. 
  • Professional and experienced English-speaking guide. 
  • A porter for the two trekkers. 
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking. (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • All the ground transportation including airport pick and transfer. 
  • Farewell dinner with culture show program in a typical restaurant. 
  • National Park certificate of acknowledgment. 
  • A medical kit is carried by our trekking guide/leader. 
  • Footprint Duffel bag, trekking map, and a t-shirt from the company. 
  • All the government taxes and operating charges. 

 

  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things. 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver ( expected).
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks, laundry, and your personal expenses during the entire Nepal trip. 
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory).
  • International flight tickets.
  • City sightseeing entrance fee. 
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Cost includes.

 

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates, if you are looking for your own date, feel free to contact us.

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateDecember 06, 2021 - December 20, 2021StatusAvailablepriceUS$1390
dateDecember 22, 2021 - January 05, 2022StatusGuaranteedpriceUS$1390
dateDecember 30, 2021 - January 13, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1390

Additional Info

Flight

The flight is very important for Everest Base Camp Trek. While you are going to Lukla from Kathmandu or  Kathmandu from Lukla  Some time will not fly on time because of the weather so after finish the trekking you need to take a private helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight so you have to take minimum 02 days extra for Tengboche Trek.

High Altitude Sickness

Everest Base Camp Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend you to go this trekking. While you are going toward the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kalapatthar (5,545m) you have to eat a lot of food to keep your body hydrated. If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital as soon as possible and in this case, you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Trekking Grade 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into the high mountain country, so it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions. It would be additional support if you could have done high mountain trekking before.

Weather

The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek are from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time is usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible with the proper precautions and safety. 

Food

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.

Transportation

Everest Base Camp Trek starts transport from Airport to Hotel and hotel to airport by drive then Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. The hotel pick-up facility would be done by private vehicles whereas flight via twin otter aircraft. 

Telephone and Internet

Everest Base Camp Trek offers the availability of internet and telephone in almost all the places. They have Everest Link for the internet and you can use NTC/Ncell Sim card for the telephone. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

Electricity

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.

Drinking-Water

The 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.

Luggage

In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  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.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced honesty with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

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.

Trekking Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

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 great trip to Flight.

Trip Extensions

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. Where is Everest Base Camp?

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) .

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