About Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most exemplary mountain journeys in the world. The king of all treks, EBC Trek lies in the renowned Khumbu region. The alluring view of the marvelous mountain range is the best part of trekking in the Khumbu region. This trek flaunts three of the world’s highest mesmerizing peaks. The Everest Base Camp lies in the laps of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) from where you get to see the tempting view of the Himalayas.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the best journeys for adventure lovers. The excitement, thrill, and challenges blend very well on this trek, which can be a lifetime experience. The giant Himalayas welcome you with their stunning views. After a long exciting day of trekking, you haul up at a friendly village to have some rest with all the services required and begin the next day with a whole new level of energy & enthusiasm. A great way to escape reality and live in the moment and fill ourselves with delight and peace is what the Everest Base Camp Trek is all about.
Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with adjusting at high altitude Himalayan environment, visiting vibrant Sherpa villages, and socializing with the locals to know about the variety of cultures and traditions they follow. The views observed from different villages are captivating. You also visit the Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed as a world heritage site. This park is the shelter for some of the rarest flora and fauna and wildlife as well. You walk into some tranquil Buddhist monasteries and gain some inner peace and calm during the trek. Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days is a must-go once in a lifetime adventure that is forever cherished and remembered and Dream Peak Adventure will be more than happy to take you on this trip safely and comfortably.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Thrilling flight to Lukla
- Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
- Explore Namche Bazar
- Experience rich culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
- Visit Tengboche Monastery, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region
- Reach Everest Base Camp
- Hike to Kala Patthar to witness a glorious sunrise
- Get to witness breath-taking scenery and panoramic views of Himalayas
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You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet with our team members and drive. They will escort you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. Later, in the evening, you will stroll on the bustling streets of Thamel, and end your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.
Today, you will visit a few tourist sites. You will be guided by a professional tour guide who will describe to you the places. After a good tour, you come back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. You will check all the gears and do the final packing with your trekking guide.
Today, you will take an early morning flight to Lukla, a gateway from where your trip begins. After 40 minutes of scenic flight above the stunning green and white mountains, you reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. On touchdown, you meet the other crew members and start trekking towards Phakding.
Walking through a lovely pine forest, the track leads you along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges. The trail passes through villages like Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, and passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. You will walk on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazar.
This is a day to Rest in Namche. After breakfast, you do a leisurely hike to Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel offers stunning views of the Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. On the way back to your guesthouse, you visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.
With gradual ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great Himalayas, you reach Kayangjuma. You then reach Sanasa and trek through the lush pine forest. Further, you will cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and pass by Phunki Thenga. From here, a steep climb through another pine forest will take you to Tengboche. Here, you will visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.
The day begins with a pleasant hike through beautiful forest to Deboche. From here, you continue to Pangboche, where you have our afternoon meal. After lunch, you walk relatively uphill to Dingboche enjoying superb views of snow-capped mountains.
It is a rest day. You can stroll around the village and get to see the lifestyle & culture of the locals. At the same time, you can also relish the landscapes that surround you. You then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri (5,550m) from where you get to see stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains.
The trek begins with a climb. Passing through main walls, you descend to Pheriche. The trail offers wonderful views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pokalde, etc. From Pheriche, you trek and reach Dugla. The trail then crosses a small wooden bridge over a river and takes you to Lobuche.
Today, you begin trekking early in the morning. The trail passes through rocky moraine, icebergs, and glacial ponds. You descend to Khumbu glacier and head to Everest Base Camp. From the base camp, you get to see a surreal view. After spending some time at the base camp, you descend to Gorak Shep for a night stay.
You start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapathar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. Other peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. As you reach the top, you sit on the Kalapathar rocks and your eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views, wandering from one mighty massif to another. After some time, you make your way back to Pheriche with a slow descent.
The trail drops down to Tengboche following the same path. This is a small village with a quiet famous monastery offering splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills, and rivers.
The walk from Tengboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is truly scenic on a long winding path. En route, you will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village, another 30-minute walk brings us to the village of Khunde.
The trail from Namche Bazar descends steeply through dense forests, crossing several bridges. You pass by small villages and reach Phakding. From here, you ascend following an upstream and reach Lukla.
After having a warm breakfast, you fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you get to see the last view of Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. You can spend some time shopping and exploring. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
After breakfast, you prepare to check-out of the hotel. One of our team members will escort you to the Airport and wishes you a safe journey.
Good to Know
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then begins ascending towards Phakding. From here, you trek crossing several streams and ascend on a steep path through lush forest to reach Namche Bazar. The trail goes through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests and lead you to Tengboche. Further, passing through Dingboche, you reach Lobuche. Passing by Gorak Shep, you walk on glacier moraine to reach Everest Base Camp and continue ascending towards Kala Patthar. From here onwards, you follow the same trail back and descend to Lukla.
Everest Base Camp Trek map
Our Everest Base Camp Trek map is professionally designed following the route we are offering. You can check our map for a better understanding of the route and the major highlights. You can also carry a good map on the way that will help you a lot.
Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek for someone who is actively involved in hiking and trekking. If you are a new trekker then the trail can get a little difficult for you. Everest Base Camp Trekking trail involves many ascends & descends, steep climb, glacier moraine walk, and high altitude. Likewise, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. You have to be in good health and physical fitness to go on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek is during spring and autumn. Months from March to May and October to November fall under these two seasons. These are the most preferable time of the year to go on any trekking in the Khumbu region because of stable weather and nice climate. You will see many fellow trekkers during this time.
Food & Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek
The lodge will be the main accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek. There are several ranges of lodge available on the trail. We will book the best possible accommodation for you as per your budget during your trip with us. Talking about the lodge, you will get basic facilities with a common/private washroom. The rooms come with two beds, which means you have to share it with your fellow trekker. A nice sleeping bag is recommended as it can get very cold during the night.
Meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. The lodge is run by the locals, therefore they are the one cooks the dishes as well. You will find a nice variety of food to choose from. We advise you to go for dal bhat with veggies or curries, as it is the most affordable and filling meal. Likewise, boiled water is also available everywhere. For more safety, you can carry water purification tablets.
I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak in the world and now I arrested it on my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.