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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek
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Highlights of the Everest base camp trek
  • Walking to the Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu glaciers, Tengboche monastery. Experience the Sherpa lifestyle and their cultures.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of stunning Mt. Everest and other Himalayan range such as Lhotse ( 8516m\27939ft.), Nuptse (7861m\25790ft.), Amadablam (6812m\22349 ft.). Thamserku (6622m\21729), Khangtega, Kongde Peak and many more.
  • Visit around the local market of Namche Bazaar, the beautiful Tengboche monastery.
  • Breathtaking views of Everest region, Khumbu Ice falls, Everest Base Camp.
  • Budget able and friendly trip itinerary all-inclusive package with 3-time meals every day.
  • The viewpoint of Kalapathar 5550 m several beautiful villages, waterfalls. Great chance to explore amazing Himalayas, floras, and faunas.
Trip Summarize
 
Everest base camp trek is famous and one of the best trekking route in the world. EBC trek helps to explore the great experience of the gorgeous Himalayas. Enjoy with experience of the unique Nepalese lifestyle and cultures. Panoramic view of the mountains range with the colorful scene of the rhododendron forests. First fly to Lukla enjoys the great Himalayas with beautiful countryside. Stunning view of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Sherpa village, nice museums. Sunrise views of the great Himalayas are the well-known part of the Everest hike. Great views of Everest, Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu Icefalls, Kalapathar and Himalayas.
 
Likewise, enjoy with the close view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Everest, and several high Himalayan peaks. You can see the Tengboche monastery and the Sherpa heartland. Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity to reach the very base of the third pole. Main trek destination for its bizarre variations is quite a memorable part of the trail. Different adventurous activities along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa inhabitants. Trek to Everest base camp is one of the marvelous trekking for any trekkers of the world. EBC trek is well known since the very first expedition to Everest Summit in 1953 by Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Almost every human dream of conquering to Everest base camp hiking but only a few can succeed. Sunrise Adventure trek will lead you very close to your dream of conquering the Everest and the great Himalayas. Similarly, this trek is very exciting where walking to the lap of Everest. Visit Everest view hotel, Tengboche Monastery.
 
See the different wild habitats like wild yaks, blue sheep, wild dog, wolf, musk deer, red panda and many more during the trek. Panoramic view of mt. Everest 8848m, mt. Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8485 m 27838 ft and Ama Dablam 6456m creates an ironic experience during the trek. Moreover, as your time being you can do sight seen with beautiful UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu durbar square, stupas, and oldest temples with medieval art and articles. Find the religious tolerance between Hinduism and Buddhism. You can also do Everest base camp helicopter tour for the next option Everest panorama trekking for the short trip. 
 
Beautiful rhododendron forest, with renowned Sherpa settlements and great landscape is marvelous trek. Namchebazar, ancient Tengbouche monastery is the notable part of the Everest base camp trek. Finally experience the people of Khumbu region their history and traditions, cultures and rituals. EBC trek is the main trek destination for its bizarre variations close views of world tallest mountains. Beautiful landscape, glaciers, different adventurous activities along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa people. Trek passing with nice suspensions bridges, ethnics people, and their lifestyle is the memorable part of the trek. While you reached at Everest base camp and Kala Pattar back to Namchebazar and Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu.


Trek outline itinerary:

Day: 1 Arrive in Kathmandu Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

Day: 2 Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu – B

Day: 3 Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (30-35 min) & Lukla – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 – 4 hours – B.L.D

Day: 4 Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours – B.L.D

Day: 5 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar & Hike to Khumjung (3970m., 13020ft.): 5 hours – B.L.D

Day: 6 Trek to Tengboche (3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours – B.L.D

Day: 7 Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours – B.L.D

Day: 8 Dingboche: Acclimatization – B.L.D

Day: 9 Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours – B.L.D

Day: 10 Treks to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep – B.L.D

Day: 11 Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours – B.L.D

Day: 12 Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours – B.L.D

Day: 13 Trek to Lukla: 7 hours – B.L.D

Day: 14 Fly back to Kathmandu – B. D

Day: 15 Farewell & Departure – B

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft -

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you at airport and then take you to your hotel. At evening, we have a brief description about the respective tour and trekking in Sunrise Adventure’s office.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Second day of the programme is succeeded with sightseeing around Kathmandu along with the trek preparation. Sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square. All of them reflect their own cultural and historical values. You can get to see many beautiful monuments and architectures, statues built by ancient Newar people. Ancient palaces of late kings are amazing with many legendary histories. You get to know the religious, cultural and social values of Nepalese people through this one day tour.

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (40-45 min) & Lukla – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 - 4 hours

Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading off towards Phakding. Then, we take a flight to Lukla. During the flight you get to observe the panoramic views of mountains and terraced fields. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”) after crossing a large stream called “Kusum Drargka”. During the trek we pass by the small settlements of Sherpa people. So, we get to closely observe the daily living style of Himalyan people along with their different cultures and traditions. Passing the yak pasture land, barley and potato fields, and finally we reach to Phakding.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading center for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey. Trek from Phakding to Namche includes many suspension bridges with spectacular Himalayan views. You can observe many endangered species of birds and animals in Sagarmatha National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar & Hike to Khumjung (3970m., 13020ft.): 5 hours

Today we get a chance to collect more information about Namche Bazzar. The acclimatization is best done with the hike that is by hiking up to the valley of Bhote Koshi River (“River from Tibet”). During the trail we observe the spectacular views of stunning mountains Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Kantega, Everest, Thamserku and many more. Along with this we also explore the daily living style of Himalayan Sherpa people following different traditional values in Khumjung Village, a large Sherpa Village. We also get to see beautiful sunrise and sunsets over those glorious peaks.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. We trek through the eastern ridge, passing down the beautiful pine forests. We Cross Dudh Koshi River and hike up to a hill which leads us to the Buddhists monastery,Tengboche . Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours

From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 8
Dingboche: Acclimatization

This is the second and last acclimatization of our trek. Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. But besides sitting without any adventure, we hike up to Nagerjun. From Nagerjun we get to explore the spectacular views of mountains including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu above the Khumbu Khola valley. Observe the beautiful Dingboche village and people living there from different ethnic community. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 9
Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 10
Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Walking through the trail with views of local villages, also offers the spectacular views of stunning Himalayas Lingtren, Pumari, Nuptse, Khumbutse and Changtse. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 11
Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours

Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 12
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours

Today we trek back to Namche, the same path with beautiful Himalayan scenery and lush green forests. It takes us around 6 hours to reach back to Namche. On the way we get a chance to closely explore the local culture of Sherpa people with their different traditions and norms.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 13
Trek to Lukla: 7 hours

This is the final day of our trek. And now we return back to Lukla, exploring the beautiful green forests, rhododendron flowers and local sceneries with warm hearted local people. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu

We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes. At evening you are provided an evening meal with cultural program by Sunrise Adventure Treks.

Day 15
Farewell & Departure

Today is the departing day. A representative from Sunrise Adventure Trek drops you at the airport before 3 hours of your departing time. You can join for another thrilling adventure or trip with Sunrise Adventure Trek. We can right away arrange you awesome trip.

Includes

  • - All airport pick up and drop in Private vehicle
  • All transportation A/C car, tourist deluxe bus during trips & two flight ticket KTM-Lukla-KTM.
  • Three star category hotel in the city in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & nice trekking lodge during trekking
  • Whole accommodations during trips
  • We provide sleeping bag & down-jacket during trek (if you don’t have your own but return after trek)
  • Full meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner )
  • Some seasonal fruits
  • First aid medicine item, T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate
  • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance
  • One especial cultural show and farewell dinner program
  • Our government tax official expenses

Excludes

  • - Extra meals in the Kathmandu & desert items, any types of drinks
  • Tour entrance fees
  • Clients international air ticket
  • Clients travel insurance & tips for the trekking crew

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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Everest sanctuary trekking starts moderate followed up by moderate trek and strenuous too. The trek is suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however, our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Everest base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide traveling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the traveling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy the wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel/lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, a set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges/hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physical fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly especially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he/she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest base camp trek. While choosing the trekking equipments trekkers to need to give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason, you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

T-shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long lightweight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants/nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat/woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Daypack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the daytime ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking Poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush/paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sunblock for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Everest region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge of culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek an enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porter's rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, footwear, and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If a needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of the severing condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (mid-Sept. – mid-Dec.). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against a blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

  • 1. How difficult is EBC trek and how can I Prepare?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp is very challenging and life changing experience can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons of sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

  •  2. What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in EBC trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements?  Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  •  3. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

    Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.

  • 4. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 5. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding language.

  • 6. Do I need to give tips to guiding potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping, but normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

  • 7. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

    You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.

  • 8. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on EBC trek?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveler, you have a private room.  Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Tour, Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture and Nature
  • Nepal
  • 5550m
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Difficult
  • 4-6 Hours
  • September- December and March - May

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