Everest Base Camp TrekkingEverest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Stunning view of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, at Everest Base Camp 
  • Constant view of high Khumbu HUmal with Mount Everest, Amadablam, and other series of peaks
  • Explore the traditional Sherpa villages in the highlands of Everest
  • Adventure walks beneath the towering Mount Everest with scenic views of the mesmerizing mountains.
  • Follow the raging Dudh Kosi River right up to its glacial source at Everest base camp.
  • Start and end the journey with exciting flights following the routes of Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.

Adventure at the base of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, with a sweeping panoramic view of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. 

The Everest Base Camp Trekking with Explorer Adventurer takes you through an unforgettable journey filled with pristine moments and lasting experiences. This journey takes us through the scenic trails located right on the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest, surrounded by the stunning arrays of the grand peaks. 

This journey is not just a trekking adventure but a class high country walk. In this journey, we experience the impressive cultures of the famous highlanders, the sherpas. This tribe is globally famous for being the best mountaineering guides out there. Therefore, on this trek, we will be accompanied by the native sherpa guide. They guide us through the wonders of the great Himalayas and around the beautiful areas of Everest. 

Everest base camp trekking takes us through the lovely trail up to Pangboche, the last permanent village en route to Everest Base Camp. Along with this, we can also encounter many temporary settlements that cater to our needs. These temporary settlements provide us with good lodges and food around Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. 

On the walks, we can explore the traditional villages adorned with the religious monuments of Tibetan Buddhism. Furthermore, we can also enjoy the rich Tibetan heritage and culture. Throughout the way, we can enjoy the stunning views of the great snow-capped mountains. In this journey, the beauty of the beautiful and scenic giant peak fills us with calmness, and the hospitality of the Sherpa fills us with warmth. 

Eventually, the adventure takes us beneath the majestic Mount Everest, located amidst the chilling fields of ice and glaciers. After a few days of tough but rewarding walks, we follow the river upstream to the famous Namche Bazar. As the trek progresses, we reach the beautiful area of Tengboche, along with the monastery surrounded by a series of peaks.

Here, we face the toughest part of the journey: the rapid gain in altitude. Therefore, from here on, we ascend slowly to overcome the effects of acute mountain sickness. One of the prime areas to do this is in the areas of Namche Bazar. Along with this, the beautiful Imjatse Valley in Dingboche is also another great place to acclimatize. Then, we head towards the main highlight of the adventure. 

After reaching the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy the thrill of standing next to the massif of Khumbu ice-fall and glaciers. This location is enclosed between the giant peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. The next phase of our adventure takes us to the top of Kalapatthar, the highest point of the trek. From Kalapatthar, we can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains as we face the mountain Everest at a close distance. 

After a wonderful experience, we take a return journey downhill to Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. There, we stop for a last overnight stay in the Khumbu area. 

The next morning after that, we take a quick panoramic flight back to Kathmandu

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After reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our guide warmly welcomes you and then transfers you to your hotels located at the hub of Kathmandu. After checking in the hotels, we attend the brief briefing session. During this session, our expert guides provide us with information regarding the trek.

This includes information such as location, itinerary, trekking difficulties, available accommodation, and transportation methods, along with do's and don'ts of our journey. After the briefing session, we have an afternoon to rest and roam the local streets. Then, in the evening, we hold a welcome dinner filled with local cuisines and folk cultural programs for entertainment. 

    After a good breakfast, we leave the hotel for an exciting guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city. Although the city is very much urbanized, it still retains many of its ancient glory, many of which are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After a wonderful tour of the ancient heritage sites, we take the afternoon to prepare for our trekking journey. 

      On the third day of our stay in Nepal, we took a morning flight from Kathmandu. This flight lasts for a total of 35 minutes and lands at Lukla domestic airport. It is a sherpa town and the location where all of the adventure near the Everest Base Camp starts and ends.

      From Lukla, we take a gradual walk with a few ups and downs along the way past the winding path through the Sherpa villages. Here, we can encounter the rich Buddhist culture and religion as we pass rows of prayer wheels, monuments, and spinning bells. Slowly, our first day of trek comes to a peak as we reach Phakding, a moderate-sized village. Then, we cross the Dudh Koshi River and reach the Monjo village for an overnight stay. 

        Our walk on the fourth day leads us to the famous Namche Bazaar, where we slowly gain altitude. Then we walk into the river valley and gorge covered with a beautiful woodland of tall rhododendrons, pines, and fir trees. After crossing a high bridge, we take a few hours to climb to Namche Bazaar.

        This location is filled with stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Kongde Peaks. The Namche Bazaar is located at 4,440 m and is an ideal place to rest and acclimatize. This is also the main town/village of Khumbu. In this place, we can witness the colorful and vibrant Saturday market if we are lucky. 

          On the fifth day of our journey, we can enjoy a pleasant time at Namche Bazar, taking a calming and gradual walk. Our trekking destination for this day is Thyanboche Monastery. To reach here, we take a route downhill towards the Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga. It is a small place with few lodges and an ideal stop for lunch. Then, we walk uphill to the enchanting alpine forest before we head to the Thyangboche Monastery.

          There, we can witness the grand panoramic view of Everest and Ama Dablam. Then, we take a tour of the monastery and join the monks and priests for the prayers. This monastery aso holds a Mani-Rimdu, a colorful religious festival where monks on masks dance to ward off evil spirits. This festival falls in October as per Buddhi's lunar calendar.

            After acclimatizing at Namche Bazar, we descend into the forest and cross a metal bridge. From here, we take a slow climb to Pangboche village. This is also the last permanent Sherpa settlement en route to Everest Base Camp. From here, we head towards the barren and arid lands. Although the journey from here is mostly of barren lands, we can still witness small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Then we head uphill into the river George, which opens up into a wide glacial valley. We take a stop at Dingboche for an overnight stay.

              After we reach Dingboche, we take a day to rest and enjoy the serene atmosphere. This is our final major stop before heading towards Everest Base Camp. This location offers us a stunning view of Mount Makalu at the East and Everest at the front. After relaxing in this location for the day, we prepare for the trek the next day. 

                Starting from Dingboche, our walk takes you up a ridge adorned with prayer flags and Stupas. The path offers a gentle uphill ascent with stunning views. After a pleasant walk, we reach a small spot in Thugla where the Khumbu glaciers flow into a powerful river. It's a great place to rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, we head towards a steep climb at Thugla Hill. It is a site adorned with memorials for climbers who tragically lost their lives in the Khumbu and Everest regions.

                Continuing, we walk for a few more hours with a gradual uphill slope before arriving in Lobuche for an overnight stay. 

                  Today's trek is the highlight of our journey as we make our way to Everest Base Camp. We'll start by walking through an open valley with a gradual climb, reaching a point above the Khumbu glaciers. After passing the moraine dunes, we arrive at Gorakshep, located at the junction of the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar routes.

                  Gorakshep was the original Everest base camp from the 1950s to the 1970s. From Gorakshep, it is a short trek over the moraine and glacier to reach Everest Base Camp. This location offers us a sweeping view of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse, and the famous Khumbu Ice Falls. During the high mountaineering season, this area is bustling with climbers and camps. After enjoying the base camp, we returned to Gorakshep for our highest overnight stay, cherishing the memories of our journey to Everest Base Camp.

                    In the morning, we take a short hike up to Kalapatthar. It is the highest point of our trek at over 5,545 meters. After this amazing experience, we head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and start our descent. Then we pass through Lobuche and Thugla and then walk into the windy Pheriche Valley for a lunch break.

                    Following lunch, we continue our journey with a short climb and then a long descent to reach our unique overnight stop in the picturesque village of Pangboche, offering close-up views of the stunning Amadablam mountain.

                      From Pangboche, we take a morning walk downhill across the bridge over the Imatse River. Then, we take an hour-long climb to Thyanboche Monastery, filled with green vegetation and tree lines. Here, we take some time to relax and enjoy the scenic views. After this, we head to Phunki Tenga with an hour-long column and reach a small place at Kyanjima en route to Namche.

                      It is a  peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other ranges of peaks. Here, we get a chance to spot wildlife like the musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and Danfe. After a pleasant walk, our walk leads us to Namche Bazar, where we stop for an overnight stay.

                        We conclude our adventure with a short trek of a few hours, retracing our steps along the same trail back to Lukla. Along the way, we'll pass through Phakding and Ghat villages, crossing the Dudh Kosi River a few times.

                        Our journey will culminate with a final ascent to reach the town of Lukla, where we'll spend our last night in this high and scenic Khumbu and Everest region.

                          In the morning, we'll be transferred to Lukla's Tenzing and Hillary Airport for a quick flight to Kathmandu. During this scenic flight, you'll be treated to breathtaking mountain vistas, lush hills, and farmlands dotted with charming villages and towns. Once we touch down at Kathmandu airport, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

                          The rest of the afternoon is yours to unwind and reflect on the incredible memories of our Express Everest Base Camp Trekking adventure.

                            As your unforgettable journey in Nepal draws to a close, following the exceptional service provided by Explorer Adventure during your Express Everest Base Camp trekking, it's time to prepare for your departure. We will arrange your transfer to Kathmandu International Airport, ensuring you have a smooth journey back to your home or onward to your next destination.

                              Route Map

                              Everest Base Camp Trekking map
                              What's Included
                              • Pick up and drop to the Airport by private Vehicle
                              • Three nights at a standard hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
                              • Domestic flights to Lukla Kathmandu
                              • Guide with Government license
                              • Properly equipped porters (one porter for two people)
                              • Salary, food, and accommodation for porters and guides
                              • Accommodation during the trek on a twin-sharing basis 
                              • Duffel bags
                              • Local entrance fee for entering Khumbu Valley
                              • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
                              • Government taxes and official expenses
                              What's not Included
                              • Food and Drinks
                              • Flight to Kathmandu 
                              • Tips for porters ($70 to $100) and guides ($80 to $100)
                              • Nepal Visa
                              • Insurance, which includes emergency evacuation by Helicopter, check worldsnomads.com for further information. 
                              • Hot water
                              • WiFi
                              • Battery Charging
                              • Drinking water

                              Departure Dates

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                              Trip Dates
                              Trip DateAug 10, 2024 - Aug 23, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 11, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 13, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 17, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 19, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 22, 2024 - Sep 04, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 25, 2024 - Sep 07, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 28, 2024 - Sep 10, 2024
                              Trip DateAug 31, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
                              Useful Information

                              Insurance Policy for Medical and Travel

                              It should cover medical insurance for illness and evacuation by Helicopter and other means of transportation. It should also include other expenses on treatment at respective hotels and countries. It also includes travel insurance against sickness by unfavorable weather conditions, delay, or cancellation of domestic flights in mountainous areas. 

                              Travel insurance should also cover situations when you break the journey in the middle of the trip because of sickness and domestic problems. 

                              Guides and Porters for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

                              On treks and climbs, our experienced guides will accompany you. These guides are well-experienced and can provide you with information regarding culture, history, geography, culture, flora, and fauna. 

                              All of our guides have basic medical training. This includes high altitude symptoms. Therefore, they can provide us with simple first aid for severe conditions. They can also support us during emergencies by supporting us before the arrival of emergency vehicles. 

                              Furthermore, our guides are well-versed in Eco-trekking and responsible tourism as well. Therefore, they are committed to keeping the trekking route in pristine form as it was. 

                              Our porters are picked from a regular porters company hired in the Kathmandu-Pokhara or Lukla at the start of the trekking. They are strong, cheerful, and can carry luggage of 15 kg to 25 kg of maximum weight. Furthermore, we do not allow underage porters below 16 years or above 50 years. 

                              Porters and guides are well looked after by the company with wages, medical insurance, travel allowance, meals, on climbs and winter. 

                              Information on AMS and Precaution Measures:

                              High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common issue that can affect people during high-altitude adventures. It occurs because of the low oxygen levels at high elevations. Some symptoms include the following:

                              • feeling short of breath
                              • having a light headache
                              • experiencing nausea
                              • dizziness
                              • difficulty sleeping
                              • reduced appetite.

                              To avoid AMS, we have itineraries with enough rest days and flexibility for acclimatization at higher altitudes. We recommend taking shorter walks at higher elevations and sleeping at lower altitudes. It's also important to maintain a slow and steady pace during hikes, take frequent breaks to catch your breath, and drink at least 2-3 liters of water daily to stay hydrated.

                              Rest and short, slow hikes at moderate altitudes can help with acclimatization. If you can't gain too much altitude in a day, it's best to go slowly, spend a night at a certain altitude to adapt, and take it easy for the first one or two days.

                              We suggest bringing general medications from home and consulting with your doctor for additional advice. Your doctor might recommend basic medicines for issues like diarrhea, headaches, fever, colds, and constipation, as well as first-aid supplies for cuts, wounds, and burns. This will ensure you're prepared for any health concerns during your high-altitude adventure.

                              What to bring during Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trekking?

                              • Trekking boots
                              • Sports sandals with closed-toe or sneakers
                              • Flip flops
                              • Sun cap
                              • Wool or fleece hat
                              • Two pairs of gloves or mittens
                              • Bandana/Neckerchief
                              • Fleece jackets
                              • Thermal underwear
                              • Trekking socks
                              • Quick-drying sports T-shirt 
                              • Down jacket
                              • Windstopper
                              • Windproof warm jacket
                              • Trekking trousers
                              • Warm synthetic pants
                              • Rain poncho
                              • Sun Screen
                              • Sunglasses
                              • Trekking pole
                              • Water bottle

                              Equipment for Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days

                              • Duffel bags 
                              • Backpack
                              • Sleeping bag
                              • Headlight with new and spare batteries
                              • Category 3 to 4 sunglasses
                              • Trekking poles
                              • Thermos
                              • Sealed packages

                              Personal Usage

                              • Light and quick-drying towel
                              • Washing accessories
                              • Disinfection wipes
                              • Antibacterial gel
                              • Moisturizing hand cream
                              • Sun cream with a high SPF
                              • Lip balm
                              • Reusable water bottle 
                              • Snacks and fruits

                              Note: All of these equipments can be bought in Kathmandu

                              Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                              • The usual itinerary is around 11 to 12 days, starting and ending in Lukla for most Everest Base Camp treks. But for private groups, we can adjust the itinerary to fit your preferences and interests, making it shorter or longer as needed.

                              • During the Everest Base Camp trek, you'll experience breathtaking views of landscapes and the world's highest peaks. You can also immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and their religious traditions in local villages. Be prepared for chilly mornings and evenings, with both uphill and downhill walks. Depending on the season you choose for the trek, you might encounter snowfall at times.

                              • The best time for an Everest base camp trek is in spring, between the months of March and May. The days are bright and sunny, and we can get long sunlight hours. 

                                The next best season is between the months of autumn and fall. This season starts from September to November. The days are clear, and it is perfect for pleasant walks. However, it can be cold during the morning and night. 

                                If you are interested, you can trek during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Most days are clear with great views, but it can be quite cold, especially in the morning, in shaded spots, and during late afternoons and evenings. Snowfall can happen in higher altitudes across the Himalayan regions during all seasons.

                              • Lodges have clean rooms for all budgets, from basic to luxury. You can choose rooms with your bathroom or shared ones. The dining area serves a variety of meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You'll find options like Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepali dishes, and some places even offer Korean, Japanese, Mexican, and Italian food. Many lodges in larger villages also have freshly baked items.

                              • The closest you can get to Mt. Everest is at the Everest Base Camp, but you won't have a clear view of the mountain because Nuptse and Lhotse peaks block it. For the best and closest views of Mt. Everest, you should head to the top of Kalapathar Hill, which stands at 5,545 meters high.


                              Client Reviews
                              • EBC Trekking

                                It’s a life changing experience. You never get back the same person you were before. Thank you Bam for your guidance and help. Always felt safe up there with you. And for theese unforgettable memories...

                                Natalia Volkova
                                Natalia VolkovaRussia,January 23, 2018
                              • Unforgettable family adventure

                                Our family of 3, including our 11 year old daughter, enjoyed the most amazing trek to EBC under the guidance of Bam. The trek has created a lifetime of memories for us. It was adventurous, a fantastic family bonding experience, enlightening culturally, and fun. We are grateful to Nepal and to Bam for keeping us safe and allowing us to share in this very special part of the world.

                                Nicole Critchley
                                Nicole CritchleyAustralia,January 16, 2018