The Everest Base Camp Trek is an all-time Himalayan classic.This trek fulfills the dream of trekkers who want to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest, 8848m, is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and an Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect adventure!
One highlight of this trek is reaching Everest Base Camp.To reach this point you have already accomplished something great, and then you will look with awe at the mountaineers who are setting out on the Everest Expedition to the summit far above. Another highlight is the nearby peak of Kala Pattar, 5545m, from where you can see the summit of Mount Everest.Due to the structure of Everest, you cannot actually see the summit from Base Camp. Besides the unequalled view of the summit of Mount Everest, you will see Lhotse, 8516 m, Nupste, 7855m, the south face of Pumori, 7161 m, as well as the cascading Khumbu Glacier below. You'll see these mighty peaks from many vantage points throughout this trek.
The classic Everest Base Camp trek begins from Lukla, only a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. The trail winds along the Dudh Kosi river, Nepali for ‘Milk River’. Bright prayer flags are strung from high places all along the trail which climbs gradually upwards through beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forests. Besides the awesome natural scenery, we take time to acquaint ourselves with the local culture: Buddhist monasteries, trails lined with mani stones and quaint Sherpa villages give us an insight into Himalayan life. As we climb higher the temperature drops; by the time we reach the pastures of Lobuche, you’ll be walking in an icy wilderness and on frozen rivers.
Our itinerary is carefully designed to allow rest days for acclimatization. This is the best way to avoid altitude complications as well as a chance to explore the local surroundings and enjoy the magnificent views.From the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, and Dingboche village, you can look up at the spectacular peak of Ama Dablam. The dramatic views of the giant peaks in the Khumbu region change every day as you trek along the Classic Everest Base Camp trail.
When you complete the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will feel proud of what you have accomplished and marvel at all the incredible things you have seen!
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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu, 1300m
Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2610m
Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3441m
Day 5 : Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar
Day 6 : Trek to Tengbuche, 3860m
Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche, 4400m
Day 8 : Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung Ri back to Dingbuche
Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche, 4915m
Day 10 : Trek to Gorak Shep5170m (day hike Everest Base Camp)
Day 11 : Early Morning ascent to Kala Pattar, 5545m and descent to Pheruche
Day 12 : Trek to Namche, 3441m
Day 13 : Trek to Lukla, 2700m
Day 14 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15 : Free day Kathmandu
Day 16 : Departure
All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks, Water Hot/Mineral
Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
Tips: Tipping your guide and support staff is customary
Hot Shower charge at trekking lodges
Batteries and Telephone calls
Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary
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|02 May, 2017||17 May, 2017||USD 1450 Per Person||Guaranteed|
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|01 September, 2018||16 September, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
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|02 October, 2018||17 October, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|10 October, 2018||25 October, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|18 October, 2018||02 November, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|27 October, 2018||11 November, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
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|15 November, 2018||30 November, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|20 November, 2018||05 December, 2018||USD 1450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
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Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment and Packing List
This list is only our suggestion Everest Base Camp Trek. You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip. Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.
Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.
Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients. The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg. That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs). You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail.
Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.
It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather. At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night. What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring. A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea. You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.
Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):
Best Season for the Everest Base Camp Trek
The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are from September to November and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. The summer months from June to August are also beautiful, but the trek can be affected by the monsoon rains.
EBC is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek
Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.
In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Shakti or Hotel Norbu Linka before and after heading into the remote regions.
During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to ‘god’, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!
Meals on the EBC Trek
Three meals a day are included during your Everest Base Camp Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.
Drinking Water on Everest Base Camp Trek
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
Fitness/Health on the EBC Trek
If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.
Local Customs You Should Know About on Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area.Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability,medical treatment is recommended.The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.
If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.
If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.
There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.
It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.
In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.
If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 16 Days
Price : US $1450 p/p
Trip Grade : Challenging
Minimum Group Size:2 Persons
Maximum Group size:12 Persons
Transport By:Domestic Flight and private vehicles
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Accommodation during trek:11 night lodge
Meal included:(15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, & 11 dinner
Energy-supply chocolates::Snicker, Mars,Twix and Boundary
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Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy