Trip Fact

Trip Duration 16 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 1250
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5,545m
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Visitors/year Around 25,000
Best Season March to May and October, November
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Trip Highlights

  • You will lose at least 8-12 lbs
  • A single trek gives you views of many mountains namely, Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Tawache and others.
  • You will understand traditional Sherpa/Tibetan culture and their life style.
  • Fascinating trekking route, surrounding mountains accompanied by rhododendron forests, terraced fields, meadows, pastureland and wilderness are additional rewards on your trip.
  • The trekking fosters team spirit and develops leadership quality in you.
  • Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in Nepal is world’s best trekking trip as recommended by CNN (Cable News Network).

“If you have adventure in you, make your first step towards the Everest" An American Climber. Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek of Nepal is world’s best trekking trip as recommended by CNN (Cable News Network) some time back. CNN is one of the most popular television news channel possessed by the Turner Broadcasting System and wa founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Trekking in this region is a dream for any adventurer who wishes to live life in fullest treasuring joyful memories which keeps you young forever. Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA), an established name in the field of trekking, helps you to get in this part of the world where paradise of your dream is regained. Yes, it is regained, because the truth of beauty is in experiencing it rather than verbalizing it in words. As said, “Way to home pleasures more than reaching home.”

The route to Everest base camp begins from Lukla and enters to Khumbu region through Namche Bazaar. Lukla (means place with many goats and sheep), is a town situated at 2860 metres (9383 feets) in Solukhumbu district in north-eastern Nepal. Here you experience Sherpa/Tibetan culture. Ancient monasteries and chortens make you feel spiritually blessed. The center of attraction among the monasteries is Tengboche monastery (Thyangboche monastery) which is situated at 3867 metres (12687 feets). According to UNESCO, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Outstanding Universal Value. The beautiful view of mountain towers like Mt. Tawache, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Cholaste, and Thamserku from this monastery is much more mesmerizing. Nothing fascinates you more than the trekking route, surrounding mountains accompanied by rhododendron forests, terraced fields, meadows, pastureland and wilderness. This panoramic view truly mesmerizes and spellbound anyone who is in love with trekking. According to a report, around 25,000 trekkers visit the site in a year. 

There lies 2 base camps to reach Everest Base Camp i.e. South Base Camp in Nepal and North Base Camp in Tibet. These campsites are used by the trekkers and mountain climbers during their conquest and declination. In these campsites, climbers take rest for several days to avoid (or simply reduce) chance of altitude sickness.

South Base Camp in Nepal: As the name refers, South Base Camp is in Nepal. It is the most popular trail which leads towards the Everest. The trek towards it starts from Lukla. At first, trekkers fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. There is not even a roadway to Lukla from Kathmandu, so all the goods and necessary stuffs are sent there through flights. Trekking can also be done from Kathmandu to Lukla (if wished). But usually, trekkers heap their energy and endurance for moving upward towards the camp. According to the survey, approximately 45,000 people trek to Everest Camp from Lukla. From Lukla the trek starts and trekkers start trek towards Namche Bazaar which is also known as Sherpa capital. It is situated at 3,440 metres (11290 ft) from sea level. It takes two days to reach the centre of village. At this pint, trekkers are allowed to take rest for a day. Further 2 days are needed to reach Dingboche (situated at 1,260 metres / 13,980 ft), after reaching where trekkers are allowed to take rest for a day. Another 2 days of trek will finally take them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,545 metres / 18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori. Gorakshep is a small village inhabited by Sherpa people who are famous for their guiding and mountaineering skills. It lies inside Sagarmatha National park and is the final stop on most common treks to EBC from Lukla.

On 25 April 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 richter hit Nepal which caused severe damage in physical property of country. The effect of it was also adverse on the Everest Base Camp. According to survey, atleast 19 people were said to be dead. After 2 weeks, on 12 May, another quake of 7.3 richter hit which caused more damages. Some damages are resolved and some are being resolved.

North Base Camp in Tibet: As the name refers, South Base Camp is in Tibet. There is the need of permission from Chinese government to reach North Base Camp as the permission is needed to reach Tibet itself. Such sanctions are arranged by Trek companies as part of package in Lhasa that include hiring chaperones, vehicles and motorists. The vehicles hired moves 100 km to access North Base Camp through the Friendship highway. From the Base Camp, visitors must take government vehicles to maintain the balance on road to Marked Hill at 5,200 metres above sea level begore Climbers' Camp. Trekking up from tourists' camp can also be done (if properly adapted).

Temperature: The temperatures in the area is always below freezing point. In January,  temperature drop to -60 degree C (-76 degree F). The another biggest problem faced by the climbers are hurricane and wind chill which reaches more than 285 km/hr (177 mph). The winds rest in the month of May and most of the climbers visit there in this season.

The EBC trekking best suits to those who have ample of time (at least 16 days) and want to spend a good and complete leisure life in Nepal.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m)
  • Day 02:Preparation for trekking
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Lukla flight and Trek to Phakding (2610m.)
  • Day 04:Phakding –Namche Trekking- 6 hrs. (3446m.)
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06:Namche- Tengboche trekking- 6hrs.
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingbouche-6 hrs. (4400m)
  • Day 08:Acclimatization Day
  • Day 09:Dingboche- Lobuche Trek- 5/6 hrs. (4930m.)
  • Day 10:Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Gorakshep- 8 hrs. (51300m.)
  • Day 11:Gorakshep to Pheriche Trekking via Kalapatthar- 6 hrs. (5160m.)
  • Day 12:Pheriche - Namche Bazaar Trekking- 8 hrs. (3440m.)
  • Day 13:Namche- Phakding-Lukla-7 hrs. (2800m.)
  • Day 14:Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 15:Rest in Kathmandu
  • Day 16:Farewell and departure to your country

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m) You are heartily welcome here in beautiful mountainous country Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the representatives of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition welcome you and take you to the hotel which is already booked for your stay. The hotel staffs will be engaged for your accommodation after completing check in. In the evening, we organize welcome dinner in the hotel with our team.
  • Day 02:Preparation for trekking On this day, you will be provided sufficient time for doing preparations for continuing our trek. You will meet trek leaders and other team members of the expedition.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Lukla flight and Trek to Phakding (2610m.) On this day, we drive you to airport for a short scenic flight to Lukla. It is less than 30 minutes flight with astonishing views of mountains, forests and river valleys. After landing in Lukla, we begin our trekking to Phakding. The trail leads to Phakding enjoying scenic beauty along the way. You lodge overnight in Phakding.
  • Day 04:Phakding –Namche Trekking- 6 hrs. (3446m.) On this day, we trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding Village through Dudh Koshi (Milk River). Before reaching Monjo, on the way, you come across pine forests, fir and rhododendron forests which makes your trip more pleasant. Monjo is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The views of giant mountains are impressive while walking through the trail. We stay overnight in a hotel after exploring the surrounding area of Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day It is acclimatization day in Namche so you have enough time to explore the life style of locals. Short hiking can be utilization of the time. Acclimatization is necessary to adjust your body with high elevation. On this day you can visit Sagarmatha National Park and hiking to Everest View Hotel. You can view the world’s amazing panoramic scenes of the earth and get chance to observe uniquely different Sherpa Culture.
  • Day 06:Namche- Tengboche trekking- 6hrs. On this day, you will be transferred to the airport for a short scenic flight to Lukla. It is less than 30 minutes flight with astonishing views of mountains, forests and river valleys. After landing in Lukla, we begin our trekking to Phakding. The trail leads to Phakding enjoying the natural scenario along the way. We stay overnight in Phakding in a lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingbouche-6 hrs. (4400m) On this day, we reach to Dingboche with enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains and landscape. The panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscape gives pleasant experience while walking through the route. The pasture lands and some huts can be seen though the region is mostly abandoned except some settlements along the way. Stay in a lodge to spend night.
  • Day 08:Acclimatization Day This day is rest day in Dingboche area. You can walk to explore Dingboche monastery and Chhukung village while you are free for whole day. It is necessary to adjust with body and temperature in high elevation. Hiking to Chhukung Village is best way to utilize the day. You can rest all the day with full of enjoyment of the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde etc. Stay overnight in guest house.
  • Day 09:Dingboche- Lobuche Trek- 5/6 hrs. (4930m.) On this day, we begin climbing to Dugla and continue to Khumbu Glacier. The astonishing views of Tawache and Cholaste are eyes stacking. You can feel the high altitude because of extreme cold in Lobuche Village. Explore the surrounding in the afternoon and stay overnight in Dingboche.
  • Day 10:Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Gorakshep- 8 hrs. (51300m.) On this day, we trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep with the astonishing views of mountains and peaks. Everest Base Camp is the point for the mountaineers to summit the peak. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. We trek descend to Gorakshep in the afternoon and overnight stay there.
  • Day 11:Gorakshep to Pheriche Trekking via Kalapatthar- 6 hrs. (5160m.) On this day, we trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. We continue trekking to a small settlement of Pheriche. You can explore the village of Pheriche where stay overnight.
  • Day 12:Pheriche - Namche Bazaar Trekking- 8 hrs. (3440m.) On this day, we trek back to Tengboche from Pheriche. The trail is pleasant with the views of mountains and forests impressive along the trail. We reach Tengboche village. You will have time to explore the village and surrounding. We stay overnight in a guest house.
    Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasantly through valleys and pastureland. We pass through Tengboche and continue through enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. The distance of mountains make you feel watching for all the time. We reach Namche bazaar and stay overnight in a Lodge.
  • Day 13:Namche- Phakding-Lukla-7 hrs. (2800m.) This day trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of landscape and some mountain scenarios. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. You can celebrate your successful trekking there in Lukla with special brands of drinks. Evening time offers you to visit surrounding area before we stay overnight in Lukla.
  • Day 14:Lukla to Kathmandu We fly back to Kathmandu. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the panoramic views of snowy mountains from your plane. You will be taken to hotel. Shopping in market is also a good idea especially, to your beloved ones. You can explore some sites in last moments of Nepal stay. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.
  • Day 15:Rest in Kathmandu On this day, you are free to explore Kathmandu city. You can visit important sites of your interest and wander around the city. Best way is to get a guide and explore Kathmandu and shopping in markets. You can visit art galleries and theatres too. In the evening, we will have celebration dinner with trekking team. At night, you stay in a hotel.
  • Day 16:Farewell and departure to your country On this day, you are free to explore Kathmandu city. You can visit important sites of your interest and wander around the city. Best way is to get a guide and explore Kathmandu and shopping in markets. You can visit art galleries and theatres too. In the evening, we will have celebration dinner with trekking team. At night, you stay in a hotel.
    Here ends our memorable journey to Nepal as you get on flight for your home country. Representative of NTA will drop you at the airport.

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
26 February, 2018 13 March, 2018 Usd 1250 $ Available
28 February, 2018 15 March, 2018 Usd 1250 $ Available
02 March, 2018 17 March, 2018 Usd 1250 $ Available
05 March, 2018 20 March, 2018 Usd 1250 $ Available Book Now

Cost Includes

  • Sagarmatha conversation Area Project permits.
  • Trekking Map
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek
  • Three times meal during  Trek.
  • All nights in a local lodge/teahouse while on trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and Needed Porters as per as your group size
  • Medical kit box and local tax for guide & porters
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears on hire
  • Transportation by flight and necessary ground transportation
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • Airport pick up and drop

Cost Excludes

  • Extra Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kinds Drinks and of Bar bills
  • Tips to you guide, porter and driver
  • Thanks Nepal Trek Adventures for organising a trip of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp Trek 2018
    tabs2018
    United Kingdom Published: Friday, January 05, 2018

    Thanks Nepal Trek Adventures for organising a trip of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

    Rating:

    We found Nepal Trek Adventures online, we particularly wanted to book our trip with a local trekking company. After a couple of email chats with Binod (the owner) we decided to put our trust in them and were not disappointed. This was our first visit to Nepal and our first big trek, so we were very excited but a little nervous about what to expect. However we were more than impressed with how Binod and Kreexna (our guide) looked after us and organised everything to perfection. We would like to thank Binod for his hospitality in Kathmandu which was much more than we expected. A big thanks to our fantastic guide Kreexna who was a great companion on our trip and looked after us perfectly, making sure we stayed safe, healthy and well fed! Another thanks to our porter Galychen who effortlessly carried our heavy gear through the mountains. Trekking through one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth was an amazing and memorable experience as was meeting some lovely people and getting an insight into Sherpa culture. We are very happy that we chose this company to help us on our journey. We would definitely use Nepal Trek Adventures again for our next visit to Nepal and would highly recommend them. You couldn’t meet a nicer team, who are very professional and take great pride in looking after their guests. Go for it Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

  • EBC - Only company I would use to trek Nepal - Amazing
    Luke G
    Australia Published: Sunday, November 12, 2017

    EBC - Only company I would use to trek Nepal - Amazing

    Rating:

    From start to finish we were looking after amazingly by the managing director Binod and our guide 'King Kreexna' - from picking us up from the airport, showing us around to the trekking itself. Our guide Krishna was knowledgeable, fun and easy to talk to as he led us through the Himilayas to base camp. He did everything by the book and made sure we were as safe as we could be as we were trekking. From small groups to large groups, If I were to come back to Nepal for another trek there will be no other company I will use other than this one.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek
    Chai1972
    India Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    Rating:

    I strongly recommend Nepal Trek and Adventures for any treks in Nepal. They are thorough professionals; extremely caring and efficient. We were so well taken care of that I fell in love with Nepal. Thank you Binod Sapkota and Krishna for making our Everest Base Camp Trek so memorable.

Usefull Info

For the Everest Base Camp Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if somebody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate Everest Base Camp Trail for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 is considered optimum. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations

While on trek, we will spend all nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for EBC will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 250 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.

Meals

During our Trail of days, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.

Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and your two pp size photo.

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