Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 5,200m
Total Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Group Size: 2+

Karma Eco Adventure Nepal

Boudha-06, Kathmandu Nepal.
karmaeco2203@gmail.com, info@karmaecoadventure.com

Everest Base Camp Trek

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    The Everest base camp trek is one of the most talked about treks in the world. It is on the bucket list of every trekker from around the world. But not having the proper guidance and information about Mount Everest base camp trekking can be hard. You need to be at the best of your health and mindset to make it happen. We have written this article to provide a clear picture of what the trek has to offer to its tourist. Reading right through it will provide whole information about the Everest base camp trekking.

    Things To Consider in Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking

    Everest base camp is on the bucket list of many trekkers, but not everyone makes it well. Some serious things need to be considered, adding to the overview of the Everest base camp EBC trek.

    Location Of Mt. Everest Base Camp

    The Everest base camp is one of the most beautiful places. To get the authentic and brilliant vibe, you must travel into the Khumbu region at an altitude of 5364m. Everest base camp is where the avid climbers make their stay, acclimate to the weather, and also prepare to climb (Mount Everest) the highest mountain in the world.

    Teahouse Accommodation on the Mount Everest Base Camp

    A very important aspect of traveling at a higher altitude is the accommodation feature that comes along the way. You must be careful if you come through for the first time on the Everest base camp trek. With the presence of tea house accommodation along with the lodges designed to host the trekkers, you can have some assured safety. The lodges have the basic facilities of Western-style toilets, hot and cold water, charging ports, etc.

    Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking

    The main reason to trek the Everest base camp is to see the mind-blowing mountains. You should be at the top of your game to get the mystic views of the mountains. But more than that, the best season for the viewing should be considered. Pre-monsoon season and post-monsoon season are the best options. You must choose between the months from March to May or late September to November. During this time, the sun is in a good mood, and you can see the mountain peeking at the corner of your eye.

    Cost Of the Everest Base Camp EBC Trek

    No matter what trek you perform, the cost of the trek is always a matter of concern. When you look into it, the Everest base camp trek isn’t too expensive as one can imagine and calculate. The memory it brings is the key. The cost of the Everest base camp trek is directly proportional to the number of people attending it. If you travel solo, the cost gets lower, and if there is a package system, the cost might go a tad bit higher.

    Hiking Routes for The Trekkers

    The routes to the Everest base camp tend to differ from person to person. One might have certain ideas about how one wants to approach the trek. When you look into it, the walk from Lukla (2,860 m) is termed to be the easiest and also the shortest. Starting from Lukla, you reach Phakding (2610 m), Namche (3440 m), Tengboche (3,860 m), Lobuche (6,119 m), and Ghorakshep (5,164 m), which compete in the trek. This particular trek route is also the safest and most used one. There are other unexplored routes for the treks, which might be dangerous when you explore it for the maiden time.

    Permits Before the Everest Base Camp Treks

    Many new trekkers willing to trek the Everest base camp don’t pursue the complete information. In the overview of the Everest base camp trek, you should know and understand the permits that will be required. From the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card to the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, you need to have all of these to make the journey successful.

    National park entry card and Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality
    Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit Card

    In recent events, the local government claimed the TIMS is not required, while you must own the local area permit to complete the trek. But, As a travel agent, we always suggest you get a TIMS card for your safety and security.

    Difficulty Level and Time Needed for the EBC Trek

    The difficulty level of the Everest base camp trekking is directly related to the physical ability of the trekkers. If he is not fully capable, problems tend to arise more and more. In the case of fitness, you need to be moderately skilled in the trekking field. The trekkers will have to walk between 4 to 6 hours daily for more than two weeks. This will need a lot of physical strength along with stamina.

    In the case of time taken for the trek, it will be between 12 to 14 days if you can easily complete the trek. More than the walk, you will need to fight the altitude sickness issue. Everything looks normal until the 3000m mark but things tend to get tougher and tougher as you ascend. In the end, you will have to reach the base camp at 5,365 m which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    Local Sherpa Guide

    There aren’t every trekker who tends to trek with a trekking company. But some people love to go in a group or do solo rounds. In that case, experience guides and porters are very important to make the journey safer.

    If you are a solo trekker, you need someone who has lived there for a long time. In that case, always go for the local trekking guide. They have the right idea regarding the weather and routes and provide a better explanation of the place.

    A local guide can keep you close to the place’s history and charge you a reasonable price. All of this does work well in your favor. When hiring an agency guide, they might not always be at the best of their work.

    Enjoy the Everest Trek

    The last yet most important aspect is enjoying the EBC trek. It is not that every day you go on to make the EBC trek, so when you are there, try and enjoy the overall ride. It is not only the destination that tends to win the vote of positiveness, but it is more about the journey that comes with it. Everest base camp has the great potential of having the originality and authenticity that must be enjoyed.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Experts -2024/2025

    EBC is one of the toughest and most high-altitude treks when we talk about it. According to the EBC trek experts, the people who have the least experience in overcoming the mountains will not be able to get through it. Meanwhile, you need to be physically fit and also mentally strong if you are willing to make it right at the top.

    Altitude sickness, dizziness and acclimatization issues are common. What needs to be taken into consideration is the fact that you need to be fully prepared for the toughest situations. View from the top is astounding and it can easily make you fall in love with the place. Be physically fit and ready to ascend the tough terrain.

    Final Thoughts about EBC Trek

    The Everest base camp trekking overview is more about the toughness of the trek, the best seasons to make it, the cost, and the accommodation and permits. There aren’t much longer procedures that need to be considered for the Everest base camp trek. Out of many of Nepal’s trekking points, EBC is one place that hasn’t been much polluted by human existence and urbanization.

    You will find mesmerizing views of the mountains along with a clean and green environment. The rarely touched wild and free mountains can easily make you forget the real world that lies in the cities. All you have to do is pack your bags and make your itinerary for the experience of a lifetime. Book this trek today with Karma Eco Adventure Nepal and explore it!

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

    Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

    Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

    Day 05: Rest Day

    Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

    Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

    Day 08: Rest day

    Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (500m ascent)

    Day 10: Labuche – Gorekshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

    Day 11: Gorakshep – Pheriche (200m ascent, descent 700+m)

    Day 12: Pheriche – Namche (Ascent 400+m and ascent 50+m)

    Day 13: Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

    Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu

    Day 15: Departure your destination,

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    You will arrive on this day at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma Eco-adventure will transfer you to your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

    On this day we get busy with a couple of things; one making the last-minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the welcome dinner.

    Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

    The day starts early in order to catch an early morning flight to Lukla. The flights are completely dependent on weather conditions and the earlier the flight the better it is. High chance that you will have your breakfast in Lukla and then begin your journey on the trails of Everest base camp. You will make your way through the bustling town of Lukla sharing the trails with Yaks and mules. You will only trek for 3-4 hours as a warmup trek for days to come. Overnight in Phakding. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

    You will embark on the same undulating trail that you had left on the previous day. Immediately outside Phakding keep your eyes open while the trail traverses through the forest of Rhododendrons, pine and fir as it is home to some wild habitats. On this day, the majority of the trail stays on the banks of the raging Dudh Koshi River. On several occasions, you will cross a rustic suspension bridge that leads in and out of beautiful Sherpa village and hamlets. From Monjo, you will make an entry in the Sagarmatha National Park and soon you will be greeted by snow-clad Thamserku 6608m. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and traverses pine scented trail. This section of the trek is the most difficult section of the day. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 05: Rest Day

    This day is set aside for acclimatization. Although it is mentioned as a rest day it is recommended to remain active and ascend to higher ground and fall back in Namche. It is a very good day as well to explore the town its rich Sherpa culture and impeccable short hikes in the periphery. Namche is an interesting village or town which has house built in cascading hills and looks like an amphitheater from a distance. This is the most happening village throughout the Everest base camp trek or even in the region of Everest. On this day we hike to Syngboche airport; one of the high-altitude, non-commercial air strips. Depending on the weather conditions a short hike to higher ground and back will be done. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

    You will walk through a dense forest of Rhododendron and Pine immediately past Namche. This is the very community forest where you will hear yak bells single made by the grazing yaks. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Thar and Musk Deer. The trail is almost gradual uphill but the final 2 hours ascent is tough and probably the most difficult section of the day’s walk. You will see some water-charged mani wheels and some amazing views of twin peak, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and even Everest before even reaching the final destination. You arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tenboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region. Overnight in Tengboche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

    With every spur you take towards your final destination of the day, the mountains appear closer and get bigger. On this day you will leisurely walk downhill at first and slowly start climbing. The trail is almost uphill all the way to Dingboche from a stream namely Khumbu Khola. Walking almost 3 hours uphill you will reach Dingboche. You will be welcomed to the village by gorgeous views of Island Peak 6189m, Peak 38 (7,591m) and Lhotse (8501m). We call it a day here and rest for the night. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 08: Rest day

    Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly, compared to that of Periche. Acclimatization is again important at this elevation and will help you to cope with the rapid increase in elevation in days to come. Alike Lukla and although a rest day, you will spend a day in Dingboche hiking to nearby viewpoints or peaks or higher ground and fall back to Dingboche. It is uttermost important to stay active when in Dingboche and try avoiding sleeping. You will trek around 400m most likely to Nangkartshang Gompa, an excellent viewpoint for mountains in Everest. Nevertheless, the hiking destination will be decided then and there by the guest and the guide. Overnight in Dingboche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (500m ascent)

    Every single stem and the mountains look at a stone's throw distance or within the reach of your palms. The views of Kantega, Ama Dablam and other mountains will definitely help you forget the pain of walking. The trail is not completely uphill but at times it gets horizontal as well. The terrain of today’s walk is barren and with no or very less vegetation. At one time, you will have to take an utter and nerve-racking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineers who lost their lives in 2001. This is the most difficult ascend of the day. Further, you will ascent all the way to Labuche with the view of soaring Thamserku in front and the smell of Rhododendron in the air. Overnight in Labuche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 10: Labuche – Gorekshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

    The trek is going to be slow and very tedious as you will be walking beyond 4000 meters. Most of the day's initial trek traverses through the narrow gap between the glacier moraine and the mountain. You will make a very small but difficult climb to a more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting of Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a temporary hamlet just to serve trekkers trekking to the base camp of Everest. Moreover, this place acts as the launching pad for the peak of Kala Patthar. We recommend you to visit Kalapatthar on this day as the sunset view is more beautiful. However, many people prefer Kalapatthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind Everest. We either trek to Everest base camp or Kalapatthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 11: Gorakshep – Pheriche (200m ascent, descent 700+m)

    If you scaled Kalapatthar on the previous day, you will most likely hike to the first base camp of Everest on this day before you start descending to Pheriche. The trek to base camp is comparatively easier than Kalapatthar. However, you will ascend 200m to the base camp which will consume around 3 hours. After spending brief moments in Everest base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in the Next 3-4 hours. Overnight in Pheriche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 12: Pheriche – Namche (Ascent 400+m and ascent 50+m)

    From Periche you will descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. You walk majorly through the banks of Imja Stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill to Tengboche. From here you will descend down to Phunki Thanka and finally uphill for around an hour to you will reach Namche. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 13: Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

    Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to Lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easily. Once you reach Benkar the trail is almost horizontal to Pakhding and further down, Lukla and very easy for the knees. Overnight in Lukla. Meal plan B, L, D.

    Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu

    We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right, we head towards Kathmandu.

    Day 15: Departure your destination

    We will drop you off by privet vehicle from your hotel to Tribhuwan International Airport.

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • 3 nights Hotel accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
    • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu according to Itinerary.
    • Sagarmatha national park entry fees and TIMS card .
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Highly an experienced trekking guide and (2 Guests=1) porters.
    • All accommodations on the trails and  full board meals during the trek.
    • Best available local lodges /Teahouse  in mountain during trek.
    • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs.
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower, mineral water etc).
    • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
    • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
    • Lunch &  Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel.
    • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
    • Tips for trekking staffs.
    • Note: Hotel & airfare rates might increase in-between than now given prices.
    • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.

    Price Details

    The specific costs are per person for group trekkers (for solo trekkers trip cost may increase some percent) except international airfare. mentioned below are the departure dates obtainable for on line booking.

    Trip Date Price Availability Book
    Start Date :14/02/2024
    End Date :28/02/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run
    Start Date :08/03/2024
    End Date :21/03/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run
    Start Date :06/04/2024
    End Date :19/04/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run
    Start Date :25/04/2024
    End Date :09/05/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run
    Start Date :15/05/2024
    End Date :28/05/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run
    Start Date :18/06/2024
    End Date :30/06/2024
    $1,355Trip is guaranteed to run

    Karma Eco Adventure Nepal

    Boudha-06, Kathmandu Nepal.
    karmaeco2203@gmail.com, info@karmaecoadventure.com

    Everest Base Camp Trek

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